Sport: The Durable Endurance Man

"Ab" (David Abbott) Jenkins holds more auto distance-speed records than any other living man, possibly because he has been at it for 35 years. At 73, he holds the record for 1,000 miles (at 172.8 m.p.h.) ; 3,000 miles (at 165 m.p.h.); for 24 hours (at 161.84 m.p.h.), among others. Last week old Ab Jenkins climbed behind the wheel again in a Class C stock car 24-hour endurance trial at Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats.

The windows in Jenkins' car, a borrowed two-door Pontiac sedan, were rolled up as he pounded around the circular ten-mile track, and the temperature inside the car...

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