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15 June 1916
21 August 1983 (67)
Keith Andrews (15 June 1920)
Riccardo Paletti (15 June 1958)

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1951 Indianapolis 500
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about Gene Force

Gene Force (June 15, 1916 – August 21, 1983) was an American racecar driver.

Born in New Madison, Ohio, Force died in Brooklyn, Michigan as a result a heart attack at Michigan International Speedway. He drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1951-1952, 1954, 1956, and 1958-1960 seasons with 33 starts, including the 1951 and 1960 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 16 times, with his best career finish in 3rd place occurring on 3 occasions.

The "McKay Special" #37 car that Force drove in the 1960 Indianapolis 500 was a 1959 Kurtis Kraft 500J, owned and entered by Roy McKay of Dayton, Ohio. Charlie Altfater was the mechanic. The car has survived in largely original condition and is now restored to appear as it did in the 1960 race, and can occasionally be seen participating in vintage races, as it did at the 2008 Monterey historics.


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1951, 1960,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1951 Troy Ruttman
Johnnie Parsons
Sam Hanks
Fred Agabashian
Cliff Griffith
Jack McGrath
Mike Nazaruk
Manny Ayulo
Duke Nalon
Carl Scarborough
Bill Schindler
Chet Miller
Lee Wallard
Carl Forberg
Cecil Green
Walt Brown
Kurtis Kraft compare 1951
1960 Bob Christie
Gene Hartley
Shorty Templeman
Don Freeland
Anthony Foyt
Eddie Russo
Dempsey Wilson
Kurtis Kraft compare 1960

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