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LUXEMBURG SPEEDWAY SET TO INDUCT HALL OF FAME MEMBERS FRIDAY AUGUST 6

(Luxemburg, WI) July 28– Six individuals, including five former drivers and one track photographer will be inducted into the newly created Luxemburg Speedway Hall of Fame on Legends night Friday, August 6 at the track.

They are:

Irv Ettien Jr. # 2, Luxemburg. The popular driver known as the “Golden Boy”, Ettien drove the familiar green number 2 winged modified for Wally Massart. Ettien emerged as one of the most popular drivers in the history of Luxemburg Speedway. Deceased.

Earl Ness, #0, Green Bay. Ness retired from racing in 1970. Now 89 and still in good health, Ness raced 22 consecutive seasons, winning championships at Luxemburg. Ness finished his career on top, winning titles his final year at not only Luxemburg but also Shawano, Seymour and the now defunct Brown County Fairgrounds in De Pere. Ness retired 25 years ago from his job in the city of Green Bay’s forestry department. He still resides on Green Bay’s west side.

Len Zellner, #76, Luxemburg. raced coupes in the 1960’s. Len won several features at Luxemburg and was a popular draw with the fans and was always in the points chase. Len is 74 years old and lives in Suamico.

Marv Bins, Luxemburg. Bins was a longtime photographer and Luxemburg Speedway supporter. Virtually each week his photos could be found in the Luxemburg News along with Checkered Flag Racing News and Midwest Racing News. Bins was a huge backer of Luxemburg Speedway as well as any events related to the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. Deceased.

Ted Peters, # 53, Green Bay. Raced in the coupe days at Luxemburg. A former track champion who piled up dozens of feature wins over the years. Deceased.

Bobby Marquis #31, De Pere. Known as popular as track prep guru at many dirt tracks in the 1990’s and into 2000’s (including Luxemburg). Known as the “Trackmaster” Marquis was threat to win any night at as a driver at Luxemburg, and played the role of villain, as the son of former De Pere track promoter, the late John Marquis. Marquis is a retired fire fighter who lives in West De Pere.

Former track announcer and public relations director Fritz Van of Sturgeon Bay will also be on hand for the festivities, along with longtime announcer/public relations man Tom Wagner of Sturgeon Bay as well.

Street stocks will also be running in a full program, along with the regular divisions IMCA modifieds, stock cars, northern sportmods, hobby stocks and sport fours.

Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. For more information call 920 845 2300. Please check the track website at luxemburgspeedway.com. Luxemburg Speedway is located 15 minutes east of Green Bay off state highway 54 at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.

Posted under News on July 28th, 2010