Benham and Burke became a good fit together. Burke drove Ron's 2.0L VW-powered Tank. "The suspension was very rigid with the narrow tires, and the salt being very bumpy that year, I was having a hard time seeing the course. I was wearing my prescription glasses combined with the Bell helmet face shield; I saw nothing but a blur out of the tilted windshield. I couldn't see the black line clearly, which had faded in midweek. All I could do was sense where the course was. We only went 170."