Mocca Enters IMAC Big Car Speed Runs at Aurora Oval, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Mocca Enters IMAC Big Car Speed Runs at Aurora Oval AURORA, 111., June 20.— Phil Mocca, little St. Louis speed merchant, has entered the all-star field of drivers competing in the sixth annual IMAC big car championship races Sunday at Aurora Downs. The large field, which included 1949 Indianapolis Speedway winner Bill Holland, international dirt track champion Frank Lupton, Bobby Grimes, of Indianapolis, and Ken Rubright of Davenport, Iowa, will begin qualifying spins at 1:30 p. m. The 18 fastest qualifiers will be eligible for the seven-event program. Mocca will pilot a No. 2 Offenhauser, built by his brother, Pier to, in his St. Louis machine shop. Powered by a 270 cubic inch engine, the Offy is considered one of the fastest cars in dirt track competition. Although he suffered a near fatal crash two years ago, little Phil seemingly has lost none of his driving skill. On returning to the speed grind last fall he annexed feature events at Jacksonville and Shreve-port with his new car, and now with six races under his belt this season Mocca appears to be nearing his peak. A field of 25 cars and drivers, representing all sections of the country, is expected to flash for a share of the ,000 in prize monies. The first race is scheduled to start about 2:30.

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