Sunday, July 7, 2024

1961 – Hutcherson Wins Warmup at Donnellson

Dick Hutcherson

Donnellson, Iowa (July 7, 1961) – Dick Hutcherson, Keokuk, warmed up for the Iowa International 300-lapper in Des Moines, by winning the 100-lap International Stock Car Association stock car feature at the Lee County Fairgrounds on Friday evening.

Most of the drivers competing in the 300-lap feature at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Sunday were at the Donnellson half mile, getting their cars finely tuned for the long-endurance race.

Keokuk’s Ramo Stott, winner of the Iowa International last year, finished second, and defending IMCA champion Ernie Derr, also of Keokuk, placed third.

Results –

1. Dick Hutcherson, Keokuk
2. Ramo Stott, Keokuk
3. Ernie Derr, Keokuk
4. Lenny Funk, Otis, Kan.
5. Johnny Beauchamp, Harlan
6. Darrell Dake, Cedar Rapids
7. Eddie Harrow, Corpus Christi, Tex.
8. Newt Bartholomew, Carlisle
9. Doc Narber, Cedar Rapids
10.Pete Van Oudenhoven, Appleton, Wis.

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