Dave Strickland

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04 Dec 1937
Denver, Colorado


14 Jun 2005
Englewood, Colorado


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1969)

Started off as a rodeo rider, before switching to racing and later helped his son into midgets as well. Dave retained links with the sport and enjoyed watching his son, of the same name, race, but Strickland sadly died relatively recently, after a long illness, battling cancer and emphysema for eleven years, although he actually died of an aneurysm related to his illness. Strickland was a three-time Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association champion, an inductee of the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2004 and finished second in the 1970 USAC Midget Championship standings. He won many races, but was a very quiet, humble man who was immensely proud to be inducted into National Midget Racing Hall of Fame in 1996.

Biography last updated 14 Aug 2017