Next Meeting:

The next HoF board meeting will be in Wednesday June 7, 2017. 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. The final ballot for the 2017 inductees will be counted at the meeting. The 2017 inductees will be announced a few days after the meeting.

Sad News:

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.

2002 MMSHoF inductee Larry “Hot Socks” McCloskey died. He was 88 years old.

1993 MMSHoF inductee Ralph Baker’s wife Betty died on December 9th. She was 89. They were married for 64 years.

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 board member, 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.

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.

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.


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.