Thursday, July 5, 2012
'State-of-the-Art Sprint Car Shock Technology' Forum to be Featured at 2012 Knoxville Nationals Fan Fair
by Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, Iowa -- C. Greg Nicol, product manager at Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Nebraska, has just released the names of the featured speakers at his Knoxville Nationals Fan Fair forum in the National Sprint Car Museum theater on Friday, August 10, at 11 a.m. and they are five of the most knowledgeable people within the industry. The panelists are Don Waters (AFCO Shocks), Garrett Andrews (CSI Shocks), Davey Reedy (Penske Shocks), George Gillespie (Pro Shocks), and Brian Goscinski (Super Shox).
Museum curator and fan fair coordinator Tom Schmeh said today, 'I really appreciate Greg's hard work in lining up this quality forum for our seventh annual Knoxville Nationals Fan Fair. It harkens back to the day when Gib Wiser used to have a technology-oriented session in the Skate Pit during the Nationals and fans loved it and still miss it today. I have to admit that I am not up-to-speed on sprint car racing technology, but even I recognize and appreciate the knowledge of people like George Gillespie. He's been there, done that, and knows of what he speaks. It should be a great session with moderator Greg Nicol and all five expert panelists.'
The current schedule for the seventh annual Knoxville Nationals Fan Fair, to be held on the second floor of the Donald Lamberti National Sprint Car Museum, is as follows:
Wednesday, August 8:
11 a.m. - 'Danny Lasoski: The Path to 100 Wins at Knoxville' with host Tony Bokhoven in Theater
1 p.m. - 'World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Racing' with host Johnny Gibson (World Racing Group) & special guests in Theater
3 p.m. - 'Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union' with host Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) & special guests in Conference Center
Thursday, August 9:
11 a.m. - 'International Sprint Car Racing' with host David Mills (Premier Speedway) & special guests in Theater
1 p.m. - 'Meet the Knoxville Regulars' with host Bill Wright (Knoxville Raceway) & special guests in Theater
3 p.m. - 'Women in Sprint Car Racing' with host Stacy Ervin (Knoxville Raceway) & special guests in Conference Center
Friday, August 10:
11 a.m. - 'State-of-the-Art Sprint Car Shock Technology' with host C. Greg Nicol (Speedway Motors) & special guests Don Waters (AFCO Shocks), Garrett Andrews (CSI Shocks), Davey Reedy (Penske Shocks), George Gillespie (Pro Shocks), and Brian Goscinski (Super Shox) in Theater
1 p.m. - 'Sprint Car Racing: An Historical Perspective' with host Gary Guehler (Texas Motor Speedway) & special guests in Theater
3 p.m. - 'Meet the Posse' with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) & special guests in Conference Center
Saturday, August 11:
11 a.m. - TBA in Theater
1 p.m. - TBA in Theater
3 p.m. - TBA in Theater
The schedule for the 'Sixty Minutes in the Trostle Garage with'' autograph sessions will be released in July. Fans are encouraged to visit the non-profit museum's web site at www.sprintcarhof.com.