MARITIME MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME WELCOMES 10 NEW INDUCTEES

MONCTON, NB - The Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) welcomed 10 new inductees this past Saturday night during the 11th annual Induction Ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Each was welcomed into the hallowed Hall with a video introduction and presented with a commemorative plaque and exclusive specially-commissioned Inductee ring, sponsored by King Racing.

More than 175 friends, family, and fans of the inductees gathered to witness the gala occasion which also served as a fundraiser for the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame. Guests were also generous with their support of the MMHF through the silent auction and the annual inductee flag auction, sponsored by Milco and won by Toys for Big Boys eith a bid of $825.00.

The evening was filled with emotion as each inductee was acknowledged for their accomplishments in and contributions to Maritime motorsports. Each inductee or their representative spoke following their induction. The new inductees come from all genres of motorsports and from the three Maritime Provinces.

From Nova Scotia:

Garfield M. 'Skip' Collier (Halifax) - Competitor/ Drag Racing

Blair & Gayle Crooks (Dartmouth) - Competitor, Builder/ Stock Car Racing

Deborah Miller (Bedford) - Competitor, Builder/ Sports Car Racing

From New Brunswick:

Club Ford Country Club (Moncton) - Club

Don Lavoie (Dieppe) - Competitor, Promoter/ Drag Racing

Johnny Montes (Rothesay) - Competitor/ Motorcycle, Motocross Racing

Ken 'Apples' Paley (Saint John) - Competitor/ Stock Car Racing

Adriaan & Lorraine Van Egmond (Moncton) - Competitor, Supporter/ Motorcycle Racing

 From Prince Edward Island:

Gordon 'Gordie' Paul Constable, deceased (Charlottetown) - Competitor, Builder/ Snowmobile Racing

Kevin Gallant, deceased (Bloomfield) - Competitor/ Drag Racing

More information on each inductee can be found by click on the links associated with their names.

Besides King Racing and Milco, other major event sponsors included Stan Dicks Contracting, S&T Rentals - Sydney, Riverside International Speedway, Scotia Speedworld, Petty International Raceway, and R&D Performancenter. Other event sponsors included: Steven Patriquin & Family, Atlantic Nationals, Ledwidge Lumber, Remax Charlottetown Realty, , Toys for Big Boys, Livingston Steel Inc., Huestis Insurance Group, River Glade Motocross, Rick's TowingG & G Accounting Services, JMJ Cleaning Inc., Spring Specialty, Brunswick Fyr & Safety Accessories Ltd., DL Don Lavoie Motorsport Promotions, Gary Steeves Insurance, Sussex Tire Service Ltd., Newco Construction, 5C's Design and Consulting, and Deware's Auto Service. Many thanks to all who made this such a great event.

The 2017 Maritime Motorsports Induction Ceremony will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on November 18. Inductee nominations should be made by April 1; inductees will be announced during the summer. Anyone can nominate their motorsports heroes for consideration. The nomination process can be found at www.mmhf.ca.

To learn more about the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame (MMHF) please visit the MMHF museum in Petitcodiac or visit us online at www.mmhf.ca.