Cassius Clark said he came by the competitive gene honestly. The Maryland Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization created to provide a history of stock car racing in Maryland. Members - MARYLAND STOCK CAR RACING HALL OF FAME Instead, a mobile caravan of induction plaques, antique race cars and memorabilia is displayed at major auto racing shows and events in the region. There will be special Hall of Fame categories for promoters, officials and others that contributed to the sport in Maryland. Two museums with physical building locations the ProNyne Motorsports Museum and Owls Head Transportation Museum will also join us. We didnt have computers or snowmobiles. Fan attended races at Westport Stadium, Ritchie Raceway, Dorsey Speedway, Hagerstown Raceway, Beltsville Speedway 0002 Harold Sears Conover, N.C. Due to the high cost of everything, we are asking that you RSVP by Saturday February 18th to so that we can ensure we have enough for everyone, but not too much that it ends up getting wasted. The driver, team owner and car builder is the most accomplished American in the history of rally racing, winning 118 events at the national level in the United States and Canada, three events internationally, and a pair of Pikes Peak Hill Climbs. Many take pictures of cars which now only race in their memory. He ended up being part of the inaugural class of the Wiscasset Speedway Hall of Fame. The one and only Cal Reynolds is a member of the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame as a stock car driver. I always wanted to race, and it was obviously helpful having him being who he is.. Sign up and get high school sports news and scores in your inbox from preseason through the championships. They all displayed well and received the admiration of the masses. He wasnt racing in the Top 10 Kyle Larson won his first ever grandfather clock Nashville, Tenn.,(April 29, 2023) Team Honda HRCs Chase Sexton took the Round 15 win in a rare daytime Monster Energy AMA Supercross race in Nashville, Tennessee. The track will have food and beverages available for you to purchase. New England Antique Racers 2022 Hall of Fame (HoF) Inductees Announced Al Torney attended hisfirst stock car race in 1953 at Westport Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame is an extension of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association, whose mission is to preserve, present and promote the history of motorsports in Maine. The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame is an extension of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association, whose Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame ), See you all there! They specialize in performance engines and quality machine work! CONRAD TAYLOR (Farmington), has spent nearly fifty years as a crew member, crew chief and car owner; won nine track championships and over 60 races as crew chief and car owner for son Jeff Taylor at Oxford Plains Speedway. For rules and info on the race, go to, Located in Hermon, ME, Thayers Automotive should be your number one choice in engine building and machine work. Chadbourne, of Woolwich, was one of six inductees into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fames 2019 class. Rest in peace, Big Jim, we love you. There will be a heat (8 laps) and feature (length TBD) for the running cars. Maine Vintage Race Car Association - Home | Facebook 22-Jul Saturday Riverside Speedway Groveton NH Running Sign in: 1 PM no carts, 5-Aug Saturday Monadnock Speedway Winchester NH Running Sign-in: 3PM He has raced throughout New England and New Brunswick. MSHFA Unveils 2024 Induction Class at the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, MSHFA 35th Induction Ceremony presented by Toyota Racing One for the Record Books. We continue the look back at some vintage Maine Racing publications with a snippet from the May 1970 edition of Maine Stock Car Monthly. Nichols hit his stride as the driver of the #27 Late Model at OPS and finished in the top ten of the point standings in each season that he raced. A vote by the members was made, with a landslide response to have the meeting at the Dante Club in W. Springfield again in 2024. Buster Grover After starting his racing career in 1954, Grover was not afraid to race at different tracks. discussing the so-called "OLD DAYS" of drag racing or whatever! We're located in the Ticket & Tours Building at Daytona International Speedway and open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., 7 days a week except for major holidays. Club functions have included exhibitions at race tracks and auto shows, and the annual Hall of Fame ceremonies where over the past 25 over 200 people of racing significance have been inducted. 3 talking about this. Known as a mechanical innovator, Clukey has been featured in numerous national publications. The Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame was established in 1992 to recognize individual achievements in the sport of stock car racing. Drag Racing Hall of's, Harry Laplatte will take to the road right after the fourth of July to start visiting and chatting with some of the 2021 Inductees and others; former racers, crew members, etc. Also is you have any info about Potomac Speedway champions and Hagerstown Modified champions for the 50's and early 60's please let us know. She is a former Vice President of Davids House a nonprofit in NH and President of a local Toast Masters Chapter in NH. Ive grown to appreciate all the people that have come after I competed here, but tonight I get to celebrate the people that came before me and created this for me, Craven said. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Inductees *Click on the names to see info* 2010 Inductees. 2023 sees some new names on the leadership team, and the Board of Directors and club are very enthusiastic about what lies ahead with this team at the helm. Members are admitted free to the museum with free lunch and non-members pay $10 entry free and a small donation for lunch. Come show your support for the facilities, and the members who do this as a labor of love for the sport. The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) announced its 2024 Induction Class today at the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. He is the all-time winner at both Stafford Motor Speedway (131 victories) and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (99). Tom Peters was recognized for his achievements and is the only snowmobile racer in the State of Maine's history to be inducted in 2018, into the "Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame!". 171 talking about this. Billy Scott Trivia Questions . Stephanie Burgess of Fairfield was honored with the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fames Presidents Award. Article courtesy of author Justin St. Louis/Rutland, Vt. Herald, Racer, Historian, NEAR standout Tom Ormsby passes. Judy began her racing career in 1973 and by 1980, she was considered by most, to be the best woman racer in North America! Part of the agenda was to announce the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame Class of 2023 inductees. No amount is too small, and every donation is sincerely appreciated. Hall of Fame - Maine Vintage Race Car Association Date Day Facility Location Type Start Time Special Notes, 6-May Saturday NHMS Museum Concord NH Still/Display Setup: 8 AM, 3-Jun Open With Ted Christopher and Mike Stefanik leading a fine group into the Hall, friends, family, and fans want to be there to see the induction. See a 1984 March Indycar driven by Danny Ongais, a Formula 5000 racer in addition to New England classics such as the 1400 horsepower Country Girl Funny Car and stock cars from the Senior Tour Auto Racers club. This is the origin. 19-Aug Saturday Bear Ridge Speedway Bradford VT Still/Parade Sign-in: 12 NOON Drivers will get to race in front of a packed house at Maines fastest track and live streamed on Racing America as the undercard of the $10,000 to win Coastal 200. Several more events are being reviewed for addition to the schedule ($25 for adults, $20 for kids ages 5 to 12, free for ages 4 and under, and $12 for museum-only). If you watched on Sunday, Kyle Busch was probably not one of the drivers you picked to win. I hope many of you are still supporting our current speedways: Potomac, Hagerstown and Cumberland. The class has the highest percentage of new inductees from north of Massachusetts in the NEAR Halls 21-year history: Six out of the eight have strong ties to Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine. A vote by the members was made, with a landslide response to have the meeting at the Dante Club in W. Springfield again in 2024. April 17, 2023 Lou Modestino 0. 2023 Event Schedule By noon, the weather had cleared and we were in a summer sweat down. I think youre born with it, the competitiveness. The all-time greatest car owner and engine builder at Devils Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Tremont has 93 wins and 10 track titles (and counting) within the borders of New England, and he remains active with both his son, Ken Jr., and grandson, Montgomery, driving his cars. Copyright 2023 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Published in Times Herald, New England Antique Racers elects new slate of offers and first female President for 2023. Finally, two giants of New England stock car racing will highlight the Hall: Mike Stefanik and the late Ted Christopher. COMING UP April 19, 2023 - Regular Meeting AFTER THAT She especially enjoyed watching her sons racing the 1/4 midgets and playing Dek-Hockey. He was the husband of Jeannine (Cardin) Gosselin, whom he fondly referred to as his angel in life. I got to be there in spirit, get the low-d own on future . 02/06/12 11:17:46AM @jeff-gilder. HoF Museum - New England Antique Racers The New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2018 with a decidedly northern flavor. Some are still on the track at vintage events where some tracks allow NEAR to participate. McLaughlin won three races at Wiscasset Speedway last season and was the tracks Late Model champion with seven top-three finishes and 10 top-fives. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. We take a peek at the 1969 end-of-season top 10 . Serving for his first term will be Rich Goucher as Vice President, with Vice President Skip Matczaks request to step down from an officer role of the club President Rich Goucher said he would like to step back to serve in that role. Therese G. Terry Baribeault, 90, wife of the late Ernest Baribeault, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. He can claim 23 national rally championships and one road racing title as a driver, and another 31 titles as a team owner and constructor. Christopher, who was killed in an airplane crash last fall in his native Connecticut, owns more than 370 victories in his career in an almost immeasurable variety of race cars, from Modifieds to Midgets to Super Late Models and more. He was an outstanding driver in full-fendered equipment as well, winning Busch North Series and Modified Tour titles in 1997 and 1998. Discussions . Create a commenting profile by providing an email address, password and display name. The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the New England Antique Racers. Today, Craven lives in North Carolina and he is a television analyst for NASCAR broadcasts on Fox Sports. Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. The New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2018 with a decidedly northern flavor. SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. A trio of well-travelled post-World War II drivers Midget icon Dutch Schaefer and Modified standouts Joe McNulty and Henri Red Barbeau are the Veterans Committee selections for induction into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame. 11/14/10 08:16:43PM @cody-dinsmore. For one day only the museum will host a diverse group of cars from beyond New Englands boarders. Bobby Ellison Ellisons driving career began in 1968 at Speedway 95 near Bangor and it spanned through the 1992 season. Clark won several Oxford Open races during his career in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but his most notable achievement on-track was winning the first ever NASCAR Busch North Series race held in the Northeast in 1987. 16-Aug Wed Thompson Speedway Thompson CT NASCAR Whelan Mod Tour, 10-Sep Sun Coventry High School Coventry RI Mike Stefanik Custom Car Show Nick Fonoro, John Koszela, Sonny Koszela, Don MacLaren. Heading up Barbeaus rsum is a major win at Pinecrest Speedway in Toronto in 1959 and a late model championship at Seekonk in 1973. All three active Vermont stock car tracks find representation in the newly announced class. The 2023 live events schedule has been set and will be posted on our social media. As you know we are a nonprofit organization and rely on you for your annual membership to help keep our club alive, this is our forty second year and we are looking forward to the continued dedication to the preservation of the fellowship and nostalgia of automobile racing by all of you; lest we forget the efforts that went into the making of this great sport.Without your membership we would not be able to continue with our Creed. If you reproduce anything from the website it would be appreciated that you acknowledge us. St. Charles Academy, and a 1962 graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Business. According to the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame:Lefty was one of the early "daredevil' flagmen, controlling the race on the track with stock cars roaring by within a few feet of his. Sept. 23 Saturday Plainville Reunion Berlin Fair CT Display Setup: 8 AM Rain Date Sunday 24, New England Antique Racers They can build your engine either stock or performance from the ground up. The mission of the club is to rescue Maine's vintage racecars and put them back on the track where they belong. He managed to get the track up to code to qualify as a sanctioned race. Outside the facility a good number of street vehicles made the trek to strut their stuff for the pleasure of the attendees. It includes those who raced on two wheels and on four. He started at Beech Ridge, raced extensively at Arundel Speedway and won at Wiscasset Speedway on the night it opened in 1969. Several more events are being reviewed for addition to the schedule Admission is included in the price of admission for the Daytona International Speedway tour. Aug 11-13 Fri-Sun VAE Car Show Waterbury VT Still/Parade Sign-in: 9 AM The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 and presently has 60 members. Museum president Dick Berggren will host conversations throughout the day with all three champions. Success. A multi-time ARDC president as well, Schaefer included three Danbury Fairgrounds titles among his championships. The Class of 2012 inductees are: drivers Glen Andrews, Ray Leach and Bob Turner, car owner/crew chief Conrad Taylor and motorsports writer Bob Morris. I probably have more fun watching him drive, I really do.. Hes pretty deserving, Cassius said. She has also been instrumental in assisting with the Hall of Fame ceremonies for the past 2 years. Just as the feature was lined up in the pits, Mother Nature unleashed her havoc on all. Login. Our condolences go out to Dave Baribeault, our HoF ceremony MC, for the loss of his mother last November. Rich has been a Fourslide Setup/Tool Repair at Century Spring for over 20 years. Please enable JavaScript and reload this page or call us instead. Maines Pete Silva won more than 120 races on paved short tracks up and down the East Coast, and is considered to be one of the Southeasts most legendary drivers. He was a voracious reader, particularly of mysteries, loved good food and not so good wine, unless one considers Corbett Canyon box wine a good chardonnay. He is survived by his wife Toni Abercrombie Haynes, four children and nine grandchildren and brother, Alex. North Ferrisburgh native Jamie Aube rose from humble beginnings at Barres Thunder Road and Miltons Catamount Stadium to become a household name in the short track world. This web site is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by NASCAR. . 06/23/13 05:11:17PM @jeff-gilder. While most of the information you can glean from the NEAR organization is available on social media, and our newsletters, without your memberships and donations we would not be able to maintain our social media presence or produce our newsletters, etc. Pit gate opens at 3 p.m. with practice to follow. I didnt know any better. It felt good to be home with a strong attendance on hand despite mother nature trying to put a damper on the event. Ric has been the curator of the ProNyne Motorsports Museum in Pawtucket, R.I. for many years. A seminal event in Jims always colorful life occurred in March 1978. Nominations can be mailed to NEAR, HoF Nominations P.O. C.V. Butch Elms III is one of two dirt track stars to be named to the NEAR Hall of Fame. Adventures included the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Pacific coast off Cabo San Lucas, the coast of Maui, the River Shannon in Ireland, Sail fishing off Palm Beach and many years in the Keys aboard his and his brothers sport fisherman, The Moonraker. Jim was the personification of a man who lived the life he wanted to live. //-->. [1] The group has been inducting area racers in its hall of fame since 1998. We rev up the engines at noon which will be followed by a barbeque lunch and we end the day with giveaway prizes. I used to scan race papers like 'Gater Racing' and 'Speedsport' (when they were still around) when I was a kid. Christopher was the 2001 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion and the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion. As a crew chief, he was responsible for the rise and dominance of Robbie Crouch in the 1980s, winning 49 touring series races and five championships including three-straight on the American-Canadian Tour, and was Aubes crew chief during his 1990 Busch North title run. Induction to the Hall of Fame will be determined by the following criteria: a track, state or national championship in the following categories: 1950's Sportsman, Modified, Late Model Sportsman, Sprint Car, Super Late Model and Grand National (Currently Nextel Cup). The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the New England Antique Racers. History [ edit] The inaugural induction ceremonies were held on April 12, 1992, with 12 drivers and one pioneer driver being selected. All listings . With the Class of 2023 now enshrined, the countdown is on for the Class of 2024! "These guys will never ever get any recognition from NASCAR or NASCAR hall of fame," said Blair,. Buffum was born and raised in Connecticut but has called Vermont home for more than 50 years. Music from Country, Rock (Nothing too heavy), Americana, bluegrass & Folk to name a few. Date Day Facility Location Start Time Special Notes In 1998, NEAR held the first NE Auto Racing Hall of Fame banquet, inducting twelve racing legends. On behalf of NEAR and the Danbury Racearena Reunion Committee, I would like to thank the following: Don Moon, George Cleveland, Don Lajoie, Pete Ballard, Dale Cote, Bill Kemp, Jojo Farrone and Angie Bullock. window.__mirage2 = {petok:"SCKD8Z0Kg7CqVScMvj952NI3awWog1rEIYVZZSi.CXA-1800-0"}; Gene Gosselin 79, of North Smithfield, died December 6, 2022 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. This profile is in addition to your subscription and website login. Updates will be posted on our social media and newsletters She has been heavily involved with the Hall of Fame ceremonies for the past two years. To display your historic race car or artifacts call executive director Tom Netishen at 603-783-0183. (Racing) was just something we loved.. We also ran our 8 lap qualifying heat, won by Angie Bullock in the 088. google_ad_height = 90; As a fabricator, Glines built cars for eight additional Busch North championship teams, and his cars also won NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity) races. Check back for date and time! After winning Late Model Sportsman races in his native New England, Silva relocated to the Carolinas and won many races and track championships at places like Greenville-Pickens, Hickory and Asheville, racing against many drivers who went on to national prominence in NASCAR. Hopefully the Hall of Fame will bring back many pleasant memories of those days spent at the wonderful speedways that once thrived in the Free State. These die-cast replicas of stock cars of the 60's were made by Greg Deeth of Midlothian, Virginia. [1] By design, the Hall has no permanent home. To step inside reveals everything from historic cars to uniforms, trophies, pictures, anything from the last 60 years. The group is set to make appearances at fourteen different venues across four New England States. Oct 6-8 Fri-Sun Thompson Speedway Thompson CT World Series of Racing Posted online on March 03, 2023 Much appreciated. Schaefer, who battled in Midget racings post-World War II golden era, and McNulty and Barbeau, who helped the Modified become New Englands signature division, are pioneers in every sense of the word, said R.A. Silvia, chairman of the NEAR selection committee. For Immediate Release NEAR-02272023-1 //Motorsports Hall of Fame Known as a low budget racer, Ellison got the most out of his equipment and earned more than 40 career victories at Speedway 95 and Unity Raceway. The families of Clifford Cyr and Roger Shaw will be presented Special Recognition awards at the hall of fame ceremonies. As President Rich Goucher has brought the club through some tough times, having kept it alive through the pandemic, picking up the pieces and ensuring we would still be here when the dust settled! Your 2022 award winner Ric Mariscal Ric Mariscal has always been a racer. She is an active member of NEAR, and heavily involved in antique race car restoration with her husband Scotti Ingerson, Sting Vintage Race Cars. See Offers. It is located at 1 Speedway Dr., Weedsport, New York . A three-time driving champion at Wiscasset Speedway, Chadbourne joined former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver and Newburgh native Ricky Craven, Farmingtons Billy Clark, Dick Fowler of Scarborough, engine builder Bob Bailey and drag racer Lomer Pelletier in the Hall of Fames Class of 2019. Long Islander Schaefer and New Englanders McNulty and Barbeau join drivers Russ Wood, Bobby Gahan, Gardiner Leavitt, and brothers Jeff and Rick Fuller, crew chief Steve Bird, car owner Tom Dunn, and announcer/promoter Ben Dodge Jr. in the Class of 2017. As a fabricator, Glines built cars for eight additional Busch North championship teams, and his cars also won NASCAR Busch Series (now Xfinity) races. Club functions have included exhibitions at race tracks and auto shows, and the annual Hall of Fame ceremonies where over the past 25 over 200 people of racing significance have been inducted. The ticket order form can be printed by following the link below this story. Off the track, he is a former President of the Maine State Stock Car Racing Association and has served as a car owner and mechanic for his son Brad Babb in ACT, PASS and open wheeled Supermodified competition. CLUB CAR OWNERS - if you are interested in displaying your car at static club events, contact Al Voorhees at (732) 870-7128. The New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2018 with a decidedly northern flavor. The first stop will be at the Northeast Motor Sports Museum located at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon NH, as they kick off their season with the2nd annual New England Racers Reunion: Race Car Show. Join us on Saturday May 4th from 10am to 3pm and enjoy the one day exhibits as well as the museums 30+ cars, slot car track and iRacing Simulator. Come down and see some of the best examples of New England Racing history compete just like in years past. Carl Crowley Crowley began his racing career in 1959 at Sanford Dragway and was the co-owner and co-founder of Winterport Dragway in 1967. The group had approximately 350-400 members and 80 antique race cars as of 2007. Im shocked the little street stock and Modified guy can get into something like this. This was a shame for the competitors, many who traveled from New Hampshire, Ma, and even the local racers. The Maine Driver of the Year Award was presented to Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington. Ken Tremont Sr. also represents the dirt world, and is the only non-New Englander in the Class of 2018. Stefanik, a Rhode Island racer and one of asphalt Modified racings very best, is a seven-time champion of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and the series all-time winner with 74 victories. New England Antique Racers was formed and incorporated in January 1981. So again, please RSVP by Saturday February 18th to if you are able to attend. The class will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame next October during a ceremony in Augusta, Maine. The Board of Directors had their meeting this past Sunday, January 29th, and have a lot to report out. over the past half centuryofMaryland stock car racing. Once again Wiscassets weekly stars will welcome all challengers, including an invite to PASS mods, for bragging rights and a big payout. The mission of this Hall of Fame is to preserve the history of stock car racing in the state of Maryland and to maintain the memory of those individuals who excelled in the sport. GSVSCC Home - Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club The mission of this Hall of Fame is to preserve the history of stock car racing in the state of Maryland and to maintain the memory of those individuals who excelled in the sport. The Class of 2012 is made up of three race drivers, a car owner/crew chief and one who wrote about the excitement on the track. The Maryland Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization created to provide a history of stock car racing in Maryland. He is just one of a handful of drivers to race and win at all 4 Maine drag strips (Sanford, Norridgewock, Winterport, Oxford). A frequent NEMA competitor as well, the mustached driver won at a dozen New England tracks, including legendary ovals like Eastern States Exposition, Pines Speedway, Cherry Park, and Candlelight Stadium. Our 5th Special Award winner for the Frank Maratta Award, for outstanding contributions to auto racing in New England. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Sophie (Petrosky) Gosselin. Dale gave up racing when Adam was born, but it was his son who brought him back into the sport. Grover was also the 1968 Race of Champions winner at Unity. "NEAR Presents "Class of 2012" At 15th Annual New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Inductions", "Tickets Now Available for 2011 New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame Induction Banquet", "2010 NEAR Hall Of Fame Induction Plays Before Packed House", "Welcome NEAR Hall of Fame Class Of 2009",, Dick Armstrong, Smokey Boutwell, Don Collins, Joe Csiki, Moran Rabideau, Sonny Rabideau, Reino Tulonen.
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