Hall of Fame Inductee - Larry Lyons


Every few years, a person comes up on the HOF nomination list here at CCD who totally embodies the essence of what was intended for the nominations in the first place. There have been Class and Seasons Champions on the original list, and then we looked for people who were the right fit to join the HoF with their credentials.  Larry Lyons, is not necessarily someone you would think of under the heading of big time race winner, but  he is one of our greatest racers ever at CCD.  In the late 1960's, he bought his first Hot Rod brand new, off the showroom floor, but didn’t get to race it until after serving in the US Army for 4 years. He then took up the sport, and raced that 1967 Fairlane for about 8 years when he took on the seat of a friends dragster for a few years, before beginning the long racing journey in the car he still races today.  He has a son, who in his own career has won multiple championships, he has grandchildren who have gone on and succeeded in the same family tradition and passion that has been a part of his life for the past 50 years.  Larry comes to the track every week, has no peer when it comes to the absolute respect of every person he meets, gets to go racing with his wife of 50 years, his son and his wife and his grandchildren.  He is nothing short of a winner and one of the greatest CCD Champion to have graced famed 1/8 mile and now a CCD Hall of Fame Inductee.

(Posted 1/25/2018)






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