Jack Walker

Daytona Sportsman Results, Feb 25,1955

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The annual Daytona Beach-Road Course Sportsman race was held on February 25th, 1955 on a cold and windy day. Milt Hartlauf of Louisville, KY took the pole on the previous day with a beach run of 119.641 mph. When the race started Hartlauf led the first lap, but went over the first turn on lap 2 ending up in the dunes. Speedy Thompson of Monroe, NC drove the # M-5 Fish Carburetor Ford to a 2 ½ minuet victory over Dick Blackwell. There were 36 cars running at the finish. Thompson won $600 for the victory.
Jack Walker
@jack-walker   9 years ago
Hey Billy, Click on "View Full Size" above. This will make it a lot bigger (maybe too big), Jack
TMC Chase
@tmc-chase   4 years ago
Speedy Thompson takes the checkers on US Highway A1A. From Getty Images The top 3 finishers - Speedy, Blackwell and Fireball. Race report from Daytona Beach Morning Journal
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   4 years ago
75th place finisher, the lateJames Jones of Goldsboro, NCwould later become the longtime promoter of Wilson (NC) County Speedway in the late 60s - 70s.
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