Really neat post. I was starting to really get into this in the late 80s. If I may, where on the old Miss did you run? Wish I had been there. Great story. Thanks.
We first raced from Greenville, Miss. down to Vicksberg and back for one lap of appr. 250 miles and refuel for one more lap. Problem was that all the people back in Greenville were getting board. The local radio station`s gave regular updates
of boat possition`s (via ham radio opperator`s in boat`s sitting in the river or airplane`s flying above) but the fan`s and team member`s in the pitt`s wanted to see more so sometime around 1986 the race course was shortened halfway and we made 4 lap`s of 125 mile`s. This worked well for a couple of year`s so the thinking was that if 4 lap`s are good then 8 lap`s would be better so the course was cut in half again and that`s where it stayed untill they stopped having the event. I looked forward to going to Greenville every year to try my endurance in the Brent 500 and the best I ever did was 2nd. Sorry for the long post