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Perpetual Awards for the 2010 season


Santa Pod Racers Club, Avon Park International Racing Association, Obsession Motorsports and Eurodragster.com are teaming up to give readers the chance of input to the SPRC and APIRA Perpetual Awards and the Obsession Motorsports Sportsman of the Year trophy, which will be presented at the joint APIRA/SPRC Dinner Dance and Trophy Presentation on Saturday 5th February 2011. The votes of Eurodragster.com readers will be taken into consideration when the SPRC and APIRA Committees and Obsession Motorsports decide upon their winners.

For several of the 2010 season awards, shortlists have been decided for which votes can be submitted by E-Mail.

How to vote

The shortlists for the Perpetual Awards will be published on a regular basis starting on Monday 13th December 2010. Nominations for the Alex Brachtvogel Memorial Trophy will be accepted starting on Monday 13th December 2010 and throughout the voting period.

To submit a vote, click on the link under the name for which you would like to vote. An E-Mail will automatically be generated with your chosen name in the title; all you then need to do is to hit the Send button.

If the E-Mail is not automatically generated with your chosen name in the title then simply send an E-Mail to sprcawards2010@btinternet.com giving the category (Most Promising Newcomer, Best-Appearing Car, Best-Appearing Bike etc.) as the subject of the E-Mail and the name of the person for whom you wish to vote in the body of the E-Mail.

One vote per E-Mail address will be accepted for each Award. Voting is per Award, so for example when you have voted for SPRC Most Promising Newcomer then you may of course vote for Best-Appearing Car, Best-Appearing Bike and so on.

Please note that blatant attempts at organising mass votes - for example asking workmates, forum members or Facebook friends to vote en masse - are easily identified and all such votes will be disallowed as they have been in previous years. Concerted attempts at vote-rigging will result in the nominee being removed from the shortlist whether or not that nominee had any knowledge or involvement.


SPRC MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Nominees for SPRC Most Promising Newcomer have impressed whilst contesting their first full season or making their on-track début in 2010.

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Richard Billings, Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
Vote for Richard Billings

Paul Brown, Super Comp and Pro ET
Vote for Paul Brown

Jake Handy, Sportsman ET
Vote for Jake Handy

Brad Jackson, Junior Dragster
Vote for Brad Jackson

Dave Raper, Super Comp and Super Gas
Vote for Dave Raper

Rob Stanley, Super Street
Vote for Rob Stanley

Steve Taylor, Sportsman ET
Vote for Steve Taylor



SPRC BEST-APPEARING CAR

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows. Click on any picture to see a large version.

Paula Atkin
Super Pro ET

Vote for Paula Atkin

Richard Billings
Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator

Vote for Richard Billings

Amanda Cox
Pro ET

Vote for Amanda Cox

Rick Garrett
Super Pro ET

Vote for Rick Garrett

Marck Harteveld
Super Pro ET

Vote for Marck Harteveld

Robert Joosten
Pro Modified

Vote for Robert Joosten

Brian Payne
Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator

Vote for Brian Payne

Kev Slyfield
Pro Modified

Vote for Kev Slyfield



SPRC BEST-APPEARING BIKE

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows. Click on any picture to see a large version.

Martin Bishop
Pro Stock Bike

Vote for Martin Bishop

Dave Holland
Super Street Bike

Vote for Dave Holland

Shawn Rodman
Supertwin Fuel

Vote for Shawn Rodman

Wayne Saunders
Super Street Bike

Vote for Wayne Saunders

Steve Venables
Super Street Bike

Vote for Steve Venables



SPRC MOST PROFESSIONAL-APPEARING TEAM

The SPRC Most Professional-Appearing Team trophy recognises not just the presentation of a race vehicle but the team's overall approach to racing. As well as a well-turned-out car or bike, the Committee have considered such aspects as the appearance and attitude of team personnel, the organisation and appearance of their pit area and support equipment, and their readiness when their class is called.

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order of team name, is as follows:

Karl Harrison and the Blown Budget team, Super Pro ET
Vote for Blown Budget

Rene van den Berg and the Bull team, Top Fuel Bike
Vote for Bull

Brad Jackson and the Carter Motorsport/Lucas Oil team, Junior Dragster
Vote for Carter Motorsport/Lucas Oil Junior

Mike Lacey and the Metamorphosis team, Pro ET
Vote for Metamorphosis

Rod Harrison and the Stardust team, Super Pro ET
Vote for Stardust

Shawn Rodman and the AFB Drag Racing team, Supertwin Fuel
Vote for AFB Drag Racing



APIRA IRIS PAGE MEMORIAL TROPHY

The Iris Page Memorial Trophy is presented to a racer, team, official, marshal or other individual who has either contributed to the sport over the last twelve months, or who has achieved their own personal goals against all the odds thrown at them.

The APIRA Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Vic Hammond, Supercharged Outlaws
Vote for Vic Hammond

Andy Murphy and Team B'Sting, Wild Bunch
Vote for Andy Murphy and Team B'Sting

Dick Sharp, Wild Bunch
Vote for Dick Sharp

Joe Stevens, Super Pro ET
Vote for Joe Stevens

Neil Townson, Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association/Supercharged Outlaws
Vote for Neil Townson

Team Wicked Lady, Wild Bunch
Vote for Team Wicked Lady



SPRC JAMES EDGAR MEMORIAL TROPHY

The James Edgar Memorial Trophy is awarded for outstanding performance by a Crew Chief, tuner or crew member. The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Richard Cawthorne, for Ivan Birch (Comp Bike)
Vote for Richard Cawthorne

Robin Grice, for Urs Erbacher (Top Fuel Dragster)
Vote for Robin Grice

Phil Hartley, for Giles and Hartley Racing (Super Pro ET)
Vote for Phil Hartley

Graham McDonald, for Gabrielle McDonald (Junior Dragster)
Vote for Graham McDonald

Adrian Spencer, for Ray White (Pro Modified)
Vote for Adrian Spencer

Steve Venables, for himself (Super Street Bike)
Vote for Steve Venables

Paul Wright, for Brian Payne (Topspeed Automotive Street ELiminator)
Vote for Paul Wright



APIRA SHAKESPEARE COUNTY RACEWAY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

The Shakespeare County Raceway Award for Outstanding Achievement will be awarded to a racer who has achieved outstanding performance at Shakespeare County Raceway during the 2010 season.

The APIRA Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

John Atkinson, Super Pro ET
Vote for John Atkinson

Dave Beck, Pro Stock Bike
Vote for Dave Beck

Scott Collier, Junior Drag Bike
Vote for Scott Collier

Louis Davies, Junior Drag Bike
Vote for Louis Davies

Lee Gallimore, Supercharged Outlaws
Vote for Lee Gallimore

Brian Gandy, Supercharged Outlaws
Vote for Brian Gandy

Ian Hanson, Supercharged Outlaws
Vote for Ian Hanson

Lee Huxley, Pro ET/Super Street
Vote for Lee Huxley

Adz Price, Wild Bunch
Vote for Adz Price

Jemma Venables, 9.50 Bike
Vote for Jemma Venables

Dave Williams, Wild Bunch
Vote for Dave Williams



SPRC PAUL GIDDINGS MEMORIAL TROPHY

The Paul Giddings Memorial Trophy is a bike fraternity-only award named for late racer Paul Giddings, and is presented for overcoming adversity. Nominees have typically had to endure personal problems, severe or prolonged mechanical trouble, an accident or other such woes, but have faced those problems head-on and come out on top.

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Tim Blakemore, Funny Bike
Vote for Tim Blakemore

Chris Hannam, Supertwin
Vote for Chris Hannam

Roel Koedam, Supertwin
Vote for Roel Koedam

Dave Peters, Comp Bike
Vote for Dave Peters



APIRA SHAKESPEARE COUNTY RACEWAY SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

The Shakespeare County Raceway Sportswoman of the Year trophy recognises the efforts of women in 2010 as racers, crew members or track officials.

The APIRA Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Holly Baldwin, VW Sportsman
Vote for Holly Baldwin

Sharron Collier, Junior Drag Bike
Vote for Sharron Collier

Jayne Kay, Super Pro ET
Vote for Jayne Kay

Gabrielle McDonald, Junior Dragster
Vote for Gabrielle McDonald

Beth Satchell, APIRA/For Ladies That Launch
Vote for Beth Satchell

Terri-Anne White, Nostalgia Fuel Altered Association
Vote for Terri-Anne White

Julie Willcox, APIRA
Vote for Julie Willcox

Angie Woods, Shakespeare County Raceway staff
Vote for Angie Woods



OBSESSION MOTORSPORTS SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR TROPHY

The Sportsman of the Year trophy is presented by Obsession Motorsports in memory of the late Terry Gibbs, a fervent supporter of Sportsman racing who himself raced before becoming a race and show promoter. The trophy is awarded to an individual who typifies the spirit of Sportsman drag racing either as a racer themselves or as someone who works to support Sportsman racing.

The shortlist for Sportsman of the Year, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Ian Hook, Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
Vote for Ian Hook

Brian and Lee Huxley, Team Top Banana
Vote for Brian and Lee Huxley

Ian Marshall, Santa Pod Racers Club Chief Starter
Vote for Ian Marshall

Paul Marston, Paul Marston Racing
Vote for Paul Marston

Graham McDonald, Crew Chief for Gabby McDonald, Junior Dragster
Vote for Graham McDonald



APIRA ENDEAVOUR AWARD

The APIRA Endeavour Award is presented to a racer, team, supporter or member of the media in recognition for services rendered over the last twelve months, as well as their overall support of Avon Park International Racing Association and Shakespeare County Raceway. The APIRA Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Daren and Julie Brett, SCR Junior Dragster League
Vote for Daren and Julie Brett

Ingrid and Martin Chesworth, Media
Vote for Ingrid and Martin Chesworth

Sue and Alan Davies, APIRA
Vote for Sue and Alan Davies

Angus Pulley, APIRA
Vote for Angus Pulley

Dawn Watson, Media
Vote for Dawn Watson



APIRA ALAN WIGMORE MEMORIAL TROPHY

The founder of the National Drag Racing Club, Alan Wigmore was dedicated to every aspect of the sport at home as well as in America. As Chairman of the NDRC Alan got to do just about every job there was to organise as well as run race events. This Award is presented in Alan's memory to the chosen individual who has shown the same dedication, spirit and enthusiasm for the sport which Alan showed in his years in drag racing.

The APIRA Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Sharron and Jerry Collier, Junior Drag Bike
Vote for Sharron and Jerry Collier

Jon Cross, Shakespeare County Raceway
Vote for Jon Cross

Paul Satchell, APIRA
Vote for Paul Satchell

Wayne Schreier, APIRA
Vote for Wayne Schreier

Roy Wilding, Supercharged Outlaws
Vote for Roy Wilding

Andrew Willcox, APIRA
Vote for Andrew Willcox



SPRC ALEX BRACHTVOGEL MEMORIAL TROPHY

This trophy was first awarded to Santa Pod Raceway's late Chief Marshal, Alex Brachtvogel, in 2001 to mark his outstanding contribution to Santa Pod Raceway and the sport as a whole. After Alex's death the trophy was named in his memory and continues to be awarded for contribution to drag racing.

There is no shortlist for the Alex Brachtvogel award. Nominations are invited for racers, race officials, track and safety crews, club officials, media, or anyone else who has contributed to the sport. Last year the Trophy was awarded to Santa Pod Racers Club official Carole Ismail.

Click here to send an Alex Brachtvogel Memorial Trophy nomination.