But there never has been anyone who has failed twice. Maybe it was due to the cold drizzle that had met incoming fans the night before or maybe it was the national worry about Hitlers action in Europe.In any case, just as lines formed at the ticket booths, a huge fire swept through the garages.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.#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.
Photo and Caption from #990 Heres a beefy Bob Smith out of Columbus, Ohio, wheeling this Lawless 66 flyweight small block at the old West Virginia International Speedway in Ona in 1964. The next year he won the Wynns Invitational at Ona handily in a Lawless pavement roadster.
Billy Foster and mechanic John Feuz, shown here with a pretty, amply carbureted roadster, made it right to the Brickyard, but the effort was short-lived.
Foster died in an accident in practice prior to the 1967 NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway.
In 2010 he had a horrendous crash, literally launching him down the mountain. Though Cummins had to fight mightily to overcome depression and to heal his thoroughly broken body, there was little question for anyone that he would be back. From #993 - Around the turn into the 1960s, a buoyant early supermodified wave flowed over the Northwest at facilities such as Portland (Oregon) Speedway.
Quite a few competitors used the division as a stepping stone to national competition, Len Sutton, Art Pollard, Bob Gregg, and Les Anderson among them.