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Happy 60th Birthday to Cat Manzi
Sunday, June 27, 2010 - from the USTA Communications Department

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Columbus, OH --- Hall of Fame driver Catello "Cat" Manzi is celebrating his 60th birthday today, June 27.

 
Cat Manzi is celebrating his 60th birthday.

In celebration of this day, Bob "Hollywood" Heyden of the Meadowlands offers this look back at Manzi's brilliant career.

  • Second winningest driver of all time (13,784 wins)
  • Only driver in top five in both wins and earnings
  • First driver to have 30,000 drives in a decade (1990s)
  • Busiest driver in the sport's history
  • First million dollar win came in 2004 North America Cup with Mantacular
  • Garden State's winningest driver
  • Only driver to win every Meadowlands season (1976-2009)
  • Drove Artsplace once -- June 20, 1992 -- and put up a world record 1:49.2, lowering by one-fifth Nihilator's mark which had stood for seven years

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