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International Motor Sports Hall of Fame

      TALLADEGA, AL – The field has been narrowed and only 20 finalists remain for induction into the Class of 2012 International Motorsports Hall of Fame, IMHOF officials announced today. The final inductees will be elected when the last round of voting begins in August.       

"Practically every form of racing, from stock cars to open wheel to motorcycles to airplanes are represented. They are drivers, car builders, engine builders, owners, pilots, daredevils, pioneers and innovators," states Executive Director, Grant Lynch.

THE TOP 20 FINALISTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2012:

                                    Erwin "Cannonball" Baker                      David Hobbs

                                    Kenny Bernstein                                        Ted Horn

                                    Keith Black                                                  Joe Leonard

                                    Richard Childress                                      Tommy Milton

                                    Joie Chitwood                                             Marvin Panch

                                    Rene Dreyfus                                              Les Richter

                                    Zora Arkus-Duntov                                    Pedro Rodriquez

                                    Harvey Firestone                                        Sir Henry Segrave

                                    John Force                                                              Lee Shepherd

                                    Tommy Hinnershitz                                   Chuck Yeager

 

The Class of 2012 will be announced in late fall of this year, with the induction ceremony tentatively set for Thursday, May 3, 2012.

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