• Short Summary

    United States stock car ace David Pearson continued his string of racing victories in Hampton (USA) on Sunday (22 July) when he won the big Dixie 500 Stock Car race.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TRACKING SHOT Cars racing around circuit
    0.22

    2.
    LV People on truck watch race
    0.24

    3.
    GV ISAAC (Car 15) hits wall, spins and hits pit area smoking as field passes
    0.35

    4.
    LV TRACKING SHOT Yarborough and Pearson battling along straight
    0.42

    5.
    GV Spectators on roof of truck
    0.45

    6.
    TRACKING SHOT Cahill spins out, hits retaining wall, spins, hits pit walls, swerves, stops and loses race
    0.56

    7.
    GV Spectators in front of camera as cars streak past
    0.58

    8.
    TRACKING SHOT David Pearson leaders field to chequered flag (2 shots)
    1.14

    9.
    GV Pearson drives away and position board
    1.20



    Initials BB/0350



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United States stock car ace David Pearson continued his string of racing victories in Hampton (USA) on Sunday (22 July) when he won the big Dixie 500 Stock Car race.

    It was his ninth victory in ten races, and it raised his earnings so far to $986,000 U.S. (approximately 390,000 sterling).

    For driving his Mercury to victory around the crowded Hampton circuit, he won $ 16,150 (approximately 5,800 sterling). It also made Pearson the second million dollar winner in United States stock car racing.

    He held his lead for most of the last half of the 500-mile high speed race, beating his nearest opponent, Cale Yarborough by nearly two laps. Richard Petty, the other million dollar earner, who'd won the Dixie three times, blew out the engine in his Dodge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASDM7P73A30V7FRPTKWZAP97
    Media URN:
    VLVASDM7P73A30V7FRPTKWZAP97
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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