Seven more Canadian organizers and competitors will be inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame at a gala ceremony in Toronto in April, it was announced Monday.
Richard Foley of Montreal, the first Canadian to race in the Daytona 500, leads the list that includes sports car racer Rudy Bartling of Courtice, rally competitors Robin Edwardes of L’Orignal, Ont., and Paul Manson of Toronto, Calgary organizer Ben Docktor, supermodified and stock car racer Norm Ellefson of Edmonton and Spokane, Wash., and Maritimes stock car champion Greg Sewart of Halifax.
They will officially be welcomed into the hall at the 18th annual gala banquet and ceremony April 21 at On The Park in Toronto.
Said Hall of Fame chairman, Dr. Hugh Scully: “These new honourable members have earned recognition for their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian motorsports and it is an honour to confirm their entry into our Hall. We are particularly pleased that we have representation from Western Canada , the Maritimes , Ontario and Quebec, further reflecting the true national scope of the CMHF.”
The Hall of Fame was first organized in 1993 and now has more than 100 inductees from across Canada as well as several in the International Category that was added two years ago.
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