Monday, June 24, 2019

1973 – Fraise Wins as Stocks Return to Bloomfield

Steve Fraise

Bloomfield, Iowa (June 24, 1973) – The super stocks returned to the Davis County Fairgrounds’ one-third mile Sunday and what a night of hard, fast and tight competition.

Steve Fraise of Keokuk, Iowa, drove his Chevelle into the lead at the wave of the green and held on for 20 laps to capture the first super stock feature of the season at Bloomfield.

Fraise started on the pole and stayed there, but it wasn’t an easy win as Ed Pilcher of Ottumwa, Iowa, applied pressure to Fraise until lap 15 when he had to slow with mechanical issues. With Pilcher out of the picture, Fraise would coast to the easy victory.

Junior Sweet of Kirksville, Mo., Bosco Roberts of Lancaster, Mo., and Larry Pipes of Kirksville, Mo., would have the battle of the night for third place, swapping positions for a dozen laps. Sweet would spin on lap 18, leaving the battle to Roberts and Pipes, who would finish that way.

Bosco Roberts would win the trophy dash while Fraise, Sweet and Pilcher would score heat wins. Larry Winn of Kirksville, Mo., won the consolation.

Results –

1.    Steve Fraise, Keokuk, Iowa
2.    Ed Pilcher, Ottumwa, Iowa
3.    Bosco Roberts, Lancaster, Mo.
4.    Larry Pipes, Kirksville Mo.
5.    Glen Cassidy, Kirksville, Mo.
6.    Junior Sweet, Kirksville, Mo.
7.    Jack Dunn, Memphis, Mo.
8.    Charlie Morris, Kirksville, Mo.
9.    Dan Christy, Ottumwa, Iowa
10.  Dan McClure, Cincinnati, Iowa

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