DATE OF INDUCTION: February 21, 2009
CAREER SPAN: 1966-
AGE AT INDUCTION: 58
The sport of snowmobiling is built upon the unbridled passion and tireless efforts of club and association members. Donald Finck is one such person, having served as President, Director and Trail Master in the Vermont Association Snow Travelers (VAST), as well as introducing innovative snowmobiling services and programs in the association. Finck, now of Carson, Washington also founded the successful and venerable Rock Maple Racing Circuit in Vermont.
An eternal optimist, Finck saw opportunities for improvement at all levels of the sport and was the first to roll up his sleeves and lead by example. He’s pursued every opportunity with unrelenting passion while always embracing the power of partnerships. His leadership helped spearhead the Vermont Trail Pass Maintenance Assessment program, fuel tax funding for VAST and reciprocity on issues of connecting trails in New England. A natural promoter, Finck also helped launch the successful Snofest event in Lake Morey, Vermont. while plying every opportunity big or small to increase the exposure of snowmobiling throughout New England.
Inspired and supported by his close family, Finck’s vision propelled both the success and safety of the Rock Maple Circuit, recruiting racers with the same passion that he brought to his years as an Elementary School principal, snowmobile dealership owner, district sales manager for Arctic Cat and innumerable other roles. In a sport that’s prospered because tremendous selfless efforts, Donald Finck has pursued every opportunity with an extraordinary passion and a can-do attitude.