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Nodak HALL OF FAME

MISSION STATEMENT

The Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame celebrates excellence and strives to preserve the history of the Nodak Speedway and those who have been influential in areas including; competition, advancements, entertainment or dedicated volunteering.The ultimate goal of the Hall of Fame is to keep the history alive for generations to come. 

FAN VOTE

2024 FAN VOTE WILL START june 2024

 

2024 NOMINEEs announced!

2024 NOMINEE bios COMING SOON!

induction process

Induction Process

Last Amended 1/9/2023

Mission Statement:
The Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame celebrates excellence and strives to preserve the history of the Nodak Speedway and those who have been influential in areas including; competition, advancements, entertainment or dedicated volunteering.The ultimate goal of the Hall of Fame is to keep the history alive for generations to come. 

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominating

Nominees must meet all criteria listed below for their respective achievements. Formal Nominations can be accepted by any Nomination Panel member. Nominations should include a complete bio along with a supporting photo of the Nominee.

Nominee Criteria

Drivers

  • Participated in competition for minimum of twenty-five (25) years
  • Must be retired for three (3) years
  • If driver has raced for forty-plus  (40+) years, they do not need to be retired 
  • Must have significant achievements with Championships or wins at the Nodak Speedway

Car Owners

  • Has had a car in competition for minimum of twenty-five (25) years
  • Car owner cannot be the driver of car in competition
  • Have had a Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame driver drive for you for a minimum of one (1) season

Pitmen

  • Has to have wrenched for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years
  • Must have had significant impact in helping their driver attain success
  • Must have wrenched for a Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame driver

Board Member

  • Must have served the maximum terms set forth according to the current Nodak Speedway Bylaws
  • Has held a minimum of two (2) different Board positions
  • Has advocated for advancements and made a significant mark on Nodak Speedway’s history

Volunteer

  • Must have volunteered their time for the club for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years
  • Must be retired for three (3) years
  • Volunteer must have made a significant mark on Nodak Speedway’s history
  • If a volunteer has committed their time for thirty-five-plus (35+) years, they do not need to be retired

Employees

  • Must have been employed for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years
  • Must be retired for three (3) years
  • Employee must have made a impactful mark on Nodak Speedway’s history
  • If an employee has been employed for thirty-five-plus (35+) years, they do not need to be retired

Sponsors/Donors

  • Must have sponsored or donated  to the Nodak Speedway for a minimum of fifteen (15) years

Fan

  • Must have attend the Nodak Speedway races for a minimum of thirty (30) years 
  • Must be a Super-fan of the Nodak Speedway that has made a significant mark and contributed to the Nodak Speedway’s history

All Nominees

  • Must have held a Nodak Speedway membership
  • Must be minimum of fifty (50) years old
  • Must have made a historical and significant impact on the  Nodak Speedway within their respectable category. OR Must have made a historical and significant achievement at the Nodak Speedway within their respectable Category. Their impact and/or achievement must be the main highlight of their career bio. 
  • Individuals may be considered for multiple categories if criteria has been met in both categories.  
  • Individuals may also be considered who made significant achievements and/or impact at the Nodak Speedway, but left the Nodak Speedway and/or sport early due to a variety of circumstances

Nomination Panel Duties

The Nominating Panel will meet between the months of January to March to select the list of up to, but no more than 8 nominees for the Entertainer category, and up to, but no more than 8 Car owners, Pitman, Board member, Volunteer, Employee, Sponsor/Donor, and Fan for the Dedicated category.

Nomination Panel Members

The Nomination Committee panel will consist of the Hall of Fame Director, President of the Nodak Speedway, one appointed Board Member of the Nodak Speedway, and a minimum of ten (10) Hall of Fame Members.

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VOTING PROCESS

Induction Panel Duties

The Induction Committee will come together in July to discuss all Nominees and bios and vote. There will be a minimum fourteen (14) person Induction Panel with a Fan Vote.

Induction Panel Members

The Induction panel will consist of the President of the Nodak Speedway, the appointed Board Member of the Nodak Speedway, minimum of ten (10) Hall of Fame Members, two (2) Past Nodak Speedway Presidents, and one (1) collective Fan vote.

Induction Guidelines

The Nominee list will be split into two (2) separate categories. The first category will be the Entertainer Category, consisting of Drivers and the second category will be the Dedicated Category, consisting of Car owners, Pitman, Board members, Volunteers, Employees, Sponsor/Donors, and Fans.

The Nodak Speedway HOF Director will be responsible for organizing the Induction meeting, Panel members must be present to vote. They will direct the panel members to discuss each Nominee. When the panel is ready, voting will be opened. The HOF Director will outsource a vote counter. The vote counter will be carefully picked to have little to no ties to the racing community. Number of votes each Nominee received will not be announced or disclosed to the panel members. The appointed vote counter will provide only the Nominees that received 75% of the vote. The panel members will call for the ballots to be destroyed by the vote counter. 

If any member of the Nominating Panel or Induction Panel appears on the current year’s ballot, these individuals will be recused from participating in the nominating and induction process for as long as he or she appears on the ballot. If the individual is inducted, he or she will be automatically reinstated to participate on the panel the following year.

Nominees can appear on the ballot for up to three (3) consecutive years. If the Nominee does not receive enough votes to be inducted on the third consecutive year, they will be ineligible to be Nominated for two (2) years after.

No more than one Nominee that is directly related to a Panel member can be considered on the ballot. If any Panel members are related to a Nominee, they will be recused from the voting process for as long as their relative remains on the ballot.

If the HOF Director is unable to fill all Panel member positions, the Panel may operate at a minimum seven (7) person Panel. If the Panel is unable to meet the seven (7) person capacity, Hall of Fame Nominating and Inducting will cease for that season, and reinstate the following year.

Fan vote

Fan voting will run for the month of June. Poll results at the end of June are not official. Results will be reviewed and duplicate votes will be thrown out. The top three (3) Nominees from the Entertainer Category will be taken as the Fan vote, and top three (3) Nominees from the Dedicated Category will be taken as the Fan vote.

The Entertainer Category
Drivers

Each committee member will vote for three (3) Nominees of their choice. Nominees with 75% of the vote will be Inducted into the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame.

Fifteen (15) person panel, with 75% of the vote, a Nominee would require 11 votes to be Inducted.

The Dedicated Category
Car owners, Pitman, Board members, Volunteers, Employees, Sponsor/Donors, and Fans

Each committee member will vote for three (3) Nominees of their choice. Nominees with 75% of the vote will be Inducted into the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame.

Fifteen (15) person panel, with 75% of the vote, a Nominee would require 11  votes to be Inducted.

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PANEL MEMBER SELECTION

Hall of Fame members

The HOF Director will contact each Hall of Fame member via mail, email, Facebook, call or text each year requesting their interest in serving on the panels.

Current Nodak President and current Board member

The HOF Director will attend a Nodak Speedway Board meeting to request a Board member to be selected to represent the Nodak Speedway on the Nominating and Induction Committees

Past Nodak Speedway Presidents

The HOF Director will contact Past Presidents via mail, email, Facebook, call or text each year requesting their interest in serving on the committee.

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If you are a Hall of Fame member or Past President and not receiving a committee interest request, please email kadiruby@gmail.com or message the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame Facebook page.

 **Last updated 3/12/24**