Motorsports Memorial


In the early days of racing, innovators returning from war with newly learned mechanical skills became icons among Fred Offenhauser and Henry "Smokey" Yunick whom found the race winning power. Drivers such as Sir Jack Brabham, Glen "Fireball" Roberts and Eric Medlen drove to the winners circle. Our Motorsports Memorial is dedicated to the Drivers, Crew Chiefs and their crew, Car and Team Owners, Track Owners and Promoters, Sanctioning Officials and the army of journalists and photographers whom have recorded our Motorsports History. Drinking milk or champaign, we'll continue to remember our motorsports men and women.

Recently Updated Deceased Drivers





Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA
USAC - Midgets


Midget

 
He passed away on Feb. 29. 1993 and fittingly, his ashes were distributed along the backstretch of Petaluma Speedway, his home-town track.  




Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
American Racing Drivers Club
Big Car - AAA


Champ Car
Midget
Sprint Cars

 
 
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Driver / Professional


AAA-Sprints
Big Car - AAA
MASCAR


Midget
Sprint Cars

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1992 at the age of 73.

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Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA
United Racing Association URA
USAC - Midgets


Champ Car
Midget
Sports Car
Sprint Cars

 
 



Passed away in 1983 at the age of 90.

Builder Engines
Car Owner
Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
Big Car - AAA


Hydroplane
Midget

 
 



Passed away in 2007 at the age of 84.

Driver / Professional


American Racing Drivers Club
NASCAR - Midgets
North East Midget Association


Midget

 
 



Passed away in 1986 at the age of 81.

Driver / Professional
Official / Promoter


AAA-Midgets
USAC - IndyCar


Indy Cars
Midget

 
 



Passed away in 2018 at the age of 92.

Driver / Professional


Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA
USAC - Midgets


Midget

 
 



Passed away in 1952 at the age of 37.

Driver / Professional


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Midget

 
 




Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
Big Car - AAA
United Midget Assn UMA
United Racing Association URA


Champ Car
Midget
Sports Car
Stock Car

 
Highway accident near his home in Ojai, California  
United States Flag




Business Manager
Car Owner


AAA-Midgets
Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA
USAC - Midgets


Midget

 
 



Passed away in 2008 at the age of 87.

Car Builder
Car Owner
Mechanic


USAC - Champ Car
USAC - Midgets


Champ Car
Midget

 
Natural causes  




Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
United Midget Assn UMA


Big Cars
Midget

 
Accident at Gilmore Stadium, California  



Passed away in 2000 at the age of 80.
 
 




Driver / Professional


International Motor Contest Association
USAC - Champ Car
USAC - Sprints


Champ Car
Midget
Sprint Cars

 
 
United States Flag



Company
Kurtis Kraft
Title
Owner

Builder Chassis
Car Builder
Car Owner


AAA-Midgets
Big Car - AAA
USAC - IndyCar
USAC - Midgets


Indy Cars
Midget

 
 
United States Flag




Driver / Professional


Midwest Auto Racing Assn.
St. Louis Auto Racing Assn.
USAC - IndyCar
USAC - Midgets


Indy Cars
Midget

 
Cancer  
United States Flag



Passed away in 2001 at the age of 81.

Ambassador / Sponsor
Car Builder


Indianapolis Cars
Midget

 
 



Passed away in 2008 at the age of 87.

Ambassador / Sponsor
Car Builder


Indianapolis Cars
Midget

 
 




Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
USAC - Midgets

 
 
Canada Flag




Driver / Professional


Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Assoc.

 
While racing at Craig Road Speedway Las Vegas in 1982, he was badly injured. He passed away from complications of this accident in 1983.  




Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets


Midget

 
 




Journalist / Photographer
Official / Promoter
Track Announcer


Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Assoc.
USAC - Midgets

 
 
United States Flag




Builder Chassis
Builder Engines
Mechanic


USAC - IndyCar
USAC - Midgets

 
 
United States Flag



Passed away in 1951 at the age of 36.
 
Died in plane crash on his way to a midget race. Bob Barker also perished in the same crash.  



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