BILOXI DRAGWAY RESULTS JUNE 19, 1960

Keen Competition In Little Eliminator (From Drag News)

Biloxi, Miss. June 19th, 1960 - Albert Waits of New Orleans in his record holding Chevy Dragster took on all comers to win the big race Sunday at the Gulf Coast Drag Strip.
Frank Constanga of Hammond, La was present with his new "A" Dragster to put the pressure on. Tony DiBennedito driving the Constanga machine had been turning almost identical times in the low tens on the 139 mph bracket all day. The crowd was keyed to the big race to come, as they knew that both machines were really right: however during the class eliminations DiBennedito blew high gear and was forced out of the running. Waits then made his run to turn 10.52 seconds at 139.25 mph.
Little Eliminator provided a thrill as Andy Zanka of New Orleans driving his 54 Corvette and Paul Daigrepont driving his Olds powered Ford pickup truck pulled into position. Both boys had been turning in the low 13 second bracket and the crowd came to its feet as they left the line. It was even step even to the half way point where Zanka turned on the power and crossed the finish a scant two car lengths ahead. The winning time was 13.03 seconds at 112.50 mph.
GULF COAST DRAG STRIP
Results of June 19
GASS COUPE/SEDAN
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
A H. Newman
Ford 18.20
75.00
B A.J. Braun
Ford
13.96
100.00
C Milton Castanedo
Chev
15.71
90.00
E
Kenneth Lurns
Chev
18.24
75.00

STOCKS
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
A
Ralph Preice
Chev
16.15
90.00
B
Gary Karl
Ply
16.82
83.00
C
Mel Barrett
Chev
17.75 81.82
D
Shelly Mckenzie
Dodge
15.70
93.30

STOCK AUTO
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
A Jack White
Pont.
16.90
89.72
B
John Sihemine
Chev
17.52
80.00
C
Gilbert Anderson
Olds
17.70
76.60

ALTERED C/S
Class Winner Engine E.T. Speed
B
F. Michel
Chev
14.97 78.26
C
Smery Belton
Ford
14.77
95.75

SPORTS
Class
Winner
Engine
E.T.
Speed
A
Andy Zanka
Chev
13.13
109.76
B
RG Clark
Ford
16.34
84.21

STREET ROADSTER
Class
Winner
Engine
E/T Speed
A
Paul Daigrepont
Olds
100.67
106.00


Sources: Drag News, Copyright BiloxiDragway.com

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