Maryville, Tn. May 3, 1969
The 5th Grand Touring race of 1969 was held at Smoky Mountain Raceway and was 200 laps on the paved oval. Wayne Andrews started on the pole with a track record of 85.959 mph and led the first 17 laps before blowing a water hose. After a lengthy pit stop he finished 14th. Tiny Lund became the first repeat winner for 1969 with a 3 second margin over fast closing Jim Paschal. The crowd of 7,100 had watched Paschal make up two laps lost early in the event but the laps ran out before he could get to the lead. Only know the finishing order of 6 drivers, need help with this one.
T.C. Hunt took over the point lead with a 3rdplace finish from Larry Wallace who lost an engine early in the race. Frank Sessoms is 3rd, Bill Hemby 4th, Billy Yuma 5th, Ken Rush 6th, Al Straub 7th, C.B. Gwyn 8th, Charlie Blanton 9thand Buck Baker 10th.
Fin Srt Car # Driver Car Laps Reason out
1 16 Tiny Lund68 Cougar 200 Running
2 27 Jim Paschal69 Javelin 200 Running
3 88 T.C Hunt68 Camaro Running
4 44 Ken Rush68 Camaro Running
5 67 Joie Chitwood, Jr. 68 Camaro Running
14 1 15 Wayne Andrews 68 Cougar Running
On Wednesday, April 30, 1969 Reid Shaw purchased one of Bud Moores Grand Touring cars, a 1968 Cougar #15. It was a twin to the #16 Cougar Tiny was driving for Tiger Tom Pistone in 69, which was the same car Tiny drove for Bud in 68.
Bud knew they were headed for Maryville and had the car set up. He told Dad and Reid not to touch the car. He said Tiny would tell them to change this or that but dont change a thing. Sure enough when they got to the track and unloaded Tiny came by and told them they needed to change a few things. Dad thanked Tiny for the advice but only set the tire pressure and torqued the wheels. Bud had it right because Dad set a track record in qualifying. First time he had ever seen the track. Blowing off the water hose spoiled a good start for the team. This would be the last time Dad would finish outside the top 10 the rest of the season. I have one report that says he finished 14thin this race and one that says 16th. I cant remember.
updated by @dennis-andrews: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM