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Folks Of Interest R.I.P. Billy "the kid" Scott

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  1. '34 Terraplane
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
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    '34 Terraplane
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    R.I.P. Billy "the kid" Scott ...early drag racer and Indy car driver..



    from NSSN :
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    Billy Scott
    INDIANAPOLIS — Billy Scott, who competed in four USAC national championship races, including the 1976 Indianapolis 500, died April 28. He was 68.

    Nicknamed “Billy the Kid,” Scott began driving quarter-midgets as a 5-year-old in San Bernardino, California, and he was later the first 16-year-old ever to record a top-end speed of 200 mph in an NHRA Top Fuel dragster, doing so on the very day he became eligible to hold a Top Fuel license, his 16th birthday.
     
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  2. Billy when he was really a kid. He is in my Kurtis 1/4 Midget in 1961 after dad sold it to Scotty. He drove this until he started driving Scotty's blown Chevy dragster.

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  3. Marty Strode
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    Billy drove the "Beacon Auto Parts" AA/D for Gene Adams. That's him sitting on the push truck. RIP Billy. ZZZ LOGO Billy The Kid Scott, Green Valley-XL.jpg
     
  4. Mr48chev
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    Dang hate to see that. I remember when he ran that 200 mph run.
     

  5. Jalopy Joker
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    Sincere sympathy goes out to his Family, friends & fans
     
  6. Sad to hear @402BOSSMAN
     
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  7. Roger O'Dell
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    R.I.P. Really nice guy, met him a few times , while playing with Gene and Don
     
  8. flyin-t
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  9. flyin-t
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    and this one too. Also one of him doing a wheelie on a Schwinn stingray type bike, it's in one of my old mags somewhere.

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  10. Roger O'Dell
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