Rockingham Speedway 1959

Rockingham Speedway 1959

 

The reporting on events at Rockingham Speedway in 1959 focused more on telling of upcoming events than telling what happened at the racetrack. Because of this race results are skimpy.

Saturday March 28, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature              1. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

Amateur:                    25 lap feature              1. Charles Terry, Ellerbe, N.C.

Saturday April 8, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:   30 lap feature       1. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                              2. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

                                                              3. Wayne Andrews, Siler City, N.C.

                                                              4. Bob Seymour. Kannapolis, N.C.

Amateur:                   25 lap feature        1. Bill Eubanks, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                               2. James Huntly, Wadesboro, N.C.

                                                               3. Ed Huntly, Wadesboro, N.C.

 

Saturday April 11, 1959.                  Rained Out

April 15, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

  

Saturday April 18, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature       1. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

April 24, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

 

Saturday April 25, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature       1. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                               2. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

Amateur:                    25 lap feature       1. Ed Huntly, Wadesboro, N.C.

May 4, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

 

Saturday May 2, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature       1. Bill Bostick, Ellerbe, N.C.

                                                              2. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                              3. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

Amateur:                   25 lap feature       1. Bill Eubanks, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                              2. Ed Huntly, Wadesboro, N.C.

Rookie:                                                  1. Edward Peele, Laurinburg, N.C.

Saturday May 9, 1959.

Amateur:                   25 lap feature         1. Harold Carmac, Ramseur, N.C.

The following ad appeared in the Richmond County Journal on May 15th and 22nd . No race results were found for the 16th and 23rd .

May 29, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

Saturday May 30, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature       1. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

Amateur:                    25 lap feature       1. Jim Gardner, Rockingham, N.C.

Saturday June 6, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature       1. Bill Eubanks, Rockingham, N.C.

Amateur:                    25 lap feature       1. Harold Carmac, Ramseur, N.C.

 

Saturday June 13, 1959.

Limited Sportsman: 100 lap Rocket 100   1. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

Amateur:                   50 lap feature          1. ?

 

Bobby Webb won his 5th race of the 1959 season.

 

No race results were found for June 20th or the 27th .

No race results were found for the week of the 4th or July 11th .

  

Saturday July 18, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:   Heat race           1. Charles Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                           2. Light Isom, Liberty, N.C.

                              30 lap feature       1. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

                                                           2. Bill Bostick, Ellerbe, N.C.

                                                           3. Buck Covington, Hamlet, N.C.

Amateur:                  Heat race            1. Jack Pearson, Gibson, N.C.

                              25 lap feature       1. John Robert Stogner, Hamlet, N.C.

                                                           2. Jack Pearson, Gibson, N.C.

                                                           3. Charles Terry, Ellerbe, N.C.

Rookie:                                             1. Maurice Dawkins, Rockingham, N.C.

July 20, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

 

Saturday July 25, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:   Heat race             1. Buck Covington, Hamlet, N.C.

                                30 lap feature       1. Bill Bostick, Ellerbe, N.C.

                                                             2. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

                                                             3. Light Isom, Liberty, N.C.

Amateur:                  Heat race               1. ?

                                25 lap feature      1. John Robert Stogner, Hamlet, N.C.

                                                            2. Harold Carmac, Ramseur, N.C.

Rookie:                                                 1. Edward Peele, Laurinburg, N.C.

 

From the July 29th Richmond County Journal;  Bill Bostick of Ellerbe, N.C. gunned his sportsman car into the winner’s circle in the sportsman division Saturday night in a race that saw four drivers leading the thirty lap race. Bob Webb, Walson Gardner and Troy Edwards were leading the pack at different intervals during the race. Bostick was followed by Troy Edwards and Light Isom, both of Staley, N.C.. Buck Covington of Hamlet, N.C. wrapped up the sportsman heat race.

            John Robert Stogner won the wreck-filled amateur feature race, which marks his second straight win. Harold Carmac of Ramseur led for several laps in his Chevrolet coupe and finally finished second to Stogner.

            Edward Peele of Laurinburg finished first in the stock Rookie race driving a Plymouth coach.

            No injuries were incurred in Saturday night’s race even though at least four cars turned over and several were in smash-ups.

July 31, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

August 14, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

August 26, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

  

No race results were found for the month of August. Only the articles posted above. The night’s events were rained out on August 29, 1959.

September 4, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

Saturday September 19, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:    30 lap feature        1. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

                                                               2. Bobby Webb, Rockingham, N.C.

Amateur:                    25 lap feature        1. Harold Carmac, Ramseur, N.C.

 

No race results were found for September 26, 1959.

 

Saturday October 3, 1959.

Limited Sportsman:  Rocket 100         1. Bob Seymour. Kannapolis, N.C.

                                                          2. Burhhead Nantz, Mooresville, N.C.

                                                          3. Troy Edwards, Staley, N.C.

Amateur:               50 lap feature       1. Harold Carmac, Ramseur, N.C.

October 12, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

Saturday October 10, 1959 Rocket 100 was rained out.

 

Saturday October 17, 1959 Rocket 100 was rained out for the second week in a row.

October 16, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

October 23, 1959 Richmond County Journal.

 

I could find no record of this race being completed. It could be that the last race of 1959 at Rockingham Speedway was the October 3rd Rocket 100.

 

 

Troy Edwards from Staley, N.C. was the Sportsman Point Champion for 1959.

 

Harold Carmac from Ramseur, N.C. was the Amateur Point Champion for 1959.

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