Les Allen had a bit of a problem
in T.B. Smallwood's car at Indy in 1972. Damn near landed in
After a marginal 1972 debut the
Lisa & Rossi car, with a new wing, paint scheme and driver
(Danny Ongais), the "Ironing Board" ran the 1973 season
and recorded a top speed of 243. The car loved to mile an hour
but refused to ET with the other top runners. It was deemed to
be too heavy (the bane of most streamline or wedge cars) and
was retired in favor of a conventional Woody car.
This shot never gets
old. Roger and James in their massive shop.
Jeb Allen from the stands
of OCIR in 1979.
The late Johnny Abbott
in his Jet-X car at Indy in 1978.
John Rodek in his first
attempt at running an RED in 1971 at OCIR.