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1885
Howard Hall... Born ... AAA driver
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1892
Ira Hall... Born ... AAA driver that raced in the 1920's , 30's and 40's
Elmer Shannon... Born ... AAA driver
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1920
Delmar Desch... Born ... AAA driver that raced in the 1940's and 50's
George Tichenor... Born ... AAA driver that raced in the 1950's
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1950
Billie Harvey... Born ... USAC/CART driver in 1980
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1962
Rod "Black Bandit" Perry won the Modified Stock Car race over Dur Howe and Pee Wee Griffin at the Palmetto Speedway in Miami, FL.
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1966
Billy Boat... Born ... USAC midget, sprint and IRL Indy car driver. Seven Indy 500 starts with a best finish of 3rd in 1999.
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1969
Bobby Hamilton wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
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1972
Jerry Blundy won the opening event of the Winternational Sprint Car series at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL. Bob Kinser finished second followed by Billy Cassella, Ray Lee Goodwin, Steve Schultz, Roger Rager, Doc Dawson, Jon Backlund, Hank Albers and Chuck Amati.
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1979
Jim Childers won the Sprint Car feature as part of the third annual Rocky Fisher's Florida Sprint Car Nationals, at the DeSoto Memorial Speedway, Bradenton, FL. Dave Scarborough finished second followed by Donnie Tanner, Lennie Waldo, Don Mack, Bill Roynan, Allen Barr, Mack McClelland, Robert Smith and Curt Kelley.
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1985
Bob Glidden is the first NHRA Pro Stock driver to run the 1/4-mile in under 7.6 seconds (7.557), at Pomona, California.
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1986
Paul Durant won the USAC Supermodified race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Pheonix, AZ..
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1992
Rebel Jackson won the USAC Supermodified race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Pheonix, AZ.
Chuck Gurney won the USAC Western States Midget race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Pheonix, AZ.
Jim Keeker won the USAC Silver Crown race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Pheonix, AZ.
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1997
Tony Stewart, driving the Steve Lewis #9x, won the USAC Western States Midget race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Pheonix, AZ.
Jimmy Kite won the USAC Silver Crown race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Pheonix, AZ.
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