Illinois Stock Car Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2014

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The Hall Of Fame Board Of Directors are proud to announce results of this years voting.

North West Region "Whitey" Gerken
Mid West Region Bryant Tucker
North East Region Tom Jones
South Region Frank Shickel
Track Promoter Howard Tiedt
Announcer/Official Elmer Steinbeck
Car Bld./ Mechanic Bill Koening

These Legends will be Honored Sat April 12th 2014

Reception Hosted By Board Of Directors from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m to view Inductees Displays located at:

Historic Auto Attractions Museum
13825 Metric Dr. Roscoe, Il. 815 389 7917

Banquet will be held at:
Holliday Inn/ Hoffman House Social Hour. 5 p.m.
7550 east State St. Rockford, Il. Dinner 6 p.m.
815 398 2200 Ceremony 7 p.m.

We have a block of rooms discounted reservations by March 12th

Tickets 35.00 Must have tickets to attend, will not be able to buy at door ,order early last years Induction ceremony was sold out !

Any Questions & Info call Art 708 254 5196 ticket order forms click on HOF Link

Thanks Art Fehrman

Hall of Fame Voting

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As they say, time flies when you are having fun. It’s hard to believe that we are gearing up for our third Induction Ceremony. Our museum display has grown into a thing of beauty and each year we are faced with the challenge to make it even more awesome. As you will read below it is our honor to announce the addition of two new Board of Director Members, Doug Morris and Karen Tyne Duncan. They will represent the Southern Region of the State.

We would like to thank everyone who assisted with the planning and execution of our 2nd Induction Ceremony. Once again it was sold out with standing room only to watch the Induction Ceremony.

Please note that the Ballots are due earlier than last year, they are due December 20, 2013 and any unpaid membership/sponsorship/benefactor donation is due at the same time. Please include your payment to the new address listed with your Ballot to validate it. Please also take the time to nominate a deserving candidate for next year.

Thank you everyone for your loyal support. Art “Fireball” Fehrman

Our 2014 nominees are:

Northwest Erik Johnson, Bob Chapman, Joe Finn and Whitey Gerkin
Midwest Al Johnson, Earl J Hubert, Skippy Michaels and Bryant Tucker
Northeast Ed Hoffman Sr., Frank Gawlinski, Tom Jones and Bob Pronger
South Roger Long, Jerry Roedell, Frank Shickel and Bill Hazel

Track Promoters Howard Tiedt, Port Defrates and Pete Jenin
Announcers Chris Clark, George Krueger and Elmer Steinbeck
Car Builder/Mechanics Bill Koenig, Rudy Hoerr and Mike Terrafino

It is with much excitement that we announce the addition of two new board members for the South Region. They will be assisting with getting the word out in the Southern Region to increase membership in that area, along with sharing their expertise and knowledge to enhance the Displays at the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame. We extend a warm Welcome to Doug Morris and Karen Tyne Duncan.


Art Fehrman Midwest Region
Pat Fehrman Newsletter Editor/Display Coordinator
Jerry Gille Northwest Region
Stan Kalwasinski Northeast Region
Wayne Lensing Northwest Region/Museum Owner
Herb Shannon Jr. South Region
Doug Morris South Region
Karen Tyne Duncan South Region

Jim “Jimmy A” Ambruoso - Tabatha Bennett

Eric Huenefeld - Mike & Karrie Papp

The Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame

Click to Download and Print the 2013 Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame Membership Form

The Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame nominees for the 2013 Induction Ceremony are:

HOF 2013 Nominees

2 drivers from each region will be inducted and one selection from the other three categories will be inducted. The Official Ballot to vote on these nominees will be included in the up coming December HOF Newsletter. If you have not already done so please send in your 2013 dues or sponsorships with your ballot so your vote is valid. Ballots need to be postmarked by January 15, 2013.

For anyone wishing to become a new member or sponsor, send in a membership application which can be printed from the website.

If you have trouble downloading this membership application please contact Art via e-mail or telephone. or 708-254-5196

North West        Midwest        North East        South
Bob Chapman        Jim O’Connor        Bud Koehler        Roger Long
Jim Cossman        Earl J Hubert        Ed Hoffman Sr.        Jerry Roedell
Roy Martinellli        Al Johnson        Frank Gawlinski        Jack Tyne
Erik Johnson        Rich Clement        Ray Young        Herb Shannon Sr.

Track Promoters        Announcers        Car Builder
Hugh Deery        Chris Clark        Wayne Lensing
Howard Tiedt        Jan Gabriel        Bill Koenig
Port Defrates        George Krueger        Rudy Hoerr

We wish to thank our members and sponsors for supporting the HOF, without you we would not be gearing up for our Second Induction Ceremony. As soon as all dues and sponsorships are received and the votes are counted we will begin ordering the plaques. The 2013 Induction Ceremony will be at the Hoffman House/Holiday Inn on Saturday April 13, 2013 located at 7550 East State Street in Rockford, IL. I have also set up a discounted block of rooms for that night. Rooms need to be reserved by March 13th by calling 815-398-2200. The Holliday Inn/Banquet Hall is located at the I 90 State Street Exit 1 block west of the Toll Road. The great news is, we will have the same food as last year.

Thanks Art and Pat


Hall of Fame Banquet Information & Registration

February 8, 2012 - Click for Banquet Info & Registration

The Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame Board of Directors is honored to announce the results of our inaugural induction vote. The results are as follows:

To be Inducted into the HOF on April 14, 2012 are:

North West Region
Fred Lorenzen
Gene Marmor
Joe Shear

Arnie Gardner
Dick Nelson
Don Waldvogel

North East Region
Bill Van Allen
Tom Pistone
Sal Tovella

South Region
Don Bohlander
Les Snow
Ronnie Weedon

Track Promoter
Andy Granatelli

Wayne Adams

Car Builder
Bob Boyce

The Inaugural Induction Ceremony and Banquet will be held Sat April 14th, 2012 at the Forest Hills Lodge 9572 Forest Hills Rd. Loves Park, IL. 708-254-5196 Social Hour is at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm and Awards presentation to follow. (Adjacent to Rockford Speedway) Tickets are $30.00. Order early as they are limited. Deadline is April 6, 2012. Saturday afternoon the Historic Auto Attractions Museum will be open for all to view the new HOF Display. For phone number and directions go to

Please send your order and payment to Art Fehrman 5N002 Birchdale Court St. Charles, IL 60175.

Hope to See you there to participate in recognizing these greats for their contributions to the sport of Illinois short track racing.
Art “Fireball” Fehrman

Click to Download and Print the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame Membership Form

The Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame nominees for the inaugural class of 2012 have been announced.

HOF 2012 Nominees

3 Drivers from each region will be inducted. 1 nominee from each of the other categories will be inducted.

North West                  Midwest                       North East                   South
Fred Lorenzen Arnie Gardner Bill Van Allen Don Bohlander
Gene Marmor Dick Nelson Bud Koehler Les Snow
Bob Chapman Jim Oconnor Tom Pistone Rich Standridge
Joe Shear Don Waldvogel Ed Hoffman Ronnie Weedon
Jim Cossman Jack Tyne Sal Tovella Roger Long
Roy Martinellli Earl J Hubert Frank Gawlinski Jerry Roedell

Track Promoters Announcers Car Builder
Hugh Derry Chris Clark Bob Boyce
Howard Tiedt Jan Gabriel Wayne Lensing
Andy Granatelli Wayne Adams Bill Koenig
Port Defrates George Krueger Rudy Hoerr

The induction ceremony will be held Saturday April 14, 2012. For information on how to become a member and receive a voting ballot sign on to and click on the HOF tab or call Art at 708-254-5196.

Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame Announcement

​The Hall of Fame inaugural ceremony will be held Saturday Night, April 14, 2012 at the Forest Hills Lodge. The lodge is located adjacent to Rockford Speedway. The festivities will consist of cocktails, dinner and induction ceremony. During the ceremony, 12 drivers, 1 promoter, 1 announcer and 1 car builder will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

​The Hall of Fame will be located at Wayne Lensings Historic Auto Attractions Museum in Roscoe, Il. Wayne is opening his museum on Saturday at 11:00 am for Fans, Inductees and their Families to tour the Hall of Fame display as well as all of the other fabulous displays in the museum. An afternoon reception will be hosted by the Hall of Fame Board Members welcoming the inductees and their families.

​Rockford Speedway will have their 35th Annual Late Model Spring Classic the next afternoon, Sunday April 15th. New to the schedule will be the Illinois Vintage Racing Series. The 25 lap Feature will be the Inaugural Hall of Fame Classic featuring the 50’s & 60’s cars and legends of the Finest and Fastest Vintage cars in the Midwest. This Feature event will cap off a Historic Gala Weekend event for Illinois StockCar Auto Racing. Hotel discounts will be available for families who want to attend both Saturday and Sunday events.

A $20.00 Yearly Membership in the Hall of Fame is a great opportunity for local racing fans to have input in the choosing of
inductees. Yearly Sponsorships are also available for a minimum $100.00 donation. Membership and Sponsorship money will be used to fund the Hall of Fame awards and display.

Illinois will be divided into 4 regions. Each region will have nominees for each category. 2012 Ballots will be mailed in the fall of 2011. Members will also be able to suggest a nominee per category for future inductees.

A Quarterly Newsletter will be sent to all members and sponsors along with a membership card and a sticker. Each member and sponsor will be acknowledged in our newsletters and induction program.

For Additional Information contact Art @ 708-254-5196
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To become a member or sponsor send your payment, name(also business name), address telephone number and e mail address if available to:
Art Fehrman
​5N002 Birchdale Court
​St. Charles, IL 60175