2011 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Date Change

September 1, 2011


2011 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Date Change



The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame has been established to honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow.  The organization holds an annual invitation only Induction Ceremony and dinner to honor the Class of Inductees.  The 2011 Induction Ceremony, held in conjunction with Off-Road Expo was originally scheduled Saturday, October 8th but has been moved to Friday, October 7thThe Silent Auction portion will run from Friday at 4 pm through Saturday until 9 pm.



Sheraton Fairplex

Vineyard Ballroom

601 West McKinley Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768



Friday, October 7, 2011

6 pm – 9 pm



The 2011 Induction Ceremony will honor Inductees Ron Bishop and Rob MacCachren.  To learn more about their many accomplishments, log on to http://ormhof.org.




The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization launched in 1978 when Ed Pearlman inducted the first sixteen members including Parnelli Jones, Steve McQueen, James Garner and Don Francisco.  In 1995, Rod Hall revived ORMHOF and with the help of a strong board of directors and advisors, the organization and its assets were placed in a permanent home inside the National Automobile Museum, the Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada.


All nominees must have had at least fifteen years experience and involvement in off-road motorsports. The nominees must have built, designed, driven, maintained, owned, prepared, piloted, promoted, ridden or supported an off-road vehicle. They are characterized by their desire to win, the mastery of their field and their courage to innovate. Each of the inductees has made a significant contribution to off-road motorsports in at least one of the following aspects: Business, History, Design, Engineering, Prestige of the Sport, and/or Growth of the Sport.

Dduring the the 1980's There was one team that was always on the top of the list when it came to winning. Whether it was The Frontier 250 or the Frontier 500, whether it be the Parker 250 or the Baja 1000 or doing something that not very many racing driver teams in any sport do, Win the Mint 400 overall, back to back. The Father and Son team from Sandak Racing thrilled a lot of people with their crazy driving, hell bent for leather, winning attitude. Yes 1983 and 1984 we enjoyed immensely the joy of being #1. Our Driver, Jim Wright and his Dad Billy Wright tops in their field. I believe they deserve to be nominated to the OffRoad Hall of Fame. Ask anyone around there, they will remember Jim and Billy Wright. You can ask Rod, or Ivan, or Walker, the Arceiro Bros, KJ, or Roger Mears. They all knew im and Billy. Class offroad was never the same when they finally gave up racing.
James Banfield
former member of the Sandak Racing Team