Junior Strous received Gilles Villeneuve Award

During the Atlantic Championship 2008 Award Banquet at Chateau Elan near the Road Atlanta circuit, Junior Strous received the very important American motorsports award, the "Gilles Villeneuve Award 2008". The Gilles Villeneuve Award, named after...

During the Atlantic Championship 2008 Award Banquet at Chateau Elan near the Road Atlanta circuit, Junior Strous received the very important American motorsports award, the "Gilles Villeneuve Award 2008".

The Gilles Villeneuve Award, named after the legendary Canadian Formula One star and 1976 Toyota Atlantic Champion, is traditionally awarded to the driver in the series who posses extraordinary ability, star quality and who has distinguished himself through sportsmanship, dedication and perseverance in the face of disappointment. It was first awarded in 1989 to Atlantic Champion Steve Shelton.

Junior's loyal mechanics, team members and all Atlantic Championship teams and drivers applauded Junior as he went to the podium to receive the price.

Junior was very surprised to receive this great acknowlegment in the American motorsport.

Junior Strous:

"I realy did not expect this. Last year I was nominated for the price as I raced with a broken wrist. But the jury said that his year I had more podium finishes, some bitter dissapointments, but still kept competing on a very high sportive level. It is a great award to win, good for my CV and very important in the American motorsport."

The award is a beautiful cristal trophee and together with many congratulations, Junior got a big hug from his teammate Dominick Muermans. A proud moment for Condor Motorsports Team Holland.

Dominick Muermans:

"This is so cool and he deserves it. Junior was leading the Atlantic Championship at one time this year. We fought like lions this year and I think this price also reflects very well on the team. I am very proud to be part of the team and am very happy for my teammate Junior."

Till the early hours in the morning the team celebrated!

-credit: juniorstrous.com

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Junior Strous , Dominick Muermans