Alton Smyth, best known for his Porta Tree Timing Systems business, has a neat Super Stock/AH Barracuda. On the eve of the most prestigious event for this type of car his car is in the least likely place for a car of this pedigree -- his shop back in Uxbridge, Mass.
Smyth knows if the late Steve Collison were alive he'd likely catch an earful for the decision to race his two other cars and not the big fish.
"When we first began to build the car I discussed the idea with Stevie and he was more excited than we were about it," explained Smyth. "I knew the class was going to be tough. I even made him the offer ... when we get the car tested and sorted out, you can take it for a run. I thought he was going to wet his pants he was so excited.