Auto Racing: Nightmare on the Flats

If Akron's Art Arfons, 40, is not the luckiest man alive, he is certainly lucky to be alive. Three times in the last three years, Arfons has driven his jet-powered Green Monster to a new world's land speed record on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats — and each time he has narrowly escaped death when a rear tire exploded and the car went out of control. Last week Arfons was at Bonneville to regain the record he lost last year when Craig Breedlove clocked 600 m.p.h. in his own jet car, Spirit of America. Art was confident that he had...

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