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1930
Carl Williams... Born ... USAC driver from the 1960's & 70's.He ran the Indy 500 6 times with a best finish of 9th in 1970. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Kansas City in 1973.
Roger McCluskey... Born ... McCluskey was one of the most successful drivers in USAC history. McCluskey won the USAC sprint-car championship in 1963 and 1966 and won the USAC stock-car crown in 1969 and 1970. A fifth USAC title came in the Champ Car (Indy car) division in 1972. McCluskey owns 23 victories in both the USAC sprint-car and stock-car divisions, and his five Indy car and four midget triumphs give him 55-all time USAC victories. McCluskey made 18 Indy 500 starts with a best finish of third. He is a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Roger McCluskey lost his battle with cancer just five days before his 63rd birthday on Aug. 29, 1993.
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1935
Billy Winn won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.
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1940
Rex Mays won the AAA sanctioned Springfield 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Al Miller was second followed by Duke Nalon, George Robson, Kelly Petillo and Floyd Davis.
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1941
Rex Mays won the AAA sanctioned Milwaukee 100 race at The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin. George Connor was second followed by Mauri Rose, Al Putnam, Emil Andres and Tony Bettenhausen.
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1946
Ted Horn won the AAA sanctioned Hamburg Race at .5 Mile Dirt Oval Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, New York. Bill Holland was second followed by Walt Ader, Elbert Booker and Tommy Hinnershitz.
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1947
Ted Horn won the AAA sanctioned Milwaukee 100 race at The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin. Duke Nalon was second followed by George Connor, Tony Bettenhausen and Emil Andres.
Tommy Hinnershitz , driving the Hinnershitz #5, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Hatfield Speedway in Hatfield, PA.
Joie Chitwood , driving the Nyquist #8, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car inaugural race at the North Bennington (State Line) Speedway in Hoosick Falls, NY.
Johnnie Parsons ,driving the Jimmie James Offy # 38, won the 25 lap Chicago Auto Racing Association Midget race over Ted Duncan and Johnny McDowell at the Soldier Field in Chicago, IL.
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1950
Frankie Luptow won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Eldon Raceway, Eldon, IA.
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1951
Ken Rubright won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Manitowoc Co. Expo Speedway, Manitowoc, WI.
Forrest Parker won the AAA Midget race at the Lafayette Stadium, Lafayette,IN.
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1952
Chuck Stevenson won the AAA sanctioned Milwaukee 200 race at The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin. Bill Schindler was second followed by Duane Carter, Henry Banks and Joe James.
John Roberts won the AAA Midget race at the Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo,IN.
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1955
Hank Nykaza won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Fayette County Fairgrounds,West Union, IA.
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1956
Jud Larson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
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1957
Johnny Pouelson won the 50 mile IMCA Sprint Car race at the Missouri State Fairgrounds (1.0d) , Sedalia, MO.
Johnnie Parsons won the 100 mile USAC Midget race at the Milwaukee Mile (1.0p) , West Allis, WI.
Tony Bonadies won both of the ARDC Midget feature races at the Freeport Speedway, Freeport,NY.
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1958
Rodger Ward won the USAC sanctioned Milwaukee 200 race at The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin. Bob Veith was second followed by Eddie Sachs, George Amick and Jack Turner.
Red Amick won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway, Des Moines,IA.
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1959
Bob Mathouser won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Fayette County Speedway, West Union,IA.
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1960
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Fairbury Legion Speedway, Fairbury,IL.
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1961
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Eldon Raceway, Eldon,IA.
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1962
Clark "Shorty" Templeman ... Died ... Shorty drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1954-1962 seasons with 42 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1955, 1958, and 1960-1962. He finished in the top ten 16 times, with his best finish in 2nd position, in 1961 at both DuQuoin and Syracuse. His best Indy finish was 4th in 1961. He won five Washington State and three Oregon midget state championships. Templeman won all three Night Before the 500 midget car features at the 16th Street Speedway in Indianapolis in 1956. Templeman won the first three USAC National Midget Series champions when he won titles in 1956, 1957, and 1958. Templeman died as a result of injuries sustained in a midget car crash at the Marion County, Ohio Fairgrounds track. He was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1984.
Bill Slater won the Modified Stock car race over Ernie Gahan and Sammy Beavers at the Stafford Springd Speedway, Stafford Springs, CT.
Bill Roynan won the Modified race over Jimmy Riddle and Jack Arnold at the Sunshine Speedway, St. Petersburg, FL.
Russ Moynagh won the USAC Midget race at the Orange Show Stadium, San Bernardino, CA. Allen Heath finished second followed by Johnny Moorhouse, Don Horvath and Billy Cantrell.
Nolan Swift won the 35-lap Super Modified feature at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego, NY.
Wally Dallenbach and Pete Frazee each won 35-lap Sportsman-Modified feature races at the Vineland Speedway, Vineland, NJ.
Jim Lacy won the TQ Midget race at the Pine Brook Stadium, Pine Brook, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bud Folkenroth won the 50-lap Modified Stock Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Russ Delp won the 25-lap Modified Stock Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading, PA.
Ted Hairfield won the Virginia 400 Sportsman-Modified Stock Car race over Ed Flemke at the Southside Speedway, Richmond, VA.
Jim Seese won the Dick Linder 100-lap Memorial Super Modified race at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway, Clinton, PA. Dave Lundy finished second followed by Dick Bailey, Pete Foltz and Dave Reed.
Ed (Dutch) Schaefer won the 130-lap ARDC Monza style Midget race at the Freeport Stadium, Freeport, NY.
Johnny Martin won the 50-lap NASCAR Sportsman-Modified Stock Car race at the Georgetown Speedway, Georgetown, DE.
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1963
Scratch Daniels won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (1/2d), St. Paul, MN.
Earl Halaquist won the URC Sprint Car race over Jim Maguire, Chuck Yost and Lou Johnson at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg,NY.
Mike McGreevy won the USAC Midget race at the Islip Speedway, Islip, NY.
Bert Brooks won the ARDC Midget race and Sonny Strupp won the Modified feature race at the Victory Speedway, Middletown, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1969
Art Pollard won the USAC sanctioned Delaware 200 race at the 1 Mile Paved Oval Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE. Gordon Johncock was second followed by Roger McCluskey, Mike Mosley and Gary Bettenhausen.
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1975
Richard Petty won the NASCAR Winston Cup Champion 400 over David Pearson at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI.
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1985
Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch 500 over Tim Richmond at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1991
Alan Kulwicki won the NASCAR Winston Cup Bud 500 over Sterling Marlin at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1996
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Goody's 500 over Jeff Gordon at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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1997
Luigi Villoresi ... Died ... Driver from Italy who ran the 1946 Indy 500 in a Maserati and finished 7th.
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2002
Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Winston Cup Sharpie 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN.
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2003
Helio Castroneves won the IRL sanctioned Firestone Indy 225 race at the 1 Mile Paved Oval Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA. Sam Hornish, Jr. was second followed by Bryan Herta, Gil de Ferran and Kenny Bräck.
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