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Nodak HALL OF FAME

Introduction

2022 marked the start of the 70th  season for the Nodak Racing Club. The club is believed to be the longest running un-interrupted race club in the nation. After World War II came to an end, the United States was trying to get back to life as we knew it before the wars. In the 1950s Auto Racing started to grow all over the Country.  The club was started by a handful of young racing enthusiasts that enjoyed tinkering on and racing their cars against each other. However doing so on city streets and state highways was frowned upon by the local law enforcement groups, so they started looking for a place where they could race. The group of guys found an open area of land and quickly made it into an impromptu race track, which today is the location of the Nash Finch warehouse on Burdick and 16th Street.  Later that year in 1951, they headed east just a little bit, where Jim Hill and Magic City Campus are currently located. The two areas were used to get together and “hot rod” around; they were not under an organized race format on a designated race track at that time.

In 1952 some of the past years racers along with a few new drivers decided they wanted more direction and organization. They made the decision to create a club, The Nodak Racing Club.  The Nodak Racing Club was chartered in a local house on Burdick Expressway, the current location of the M&H Gas parking lot. Doug Amundson, Don Berg, Jim Bergo, Bill Delong, Lehre Evenson, Dave Hammer, Claude Hanson, Al Hochsprung, Andy Nikitenko, Gary Olson and Bob Rittgers became the founding fathers and the Charter Members of the club.

With the help of one of its members, C. Morris Anderson, the race club had a place to race. He provided a spot on North Hill just west of the current North Hill Bowling Alley. The first real organized season of Auto Racing in Minot was ready in the summer of 1953 on the North Hill Track. The Markle and Thompson Construction Company helped build the track, and Lehre Evenson became the first President of the race club.

After their incorporation as a group they drew up the first rules of racing for the track, from car and engine specifications to the organized race format itself. The members used old coupes and cars from the 30’s and 40’s. Many of the race cars had oil barrels for seats, and some had wood for wheels and doors, and it was not a surprise to see ropes as seat belts. The club ran a Class A and a Class B division in the early years.  The A class being the large 8 cylinder motors, and the Class B being 8 cylinder flat heads or 6 cylinder motors. The first four seasons there was even a C Class for new racers.

The club members decided that to grow the club, they needed a grandstand to put fans in instead of having them watch from the hood of their cars. Thus after one year on the North Hill Track, the club decided to strike a deal with the Fairgrounds for the 1954 season. They had a wood grandstand and horse race track already in existence, and had also held Auto racing at the track previously. Horse racing went away from the fairgrounds and track was then changed to two separate tracks for racing. They had a quarter mile track for regular shows, and a half mile track for large race events, such as the popular races during the State Fair. The State Fair was not designated the North Dakota State Fair until 1965. To this day the Nodak Speedway is still located at the fairgrounds.

This period of time was known as the Golden Years of racing at the speedway, when the auto racing was at its high point in the state. A new second-generation state of the art metal grandstand was built in 1958, and was packed to the rafters every week for the races.

In 1963, after years of coupe style cars, the club adopted the Super Modifieds and the Hobby Class as their two classes of cars. The club making the jump to open wheel race cars as one of the divisions was the largest changes to date for the Nodak Speedway. The Hobby Class consisted of 1950 model cars, and the Super Modified was what looked like a sprint car without wings. These classes remained steady until 1969, when a Super Sprint category was added to the show. The name tag of Super Modifieds went away the following year, leaving the Super Sprint class as the only open wheel class in the club format.

In 1971, the club went to a new generation of car bodies changing the Hobby Stocks to a Modified Stock class. Since that 1971 season, many more classes of race cars have come and gone to what the club runs now. A Late Model division appeared in 1972, which were cars that had been produced in the 60’s and 70’s. In 1978 the club made another huge change by changing to just one track, a 3/8 of a mile track that at the time was advertised as the “fastest track in America.”

As the club continued to grow to become one of the largest race clubs in the Midwest, a lot of different types of classes ran at the track, including Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Thunder Trucks, and the debut of the open wheel Modifieds in 1985. The club ran a Wissota Modified and Dakota Modified division, and now in 2022, the classes of Modifieds are IMCA Modifieds and Sport Modifieds. Legend cars were added to the regular program in 2005, but were voted out 10 years later in 2015. IMCA Sport Compact were added to the program as a part time class in 2017, which was the last class of cars added to date at the track. The classes going into the season of 2022 are IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, Hobby stocks, and Sport-Compacts.

To this day many drivers will still say that the Nodak Speedway still boasts the best competition level of all tracks in the state. Because of that it is one of the hardest places to win a championship at, or even one feature race. The Board of Directors of the club today are excited for the upcoming season and the continuing tradition of the Nodak Race Club. With car counts normally over 100 cars per night, the annual World of Outlaw sprint car show, and numerous special nights like the annual Dakota Classic Modified and Stock car tour, the club races into the future.  A brand new third-generation state of the art grandstand is the new crown jewel of the fairgrounds. It has more available seating by far over the previous two grandstands, and is also a large bonus as the race club heads into the next decade of racing.

– Larry McFall, Nodak Hall of Fame Inductee

 

FAN VOTE

2023 FAN VOTE WILL START MAY 2023

 

NATHAN BURKE

DRIVER

DOB: July 15, 1974

After attending the races throughout his childhood, Nathan Burke strapped into the driver seat of the number 97 Street Stock in 1993 with the help of his twin brother, Derrick and their girlfriends Lisa and Tanya. They started racing without much. Including a trailer. Burke and his crew would tow his car to the track on race nights with a tow strap to their pick-up. He exclaimed he wouldn’t change that for anything though, because it brought good memories to look back on. Burke told the story of one night on the way home the tow chain broke. Lisa was riding with him as his brother pulled them behind the pick-up. Nathan said he started the car up and raced his brother home.

Over the years Burke has raced a Street stock, IMCA Stock car, SportMod, and Modified. He drove the open wheeled cars for car owners, Ron Huettl, Dusty Siedler, and Tom Kemper. Nathan is known as one of Nodak Speedway’s top drivers, and most successful at that, holding the most track Championships in the race club’s history at 9 Championships to date, numerous Driver of the Year awards, and Most wins within a season awards. Burke boasts about his most memorable career highlight of winning the 50-lap Stock car and the 100-lap Modified race all in the same night. His accomplishments at Nodak Speedway are what most drivers dream of.

Nathan has always been a very smooth driver behind the wheel, making moves that always seemed to get him to the front. Patience has always been key in being a successful driver. Although he said sometimes patience ran thin, but priding himself and his crew on winning with class. Nathan and his crew; Derrick, Darin, and Dusty spent numerous evenings in the shop on week nights preparing for the weekend of racing, with the number of nights spent on the car dwindling as their kids grew and started in sports of their own. Kelly, Ben and Carter always lending a hand too. Championships are won just as much off the track as on, and Nathan had a dedicated crew to get him there.

Burke has been a noteworthy driver for the Stock car class at the Nodak Speedway. He stepped away from racing after winning the 2018 Stock car Championship to spend more time watching his 3-boy’s activities. He plans to make a return, although no set plans of when that will be.

Nodak Speedway Stats:
9 Stock car Track Championships in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2018
1 Stock car Runner- up in 2010,
1 SportMod Track Championship in 2013

Career Stats:
14 Stock car Track Championships
1 SportMod Track Championship
97 IMCA Stock car wins
18 IMCA SportMod wins
3 Series Titles; 2008 Dakota Classic Stock car Tour Champion, 2009 Dakota Classic Stock car Tour Champion, and 2011 Dakota Classic Stock car Tour Champion
& Numerous non-sanction Street stock wins

TOM CARSON

VOLUNTEER

DOB: 

Tom Carson was born and raised in the Carpio area, moving to the Minot area after Graduation. Tom was an outstanding mechanic and got to where he could fix anything. He was eventually hired at Campus Texaco as their mechanic. At this time in the late sixties Tom got into motorcycles and could be seen riding around town on his custom-made Chopper. In his free time, he began fixing and restoring classic cars, becoming one of the best in the area for vehicle restoration. It was Tom’s love for motorcycles and cars that drew him to the Nodak Speedway. Carson bought his own Service station on 3rd Street, giving him access to his station’s wrecker, he began bringing it to the Nodak Speedway. This was the start of his 20+ years of being a volunteer wrecker driver for the race club.

Tom barely missed a night in his red Exxon wrecker. Outside of being the only wrecker at the track, Tom was always browsing the pits and helping out anyone that needed it.

Carson also tried his hand at driving. He teamed up with his good friend Dave Forthun and built a mini stock in the mid-eighties. Tom took the wheel a few times, but then handed the wheel to Dave full-time. He was more in his comfort zone as the wrench turner.

Over his years of volunteering Tom also found himself serving on the Board of Directors. He also built two Last Chance cars that Nodak used to raise money for the club. The Last Chance cars were a fundraiser to offer a chance to the fans to try out driving, in hopes to increase the car counts.

MIKE COUGHLIN

VOLUNTEER

Mike Coughlin started hanging around the Nodak Speedway in the early 70’s. He first tried driving in 1974 for several years, but realized that was not his strong suit. After a handful of years, Mike decided to shift roles and become a Car owner and put Steve Hammer in his car. With Steve driving they were off to the races. Steve had great success in the stock car, and modified classes. In 1983, Coughlin also owned a car in the late model class. John Hulse was his driver at the time.

Mike eventually got hooked up with John Gaule #114, as his mechanic. Mike and John had some really great and fun years. They traveled all over the states, and met a lot of good people. When John moved out of the race cars into the administrative post of Nodak, Mike went with him. John convinced Coughlin to become the tech inspector. Starting in 1995, Mike was the Tech Inspector for 14 consecutive years. Teching a total of 15 years during his Volunteering career before retiring in 2009. Mike has teched for numerous tracks throughout the state of North Dakota including; Minot, Jamestown, Bismarck, Mandan, Williston, Rugby, and Underwood, using both Wissota and IMCA Rules. Coughlin was one of the few techs that had an open invitation to tech at the Super Nationals in Boone, Iowa.  Which he did several times. Mike spent 40 years in total with the race club holding every position except President. He repaired the water trucks, tractors, and club races cars, as well as pickups. Spent many hours installing pumps underground between corners one and two. Known as Lake Nodak always flooded.

Coughlin reminisces, “I have made many friends, and some enemies, but I tried to be fair to everyone.  I seemed to have a great rapport with people that I got along with, and some of the ones I didn’t. I am proud to have been associated with the club, and hope for its continued success.”

DAVE FORTHUN

VOLUNTEER

Dave Forthun is a long time Minot area resident, born in Williston ND; he grew up and attended school in Sawyer. Moving to Minot in his 20’s, he met his wife, Keela. Celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2022. They had two children, a daughter Kasha and a son Dusty. They have eight grandchildren. 

Dave has been attending Nodak races for over 50 years. He started in 1971 working as part of a pit crew for Dave Varty. In the 80’s he built a mini stock with Tom Carson and raced for a year. 

Forthun spent 4 years on the Nodak Speedway Board in 19987, 1988, and 1995, including serving as the Board President in 1994. 

Dave wore many hats for Nodak over the years including; announcer, grand stand clean-up, flag man, head pit steward, and drove the pace car for many years. Along with the opportunity to flag in Minot, Dave also flagged at the Williston, Fargo, and Bismarck tracks. 

Forthun held the unofficial world record for being called a SOB by more Nodak members than anyone else; but at the end of the day, he’s everyone’s friend! 

Dave has owned Minot Restaurant Supply for over 30 years. He is very active in the Minot community as an elder at Our Redeemer’s Church, several terms on the Board at Minot Domestic Violence Center, member of the Minot State Beaver Boosters Board, and a team host for dozens of team players attending state basketball and volleyball.

JOHN GAULE

DRIVER & VOLUNTEER

DOB: 

Minot Air Force Base was John’s last stop after serving 4 ½ years in the United States Air Force. He met Jeri Blada while stationed in Minot. They were married and had three children, April, Heidi, and Billy. 1969 was the first year of John’s racing career, racing in the Modified Stock class. Within a few years he was tearing up race tracks with many wins during his career. Grabbing a Season Runner-up in 1971, and his first Season Championship in 1973 in the Modified Stock class. Gaule snagged his second Season Championship at the Nodak Speedway in the Late Model class in 1977. John also won numerous Championships at other surrounding tracks; the Williston Basin Speedway, and Dacotah Speedway. For John and his crew 1975 through the 1980’s were spent racing hot and heavy through North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Canada. Winning plentiful races and race specials along the way.

John first stepped into a Board of Director position in 1971, but he left his mark as the Nodak Speedway President for 10 years total, 1995 through 1996 and 2002 through 2009. He was the push being the race club, always, making improvements, and keeping the classes updated.  He was very instrumental in the creating the Dakota Modified Class running from 1989 through 1997, then bringing in Wissota Modifieds from 1989 through 1995, and the Wissota Streets from 1997 and 1998. Keeping up with the changes of the racing industry, Gaule with the help of other influential figures from Nodak Speedway brought in I.M.C.A. Sanctioning in 1997 for the Modifeds, Stock Cars in 2000, and Hobby Stocks in 2006. Nodak Race Club is still Sanctioned through I.M.C.A. and doing well. The first three IMCA Mods were built in John’s shop, Frontier Automotive. He has always loved the race club, and dedicated his life to its success.

The race club benefited greatly from his promotion of big races for the club, with big payouts. Nodak had every top dirt driver in the US and Canada at our specials.  The races were great. The club was receiving National recognition as the place to race. The yearly banquets generated thousands of dollars for the race club, and improvements were always going on under John leadership.

Jesse Kluck

driver & volunteer

&

Bonnie Kluck

volunteer

Jesse raced in Iowa before moving to North Dakota where he raced at the Nodak Speedway in the Street class in the late 70’s. Bonnie helped at the pit window in 1978 through 1980. After a year or two she managed the pit window all by herself unless Nodak hosted a special. Bonnie did that for about 26 years while Jesse continued to race and pit for others. Jess also acted as a Pit Steward and ran the main gate. Their son Dorian Anderson they believed to be the youngest to wear the officiants striped shirt at that time. Gaining respect was a challenge. Not all racers were happy to pack muddy tracks when a 12-year-old sent them there. The Kluck family were actively involved until it got too hard for Jesse to get around in his four-wheel cart, retiring in the late 90’s. Bonnie retired a few years later in 2002 and passed down the fun to younger gals.

STU KRAGH

VOLUNTEER

DOB:

Stu Kragh has attended the races since childhood, not missing no more than 3 race nights since 1979. He has done almost every position at the Nodak Speedway. Tried racing in 1989 just a few times and quickly gave the seat up to Scott Redding who won several Features and two Runner-up Championships in the Mini-Stocks. Stu was very active in the Mini-Stock class. He was part owner in cars that were driven by Scott Redding, Steve Mahn, Randy Fennel, Brett Woznicki, Ron Wells, and Jimmy Peters. He helped build most of their cars and also pitted for all of them. Stu also helped letter most of the cars in that class, doing most of the cars for free just so they would look good. Some of his favorite drivers to watch are Tony Marsh, George Schiff, and Allen Kent. He has collected several of the poster Schedules over the years and roughly 40 Year Books. When it comes to Volunteering there isn’t much he hasn’t done. He was Speedbump for over 15 years, having just giving up that spot in 2016 because he was needed more as a track official. He has been the corner one judge for so long, that most people just call it Stu’s corner. He helped with the running of the track lights for 8 years. He was also the webmaster for the Nodak website for 5 years, and was one of the people that helped get the Nodak Facebook page up and running. He has helped take down and then build back up the front stretch wall every year it has been taken down. He has made all of the signage for the club for over 10 years, and has made all the trophy tops for the championship trophies. Doing this for only the cost of the materials. Also, holding a Board member position for the club for 5 years. Stu was voted the Official of the Year in 2006, and is still volunteering his time to this day.

STEVE LANG

VOLUNTEER

aPRIL 30, 1954 – aUGUST 24, 2001

Steve Lang was an active member of the Nodak Speedway for many years. Steve became a member of the club in the 70’s until his passing August of 2001. Lang helped many people as a pitman from Tom Whitfield, Brian Schlecht, Tom Henderson, John Lochthowe, Steve hammer, and Mike Coughlin. Steve also volunteered his time and drove the water truck for many years. He loved racing, he was very passionate for the sport. Lang also helped build the very first Dakota Modified with Mike Coughlin and John Gaule. Lang loved working at the track every night with Tom Henderson preparing it for Sunday’s racing.

DONNY SCHATZ

DRIVER

Donny Schatz WoO Bio:
All eyes will be on 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion Donny Schatz in 2022 as he looks to win his 11th title. He entered the season with 302 career series victories, sitting second on the all-time WoO win list behind Steve Kinser.

He’ll look to rebound from his 2021 season, where he finished fourth in points and picked up three (3) WoO victories. Schatz scored his 300th career WoO victory in a big way in 2021, winning at Dubuque (Iowa) Fairgrounds Speedway on June 18th with his parents in attendance.

The 10-Time WoO Champion ended the 2020 season third in the point standings having won five (5) feature events and racking up 24 Top-Five finishes and 43 Top-10 finishes. The season was the first time since 2011 he didn’t end the season with double digit win. Schatz scored his 299th WoO victory in a big way, winning the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA on Oct. 3 picking up a season-high $75,000 payday.

Schatz ended the 2019 season second in points – the 14th year in-a-row that he finished first or second in points. He won 11 races and finished outside the top-10 only seven times in the 72-race season. The last time he finished second in points he went on a five-year run of winning the championship and at least 20 races each season. The 1997 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Winner had 294 career wins following the 2019 season.

The North Dakota-native has become the most prolific driver on the tour, as well as the third winningest driver in series history. In 2015, Schatz put together the best season of his career, which included 31 wins, a ninth Knoxville Nationals title, 60 top-fives, 70 top-tens, five quick time awards and no DNFs. When the dust settled on the season, Schatz took the championship with a commanding 544-point lead over Shane Stewart. Schatz’s record season tied him with Steve Kinser for third most single season wins.

In 2016 Schatz was still the man to beat, as he amassed 25 wins, 60 top-fives and 77 top-tens with five quick time awards. Schatz was not always given the perfect scenario, but his series 11 KSE Hard Charger Awards was telling that he could start from anywhere and still be in contention.

His performance on the track resulted in championship seasons and earned Schatz special recognition, including five times being named a First team All-American by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. He earned the 2007 Economaki Champion of Champions Award, and the National Sprint Car Poll voted Schatz its “Driver of the Year” following each of his five WoO championship seasons.

Since 1999, Schatz has spent time during the winter months in the U.S. racing sprint cars in Australia. His success “Down Under” has been remarkable, as he’s won a number of major events both in the World Series Sprintcar tour and major events at Sydney Speedway, Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane and at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool. As a result, he’s created quite a following in Australia.

During the past ten seasons, Schatz has expanded his racing to also include Dirt Late Model competition. After finishing fourth in the 2012 Prelude to the Dream event at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Schatz has continued to compete more and more behind the wheel of his No. 15 Petro of Fargo/Crossroads Truckstop/Fastlane Car Wash backed machine. He earned victories in North Dakota in each of the last eight seasons. He also made his World of Outlaws Late Model Series debut in July 2014 and competed in both the Knoxville Late Model Nationals and DIRTcar World Finals in each of the last six seasons.

Schatz is a licensed pilot and spends a great deal of time working with his parents in their family truck stop businesses in Fargo, where he resides, and Minot. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and snowmobiling.

In total World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship wins, Schatz is second only to Steve Kinser.

Previous Racing History: Donny Schatz was the 1993 WISSOTA Sprint Car Rookie of the Year and 1996 WISSOTA National Champion… Has won the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in Australia twice (2001 & 2002)… Schatz is a six-time National Open winner… Has won the famed Kings Royal five times… Schatz is seven-time winner of the $50K to win Sprintcar International at Parramatta City Raceway in Australia… Has won at least one race in Australia every year since 1999… Schatz is a 10-time Knoxville Nationals winner.

Donny Schatz Local Bio:
Donny Schatz has always been interested in racing and going fast! His father Danny was a sprint car driver in the 70’s around the tri-state area. And Danny was very supportive of Donny when he showed interest in trying to do what his dad had done, and that was to race sprint cars.

At the age of 10 Donny got his greatest birthday gift of his young life by getting a go-kart. He began racing go-kart’s for 4 years at the Schriock Go-Kart Track North of Minot. After Donny turned 14 the family put him in the seat of the family-owned sprint car.

They had to search around and find tracks that would let a 14 race a sprint car. His first time on the track was at the River Cities Speedway in 1991. He was only allowed to hot lap a 360 sprint, but Donny was hooked after that.

His first race was in 1993 when he was 15 years old. He hit the track at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. His opportunity to race was fairly restricted until he hit the age of 16, when the family-owned race team amped it up.

The Nodak Speedway had already stopped racing sprint cars on a regular basis in 1976, but Schatz still tried to run in Minot whenever they had a Sprint Car special. He also worked on his skills in Grand Forks, West Fargo and Sioux Falls.

In 1996 Donny raced the Kings Royal for the first time and finished with an 8th place finish. Later that year he garnered the National Wissota Sprint Car championship. The following year in 1997, Donny joined the World of Outlaw series.

Since then, he has won 10 WOO titles and has become one of the best drivers of all time in the WoO series. In 2008 Donny joined the Tony Stewart Racing team, and continues to race as a team member, replacing the family-owned race team.

induction process

Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame Nomination & Induction Process

A 13-person Nominating Committee will meet between the months of January to March to select the list of up to 15 nominees.

A 19-person Voting Panel + Fan Vote. The 19-person voting panel includes the members of the Nominating committee plus additional Hall of Fame Inductee representatives will vote on the Nominees to be Inducted. Collectively the Voting Committee will be a 20-person panel.

Each Committee Member will vote for 3 Nominees of their choice. The top 3 Nominees from the Fan Vote will be the Fan Nominee votes. Nominees with 70% of the vote will be inducted.
Example: 20-person panel – 70% of the vote would be 13 votes

The Hall of Fame Chairperson will outsource a Vote Counter. Vote counts for each Nominee will not be announced to the Committee or general public. The Vote Counter will only announce the Inductees with 70% of the vote.

If any member of the Nominating Committee or Voting Panel appears on the current year’s ballot. These individuals will be recused from participating in the nominating and voting 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 committee the following year.

Nominees can appear on the ballot 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 Committee member can be considered on the ballot. If any Committee 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 Chairperson is unable to fill all Committee member positions, the Committees may operate at a minimum 7-person Nominating Committee. If the Committee is unable to meet the 7-person capacity Hall of Fame Nominating and Inducting will cease for that season, and reinstate the following year.

 

WHO IS ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE AND VOTING PANEL?

The nominating Committee consists of representatives from Nodak Speedway, General members, and Hall of Fame Inductees.

The Voting panel will consist of the members of the Nominating Committee, former Nodak Speedway Presidents, and four additional Hall of Fame Inductees.

 

HOW DO HALL OF FAME MEMBERS BECOME APART OF THE COMMITTEE AND VOTING PANEL?

The Chairperson will contact each Inductee via mail, email, Facebook, etc. each year requesting a response with a deadline on interest in serving on the Committee. If you are an Inductee and are not receiving a request, please email kadiruby@gmail.com or message the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame Facebook page.

 

HOW DO GENERAL MEMBERS BECOME APART OF THE COMMITTEE AND VOTING PANEL?

Contact Kadi Ruby if you are interested in being apart of the Nominating and Voting Committees. Email: kadiruby@gmail.com or message Facebook: Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame page. The request deadline will be posted on the Nodak Speedway Hall of Fame page at the end of each year.

 

HOW WILL COMMITTEE MEMBERS BE CHOSEN IF THERE IS MORE INTEREST THAN POSITIONS AVAILABLE?

If there is more interest than spots, the chairperson will take all names and randomly draw to fill the spots. The following year those Committee members will be recused from participation, unless the interest is not there, then they are eligible to participate. The names that did not get drawn will have first priority the following year.

DRIVERS
  • Participated in competition for minimum of 25 years
  • Must be retired for 3 years
  • If driver has raced for 40+ years, they do not need to be retired
CAR OWNERS
  • Has had a car in competition for minimum of 25 years
PITMAN
  • Has wrenched for a minimum of 25 years
  • Must be a type of person who will help anyone
BOARD MEMBER
  • Must have served the maximum terms set forth according to the current Nodak Speedway bylaws
  • Has held a minimum of 2 different positions
OFFICIALS
VOLUNTEERS
EMPLOYEE
  • Must have volunteered their time for the club for minimum of 25 years
  • Must be retired for 3 years
  • If officials, volunteers, or employees have committed their time for 35+ years, they do not need to be retired
SPONSORS/DONATOR
  • Must have sponsored or donated to the Nodak Speedway for a minimum of 15 years
FAN
  • Must have attended the Nodak Speedway races for a minimum of 30 years
ALL NOMINEES
  • Must have held a Nodak Speedway membership
  • Must be minimum of 50 years old
  • Individuals may also be considered who made significant achievements in the sport, but left the sport early due to a variety of circumstances

 

2022 NOMINATING COMMITTE

Hall of Fame Chairperson KADI RUBY
Nodak Speedway President BRANDON BEETER
Current Nodak Speedway Board Member RICK HUBER
Hall of Fame Inductee JUDY MOCK
Hall of Fame Inductee MARLYN KORSLIEN
Hall of Fame Inductee GLENN SCHUMAIER
Hall of Fame Inductee LARRY MCFALL
Hall of Fame Inductee MILT KORSLIEN
Hall of Fame Inductee TOM HENDERSON
General Member CHRIS REUER
General Member BECKY MEDLER
General Member BONNIE JOERN
General Member TIFFANY PIERSON

2022 VOTING PANEL
Official 2022 Vote Counter – CELESTE SIMMONS

Nodak Speedway President BRANDON BEETER
Current Nodak Speedway Board Member RICK HUBER
Hall of Fame Inductee JUDY MOCK
Hall of Fame Inductee MARLYN KORSLIEN – ABSENTEE BALLOT
Hall of Fame Inductee GLENN SCHUMAIER
Hall of Fame Inductee LARRY MCFALL
Hall of Fame Inductee MILT KORSLIEN – ABSENTEE BALLOT
Hall of Fame Inductee TOM HENDERSON – ABSENT
Hall of Fame Inductee BETTY NORDSTROM – ABSENTEE BALLOT
Hall of Fame Inductee RICK NELSON
Hall of Fame Inductee OLE OLSON
Hall of Fame Inductee RON HUETTL
 Hall of Fame Inductee UNFILLED
 General Member CHRIS REUER
 General Member BECKY MEDLER
 General Member BONNIE JOERN
 General Member TIFFANY PIERSON
Past Nodak Speedway President JIM CLIFFORD
Past Nodak Speedway President LARRY SCHIMMELPFENNIG
Fan Vote Fans

 **Last amended 4/18/22**