Jan Opperman

Thursday 9th February 1939

Born on this day, Jan Opperman, American racer. Opperman died in 1997 at Fountain, Florida, 16 years after suffering critical injuries from a crash during a race in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania. Known primarily as a sprint car driver, he also drove in the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1974 and 1976 seasons. He had 9 champ car starts, including the 1974 and 1976 Indianapolis 500.

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