Wednesday, May 1, 2024

1965 – 8,500 See Derr Win in Knoxville

Ernie Derr

Knoxville, Iowa (May 1, 1965) – Ernie Derr of Keokuk drove a 1965 Dodge to victory Saturday in the Hawkeye 200 stock car race before 8,500 fans. His winning time was 1 hour, 31 minutes, and 39.51 seconds.

The next two finishers – Ramo Stott and Ron Hutcherson – were also from Keokuk. Stott drove a 1965 Dodge and Hutcherson piloted a 1964 Ford.

Stott, who had the fastest qualifying time of 26.07 seconds, started the race in the fourth row, but had the lead by the end of the first lap of the 200-lap, 100-mile contest.

Stott kept the lead until the 114th circuit, then Derr took over and stayed in front the remainder of the way.

Twenty cars were in the field.

Results –

1. Ernie Derr, Keokuk
2. Ramo Stott, Keokuk
3. Ron Hutcherson, Keokuk
4. Bob Jusola, Mound, Minn.
5. Bill Thomas, Lake Elmo, Minn.
6. Don Hensley, Holden, Mo.

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