Dave Strickland, Jr.

Dave Strickland Jr., also known as “Kid Strickland” until he won his first championship, started racing Midgets on May 21, 1977. His career lasted through 2004. He is the son of USAC Midget star, three-time Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association Champion and 2004...

Don Styes 2013

Don Styes had an interest in motorsports from an early age. He was born and raised in Englewood and was attracted to Englewood Speedway from the time it was built, first as a spectator, then as a racer and later through many official capacities. In 1953, he was on the...

Scott Stocker 2012

The board selected veteran motorsports journalist Scott Stocker to be the recipient of the Jerry Van Dyke Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding contribution to motorsports by an individual. As a journalist, Scott has received numerous awards for his outstanding...

Buck Shaver and Grier Manning

With his brother Vern, Buck Shaver began his racing career in 1954 when the Shaver brothers built a 1932 Ford coupe, #39, which they raced at Pikes Peak Speedway in Colorado Springs. Later on in 1956, Buck and Grier Manning purchased the Shaver and Manning Phillips 66...

Vern Shaver

Vern Shaver’s love of racing spanned more than 30 years. His racing career began in 1954 when he and brother, Buck, built their first stock car, which they raced at Pikes Peak Speedway in Colorado Springs. Veteran police officer Wayne Strobridge was their driver. In...

Joe Starr 2011

The board selected veteran motorsports photographer Joe Starr to be the recipient of the Jerry Van Dyke Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding contribution to motorsports by an individual. Joe Starr was born in San Diego, California and attended his first race at one...