Friday, July 21, 2023

1964 – Winchester Sprints to Amick

Winchester, Ind. (July 21, 1964) – It might just as well have been “Red Amick Day” at Winchester Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

The former Indianapolis 500 veteran who returned to racing after a two-year retirement, was never headed as he drove the Fetters Aluminum Chevy to victory in the International Motor Contest Association 30-lap feature.

Amick’s performance came after he posted fast time in qualifications and then took top honors in his heat race.

Curly Boyd followed Amick through the 15-mile route to take runner-up honors while Bob King grabbed third-place.

The yellow flag appeared three times during the event, once when defending IMCA national champion Johnny White spun on the 18th circuit while running in third. He would eventually finish 10th.

Amick’s victory was worth a king-size chunk of the $3,500 purse.

More than 5,000 fans who turned out for the program saw Amick, White and Don Friend speed home with heat wins. Norm Brown won the trophy dash and while Tom McClellan was the consolation winner.

Results –

1. Red Amick
2. Curly Boyd
3. Bob King
4. Jim McCune
5. Gordon Woolley
6. Johnny Logan
7. Calvin Gilstrap
8. Tom McClellan
9. Gordon Johncock
10. Johnny White

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