About Hank

Hank Takes DuQuoin A Record Fourth Time

Hank Scott Elected To The Dirt Track and AMA Halls Of Fame

Thank You From HSR

Hank Scott has dominated the  "Magic Mile of  Du QuoinHank Scott, a ten-year veteran on the American Motorcyclist Association's Camel Pro Series circuit, served notice to his fellow competitors in 1984 that he still holds the speed secrets of the .'Magic Mile" at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Last year on Saturday, July 28, Scott won the Du Quoin Mile for the second year in a row and for the fourth time in his career. Previous wins came to Scott at Du Quoin in 1983, 1980 and 1978. Scott won his heat and then went on to average more than 99 MPH for the 25-laps to win the event on his privately sponsored Harley-Davidson. Ted Boody, aboard a Tex Peel tuned Harley-Davidson, appeared headed for victory when he took the lead and held it for the first 17 laps. Scott, who had been running second, pulled into the lead on lap 18, only to have Boody retake it for three more laps. On lap 22, Scott regained the lead for good and held Boody to a second place finish. Steve Morehead, also aboard a privateer Harley, fought his way from a seventh place start to third in the final laps. When he first broke into professional racing, Hank was known best as "Gary's little brother ." Hank "Bangin It Sideway"And although his career statistics have not quite matched those of his 1975 Camel Pro Series champion sibling, Hank has enjoyed a remarkable career . In 1980, Hank lost the Camel Pro Series championships by a single point to Harley- Davidson factory rider Randy Goss. Then, in the final race of the 1981 season, he was seriously injured in a dirt track crash that kept him out of action well into the 1982 season. In 1978 here at Du Quoin, Hank became the first rider to ever average 100 MPH on a mile track. That season, Hank also recorded the first of his four Du Quoin wins. In 1983, Scott again won at Du Quoin, this time on a Honda. Thus, Scott became the first rider in history to win a mile track event on that Japanese motorcycle. In all, Hank has won 17 Camel Pro Series Nationals in his career, which ties him for ninth on the " all-time list with Ricky Graham and leaves him only two wins shy of his brother's 19 lifetime wins. Hank Scott has also won twelve Mile Nationals, the same number as Jay Springsteen and Bubba Shobert who has the most big track victories. An older generation of race fans may recall Horace Travis of Nashville winning a 20-mile National here at Du Quoin in 1949 on his three-speed handshift Harley- Davidson. After a six-year pause, a 15-mile National was held in 1955.