Travis (Spider) Webb

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08 Oct 1910
Joplin, Missouri


27 Jan 1990
McMinnville, Oregon


United States

Grands Prix:

4 (1950-1954)

Indy 500s:

6 (1948-1955)

Sprint car great of the 1950's, whose larger-than-life, craggy, carefree approach both on and offf the track was reminiscient of an earlier age. Webb often appeared at the tracks with a portable bar in the trunk of his car! Webb starting racing in the late 1920's in dry bed speed trials. He moved into dirt track racing and then moved to Indianapolis to race in sprint cars, which really took off for Travis after the war, winning the 1948 AAA Midwest Sprint Car title. He retired in 1955, relocated to Norwalk, California and largely left racing behind. He bought earthmoving equipment with his race winnings and went into the construction industry, where he then became involved with a number of projects, including the construction of Los Angeles Zoo.

Biography last updated 11 Jan 2016