By TRT Staff with notes from the CMHF Website
TORONTO — Following a successful nomination process conducted through the Spring and Summer, the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) announced at the end of last month that 16 individuals will be honoured as new members.
Ten will be inducted in the Competitors, Motorsport Builders, Team Members and Significant Contributors category, with six more to be honoured in the Media category.
Among the 10, styles is named amongst John Bondar, Patrick Carpentier, Bertrand Godin, Brian Graham, John Graham, Colin Hine, Kandy Mitton, Howie Scannell and Bill Zardo Sr.
Not only the owner of the Ohsweken Speedway and beginning to race himself in 2000, Styres managed to amass nearly 30 career victories in various series and primarily races of 360 and 410 Sprint Cars. Sprint cars can weigh 1,400 pounds and have engines between 700 and 900 horsepower.
In all, more than 40 individuals and organizations – representing varied racing disciplines and regions across Canada – were nominated for consideration. Once the period for nominations closed, the CMHF Independent Selection Committees reviewed and scored the nominations, and recommended the individuals to be inducted to the Board of Directors.
The CMHF Induction Gala is scheduled to take place during the Canadian International Autoshow (CIAS), in February 2022, in Toronto. The 15-member inductee class of 2020 will also be recognized at that ceremony, as the CIAS didn’t take place in February 2021 due to the pandemic.
Additional details regarding the new inductees and the Induction Gala are set to be announced in the near future.