Bob Harmsen 2019

Bob Harmsen, who sponsored local through national level racers in multiple forms of motorsports competition under the auspices of his Jolly Rancher Candy Company. A lifelong devotee of nearly any form of motorized competition, Bob has provided support to racing...

John Pugh 2019

John Pugh has painted, lettered, and designed the visual presence of over 1000 race cars on a national level over the past 47 years. In addition to designing and executing some of the most instantly recognizable paint schemes in drag racing and oval track competition,...

Tom Vanswearingen 2018

Tom Vanswearingen received a 2018 Jerry Van Dyke Award for contributions made to Colorado Motorsports during his 50 years of involvement in racing as an event announcer, pit steward, and race official for numerous organizations and race tracks.Tom was the announcer...

Bill Ray 2018

Bill Ray has been selected to receive a Jerry Van Dyke award in recognition of his 57 year career supporting Colorado Motorsports.  His interests began watching stock car racing at Macon County Speedway in Decatur, Illinois. After moving to Colorado in 1953, he...

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...

Bob Land 2017

In addition to a 52 years of continuous competition as a driver in the Colorado Auto Racing Club, Bob Land’s racing career has consisted of fielding cars for other competitors, serving multiple years as club president and member of the CARC board of directors, and...