Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

Edward T O’Meara (August 3, 1921 – January 10, 1992) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church….who served as Archbishop of Indianapolis from 1980 until his death in 1992. The son of Irish immigrants, Edward O’Meara was born in St. Louis, Missouri….and attended Kenrick Seminary before being ordained a priest by Archbishop Joseph Ritter on December 21, 1946…..who then furthered his studies in Rome….where he earned a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum in 1952….and thn on…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Roberto Guerrero

With 14 laps to go in the 1987 Indy 500…..driver Roberto Guerrero had a one and a half lap lead over 2nd position driver and eventual winner Al Unser Sr…..which was virtually an insurmountable lead even if he made a pit stop for enough fuel to finish the race…..and then came what we at ImaSportsphile…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Pits With Tony Bettenhausen Crew On Intercom Issues

Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (October 30, 1951 – February 14, 2000) was a Champ Car team owner and driver…. who died in a 2000 plane crash…..and was the son of former 14-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Tony Bettenhausen….as well as the brother of 21-time Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen. The family holds the dubious distinction of the most combined starts in the famous race without…