By Bob Baker

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 10, 2012) – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be taking it’s Eagle Motorsports/Don Ott Racing Engines number 9 raffle (sprint) car to the Upper Midwest on May 18-19 with stops at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday and Fairmont Raceway in Minnesota on Saturday. The car will also be out front of The State Bank of Fairmont on Saturday afternoon, May 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

According to museum special events coordinator David Herrmann, “We are excited to be taking the state-of-the-art winged Eagle/Ott 410-cubic-inch sprint car to some different and historic venues. We are especially excited about the opportunity to display the car at The State Bank of Fairmont on Saturday afternoon in advance of Fairmont Speedway’s Tow Distributing-sponsored ‘Return of the Thunder’ JSTS-sanctioned sprint car race that evening. I believe it is the first time in a decade that championship sprints have run there.”

In addition to the winged 410-cubic-inch Don Ott-powered Eagle Motorsports sprint car grand prize, other prizes to be awarded on December 21 are Bell GTX.2 Helmet from Bell Racing USA, Design 500 Racewear driver’s uniform, DeeZee Manufacturing toolbox, Xtreme Fuel Stick fuel management tool, and a racer’s package from Speedway Motors. Besides builders Eagle Motorsports and Don Ott Racing Engines, participating manufacturers include Goodyear, Dan Olson Racing Products, T&D Machine Products, Moose Blocks, Del West Engineering, Engler Machine & Tool, Barnes, TelTac, Longacre, HRP Wings, Weld Wheels, Schroeder, Winters Performance, FK Rod Ends, Pro Shocks, Wilwood Brakes, KSE, Fuel Safe, Simpson, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Brodix, Callies, Dyer’s Top Rods, All-Pro, Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, MSD Ignition, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld, GS Products, ButlerBuilt Seats, Waterman Racing Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, RJR Components, P-Ayr, Sweet Manufacturing, OTR Filters, C&R Racing and Mahle.

Those seeking to purchase raffle tickets over the phone are encouraged to call the National Sprint Car Museum at 1-800-874-4488. Those seeking more information on the May 18-19 races are encouraged to visit http://www.rockrapidsspeedway.com/ and http://www.fairmontraceway.com/html/events.html, respectively.