Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1979 - Stott dominates Memphis feature


Memphis, Mo. (June 8, 1979) – Ramo Stott of Keokuk captured the late model feature at Scotland County Speedway here Friday night.

Stott took the lead from John Babb of Ottumwa at the end of the second lap and was never headed.

Babb held onto second place with Mike Benjamin, John Miller and Gordy Blankenship, all of Keokuk, following. Karl Hinton of Drakesvile, Iowa took sixth place and Dave Marks of Ottumwa grabbed seventh.

A real duel developed between Larry “Pee Vine” Pipes and Bo Smith developed back in the back during the feature.

The two battled wheel-to-wheel for fifth place for 20 laps before Pipes dropped out. Two laps later, Smith also pitted.

Keokuk residents dominated the first heat as Stott, Blankenship and Miller to the first three spots.

Babb copped the second heat. Benjamin was runner-up, edging out Pipes, Jim Brown and Smith in a very close race.

Smith won the consolation and Brown was second far ahead of Marks and Jerry Whittom.

Results –

Heat #1 – Ramo Stott, Keokuk
Heat #2 – John Babb, Ottumwa
Heat #3 – Bo Smith, Hunnewell, Mo.
Feature –
1. Ramo Stott
2. John Babb
3. Mike Benjamin, Keokuk
4. John Miller, Keokuk
5. Gordon Blankenship, Keokuk
6. Karl Hinton, Drakesville, Iowa
7. Dave Marks, Ottumwa

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