Kentucky Hall of Fame Inductees


The Kentucky Hall of Fame currently has 79 motorsports-related inductees.




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Driver / Professional


American Le Mans Series
Championship Auto Racing Teams
Formula 1
International Race of Champions
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Grand-Am
USAC - Champ Car

 
 
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Company
Fox Sports
Title
Host / On-air Talent

Broadcaster / Reporter
Driver / Professional
Team Owner


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Truck Series


Stock Car

 
 
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Driver / Professional


Stock Car

 
 




Builder Engines
Team Owner


Drag Racing - AHRA
Drag Racing - IHRA
Drag Racing - NHRA
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Truck Series

 
 




Track Consultant
Track Owner

 
 




Crew Chief


NASCAR - Cup Car Series

 
 
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Broadcaster / Reporter
Driver / Professional
Official / Promoter


Monster Jam - Monster Trucks

 
 




Builder Chassis
Driver / Professional


Motorcycle - Top Fuel

 
 




Driver / Professional


Monster Jam - Monster Trucks

 
 




Rider / Sportsman


American Motorcycle Assoc.


Motorcycle - Flat Track

 
By the time he started Brescia College, where he majored in business and graduated in 1969, Earl was winning trophies and having a blast!  Rose even raced with him in the powder puff races.  Eventually Earl got his pro license and found success racing flat tracks as well.    



 
Dickie teamed up with Charles D. “Red” Cox in a 1956 Chevrolet 245 horsepower two-door hardtop stocker as their first partnership endeavor, which led them to the famed 1956 Chevrolet 245 horsepower Bel Air 9-passenger station wagon named “Stagecoach”. With Stagecoach, winning became a way of life for Dickie and Red at local and national drag races. The Stagecoach was sold to racer Bruce Wilkinson, and he also won several local and national races with it. Dickie and Red purchased a new 1968 Camaro with a 302 Engine and immediately began racing the new car named, “Silly Bear.” By the time the new Camaro was equipped with a Grumpy Jenkins engine, Jerry Stahl experimental headers (Stahl Headers), and chassis and traction system, the winning ways of Dickie Ogles raged on. Dickie was coached by Herb McCandless (Mr. 4-Speed) on shifting. All of Dickie’s cars were stick shift.  




Drag Racing - NHRA
Tractor Pulls

 
Now running in the Nostalgia 7.0 class, he drives a ’66 GTO with a supercharged engine.  While owning and crewing other Nostalgia vehicles he has given an opportunity for others to enjoy the motorsports he loves.  His proudest moment in drag racing was at Beech Bend in 2012 when Pat won the 7.50 class and son, Robbie, won the 7.00 class sharing the same winners circle with all his family there!  




Driver / Sportsman


Drag Racing Boats - IHRA

 
Continuing with his racing career, Jerry moved to Pro Top Outlaw Races, winning the Pro Top Outlaw World Championship 2 years in a row with Brian Decker driving. In 2010, he switched to Pro Mod and raced 3 years before retiring in 2012.  




Driver / Sportsman


Drag Racing Boats - IHRA


Pro Stock
Super Stock

 
 



Company
Beech Bend Raceway Park
Title
Owner

Track Owner

 
He always had a passion for fast cars. He started racing at the age of 17 when he bought his first car, a 1956 Chevrolet. Over the years, he had several other race cars. One of his first race cars was a black 1963 Plymouth which he titled Brief Encounter. He also had a 1964 Plymouth followed by a 1968 Camaro SS, a 1970 ½ Camaro, a 1974 Camaro and a 1976 Vega and still today owns a 1966 Chevy II. In December 1984, he purchased Beech Bend Raceway which he still operates today.  




Driver / Sportsman


American Power Boat Association

 
Cooper was General Mgr. of Ford’s Louisville Motors, where he applied his no-nonsense approach to business as he did to racing. Following his retirement from racing, Cooper remained affiliated with the MISS MADISON operation, breaking in new drivers, such as Buddy Byers in 1963 and Jim McCormick in 1966.  



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



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