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Jackson, Mississippi

10th - 1985 (1985 in NASCAR) Winston Cup season Background Lake was named after the best friend of his father, Bob Lake. Lake's father Leland L. Speed took office as the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi in 1948, the same year that he was born. He started his racing career at the age of thirteen racing karts, much to the displeasure of his family. Over the years, Speed won the International Karting Federation (IKF) National Championship six times and in 1978 he won the prestigious Karting World Championship over among others, future Formula One legend and icon Ayrton Senna. As of 2010, Speed is the only American (United States) to win the championship. DATE OF BIRTH January 17, 1948 PLACE OF BIRTH Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi), Mississippi DATE OF DEATH '''WLBT''', virtual channel 3 (digital channel 30), is the NBC-affiliated television station in Jackson, Mississippi, and it is owned by Raycom Media. WLBT transmits its signal from an antenna, 624 meters in height, located near Raymond (Raymond, Mississippi). -

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