Detroit, MI Race Driver Killed, Oct 1935

BURCHARDS

RACE DRIVER MEETS DEATH.

Detroit, Oct. 13 - (AP) - CHARLES BURCHARDS, Kalamazoo race driver was killed and five others injured in six accidents during a 50-mile race at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Speedway today.

BURCHARDS was killed when his car overturned and leaped an embankment on the tenth lap of the 50-lap race. He suffered a broken neck in the crash.

The drivers injured were:
CARMI FRAZZINI.
PAT NEWMAN.
BUD HENDERSON.
WINDY JENNINGS.
and RAY CAMPBELL.
None of the five victims was believed critically hurt.

The race was won by Red Campbell, with Fred Moebe finishing second.
NEWMAN was the first victim of the series of crashes, suffering fractured ribs when his machine overturned in a qualifying run. FRAZZINI suffered a fractured pelvis when his car leaped the embankment on the ninth lap, about 50 yards from the spot where BURCHARDS was killed.

JENNINGS was the third driver to crash over the embankment but he escaped with head injuries. HENDERSON'S car overturned on the last lap and he sustained several fractured ribs. CAMPBELL suffered minor head injuries in a spin.

Kokomo Tribune Indiana 1935-10-14