Hall of Fame Members
JC Agajanian

JC Agajanian

Class of 2009 Agajanian was a highly respected car owner and race promoter. He began as an owner at age 18 after he was told by his father that he would be disowned if he wanted to drive himself. Agajanian went on to be a highly successful owner having his cars set...

Bobby Allison

Bobby Allison

Class of 1993 1983 NASCAR Champion Bobby Allison was born on December 3, 1937, in Miami, Florida, the 4th of 10 children. While a senior in High School, Bobby had his own car, and after some discussion with his parents he was allowed to enter his car in competition....

Donnie Allison

Donnie Allison

Class of 2009 Allison is an original member of the “Alabama Gang”, beginning his career when brother Bobby told him he would never be a race car driver. He proved him wrong claiming the Grand National Rookie of the Year Award in 1967. Allison’s best...

Davey Allison

Davey Allison

Class of 1998 In a career cut short by a helicopter crash in the infield at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993, David Carl "Davey" Allison still won 19 NASCAR Winston Cup races, claimed 14 poles and won over six million dollars. The son of Hall of Famer Bobby Allison,...

Joe Amato

Joe Amato

Class of 2005 Joe Amato, a native of Exeter, Pennsylvania, quit school at the age of 16 to take over the family auto parts business from his ailing father and he launched his racing career at about the same time. In a career that started in a 1953 Ford before he ever...

Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti

Class of 2000 Mario Andretti was born in Montona, Italy in 1940, then came to the United State at the age of 15. He, along with his twin brother Aldo, worked in their uncle's garage, and began racing modifieds in 1959. Mario won 20 times in his first two seasons....

Alberto Ascari

Alberto Ascari

Class of 1992 Alberto Ascari was born on July 13, 1918, the son of racing great Antonio Ascari. He was only seven years old when his father was killed in the French Grand Prix at the height of his racing career. Yet young Ascari retained vivid memories of his father...

Art Arfons

Art Arfons

Class of 2008 Although he is known for setting the unlimited Land Speed Record three times, Art Arfons made significant contributions to drag racing, tractor pulling and powerboat racing during a five decade career. Born in Akron, Ohio, Arfons began his racing career...

Buck Baker

Buck Baker

Class of 1990 While a bus driver in Charlotte, N.C., Elzie Wylie Baker Sr. attended his first stock car race. He figured he, too, could be a driver because he had done it most of his life and those guys on the track were all going in the same direction. But when he...

Buddy Baker

Buddy Baker

Class of 1997 Wylie (Buddy) Baker, Jr., born January 25,1941, in Florence, South Carolina, was known as the "Gentle Giant" of NASCAR Winston Cup racing. He was not so gentle, but certainly a giant, on March 24,1970, while testing his blue Dodge Daytona for the first...

Kenny Bernstein

Kenny Bernstein

Class of 2012   Six-time NHRA champion: two in Top Fuel and four consecutive in Funny Car. Bernstein holds the unique distinction of being the first and only race team owner to have collected wins in each of America’s three major motorsports series: NHRA,...

Tony Bettenhausen

Tony Bettenhausen

Class of 1991 The man they called "The Tinley Park Express" was recognized as one of the kindest in the sport of auto racing. It has been said there had never been a friendlier, more helpful man. Bettenhausen won the USAC championship for the first time at age 35 and...