October 7, 1945 Williams Grove Victory Championship Race

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October 7, 1945 Williams Grove Victory Championship Race

Post by LarryJ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:53 am

For all interested in the early years of Williams Grove. This again taken from a filled in program of Maryland race fan John Fales.

Williams Grove CSRA Victory Championship Race October 7, 1945

These are the cars that took time:

#33 Danny Goss
#5 Bumpy Bumpus
#54 Charlie Voss
#36 Carl Becker
#45 Harold Chapp
#20 Ducky Pellman
#32 Mark Light
#28 Jerry Donmeyer
#54 George Marshman
#33 Ottis Stine
#46 Johnny Favinger
#18 Bill Bricker
#14 Joe Gillow
#3 Leon Trowbridge
#39 Jimmy Wilburn
#3 George Cavanna
#24 Charlie Breslin
#36 Speed McFee
#7 Elmer Norris
#95 Earl Horn
#3 Lucky Zalucki
#5 Warren Bates
#81 Al Fleming
#3 Ed Terry
#48 Jimmy Sanford
#0 Duke Dinsmore
#7 Vernon Miller
#32 Pete McKerwin
#8 Frank Luptow
#8 Lou Miller
#3 Johnny Nardella
#7 Lawrence Smith
#3 Johnny Sweetwood
#7 Tut Moore
#2 Milt Frankhouser


The results of the 25 lap Victory feature race according to the handwritten stats in program (do not take as official)

1. #39 Jimmy Wilburn
2. #5 Bumpy Bumpus
3. #7 Gretzbach (this driver was not listed in time trials)
4. #5 Ducky Pellman (different car than time trials)
5. #3 Ed Terry
6. #0 Duke Dinsmore
7. #3 Lucky Zalucki
8. #48 Jimmy Sanford
9. #81 Al Fleming

3 other cars in the race were #8 Frank Luptow, #95 Earl Horn, #3 George Cavanna were listed as "OUT"

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Re: October 7, 1945 Williams Grove Victory Championship Race

Post by sramoa » Wed May 01, 2013 10:02 am

Thanks!Great stuff!

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Re: October 7, 1945 Williams Grove Victory Championship Race

Post by mlight9 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:38 am

is this not the race mark light had his very bad accident in turn #3 that killed a spectator????
the #32 was the McCurdy Dreyer.
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Re: October 7, 1945 Williams Grove Victory Championship Race

Post by LarryJ » Thu May 02, 2013 4:26 am

Yes it was. One man died and thirteen people were injured. The newspaper article said the man was Miller Hoover and that eight of the injured people were members of his family.
Mark Light was in serious condition from the accident.

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