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Marian Lee (Mickey)

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Passed away in 1988 at the age of 60.
Mickey and his wife Trudy were killed by two hooded Assassins in the driveway of their California home, a double murder that wasn't solved until 2007.

Driver / Professional
Official / Promoter

Drag Racing - NHRA

Hall of Fame Inductions

Marian Lee (Mickey) Thompson is a 6 time Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.

SEMA Hall of Fame
1984 - Inductee

International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Talladega, AL
1990 - Inductee

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America
Daytona Beach, FL
1990 - Inductee

International Drag Racing Hall of Fame
Ocala, FL
1991 - Inductee

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame
Reno, NV
2007 - Inductee

Automotive Hall of Fame
Dearborn, MI
2009 - Inductee


Lions Associated Dragstrip
Wilmington, CA
1955 to 1964 - General Manager
Mickey Thompson was a hands on Manager. From selling tickets to running the concession stand to pay...

Mickey Thompson Equipment
Stow, OH
1963 - Founder / Co-Founder


Mrs. Trudy Thompson
Wife - 1971 to 1988
Married in 1971, they died together in 1988.

Bill Shrewsberry
Former Driver

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