Looking for a night of education in racing history? The upcoming Sprint Car 101 presented by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum might be just what the doctor ordered.
Hosted by Hoosier Tire Midwest/Allgaier Performance Parts (4155 North 1000 East, Suite A) in Brownsburg, Indiana, the event on Thursday, December 12 features a discussion with Duane “Pancho” Carter, Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins and Steve “Bopper” Stapp. The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m.
“Anyone who has been in the presence of Pancho, Buzzy, and Bopper knows we are in for a great evening of laughs and entertainment,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “We are excited that Pat Sullivan will be on hand to moderate the events as well. He does an outstanding job. We hope that anyone in the area for the PRI show in Indianapolis can make it over for a great evening!”
Duane “Pancho” Carter is a 1991 inductee of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and a 1990 inductee into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. He is one of six USAC Triple Crown winners. He won two USAC National Sprint Car titles (1974 and 1976), teaming with Stapp and Dobbins. Additionally, Carter claimed the 1972 USAC National Midget title and the 1978 USAC Dirt Champ championship. The 1974 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year competed in 17 500’s in his career.
Meanwhile, Steve “Bopper” Stapp joined his father “Babe” in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame with his induction in 1999. If there was a storytelling Hall of Fame, he may also be in that. Stapp won USAC Sprint Car titles in 1974 and 1976 as an owner. Stapp lays claim to hundreds of wins in cars he has built. Johnny Rutherford, AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Larry Dickson, George Snider, Joe Saldana, Robbie Stanley, and Pancho are just a few that drove for Stapp.
Last but definitely not least, Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins brought his Chevrolet dealer sponsorship to Pancho and Stapp’s team. The combination proved to be a formidable one. Buzzy continues to support the sport in many ways.