I must have exceeded my band width allotment, or perhaps the content was too risque for this conservative site. Yes I think we were having a little post qualifying celebration with the Ford boys, they had been trying to get race footage all summer but the independent Mustangs they were using failed to make the show.
Dick did an amazing job putting our car 12th in an extremely tough field, and we were in shape for a very strong finish but a myriad of problems changing the film in the antique 35 mm cameras during pit stops killed our day........... Originally changing film was not part of our agreement with Ford but they were so desperate for race footage I gave in and let them go ahead and make the change. As you know the race was a classic Ford Chevy duel but sadly for Ford things it did not end well .........
After the race my friend Marc, Rusty Jowetts crew chief came by and tried to sell me their whole operation for $5000. sadly due to lack of funds I had to pass.......... As you probably know the Jowett team worked closely with Penske and while they were on the West Coast Roger arranged to have their engines tested on Traco's dyno and not surprisingly they came very close to the Traco numbers.