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1908
Overton Phillips... Born ... AAA driver from the 1930's & 40's.
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1947
Ted Horn , driving the Horn #1, won the 20 lap AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Eastern States Expo Speedway in Springfield, MA.
Tommy Hinnershitz, in the Hinnershitz #5, won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Allentown Speedway, Allentown, PA.
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1951
Ernie Johnson won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Hutchinson Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, MN.
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1952
Bill Schindler... Died ... East Coast midget, sprint and Indy car driver. Raced with only one leg after a crash in 1936, but died in an AAA sprint car race at Allentown PA.
Tommy Hinnershitz won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA.
Hank Rogers won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Eastern States Expo Speedway, West Springfield, MA.
Jimmy Campbell won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Nashville Fairgrounds (1.0d), Nashville, TN.
Nick Valenta won the CRA Sprint Car race at the South Mountain Speedway, Phoenix, AZ.
Len Duncan won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
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1953
Deb Snyder won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Muskogee Speedway, Muskogee, OK.
Wally Campbell won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race over Bill Holland and Tommy Hinnershitz at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading, PA.
Mike Nazaruk won the AAA Sprint Car race over Eddie Sachs and Jerry Hoyt at the Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, IN.
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1955
Jim McWithey won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Kansas State Fairgrounds,Hutchinson, KS.
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1956
Jack Jordan won the IMCA Sprint Car race over Johnny Pouelson, Buzz Barton, Mickey McCormick, Harry Ross and Lloyd Ruby at the Kansas State Fairgrounds,Hutchinson, KS.
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1957
Bobby Grim won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Music City Motorplex (1.0d) , Nashville, TN.
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1958
Johnny Thomson won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown,PA.
Bill Randall won the ARDC Midget race at the Hatfield Speedway, Hatfield,PA.
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1959
Harold Leep won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Muskogee Speedway, Muskogee,OK.
Eddie Sachs won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Reading Fairgrounds, Reading,PA.
Jim Shaffer won the ARDC Midget race at the Trenton International Speedway, Trenton,NJ.
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1961
Pete Folse won the IMCA Sprint Car race at the Kansas State Fairgrounds,Hutchinson, KS.
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1964
Ralph Quarterson won the Sprint Car race at the Sharon Speedway, Hartford,OH.
Chuck Rodee won the USAC Midget race at the Winchester Speedway, Winchester,IN.
Oscar Fay won the Supermodified race over Sammy Sessions at the Sandusky Speedway, Sandusky,OH.
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1968
Ralph Quarterson won the Sprint Car race at the K-C Raceway, Chillicothe, OH.
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1969
Billy Wilkerson won the CRA Sprint Car race over Jay East, Jimmy Oskie, George Farmer and Colby Scroggin at the Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale,CA.
Johnny Coy won the ARDC Midget race at the Wall Township Speedway, Belmar,NJ.
Bobbie Adamson, in the Al Hamilton # 77, won the Super Sprint Car race at the Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove,PA. Mitch Smith was second followed by Ray Tilley, Lee Osborne and Mike Lloyd.
Bobby Allen won the Super Sprint Car race at the Lincoln Speedway, Hanover,PA. Gus Linder was second followed by Ed Zirkle, Rick Schmelyun and Kenny Weld.
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1970
Jim Kirk won the ARDC Midget race over Pancho Carter, Johnny Hubbard, Tommy McAndrew and Earl Halaquist at the Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville,PA.
Jimmy Caruthers won the USAC Midget race at the Tri-City Speedway (1/2d), Granite City,IL.
Lynn Paxton won the Super Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway, Williams Grove,PA. Gus Linder was second followed by Smokey Snellbaker, Bobby Allen and Leroy Felty.
Smokey Snellbaker won the Super Sprint Car race at the Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown,MD. Irvin King was second followed by Kenny Weld, Bobby Allen and Hal Browning.
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1975
Juan Pablo Montoya... Born ... Formula One, ChampCar, NASCAR driver and the 2000 INDY 500 winner.
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1981
Neil Bonnett wins the NASCAR Winston Cup CRC Chemicals 500 over Darrell Waltrip at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE. ( Click here for the race report. )
Kenny Brightbill was the over all winner of the "Run What Ya Brung" Shoot Out 81 at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY. The 3-50 lap format races were won by Jimmy Horton, Kenny Brightbill and Billy Pauch. Billy Pauch came in second in the final point standings followed by Paul Lotier, Don Kreitz, Roger Laureno, Tommy Corellis, Eddie Delmolino, Gary Gollub, Dave Kelly and Jimmy Horton. Brightbill collected $10,000 for the win.
Walt Breeding won the 35-lap Open Competition feature at the U.S. 13 Speedway in Delmar,DE. ( Click here for the race report. )
Merv Treichler won the Northeast 150 feature at the Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
Buddy Aemel won the Late Model Stock Car race at the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD. ( Click here for the race report. )
George Kent won the 250-lap CAM 2 Race of Champions at the Pocono International Raceway, Pocono, PA. ( Click here for the race results. )
Billy Pauch won the 50-lap Sportsman race at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, NY. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1985
Craig Von Dohren captured both twenty lap Modified Stock Car features at the East Windsor Speedway in Hightstown, NJ. ( Click here for the race report. )
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1987
Ricky Rudd wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Delaware 500 over Davey Allison at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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1992
Ricky Rudd wins the NASCAR Winston Cup Peak 500 over Bill Elliott at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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1998
Mark Martin wins the NASCAR Winston Cup MBNA Gold 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Dover International Speedway , Dover, DE.
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