Tuesday, September 13, 2022

1969 - Donnybrooke Win to White

Don White poses with the trophy girl after winning the 200-mile USAC stock car race at Donnybrooke Speedway. – Keith Knaack Photo

Brainerd, Minn. (September 13, 1969) – Don White of Keokuk, Iowa, won the 200-mile United States Auto Club stock car race at the 3.1-mile Donnybrooke International Speedway.

White, driving a 1969 Dodge Charger, posted an average speed of 95.640 miles per hour in taking a 35-second victory over Roger McCluskey of Tucson, Ariz. A.J. Foyt of Houston, Tex., was third followed by Al Unser of Albuquerque, N.M.

White trailed Foyt’s Ford Torino with 10 laps to go when Foyt’s car blew a tire and was forced to the pits. White then built up a lead over McCluskey’s Plymouth.

McCluskey, who retained his lead in the USAC stock car standings, won the pole position for the race during Saturday morning’s qualifying. White qualified second fastest.

Results –

1. Don White, Keokuk, Iowa
2. Roger McCluskey, Tucson, Ariz.
3. A.J. Foyt, Houston, Tex.
4. Al Unser, Albuquerque, N.M.
5. Bobby Wawak, Villa Park, Ill.
6. Dave Whitcomb, Valparaiso, Ind.
7. Bay Darnell, Deerfield, Ill.
8. Gene Marmor, River Grove, Ill.
9. Terry Nichels, Highland, Ind.
10.Bill Nelson, Minneapolis

1 comment:

  1. Don was probably the best road course stockcar driver.