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THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

MONDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1969
SCIR Has Weekend Plans

   Herb McCandless, at 25 a veteran of drag racing, will carry Memphis' hopes this weekend at Shelby County International Raceway as SCIR entertains the National Hot Rod Association's Southeast Division World Championships.

   McCandless will pit his 1969 Dodge Dart against some of the nations finest Super Stock competitors.

   The action opens Saturday afternoon at 3 with record runs, time trials and qualifying.  Top Fuel eliminations get underway at 8:45 p.m.  All other eliminations will be run Sunday when the gates open at 10 a.m. with eliminations at 2:30 p.m.

   The entry list:

   TOP FUEL: Dave Chenevert, Metarie, La; Preston Davis (owned by Raymond Godman), Memphis; Pete Robinson, Atlanta (former World Champion).

   TOP GAS: Bill Webb, Decatur, Ga. (1966 national champion); Durel-Randazzo-Punaky, Kenner, La.

   SUPER: Joe Yarini, Tucker, Ga.; Holt-Suski, Athens, Ga.

   COMPETITION: Bob Callahan, Atlanta; Sherrill Huff, Lebanon Junction, Ky.; David Motors, Atlanta; Farley Brothers, Camo Hill, Penn; Bob Stratman, Miami (national record holder).

   STREET: Bo Laws, Orlando, Fla.; Ronnie Stewart, East Point, Ga; Buddy Houston, Palmetto, Ga.; Hugh Green, Somerville, Ala; Butch Luther, Decatur, Ga.; Charles Baggett, Cunningham, Tenn.

   SUPER STOCK: Wyman Barnett, Stone Mountain, Ga.; John Smith, Dunwoody, Ga; Otis Deck Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn.; Reid Whisnant, Atlanta; J.C. South, Birmingham; Frank Dettmering, Atlanta; Herb McCandless, Memphis.

   STOCK: Jim Waibel, Lakeland, Fla.; Keith Hodge, Hartsville, Ala.; Charlie Carson, Lakeland, Fla.; Gene H. Norris, Orlando, Fla.; John Thorpe, Phenix City, Ala,; Roger Wilder, Memphis; Waibel Competition, Lakeland, Fla.; R Ayres, Little Rock; Jerry Hollman, Birmingham; Jimmie D. Wilkerson, Memphis; Carl Finch, Little Rock; Richard Noble, Beebe, Ark.

 


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

 
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