Old School DRIVERS
Hank Butcher accepts award - By Floyd Busby - Hank Butcher, inducted into the National Midget Hall of Fame last summer, accepted his plaque at the recent Bay Cities Racing Association Awards Banquet. Butcher was unable to attend the formal induction ceremonies in Indiana. He and his wife Sharon attended the BCRA function where he was awarded the plaque by National Midget Hall of Fame committee member Floyd Busby. Butcher's racing career included four BCRA championships with 79 BCRA feature wins, placing him third on the all-time BCRA win column behind Johnny Baldwin and Freddie Agabashian. He went on to capture numerous national wins in addition to his victories in Australia and New Zealand.
Hank Butcher Named to Midget Hall - Three of Midget auto racing's top drivers and the winningest National car owner of all time are the latest slated for induction into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies are scheduled August 29 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc., home of the Hall of Fame exhibit. A noon luncheon will be followed by the inductions and that night's "Hall of Fame" 25-lap Midget Classic. Hank Butcher, Johnny Coy and Roy Sherman are the drivers to be honored and Steve Lewis is the car owner. Butcher, who hailed from San Leandro, Calif. during his racing career, ranks third in terms of career victories in Bay Cities Racing Association Midget competition with 79, trailing only Hall of Fame members Johnny Baldwin and Fred Agabashian. He also recorded a dozen USAC feature wins in a career that spanned 32 years. (More)