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1979 inductee … greatest race car driver in Rockland history … lived in Upper Grand View … three times Grossman was national champion, accumulating the most points on the U.S. circuit of sports cars … the 24-hour endurance race at LeMans, France, is the most prestigious international sports car en-durance race, covering more than 1,200 miles … Grossman finished the race seven times in 11 tries, and won it twice in the Grand Touring Class, in 1960 in a Corvette and in 1971 in a Ferrari … he was the first American driver to finish LeMans three straight years … he also was the first driver , American or otherwise, to finish the race six consecutive years … usually about 70 cars start at LeMans; Grossman finished in the top 10 seven times … in the National Grand Prix at Daytona, Fla., another major 24-hour endurance test, Grossman had one victory, and one finish each of second, third, fourth and fifth in 10 tries … in the Grand Nationals in Nassau, the Bahamasóa two-hour sprint raceóhe entered 10 times and won five … Grossman compet-ed in the 12-hour endurance races at Sebring, Fla., 18 times, won five and finished in the top 10 eight times … other significant victories he registered were at Cumberland, Bridgehamton, Lime Rock, Montgomery, Marlboro, Watkins Glen, Roosevelt Raceway and Vineland.