Jasper Rotary Hosting Indy 500 Presentation

Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson

JASPER (From Sources) – The Jasper Rotary Club will host The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and the Jasper Connection April 21 at Klub Haus 61 in Jasper. The presentation by 500 Speedway Historian Donald Davidson is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Davidson is the only person in the world to hold a fulltime position of historian for any motor sports facility. He started his career as a statistician, publicist, and historian at USAC and may be best known for his radio program “The Talk of Gasoline Alley,” broadcast annually throughout the month of May as well as his long tenure as part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) network. He is a member of the Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the Rotary’s April 21 presentation are $25, which includes a lunch buffet. Proceeds go toward TRI-CAP, Dubois County Foundation, and Rotary International. To purchase tickets, or for additional information, call 812 481-5909 or email jmcfaul@vinu.edu.

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