On the 26th lap of the race, Bill Horstmeyer lost control of his Kuzma coming onto the main straight. The car flipped end over end multiple times before bursting into flames. Horstmeyer, 34, was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from extensive burns to his body.
USAC National Championship
Illinois State Fairgrounds
Tony Bettenhausen Memorial
AP; Reve Institute
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