Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.
Conor Cummins, a soft-spoken Manxman, is the local hero.
#1000 - Racer/joker Eddie Sachs, atop the Ray Brady Special at Indy in 1956, said, In 1954 I returned to the track and failed my drivers test.
I became the first man in the history of the Indianapolis Speedway to fail his test twice.
But there never has been anyone who has failed twice. Maybe it was due to the cold drizzle that had met incoming fans the night before or maybe it was the national worry about Hitlers action in Europe.
In any case, just as lines formed at the ticket booths, a huge fire swept through the garages.