Jimmie Johnson at Daytona. (HHP/Tom Copeland photo)

Johnson, Vasser Among West Coast HOF Inductees

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and co-owner of Legacy Motor Club, is among this year’s five inductees into the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Johnson will be joined for enshrinement by:

• The late Dick Cobb, winner of eight track championships over a 45-year racing career in Nevada and California.

•  Eric Holmes, winner of three NASCAR West (now ARCA Menards Series West) titles.

• Jimmy Vasser, 10-time Championship Auto Racing Teams winner, Indianapolis 500 co-owner champion and 2023 IMSA GTD championship co-owner.

Calvin (Cal) Wells III, NASCAR Cup Series race winning team owner, Off-Road Hall of Fame inductee and current chief executive officer of Legacy Motor Club.

The Class of 2024 – the hall’s 21st – will be enshrined on June 6, during the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame’s induction gala, presented by World Wide Technology Raceway, at Sonoma Raceway’s Turn 11 Club VIP/Hospitality complex encircling the road course’s iconic turn 11.

“Our Class of 2024 is second to none in diversity of competition,” said Ken Clapp, Chairman and CEO of the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. “Jimmie Johnson, Eric Holmes and Dick Cobb mastered three different levels of NASCAR competition. Jimmy Vasser, a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) champion and Cal Wells, an off-road racing Hall of Famer and team executive add two more racing disciplines to this year’s Class.

“We will be announcing our five Heritage inductees in a few weeks – selectees representing additional forms of competition.

“I am most excited about the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame’s Pioneers of Speed initiative, providing us with the opportunity to honor those whose careers began and often ended before World War II. Many 21st Century fans may not recognize the names and achievements of these distinguished and courageous figures. All, however, deserve to be honored and remembered through our organization.

“We will be announcing the first 10 honorees later this spring.”

The event opens a packed weekend of racing at Sonoma Raceway, which includes the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR/ARCA Menards Series West and the NASCAR Xfinity Series.