Jimmie O'Dell Sr.

has been inducted into the

Hot Shoe Hall of Fame
March 31, 2021

Competed: 1950-1966

Jimmie O’Dell, Sr. (“Pappy” 2): AMA National #20. Started racing in 1950. Served in Korea as a Marine, returned to racing and became AMA’s # 1 Nov. in ‘54, #1 Am. in '55, and Expert #20 in ‘56. He teamed with Sammy Tanner as his mechanic in ‘66, earning the AMA Golden Torque Wrench. He modified his Maley Steel Shoe to have 2 strap points so he would never lose it. His son Jimmie Jr used the same steel shoe.

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