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1917
Ira Vail and Earl Cooper captured a pair of AAA races on the 2 mile concrete oval Twin City Motor Speedway in Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Vail drove his Hudson to victory in a 100 mile race, averaging 96.28 mph while Cooper won a 50 mile race, averaging 97.27 mph in his Stutz.
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1919
George Buzane... Died ... AAA driver from the early 1900's
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1946
Joie Chitwood won the Inaugural Nunis Sweepstakes on the half mile Dirt Oval Reading Fairgrounds Speedway in Reading, PA. Ted Horn was second followed by Tommy Hinnershitz, Bill Holland and Eddie Zimmerman.
Joe Garson , driving the Rex Mays Offy, won the 25-lap CARA Midget race over Ted Duncan and Duane Carter at the Soldier Field, Chicago, IL.
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1951
Art Cross won the AAA Midget race at the Rockford Speedway, Rockford,IL.
Johnny Thomson won the ARDC Midget race at the Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT.
Ray Courtney won the AAA Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
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1954
Bill Homeier won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
Len Duncan , driving the Jenks Offy, won the AAA Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
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1956
Eddie Sachs won the USAC Atlanta 100 on the 1 mile Dirt Oval Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia. Al Keller was second followed by Johnny Thomson, Jim Rathmann and Pat Flaherty.
Bert Brooks won the URC Sprint Car race over Chuck Arnold, Hal Rettberg and Eddie Gallione at the Fonda Speedway, Fonda,NY.
Gene Force won the USAC Midget race at the West 16th Street Speedway, Indianapolis,IN.
Tony Bonadies won the ARDC Midget race at the Riverhead Raceway, Riverhead,NY.
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1957
Marvin Panch drove the Herb Thomas Pontiac to victory in the 200 mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 1.5 mile dirt Memph-Ark Speedway in Lehi, Arkansas. Paul Goldsmith led the first 36 laps before Curtis Turner took over in a convertible (the race was open to both Grand National and Convertible division entries) and Goldsmith's Yunick Ford blew the engine on lap 38. Turner's Holman-Moody Ford led until Jack Smith moved by on lap 72. Smith had the race well in hand until his Chevy blew it's engine, prompting a disgusted Smith to announce his retirement after the race (he would return within a couple of weeks!). Panch held off the challenge of Oregon's Bill Amick to take the win. Blinding dust caused many in the estimated crowd of 9,500 to leave half-way through and caused two caution periods that lasted a total of 56 minutes while the track was watered. The dust cautions were the only yellow flags. The race proved to be the finale for the track, which still sits idle in the Arkansas countryside, near an Interstate highway.
Eddie Pagan drove his Ford to victory in the 100 mile NASCAR Grand National/Pacific Coast Late Model race on the 1/2 mile paved Portland Speedway in Portland, Oregon. Lloyd Dane finished 2nd in his Ford with 1954 NASCAR national Sportsman champ Danny Graves 3rd in a Chevy, both 2 laps back. It was Pagan's 3rd win of the season, keeping him in 20th place in the GN standings despite only running the West Coast races to that point (Pagan later went down South, finished his driving career on the West Coast and then returned South to form the noted chassis building Hutcherson-Pagan Enterprises with retiring driver Dick Hutcherson).
Ernie McCoy won the ARDC Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
Elmer George won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway, Salem,IN.
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1961
Baldy Baker won the Super Modified race over Art Smith, Bob Hayduk and Ed Wiseman at the Cloverleaf Speedway, Cleveland,OH.
Jim McElreath won the Sprint Car race over Frank Matthews, Roy Miller, BillyJack Casper and Sidney Clark at the Devil's Bowl Speedway, Dallas,TX.
Lou Blaney won the Sprint Car race over Gib Orr, Jerry Dudley, Jim Seese and Jim Sheaffer at the Greater Pittsburgh Speedway, Pittsburgh,PA.
Bobby Marshman won the ARDC Midget race at the Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge, NJ.
Rollie Beale won the Super Modified race over Dick Carter, Gordon Dukes and Chuck Neal at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH.
Johnny Mackison won the Super Modified race over Dick Tobias and Leroy Felty at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
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1962
Colby Scroggin won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA. Allen Heath was second followed by Bobby Hogle, Jim Steele and Bob McCoy.
Gordon Woolley won the Sprint Car race at the Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville,IA.
Gordon Johncock won the Super Modified race at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY.
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1963
Joy Fair won the Super Modified race at the Sandusky Speedway, Sandusky,OH.
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1965
Bob McLean won the USAC Midget race over Mike McGreevy, Chuck Rodee, Tommy Copp and Bob Tattersall at the O'Hare Stadium,Chicago, IL.
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1967
Dutch Schaefer won the USAC Midget race over Mike McGreevy, Jack Skellinger, Don Meacham and Russ Klar at the Hershey Stadium, Hershey, PA.
Todd Gibson won the Super Modified race over Baldy Baker at the Cloverleaf Speedway, Cleveland,OH.
Bobbie Adamson, in the # 35 Hawthorne Chevy, won the Super Sprint Car race over Bobby Gerhart, Kenny Weld, Lynn Paxton and Ronnie Rough at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
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1968
Mel Kenyon and Henry Pens won the USAC Midget feature races at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen,OH.
Gus Linder, in the Mickey Banas # 69, won the Super Sprint Car race at the Susquehanna Speedway, Newberrytown,PA.
Mike Mosley and Sammy Sessions each won features in the Twin 50's USAC Sprint Car races at the Oswego Speedway , Oswego,NY
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1972
Rick Ferkel won the Super Sprint Car race over Lynn Paxton, Buddy Cochran, Jan Opperman and Gus Linder at the Bedford Speedway, Bedford,PA.
Sheldon Kinser won the Sprint Car race over Dick Gaines, Butch Wilkerson and Bob Kinser at the Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington,IN.
Jim Maguire won the ARDC Midget race at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA. Hank Rogers Jr. finished second followed by Jerry Stover, Bing Metz and Doug Craig.
Ralph Quarterson won the Sprint Car race at the Lernerville Speedway, Sarver,PA.
Wib Spaulding won the Sprint Car race over Bubby Jones, Dean Shirley and Tom Corbin at the Tri-City Speedway, Granite City,IL.
Kenny Weld, in the Bob Weikert # 29, won the Super Sprint Car race over Steve Smith, Smokey Snellbaker, Johnny Grum and Lee Osborne at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA.
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1973
Tom Sneva won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH.
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1974
Sammy Sessions won the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway (1/2p), New Bremen,OH. Pancho Carter was second followed by Rollie Beale, Larry Cannon and Bruce Walkup.
Dana Carter won the ARDC Midget race over Hank Rogers Jr, Leigh Earnshaw, Jim Hettinger and Billy Hughes at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA.
Kenny Weld won the KARS Super Sprint Car race and Jim Kirk won the SMRC Midget race at the Penn National Speedway, Grantville,PA.
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1979
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Busch Nash. 420 over Cale Yarborough at the Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, TN
Steve Chassey won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH.
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1984
Geoffrey Bodine won the NASCAR Winston Cup Pepsi 420 over Darrell Waltrip at the Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, TN
Don Kreitz, Jr. won the URC Sprint Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway, Bridgeport,NJ. Kramer Williamson finished second followed by Dave Kelly, Todd Rittenhouse and Fran Hogue.
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1996
Ernie Irvan won the NASCAR Winston Cup Jiffy Lube 300 over Dale Jarrett at the Nashville International Raceway, Nashville, TN
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2002
Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Winston Cup Tropicana 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL
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