A weekend celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) will be held this weekend as ARDC races at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening (8/15) and then the Lincoln Speedway on the following night. (8/16).
The Eastern Motorsports Museum of Racing (EMMR) will be hosting events to honor both ARDC and the Williams Grove Speedway who are both celebrating their 75th Anniversaries this season as part of the EMMR’s Annual Convention. Crocky Wright will also be honored on this very special weekend.
The EMMR will host a round table discussion on Friday morning from 10:30am-noon that will feature six time ARDC Champion, Ray Bull on the discussion panel. Friday evening, the ARDC midget teams will head to the Williams Grove Speedway for qualifying events as well as a twenty lap feature. Then on Saturday morning, the museum will be providing space for the ARDC teams to prepare their car for the night’s action at the Lincoln Speedway. Fans will be able to watch the teams at work during this time. Late in the day on Saturday, the racing teams will head to the nearby Lincoln Speedway for a second night of midget racing.
Of course, the museum and all of its facilities will be open throughout the weekend for people to few the history on display.
The weekend of activities will be concluded on Sunday with the roast of Stan Lobitz, a long time friend of ARDC and racing in general. Lobitz has been an advocate of the preservation of racing history and has supported the sport and the museum in many ways over the years. The roast should be entertaining at the very least – full of many stories from over the years.
Make a weekend of it and take in two nights of racing as well as the EMMR Museum on the grounds of the Lattimore Valley Fairgrounds.