[News Script: Fatal crash] Part: 1 of 4
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The starter sends them off in the first pua event of the
dirt-.track, thrill--pocked auto racing show at Arlington
Downs...east of Ft.Worth
MEDIUMi OF GROUP GATHERED AROUND DEAD DRIVER
Tragedy strikes early. Joe Rogers of Tampa Florida...driving
his Rogers Ranger....is killed when his oar slithers off
the track on a curve and 5M1MMI1IK flips over. The
crash happens on the first lap of the first race.
LONG OF PACE CAR AND START OF RACE
Then the feature race....twenty-five laps around the
mile and sixteenth oval...as nearly ten thousand racing
fans watch excitedly.
The speed drivers are gunning for chunks of at least
three thousand dollars in prize money...a race that
attracts drivers from California, Minnesota, Florida and
other points.,.as well as several from the southwest.
MEDIUM OF D HIV R IN CAR
Pete Folse, another Florida driver in a Buckner Offenhauser,
leads the pack for 20 laps...then looses out in a pit stop.
Despite the stop..Folse roared-n for second prize money
Here’s what’s next.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Fatal crash], item, June 26, 1951; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701292/m1/1/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.