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9/20/1951

Band Finals at Wellsville Raceway

Finals in the area band contest which has been sponsored by   officials of the Wellsville Raceway are scheduled to he held Saturday night   of this week prior to the regular   program of stock car racing.

Incomplete tabulations show the Scio Band   and the Rushford Band to be leading but the final tally will not he released   until later. The winner of the first elimination which will bring to­gether   the two most popular bands will result in a $100 prize to the band which   secures the greatest number of votes Satur­day.

In races last week, Dutch Hoag of Naples   again came through with three victories, including the 20-lap feature and   also placed second in a strictly modified heat. Loren Doan of Knoxville won   first in the strictly stock heat and semi-final race. Emory Mann of Warren,   Pa. won the second heat for strictly stock cars.

Nelson of Bradford managed to hold his   total point lead although Dean Layfield narrowed the margin to five points.   Doan moved into third place with 97 points and Egbert dropped back into   fourth place. Officials of the Atlantic Stock Car Racing Association have   announced that the annual Cham­pionship race will be held on the Wellsville   track, Saturday night, September 29.

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9/27/1951

Championship Race at Wellsville

Saturday Night

The   stock car epic of the year will be staged at the Wellsville Raceway Saturday   night when 30 heavy footed drivers will compete in the annual 50 lap   Championship race with the winner to receive a handsome trophy to be awarded   by the Atlantic Stock Car Racing Association.

Dutch   Hoag of Naples, Gus Nelson of Bradford, Loran Doan of Knoxville, George   Egbert of Scio and Dean Layfield of Wellsville, based on previous   performances, are conceded to be the favorites in the race with Jack Thomas   and Walt Babbitt of Wellsville and Curly Hatfield of Elmira, given more than   an outside chance.

Although   the above named drivers have massed the greatest number of points during the   current season, the 50-lap, 25 mile race is a grueling test on both driver   and car, and because of this a rank outsider can very well come through with   an upset victory.

Included   on the evening’s card will be a full program of six races, including the   feature with strictly stock cars and semi-modified cars run in separate   heats.

The   races scheduled last week were called following the first heat when rain   caused an excessively muddy track and proved a hazard to drivers.

Stock   car racing has risen to be one of the most popular sports in the country and   if you are looking for an evening of thrills, plan to witness the   championship race at the Wellsville Raceway Saturday night.

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