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Born on this day (30th - April)

1864 - 1922


1893 - 1928


Leon Duray

1894 - 1956


Willi Seibel

1896 - 1977


1910 - 1969


1912 - 1946


Duncan Hamilton

1920 - 1994


1930 - 1966


Gil Nickel

1939 - 2003


Darren Manning

1975



Died on this day (30th - April)

Roland Ratzenberger

1962 - 1994


Peter Bourne

1956 - 2003



Charles Krebs
Charles Krebs
Buddy
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Born
13 / 3 / 1931
Died
14 / 1 / 2006
Charles R. "Buddy" Krebs started racing in 1948 and was one of the all-time great Modified Drivers. He won an estimated total of 200 feature races, competing in the Modified, Sportsman, and Grand National races at tracks all over the Northeast.

Charles R. "Buddy" Krebs was born in Hartford and had lived in East Hartford for 32 years before moving to South Windsor in 1963. He started racing in 1948 and was one of the all-time great Modified Drivers, winning races at tracks all over the Northeast during his career including Westboro Speedway, Plainville Stadium, Millers Falls, Candlelight Stadium, Thompson and Stafford. He also raced on tracks up and down the East coast, including Langhorne and Daytona.

He raced at many venues, but especially at Riverside Park Speedway, Agawam, MA where he won the Riverside Modified Championships three times between 1957 and 1969. He also won two Sportsman, and two Grand National championships.He won the Riverside 500 six times, the first driving with Jocko Maggiacomo, the others with Benny Germano, Gene Bergin, Ed Flemke Sr., Jerry Humiston and Ed Patnode.

He was ranked third for all time feature wins at the Riverside Park Speedway with 43 victories, between 1951 and 1972.

He won an estimated total of 200 feature races, competing in the Modified, Sportsman, and Grand National races.

He retired in 1974. He was inducted into the Riverside Park Hall of Fame in 1997 and at Stafford Motor Speedway, Stafford, he was acknowledged as one of the 50 greatest modified drivers of all time, inducted in 1998.

In 2000 Buddy was inducted in to the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame (NEAR) where he served as its first president. In addition to racing, he had a band "Buddy Krebs Country Comets" for many years.

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