May 23, 1975
David Pearson, Wood brothers are alive and well at Charlotte Motor Speedway
By RICHARD SOWERS
Gazette Sports Editor
HARRISBURG — Make no mistake about it. The most successful combination in superspeedway history is alive and well. When, selecting the favorite for Sunday’s 16th annual World 600, the man to beat and the car to beat David Pearson and the Wood Brothers Mercury.
After all, the Silver Fox not only put the Wood Brothers’ Mercury on the pole position Thursday afternoon with a speed of 159.296 miles per hour, but Pearson and the famed Stuart, Va. Car builders are defending champions of everything in sight. Pearson broke a 13-year drought a year ago by winning the World 600. It was the first victory for the Silver Fox at the Charlotte Motor Speedway since 1961. That ‘61 victory in a Pontiac was the first victory in Pearson’s Grand National career.