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Dwight Clock
03-04-2007, 10:25 AM
In 1972 Don Howe won a 100 lapper at Riverhead that featured an unusual happening that had a big influence on the outcome of the race. What happened?

Richie
03-05-2007, 05:40 PM
How about Jim Malone Sr. leading, Jack Reinhart 2nd, Don Howe 3rd. Jack dumps Jim. Don Dumps Jack, because you don't do that to Don's team mate. Don goes on to win the race.

Dwight Clock
03-05-2007, 09:28 PM
Not quite, Richie! Actually, Howe was leading (barely - they had just started) when on the second lap a melee broke out on the backstretch involving the cars from second on back. All eventually got straightened out but by this time Howe had a half lap lead and the yellow was never thrown! As luck would have it the race went nonstop to the finish with Howe still a half lap ahead. Ruined what could have been a barnburner of a race. I never have heard Chum complain about it though!:lol:

Captain History
03-06-2007, 01:30 PM
Don's first Riverhead Modified win came in 1973 according to the win list.

Dwight Clock
03-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Don's first Riverhead Modified win came in 1973 according to the win list.Then that list is not correct. I worked at Riverhead in 1972 and Don Howe took over from Jim Malone in the Carl Zeh 34 that year after Malone had been injured at Langhorne the previous fall. He won one race in 1972 and it was the 100 lapper.