Albert “Shrimp” Burns began racing motorcycles in 1913 when he was 15 years old. After several successes, he signed with Harley-Davidson in 1919. In his first race on the H-D team he won both a five-mile solo race and a sidecar event. He won several other races that year, placing first in 5- and 10-mile races and became a 100-mile champion. In 1920, he joined the Indian racing team and took the first national title of the 1920 season by winning the 25 mile national at Ascot Park. He continued to race until a tragic racing accident took his life on August 14, 1921.