From Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 10, 2012) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the names of its twelve inductees for 2012. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 2, during the twenty-third annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:
Drivers: Johnny Anderson, Thad Dosher, Sam Hoffman, Chuck Hulse, Colby Scroggin, Bobby Ward.
Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Harry Hosterman, Henry Meyer, Ron Shaver.
Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Earl Padgett, Gary Sokola, W.H. “Bill” Vandewater.
According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “We are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee each and every year, and this year is no exception. We are equally thrilled that we will be honoring five individuals in their lifetimes in 2012, which sadly is not something that we always get to do. We have already received verbal commitments from Johnny Anderson of northern California, Thad Dosher of North Carolina, Chuck Hulse of southern California, Bobby Ward of Arkansas and Ron Shaver of southern California that they will be with us in Knoxville on June 2 to receive their awards.”
Baker, in making the announcement during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, continued, “By the same token, it is unfortunate we will also have seven posthumous inductions to make this year. However, we know that it is our mission to educate the current fans of sprint car racing on the many accomplishments of people like Sam Hoffman, Colby Scroggin, Harry Hosterman, Henry Meyer, Earl Padgett, Gary Sokola and W.H. “Bill” Vandewater. Their lives and careers will never be forgotten at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa!”