MODEL CITY 300 May 3, 1970

Dennis Andrews
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5 years ago
835 posts

MODEL CITY 300

Kingsport Speedway

Kingsport Tenn.

Sunday, May 3, 1970

Grand American race #9 of 1970 was held at Kingsport Speedway, a 3/8 mile paved oval. Jim Paschal set a qualifying record of 16.13 seconds and started on the pole with Buck Baker to his outside. Paschal departed early and the race settled into a battle between Wayne Andrews in a Cougar and Tiny Lund in a Camaro. They swapped the lead several times in the later part of the race until Andrews cut a right front tire handing the lead and the win to Lund. It was his 8 th win in a row. Andrews recovered to finish second 3 laps ahead of third place finisher Frank Sessoms and reported after the race that it was the best the car had run all year, I had Tiny covered until we cut that tire.

Lund collected $1,240 of the $9,150 purse. There was only 1 caution.

Fin Srt Car # Driver Car Laps Reason out

1 3 55 Tiny Lund 69 Camaro 297 Running

2 5 15 Wayne Andrews 68 Cougar 295 Running

3 16 21 Frank Sessoms 68 Camaro 292 Running

4 4 44 Ken Rush 69 Camaro 291 Running

5 9 0 Stan Starr, Jr. 68 Camaro 273 Running

6 12 7 Jimmy Vaughn 69 Camaro 269 Running

7 8 88 T. C. Hunt 68 Camaro 265 Running

8 22 27 Jerry Huflin 68 Camaro 250 Running

9 15 54 Bobby Fleming 69 Camaro 235 Running

10 13 26 Richard Childress 68 Camaro 234 Running

11 21 9 Stan Starr, Sn. 68 Camaro 232 Running

12 19 86 David Boggs 69 Firebird 230 Running

13 11 8 Phil Wills 69 Camaro 181

14 18 42 Charlie Blanton 69 Camaro 151

15 7 41 Gary Myers 69 Mustang 134

16 2 87 Buck Baker 70 Firebird 61

17 10 92 Paul Tyler 69 Firebird 51

18 6 01 Tommy Andrews 68 Mustang 47

19 17 31 Earl Canavan 69 Javelin 27

20 1 14 Jim Paschal 70 Javelin 15

21 20 5 Pee Wee Wentz 69 Camaro 13

22 14 17 Ernie Shaw 68 Mustang 6


updated by @dennis-andrews: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
TMC Chase
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4 years ago
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Dave Fulton
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4 years ago
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FYI:

The Model Cities Program was an element of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty . In 1966, new legislation led to the more than 150 five-year-long, Model Cities experiments to develop new antipoverty programs and alternative forms of municipal government. The ambitious federal urban aid program succeeded in fostering a new generation of mostly black urban leaders. However, the nation moved to the right after the urban riots of the late 1960s. This led to a shift in goals to bricks and mortar housing and building projects. The program ended in 1974.




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Robert Gregory Hendrix
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4 years ago
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From an advertised 36 wrecks in 1969 to 1 caution in 1970 is quite an improvement. Some of those guys must have learned how to drive in a year's time.