DAWSONVILLE - This year's inductees into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (GRHOF) were announced over the weekend.
They include a former NASCAR and short track ace, a pioneer Peach State open wheel racer, a trailblazing stock car team owner, one of the most successful short track racers in the southeast, and a drag racing legend and pioneer.
The 2013 inductees are Charles Barrett of Cleveland, Hank Blalock of Decatur, Frank Christian of Dahlonega, Freddy Fryar of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Huston Platt of Buford.
The five new GRHOF inductees were chosen from a list of 15 semi-finalists, all of whom were honored during Saturday's event at the GRHOF in Dawsonville. The inductees were chosen by an 18-member panel of voters.
The 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Induction banquet will be held on Dec. 13 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
A limited number of seats for the banquet will be available. For more information, call the Hall of Fame at (706) 216-RACE (7223) or go online to www.georgiaracinghof.com.
Here's a closer look at the five inductees to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame for 2013: