Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Here's Ironhead Tex West, handkerchief serving as a dust mask, veteran Dallas midget driver who was pinned in his car along the west rail at Taft stadium Monday night after a crash that sent him to the hospital and stopped the scheduled 30-lap summer sweepstakes after 18 laps. The fortunate West escaped with a burned arm and a dislocated toe, but welding torches were needed to cut him out of the wreckage of the crumpled $7,000 Offenhauser. He was released from Oklahoma City General hospital after treatment Monday night."
Date: July 14, 1947
Creator: East, Bob
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Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society