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Johnny O'Connell 1962

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One of North America's most talented and versatile racing drivers, Johnny O'Connell has, after driving for a variety of teams, found a home with Corvette Racing, producing the team's first overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and its first Le Mans class victory in 2001.

Pat O'Connor 1928 - 1958

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Pat O'Connor took part to forty three champ car races, scoring two wins, at Darlington in a 200 mile race in 1956 and at Trenton in a 100 mile race in 1957. He took two poles, including one at the Indy 500 in 1957. He was killed in the 1958 Indy 500.

Eddie O'Donnell 1885 - 1920

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Eddie O'Donnell was a works Duesenberg driver who raced at Indy on three occasions with a best finish of 5th in 1915. He was killed in a crash in 1920 that also took the life of Gaston Chevrolet and Lyall Jolls, Eddie's riding mechanic.

Lucy O'Reilly-Schell 1896 - 1952

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Irish-American Lucy Schell, the only child of an American multi-millionaire of Irish origin, Francis P O'Reilly, was most famous as the owner of the semi-works Delahaye racing team from the 1930s onwards. She lived in France where she met her husband was pre-war driver, Laury Schell. Their son...

Steve O'Rourke 1940 - 2003

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Manager of Pink Floyd, he founded EMKA Racing and in 1983 had the EMKA-Aston Martin built specially for Le Mans. Died in Miami in 2003 from a stroke.

Danny Oakes 1911 - 2007

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A good American driver who won many Midget races and Championships. Never had any luck as a driver at Indy, failing to qualify five times. However, Danny was one of the best mechanics to have ever worked on a race car and he helped others to success at the 'Brickyard'.

Keith Odor 1962 - 1995

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Top Touring Car driver who won three Championships in the UK. In 1995 he joined the works Nissan team in the DTM but was killed at Avus when he spun and was left stranded broadside in the middle of the track. Two cars missed him but he was then struck by Frank Biela's Audi. He passed away later the...

Fred Offenhauser 1888 - 1973

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No engine builder, before or since, has dominated Indy Car racing like Fred Offenhauser did from 1934 thru 1960, a span of 27 years. During that period, his engines powered the winning cars in the Indianapolis 500 an incredible 24 times.

Hitoshi Ogawa 1956 - 1992

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Japaese sports car and F3000 driver. He won the Japanese F3000 Championship in 1989 beating Ross Cheever to the title in the last race. He also won a round of the World Sportscar Championship at Monza in 1992 driving with Geoff Lees in the Tom's Toyota TS010. Sadly he was killed later in 1992 in an...

Bern Eli Oldfield 1878 - 1946

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Barney Oldfield was one of the greatest drivers and showmen of the early days of racing in the USA.

Don Olds 1916 - 1956

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Constantino de Oliveira Júnior 1968

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Constantino de Oliveira Junior is the president and chief executive of GOL. He used to race cars and was the 1992 South American Formula Three champion.

Jackie Oliver 1942

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Jackie Oliver was a Formula One driver and team-owner, perhaps better known now as the founder of the Arrows F1 team rather than as a driver.

Mike Oliver 1921

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One of the founders of Connaught, Oliver did a little racing with a Bugatti and a Maserati Tipo 8C-3000.

Anders Olofsson 1952 - 2008

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A talented Formula 3 driver, Olofsson won his national championship in 1977 and 1978 as well as finishing runner up in the European F3 Championship the same years. He also won three consecutive Japanese Touring Car titles as a works Nissan driver, the 1991 Spa 24 Hour race and was 2nd overall and...

Silvio Oltra 1958 - 1995

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Silvio Oltra was an Argentine racing driver who died when the helicopter, piloted by Carlos Menem Jr, son of the president of Argentina, struck power lines while taking off.

Danny Ongais 1942

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Jan Opperman 1939 - 1997

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Karl Oppitzhauser 1944

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ainly know for saloon car and sports car racing, Karl made one atempt at Formula One in 1976. Along with Otto Stuppacher they attempted to enter the Austrian Grand Prix but were refused an entry.

Arthur Owen 1915 - 2000

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Arthur Owen started competing in hill climb events in the Channel Islands during the mid 1950s. He made one Grand Prix appearance, the 1960 Italian Grand Prix. Driving a private 2.2-liter Cooper-Climax he went out with suspension damage.

Peter Owen 1946

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Races with Gareth Evans and Bob Berridge in the Chamberlain Synergy Racing Lola B06/10 with AER's 3.6 litre twin-turbo V8.

Trent Owens 1975

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Trent Owens is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2001 and 2002. He still races on small tracks in North Carolina.