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00 Dan Franks          Updated by Driver: 5/2/2014
Edited by Staff: 5/3/2014

 Driver Information
Hometown: CouncilBluffs,IA
Birthdate: 6/10/54
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Email Address: race_66@yahoo.com
Racing Web Site: www.playlandspeedway.com
Marital Status: Married - Jean
Children: Jessica - 27, Jeremy - 25, Anissa - 17, Chance - 10
Employer: West Teleservices
Job: Systems Engineer
Year Started Racing: 1997
Total Years Racing: 9
Racing Hero: My Late father, Al Franks - he did so much with so little!

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 1946 Ford Coupe
Motor: Chevy 327
Owner: Dan Franks
Crew Chief: Anissa Franks
Crew: Jeremy Franks, Anissa Franks, Scott Gillette.
Sponsors & Support: My wife Jean.



 Tracks & Series
GOTRA Series - Vintage #00

 Awards & Accomplishments
Won the 1999 "Abe" Lincoln Memorial Trophy Dash at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, NE. My best accomplishment to date was getting through the last six years without crashing!
 
 Career Summary
I have wanted to race ever since my dad raced a Bronco car at Playland Speedway in Council Bluffs, Iowa back in the late 60's. I have only raced GOTRA (Good Ol' Time Racing Association) Coupes. I started in 1997 with a Model A Coupe which I crashed at Thunder Lake Speedway. I rebuilt a '34 Ford Sedan Stock Car which I raced in 1998. I rebuilt the current car, "Devil Woman", in 1999 and have raced it ever since.
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
We call our team "Backyard Racing" because that's where we always worked on our cars - in the backyard! My dad started the tradition when he raced at Playland Speedway in the late 60's and we have perpetuated it ever since. See www.gotra.com for old racing pics and stories as well as race results from the Good Ol' Days!
 

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