KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 11, 2002) - Emmett Hahn of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Allan Holland of Drums, Pennsylvania, took center stage last Thursday evening at the National Sprint Car Poll Awards Reception in Indianapolis as they each received...
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 11, 2002) - Emmett Hahn of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Allan Holland of Drums, Pennsylvania, took center stage last Thursday evening at the National Sprint Car Poll Awards Reception in Indianapolis as they each received the 2002 "Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award" from the host National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.
According to museum executive director and poll founder Tom Schmeh, "It is rare that we have a tie in the voting for this top award, but it happened this year with the closest overall voting in the history of this particular honor. I think it is appropriate that Emmett and Allan claimed the spotlight, as both generally work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sprint car racing more accessible to teams and fans."
Emmett Hahn, the 1971 and '77 National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) supermodified champion, is best known for his work with J.V. Brotherton on developing the affordable American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Brodix spec cylinder head for 360-cubic-inch sprint cars. However, during the past year, the ASCS founder and president has also been active in proposing ideas to reduce expenses and increase competitiveness in 410 c.i. sprint car racing.
Allan Holland is the web-master for his own www.hoseheads.com internet site, which has become the 'daily bible' for thousands of sprint car fans worldwide. The unassuming former plumber provides an avenue for the open-wheel racing community to receive up-to-the-minute news in a free fan-friendly format. The founding member of the ever-growing cult of computer-oriented sprint car fans known as 'hosers' is also active with Sprint Car & Midget magazine and the Sprint Car Network.
The "Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Awards" were presented by National Sprint Car Poll Awards Reception co-emcees Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan.