Harlan, Iowa, native Dwayne "Tiny" Lund won the NASCAR Grand National East race at Selinsgrove Speedway. - Gary Miller Collection
Selinsgrove, Penn. (May 30, 1973) - Tiny Lund, of Cross, S.C., showed Selinsgrove Speedway fans why he is one of NASCAR's top all-purpose drivers.The veteran pushed a borrowed Camaro to victory in the 100-lap Grand National East event on Wednesday. The event, co-sanctioned by NASCAR and ARCA, marked the first time the touring professionals appeared at Selinsgrove.
Lund started on the outside of the second row, and shortly after the first lap forged ahead of Ron Hutcherson, of Keokuk, Iowa, the defending point champion of ARCA.
Lund and Hutcherson waged a tremendous battle for the lead until the 50th lap when Hutcherson's 1971 Ford apparently developed handling problems.
With his chief competition struggling, Lund had little trouble in racing to the checkered flag.
N. D. Copley, of Hodgenville, Ky.. driving a Chevrolet, who started next to last, charged through the heavy traffic and finally caught Hutcherson on the 68th lap.
However, Copley was unable to close in on Lund, who was as impressive as the finish as he was at the start. Lund crossed the finish line six seconds in front of Copley. Hutcherson limped home third. The first three drivers all completed the 100 laps.
Gary Raymond, Miami, Fla., finished fourth in a Camaro. And David Boggs, of Morrisville, N.C., finished fifth in a Dodge Charger.
Dave Dayton, Indianapolis, Ind., posted quick time of the time night with a clocking of 27.30 seconds. Boggs and Elmo Langley won heats and Lund captured the trophy dash.
1. Tiny Lund
2. N.D. Copley
3. Ron Hutcherson
4. Gary Raymond
5. David Boggs
6. Bobby Watson
7. Wayne Andrews
8. A. Arnold
9. Neil Castles