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Dave Blaney stands in victory lane after winning the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint-car feature at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla in February. Blaney will be honored by the Sprint Car Hall of Fame this weekend. (Al Steinberg Photo)
Dave Blaney stands in victory lane after winning the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint-car feature at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla in February. Blaney will be honored by the Sprint Car Hall of Fame this weekend. (Al Steinberg Photo)
Dave Blaney stands in victory lane after winning the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint-car feature at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla in February. Blaney will be honored by the Sprint Car Hall of Fame this weekend. (Al Steinberg Photo)

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Eighteen Nat’l Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees will be in Knoxville this weekend for the 25th annual Nat’l Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet on May 31.

They will honor this year’s inductees, Dave Argabright of Indiana – a SPEED SPORT contributor – as well as Dave Blaney of North Carolina, Bobby Davis, Jr., of Tennessee, Mark Kinser of Indiana, William “Windy” McDonald of Arizona, and Chuck Merrill of Illinois.

“We are going to have an incredible turnout of Nat’l Sprint Car Hall of Famers here to honor this year’s inductees, which include the late George Nesler and the late Larry Beckett,” said Nat’l Sprint Car Museum curator Tom Schmeh.

“Those that have indicated that they will be here are Karl Kinser of Indiana, Larry Dickson of Ohio, Tom Bigelow of Indiana, Lynn Paxton of Pennsylvania, Gordon Woolley of Texas, Jeff Bloom of Michigan, Allan Brown of Michigan, Shane Carson of Oklahoma, Jerry ‘Scratch’ Daniels of Minnesota, Ray Lee Goodwin of Missouri, Casey Luna of New Mexico, Newton ‘Buzz’ Rose of Arizona, Ron Shaver of California, Steve Stapp of Indiana, Bob Trostle of Iowa, Bobby Ward of Arkansas, Kenny Woodruff of Oklahoma and Ralph Capitani of Iowa.”