Motorsports Hall of Fame of America news 2009-08-17

INSPIRATION AND EMOTION RULE AS BERNSTEIN, HOBBS, PARKER, RICHTER, UNSER JR, WHEELER AND WEATHERLY ARE INDUCTED INTO MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME 2009 MSHFA Inductees NOVI, MI -- Racing legends Kenny Bernstein, David Hobbs, Scott Parker, Les ...

INSPIRATION AND EMOTION RULE AS BERNSTEIN, HOBBS, PARKER, RICHTER, UNSER JR, WHEELER AND WEATHERLY ARE INDUCTED INTO MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME

2009 MSHFA Inductees

NOVI, MI -- Racing legends Kenny Bernstein, David Hobbs, Scott Parker, Les Richter, Al Unser, Jr., H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler and Joe Weatherly were inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America during an inspirational and emotional ceremony on Wednesday, August, 12, 2009 at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit.

In addition to those being honored, several racing notables took part in the proceedings. Track announcer Jim Mueller served as master of ceremonies. Hall of Fame hydroplane racer Mira Slovak read the stirring patriotic "My Creed" by Dean Alfange. Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, whose Lucas Oil Co. supporter nearly every form of motorsports, were on hand.

At this year's Induction Ceremony, the list of presenters was nearly as impressive as the list of those being honored. Speed Channel's Bob Varsha introduced Hobbs. Harley-Davidson's Willie G. Davidson presented Parker. Roger Penske inducted Richter. Hall of Fame stock car legend Ned Jarrett presented and accepted on behalf of Weatherly. Long-time racing broadcaster Ken Squier introduced Wheeler. NHRA President Tom Compton presented Bernstein. And four-time Indy 500 champ Al Unser inducted his son.

Each year, those in attendance are treated to stirring video presentations that document the accomplishments of the honored Heroes of Horsepower. This year was no exception.

-credit:WWW.MSHF.COM

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Series Automotive
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Ned Jarrett , David Hobbs , Roger Penske , Al Unser