Bobby Allen at Museum 2 p.m. Saturday with Bill Wright!

Friday, June 09, 2017 - National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bobby Allen takes center stage on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum this Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in a visit with veteran journalist and Museum Coordinator, Bill Wright.  Bobby, from Hanover, Pennsylvania is in town for this weekend’s World of Outlaws events with Shark Racing.  Both his son, Jacob Allen, and grandson, Logan Schuchart compete with the WoO.

Bobby, who grew up in Florida, was the 1960 World go-kart champion in Nassau.  He would gain valuable knowledge young in life from people like Indy 500 champion, Jim Rathmann, and eventually moved his operations to central Pennsylvania.  Friends Steve Smith and Richard Lupo were among those who made their way to PA from Florida as well, and talented drivers like Dub and Van May found a home around Allen’s shop.  Bobby would rack up many wins in central PA and in various sanctions.  He captured 25 World of Outlaws feature wins and was known as a tough competitor wherever he towed.  One of his biggest wins, of course, was the 1990 Knoxville Nationals.

Museum executive director Bob Baker said today, “Bobby Allen is one of the icons in sprint car racing and has countless stories about his times in racing.  Not only was he a very talented driver, but now he is giving back to the sport by helping Jacob and Logan with the operations at Shark Racing.  We hope that anyone in the area can make their way to the second floor on Saturday and join us.”

Those seeking more information on the non-profit museum’s series of forums should visit www.sprintcarhof.com. Those wanting more information on Shark Racing can visit www.Shark1s1a.com.