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Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame names 2007 Inductees

by Randy Lawrence, Media Director

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Lincoln Firefighters Reception Hall at 241 Victory Lane in Lincoln, Neb. The event will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame -- a volunteer organization dedicated to honoring outstanding Nebraskans with a history of involvement in auto racing.

The members of the class of 2007 include Edwin “Tex” Arnold, Omaha; Larry Danhauer, Lincoln; Sam Hoffman, Omaha; R. (Ronney) Householder, Omaha; Glen Robey, Omaha; Jim Schuman, Lincoln; and Darrell Zimmerman, Big Springs.

Edwin “Tex” Arnold
Arnold was a long-time SCCA driver with seven divisional championships, and also served as technical inspector for the U.S. Grand Prix Formula 1 race in Indianapolis. Arnold also was Director of Club Racing for the SCCA and worked for many prominent teams in road racing.

Larry Danhauer
Danhauer has built engines for many forms of racing including late models, sprint cars, modifieds, hobby and street stocks. His engines have won over 50 track championships. Danhauer was the engine builder for 2006 NARHoF inductee Kent Tucker throughout his illustrious career.

R. (Ronney) Householder
Householder began racing midgets in 1933 during the golden age of midget racing. He won many midget races across the country and also competed in the Indy 500 in 1937 and 1938. In 1964, Householder took control of Chrysler Corporation’s stock car racing efforts.

Sam Hoffman
In a career that stretched from 1921 to 1946, Hoffman raced big cars and midgets with equal success. Driving for such stellar owners as Felix Morosco, Leonard Kerbs and John Bagley, “The Flying Cop” won races from Indiana to California.

Glen Robey
Robey started his racing career in 1949 at the Grandview Race Bowl in South Omaha and was a winner right from the beginning. He was one of the early hotdogs at Playland Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and won the very first feature contested at Omaha’s Sunset Speedway in 1957.  Robey raced jalopies, supermodifieds and late models in a career that is still going strong 58 years after he started.

Jim Schuman
Schuman was first exposed to racing in 1954 when his father, Bill, began racing stock cars. Over the next six decades Schuman has been a driver, mechanic, car builder and one of the most talented artists in the sport. Schuman was the driving force behind the Museum of American Speed as the initial Curator/Restoration Manager of the attraction.

Darrell Zimmerman
Zimmerman began his racing career in stock cars but soon turned his attention to drag racing. His first drag racing trophy came in 1953 driving his Full House Flathead 1951 Ford Coupe. He set 22 track records during his drag racing career. In 1956 Zimmerman was appointed NHRA Regional Advisor for the West Central Division of the NHRA, and in 1961 became the Division Director for the NHRA West Central Division.

Tickets for the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are $18 in advance, $20 at the door or you may purchase a table for 10 people for $150. Included in the price of a ticket is a tour of the Museum of American Speed following the Induction Ceremony. To order tickets, contact one of the following board members:

Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame
c/o George Roseland
18 Westlake Village
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 366-2605
Email: groseland@narhof.com

Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame
c/o Ray Valasek
821 Driftwood Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 489-5171

Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame
c/o Chris Johnson
720 West 14th St.
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: (308) 390-0183
Email: cjohnson@narhof.com

The purpose of the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame is to perpetuate the memory of these individuals who have brought lasting fame to the state of Nebraska through their efforts in auto racing.

Nominees to the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame must have been a resident of the state for at least two years and must be retired for at least four years from the discipline they are being honored for. Active participants in the sport will be considered if they are at least 55 years of age and have been with the sport for at least 30 years.

All candidates must have made positive contributions to the sport of auto racing on a local and regional level and go on to some national prominence.

Anyone wishing to nominate a person to the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame can do so by submitting the person's name, with a list of their accomplishments in a short bio to: The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Inc., 5527 S. 20th St., Lincoln, NE 68512. You can also call 402-421-2266, or e-mail your nomination to jorth@narhof.com.

The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame is located inside the Museum of American Speed at 340 Victory Lane on the Speedway Motors complex in Lincoln, Neb.

The Museum of American Speed hours: May through September, two-hour guided tours begin at 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. October through April, two-hour guided tours begin at 2 p.m. every Friday. Admission is $10 to tour the museum.

For more information about the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame please visit www.narhof.com.

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The 20th Annual Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Firefighter’s Reception Hall located at 241 Victory Lane in Lincoln, Neb., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Tickets are SOLD OUT. There are NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!! Doors open at 5 p.m. with the ceremony beginning at 6:30.

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