Monday, August 30, 2021

1964 – Marshman Triumphs in Springfield Race

Bobby Marshman, driving the Zecol Lubaid Galaxie (2) passes Norm Nelson (3) on his way to victory at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Springfield, Ill. (August 30, 1964) – Bobby Marshman of Pottstown, Penn., won the Allen Crowe Memorial 100-mile stock car race on Sunday afternoon after mechanical troubles sidelined two other front-runners.

Marshman was in third place for most of the race as A.J. Foyt of Houston, Tex., led the field for the first 57 circuits. Foyt lost the lead when he was forced to make a quick pit stop to fix a banged-up fender which was rubbing against his tire.

Joe Leonard of San Jose, Calif., took over the lead but was forced out briefly thereafter due to a worn tire and fuel leak.

With Leonard gone, Marshman inherited the top spot with only eight laps to go and ran unchallenged the remainder of the way. He averaged 94.41 miles per hour in the winning effort.

Don White of Keokuk, Iowa, was second followed by Leonard in third, Foyt taking fourth and Lloyd Ruby of Wichita Falls, Tex., rounding out the top five.

The one-mile dirt oval was jammed with 31 starters, however, only 19 were still on the track at the finish.

Results –

1. Bobby Marshman
2. Don White
3. Joe Leonard
4. A.J. Foyt
5. Lloyd Ruby
6. John Kilborn
7. Norm Nelson
8. Roger Regeth
9. Gary Bettenhausen
10.Bob Christie

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