In 2010 he had a horrendous crash, literally launching him down the mountain. Though Cummins had to fight mightily to overcome depression and to heal his thoroughly broken body, there was little question for anyone that he would be back. From #993 - Around the turn into the 1960s, a buoyant early supermodified wave flowed over the Northwest at facilities such as Portland (Oregon) Speedway.Quite a few competitors used the division as a stepping stone to national competition, Len Sutton, Art Pollard, Bob Gregg, and Les Anderson among them.The track had gone to open competition in its top division, and the field was mixed.In the famous Snap 6, an Edmunds sprint car, was Jim Martel, a highly regarded veteran from Massachusetts, who continued on to a stellar career.(Coastal 181 Photo) #994 - The Isle of Man TT really has to be the most dangerous motorsports event in the world.It is the two-wheel version of the kind of savagery seen in the Indy roadster era, magnified several times.Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.
I became the first man in the history of the Indianapolis Speedway to fail his test twice.(Dave Bushley Collection) #997 - Things were fairly uneventful at the Fifth International Grand Prix in Santa Monica, CA, 100 years ago last month. John Marquis and his mechanic, Harry Hough, were leading and lookin good.