MSHFA Announces Seven Inductees For 2018 | Performance Racing Industry
MSHFA Announces Seven Inductees For 2018
January 8, 2018
Honorees for the class of 2018 in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America include John Buttera, Carl G. Fisher, Jeff Gordon, Howard Hughes, Fred Merkel, U.E. Pat Patrick and Bob Tullius.
MSHFA Announces Seven Inductees For 2018

An illustrious seven-man list representing six motorsports disciplines and one iconic racing facility comprises a unique class of 2018 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) inductees announced recently at Daytona International Speedway.

The milestone 30th Annual Induction Ceremony presented by Bridgestone is set for Tuesday, March 13, at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. Honorees include drag racing car builder John Buttera, Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl G. Fisher, four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, record-setting pilot—and world-famous billionaire—Howard Hughes, motorcycle great Fred Merkel, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion owner U.E. Pat Patrick and sports car legend Bob Tullius.

“Our inductee classes are always intriguing but this year is even more so,” said MSHFA President Ron Watson. “Howard Hughes and Jeff Gordon in the same class—that is probably the best example we’ve ever had to illustrate the breadth of our inductee roll.”

The MSHFA, which in recent years has hosted its induction in July, has moved the date for this year’s ceremony. The switch puts the induction amid a bevy of March motorsports activity in Florida. The IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, the 12 Hours of Sebring, plus the AMA DAYTONA Supercross, American Flat Track’s DAYTONA TT and the DAYTONA 200, as well as Bike Week in Daytona Beach, will all take place in a 10-day period that includes the MSHFA induction.

The induction ceremony will be preceded on March 12 by the annual “Heroes of Horsepower” Reception and Dinner at the MSHFA Museum, located in the Daytona International Speedway Ticket and Tours facility.

Tickets for all 30th annual MSHFA induction activities can be purchased online at or by calling 386/681-6843. For more information on the 2018 MSHFA inductees, visit here.