Billy holds the distinction of being one of the very few non-regulars who came to Hialeah and won an extra distance race against all the local hot dogs. If memory serves me correctly he towed down from Sarasota and won the South Florida State Championship in 1969. I was gone in the Air Force at the time but I'm told he drove the flat third-mile like he owned it. That may have been his first visit to the track and I don't recall him ever coming back from 1971 until the track closed. RIP Billy.