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2016 Class Officially Inducted into West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – Five 2016 inductees – John Bickford, Mike Duncan, Johnny Key, Al Pombo and Jim Thirkettle – officially became members of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame during June 23 ceremonies at the Meritage Resort and Spa … Continue reading

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About 2016 Inductee: Jim Thirkettle

PHOENIX (June 20, 2016) – For more than two decades, from the early 1970s through the 1990s, few drivers did it any better or with greater style than Jim Thirkettle of Sylmar, Calif. Thirkettle will be inducted into the West … Continue reading

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About 2016 Inductee: Al Pombo

PHOENIX (June 17, 2016) – Some drivers win a lot of races. Others excel by accumulating points toward capturing championships. The late Al Pombo, who will be inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on June 23, … Continue reading

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About 2016 Inductee: Johnny Key

PHOENIX (June 15, 2016) – Johnny Key stood tall among the post-World War II drivers who formed the foundation of stock car racing on the West Coast. He will be inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame … Continue reading

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About 2016 Inductee: Mike Duncan

PHOENIX (June 9, 2016) – For Mike Duncan, baseball’s loss was NASCAR stock car racing’s gain. The Oakland A’s farmhand, drafted by the Major League Baseball club out of the University of Nebraska, has made it to the West Coast … Continue reading

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About 2016 Inductee: John Bickford

PHOENIX (June 6, 2016) – A Forbes magazine article describes 2016 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductee John Bickford as “unusually optimistic, diligent, observant and conscientious about details.” Bickford employed all of those qualities – and a stepfather’s … Continue reading

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West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016 Inductees

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A NASCAR K&N Pro Series West double champion, a pair of pioneer hard top competitors, an acclaimed short track racer with multiple titles and an industry agent/marketer comprise the five-member Class of 2016 to be inducted into … Continue reading

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Three Elected to West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Board of Directors

  PHOENIX, Ariz. – Three longtime members of the motorsports industry – Steve Page, Richard Spencer and Richard (Dick) Woodland – have been named to the board of directors of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. The trio … Continue reading

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Voting Begins for 2016 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Nominees

Expanded Preliminary Ballot Lists 22 Historic, Modern Era Figures PHOENIX, Ariz. – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has announced its nominations for the organization’s 2016 induction ceremonies. The star-studded list contains 22 names – easily the most … Continue reading

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Six Inducted Into West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has inducted its 2015 class, enshrining six new members during June 25 ceremonies at the Meritage Resort in Napa, Calif. The 2015 class is comprised of Jerry Baxter, John Cardinale, Jason … Continue reading

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