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Legendary Short-Track Cars On Display On Legends Day

Race fans attending the numerous activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Legends Day Honoring Roger Penske, Saturday, May 26, can see quite a few examples of front-engine open-wheel cars driven at various times by Indianapolis 500 veterans.

This display will be staged next to the day-long memorabilia show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Pagoda Plaza.

Fans of 1950s and '60s racing likely will do double-takes when they see the beautiful, black Bob Pankratz-built No. 25, which was best known as the Cheesman sprinter driven by Eddie Sachs to the 1958 USAC Mid-West Sprint Car title. Others who had success with this car include A.J. Foyt, Elmer George and Jim McWithey.

Johnny Rutherford more than likely will stop by to look at the ex-Fred Sclavi Bell Lines dirt car because he made his USAC National Championship debut at the 1962 Hoosier Hundred in that machine. Roger McCluskey, A.J. Shepherd and Bobby Grim had previously driven this machine.

The gorgeous, blue Dunseth & Leffler Chevy driven by the late Greg Weld to the 1967 USAC National Sprint Car title will be on hand, as will the Bob Higman-built No. 1 Shannon Brothers midget which carried Bob Wente to the 1966 USAC Midget championship.

Don Cumberworth will display the ex-Lindsey Hopkins No. 22 midget (now bearing Cumberworth's traditional No. 41), which during its storied life with several different owners was driven by Foyt, Henry Banks, Pancho Carter, Walt Faulkner, Shorty Templeman and several other notables who took rookie tests but never started a “500.”

A few Indianapolis 500 veteran drivers participating in an autograph session from noon-4 p.m. in the Plaza almost certainly will look over these vehicles and other cars expected to be on display.
 

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Legendary Short-Track Cars On Display On Legends Day
 
Legendary Short-Track Cars On Display On Legends Day
Race fans attending the numerous activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Legends Day Honoring Roger Penske, Saturday, May 26, can see quite a few examples of front-engine open-wheel cars driven at various times by Indianapolis 500 veterans.
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