Elko, MN April 30, 2012—Officials at Elko Speedway are “super” excited to announce the members of the 2012 Hall of Fame class, who will be inducted in a ceremony in their honor on Saturday May 19, 2012.
The newest inductees into the Hall of Fame will be the members of the Super America Knights racing team of the mid-70’s who included Shakopee’s Johnny Boegeman, Rudolph Wisconsin’s Tom Reffner and Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin‘s Dick Trickle! All three of the honoree’s will be in attendance and will be available for autographs following the ceremony!
Boegeman was originally tabbed by Super America’s Don Engelbrecht for the sponsorship, before it was expanded to include Reffner and Trickle. Boegeman who was the “Black Knight”, was a long time weekly competitor at Elko Speedway winning numerous feature events and the Track Championship in 1975.
Reffner, who was the “Blue Knight” was known throughout the midwest for racing American Motors products such as the Javelin, Hornet and Concord in the 1970’s, picked up several major event wins at Elko Speedway during his career and won 67 feature races during the 1975 racing season.
Trickle was the “White Knight” who’s often referred to as America’s Winningest Short Track Driver, won 67 feature events with his Ford Mustang in 1972 and nearly 20 years later won the NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year title at the age of 48. Trickle also won numerous major events at Elko Speedway during the 1970’s and early 1980’s in the ARTGO Challenge Series.