Mordino, Hill Win At Plainville

August 28, 1971

PLAINVILLE, CONN, - Tony Mordino and Bob Vivari tied for first place honors in the 50 lap madcap at the Plainville Stadium Saturday night. Both drivers accumulated a total of 34 points for the two 25 lap races that makeup the madcap.

Dave Germano took the lead in the first 25 lap race. On the fifth lap Tony Dadio took over in the 09. He was hotly pursued by Mordino in the #3. The red flag came out on the 18th lap and on the restart Mordino took over the lead. Mordino held it to the finish with Dadio in second spot. Vivari finished third in the 6X, and Dave Germano was fourth.

In the second 25 lap race, Bobby Black held off Elton Hill until the red flag came out on the 18th lap. On the restart Hill moved into the lead. Crossing the finish line, it was Hill, Black, and Pud Noble in the 2X. Sherm Saunders took the fourth position.

The final results showed a tie for first between Vivari and Mordino. A tie for third went to Tony Dadio and Sherm Saunders. Pud Noble tied his 2X with Elton Hill for fifth.


Tony Mordino in the Ron Beckman #3 and Bob Vivari (below) in the Bruce Sperry owned car tied for the win in Plainville Stadium's "Mad-Cap" event. (Phil Hoyt Photos)