The field has been narrowed and only 20 finalists remain for induction into the Class of 2012 International Motorsports Hall of Fame, IMHOF officials announced today. The final inductees will be elected when the last round of voting begins in August.
“Practically every form of racing, from stock cars to open wheel to motorcycles to airplanes are represented. They are drivers, car builders, engine builders, owners, pilots, daredevils, pioneers and innovators,” states Executive Director, Grant Lynch.
THE TOP 20 FINALISTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2012:
Erwin “Cannonball” Baker David Hobbs
Kenny Bernstein Ted Horn
Keith Black Joe Leonard
Richard Childress Tommy Milton
Joie Chitwood Marvin Panch
Rene Dreyfus Les Richter
Zora Arkus-Duntov Pedro Rodriquez
Harvey Firestone Sir Henry Segrave
John Force Lee Shepherd
Tommy Hinnershitz Chuck Yeager
The Class of 2012 will be announced in late fall of this year, with the induction ceremony tentatively set for Thursday, May 3, 2012.