Georgia Racing HOF Inducts Class of 2009

The 2009 class of inductees were honored at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on Oct. 23.

The 2009 class of inductees were honored at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on Oct. 23.

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Feature Stories 10/30/09

The rain outside couldn’t put a damper on the excitement inside the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Friday night, Oct. 23.

That’s because the 2009 class of inductees were being honored at the Hall, which is located at the Dawsonville City Municipal Complex.

Almost 300 people turned out to honor the 2009 inductees, which includes Bob Burcham, Luther Carter, Herb “Tootle” Estes, Tommie Irvin, Ronnie Sanders, Leon Sells, Buck Simmons and Katron Sosebee.

Former inductees, including Jimmy Summerour, Rex White, Harvey Jones and Jimmy Mosteller were on hand to honor the new inductees.

It was a great night to honor the new inductees and to pay homage to all the members of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.  The city of Dawsonville and the GRHOF volunteers did an excellent job in their efforts to make the 2009 banquet one of the best ever.

For anybody that may have missed it, here’s a look back at the 2009 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet.

Jerry Williams displayed his beautiful replica of one of Buck Simmons’ early racers out front of the Hall of Fame.

Jerry Williams displayed his beautiful replica of one of Buck Simmons’ early racers out front of the Hall of Fame.

BillyCarden – J.B. Day’s newest addition to his collection is this beautiful replica of Billy Carden’s Babb Special, owned by Al Dykes.  It was on display in victory lane outside the Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony.

J.B. Day’s newest addition to his collection is this beautiful replica of Billy Carden’s Babb Special, owned by Al Dykes. It was on display in victory lane outside the Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony.

This car represents four members of the GRHOF – Raymond Parks (owner), Red Vogt (mechanic), and Bob and Fonty Flock (drivers).

This car represents four members of the GRHOF – Raymond Parks (owner), Red Vogt (mechanic), and Bob and Fonty Flock (drivers).

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