Hall of Fame Scrapbook
Hall of Famer Chuck McWilliams
2008 class inductee Chuck McWilliams has been hospitalized due to illness. We thought we’d run a few pictures of Chuck’s career. Our thoughts and prayers are with him. Chuck promises to be with us at the upcoming induction ceremony on August 11th. Get well soon buddy.
pictures supplied by Brian Norton and Kyle Ealy
Dick Potts retired?
Received this nice picture from Gary Gasper and thought we’d share with everyone. Dick claims he may have hanged it up, but you just never know..
Drivers in order (from left to right):
top row: Verlin Eaker, Scott Bloomquist, Butch Hartman
middle row: Billy Moyer, Larry Moore, Larry Moore
bottom row: Ramo Stott, Herb Scott, Larry Phillips
Our 10th Anniversary
Our 10th anniversary reunion back on June 4th was a good time had by all. Here is some press coverage concerning the event. Thanks to all who attended and made it possible.
Thanks to Tim Lee, Bill Holder, Dirt Late Model Magazine and Late Model Illustrated Magazine for the coverage.
A little information on our newest inductees.
Thanks to Late Model Illustrated
______________________________________________________________A Tribute to Inductee Porter Lanigan 2008 inductee Porter Lanigan passed away May 21st 2011 at age 78. A legacy of greats drove for him such as Ralph Latham, Bruce Gould, Vern LeFevers and Chuck McWilliams. They won hundreds of features for this great car builder and owner.
___________________________________________________________ Inductee’s Early Beginnings continued top row (in order): Jim Dunn, Kris Patterson, Larry Phillips
bottom row: Ralph Latham, Rodney Combs, Tom Helfrich (pictures courtesy of Lynn Sanders and Ray Rogers) __________________________________________________________ A tribute to Johnny Johnson: thanks to Chuck Gonzalez, Dirt Late Model magazine and Barry Johnson for content. ____________________________________________________ Inductee’s Early Beginnings continued Yet another addition to our series of inductees in their early race cars. With a couple of contibutors: top row (in order): Bob Newton (Hoosier Tire), Bob Wearing, Butterball Wooldridge middle row: Ed Howe “The Green Hornet”, Herman Goddard, Ken Essary bottom row: Mike Head ___________________________________________________ Inductee’s Early Beginnings continued Yet another addition to our series of inductees in their early race cars: Top row (in order): Doug Kenimer, Ernie Derr, William “Fats” Coffey
Bottom row: Russ Petro, Steve Kosiski, Tom Nesbitt
______________________________________________________ Bobby Paul Scrapbook Since Bobby couldn’t make this year’s induction ceremony due to health problems, we thought we’d show ya a little of his history: ___________________________________________________________ Inductee’s Early Beginnings continued Here’s a few more of our great inductees in their early race cars: Top row (in order): Don Hester, Freddy Smith, Herb Scott
Bottom Row: Larry Moore, Pete Parker, Verlin Eaker Photos provided by Tim Henry, Jim Hehl, Bob Bergeron, Steve Struve. The Hall sends congratulations to 2006 inductee the “Hurry’n Hoosier” Dick Potts on 50 years of dirt racing. It’s been a long road. ___________________________________________________________ Inductee’s Early Beginnings
From time to time we will be adding photos of our inductees in their early race cars. Here’s a few to wet your appetite:
Top Row (in order): Buck Simmons, Butch Hartman, Delmas Conley
Middle Row: Ed Sanger, Gary Webb, Jeff Purvis
Bottom Row: Jerry Inmon, Jim Curry, Tootle Estes Photos contributed by Dean Malone and Eldon Butcher __________________________________________________________ Hall of Famer Bloomquist Joins 500 Feature Win Club 2002 HoF inductee Scott Bloomquist bagged his 500th feature win at this year’s Jackson 100 in Brownstown, Indiana. The Hall of Fame sends congratulations to Scott on this monumental achievement – you’re in some great company! Scott’s first victory came on July 24th, 1981 at Speedway 117 in Chula Vista, California. (Bloomquist 500th victory photo appears courtesy of Lucas Oil) ___________________________________________________________ HoF Inductee Does Well.. Indeed!
Hall of Fame sends congratulations to the only 6 time World 100 champion – 2002 class inductee Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas. We’re all very proud of you! (2010 World 100 photo appears courtesy of latemodelamerica.com) From motorcycle racing to the top of the World. _________________________________________________________ With the World 100 approaching, here’s some Hall of Famers competing in past Worlds: In 1988, 17 of the 24 starters were future Hall of Famers. All of the above photos were taken by the great photographer Bob Fairman.
Did You Know?: The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame has sponsored the 100th lap of the World 100 for many years._________________________________________________________ Hall of Famers on Cards and Calendars:
Thanks to Dirt Trax Race Cards, Jags Race Cards and Volunteer Racing Promotions for theirs of contribution to the sport. _______________________________________________ Hall of Fame says, “God Bless the Press!” Thanks for the coverage of our great inductees:
Thank you to all the ceremony Emcees who have donated their time and talent through the years:
J Todd Lefevers
Also much thanks to Gerald Newton of Arizona T-Shirts and Sue Sarber of Hoosier Midwest for your generosity and support literally from day one.