Saturday, June 17, 2023

1956 – Sedalia Race to Mundy

Sedalia, Mo. (June 17, 1956) – A heavy track failed to stop Frank Mundy as he won the NASCAR national convertible championship at the Missouri State Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon.

Mundy’s winning time for the 100 laps on the 1-mile dirt oval was 1 hour, 24 minutes, and 8 seconds. The Atlanta, Ga., driver piloted a 1956 Dodge.

The race was delayed almost two and a half hours as trucks tried to smooth out the track after overnight thunderstorms left the racing surface a muddy quagmire.

Jim Massey of Burlington, N.C. driving a Chevrolet, took runner-up honors, finishing three laps behind the winner. Glen Wood of Stuart, Va., driving a Ford, was third, finishing five laps behind the winner.

Results –

1. Frank Mundy, Atlanta, Ga.
2. Jim Massey, Burlington, N.C.
3. Glen Wood, Stuart, Va.
4. Bill Brown, Roseland, Ill.
5. Don Oldenberg, Highland, Ind.
6. Art Binkley, New Albany, Ind.
7. Possum Jones, Mango, Fla.
8. Bob Welborn, Greensboro, N.C.
9. Jimmie Lewallen, Archdale, N.C.
10.Jimmy Thompson, Monroe, N.C.

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