Pete Romcevich

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06 Jul 1906
Silopaj, Serbia


07 Sep 1952
Detroit, Michigan



Indy 500s:

1 (1947-1948)

Killed in a midget race when his car went out of control. Based in Gary, Indiana, Romcevich was a veteran midget driver who owned his own Kurtis-Offenhauser midget car. He was born as Slavko Romcevic in a town that was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, but has since been in Yugoslavia, Croatia and Serbia. The family moved to the United States in 1922 and Pete took up the sport as a teenager at the local Roby Speedway in 1925. Pete was also a race car builder, and owned his own shop in Hammond, Indiana, near the Roby Speedway. He built a Riley-Ford-powered sprint car amongst other midget and sprint cars. Pete died when his car's front suspension collapsed and he was sent careering over the guardrail into the public car park.

Biography last updated 18 Aug 2017