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1957-36

General info
Series Grand National (Cup)
Location Kitsap County Airport
Date August 4, 1957
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Art Watts
Pole Speed 62.657 mph
Race Data
Winner Parnelli Jones
Margin of Victory N/A (Same Lap)
Average Speed 38.959 mph
Cautions N/A
Points Leader Buck Baker (DNR)

The 1957-36 was a Sprint Cup (then Grand National) - Pacific Coast Late Model Series (now Camping World West Series) combination event that occured at Kitsup County Airport on August 4, 1957. Parnelli Jones won his first career event, holding off eventual PCLMS season champ Lloyd Dane for the win. It was also the only event at the track, and because of this none of the GN championship leaders attended.

QualifyingEdit

Art Watts would win the pole, with a speed of 62.657 mph, with Danny Graves on the outside pole. Parnelli Jones would start third.

Biggest Gain in the Race: Lloyd Dane, Scotty Cain, Don Porter (+3)

Race NotesEdit

  • Norman McGriff made his final career event, finishing last after a transmission issue. Bill Hidden made his final career start, coming home 12th. And lastly, Bud Emra made his final career start, coming home with his third career top-ten finish.
  • The fourteen-car field was the smallest field of the year.

Race ResultsEdit

Finish Start No. Name Make Laps Status
1 311Parnelli JonesFord80running
2 544Lloyd DaneFord80running
3 122NArt WattsFord80running
4 445Eddie PaganFord79running
5 721NBob RauscherFord79running
6 914Scotty CainMercury77running
7 800Dick GettyChevy77running
8 1096NEd NegreOlds76running
9 281Danny GravesChevy74running
10 1166NBud EmraMercury74running
11 1499Don PorterFord73running
12 1383NBill HiddenDodge72running
13 650NHarold BealFord54running
14 1280NNorman McGriffOlds29transmission

PointsEdit

Since points are unknown following the race, these are the year end points positions and where those drivers finished. Oddly enough, none of the top-ten ran in the race. (DNR)

1) Buck Baker (DNR)

2) Marvin Panch (DNR)

3) Speedy Thompson (DNR)

4) Lee Petty (DNR)

5) Jack Smith (DNR)

6) Fireball Roberts (DNR)

7) Johnny Allen (DNR)

8) L.D. Austin (DNR)

9) Brownie King (DNR)

10) Jim Paschal (DNR)

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