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MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME OF AMERICA READY TO HOST BIGGEST
INDUCTION CELEBRATION EVER TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT
DETROIT, Mich. - This week's 22nd Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction Ceremony in downtown Detroit will be the biggest induction celebration in the history of the organization with two full days of events at the Detroit Science Center (DSC) and the Fillmore Theater, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24 - 25. Visit www.mshf.com or call 248-349-RACE (7223) for information and tickets. Members of the media are welcome to cover all of the activities.
With Honorary Chairman Chip Ganassi presiding over a formal black-tie induction ceremony at the Fillmore on Wednesday evening that will serve as the culminating event of the two days, the 2010 induction class is an illustrious collection of motorsports legends and pioneers. The list includes NHRA mechanical genius Dale Armstrong, Sprint Car Champion, Indy driver and stunt driver Joie Chitwood, NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki, AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, the dean of racing broadcasters Ken Squier, Trans-Am Champion Jerry Titus and USAC Sprint and Midget Champion Rich Vogler.
This year's annual induction celebration also serves as the formal debut of the new relationship between the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the Detroit Science Center, which is the current home to the Hall's impressive motorsports collection and actual Hall of Fame member displays. Following a lunch with the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association with Hall members and officials, the first public event will be a 2 p.m. Tuesday autograph session at the DSC. Hall inductees or members scheduled to sign include Armstrong, McGrath, Bob Bondurant, Tom D'Eath, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Mel Kenyon and Danny Ongais. This same group of legends will also participate in several "Science of Motorsports" demonstrations throughout Tuesday afternoon at DSC.
Other highlights of the 22nd Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Induction Ceremony Celebration include:
- In addition to touching on his spectacular 2010 racing season that has seen his teams and drivers capture the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400, Ganassi's Chairman's Address on Wednesday evening at the