Honoring Flemington Speedway’s Most Influential Persons, the inaugural recipient was Al Tasnady, and the award was renamed to honor him.

Voting Criteria:

1.) The supreme nature of the nominee’s accomplishments at (or for) Flemington Speedway

2.) The nominee’s primary identification with Flemington Speedway

3.) The consistency and duration of the nominee’s Flemington Speedway performance and service

4.) The nominee’s enthusiastic and enduring support of Flemington Speedway, professionally and personally

5.) The long term effects, beyond statistics, of the nominee’s influence on Flemington Speedway

How the Vote Works: Only current dues-paying members of FSHS are eligible to vote. Voters should take the time to learn about each nominee and consider their Flemington career against the voting criteria. Note this is not a “Most Popular Persons” ballot. Each vote is an important privilege and should be used for the worthiest nominees.  

Honored, thus far:
  • 2012
    • Al Tasnady  (inaugural) 
  • 2013
    • Paul Kuhl
    •  Billy Pauch
  • 2014
    • Stan Ploski 
    • Bill Singer  
    • Ace Lane Sr.  
    • Ken Brenn Sr.  
    • Sammy Beavers 
  • 2015
    • Jackie McLaughlin  
    • Ken Brenn Jr.  
    • Glenn Fitzcharles  
    • Jim Horton Sr.  
  • 2016
    • Gerald Chamberlain
    • Budd Olsen  
    • Ace Lane Jr.  
    • Bob Pickell 
  • 2018
    • ​Harry Dee
    • Kenny Brightbill
    • Billy Osmun
    • ​Ray Liss
  • 2020
    • ​Ollie Butler
    • John Norcia
    • Les Farley
    • ​Les Katona
  • 2022
    • ​Ray Bateman
    • Paul Deasey 
    • Wendy Kennedy
    • Bobby Rossell

​​The TAS Awards Honoring Flemington Speedway’s Most Influential Persons

Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 7th, 2024, as The TAS Awards return to celebrate the enduring legacy of Flemington Speedway’s Most Influential Persons. Hosted by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society, this prestigious event will honor the remarkable contributions of Fritz Epright, Mike Grbac, Joe Hall, and Dick Havens.

**Date:** Sunday, April 7th, 2024
**Venue:** Flemington Elks Lodge #1928, 165 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822
**Admission:** $15.00 per person (payable at the door; credit cards not accepted), Free for Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS) members
**Dress Code:** Suit jackets and collared shirts suggested for men
**Membership:** New and renewal memberships available at the door
**Time:** Doors open at 12:30 pm; Hor d'oeuvres served at 1:00 pm; nostalgic racing movies will be shown during this time
**Awards Presentation:** Scheduled to start at approximately 2:30 pm
**Additional Entertainment:** More nostalgic Flemington Speedway racing movies after the TAS Awards presentation until 5:00 pm
**Previous Honorees:** Joining the esteemed ranks of past recipients, including Al Tasnady, Paul Kuhl, Billy Pauch, Stan Ploski, and many more
**Capacity:** Limited to 393 persons (by fire code occupancy)

- Race cars and memorabilia on display
- Door prizes and more surprises await

**Event Link:** 

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable afternoon celebrating the legends of Flemington Speedway. Join us as we pay homage to these distinguished individuals and revel in the nostalgia of racing history. We look forward to welcoming you!

**Event Details:**

**Additional Highlights:**

The Tas Award