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1901
Walter Sobraske machinist for Miller, Schofield, Offenhauser, and Meyer & Drake (later shop forman), born in West Virgiania
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1956
Jim Reed wins the NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model 200 lap race at Gardena Stadium, Gardena, CA.
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1960
Dee Hileman won the BCRA Midget race at the Oakland Exposition Building, Oakland, CA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1967
Pedro Rodriguez wins the first South Africa Grand Prix to be held on the Kayalami track near Johannesburg at the wheel of a Cooper-Maserati. First F1 win for Rodriguez and last for Cooper
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1969
Robby Gordon ..... Born ..(Indy Car & NASCAR driver)
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1972
Danny Frye, Jr won the 40-lap American Midget Racing Assn. feature at theToledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH. George Kladis was second followed by Don Reidelberger, Jim Hettinger and Wayne Woodward.
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1977
Bill Engelhart won the 75-lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN.
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1983
Todd Forbes won the 75-lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN.
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2003
Leroy Warriner ... Died ... an American racing driver from Indianapolis who attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 every year from 1951 to 1958 without succeeding. Warriner only managed to qualify for a single Championship Car race, the September 1953 race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds where he started and finished 18th. He retired from racing in 1962 then owned the Indianapolis Speeddrome with Gene Hartley until 1977. An accomplished midget car racer, he was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
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2007
Dan Shaver ..... Died ... Shaver raced in several road racing series before moving to stock cars, mostly ARCA where his best finish was ninth. In the last four years Shaver was a team owner, and he was one of the first to put Denny Hamlin and Aric Almirola in superspeedway cars.
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2009
Donny Schatz won the first night's Scott Darley Memorial Sprint Car race at the Parramatta City Raceway in Sydney, Australia.
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2010
Rick Ziehl won the first night's race of the 6th annual Roger McCluskey Classic wingless Sprint Car program. Johnny Herrera was second followed by Charles Davis Jr., Dave Darland and Mike Martin.
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2011
Rick Ziehl won the final night's feature race of the 7th annual Roger McCluskey Classic Sprint Car Classic. Johnny Herrera was second followed by Charles Davis Jr., Stevie Sussex and Josh Hodges.
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