Alumni Stories

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Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Class of 1959

Evans was nominated in the first Hall class, but Cook is being nominated for the first time.

The recognized “king” of Modified racing, Evans captured nine NASCAR Modified titles in a 13-year span, including eight in a row from 1978-85.

In the first year of the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour format in 1985, Evans won 12 races, including a sweep of all four events at Thompson, Conn.

During his career, Evans captured an amazing 26 championships on 11 different tracks in four states. He is believed to have won at least 475 races at 38 different tracks.

Evans ranked No. 1 in the 2003 voting of the “NASCAR All-Time Modified Top 10 Drivers,” and he was named one of NASCAR’s “50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998. He perished in a crash at Martinsville, Va. in October 1985 at the age of 44, but left behind a huge legacy of success.

One of his former cars currently is on display along Glory Road in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. So respected was Evans that his No. 61 is the only number retired by NASCAR in any division.

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Do you have a fun holiday story or a great family tradition? Share them with our fellow Holland Patent Central High School alumni! Submit your own stories, achievements and photos in our Alumni Stories section. Read other classmate’s stories and see what they have been up to over the years.

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