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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



Malcolm Thompson
Malcolm Thompson
Johnny
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UNITED STATES

Born
9 / 3 / 1928
Died
19 / 2 / 2007

Born Malcolm Thompson in North Stonington, Connecticut, he was better know as Johnny. He became a mechanic in the United States Army and served in World War II and the Korean war.

As a driver he raced Modifieds and was best known for his blue and white check painted special. Johnny drove at many racetracks but was a master at Norwood where he still holds the track record for the most number of wins.

He finished 10th in the Sportsman Division points in 1960 after running the first part of the year in Sportsman before switching to Modifieds. In the Modified Division he finished in the top 10 in points in 1960 and 1961 and won the Norwood Modified Division track championship in 1962.

He owned Thompson Refrigeration Inc in Westerly for many years. After retiring from racing, he spent his spare time snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.

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