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Off-road legend Walker Evans joins West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame

PHOENIX (June 1, 2017) – Roger Walker Evans, born Dec. 3, 1938 in Cedar Lake, Mich., started Walker Evans Racing in 1977 to field his own off-road racing team after driving for West Coast Stock Car Hall of Famers Bill … Continue reading

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From the Chairman

By Ken Clapp When we changed the conditions for eligibility into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, I was left with mixed emotions. Basically, I feared that our celebration of stock car racing, as we previously knew it … Continue reading

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New addresses for Carelli, Baxter

Two West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame members – Rick Carelli and Jerry Baxter – have new “homes” for the 2017 NASCAR season. Carelli, Class of 2009, joins Furniture Row Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as … Continue reading

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Induction No. 5 at the Meritage

On June 22, the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame will celebrate its 14th induction and fifth at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. And, because the hotel and its staff have the ability to increase available … Continue reading

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Bickford, La Russa elected to West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Board of Directors

April 11, 2017 PHOENIX – John L. Bickford and Anthony (Tony) La Russa have been elected to the board of directors of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Their election was announced at Phoenix Raceway on March 19, … Continue reading

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West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017 Inductees

PHOENIX – The 2017 class of seven West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductees touches virtually every corner of the motorsports universe from NASCAR and USAC stock cars, the Indianapolis 500, off roading, world endurance racing and California hardtop … Continue reading

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West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Announces 12 finalists for 2017 Induction

PHOENIX – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has announced the 12 semi-finalists for its Class of 2017 inductees, a list that includes a half-dozen first-time nominees. Voting by the Hall’s board of directors is underway to select … Continue reading

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Two board members elected

Two longtime members of the motorsports industry, Dennis Mattish and Kenneth (Kenny) Takeuchi, have been elected to the board of directors of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Mattish, a resident of San Jose, Calif., has been published … Continue reading

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Message From the Chairman

Several years ago, I was visiting with the NASCAR president at the time, and now Vice Chairman Mike Helton on his thoughts as to how we might make the West Coast Hall better. We realized we had created a Hall … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the nominees

By Ken Clapp It has taken countless hours by Owen Kearns, the Board’s administrative director and its research committee to develop the 25 nominees for the 2017 final nominations list. From a list of over 60 names, we had to … Continue reading

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