Thursday, October 5, 2023

1956 – Grim Capture Three Races at Fair

Bobby Grim is joined by car owner Hector Honore and Alabama State Fair manager R.H. McIntosh after Grim won the 20-lap IMCA big car feature. 

Birmingham, Ala. (October 5, 1956) – Bobby Grim, the Hurryin’ Hoosier from Indianapolis, roared to three triumphs in the big-car speedway events held on the fast Alabama State Fair track on Friday afternoon.

Grim, the defending International Motor Contest Association champion seeking a second title, won the 20-lap Dixie Sweepstakes, the Sinclair trophy dash, involving the four fastest qualifiers, and the second heat of the seven-event program.

Bert Hellmueller, the colorful veteran from Louisville, Ky., walked away from a nasty spin that took down 50 feet of fence in the third heat. He was running in third place on the second lap of the event when his car spun on the third turn and crashed into the board fence and disappeared amidst a shower of splinters. He emerged from the scene unscathed.

Results –

Time trials – Johnny Pouelson, Los Angeles
Trophy dash- Bobby Grim, Indianapolis
Heat #1 – Bud Randall, Tampa, Fla.
Heat #2 – Bobby Grim
Heat #3 – Fritz Tegtmeier, Elgin, Ill.
Semi-main – Bob Carpenter, Wabash, Ind.
Feature –
1. Bobby Grim
2. Bud Randall
3. Don Branson, Champaign, Ill.
4. Johnny Pouelson
5. Buzz Barton, Tampa, Fla.
6. Bill Chennault, St. Louis
7. Herschel Wagner, Hickman Hills, Mo.
8. Bob Wente, St, Louis

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