'Akron Arlen' Vanke hospitalizedMonday, November 11, 2013
Posted by: NHRA.com staff

Former Pro Stock, Super Stock, and Stock racer “Akron Arlen” Vanke remains hospitalized in New Mexico following a stroke.

The well-respected veteran racer scored NHRA national event victories in Junior Stock and Super Stock in the 1960s and collected three runner-ups in Pro Stock in its inaugural season in 1970.

He can receive phone calls directly to his room, 575-544-4022. Cards, flowers, and other well-wishes can be sent to Mimbres Memorial Hospital, 900 W. Ash St., Deming, NM 88030, or to his home, 1201 Allen St., Deming, NM 88030.