July 27, 1969 Hoosier Gran Prix @ IRP


On this day in 1969, two 100 mile heat races were run west of Indianapolis in Clermont, IN at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The Indy cars which had just competed 2 months earlier at IMS put on a great show in front of less than packed grandstands. Find out more about the Hoosier Grand Prix here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoosier_Grand_Prix

Dan Gurney won the first race with Al Unser, Peter Revson, Roger McClusky and AJ Foyt rounding out the top five. Thanks to Champcarstats.com see rundown here http://www.champcarstats.com/races/196910.htm

Gurney didn’t complete a lap of heat 2. Peter Revson took the 2nd go round with Mario Andretti, George Follmer, Foyt and Bud Tingelstad behind him. See break down here. http://www.champcarstats.com/races/196911.htm

43 years later, Dan Gurneys son, Alex is racing at IMS in the Rolex Sports car Series event.

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