Sprint Car Hall of Fame to induct 8

(file photo) Tom Schmeh will be one of eight newly inducted members into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday.

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame will induct eight individuals into the Class of 2019.

Hall of Fame inductions will take place Saturday, June 1, during the 30th annual ceremonies held in Dyer Hudson Hall.

The 2019 class includes drivers Richard Griffin, Jason Johnson, and Stevie Smith. Car owners are Mose Andy “M.A.” Brown and C.K. Spurlock Jr.

Thomas J. Schmeh, former Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and Greg Stephens videographer along with “Wild” Bill Endicott, an inductee in the pre-1945 category.

Richard Griffin – “The Gas Man” from Silver City, New Mexico was a legend in CRA and SCRA competition.

Jason Johnson – The champion of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals from Eunice, Louisiana racked up 256 career wins.

Stevie Smith – The son of fellow Hall of Fame inductee Steve Smith, Stevie notched well over 200 wins in his career while racing against the best in the business. He is ninth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 84.

Mose Andy “M.A.” Brown – The famous owner from McKenzie, Tenn., frequently found his cars built by Les Hill and a young Jack Elam in Victory Lane across the country.

C.K. Spurlock Jr. – The Gallatin, Tenn., car owner turned car builder started in racing in the mid-1960’s, and would field cars named “The Loretta Lynn Special” and “The Kenny Rogers Special.”

Thomas J. Schmeh – Living in Milwaukee in 1985, Tom volunteered to help bring the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum project to life. In 1989, he was hired as the Executive Director, and from 2008 to 2017 was curator.

Greg Stephens – For over two decades, Greg could be seen in his van, traveling the World of Outlaws circuit, capturing the series’ history through video, and getting it to media outlets around the world.

“Wild” Bill Endicott – From Indianapolis, “Wild” Bill was one of the true pioneers and superstars of dirt track racing. Though he had a few runs at Indy, his love and success came on the dirt.

Information above was obtained from a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame release.