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Jim Brubaker

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Born:

18 Feb 1913
Washington, Pennsylvania

Died:

29 Jun 2000
Dubois, Pennsylvania

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1946-1949)

Pennsylvania based private entrant and car owner, who tried, and ultimately failed, to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 four times. Tended to specialise in dirt track events in, or around his home state. Brubaker attempted to qualify a car with an exotic history - a Maserati V8RI originally raced by Philippe Etancelin in Grand Prix's, Brubaker's car was renamed a Jack Maurer Special. After failing to qualify in 1949, Brubaker sold it to fellow racer George Weaver. Brubaker carried on racing for years though, mainly in sprint cars, as he was still racing in the early '70's.

Biography last updated 7 Oct 2014