Don McCaulkin

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Donald Samuel 'Don' McCaulkin (born February 21, 1934 in Beverly Hills, CA) is an American former racing driver.

Career[edit]

McCaulkin made history in 1958 when won the Olethros 100, becoming the first American driver to do so and pipping Italian Daniele Raimondi to the line by half a second.

He also won the Forza 100 in 1961. But then, in 1964, he crashed heavily in practice for the Olethros 100, paralysing him from the waist down and ending his racing career. He currently manages present-day driver and grandson Alan.

Also, in 1981, the Don McCaulkin Trophy was established. It is given every year to the highest-placed American driver in the Olethros 500.