Tickets Still Available For 2007 International Motorsports Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Tickets are still available for the 2007 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony scheduled for April 26, 2007 at the SPEED Channel Dome in Talladega, Ala. The class of 2007 is one of the most diverse ever inducted to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and businesses and individuals are urged to purchase tickets and tables today to secure their reservations.
"We are excited about hosting the 2007 Induction Ceremony this year, as it will be our inaugural event after taking over management of the historic facility back in February," said Talladega Superspeedway Vice President/General Manager & International Motorsports Hall of Fame Executive Director Rick Humphrey. "We are looking forward to a great crowd and honoring six of the most deserving members of the motorsports community - Junie Donlavey, Ray Hendrick, Jack Ingram, Warren Johnson, Wayne Rainey and Bruton Smith."
In addition to the six inductees, Jimmie Johnson will be on hand to accept his award as the 2006 Driver of the Year. Eight-time ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel will also be recognized during the ceremony.
The 2007 International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will include a welcome reception, dinner and the induction ceremony. Tickets are $125 each, or $1,000 to reserve a table for eight. To order tickets or reserve a table, please call (256)362-5002. VISA, Mastercard and Discover are accepted for these orders.
This year's class of inductees is dominated by four luminaries best known in the segment of stock car racing, including drivers Ray Hendrick and Jack Ingram, team owner Junie Donlavey and racetrack developer and promoter Bruton Smith. Adding more diversity to the class are Grand Prix motorcycle road racing great Wayne Rainey and Warren Johnson of NHRA fame.
"This induction ceremony was created by Bill France, Sr. as a way to pay tribute to some of the most influential and first-class names in the world of motorsports," Humphrey said. "We will make sure we continue to honor and improve that tradition."
Talladega Superspeedway officials are preparing to welcome back fans for its first races of the 2007 NASCAR season during the Aaron's Dream Weekend, featuring the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series and Aaron's 499 NEXTEL Cup Series races. Friday, April 27 will feature The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series. Saturday, April 28 will feature The Birmingham News Qualifying for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Busch Series race. Then on Sunday, April 29, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers will compete in the Aaron's 499, the ninth race of the season. Kids age 11 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available by calling 1-877-Go2-DEGA (462-3342) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, or by logging onto www.racetickets.com. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). You may also purchase tickets in person at Talladega Superspeedway's Ticket Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT, Monday - Friday.