My brother, Frank Steelman, Jr built and maintain sportsman/modified cars for regular drivers 1949-65 Shorty York, Pee Wee Jones, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Isaac and Ken Rush. Drivers who drove a few times include Curtis Turner, Billy Myers, Ray Platte, Eddie Crouse, Mel Larson, Tom Webster, and others I cannot remember!
Ray Platte died driving Frank Steelman Jr #9 36 Chevy/modified ford. Ken Rush was regular driver but had broke ankle playing softball. Ray may have had a heart attack crashing into third turn wall while running third. Ray was the only driver from 1949-65 to every get hurt driving Steelman Motor Co cars. I am David Steelmam and was in attendance that night!