Tripp got his nickname as a youth when he would fall asleep in his quarter midget car while waiting for his next race to start. He stayed on the national tour for several more years before he started racing in the Western States series, on the West Coast. He consistently placed first or second in the series points, winning championships in , , , , , and He reached his th win May 2, at Ventura Raceway.
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Members also visited with Republic County Commissioners on Monday. Raney said the Fairbury grandstand only seats a few hundred people, compared to several thousand at the Belleville High Banks. Many of the best drivers are in a race for points, and will likely go where USAC sanctions a race, he said. The race board met with a promoter out of Oklahoma in late September about changing to a quarter mile track.
Monday, December 9, Mitch Miller. Mitch Miller has been honored many times for his lifetime of achievements. He was the second recipient of the Les Ward Memorial plaque which recognized his good sportsmanship in the sport of midget auto racing.