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1912
Walt Ader ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1940's to the early 50's.
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1916
Clint Brawner ... Born ... Indy Car mechanic. His skill, work ethic and focus led to 51 Indy car victories and four poles in the Indy 500.
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1927
Bill Mackey ... Born ... AAA driver from 1949 to 1951. His name at birth was William Gretsinger, Jr. He was killed in a sprint car crash at Winchester Speedway.
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1935
Rex Mays ,in the Gilmore Special #33, won the AAA sanctioned 125 Mile 200 laps 2 Man Championship Car Race over Louis Meyer, Al Gordon, Shorty Cantlon, Fred Frame and Lou Moore on the .625 Mile Dirt Oval Legion Ascot Speedway in Alhambra, California.
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1963
Bob McCoy won the Sprint Car race over Bob Coulter, Paul Jones, Jim Steele and Ned Spath at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena,CA.
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1968
Bob Hare won the USAC Midget race over Mike McGreevy, Ray Elliott, Sammy Sessions and Dick Pole at the Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati,OH.
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1981
Ralph Pratt... Died ... AAA driver from the 1940's and 50's. Inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1998.
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