Thursday, June 2, 2022

1967 – Derr Sets Three Records at Burlington

Burlington, Iowa (June 2, 1967) – Ernie Derr of Keokuk, Iowa, paced the field, leading all 50 laps of the IMCA late model stock car race and breaking three new records.

Derr, set a new record for the 50-lap main of 22 minutes and 29 seconds (old 22:38 by Ramo Stott in 1966), a new record for 10-laps of 4 minutes and 32 seconds (old 4:45 by Ramo Stott in 1966) and broke his own 1-lap record in qualifying with a new mark of 26.43 seconds, breaking his own record of 27.03 set last year.

Ramo Stott, Lenny Funk and Ole Brua held down the second, third and fourth spots throughout the feature.

Results –

Fast time – Ernie Derr, Keokuk, Iowa (26.43)
Heat #1 – Ernie Derr
Heat #2 – Blaine Morrow, Joy, Ill.
Heat #3 – Ramo Stott, Keokuk, Iowa
STP Dash – Ernie Derr
Consolation – Thurman Lovejoy, Kansas City
Feature –
1. Ernie Derr
2. Ramo Stott
3. Lenny Funk, Otis, Kan.
4. Ole Brua, Albert Lea, Minn.
5. Blaine Morrow
6. Paul Feldner, Colgate, Wis.
7. Ken Christie, Springfield, Mo.
8. Jerry Wolland, Peoria, Ill.
9. Thurman Lovejoy
10.John Harmon, Polk City, Iowa
11.Chuck Janey, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
12.Larry Piper, Columbus Junction, Iowa
13.Lewis Taylor, Shawnee, Kan.
14.Bill Schwader, Riverside, Iowa
15.Dale Keeling, Dixon, Mo.
16.Emory Fretheim, Decorah, Iowa
17.Joe Melichar, Albuquerque, N.M

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