Sport: Six Record Breakers

Air Force Captain Manuel J. Fernandez Jr. is an old hand at taking chances. In the dangerous skies over Korea, he took so many and took advantage of them so well that he accounted for 14½ MIGs. To his annoyance, peacetime duty kept his adventures to a minimum. Last year Captain Fernandez discovered a new way to cut loose. He began to devote all his spare time to planning and practicing for the Bendix Trophy race, a 1,120-mile dash from George Air Force Base, Calif, to Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma City.

The rules for last week's contest gave Fernandez every opportunity...

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