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Greg Weld to be guest speaker at Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
by Randy Lawrence, Media Director

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 7, 2007) -- Greg Weld, of the famous Weld Racing family from Kansas City, MO, will be the guest speaker at the 2007 Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Oct. 12.

Greg Weld won the 1963 Knoxville Nationals, the premiere event in sprint car racing. Weld raced in the USAC Championship Car series in the 1965-1972 seasons, with 36 career starts, including the 1970 Indianapolis 500. He finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in fourth position in 1970 at Sacramento. He was also the 1967 USAC Sprint Car Series champion.

Weld also founded Weld Wheel Industries, a firm manufacturing forged alloy wheels for various vehicles, including race cars and was an active sponsor of both race cars and series, including the United States Auto Club and ran the firm until its acquisition by American Racing Equipment in 2006.

The members of the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame 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.

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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