Jerry Wimbish served as a bombardier, flying 27 successful missions over Germany during World War II. After the war, the Atlanta, GA native found himself again lured by speed, and ended up behind the wheel of a race car.
He and fellow Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Gober Sosebee teamed up to become a very successful racing duo from just after the war until 1952.
Wimbish competed in midget cars and stock cars recording victories at Lakewood, the famed Peach Bowl in Atlanta, as well as at several tracks in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. In 1950, he recorded 16 top 10 finishes at the Peach Bowl. He won the Alabama State Championship event at the Iron Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama.
After leaving racing, Wimbish would continue to work around racing, serving in the role of race official, flagman, technical inspector and event as an announcer well into the 1980s. During the 90’s, Wimbish became very involved with the early organizing efforts for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. He passed away on June 23, 1998.