East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame induction lineup 2013

Oct. 17, 2013 @ 06:47 PM

Inductions to the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame are scheduled for 12:30 Sunday afternoon in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center.

The 12th annual event is the ongoing celebration which began as a backyard barbecue among a handful of drag racers, according to the Hall’s website.

Camaraderie, stories and fun developed over time and now are celebrated with more than 30,000 annually in Henderson during October.

It is one of the nation’s largest gatherings for drag racing cars, muscle cars, street rods and antiques.

The following are this year’s inductees:

• Carroll Carter, Auto Performance, Racer

• Gene Cromer, Racer, ’41 Willys “Moonlighting”

• Al Hanna, Racer

• Bob Harrop, Racer

• Tom and Wendy Hemphill

• Ray Price, Harley Davidson Racer

• Bob Sarkisian, Racer, “Hellacious”

• Golden Commandos’ Racing Team (Plymouth Racing Division)

• Carl Anderson

• Warren Anderson

• Eugene Carrico (posthumous)

• John Dallafior, 2nd Driver (posthumous)

• Evan Ericson

• Donald Ernst (posthumous)

• Jim Hall

• Ray Kobe

• Herman Mozer, 1st Driver

• Gene Meyers (posthumous)

• Forrest Pitcock

• Troy Simonsen

• Walter Ulrich

• Bob Wellbaum

• Blue Angels Hot Rod Club of Massillon, Ohio, formed in late 1952:

• Harold “Smiitty” Smith

• Dave Koffel

• John Popovich

• Glenn Mauger

• Bill Hoover (posthumous)

• Ralph Henson (posthumous)

• William “Bill” Mauger

• Gerald “Jerry” McAvienue