Daytona Beach, FL — Finalists who will make up the Class of 2020 Induction Class for the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) will be announced Friday (July 5) at Daytona International Speedway, and among them is nominee Judy Stropus in the Sports Car category. After nearly four years of curating content for this Vintage Motorsport eNewsletter, we have been the beneficiaries of her well-crafted publicity materials and are enthusiastic fans in her cheering section!
Nominees represent 48 motorsports legends, champions and innovators in eight different categories, and the Motorsports HoF shared this info about Stropus:
Best known for her savant-like ability to score and time even 24-hour sports car races singlehandedly, and with perfect accuracy and without a break, Stropus was sought out by top teams such as Penske, Bud Moore Racing, BMW, American Motors, Al Holbert, Ted Field/Interscope, Brumos, Bruce Leven/Bayside, Dick Barbour, Wayne Baker and Bob Akin.
Perhaps the ultimate recognition of her talent was that sanctioning bodies would often come to her to correct glitches in their own scoring. As owner of JVS Enterprises, her list of public relations clients over the years included major OEM manufacturers, top racing teams and many others. In 2015 the Road Racing Drivers Club presented her with its coveted Bob Akin Award, given to the person who best exemplifies its namesake’s passion for motorsports and contributions to the sport and community at large.