Joe Giba’ s motorsports career spanned more than 33 years, including racing both motorcycles and midgets. During his career, he won two Colorado Midget Racing Association features in Pueblo in 1947. He also won 10 Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association features in 1948. Overall, he had 22 feature wins, with his last feature win taking place at Lakeside Speedway in 1963. Additionally, Giba became the first non-champion to be afforded an RMMRA lifetime membership. Giba also established a one-lap midget record on the paved Milwaukee Mile, with an average of 101.070 MPH, and reportedly set a four-lap mark in a midget at Lakeside that was never broken. Giba passed away of lung cancer in 1986 at the age of 77.