Don Wolfe began racing in 1950 when asked to drive a 1938 Plymouth coupe at the Dawson County Speedway in Lexington. He went on to race big cars, track roadsters, NASCAR Sportsmans, midgets and late models in a 14-year career. Wolfe raced big cars with the United Motor Contest Association (U.M.C.A.), International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) and the Big Car Racing Association (BCRA). He raced on the Championship Auto Racing (CAR) circuit, winning many late model stock car races in 1957. In 1958, Wolfe rescued his good friend, Curly Doggett, when Doggett was trapped in his burning race car. Wolfe passed away June 11, 1998. He was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2001.