The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) has announced that the Firestone brand of Bridgestone Americas will serve as presenting sponsor of its 32nd annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, March 17 at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach.
The 2020 event marks the fifth year that the MSHFA conducts its annual induction in Daytona Beach after a 27-year run based in Novi, Mich.
"Since Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500 on Firestone tires, the brand has been closely associated with motorsports at every level," said Lisa Boggs, Director of Motorsports for Bridgestone Americas. "Since the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America recognizes achievement in every racing category, in most of which Firestone has participated, we're proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year's induction ceremony."
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America honors achievement in all forms of motorized competition, with a total of 251 inductees thus far.
"It is very appropriate for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America to be associated with a brand like Firestone, which is a name synonymous with the past, present and future of racing," said Ron Watson, President of the MSHFA.
The Class of 2020 includes NASCAR's first-ever champion Robert "Red" Byron (Historic), flat track impresario Chris Carr (Motorcycles), early motorcycle racer, promoter and publisher Floyd Clymer (At Large), driver, official and safety advocate Wally Dallenbach, Sr. (Open Wheel), Rick Hendrick, one of NASCAR's most successful owners (Stock Cars), Daytona 500 champion Tiny Lund (Historic), Can-Am and Rolex 24 At Daytona champion Jacky Ickx (Sports Cars), quarter-mile racing legend "Ohio George" Montgomery (Drag Racing) and Baja 500 and 1,000 and SCORE World Champion Ivan "Ironman" Stewart (Off-Road Racing).
The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is open seven days a week and is located at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS) Ticket and Tours Building on International Speedway Boulevard, just outside of DIS NASCAR Turn 4.