Born on this day (26th - April)

Edgar Morawitz

1892 - 1945

Francois Picard

1921 - 1996

Pat Griffith

1925 - 1980

Jean-Pierre Beltoise

1937 - 2015

Gus Hutchison


Ian Geoghegan

1939 - 2003

Tom Jones

1943 - 2015

Jose Dolhem

1944 - 1988

Johnny Dumfries


Tim Sugden


James Thompson


Died on this day (26th - April)

Willi Krakau

1911 - 1995

1937 - 2002

Danny Kladis

1917 - 2009

Mike Bliss
Mike Bliss

5 / 4 / 1965

Bliss from Milwaukie, Oregon, started racing in a Quarter Midget car at the age of 10. From there, Bliss then moved to stock cars, midgets, super modifieds, sprint cars and into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Bliss came to prominence in 1993, when he captured the USAC Silver Crown national championship.

In 1995, Bliss won seven USAC Sprint Car races, three USAC midget races and a Silver Crown race all while putting together a top-10 season in the Craftsman Truck Series with a win, five top-fives and a dozen top-10 finishes. That season started a string of five seasons in which Bliss won at least one NCTS event.

In 2002, Bliss dominated the NCTS en route to a series championship. Bliss garnered five victories, 13 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.

A year later, Bliss came to the Busch Series amid much fanfare, and finished 10th in the series standings with eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes.