Welcome to the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame!
The Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1982 to enshrine and honor individuals or groups who have excelled in motor sports in the state of Michigan.
Please view our list of Inductees. They are listed on the "Inductees" page and are listed alphabetically. Click on the name to read the biography. The number next to their name is the year inducted. Those with a * are deceased.
The FAQ page has been updated to be more in line with where we are and what we are doing in 2019 and beyond.
Please review our Guidelines for consideration for induction on our Nominations page as they have been revised effective April 1, 2019. Biographies fpr consideration in 2020 must be received by March 15, 2020 and should be in electronic form. (Microsoft Word is best) although typed and copied is acceptable as well.
The Class of 2020 has been selected by our Board of Directors and Living Inductees just as in years past. While our voting process started a little late due to complications of the Corona Virus, your Board of Directors worked via e-mail, snail mail, and phone to get a final ballot put together and out to the voters by earlyJuly. Our announcement of "The Class of 2020" is as follows: The 2020 Inductees are Scott Diehl and Rusty Daggett in the other than Driver Category. Our Drag Racers are John Bugenski and Arlen Fadely. From the Other Motor Sports category are Road Racer Danny Kellermeyer and Snowmobile Racer Dana Wiltse. Our Oval Track, Historical Era sees three drivers from days gone by in Dick Crup, Chet Miller, and Eldon Schrader. Finally, our Oval Track Modern Era inductees are Ron Allen and Brett Mann. Thank You to all of the Board Members, Past Board Members, and Past Inductees who cast thier votes and sent in their Ballots, it really makes a difference.
Unfortunately, at our Board Meeting of July 29, 2020 we were forced to have a hard discussion on holding our Induction Ceremony in November in the face of the problems stemming from Covid-19 as well as the ever changing restrictions regarding indoor gatherings. The end result is that with the input from many of our voting members and past inductees, we have voted, as a Board, to abstain from holding an induction ceremony this November. We truly believe that all inductees deserve their day in front of their peers, family, and friends so we will be combining the induction of the "Class of 2020" along with the "Class of 2021" that will be selected next May. The combined induction ceremony will be held at our usual place in Mount Pleasant, The University Comfort Inn & Suites on November 7, 2021. Details will be worked out over the fall/winter season to see about starting earlier and maybe going a little later. Congratulations to our "Class of 2020" for all of your contributions to Motor Sports. Complete bios should be posted in the next week or two.
We need help finding living relatives of 2020 Inductee Chet Miller. He passed away many years ago and He and his wife did not have children so we need to find any of his descendants in order to inform them of Mr. Miller's induction and to present them with his plaque at the appropriatte time.
Word has been received that Bev Provoast, wife of the late Al Provoast (2001 Inductee) has passed away October 11, 2020. She joins her beloved Al, who passed away earlier in 2020. The family asks that all condolences, gifts, and remembrances be sent to Connie McAdams, Daughter of Al & Bev. The address is 951 Towerline Rd., Whittemore, Mi. 48770. Connie can also be reached at 989-305-8300. Connie and Husband Bill will be hosting a memorial gathering at a later date for both Al & Bev as Bev had requested no formal funeral. We here at the Michigan MotorSports Hall of Fame wish Gods Speed to Bev and Al and send our condolences to Connie and the family.
Word has been received that 2014 Inductee, Marv Parenteau passed away on October 21, 2020. Visitation for Marv will be on October 30, 2020 at the Kaul Funeral Home located at 28433 Jefferson in St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081. Hours are from 4 PM - 8 PM. We send our condolences to Marv's wife and family.
2012 Inductee, Russ Densmore passed away on October 29, 2020. Services will be at the Vickers Funeral Home located at 121 Pearl Street, Springport, Michigan 49284. Visitation on Tuesday November 3, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with additional visitation on Wednesday November 4, 2020 from 10-11 AM with Funeral service at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Condolences and prayers to Russ' family and friends. Russ served the racing community in many different roles and was the builder and founder of the Michigan Ideal Speedway now known as Springport Motor Speedway.
Effective October 15, 2020, the phone number for the Hall of Fame has been changed to 586-202-2357.