Monday, January 29, 2018

Phil "Red" Shafer Dies In Des Moines, Iowa - January 29, 1971

November 13, 1891 - January 29, 1971
Phil "Red" Shafer
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
He made 30 AAA Championship Car starts from 1923 to 1952. He captured one win in 1924 at the New York State Fairgrounds Raceway in Syracuse, New York. That year he finished a career best 9th in the National Championship. He made a total of 7 Indy 500 starts, with his best finish of third in 1925. His last oval or road course Championship Car start came in 1936, afterwards the only Championship starts he made were in the Pikes Peak Auto Hillclimb. He later built his own racing chassis.

Shafer died on January 29, 1971 in Des Moines, Iowa.

("Buick Shafer 8" by kogo. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 de via Commons.)
1932 Buick Shafer 8

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