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Voting begins for 2017 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame induction

Preliminary ballot Lists 25 figures from historic and modern eras. PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 21, 2016) – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame has announced its 25 nominations for the organization’s 2017 induction ceremonies. The star-studded list contains includes … Continue reading

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Socially Speaking

Facebook and Twitter lit up with news about the June 23 West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame inductions. A tweet containing a post-induction photo of John and Carol Bickford and Jeff Gordon was still being retweeted more than a … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now?

Not every member of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is inactive in his chosen profession. Some continue to perform at a high level after induction, adding to already stellar credentials. Gary Nelson (Class of 2006) was among … Continue reading

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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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