KNOXVILLE, Iowa (December 16, 2016) – Tom Knowles of Gibsonton, Florida, is the lucky grand prize winner of the National Sprint Car Museum’s sprint car raffle. The winning raffle ticket-buyer will receive a state-of-the-art GF1-Ti22 chassis with a new Shaver Specialties-built 410-cubic-inch racing engine. When first contacted by phone by museum executive director Bob Baker and told that his one raffle ticket was drawn in the non-profit foundation’s eleventh biennial sprint car raffle, Knowles exclaimed, “That explains all the ‘friend requests’ that I’ve been getting on Facebook this morning. Seriously, I am very excited about the opportunity to drive a winged ‘410 sprint car.”
According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “We can’t thank GF1-Ti22 and Ron Shaver at Shaver Specialties enough for all of their support on this 18-month project. These companies and all the rest of the product donors continue to step up to the plate in a big way for our 501(c)(3) non-profit museum foundation. We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the raffle ticket-buyers and museum staff, volunteers, track promoters, series officials and trade show coordinators for making the tickets available to the public. Everyone’s support truly allows us to continue promoting the future of sprint car racing by preserving its past history.”
Those builders and manufacturers who participated in this eleventh museum-benefit raffle are GF1-Ti22 Chassis, Shaver Specialties, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Donovan, Winter’s Performance, AllStar Performance, Astro Titanium, Auto Meter, Barnes, Bryant Racing Crankshafts, Butlerbuilt Seats, C.A. Kustoms, Cometic Gaskets, Comp Cams, Carillo Connecting Roads, C&R Radiator, Dan Olson Racing Products, Del West, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Hooker Harness, Hoosier Racing Tire, HWP Wings, Isky Racing Cams, Jesel, K&N Filters, Kaeding Performance, Kear’s Speed Shop, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE, Mahle Motorsport, Manton Pushrods, MSD Ignition, PAC Springs, Peterson Fluid Systems, PSC Chromoly Tubing, Rod End Supply, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Scribner Plastics, Spike Chassis Oil Tank, Super Shox, Sweet Manufacturing, Total Seal, Vahlco Wheels, Waterman Fuel Pump, Wesmar, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Xceldyne Valves, and BMRS Fuel Lines.