De Genzman, Fremont, Ohio, late model driver. De began his driving career in 1955, at the age of 17, and became one of the most successful late model drivers in Ohio, winning over 100 features. He started in the strictly stock division and moved to the six-cylinder sportsman division in the late 1950s. And when Fremont Speedway started the hobby stock division in 1963, De drove the #53 car for Cliff Mesnard. He had his biggest year in 1969 winning the track titles at Fremont and Findlay. He won Fremont championships in 1971 and 1972, also winning track titles at McCutchenville Speedway and Bryan Motor Speedway. De posted 26 career feature wins at Fremont, to sit 14th on the track's all-time win list.
When De quit driving, his son, Andy picked up the helmet, while his daughter Lisa also competed in the street stocks and his wife, Marilyn won several powder puff races. Currently, De owns a sprint car driven by Phil Gressman, and a 305 sprint driven by Paul Weaver. The drivers who have piloted his sprint cars reads like a "who's who" in racing.