KNOXVILLE, Iowa — National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver Fred Rahmer, who retired at the conclusion of last season, has been named the recipient of the 2013 “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll.
“The poll’s Outstanding Contribution Award is the museum foundation’s highest honor for current achievers in the sport, as it is voted on by industry insiders from the 360-, 410-cubic-inch, and non-winged sprint car divisions,” said National Sprint Car Museum Executive Director Bob Baker. “Clearly the voters in all three categories have a real respect for what Fred has accomplished on the track during his lifetime. But, beyond that, they honor the man for doing it with total class throughout his long and storied career. He is another great ambassador for the sport of sprint car racing.”
Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are: Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art and Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, Earl Baltes, Casey and Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt and Bert Emick.