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Byron “Speed” Hinkley

Like many Nebraskans of the time, this Elba native honed his mechanical skills on the farm and cut his teeth on the dusty half-miles and fairground tracks in Nebraska and Kansas in the late 1910s. Following his family to California in 1920, Hinkley soon established himself on the 5/8- and mile-long tracks of California where he became one of the legendary early heroes of Ascot Speedway, winning many races and holding the track record for an extended period. His last win came in 1931 – a 60-lap contest at San Jose. He passed away December 31, 1989, at the age of 91.

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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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