By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 4, 2011) – National Sprint Car Museum visitors and Knoxville Raceway fans will get the opportunity to meet IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion Billy Balog of North Pole, Alaska, this Saturday, May 7, from 1 until 3 p.m. in front of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville. Balog, who is the three-time and defending Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Car Series champion (2008, ’09, ‘10), won the Greater Fairbanks Racing Association (GFRA) point championship in 2000 before moving from Alaska to Wisconsin to continue his career.
Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “Last weekend we hosted American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) competitor Logan Forler of Washington, along with his chief mechanic, Troy Renfro, and his publicist, Shawn Miller, and it proved to be a fun experience for our fans. This week we look forward to hosting IRA champion Billy Balog and his number 17B winged sprint car team of Ryan Buesser and Jeff Bonilla. Billy will be one to watch later Saturday evening as the IRA Outlaw Sprints take on Knoxville’s ‘410’ regulars on the super-fast, half-mile Knoxville Raceway dirt track.”
Those seeking more information on the National Sprint Car Museum are encouraged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com. Those seeking more information on Billy Balog and his sprint car racing team can visit www.b2motorsports.com.