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 starting...

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...

Gray Brumfield 2016

The recipient of the 2016 Jerry Van Dyke Award, which is given as recognition for contributions to Colorado Motorsports by an individual, is Gray Brumfield for his decades-long commitment to supporting Sports Car Club of America events and operations.  Gray began his...

Pete Brandenburg

Pete Brandenburg has been chosen to receive the 2015 Jerry Van Dyke Award, which is given in recognition of lifelong dedication to Colorado Motorsports by an individual. Pete began racing at Lakeside Speedway at age 21, and over the course of his racing career he was...

Rob Johnson 2015

A Colorado native, Rob Johnson has spent much of his 25+ year professional career in sports management positions up and down the Front Range of the Rockies. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a journalism degree in 1990, he ventured to Kansas City...

Mark Matejka 2014

The board selected Mark Matejka to be the recipient of the 2014 Jerry Van Dyke Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding contribution to motorsports by an individual. Mark began his career as a driver, mechanic and crew chief in 1985. It was his skill as a mechanic that...