Roscoe Sarles

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Roscoe Sarles
Born (1892-01-04)January 4, 1892
New Albany, Indiana
Died September 17, 1922(1922-09-17) (aged 30)
Kansas City Speedway
Kansas City, Missouri
Cause of death Burned to death
auto accident

Roscoe Sarles (4 January 1892 – 17 September 1922) was an American racecar driver active in the formative years of auto racing.


He was born on January 4, 1892 in New Albany, Indiana.

Sarles was burned to death on September 17, 1922 when his car crashed at the Kansas City Speedway.[1]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Finishing Positions in AAA championships. 1919 4th, 1920 5th, 1921 2nd, 1922 6th


  1. ^ "Sarles, Auto Racer, Is Burned to Death In Kansas City Contest Won by Milton". New York Times. September 18, 1922. Retrieved 2012-10-07. Roscoe Sarles of Indianapolis, veteran automobile racer, was burned to death in the 300-mile race dedicating the new Kansas City Speedway today, when his car crashed into the car of Pete de Paolo, and was wrecked. ...