Ed started racing with a couple of guys from San Bernardino and broke the record on the Salt Flats getting their Roadster to go a record breaking 210 MPH. They then took the engine out of the roadster and put it into the front of the Covair. It ran 180 MPH. While back at the motel - Ed thought about the problem and realized that the engine wasn't getting enough air in the front. He made a "snorkel" for the front of the car with a funnel, a Coors beer box, and some racer tape. Amazingly enough the next day they tried again and had the Corvair going 210 MPH. This is how they started getting air to the carbs on the front engine dragsters.
Ed was heavly involved in the sales and distribution of high performance motor sport products.