By MSHFA rules, as a foreign national, the Danish sports car racing legend’s achievements in North America should be the basis of deciding his induction. Those achievements are considerable. He’s the all-time leader in 12 Hours of Sebring victories with six (1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012). He was also American Le Mans Series champion in 2002, an outcome all the more impressive because he contested the full series only twice. In 2001 he edged series champion Emanuele Pirro four to three in wins. In his championship season, he again won four of the 10 rounds. In addition, he won the Austin 6 Hours round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2013 and finished 2nd there in 2014, his only North American races other than Sebring and two Petit Le Mans entries after 2002. (Kristensen won Petit Le Mans during his 2002 championship season.) He is better known internationally as “Mr. Le Mans” in recognition of his being the all-time leader in 24 Hours of Le Mans victories with nine (1997, 2000-05, 2008, 2013).