[Lakeland Drag Strip] May 21-Tonight's action got under way with
Leonard Hughes coming out for a warm-up run. He put his injected,
fuel-burning Plymouth through the quarter in 9.71 e.t. at 147.29 mph.
He has just recently rebuilt the "Moon Shot" and it was
running better than ever. In fact he was running so good he was
willing to put his reputation on the line as he went up against the
Fairchild Racing Enterprise's blown, hemi-powered Dodge, "The
8 o'clock, both cars were pulled to the line for the first round of
competition. Both cars made a few passes through the rosin and they
were ready to go. When the green light came on, Hughes put a hole shot
on the blown Dodge and pulled him all the way for an easy win. The
"Moon Shot" Plymouth turned a 9.45 e.t. at 152 mph.
second round started off with the "Cyclops" showing off his
power advantage as he put a hole shot on Leonard's "Moon
Shot." But when the "Cyclops" broke a drive shaft, Hughes
roared by to make it two straight. The "Moon Shot"
turned a 9.15 e.t. at 154.55 mph.
Blackstock was here from Champaign, Illinois in his H/SA national
class record '63 Chevy. He walked away with a class win and the junior
stock money. He had a best time of 14.50 at 91.83 mph.
~ A. J. Lancaster was on hand in his "Hostile
Hemi" Plymouth. He put down "Mr. 4 Speed." Herb
McCandless un his hemi-powered Plymouth, with a 11.12 e.t. at 126.3
mph. This earned him the top stock money.
The title of
Competition Eliminator went to the Buggs and Robilio Chevy powered
B/Altered. John P. Robilio battled his way through a strong field of
dragsters and altereds. His best time of the night was a 10.95 at
127.04 mph as he nosed out the Nolan and Wilbanks C/Altered.