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Harry Conklin Dead At 91

DENVER, Colo. — Championship Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Ass’n midget car owner Harry Conklin died Jan. 10 at the age of 91.

Conklin became a race car owner in 1946, owning midgets, modifieds and sprint cars. Conklin won his first of 15 RMMRA Midget Owner Championships in 1964 with Jimmy LaManna as driver.

His midgets have won seven Mile High Classic Nationals and scored two wins at the Belleville Midget Nationals. His sprint cars have won four Colorado championships and early on his modifieds won two championships.

His last RMMRA Owner Championship came in 2004 with Gary Taylor at the wheel. Also, Conklin also had 150 plus Colorado Midget Feature wins in his career. His sprint cars have won four Colorado championships and early on his modifieds won two championships.

He had more than 50 drivers that ran for him and Louise (his wife) over the years. Notable drivers were: Jimmy LaManna, Steve Troxell, Sam Sauer, Randy Roberts, Kenny Lewis and Gary Taylor.

Conklin was inducted in the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

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