32nd Annual Induction Dinner November 1, 2015

The 32nd annual induction dinner is set to get the green flag on November 1, 2015 at the University Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Tickets are available for a donation of $35.00 each and can be obtained by contacting Dave DeHem at 586-465-7046 or by e-mail at ddehem@rocketmail.com. The deadline for ticket sales is Friday, October 23rd. Social time starts at 12 noon with the dinner at 1:30 pm. Inductions will take place immediately after dinner. There will also be a silent auction that will include racing memorabilia. Tickets can also be obtained by sending your request by mail to: Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame, 28047 Maple Forest Blvd. E., Harrison Twp., Mi. 48045. Please include funds and a notation of which inductee or friends you wish to sit close to. Our inductees for 2015 are listed below under “Class of 2015″. Please make checks payable to: Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

2015 Inductees: “Class of 2015″

The ballots have been tallied and the MMSHoF “Class of 2015″ is 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 will be on November 1, 2015 and will be held 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 72The 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:


Ralph Donaldson

1987 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.

2010 inductee Duane “Butch” Dowker died after a courageous battle with cancer on June 2. He was 60.

Long time supporter of the MMSHoF Gordy Hubbard died on April 24th. He was a field rep for Auto-Value. He was 77 and will be missed by the racing community.


Jack Goodwin and announcer Carson Zeiter

1984 inductee Jack Goodwin died on March 6, 2015.  He was 85 years old.

Shirley Carter, wife of 1983 inductee Dick Carter died on February 22, 2015.  She was 80 years old.

Next Meeting:

The next HoF board meeting will be in Mrch of 2016. The public will be invited to attend the meeting. It will probably starts at 6:45 pm at the Downtown Library in Lansing located at Capital Avenue and Kalamazoo.


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.