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 Chuck Stapleton

Chuck Stapleton

Original Name Charles
Birth
Englewood, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 May 1954 (aged 25)
Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 2004 · View Source
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Race Car Driver. Born in Englewood, Ohio, he was a mechanic at Peffley Ford in Dayton, Ohio, when he started racing stock cars in night races at the 3/10-mile Shady Bowl Speedway in 1950. By 1951, with his new built number 60 '51 Ford, he finished second in the 1951 DPCC season points, competed in the modified Crosley Stock Car races held indoors at the Cincinnati Gardens 1/10-mile track and won the track championship in 1952. Heading into the 1953 season, he was one of the top contenders finishing seventh in a 100-mile ARCA stock car race held in May at Daytona Beach Speedway, Florida. He signed to race in the AAA Midwest sprint car circuit in ealy 1954, with events from Florida to Ohio. During the race at the Winchester Speedway Ohio, on May 2, 1954, on the tenth lap at full speed, Stapleton's car spun, slid backwards up the banking, hit the fence and landed upside down outside on the track below. Rescuers up-righted the car, removed the injured Stapleton from the wreckage and put him into an ambulance. He died en route to Randolph County Hospital of severe head injuries.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2004
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chuck Stapleton (15 Nov 1928–2 May 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2004, citing Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .