Dick Harrell's Yenko Camaro Nearly Equals Record In Match Race
Camaro Nearly Equals Record In Match Race Dickie Harrell's Yenko Cam aro lived up to expectations by nearly equalling its national record speed while winning the special match . race over the Paddock Plymouth of St. Louis before one of the biggest season crowds Saturday night at the Springfield-Ozark Springfield-Ozark Springfield-Ozark Raceway. Harrell turned in a time of S.15 seconds and 137.19 miles per hour on the final eighth-mile eighth-mile eighth-mile run. The Camaro holds the American Hot Rod Association record of 138 mph. The time and speed by the second-ranked second-ranked second-ranked funny car In the nation were the best ever at the Raceway. . The Paddockcar recorded 5.69 and 124.33 in 'he last run after winning the second heat when the Camaro had handling problems. The Plymouth won with 5.72 and 125.22. Harrell. was home first in the ooenine run with 5,41 and 131 mnh to 8.01 for Paddock. -' -' The night's eliminator win ners were i.rme Abney, .shif ter's Car Club, Ken Tillman, Kimbell Brothers, Wally Cal vert, John Fclbey and Ron Adams. Andther in the series of grudge and match races will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.