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1917
Wimpy Ervin... Born ... A former midget and sprint car driver from Bloomfield, NJ. who raced in the 1940's, 50's and early 60's.
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1941
John Hubbard... Born ... Johnstown, Pennsylvania driver who raced ARDC Midgets, USAC Sprints, Silver Crown and Indy Cars.
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1942
Eddie Leavitt... Born ... Sprint car driver from the 1970's & 80's. He was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2001 and was in the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame. He was a two-time National Sprint Car Champion.
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1946
Bobby Olivero... Born ... A former driver in the USAC Championship Car series. He raced in the 1976-1978 seasons, with 17 career starts, including the 1977 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 5th position in 1977 at Ontario. In 1979, Olivero was the USAC Silver Crown Series champion. Earlier in his career, he won the 1975 CRA Sprint Car championship.
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1977
Johnny White... Died ... USAC sprint & Indy car driver from the 1960's. He was paralyzed from a Sprint Car accident at Terre Haute, IN., in 1964 just 2 weeks after being named the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year.
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