Columbia 200

 April 20, 1973
200 laps on 0.510 mile paved oval; 102 miles

 

BOBBY ALLISON WINS EAST 100

COLUMBIA S.C., (UPI) - With a one car-length lead Bobby Allison of Hueytown Ala., Friday night won in a 100 mile Grand National East race at the Columbia Speedway.  His winning Chevrolet is usually driven by Cecil Gordon of Horseshoe N.C.  Allison set a new time-trial record of 87.291 miles an hour on the paved track that measures .510 mile. Second was Tiny Lund of Cross S.C., in a Mercury and Vic Parsons, a rookie, was third in a Ford, a half lap behind.  Elmo Langley of Charlotte was fourth in a Mercury and fifth place went to Richard Brown of Claremont N.C., in a Chevelle.

Allison led 185 of the 200 laps and finished at an average speed of 72.085 miles per hour.  The average did not include a 50-minute halt after Neil Castles of Charlotte got his car hung up in the first turn fence.  The National Association for Stock Car Racing sanctioned the race,

 

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
 1   Bobby Allison   24 Cecil Gordon  1972 Chevrolet  200   1,000   running  185
   Tiny Lund   8  Ed Negre  1971 Mercury  200   600   running   
   Vic Parsons   34  William Scott  1971 Ford  200   400   running   
   Elmo Langley   64  Elmo Langley  1970 Mercury     350      
   Richard D. Brown   44  Richard Brown  1972 Chevrolet Chevelle     320      
   David Boggs  57 R L Boggs  1970 Dodge     300      
   Rick Newsom       1971 Chevrolet     275      
   Eddie Yarboro  13 Eddie Yarboro  1970 Plymouth     270      
   Ernie Shaw  17 Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang     265      
10     Ed Negre  08 Ed Negre  1970 Ford     260      
11     Wendell Scott    Wendell Scott  1970 Ford     255      
12     Bill Shirey  74 Bill Shirey  1970 Plymouth     250      
13     D.K. Ulrich  40 D K Ulrich  1971 Ford     245      
14     Bobby Fleming  54 Bobby Flemming  1970 Chevrolet Camaro     240      
15     Baxter Price       1970 Plymouth     235      
16     Neil Castles  06 Neil Castles  1973 Dodge     430   accident   
17     Richard Childress  96 Judy Childress  1972 Chevrolet     225      
18     Wayne Andrews  97 Jack St Clair  1972 Ford Mustang     220      
19     Buck Baker  87 Buck Baker  1971 Pontiac Firebird     215      

Time of race: 01:24:54
Average Speed: 72.085 MPH
Pole Speed: 21.095 seconds
Race Purse: $ 6,360

 

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