Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian to speak in Warsaw, Tony Elliott historic marker to be unveiled

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson will be speaking in Warsaw ahead of the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

A free public event will be held April 27 at 12 p.m. at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds Shrine Building.

Davidson is an Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee known for his rich knowledge of racing history.  He holds a record of attendance at every Indianapolis 500 race since 1964.

As part of this event, the Indiana Racing Memorial Association will also unveil a historic marker in memory of local racer Tony Elliott, who won 26 national sprint car races including two USAC national championships, and holds the record for 60 sprint car race wins.

Elliott was killed in a plane crash Oct. 2, 2015, along with City Councilman Charlie Smith, his son and local attorney Scott Smith, and former Tippecanoe Valley High School football coach Scott Bibler.

The historical marker will be permanently placed in Warsaw.