Roy Hall, born January 30, 1921, was a free spirit whose sense of humor and daredevil style enlivened the early days of stock car racing. Driving a car owned by his cousin Raymond Parks with an engine built by Red Vogt, Dawsonville, GA’s Hall was literally hell on wheels. Sports editors agreed he was “a boy with speed on his mind and a reckless devil spurring him on.” When racing resumed after the war in 1946, Hall arrived in Daytona three days before the June race. Soon arrested for speeding and doing donuts on Main Street, he explained he wanted to go to the local jail because “the Daytona hotel rates were too high.” One of the original “Georgia Gang”, Roy Hall was always outrunning the law and was lovingly described as a “genius at the wheel.” Hall was a three time winner on the beach in Daytona, in 1940, 1941 and 1946. Hall was the first points champion under the sanctioning of the American Automobile Association in 1941. Even if his rivals did not necessarily like him, they respected him and at times feared him. By the same token, Roy would lend aid to a friend in need even if it required him to risk his own life. Hall passed away on March 14, 1991.