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1890
Robert Delno ... Born ... AAA driver from the early 1900's.
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1911
Louis Disbrow drove a Pope-Hartford to victory in the 100 mile AAA Championship Pablo Beach Road Race in Jacksonville, Florida. Disbrow averaged 76.5 mph.
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1935
Sonny Ates... Born ... USAC midget, sprint and championship car driver from the 1960's & 70's.
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1954
Johnny Thomson , driving the Traylor #9, won the 30-lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race on the 1/2 mile dirt Reading Fairgrounds in Reading, PA.
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1959
Rod Perry won the Modified race at the Hollywood Speedway in Hollywood, FL. ( Click here for the race report. )
Gerald Sapp won the Modified race over Buzz Barton and Pete Folse at the Orlando Speedway in Orlando, FL.
Buddy Krebs won the Modified race at the Riverside Park Speedway, Agawam, MA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1964
Rolla Vollstedt buys the first Offenhauser engine built for rear-engine application. It was put in the Bryant Heating Special which finished 15th in the Indianapolis 500 with Len Sutton at the wheel.
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1965
Don Branson drove a Watson roadster to victory in the 150 mile USAC Championship race on the 1 mile paved Phoenix International Raceway.
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1970
Al Unser drove a Colt-Ford to victory in the USAC Championship 'Jimmy Bryan 150' at Phoenix International Raceway.
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1971
Mario Andretti, driving an F1 Ferrari 312B, won the F1/F5000 Questor Grand Prix at Ontario Motor Speedway in California.
Larry Dickson won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, Reading, PA. Dick Tobias finished second followed by Larry Cannon, Johnny Parsons and Darl Harrison.
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1976
Sheldon Kinser won the 40 lap USAC Sprint Car race at the Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH. Joe Saldana finished second followed by Bubby Jones, Tom Bigelow and James McElreath.
Keith Kauffman won the Super Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, Reading, PA. Dub May finished second followed by Paul Pitzer, Bobby Allen and Rick Schmelyun.
Gary Patterson won the NARC Sprint Car race at the West Capital Raceway, Sacramento,CA. Jimmy Boyd finished second followed by Jimmy Sills, Mike Andreetta and Johnny Anderson.
Kramer Williamson won the KARS Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Ed Zirkle finished second followed by Lynn Paxton, Randy Ruth and Joe Surniak.
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1982
Rick Mears drove a Penske/Cosworth to victory in the 150 mile CART Indy Car race at Phoenix International Raceway. Bobby Rahal made his first Indy Car start.
Cale Yarborough wins the Hodg. Car. 500 over Terry Labonte at the North Carolina Speedway , Rockingham, NC.
Bobby Allen won the Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway , Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Greg Sacks won the Dogwood 500 Modified Stock Car race over Richie Evans, Jim Spencer, Roger Treichler, Reggie Ruggiero and Jamie Tomaino at the Martinsville Speedway , Martinsville, VA.
Doug Hoffman won the Sportsman Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway , Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
Hal Bunting won the Modified Stock Car race at the Bridgeport Speedway , Bridgeport, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1993
Dale Earnhardt wins the TranSouth 500 over Mark Martin at the Darlington Raceway , Darlington, SC.
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1999
Terry Labonte wins the PRIMESTAR 500 over Dale Jarrett at the Texas Motor Speedway , Fort Worth, TX.
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2001
George Connor... Died ... AAA driver from the 1930's , 40's & 50's who ran the Indy 500 14 times with a best finish of 3rd in 1949.
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2004
Kurt Busch wins the Food City 500 over Rusty Wallace at the Bristol Motor Speedway , Bristol, TN.
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2008
Pat Cannon won the 410 Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway , Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
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