Thursday, September 22, 2022

1968 – Droste Wins 50-Lap Tunis Championship

Waterloo, Iowa (September 22, 1968) – Waterloo’s Red Droste capped another outstanding season at Tunis Speedway driving his late model stock car to the 1968 season championship on Sunday night.

Droste, who was also the track’s mid-season champion, was threatened the entire 50 laps by Mert Williams of Rochester, Minn., and won by barely a car-length at the checkers. Both drivers lapped the entire field.

Ken Pittman won the cadette championship and Leo Scharnhorst of Waterloo was the consolation winner.

Lynn Idler of Ionia was named Tunis Speedway Rookie-of-the-Year for 1968.

Results –

1. Red Droste, Waterloo
2. Mert Williams, Rochester, Minn.
3. Curt Hansen, Dike
4. Bill Zwanziger, Waterloo
5. Karl Sanger, Waterloo
6. Bob Hilmer, Dysart

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