Don Prieto – Founders Award

By |2020-10-29T12:05:55-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

Don “The Wavemaker” Prieto is unique to the sport in that he is a racer (owner and driver), a journalist, a historian, and a catalyst between the sport and some of the OEM companies.  Don started his journey into [...]

Roy Hill

By |2020-10-29T12:03:35-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

Roy learned about cars as a young teenager acquiring his first car, a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, at the age of 23 years old. His first experience at organized racing came in 1969 at the wheel of a 1969 [...]

Robert “Bones” Balogh

By |2020-10-29T12:00:20-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

Bob “Bones” Balogh was another of the early sports competitors who has always been a “car nut”. His first car was a 1934 Buick Limited coupe he purchased as soon as he got his first California driver’s license at [...]

Lee Beard

By |2020-10-29T12:01:20-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

Lee Beard has been referred to as “a crew chief’s crew chief”. Beard, known for cleanliness, organization, and preparation, was first introduced into the world of drag racing by his high school Industrial Arts teacher, Ed Renck, who also [...]

Larry Minor

By |2020-10-29T11:54:58-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

Larry Minor has often been called a “gearhead” but it is simply a fact of life for him. As a teenager, Larry was very interested in cars of all kinds, how to make them faster, and quicker. His first [...]

Don Enriquez

By |2020-10-29T11:48:44-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

As with a lot of the members of the drag racing world, Don got his first experience as a driver in the seat of Gary Densford’s C/Dragster at Lions Drag Strip in Long Beach, CA. In January 1962 he [...]

Billy Meyer

By |2020-10-29T11:45:54-04:00October 29th, 2020|2020 Inductees|

Billy Meyer began his racing career at the age of nine in go-karts and as a teen-ager burst onto the auto racing scene making a name for himself as a Funny Car driver. Bill was the youngest person to [...]

Dan Richins & Rex Pearmain

By |2020-10-28T16:12:23-04:00October 28th, 2020|2019 Inductees|

Dan Richins and Rex Pearmain, known as the “Iron Horse Team”, were not household names in the world of drag racing. The fact is Salt Lake City Utah is a bit off the beaten path when it comes to [...]

Mike Lewis

By |2020-10-28T15:53:17-04:00October 28th, 2020|2019 Inductees|

Mike Lewis could be described as a “man for all seasons”.  Mike was almost born into the world of drag racing, when his grandfather, Alford Stauffer built the famed Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania when Mike was 12 [...]

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