New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame
The New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) was incorporated in 1969. Its members include competitors, fans, speedway personnel and members of the media dedicated to the improvement of auto racing throughout New York State and western Vermont.
Originally concerned with rules, speedway purses and insurance matters, NYSSCA’s primary focus now is its nationally known injured member benefit fund. Other missions include educating the public on racing’s influence in the community, addressing environmental issues and promoting racing safety. Additionally, outstanding performances in all racing divisions are recognized at NYSSCA’s annual awards banquet.
2014 New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame Indcutees
Each year since 1984, members of the New York State Stock Car Association have nominated outstanding contributors to the sport of auto racing for membership in the NYSSCA Hall of Fame. Nominees are considered and voted on by a select committee, with those elected then inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fame. Members include drivers, car owners, mechanics, promoters, speed shop operators, officials and others who have distinguished themselves in the sport. For most, it is an honor of a lifetime.
New York State Stock Car Hall of Fame Inductees
1984 Steve Danish, Jeep Herbert, Kenny Shoemaker
1985 Pete Corey, Paul Marshall
1986 George Proctor, Tony Villano
1987 Doug Garrison, Irv Taylor, Jerry Townley
1988 Eddie Flemke, Frank Trinkaus, Bill Wimble
1989 Rene Charland, Cliff Kotary, Theron Moore, Ted Ryan, Ken Tremont,Sr.
1990 Ernie Gahan, Mert Hulbert, Dick Nephew, Karl Haeussel
1991 Nick Ronca, Howie Westervelt, "Tate" Eugene Tetreault
1992 Cliff Wright, Donald Wayman, "Jollie" Ollie Palmer
1993 Jerry Cook, Ralph Ouderkirk, Frankie Schneider
1994 Chuck Ely, Ed Delmolino, Tim Baker, Ed Pieniazek
1995 Claude Hoard, Hugh Hedger, Ron Narducci, Chet Hames
1996 Fred DeCarr, Ernie Marshall, Dexter Dorr, Ernie Martin
1997 Dick Clark, Mike Ehring, Richie Evans, George Janoski, Lou Spanier, Bugsy Stevens 1998 Margaret Bosley, Leonard Bosley, Carlton Hughes, Harry Peek, Winn Slavin 1999 Tommy Corellis, C.D. Coville, Stretch VanSteenburgh, Don MacTavish
2000 Lou Lazzaro, Link Pettit, Sr., Ethel Searing-Wetmore, Ken Goodermote
2001 Charlie LaDuc, Steve Luse, Vince Quenneville,Sr., John Osterhoudt, C.J. Richards, Ray Dalmata, Ed Feuz, James Gage,Sr., Jim Luke, George Welch, Bob Hackel, Charles "Chuck" Irving, Paul Roberts, Lee Palmer, Allen "Schootch" Schoonmaker, Stan Wetmore, Jon Button, Bernie Miller, Sonny Seamon, Bob Mott, Dutch Hoag, Arthur "Uncle” Art Stuarts 2002 Bob Whitbeck, George Marcus, John "Jocko" Martterer
2003 Andy Romano, Butch Jelley, Maynard Forrette, Fred DeSarro, Len Boehler
2004 Donnie Wetmore, Brian Ross, Buck Holliday, John Grady
2005 Geoff Bodine, Jim Frye, Barb Frye, Dick Schoonover, Ed Cloce
2006 Jim Langenback, Merv Treichler, Chuck Akulis, John Tallini
2007 Art Barry, Les Deuel, Buzzie Reutimann, Bob McCreadie, Maynard Troyer 2008 Dick Hansen, Will Cagle, Billy Rafter, Dick Waterman
2009 Jerry Higbie, Sr., Mike Romano, Charlie Rudolph, Jimmy Spencer 2010 Dickie Larkin, Jack Cottrell, Paul Emerick, Marty Beberwyk, Hertha Beberwyk 2011 Don Ackner, Mike Budka, Dave Lape, Walt Mitchell, Rich Ricci, Sr., Jim Shampine 2012 Glenn Donnelly, Don Diffendorf, Ron Hedger, George Kent, Bob Devine, Walt Markert, Mike Ronca, Gibby Fountain, Percy Barber, Bill Brooking, Tommy Williams Sr., Milt Johnson, Don "Had" Hadcock, Dick Sweet, "Jumpin" Jack Johnson, “Dover Dave" Cruickshank, John W. "Jack" "Black Flag" Blackwood, Jr., Walter Bedell, Peg Bedell, Edmund "Peanut" Pierce, Danny Watson, Kenny Marshall
2013 Jim King, Bob Savoie, Jimmy Winks, Mike Colsten, Joe Messina