The COVID-19 pandemic and California’s ban on large gatherings push ceremony to 2021
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (May 4, 2020) – The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame’s 2020 inductions presented by World Wide Technology Raceway, previously set for June 11 in Napa, Calif., will be postponed due to uncertainty over the duration of the current COVID-19 pandemic and when California’s current ban on large gatherings might be lifted.
The ceremony at the Meritage Resort and Spa will be held in 2021 at a date to be determined, according to West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame’s Chairman and CEO Ken Clapp.
Five members of the organization’s 17thinducted class, along with a yet-Five members of the organization’s 17th inducted class, along with a yet-to-be announced slate of Heritage enshrinees, will officially welcomed into the Hall a year from now. Elected are Mike Bliss, Craig Keough, Rick Mears, Jim Pettit II and Jerry Pitts. Racing ambassador Linda Vaughn is due to receive the Motorsport Lady of the Century award.
About the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame:
The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001 as a means of recognizing significant contributors and contributions to the sport of stock car racing. The mission of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame is founded to preserve history and heritage of the important role west coast stock car competitors have played in the sport’s development and continuation and to recognize, through annual enshrinement, of outstanding individuals and groups within the sport such as, but not limited to, designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters, publicists and members of the motorsports media.
The Hall is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, dedicated to supporting a variety of organizations and groups from coast to coast. During its tenure, the Hall has raised more than a half-million dollars for youth, health and safety, hospitals, animal rescue and other charitable causes.
“Your ongoing charitable donations are greatly appreciated moving forward as we continue to help our partners in these difficult times,” said Clapp.
For additional information about the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame, please visit WestCoastStockCarHallofFame.com.
Owen A. Kearns