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Local Race Crew Member Enjoys Nationals

Posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2009 at 9:07 am

Of course fans and race crews from all over are at this year’s Knoxville Nationals, but there are also plenty of local residents taking part in their passion as well. Joe VanHemert of Pella works for owner Tony Vermeer on the #55 TK Concrete Sprint Car, and says he does it for the thrills and camaraderie. VanHemert says the proximity of Knoxville to Pella makes sprint car racing something both communities can share.