Midget racer who died 1946
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Midget Racing Historical Timeline
David Earl Savage, Jr. (August 26, – July 2, ), nicknamed "Swede", was an American race car driver. He died at age 26 from complications from a blood transfusion while He began Soap Box Derby racing at the age of five, moved up to racing quarter midget cars, then at age twelve to Go-Kart racing.
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Carl Scarborough (July 3, – May 30, ) was an American racecar driver. He died from In , Scarborough was the national midget car racing champion. He also won the national big car title that year, becoming the first driver.
Bill Vukovich - Wikipedia
William John Vukovich Sr was an American automobile racing driver. He won the and 1 Racer. Midget car; Indianapolis 2 Death at Indianapolis Before he began Indy racing, Vukovich drove midget cars for the Edelbrock dirt in the URA, and won the series' and midget car championships.
Description:He began Soap Box Derby racing at the age of five, moved up to racing quarter midget cars , then at age twelve to Go-Kart racing. By his mid-teens he was racing motorcycles competitively. An exceptional natural athlete, he was honored as an all-state high school football player at San Bernardino's Pacific High School as a junior, but was ruled ineligible for his senior year because he had accepted prize money racing motorcycles and was therefore ruled a professional athlete. Also in attendance was a Ford public relations executive named Monte Roberts, who watched Savage calmly wheelie a motorcycle for the better part of a mile and, struck by Savage's "racy" name and obvious talent, encouraged Ford officials to take Savage under their wing. He finished fifth at Riverside in his one appearance in the car. Competing in the Daytona , he crashed after a wheel fell off on lap