Saturday, May 29, 2021

1972 - Davenport USAC 100-lapper to White


Davenport winner Don White is joined in victory lane by promoter Homer Melton. - Kyle Ealy Collection

Davenport, Iowa (May 29, 1972) – Don White of Keokuk, Iowa, captured the big 100-lap feature for USAC late model stock cars before a capacity crowd at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Monday evening.

White also set fast time, turning a 26.92 second run on the big half-mile.

White gained the lead from Jack Bowsher of Springfield, Ohio, after Bowsher experienced problems trying to avoid hitting Gordy Blankenship of Keokuk, Iowa, who spun out.

The early part of the race saw a tight battle for the top spot.

The race saw four cautions, most seriously was Paul Feldner of Colgate, Wis., escaping serious injury when his car rolled multiple times during the feature.

Verlin Eaker of Cedar Rapid won the trophy dash and Jim Tobin of Bloomington, Ill., won the semi-main.

Results –

1. Don White
2. Lem Blankenship
3. Chuck McWilliams
4. Terry Ryan
5. Ramo Stott
6. Ken Reiter
7. Don Hoffman
8. Butch Hartman
9. Dan Dickey
10.Paul Sizemore
11.Verlin Eaker
12.Art Bormet
13.Ron North
14.George Giesen
15.Ray Bolander
16.Mark Dinsmore
17.Paul Feldner
18.Jim Tobin
19.Bay Darnell
20.Kenny McEldowney
21.Jack Bowsher
22.Gordon Blankenship

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