KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The 30th annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction festivities will be held Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in Knoxville, Iowa.
Pre-ordering banquet tickets will save you $5. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.
One of the highlights of the weekend includes the attendance of previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, making the Friday, May 31, festivities at the museum a must attend event.
This year, that will be elevated with a screening of the documentary, “The Legend of Stan Bowman” in the museum’s theater on the second floor. Stan Bowman rose to quick prominence, winning with USAC at Eldora, before tragedy struck in Terre Haute. Several of his contemporaries including Johnny Rutherford and Mario Andretti are featured.
The film is tentatively scheduled to screen at 5 p.m. John Lucas, one of the makers of the piece, and author of “The Bravest of them All – The Legend of Stan Bowman” will be in attendance.
In celebration of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s 30th year, refreshments will be provided follow the screening. At 7 p.m., the annual past inductees round-table discussion will begin on the museum’s second floor. The reception and gathering of previous inductees always includes an open mic discussion with plenty of stories, true or fabricated! The reception is free and open to the public.
Fans will again be treated to a night of stories from some of the greats of the sport. Tom Bigelow, Shane Carson, Ray Lee Goodwin, Lynn Paxton, Bill Utz and Steve Stapp are just a few of our Hall of Fame inductees who have expressed their intention on attending.
June 1 will mark the 30th annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet will begin at Noon, and again be held at the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville.
Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements include: Drivers – Richard Griffin, Jason Johnson and Stevie Smith; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors – M.A. Brown and C.K. Spurlock; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors – Thomas J. Schmeh and Greg Stephens; and Pre-1945 Era – “Wild” Bill Endicott.
Hall of Fame inductee Pat Sullivan, and Dave Hare, from BAPS and the EMMR, will emcee the event. Following Saturday’s induction, inductees’ families and friends are invited back to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s second floor for the unveiling of the new inductees’ plaques.
Tickets for Saturday’s induction banquet are $25 and can be ordered by contacting Lori DeMoss at 641-842-6176 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Walk-up banquet tickets will cost $30. The banquet will again be held at Noon in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Festivities will get underway with a catered luncheon from Rib Shack.