Former Indy Car Driver and Jasper native Danny “Spike” Gehlhausen will be a special guest at
the upcoming “The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 & the Jasper Connection”.
The event is set for tomorrow from 11:30 am till 1 pm at Klub Haus 61 in Jasper.
The 61-year old Gehlhausen is a former driver for the USAC and CART Championship Car series. He raced in 11 seasons, with 79 combined career starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1976, 1978 through 1980 and 1984. His best race ended with a 10th place finish in 1979.
The Jasper Rotary’s luncheon feature presentation is from Donald Davidson, historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Davidson is the only person to hold such a position on a full-time basis for any motorsports facility in the world.
Davidson started his career as a statistician, publicist, and historian at USAC. He is perhaps best known for his radio program, The Talk of Gasoline Alley, broadcast annually throughout the “Month of May” as well as his long tenure as a part of the IMS Radio Network.
Davidson is a member of the Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
The cost is $25 and includes a lunch buffet.
Proceeds go towards TRI-CAP, The Dubois County Foundation, and Rotary International.