The loss of the eight USAC officials in a plane crash on April 23rd, 1978, set back not only USAC racing but all American racing at the highest level for years.
This Monday, April 23rd, IRMA will be memorializing the occasion, and remembering the victims, with a historic marker.
The event will be at 3pm at the Arlington Christian Church, 2341 N 700 W, Arlington IN.
Special speakers will be IMS historian Donald Davidson, IMS Radio Network broadcaster, Howdy Bell, and USAC Vice President of Communication, Dick Jordan. We plan on having a procession from the marker to the nearby mass grave, for a wreath-laying ceremony led by the Gordon 500 Pipers.
Tony Stewart is also planning on attending. Ginny Spillman wil be singing. It’s only a short drive from Indy, please come and join us.