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1977 Spring Sizzler Recap

6th Annual Spring Sizzler Recap

Winner Maynard Troyer and Richie Evans put on an outstanding show battling for the lead throughout the event. Troyer took the lead on lap-18 from Fred DeSarro. Evans was on Troyer’s bumper by lap-40, and the duo engaged in a battle for the lead a half-lap ahead of the rest of the field. Evans decided to gamble on a pit stop for tires and set up one of the event’s greatest finishes. Evans blazed back up through the field, but ran out of laps and wound up third behind Sizzler rookie Bob Polverari. Polverari’s finish remains the best ever finish for a Sizzler rookie. Maynard Troyer’s 20.26 second run in qualifying earned him fast time honors.