Calistoga Speedway to Induct New Members to Hall of Fameadmin
Roseville, Ca. June 1, 2021
Contact: Bill Sessa (916) 804-3663
CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY TO INDUCT NEW MEMBERS TO HALL OF FAME
SACRAMENTO—–HMC Promotions has announced the first two newest members to the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame who will be inducted during this year’s Louie Vermeil Classic over Labor Day weekend.
The inductees include car owner Roger Henderson, who fielded a top caliber sprint car throughout Northern California in the 1970’s and 1980s for legendary open wheel drivers such as Jimmy Boyd, Ron Horton, Hank Butcher and Roger Crockett.
Also to be inducted into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame is driver Rick Hirst, the 1986 Calistoga Speedway and Northern Auto Racing Club champion.
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The pair, and others who will be named later this year, will be honored at the 10th annual Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, September 3, prior to the running of the Louie Vermeil Classic on Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, which features winged sprint cars of the KWS/Fujitsu series and the traditional, non-wing sprint cars of the USAC/CRA series .
The Hall of Fame dinner and the Louie Vermeil Classic, which were not held in 2020, has been temporarily moved to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico due to the temporary closure of the Napa County Fairgrounds where Calistoga Speedway is located.
“COVID related crowd restrictions prevented us from racing at Calistoga last year and we didn’t want to miss another year due to the fairgrounds being unavailable to us this year,” said Tommy Hunt of HMC promotions about the move to Chico. “But we plan for this move to be temporary and have every intention of returning the weekend devoted to Louie Vermeil to its rightful home in Calistoga as soon as we are able.”
Ticket sales for the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame dinner, which will honor inductees from both 2020 and 2021, are only available by calling in advance the HMC Promotions office at (916) 773-7223. The Hall of Fame dinner, which also serves as a grand reunion for racers and fans, is always a sell-out and no tickets can be purchased at the door that night.