Welcome New Board Members:
We are pleased to welcome aboard John Turnbull Sr., Bill Lackey, and Bill Layton to our Board of Directors. John was selected at our May meeting while Bill Lackey and Bill Layton were elected at the June meeting.
The ballots have been tallied and we are in the process of contacting all those that will make up the “Class of 2015″. As soon as all the inductees have been notified they will be listed here and in a press release.
We are proud to announce a new MMSHoF president.
Dave DeHem was voted in as the 2015-2016 Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame president at the May 7th meeting. We thank outgoing prez Daniel S. Van Koevering for his many years of service. He was the president for an unprecedented nine terms.
The MMSHoF is proud to introduce the class of 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.
The 2014 induction banquet was held on Sunday afternoon, November 2nd, 2014 at the University Comfort Inn in Mount Pleasant. There were 350 people in attendance. All of the inductees or their relatives were present, except for Tim Fedewa who is the spotter for Kevin Harvick. Tim was in Texas helping Harvick finish second in the NASCAR Cup race. Tim’s father Butch accepted the award. Also Kim LaHaie couldn’t make it as she is the caregiver of her very ill mother in Florida.
2010 inductee Duane “Butch” Dowker died after a courageous battle with cancer on June 2. He was 60.
Long time uspported of the MMSHoF Gordy Hubbard died on April 24th. He was a field rep for Auto-Wares. He was 77 and will be missed by the racing community.
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
The next HoF board meeting will be on September3, 2015. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which 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.