To me, as a hopeless race reporter — by temperament far too shy and reserved ever to ask questions of anyone to whom I had not yet been introduced — the time Mario gave me that day seemed incredible. How had I got to him? Then Johnny Rutherford spun in front of him and set him back to finish sixth.
A second event, on the next day, saw Wayne Selser emerge victorious. These were tiny cars, powered by Indian or Harley-Davidson motorcycle engines, and were raced by their builders at such places as the Morristown Airport. While these cars are very certainly the first of what we now call TQ racers, it was not until that first Tom Thumb Midget Association race took place in that TQ racing became at all formalized.
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Some of the sketches have been updated for those members still active in the sport. Each of these members deserves, and in many cases has received, a fuller life's chronicle in a book written by an AARWBA member. Corrections and additions are welcome.
He was a founder of the Brabham racing team and race car constructor that bore his name. Brabham was a Royal Australian Air Force flight mechanic and ran a small engineering workshop before he started racing midget cars in His successes with midgets in Australian and New Zealand road racing events led to his going to Britain to further his racing career.
Email us at info coastal Petty had dueled with Johnny Beauchamp with whom by coincidence he had had a photo finish at the track a couple of years earlierand the two tangled, penetrating the guard rail in tandem. Petty sustained life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized for four months.
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