Sprint Car 101 features Bill Haglund on Thursday

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nschof National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Top StoryFrom Bob Baker

Knoxville, IA — (March 7, 2016) — Next Thursday’s free and open-to-the-public forum at the National Sprint Car Museum is entitled “Sprint Car 101: An Evening with Iowa racing historian Bill Haglund.” The program will start at 7 p.m. on the museum’s second floor. The first hour will focus on Bill’s life, his career in racing, and his new book, “Racing Through Time: A History of Automobile Racing in Iowa.” The second hour will feature a book-selling and book-signing opportunity for racing fans in south central Iowa.

Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “Both museum curator Tom Schmeh and I have known Bill Haglund and his wife Judy since the 1980’s. He knows Iowa racing history like no one else, as he’s lived it as media member, sanctioning official, and promoter. It will be fun to welcome Bill and Judy back to Knoxville, and I hope a lot of his friends here come out to see them again… and to buy his book. This 610-page hard-cover is a definitive work and all racing-minded Iowans need a copy of it on their shelves at home.”

Those seeking more information on the non-profit museum’s Third Thursday series of “Sprint Car 101” forums should visit www.sprintcarhof.com.