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Missourian Wins Ponca City Race
PONCA CITY – Dick Durant of Florissant, Mo. Set a one-lap course record of 52 seconds and averaged 103 miles per hour as he easily won the feature race Sunday at the Ponca City sports car Grand Prix.
Durant’s modified Corvette Special was knocked out of Saturday’s feature by engine trouble, but after working all night he had the car ready to beat out second place Bill Moore of Ponca City, also driving a Corvette Special.
(Editor’s comment: The results are as posted in the Oklahoman, and are incorrect/garbled as experienced race fans will note. We are searching for more correct results and will post them if we find them. The photo below of Dick Durant was taken at Lake Afton, 1965)
Race 1. G Production – David Kiser, Overland Park, Kan, Triumph; H Production - G. L. Henderson, Lawton, Corvette.
Race 2. GT (illegible) Denver, Volkswagon; F Production – John Barker, Denver, MGA.
Race 3. Formula B – Chuck Trowbridge, Denver; D Production – Vic Campbell, Tulsa, TR-4; E Production, Larry Meyers, Denver, MGA.
Race 4. C Production, Gordon Gresham, Hubbard, Emporia Kan, Sardini
Race 5. C Production – Gordon Gresham, Wichita, Lotus XX; Formula V - Robert Hubbard, Emporia, Kan. Sardini.
Race 6. C Modified, Dick Durant, Florissant, Mo. Corvette Special; B Production – Mack Yates, Wichita, Mustang; G Modified – Harvey Woodward, Kansas City, Elva Mark VI; C Production – John Goans Jr, Liberty Mo, Lotus Elan; A Production – Al Goldman, Oklahoma City, Cobra
Race 1. G Production – Doc Foerster, Oklahoma City, Datsun; H Production – Thomas Huckle, Oklahoma City, Sprite.
Race 2. F Production – (illegible), Henderson City, Mo, TR3; GT Dick Bradford, Tulsa, MGA.
Race 3. E Production – Jim Thompson, Florence, Kan, Lotus VII; D Production – Eddie Kimmel, Oklahoma City, TR4; H Modified – Bob Bishop, St. Louis, Bobsy Saab.
Race 4. Formula B – Chuck Trowbridge, Denver; Formula C – Thomas Bunn, Perton AFB, Lola Mark V; Formula V - Robert Hubbard, Emporia, Kan. Sardini.
Race 5. C Modified, John Lively, Wichita, Lotus; B Production- Bob Spooner, St. Louis, Sunbeam Tiger; G Modified – Harvey Woodward, Kansas City, Elva Mark VI; C Production – Dr. Don Ginardi, Kansas City, Lotus Super VII.
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