Banjo Corporation Backs 7th Annual Glen Niebel Classic

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

Anderson Speedway has announced that Banjo Corporation will sponsor the 7th Annual Glen Niebel Classic featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars in the Banjo 100 set for Sunday, April 9.

“The Glen Niebel Classic has been on my favorite events of the racing season and I’m thrilled that Banjo Corp. will be involved,” said Clif Blossom, Anderson Speedway Marketing Director. “With Banjo joining as a Marketing Partner and the fact the race has been increased to 100 laps, it’s an event you can’t afford to miss,” added Blossom.

Banjo Corporation specializes in injection molding of glass-reinforced polypropylene. Their liquid handling product line includes ball valves, pipe fittings, strainers, couplings and centrifugal pumps used for agricultural and industrial chemicals. Banjo prides itself with innovative designs, skillful engineering, precise manufacturing and a reputation for quality.

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The 7th annual Glen Niebel Classic featuring the Banjo 100 will be the 16th USAC National Sprint Car event contested at the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval. USAC Racing dates back to 1960, when A.J. Foyt picked up a 50-lap National Midget win. It wasn't until 1997 that the USAC Sprint Car division made Anderson Speedway a regular stop on its schedule.

Previous Glen Niebel Classic winners include seven-time Little 500 winner Eric Gordon (2000), Derek Davidson (2001), Tracy Hines (2002), Aaron Pierce (2003), Jay Drake (2004) and defending race winner Dave Steele.

The Glen Niebel Classic celebrates the storied career of car owner and chief mechanic Glen Niebel, who passed away in 1999. Niebel enjoyed tremendous success at the speedway with his V-6 engines. His potent No. 20 cars won a whopping six Little 500's with Bob Frey and Bentley Warren behind the wheel. Even more incredible is the fact that his cars also scored six runner-up finishes in the legendary race. Niebel cars also account for one Little 500 pole position and one 50-lap tune-up win.

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.