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"Gentleman" Johnny Auxter. Auxter was one of the first drivers to compete at Fremont in 1951. Besides his nine career feature wins at Fremont Speedway, he was the 1972 track champion. He has competed at over 200 different race tracks during his career, including the sands of Daytona Beach. Auxter started racing in a 1937 Ford. But most race fans remember Auxter in the maroon and white #12 roaster in the mid-1960s. When Auxter bought a sprint car in the early 1970s, it carried the familiar colors and numbers. Auxter has literally raced all over the country on dirt and asphalt. He has also had hall of fame drivers behind the wheel of his cars including Darl Harrison. Auxter was recently inducted into the Little 500 Hall of Fame in Anderson, Ind.

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