Fred Garbers became involved in dirt track racing, as a car owner, in 1965. Over the years, his Modifieds, Super Modifieds and Sprint Cars have raced successfully in central and eastern Nebraska, as well as South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. In 1969, with Dean Ward at the wheel, Garbersí machine won 14 of 17 Modified feature races they entered at Hastings and Kearney. Other drivers who piloted Garbers-owned machines included Jimmy Stewart, Russ Brahmer, Kim Lingenfelter, Dick Forbrook and Lloyd Beckman. After selling his racing operation, Garbers did chassis set-up for successful eastern Nebraska Sprint Car driver Mike Boston for 17 years, with the pair winning eight track championships together.