BOB BAKER APPOINTED NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM KNOXVILLE, IOWA (June 6, 2008) - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Board of Directors President Mike Brooks announced today that...
BOB BAKER APPOINTED NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (June 6, 2008) - National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Board of Directors President Mike Brooks announced today that racing industry veteran Bob Baker has accepted the position of Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., located in Knoxville, Iowa. Baker's appointment follows the NSCHoF board of directors' acceptance of former Executive Director Tom Schmeh's request to move to the newly created position of Curator.
Included in Baker's vast racing resume are positions serving as Director of Motorsports with Weld Racing and Marketing Director for the World of Outlaws sprint car series under Ted Johnson. Baker was also well known as the General Manager of both I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, from 1994 - '96, and Owner/General Manager of the State Fair Racing Association in Sedalia, Missouri, from 1991 - '94.
"I welcome Bob and his vast experience to the position of Executive Director," stated board President Mike Brooks. "We look forward to an exciting future, utilizing his talents to expand the role of the Hall of Fame Foundation throughout sprint car racing."
Baker will oversee the operations of the facility and instigate and guide programs in furtherance of its mission of "promoting the future by preserving the past."
"I can't wait to get started working with the staff, the board of directors and the volunteers that are already in place," said Baker.
"I'm looking forward to expanding the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum by completing construction of a theater and library to provide resources for sprint car racing professionals and enthusiasts. And I want to reach out to everyone in sprint car racing, whether they be drivers, teams, fans, promoters, members of sanctioning bodies, and everyone in the sprint car industry. I really want to make sure people realize that the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame is here for everyone in sprint car racing, and all are welcome."