2015 Hall of Fame Class Inducted

Back on August 8th, 2015, the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame presented its 15th Induction Ceremony. Driving inductees present were Tennessee’s Skip Arp, Iowa’s Curt Hansen, Pennsylvania’s Davey Johnson, Georgia’s Leon Sells and the family of the late Iowa legend Red Droste who accepted his honors posthumously. The classes’ contributors were represented the

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Kosiski 50-50 Raffle Helps Support HoF Again

Once again the Kosiski family, proprietors of the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, held a 50/50 raffle at the running of their premiere season event, the Silver Dollar Nationals. A check was presented to the Hall for $2,500 through the hard work and generosity of these great people. Once again a huge thank you to

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Bechelli Continues Swartz Cheesewedge Restoration Project

Mike Bechelli of M&M Recycling in Elizabethtown Indiana, a long-time supporter of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame continues the restoration of the original 1982 World Dirt Track Championship winning Charlie Swartz “Cheesewedge” car. Bechelli in the past had a huge hand in the restoration of the 1986 Jeff Purvis Rayburn, Russ Petro

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Thanks to Our Media Friends..

The Hall of Fame wishes to give a shout out to the folks over at Dirt Late Model Magazine, the sole publication devoted to the coverage of our great sport. Publisher and editor Mike O’Connor continues to do a first rate job presenting Dirt Late Model racing both past and present and is a fine

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Inductee Franklin Passes

Back in April, 2004 Hall of  Fame Inductee Rodney Franklin passed away at age 61 following a battle with cancer. Rodney, a White Post Virginia resident was known on the ovals as the “Virginia Leadfoot” and was one of the East Coast’s all-time top runners with over 300 feature victories. Our condolences go out to

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Public Nomination Page and Form Now Live

We here at the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame value our fans and supporters’ input, and what better way to show that then to ask “who do you think should be in the Hall of Fame?” The “Public Nomination” page is now live on our website and can be accessed from the sidebar.

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Famed Eldora Speedway Founder Earl Baltes Passes

Inaugural class inductee Earl Baltes of Rossburg Ohio passed away March 23rd, 2015 at the age of 93. Baltes was instrumental in the development of dirt late model racing promotion, as well as the founder and longtime owner of Eldora Speedway. Our condolences from the Hall of Fame go out to Earl’s family. He will

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Performance Bodies Continues as a Hall of Fame Supporter

The good people at Performance Bodies of Cedar Falls Iowa continue to be a fine supporter of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame. Also joining us this year are the fine people at G-FORCE Racing Helmets. We are proud of our sponsors and hope that you all continue to support these great businesses. http://www.performancebodies.com/ http://www.gforce.com/products/helmets.php

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HoF Don Bohlander Parkinson’s FundRacers to hold event March 7th

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame would like to pass along a message on behalf of 2011 inductee Don Bohlander, and the Illinois-based not-for-profit organization the Don Bohlander Parkinson’s FundRacers: The Don Bohlander Parkinson’s FundRacers is a not for profit organization that raises awareness, education and dollars for the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

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Late Model 101: An Afternoon with Seven Iowa Greats now available

Last September the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame made its annual good will trip to the Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame museum and helped put on the Late Model 101 seminar. In our latest installment, we brought some of Iowa’s greatest dirt late model icons together for an afternoon of stories and

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