Opening of ’72 Racing Season

Opening of ’72 Racing Season SATURDAY, APRIL 1st AA/ Fuel Dragsters “BIG DADDY” DON GARLITS “TV TOMMY” IVO “STARVIN” MARVIN SWARTZE “THE STARLINER” ALLEN STARR Over 220 M.P.H. IN 6 SECONDS $5,400.00 Purse Admission $1.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENT GATES OPEN 3:00 P.M. RACES BEGIN 7:30 P.M. ALL NHRA CLASSES WILL RUN BLANEY DRAG STRIP Elgin, S. C. Located 20 Miles North of … Continue reading Opening of ’72 Racing Season

Blaney Hosts Garlits, Ivo

ELGIN – Rivals Don Garlits and Tommy Ivo head a field of Fuel Dragster hopefuls who headline Saturday’s season-opening program at Blaney Drag Strip. Competition will also be held for Pro Stock, Super Stock, Modified and E. T. classes, with over 100 cars expected to battle for shares of a $5,400 purse. Gates open at 3 p.m. for time trials with eliminations beginning at 7:30. Continue reading Blaney Hosts Garlits, Ivo

Blaney Drag Strip Opens Tomorrow

The Blaney Drag Strip of Elgin will open its ’72 racing season tomorrow night. Amoung the entries in the feature 220 m.p.h. Fuel Dragster even are Don Garlits of Tampa, Fla. and Tommy Ivo of Burkbank, Calif. All NHRA classes and F. T classes will be competing for a share of the $5,400 Purse Gates open at 3 p.m. for time trials, and racing gets … Continue reading Blaney Drag Strip Opens Tomorrow

Elgin Man Drowns In Boating Mishap

ELGIN – Roy Larry Branham, 31, drowned Saturday in a boating accident. Mr. Branham’s body was recovered from the Wateree River Sunday following searching and dragging operations. Mr. Branham and a companion, William Bradford, also of Elgin, were thrown from the boat in which they were riding after striking a log or stump near Devil’s Elbow, Fire Chief Carl Hammond of the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue … Continue reading Elgin Man Drowns In Boating Mishap

Only 1 Week

Only 1 Week Opening of ’72 Racing Season SATURDAY, APRIL 1st AA/ Fuel Dragsters “BIG DADDY” DON GARLITS “TV TOMMY” IVO “STARVIN” MARVIN SWARTZE “THE STARLINER” ALLEN STARR Over 220 M.P.H. IN 6 SECONDS $5,400.00 Purse Admission $1.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENT GATES OPEN 3:00 P.M. RACES BEGIN 7:30 P.M. ALL NHRA CLASSES WILL RUN BLANEY DRAG STRIP Elgin, S. C. Located 20 … Continue reading Only 1 Week

Only 1 Week

Only 1 Week Opening of ’72 Racing Season SATURDAY, APRIL 1st AA/ Fuel Dragsters “BIG DADDY” DON GARLITS “TV TOMMY” IVO “STARVIN” MARVIN SWARTZE “THE STARLINER” ALLEN STARR Over 220 M.P.H. IN 6 SECONDS $5,400.00 Purse Admission $1.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE WITH PARENT GATES OPEN 3:00 P.M. RACES BEGIN 7:30 P.M. ALL NHRA CLASSES WILL RUN BLANEY DRAG STRIP Elgin, S. C. Located 20 … Continue reading Only 1 Week

Roy Larry Branham

1940 Roy Larry Branham was born September 29, 1940 in Elgin, son of Willie H. Branham and Pearl Wages Branham. 1972 ROY L. BRANHAM ELGIN – Funeral services Roy Larry Branham were held today. Mr. Branham drowned Saturday in Wateree River. BRANHAM RITES ELGIN – Services Roy Larry Branham who drowned Saturday, in Wateree River, will be today at 4 p.m. in Hillcrest Baptist Church. … Continue reading Roy Larry Branham