All of the Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum Board Members are passionate about the many aspects of racing and are directed by the organization’s mission statement:
Iowa’s racing history for future generations.”
(Story City) - Chris has been going to races for most of his life, and has been working in the racing industry for over 36 years, having worked with many racers, including several who are now Hall of Fame members or nominees. He is a self-proclaimed preservationist of lowa and Midwest racing history through his camera, photos, memorabilia and story collections.
Chris feels there is a real need for this museum to preserve our rich Iowa racing history for future generations and plans to work hard to see that it happens!
(Webster City) - Dick is a semi-retired automotive machinist and attended his first race at the historical Hamilton County Speedway in '62 and was involved as pit crew, owner, and mechanic since the early '70's. In 1988-2000, Dick worked for IMCA as tech inspector and then as Late Model Director of Competition. He established and enforced the rules.
He and his wife, Crystal, have three (3) sons ... all racers ... and all track champions in various classes. He now spends his time at the tracks as a nervous spectator and enjoying his nine grandkids. Dick is very proud to be a 2015 Inductee into the Hamilton County Speedway Hall of Fame.
(Waukee) - Bill saw his first race at the Hamilton County Speedway in 1948. He has attended races at more than 300 tracks in more than 20 states and Canada. Bill was a NASCAR Licensed Mechanic for many years, working for Dave Marcis, Richard Childress, Phil Barkdoll, Morgan Shepherd and others.
He was Editor of the Hawkeye Racing News '79-'90 and Editor/Publisher of the Mid-States Racing News from 1991-1996. Bill also served as the Executive Secretary for IMCA 1979-1990. He served as General Manager of the San Antonio Speedway in Texas from 1997 thru 2000 and Promoter of the Heartland Park-Topeka, Kansas Track in 2001.
Bill and his wife, Judy, live in Waukee.
(Fort Dodge) - Dylan is a "third generation" Board Member and has an AA in Auto Restoration and over five (5) years of experience in fabrication, body repair and painting. Dylan also worked behind the counter at an automotive parts store for three (3) years and is currently an Owner/Operator leased to Van-Hof Trucking in Sanborn, IA. Dylan has been attending races all of his life and has spent much of the past 20 years in the pits as spectator and helper.
He and his wife, Claire, have a one-year-old daughter who is looking forward to spending time at the races with Mommy and Daddy, as well as, Grandma and Grandpa again this summer.
(Webster City) - Teresa serves as the Board Secretary/Treasurer. She worked 10 years in the banking industry and then began working at a local construction company handling various accounting functions for over 20 years.
Teresa and her husband, Dan, live in Webster City.
She grew up attending races at her local dirt track and shared her passion for racing with her family, who continues to spend as many weekends as possible at the races. Teresa looks forward to helping with the preservation of Iowa racing history and sharing that passion with future generations of race fans!
(Otho) - Marty started his passion for everything "racing" in the late '50's as he watched his Dad race against some of the greatest dirt track legends in central Iowa. That was the beginning of his time at the tracks .. then came, building, maintaining, prepping, racing, owning, sponsoring, flagging, being a pit crew member and maybe, once in awhile, just watching.
Marty is very proud that he and his Dad were the first father/son inductees into the Hamilton County Speedway Hall of Fame in 2011. Marty is President of the Board and his wife, Nancy, provides clerical assistance to the Board.
(Webster City) - Burke has been involved in all facets of racing in Iowa for nearly 40 years .... a fixture as a track helper, crewman, or driver at many tracks, including the Hamilton County Speedway, Wright County Speedway and Greenbelt Speedway throughout the '80's and '90's. He is currently a sponsor to many drivers in Iowa. In his spare time, Burke enjoys making custom die-cast models of Iowa dirt drivers.
He resides in Webster City with his wife, Melanie, and four children.
(Walcott) - Phil is a semi-retired radio and newspaper reporter. A life-long racing fan, he announced races, mainly in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, for 40 years. He produced a motor racing news program on the radio for many years, was a freelance writer of auto racing-related articles and served as publicist for both NASCAR's All-Star Series and the World Dirt Racing League.
Phil and his wife, Sherry, have four (4) grown children, 11 grandchildren and one (1) great-grandchild.