Joe Sostilio Racecar driver

Joe Sostilio (January 3, 1915 – July 9, 2000) was a Hall of Fame auto racing driver from Natick, Massachusetts. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts, Sostilio was a prominent midget and stockcar driver. In 1932, at the age of 17, Sostilio won the first race he ever entered, driving a Model A Ford. By 1935, Sostilio had added a championship to his resume by capturing the New England Dirt Championship. He repeated as champion in 1936 and 1938. He captured the 1939 Vermont State Midget Championship. In 1941, Joe finished fourth in the first Midget race at the Williams Grove Speedway. Joe interrupted his racing career to serve his country (1941–1944) during World War II. When the war ended, Joe returned to the Midget ranks with the Bay State Midget Racing Association, losing the championship to Bob Blair by one point. In 1946, he piloted the Koopman Offenhauser and finished 4th in BSMRA points, competing at tracks from Seekonk, Massachusetts to Akron, Ohio. In 1947, Sostilio piloted the #54 Leader Card Offy to claim the Bay State Midget title on the strength of 31 wins, 23 seconds and 12 third-place finishes.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 3rd, 1915
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
July 9th, 2000 at age of 85
Places lived
Massachusetts , United States of America
pop. 6,692,824 (2013)

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