Wood Wins Match,
Sets SCIR Mark
Bobby Wood, of Birmingham, bettered the Shelby County International Raceway
quarter mile record before a crowd of 1,500 last night.
Wood, piloting a 1969 Chevy II, turned an elapse time of :07.51 on his first
battle with New Orleans' Leonard Hughes in their best-of-three Funny Car
match. Wood also won the second match with an elapse time of :07.61 at
191.08 miles per hour.
Hughes had a faster speed with a 202.70 clocking, but red-lighted on the
first round and had trouble getting off the line in the second test.