AMA HALL OF FAME VOTING: RICKY CARMICHAEL, DANNY HAMEL, RANDY RENFROW, NORM MCDONALD & THE TRAYNORS GET THE NOD
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be motocross champion Ricky Carmichael, desert racing champion Danny Hamel, K&N co-founder Norm McDonald, road racer Randy Renfrow and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation founders Mike and Dianne Traynor. The class of 2013 will be officially inducted on Friday, Oct. 18, during the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends Weekend at Las Vegas’ Green Valley Resort. Danny Hamel, the Traynors and Randy Renfrow will be honored posthumously.
Also featured at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are two Hall of Fame Legends ? Mark Blackwell and Torsten Hallman ? who will also be honored for their contributions to racing and the sport. Also part of the weekend’s activities is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, where the class of 2013, the 2013 Legends and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers from previous years will be honored and interviewed on-stage.
The revised voting procedure, which was the subject to accusation of rigging previously, includes ballots cast by living Hall of Fame members, members of the AMA and AMHF boards of directors, and members of, and advisers to, the Hall of Fame category committees. The current total number of eligible voters is more than 250. The 2013 Hall of Fame voting came after a review of the procedures, nominating processes and committees make-up in an attempt to regain the integrity of the nominating process.