Knoxville, Iowa (May 14, 1966) – Ramo Stott of Keokuk led all the way in winning the Hawkeye 200-lap late model stock car race in 1 hour, 31 minutes and 31.43 seconds on Saturday night.
An opening season crowd of 4,500 at the Marion County Fairgrounds saw Stott put his 1966 Plymouth out in front of hometown rival Ernie Derr, then coast home in the accident-free contest.
Derr, who turned in the fastest qualifying time (25.74 seconds) in his 1966 Dodge, had to battle Ed Negre of Monett, Mo., for the first 50 or so laps for the second position.
Negre’s 1965 Ford finished third in the 100-mile event, completing 194 laps. Lewis Taylor of Shawnee, Kan., completed 185 laps in his 1964 Plymouth to place fourth.
1. Ramo Stott, Keokuk
2. Ernie Derr, Keokuk
3. Ed Negre, Monett, Mo.
4. Lewis Taylor, Shawnee, Kan.
5. Bill Moore, Mundelein, Ill.
6. Roland Wilson, Bedford
7. John Mickey, Columbus Junction
8. George Baxter, Springfield, Mo.
9. Tom Roller, Independence, Mo.
10.Karl Stauffer, Independence, Mo.