William Manning

William Manning
Photos courtesy of Wayne Guy

Bill Manning was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on June 22, 1920. In 1951 when Bill began racing at Beech Bend Park he stood 5 feet 8 inches and weighed 150 lbs. Bill had blue eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion.

Billís entire family were racing enthusiasts. His wife, Evelyn, and his sister, Mary Pebley, always raced in the Powderpuff derbies.

Bill drove F-45 sponsored by Tater Webb. It had a 1934 Ford body with a 1945 Ford motor.

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