Class of 2020 for the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

2020 GRHOF Inductees

Gene White began his racing career as a driver but soon became a leading innovator, tire distributor and car owner.

Mike Rich was a rear tire changer for Melling Racing and driver Bill Elliott, who lost his life as a result of a pit road accident during the season finale at Atlanta International Raceway on Nov. 18, 1990.

Ray Stonkus' first foray in the motorsports came in his native New England when he built and owned a black #9 coupe that everyone referred to as the Flyin' 9. He and Pete Hamilton were both young and hungry, and together they built that car. Stonkus also worked with Ed Flemke and Don McTavish. Stonkus and Hamilton won the 1967 NASCAR National Sportsman championship, which led to Grand National and Grand American opportunities for both of them. In 1969 he came to Atlanta to work on the Gene White Grand American Camaro driven by Hamilton which won 10 times plus the Championship.

Scott Russell was a professional motorcycle racing champion, known in the circuit as “Mr. Daytona.” Russell was crowned AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year in 1988 and this set into motion a long string of accomplishments over his 13-year career.

Wade Knowles is a member of one of Georgia’s most prolific racing families. His father, Joe, was known nationwide for his participation in the Great Race.

The Induction Ceremony does not yet have a set date due to COVID-19.

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