Posted on: August 25, 2010
Gasoline Alley Unplugged, IMS History, Indy 500
By: Donald Davidson
Tom Sneva and 200 MPH
Tom Sneva breaks 200 MPH
Tagged as: 200 MPH, Donald Davidson, Gas Man, IMS, Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy 500, racing, racing blog, Tom Sneva
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I was there with my brother Bob the (0bscure) photographer next to the guy with the towel in his belt and I was sitting on the pit wall right behind the guy taking a photo. Now living in Phooenix I’ve met Tom a few times and golf regularly at the 500 club a course he had ownership in. My brother and I were representing CKLW Radio and the Detroit Monitor that year. I went to every 500 from 1970 to 2005 and hope to make it back this year for the 100th. I always enjoy your historical commentary.
Continued blessings….Tim Jehn
Though these drivers vying for the 200 mph barrier weren’t technically the pioneers of Indy Racing it was possibly one of the best chapters in the history of the sport and far more exciting and interesting than it is today. The drivers were more relatable, colorful and larger than life.
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