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Russ Hendron Russ Hendron

Drag racer.

Born in Chicago in 1960, Russ Hendron recalls that he fell in love with Harley-Davidsons at the age of 10. By 13 he had built a Harley 45 entirely from spare parts. A motorcycle technician by trade, he joined the staff at Kersting's Harley-Davidson in 1979 and began his drag racing career in 1984 with a secondhand ex-Leo Payne machine. Hendron rides for Gary Stroud and has earned four national titles through HDRA and AMRA in 1987, 1988 and 1989. He considers Paul Plummer, Jim McClure and Pete Hill his role models.