West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame

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The West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame is a Hall of Fame for people associated with late-model stock car racing on the West Coast of the United States. Many NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series champions are inducted in the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame once had a physical location at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, in Irwindale, California. Today, it is a digital hall of fame located online (Official website) and inductees are honored at an annual banquet, according to the official website.


The hall of fame was created in 2001. Nominees are either retired, deceased or have moved from one area of participation to another, or have been active in their primary field for at least 25 years. The first class was inducted in 2002.

Board of Directors[edit]

Ken Clapp

Kevin W. Green

Bill McAnally

Ed Justice Jr.

Owen A. Kearns

Frank Gullum

Lloyd Dane

Dusty Brandel

Joe Nava

Ralph Sheheen

Bryan R. Sperber

Mike Verlatti

Wayne Wells

Council: Donald Ornelas Jr. of Agajanian, McFall, Weiss, Tetreault & Crist LLP

List of inductees[edit]





  • Allen Adkins
  • Ron Ail
  • Marion Collins
  • Richard Elder
  • Robert Estes
  • Tom Hamilton
  • Sam Hanks
  • Ernie Irvan
  • Floyd Johnson
  • Dick Meyer
  • Vel Miletich
  • Leon Ruther
  • Harry Schilling
  • Len Sutton



The hall of fame inducted its sixth class in 2009.[1]


The hall of fame inducted its seventh class in 2010.[2]

  • Allen Beebe
  • Sean Boyan
  • Bob Caswell
  • Mike Chase
  • Bill "Tiny" Clinton
  • Duane Edwards
  • Mel Fernandes
  • Joe Mangini, Jr.
  • Mel Larson
  • Gordon Martin
  • Herb Nab
  • Rod Osterlund
  • James "Jimmy" Smith


The hall of fame inducted its eighth class in 2011.[3]


The hall of fame inducted its ninth class in 2012.[4]

Historic Class (1930-1970)

  • The Justice Brothers
  • B.L. Marchbanks
  • Bob Phillipi
  • Fred Steinbroner

Modern Class (1971-Today)


The hall of fame inducted its tenth class on June 20, 2013.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame to induct 10 in July". NASCAR. April 8, 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Inducts 2010 Class". Iowa Speedway. July 6, 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "West Coast Stock Car to Induct 10". NASCAR. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "West Coast Stock Car Hall Sets Class". National Speed Sport News. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Utter, Jim (March 6, 2013). "Jim Utter's Inside Motorsports: Will 'Gen 6' car be a winner at Vegas?". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, NC. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 

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