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posted August 21, 2000 07:32 PM
Jim Brennan

(Harlan, Iowa, 8/20/00) The 9th Annual Tiny Lund Memorial Nationals are

less then a month away now on September 14th thru 17th at the Shelby

County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa.

Tiny Lund was a giant of a man born and raised in Harlan, Iowa where he

got his start in racing at the Fairgrounds. Tiny raced in IMCA and

eventually moved to South Carolina to race with NASCAR. His biggest win

came in the 1963 Daytona 500 while filling in for Marvin Panch, who was

burned in a practice session accident with an experimental Maserati.

Tiny was the 1st man to the accident and pulled Panch from his burning

car. Panch persuaded the Wood Brothers to let Tiny drive for them in

the 500. And the rest is history. 12 years later in August of 1975 Tiny

lost his life in a 6 car pileup at Talladega.

This will be the 5th year for IMCA sanctioning of this prestigous event

that has been labeled one of Iowa's top 3 'Must See' events. The IMCA

Modifieds will be the featured cl*** once again and the winner of this

feature could take home $10,000 if he was pre-entered. Also on the card

are the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, SCS Late Models and Pro-am/

Street Stocks.

Thursday night, September 14th, will be an open practice session for

all cl***es. And then afterwards all pit p*** holders will be treated to

a Cookies Bar-B-Que party. The practice session starts at 7:30 P.M.

Friday night, September 15th, will feature Late Model and Pro-am

heat races, the Modified Race of Champions and the first Modified

Qualifying Feature. Saturday night, the 16th, will be the 2nd Modifed

Qualifying Feature plus Stock Car and Hobby Stock heat races. Friday

nights action starts at 7:30 and Saturday night starts at 6.

Sunday the 17th starting at 1:00 P.M. will be B-Features for all

cl***es and the Championship Features.

The defending Tiny Lund Champions are Dave Hulsebus in the Modifieds,

Mark Elliott in the Stock Cars, Randy Embrey in the Hobby Stocks and

Scott Carlson in the Pro-am's. This will be the first year for the Late

Models to be part of the program.

For additional information on the rules you may call Buzz Paterson at

(712)-732-7241, Tom Gutowski at (402)-967-3048 or Lori Kline at (712)-

676-3957. Track phone number during the weekend is (712)-755-RACE.

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