Louisville, Kentucky. The place where Hank Roswell spent most of his life, from his childhood till his 24th birthday. It is a city where many famous artists, inventors, and other celebrities lived. Hank couldn't give a flying hoot about that. In fact, he never did pay much attention in school anyway, so telling Hank about Thomas Edison would only make him ask if the guy was a singer.
His dream was to become an illegal street racer and win big. That usually caused him trouble with the law, resulting in having to pay fines he could barely get money for by doing the lowest jobs, such as washing toilets or working at zoos, removing animal dung. He never was that street racer he always dreamed of being. His driving skills were horrible, the police easily tracking him by the destruction he left behind after he had rammed his car into a trash can, a tree, and a pole. The last chase ended with him crashing the car into a fountain and the police arresting him, fining him a huge sum of money.