Rendy Boldrini (Carville & Alves #45) sets track record for semi-main - 12 laps in 4 mins., 32.28 seconds.
Runs from 19th to 2nd in the feature.
Butcher lost the lead on the last lap to Boldrini
coming off of two, but passed him back in three and then won a blanket finish over Boldrini
and Tom Abreu.
"The Rat" won the feature over Jimmy Sills, Rendy Boldrini
, Jimmy Boyd, and Johnny Anderson.
The win was the first for Boldrini
, one of the most underrated non-wing pilots ever.He
dominated, setting a track record in the process.
Heat winners were Roger Rager, Johnny Pearson, Rendy Boldrini
, and Gary Howard.
, in the Ross
#56 was the fastest qualifier.
On this night, Boyd made $708 for his win over Hank Butcher (Starr #18), Mike Andreetta (Neilson #2), Rendy Boldrini
(Larry Baker #99), LeRoy Van Conett (Zootis #1), and Dave Bradway Jr. (McAfee #82).
Gurney bested Gary Patterson (in the Consani #1n), Hank Butcher, Rendy Boldrini
, and Billy Yon.
...Rendy Boldrini (2) Ross #56 (9) Boldrini
set a 3-lap track record in the Trophy Dash of 1:02.93
...Rendy Boldrini (3) Ross #56 (10)
The 1983 season started with Boldrini
getting the non-wing win.
Earlier in the night, Patterson won the second heat and transfered through the semi-main. ... Luie Albedi finished 6th in the A-Main. ... Rendy Boldrini
had quick-time in the Ross
Only 28 cars. ... Boldrini
had quick-time in the Walt Ross #56.
won the dash in the Ed Watson #78.
Top five included McSpadden, Gurney, Van Conett, Brent Kaeding, and Rendy Boldrini
Interviewed Rendy Boldrini
, and Lealand McSpadden. ... Hank Butcher was second, and Rendy Boldrini
Drivers interviewed were: Hank Butcher, Brent Kaeding, Doug Gandy, Rendy Boldrini
, Kevin Urton, and Haudenschild.