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Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988


Hugh Dibley

1937


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008


Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001


Chad Little

1963


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992


Ryan Sharp

1979



Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925


Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978


Bob Akin

1936 - 2002


Rob Walker

1917 - 2002


Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008



Peter Kuhn
Peter Kuhn
UNITED STATES

Born
14 / 4 / 1955
Died
25 / 6 / 2009
Peter Kuhn won both the USAC and SCCA Formula Super Vee championships in 1980 and ran a few races in CART in 1984.

Peter Kuhn was born in Summit, New Jersey, USA. He moved to Franklin Township in 1995, having formerly lived in Basking Ridge, and Chatham Township.

Peter was an accomplished race car driver, having attained multiple titles in the 1978 Formula Ford Northeast Driving Championship and the 1980 BOSCH Formula Super-Vee National Driving Championship. In 1980, he won both the USAC and SCCA Formula Super-Vee championships.

He ran a few races with McCray Racing in the CART World Series in 1984 making his debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, retiring after 20 laps by a broken gearbox. A week later he failed to qualify at Sanair Super Speedway. In his next race at Michigan International Speedway he finished 16th. His final start came at Laguna Seca but retired after 14 laps with overheating. He later became the executive vice president and general manager for ROBCO Racing Team and an American Les Mans Series team owner.

Peter became a self-employed contractor after leaving the world of motor sports to focus on his family. An avid surfer and talented musician, he died after suffering a fatal heart attack while body surfing off Long Beach Island, New Jersey.