Ab Jenkins

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Birthday
25, 1883
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Aug 9, 1956 (73)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1883
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Aug 9, 1956 (73)

About

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.

Trivia

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.