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Born on this day (23rd - April)

1851 - 1898


Wilhelm Werner

1874 - 1947


Bob Burman

1884 - 1916


1932


Dick Atkins

1936 - 1966


Larry Rice

1946 - 2009


Mike Smith

1955 - 2014


Mike Ciochetti

1959


Pierluigi Martini

1961


Chris Kneifel

1961


Paul Belmondo

1963


Parnelli Jones Jr

1969


Thiago Marques

1980



Died on this day (23rd - April)

1892 - 1948


1912 - 1950


Dempsey Wilson

1927 - 1971


Alfred Ethelbert Moss

1896 - 1972



Patrick Cunningham
Patrick Cunningham
Pat
UNITED STATES

Born
15 / 2 / 1903
Died
? / 2 / 1972
Pat Cunningham campaigned big cars successfully all over the Midwest and did equally well racing midgets in California in the early to mid 1950s.

Pat Cunningham was from St. Joseph, Missouri.  He campaigned big cars successfully all over the Midwest and did equally well racing midgets in California. Pat raced at the Bo Stearns Speedway north of Wichita, Kansas from 1930 through 1935 and at Winfield, Kansas at least in 1934 and 1935.

Late in 1931 he became the driver of the Kerbs Special and with Leonard Kerbs traveled more, racing with IMCA and as far away as Phoenix, Arizona and Neal’s Speedway in San Diego, California. Cunningham continued to drive the Kerbs Special until 1934 when Kerbs sold the Riley powered car to Jack Keys of Dallas, Texas and retired as a car owner. Cunningham moved to Texas and appears to have finished out 1934 driving the Riley for Jack Keys.

He was inducted into the High Banks Hall of Fame at Belleville, Kansas in 2000.