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This is Betty Skelton Frankman driving a new Corvette on the beach at Daytona in 1956. Betty is one of the greatest women in high performance, both on the ground and in the air. After establishing herself as an aerobatics expert in her teens, she created a long list of firsts for her sex, including driving a jet car over 300 mph at Bonneville. She set several transcontinental auto records for women, as well as Corvette records on Daytona Beach. In 1959, she underwent the same testing as the seven Mercury astronauts.