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Chet Wilson

Chet Wilson’s love affair with racing began after watching a midget race at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Lincoln. His first race car, a midget, was built in Lincoln and later updated with a V8-60 Ford after moving to Wichita, Kan., in the early 1940s. In 1947, with Lloyd Ruby at the wheel, National Speed Sport News dubbed the car “the fastest Ford in the country” when he raced against -- and beat -- the Offienhauser-powered machines. In 1957, he built a sprint car to house his own powerful Chevy V-8 engine. This car -- one of the first to be powered by a Chevy -- with such drivers as Harold Leep, Gordon Woolley, Jud Larson and Grady Wade, won many races throughout the country for many years and the red No. 25 became known as “The Offy Killer.” He was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1999.


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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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