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#1751 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 22:36

There was a tragic accident in Germany over the Whit weekend [June 5-6, 1971] in which three German soldiers who were acting as marshals lost their lives. During a club race at the Neuhausen airfield circuit, Baden Wurrtenberg, Austrian Frans Albert (Chevrolet Camaro) lost control of his car and hit a group of soldiers at the side of the track. Two died instantly and a third has since succumbed. Albert escaped unhurt.

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#1752 Muzza

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 20:49

Originally posted by Milan Fistonic
At the risk of upsetting Ray this is from Motoring News.

Aray Xavier

Brazilian Aray Xavier was fatally injured at Snetterton on Sunday [April 5, 1987] when his Van Diemen RF86 was flipped into the air, 250 yards from the start line landing upside down on the barriers.

[...]


Hello, Milan,

Thanks for posting this - I must admit that I had never heard of this accident.

Curiously, it seems that the accident I have in the back of my mind is another one. As far as I recall, some time in the mid-1980s a Brazilian (from São Paulo?) went racing in the UK but was killed in a testing accident before the beginning of the season. I think it was a Formula Ford 2000 crash. My only recollection is an article on Brazilians racing abroad by the magazine Quatro Rodas, where a short note on this gentleman and his unfortunate outcome was included. I think he had a composed name, like Carlos Roberto or Carlos Antônio.

My apologies for not being able to bring more. This is something from the the most obscure corners of my memory...


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#1753 Muzza

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 19:31

Dear Fellows,


We received a message from a collaborator to The Motorsport Memorial Project mentioning a fatal accident involving a "young driver" at Clerveaux corner at Croft. We do not have any additional information on this concern, but since the message we received states that Clerveaux was "the first corner after the straight", I am led to believe that this accident took place after Croft was re-developed, in 1997 (until then the track had a much different lay-out, and Tower Bend was the first corner).

Any additional information would be much appreciated.

Regards,


Muzza

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 03:22

I don't know if this has already been added to the list.

December 2nd 1899 John.R.Cobb born Surry England.

un known date, Died 1952 LockNess Scotland.

#1755 Barry Lake

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 03:57

Originally posted by eldougo
I don't know if this has already been added to the list.

December 2nd 1899 John.R.Cobb born Surry England.

un known date, Died 1952 LockNess Scotland.



29 September 1952

#1756 eldougo

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 10:19

Thanks Barry :wave:

#1757 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 03:24

Bugatti Owners Club hillclimb at Prescott in 1960.

Unfortunately this last meeting of the season was marred by an incident involving J. Forbes-Clark's Cooper, which overturned at Pardons after the throttle had apparently stuck open. Marshals and ambulance men deserve high praise for their propmpt action, but sadly the accident proved fatal.

Source: Sporting Motorist, October 1960


Anyone able to help with the date and the first name of Mr Forbes-Clark?

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 09:39

An obviously contemporary view on the casualties between 1963 and 1967 is found here. Scroll down a bit until you reach "The ultimate price for speed".

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 21:42

ANDREA MARGUTTI

Name: Andrea Margutti

Complete name: Andrea Margutti
Birth date: ??.???.????
Birth place: unknown, unknown
Death date: ??.Oct.1989
Death place: Kartodromo San Pancrazio, Fraore (Parma) ?
Nationality: Italy
Gender: male
Age at death: ??

Accident date: ??.Oct.1989
Category: kart
Race: Trofeo delle Industrie
Event: practice
Circuit: Kartodromo San Pancrazio
Circuit variant: ??
Country: Italy

Role: driver
Vehicle type: car
Vehicle sub-type: kart
Vehicle brand/model: ??
Vehicle number: ??

Note:

Sources:
Autosprint 43/1989 page 94

Ciao,
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#1760 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 15:54

Name: ? Attenberger

Complete name: ? Attenberger
Birth date: ??.???.????
Birth place: unknown, unknown
Death date: ??.???.1968
Death place: Spa, Belgium
Nationality: unknown
Gender: male
Age at death: ??

Accident date: ??.???.1968
Category: World Championship
Race: GP de Belgique
Event: race
Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit variant: 1958-1974
Country: Belgium

Role: sidecar pilot
Vehicle type: sidecar
Vehicle sub-type: sidecar
Vehicle brand/model:
Vehicle number:

First name is Johann, the passenger of Josef Schillinger. Both were killed in a last-lap accident when they collided with Georg Auerbacher. Nationality: German, marque: BMW.

#1761 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 16:53

Name: Johann Attenberger

Complete name: Johann Attenberger
Birth date: ??.???.????
Birth place: unknown, unknown
Death date: 7.July ??.???.1968
Death place: Spa, Belgium
Nationality: unknown
Gender: male
Age at death: ??

Accident date: 7.July 1968
Category: World Championship
Race: GP de Belgique
Event: race
Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit variant: 1958-1974
Country: Belgium

Role: sidecar pilot
Vehicle type: sidecar
Vehicle sub-type: sidecar
Vehicle brand/model: 7.July
Vehicle number:

#1762 Muzza

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 23:23

Hello Reinhard, Guido, Mischa and Hugo,


Thanks for your postings! I entered the information from postings 1761, 1762 and 1963 to the database (it will be online on December 7th at 23h00 PST, GMT -8h00).

On Josef Schillinger, two questions: was he German? Is his date of death also 07 July 1968? (quite possibly).

Rewind, the page http://www.imca-slot.../1967-PART3.htm that you listed is very interesting - the drivers' portraits are by themselves quite something - and it is part of a website managed by Mr. Jean Pierre van Rossem (the former owner of Moneytron - and of the Onyx Formula 1 team). The contemporary report contains a few little errors (Boley Pittard's date of death is actually 10 June 1967, for example), but it does provide valuable information (and it is our only source so far on the mysterious Michael Chipperfield, which raced under the pseudonym "Michael Johnson".)

Best regards,


Muzza

#1763 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:52

Originally posted by Muzza

On Josef Schillinger, two questions: was he German? Is his date of death also 07 July 1968? (quite possibly).


Yes it seem so. It is also noticed in the book Les grandes heures de Francorchamps by Raymond Arets ans Eric Faure

Take a look there very informative about the moto-cycles and the sad part of it
http://www.chez.com/...OTO-GP-1968.htm

#1764 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:17

From the book Mont Ventoux by Maurice Louche
There were 2 fatalities at this famous french hillclimb
20.6.1970 during training the Belgian Willem crashed his F3 Lotus 35 He was killed on the spot.
16.6.1972 also during training at Col des Tempetes the swiss sidecar pairing Bardet / Panchaud. Bardet died the next day (17.6.72)

Minoru KAWAI from Japon crashed at 26.July 1970 at the Fuji Raceway during practice for the Japon Gp with his Group7 Toyota. He died in August.
www.ies-geneve.ch/2000gt/Toyota7/Toyota7_3.html

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 19:59

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Muzza
[B]Dear Fellows,


We received a message from a collaborator to The Motorsport Memorial Project mentioning a fatal accident involving a "young driver" at Clerveaux corner at Croft. We do not have any additional information on this concern,

Muzza,

There was a bike rider called Dave Morris killed in a crash in 1999, but he was 48, so I doubt he was the one you were told about, i think he may have crashed on the pit straight anyway

#1766 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 03:59

Rally driver Caroline Taste died from injuries when her Austin-Healey Sprite crashed at Montlhery last weekend [June 3-4, 1961].


Source: Autosport, June 9, 1961

#1767 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 15:26

I've read last issue of Autosprint magazine, an accident happened 4 Dec. 2004 in a local rally in Romagna (italian region), unfortunately italian driver Cristian Zonca lost his life.
He was the co-driver of Alex Broccoli from San Marino Republic, they partecipated the World Junior Rally Championship 2004 in an Opel Corsa, and had very good results.
In the same car they ran last week end a minor race, the Rally Costa Romagnola, perhaps just for training or because the race is near the hometown of Broccoli: at rally stage n. 6 (one stage to the finish lane) the car went off the road, perhaps for the rain and fog, and crashed against a wall. Both the drivers were seriously injured, rescuer carried them at the Urbino hospital but the doctors wanted to move Cristian Zonca, who was in critical conditions for spinal column lesion, to the biggest San Salvatore hospital in Pesaro, where he perished five days later (9 dec. 2004). He was born 28 years ago in Brollo (Verbania, Piemonte region). After his death, Cristian's father gave permission for organs transplant.

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#1768 Phil Lee

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 17:41

I had a look at the Motorsport Memorial for the first time today and noticed that the death of Tommy Baldwin Sr in August this year was not recorded. There are some details of his accident here:

http://www.zwire.com...6&PAG=461&rfi=9

He was the father of NASCAR crew chief Tommy Baldwin Jr.

#1769 Darren Galpin

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:15

The following seem to be missing from the site:

Bill Rigg (GB)
d 1964 at Dunboyne (EIRE), racing a Lotus Elite in the Dunboyne Trophy. Crashed on the 2nd lap when he hit a bank between Boylan's Bridge and Loughsallagh. Source: Motorsport, January 2005, pg 49.

Adam Wylie (GB)
d 1965 at Dunboyne, racing a F2 Brabham. Was hit by Jack Pearce's 4.7 litre Kincraft-Ford on the run from Dunboyne to Boylan's. Wylie went over a ditch and into a field, and was killed instantly. Source: Motorsport, January 2005, pg 49.

Tony David (GB)
d 1965 at Dunboyne, racing a Lotus 22. Hit a telegraph pole at Loughsallagh Corner. Source: Motorsport, January 2005, pg 49.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:18

Name: Kenny McArdle

Complete name: Kenny McArdle
Birth date: ??.???.????
Birth place: Dublin, Ireland
Death date: 16.Jul.1966
Death place: near Dunboyne, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Gender: male
Age at death: ??

Accident date: 16.Jul.1966
Category: unknown
Race: Dunboyne Trophy
Event: race
Circuit: Dunboyne
Circuit variant: 1966 variant - original circuit with added chicane
Country: Ireland

Role: driver
Vehicle type: car
Vehicle sub-type: touring car
Vehicle brand/model: Jaguar E-type
Vehicle number:

Note:

Sources:
E-mail by Stefan Örnerdal, dated 11 February 2004, citing magazine Autosport, issue of 22 July 1966.
Motorsport, January 2004, pg 49/51

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 18:06

Eugeniusz Nazimek

Complete name: Eugeniusz Nazimek
Birth date: 27.Feb.1927
Birth place: Przybyszówka , Poland
Death date: 12.Jul.1959
Death place: Rzeszów, Poland
Nationality: Poland
Gender: male
Age at death: 32

Accident date: 12.Jul.1959
Category: friendly match Stal Rzeszów - Legia Warszawa
Race: [heat 5]
Event: race
Circuit: Stal Rzeszów Speedway Circuit
Circuit variant: dirt oval
Country: Poland

Role: rider
Vehicle type: motorcycle
Vehicle sub-type: speedway
Vehicle brand/model: FIS-1
Vehicle number:

#1772 Muzza

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 01:39

Originally posted by Milan Fistonic



RCN has the date as Sunday April 10, 1988.

He was the record holder at Mt Tarrengower and his time set at the last meeting at that venue (in 1978) was unbeaten on the day of his death.


Hello, Milan,


Would you please clarify this posting above regarding Werner Rodkin's fatal accident? I can't understand the connection between 1978 and 1988 - since the last meeting at Mount Tarrengower had taken place in 1978, did the venue remain inactive until 1988? Or did Rodkin's accident happen outside the realms of a competition?

Thanks,


Muzza

#1773 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 10:47

something to add

Bill Rigg (GB)
d 1964 at Dunboyne (EIRE), racing a Lotus Elite in the Dunboyne Trophy. Crashed on the 2nd lap when he hit a bank between Boylan's Bridge and Loughsallagh. Source: Motorsport, January 2005, pg 49.


According to the book: Jaguar Sports Racing & Works Competition Cars Cars from 1954 by A.Whyte p563
the race was 2 weeks after Silverstone, in July 1964

Adam Wylie (GB)
d 1965 at Dunboyne, racing a F2 Brabham. Was hit by Jack Pearce's 4.7 litre Kincraft-Ford on the run from Dunboyne to Boylan's. Wylie went over a ditch and into a field, and was killed instantly. Source: Motorsport, January 2005, pg 49.


Accident happend in August 1965 accordin to Stefan Örnerdal old web site MOTORRACING IS DANGEROUS

#1774 Graham Clayton

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 05:24

Australian speedway sedan driver Barry Radford, aged 62, died from injuries suffered while competing in a race at the Carrick Speedway in Tasmania on November 13, 2004.
Radford hit the pit turn concrete wall head on at full speed after colliding with another car.
He was taken by ambulance to the Launceston Hospital in a critical condition and later transferred to the Royal Hobart Hospital. He was in the hospital for a week before dying of his injuries.
Unfortunately the news report does not mention the actual date of his death
Source - "Speedway Racing News" - Issue 266.

#1775 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:05

Originally posted by Muzza


Hello, Milan,


Would you please clarify this posting above regarding Werner Rodkin's fatal accident? I can't understand the connection between 1978 and 1988 - since the last meeting at Mount Tarrengower had taken place in 1978, did the venue remain inactive until 1988? Or did Rodkin's accident happen outside the realms of a competition?

Thanks,


Muzza




This is the obituary from RCN May 1988.


Vale- Werner Rodkin

The loss of any friend from within motorsport is a tragedy but the death of Werner Rodkin at Mount Tarrengower on April 10 [1988] is going to leave a lot of people, especially those who are part of Victorian Hillclimbing, greatly saddened for a very long time to come.

Werner had been a top line competitor in hillclimbs and circuit racing for over twenty years. Starting with a 500cc race car he soon showed the extent of his driving talent and in recent years has always been associated with the very top level of competition. His name stands alongside the outright records at most of the Victorian Hillclimb venues and he was Victorian Hillclimb Champion in 1977, 1983 and 1987. He was also runner-up in the Australian Hillclimb Championship in 1985, whilst more recently he had competed quite successfully in the Formula Libre section of the State Racing Series.

Born in Switzerland 40 years ago, Werner was an Avionics Technician with Ansett, but many of us will remember him as a successful competitor, a genuine enthusiast for motorsport and an excellent ambassador for hillclimbing. Werner was a friendly and very approachable person and always presented an immaculately prepared car. Whenever the local Press photographer enquired as to which car they should get some photos of, Werner was the obvious choice – the red blur with number 50 on the side.

Werner had set the Outright Record at Mt Tarrengower in 1978, the last time a Victorian Championship round had been run there. Mechanical problems with his own 4.4-litre Leyland powered Rodkin Special meant he was forced to drive a friend’s less powerful Formula Two car for the second round of the VHC. Werner had practised on the Saturday, but on the practice run on Sunday the car started to spin, clipped an embankment and rolled, killing him instantly. That Werner could be involved in any sort of accident was hard to believe – that a person so important to his chosen form of motorsport could lose his life in this way is almost impossible to accept.

To his family and friends we wish to express our sincerest sympathies.

#1776 Muzza

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:20

Hello, Milan,


Thank you for your kind reply regarding Werner Rodkin - you are always a gentleman.

We have been very busy carrying out "information prospection" at other sources but we will revert back to this thread within the next days.

Best regards,


Muzza

Note by Muzza: posting edited for clarity reasons.

#1777 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:42

At the third round of the Shell Ultra Australian Touring Car Championship held at Winton on April 10 1988 a young girl spectator was killed when she was hit by a wheel from Tony Hunter's Holden Commodore.

The accident happened on the 24th lap when the wheel centre broke on the exit of the second corner. The wheel bounced over a ditch, cleared two safety fences and landed in the crowd some 80 metres from the car. The girl was nine years old and was from Lavington.

It was the first death in the Benalla Auto Club's 26 year history at Winton.

Source: Racing Car News, May 1988

#1778 Muzza

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 00:29

Originally posted by Hugo Boecker
From the book Mont Ventoux by Maurice Louche
There were 2 fatalities at this famous french hillclimb
20.6.1970 during training the Belgian Willem crashed his F3 Lotus 35 He was killed on the spot.
16.6.1972 also during training at Col des Tempetes the swiss sidecar pairing Bardet / Panchaud. Bardet died the next day (17.6.72)

Minoru KAWAI from Japon crashed at 26.July 1970 at the Fuji Raceway during practice for the Japon Gp with his Group7 Toyota. He died in August.
www.ies-geneve.ch/2000gt/Toyota7/Toyota7_3.html



Hello Hugo,

Hope all is fine with you, Two questions about your posting above:

1.) Was Bardet the pilot or the passenger of the sidecar? (if one considers the usual convention "pilot/passenger", he/she was the pilot, but I should better ask...)

2.) Are you sure Wakai's accident happened in practice for the Japanese GP? I believe it took place during a private testing session in preparation for that same race. This seems to be confirmed by an article by Paul Fearnley in the April 2003 issue of Motor Sport.

Thanks,


Muzza

#1779 Muzza

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 01:11

Dear Fellows,


This is a list of postings in this thread that had its contents recently used as source for The Motorsport Memorial website:

1722 by Uwe
1724 by Ray Bell
1725 by erkelly2
1726 by D-Type
1727 by erkelly2
1728 by jarama
1729 by Jim Thurman
1730 by Milan Fistonic
1731 by Barry Lake
1732 by Barry Lake
1734 by Jim Thurman
1735 by Jim Thurman

Just a few comments:

1.) Lloyd Sutton
(posted by Jim Thurman at http://forums.atlasf...429#post1842429)
- we are considering the crash a private testing occurrence, not practice

2.) Dave Logan
(posted by Jim Thurman at http://forums.atlasf...443#post1842443)
- considering the sources book "The Tribute Project", edited by Ed Watson, 1997, page 26, collaboration by Lloyd Cradler and website Hammerdown!, page http://www.hammerdow...acareerwins.htm, I believe Logan did die one a week after suffering a heart attack at the wheel of his car.

More to follow.

Best regards,


Muzza

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#1780 Jim Thurman

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 07:51

Muzza,

First, thanks for incorporating my posts to this thread into Motorsport Memorial...

Originally posted by Muzza
Just a few comments:

1.) Lloyd Sutton
(posted by Jim Thurman at http://forums.atlasf...429#post1842429)
- we are considering the crash a private testing occurrence, not practice

2.) Dave Logan
(posted by Jim Thurman at http://forums.atlasf...443#post1842443)
- considering the sources book "The Tribute Project", edited by Ed Watson, 1997, page 26, collaboration by Lloyd Cradler and website Hammerdown!, page http://www.hammerdow...acareerwins.htm, I believe Logan did die one a week after suffering a heart attack at the wheel of his car.


It's hard to decide how to classify the Sutton incident. It clearly happened on the date of a racing program, prior to the racing events taking place.

For the Dave Logan incident (as well as the others in that post), my source was Racing WHEELS newspaper, not The Tribute Project. I realize now that I neglected to cite my sources in that post. This is unusual for me, and I am sorry I neglected to do so. In the future I will post the issue number as well (I will even amend posts to reflect this).

Where at the Hammerdown! site does it indicate Logan passed away a week later? If I may ask, where are you getting this from? Unfortunately, there was a paucity of information even in the Racing WHEELS account. For example, no age was given for Logan. But despite this, the item on Logan appeared within a week of the incident and made publication (WHEELS has traditionally published on Wednesday). If it had taken a week for him to pass away following the heart attack, the race report would have appeared in one issue and his passing in the following issue. This was not the case. When I am able to cite the source with date this can be noted.

I actually still remember reports on television newscasts of Logan's death, which were the following day. Again, if he died a week later, they would not have likely reported his death the following day. Now, I realize memories aren't enough to go on nor are they always reliable, but I can vouch for how good my memory still is.

#1781 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:50

Muzza

1.) Was Bardet the pilot or the passenger of the sidecar? (if one considers the usual convention "pilot/passenger", he/she was the pilot, but I should better ask...)


I think he was the pilot.


Are you sure Wakai's accident happened in practice for the Japanese GP? I believe it took place during a private testing session in preparation for that same race


I#m not good in french as far as I understand the accident happend in preparation for the Japanese GP. I'm not sure about if in official practice or private tests.

#1782 Muzza

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 19:27

Originally posted by anjakub
Eugeniusz Nazimek

Complete name: Eugeniusz Nazimek
[...]Birth place: Przybyszówka , Poland
[...]Category: friendly match Stal Rzeszów - Legia Warszawa
[...]Vehicle brand/model: FIS-1


Czesc, Andrzej,

Thank you very much for these corrections - they will be on line this afternoon at 14h00 PST (23h00 to you in Poland). You will be credited for them.

Also, we are adding records on the following speedway Polish riders, thanks to our contributor Grzegorz Skórka:

Franciszek Kutrowski
Witold Swiatkowski
Stanislaw Domaniecki
Andrzej Walicki
Marian Rose
Jerzy Bialek
Marcin Rozak
Grzegorz Smolinski
Jacek Maraszek

My apologies for the lack of some Polish diacritics - our current database cannot handle most of them. This will hopefully be improved once we migrate it to a ColdFusion platform sometime in 2005.

Powodzenia,


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Posted 25 December 2004 - 21:50

This is the actuall footage of terrible Marc Surer's accident in 1986. His professional career ended when he crashed his Ford RS200 on the Hessen Rally in Germany, a tragedy in which his co-driver Michel Wyder was killed.
Marc was thrown out of the exploding car suffering major leg injuries and got badly burned. Actually its a miracle he survived this spectacular accident. Driving on a very fast stretch he lost his rear ( it was defently at top speed....) and went sideways into a tree. Actually impact was so big car axed the first tree...after the contact with second one car went into two peaces and exploded.


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Posted 31 December 2004 - 22:55

About a year or so ago I told my friend in Chicago about this list we were compiling. He is an avid fan. The kind of guy who goes to 50 races a year in several states and has an extensive library. He said he'd start keeping a list as he went through his books. I had forgotten about that. Well here is his list he just sent me. A lot of these we already have, but I am sure there are many we have not uncovered. The place at the end is the place of death. This ought to give you something to do.

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AAA Champ Cars

09/17/22 – Roscoe Sarles – Kansas City
12/03/22 – Herschel Mckee – Beverly Hills
06/08/30 – William Berry – riding mechanic – Detroit, MI
09/12/31 – Jimmy Gleason – Syracuse, NY
05/08/32 – Jimmy Sharp – Oakland, CA
09/09/34 – George Brayen – Syracuse, NY
08/20/38 – Billy Winn – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds
09/02/40 – Lou Webb – Syracuse, NY
09/02/46 – George Barringer – Atlanta, GA
09/02/46 – George Robson – Atlanta, GA
09/15/46 – Al Putnam – Indianapolis, IN – qualifying – Indiana Fairgrounds
10/10/48 – Ted Horn – DuQuoin, IL
00/00/49 – George Metzler
06/19/49 – Bill Sheffler – Trenton, NJ
11/06/49 – Rex Mays – Del Mar, CA
07/29/51 – Walt Brown – Williams Grove, PA – Williams Grove Speedway
06/08/52 – Johnny McDowell – Milwaukee, WI
11/02/52 – Joe James – San Jose, CA – San Jose Speedway
07/05/54 – Bob Scott – Darlington, SC
11/06/55 – Jack McGrath – Phoenix, AZ

AAA Sprint Cars

06/25/47 – Clay Corbitt – Salem, IN
06/18/47 – Elbert ‘Pappy’Booker - Dayton, OH
05/07/50 – Mike Joseph – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Speedway
07//51 – Charlie Ethier – Salem, IN –
07/29/51 – Cecil Green – Winchester, IN
07/29/51 – Bill Mackey – Winchester, IN
10/18/52 – Sid Bufkin - Fort Wayne, IN
04/29/52 – Gordon Reid – Dayton, OH
08/31/52 - Jim Rigsby – Dayton, OH
09/20/52 – Bill Schindler – Allentown, PA
07/17/54 – Wally Campbell – Salem, IN / Testing
03/20/55 – Larry Crockett – Langhorne, PA
05/01/55 – Mike Nazaruk – Langhorne, PA
07/10/55 – Jerry Hoyt – Oklahoma City, OK

AAA Midget

10/09/38 – Charlie Helliker – AAA –Nutley, N.J. - Nutley Velodrome
02/26/39 – Jimmy McCarron – AAA – New York, NY – New York Coliseum
04/02/39 – Henry Guerand – AAA – Nutley, N.J. - Nutley Velodrome
08/26/39 – Karl Hattel – AAA – Nutley, N.J. - Nutley Velodrome
09/02/40 – Johnny Storm – AAA – Hershey, PA - Hershey Stadium
09/28/48 – George Binnie –AAA - Oklahoma City, OK – Fairgrounds
06/16/49 – Leon Peavy – AAA - Oklahoma City, OK – Fairgrounds
06/16/52 – Pete Romcevich – AAA - Detroit, MI
1954 – Johnny Key – AAA – Cincinnati, OH -

AAA Stock Cars

02/22/52 – Harold Morse – Gardena, CA – Carrell Speedway
09/21/52 – Frank Luptow – Atlanta, GA

USAC Champ Cars/ Indy Cars

05/17/57 - Keith Andrews – Indianapolis, IN - practice.
05/30/58 - Pat O'Connor – Indianapolis, IN - race on lap 1
07/04/58 – Art Bisch – Atlanta, GA
02/59 – Marshall Teague – Daytona Beach, FL
04/04/59 – George Amick – Daytona Beach, FL
04/19/59 – Dick Linder – Trenton NJ
05/17/59 - Jerry Unser - Indianapolis - in practice.
05/19/59 - Bob Cortner - Indianapolis - in practice.
07/19/59 – Van Johnson – Williams Grove, PA
08/30/59 – Ed Elisian – Milwaukee, WI – State Fairgrounds
09/28/59 – Jimmy Reece – Trenton, NJ
06/19/60 – Jimmy Bryan – Langhorne, PA
05/12/61 - Tony Bettenhausen Sr – Indianapolis in practice.
11/19/61 – Al Keller – Phoenix, AZ -
05/30/64 - Eddie Sachs – Indianapolis race on lap 1.
05/30/64 - Dave MacDonald – Indianapolis race on lap 1
08/22/64 – Bill Horstmeyer – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds
11/00/64 – Bobby Marshman – Phoenix, AZ – tire testing
05/14/66 - Chuck Rodee – Indianapolis -in qualifications.
05/07/68 - Mike Spence – Indianapolis - in practice
06/09/68 – Ronnie Duman – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
05/14/72 - Jim Malloy – Indianapolis – IMS - in practice, died May 18, 1972
05/12/73 - Art Pollard – Indianapolis – IMS - in qualifications.
05/30/73 - Swede Savage – Indianapolis – IMS - in race, died July 2, 1973
05/15/82 - Gordon Smiley – Indianapolis, IN - in qualifications.
05/15/92 - Jovy Marcelo – Indianapolis, IN - in practice.
05/17/96 - Scott Brayton – Indianapolis, IN - in practice.

USAC Sprint Cars

06/17/56 – Bob Sweikert – Salem, IN
04/13/58 – George Petit – Williams Grove, PA
1958 – Jim Davis – New Bremen, OH
09/24/60 – Johnny Thomson – Allentown, PA
06/17/62 – Stan Bowman – Terre Haute, IN
08/05/62 – Don Davis – New Bremen, OH – New Bremen Speedway - Died 08/07/62
08/12/62 – Jackson Hagemeyer – Terre Haute, IN
04/07/63 – Bobby Marvin – Langhorne, PA – Langhorne Speedway
06/02/63 – Allen Crowe – New Bremen, OH – New Bremen Speedway
06/11/66 – Jud Larson – Reading, PA – Reading Fairgrounds
06/11/66 – Red Riegel – Reading, PA – Reading Fairgrounds
07/16/66 – Ron Lux – Tulsa, OK
11/12/66 – Don Branson – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park
11/22/66 – Dick Atkins – Gardena, CA - Ascot Park
06/08/69 – Roy Young – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway
07/05/70 – Gil Hess – Salem,IN
10/21/73 – Carl Bergkvist – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway
10/16/77 – James McElreath – Winchester, IN
06/23/78 – Dick Tobias – Flemington, NJ – Flemington Speedway
1984 – Jeff Thickston – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Fairgrounds
07/21/90 – Rich Vogler – Salem, IN
05/26/94 – Robbie Stanley – Winchester, IN
1999 – Casey Diemert – Irwindale, CA

USAC Midgets

06/29/58 – Nick Duino – Langhorne, PA – Langhorne Speedway
10/01/60 – Jim Packard – Fairfield, IL
08/14/64 – Danny Keith – Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Speedrome
08/24/62 – Shorty Templeman – Marion, OH
08/24/62 – Jim Hemmings – Marion, OH
1965 – Don Horvath – Vallejo, CA
06/11/66 – Jimmy Davies – Hinsdale, IL - Santa Fe Speedway
09/24/67 – Gary Congdon – Terre Haute, IN - Fairgrounds
08/16/69 – John Deering – Jackson, MI
09/26/69 – Lloyd Nygren – San Jose, CA
10/30/71 – Danny Caruthers – Corona,CA
07/04/72 – Mike Hill – Charleston, IL
1975 – John Gall – Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Speedrome
05/81 – Don Vogler – Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Speedrome
04/27/91 – Shannon Finley – Granite City, IL – Tri-City Speedway
1991 - Kara Hendrick - El Cajon, CA –
04/06/97 - Tom Boune – USAC/BCRA - Madera, CA - Madera Speedway
1999 – J.W. Mitchell – Died in 2000

USAC Silver Crown

02/00/91 – Danny Milburn – Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Int. Speedway


USAC Stock Car

04/22/56 – Walt Faulkner – Vallejo, CA

Midget Racing

10/25/34 – Chet Mortemore – Los Angeles, CA - Gilmore Stadium – First Fatality
1935 – Speedy Lockwood – Los Angeles, CA - Gilmore Stadium
08/19/36 – Curly Mills – Died on 12/24/36
06/08/37 – Bill Betteridge - Atlantic
07/27/38 – Tommy Smitten – Westbury, L.I. – Roosevelt Raceway
08/30/38 – Barnie Reynolds [AKA Barnie Ray] – Atlantic
09/11/38 – Joe Anello – Kansas City, MO – Olympic Stadium
1939 – Chuck Andres – Houston, TX – Houston Speedbowl
1939 – Jimmy Snyder – Cahokia, IL
1939 – Larry Beckett – Washington, D.C. -
05/16/39 – Eddie Staneck – Cedarhurst, NY – Castle Rock
08/02/39 – Stubby Porter – San Diego, CA – Balboa Stadium
08/23/39 – Pike Meadows – San Diego, CA - Balboa Stadium
1940 – Pete Neilsen – Crown Point, IN
05/29/40 – Bill Tucker – Tri City Stadium
06/01/40 – Brad Stillwagon – ARDC – Cedarhurst Speedway
06/14/40 – Bob Swanson – Toledo, OH –Fort Miami Speedway
07/20/40 – Andrew “ Honey “ Purick – Cedarhurst Speedway
09/06/40 – Walter Gallup – BSMRA – Springfield, MA
10/20/40 – Tommy Simonetti – Tri City Stadium
1941 – Harry Felton – ARDC – Philadelphia, PA - Yellow Jacket Speedway
08/10/41 – Carroll Kelly – RMMRA – Denver, CO – Lakeside Speedway [Died in 1942]
10/12/41 – Tony Willman – Thompson, CT
07/04/42 – Vic Shay – RMMRA – Denver, CO – Lakeside Speedway [Died July 6]
07/07/42 – Eddie Kracek – Kansas City, MO – Olympic Stadium {Died August 2}
10/11/45 – Sport Briggs – URA – Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Coliseum
1946 – Hal Delzio – ARDC – West Haven, CT -
04/21/46 – Roy Russing – Stockton, CA -
06/06/46 – Mike Staffieri – RMMRA – Denver, CO – Lakeside Speedway
06/27/46 – Swede Lindskog – Los Angeles, CA - Gilmore Stadium
07/07/46 – Powell Lewis – RMMRA – Denver, CO – Lakeside Speedway [Died July 8]
09/13/46 – Ray Jackson – ARDC – Paterson, NJ - Hinchliffe Stadium
03/23/47 – George McCone – Huntington Beach, CA
05/14/47 – Paul Headrick – RMMRA – Denver, CO – Lakeside Speedway
06/11/47 – George Selzer – Johnstown, PA -
07/11/47 – Walt Walasek – ARDC – Paterson, NJ – Hinchliffe Stadium
07/19/47 – Ralph “Lucky” Purnell –Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fairgrounds
07/25/47 – Harry Hart – Philadelphia, PA - Yellow Jacket Speedway
07/25/47 – Steve Jars – ARDC – Mahonoy City, PA –
09/06/47 – George Koch – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Fairgrounds
10/06/47 – Alvin “Jeep” Colkitt – ARDC – Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Stadium
1948 – Bill Kilpatrick – Avon, CT – Cherry Park Speedway
10/12/48 – Johnny Ritter – Medfort, MA -
05/08/48 – Jim Robertson – URA – Tulare, CA
05/21/48 – Jimmy Holt – URA – Bakersfield, CA
07/23/48 – Dennis Dearld Snider – Springfield, MO – Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
07/30/48 – Jess Romero – Bakersfield, CA
08/29/48 – Pat Testori – Salt Lake City, UT – Hippodrome
07/04/49 – Walter Ferrier – Enid, OK – Garfield County Fairgrounds –{died July 5}
07/15/49 – Clarence Brooks – Orange Show Stadium
09/25/49 – Phil Galus – ARDC - Brewerton, NY -
10/20/49 – Ed Haddad – Gilmore Stadium
1949 – Jimmy Gibbons – Allentown, PA
1950 – Doug Grove – Bakersfield, CA
05/15/50 – Bud Hemphill – Oklahoma City, OK - Taft Stadium
01/19/53 – Bobby Ball – Gardena, CA – Carrell Speedway – {died 02/27/54]
05/16/54 – Brooke Durant – ARDC - Flemington, NJ –
August 1954 – Brick Eicholtz – NASCAR - Ovid, MI – Rocket Motor Speedway
1955 -Don Malone – Colorado
09/09/55 – Jim Knowlan – NASCAR – Islip, NY –
06/08/56 – Harold Reynolds – NASCAR – Greensboro, NC –
07/27/56 – Bob Curtin – URA – San Bernardino, CA -
08/11/57 – Ronnie Polis – ARDC – Hagerstown, MD -
06/14/58 – George Fonder – ARDC - Hatfield, PA
06/29/58 – Nick Duino – USAC/ARDC – Langhorne, PA –
10/11/58 – Bobby Boone – ARDC - Bloomsburg, PA
06/18/60 – Al Herman – ARDC - Westhaven, CT
1962 – Tommy Tillota – Muskogee, OK – Thunderbird Speedway
07/27/63 – Bill Randall - ARDC – Lime Rock, CT
09/15/63 – Steve Yanigan – ARDC – Trenton, NJ -
07/05/64 – Tony Bonadies – ARDC – Williams Grove, PA
07/18/64 – George Gancarz – ARDC – Hatfield, PA – Hatfield Speedway
09/05/64 – Pat Thibodeau – NEMA – Oxford Plains, ME
06/19/65 – Ed Clothier – NEMA – Westboro, MA -
07/16/65 – Ernie Borelli – ARDC – Hatfield, PA -
06/10/66 – Dave Whitehouse – BMARA - Franklin, WI – Hales Corners Speedway
September 1968 – Bert Brooks – ARDC – Hershey, PA –
05/29/69 – Bob Wilkey –ARDC – Reading, PA – Reading Fairgrounds – {died 06/03/69}
08/16/69 – Larry Rice – ARDC – Islip, L.I., NY – Islip Speedway
1970 – Jim Humphrey - BCRA
04/21/79 – Terry Vaughn – BAMARA – Sun Prairie, WI [died 05/20/79]
1982 – Max Sweeney – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park -
03/09/90 – Ron Hughes Jr. – MARA - Mesquite, TX – Devil’s Bowl Speedway
03/12/93 – Joe Farrugia – Parramatta City Racewa
May 1997 – Mike Fell – BMARA -Sun Prairie, WI – Angell Park Speedway
02/13/99 – Robert Leonard – Auckland N.Z. – Western Springs Speedway

Sprint Cars

1933 – Bob Carey – Legion Ascot
04/22/33 – Bryan Saulpaugh – Oakland, CA – in practice
19/35 – Al Theisen – Detroit, MI
09/08/35 – Harris Insinger – Oakland, CA
1936 – Ray Pixley – North Hammond. IN - Roby Speedway
01/26/36 – Al Gordon – Legion Ascot
08/23/36 – Doc MacKenzie – Milwaukee, WI
05/02/37 – Joe Bob – Bird –in– Hand, PA
05/30/37 – Red Campbell – CSRA - Winchester, Indiana –Winchester Speedway
09/27/37 – Howdy Cox – Nashville, TN
1938 – Ray Smith -
1938 – Paul Young – Lebanon, PA
1938 – Roy Lake – Allentown, PA
1938 – Chet Gardner – Flemington, NJ
09/24/38 – Frankie Beeder – Allentown, PA
11/18/38 – Charly Thom – Calistoga, CA
1939 – Paul Crawford – Logansport, IN –
1939 – Les Duncan – Columbus, IN –
1939 – Paul Levan – Hatfield, PA -
05/14/39 – Bud Henderson – Langhorne, PA
1940 – Bobby Garringer – Columbus, IN -
08/12/40 – Ray Tellas – Franklin, IN – Jackson County Fairgrounds
10/12/41 – Harold Shaw – Franklin, IN – Jackson County Fairgrounds
???? – Harry Schwimmer – Franklin, IN - Jackson County Fairgrounds
10/22/41 – Gus Schrader – IMCA – Shreveport, LA
1942 – Woody Woodward – Greenville, OH
1942 – Everett Saylor – IMCA – Cape Girardeau, MO
1946 – Joe Sanco – Williams Grove, PA
1946 - Eddie Nicholson – Milwaukee, WI
1946 – Frank Popp – Upper Sandusky, OH –
1946 – Bus Wilbert – Winchester, IN – Winchester Speedway
1946 – Fred Wingate – Winchester, IN - Winchester Speedway
06/17/46 – Howard ‘Bumpy” Bumpus – Flemington, NJ
07/26/46 – Don Turner – Franklin, IN -
1947 – Frankie Bailey – Port Royal, PA
08/30/47 – Tommy Wise – Carrell Speedway
1948 – Forrest Berry – Mitchell
1948 – George Witzman – Akron, OH
05/23/48 – Pinky Hill – Chico, CA
06/13/48 – Johnny Shackelford – Dayton, OH
05/22/49 – Buck Whitmer – Chico, CA
07/49 – Chick Barbo – Salem, IN
07/49 – Tommy Mattson – Salem, IN
09/19/48 – Chick Smith – MDTRA – Franklin, IN - Jackson County Fairgrounds
09/19/48 – Les Adair – MDTRA – Franklin, IN - Jackson County Fairgrounds
1950 – Bill Anderson – Mitchell
1951 – Tom Stacey – URC – Middleltown, NY
1951 – Dick Creamer – IMCA – Des Moines, IA
1951 – Joe Rogers – IMCA – Arlington Downs, TX -
1952 – Claude Carroll – CRA – Phoenix, AZ -
11/02/52 – Joe James – San Jose, CA – Died 11/05/52
1954 – Stan Calloway – IMCA – Oklahoma
1954 – Frank Heaton – IMCA – Oklahoma
1955 – Chet Bingham – CRA – Clovis, CA – Clovis County Fairgrounds
06/55 – Bob Slater – IMCA – Des Moines, IA – Iowa Fairgrounds
09/24/55 – Charlie Miller – URC – Shelby, NC –
1956 – Curly Wadsworth – IMCA – Lakeside Speedway
1956 – Don Hutchison – IMCA – Hutchison, KS –
1957 – Paul James – IMCA – Topeka, KS –
1958 – Vic Ellis – IMCA – Cedar Rapids, IA
03/12/61 – David Caid – CRA – El Centro, CA
06/17/61 – Steve Searock – CRA – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park– [Died on June 18]
06/24/61 – Sonny Pratt – CRA – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park
03/10/62 – Bud Sernett – CRA – El Centro, CA
07/22/62 – M. Red Renner – IMCA – Winchester, IN - Winchester Speedway
01/27/63 – Red Sefton – CRA – Phoenix, AZ – Fairgrounds
07/04/63 – Johnny Wood – CRA – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park [Died on July 11]
August 1963 – Bill Billingsley – IMCA – Sedalia, MO
August 1963 – Don Johns – IMCA – St. Paul, MN
03/15/64 – John Brennan [aka Jack Kelly] CRA – Gardena, CA – Western Speedway
07/04/64 – Jim Scarborough – NARC – Calistoga, CA –
August 1964 – Gordon Herring – IMCA – Owatonna, MN –
03/07/65 – Ray Douglas – CRA - El Centro, CA
September 1965 – Don Gillette – URC – Trenton, NJ
07/02/66 – Sherman Cleveland – NARC – Calistoga, CA
07/03/66 – Dave Ridenour – NARC – Calistoga, CA
08/12/67 – Joe Csiki – URC – Bedford, PA
1968 – Harry Kern – IMCA – Anderson, IN
06/21/69 – Hank Arnold – Phoenix, AZ - Manzanita
07/05/69 – Bert Miller – NARC – Calistoga, CA –
09/13/69 – Jim Crawford – CRA – Irwindale, CA – 605 Speedway
02/70 – George Farmer – CRA – El Centro, CA
1970 – Jay Opperman – Knoxville, IA – Fairgrounds
1970 – Russ Laursen – Fairmont, MN
10/25/70 – Ernie Pursell – Sacramento, CA
10/25/70 – Walt Reiff - Sacramento, CA
10/25/70 – Jimmy Gordon - Sacramento, CA
09/04/71 – Duane Bonini Sr. – NARC – Calistoga, CA
1970’s – Mike Waltz – Bloomington, IN
08/09/75 – Steve Howard – Winged Sprint – Hanover, PA – Lincoln Speedway.
06/76 – Barry Kettering – Fairmont, MN
1976 – Jim Adamson – Fairmont, MN
07/04/76 – Larry Kirkpatrick – West Memphis, Arkansas – Riverside Speedway
10/03/76 – Doc Dawson – Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds
07/07/79 – Darryl Dawley – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
07/07/79 – Roger Larson – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
1979 – Dick Stoneking – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
10/27/79 – Lloyd Beard – NARC/CRA – Calistoga, CA
06/14/80 – Jack Thompson – NARC – Calistoga, CA -
05/01/82 – Gary Scott – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
1982 – Bob Nagel – WOO Winged – Sedalia, MO -
06/26/82 – Clark Templeman Jr – CRA – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park
1983 – Todd Noffsinger – CRA - Gardena, CA – Ascot Park
1983 – Larry Mackey – CRA – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park
1983 – Chuck Carberry – URC Winged – Jennerstown, PA -
05/29/83 – Gary Patterson – NARC - Calistoga, CA
1985 – Jim Haynes – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Int. Speedway
06/21/87 – Dave Bradway Jr - Winged Sprint – Alger, WA - Skagit Speedway
05/12/90 – Larry LaDue – Winged Sprint – Mesquite, TX – Devils Bowl Speedway
11/25/90 – Billy Vukovich III – CRA – Bakersfield, CA – Mesa Marin
07/19/95 – Danny Young – Winged WOO Sprint – Knoxville, IA
1998 – Billy Anderson – Winged Sprint – Knoxville, IA
09/29/99 – Kevin Gobrecht – Winged WOO Sprint – Greenwood, NE – I-80 Speedway
10/99 – Bill Knisley – Winged ASCOC – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway
2001 – Mark Wilson – Winged Sprint – Knoxville, IA
08/01/01 – John Bankston – Winged ASCOC Sprint – Rossburg, Ohio/ Eldora Speedway
09/15/01 – Jim Deel – Winged Sprint – Fremont, Ohio
02/02 – Ronald Laney Jr. – Winged Sprint – Gibsonton, FL – East Bay Speedway
06/03 – Joe Whitcomb – Winged Sprint -
08/12/03 – Keith Hutton – SCRA – Oskaloosa, IA – Southern Iowa Speedway
03/04 – Sonny Sayre – ASCS Winged Sprint -

Assorted Open Wheel

1926 – Sonny Tallamont – Crown Point, IN
1946 – Dave Champeau – Lincoln, NE
05/08/48 – Morris “Slim” Morris – CRA Roadster – Carrell Speedway
07/03/48 – Bob Rozzano – CRA Roadster – Carrell Speedway
05/00/69 – Troy Ruttman Jr. – Supermodified - Pocono, PA
05/19/90 – A.J. Michaels – Supermodified – Oswego, NY -
10/24/93 – Frank Pressutti – Supermodified – Lee, NH -
06/00/94 – Rebel Jackson Sr. – Supermodified - Portland, OR –


Short Track Stock Cars

10/00/73 – Whitey Gerken – Late Model - Schererville, IN – Illiana Speedway
09/19/76 – John Hubbard – Modified – Reading, PA – Reading Fairgrounds
06/21/80 – Denis Taney – Modified - Canandaigua, NY -
04/24/82 – Dave Furioni – Modified – Agawam, MA -
05/01/82 – Ernie Maynor – Figure 8 – Islip, NY -
09/04/82 – Jim Shampine – Modified – Oswego, NY –
09/06/82 – Dave Kneisel – Modified – Middletown, NY -
10/24/85 – Richie Evans – NASCAR Modified – Martinsville, VA
03/22/87 – Charlie Jarzombek – NASCAR Modified – Martinsville, VA
07/00/87 – Corky Cookman – Modified – Thompson, CT
00/00/89 – Tommy Druar –Modified – Lancaster, NY
09/00/89 – Donnie Pratt – Modified – Pocono, PA
04/00/90 – Tony Jankowiac – Modified – Stafford Springs, CT
05/26/90 – Kenny Wilkerson – Modified – Beech Ridge, Maine -
06/03/90 – Will Terry – Late Model – Owosso, MI -
06/30/90 – Duane Hovart – Late Model – Schererville, IN – Illiana Speedway
08/17/90 – Gary Reinhart – IMCA Modified – Moline, IL –
10/20/90 – Cliff Haas – Enduro Street Stock – Sarver, PA -
06/18/93 – Allen Ross – Street Stock – Farmer City, IL -
06/23/00 – Scott Baker – ARCA Stock – Toledo, OH


#1785 Barry Boor

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 23:03

Jeez! That reads like a War Memorial.....

Not surprising it has been described as a Cruel Sport!

#1786 Muzza

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 23:52

Hello, Buford,


Your friend's list helps us a lot, particularly concerning the clarification of series, classes and categories. Adding it to the material we have received from guys like Don Radbruch, Jim Thurman, Steve Zautke, Dennis Sylvia and Allan Brown - and yourself! - will be most helpful.

Would you please let me know - by pm or e-mail if you prefer - the name of this friend of yours, so we can properly credit him?

Many thanks to you both,


Muzza


P.S. to Barry (Boor) : Motorsport Memorial displays a little more than 2000 names online as of today, 31 December 2004. We have some 2500 more included in our preparatory tables, in various stages of research but all confirmed .

We monthly update our estimate for a "great total" - and it may reach 10000 people, including car, truck, motorcycle and sidecar racing only.

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 02:15

01 January 2005: Originally posted by Muzza
Hello, Buford,
...as of today, 31 December 2004...


Muzza

Are you sure you're not working TOO hard on this project.

I think you missed the New Year's Eve celebrations!

:wave:

#1788 Muzza

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:45

Originally posted by Barry Lake


Muzza

Are you sure you're not working TOO hard on this project.

I think you missed the New Year's Eve celebrations!

:wave:


Happy New Year, Barry,

It is already 2005 to you in Australia! We lazy bums here in California still have a few hours of good ol' 2004 tp enjoy.

By the way, let me get out of here of I will get late for the celebrations...

Best to all, and wishing you a very safe 2005, on and off the race track,


Muzza

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 10:17

How many in that list, Buford?

...this thread got me all wound up over a year ago, the wastefulness of motor racing. You've just underlined it!

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 13:22

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Jeez! That reads like a War Memorial.....

But I don't see the need to duplicate all entries to create such an impression. ):

Perhaps "Buford" should edit his posting by deleting half of its content.

#1791 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 14:01

And how long would it take him to check each entry to see if it was there... in the first place... and then to see if the details agreed?

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 14:58

@ Ray: I’m not sure if yours is a comment to my post. I think Buford’s post is a case of single copy and double paste.

His lists begin with „AAA Champ cars“ and should end with „Short Track Stock Cars“. Under that heading (in the middle of his post) in line # 20 there is the entry „06/23/00 – Scott Baker – ARCA Stock – Toledo, OH“. But in line # 21 there is the entry „09/17/22 – Roscoe Sarles – Kansas City“ which is in fact the first line under the heading „AAA Champ cars“. After that everything is repeated.

So Buford simply should delete the bottom half of his post.

#1793 Buford

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 19:44

I posted it as soon as I got a Word Doc from my friend. I had not looked it over for duplications. It is raw data for Muzza and as I said "This ought to give you something to do."

I see what Rewind is talking about. I have deleted the apparent duplication. Now I will check to see if it was an exact duplication or if there were names still to be added back. Thanks.

#1794 Buford

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 20:04

Yep that was it. Somehow the list got repeated at the end of Short track Stock Cars so was double the length as it should have been. As it appears now is the way it should be. Thanks for figuring that out rewind.

#1795 Buford

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 21:24

A few thoughts from looking at the list for the first time now in some detail.

11/06/55 – Jack McGrath – Phoenix, AZ
We ate in a restaurant where his race car was parked out front. He was at the next table and as a 8 year old and a new Quarter Midget racer I was thrilled. We were both racers and all in my childhood mind. He was on the way out to Phoenix.

07/29/51 – Cecil Green – Winchester, IN
07/29/51 – Bill Mackey – Winchester, IN
This was "Black Sunday." One driver went over the wall in qualifying and was killed. They cleaned it up and the very next driver went over the wall in the same spot and was killed. They cleaned it up. The very next driver was Duane carter. He set a new lap record!

09/21/52 – Frank Luptow – Atlanta, GA
This was the father of my childhood friend Susie Grim. I always thought he had died in a IMCA Sprint car which is what he usually raced. So this was news to me it happened in a stock car. Her mother then married another driver Bobby Grim. Susie eventually married a driver too, Sheldon Kinser who eventually died of cancer.

08/30/59 – Ed Elisian – Milwaukee, WI – State Fairgrounds
He was the most hated driver in racing. His car slid up and bumped the wall and lightly tipped over in turn one. But it caught fire. A friend from the Quarter Midget club had it happen right in front of him. He claimed they could have saved him but the other drivers refused to slow down and people with fire bottles couldn't get across the track while he screamed and screamed in the flames. I don't know if that was true but this was a kid who was familiar with racing. In the early 90s, the same guy who compiled this list took my father and I over to some guy's house who had an extensive photo collection and we got some photos of our 1950s stock car team. He had some very graphic photos of this crash. My friend who told me the story was pictured there in the front row, right where he said he had been.

05/30/64 - Eddie Sachs – Indianapolis race on lap 1.
05/30/64 - Dave MacDonald – Indianapolis race on lap 1
Discussed extensively before on this forum. Actually it was at the end of lap 2. First drivers I ever saw killed. Changed my whole life and perceptions on things.

08/22/64 – Bill Horstmeyer – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds
After Indy I was ready to give up on racing. But by August I had recovered somewhat and this was the first trip my parents ever let me take out of town without them at age 16. A friend and I went to Springfiled. He was an IMCA Sprint Car driver in his first race in a Champ Car. He started flipping coming out of 4 and the car was up literally as high as the top of the light poles. It went end over end about 10 times and ended up at about the starting line in a big fire. He died on the way to the hospital. The Dick Wallen films photographer who was killed two years later when the Green Berets pulled the same photographer stand off the top of the grandstand got this all on film. I saw it a few years ago. It was all every bit as bad as I remembered. The year 1964 was the year I realized auto racing was not all fun and games. Sure I knew of all the deaths from print. But this was the first year I started seeing it with my own eyes.

11/00/64 – Bobby Marshman – Phoenix, AZ – tire testing
Could have been one of the all time greats. I heard the news on the way to school one morning. I hated racing at this point. I had about had enough.

05/14/66 - Chuck Rodee – Indianapolis -in qualifications.
I was on a double date at Indy with a couple Butler girls we had been writing to from our school in Iowa. We took them to the track and of course I was a big expert telling them about how much safer the fuel cells they now had were. Kept the fires from happening. Rodee hit the wall with the rear end in turn one. A mag wheel exploded and there was a flash of fire but it went out and I was saying, "See how the fuel cells saved him? He'll be alright." It did not look like a bad accident. As we were going out to dinner that night we heard he was dead. The girls were all crying. By then I was getting used to this death stuff happening in front of my face.

06/09/68 – Ronnie Duman – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
A terrible crash where his car flipped up into the debris fence and looked like it would go into the packed grandstand. But the fence held and Duman was killed instantly when the cockpit came down on the top of the wall. But there was an massive fire and Norm Brown was horribly burned. I saw him at Indy a couple years later. At least I was told it was him. He had no face at all. Just slits for eyes and a couple holes for a nose. Pretty bad.

05/07/68 - Mike Spence – Indianapolis - in practice
Hit in the face by the right front wheel after it whipped back from the car hitting the wall. Spence was the replacement for Jim Clark in the Lotus. Clark had been killed the month before.

05/14/72 - Jim Malloy – Indianapolis – IMS - in practice, died May 18, 1972
Hit the wall head on in turn 3. The car was literally bent into a U shape.

05/12/73 - Art Pollard – Indianapolis – IMS - in qualifications.
My father's good friend. He still mourns his death. My girlfriend and I were the last people to talk to him at the pit fence when his crew called him to the car. That was the end of her as a racecar driver girlfriend.

05/15/82 - Gordon Smiley – Indianapolis, IN - in qualifications.
Worst single car crash in racing history. Looked like a plane crash. I was in the press box when the yellow went on and Tom Carnegie said, "He contacted the wall in turn 3." I got up and walked a few steps to look at the monitor. The enitre track from 3 to 4 was littered with a debris field. The crash crews where just pulling up and couldn't find him. They were running around looking at the pieces. When they found him one threw up his arms in the air in a futile gesture. I was shocked. I yelled back, "The car is in a million pieces. He hasn't got a chance!" A hugh gasp went up and everybody ran over to look at the monitor. Lots of tears then.

06/17/56 – Bob Sweikert – Salem, IN
Dick Wallen has a film of this. A minor twitch and then over the wall into the trees. A wheel fell out of the tree 25 years later.

06/11/66 – Jud Larson – Reading, PA – Reading Fairgrounds
06/11/66 – Red Riegel – Reading, PA – Reading Fairgrounds
Another one Dick Wallen has a graphic film of. Double fatality when they got together on the back stretch. Massive flipping and clearly fatal to both.

11/12/66 – Don Branson – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park
11/22/66 – Dick Atkins – Gardena, CA - Ascot Park
A tragic accident and fire in what was announced would be Don Branson's final race. It was, but not as he had intended.

10/01/60 – Jim Packard – Fairfield, IL
His family ran an photo and obituary every May in the Indy papers for at least 20 years.

1975 – John Gall – Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Speedrome
My first USAC Midget race had been the week before. It would have been July. I have a photo of him next to me on the track. I had a road race and my USAC owner called to go to this race but could not reach me. Very low speed track but he went over the wall and the roll cage hit a light pole and it went right through.

05/81 – Don Vogler – Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Speedrome
Father of Rich Vogler who was also killed later in a Sprint Car. I remember Don one year when we were racing Quarter Midgets did not have an approved shoulder harness in Rich's car. He had a belt like thing that went across the chest and not the double over the shoulder type that were new at the time. He was furious and arguing with the officials. He went to show them how strong his setup was and he was pulling on it and it broke and sent him flying on his ass. Everybody thought that was hilarious. Both of them eventually died in racing cars.

08/24/62 – Shorty Templeman – Marion, OH
08/24/62 – Jim Hemmings – Marion, OH
Another double fatality in the years before roll cages. Shorty was the father of 06/26/82 – Clark Templeman Jr – CRA – Gardena, CA – Ascot Park.

1991 - Kara Hendrick - El Cajon, CA
A very cute girl and very talented little race driver who didn't last long.

04/22/56 – Walt Faulkner – Vallejo, CA
A very great driver killed in a stock car when it flipped and the door opened and he was crushed by it.

1970 – Jay Opperman – Knoxville, IA – Fairgrounds
Brother of Jan Opperman who never recovered after his accident and was left basically a child in the care of his parents. So Jan would not make our list like his brother but his life did essentially end in a race car accident.

10/03/76 – Doc Dawson – Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds
A massive flip where the roll cage was torn off.

07/07/79 – Darryl Dawley – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
07/07/79 – Roger Larson – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
A double fatality at the start of the race. One of them was thrown out on the track and hit by numerous cars.

1979 – Dick Stoneking – Knoxville, IA - Fairgrounds
This would have been in August because it happened the week before my first Sprint Car race. My car owner was telling me the story to scare me as we drove to the track. He hit the flag stand and a post went through his neck. The flagman was paralized as was a women in the grandstand.

05/00/69 – Troy Ruttman Jr. – Supermodified - Pocono, PA
Son of the 1952 Indy 500 winner

10/00/73 – Whitey Gerken – Late Model - Schererville, IN – Illiana Speedway
My friend who made this list saw this and said a crewmember was killed in the pits in this accident too.

#1796 Ray Bell

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:21

Originally posted by ReWind
@ Ray: I’m not sure if yours is a comment to my post. I think Buford’s post is a case of single copy and double paste.....


It was...

I thought when you said he should delete half the list that you meant the ones who were already covered in this thread. Sorry about that.

#1797 Darren Galpin

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:26

In April 1958, Engels overturned his Mercedes-Benz on the Tulip Rally at Zandvoort. He was killed in the accident. Source: Motor Sport, June 1958, pg 357.

#1798 Hugo Boecker

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 18:13

Originally posted by Darren Galpin
In April 1958, Engels overturned his Mercedes-Benz on the Tulip Rally at Zandvoort. He was killed in the accident. Source: Motor Sport, June 1958, pg 357.

I think it was May 1st 1958, His car has been a 300SL and it was in a speed-event of the Rally.

#1799 Buford

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 19:58

I have determined the double posting is some issue I screwed up and was not on the original list sent to me but that has been fixed. My mistake.

Additional info from my friend whose name is Russ.

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From Crocky Wright's "Eastern Midget Auto Racing History" Volume 3 ,1952-1968

It was co-sanctioned midget race ,USAC-ARDC, at Langhorne Speedway-June 29, 1958.

" The program was marred by the death of twenty-two year old Nick Duino. Nick lost control of his car in the first turn, hit the ruts on the inside of the track and snapped over into a series of rolls, during time trials. He was dead on arrival at the Bucks County hospital.....Duino was rookie driver who competed in a handful of races before his untimely death. He made his debut at Middletown on June 6 in the former Sam Traylor Offy # 55 which was purchased for him by his dad.... only had four races under his belt....Starter Nick Fornoro talked to the young Duino at Langhorne and tried to persuade him to give the car to a more experience driver. At first, he consented but then changed his mind when he noticed that there were much fewer cars on than expected"

Bill Homeier won the 100 miler in a very intense heat.

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Information on Casey Diemert

http://www.tohf.com/diemert.html

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Here are some corrections for The Motorsportmemorial.org site.

Name: Karl Hattel
Birth place : Redlands California
Birth date: January 9, 1915
Age at death : 24
Category: AAA Midget
Vehicle number: 6

Buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Union, N.J.
Riding Mechanic in the 1936 Indy 500 with driver Frank McGurk
Midget and Sprint Car driver, career started in late 1935.

Sources: The Fabulous Nutley Velodrome by Ernest 'Crocky' Wright , pages 103/104
Eastern Midget Auto Racing History - Volume 1 by Crocky Wright , page 33



Name: Carl Hattel
Complete name: Carl Hattel
Birth date: ??.???.????
Birth place: unknown, unknown
Death date: 26.Aug.1939
Death place: Nutley, NJ, United States
Nationality: unknown
Gender: male
Age at death: ??

Accident date: 26.Aug.1939
Category: unknown
Race:
Event: unknown
Circuit: Nutley Velodrome
Circuit variant: 0.143-mile high banked wood oval, 1938-1939
Country: United States

Role: driver
Vehicle type: car
Vehicle sub-type: single seater
Vehicle brand/model: Pat Warren - Offenhauser
Vehicle number:

Note:

Sources:
Book "Lost Race Tracks - Treasures of Automobile Racing", by Gordon Eliot White, Iconografix, Hudson, WI, United States, ISBN 1-58388-084-4, 2002.

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As a sidelight from my personal posting of thoughts that struck me as I looked at the Russ list, my childhood friend Susie Grim who was the father and stepdaughter of two drivers and I mentioned married Sheldon Kinser. After Kinser died she then married another driver, Rocky Hodges. So both her mother and she became widows and married still another driver later on. I guess they just like those crazy dudes!

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Russ is going to contact Muzza through the site for the purposes of ongoing research.

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#1800 Muzza

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:20

Dear Buford and fellow TNFers,


Many thanks for your help. Once again, our apologies for not being able to process the information you have been kindly submitting to our project in a more expedite manner.

Even though we are working as hard as we can, we have a backlog of more than 950 messages in our mailboxes - plus hundreds of postings in this thread and a virtually uncountable number of other references to research through.

This situation of course disappoints many of you, but I beg for your understanding. The development of our new data entry interface is being much more painful and resource consuming than what we had anticipated. Therefore, inputting information into our database is still being bottle-necked through my computer. Pier Paolo Garagnani is diligently working to get this solved, but it is not an easy task. Hopefully this interface - a sizeable undertaking by itself - will be operational soon, what will allow us to deliver you the better service you expect and deserve.

On the bright side of it, we are proud to share with you that more than 6600 unique visitors read the Motorsport Memorial pages during the last month of December alone. These numbers are several folds higher than we had forecasted, and it is likely that the website will move to another server within the next months (maybe weeks) in order to cope with such an increased traffic.

Additionally, please allow me to remind all of you that Motorsport Memorial is a collective venture, and we do have many "openings" in our "organization" to be filled. Those interested in working with us in this humble and heartfelt tribute to the friends, family members and heroes we lost on the practice of the sport we all love are most welcome to contact me at info@motorsportmemorial.org. We appreciate your attention.

Best regards,


Muzza
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