Bill Rice. Over 40 years in racing, Bill was the ultimate racer in drag and off road racing. This small tribute to him focuses on his drag racing career. Born July 21, 1941 in Neligh, Nebraska (pop, 1651) and raised in Clark’s, Neb. (pop 361) Bill knew, early on, that farming wasn’t for him. In 1957 Rice and a few of his teenage friends put together a ’40 Ford coupe which they raced at Grand Island Neb. and Julesburg, CO.
Bill was killed in a freak snowmobile accident in Wyoming on December 29, 2011.
Thanks to Susie Rice and the family for their help in putting this together.