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SOUTHERN LATE MODEL 200 - TOP 10 RESULTS - WILSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Wilson, NC

200 Laps - One-Half Mile Dirt Track - 40 Cars

NOVEMBER 1977

(As Reported in the next day's Wilson Daily Times)

1) Dale Earnhardt Kannanapolis, NC #17 Camaro $2,500

2) Tommy Houston Hickory, NC #95 Nova$1,500

3) Monk Tate Ruffin, NC #86 Nova$1,150

4)John Matthews Raleigh, NC #16 Chevelle$ 850

5) Earl Arnold Raleigh, NC #1 Nova$ 650

6) J.E. BeardBailey, NC Nova$ 590

7) Dennis Smith Goldsboro, NC Nova $400

8) Sam Ard Asheboro, NC Pontiac$300

9) Tommy TudorEmporia, VA Chevelle $ 200

10) Stick ElliottShelby, NC Mustang $ 150

Margin of Victory - < 1/2 lap

Earnhardt drove the #17 Robert Gee owned Camaro, starting 11th

LEADERS AT HALF-WAY (100 LAPS)

1) Earl Arnold - Raleigh, NC

2)Billy Scott - Gaffney, SC

3) Dale Earnhardt - Kannapolis, NC

4) Sam Ard - Asheboro, NC

5) Monk Tate - Ruffin, NC

TOP-5 QUALIFIERS

1) Monk Tate - Ruffin, NC 25.18 Seconds

2) Dennis Smith - Goldsboro, NC 25.37 Seconds

3) Earl Arnold - Raleigh, NC25.42 Seconds

4) Glenn McDuffie - Sanford, NC 25.42 Seconds

5) Shelton McNair - Plymouth, NC 25.44 Seconds

Results of 25-Lap Consolation Race for Non-Qualifiers

1) Joe Huss - Roanoke Rapids, NC

2) Bud Elliott - Emporia, VA

Another notable Wilson County Speedway regular not making the field was Junior Johnson of Florence, SC.

Note: This was the first dirt track race for 2nd place finisher Tommy Houston in eight years.

Wilson County Speedway Memories