HAR­RIED HEAVEN

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HAR­RIED HEAVEN: Imag­ine bounc­ing to­wards the traps on cold pave­ment in a su­per­short, wing­less Ban­tam, slightly side­ways, with your steer­ing wheels in the air and the in­jec­tor wide open. We won­der whether aim­ing Air Force jets was ever hairier for re­tired pi­lot Chris Ben­nett. Leon Fitzger­ald, now 85, still owns and helps tune Pure Heaven. This trou­bled at­tempt fell 13th of 14 cars run­ning the sole AA/FA ses­sion. Even­tual-win­ner Dan Hix lowqual­i­fied with an un­real, on-thein­dex 6.005.

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