Ab Jenkins

Race Car Driver

Birthday January 25, 1883

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Utah

DEATH DATE Aug 9, 1956 (73)

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Known as the World's Safest Speedster, he was the pioneer of salt racing, and the Pontiac Bonneville is named in his honor.

Before Fame

He began his career by racing a Union Pacific train in his Studebaker.


In addition to his racing career, he served as the 24th mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Family Life

He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, near where he spent most of his life.

Associated With

He and NBA star Karl Malone are two of Utah's most popular athletes.