Friday, June 30, 2023

1956 – Pistone Wins Stock Car Race

"Tiger" Tom Pistone

Chicago, Ill. (June 30, 1956) – Tom Pistone of Chicago passed Curtis Turner of Roanoke, Va., on the 193rd lap Saturday and went on to win the 100-mile race for late model convertibles at Soldier Field before a crowd of 38,341.

The program was sanctioned by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Pistone, racing among the first six cars throughout the contest, won in a time of 1 hour, 35 minutes and 45.78 seconds. Turner had started the race in the pole position and led the first 192 circuits. Pistone and Turner were the only two competitors to complete the full 200 laps.

Bill Lutz of Louisville, Ky., finished third, two laps behind Pistone and Turner. Larry Odo of Chicago and Jim Massey of Burlington, N.C., finished fourth and fifth respectively, completing 197 laps.

Results –

1. Tom Pistone
2. Curtis Turner
3. Bill Lutz
4. Larry Odo
5. Jim Massey
6. Allen Adkins
7. Glen Wood
8. Bill Cornwall

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