Hot Wheels: African-American Racecar Drivers Who Blazed a Path

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  • 052512 sports racing wendell scott
  • 052512 sports racing charles wiggins
  • 052512 sports racing willy t ribbs
  • 052512 sports racing Darrell Wallace
  • 052512 sports racing george mack
  • 052512 sports racing tia norfleet
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  • 052512 sports racing ryan gillford
  • 052512 sports racing bill lester

Charlie Wiggins

In the 1920s, after white-majority racing circuits refused to let Charlie Wiggins race, he started a popular racing league for African-Americans, the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes. Wiggins was a four-time champion of the Gold and Glory circuit, earning the nickname “the Negro Speed King."

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