The Iowa Hall of Fame celebrated the inaugural group of 30-plus inductees in 2018, honored another 16 inductees in 2019 and most recently added 17 inductees in the 2020-2021 Hall of Fame class. The Iowa Hall of Fame will continue to celebrate the pioneers and legends of Iowa’s racing community and the Board of Directors is dedicated to honoring Iowa’s racing legends and preserving Iowa’s racing history for future generations.
Nominations for inductees can be submitted by anyone completing the Nomination Form found at the bottom of this page.
The deadline for accepting nominations will be March 31st of the year of induction. Nominations for induction into the 2022 Hall of Fame will need to be received no later than March 31, 2022.
All nomination forms will be reviewed, and the final inductees will be selected by the Board of Directors of the Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum. A Hall of Fame Advisory Committee has been named and members are asked to serve in an advisory position to assure that nominees represent candidates from all areas of racing and all areas of the state of Iowa. Advisory members have been chosen from a group of respected and knowledgeable individuals from the racing community and from all parts of Iowa. Individuals from the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee are eligible to complete nomination forms. The Board shall have the authority to make final decisions. No lobbying or automatic inductions shall be permitted.
The number of inductees may vary depending on the number of nominations, categories being represented with nominations, tied results, etc., but shall be between 12-20 new inductees each year. The inductees will be honored at an annual induction ceremony to be held in the fall of each year with the date to be posted and advertised. Both the inductee and the nominator will be notified as soon as the selection process has been completed. Nominations will be accepted in the following eight (8) categories:
- Pre-1970 (Any category)
- Drivers 1970-Present
- Owner/Builder/Car Sponsor
- Promoter/Official/Media/Event or Series Sponsor
- Figure 8
- Drag Racing
- Other – fan, crew team member, mechanic, boat racing, go-karts, etc.
Drivers 50 years of age and older can be retired from driving or actively racing on a regular basis. Drivers under 50 years of age must not have been actively racing on a regular basis for a minimum of five (5) years. A person may be nominated posthumously. Nominees must have made a strong impact on racing in Iowa.Hall of Fame Nomination Form