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 Eddie Sachs

Eddie Sachs

Birth
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 May 1964 (aged 37)
Speedway, Indiana, USA
Burial Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 3689 · View Source
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Known as the Clown Prince of Auto Racing. Race car driver. Eight USAC National Championship wins, ten USAC Sprint Car wins. USAC Midwestern Sprint Car Champion, 1958. 8 time starter of the Indianapolis 500. Indianapolis 500 Pole Winner, 1960, 61. Best Indianapolis 500 finish, 2nd 1961. Killed in a firey crash on the 2nd lap of the 1964 Indianapolis 500, which also claimed the life of Dave MacDonald and injured Ronnie Duman and future 3 time 500 winners Johnny Rutherford and Bobby Unser.

Bio by: Jim Adams


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  • Added: 19 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie Sachs (28 May 1927–30 May 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3689, citing Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .