Jimmy Bryan is the unquestioned greatest driver Arizona ever produced. During the 1950s, Bryan won three AAA/USAC National Championships (1954-1956-1957). Starting with a win in the Hoosier Hundred on Sept. 9, 1954, Bryan began one of the most impressive streaks in racing history winning 11 of the next 12 races on one-mile dirt ovals, ending with the final race of the year in 1955, which was a victory in the Bobby Ball Memorial on the one-mile dirt track at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
The final victory of his storied career came in the 1958 Indianapolis 500. In all, Bryan won 19 times on the AAA/USAC Championship trail. One of the most impressive pieces of history displayed at the museum is the Bobby Ball Memorial trophy the Bryan won three times. Many photographs of Bryan are also in the thousands you can view.