Russ Snowberger

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Russ turned the ignition switch 15 times when the Indianapolis 500 starter called, “Gentlemen, start your engines”. Five times in a row, 1930-34, he finished in the money, a record at the time.
His three 8th place and two 5th place finishes earned him a total of $17,300. Snowberger started his racing career in 1921 at Harrington; he held the 1/2 mile track record (30 seconds) at the old
Elsmere Fair Grounds. He designed and built many of the cars he drove. Snowberger-built cars driven by Louis Unser won several Pikes Peak Hill Climbs. He died October 8, 1966 at Mt. Clemens,



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