John Bandimere, Jr.

John Bandimere, Jr. served as president and general manager of Bandimere Speedway, one of the most successful motorsports venues in Colorado history, for more than 48...

Ron Berry

Cars and racing were a big part of Ron Berry’s early life, as his dad sponsored a race car at an oval track in Montrose, Colorado.  Ron started driving at age 7, and built his first motor at age 13.  He began racing in the 1950’s, when he first drove a V-8/60 midget...

Kelly Boen

Kelly Boen was born in 1963 in North Dakota. In 1967, his parents, Harlan and Sharrell, moved their family to Colorado. Kelly’s dad soon began racing Figure-8s at Englewood Speedway. While his dad competed, Kelly made friends at the track, pitted for buddies and...

Mickey “Beck” Bechtelheimer 2017

    For over 50 years, Beck Bechtelheimer has served the racing community with distinction as an announcer for races that have been held at nearly every track in the southern Colorado region.  After his start at Pikes Peak Speedway in the 1960’s, he was the...

Sid Blandford

Sid Blandford began his racing career in 1954 as Midget division driver at Lakeside and Englewood Speedways.  After a 20 year hiatus that began in 1960 to form and operate a successful excavating business, he returned to racing by forming an equally successful sprint...