Saturday, September 19, 2020

1965 – Easy Victory for Hurtubise in 250-miler


Jim Hurtubise and Norm Nelson take a victory lap after finishing 1-2 in the 250-miler at Milwaukee.

West Allis, Wis. (September 19, 1965) – Jim Hurtubise of North Tonawanda, N.Y., finished two laps ahead of his nearest competitor Sunday as he powered his 1965 Plymouth to victory in a 250-mile race for United States Auto Club late model stock cars at State Fair Park Speedway.

Hurtubise took the lead from Ed Kozbiel on the 64th lap over the one-mile paved oval and led for the remainder of the contest except for a single lap for gasoline. He averaged 93.26 miles per hour.

Norm Nelson of Racine, Wis., finished second, in a 1965 Plymouth followed by Paul Goldsmith of Munster, Ind., in a 1965 Plymouth. Don White of Keokuk, Iowa, driving a 1964 Ford, finished fourth and Bay Darnell of Deerfield, Ill., in a 1965 Plymouth, took fifth.

Bobby Isaac of Catawba, N.C., hit the wall late in the race while running third in a 1965 Dodge. He was not injured but the crash put his car out of commission for the rest of the race.

A crowd 21,350 viewed the race and the total purse was $26,560.

Results –

1. Jim Hurtubise
2. Norm Nelson
3. Paul Goldsmith
4. Don White
5. Bay Darnell
6. Joe Leonard
7. Billy Foster
8. J.C. Klotz
9. Ted Hane
10. Bob Slensby
11. Bob Wawak
12. Johnny Riva
13. Ed Kozbiel
14. Bobby Isaac
15. Gary Bettenhausen
16. Bob Jusola
17. Harry Kern
18. Bud McGauhey
19. Bruce Jacobi
20. Sal Tovella
21. Bill Shoulders
22. Parnelli Jones
23. A.J. Foyt
24. Rick Kleich
25. John Kennedy

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