Nashville, Tenn. (October 18, 1992) – Clarksville, Tenn., driver Jeff Purvis won Sunday afternoon’s All-American 400 and unlike last year, doesn’t have to hold his breath for two days before it becomes official.“It’s a whole different feeling,” said the 33-year-old Purvis, who won the 12th annual event by several car lengths over Michigan’s Bob Senneker before an estimated crowd of 12,000.
“Last year it was just awful, just waiting to see what was going to happen. At least this time I’m leaving the track knowing the outcome.”
Last year, Purvis was announced as the winner but shortly afterwards race officials said illegal weights had been found in his car and nullified the victory. Two days later, that decision was reversed, and Purvis was re-instated as the winner.
Jason Keller finished third and was followed by NASCAR star Darrell Waltrip of Franklin, Tenn. Waltrip led several laps before fading near the end.
Jody Ridley won the All-Pro Series championship by one point over Bobby Gill. Gill had taken a 11-point lead over Ridley entering the race but was involved in a crash and finished 10th, Ridley finished seventh, just high enough to nudge Gill.
Purvis said he also received a “nudge” on his way to his fifth All Pro victory of the season. He was caught up “right in the middle” of a 13-car crash on lap 259 but made it though without a scratch.
“Someone nudged me from behind and I somehow made it through. I’m still not sure how.”
1. Jeff Purvis
2. Bob Senneker
3. Jason Keller
4. Darrell Waltrip
5. Bill Bigley Jr.
6. Randy McDowell
7. Jody Ridley
8. Dick Trickle
9. David Green
18.Dave Mader III
19.Tammy Jo Kirk