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Race winner Lance Dewease and car owner Al Hamilton have lots of reasons to be smiling (Photo courtesy of David Hill) KNOXVILLE, IA (May 31) -- Al Hamilton, along with 26 friends and family members, traveled from central Pennsylvania to Iowa's Knoxville Raceway to be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum. The famous car owner also took along his #77 sprinter and driver Lance Dewease to challenge the Knoxville regulars on their home track. When it was all over, Hamilton not only had his induction plaque in hand, but also the trophy from the night's feature race. 

In a telephone conversation with Hoosier Open Wheel Dirt Product Manager Neil Cowman, Hamilton related that the Knoxville win was "the second biggest win of his career." The first was winning the Williams Grove National Open last year for the first time ever. Ironically, both wins came on Hoosier tiers which the team switched to at the beginning of the 2002 season.

In the 20-lap feature, Dewease started 11th after qualifying second in the field of 41 hopefuls. It took the talented Hoosier-shod driver just eight laps to move into second place. By lap 17 he was in the lead charging to the finish line and the winner's check in the amount of $3,000.

Hoosier Racing Tire wishes to congratulate all the new inductees particularly Al Hamilton on his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Museum. Congratulations also go out to Lance Dewease for his amazing win on the historic occasion. Ironically, Doug Wolfgang was also inducted into the Hall of Fame the same night. Wolfgang was instrumental in Hoosier's early sprint tire program before his retirement.  

To learn more about the race, visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com. Currently, Terry McCarl leads the Knoxville track's sprint car standings. McCarl also competes on Hoosier tires. 


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