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Today, Hueytown’s Mayor Steve Ware and Hueytown High School racing sensation Jolynn “JoJo” Wilkinson presented a banner to newly NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inductee Red Farmer To commemorate Farmer’s induction as part of the 2021 Class of inductees into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer, and Mike Stefanik make up the Hall of Fame’s 12th class, and first with three members.
Red Farmer’s career is one long series of immeasurable accolades. For instance, it’s entirely unknown just how many wins Farmer has. One thing is for sure: it’s a lot … somewhere north of 700. His passion for the sport is likewise immeasurable. After all, he continues to race, even as he approaches 90 years of age. But the record books do have a few things that are black-and-white and proof positive about this member of the Alabama Gang. He collected three consecutive championships in NASCAR’s Late Model Sportsman division from 1969-71, long after he won the Modified title in 1956. Though he preferred racing in the Late Model Sportsman division, Farmer did run 36 Cup Series races, with a best finish of fourth (twice). In 1998, Farmer’s many successes – clearly too many to officially count – landed him on the list of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers.
Located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. Opened on May 11, 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.
Jolynn “JoJo” Wilkinson is the youngest female in the nation racing in the Pro Late Model Division at the age of 16. She is currently a sophomore at Hueytown High School, where she has been on the honor roll the entire year. “Jojo” is also a beauty pageant winner and a cheerleader for the Hueytown Golden Gophers. Jolynn “JoJo” Wilkinson is sponsored by City Auto Sales, Lawson State Community College, InstaCoat Products, Automart South, and Turner Excavating.
Follow Jolynn “JoJo” Wilkinson’s racing season on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JoJoWilkinson11/.