Inductees An internationally known road racer and car builder, Irv Hoerr raced professionally for 27 years, winning 65 races at 30 different tracks.
He had wins at every major road course in the United States including Daytona, Watkins Glen, Road Atlanta, Mid-Ohio, Lime Rock, Sebring and Road America, as well as in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela and Guatemala.
He won seven driving championships, six in four divisions of the International Motor Sports Association and one in the Latin American GT series.
He was selected in 1992 and 1995 to the All-America Racing Team by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association where his teammates included Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Al Unser Jr., Tony Stewart, Michael Andretti and Juan Fangio II. He was Norelco Cup Driver of the Year in 1989 and Motorweek Road Race Driver of the Year in 1986.
He also raced in seven NASCAR Winston Cup races on road courses with two top ten finishes.
He stopped full time driving after the 1996 season, but continued a partial schedule through 2002. He is now co-owner and operator of Hoerr Racing Products in Peoria.
An internationally known road racer and car builder, Irv Hoerr raced professionally for 27 years, winning 65 races at 30 different tracks.
A member of the Bradley University Athletics Hall of Fame, Savoie achieved international recognition in men’s figure skating during the 1990s and 2000s, highlighted by a seventh-place finish while competing for Team USA at the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006 in Turin, Italy. Savoie qualified for the 2006 Olympic Games by winning the bronze medal at the U.S. Championships. Savoie learned to skate in group lessons operated by the Peoria Park District. He went on to represent the Illinois Valley Figure Skating Club and he based his training at the Owens Center in central Peoria throughout his career. Among his many achievements on the ice, Savoie was a three-time bronze medalist at the U.S. Championships, earning first-alternate for the 2002 Olympic Games. He won the gold medal at the 1997 U.S. Junior Championships and he finished fourth at the 1999 World Junior Championships.