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THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Saturday, July 12, 1969
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.

 


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

 
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