BILOXI DRAGWAY RESULTS APRIL 19, 1959

Taylor's 121.40 Mph Run Takes T.E. At Biloxi With 'B' Dragster (From Drag News)

Biloxi, Miss., May 19 -'Foggy weather kept many of the competitors at home hunting, but those who braved the weather and came out to race put on a good show at Gulf Coast Drag Strip.
Danny Taylor copped Top Eliminator trophy with a run of 121.40 mph. Don LiCali in his brand new competition coupe looked mighty fast in his first time run, and it looked like Taylor might be in for a rough afternoon. However, on his 3rd run the clutch disintegrated about 1/2 way down the strip. This removed him from competition. Even with no clutch, Don went on to coast over the finish line in 11.92 sec. He expects to come back next Sunday and set a strip record for his class.
Andy Zanka, state champion of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, ran true to form in his A sports Corv and went home with Little Top Eliminator honors in 13.59 sec. and 110.43 mph. Griff Nolan broke his own record in C sports with an E.T. of 17.29 and a speed of 77.25 mph.
Due to difficulties beyond our control, the Annual Boat Show was postponed until next Sunday, April 26th. Door prize will be an outboard motor which retails at about $260.00
GULF COAST DRAG STRIP
Results of April 19
GASS COUPE/SEDAN
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
A Jack Lanasa
Chev
16.85
88.50
B Frank Marshall
Buick
14.27
100.03
C Pebby Smith
Chev
15.89
91.37
E
Ed Pendon
Ford
15.16
92.78

COMPETITION C/S
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
A
Joe Lewis
Chev
14,95
98.83
B
Dan LiCali
Chev
14.38
90.93

DRAGSTERS
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
B Danny Taylor
Cad
12.16
109.56

SPORTS
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
A
Andy Zanka
Chev
13.67
109.56
B
Grady Ditsworth
Chev
15.71
92.78
C
Griff Nalan
Tri
17.29
77.25
D
Lawrence Lundberg MGA
MGA
19.90
70.04
E
Ron Johnson
Spr
22.15
60.00

STOCKS
Class
Winner
Engine
E.T.
Speed
SS-F
Mulecamp
Chev
16.19
90.00
SSA
M. Leger
Pont
16.51
82.19
AA
Mel Bales
Chev
15.44
90.00
A
Grover Palmer
Chev
16.61
87.38
B
Thompson
Chev
17.06
80.00
BA
Joe Hildago
Chev
17.00
85.71
CC
Hux
Stude
18.07
81.67
CA
Mallett
Chev
18.34
78.26
D
Joe Volti
Old
19.59
72.43
E
Steiner
Ford
20.46
68.18
DA
Ron Bossett
Dodge
20.58 64.29
EA
Speesen
Olds
20.00
70.69
A Mod
P. Anderson
Pont
16.02
91.84
B Mod
C. Keamey
Chev
16.77
85.55

LITTLE ELIMINATOR
Winner Engine E.T. Speed
Andy Zanka
Chev
N/A
110.43

TOP ELIMINATOR
Winner Engine E.T. Speed
Danny Taylor
Cad
N/A
121.40

Sources: Drag News, Copyright BiloxiDragway.com

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