The Dork-O-Motive Podcast

1.2: The Greatest Upset In Racing History That You’ve Never Heard Of!

February 29, 2020

Back in 1959 Rodger Ward completed the greatest upset in American racing history when he drove a dirt track midget on a road course and beat the best sports cars and sports car racers in America at their own game. The event was held at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut and the short circuit was the perfect setting for the little midget to get the job done. 

Host Brian Lohnes tells the story with the depth and historical perspective that you just cannot get anywhere else. This is an awesome tale of a great driver, a strange car, and a shockwave that went straight through the auto racing world. 

How did the two time Indy 500 winner and national hero pull this one off? You have to listen to find out!