According to MSHFA rules, only a non-American’s achievements in North America should be considered for induction, but “Big John’s” record here was profound. First and foremost was the Briton’s capture of the inaugural (1966) Can-Am championship over an international field that included inductees Mark Donohue, Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme, Parnelli Jones, David Hobbs, Sam Posey and Bruce McLaren. A perennial front-runner at major sports car races, Surtees’ victories include the 1963 Sebring 12 Hours, 1965 Player’s 200 at Mosport, 1965 Player’s Mont-Tremblant, 1966 Mexican Grand Prix (F1), 1966 St. Jovite Can-Am, 1966 Riverside Can-Am, 1966 Las Vegas Can-Am and 1967 Las Vegas Can-Am. Later Surtees became a constructor whose eponymous single-seaters won seven U.S. F5000 races in the hands of Hobbs and Posey and finished second in the championship in 1969, 1971 and 1972. Still the only person to have won world championships on two and four wheels, Surtees received the 2012 Segrave Trophy for the Brit who demonstrates "Outstanding Skill, Courage and Initiative on Land, Water and in the Air."