The entry lists for this event probably look like a typical regional race anywhere in the States at that time. Most of the drivers are local, with most from New York and a few from Pennsylvania or Ontario. One name though sticks out. At the top of the Formula Jr, III, Libre race is none other than New York’s own Brock Yates. The father of the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Run was driving a Taraschi. As I didn’t have a clue what a Taraschi was, a quick google taught me that it was a front engined, rear wheel drive Formula Junior with a Fiat engine.
pic of an unrelated Taraschi after the break