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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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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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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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