Ken Hamilton, Hall Of Fame Bound

Ken Hamilton’s induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame this June is no accident. Oregon car owner Art Sugia noticed Hamilton and offered him a ride for 1967. Hamilton wheeled it to victory in its first night out and won another 16 non-winged pavement sprint car races that season. Hamilton eventually purchased the car from Sugia and continued to race it for more than five decades. The car was responsible for many of Hamilton’s championships and victories over the years. In 1976, Hamilton was invited to South Africa to compete in a series of non-winged pavement sprint car events. “When we got to the shop at Johannesburg there were six cars.

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