Hell Drivers provided audiences with a show filled with precision driving and deliberate crashes. He is on Facebookand if anybody does…I he will. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Sparked by his love of engines and speed, he acquired a motorcycle track circuit in the eastern United States; attracted 50, fans to the Langhorn Speedway in Philadelphia for car, mile midget auto races; and promoted indoor midget racing during winter months at the Kingsbridge Armory in New York City. I never had the pleasure of meeting my father in law. Behind each of the breathtaking events on the Hell Drivers’ program lie years of careful planning and varied experience by auto thrill show producer Jack Kochman.
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