The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame added nine new inductees Saturday night. The annual ORMHOF ceremony was held at the Southpoint Casino in Las Vegas. This year’s nine inductees bring the total to one-hundred twenty-eight. The event was well attended with over five hundred people.
Inductees included Evan Evans who was joined by his dad Walker Evans on stage. Walker is also a hall of famer showing this was a proud father-son moment. Scott Douglas also received his induction award for his contributions and championships in short-course and desert racing. Douglas joined BF Goodrich’s Jeff Cummings, Scot Harden, Tom Morris, Russ Wernimont, Mary McGee, Helen “Sugar” Fields and Lee “Fud” Sieck. Fud passed away in 2004 and organizers decided it was time he receive an induction for his major contributions as a race promoter building the early careers of some of today’s top desert racers.
Several impact awards were also given out at the ceremony. Raul Gomez picked up an award in the rock sports category. Cory Winner also won an award for his accomplishments in short-course. Seth Quintero took home the award in the desert category. The final award- the Louis Unser never give up award was given to Chris Blais. Blais suffered a life-changing accident at the Best in the In the Desert Vegas to Reno race crashing on a motorcycle. Blais would never walk again and would neeed a wheelchair for mobility. That did not stop Blais. As soon as he went through rehab, Blais was back in the desert racing UTV’s.