TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 15, 2003) -- The Sports Car Club of America announced today that two SCCA drivers were named to the 15-member American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association All-America Team released Dec. 13.
Teaming with co-driver Daniel Barritt, Higgins won the first three events of 2003, en route to winning seven out of nine contests over the year. His victories were instrumental in Mitsubishi Motors North America claiming the Manufacturers' Overall Championship, an award not won by Mitsubishi since 1995. This is the second time overall Higgins has been named to the All-America team. He received honorable mention recognition in 2002.
Scott Pruett, 2003 Champion of the SCCA-sanctioned Motorock Trans-Am Tour for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup, earned first-team honors in the Road Racing category. The selection is Pruett's fifth in his career. It was a successful return to Trans-Am competition for the seven-time All-America selection who, after being absent from Trans-Am competition for eight years while competing in NASCAR and the Champ Car World Series, won eight times in 11 events to earn his third Trans-Am title this year.
The AARWBA Auto Racing All-America Team will be honored Jan. 10 at the 34th annual AARWBA banquet at the Sheraton Suites in Pomona, Calif. First-team members will receive the distinctive Horsepower Award at the ceremony.
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