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RACING ON THE RUNWAYS-A NEW ARENA
John Bentley
September 13, 1954
The Strategic Air Command's program of national airfield races, initiated in 1952 by General Curtis LeMay and sponsored by the SCCA, gave tremendous impetus to the revival of sports-car competition. Crowd control presents no problems at SAC races such as this typical event held at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Ill., where Jaguars were preponderant. Smooth, wide runways permit safe speeds of over 150 mph. The use of artificial turns leading into perimeter tracks calls for skillful cornering and gear-shifting.
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September 13, 1954

Racing On The Runways-a New Arena

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The Strategic Air Command's program of national airfield races, initiated in 1952 by General Curtis LeMay and sponsored by the SCCA, gave tremendous impetus to the revival of sports-car competition. Crowd control presents no problems at SAC races such as this typical event held at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Ill., where Jaguars were preponderant. Smooth, wide runways permit safe speeds of over 150 mph. The use of artificial turns leading into perimeter tracks calls for skillful cornering and gear-shifting.

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