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Race could crown area speed champ

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Wiley “Speed Racer” Hilburn, who has taken to lately sporting around town in a red, limited edition, 50th anniversary, Ford Thunderbird, has challenged Becky “The Lady Eliminator” Napper, owner of a white BMW Roadster, to a winner-take-all road race on the most level stretch of Interstate 20 they can find.

Hilburn, head of the Louisiana Tech University Journalism Department and a member of the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame, has recently made the move from his traditional Ford Mustang.

“I bought the T-Bird on eBay,” Hilburn said. “One look and I knew I had to have her.”

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