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It is with great sadness that we report that Lester "Tex" Gatrel, founding board member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and long-time Knoxville Raceway official/ambassador, has passed away. His wife Pat said that his ‘Celebration of Life’ will be on Monday, February 15, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Scotch Ridge Church (13015 Scotch Ridge Road, Carlisle, Iowa, 50047). It is just off Highway 65/69, between Indianola and Des Moines The family has asked that people use the side entrance to the church and that they bring some home-made cookies to share, which is what "Tex" requested. She said that he just wanted people to come, have fun and tell stories.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -

Next Thursday’s free and open-to-the-public forum at the National Sprint Car Museum is entitled “Sprint Car 101: Remembering Cheryl Glass, Rajo Jack & Charlie Wiggins.”  The program, to be hosted by former educator Laci White and historian Larry Ball, Jr., will start at 7 p.m. on the museum’s second floor.  It will conclude with the screening of Todd ...


Saturday, January 16, 2016 -

Champion sprint car driver Dave Darland of Indiana has been named the recipient of the 2015 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll.  According to poll founder and current National Sprint Car Museum curator Tom Schmeh, after whom the award was permanently named ...


Friday, January 15, 2016 -

For the eighth time in his career, Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers.  The 2015 Knoxville Nationals winner, Chico Gold Cup Race of Champions winner and World ...


Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, was voted the 2015 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time.  Ruetzel, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, earned seventeen (17) of the twenty-one (21) first-place ballots cast in the ...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - Robert Ballou, originally of Rockin, California, today was unanimously named the 2015 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time.  The United States Auto Club (USAC) point champion earned all sixteen (16) first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll.  The USAC ...