Busy Week Ahead At National Sprint Car Hall Of Fame


KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum has another busy week planned during the 59th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals, Aug. 7-10.

Among the events in the museum are the popular Fan Fair Forums, autograph sessions, the Members Only VIP Reception, the PRI Manufacturer’s luncheon and the Saturday auction.

The museum currently has more than 30 cars on display.  New this summer are the Salute to Champion A.J. Foyt, the Jesse Hockett Tribute, the Evolution of Sprint Cars exhibit, the Tribute to Central PA and the Ode to Ascot/California.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum memberships are good for free admission for you and a guest for one year. You also receive 10 percent off in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum store and members receive a bi-monthly newsletter.

2019 Knoxville Nationals Schedule of Special Events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (Tentative)

Wednesday, Aug. 7

10 a.m. – “International Sprint Car Racing” with hosts David Mills (Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.) and Wade Aunger (Valvoline Raceway, Sydney, NSW, Aust.) and Guests (Theater)

Noon – “Building of the Speedway Motors/EMi National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Raffle Car” with Greg Nicol (Speedway Motors) and guests (Theater)

1:30 p.m. – “World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Racing” with host John Gibson (World of Outlaws) (Theater)

Thursday, Aug. 8

9 a.m. – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum General Membership Meeting (All Members Welcome) (Second Floor)

10 a.m. – “Women in Racing” with host Amy Tatnell and McKenna Haase, Patty Haudenschild, Alex Hill, Stacy Kemenah, Mandy Pittman, Harli White and other guests (Theater)

11 a.m. – “Members Only VIP Reception” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) and Lance Dewease (Second Floor)

Noon -“Talking with the Hall of Famers: Doug Clark” with host Bill Wright (Museum Coordinator) (Theater)

1:30 p.m. – “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” with Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) and Steve Beitler (Skagit Speedway), Rex LeJeune (Attica Raceway Park) and Steve Sinclair (IRA) (Second Floor)

Friday, Aug. 9

10 a.m. –  “Sprint Car History” with Gary Guehler and Bob Wilson (Author, The History of Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fairgrounds, Volume 1) (Theater)

11 a.m. – Performance Racing Industries (PRI) Manufacturers Luncheon (Second Floor)

Noon – “Chick Magnet Motorsports” with Jamie Ball, Josh Hegwood and (possible drivers to appear) Wayne Johnson, Chris Martin, Brian Brown, Shane Stewart, Blake Hahn, Johnny Herrera, Harli White, Derek Hagar (Theater)

1:30 p.m. – “Meet the Young Guns” with Perry Bell and Kraig Kinser, Austin McCarl and Dominic and Gio Scelzi (Theater)

Saturday, Aug. 10

11:30 a.m. – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Auction (Second Floor)

Every Day

Autograph Sessions in front of the Trostle Garage – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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