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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1911 In a 50 mile race at the New York State Fairgrounds, the right front tire of Lee Oldfield's Knox burst in the first turn after the main grandstands. He crashed through a fence into a crowded spectator enclosure. Six people were killed outright, three died on the way to hospital and two more died in hospital the next day.

1938 George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH.

Passed away on this day

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