Tuesday, June 8, 2021

1975 – Moore Wins Salem USAC Go

Larry Moore

Salem, Ind. (June 8, 1975) – Larry Moore of Dayton, Ohio, won his first-ever United States Auto Club late model stock car race with a victory in Sunday’s 100-lap event at the half-mile paved Salem Speedway.

Moore, driving in place of Roger McCluskey, led from start to finish with Butch Hartman, winner of USAC’s first two races, placing second and Ralph Latham third. The original second-place finisher, Jeff Bloom, was disqualified after the discovery of an illegal roller cam in his Camaro.

In the feature, Jim Bowsher and George Coonrod tangled on lap 21, sending Coonrod into the wall in turn one. No one was hurt.

Point leader Hartman set quick time in qualifying, touring the high-banked track in 19.332 seconds. Even though he started from the pole position, he could never get around Moore and in the late stages of the race, was lapped by the winner.

Results –

1. Larry Moore
2. Butch Hartman
3. Ralph Latham
4. Bay Darnell
5. Terry Ryan
6. Ken Simpson
7. Les Gittemeier
8. Tony Bettenhausen
9. Chuck McWilliams
10.Ramo Stott
11.Gary Bowsher
12.Harold Fair

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