Next Inductees:

The MMSHoF board is proud to announce the 2017 inductees into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. The ballots were tallied on June 7th and The Stickney Race Team (a sprint car team); The Golden Commandos of drag racing fame; dragstrip owners Tom & Sharon Ledford; Motorcycle racer Randy Goss; James R. Musselman from the snowmobile racing contingent; announcer Mark Cowan; and oval track drivers Rick Knotts, Tom Rosebrugh, Dick Barker, and Steven Hilliker are the new inductees. The 2017 banquet will be on Sunday afternoon November 5 at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

To order 2017 banquet tickets send $35.00 per ticket to:
28047 Maple Forest Blvd E
Harrison Township, MI 48045

or call the MMSHoF President Dave DeHem at 586 465-7046 for more details

Next Meeting:

The next HoF board meeting will be in April of 2018. The public will be invited to attend the meeting. The meetings are usually at the La Senorita in Lansing located at 2706 Lake Lansing Road.

Sad News:

2011 MMSHoF inductee Marvin Carman died on September 28, 2017. He was 76 years old.

2016 MMSHoF inductee Arlan Vanke died on June 16, 2017. He was 80 years old.

1987 MMSHFoF inductee Jack Conely from Brighton died on May 10, 2017. He was 87 years old.

1987 MMSHoF inductee “Wild” Bill Naida died on January 12th, 2017 at the age of 90.

Former MMSHoF board member Gary Hollis died on January 13th. He was a board member from 2002 until 2011.

33rd Annual Induction Dinner
November 6, 2016


(front) George Keen; Roy Johnson; Larry Knowlton; Rick Beebe; John Vineyard (back) Larry Aldrich; Kristi Carman (daughter of Jerry); Bud Bennett; Jack Gritter; David Hilliker; Tammy Loynes (widow of Larry); Terry Fitzwater (for Bob Jenkins); Jennifer Peters, daughter of of Larry Loynes; Jerry Leonard

The 2016 inductees included oval racer Larry Aldrich, flagman Rick Beebe, snowmobile racer Bud Bennett, oval racers Jerry Carman and  David Hilliker, speed shop owner Roy Johnson, oval racer Larry Knowlton, go-kart racer Jerry Leonard, and drag racers Arlen Vanke and John Vineyard.

The 33rd annual induction dinner was held on Sunday afternoon November 6th at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant.

Special Thanks:

We want to thank Wayne Landon and Dave Lehman for their years of service on the MMSHoF board of directors.

32nd Annual Induction Dinner November 1, 2015

MMSHOF 2015 Inductees Photo 72The 32nd annual induction dinner was held on November 1, 2015 at the University Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. 310 people attended the banquet. The 2016 banquet will be held on November 6, 2016 in Mt Pleasant.

The MMSHoF “Class of 2015” were Dick & Fran Duff, Alton Franklin, Richard Maskin, Mark Nowicki, Patty (Adema) Senneker, Dick Reynolds Sr., Paul Wiesner, Mort Anderson (Andreson), Tracy Leslie, and John “Boy” Hotchkiss. The induction ceremony was held on November 1, 2015 at the Comfort Inn, in Mt. Pleasant. Congratulations to those being inducted this year and we look forward to seeing you all in November.


Photographs to copy for inductee biography inserts, and to add to photo pages. Photos can be donated or they can be sent to the address below and they will be scanned and returned on request.