2019 Impact Awards Presented by Glen Helen Raceway 

“We want to recognize the people in the sport of off-road who have truly made an impact over the past year. There are so many great people in our sport it gets harder every year to narrow down the list. The Impact Award nominees are on track to becoming inductees one day, and each year we will continue the recognize the up and coming generations as they continue to help grow our industry.” – Bud Feldkamp, Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee and Board Member; and Chairman of Glen Helen Raceway.

Voting Members of the Hall of Fame selected the recipients in each category by email ballot. The results will be announced at the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame 2019 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by 4 Wheel Parts on Sunday, November 3  at the South Point in Las Vegas. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Click on desired category for a photo and short bio of each ORMHOF 2019 Impact Award Nominee:

Desert     Short Course     Rock Sports

Moto|ATV|UTV     Industry     Advocate

Would you like to vote?

  • To receive an Email ballot:
  • Join or renew at the $25 Voting Member level or higher here.
  • Or purchase a ticket to the Induction Ceremony here.
  • Join, renew or purchase ticket by Midnight Pacific, Friday, November 1
  • You will receive a ballot by email within 12 hours after payment.
  • Ballots received by Midnight Pacific, Saturday, November 2, 2019 will be counted
  • Voting is once per email address.
  • Results announced at the 2019 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by 4 Wheel Parts on Sunday, November 3 at the South Point in Las Vegas. Tickets and information here.
  • If you have an questions, please email

Impact Award Archives

Off-Road Racing – 2018 Ryan Arciero, 2017 Harley Letner, 2016 Andy McMillin, 2015 Bryce Menzies | Short Course – 2018 RJ Anderson, 2017 Carl Renezeder, 2016 Kyle LeDuc, 2015 RJ Anderson | Rock Sports – 2018 Jason Scherer, 2017 Wayland Campbell, 2016 Erik Miller, 2015 Wayland Campbell Motorcycle/ATV/UTV – 2018 Phil Blurton, 2017 Kristen Matlock, 2016 Sara Price, 2015 Brandon Baron | Industry – 2018 Joey DiGiovanni, 2017 Daryl Folks, 2016 Charlene Bower, 2015 Nate Hunt | Advocate – 2018 Charlene Bower, 2017 Charlene Bower, 2016 Todd Ockert, 2015 Desiree Bates

For a photo and short bio on each of the nominees from previous years, click on the desired link:

2018 Nominees: 

Desert Racing            Short Course      Moto | ATV | UTV      Rock Sports           Industry         Advocate

2017 Nominees:

Desert Racing          Short Course         Moto|ATV|UTV          Rock Sports          Industry          Advocate

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Land Use Donation

Each year the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame sets aside a percentage of donations received to contribute back to the off-road community in the form of a land use donation.

2018 Friends of Oceano Dunes

2017 CORVA and San Diego Off Road Coalition

2016 Blue Ribbon Coalition

Louis Unser “Never Give Up” Award

The recipient of the Louis Unser “Never Give Up” Award must demonstrate a pursuit of excellence in the face of adversity. Louis Unser relentlessly fought through health issues to persevere in his passion for engine building. Like Louis, the recipient must exemplify a “never give up” attitude in their motorsports career, demonstrating a relentless attitude, indomitable spirit and perseverance.

A surprised and delighted Dick Landfield, center, upon learning that he has been selected to receive the 2018 Louis Unser Never Give Up Award. Dick’s involvement in off-road spans five decades of achievement, including the creation of the Ford Rough Rider program, and racing the 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 at the age of 85. Dick is a Hall of Fame inductee and board member.

2018 Dick Landfield, Hall of Fame Racer, Creator of Ford Rough Riders

2017 Malcolm Smith, Off-Road Motorcycle Legend

2016 Charlie and Linda Engelbart, SCORE International Volunteers

2015 Rod Hall , ORMHOF, Rod Hall Racing

Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Volunteer Award

2018 Cort Elgar, Old School Dune Buggies and Sand Rails Reunion

2017 Citizens of Crandon, Wisconsin, Home of Crandon International Raceway

2016 Tom Heyl, ORMHOF Volunteer