#1000 - Racer/joker Eddie Sachs, atop the Ray Brady Special at Indy in 1956, said, In 1954 I returned to the track and failed my drivers test.
Based on Cape Cod, driven by Todd Veney, the 3500hp Hemi won the 2012 NHRA Eastern Region title.Our buddy Tommy Howell was there, actually underneath the car with tools checking on a couple of things when no one was looking.Now the biggest difference from one car to another was the paint job.Photo and Caption from #990 Heres a beefy Bob Smith out of Columbus, Ohio, wheeling this Lawless 66 flyweight small block at the old West Virginia International Speedway in Ona in 1964. The next year he won the Wynns Invitational at Ona handily in a Lawless pavement roadster.The event, down two cars, started an hour late, and Mauri Rose eventually won the show.
From #998 - It was the early 70s on the oiled dirt at the 1/3-mile Beech Ridge Speedway, just outside Portland, ME.
There have been some men that failed once and never came back.
There have been some men who have failed it once, come back and passed it. Quote and Photo from #999 - There seemed to be a strange foreboding at the Brickyard early in the day of the 1941 500.
However, they caught a rut, and the flipping began. Meanwhile Marquis rode it out with the car, which ended up right on top of him.
He was assumed dead, but was taken to the hospital, where, remarkably, he was revived and found unbroken. From #996 - He seldom pops up in a racing conversation so many decades later, but many old clips refer to Chet Gardner as one of the greatest sprint car drivers ever.
Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.