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Springnationals Speed Record Set by Garlits

Associated Press

Don Garlits recorded the fastest speed in Springnationals history Friday during the second qualifying round for the National Hot Rod Assn. event.

Garlits, of Ocala, Fla., sped through the quarter-mile in 5.52 seconds, reaching a top speed of 265.09 m.p.h., breaking a record set earlier in the day by Gary Ormsby of Roseville, Calif. Ormsby ran in 5.45 seconds and 262.85 m.p.h.


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