Hall of Fame 2012

Class of 2012 Hall of Fame

Dinner & Induction Ceremonies
Saturday, March 31, 2012





Class of 2012 Hall of Fame

The Selection Committee of the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame recently announced the names of the five individuals to be inducted into the hall of fame. The Class of 2012 is made up of three race drivers, a car owner/crew chief and one who wrote about the excitement on the track.The Class of 2012 inductees are: drivers Glen Andrews, Ray Leach and Bob Turner, car owner/crew chief Conrad Taylor and motorsports writer Bob Morris.  Presented by the Maine Vintage Race Car Association, the Hall of Fame Class of 2012 dinner and induction ceremonies will be held at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday,  March 31, 2012. The Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 and presently has 60 members.
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Twenty year racing career began as a 15-year old when Oxford Plains Speedway opened in 1950; consistent top finisher, won on dirt and assault; 1960 champion at Northeastern Speedway in Vermont.

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Crew chief and car owner for over twenty years, won nine track championships and over 60 races with son Jeff at Oxford Plains Speedway.

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Began racing at 16 at Arundel Speedway and Hudson (NH) Raceway; raced Modifieds round New England; sat on the pole for the original “Spring Sizzler” in 1972 at Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway; raced at Beech Ridge for 20 years.

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Twenty-five year racing career began in 1960 at Beech Ridge Speedway; won Modified and ‘B’ Class Bomber championships at Beech Ridge; tutored son Steve; member of the Beech Ridge Hall of Fame.

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Spent nearly thirty years covering motorsports in Maine and New Hampshire, wrote for New England Speedway Scene and Lewiston Sun Journal SUNDAY; published Oxford Plains Speedway souvenir program; show director for Northeast Motorsports Expo & Trade Show for 20 years; co-founded Maine Vintage Race Car Association.



Two highly respected individuals will be honored posthumously at the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremonies on Saturday evening, March 31st. Clifford Cyr and Roger Shaw will be saluted for their significant contributions to motorsports in the State of Maine.
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Was involved in auto racing at Oxford Plains Speedway for nearly twenty-five years. He built his first race car in high school in the early 1950s. In the early 1960s, Cliff was solely a car owner, chief mechanic and car builder with as many as four race cars at his shop at one time. He retired in 1973, giving the race cars to the drivers.

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Shaw’s racing career was about fifteen years. But, during those fifteen or so years, he put first the #44 and later the #49 Ford coupes into victory lane on a regular basis. He introduced the first high-Performance 289 c.i. Ford motor to racing at Beech Ridge Speedway. Roger won three track championships – one at Oxford Plains Speedway and two at Beech Ridge Speedway (1954, 1960). He is also a member of the Beech Ridge Hall of Fame.