LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Davey Hamilton – a ten-time starter at the Indianapolis 500 – will be the featured speaker at the 13th annual induction ceremony to honor Nebraskans with an outstanding history in auto racing.
Hamilton, from Nampa, Idaho, has made 53 series starts in the IZOD IndyCar Series, with three second-place finishes, plus a runner-up in series points in the 1996-97 season and again in 1998. His best finish in the Indy 500 was a fourth in 1998. Hamilton won features at the prestigious Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1994.
When not driving, Hamilton has been an analyst on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. He also owns Davey Hamilton Apex Racing with two drivers for winged sprint cars and his son and daughter in go-karts. In 2008, he became a partner with a group that purchased the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The Hamilton family currently makes their home in Jamestown, Ind.
This year's inductees are Gene Barnett, official and photographer; Merwyn “Mert” Dunker, official; Byron “Speed” Hinkley, driver; Al Humphery, driver; Wayne Lewis, engine builder and official; and Bob Woodhouse, owner and driver. The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at the Lincoln Firefighter Reception Hall at 241 Victory Lane in Lincoln.
Ticket information is available on line at www.narhof.com or by calling 402-489-5171 in Lincoln or 402-342-5255 in Omaha.