Dick Berggren to be inducted into Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame

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Veteran broadcaster, writer and editor Dr. Dick Berggren, the president of the North East Motor Sports Museum’s Racing History Preservation Group (RHPG), will receive yet another honor in his illustrious career.

Berggren, who retired from Fox Sports last season, will be one of six individuals inducted into the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame on April 4, 2015.

“Many of my friendships that I formed in and around Maine back in the 70s still exist today,” Berggren said in a statement.

“Maine has been a special place for me, not only because I won a race at Beech Ridge (Motor Speedway),” he added, “but more importantly many of my hero’s come from Maine such as Ricky Craven, Andy Cusack, Mike Rowe, Dick McCabe, Bob Bahre and so, so many more.

“I love the state of Maine and all it stands for, the people, the landscape, life in general and of course it has been and still is my favorite vacation place. I have traveled the world over and there is no place like Maine anywhere.”

Berggren has enjoyed a vast and rewarding life in motorsports, beginning as a racer and continuing on as a broadcaster, writer and editor.

Career stops included TV work for CBS, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, Speed and Fox Sports, where he typically wore his trademark flat cap while broadcasting from pit road or the NASCAR garage areas.

He also was an editor of Stock Car Racing Magazine before owning and operating his own Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated.

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