The tradition of "The Louie" sprint car racing is in pre-planning for 2022
A Labor Day Weekend Family Fun Event at the RACES!
HMC Promotions is excited to host all the fun and exciting events surrounding the Louie Vermeil Classic. The weekend racing honors Louie Vermeil's legacy, a co-founder of the Northern Auto Racing Club, a sprint car racing leader at the Calistoga Speedway, and throughout Northern California for multiple decades.
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The "Louie Vermeil Classic" honors the legacy of Louie Vermeil, a co-founder of the Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) — now known as the King of the West/Fujitsu series. Louis's work in the early days of NARC was described as everything from referee to business manager. For many years during his tenure, he served as both president and chief steward of NARC.
Louis served as president of the club from 1965 to 1985, spending countless hours and dollars (from his own pocket) to ensure the long-term success of his dream. He also owned sprint cars, including the number 65 Offenhauser-powered "Vermeil Offy" car driven by hotshoes such as Johnny Anderson and Mike Andreeta up through 1977.
Louis Vermeil passed away on March 19, 1987, following a long battle with cancer. Louis was named "motor sportsman of the Year" in 1982 and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1987 by Northern California's Motoring Press Association (MPA)
This year HMC Promotions presents the 13th annual Louie Vermeil Classic at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.
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