Fisher is commonly credited with the concept of a "rolling start" led by a pace car.
Nearly all races at the time, as well as all Formula One races even to the present, utilize a standing start.
He crashed into a photographer's stand at the south end of the pit area, injuring several persons.
In the years immediately following, the pace car driver utilized would only be an experienced race driver.
His primary duty was to marshal the start and in some years, his responsibilities included operating a film camera that would be housed inside the car's trunk.