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Charlie Wiggins: The Jackie Robinson of American motorsports

Before Joie Ray crossed motorsport’s color line, Black racers competed in their own racing series, as with baseball’s Negro Leagues, with African-American sanctioning bodies popping up throughout the Midwest in the 1920s and ’30s. The most successful of those was the Colored Speedway Association, based in Indianapolis.

 

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