by Randy Lawrence, Media Director
LINCOLN, Neb. (July 18, 2007) -- Eagle Raceway and Heidelbergs Sports Bar will presents the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Night on Saturday, July 21. The nights racing action will feature the stars of the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Midwest Region and Northern Plains Region for the Eighth Annual North vs. South Sprint Car Shootout.
Also on the card will be a full slate of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. The pit gate opens at 4:00 p.m., front gate at 5:30 p.m., hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.
The high-banked, 1/3-mile Eagle Raceway clay oval is located 12 mi. east of Lincoln, NE., (2 mi east of Eagle, NE) on U.S. Hwy. 34 ('O' Street) or 11 miles south of Interstate 80, exit 420 on Nebraska Highway 63, to Hwy. 34 (intersection of Nebraska Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 34).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more information about the Eagle Raceway please visit www.eagleraceway.com.