Sunday 19th April 1964
Mario Andretti of Nazareth competed in his inaugural Indy car race, in Trenton New Jersy, finishing in 11th place while A J Foyt won the race in a Watson-Offenhauser. The following year, Andretti won the first of his four Indy car championships (also referred to as the U.S. National Championship) and was named Rookie of the Year at the prestigious Indianapolis 500, where he came in third. Andretti went on to become an icon in the world of motorsports. He is the only man to win the Formula One World Championship, the U.S. National Championship (1965, 1966, 1969, 1984), the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring (1967, 1970, 1972) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Club. He was the gracious Honorary Host of the first America On Wheels Gala.