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Jimmy Sills inducted into National Sprint Car Hall of Fame – By Tom Schmeh Knoxville, IA. (June 4, 2006) - Drivers Lee Kunzman of Indianapolis, Jimmy Sills of Elverta, California, and Granville “Buster” Warke of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, promoter Lanny Edwards of Lawton, Oklahoma, and media member Newton “Buzz” Rose of Glendale, Arizona, took center stage Saturday afternoon, June 3, as they were officially inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville. Co-emcees Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan and a near-record 349 guests enjoyed the three-hour ceremony, which honored the exceptional careers of thirteen inductees. (More)
Swindell, Sills head 2006 Hall of Fame class - By Tom Schmeh - February 23, 2006. - Knoxville, IA. ...Three-time World of Outlaws (WoO) and 1983 Knoxville Nationals champion Sammy Swindell leads the induction ‘class of 2006’ into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Thirteen individuals will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon, June 3, during the seventeenth annual ceremonies on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Those elected by the National Induction Committee are: Drivers: Johnny Hannon, Rickey Hood, Lee Kunzman, Francis Quinn, Jimmy Sills, Sammy Swindell, Granville “Buster” Warke. Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors: Bob Pankratz, Jud Phillips, Taylor “Pappy” Weld. Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors: Lanny Edwards, Newton “Buzz” Rose, Ted Wilson. (Read it all)
Jimmy Sills - 1994 in the Consani Silver Crown car
Sills Teaches the Masters at Knoxville - By Kathy Bell, Knoxville, IA (May 30) - California native Jimmy Sills won Friday night’s Hoosier Tire Midwest Masters Classic 360-cubic-inch sprint car race for drivers age fifty and over at the Knoxville Raceway. Keith Hutton, former Aussie racer and current mechanic for Knoxville weekly driver Don Droud Jr., was the early leader. The defending Masters champion, Mike Peters, vied for position early in the race with John Bankston Memorial quick-qualifier Sills. With five laps down, as Peters was trying to reel in the leader for position, Mackie Heimbaugh spun in turn two, causing a yellow. The race resumed with with Hutton, Peters, Sills and a hard-charging Roger Rager in contention. On lap six, Sills took the lead, as Hutton, Rager who had claimed the third spot and Peters continued to challenge at the front of the field. Coming across the line on lap eight, Rager stole the second place position from Hutton. Sills and Rager spread out their lead at the front as the race for third started to heat up between Hutton and Peters. (read it all)
...Jimmy Sills will race at Placerville Speedway in the Civil War race slated for Wednesday night. The three-time USAC Silver Crown Champ, and California superstar will sharpen his skills for the upcoming Masters Classic at Knoxville. Sills is 49 years-old with the big "Five-O" coming up May 26th. Sills will ride for Harley Van Dyke in the #5v.