Th Rock Vest Pages
B Y R O B B E D D I N G T O N
Rock Vest, from North Carolina, was once chief engineer for National Champion and BSR driver Jim 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald - Fitzy treated him like a son, and it was not long before Rock was racing his own roadster, an immaculately prepared Datsun 2000 in a distinctive black and gold livery. Rock has campaigned this car for over 10 years, qualifying for some memorable runoffs at Road Atlanta. He has always run #38 in memory of Fitzy's Bob Sharp Racing number. Rock's hard driving style would make Fitzy proud, and the 1990 runoffs (see later) tipify his bump and grind will to win. The Gallery Pages include some amazing images of the 1990 and 1991 runoffs, together with images from the Nissan Motorsport Catalogs.
My thanks again go to Alan Poindexter (see the Fitzy pages) for allowing me to reproduce his photographs on the Register's website.
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T H E R O C K V E S T G A L L E R Y
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|In the paddock at Rockingham, 1990|
|At speed on the straight, Rockingham, 1990|
|The preparation tent, Road Atlanta 1991|
|The Pace Lap, Road Atlanta, 1991|
|The 1991 Runoffs|
Rock's Datsun 2000 in print & on the web
|The Nissan Motorsports Parts Catalog, 1993|
from the 'Jap-Co Race Glass' website
(Rock's Datsun 2000 carries a number of Jap-Co panels)
The 1990 SCCA Runoffs, Road Atlanta
A series of spectacular images of Rock and Joe Cogbill III on the final lap, only 100 yards from the chequered flag
|Datsun & Porsche, trading paint, lap after lap|
|The contact, final lap, whilst battling for the lead|
|Both cars slam into the tyre wall - the Datsun rolls|
|The aftermath, Rock and Joe unscathed, cars wrecked|