Sunday 19th June 1960
James Ernest Bryan (33) was killed while participating in a dirt track race at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, US when his car flipped on the very first lap. Bryan first got noticed when he finished 2nd at the 1954 Indy 500 despite a broken spring, a broken shock absorber, and a burned left leg due to oil spraying from broken pipe. He won the last four races and the championship that year, followed by titles in 1956 and 1957. In Formula 1 stats Bryan is noted for winning Monza’s Race of Two Worlds in 1957 as well as the 1958 Indy 500, in those days a round for the F1 World Championship.