SpeedwayEXPO's SPEEDY AWARD NOMINATIONS
SpeedwayEXPO, proudly presented by Sunoco, will again recognize the
talent, competitive spirit, and dedication of the Northeast's racing
community with its annual SPEEDY Awards, honoring racers, fans and
others who excelled during the 2007 season.
The nominees and winners in 11 categories will be honored at
the SPEEDY Award ceremony at EXPO on March 2 at 3:00PM, hosted by
Speedway Illustrated Editor Karl Fredrickson. SpeedwayEXPO takes place
on the weekend of February 29-March 2 at the Eastern States Exposition
in West Springfield , MA .
SPEEDY Award categories include Break-Out Racer of the Year,
the Long Haul Award, Best Weekly Racer, Best Northeast Touring Racer,
Best Weekly Show, Best Individual Performance in an Event, Best
Individual Promotion, Best Series or Track Coverage, Race Fan of the
Year, Outstanding Contribution Award and the Unsung Hero Award.
A complete description of each award is on-line at
speedwayexpo.com, along with
nominees in each category.
Current nominees include champions Joey Logano, Donny Lia,
Bob Garbarino, Patrick Laperle, Ben Seitz and JR Heffner as well as
veterans like Brett Hearn, Ted Christopher, Bobby Gahan, and Ron Bolduc
along with up-and-comers such as Mike Ordway, Jr., Keith Rocco, Erica
Santos, and Nick Sweet. Unsung heroes, including Irene Venditti, the
Seymour Family, and Bonnie Jarvis, also take their well-deserved spot in
Others include racing writer Travis Barrett, Thunder Road
International Speedbowl, All-Star Speedway, and Albany-Saratoga
Speedway; and great racing organizations like PRONYNE Motorsports, C&C
Racing Promotions, Coastal 181, and Area Auto Racing News.
The entire racing community is invited to make their
nominations as well. Nominations will be accepted until February 15 on
SpeedwayEXPO will feature more than three indoor acres
dedicated to motorsports, with displays from local and regional tracks
and associations, vendors of performance parts, safety equipment,
accessories, apparel and memorabilia. In addition there will be a full
schedule of special events, racing seminars and activities, including
autograph sessions with racing celebrities, the Pit Crew Challenge,
pedal-car races and a host of specialty vehicle displays. Schedules and
full information is posted on