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Burlington Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1950, Burlington, Iowa
The Stock cars hot Sun Little dust Good races ordeal of the red necks everything was better last sunday. The wind chose a More agreeable direction and took the dust out of the eyes of the crowd and the time trials were Over and done with by 1 40, and the races themselves were harder fought than the sunday before. The track was a trifle slower with Bill Young s 22 73 goo Prugh distinctive funeral service phone 116 amm amt Iho Midnight insurance Agency 318-319 medical arts bldg. Telephone 744 general insurance George Dwight John Dwight buy. Sweetheart read delivered fresh daily at your store enough to win the time trials. Archer who nosed out Young a week ago by a Hundredth of a second was nosed out himself by five hundredths of a second. The first heat was uneventful. Dick Nau driving a Ford instead of his weary Chrysler grabbed the Lead Early and held it. Jim Skerik and Carl Olson followed him a couple of lengths apart. The second heat was the Best of the Day As far As we could Tell. Jim Dunnegan and Don Gugeler fought hard the first eight laps then watched Pope take Over. He passed Gugeler on the ninth Lap and caught Dunnegan going across the wire in the closest finish we be Ever seen at the track. Jack Dufort whose 7-11 does t appear to be As fast As it was last year pushed hard enough to take a second in the third heat tailing Keith Lucas and leading Don White. The Semi main came before the Novelty race a Good idea since it separated the 20-Lap Semi main from the 20-Lap main and also gave the Semi main winners time to get the dirt off their windshields. Jim Magorian having difficulty subduing his vehicle grabbed both firsts in the Novelty going fastest backward and fastest forwards and the backwards was almost As fast As the forwards. Archer Norm Sayres and Bill Young starting the Semi main in the last three positions finished it in the first three positions. Archer held a Good Lead the better part of the race and the race free delivery on All prescriptions John. H. Witte amp sons druggists 206 Jefferson st. Burlington la. Nebiker insurance Agency 319 Jefferson st. Automobile insurance e. D. Whitford 917 s. 14th st. Harry e. Mohme Beal estate and insurance notably Public 402 National Bank bldg. Phone a a off a. 1307 re. 1432 Stock car racing i Burlington Fairgrounds sunday May 21 time trials�?12 10 p. M. Races�?2 00 p. M. Adults $1.00 children 50c prices include All taxes new steel grandstand accommodates 5,000 was really a contest for second third and fourth. The feature gave the people a Chance to see a much improved Driver Don White work hard for his Money. White came out to the races last year driving a shiny Maroon Plymouth Sedan with Buick ports on the fenders. He came out sunday driving a rough looking red Ford minus the ports and did himself proud. Norm Sayres Lead in the feature was too much for anyone to Challenge but archers hold on second looked questionable. Bill Young pushed him hard for a number of laps but could t pass him Archer being a talented Road hog when necessary. Don White came up later and passed Young then in one of the finest two car contests thus far took Archer on the far turn in the last Lap. The main was marred by an a Dunnegan and Pope collided Dunnegan being the target Pope doing the colliding. Both cars were immobilized taking two of the real workmen out of the race. Dunnegan had put a new motor in his car the Day before and Pope s Coupe looked More respectable than Pope himself. Part of the game they Tell us. A Bunch of people although not As Many As opening Day. Next week should be better because word of the efficient operation of things will get around. Me Acha an electric service specialized service 500 n. Main phone 682 Burlington motor sales Studebaker sales service w. S. f. C. Dehn 323 no. 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