Thursday, October 6, 2022

1979 – Weedon wins Bernice Rogers Special at Blue Grass

Ron Weedon won the 40-lap Bernice Rogers Special at Hawkeye Speedway in Blue Grass. Bernice Rogers presents Weedon the trophy. – Eugene Studios Photo

Blue Grass, Iowa (October 6, 1979) – Despite the cold weather, a good crowd turned out for the first annual Bernice Rogers Special on Saturday night at Hawkeye Speedway.

Ron Weedon of Pleasant Valley, Iowa, sped to victory in the 40-lap main event and not only picked up the checkered flag but a beautiful seven-foot-tall trophy for his efforts, which was presented to him by Bernice Rogers.

Jim Sandusky of Coal Valley, Ill., finished second, Denny Stewart of Davenport, Iowa, was third, Jim Gerber of Long Grove, Iowa, was fourth, and Randy Sells was fifth.

Heat wins went to Jerry Conners of Pleasant Valley, Denny Stewart of Davenport, and John Scherer of Davenport. Weedon also won the semi-feature.

Ron Hopper of Davenport won the sportsman feature with Ron Gustaf of East Moline, Ill., second and Lee Thomas of Moline, Ill., taking third.

Results –

1. Ron Weedon, Pleasant Valley
2. Jim Sandusky, Coal Valley, Ill.
3. Denny Stewart, Davenport, Iowa
4. Jim Gerber, Long Grove, Iowa
5. Randy Sells
6. Bob Helm, Andalusia, Iowa

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