We read with interest about the speed sign for school zones. We propose to use one on the newly developed speedway track on E. 12th St. N. It could record the speed of the racers on that track anytime of the day or night. The race drivers should drive their “normal” speed that they usually do and we could determine the winner. Perhaps it could be the red Dodge pickup, the black Ford pickup, the dirty black Chevy pickup or the fast gray Chevy pickup. In another class is a small black car, a gray car or a smaller red car in the running for fastest.
The winner would also be determined by the loudest muffler or non-muffler. (No muffler is required.) This is important as well as the speed.
No semi, mixer or dump truck will be able to participate. They are usually professional drivers with much quieter vehicles. They also usually obey the speed limit. They would not qualify for the prize determined by the Newton Police Department.
Verne and Arlene Byers