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Sam Posey

Sam Posey, 1967, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Sam Posey, 1967, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Sam Posey, 2008, Kohler International Challenge, Elkhart Lake. Copyright Jerry Entin, 2010. Used with permission.

Sam Posey, 2008, Kohler International Challenge, Elkhart Lake. Copyright Jerry Entin, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

26 May 1944
New York City, New York

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

2 (1971-1972)

Indy 500s:

1 (1969-1973)

Worked for Speedvision (commentated for over 10 years), and still occasionally on TV and also writes, paints and is a railroad expert, but has sadly been in ill-health recently suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Posey was a graduate in design but eschewed this for competing in road racing. He never ended up winning any of the championship's he was in but he was a race winner in Trans-Am, North American Formula A (later renamed as the Formula 5000 series) and also won the 1975 Sebring 12 Hours. Unusually for an American racing driver, Formula 1 was his aim rather than the Indianapolis 500, though he ended up competing in both.

Biography last updated 1 Feb 2016