Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.
Bushley, part of one of Maines most respected racing families, later updated to a sprint car but died in July 1974 when he crashed heavily into that same concrete wall.
There have been some men that failed once and never came back.
Foster died in an accident in practice prior to the 1967 NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway.(Dave Bushley Collection) #997 - Things were fairly uneventful at the Fifth International Grand Prix in Santa Monica, CA, 100 years ago last month. John Marquis and his mechanic, Harry Hough, were leading and lookin good.They had fueled their Sunbeam big time, hoping to run the event non-stop.From the late twenties to 1938, he competed coast to coast in AAA competition with such unbelievable energy and success that he became known as the Grand Old Man of Auto Racing.It all came to an end, however, time-trialing at Flemington, NJ, on September 3, 1938.