Foyt, while running, had broken the track records at 10, 20 and 30 laps. But no Ford had finished, and you can't very well beat the Offies that way. Ford certainly did not view Trenton as an Indy preview, but as a bug eradicator, and with such superstars as Parnelli Jones and Scotland's Jimmy Clark ready to join Foyt and Ward in Ford-powered racers in the Indy lineup, Dearborn should be the heavy favorite on May 31.
The boys with the flit-guns haven't a moment to lose, though. There's life in the Offy yet, and from the look of the wide smile on McElreath's wide face at Trenton, big Jim has a little maroon bug that will take a powerful lot of spraying away.