not forgotten . . .

Albert "Red" Sequin


Worcester, MA
27.Feb.1926 - 20.Aug.1961


Red Sequin was an eleven-year veteran of racing. He lived at 58 Castine St. in Worcester, MA, USA and was a Navy veteran of World War 2. He was the son of Mrs. Minnie Sequin and the late Albert F. Sequin. Sequin had just set an all-time speed record at Oswego, winning the consolation race at a speed of 100.3 mph. He was presented with the Hub fan club award jacket for this feat. He started 13th in the 35-lap feature event, driving the "Flying Five" supermodified owned by Ed Bowley of Tewksbury, MA. On the 15th lap, Irish Jack Murphy spun his car in front of Sequin. To avoid hitting Murphy, he turned right, but clipped the spinning car and was sent head-on into the outside wall. The car did not overturn, but a nerf bar apparently came off and struck Sequin in the head, just below his open-face helmet. Sequin was rushed to the Oswego hospital, but died two hours later. In addition to his mother, he was survived by his wife, Delores; daughters, Linda and Brenda Sue; and son, David.

  . . . motorsportmemorial.org

Red ordered a new helmet & gave his old helmet to a driver who was in need of one. On the day of the Oswego race, the new helmet had not come in, he was given a loaner for the race. The loaner was too big and did not fit on his forhead area correctly. When he crashed, the helmet was found down around his face. It is believe that if he had a properly fitted helmet, he may have been better protected & may have not died.
Although the racing world knows Red's last name as "Sequin", the name is actually spelled with a g, Seguin. Early in his career, the name was spelled incorrectly on a car & being the easy going man he was, he left it alone & the name Red Sequin came to be.

  written by Brenda Lee Seguin Monahan



from George Caruso Jr's, "Oswego Speedway, The first 50 Years"

contributed by Joe Oleyourryk

contributed by Joe Oleyourryk

contributed by Joe Oleyourryk

contributed by Joe Oleyourryk

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