Mountaineer 300

May 21, 1972
300 laps on 7/16 mile paved oval; 131.25 miles

 

ONA, W. Va. (AP) - NASCAR stormer Bobby Allison has added this year's Mountaineer 300 to his list of Grand National victories and $1,650 in prize
money to his pocket. Allison covered, the asphalt oval in an average speed of 68.417 miles per hour Sunday to win a race studded with six caution flags that slowed the progress of 40 laps.

Jim Paschal had held the pole position in his 1972 Firebird with a qualifying time of 84.04 m.p.h. His car finished second, on the same lap as Allison, but be was not at the race's conclusion. Overcome by heat exhaustion, Paschall turned his mount over in the 167th lap to Allison's younger brother Donny.  Twenty cars started the race but only nine were still running at the finish.

Winner Allison was involved in a spectacular tangle in the same lap as his brother took over Pashcal's car.  Neil Castles and Max Berrier tangled with the guard rail coming out of turn three.  They were unable to continue because of auto damage but Allison went on to victory.  Veteran Buck Baker's Firebird was sent into the guardrail in one mishap as it was hooked by H. B. Bailey's Firebird.  Baker was able to continue and picked up seventh place.

 

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 2  Bobby Allison  49 Melvin Joesph  1969 Ford Mustang  300   1,650   running  203 
1  Jim Paschal  14 H C Stewart  1972 Pontiac Firebird  300   1,200   running  67 
6  Elmo Langley  64 Elmo Langley  1971 Ford  298   900   running 
11  Gary Myers  41 Taylor Myers  1970 Ford Mustang  292   650   running 
10  Jim Vaughan  7 Wayne Vaughn  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  290   550   running 
16  Ernie Shaw  17 Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang  283   425   running 
9  Buck Baker  87 Buck Baker  1971 Pontiac Firebird  282   350   A-frame 
14  Baxter Price  3 Patsy Long Price  1969 Chevrolet Camaro  279   300   running 
15  Tommy Lechlider  61    1969 Chevrolet Camaro  277   275   running 
10  17  Jim Hailey  4  Roscoe Leonard   1971 AMC Javelin  270   270   running 
11  13  Clyde Harbour  11  Jim Rupe   1969 Chevrolet Camaro  265   265   engine 
12  7  H.B. Bailey  36 Janice Bailey  1972 Pontiac Firebird  242   260   accident  22 
13  18  Bobby Fleming  54 Robert Fleming  1972 Chevrolet Camaro  240   255   fuel pump 
14  4  Max Berrier  15 Reid Shaw  1972 Ford Mustang  163   250   accident 
15  3  Neil Castles  06 Neil Castles  1971 Dodge  160   245   accident 
16  8  Wayne Andrews  97 J F St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang  81   240   rocker arm 
17  20  D.K. Ulrich  40 D K Ulrich  1971 Ford  54   235   water pump 
18  5  Donnie Allison  96 Toy Bolton  1972 Pontiac Firebird  47   230   overheating 
19  12  E.J. Trivette  0 E J Trivette  1972 Chevrolet Camaro  30   225   ignition 
20  19  Howard Bowling 39    1969 Chevrolet Camaro   220   water pump 

Time of race: 01:52:40
Average Speed: 68.417 MPH
Pole Speed: 18.741 seconds
6 cautions for 40 laps
Race Purse: $ 10,900

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