By Don Cook
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Heart O' Texas Speedway (Waco)
April 28 (Sunday)
Three time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford, was one of ten new inductees into the Wall of Fame at Heart O' Texas Speedway recently. The other inductees were: Billy Jack Casper, James Taylor, Glenn Moon, Chuck Daniel, Gene Painter, Marion "Bubba" Webb, Bill Osborn, Donnie Rowe and Ray Kemp Sr.. A special thanks to all the sponsors and especially Tommy and Joe Armstrong.
For more information on the Wall of Fame, go to: www.heartotexspeedway.com
Johnny Rutherford: Johnny started his racing career in the late 1950s racing at the old Heart O' Texas Speedway and other local tracks. In 1965 he won the USAC National Sprint Car Championship. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1995 and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1996.
Billy Jack Casper: Billy Jack raced for 21 years winning hundreds of feature events. One of his biggest wins was in 1966 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway at a national sprint car race. He had to start in the rear of the field, but went on to lap the professional IMCA drivers. Billy Jack was seriously injured at the Pan American Speedway in San Antonio and passed away a year later.
James Taylor: A successful motorcycle racer, James switched to race cars in 1961 at the Heart O' Texas Speedway. James career highlights are winning three 75-lap feature events from 1968-1970 and finishing runner up to Bill White in the Modified division in 1970.
Glenn Moon: Glenn started his racing career in a 1953 Ford. He raced at several North Texas tracks including Heart O' Texas Speedway where he won the 1977 Figure 8 Championship. Glenn switched to asphalt cars in the 80's. In 1987, he started racing in the ARCA Series.
Marion "Bubba" Webb: Bubba Web started his racing career in the early 1950s at the old Suicide Bowl while he was on leave from the service. Bubba's career highlights include setting the Heart O' Texas Speedway record of 18 seconds and flipping seven times at Heart O' Texas Speedway.
Congratulations to the 2013 inductees to the Wall of Fame.