January 3, 1959 - Burris Tops "Pops" at Bowman Gray Tobacco Bowl Mod

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
4 years ago
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Beginning in 1955, Bowman Gray Stadium annually staged the Tobacco Bowl modified race around New Year's Day. The 1959 edition, held on Saturday, January 3rd, was won by Carl Burris over Curtis Turner, winner of the first two Tobacco Bowls in 1955 and 1956.




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updated by @dave-fulton: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
TMC Chase
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4 years ago
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Jack Walker's rundown is a day different - but looks like same race.




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updated by @tmc-chase: 01/02/18 08:46:17PM
Jack Walker
@jack-walker
4 years ago
161 posts

THE 5th Annual Tobacco Bowl was scheduled to be run on Thursday Jan 1st, but because of rain was rescheduled and run on Saturday Jan 3rd, 1959.

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
4 years ago
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Thank you for the correction, Chase & Jack. Google News Archive has the wrong date cataloged on the story from the Daytona paper. When I scroll to the top of the paper it is clearly the Sunday, January 4th edition, as is the coverage from Spartanburg and Lexington, NC newspapers.




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Dave Fulton
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4 years ago
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Jack, I note that you have a nice Clyde Magnum photo of Carl Burris posed with the #45 William Mason machine out of Bassett, Virginia taken in 1959 at Daytona posted at your own web site at the link below:

http://www.southeastraceplace.com/album/Pit%204%20-%20Classic%20Pho...

I'm sure our Tuesday night Goat Rodeo "Man on the Street" will want to check it out, lol!




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
3 years ago
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The 1959 Tobacco Bowl race was originally scheduled for Saturday, December 27, 1958. The race was postponed to New Year's Day 1959, but it was postponed a second time to January 3.




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TMC Chase
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2 weeks ago
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Bacca Bump




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