HPC Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Again
HPC-Sponsored Sammy Swindell inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
Knoxville, IA. (June 2006) –Mention the name of ‘Slammin’ Sammy Swindell around a circle track, and people will tell you their stories about the first time they saw him race.
From sprint cars, to stock cars, to brief stints in the Indy Racing League and NASCAR, Swindell’s incredible racing career has spanned nearly thirty nears and led to over 540 sprint car wins alone. And the Tennessee native shows no sign of slowing down. Earlier this year he won his 267th World of Outlaws A-Feature at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Known for his intensity around the track, Swindell’s name was legend even before his induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa on June 3rd, 2006.
His racing career began at the age of 15 where Swindell’s father, a racer himself, gave young Sammy a B-modified to race. The teenager went on to win eleven events that year and never looked back.
Since that day, Swindell has moved up through the divisions gaining a total of 138 Modified victories, 3 World of Outlaws Championships, and he is the only driver to ever win the Chili Bowl four times. He was named the 1997 Driver of the Year and his team won the Team of the Year award that same year. In all, Swindell and his team have chiseled a place in American racing history that is now set in stone in Knoxville, Iowa.
HPC has worked with Sammy Swindell for seventeen years now. The international coatings company worked closely with Swindell Racing to utilize HPC’s HiperCoat™ exhaust coating for heat management and HPC’s friction reducing coatings on internal engine parts to maximize engine and car performance. In addition to their use in sprint car racing, HPC’s coatings have been used by 14 Indianapolis 500 winners and helped power 2006 Indy 500 winner Sam Hornish, Jr. to his two IRL Championships in 2001 and 2002.
HPC congratulates Sammy Swindell and his team for their 267th World of Outlaws victory and for their induction into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!
HPC is the leader in innovative coating technology. HPC develops, manufactures and applies coating (surface treatment) solutions for thermal management, anti-corrosion, friction reduction, and color appearance. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the company’s coatings are used by legends in the motorsport racing world as well as by the US Military and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA). HPC is a market leader in internal and external engine parts coatings in automotive and diesel engines. At HPC, there IS a difference…and the difference is experience.