Sleepy with the hammer down at Terre Haute in Sleepy Tripp 1 on the outside of Howard Revell 98 on the Liverpool pavement during the season. In they leased an Offy motor from Howard Linne and later that year they had enough funds to buy one. He was only 48 years old. Mel at speed in the Shepherd midget at Ipswich. At 13 years of age he had won nearly races and then began racing sprintcars across in Florida. Nevertheless, his presence down-under greatly increased and improved the profile of speedway racing among the general public.
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Travelling partners from America for the season were Bob Tattersall 1 and Merle Bettenhausen 6. First night out at Rowley Park Bob had a steering failure in the ex-Goonan car and hit the fence hard. He debuted on the USAC midget trail in and for the ensuing 11 years he never finished lower than eighth in the midget standings. Sleepy Tripp without a bonnet on the outside of Mel Kenyon at a practice session at the Royale From the mike Grieff collection. Larry Rice heads towards his sprintcar ride in - the Weaver Special.
He was unhurt and after repairs to the car he carried on racing for the rest of the night. A happy looking Sleepy Tripp takes time out in the pits to catch up on some Speedway news! Bob Tattersall posing from some local Sydney midget drivers prior to crowd introductions at the Royale in After all, he scored the most total points in Bob Tattersall racing the Ken Barlow sedan on his last visit.
He is considered a legend in NZ and Australian speedway and was by far the most popular and well-known import to appear in Australasia. Stan drove a midget in New Zealand in , , , , and He won the 40 lap USAC midget feature there. Barry B pitted himself against Tatts whenever he could. Sleepy looks happy in his first season on the USAC circuit.