Hall of Fame

NEOHIO Region has a rich history of our members bringing honor to the region and/or contributing to the greater good of SCCA racing. Based on that history, the NEOHIO leadership has decided to create a Hall of Fame honoring NEOHIO members. The Hall of Fame class will be inducted at the NEOHIO annual banquet.

Nominations to honor those who contributed to the region through their volunteer work or who brought honor to the region for their accomplishments can be made throughout the year. Nominees can be any member that has served or brought the NEOHIO Region to where it is today. Current membership is not required to be considered. Members should send nomination letters (email accepted) along with an SCCA bio of the individual to Hall of Fame Chairperson.

The Hall of Fame committee will review the nominations and narrow down the number of potential inductees based on the criteria, the nomination letter and the bio. In subsequent years, the final determination will be done by Hall of Fame members and the committee. The nomination deadline is October 31 of each year.

Criteria for Consideration

• Major contributions to the NEOHIO Region or SCCA while a NEOHIO member.
• Substantial amount of time as a NEOHIO member.
• Honor brought to the NEOHIO Region through accomplishments on the national or professional level.

2019 Inductee Sam Oram, a longstanding member of the Neohio Region, is perhaps best remembered in the flagging community. He began working at Nelson Ledges where his daughter Tara “Toe” Oram recalls staying with her mom in the camping area while dad was on the corner. Eventually Sam became Chief […]

Sam Oram

2019 Inductee As a Neohio  Region member since 1976, Kat Kizer is the only woman in the history of SCCA awarded the highest honor given to Club Racing drivers, the President’s Cup. Kat is proud to share this honor with the likes of Dave Weitzenhof, Al Beasley Sr., Roger Penske, […]

Catherine (Kat) Kizer

2018 Inductee Gary is a member of the Hall of Fame based on his contributions to Neohio Region and the workers, his racing accomplishments, and his representation of “the racing spirit”. He was an inspirational role model for our racing community. In the 1970’s Gary became a regular fixture working […]

Gary Martz

2018 Inductee Debbie has made substantial contributions to Neohio, her racing accomplishments and the assistance she has offered other drivers as well. She has been very active in her 30 years as a Neohio member, serving a Regional Executive for 4 years, Assistant RE for 8 years, Comp Board Chair […]

Debbie LaFond

2018 Inductee Craig began his SCCA racing career in1984. After karting and dirt bike racing as a youngster he bought a 1600 Datsun roadster from a friend and attended an SCCA driving school, during which he took three seconds off the previous owner’s best time. After racing the car for […]

Craig Chima

2017 Inductee Ed began his interest in car competition in 1951 when he was in the US Marine Corps. He competed at a Heavy Equipment Salvage Lot in Barstow CA in a 1934 Ford 5 Window with #87 on the side. Through the Jalopy Association, he continued to compete at […]

Ed Hughes