From the very first practice Keith Files, from England was a quick entry. As the weekend progressed he sorted out several track quirks that gave him a better lap time and in the end he was the fastest TR-4 consistently. The three laps of the Kastner Cup he was the quickest by over a second per lap and then exceeded that with the next two laps even faster than the balance of the field. He never put a wheel wrong the entire race, only Sam Halkias in his very fast TR-6 was quicker.

Keith is a nice guy, races a vintage TR-6 in England and leaves this TR-4 in the USA for his forays into vintage racing here several times per year. His car is one of my cars from the 1966 Sebring event that has been raced steadily since that time.

Keith had his mechanic Jon Wood go through the car last year after his race in Michigan and get it ready for this event. The car was parked at Jeff Snooks Museum for the winter and brought to the track by Terry Stettler, Jeff Snooks full time mechanic and restoration specialists. Keith told me he intends to have the car restored to the same colors and appearance as the original cars I took to Sebring for next year's events. The car and the cup will be at the Jeff Snook Car Museum.

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