From Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, Iowa. (August 6, 2016) – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Knoxville Nationals-winning sprint car owner/mechanic Bob Trostle competed in the inaugural National Super-Modified Championship in 1961. He competed in a majority of them and personally witnessed all of them until this year’s 56th edition. Bob passed away on November 21, 2015. On Tuesday, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to dedicate the statue of Bob, which now sits in the Trostle Garage in the non-profit museum between his two Nationals-winning cars (Doug Wolfgang, 1977; Steve Kinser, 1980). Bob’s widow Dorotha and daughters Jeane and Judy will both be in attendance.
Said museum executive director Bob Baker today, “We can’t thank Carl Moyer of Karl Chevrolet in Ankeny and artist Stan Watts of Atlas Bronze in Salt Lake City enough for their generosity and craftsmanship. We are so proud to memorialize our friend Bob Trostle in this way. We encourage sprint car fans to attend this dedication, as it will be a chance to share memories with Bob’s wife Dorotha and daughters Jeane and Judy on the eve of the 56th Knoxville Nationals. The informal reception will begin at 2 p.m. and last until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, in the museum on turn number two of Knoxville Raceway.”