Ed Kretz, Jr.
Judy (wife) and Mike (son) Maely (for the Late Ken Maely)
Skip Van Leeuwen
Mike and Margaret Wilson"The production of the AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is so much greater today than it was in 1998 when we started the induction process," Penton said. "It’s really a great show, and for these guys to be able to come and see what they’re part of now is really special."Led by Master of Ceremonies Perry King, legendary actor of stage, screen and TV, the Induction Ceremony will officially welcome the 2009 class to the AMA Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are industry innovator Robert Bates, off-road racer Randy Hawkins, motorsports giants Bob and Geoff Fox, suspension pioneer Gilles Vaillancourt, off-highway rights activist Mona Ehnes, longtime motorcycle safety proponent David Hough, noted race team manager Gary Mathers and successful dirt-track racer and tuner Chuck Palmgren.The night before at the same location, the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, will recognize the champions from 2009 AMA Racing premier events and series. In addition, special awards, such as the AMA Racing Athlete of the Year, the AMA Racing Sportsman of the Year and the AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year, will be awarded.Advance ticket purchase is required for both the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Tickets, which include dinner each night, cost $49 per person per single event, or $89 per person for both events. To purchase tickets, visit www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com/LetsRock. Tickets will remain on sale through Nov. 29. Admission to the Hall of Fame autograph session and the Concours d’Elegance, presented by FOX Racing Shox, bike show is free.