Inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Frank raced stock cars for 25 years, including a few
races in the national ARCA Series. Frank has won hundreds of features in
the short tracks in Michigan and elsewhere, with numerous
Track Championships, Driver of the Year and Rookie of Year titles in his
career. Even though no complete race records had been kept in his
exceptionally successful and colorful career, Frank has won at tracks in
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and a few other states. He raced at tracks like
Auto City, Dixie, Spartan, Butler, Ionia Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant, Mt.
Clemens, Mansfield, Zanesville, Portsmouth, Findlay, Toledo, Pennsboro,
Eldora, Checkered Flag Speedway & many more.
Certainly of note is that in 1974, Frank won the championships at Auto
City, Clarke and Owosso Speedways all in the same year.
Some of his highlights include one year at Owosso Speedway, where Frank
won nine features in a row, the owner, Ed Jones, put a bounty on his
head for anyone that could beat him fair & square.
Frank established a track record at Mt. Pleasant Speedway that held up
for many years.
Frank attempted three World 100 races and qualified for all of them,
with one 10th place finish his best.
He has also won on the Carlings Black Label series.
Frank ran the ARCA circuit for a few years. He ran an ARCA race in
Rockingham where he broke a rearend gear & finished badly. He ran ARCA
twice at Daytona Motor Speedway, in 1974 he finished 12th & 1975 was
running 6th when he blew an engine. His best finish in ARCA was a second
at Queen City Speedway.
Frank goes on to say, ďIíve raced at many tracks I havenít even
mentioned, I canít list them all. I won many races during my years of
racing and have so many stories I could tell. Heís met so many great
people all over the country and he will never forget them. Racing will
always be a part of his life. The memories are something to be
Frank, now resides in Ft. Myers, FL and still comes back from Florida to
help with his son Scott and his racing. Frank still loves the local race
tracks and can be found at a race track where his son or even his
Granddaughter may be racing.
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