Larry Ball elected Sprint Car Museum President

Attorney Larry Ball, Jr. Elected Sprint Car Museum Board President; New Officers, Members & Board Meeting Dates Announced KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 28, 2001) - Attorney Larry Ball, Jr., of Altoona, Iowa, has been elected president of the ...

Attorney Larry Ball, Jr. Elected Sprint Car Museum Board President;
New Officers, Members & Board Meeting Dates Announced

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 28, 2001) - Attorney Larry Ball, Jr., of Altoona, Iowa, has been elected president of the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation board of directors for the 2001/2002 term. Larry is a former 410-cubic-inch sprint car racer at Knoxville Raceway, and should not be confused with the current 360 c.i. sprint car driver from Knoxville of the same name. According to museum executive director Thomas J. Schmeh, "It is exciting to have Larry step up as board president as he truly is passionate about the history of 'big car' and sprint car racing. His historical presentation at the museum this summer on the old Des Moines Speedway board track was very educational and entertaining for our visitors. The staff and volunteers are eager to work with Larry and our other board members as we continue to promote the future of sprint car racing by preserving its past history."

Georgia Marketing & Promotions (GMP) president Tom Long of Winder, Georgia, will serve as foundation vice-president, while museum group tour leader and ex-racer Jim Cadwell of Oskaloosa, Iowa, has been elected secretary/treasurer. York Triathlon Sprint Racing Series administrator Louis Long of Pittsburgh, Penna., and veteran museum volunteer Larry Smith of Des Moines have both been elected to four-year terms on the 9- member board. Lou Bredesky of Des Moines will now serve as immediate past president, while the board terms of Jean Lynch, Dwayne Robuck and Bob Elder will continue. According to Schmeh, "We will miss having both Kathy Harkema of Knoxville, and Bill Hill of North Little Rock, Ark., on the board, but we know that they will remain active with the project."

In addition, ten individuals have been elected and have agreed to serve two-year terms on the 21-member advisory board of directors. They are Dave Argabright of Indiana, Shannon Dyce of South Dakota, Bev Thompson of Pennsylvania, Ron Scheffel of Indiana, and Iowans Jamie Hollingshead, Bob Dyer, Jack Housby, Bill McCroskey, Lonny Parsons and one as-yet-unnamed Marion County Fairboard member. The next four quarterly board meetings have been tentatively scheduled as follows:


Sat. November 3, 2001 Lake Perris, Calif. (SCRA/NWWC weekend)
Thu. January 10, 2002 Tulsa, Oklahoma (Chili Bowl Midget Nationals week)
Sun. June 2, 2002 Knoxville, Iowa (NSCHoF induction weekend)
Thu. August 8, 2002 Knoxville, Iowa (Knoxville Nationals week)

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Series Automotive , Sprint
Drivers Tom Long , Bill Hill