33rd Annual Induction Dinner to be November 6, 2016

The ballots have been counted and some of the 2016 inductees include 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 will be held on Sunday afternoon November 6th at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant.

Sad News:

2006 MMSHoF inductee  Vito LoPiccolo, died on Saturday October 15. He was 90 years old.

Ross Ferguson of Hartford, died on Saturday September 25. He was a former, driver, partner in the National Speedway Directory, track owner, and track manager. He was 65 years old.

1987 MMSHoF inductee  Norm Brown, died on Saturday September 18. He was a super modified, sprint car, Indy Car and Late Model driver. He was 79 years old.

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.

2015 Inductees: “Class of 2015”

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.

2014 Inductees:

2014 MMSHOF Group photo SL 72

The 2014 inductees

The MMSHoF Class of 2014 was inducted on November 2, 2014. They included photographer Al Blixt, Sr.; Promoter Sonny Hall; Car owner Odie Skeen; Drag racers Ricky D. Adkins and Kim (LaHaie) Richards; Engineer Bob Bracey; Hydroplane racer Mark Weber; and oval track drivers Harry Foote, Sr.; Marv Parenteau; Tim Fedewa; Chas Howe; and Chuck Roumell.


Sad News:

Larry Loynes, longtime announcer at Auto City Speedway and Dixie Speedway died on May 2nd of cancer.

ArnoldJerry721998 Inductee Jerry Arnold died on March 3, 2016 of injuries suffered in a fall at his home. He was 72 years old.

1985 inductee Mace Thomas died on November 3rd. He was 90 years old.


DonaldsonRalphMod721987 Inductee Ralph Donaldson died on October 14, 2015. He was 85.





1994 inductee Jim Aldrich passed away on August 31, 2015, He was 67 years old.

Next Meeting:

The next HoF board meeting will be in Wednesday September 7, 2016. The public will be invited to attend the meeting. It will start at 6:45 pm at the La Senorita in Lansing located at 2706 Lake Lansing Road.


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.