Peoria Oldtimers Racing Club

Hall of Fame

"INDUCTEES"

Founded By Scott Shults

March 21 - 1981

                 Listed in Alphabetical Order By Last Name - Year Inducted  .....

 

 Remembering the Great Stock Car Drivers From the Past at Peoria Speedway  ..........

Gold = Driver / Red = Mechanic-Owner / Blue = Promoter-Official / White = Fan-Media

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A  .....

 Floyd 'Pappy' Allen - 1997 / Bobby Allen - 2019 / Larry Allen - 2019

Al Archdale Jr. - 2010 / Al Archdale Sr. - 1998

B  ..... 

Al Baker - 1997 / Jim Baker - 1997 / Billy Barnewolt - 2004 / LeRoy Bauman - 2019 / Rob Bauman Sr. - 2019 Johnny Beauchamp - 1997 / Dan Bennett - 1998 / Shorty Bennett - 1997 / Todd Bennett - 2002 / Duke & Jody Binegar - 2008 / Don Bitner - 1997 / Don Bohlander - 1997 / Veral Boken - 1997 / Ed Bolen - 1998 / Art Brady - 1998 / Glen Bradley - 1997 / Britt Briggs - 1997 / Harry Brown - 2000

Larry "Bootsie" Bontz - 2012 / Erik Bruce - 2019

Earl Baker Team Race Championship Drivers (1950's & 60's - Pete Baker - Freddie Voight - Leon Sedicum

Art Brady - Jack Baumgardner - Louie Vogelsang - Bob Mayo - Ray Couch - 2015

Don Bantz- 2020 / Oliver Buhs - 2021

C  ..... 

Lloyd Caldwell - 1997 / Bumps Chance - 1998 / Everett 'Buzz' Chasteen - 1997 / Mike Chasteen - 2002 / Mike Chasteen Jr. - 2019 / Harold Cofel - 2000 / Don Cook - 1997 / Dick Coon - 1998 / Mike Cothron - 2002 / Bobby Cowell - 2009 / Louie Crooks - 2000 / Ron Cusack - 2004 / Alice Crowe - 2007 / Jim Crowley 2019 / Gary Cook Jr. - 2012  

Jim & Carol Carter - 2009 /  Robert Crump - 2018 / Gary Cook Sr. - 2020

D  ..... 

Clyde Dagit - 2011 / Don Dane - 1997 / Don Dunfee - 1997 / Port Defraties - 1997 / Al Dew - 1998 / Frank Dixon - 1997 / Berley Dodson - 2000 / Mayor Jim Dillon - 2019 / Billy Drake - 2019 / Morrey Denney - 2021

E  ..... 

Lloyd Ewing - 1998 / Russ Ewoldt - 1997 / Dennis Erb Jr. - 2019 / Ray Ellis - 2020

F  ..... 

John Feger - 1998 / Steve Fraise - 2002 / Ray Fengel - 2012 / Jason Feger - 2019

G  ..... 

Jim Gerber - 1997 / Don Gray - 2000 / Duane Gray - 2009 / Sean Gray - 2005 / Ray Guss Jr. - 2002 /

Ray Guss Sr. - 1997 / Denny Gray - 2012 / Ron Givens - 2019 / Bill Gray - 2020

H  ..... 

George Haley - 1997 / Hank Hamilton - 1998 / The Hamilton Family - Chuck, Sherrie & Jonathon - 2002 / Scotty & Penny Harris - 1998 / Joe Hart - 1998 / Jack Henson - 1997 / Rudy Hoerr - 1997 / Bennie Hofer - 2000 / Bill & Betty Hogge - 1998 / Coy Holt - 1998 / Dale Hougham - 1997 / Pat Heinz a.k.a Crumbo the Clown - 2012 / Dog Haack - 2019 / Paula Harrison - 2019 / Richie Hedrick - 2019 / Charlie Hess - 2019

I   .....

J  .....

K  ..... 

Bob Kelly - 2000 / Bob Kendall - 2000 / Jim Kimball - 2000 / Paul King - 1998

Bud Knaeble - 1998 / John Kelly - 2018

L  ..... 

Steve Lance Jr. - 2007 / Steve Lance Sr. - 1997 / Tim Lance - 2004 / Jim Landers - 1997 / I.G. Lane - 1997

Johnny Langford - 1997 / Don Lewis - 1997 / Randy Lewis - 2011 / Walt Larson - 2020 / Wes Larson - 2020

M  ..... 

Allen May - 1997 / Behrll 'Fibber' McGee / Don McMahill Sr. - 1997 / Dick Manuell / Bobby Merritt - 1997

George Messer - 1997 / Bill Miller Sr. - 2000 / Bob Mooney - 1998 / Dick Murphy - 1997

Randy Mahring - 2018 / Mike Mullvain - 2018 / JR McMahill - 2020

Harold Massey - 2021 / Scott May - 2021 / Don "Red" Merritt - 2021

N  ..... 

Billy Neal - 2000 / Ray Neltner - 1997 / Doug Nigh - 2006 / Rocky Nohl - 1997 / 'Big" John Nuhn - 2004

O  ..... 

Jay O'Brien - 1997 / Rick O'Brien - 2002

P  ..... 

Les Peterson - 1997 / Homer Poston - 2000 / Danny Parlier - 2012 / Jim Patterson - 2012

Q  .....

R  ..... 

Jack Rebholz - 1998 / Steve Rebholz - 2000 / Gerry Reeder - 1998 / Larry Reeder Jr. - 2004

Larry Reeder Sr.- 2000  / Harold Render - 1997 / Tom Rients - 2002 / Jerry Roedell - 1997 / Sam Rogers - 1997

Rosy Roseman - 2000Bobby Rutledge - 1998 / Ray Jr. & Michele Neltner - 2012 / Gary Roe - 2020

S  ..... 

Wally Satterfield - 1997 / Ernie Schaefer - 1997 / Earl Setser - 2000 / Cyndi Shannon - 2008

Herb Shannon - 1997  / Toby Scharp - 2004 / Frank Shickel Jr. - 2002 / Frank Shickel Sr. - 2002

Roy Shields - 1997 / John Smith - 2000 / Les 'Tiger' Snow - 1997 / Roger Sollenberger - 2009

Kenny Sparks - 1998 / Rick Standridge - 2002 / Eddie Strickland - 2019

The Strube Brothers & Sis - Chuck Strube - 1998, Darlene Strube - 1998, Floyd Strube - 1998, Fred Strube - 1997

Hank Strube - 1998, Howard Strube - 1998, Jim Strube - 1997 

Dick Schofield - 2012

Herb Shannon Jr. - 2012 / Donna (D.K.) Shannon - 2012 / The Shannon Family - Jerry Shannon - 2015 / Ron Shannon - 2015 / Ted Shannon - 2015 / Stevie Shannon - 2015 / Matt Shannon - 2015 / Dave Smith - 2015 / Dan Shannon - 2015 / Nigel Shannon - 2015

Brian Shirley - 2019 / Wes Steidenger 2019 / Gary Scharp Jr. - 2020

T  ..... 

Dick Taylor - 2002 / Al Terrell - 1997 / Jim Tobin - 2011 / Billy Tuckwell - 2004

U  .....

Ryan Unzicker - 2019

V  ..... 

Bill Van Allen - 2000 / Lem VanLaningham - 2004 / Freddie Voight - 2000 / Opal Voight - 2011

W  ..... 

Bob Wagner - 1998 / Gary Webb - 2002 / Ronnie Weedon - 1997 / Loren 'Kookie' Wetsel - 1998 / Jake Willert - 2002 

 Brad & Vicki Willis - 2009 / Jerry Wolland - 2000 / Kevin Weaver - 2019 / Bob (Bear) Wood - 2019

David, Jimmy & Ray Walden - 2021 / Randy & Joan White - 2021 / Wildcat Williams - 2021

X  .....

Z  ..... 

Wally Zander - 2009

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2021 Inductees are : 

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Jerry Roedell

December 29 1929 – April 23 1995

 

A Native of Peoria Illinois and Declared the Most Popular Stock Car Driver of All Times By the Racing Fans at the Peoria Speedway in 1987.

Jerry Loved his Fans and Proved it too By Giving his Victory Checkered Flags through the Fence for Many Years While the Fans Returned Many Cakes for Jerry and His Crew to Enjoy, Both a Huge Fan Tradition at Peoria.

Jerry's Racing Career Started in the Peoria Area in 1950 at the Peoria (Mt. Hawley) Speedway and Death Valley Speedway. He answered the Call to Serve Our Great Nation in the United States Army During the Korean Conflict.

Racing Resumed on Return Home in the Coupe Division Teaming with Mechanic Walt Stodghill of Buda Illinois in #221 Ford.

In 1954 He Started the Season in the “Messer” Tuned # 54 Ford and the Heat and Feature Checkered Flags Started to be a Common thing for Jerry in the Central Illinois Racing Scene and Finishing in a Season High Third Position in the Final Season Point Standings at Peoria and Lincoln Speedways.

Success Continued with Roedell in 1956 and 1957 as He Teamed with Lee Morgan in the #3 Coupe. 1958 Brought the Most Wins for Jerry to Date at Peoria in the Coupe Division with the Harold Render Owned “City of El Paso” Ford previously Chauffered by Lloyd Caldwell Winning Every Feature Event that Roedell Entered and Capturing the Season Point Championship for the Team.

The 1959 Season saw Roedell Moving up to the New Late Model Division with the Purchase of a 1957 Chevrolet from I.M.C.A. Driver Lenny Funk of Otis, Kansas. The New Team of the R.S. Murphy Builders Special #3 with Mechanic Walt Stodghill proved Jerry to be one of the Best in His Class as He Racked Up Win after Win for the Next 3 Years Especially at the Peoria and Sterling Speed Bowl Tracks. Popular Victories came easy at Peoria Speedway with the 1959 Season Championship Race, the 1960 Mid-Season and Season Championship Wins and the 1960 Pro Division Point Championship. In the 1961 Season Roedell held Track Records at Peoria for the 6, 10, 25 and 50 Lap Race Events. Jerry's Ultimate Win Came on October 01 of 1961 when He Won the Prestigious “Illinois State Championship” Race at the Peoria Speedway Winning the Six Foot Tall Trophy over Great Drivers Don Bohlander, Lloyd Caldwell, Don Dane and Al Terrell. He also won the 1961 Season Point Championship Crown at the Sterling Speed Bowl Track in Sterling Illinois.

In 1960 Jerry was Chosen by to Drive the Roy Burdick Owned #55 T-Bird Out of Omaha, Nebraska at the October 16 “National 400” Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Event Starting 28th. And Finishing 31st. after suffering a Mechanical Break-Down. With a full time Offer to Continue into the Next Season, Jerry Refused the Offer Because of the Love for his Family and Chose to Stay with Local Racing where his Support from the Family was Most Enjoyed from his Wife Pat, Daughters Gerri & Roxy and Son Dana.

Jerry Continued Racing with Much Success in the Mid-West Racing Circles where ever He Participated Driving Stock Cars for Such Owners as Don McMahill and Jim Kimball until Retirement in 1976.