TrackChaser Awards
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National Speedway Directory has been a supporter of the TrackChaser group for many years, both under the original owner Allan E. Brown and now under the current owner Tim Frost. The TrackChaser Group extends their sincerest appreciation to Allan and Tim for honoring our group members.

Copies of the 2018 (38th Edition) NSD as well as Allan Brown's 2017 (4th Edition) of the "History of America's Speedways" are available.

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Ed Esser Memorial TrackChaser Annual Awards

Beginning in 2011, the National Speedway Directory honored the top five TrackChasers in the group who visited the most new tracks during the current year.

2017 Winners
John Ritter--103
Ben Turner--77
Brian Hickey--62
Roland Vanden Eynde--55
Guy Smith--52

2016 Winners
Guy Smith--68
Dan Shultz--61
Edward Corrado--59
Vince Sadowski--59
Roland Vanden Eynde--56

2015 Winners
Jack Erdmann--81
Guy Smith--63
Edward Corrado--58
Roland Vanden Eynde--51
John Lehmann--47

2014 Winners
Edward Corrado--117
Roland Vanden Eynde--68
Brian Hickey--57
Gordy Killian--55
Guy Smith--55


2013 Winners
Jeff Sands--85
Mike Knappenberger--71
Guy Smith--61
Roland Vanden Eynde--60
Edward Corrado--44


2012 Winners
Mike Knappenberger--102
Roland Vanden Eynde--59
Guy Smith--58
Pam Smith--50
Brian Hickey--40


2011 Winners
Guy Smith--82
Ed Esser--78

Lee Esser accepted the TrackChaser awards earned by his late father, Ed Esser.

Pam Smith--76
Roland Vanden Eynde--73
Mike Knappenberger--62

Annual Winners 1980-2010

Annual Winners 1980-2010

Allan Brown (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)

Robert Helmick (1985)
Guy Smith (1986, 1987, 1989, 1992)
Andy Sivi (1988, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Jack Erdman (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998)
Mark Kelly (1996)
Will White (1997)
Gordy Killian (1999)
Ed Esser (2003)

Ed's TrackChaser awards were on display at his funeral service.
Randy Lewis (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Mike Knapenberger (2008)
Bing Metz (2009)

The Roscoe "Pappy" Hough Memorial TrackChaser World Cup

Recognizing the TrackChaser Group Member Who Has Seen
Racing at the Most Different Tracks in a Lifetime

This award was established by Allan Brown, then owner of the NSD, and Guy Smith, founder of the TrackChaser group. The award was named after Pappy Hough, first person we knew of to visit over 500 tracks.

Roscoe "Pappy" Hough Memorial TrackChaser World Cup
Presented By National Speedway Directory


Home State


Roscoe "Pappy" Hough
New Jersey
1980 - 1994
Allan Brown
1995 - 1997
Rick Schneider
New York
1998 - 2005
Randy Lewis
2006 - 2010
Ed Esser Wisconsin
Guy Smith Pennsylvania 2012-

Mini Hough's

In 2011, new NSD owner Tim Frost purchased small replica trophies for each living group member whose name appears on the TrackChaser World Cup as a current or former leader of most lifetime tracks.

Allan Brown
Rick Schneider
Randy Lewis
Ed Esser

Guy Smith

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