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March 12, 2012

Hall of Fame to host an evening with Skip Jackson

Knoxville —  

The National Sprint Car Museum’s “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series will continue on Thursday, March 15, with  “An Evening With A.J. ‘Skip’ Jackson”.  The free and open-to-the-public program will be held on the museum’s second floor and it will begin at 7 p.m.  This ninety-minute program will celebrate the life and career of this veteran sprint car driving champion who has made his mark racing in his native Australia and his adopted home of America.

According to museum executive director Bob Baker, “Not only is Skip a great champion on two continents, but he is also a great person in day-to-day life.  The sport of sprint car racing has no better ambassador today than Skip Jackson.  We are currently looking for digital images of Skip that we can use on the big screen that night, from his early racing days at Parramatta City Raceway in Sydney to his more recent racing nights at the Knoxville Raceway.  Those with .jpg images of Skip can send them to museum curator Tom Schmeh at tschmeh@sprintcarhof.com.”

Those seeking more information on the “Sprint Car 101” Third Thursday Series programs can visit www.sprintcarhof.com.  The April 19 program will be entitled “Before the Nationals – Knoxville, 1954-60.”  

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