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THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1968

Terry Hedrick Tunes Up His Corvair

Terry Hedrick Tunes Up His Corvair
He'll Be Part Of Season's Final Sunday

Chevys To Test Mercury's Speed

      A strong challenge by Chevrolet to Don Nicholson's champion Mercury Cougar was revealed last night with the announcement that five would be in the field for King of Kings Sixteen championships at Lakeland Strip Sunday.

   Heading the "Stovebolts" will be Terry Hedrick driving the Seaton Shaker. Hedrick has exceeded 194 miles per hour in the quarter mile. The light-weight Corvair is powered by a 427 cubic inch supercharged engine. Bobby Woods of Birmingham, Ala. will drive a Camaro as will Dick Harrell of Kansas City, Mo. Harrell is the 1968 American Hot Rod Association National Champion.

   Jungle Jim Liberman, San Jose, Calif. will unveil a 1969 Chevy II which has exceeded 200 miles per hour in shakedown runs. Liberman, drag racing's newest super star, says he expects to shatter the 200 mile per hour barrier at this event. The final Chevrolet entry will be Henry Garcia of New Orleans, La. driving the "Car Shop" Camaro. Garcia, a relative newcomer to the Funny Car ranks, served his apprenticeship under drag racing immortal, Jack Chrisman, and his established seven track records this year.

   The race cars and drivers will be on display Saturday at Hull-Dobbs Ford.

   Action will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday. Lakeland Drag Strip is located on Interstate 40 at the Canada Road exit.

 


The preceding article is Copyright The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN.  
Thanks to David Rubenstein for supplying this article.

 
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