The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, part of the National Automotive Museum -- Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada, has announced its 2012 inductees. Nominees are selected by a panel of 13 judges that scrutinizes their impact on the sport of off-road racing, taking into account experience, advocacy, and racing performance. The judges also determine if the nominee played a key role in the areas of business, history, design, engineering, prestige, or growth of the sport. The 2012 inductees are the late Roy Denner, Casey Folks, and Larry Roessler.
Roy Denner was known for his lobbying efforts to keep off-road lands open to the public and for the founding of the Off-Road Business Association. He was honored in 1999 as OHV Volunteer of the Year by the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. He died in 2009.
Casey Folks founded the Best in the Desert Racing Association and has been a competitor, promoter, and businessman in both two-wheeled and four-wheeled off-road competition. He has worked with land management agencies, land owners, and racers to preserve and promote off-road racing. He has also worked as a promoter for the Nevada Rally, the Nevada 2000, and Parker 250 and 425. Currently, he serves as race director for the Mint 400.
Larry Roessler holds thirteen Baja 1000 victories and eleven Baja 500 wins. He is also a ten-time International Six Day Enduro gold medalist. He has conducted numerous motorcycle riding clinics worldwide and is actively involved in supporting orphanages in Baja, Mexico through the donation of time and resources.
There are currently 63 honored inductees in ORMHOF. Among them are Parnelli Jones, Steve McQueen, Walker Evans, and Rod Hall.
Source: Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame