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JANUARY 29

1915
Johnny McDowell ... Born ... AAA driver from the mid 1930's to 1952. He drove Midgets and Indy Cars. McDowell competed in the 1949 to 1952 Indianapolis 500 races. He died in a qualifying crash at the Milwaukee Mile the week after the 1952 Indy 500.
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1929
Jerry Hoyt... Born ... AAA driver
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1950
Jody Schecter... Born ... F1 driver
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1953
Bill Vukovich, driving the Gerhardt Offy # 45, won the AAA Midget race at the Kearny Bowl, Fresno, CA .
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1956
Shorty Templeman won the 100 lap USAC Midget race at the Saugus Speedway (Bonelli Stadium), Saugus,CA.
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1966
George Sweeten wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
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1967
Al De Angelo wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
Parnelli Jones, bringing Dan Gurney's four year event win streak to an end, drove a Bill Stroppe prepared/Wood Brothers crewed Mercury to victory in the rain delayed NASCAR Grand National "Motor Trend 500" at Riverside International Raceway.
Mel Kenyon, driving the Kenyon Brothers # 61, won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN.
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1971
Phil "Red" Shafer... Died ... AAA driver. Ran 7 Indy 500's with a best finish of 3rd in 1925.
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1972
Doug Craig wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall. Larry Michaels wins the second race.
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1977
Bob Cicconi wins the TQ Midget feature at the indoor Atlantic City Convention Hall.
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1994
Jim Hettinger, driving the Bob Bilby # 5b, won the 100-lap USAC Midget race at the Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN.
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2000
Brian Tyler, driving the Dynamics # 69, won the 50-lap USAC Silver Crown race at the Walt Disney World Speedway, Orlando, FL.
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2005
Dave Darland won the 40-lap CRA / USAC Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
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2010
Don O'Neal won the fourth night of the 11th annual Open Wheel Modified Winternationals Championship Stock Car race at the East Bay Raceway Park, Tampa, FL. Jared Landers was second followed by Jeff Mathews, Buzzie Reutimann and Dave Hess Jr.
Josh Richards won the second night of the Super Bowl VI Late Model feature race at the Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, GA. Dennis Erb Jr. finished second followed by Scott Bloomquist, Brad Neat and Jimmy Owens.
Ted Christopher won the preliminary TQ Midget/600cc Micro feature at the 8th Annual Gambler's Classic in Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ. Billy Pauch finished second followed by Stewart Friesen, Matt Janisch, Ryan Smith, Tim Buckwalter, Mike Tidaback, Don Zrinski, Joe Lord and Chris Allen.
Danny Lasoski won the All Star Circuit of Champions Winter National Sprint Car race at the Ocala Speedway, Ocala, FL. Tim Shaffer was second followed by Dale Blaney, Fred Rahmer, Tim Kaeding, Bob Felmlee, Jac Haudenschild, Terry McCarl, Donny Schatz and Stevie Smith.
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