Motorsports Hall of Fame of America to Induct Byron, Carr, Clymer, Dallenbach, Hendrick, Ickx, Lund, Montgomery, Stewart in Class of 2020

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America to Induct Byron, Carr, Clymer, Dallenbach, Hendrick, Ickx, Lund, Montgomery, Stewart in Class of 2020

05.07.2019: * 32nd Annual Induction Celebration Returns to Daytona Beach March 16 & 17 * Expanded 2020 Class Includes Off-Road Racing and Two Historic Inductees Joining At Large, Drag Racing, Motorcycle, Open Wheel, Sports Cars and Stock Car Enshrinees

* 32nd Annual Induction Celebration Returns to Daytona Beach March 16 & 17

* Expanded 2020 Class Includes Off-Road Racing and Two Historic Inductees Joining At Large, Drag Racing, Motorcycle, Open Wheel, Sports Cars and Stock Car Enshrinees


The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) will induct its largest class in recent years March 16 - 17, 2020 during its 32nd annual Induction Celebration in Daytona Beach.

The Class of 2020 includes NASCAR's first-ever champion Robert "Red" Byron (Historic), flat track impresario Chris Carr (Motorcycles), early motorcycle racer, promoter and publisher Floyd Clymer (At Large), driver, official and safety advocate Wally Dallenbach, Sr. (Open Wheel), Rick Hendrick, one of NASCAR's most successful owners (Stock Cars), Daytona 500 champion Tiny Lund (Historic), Can-Am and Rolex 24 At Daytona champion Jacky Ickx (Sports Cars), quarter-mile racing legend "Ohio" George Montgomery (Drag Racing) and Baja 500 and 1,000 and SCORE World Champion Ivan "Ironman" Stewart (Off-Road Racing).

Next year marks the fifth consecutive induction ceremony in Daytona Beach since the MSHFA moved to Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in 2016, from Novi, Mich. The Hall is housed in the speedway's Ticket and Tours Building located in front of the famed 2.5-mile DIS tri-oval.

The MSHFA Class of 2020 was unveiled in a press conference at DIS - site of this weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 - by Motorsports Hall of Fame of America President Ron Watson and Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile.

"We are delighted to welcome our largest class of inductees in recent years into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America," Watson said. "We have expanded to two enshrines in the Historic category and are thrilled to introduce Off-Road Racing as its own category for the first time in 2020."


The nine Class of 2020 honorees will be enshrined into the Hall on Tuesday March 17 in the 32nd annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony presented by Firestone, the traditional black-tie gala that is the crowning event of the two-day, multi-function MSHFA Induction Celebration in Daytona Beach.

With the host venue expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, the 2020 MSHFA Induction Ceremony will be preceded on Monday, March 16 by the traditional "Heroes of Horsepower" reception and strolling dinner at the MSHFA.

Daytime events include the annual Inductee Luncheon on Monday at the DAYTONA 500 Club at DIS and annual Inductee Breakfast Presented by Toyota on Tuesday in the Rolex 24 Lounge in the DIS stadium grandstands.

Current plans call for 2020's Historic inductees to be ushered into the MSHFA as a featured highlight of one of the Monday events or the Tuesday morning breakfast.

The MSHFA Class of 2020:

Robert "Red" Byron (Historic) - After his plane was shot up in World War II, the B-24 tail-gunner spent more than two years in the hospital before returning to racing. To do so, he had to bolt his leg brace to the clutch pedal. A sprint and midget driver before the hostilities, he concentrated on stock cars after. In 1948, he won NASCAR's first ever championship, in the Modified Division. A year later, he became the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, propelled in part by victory in the inaugural Daytona Beach Road Course event.

Fading health caused him to quit driving at the end of the 1951 season. Throughout the '50s he was a mechanic for a number of sports car teams, including those of MSHFA inductees Briggs Cunningham and Jim Hall. He also was the crew chief for the Meister Brauser team, which won multiple championships. Byron, who died of a heart attack in 1960, was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

Chris Carr (Motorcycles) - Carr dominated AMA Grand National motorcycle racing at the beginning of the millennium, winning seven flat track titles (1992, 1999, 2001-5) and finishing second all-time in wins (78) behind 2009 MSHFA inductee Scott Parker and ahead of inductees Jay Springsteen, Ricky Graham and Bubba Shobert. Carr also won seven AMA 600cc Dirt Track titles (1988-93, 1995), becoming the all-time leader in that category. Carr also ran in the AMA Superbike road racing series, finishing third in the 1995 standings and earning Rookie of the Year honors, and was twice the fastest man on two wheels. In 2006, he set a motorcycle land speed record of 350.8 mph, the first rider to exceed 350 mph, and regained the title in 2009 with a 367.3 mph average.

Floyd Clymer (At Large) - Clymer was one of America's leading motorcycle racers in the 1910s and '20s, then spent the last half century of his life as a leader in automotive and motorcycle publishing. Many of the books he published have become valuable reference works, including Motorcycle Topics and Cycle magazines and his Indianapolis 500 annuals, which he began producing in 1946, supplementing the prewar Motor Age editions. Later he promoted dozens of AMA national races and sponsored the winner of the inaugural Daytona 200 in 1937.

Wally Dallenbach, Sr. (Open Wheel) - New Jersey-born Dallenbach had substantial success as a driver, then went on to become one of IndyCar racing's most effective administrators. After competing in Championship Auto Racing Teams' inaugural 1979 season, he became its first director of competition and remained as chief steward until retiring in 2004. It was Dallenbach's idea to establish the CART/Champ Car Safety Team, which set new standards for at-track safety services and saved many lives.

Rick Hendrick (Stock Car) - One of NASCAR's all-time most successful team owners, Hendrick Motorsports has won a record 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships (through 2018): 1995-98, 2001, 2006-10, 2013 and '16. As of Alex Bowman's 2019 victory at Chicagoland, the Hendrick team had accumulated a total of 254 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup wins. They have also amassed over 50 wins in NASCAR's Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Hendrick's 100-plus acre campus in Concord, N.C. is one of the premier motorsports construction and preparation facilities in the world. Hendrick Motorsports also has developed into one of the sport's premier engine shops, supplying his own and other winning teams with Chevrolet-branded powerplants.

Jacky Ickx (Sports Cars) - This Belgian motorsports journalist's son was a prominent F1 and sports car driver from the late '60s into the mid-1980s, including a then-record six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But the credentials that are the basis for his induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America are his triumphs in multiple series on North American soil: his 1979 SCCA Can-Am championship for Carl Haas, victories in the Mexican (1970) and Canadian (1969, 1970) GPs and multiple World Sportscar Championship (WSC) wins, including the 12 Hours of Sebring (1969, 1972), Rolex 24 at Daytona (1972), Mosport 1000k (1984) and Watkins Glen 6 Hour (1968, 1972, 1977) mainly in Ford GTs, Ferraris and Porsches.

DeWayne "Tiny" Lund (Historic) - At 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, DeWayne Louis Lund was a big man with an ironic nickname. Lund won five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during a 21-year career, including the 1963 Daytona 500, and dominated the short-lived NASCAR Grand American Series, winning titles in three of its four seasons and 41 of 109 GA races. Lund might be best remembered for rescuing fellow driver Marvin Panch from his burning car during a practice session for the 1963 Daytona Continental, which led to his taking Panch's place in the race. Lund, who was killed at the 1975 Talladega 500, was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998.

"Ohio" George Montgomery (Drag Racing) - The Dayton native went from working on tractors in his uncle's Ford dealership to "King of the Gassers," the initial name for a cluster of NHRA classes for prewar-bodied cars running on gasoline. He won eight NHRA national titles between 1959 and 1968, most of them in his supercharged Chevy-powered '33 Willys.

He captured the prestigious U.S. Nationals four times and countless match races. Sponsorship from Ford in the mid-1960s led to even more success in the 8,800-rpm, SOHC 427-cubic-inch "Malco Gasser" Mustang. His George's Speed Shop in Dayton may be the oldest such enterprise in continuous operation in the United States.

Ivan "Ironman" Stewart (Off-Road Racing) - Stewart didn't start driving professionally until age 37 but became known as the "Ironman" for driving solo in marathon events like the Baja 1000 that others drove in pairs. Overall, Stewart captured 84 desert victories and 10 championships, including 17 Baja 500s, eight Mint 400s, four Parker 400s, three Baja 1000s and four SCORE World Championships, typically at the wheel of his distinctive, center-seat Toyota pickups. Stewart dominated Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing during its 12-year run, taking three Grand National Sport Trucks titles and 17 main-event victories, both records.


Adam Saal- photos Motorsport Hall of Fame America


05.07.2019 / MaP

More News

Erik Jones Seeking Coke Zero Sugar 400 Repeat, While DAYTONA 500 Champion Denny Hamlin Eyes Season Sweep at DIS
•   Martin Truex Jr. Posts Top Practice Speed for Coke Zero Sugar 400•   AJ Allmendinger Leads Practice Chart for Circle K Firecracker 250The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has returned to Dayt more >>
A Fifth-Place Finish for Alex Tagliani in the NASCAR Pinty's Series Race
30.06.2019 Autodrome Chaudière Good for Third Place in the StandingsAlex Tagliani finished fifth in Saturday's Budweiser 300 race, Round 3 of the 2019 NASCAR Pinty's Series held at the quarter-mile Autodrome Chau more >>
Daytona International Speedway to Deliver One of the Largest Fireworks Shows
27.06.2019 the Southeast at the Coke Zero Sugar 400There will be plenty of fireworks on the track and in the sky at Daytona International Speedway for the 61st annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday, July 6. The stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be doing battle door-to-door on the 2.5-mile tri-oval while Fireworks By Santore will deliver one of th more >>
Alana Long 100 Highlights Paddock Camaraderie in Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
MX-5 Cup racers take part in initiatives from Lemons Of Love and Nick’s Dog Treats  This weekend’s Battery Tender ® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires ® Alana Long 100 more >>
Kory Enders finishes in top ten at Road America
Kory Enders finished in 9th place in both rounds six and seven of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper tires with DEForce Racing over the weekend for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines.    more >>
CSJ Motorsports Selected as Aston Martin’s Official North American Distributor
...for Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4 Race CarsAppointment of CSJ Motorsports Marks a Fresh Start for Aston Martin Customer Racing in the United States with Brand-New Aston Martin Vantages for IMSA and SRO Competition  more >>
Redemption came in many forms for Alexander Rossi this weekend
Not only had he endured bad luck at Road America the last three years, but his recent string of bridesmaid results left him and his Andretti Autosport crew hungry for a win. And win he did. By a smashing 28.4 seconds. more >>
Pirelli, Trans AM and SVRA renew agreements until 2024
Pirelli Tire North America and the Trans Am Series have renewed their partnership until at least the end of 2024, with the Italian tire company as presenting partner for America’s Road Racing Series. more >>
Military Initiatives During Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend at Daytona International Speedway
•         Medal of Honor Recipients Recognized During Pre-Race Ceremonies•         Daytona Beach Shores Resident, Former POW to Pace the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Field•         Military Appreciation Suite Provides ‘R&R’ more >>
IndyCar Road America race classification
REV Group Grand Prix at Road AmericaIndyCar SeriesSunday, June 23, 20191    Alexander Rossi    27    2    55    01:39:40.4743    54   more >>
Harvey Fights to 15th at Road America for Meyer Shank Racing
Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) returned to NTT IndyCar competition this weekend at Road America as MSR driver Jack Harvey made his first-ever IndyCar start at the fabled four-mile Wisconsin circuit.  more >>
Herta, Rossi Sweep Front Row for Honda in Road America Qualifying
•    Colton Herta becomes youngest pole qualifier in Indy car history•    Alexander Rossi completes front row qualifying sweep for Honda•    Teammates Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato file our third starting row as Honda drivers take four of the top-six qualifying positions more >>
IndyCar Road America Qualifying classification
NTT IndyCar SeriesREV Group Grand PrixRoad AmericaSaturday, June 22nd  20191 88 Herta, Colton (R) D/H/F 01:42.9920 140.306 Round 3 / Firestone Fast Six2 27 Rossi, Alexander D/H/F 01:43.1693 140.065 Rou more >>
Noaker Takes Battery Tender® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Victory in Last Lap Shootout at Road America
Dean II Earns Fifth-Straight ND1 Win  Robert Noaker scored victory at Road America on the final lap of Friday's 45-minute race, the first of two races that will make up this weekend's Alan more >>
Kory Enders ready for Road America
Kory Enders will join DEForce Racing for rounds six and seven of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper tires this weekend for the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines.   One month afer being t more >>
Former Coke Zero Sugar 400 Champion David Ragan ‘Fishing’ for 2nd DIS Triumph
•   Immersive Media Day at “World Center of Racing” to Promote July 4-6 Race Weekend•   Fishing on Lake Lloyd, Barbecue With Media, Meet-and-Greets With DIS Staff Part of Full Slate•   Ragan Out to Capture NASCAR Playoff Berth via Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory more >>
Huge Global Mazda MX-5 Cup field invades Road America
Competition heats up for the Alana Long 100The 2019 Battery Tender ® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich ® field continues to grow as the hugely competitive champions more >>
Harvey to Make First NTT IndyCar Appearance at Road America with Meyer Shank Racing
Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) returns to NTT IndyCar action in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America on Sunday – the sixth stop on the team’s 10 race 2019 IndyCar schedule. more >>
Kraus grabs stunning overall victory at Sonoma in Trans Am debut
Derek Kraus is only 17 but he has more racing experience than many drivers twice his age, and his experience paid huge dividends at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday in Round 4 of the Trans Am Presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship. more >>
Split seconds make a difference in wild Sonoma Trans Am West qualifying
Local ace Michelle Nagai trumps veteran Simon Gregg in TA; Teenage sensation Derek Kraus shocks the TA2 field; and other stories from a dense-packed late-afternoon Trans Am qualifying at Sonoma Raceway  more >>
Five Month Countdown on for 2019 HSR Classic Daytona Presented by IMSA at Daytona International Speedway
Lola Featured Marque for Fifth Running of Classic 24-Hour Race at the "World Center of Racing," November 13 - 17 On-track action for the fifth running of the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA starts exactly five months from today a more >>
Road America Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Event Named Alana Long 100
The next weekend of Battery Tender ® Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich ® Tires competition will not only be a celebration of speed and competition, but it will also honor the life of a cherished member of the Mazda Motorsp more >>
Team Penske Driver Ryan Blaney, Daytona International Speedway Partner On Special Coke Zero Sugar 400 Ticket Package
Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Ford Mustang for Team Penske, will be the centerpiece of a special ticket package for the upcoming 61st annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday night, July 6 at Daytona International Speedway. Daytona International Spe more >>
Two Medal of Honor Recipients to be Honored During Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend July 4-6
•         11th Consecutive Year Daytona International Speedway Has Saluted MOH Recipients•         Both MOH Recipients Represent the U.S. ArmyT more >>
Trans Am West Coast - Sonoma Raceway Entry List
West Coast Round 4 – Sonoma RacewaySonoma, California – June 14 - 16, 2019TA / TA2 / SGT / GT5 TA2 Derek Kraus, Stratford, Wisc. ShockwaveMarineSuspSeating Chevrolet Camaro6 TA Greg Pickett, Cryst more >>
Trans Am West Coast Championship Set for Sonoma
Record Entry for Growing West Coast Category The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Championship will return to race action this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The California wine coun more >>
Alexander Rossi shines in Texas
Second place finishes can be heartbreaking. Especially when all three have come within a grueling five-week stretch of on-track action and some of the toughest races on the calendar. Like the Indy 500, Texas Motor Speedway doesn’t have a podium celebration (only the winner gets a trophy). But Alexander Rossi was probably glad he didn’t have to grin through a P2 champagne showe more >>
IndyCar DXC Technology 600 Texas race classification
INDYCAR SERIES 2019Texas Motor SpeedwaySunday, June 9th, 20191    Josef Newgarden    2    7    248    01:55:08.8666    54  more >>
Stewart-Haas Racing Driver Clint Bowyer to Participate in Special Coke Zero Sugar 400 Ticket Package
Clint Bowyer, who owns 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories and drives the No. 14 Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will be part of a special ticket package on sale now for the upcoming 61st annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday night, July 6 at Daytona International Speedway. more >>
Kurt Busch Returns to Daytona International Speedway – and Takes to the Tri-Oval
•   With Busch at the Wheel, ‘Hot Laps’ Highlight During Coke Zero Sugar 400 Media Day•   Military Veterans – including Honorary Pace Truck Driver – Get Special High-Banks Instruction more >>
U.S. Army Colonel Hal Kushner Named Honorary Pace Truck Driver for the Coke Zero Sugar 400
•         Daytona Beach Shores Resident to Pace Field Prior to the Start of the Independence Day Holiday Weekend RaceRetired U.S. Army Col. Hal Kushner, a more >>
Alexander Rossi - Detroit Doubleheader Yields Good Points
Rain delays, yellow flags and near-misses were just part of the topsy turvy doubleheader weekend in Detroit. Alexander Rossi was one of the fastest of the field of 22, qualifying on pole for day 1 and qualifying second on day 2. The Detroit Grand Prix is a 14-turn, 2.35-mile temporary street course on the island of Belle Isle. more >>
Will Owen Brings Home Top Ten Finish in Detroit
Will Owen closed out the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in 8th place with Juncos Racing in the fifth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.   Teammate Vi more >>
Patricio O’Ward Finishes 11th After Another Dramatic Day in Detroit
Patricio O’Ward finished in an impressive 11th place in the second race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear yesterday after being involved in a five-car incident on Lap 1.   O’Ward almost duplicated his more >>
A Top Five Finish for Alex Tagliani in Round 2 of the NASCAR Pinty's Series at Jukasa Motor Speedway
Alex Tagliani finished fifth in Sunday's Round 2 of the 2019 NASCAR Pinty's Series held at the 0.625-mile Jukasa Motor Speedway oval track located in Hagersville, near Hamilton, Ontario. The APC 200, the first oval track race o more >>
Tony Ave’s 100th Trans Am Race A Wild And Winning One in Detroit
The streets of Detroit claim several TA2 driversSaturday’s Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli Muscle Car Challenge was all about survival. On Sunday, the TA2 powered by AEM drivers amp more >>
Detroit IndyCar Series race classification
Indy Car SeriesChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 2Race  Sunday, June 02, 20191    Scott Dixon    9    6    70    01:52:18.9365    44 &nbs more >>
Patricio O’Ward Finishes 14th Despite Best Qualifying Effort in Detroit
Patricio O’Ward finished 14th amongst the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series field in the first race of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear this afternoon in difficult weather conditions.   O’Ward started the day off strong with his best qualifying effort yet in his No. 31 Carlin Chevrolet in 7th place. A thunderstorm delay more >>
Goikhberg Wins Trans Am Opener in Detroit
Hot battles define the TA2 Muscle Car Challenge on the Streets of DetroitAnything can happen in a TA2 race, and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli drivers delivered a thrilling roun more >>


Jobs Around the World

2001-2019 full copyright