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Gene Van Winkle

Following World War II in 1946, Gene Van Winkle became an official with National Speedways, Inc. (NSI) operating IMCA races as a pit steward and later as the nattily-attired starter. The mid-1950s saw the group promoting about 60 races per year, including sprints, stock cars and midgets in 10 states. In 1961, Van Winkle was named Vice-President of NSI, and in 1972 served as President. Van Winkle passed away December 15, 1996. 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 organizationís 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 organizationís annual Induction Ceremonies had been held on a Friday evening at Lincoln Firefighterís Hall, however timing and space issues prompted the change to a Saturday night at a larger venue.
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