Don at Emmett Malloy's Carroll Speedway showing the way to No. 74. An astonishing 19 winners of the Indy 500 got their start driving track roadsters like Pat Flaherty (1956), Troy Ruttman (1952), and Bob Sweikert (1955). Veteran Indianapolis drivers Manny Ayulo, Duane Carter, Walt Falkner, Jack McGrath, and Ruttman were regular competitors at Carroll Speedway. "I raced at Carroll Speedway, Huntington Beach Speedway (eighth-mile dirt track), and a track in Buellton. The spectators just parked their cars around the track, there were no grandstands," Don says.