1978 Sam Sessions Original Ron Burton Inkpen Artwork
A brilliantly detailed black ink pen artwork of American driver Allen Dale “Sammy” Sessions
Sam Sessions was one of the most likable race drivers to come out of the state of Michigan and obtain national prominence. He started racing outboard boats at the tender age of 14 and moved into stock cars in 1958. He then turned to supermodifieds in the early 60’s winning many races and championships in the series. 1965 found Sessions switching to USAC and one of the highlights in Sessions career was a victory in the 1968 USAC Midget Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park. This is traditionally the toughest night of competition for midget auto racing. In 1972 brought another season championship to Sessions in the USAC Sprint Car division. It was a tough season with the point battle going down to the final race of the year. Before retiring from USAC, Sessions had 22 sprint car feature wins. Also in 1972 he picked off fourth place finishes at Indianapolis 500, the Ontario 500 and the Michigan 200 IndyCar races. During the middle seventies, Sam cut back on the national to return to his old love of driving the supermodifieds. He picked up right where he left off and won the 1977 TRI-SAC championship. But late 1977 tragedy struck with Sessions losing his life during a snowmobile race.
This fantastic artwork is on art-board and has three portrait images of Sessions (one wearing helmet) below these are his images of his 1972 USAC Sprint Car and 1977 TRI-SAC championship winning cars. All of these images overlay a chequered flag. The work is signed by Ron Burton and dated 1978. Approximate size is 30 x 20 inches (75 x 50 cm).