John S. "Jack" Zink (2006)

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John S. “Jack” Zink was a team owner in Championship Car racing in the 1950s and 1960s. His cars won the Indianapolis 500 in 1955 and 1956. He had his own stint as a driver in desert off-road races from 1972 through 1980. Zink won the Mexican 500, Cobra 300, Parker 400, and the Baja 500, where he drove his own specialty car the ZORR (Zink Off-Road Racer). Jack Zink was also a champion stock car driver, winning the National Superstock Drag Racing Championship. Zink was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame in May, 2004.