After much pressure from famous people in the motorcycle racing community the Motorcycle Hall of Fame announced it will have a ‘supplemental’ vote to re-consider adding legend motorcycle mechanic Nobby Clark to its roles.
Supplemental HOF Vote for Nobby Clark
The AMA Hall of Fame saga for Derek ‘Nobby’ Clark continues, with the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation announcing that it will conduct a supplemental vote for the inclusion. Clark’s nomination to the Hall of Fame was first announced and then publically withdrawn via press release. The AMHF explained its actions in a July 13th report, which cited errors in the balloting process that caused the embarrassing situation. The controversy over Clark’s induction ramped up when current Hall of Fame members Dave Despain and AMA legend Dick Mann resigned from the HOF in protest, with Cycle News reportingthree-time GP World Champion Kenny Roberts doing the same. – Motorcycle USA Ed
The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Board of Directors will conduct a supplemental vote for the inclusion of Derek “Nobby” Clark in this year’s Hall of Fame induction class.
The decision is in response to errors that occurred in the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame balloting process. The supplemental vote does not affect other 2012 Hall of Fame inductees.
“We believe Mr. Clark is worthy of induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, the chairman of the AMHF. “It’s important to stress that the balloting errors were not of Mr. Clark’s making, and the entire board offers its sincere apologies to Mr. Clark.”