Sprint Car Hall Of Fame Lists 2002 Nominees; Inductees To Be Announced Thursday In Indianapolis KNOXVILLE, IOWA (NOVEMBER 23, 2001) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, is pleased to announce the names of the 35 nominees...
Sprint Car Hall Of Fame Lists 2002 Nominees; Inductees To Be Announced Thursday In Indianapolis
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (NOVEMBER 23, 2001) - The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, is pleased to announce the names of the 35 nominees for its 'class of 2002'. Final balloting by the 76- member National Induction Committee is currently wrapping up and the twelve individuals who will be enshrined on June 1, 2002, will be announced on Thursday, November 29, at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis as part of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. The list of nominees is as follows:
Chuck Amati, Johnny Anderson, Lloyd Beckman, Steve Butler, Maynard "Hungry" Clark, Earl Cooper, Elmer George, Jack Hewitt, Sam Hoffman, Lee Kunzman, Ralph Liguori, Jim McElreath, Kelly Petillo, Hal Robson, Bryan Saulpaugh, Everett Saylor, Larry "Smokey" Snellbaker, Billy Wilkerson, Jay Woodside.
Clarence "Mutt" Anderson, John Bagley, Jim Culbert, Vic Felt, Galen Fox, Andy Granatelli, Ralph "Speedy" Helm, Ralph Morgan, Sam Traylor.
PROMOTER/OFFICIAL/MEDIA MEMBER CATEGORY:
Dick Berggren, Gordon Betz, "Bud" Carson, Louis "Rusty" Espinoza, H.B. Overstreet, Jim Raper, Joe Scalzo.
According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director Thomas Schmeh, "Once again, we are very proud of the work of our National Induction Committee in coming up with a quality slate of nominees from the many regions of our country. We are also excited about announcing the inductees as our first-ever National Sprint Car Poll awards reception at the Indy Westin on Thursday, November 29, which will be emceed by National Speed Sport News columnist Dave Argabright. The casual reception is free and open to those in the sprint car racing industry, so we expect a good turnout."