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West Coast Stock Car HoF Announces Class Of 2020 Nominations
November 11, 2019
The organization’s ballot includes a pair of ARCA Menards Series West champions, a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series champion, a pair of Indianapolis 500 winners and more.
West Coast Stock Car HoF Announces Class Of 2020 Nominations

Twenty individuals, including six first-time nominees, have been nominated for 2020 induction into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Five inductees will ultimately be chosen for the 17th class, which will be announced during a NASCAR Cup Series weekend in March 2020.

The organization’s ballot includes a pair of ARCA Menards Series West champions, a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series champion, a pair of Indianapolis 500 winners and four competitors holding multiple titles at California weekly tracks. The list spans historic (pre-1970) and modern eras of the sport.

First-time nominees are Ken Boyd, Tony Hunt, Craig Keough, Jerry Pitts, Nick Rescino and Linda Vaughan.

Nominated again after appearing on previous ballots are Mike Bliss, Dave Byrd, Ernie Cope, Mike David, Dave Fuge, Tom Gloy, Lance Hooper, Tommy Kendall, Rick Mears, Danny Ongais, Jim Pettit II, Greg Pickett, Tom Sneva, and George Snider. The organization will also induct its third Heritage class of five individuals whose careers largely ended prior to 1970. The Heritage inductees will be named in spring 2020.

“The list of nominees is beyond impressive and, as in previous years, it becomes more and more difficult to choose the five inductees,” said West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame chairman CEO Ken Clapp. “In total, the nominees have won more 1,000 feature races over the past 50 years. All are deserving of induction.”

For more information, including short biographies on each of the inductees, visit the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame website here.