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#1 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 19:25

In my current clarification search of Indy drivers, Tom Rooney comes up.

I have him down as being an engineer for Maxwell, a riding mechanic for Stutz & he was later a race promoter & official.

He apparently died in 1939, and at the moment I have him born as 30 Nov 1881, in Wolburn, Massachusetts, but residing in Indianapolis (hence the reason the above TR has been chosen).

However I have also seen him coming from Philadelphia (mostly), Chicago & New York.

Can anyone fill me in a bit more - after all, he was a pretty big name in the sport in his time in terms of whether I have the right man but have run the course of finding out much more about him or whether the "real" Thomas Rooney is actually someone else alltogether?

Kind regards in advance, once again, for any help.