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PASSINGS: Bill Summers, John S. Carter, Ruth C. Cole
PASSINGS: Bill Summers, John S. Carter, Ruth C. Cole

Bill Summers He helped build racer that set speed record Bill Summers, 75, who with his brother Bob built a four-engine racer called Goldenrod that in 1965 set a speed record for wheel-driven cars, died May 12 at his home in Ontario of natural causes, said his daughter, Maggie Peace. Goldenrod streaked across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utahon Nov. 12, 1965, at an average top speed during two runs of 409.277 mph. The record was later broken. Bob Summers, who drove the car, died in 1992. William Ray Summers was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Omaha, one of three children of Sherman and Mary Summers. The family moved to California in the 1950s. The brothers started building cars at Chaffey High...

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