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1932
Mauri Rose won the AAA sanctioned Detroit 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan. Bill Cummings was second followed by Al Miller, Al Gordon and Russ Snowberger.
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1935
Sammy Sessions... Born ... Sessions was one of the most likable race drivers to come out of the state of Michigan and obtain national prominence. Born during the depression days of the middle thirties, Sam started racing outboard boats at the tender age of 14 and moved into stock cars in 1958 at the now defunct Hastings racetrack. Next on Samís driving list were the supermodifieds in which he earned the point championship at the now defunct Grand Rapids Speedrome, along with winning a 200-lap national championship supermodified race at South Bend. In 1963 San won 100 lappers at Sandusky, Shangri-La and Delaware. 1964 brought victories in a 50 lapper at Toledo, 100 lapper at Sandusky, and a 150 lapper at the Grand Rapids Speedrome. Nicknamed, the "Little Tiger" Sammy was one of the many Michigan drivers that dominated the early supermodified days at Oswego. The fan popular Sessions drove Pete Websterís Bingo 151 super to three feature wins in a row early in 1964 before taking the car out of the ball-park in turn one in a spectacular crash. The following season Sessions began a USAC racing career that saw him successfully compete in Champ, Sprint and Midget divisions, the highlights being a top five finish in the '72 Indy 500 as well as the 1972 USAC Sprint Car Championship. He continued in sprint cars for a number of years and also became a top snowmobile racer. He died when he suffered a heart-attack during a snowmobile racing accident in Alexandria, Minnesota in 1977 and subsequently crashed into a tree, dying instantly when a branch decapitated him. Real name was Allen Dale Sessions.
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1938
Jimmy Snyder won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Rex Mays was second followed by Duke Nalon, Ted Horn and Mauri Rose.
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1947
Ted Horn , driving the Horn #1, won the 30 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.
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1948
Ted Horn won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Erie County Fairgrounds,Hamburg, NY.
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1949
Johnnie Parsons won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Paul Russo was second followed by Spider Webb, Walt Brown and George Connor.
Bill Holland won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Port Royal Speedway,Port Royal, PA.
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1950
Henry Banks won the AAA sanctioned Detroit 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan. Jimmy Davies was second followed by Cecil Green, Walt Faulkner and Duke Dinsmore.
Emory Collins won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Topeka Fairgrounds, Topeka, KS.
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1952
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Topeka Fairgrounds, Topeka, KS.
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Midget race at the Cincinnati Race Bowl, Cincinnati,OH.
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1953
Bob Slater won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Park Speedway, Lincoln, NE.
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1954
Johnny Thomson won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the Rutland Fairgrounds, Rutland, VT.
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1955
Bob Sweikert won the AAA sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Jimmy Bryan was second followed by George Amick, Pat O'Connor and Johnny Thomson.
Charlie Miller won the URC Sprint Car race at the Orange County Fair Speedway,Middletown, NY.
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1957
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer,IA.
Rex Easton won the USAC Midget race at the Columbus Motor Speedway, Columbus,OH.
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1959
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the State Fair Park Speedway, Lincoln,NE.
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1960
Bobby Grim won the USAC sanctioned Syracuse 100 on the 1 Mile Dirt Oval New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, New York. Tony Bettenhausen was second followed by A.J. Foyt, Johnny Thomson and Ernie Koch.
Allen Heath won the CRA Sprint Car race at the Ascot Park Speedway, Gardena,CA.
Bob Tattersall won the USAC Midget race at the Saint Charles Speedway, St. Charles, MO.
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Topeka Fairgrounds, Topeka,KS.
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1961
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Thompson Int. Speedway, Thompson, CT.
Jimmy Davies won the USAC Midget race at the Lawrenceburg Speedway, Lawrenceburg, IN.
Parnelli Jones won the USAC Sprint Car race at the New Bremen Speedway, New Bremen,OH. A.J. Foyt finished second followed by Jim Hurtubise, Elmer George and Bud Tingelstad.
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1966
Mario Andretti won the Hoosier Hundred USAC Champ Car race at the 1 Mile Dirt Oval Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana. A.J. Foyt was second followed by Arnie Knepper, Don Branson and Chuck Hulse.
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1971
Smokey Snellbaker, in the Al Hamilton # 77, won the Tuscarora 50 Super Sprint Car race over Billy Cassella, Rick Schmelyun, Barry Camp and Tom Spriggle at the Port Royal Speedway , Port Royal, PA.
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1978
Darrell Waltrip won the NASCAR Winston Cup Capital City 400 over Bobby Allison at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1989
Rusty Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller High Life 400 over Dale Earnhardt at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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1993
Buzz Gregory... Died ... USAC Sprint and Indy Car driver from the 1960's.
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1994
Terry Labonte won the NASCAR Winston Cup Miller 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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2005
Kurt Busch won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Chevy Rock & Roll 400 over Matt Kenseth at the Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA.
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