Charlotte Results M-S Oct 16,1965
The first annual Charlotte 250 was a prelude to the 1965 National 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The expected field was to be 50 Late Model Modified and Sportsman cars. For an unknown reason only 18 cars showed up for qualifying for the $15000 race. There were 3 Grand National cars (1963 & 64 models) added to the field on race day. Sonny Hutchins won the pole in a Modified 1961 Ford. The race was uneventful, and ended with Lee Roy Yarbrough being flagged the winner after he led the final 83 laps. Yarbrough was disqualified in the post race inspection for using wheels wider than 8 ½”, and Ralph Earnhardt inherited the win along with a $3000 check. It’s interesting that Charlotte Motor Speedway has no record of Ralph Earnhardt ever winning a race at Charlotte, but he did. ** Updated 9/18 with additional car numbers.