By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 7, 2014) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will host “Sprint Car 101: The Knoxville Fire & Rescue Team” program on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, and it will feature past and present members of the famed Knoxville Raceway Fire and Rescue team.
According to museum curator Tom Schmeh today, “I spoke with Barb O’Brien last fall about this type of a program, which was suggested by one of our regular Sprint Car 101 attendees, and she was very supportive. With Knoxville Raceway’s opening night coming up on April 19, this just seemed like the right time to have this program and to learn about life on the Fire & Rescue team. It is a group, currently led by Mark Worrall, that is respected worldwide, so it will be interesting to learn about this part of the sport from their perspective. Hopefully we can get some video to show of them in action, too. The program will again be held on the museum’s second floor.”
Those individuals interested in learning more about the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are urged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.