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Ken "Red" Root

Red was an auto racing pioneer and was one of four owners - along with Dick Willey, Floyd Slatter, and Johnny Auxter - of a race team with Auxter as the driver.  The team began in 1950 and competed in the very first race at Fremont Speedway in 1951.

 

Red was also part of the team that competed on the beach in Daytona, Florida.

 

Red helped build the chassis and engines in those race cars and was the "gear changer" at the track.  Red was a part of the Auxter team until 1957.