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

Impact Awards

Voting Members of the Hall of Fame selected the recipients in each category by email ballot. The results were  announced at the 2018 Induction & Awards Ceremony presented by Ford on October 29 at the South Point in Las Vegas.

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“We want to recognize the people in the sport of off-road who have truly made an impact over the past year. 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.

2018 Impact Award Recipients

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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

Previous Rising Star / Impact Award Recipients:
Off-Road Racing – 2017 Harley Letner, 2016 Andy McMillin, 2015 Bryce Menzies | Short Course – 2017 Carl Renezeder, 2016 Kyle LeDuc, 2015 RJ Anderson | Rock Sports – 2017 Wayland Campbell, 2016 Erik Miller, 2015 Wayland Campbell Motorcycle/ATV/UTV – 2017 Kristen Matlock, 2016 Sara Price, 2015 Brandon Baron | Industry – 2017 Daryl Folks, 2016 Charlene Bower, 2015 Nate Hunt | Advocate – 2017 Charlene Bower, 2016 Todd Ockert, 2015 Desiree Bates


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.

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 AWARD2018 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