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1895
Gus Schrader ...Born ... Schrader would become known as "King of the OUTLAW Dirt Tracks" during his storied career. Gus was the IMCA "big car" (sprint) champ from 1933-1941 except in 1938 when Emory Collins broke the string. He ran the Indy 500 in1932 and finished 39th.
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1915
Joe Barzda ... Born ... AAA / USAC driver in the 1950's. Quit after Van Johnson's fatal crash in 1959, in which Joe was involved in. With brother Jim, he ran the Californian Speed and Sport Shop in New Brunswick, New Jersey which fielded cars in lots of events, including CART and endurance racing.
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1934
Bobby Johns ... Born ... Johns raced in the NASCAR series in the 1956-1969 seasons, with 141 career starts. He had 2 wins among his 36 top ten finishes and finished the 1960 season 3rd in the points. He also attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 7 times and succeeded in both 1965 and 1969, where he finished 7th and 10th, respectively.
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1948
Ted Horn won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Richmond Int. Raceway,Richmond, VA
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1949
Troy Ruttman won the AAA Sprint Car race at the Salem Speedway,Salem, IN
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1955
Marvin Pifer won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds,Sioux Falls, SD
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1956
Jimmy Knight won the USAC Midget race at the Sportsdrome Speedway, Jeffersonville,IN
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1964
Al Tasnady won the Modified Stock Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds , Reading, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Dick Tobias won the Modified Stock Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway , Mechanicsburg, PA. ( Click here for the race report. )
Will Cagle won the Modified Stock Car race at the Harmony Speedway , Harmony, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
PeeWee Griffin won the Modified Stock Car race at the Vineland Speedway , Vineland, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1965
Don Thomas won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix,AZ
Johnny Grum won the Super Modified race at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
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1966
Greg Weld crashed at Indy and ended the saga of the Novi engine.
Marvin Panch, with the help from relief driver Richard Petty, drove a Plymouth Belvedere to victory in the Charlotte 600 NASCAR stockcar race in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ted Wise won the Sprint Car race over Andy Phillips, Frank Gorichky, Buddy Cochran and Jim Magill at the Blanket Hill Speedway, Kittanning,PA
Johnny Mann won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA
Joe Saldana won the Sprint Car race over Ken Gritz and Lonnie Jensen at the Midwest Speedway, Lincoln,NE
RayLee Goodwin won the Sprint Car race over Roy Robbins, Wes Ferrand, Ken Williams and Jerry Weld at the Olympic Stadium, Kansas City,MO
Wib Spaulding won the Sprint Car race over Gene Henson and Tom Bigelow at the Springfield Speedway, Springfield,IL
Rollie Beale won the Super Modified race over Tom York, Benny Rapp, Lou Blaney and Darl Harrison at the Toledo Speedway, Toledo,OH
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1970
Billy Engelhart won the USAC Midget race at the Santa Fe Speedway, Chicago,IL
Kenny Weld, in the # 88 Bud Grimm Ford, won the Super Sprint Car race over Johnny Grum, Smokey Snellbaker,Bobbie Adamson and Tom Spriggle at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA
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1971
Herman Wise won the Little 500 Sprint Car race over Billy Cassella, Chuck Amati, Benny Rapp and Buzz Gregory at the Anderson Speedway , Anderson,IN
Paul Jones won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA
Mitch Smith, in the Gary's Auto Wrecker # 5, won the Super Sprint Car race over Lee Osborne, Bobbie Adamson, Mike Lloyd and Jim Wilbur at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
Danny Caruthers won the USAC Midget race over Jimmy Caruthers, Bob Wente, Jerry McClung and Dave Strickland at the Shady Bowl Speedway, DeGraff,OH
Barry Camp won the Super Sprint Car race over Elmer Ruby, Leroy Felty, Kramer Williamson and Gary Krout at the Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal,PA
Keith Andrews won the Super Modified race over Nolan Swift, Jim Shampine, Nolan Johncock and Norm Mackereth at the Oswego Speedway, Oswego,NY
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1976
Buddy Cochran won the Sprint Car race over Steve Travers and Lee Kothera at the Tri-City Speedway, Franklin, PA
Kramer Williamson won the KARS Super Sprint Car race over Ben Showers, Randy Ruth, Mitch Smith and Smokey Snellbaker at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA
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1977
Tom Bigelow won the USAC Sprint Car race over Steve Chassey, Sheldon Kinser, Eddie Leavitt and Duke Cook at the Millstream Speedway, Findlay, OH.
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