Saturday, August 6, 2022

1964 – Louisa County Fair Race to Derr

Ernie Derr

Columbus Junction, Iowa (August 6, 1964) – Ernie Derr, the sly old fox of late model racing, copped the 50-lap feature on Thursday night at the Louisa County Fair before a capacity crowd.

Derr, driving a 1964 Plymouth, also captured his heat race and turned in the fastest time in time trials in the six-event card.

Hometown hero, John Mickey, won the third heat race and finished fifth in the feature.

For the IMCA stock car drivers, it was their sixth race of the week so far. They moved on to Burlington for the next race. On Wednesday night at Oskaloosa, Derr also took the feature but still trails Dick Hutcherson in the point standings.

Hutcherson was one of three unfortunate drivers to hurdle the north turn.

Results –

Time trials – Ernie Derr, Keokuk (26.74)
Heat #1 – Ernie Derr
Heat #2 – Dick Hutcherson, Keokuk
Heat #3 – John Mickey, Columbus Junction
Match race – Ramo Stott, Keokuk
Consolation – Bob Jusola, Mound, Minn.
Feature –
1. Ernie Derr
2. Ramo Stott
3. Bob Reynolds, Edmond, Okla.
4. Ole Brua, Albert Lea, Minn.
5. John Mickey

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