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  1. 1. Bobby Korn Race Car Owner
  2. 2. A little history about Bobby I collected with the help of Robin Korn.
  3. 3. Bobbys love for cars started at a very young age working with his father Harold Red Korn who owns race cars in the 1930s.
  4. 4. He was testing a car when it rolled and broke his back. He never drove again, and that is when he took over in his early teenage years as chief mechanic.
  5. 5. In 1957 his car had 40 wins and Ohio State Champ and again in 1958 there was 34 feature wins with Harold Smith driving his car.
  6. 6. He participated in the 1959 Inaugural Daytona 500 with Harold Smith driving for him.
  7. 7. He was inducted to the KilKare Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Dayton Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2014.
  8. 8. He lost his right hand in a farming accident in 1976 and still won 2 track Championships with dick Dunlevy Jr his next year back.
  9. 9. He received the Dick Freeman Memorial Award in 1982 present by DARF
  10. 10. He was NASCAR Regional Short Track Weekly Racing Series Mechanic of the Year 4 consecutive years.
  11. 11. He also was NASCAR National Craftsman Weekly Racing Series Mechanic of the Year in 2002.
  12. 12. He was DARF Mechanic of the Year in 2003
  13. 13. He had many of the legends drive for him and few of them were Dick Dunlevy Sr and Jr, John Vallo, Harold Smith, Dick Freeman, Larry Moore, Dave Brandenburg, Bill Chambers,
  14. 14. And Kenny Stookey, Lenny Waldo, John Lawhorn and Jay Wyatt.
  15. 15. He was inducted in to the Dayton Speedway Hall of Fame in 2009,
  16. 16. As a car owner he has won hundreds of races and countless championships.
  17. 17. The last 5 years of his racing career his grandson Bobby helped him out on the cars and in the garage.
  18. 18. Bobby when he was young helping his dad
  19. 19. Bobby with a legend
  20. 20. As a car owner he has won hundreds of races and countless championships.
  21. 21. The latest drivers to drive his cars were Jason and Donnie Mahaffey. Donnie was the last driver to win a track Championship in Bobbys car.
  22. 22. Bobby Korn was a true legend of Ohio racing and help many teams and drivers.