Fred Horn (01) leads Bill Zwanzinger (80) and Bill McDonough (inside of Zwanzinger) and Verlin Eaker (21) to the checkers in the late model feature at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on May 4, 1973.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 4, 1973) - Fred Horn beat the Chevies... Fred Horn beat the Chevies. . . Fred Horn beat the Chevies!
“I was after those Chevrolets,” volunteered Horn with a wry smile.
“You bet it does!” he said. “You can't give 'em all the money.”
Zwanziger (1971 Nova), McDonough (1965 Chevy II) and Eaker (1971 Nova) remained in a bunch behind Horn the rest of the way, with McDonough nipping Eaker by a bumper for third place.
Horn, who collected $500 for his triumph, said the restart didn't make him nervous. “It just gave me time to rest, “he said. “I'm pooped - I'll have to do some pushups to get in shape it the track remains like this.”
Horn in the third heat, Zwanziger in the Australian Pursuit, Eaker in the consolation and Dralle in the second heat captured other events. Washington's Ron Perdock (1972 Monte Carlo) won the first heat. Time trials were not held because of faulty clocks.
Feature results –
1. Fred Horn, Marion, Iowa
2. Bill Zwanziger, Waterloo, Iowa
3. Bill McDonough, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4. Verlin Eaker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
5. John Moss, Iowa City, Iowa
6. Ron Prymek, Iowa City, Iowa
7. Al Mayner, Winthrop, Iowa
8. Roger Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa
9. Cal Swanson, Reinbeck, Iowa
10. Ron Perdock, Washington, Iowa