In 2015, The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame ushered in two new categories, the Rising Star and Louis Unser “Never Give Up” Awards. A Volunteer Award was added in 2016. Rod Hall, above, was the first recipient of the Louis Unser Never Give Up Award.
2016 RISING STAR AWARDS PRESENTED BY GLEN HELEN RACEWAY
The Rising Star Award consists of six divisions: Off-Road Racing, Motorcycle/ATV/UTV, Short Course Racing, Rock Sports, Industry, and Advocate.
“The nominees and recipients of the 2016 Rising Star Awards have already gone above and beyond in their respective category. They may already have numerous accomplishments, wins and championships. We are recognizing them as Rising Stars for the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. They are on track to becoming inductees one day and each year we will recognize the younger generation as they continue to help grow our industry.” – Bud Feldkamp, Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee and Board Member.
Congratulations to the 2016 Rising Star Award Recipients
(click category to read about all of the nominees)
Would you like to help select the recipients of next year’s Rising Star awards? Become a Voting Member of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and receive a ballot to vote for the next class of Rising Stars. Voting takes place in September and October, with the Rising Star winners announced at the annual gala induction ceremony held at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas during The SEMA Show. An annual Voting Membership is just $25. Click here to become a voting member.
Previous Rising Star Award Recipients:
Off-Road Racing – 2015 Bryce Menzies | Short Course – 2015 RJ Anderson | Rock Sports – 2015 Wayland Campbell Motorcycle/ATV/UTV – 2015 Brandon Baron | Industry – Nate Hunt | Advocate – 2015 Desiree Bates
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.
2016 Charlie and Linda Engelbart, SCORE International Volunteers
2015 Rod Hall , ORMHOF, Rod Hall Racing
OFF-ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME VOLUNTEER AWARD
A surprised Tom Heyl, right, receives the inaugural Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Volunteer award from Induction Ceremony co-hosts Emme Hall and Ryan Arciero. Tom was chosen to receive the award for his many years of volunteer work with Rod Hall Racing and the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.