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...

Mike Leary 2021

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...