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1873
Harry Michener ... Born ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
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1901
Joe Russo ... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's.
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1951
Greg Leffler ... Born ... A former driver in the CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1980-1983 seasons, with 13 career starts, including the 1980 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten twice, with his best finish in 6th position in 1982 at Riverside. In 1979, Leffler was the USAC Sprint Car Series Champion.
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1955
Don Branson won the AAA Midget race at the Allen County Coliseum Expo, Fort Wayne,IN.
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1959
Dale Swaim won the USAC Midget race at the Allen County Coliseum Expo, Fort Wayne,IN.
David Moses won the USAC Midget race at the Saugus Speedway (Bonelli Stadium) , Saugus,CA.
Len Duncan won the TQ Midget race at the Island Garden, West Hempstead Long Island, NY ( Click here for the race report. )
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1998
Tony Elliott won the NAMARS Midget race at the Allen County Memorial Expo Center , Fort Wayne, IN. Jerry Nemire was second followed by Matt Westfall, J.D. Turner, Sondi Eden and Aaron Fike.
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2008
Lou Cicconi, Jr won the finale night of the 11th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, Fort Wayne, IN. ( Click here for the race report. )
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2009
Billy Wease won the finale of the 12th annual Rumble in Fort Wayne Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center, Fort Wayne, IN. ( Click here for the race report. )
Donny Schatz won the Valvoline Australian Sprint Car Grand Prix at the Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway, Sydney, Australia. ( Click here for the race report. )
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