Toledo 100

Toledo, Ohio (July 28, 1973)
100 laps on 0.5 mile paved oval; 50 miles

 

ARCA DRIVERS TOP NASCAR'S - GOULD STEALS SHOW

TOLEDO BLADE (July 29, 1973) - It was billed as a showdown between NASCAR Grand National East drivers and those from ARCA, but the 100-lap feature race at Toledo Speedway really belonged to just one man: Bruce Gould.  Oh, for a while, the expected confrontation did indeed occur, as Gould, the Milford, Ohio newcomer on the ARCA Circuit, battled NASCAR veteran Tiny Lund for the lead.  But then on the 42 lap, Lund pulled off the track with a blown engine and thereafter, that was Gould.

Driving a '71 Ford, Gould stuck to Lund like one pair of Siamese twins, but when he got the lead, he began to put distance between himself and his closest competitor Bobby Watson.  At one point, Gould was nearly a quarter mile ahead of Watson's 73 Camaro and then by his own admission he began to coast.  For Gould, his winning time was 33 minutes, 50 seconds, it was his third victory of the year at the speedway.

 

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led

3

 Bruce Gould  68 Stricker Auto Parts  1971 Ford  100   875   Running  58

4

 Bobby Watson   8  A Arnold  1973 Chevrolet Camaro  100  695  Running 
   7    Dave Dayton   87  Dayton Racing  1972 Chevrolet  100  405   Running 

 Jeff Faber   9  Faber Racing  1973 Chevrolet Camaro  100  350   Running 
 13    A. Arnold  7 A Arnold  1973 Chevrolet Camaro  100  270   Running 
12  Ron Hutcherson  29 Leon Hutcherson  1971 Ford  99  300   Running 
 8  Iggy Katona  30 Katona Racing  1971 Dodge   99  175   Running 
 21  Ray Nece  3x Jerry Scott  1972 Chevrolet   98  175   Running 

2

 Bill Clemens  37 Clemens Racing  1973 AMC Javelin   98  160   Running 
10   10  Wayne Andrews  97 Jack St Clair  1970 Ford Mustang   98  125   Running 
11   15  John Sellers  51    1973 Dodge   97  125   Running 
12   26  Jim Tobin  16 Jim Tobin  1973 Dodge   96  145   Running 
13   9  Mickey Flora  46    1973 Dodge   96  125   Running 
14   29  Vic Parsons  45 Bill Seifert  1971 Ford   96  100   Running 
15   18  Tom Culbertson  83 Tom Culbertson  1971 Ford  95  100   Running 
16   14  Neil Castles  06 Neil Castles  1970 Dodge   95  300   Running 
17  17  Dean Dalton  51 Strong Racing  1972 Chevrolet   95  110   Running 
18   27  Bobby Fleming  37 Kent Cothran  1973 Chevrolet Camaro  93  100   Running 
19   23  Larry Geiger  05 Larry Geiger  1971 Mercury  93  100   Running 
20   22  Wayne Trinkle  96 Wayne Trinkle  1973 Chevrolet  92  105   Running 
21   24  Kenny Black  45    1971 Ford   80  100  Running 
22   19  David Boggs  57 R L Boggs  1970 Dodge   67  115  Running 
23 

 Tiny Lund  93 Toy Bolton  1973 Chevrolet Camaro   46  135   Engine 42 
24  20  Keith Ploughe  67    1973 Ford   44  100   Rear End 
25   6  Dave Marcis  2 Dave Marcis  1972 Chevrolet Nova   34  115   Wrecked 
26  31  Jim Clarke  3    1972 Chevrolet   30  110   Engine 
27  16  Wayne Watercutter  77 Wayne Watercutter  1972 Chevrolet   27  110   Oil Line 
28  11  Frank Lamp  21 Frank Lamp  1973 Chevrolet Camaro   26  100   Engine 
29  25  Larry Scott  15    1972 Chevrolet   26  100    Heating
30  28   Ernie Shaw  17 Ernie Shaw  1970 Ford Mustang   7  100   Engine 
31   30  Eddie Yarboro  06x Jon Nelson  1973 Dodge   3  100   Rear End 

Time of race: 00:33:50
Average Speed: 88.659 MPH
Pole Speed: 18.738 seconds
2 cautions for 6 laps
Race Purse: $ 6,025
 

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