Van Johnson won it in the Vargo Offy, far right of this image. The midget was clear of all the sports cars and, except for Moss, the fastest car on the circuit - and this despite rain, sleet and snow that fell during the race. Matczak has for years fielded sprint cars and supermodifieds, winning races and championships. The long awaited arrival of the action sports star is finally here. He was in this front-wheel drive Christie, and his Firestones looked pretty bald if they were his only insurance policies. A cardiac catherization found a couple of problems in the old ticker, and it was decided that I should have a Pacemaker.
P. J. Jones
With more time, my remembrance could have included the lives of 50 notable individuals. He had no cage, no fire suit, and probably no sun tan oil, but none of that got in the way of a fabulous career behind the wheel. He absolutely smoked them in the SKs on his way to winning that lap feature. A driver could see a long way around the track. Donohue was among the first of the modern driver-engineers who seek speed through science. The cars drove smoothly and were very nimble, like a midget, and the sight line distance from the nose to the steering wheel, was similar to that of a midget. After successful seasons driving a Corvette Grand Sport he retired as a driver in and began to devote his time and energy to becoming one of the most successful team owners in history.
Lime Rock Historic Festival - Sunday Concours Photos, Results
He finished second to eventual series champions Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood. A crash in the King Cobra at Kent Washington and the demands of his now highly successful automobile businesses in Pennsylvania led to a decision to retire from driving. He won Indy in and was on the pole in and A wealthy construction executive, he returned in with his own team and was a runaway winner in the feature race in his Genie Ford. Tires were a problem for him again in the October race but this time his problem was mud on his tires after he spun out of a substantial lead in turn one and then slid into the mire in turn three allowing Doc Wyllie to win after the two had waged a race-long battle. Brown came in on a double by Atkins.
Best finish, 6th, Posey drove in the SCCA Formula series from through , finishing second in the championship in Other drivers stopped, emergency crews rushed to the spot and Randall was eventually taken to a hospital, where his condition was pronounced satisfactory later in the afternoon. His Lotus X Monza was nicknamed the "Batmobile" by spectators. He returned to VIR in September with a Lola T70 Ford with his sights set on a new lap record but an oil-slick track kept his lap times down when he won the feature race of the weekend. In April of he drove the same car to a third place finish.