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Passed away in 1972.
United States Army
Army Veteran
1942 to 1945


Driver / Professional


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


Champ Car
Midget
Sports Car
Stock Car

 
 
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Passed away in 2017 at the age of 87.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1950 to 1953


Journalist / Photographer
Official / Promoter
Track Announcer


Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Assoc.
USAC - Midgets

 
 
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Passed away in 1998 at the age of 87.
United States Army
Army Veteran


Driver / Professional


American Racing Drivers Club
Big Car - AAA
NASCAR - Midgets
North East Midget Association
USAC - Midgets

 
Transportation  



Passed away in 1992 at the age of 65.
United States Navy
Navy Veteran
1942


Driver / Professional


USAC - Midgets


Midget

 
Tommy was assigned to the Pacific and worked his way to the rank of Aviation Radioman Petty Officer first class while serving on the seaplane USS Hamlin.  
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Passed away in 2003 at the age of 77.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1944


Ambassador / Sponsor
Driver / Professional


Bay Cities Racing Assoc. BCRA
Big Car - AAA
United Racing Association URA
USAC - IndyCar

 
 



Passed away in 1996 at the age of 80.
United States Army
Army Veteran


Driver / Professional


AAA-Midgets
Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Assoc.


Midget

 
Stationed in China, Roy served with the Army Air Transport Command.  
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Passed away in 2014 at the age of 94.
United States Army
Army Veteran


Car Owner


USAC - Midgets
USAC - Silver Crown


Champ Car
Midget

 
 
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Passed away in 2001 at the age of 78.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Builder Engines
Car Owner
Crew Chief
Driver / Professional
Tuner


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
USAC - IndyCar

 
Flying a B-17 with the French Foreign Legion in the 97th Bombers Unit over Europe. Smokey also flew with the Flying Tigers.  
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Passed away in 1971 at the age of 82.
United States Army
Army Veteran


Track Owner


Big Car - AAA
Central States Racing Association
Midwest Dirt Track Racing Association

 
Earl Padgett was an airplane mechanic and created a device to help tank operators reconnect broken treads plates.  
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United States Army
Army Veteran
1945 to 1949


Driver / Professional


California Racing Association
USAC - Sprints

 
After stationed in Okinawa, Chuck Hulse was stationed in England, Germany, Tucson and Arizona with the Army Air Corps.  
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United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional


Big Car Racing Association
International Motor Contest Association
National Champ. Racing Assoc.

 
Part of his service he was stationed at Forbes Air Force Base.  
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Passed away in 2014 at the age of 96.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional
Official / Promoter


Sprint Cars

 
 
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United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional


Central States Racing Association
International Motor Contest Association

 
 
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Passed away in 1994 at the age of 72.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1942 to 1946


Driver / Professional


International Motor Contest Association

 
 
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Passed away in 2017 at the age of 92.
United States Army
Army Veteran
1943


Car Owner
Crew Chief


NASCAR - Cup Car Series

 
the 18 year old Bud Moore was a machine gunner and assigned to the 90th Infantry Division. Bud's Division landed on Utah Beach in France on D-Day and His unit was attached to General George W. Pattons Third Army which pushed to liberate Europe. Bud was awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars for his military efforts.  
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United States National Guard
National Guard Veteran
1949

Company
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
Title
Owner

Car Builder
Driver / Professional
Historian / Author


Drag Racing - AHRA
Drag Racing - ATAA
Drag Racing - IHRA
Drag Racing - NHRA


Dragster - Electric
Dragster - Gas
Dragster - Top Fuel
Dragster - Top Fuel FED
Funny Car - T/F

 
Then again In December of 1971. "At the request of President Nixon, I toured Vietnam to cheer up the troops that wouldn’t make it home for Christmas. Some didn’t make it home at all! I toured as a civilian, as an Honorary Coronal." - Don  
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United States Navy
Navy Veteran


Official / Promoter
Track Owner


NASCAR - Cup Car Series

 
 
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Passed away in 2007 at the age of 72.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1954


Builder Chassis

 
While serving in France and North Africa, Connie met Don Cook.  
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United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Builder Chassis
Crew Chief
Driver / Professional


USAC - IndyCar

 
 



Don
Panoz


Braselton, GA
United States Army
Army Veteran

Company
Panoz DeltaWing Racing
Title
Partner / Principle
 
 



Passed away in 2012 at the age of 95.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1941 to 1945


Car Builder
Innovator


Sports Car

 
During WW II, Fitch flew a P-51 over Nazi Germany for the Army Air Corps, which is now call the Air Force.  Flying for the 15th Bombardment, Fitch flew missions to bomb German supply routes before flying B-17s over Germany.  
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United States Army
Army Veteran


Car Owner
Crew Member
Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA

 
 
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United States Army
Army Veteran


Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA

 
 



Passed away in 1973 at the age of 83.
United States Army
Army Veteran
1917


Driver / Professional


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
Eddie Rickenbacker was a fighter pilot during WW1, won a metal of honor and went on to become a top military aviation consultant.  
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Passed away in 1944 at the age of 78.
United States Navy
Navy Veteran


Builder Chassis
Driver / Professional
Innovator


Big Car - AAA
Vanderbilt Cup

 
 
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