KERENS – Racing fans took a drive down memory lane Saturday during the annual Wall of Legends Ceremony at Elkins Raceway. A total of ten inductees received the honor of their name placed on the Wall of Legends as members of the Class of 2022 with many loved ones and fans looking on.
In this case, memory lane consisted of four wheels, a roaring engine and a dirt track. This event was opportunity to shine a spotlight on the hard work and passion of former drivers, mechanics, crew members, promoters, car owners and sponsors of Elkins Raceway over the years.
“Family – that’s what we are. You know, we may not see each other for a long time, but we’ve got the same things in our hearts and the same thing in our minds and that’s what the fraternity of racing is about. It’s about the love for the same thing,” said Pete Secret, Director of the Wall of Legends Committee.
Many of these gentlemen began their love for the track at an early age. Now, after countless hours in the garage or on the track, they find themselves being recognized as an elite group of individuals who have called Elkins Raceway home.
Each inductee received a plaque and framed image from their good ‘ol days at Elkins Raceway, courtesy of Bob Hart Sr. and Randy Murphy. These small tokens of honor showcased years of blood, sweat and tears given for the love of this sport.
“I can’t thank the people that helped me [get here], enough. It’s an honor to be here,” said Bob Hershman, tearfully.
The Elkins Raceway Wall of Legends Class of 2022 Inductees:
- Bob Hershman – Driver
- Bobby Hart – Crew Chief/Mechanic
- Brad Harris – Driver
- Chuck Harper – Driver
- Erin Dyer – Promoter
- Glenn Taylor – Driver
- J Rod’s Vending Service – Outstanding Sponsor
- Junior & Dottie Golden – Car Owners
- Rocky Maxson – Driver
- Tri-State Auto Racing News – Outstanding Contributor
During a conversation with local racing legend Bobby Hart, Elkins Raceway announcer Jimmy Henry expressed memories made as a youngster at the track with his father continue to fuel his passion for racing, even today, as those memories are truly priceless.
Don’t blow a gasket if you missed the ceremony! See the event recording on the Elkins Raceway Pre-Race Show LIVE Facebook page.
Check out our full photo gallery with hundreds of high-resolution photos from Saturday nights at the track here. Stay tuned for weekly race results, photos and more from My Buckhannon! Visit the Wall of Legends at Elkins Raceway at US 219 north of Elkins in Kerens, West Virginia.