Born in 1935, Sammy Sauer was considered one of Colorado’s most versatile drivers. He ran midgets, modifieds, super modifieds, and sprint cars, plus many other types of race cars. Sauer was the 1963 Lakeside Speedway modified champion, 1968 and 1969 Englewood Speedway ERA modified champion and the 1971 and 1972 Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association champion. As of 2002, Sam was ranked 19th with 25 wins on the all time list of Colorado midget feature (main event) victories.
In1978 Sam Sauer would be fatally injured in a midget race accident at Colorado National Speedway.