Ed Howe is presented his Heidelberg 250 trophy by John Googer, representative for Gulf Oil Company.
Carnegie, Penn. (October 10, 1971) – The Pittsburgh Racing Association ran off its 250-lap late model stock car championship on Sunday afternoon and Ed Howe ran faster than the other contenders.The Beaverton, Mich., driver took the lead on the 140th lap and held it the rest of the way to win the $20,000 first prize and the Gulf-PRA title before 9,600 racing fans at Heidelberg Raceway.
Tom Colella of Whitehall had the pole position and led from the start until he hit the wall on lap 139. Howe, who was running a distant second, inherited the top spot and maintained it until the checkered flag.
Augie Sandman of Coraopolis, Penn., Bob Senneker of Grand Rapids, Mich., Tom Maier of Midland, Mich., and Joe Ruttman of Dearborn Heights, Mich., rounded out the top five finishers.
Jim Roberts of Coleman, Mich., and Bruce Gould of Milford, Ohio, won preliminary races.
1. Ed Howe
2. Augie Sandman
3. Bob Senneker
4. Tom Maier
5. Joe Ruttman
6. Dick Trickle
7. Jim Bickerstaff
8. Bill Maier
9. Larry Moore