Mike Leary 2021

Mike Leary grew with racing in his blood, as his dad was the owner of a racing team that competed on a small Illinois track.  After moving to Colorado, Mike was a spectator at Englewood Speedway until he got behind the wheel of a Sportsman car in 1979.  He competed at...

Darrell Mayabb 2021

Darrell Mayabb’s formative years were marked by a love of hot rods and automobile culture that he found in places like Hot Rod and Rod and Custom magazines. He says “My early years were greatly influenced by the automotive magazines. I went to the magazine stand every...

Bob Harmsen 2019

Bob Harmsen will be inducted into the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame as one of this year’s Jerry Van Dyke award recipients. Born in 1943, Bob had an early passion for cars and racing, which turned into a lifelong involvement supporting motorsports through the...

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...