1935 – Janesville Man Dies in Indy 500

On this date Clay Weatherly was killed when his racecar careened over a wall during the Indianapolis 500. Weatherly moved to Janesville from Rhinelander and played fullback for Janesville High football team in 1927. Edwin Bradburn of Los Angeles, Weatherly’s mechanic who also rode in the auto, suffered a broken back in the accident. Active in local auto racing for three years, this was his first and only appearance at the Indy 500. [Source: ]