Hall of Fame Members
Warren Johnson

Warren Johnson

Class of 2007 There very likely has never been anyone else in the history of drag racing that studied every aspect of the sport like Warren Johnson does, and it has paid off handsomely for the Minnesota native known as “The Professor.”  Johnson has...

Parnelli Jones

Parnelli Jones

Class of 1990 The competitive versatility of Rufus Parnell Jones is, perhaps, unmatched in all of racing. He won six Indy Car races. He won 25 Sprint Car races. He won 25 Midget races. He won 13 Stock Car races on different circuits. He won the Indianapolis 500. And...

Alan Kulwicki

Alan Kulwicki

Class of 2002 Alan Kulwicki, from Greenfield, WI worked his way up from the short tracks to become the first driver/owner to win the Winston Cup championship in more than a decade when he captured the title in 1992. Richard Petty, in 1979, was the last driver/owner to...

Mel Kenyon

Mel Kenyon

Class of 2003 One of the greatest midget car drivers in history, Mel Kenyon started his career in modified stocks in 1955, then switched to midgets two years later. His first title was NASCAR's Florida midget series in 1962, but he switched to USAC in the middle of...

Frank Kurtis

Frank Kurtis

Class of 2008 Though he never drove a race, Frank Kurtis' cars crossed the finish line many times. Born in Crested Butte, Colorado, the young sheetmetal worker got his start in racing when he was hired by Tommy Lee and Willet Brown to rework the bodies of the Don Lee...

Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda

Class of 1993 Nicholas van Lauda was born on February 22, 1949, in Vienna, Austria, the son of a successful paper processing executive. Niki grew up driving fork-lifts in family factories, and beginning at age 15, factory trucks in rural Austria. Then, in 1966, he saw...

Fred Lorenzen

Fred Lorenzen

Class of 1991 Fred Lorenzen came out of Elmhurst, Ill., to become the "Golden Boy" of NASCAR Grand National racing. He was handsome, he was articulate and he could drive. Just as the "superspeedway" era of NASCAR began to develop, he was there. He rolled to repeat...

Tiny Lund

Tiny Lund

Class of 1994 DeWayne Louis Lund was born in Harlan, Iowa in 1929. Tiny started racing motorcycles at age 15, then tried Sprints and Midgets, but gave them up because of his size. Lund stayed with Modifieds, earning a good reputation in Iowa even as a youngster. In...

John Marcum

John Marcum

Class of 1994 In 1930, at the age of 14, John Marcum lied about his age and drove the family car in a 30 lap feature race at a southern Indiana track. By the mid-1940's Marcum was a veteran of racing, when, at the Daytona Beach course on the sand he crashed and landed...

Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell

Class of 2005 Nigel Mansell was one of the most determined and aggressive drivers ever to sit behind the wheel of a race car. Despite his uncanny ability to get every ounce of speed out of whatever he happened to be driving, his career was a mixture of struggles and...

Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren

Class of 1991 Like many other racing greats, Bruce McLaren was more than just talented - he was versatile. Although he never ruled as Formula One's World Champion, that did not diminish his greatness one bit. He was a designer and manufacturer of racing machinery, a...