From Bob Baker

Knoxville, IA – The Perris Auto Speedway in Lake Perris, California, will host the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at this weekend’s Budweiser Oval Nationals. Besides hosting the museum foundation’s quarterly board of directors meeting, the dirt track will host a museum-benefit silent auction of unique sprint car racing memorabilia and a display featuring the late Billy Wilkerson’s Don Brown-built, Ernie Duncan-owned 1967 California Racing Association (CRA) championship-winning sprint car. The beautiful black number 2 sprint car and the auction items will be found under the grandstands on all three nights, November 5-6-7.

According to National Sprint Car Museum executive director Bob Baker, “We are pleased to be heading back to Perris for the Oval Nationals this year, as it is a great event for traditional sprint car racing. We would like to thank the Kazarian family for making us feel so welcome and Dick Woodland for helping us to honor deceased National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Billy Wilkerson. Oval Nationals fans will also have the opportunity over the three days to silently bid on some unique memorabilia, including autographed items from Mario Andretti, Ron Shuman and the late Rodger Ward.”

Those seeking more information on the Knoxville-based National Sprint Car Museum are urged to visit their web site at