Tuesday, July 19, 2022

1977 – Hansen wins Boone Grand National

Boone, Iowa (July 19, 1977) – “Hansen-Sanger Unlimited” did well in the Grand National XI late-model stock car races at the Boone Speedway Tuesday night.

Curt Hansen of Dike led the 50-lap feature over the 3/8-mile dirt track and Ed Sanger of Waterloo finished second. Hansen's winning share was $1,250 and Sanger pocketed $800.

Sanger owns the cars that the two drove and Hansen's responsibility is to build the engines.

Hansen has won 10 of the last 13 features in which he has participated and has grossed more than $24,000 from stock car racing for the year. He had attempted to qualify for the feature event, three times but this is the first year he made it.

Don Hoffman of Des Moines gave Sanger a tough battle for second place. Hansen, however, had it easy, winning by about 100 yards over Sanger.

Denny Rosenberg of Grimes won the 25-lap sportsman feature and Arvid Borcher of Marshalltown captured the 15-lap street stock feature.

Results –

1. Curt Hansen, Dike
2. Ed Sanger, Waterloo
3. Don Hoffman, Des Moines
4. Steve Keppler, Marion
5. Stan Stover, Reinbeck
6. Bill Rice, Des Moines
7. Ron Tilley, Council Bluffs
8. Fred Knapp, Des Moines
9. Bob Kosiski, Omaha
10.Bill Kirk, Salix
11.Dick Schiltz, Waterloo
12.Red Dralle, Waterloo

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