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Jungle Jim


MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1968

   Jungle Jim's Chevy II
Jim Liberman In His Supercharged 427 Chevrolet

Ranked Cars Are Matched At Lakeland

Two nationally ranked cars will be involved in a winner take all $3,000 race at the Lakeland Strip tommorow.

Jim Liberman will drive his supercharged 427 Chevrolet in competition with the Stone-Woods-Cook 427 Mustang.

The Liberman car's elapsed time during the last six weeks has been seven seconds at more than 190 miles per hour.  Liberman, of San Jose, Calif., won four of the last six championship events he has entered.

A September accident at Acton, Ill. ended the Stone-Woods-Cook team's national championship ambitions last year.  Doug Cook, the driver, is back at the wheel after recovering from the injuries for six months.

The new Ford, which is based in Los Angeles, has exceeded 190 miles per hour.

More than 300 gassers, stockers and hot rods also will be competing for trophies, prizes and cash.  A powder puff event for the ladies driving pure stocks only also is scheduled.

The Lakeland gates will open at 8 a.m. with feature race and eliminations starting at 2 p.m.

The Lakeland Strip is on Interstate 40 at the Canada Exit.


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

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