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Born on this day (30th - March)

Manuel de Teffé

1905 - 1967


Rudolf Krause

1907 - 1987


Peter Hirt

1910 - 1992


Robert O'Brien

1922 - 1997


1934


Eddie Jordan

1948


Mike Thackwell

1961


Stéphane Ortelli

1970


Fabrizio de Simone

1971


Chris Trickle

1972 - 1998



Died on this day (30th - March)

Lucien Bianchi

1934 - 1969


Yves Giraud-Cabantous

1904 - 1973


Bill Hamilton

1899 - 1978


Kenneth Douglas Evans

1912 - 1985


David Leslie

1953 - 2008


Richard Lloyd

1945 - 2008


Jackie Pretorius

1934 - 2009



Ralph Pratt
Ralph Pratt
UNITED STATES

Born
17 / 3 / 1910
Died
15 / 12 / 1981
Pratt was the Kansas City Indoor Champion in 1940. In 1947 he won the Great Lakes Auto Racing Assn. title. He scored 142 victories from 1946 to 1949. (45 in 1948, 35 in 1949, 32 in 1947 and 30 in 1946). On May 30, 1948 Ralph won three features in one day at three differenttracks; Canfield, Columbus & Bedford, Ohio. Pratt was the AAA Ohio/Michigan Champion in 1948 & 1949. He also won the Fort Miami Championship in 1946 and 1947. In 1949 he won the Chicago Aphitheater indoor title. Ralph qualified for two Champ Car races and was the first alternate for the 1949 Indianapolis 500. He was a boyhood hero of Roger Penske, who accepted the induction plaque into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame on behalf of the Pratt family.