I never saw the car race...but remember the story was it was a failure. Roger had no clue where the rear end was in the turns as you could imagine. Try throwing this thing into a corner...LOL. The later versions of rear powered cars in the mid 70's the driver sat more to the middle. This thing is almost a snub nose....
I only remember pictures on the wall of the McCoy Shop of this car....that would have been 1963 probably, so this should have been a 1962 experiment. Lute had the loot and he spent it trying to beat Mackison. All his cars were pretty good stuff from day one....just not enough of something to win big time.
I still can't believe I never saw this car....of course I was at Lincoln only 1 time in the 60's...probably 1964. I remember the 83 cars more at Selinsgrove in 1963 and Port some in 1962. the McCoy team was sold after 1963....what a loss back in the day. In about 12 months...1963, Mackison, Hersh, Sowers, and the McCoy Team were all gone....mainstays of the bug era.
Port - 15.1 seconds = 179.8' per second = 122.6 MPH
Eldora - 12.7 seconds = 180' per second = 122.7 MPH
Selinsgrove - 15.8 seconds = 176.9' per second = 120.6 MPH
Williams Grove - 16.1 seconds = 173' per second = 117 MPH
Lincoln - 12.7 seconds = 145.2' per second = 99 MPH2015 Attendance
Speed Palace - 15
Grove (Won a free pass...so at least 1) - 1
Hilly's (Maybe) -