The event, down two cars, started an hour late, and Mauri Rose eventually won the show.
From #998 - It was the early 70s on the oiled dirt at the 1/3-mile Beech Ridge Speedway, just outside Portland, ME.
#1000 - Racer/joker Eddie Sachs, atop the Ray Brady Special at Indy in 1956, said, In 1954 I returned to the track and failed my drivers test.
I became the first man in the history of the Indianapolis Speedway to fail his test twice.
Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.
Conor Cummins, a soft-spoken Manxman, is the local hero.
From the late twenties to 1938, he competed coast to coast in AAA competition with such unbelievable energy and success that he became known as the Grand Old Man of Auto Racing.
It all came to an end, however, time-trialing at Flemington, NJ, on September 3, 1938.
Apparently fumes from fuel in George Barringers car were ignited by a torch being used in the next stall.
Fire trucks were unable to access the inferno quickly because of the huge crowds, and half of one of the two garage structures was completely destroyed.