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THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1968

Speedy 'Cuda' To Spin Wheels In Drag Battle

         Memphian Bill Taylor has entered his supercharged Plymouth Barracuda in Sunday's King of Sixteens drag race at Lakeland Drag Strip.

   Larry Arnold of Detroit will drive Taylor's 1500 horsepower racer against the nation's finest drag racers. Arnold replaces Larry Reyes who recently left for California to race his own car.

   Arnold has had only three weeks practice, but has recorded a run of 191 miles per hour at Englishtown, N.J., in a winning effort two weeks ago.

   The 'Super Cuda' is the only car in the nation to hold a winning edge over meet favorite, Don 'Dyno' Nicholson.

   Another Memphis entry is Larry Coleman's For Torino. Sydney Foster, who will drive the car, won the American Hot Rod Association's Grand National Championships last month at Bristol, Tenn.

   The 'Super Ford' is powered by Fomoco's exotic overhead cam 428 engine and has recorded a best speed of 189.86.

   Lakeland is expecting a record crowd of 12,000 for the 2 p.m. racing show. The gates will open at 8 a.m. Lakeland is located off the Canada exit on Interstate 40. 

 


The preceding article is Copyright The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN.  
Thanks to David Rubenstein for supplying this article.

 
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