The board selected veteran motorsports journalist Scott Stocker to be the recipient of the 2012 Jerry Van Dyke Memorial Award, recognizing outstanding contribution to motorsports by an individual.
As a journalist, Scott has received numerous awards for his outstanding work, including being named the 1998 NHRA, Division V, “Mogul Writer of the Year” and being elected in 2004 to the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame.
Scott is currently a sports reporter for the Metro North News, Max Preps, Colorado Sports Insider/Preps and other publications. From 1986 to 2009, he was a sports columnist and reporter for the Rocky Mountain News. It is during this time that Scott earned a reputation for being one of the top motorsports reporters in the state. As such, he worked hard to promote all angles of the sport and brought significant statewide publicity to Colorado motorsports.
From 1972 to 1986, he was a contributor to Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, AP News Services, UPI News Services and various in-state publications.
In addition to his journalism background, he has worked in the medical field, both for the US Army and the private side. He also served as a basketball official. He received his BA in education and history from the University of Colorado.