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“Bit by the Speed Bug”: St. Mary’s Man to Become a Jet Car Racer

David Gates was 16 when he first got behind the wheel of a drag racing car at Maryland International Raceway in Mechanicsville. It was a souped-up dark orange Ford Mustang, sporting 850 horsepower. Gates and his father, also named David Gates, had done most of the modifications themselves at the elder Gates’ automotive repair and […]