"I felt it was imperative to establish an event that could honor more African Americans who have had an impact on this sport, but will never be enshrined in this facility located on, of all places, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard”, says Terrance Cox.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) May 11, 2018
Terrance Alton Cox III, co-founder of American Standard Motorsports, will be presenting the first Terrance Alton Cox Motorsports Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to honor African American accomplishments in motorsports. The awards ceremony will be held May 18, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM with the NASCAR Hall of Fame specifically chosen by Terrance Cox for historical reasons.
“The NASCAR Hall of Fame, showcases some of the greatest names ever associated with motorsports over the last 70 years,” says Cox. “Since the NASCAR Hall of Fame has already enshrined Wendell Scott, the lone African American to have won a NASCAR Cup Series race on December 1, 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida, I felt it was imperative to establish an event that could honor more African Americans who have had an impact on this sport, but will never be enshrined in this facility located on, of all places, 400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.”
Terrance Cox has released the list of awards recipients for the upcoming ceremony:
- Willy T. Ribbs
- Bill Lester
- Leonard Miller
- Stephen R Ross, Sr., director of the Spirit 4 Racing School and two students
- James Rudy Stevenson
- Fred Edmonds
- Akil Rose
- Dr. Luonne Abram Rouse
- Tyrone McIntyre
- Reginald Harmon
- Owen Roper
- Clarence Miller
- Matt Murphy, along with parents John and Lashonda Murphy
- Les Montgomery
- Kim Perez
- Pastor B. Dwayne Hardin
- Pastor John Wayne Penton
Also, the Theresa Cox Blalark Humanitarian Award will be given to a special guest that evening.
For more information on the event, email: info(at)americanstandardmotorsports(dot)com.