Ray Knepper

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22 Feb 1920
Belleville, Illinois


15 Feb 2000
Lebanon, Illinois


United States

Grands Prix:

0 (1951)

Indy 500s:

0 (1951)

Dirt track and midget star with a few wins in the 1950's. Knepper was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2009. He began racing as a teenager before the war, before serving in World War Two. He was lucky to survive after his B-17 bomber was shot down in Germany, Knepper becoming a prisoner of war. He also raced in stock and sprint cars. Knepper was no relation to Arnie, but he was one of four brothers who raced midgets around the same time as Ray - Ollie, Arthur and Walter being the other three racers.

Biography last updated 5 Jul 2015