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Tom Rooney

Tom Rooney, 1915. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1915, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Tom Rooney, 1915. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1915, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Born:

30 Nov 1881
Wolburn, Massachusetts

Died:

1939

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1916-1920)

Raced on in production cars into the 1920's, then became a race promoter and official. Also a riding mechanic for Stutz. Was also a superintendent for the Revere factory in Logansport, Indiana. He quit racing in 1920, after failing to pass a fitness test, mainly due to injuries from past crashes.

Biography last updated 24 Jan 2010