Fun Sun 200

June 17, 1972
200 laps on 0.5 mile paved oval; 100 miles

 

MEMPHIS TN - Grand National veteran drivers Elmo Langley and Neil Castles battled each other for the lead during the 200 lap Fun Sun 200 contested at Myrtle Beach Speedway.  Langley, driving the Ford of Bill Seifert, led the first 31 laps of the event before yielding to the Dodge of Castles.  Lanlgey regained the lead on lap 143 and went on to win the event with an average speed of 63.829 mph. 

Camaro driver Jim Vaughn sits atop the Grand National East standings after the Fun Sun 200.  The series has ran 8 events with Castles, Buck Bake, Langley and Baxter Price rounding out the top-five positions.

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
1  Elmo Langley  45  Bill Seifert   1971 Ford  200  1,300 

 running 

90
2  Neil Castles  06 Neil Castles  1971 Plymouth 199  800 

 running 

110
6  Randy Hutchison  1    1970 Chevrolet Camaro  199  550 

 running 

0
15  Sam Sommers  99    1969 Chevrolet Camaro  199  350 

 running 

0
19  Earl Brooks  26 Earl Brooks  1970 Ford  194  325 

 running 

0
29  Jim Vaughan  7 Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  193  300 

 running 

0
14  Tiny Lund  55 Ronnie Hopkins  1972 Pontiac Firebird  192  475 

 running 

0
24  Baxter Price  3 Patsy Long Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  192  270 

 running 

0
5  David Boggs  57 R L Boggs  1970 Dodge  192  265 

 running 

0
10  23  Wendell Scott  34 William Scott  1970 Ford  191  260 

 running 

0
11  12  Eddie Yarboro  13 Eddie Yarboro  1970 Plymouth  191  255 

 running 

0
12  27  Ernie Shaw  17 Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang  190  250 

 running 

0
13  30  Bobby Fleming  54 Robert Fleming  1972 Chevrolet Camaro  190  245 

 running 

0
14  16  E.J. Trivette  0 Stan Starr  1972 Chevrolet Camaro  189  240 

 running 

0
15  18  D.K. Ulrich  40 D K Ulrich  1971 Ford  183  235 

 running 

0
16  8  H.B. Bailey  36 Janice Baily  1972 Pontiac Firebird  181  230  oil line 0
17  20  Jim Hailey  04  Roscoe Leonard   1971 AMC Javelin  175  225  running 0
18  25  Bill Hollar  29 Bill Hollar  1969 Ford  165  220  oil press 0
19  9  Buck Baker  87 Buck Baker  1971 Pontiac Firebird  165  215  engine 0
20  10  Wayne Andrews  97 J F St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang  143  210  brake drm 0
21  7  Dub Simpson  51 W S Strong  1971 Chevrolet  138  205  gas line 0
22  17  Tom Pistone  6    1972 Pontiac Firebird  112  200  no brks 0
23  21  Frank Sessoms  27 Gwen Blackwell  1970 Chevrolet Camaro  78  200  engine 0
24  26  Richard Childress  96 Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet  69  200  brk axle 0
25  4  Gary Myers  41 Taylor Myers  1970 Ford Mustang  69  200  quit 0
26  11  John Sears  4 J Marvin Mills  1970 Dodge  53  200  oil press 0
27  13  Bill Shirey  74 Bill Shirey  1970 Plymouth  52  200  ignition 0
28  28  Tommy Lechlider  61    1969 Chevrolet Camaro  40  200  brk a frm 0
29  3  Jim Paschal  14 H.C. Stewart  1972 Pontiac Firebird  31  200  engine 0
30  22  Bill Seifert  64 Elmo Langley  1971 Ford  2  200  water hse 0

Time of race: 01:34:00
Average Speed: 63.829 MPH
Pole Speed: 23.193 seconds
6 cautions for 37 laps
Race Purse: $ 9,225


 

 

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