APRIL 6, 1970
Blue Max Charges
To Lakeland Win
Jake Johnson, driving Harry Smith's Blue Max, claimed first place in
yesterday's Funny Car faceoff before 1,500 at Lakeland International
The noted Dallas driver nipped Shirl Greer for top honors in the six-car
pairoff. Johnson's top ET was :07.84 at 197.36 miles per hour.
Eliminator honors went to Jim Lockhart (2); John Wamberth (3), Bob Short (4)
and Ronnie Stocks (4).
FIRST ROUND: Invader
Corvette vs. Chris the Greek (won by Chris in :07.98 at 179.29)
. . . Invader has :08.52 at 152.54; Shirl Greer vs.
Curtis Wasson (won by Greer in :07.67 at 190.26) . .
. Wasson had :08.04 at 188.67; Blue Max vs. Super Camaro, won by
Blue Max, :08.12 at 158.24 . . . Super Camaro had
:08.45 at 148.50.
SECOND ROUND: Invader Corvette vs. Shirl Greer (won by
Greer in :07.57 at 192.5) . . . Invader had :07.92
at 180; Chris the Greek vs. Super Camaro (won by Chris in :08.10 at
178.17) . . . Super Camaro broke; Curtis
Wasson vs. Blue Max (won by Blue Max in :07.53 at 167.89) .
. . Wasson turned :07.98 at 170.
THIRD ROUND: Invader Corvette vs. Super Camaro (won by
Super Camaro in :07.58 at 170.40) . . . Invader ran
:08.0 at 158 . . . Chris the Greek vs. Curtis Wasson
(won by Chris in :08.0 at 180) . . . Curtis Wasson
ran :08.10 at 179; Shirl Greer vs. Blue Max (won by Blue Max in :07.84
at 197.36) . . . Greer ran :07.89 at 195.36.