Millwrights Local #1529 Kansas City
The Frame Shop
Nickname: "Kansas City Kid"
Rider Number: 12
Current Hometown: Spring Hill, Kansas - USA
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Kansas - USA
Date of Birth: October 1
Occupation: District Manager - Motorsports Industry
Relatives in Speedway: Father - Jimmie O'Dell, Sr. AMA Flat Track National #20 (1956-1966)
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Date Started Speedway: 1978 - 1987
Reason to Race Speedway: Much more fun to race than flat track and enjoyed the thrill of sliding.
Goals or Ambitions for Speedway: Would like to see it become more of a nationally know sport with tracks the throughout USA.
Photos from Jimmie O'Dell
Top Photo 1981 Kansas City Indoor
Jimmie retired from professional Speedway at the end of 1987 due to a severe shoulder and knee injury.
He returned to race and win the Legends Night in 1989 and then nearly won the ICE National Championship race in 2001 in Knoxville on a borrowed bike!
Bike: Jawa throughout entire career.
USA: Ventura, San Bernardino, Ascot 1/4 mile & 1/2 mile and South Bay Speedway, Costa Mesa, Victorville, Ridgecrest, Carlsbad, Reno, Visalia, El Centro, Oklahoma City, OK and Eagle.
2001 - 5th Place ICE National Championship - Knoxville, TN
1989 - 1st place Main Event Legends Night - Oct
1986 -1987 - Earned AMA National #12
1st Division wins at Costa Mesa, Victorville and Reno
1978 and 1979 NE Midwest Speedway Champion
1986 Costa Mesa
1987 Costa Mesa