(left to right) Fred Offenhauser, Brian Redman, Gaston Chevrolet
Stock car icon Dale Earnhardt, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, sports car and F5000 legend Brian Redman and pioneering open-wheel racer Gaston Chevrolet will lead a class of eight racing legends inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame when the organization stages its annual enshrinement ceremony, June 12, 2002 at the State Theatre in Detroit.
These four, along with racing engine designer Fred Offenhauser, drag racer Eddie Hill, international motorcycle road racing ace Eddie Lawson and air racer and Hollywood stunt pilot Paul Mantz, will join the 122 racers already enshrined in the Motorsports Hall of Fame.
“The names of those elected this year reads like the book of racing royalty,” says Ron Watson, president of the Motorsports Hall of Fame. “Combined, they represent well more than 24 major championships, three Bendix air racing trophies, world speed records and a half century of engine design.”