News & Multimedia

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.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
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.
Read More
Related Media
Rolla
 
Trailblazing Indy 500 Car Owner Vollstedt Passes at 99
Longtime Indianapolis 500 car entrant Rolla Vollstedt, who is perhaps best remembered for bringing Janet Guthrie to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976 as the first female to be entered for the Indianapolis 500, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22 in Portland, Oregon. He was 99.
Read More
Takuma Sato Marmom Wasp
 
Sato Revels in Indianapolis 500 History with Marmon Wasp
On the eve of seeing his likeness unveiled on the Borg-Warner Trophy as the latest Indianapolis 500 winner, Takuma Sato had the opportunity to sit where it all began.
Read More
Kyle Kaiser
 
Kaiser, Juncos Racing Reveal Four-Race Verizon IndyCar Series Plan for 2018
Kyle Kaiser will remain in familiar surroundings when he makes his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2018. Juncos Racing, the team for which Kaiser has driven the past four years as he climbed the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires ladder, announced today that it will field the reigning Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion for four Verizon IndyCar Series races next season.
Read More
Robert Wickens
 
Wickens Joins Hinchcliffe at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for 2018 IndyCar Season
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced its lineup for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Oakville, Ontario native James Hinchcliffe has renewed his contract with the Indianapolis-based team in a multi-year extension, and the 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year’s teammate will be countryman and friend Robert Wickens, a native of Guelph. The duo marks the first all-Canadian lineup in North American open-wheel racing since 2004 (Champ Car; Forsythe Racing: Paul Tracy, Patrick Carpentier).
Read More
Takuma Sato
 
Sato Shines with Gratitude during Unveiling of Likeness on Borg-Warner Trophy
Sato repeated what he had told sculptor Will Behrends when examining a clay likeness during a visit to the artist’s workshop in Tryon, N.C.: “He’s actually a better guy.” It’s the 28th likeness Behrends has sculpted.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 1,499
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact IMS Sales Department at (317) 492-8739 or email at hospitalitysales@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
It's Pole day on @CrownRoyal Armed Forces Weekend & we can't wait to see you! Check out details on the day: https://t.co/yKQ6Db3YRK
May 21