By Bob Bakernschof


Scott Butler of Willits, California, is the lucky grand prize winner of the National Sprint Car Museum’s sprint car raffle.  The winning raffle ticket-buyer will receive a state-of-the-art Maxim chassis with a new Rider Racing Engines-built 410-cubic-inch racing engine.  When first contacted by phone by museum special events coordinator David Herrmann and told that his one raffle ticket was drawn in the non-profit foundation’s tenth biennial sprint car raffle, Butler exclaimed, “Holy cow, are you kidding me?! ”


According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “We can’t thank Chuck Merrill and Dan Musselman of Maxim and Tom Rider of Rider Racing Engines enough for all of their support on this 18-month project.  These companies and all the rest of the product donors continue to step up to the plate in a big way for our 501(c)(3) non-profit museum foundation.  We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the raffle ticket-buyers and museum staff, volunteers, track promoters, series officials and trade show coordinators for making the tickets available to the public.  Everyone’s support truly allows us to continue promoting the future of sprint car racing by preserving its past history.”


In addition to the grand prize, two other prizes were drawn out of the golden barrel.  The prizes and winners are as follows: Hinchman Racing Uniform – Marty Gajewski (Wisconsin) and 1,000 5×7 Hero Cards from – Dale McKnight (North Dakota).


Those builders and manufacturers who are participating in this tenth museum-benefit raffle are Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Donovan, Winter’s Performance, All-Pro Cylinder Heads, GS Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sander Engineering, MSD Ignition, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Astro Titanium, Wilwood Disc Brakes, BMRS, Auto Meter, Del West, Hoosier Tire, SuperShox, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaver/Wesmar Gear Drives, Hooker Harness, Xtreme Accu-Tach, KSE Racing Products, T&D Machine Products, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, HRP Racing Products, Moose Blocks, P-Ayr, Rod End Supply, Kenny’s Components, C&R Racing, Hinchman Racing Uniforms and