SCCA Convention Closes With Top Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 31, 2010) -- Sports Car Club of America concluded its 2010 National Convention Presented by Gumout at the South Point Hotel and Casino with the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Banquet Presented by Honda.
Five members were inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame, including former president Nick Craw, road racing legend Briggs Cunningham, longtime leader R. David Jones, former staff member and FIA steward Burdette "Berdie" Martin and rally pioneer Wayne Zitkus.
Additionally, the top awards for 2009 were presented, including:
Woolf Barnato Award (longtime organization contributions): Andy Porterfield
Member of Excellence (Club-wide contributions for 2009): Dave Deborde
Presidents Cup (Top Club Racing Runoffs Performance): Sam Halkias
John McGill Award (Top Club Racing Contribution): Fred Cummings
Solo Cup (Top Solo Contribution): Sandi Brown
Robert Ridges Award (Top RoadRally Contribution): Ron Ferris
The Saturday evening function capped three days of seminars and celebrations for SCCA. For the first time, the event included a series of seminars specifically for drivers and crew, including sessions on car construction, testing, shock absorbers, engines and fuel system additives. Speakers included famed SCCA members Joe Huffaker Jr. and Dan Binks.
SCCA President and CEO Jeff Dahnert closed the event, declaring it a success to the 455 attendees.
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