I'm sure some of you will remember Warren and Coburn on the rollers at
Lions. Rick Stewart was driving the Chrysler Woody short body car (Roger
fired James Warren for the weekend). Anyhow, the thing had a cracked wall.
Roger knew it but they were still in the show. She blew up and one part hit
Bobby Hightower in the arm and knocked him off the little stool that the
starter guy sat on. He thought that someone had blindsided him. He went to
The other parts of the side of the block flew up in the stands and hit
Howard Cross, Sr., and Howard Cross, Jr. (they ran the Cross and Sons AA/FA,
Fiat body, painted orange). They all went to the hospital together. Howard
Sr. joked, "Roger, you don't have to throw things at me!" A sad
note: Howard Sr., Jr., and the other brother Jerry all died the same year of
massive heart attacks. All were good racers and very good people. Rick
thought the world came to an end. They did not make a run.
AKA "The Peregrine"