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Later we went to check out Super Street racer Bill May's 8-second '71 Road Runner that had smacked the wall at half-track after hanging a rod out of the block. Gary figured, "It's not as bad as it looks, but I hate to see guys tear up their stuff-I wouldn't wish a crash on my worst enemy." We asked Gary if he'd ever had a close encounter of the guardrail kind: "Nope, and I don't plan to. I don't need to be a hero-if it gets squirley, I'll lift."