Current Inductees (front row) and Past Inductees (back row) gathered at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction banquet Saturday, June 5 (Paul Arch Photo)
Monday, June 7, 2021
NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM A BIG HIT!
Knoxville, Iowa….. After waiting through two years due to the covid pandemic, the 31st National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet was held this last Saturday, June 5th, in Knoxville, Iowa to an enthusiastic crowd.
Pre 1945 driver Bill Cummings was represented by his great niece Jen Aiken and her brother Andy to accept “Wild Bill’s” induction on his behalf. Paul Leffler, the legendary owner, builder, and mechanic had his son Greg Leffler on hand to accept his induction plaque and talk about his father. L. Spencer Riggs, the Open Wheel magazine writer and author of “Langhorn, No Man’s Land” was accompanied by his family as he accepted his induction. Drivers, Tim Shaffer and Jeff Swindell were here with their families to accept their inductions and race at Knoxville Raceway that evening after the banquet had concluded. Prominent car owner Walt Dyer was on hand with his family and inductee Lance Dewease, as he accepted his induction plaque. Sherry Hodnett was accompanied by her family and a large PA Posse following to accept for her late husband Greg Hodnett. And Don Lamberti, the long-time car-owner, sponsor, and sprint car supporter received a standing ovation as he received his induction for his long-time support of sprint car racing.
Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan, both National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees in their own right, emceed the induction ceremonies, detailing the careers and accomplishments of each new inductee, and their contributions to sprint car racing.
Brenda Brown received the “President’s Award” from current Board Chairman Bob Myers, who thanked Brenda for her many years of service to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s museum store.
It was announced that the 32nd National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 back in Knoxville Iowa. Also, DVD copies of this year’s 31st National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction banquet will be available for sale in two weeks by contacting the museum store at 641-842-6176.
For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum visit SprintCarhof.com or call 641-842-6176.
National Sprint Car hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Plaza
Knoxville, Iowa 50138