Wednesday, July 10, 2024

1979 – Martin Wins Rockford ARTGO Race

All-Star 100 winner Mark Martin is joined by ARTGO’s John McKarns and Rockford Speedway’s Brad Deery and Hugh Deery.

Rockford, Ill. (July 10, 1979) – Running second to Dick Trickle for most of the race, young Mark Martin grabbed the lead with 10 laps to go and went on to score the win in ARTGO Racing’s ‘All-Star 100’ late model stock car classic on Tuesday night.

The largest crowd of the season at Rockford Speedway witnessed the Batesville, Ark., speedster, the defending American Speed Association champion and consistent performer in the ARTGO late model series, drive his 1977 Camaro to victory, which was the 20-year-old’s first in ARTGO competition this year.

Results –

1. Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark.
2. Larry Detjens, Wausau, Wis.
3. Dave Watson, Milton, Wis.
4. Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
5. Ed Hoffman, Bensenville, Ill.
6. Larry Schuler, Lockport, Ill.
7. Joe Shear, South Beloit, Ill.
8. Bob Strait, Flossmoor, Ill.
9. Steve Burgess, Eau Claire, Wis.
10.Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Mo.

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