2008 WSORR YEAR-END AWARD WINNERS CRANDON, Wis. (October 12, 2008) - A bounty of awards and prizes were conferred on off-road racers winning championships and excelling during the 2008 Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) season.
2008 WSORR YEAR-END AWARD WINNERS
CRANDON, Wis. (October 12, 2008) - A bounty of awards and prizes were conferred on off-road racers winning championships and excelling during the 2008 Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) season. Listed below are award recipients at the recent 2008 WSORR "Night of Champions" banquet.
Key year-end cash awards were specially funded by WSORR contingency sponsors such as KC Hilites, MasterCraft Race Products and MSD Ignitions, among others.
Not listed were many notable individual achievements by off-road racers during the 2008 season. For example, Stephanie Krieman, Silverton,Ore., became the first female PRO Super Buggy racer to ever nab a podium spot with an historic second place finish during World Series Round IX action at Bark River Raceway in August.
Later that day, Rhonda Konitzer, Oconto Falls, Wis., matched the highest finish ever by a woman in a PRO event with a second place finish in the high performance PRO 2WD class.
Konitzer was the first woman in history to podium in a PRO class, a feat she performed last year. Konitzer followed her Bark River podium with another at the "Big House" of off-road racing in Crandon, Wis., a considerable accomplishment, against top PRO racers.
<pre> KC HiLites Year End Award - 1st Keith Steele, Super Truck, $2,500 KC HiLites Year End Award - 2nd Rob Weiland, Classix, $1,500 KC HiLites Year End Award - 3rd Dave DeMaegd, Formula 4x4, $1,000
MasterCraft Year End Award Mark Steinhardt, 1600 Buggy, $500 MSD PRO Year End Award Kent Brascho, PRO 4x4, $500 MSD SRT Year End Award Keith Steele, Super Truck, $500 Bilstein Year End Award Scott Beauchamp, Stock Truck, $250
PRO Driver of the Year (Co-winners) John Mason, PRO Super Buggy Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr., PRO 2WD PRO Rookie of the Year David Waldvogel, PRO 2WD SRT Rookie of the Year (Co-winners) Mitch Dorr, Stock Truck Ron Schreiner, Super Truck SRT Driver of the Year Keith Steele, Super Truck
WSORR Safety Award Bark River International Raceway
WSORR PRO 2WD Series Champion Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. WSORR PRO Light Pickup Champion Jeff Kincaid WSORR PRO 4x4 Champion Kent Brascho WSORR PRO Super Buggy Champion John Mason WSORR SRT Super Truck Champion Keith Steele WSORR SRT Stock Truck Champion Eric Ruppel WSORR SRT 1600 Buggy Champion Mark Steinhardt WSORR SRT 1600 Light Champion Mike Vanden Heuvel WSORR SRT Formula 4x4 Champion Dave DeMaegd Grassroots Classix Champion Rob Weiland Grassroots Enduro Champion Jim Van Rixel
WSORR OEM Vehicle Championship Ford Truck Division WSORR OEM Tire Championship Goodyear
WSORR FCP Chairman's Cup Champion Kent Brascho, PRO 4x4 WSORR FCP PRO Light Pickup Cup Jeff Kincaid WSORR BorgWarner Shootout Champion Scott Taylor
Crandon World Champion PRO 2WD Ross Hoek Crandon World Champion PRO Light Chad Hord Crandon World Champion PRO Buggy Tim Lemons Crandon World Champion PRO 4x4 Johnny Greaves Crandon World Champion Super Truck Keith Steele Crandon World Champion Stock Truck Eric Ruppel Crandon World Champion 1600 Buggy Mark Steinhardt Crandon World Champion 1600 Light Mike Vanden Heuvel Crandon World Champion Formula 4x4 Tim Moeller Crandon World Champion Classix Rob Weiland Crandon World Champion Enduro Matt Dale </pre> -credit: WSORR.com.