Why Gilliland did not make the race

Why Gilliland did not make the race

Post by Colin Fishe » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Picked this up off Jayski.com - He gave a link to
http://www.racingwest.com/, explaining why Butch Gilliland did not make
the race.

Here is a part of the article -

"Gilliland was to have run a car from the East Coast. Luck turned
against Gilliland though as the deal fell apart when transportation from
the East Coast was so delayed that there was be no feasible        way
to get the car to the track and still have enough time to properly
prepare the car for the race. Gilliland had a tough decision to make,
but as badly as he wanted to be a part of the show, he was not      
willing to sacrifice his or another drivers safety in running a car that
was just not race ready. "