By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 25, 2012) – Larry Boos of Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway will again moderate this year’s “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” forum at the seventh annual Knoxville Nationals Fan Fair. Amongst his diverse and distinguished line-up of panelists are Rex LeJeune of Attica Raceway Park, Steve Beitler of Skagit Speedway, Allan Holland of www.hoseheads.com, Steve Sinclair of the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and Bill Wright of Knoxville Raceway.
Museum curator and fan fair coordinator Tom Schmeh said today, “For a number of years now, Larry has lead this educational and entertaining forum on the state of our sport. Fans get a unique opportunity to hear what’s hot and what’s not, especially from a promotional point of view. And he once again has lined up an all-star cast of speakers, truly representing our sport from coast-to-coast. Fans won’t want to miss this forum on Wednesday, August 8, at 3 p.m. on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.” Admission to all of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s Fan Fair Forum’s is included with the $4 museum’s standard admission price.
The current schedule for the seventh annual Knoxville Nationals Fan Fair, to be held on the second floor of the Donald Lamberti National Sprint Car Museum, is as follows:
Wednesday, August 8:
11 a.m. – “Danny Lasoski: The Path to 100 Wins at Knoxville” with host Tony Bokhoven in Theater
1 p.m. – “World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Racing” with host Johnny Gibson (World Racing Group) & special guests in Theater
3 p.m. – “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” with host Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) & special guests Rex LeJeune (Attica Raceway Park), Steve Beitler (Skagit Speedway), Allan Holland (Hoseheads.com), Steve Sinclair (Interstate Racing Association) and Bill Wright (Knoxville Raceway) in Conference Center
Thursday, August 9:
11 a.m. – “International Sprint Car Racing” with host David Mills (Premier Speedway) & special guests in Theater
1 p.m. – “Meet the Knoxville Regulars” with host Bill Wright (Knoxville Raceway) & special guests in Theater
3 p.m. – “Women in Sprint Car Racing” with host Stacy Ervin (Knoxville Raceway) & special guests Naomi Grimes, Linda Selvage, Teri Riggins, Kendra Jacobs (Winged Nation) and Lori McCarl (Front Row Challenge Enterprises) in Conference Center
Friday, August 10:
11 a.m. – “State-of-the-Art Sprint Car Shock Technology” with host Greg Nicol (Speedway Motors) & special guests Don Waters (AFCO Shocks), Garrett Andrews (CSI Shocks), Davey Reedy (Penske Shocks), George Gillespie (Pro Shocks), and Brian Goscinski (Super Shox) in Theater
1 p.m. – “Sprint Car Racing: An Historical Perspective” with host Gary Guehler (Texas Motor Speedway) & special guests in Theater
3 p.m. – “Meet the Posse” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) & special guests in Conference Center
Saturday, August 11:
11 a.m. – TBA in Theater
1 p.m. – TBA in Theater
3 p.m. – TBA in Theater
The schedule for the “Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with…” autograph sessions will be announced in the next two weeks. Fans are encouraged to visit the non-profit museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com for more information.