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Lou Downing

Lou Downing had a great career as a drag racer, winning many Divisional and Regional Championships with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Driving “Pete’s Patriot,” Downing made it to the finals of the Super Stock Eliminator class at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1970 and set many national records. Downing was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2004.

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The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame will enshrine six new inductees at the organization’s 21st annual Induction Ceremonies to be held later this year on SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th, 2018 at Courtside Banquet Hall in Lincoln, a NEW LOCATION!! Located at 333 SPEEDWAY CIRCLE #2, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. Previously, the organization’s annual Induction Ceremonies had been held on a Friday evening at Lincoln Firefighter’s Hall, however timing and space issues prompted the change to a Saturday night at a larger venue.
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