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Dennis Andrews
01/29/18 10:17:50AM
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1972 Inver House Bama 200

Stock Car Racing History

Thanks Dave. Mom and Dad's house was broken into last year and they made off with some jewelry that included his Championship ring. If anyone sees it on the old inter web let me know.

Dennis Andrews
01/24/18 04:09:41PM
835 posts

1972 Inver House Bama 200

Stock Car Racing History

Inver House Bama 200

Talladega International Motor Speedway

Saturday, August 5, 1972

The fourth race of the 1972 season for the Grand American Challenge Series brought the cars to Talladega for the 3 rd edition of the Bama 200 on the 4 mile road course and was the 5 th points race of the year. The event was sanctioned by both NASCAR and IMSA. Four classes of IMSA cars and the Grand American cars would compete on the road course at the same time for separate purses. The Grand American cars were inspected by NASCAR and the Camel GT cars were inspected by IMSA with both groups having separate garages and pit areas. The four classes of IMSA Camel GT cars were GTO, GTU, TO and TU with engine size being the primary difference in the classes. There were 37 Camel GT cars and 15 GA cars. The events title sponsor was Inver House Distillers Limited, makers of Scottish Malt Wiskey.

Paul Tyler earned the pole position for the GA cars in a Camaro. Dr. Wilbur Pickett was the first car across the finish line in a Camel GT Corvette a little over a lap ahead of Tiny Lund who was the first GA car across the line. H.B. Bailey and Lund had battled for the GA lead early but Bailey faded and Lund went on to put a lap on the second GA car of Paul Tyler. The GA purse was a little over $15,000 and the IMSA purse was $12,000.

Grand American Results

Fin.       St.            Driver                                  #                Car                       Laps       Status

1                           Tiny Lund                           55           ’72 Firebird              49           Running

2              1            Paul Tyler                          79           ’69 Camaro              48           Running

3                            Roy Stamey                       25           ’69 Camaro              48           Running

4                            Wayne Andrews                 97           ’70 Mustang             46           Running

5                            Randy Bannister                 26           ’69 Camaro              44           Running

6                            Ernie Shaw                        17           ’70 Mustang             42           Engine

7                            Rick Newsom                     07           ’69 Cougar               42           Running

8                            H. B. Bailey                        36           ’72 Firebird              33          

9                            Gary Myers                        41           ’70 Mustang             32           Engine

10                          Billy Hagan                         52           ’70 Mustang             29           Running

11                          Glenn Brewer                      19           ’69 Camaro              19           Engine

12                          Jimmy Lee Capps                 90           ‘69 Camaro              5            Engine

13                          Richard Childress                               ’69 Camaro               4             

14                          Herb Kanady                       23           ’69 Camaro               1             

15                          Joe Hollingsworth                16           ’70 Mustang              0             


Tiny Lund Pontiac Firebird

When the Grand American competitors left Talladega the only thing they knew about the future of the series was that there were no more GA races on the schedule. No announcements from the governing body came out. Most all of them had plenty of races to prepare for though in the Grand National East, Late Model Sportsman, USAC, ARCA and even Winston Cup series.

Point Standings after Talladega

  1. Wayne Andrews 655.50
  2. Ernie Shaw 511.75
  3. H.B. Bailey 467.50
  4. Jimmy Capps 432.25
  5. Tiny Lund 408.25
  6. Bobby Allison 341.00
  7. Baxter Price 329.00
  8. Glenn Brewer 323.50
  9. Paul Tyler 322.75
  10. Buck Baker 285.25
  11. AL Straub 246.00
  12. Max Berrier 243.25
  13. Stick Elliott 238.00
  14. Billy Hagan 214.00
  15. Bob Williams 209.50
  16. David Boggs 208.25
  17. Jim Hailey 203.25
  18. Jeff Haar 198.25
  19. Herb Kanady 173.00
  20. James Hylton 156.25
  21. Pee Wee Wentz 144.75
  22. Jim Paschal 143.50
  23. Jerry Hufflin 142.00
  24. Rick Newsom 140.50
  25. Gary Myers 130.75
  26. Bill Chevalier 123.50
  27. Roy Stamey 91.25
  28. Richard Childress 81.00
  29. Bob Jusola 68.75
  30. Bobby Watson 68.00
  31. T. C. Hunt 67.75
  32. Pete Hamilton 66.75
  33. Don Miller 64.75
  34. T.C. Hunt 62.75
  35. Tommy Andrews 60.75
  36. Jimmy Vaughn 59.50

At the end of the season the point standings after Talladega became the final standings and Wayne Andrews was named the 1972 Grand American Champion. Wayne was the only driver to earn points in all five events and the only driver to have three top five finishes. The new point system was designed to place an emphasis on miles completed in competition and even though Wayne did not win a race he did that better than any other GA driver. Superspeedways awarded more points than short tracks and bonus points were awarded for each lap of competition with longer tracks giving more bonus points than short tracks.  Bob Williams of Jackson, Miss. was named the 1972 GA Rookie of the Year and Tiny Lund was voted Most Popular GA Driver.

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Ken Piper presents Wayne Andrews with Championship trophy

And now the other part of the Inver House Bama 200

Camel GT Results

Fin.       St.            Driver                                  #                Car                       Laps       Group

1                           Wilbur Pickett                      2              Corvette                 50           1. GTO

2                           Tony DeLorenzo                  78             Corvette                 49           2. GTO

3                           Dan Daughtry                     94             Corvette                  49          3. GTO

4                           Gene Felton                        95             Camaro                   49          4. GTO

5                           Tom Hehl                           47             Camaro                   48           1. TO

6                           Hurley Haywood                 59             Porsche                   48           1. GTU

7                           Michael Keyser                   1               Porsche                   48           2. GTU

8                           John O’Steen                      43             Porsche                   46           3. GTU

9                           Phil Currin                          99             Corvette                  46           5. GTO

10                         Pete Harrison                      0               Porsche                   46           4. GTU

11                         John Floyd                          18             Corvette                  45           6. GTO

12                         Vince Gimondo                    27             Camaro                   45           2. TO

                             Bill Dingman

13                          Robert Stoddard                  6              Porsche                   44           5. GTU

                             Frank Harmstad

14                          John Elliot                           80           Camaro                     41           3. TO

15                          Dennis Shaw                       88           Opel                          40           1. TU

                             Steve Coleman

16                          Pat McIntyre                       85            Camaro                     39           4. TO

                             Dave Perelle

17                          Bob Christiansen                 72            Camaro                      38           5. TO

18                          Clay Young                         7             Camaro                       37           6. TO

19                          John Diamanti                     86           Alfa Romeo                  37           2. TU

20                          Robert Henning                   21           Javelin                         34           7. TO

                             Russ Norburn

21                          Garrett Waddell                   15           Corvette                       33           7. GTO

22                          Bert Gafford                        89           Camaro                        25           8. TO

23                          Lynn South                         34           Corvette                        22           8. GTO

24                          Don Duplass                       84           Escort                           14           3. TU

25                          Ralston Long                       9            Corvette                        9             9. GTO

26                          Richard Presnell                   77          Shelby GT                      1             10. GTO

                             Bill Shaw

27                          H.W. Alexander                    30          Pinto                             1             4. TU

Dennis Andrews
12/21/17 02:53:15PM
835 posts

1972 PAUL REVERE 250

Stock Car Racing History

Dennis, Tommy Andrews is from Alabama if I remember correctly and no kin to us, at least not close kin. Here is a picture of Tommy in 1969.

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updated by @dennis-andrews: 12/21/17 02:57:43PM
Dennis Andrews
12/19/17 11:47:15AM
835 posts

1972 PAUL REVERE 250

Stock Car Racing History


Daytona International Speedway

Friday, July 3, 1972

The third stand alone race of the 1972 season for the Grand American Challenge Series brought the cars back to Daytona Beach Florida for the 6 th edition of the Paul Revere 250 on the 3.81 mile road course and the 4 th points race of the year. The event was opened for GN drivers to enter and IMSA drivers. Bobby Allison signed on to drive the Melvin Joseph Mustang.  Dr. Wilbur Pickett would team up with H.B. Bailey in one of Bailey’s Firebirds. SCCA and IMSA regulars Javier Garcia, Tom Nehl and Vince Gimondo also fielded entries.

Bobby Allison averaged a speed of 108.066 mph to earn the pole position with H.B. Bailey along side in a Firebird at a speed of 107.380 mph. Wilbur Pickett started third at 105.790 mph with Wayne Andrews in a Mustang fourth at 105.390 mph. Jimmy Lee Capps at 104.103 mph in a Camaro was fifth with Havier Garcia sixth at 102.929 mph. Randy Bannister was seventh at 102.378 mph and Ernie Shaw eighth at 98.875 mph. Baxter Price was ninth at 98.013 mph and Jerry Huflin tenth at 97.087 mph. Billy Hagan was eleventh with Jimmy Vaughn the next fastest but did not make the grid. Jim Paschal started 12 th after posting a speed of 107.952 mph in a Camaro that would have been good enough for a front row position but it came in the second round of qualifying.

At the drop of the green on the back stretch it was Allison taking the lead until his brakes began to fade giving Bailey the chance to move to the front. After 13 laps Allison was in the garage with no brakes. Early mechanical trouble also side lined Jim Paschal and Tiny Lund. By this time Vince Gimondo had moved from the 21 st starting spot to second behind Bailey. Vince had posted a qualifying speed of 104.293 mph which would have been good enough to put him in the fifth starting spot but because he had to remove an electric fuel pump, move the battery and obtain steel wheels to meet NASCAR rules he missed the first qualifying session. By lap 44 Andrews had dropped a valve leaving only Bailey and Gimondo to challenge for the win. Bailey led a total of 45 laps and had the advantage on the big track but Gimondo was better on the road course, they dueled for the lead until Bailey spun and when he spun the second time he tore out the transmission ending his day after 58 laps. 61 laps was the total for last years winner, Buck Baker, as he watched the end of the race from pit road. Gimondo cruised to victory by over a lap on second place finisher Tom Nehl and four laps ahead of third place finisher Jimmy Capps. Baker placed fourth.

Gimondo collected $4,750 of the $19,550 purse and was his second win at Daytona that year. 

Fin.       St.            Driver                            #             Car                   Laps       Status

1          21           Vince Gimondo                 38           ’71 Camaro         67         Running

2                         Tom Nehl                        41           ’71 Camaro         66         Running

3          5             Jimmy Lee Capps             90           ‘69 Camaro         63         Running

4                         Buck Baker                      87           ’72 Firebird         61         DNF

5          9             Baxter Price                     3             ’69 Camaro         61         Running

6          8             Ernie Shaw                      17           ’70 Mustang        60         Running

7          3             Wilbur Pickett                  96            ’72 Firebird         59         Running

8          2             H. B. Bailey                     36            ’72 Firebird         58         Tranny

9          6             Javier Garcia                   42            ’71 Camaro         56         Running

10                       Pee Wee Wentz               5              ’69 Camaro        55          Running

11                       Joe Hollingsworth            16            ’70 Mustang                      

12        4             Wayne Andrews               97            ’70 Mustang       43          Engine

13        7             Randy Bannister               26            ’69 Camaro                        

14                       Herb Kanady                    23            ’69 Camaro       19          

15                       Billy Hagan                      52            ’70 Mustang      19          

16        1             Bobby Allison                   49            ’70 Mustang      13           Brakes

17        10           Jerry Hufflin                     75            ’69 Camaro                        

18        12           Jim Paschal                      14            ’72 Camaro        2             

19                       Tiny Lund                        55            ’72 Firebird        2             

20                       Jim Hailey                        4             ’71 Javelin         1             

21                       Bobby Fleming                  54           ’70 Camaro        0             


Bobby Allison first on the starting grid.


Orlando Porsche dealer Vince Gimondo, easy to see why they called him Vince Kojack.

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Wayne Andrews with the Jack StClair Pipeline Special

Point Standings after Daytona

  1. Wayne Andrews 504
  2. Ernie Shaw 369.25
  3. Jimmy Capps 348
  4. Bobby Allison 341
  5. H.B. Bailey 340.25
  6. Baxter Price 329
  7. Buck Baker 285.25
  8. Tiny Lund 247
  9. AL Straub 246
  10. Max Berrier 243.25
  11. Stick Elliott 238
  12. Glenn Brewer 219.75
  13. Bob Williams 209.50
  14. David Boggs 208.25
  15. Jim Hailey 203.25
  16. Jeff Haar 198.25
  17. Paul Tyler 164.75
  18. James Hylton 156.25
  19. Pee Wee Wentz 144.75
  20. Jim Paschal 143.5
  21. Jerry Hufflin 142
  22. Gary Myers 130.75
  23. Bill Chevalier 123.50
  24. Herb Kanady 97.75
  25. Billy Hagan 95.75
  26. David Boggs 83
  27. Bob Jusola 68.75
  28. Bobby Watson 68
  29. T. C. Hunt 67.75
  30. Pete Hamilton 66.75
  31. Don Miller 64.75
  32. Tommy Andrews 60.75
  33. Jimmy Vaughn 59.50

updated by @dennis-andrews: 01/18/20 05:20:38AM
Dennis Andrews
10/31/17 03:53:16PM
835 posts

Racing History Minute - October 31, 1965

Stock Car Racing History

If memory serves me correctly dad was at this race and told me that Curtis stopped on pit road after the race, got out, sat on the car and downed 2 beers before climbing back in the car and going to victory lane. No wasting of a beverage then like they do today by spraying it all over the place.

updated by @dennis-andrews: 01/18/20 05:20:38AM
Dennis Andrews
09/22/17 03:17:32PM
835 posts

1972 Bowman Gray 100

Stock Car Racing History


Bowman Gray Stadium

Saturday, April 8, 1972

The second stand alone race for the Grand American Challenge Series in 1972 was the Bowman Gray 100 at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium ¼ mile paved track in Winston-Salem. It was the 3 rd race where drivers could earn championship points.

The event was broadcast live nation-wide, with a 100 mile radius black out, by ABC’s Wide World of Sports hosted by Jim McKay and sportscaster Bill Flemming. Commentary was provided by the editor of National Speed Sport News Chris Economaki. The 40 lap modified race was videotaped.

42 drivers filed entries for 24 starting spots. In addition to the GA drivers GN drivers Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Buddy Baker (in his dad’s Firebird), Lee Roy Yarbrough (in #10 Camaro) and Pete Hamilton (in the #92 Camaro, I think the same one Hylton drove at Daytona) made qualifying runs. Stadium standouts Max Berrier drove Reid Shaws Mustang and Don Miller drove a Camaro. Stick Elliott and Mike Humphries also landed rides for the event. Former GT Champ and stadium regular Ken Rush returned to action as well. Track manager Joe Hawkins expected a large crowd designating it “Ladies Day” with women getting in free but the cold weather hurt the attendance with an estimated gate of 8,000 but the stands did not appear to be half full.

Time trials set the starting grid for three 10 lap heat races. The top seven finishers in each heat moved on the 100 lap feature. The final 3 spots were determined by qualifying times of those finishing outside to top seven in the heat races. David Pearson sat on the pole with a record time of 16.49 sec. in one of H.B. Bailey’s Firebirds and won the first heat. Ken Rush won the second heat and started on the outside front row and Bobby Allison started third by winning the last heat in the Melvin Joseph Mustang.

Racing at the Stadium has always been an up close affair involving contact like the game played inside the bull ring and it became apparent at the drop of the green. Ken Rush started on the outside of the front row but did not make it out of the first corner when contact from H.B. Bailey sent him into the guard rail ending his day. “Bailey just plowed right through me, he was driving like he had lost his mind.” Rush commented later. Third place starter Bobby Allison was also involved but was able to continue after going to the back of the field. When they went back under the green it was Pearson out front soon to be followed by Jim Paschal who had avoided the opening lap crash and moved up from the 9 th place starting position. As the leaders came off turn four to complete lap 40 Randy Bannister was in the outside lane passing slower traffic when his Camaro blew the engine going down the front stretch. Bannister ended up in the turn one fence as the outside lane got jammed up, Pearson could not get to the inside because of traffic but Paschal just behind him found a hole and jumped to the inside and clipped a little grass getting past the crash and taking the lead. Pearson ended up at the tail end of the lead lap cars and Paschal built up a good lead on the restart. By lap 81 Pearson had made his way to second when Lee Roy Yarbrough spun in turn 2 bringing out the yellow for the fourth time allowing Pearson to make up the gap on Paschal. They only ran a few laps under green before turn 2 was again the site of a spinning car, this time it was Pete Hamilton. Hamilton’s Camaro stalled bringing out the 5 th and final caution which set up a duel to the finish between Paschal and Pearson. Paschal kept his Firebird in the groove and never gave Pearson a chance to make a move and they finished bumper to bumper. Gary Myers was third in a Mustang and Max Berrier brought his Mustang home in 4 th on 7 cylinders. Bobby Allison recovered from the first lap mishap to finish 5 th with a lot of wrinkled sheet metal but not before rubbing Tiny Lund the wrong way. Allison had no comment on Lund saying he had one coming. On a lighter note Yarbrough joked “I didn’t know whether to run or pass so I just punted. They should play football here and forget the racing.” Pearson may have enjoyed the race more than Paschal as he commented “I had a ball. I could have won by spinning him out but I did not want to be dirty. I did bump him a time or two to make sure he knew I was there. It was a lot of fun.” Paschal said “I wasn’t too worried about him. It is hard to pass at this place, I figured I could keep him behind me.”

Paschal collected $2,500 of the $16,365 purse. 

Fin.       St.            Driver                               #                Car                       Laps       Status

1             9            Jim Paschal                      14           ’71 Firebird             100         Running

2             1            David Pearson                  96           ’71 Firebird             100         Running

3             8            Gary Myers                      41           ’70 Mustang            100         Running

4             23          Max Berrier                      15           ’72 Mustang            100         Running

5             3            Bobby Allison                   49           ’70 Mustang            100         Running

6             15          Stick Elliott                       57           ’72 Camaro             100         Running

7             4            H. B. Bailey                      36           ’71 Firebird             100         Running

8             10          Bobby Watson                  11           ’70 Camaro             100         Running

9             22          JaPete Hamilton                92           ’72 Camaro             99           Running

10           20          Mike Humphries                94           ’72 Camaro             99           Running

11           21          Don Miller                         99           ’70 Camaro            99           Running

12           17          Pee Wee Wentz                   5           ’69 Camaro            99           Running

13           16          T. C. Hunt                         88           ’69 Camaro            99           Running

14           7            Buddy Baker                      87           ’71 Firebird            99           Running

15           13          Tommy Andrews                21           ’69 Mustang           99           Running

16           5            Jimmy Vaughn                   7             ‘69 Camaro            98           Running

17           11          Lee Roy Yarbrough             10           ’69 Camaro            97           Running

18           24          Randy Hutchison                1             ’69 Camaro            96           Running

19           18          Finley Henderson                19           ’69 Camaro            82           Running

20           6            Tiny Lund                          55           ’72 Firebird            64           Flat tire

21           14          Randy Bannister                 26           ’69 Camaro            37           Engine

22           12          Wayne Andrews                 97           ’70 Mustang           30           DNF

23           19          Jeff Haar                           67           ’69 Camaro            30           Heating

24           2            Ken Rush                          44           ’69 Camaro            0             Wreck

The national exposure brought out some big names but it also cost some GA regulars some points. Al Straub, Bob Williams and Ernie Shaw did not make the field and Glenn Brewer put Finley Henderson in his car.

Personal Note: There were 5 cautions for 29 laps but not all incidents resulted in a yellow flag. Wayne Andrews spun off the bumper of Buddy Baker. The car came to rest on the grass on the inside of the racing surface. The car stalled with a flat tire and would not re-fire. Wayne was a spectator until the next caution putting him so far behind it was not worth continuing.



Randy Bannister watches track clean-up around his race car as Jim Paschal goes by under caution. It was this event that gave Paschal the opening to get by Pearson.

Point Standings after Bowman Gray

  1. Wayne Andrews 372.25
  2. Bobby Allison 183.75
  3. AL Straub 246
  4. Max Berrier 243.25
  5. Glenn Brewer 219.75
  6. Bob Williams 209.50
  7. David Boggs 208.25
  8. Ernie Shaw 204.25
  9. Jeff Haar 198.25
  10. H.B. Bailey 181.75
  11. Tiny Lund 180.50
  12. Joie Chitwood Jr. 175.25
  13. Jimmy Capps 173.25
  14. Stick Elliott 168
  15. Paul Tyler 164.75
  16. Baxter Price 160.75
  17. James Hylton 156.25
  18. Herb Adams 153
  19. Pee Wee Wentz 144.75
  20. Jerry Hufflin 142
  21. Mike Humphries 141
  22. Jim Hailey 140
  23. Gary Myers 130.75
  24. Bill Chevalier 123.50
  25. Buck Baker 115
  26. Vic Elford 107
  27. Randy Bannister 99
  28. Roy Stamey 91.25
  29. David Boggs 83
  30. Jim Paschal 75
  31. Charlie Blanton 70.75
  32. Bob Jusola 68.75
  33. Bobby Watson 68
  34. Pete Hamilton 66.75
  35. Don Miller 64.75
  36. T.C. Hunt 67.75
  37. Tommy Andrews 60.75
  38. Jimmy Vaughn 59.50
  39. Dave Dayton 52
  40. Tom Lilly 39.25

* Points calculated using written description of 1972 points system for both Daytona races (assuming all drivers were awarded points for their finishing position) and results that included points for the Bowman Gray race. Note that posted result that listed points awarded for the BG race listed no points for David Pearson, Stick Elliott, Mike Humphries, Buddy Baker, Lee Roy Yarbrough, Randy Hutchison, Finley Henderson, Tiny Lund and Ken Rush. They were not listed as a post entry so I don’t know why they got no points.

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Dennis Andrews
09/06/17 10:23:23AM
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R.I.P. Thomas Cox - 1962 NASCAR Grand National Rookie of the Year

Stock Car Racing History

PeaHead Cox

News clipping from 1961 and pictures from 1966.



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Dennis Andrews
08/02/17 03:08:40PM
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1972 CITRUS 250

Stock Car Racing History

1972 was the year that saw the changes started the year before come to fruition and began what would come to be called the modern area. It was the first year with Bill France Jr. at the helm of NASCAR and it was the first year for what had been called the Grand National series to be called the Winston Cup series with R. J. Reynolds being the title sponsor with their Winston brand. There was also a new point system, designed to place emphasis on mileage completed in competition, for the Winston Cup and Grand American Challenge series. All races on tracks under a ½ mile in length or up to 250 miles in distance were moved to a new Grand National East/West division. Winston Cup, Grand American and Grand National cars back to 1969 were allowed to run Grand National East/West. The Grand National East and Grand National West divisions were also under the new point system.

The Grand American Challenge Series opened the year with only Daytona and Talladega on the schedule. The predictions of the series ending had begun in the middle of 1970 and had seen the schedule greatly reduced in 1971 with close to half of the races being combination events that included Grand National and Grand American cars. The future of the series was in doubt but it was not gone yet.


Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, February 6, 1972

The first race the Grand American cars would be eligible to compete in was the Midnight Challenge 200. It was part of a 3 race package that had been the 24 Hours of Daytona. The first event was the SCCA Brundage Western Hemisphere Formula Vee Trophy race on Saturday followed by the SCCA Midnight Challenge Cup race starting at midnight and then the FIA World Series Sports Car Championship race called the Daytona Six Hour Continental on Sunday. 39 cars were entered but only 24 took the green flag. 9 GA cars were entered with 7 starting. Many of the SCCA cars were co-driven but all the GA cars only had one driver except the #86 Firebird of David Boggs and Paul Fleming. The #57 Corvette started from the pole with Dave Heinz behind the wheel and pulled away from the field for 23 laps before his engine expired. Vince Gimondo then took his #47 Camaro to the front and held on for the win. The #89 Camaro of Tom Fraser and Bert Gafford finished second with Wayne Andrews in the #97 Mustang was third and the first GA car across the line. The other GA finishing were Ernie Shaw 11 th , David Boggs/Paul Fleming 14 th , Al Straub 17 th , Glenn Brewer 20 th , Buck Baker 21 st , Bob Williams 23 rd with Bobby Brewer and Herb Kanady not starting. The GA drivers earned GA points based on their finishing position and calculated on the new system. It was reported that there would be 4 class winners in the event but I only have the overall results. I can tell you that the GA cars were not in a class by themselves but included in one of the SCCA classes as Wayne Andrews was not credited with a class win and did not receive a trophy.

Fin.       St.            Driver                                  #                Car                       Laps       Status

1                              Vince Gimondo                 47            Camaro                   53           Running

2                              Burt Gafford                     89            Camaro                   51           Running

3                              Wayne Andrews                97            Mustang                  50           Running

4                              Ruben Novoa                    81            Porsche                   49           Running

5                              Manuel Garcia                   36            Camaro                   48           Running

6                              James Locke                     61            Porsche                   48           Running

7                              George Stone                    76            Porsche                   48           Running

8                              Guido Levetto                    0             Camaro                    48           Running

9                              Richard Weiss                    27           Porsche                    47           Running

10                           John Elliott                         80            Camaro                    46           Running

11                           Ernie Shaw                         37            Mustang                   46           Running

12                           Bobby Clark                        75            Datsun                     43           Running

13                           Tom Nehl                           8              Camaro                    42           Tranny

14                           Paul Fleming                      86             Firebird                    41          

15                           David McClain                    19             Porsche                    35          

16                           Robert Whitaker                 30             Volvo                       34          

17                           Al Straub                           74             Mustang                   33          

18                           Phil Currin                          99            Corvette                    30          

19           1              Dave Heinz                         57            Corvette                    24           Engine

20                           Glenn Brewer                      49            Mustang                    10          

21                           Buck Baker                         87            Firebird                       9             

22                           Jerry Lustig                         77            Fiat                            8             

23                           bob Williams                       78            Mustang                      3             

24                           John Prasek                        46            Porsche                       3             

Point Standings Midnight Challenge

  1. Wayne Andrews 158.5
  2. Ernie Shaw 137.5
  3. David Boggs 125.25
  4. AL Straub 109.25
  5. Glenn Brewer 74.5
  6. Buck Baker 71.25
  7. Bob Williams 59.75


Daytona International Speedway

Friday, February 18, 1972

The first stand alone race of the 1972 season for the Grand American Challenge Series brought the cars back to Daytona Beach Florida for the 4 th edition of the Citrus 250, a FIA sanctioned event. The FIA sanction opened the door for GN and international drivers to enter. Bobby Allison signed on to drive the Melvin Joseph Mustang with road course ringers Bob Jusola, Vic Elford, Herb Adams and Peter Gregg ready to mount GA cars.  Herb Adams would team up with H.B. Bailey in one of Bailey’s Firebirds. Team Porsche driver Peter Gregg was scheduled to drive Reid Shaw’s Mustang that had been vacated by Wayne Andrews. Gentleman racer Shaw only wanted to race when and where he wanted, Wayne wanted to run for a championship and was given that opportunity by Jack StClair who owned a pipeline construction company in Roanoke, Va.. It was the first time Wayne would be a full time racer. He had worked for Shaw managing one of Shaw’s Tie-Rite neck ware plants during the week and racing on a hand shake on the week ends. They remained friends and when Gregg complained that the Mustang had no brakes and would not handle during practice Reid asked Wayne to drive the car to get a second opinion. Wayne went out and posted one of the quickest times of the day. Reid fired Peter Gregg and made a call to put Max Berrier in the car. When Andrews signed on the drive StClairs’ Pipeline Special there had already been a deal put together for Red Farmer to drive the car in the Citrus 250 so Wayne landed a ride in the Mustang owned by John Chisholm, who owned a construction company in Nova Scotia, Canada and had built a track patterned after Bristol called Riverside International Speedway. Engine problems plagued the team in practice and when the second engine broke it appear Wayne might miss the race but Red Farmer, who was nursing an injured leg that was bothering him when trying to tackle the road course, stepped out of the Pipeline Special and turned it over to Andrews.

H.B. Bailey averaged a speed of 108.999 mph to earn the pole position with James Hylton along side in a Camaro. Bobby Allison started third in a Mustang with Herb Adams in a Firebird fourth. Jeff Haar and Baxter Price in Camaros rounded out the top six. Wayne Andrews had qualified the Chisholm Mustang in 6 th but started in Farmers spot of 18 th when the Chisholm Mustang was scratched. Joie Chitwood Jr., Tommy Andrews and Randy Bannister rounded out the top ten starters but Tommy Andrews did not make the grid.

At the drop of the green on the back stretch it was Bailey taking the lead for 7 laps until Allison moved to the front. On lap 22 Allison spun off the track in turn 2 of the infield road course. He ended up next to turn 4, where he re-entered the race, bypassing a large piece of track. When he pitted with a tire vibration he was held on pit road for 30 sec. to make up for the time he gained during the spin. Wayne Andrews, who had charged through the field, took over the lead holding it for 13 laps until a driving rain storm with 40MPH gust hammered the speedway for about 10 minutes. Several cars spun more than once trying to make it to pit road for rain tires. In Andrews’ pit box when the crew spun the lug nuts off they disappeared under the water collecting there and they had trouble finding them extending their stay on pit road. Tiny Lund, who started 12 th , led several laps during the down pour as Bailey decided to park his car due to lack of rain tires. The rain caused enough havoc with spins and pit stops that the penalty did not hurt Allison much. When the rain stopped Allison drove to the front with Andrews second. With two to go Allison had close to a minute lead when Andrews rolled to a stop on the final infield turn out of gas. Lund, who had been running 3 rd a lap behind the leaders went by the parked Mustang to take second. Even without finishing Andrews claimed 3 rd as he had 2 laps on the rest of the field. Joie Chitwood Jr. and Jimmy Capps rounded out the top five.

Allison collected $4,550 of the $23,550 purse. 

Fin.       St.            Driver                                  #                Car                       Laps       Status

1              3             Bobby Allison                     49           ’70 Mustang            67           Running

2              12           Tiny Lund                          55           ’71 Firebird              66           Running

3              18           Wayne Andrews                 15           ’70 Mustang             65           DNF

4              8             Joie Chitwood Jr.                77           ’69 Camaro              65           Running

5                             Jimmy Lee Capps               90           ‘69 Camaro              65           Running

6                             Max Berrier                       15            ’71 Mustang             64           Running

7                             Stick Elliott                        57            ’71 Camaro              63           Running

8                             Paul Tyler                          79            ’69 Camaro              63           Running

9              5             Jeff Haar                            67            ’69 Camaro              63           Running

10           7              Baxter Price                        3              ’69 Camaro              63           Running

11           2              James Hylton                      92            ’71 Camaro              61           Running

12           4              Herb Adams                       96             ’71 Firebird              60           Gearbox

13                           Bob Williams                      76             ’70 Mustang             59           Off course

14                           Glenn Brewer                     19             ’69 Camaro              57           Running

15                           Jerry Hufflin                       60             ’69 Camaro              56           Running

16                           Jim Hailey                           4              ’69 Javelin               56           Running

17                           Al Straub                            74             ’71 Mustang            55           Running

18                           Bill Chevalier                       82             ’71 Camaro             46           Running

19           1              H. B. Bailey                         36             ’71 Firebird             39           Tires

20                           Vic Elford                            00             ’71 Camaro             36           Drive shaft

21                           Roy Stamey                        25              ’69 Camaro             25           Running

22                           David Boggs                        86             ’71 Firebird             20           Engine

23                           Pee Wee Wentz                     5             ’69 Camaro             20           Engine

24                           Mike Humphreys                  94             ’71 Camaro             17           Tranny

25                           Charlie Blanton                    95             ’71 Camaro              15           Brakes

26                           Bob Jusola                          47             ’69 Camaro              15           Battery

27                           Ernie Shaw                         17              ’70 Mustang            15           Clutch

28           10            Randy Bannister                   26             ’69 Camaro              11           Engine

29                          Gary Myers                           41             ’70 Mustang             11           Engine

30                          Dave Dayton                         81             ’70 Mustang            8              Engine

31           19           Buck Baker                            87             ’71 Firebird             3              Engine

32                          Tom Lilly                               91             ’70 Camaro            1              Engine

Point Standings after Daytona

  1. Wayne Andrews 375.75
  2. AL Straub 246
  3. Glenn Brewer 219.75
  4. Bob Williams 209.50
  5. David Boggs 208.25
  6. Ernie Shaw 204.25
  7. Bobby Allison 183.75
  8. Tiny Lund 180.50
  9. Jimmy Capps 173.25
  10. Max Berrier 171.25
  11. Stick Elliott 168
  12. Paul Tyler 164.75
  13. Jeff Haar 162.75
  14. Baxter Price 160.75
  15. James Hylton 156.25
  16. Jerry Hufflin 142
  17. Jim Hailey 140
  18. Bill Chevalier 123.50
  19. Buck Baker 115
  20. H.B. Bailey 112.75



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Dennis Andrews
07/21/17 11:19:12AM
835 posts

1971 PAUL REVERE 250

Stock Car Racing History

"Sometimes it happens on the warm up lap" 

My brother Keith reminded me of something about this race. The entrance to the road course portion of the track was after the flag stand and before the end of pit road. There were no physical barriers, only cones marking the turn. After taking the checkered flag dad slowed to take the left-hander into the infield. Just as he turned left he was hit from behind by Pete Harrison who had decided not to slow down and take to the infield but was going straight on toward the high banked turn one. Dad was OK but the tail end of the Mustang was crunched.

"Sometimes it happens on the cool down lap".