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 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 2015

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...