In 1953 he posted AMA victories at Daytona and Langhorne, Pa. Christopher Bell, 21, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.980; 19. and in 1955 he won his final AMA race at Schererville, Ind. He was Technical Director for the Indianapolis 500 from 1991 through 1996 and he was responsible for establishing the formula for car and engine construction for the fledgling Indy Racing League. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.090; 28. He was responsible for safer chassis construction, implementing the impact recorders and the development of rear attenuators. Lubricants Award and the USAC Mechanical Achievement Award, Eddie Edenburg Award for lifetime contributions, the Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Outstanding Race Official Award and the Lincoln Electric Lifetime Achievement Award. Promoted by Rick Faeth, the “Jack London Hall of Fame Race” is co-sanctioned with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) and also features Winged 360 Sprint Cars, 600 Micro Sprints, and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gates will open at noon, the Front Gates open at pm, Practice starts at pm, and Racing at “The Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California” will begin at pm.
He repeated that title in 1948 and also won the 1948 United Racing Association Blue Circuit (Offy) crown. DEVIN, ELLIOTT, GOLDSMITH, , LIPKEY, RUTTMAN, SILLS FORM NUCLEUS OF 2018 USAC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES; CEREMONY SLATED AT IMS Four drivers, a race organizer and a chief mechanic comprise the six initial 2018 inductees into the USAC Hall of Fame. They will be joined by two additional inductees in a formal celebration of their accomplishments during an early-September USAC event in Indianapolis, Ind. and the following year scored a significant opening-night win in the famed "Knoxville Nationals" in Iowa. The leader of one of America's most renowned Sprint Car Racing Schools, Jimmy was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006 and in 2007 joined the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame. Lipkey, of Kokomo, Ind., organized and presented the first USAC race ever held, a Midget race indoors at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. The long-time race organizer at the legendary Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, also organized races at Baer Field in Fort Wayne and staged numerous indoor events at the Fort Wayne facility where a recent ceremony was held unveiling a commemorative marker saluting the first USAC race. Justin Grant, 17BC, Clauson/Marshall/Wood-12.911; 16. The Lipkey family was a staple at USAC events in the Midwest and Bill's son Vic served as USAC's chief starter on many occasions spanning various racing series. A six-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500, he finished 3rd in the 1960 classic and fifth in 1959. In 1958 he won the final race at the famed Daytona Beach, Fla. The oldest living member of the Indianapolis 500, Paul is a member of both the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Bill served for many years on USAC's Advisory Board as the race organizer representative. In 1983 he received USCA's prestigious Jim Blunk Award in recognition of his contributions to the sport of Midget auto racing. Ruttman, of Mooreland, Okla., earned international recognition as the 1952 winner of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.