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Born on this day (27th - April)

Rudolf Schoeller

1902 - 1978


Count Carlo Felice Trossi

1908 - 1949


1913 - 1975


Russ Klar

1914 - 2005


Bob Bondurant

1933


Don Horvath

1935 - 1965


Helmut Marko

1943


Yves Courage

1948


Ari Vatanen

1952



Died on this day (27th - April)

1907 - 1949


Herbert Ernest Meyer

1892 - 1962


Gioacchino Colombo

1903 - 1987


Judy Ganley

1939 - 2007


Harry Firth

1918 - 2014



Roxie Lott
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UNITED STATES

Born
15 / 4 / 1961
Died
5 / 4 / 2007

Roxie grew up a few blocks away from the front straight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and her dream was to be the woman to win the 500. She met the Unsers and Mario Andretti when she used to sneak out of school to go to the track and became lifelong friends with them.

She started racing when she was 12 in Quarter Midgets before moving up to Formula Ford and Super V in the United States. She did travel to England to race in FF1600 and took part in one F3 race in 1984 driving a pink Ralt RT3.

In 1988 she quit racing, having realised that she was not going to achieve her ambition and turned to aviation, becoming a commercial pilot, type-rated (Captain Qualified) on both Sabre Jets and Lear Jets. She retired when husband Larry Strish, a long-time CART crew member with Newman-Haas, died in July 1995.

She did corporate tours of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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