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Roy Burdick

With younger brother Bud doing the driving and Roy Burdick the wrenching, they won 13 track championships from 1948 to 1972. In 1955 he bought a 1955 Ford for his son, Bob, to race on the IMCA Late Model circuit. Roy also prepared a Ford Thunderbird for the inaugural running of the Daytona 500. Johnny Beauchamp drove Roy’s car to victory, only to have the win taken away four days later. Bob drove one Roy’s cars to victory in the 1961 Atlanta 500 along with several other top finishes in the earlier 1960s. Roy passed away in 1991. He was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1998.

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The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame will enshrine six new inductees at the organization’s 21st annual Induction Ceremonies to be held later this year on SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2018 at Courtside Banquet Hall in Lincoln, a NEW LOCATION!! Located at 333 SPEEDWAY CIRCLE #2, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Previously, the organization’s annual Induction Ceremonies had been held on a Friday evening at Lincoln Firefighter’s Hall, however timing and space issues prompted the change to a Saturday night at a larger venue.
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