On May 1st, a day with 21 mph winds, Pollard took his #64 Cobre Firestone Special to a lap speed of 182.002 mph as teammate Jimmy Caruthers in the #21 turned laps at 173 mph.
Art was fourth fastest in practice on May 3, with a lap speed of 188.877 mph and teammate Caruthers was fifth fastest with a lap at 181.268 for the Fletcher Team.
Pollard was 5th fastest in practice with a lap speed of 189.194 mph and again, Caruthers was right behind Art with the sixth fastest speed of 187.149 mph.
On Art’s birthday, May 5th, he received a great present from his crew, a car that made him part of the “190 Club” at the Speedway. Art was the 7th fastest of the day with a lap speed of 192.700 mph. which was also the 7th fastest speed of the month so far. Swede Savage was still the fastest of the month with a lap at 197.802 mph.
Art was the fast man of the day at the speedway on May 6th. Of the 25 cars which saw track time between the rain showers, Pollard was the fastest with a lap of 193.923 mph in his #64 Cobre Firestone Special.
On May 9th, teammate Jimmy Caruthers got both of the Fletcher/Cobre cars into the Speedway’s “190 Club” with a speed of 190.600 mph. On Friday, May 11th, the final practice session prior to Pole Day at the Brickyard, Pollard was the fastest of the day in his #64 Cobre Firestone Special Eagle with a lap of 193.631 mph.
…And heeeeee’s on it!
Art exits turn four at Indy one last time in the morning practice session.