Induction Class of 2021

Bill Osthoff

Colorado native Bill Osthoffhas been riding motorcycles since he was 7 years old, and while he is now in his 70’s, still rides today.Bill’s racing career began in 1968, when he advanced from Novice to Expert level in just five months, and his experience since includes...

Jim Willy

Jim Willy developed an interest in stock car racing in 1953, when he put together a 1939 Dodge to race at Peoria Speedway in Illinois with “little to no success”.  After spending two years at Fort Carson as part of his time in the Army, he decided to stay in Colorado,...

Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson’s path to the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame has been a long, historical trek. The son of legendary motorsports hero Mickey Thompson, Danny made motorsports history and fulfilled a lifelong dream when he shattered the world land speed record for...

Dave Capriotti

Dave Capriotti has built a career as one of Colorado’s most recognized and successful engine builders.Hebegan his career in 1974, when he formed a business partnership with Rick Madonna to create MADCAP Racing engines.  While they initially intended to simply run an...

Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers racing career started in 1981, when he and his dad went 50/50 on a $300.00 car to run in the new bomber division at Colorado National Speedway. They shared the car that year, and at the end of the season Henry knew he was hooked and needed his own car to...

Jim Cole

Jim Cole recalls going with his father to buy his first motorcycle at age six.  The experience led to a remarkably long and accomplished career in motorcycle racing, while competing in multiple divisions.  He started Motocross racing in the Sports Riders Association...

Joe Mullins

Joe Mullins racing career began humbly, competing with a borrowed go-kart that always seemed to break when it was his turn to drive it.  When he was finally able to buy his own kart, he learned some speed secrets and quickly became more competitive, winning...

John C. Penney

Most members of the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame developed a love of cars or motorcycles at an early age.  Not John C Penney.  His first love was for airplanes, and it brought him to Colorado to fulfil a congressional appointment to the Air Force Academy,...

John Rostek

John Rostek drove his way to a remarkable stock car racing career on the short tracks of northern Coloradobefore moving on to national level events sanctioned by USAC and NASCAR.  John returned to his home town of Fort Collins after military service in 1947, and began...

Sammy Gallo

Sammy Gallo is an enduring, legendary figure from earlier days of Colorado racing.  Returning to Denver after serving in the Army and the Normandy invasion in World War II, Sammy was part of a group of friends who started racing open roadsters at the rodeo grounds of...

Terry Boyle

Terry Boyle was introduced to racing at an early age as while growing up in Denver, as his next door neighbor was multi-time Englewood Speedway champion Bill Nicholson.  Terry’s own racing career began in drag racing, with success in a modified 1957 Chevy, as well as...

2021 Vintage Drag Racing Association

The beginnings of the Vintage Drag Racing Associationdate back to 1991, when five gentlemen whoshared an enjoyment of modified Ford and Mercury Flathead V-8 engines met in a park in North Denver. Fred Floth, Ed Piz, Wes Wicks, Wes Johnson, and Dann Jurgens formed the...

2021 Mike Leary

Mike Leary grew with racing in his blood, as his dad was the owner of a racing team that competed on a small Illinois track.  After moving to Colorado, Mike was a spectator at Englewood Speedway until he got behind the wheel of a Sportsman car in 1979.  He competed at...

2021 Darrell Mayabb

Darrell Mayabb’s formative years were marked by a love of hot rods and automobile culture that he found in places like Hot Rod and Rod and Custom magazines. He says “My early years were greatly influenced by the automotive magazines. I went to the magazine stand every...