Dick began his career in , racing on tracks in the Saginaw, Michigan area as he was living in Breckenridge, Michigan. Carter soon established a reputation as an up and coming chauffer and moved up to the supermodifieds in
Just one week prior on the 14th, Dick Carter was fatally injured at Berlin Raceway. Carter was perhaps one of the greatest dirt track drivers of all time in Michigan. On August 21st Jimmy Nelson, a close friend of Carter, came to the Speedrome to race and announced that all of his winnings that night would be contributed to the Carter family.
Apr 27, · CONSTANTINE, Mich. — Richard D. "Dick" Carter, 74, passed away Saturday, April 27, , from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in a farmhouse in Cass County on Jan. 31, , a son of Lazelle and Grace (Kantz) Carter. Dick graduated from Constantine High School in and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
Dick entered the world February 19, , the eighth of ten children of Fred and Lottie(Edwards) Carter. Life was a struggle in those days with the influenza outbreak of , the Great Depression of the 's and the war years.