I finally learned to keep the speed on the track. I think.
I'll let someone better at math than me figure out the speed.
13.8 sec lap on a quarter mile dirt track in a winged sprint.
14.85 sec lap ona 1/2 mile dirt track.
201.85 miles an hour lap at Talladage in a 70 Petty built, Marty Robins owned Daytona. Now that was a Petty driving experience. Yeah, I was a scab who broke the stike lines that first year.
On the street about 160 in a baby blue 54 Ford with rusted out rocker panels. No, it was now where near stock. A 406 Ford out of a Mercury station wagon. Two fours and a four speed. The rear end was a two speed out of a Studebaker truck. It would run a hundred in low rear gear and then you shifted to high and down shifted to third. Basically it made a six speed out of the four. I sold the car to my cousin when I went in the Marines. He still owns it.