Smoky Mountain Speedway is proud to announce its Hall of Fame class for 2016.
The Smoky Mountain Speedway Hall of Fame picked up where the Atomic Speedway Hall of Fame left off in 2006. Anyone from either of those tracks were under consideration by the voting committee, as a number of deserving people from Atomic Speedway have not been inducted since the track’s closing. Those people, along with those from the asphalt era at Smoky Mountain Speedway, will continue to be inducted as long as those that are deserving remain eligible for induction.
As in the past, nominees were broken down into three different categories: drivers, contributors, and those from the track’s asphalt era.
This year’s class for the driver category is Jimmy Monroe, Danny Glass, and Bud Lunsford. The inductee in the contributor is former Atomic Speedway pit steward Harley “Fuzzy” Orange. The asphalt era inductee is Paul Lewis.
Each one will be inducted at a ceremony on Saturday, September 17 during the intermission of the Southern All-Stars event at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Each new inductee will receive a letter acknowledging their induction and information about the ceremony on Sept. 17.
Plans are also in the works to have a number of past inductees at the track to meet and greet fans. More details on the ceremony will be released leading up to the event.