Two time Indianapolis 500 winner Gordon Johncock was honered Monday in a special celebration on the 50th Anniversary of his first Indianapolis 500 win in 1973.
The Borg-Warner Corporation that presents their world famous trophy to the winner of the Indy 500 hosted the event attended by family and friends from all across the U.S.
Gordie was presented with a smaller version of the famous trophy during the celebration.
Johncock was born and raised in Hastings where he started his racing career at the old Hastings Speedway.
During his career he raced sprint, modified and super modified cars before he started racing the indianapolis cars winning two Indianapolis 500's in 1973 and 1982. Overall he won 25 indy car races. He also raced in the Daytona 500.
Johncock is a former National Driving Champion, has been inducted into the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, The Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame and the Michigan Sports and Motor Sports Hall of Fame.