Pioneer, innovator, organizer, administrator
Fish is the person most responsible for turning the Baja 1000 into the world’s premier off-road event, and one of the ones most responsible for the sport’s growth overall. Fish was recruited by SCORE International founder Mickey Thompson shortly after the 1990 inductee started the sanctioning body in 1973. Immediately, Fish began to take the steps necessary to make off-road racing more viable, visible and respected. He developed TV coverage of the SCORE Off-Road World Series events, then in 1994 created with Frank DeAngelo the wide-open, crowd-pleasing Trophy Truck class, still 25+ years later, the closest thing to the no-rules Can-Am in modern racing. Fish also implemented an emergency medical response system and independent appeals board. In the mid-‘80s, Fish and SCORE CFO Ted Johnson acquired full ownership of the group, then helped unify the sport by creating a combined SCORE/HDRA (High Desert Racing Association) series before purchasing HDRA outright and forming one organization in 1993. Fish sold SCORE in 2012. Inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.