New England Auto Racers Hall Of Fame Inducts 2021 Class On Sunday

The New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame – which is overseen by the New England Antique Racers organization – welcomed their 2021 class Sunday in Westford, Mass. as part of their 24th Hall of Fame induction.

It was a return to normalcy for the organization. Due to issues involving the global pandemic there was no Hall of Fame induction in 2020.

Sunday the Hall of Fame welcomed eight regular inductees, two veteran’s committee inductions and recognized multiple other individuals with awards as part of the ceremony at the Westford Regency.

The 2021 induction class included drivers Jeff Horn, Kelley Moore, Dave Grantz and Dave Lind, car builder Bob Cuneo, announcers Pete Falconi and John Spencer Sr. and track operator Jim Haynes.

Drivers Andy Cote and Ted Stack were inducted through the veteran’s committee.

Promoter Dick Williams was recognized with the Ron Bouchard Award.

The Frank Maratta Award for outstanding contributions to auto racing in New England went to Skip Matczak, longtime car owner and owner of Seals It and Allyn Tool.

April May Preston Elms was awarded the Charlie Stebbins Award for contributions to NEAR. Mark Alden was awarded the Danny Pardi Award for outstanding dedication and contribution to the NEAR Hall of Fame.

Shawn Courchesne, publisher of, was recognized with the Mitchell/Ratta Media Award for outstanding media coverage of New England racing.


  1. Shawn, congratulations!!!

    Well deserved!!!


    I am a huge fan of getting your name in the record books for posterity whether it be a track championship, an award or Hall of Fame recognition.
    Well done to all the recipients including our own Shawn Courchesne.
    Too bad the event ended up falling on the same day as a big race event that is the whole reason for the Near Hall of Fame.

  3. Congratulations Shawn

  4. Shawn;
    Again, well deserved. Thank you for what you do. And, positive recognition is always elusive, so well done And congratulations!

  5. Long overdue and well deserved! Congrats Shawn!

  6. Congratulations Shawn ….. Great work …… Thank you for ALL YOU DO !!!!!
    Put in some more articles and poles….. to keep the Stove Hot for Us all this Winter !!!!

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