KNOXVILLE, IOWA – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday the names of its eight inductees for 2017. Those that will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 3, during the twenty-eighth annual ceremonies in Knoxville, Iowa, are:
Drivers: Dave Darland, Tony Elliott, Terry McCarl.
Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Guy Forbrook, John Singer.
Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Doug Auld, W. Pat Sullivan.
Pre-1945: Earl Cooper.
Elliott, who became a racing hero from Warsaw, had the Hall of Fame résumé before his passing in October of 2015. One of four men to perish in a plane crash in South Carolina on Oct. 2, 2015, Elliott had built a legacy of sprint car racing success and had begun the chain of teaching the next generation. Elliott was one of the featured drivers to take part in Warsaw’s reopening of the Warsaw Motorsports Complex in the summer of 2015 and was known throughout the nation for his racing accomplishments.
According to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation executive director Bob Baker, “I know I say this every year, but we truly are very proud of the work done by our 72-member National Induction Committee. I think we have a great group of inductees this year, with most being honored in their lifetime. We look forward to our twenty-eighth induction banquet on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 3.”