MORNING, MARCH 2, 1968
RACING at the Lakeland Strip tomorrow will draw Ed Schartman (left)
and his mechanic, Amos Satterlee, with their supercharged, single
cam Mercury Comet from Cleveland, Ohio. The Schartman car will be
matched with the Taylor-Collins Barracuda of Memphis in the feature.
Drag Opener Will Feature
opening drag competition at the Lakeland Strip tomorrow will feature a match
race involving the Taylor-Collins Barracuda based in Memphis and Eddie
Schartman's Mercury Comet from Cleveland, Ohio, both nationally ranked.
Lakeland, located on Interstate 40 at the Canada Road exit, will open at 8
a.m. with racing scheduled to start at 2 p.m.
supercharged single overhead cam car is ranked No. 2 on national drag racing
polls and the Taylor-Collins machine, which will be driven by Larry
'Pineapple' Reyes, is No. 7.
recorded speeds of 190.47 miles per hour, covering the standing quarter mile
in 7.81 seconds. The Barracuda has reached 193.86 mph with an elapsed time
of 7.83 seconds.
Taylor-Collins car is powered by a supercharged 426 Hemi Chrysler engine.
A record number
of gassers, super-stock and stock cars are expected to be entered in
costing more than $25,000 have been made at the Lakeland facility which is
regarded as one of the top 10 in the country. About 125,000 attended the
races at Lakeland last year.
races are scheduled in Lakeland's Mid-South Championship series this season
when drivers will be competing for more than $150,000 in purses.