Lawton Speedway Owner To Be Inducted Into the 2012 Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame
Lawton Speedway Owner, Lanny Edwards will be inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during the Hall of Fame Gala held in the Speedway Club's Grand Ballroom at the Texas Motor Speedway, Thursday, April 12. Edwards is no stranger to 'Hall of Fames", with membership in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, and National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
Other inductee's for this years' class include Tony Stewart, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress, Dan Wheldon, the late two time winner of the Indianapolis 500, plus rock-n-roll band Foreigner, and Dallas/Fort Worth reporter, George Riba.
For over 50 years, Lanny Edwards has been instrumental in bring the sport of dirt tracking racing to Texas and Oklahoma by owning and promoting the sport at some of the best tracks in the Southwest. The Devil's Bowl located in Mesquite, Texas is said to be the birthplace of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car circuit. Edwards also promotes the legendary Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa and owns and promotes the Lawton Speedway right here in Lawton!
Lanny has been recognized as the Regional Promoter of the Year 10 times and has won the National Promoter of the Year in 2002 for his work promoting Dirt Track Racing. Plus, he was the recipient of the first achievement award from the Texas Motor Speedway, and that award is now named for him and given out to other successful short track race track promoters.
Congratulations Lanny on a job well done, again and again!