(07/23/2020)

Calhoun's own, Burl Simers was recently selected to be inducted into the Class of 2020 West Virginia Drag Racer Hall of Fame. But, because of the covid-19 pandemic, the ceremony will take place in 2021.

Burl has raced for more than 25 years, racing in seven different states and at 13 different tracts. He raced at Bristol, Tennessee for a spot in Pinks All Out. Pinks All Out was a television series which drag raced the old way with an arm drop. There were 450 cars trying to win one of the 16 spots to race.

He raced in the Super Chevy Race in Norwalk, Ohio; Blue Suede week three times with around 1,000 show cars and race cars everything was in the 60’s style. He was the winner of the most improved racer the second year he raced and the most dedicated racer his third year.

There were 18 people selected this year for the Hall of Fame and Burl is elated to be one of them. He wishes to thank everyone who supported and helped him during his years of racing.


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