Claude Edward Donica
1906 – 1955



Claude Donica of Miami, Oklahoma is shown here in a car that he raced on dirt racetracks across Kansas and Oklahoma in the mid-1920s.  He is known to have finished third in a consolation race at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Miami on September 6, 1928.  That race was won by Henry Donica of Cardin, Oklahoma.  Claude gave up racing c1930 although he did drive stock cars a few times shortly before his death.  Claude was a miner by trade and died at Farmington, New Mexico after being critically injured in an airplane crash near Red Rock, Arizona and a uranium mine that he owned an interest in.  He is buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery on North Main Street in Miami, Oklahoma - Claude Donica collection


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