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2012 Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame Information


7/26/12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information:
Contact: Tim Lillethorup – tlillethorup@nebraskabmxhalloffame.com

Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Inductees

The 2012 Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame will be held in conjunction with the USABMX Cornhusker Nationals on Saturday August 18th, 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The daytime events will be held at Star City BMX track near the intersection of N 1st Street and Charleston Street near Oak Lake. The Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held at 6:00 pm at Valentinos Restaurant located at 3457 Holdrege Street.

The 2012 event will be the third annual Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame. The list of inductees for 2012 is yet another very good one with deserving riders spanning three decades of BMX racing in Nebraska. We will also honor track operators that have developed multiple tracks and have dedicated much of their time and energy to promote the sport of BMX.

2012 Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame Inductees:

Inductees for the 1970’s:

·         Jeff Study
·         Kevin Study
·         Jerry Study
·         Jim Spicka

Inductees for the 1980’s:

·         Scott Ackerman
·         Gabe Giraud
·         Tyler Morgan
·         Elisha Marie Johnson (Thoms)

Inductees for the 1990’s:

·         Robbie Richard
·         JP Fellin

Track Operators:

·         Dave and Pam Griswold – Started several BMX Tracks in Nebraska and Iowa
·         Joel Richard Thoms and Tammy Parker-Thoms – Started Star City BMX Track
·         Terry Redden – Kearney BMX

Honorary Inductee:

·         Jim Wahl – Racing since the 1970’s in Ohio. Racing in Nebraska since the early 2000’s

The 2012 Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame Inductees will join those inducted in 2011 and 2010. The class of 2011 was Tony Cech, Brian Haifley and Seth Peterson for the 1970’s, Matt Brodecky and Chris Rowlette for the 1980’s and Jim Rowlette – Track Operator.

Schedule of Events:

The USABMX Cornhusker Nationals event takes place from Friday through Sunday at Star City BMX. A Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame meet and greet hospitality tent and vintage BMX display will be set up on Saturday. You are encouraged to bring your vintage BMX bikes for the display. We will catch up with old friends and watch the racing action during the day. Then at 6:00 pm we will hold the 2012 Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony at Valentinos. The schedule of events for the dinner is as follows:

·         Opening comments from BA Anderson, President of USABMX
·         Comments from current Hall of Fame members in attendance
·         Video presentation
·         Dinner
·         Awards ceremony

History of the Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame:

The Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame was created by Tim Lillethorup and Jerry Jensen in 2010. What began as a reunion of the original BMX racers from the 1970’s soon became the 2010 Nebraska BMX Reunion and Hall of Fame. That memorable first year we honored riders from the first two Nebraska bike shop teams, founding track operators and influential parents who all helped create BMX racing in Nebraska. The Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame includes a long list of notable names from BMX history including Greg Grubbs (Factory Redline, Factory SE, Factory Hyper, and National BMX Hall of Fame), Joe Baumert (Woodward BMX Camp, Factory Kuwahara), Doug Olson (Factory Torker) and Brad Fanshaw (ABA Editor/Photographer & VP, current co-host of Car Warriors on the Speed Channel).

Nebraska was the first state to create a state BMX Hall of Fame event, dinner and induction ceremony. 2012 will mark our third annual event. Since 2010 other states have created BMX Hall of Fames including our friends in Texas who have done an amazing job with their events.

To learn more about the Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame, see biographies of Hall of Fame members, and view a list of future nominees please visit www.nebraskabmxhalloffame.com.

Please join us in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 18th to reunite with riders from Nebraska and to induct the 2012 class into the Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame.

Tim Lillethorup
Nebraska BMX Hall of Fame