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Schatz Named North American 410 Poll Driver of the Year

January 13, 2017

For the ninth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) champion earned seventeen (17) of the twenty (20) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. The other first-place vote-getters were Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson and the late Bryan Clauson. [...]

Hafertepe Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver Of The Year”

January 12, 2017

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. Hafffertepe, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned ten (10) of the first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Keith Dobbs earned the “Team of the Year” award, too [...]

Brady Bacon Named North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll “Driver Of The Year” For 2016

January 11, 2017

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, today was named the 2016 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The United States Auto Club (USAC) point champion earned three (3) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Richard Hoffman, owner of Bacon’s famed number 69 sprint car earned the 2016 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award. [...]

World Finals Auction to Take Place on Saturday, October 29 at Noon

October 24, 2016

Once again, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, will be teaming up with the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky, and the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame in Weedsport, New York, to host a fundraising auction for all three museums during the World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year's auction will be held on Saturday, October 29, at the Z-Max Dragway pavilion at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and it will begin at 12 Noon. [...]

Schatz named North American 410 poll driver of the year

January 19, 2016

For the eighth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. The 2015 Knoxville Nationals winner, Chico Gold Cup Race of Champions winner and World of Outlaws (WoO) champion, earned all twenty-five (25) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. [...]

Reutzel named 360 Driver of the Year by Sprint Car Poll

January 15, 2016

Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, was voted the 2015 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. Ruetzel, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned seventeen (17) of the twenty-one (21) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Aaron Reutzel earned the “Team of the Year” award, too. Finally, Aaron Reutzel will share the “Wild Card Award” for exciting sprint car performances with Morgan Turpen. [...]

Ballou named North American non-wing driver of the year

January 14, 2016

Robert Ballou, originally of Rockin, California, today was unanimously named the 2015 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time. The United States Auto Club (USAC) point champion earned all sixteen (16) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. The USAC Indiana Sprint Week champion also earned the 2015 non-winged sprint car “Team of the Year” award. [...]

Hall of Fame auction is a great place to get a unique Kings Royal souvineer

July 17, 2015

Race fans are always on the look out for a unique or good deal on a souvenir to take home during their trip to Eldora Speedway for the Kings Royal. One of the best places to get both is the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum auction on Saturday in the multi-purpose building outside of turn three at 2:30 p.m. [...]

NSCHoF induction banquet this Saturday

May 29, 2015

For those that love the sport of sprint car racing, past and present, Knoxville, Iowa, is the place to be this weekend. Amongst those National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (NSCHoF) inductees who have indicated that they will be back for the 26th induction weekend are Dave Argabright of Indiana, Ralph Capitani of Iowa, Shane Carson of Oklahoma, Lanny Edwards of Oklahoma, Rickey Hood of Arizona, Jean Lynch of Pennsylvania, John Mahoney of Indiana, Lynn Paxton of Pennsylvania, Steve Stapp of Indiana, Bob Trostle of Iowa and Dick Wallen of Arizona. These current inductees will be saluted at a Friday night reception on the museum’s second floor, starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. [...]
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