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1921
Rodger Ward... Born ... USAC Midget and Indy car driver. 2 time Indy 500 winner, 1959 & 1962
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1940
Harry Gant... Born ... NASCAR driver.
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1953
Bobby Rahal... Born ... Indy car driver.
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1958
Eddie Cheever... Born ... Indy car driver.
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1959
Larry McReynolds ..Born .. One of NASCAR's most successful and recognized crew chiefs.
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1960
Johnny White won the 90 lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Ft Wayne, IN. ( Click here for the race report. )
Bud Hamilton won the TQ Midget race at the Fairgrounds Coliseum, Columbus, OH. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jim Preston won the Stock Car race at the Gardena Stadium, Gardena, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Jim Lacy won the 35-lap TQ Midget race at the Island Garden, West Hempstead, LI. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1964
Fred Lecklider ... Died ... AAA driver 1920's and 30's.
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1965
Mel Kenyon won the 50 lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Ft Wayne, IN.
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1971
Ray Elder(Western Grand National champ) beat the NASCAR regulars to win the season opening Motor Trend 500 NASCAR Grand National race at Riverside International Raceway.
Herman Wise won the 50 lap Georgia-Florida Championship Supermodified race at the Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, GA. Cliff Cochran was second followed by Hershel Jenkins, Sam Irwin and Charlie McCann.
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1987
Kevin Olson won the indoor 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Metro Centre, Rockford, IL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Gene Gennetten won the preliminary Midget race to the Chili Bowl Championship at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Tulsa, OK. ( Click here for the race report. )
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2004
Joey Payne wins the Three Quarter Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
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