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Off-Road Motorsports HoF Announces '17 Class
July 12, 2017
For the first time in ORMHOF's 40-year history, two new inductees will join family members who have already been inducted. Both Dave Ekins and Cliff Flannery will join their brothers in the ORMHOF.
Off-Road Motorsports HoF Announces '17 Class

The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) has announced the Class of 2017. For the first time in ORMHOF's 40-year history, two new inductees will join family members who have already been inducted.

The Class of 2017 includes motorcycle racing pioneer Dave Ekins, who will join his brother Bud Ekins in the Hall of Fame. Crandon International Off-Road Raceway founder Cliff Flannery will also be inducted this year, joining his brother Jack Flannery in the Hall of Fame. Also being honored with membership in the Hall of Fame this year is desert racing legend Bob Gordon and off-road innovator Bill Savage.

This year's inductees were chosen from a record number of nominations. An independent panel of twenty well-respected individuals from the off-road community reviewed the nomination packets and then cast their votes, independent from the other members of the committee. The Class of 2017 represents the nominees who received votes from at least two-thirds of the committee members. 

Dave Ekins, Cliff Flannery, Bob Gordon and Bill Savage bring the number of inductees in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame to 87. They will be inducted at the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction & Awards Ceremony, presented by SCORE International, on Monday, October 30 at the South Point in Las Vegas. Tickets are available through the Hall of Fame website at www.ormhof.org.

The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame has been established to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contributions to off-road motorsports have set a standard for others to follow, according to ORMHOF.  

For short biographies of each new ORMHOF member, visit here.