MYERS BROTHERS 250 August 6, 1971

Dennis Andrews
@dennis-andrews
2 years ago
822 posts

MYERS BROTHERS 250

Bowman Gray Stadium

Friday, August 6, 1971

Race #11 of the 1971 season brought the Grand American Challenge Series to Winston-Salem, NC for the Myers Brothers 250. But this was not to be a stand alone event, this was to be a combination event that included Grand National cars and Grand American cars. And YES, this is the race made famous by Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip both ending up with 84 career Grand National wins. First the story leading up to the race.

Now the race.

Fin. St. Driver # Car Laps Status

1 2 Bobby Allison 49 70 Mustang 250 Running

2 1 Richard Petty 43 70 Plymouth 250 Running

3 3 Jim Paschal 14 70 Javelin 249 Running

4 9 Buck Baker 87 71 Firebird 247 Running

5 15 Dave Marcis 11 69 Camaro 244 Running

6 19 Tiny Lund 55 69 Camaro 243 Running

7 4 Wayne Andrews 15 71 Mustang 242 Running

8 21 Jabe Thomas 25 70 Plymouth 240 Running

9 17 David Boggs 86 71 Firebird 238 Running

10 18 Walter Ballard 30 71 Ford 238 Running

11 6 Bill Champion 10 70 Ford 234 Running

12 22 Randy Hutchison 2 69 Camaro 230 Running

13 14 J. D. McDuffie 70 69 Mercury 225 Running

14 5 Ken Rush 44 69 Camaro 117 Wreck

15 12 Elmo Langley 64 69 Mercury 109 Ignition

16 7 Tommy Andrews 21 69 Mustang 103 Engine

17 26 Ed Negre 8 69 Ford 97 Carb.

18 25 Neil Castles 06 70 Dodge 94 Battery

19 28 Bill Hollar 28 69 Ford 83 Brakes

20 20 Ken Meisenhelder 41 69 Chevy 56 Heating

21 29 Richard Childress 96 70 Chevy 40 Engine

22 8 James Hylton 48 70 Ford 38 Steering

23 10 Frank Warren 79 69 Dodge 18 Transmission

24 11 Cecil Gordon 24 69 Mercury 13 Quit

25 24 Wendell Scott 34 69 Ford 9 Clutch

26 6 Earl Brooks 26 69 Ford 8 Transmission

27 27 Jerry Churchill 73 69 Ford 3 Heating

28 13 Bill Seifert 45 69 Ford 1 Quit

29 23 Bill Shirey 74 69 Plymouth 1 Quit

Allison led the most laps at 138 with Petty out front the other 112. Allison also took home the $1,000 prize money but was not credited with a Grand National win since he drove a Grand American car. There were 6 cautions for 36 laps. While only 10 Grand American cars made the field they made up 8 of the 13 cars running at the finish and 6 out of the top 7.

The after party.


updated by @dennis-andrews: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
Tim Leeming
@tim-leeming
2 years ago
3,119 posts

Great post. I love the Tiny Lund article. Thanks Dennis.

Alex FL Racing Fan
@alex-fl-racing-fan
2 years ago
221 posts

The best part of this story happens on August 28 and November, both in 1971.

NASCAR decided somewhere along the line that Tiny Lund's wins in the combos count.

Bobby Allison's still doesn't count.

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
2 years ago
3,921 posts




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