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David Hesmer Returns in 2013

View from the Stands (3/18/2013)
by Eric Arnold, Knoxville Raceway Blogger & Twitter Commentator

It has been eight years since David Hesmer last raced at Knoxville Raceway, but he is going to make a return in 2013, in the 410 division. Hesmer is the most successful driver of all time in the Knoxville 360 class with 65 career wins (second is John Kearney at 23 wins), four 360 track championships in 1988, 1997, 1998, and 1999. He won his first track championship as a rookie. He also won the inaugural 360 Nationals in 1991 and again in 1997. David and his father Ken have both been inducted into the Knoxville Raceway track Hall of Fame in recent years for their accomplishments and service to the sport they love. But in 2013 Hesmer will once again pilot a familiar black #1 sprint car in the 410 class with car owner Bryan Sundby. So why and how is David Hesmer getting back into racing? I thought I would ask him. Continue reading