Sammy Sessions

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Allen Dale "Sammy" Sessions (September 10, 1935 - December 17, 1977) was an American racecar driver.

Born in Nashville, Michigan, Sessions died in a snowmobile racing accident in Alexandria, Minnesota. He drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1965-1975 seasons with 62 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 in 1968-1973 and 1975. He finished in the top ten 21 times, with his best finish in 4th position on 7 occasions.

Based on information in "Donald Davidson's Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Annual 1974," Sessions was not given a chance to qualify for the 1974 Indy 500. Because of the "fuel crisis," Qualifications were cut to two days in 1974. May 11 was a short day of qualifying due to weather; on May 18 qualifications began about 15 minutes late due to administrative delays. Sam Sessions was at the line with engine running on May 18 when 6PM arrived. There were thirty-three cars in the field, but not everyone who entered in 1974 had a chance to qualify.

Sessions was also the 1972 USAC Sprint Car Series Champion.

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1966 Ward Offy Failed to Qualify
1967 Horton Ford Failed to Qualify
1968 Finley Offy 31st 9th
1969 Finley Offy 23rd 12th
1970 Vollstedt Ford 32nd 12th
1971 Lola Ford 25th 27th
1972 Lola Foyt 24th 4th
1973 Eagle Foyt 32nd 28th
1974 Eagle Chevrolet Failed to Qualify
1975 Eagle Offy 25th 17th