Chris “Spiffy” Leaf

Chris “Spiffy” Leaf was born in Greeley, Colorado in 1968, and grew up in nearby LaSalle.  He began his racing career at Colorado National Speedway in 1986, and competed in Dwarf car, Street Stock, Grand American Modified, Pro Truck, and Southwest Tour Late Model...

Clarence Krieger

Clarence Krieger, a life-long resident Garden City, Colorado, made quite a name for himself “turnin’ left” at tracks throughout the northern Colorado region. Clarence, who was nicknamed “Tiger”, started racing in the early 1950’s. ...

Darrell Smith

Unlike other racing champions, Darrell Smith didn’t come from a racing family background. Fresh out of High School, and with the encouragement of Hall of Fame Member Wayne Etter, Darrell tried Drag Racing and found it wasn’t his cup of tea. After serving...

Davey Durrell

Davey Durrell got his first motorcycle at age ten, rode in his first race at age eleven, and won his first short-track race in 1978.  In 1980, he turned pro and became Novice Pro #127K.  He won both Sturgis half-mile events that year and finished the year as...

Don Hackenberg

Don Hackenberg grew up in the Denver area, and like many teenagers, found an interest in fast cars and drag racing.  In the late 50’s and early 60’s, Don began his involvement with drag racing  when he helped work on a 1948 Fiat with a Blown 392 Hemi that was owned by...

Harold “HJ” Evans

By any number of measures, Harold Evans is one of the most accomplished oval track drivers in Colorado racing history.  His career began by driving quarter midgets from age 7 to 10, Go-Karts form age 10-14, and motorcycles form age 14-16.  He went on to “dabble” in...