Top SCCA Solo Awards Presented Wednesday Night In Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 9, 2010) -- The Sports Car Club of America's top two Solo awards were presented Wednesday night, at the first of two gala banquets held at the University of Nebraska's Lied Center during the 2010 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships in Lincoln, Neb.
The Solo Driver of Eminence is the top driving honor bestowed upon a Solo competitor, based on their long-term success as a competitor in SCCA autocross competition. This year's recipient was Jeff Cashmore, who earned his third-consecutive D Modified National Championship earlier in the day. Cashmore, of New Berlin, Wis., now has seven National Championships to his credit since he began competing in 1997. More impressive than his winning percentage is the variety of cars in which he has won. As one presenter noted, his titles have come in "slow front-wheel drive cars, slow rear-wheel drive cars, fast rear-wheel drive cars and now, really-fast rear-wheel drive cars."
The Solo Cup is presented annually to the individual making a long-term contribution to the Solo community. This year's recipient, Bill Goodale, of Milford, Mass., has not only been a successful competitor over the years, winning seven National Championships since his first "Nationals" in 1974, but has made significant contributions to the program, primarily as a steward.
"People ask me all the time why in I go spend a week in Nebraska every year," Goodale remarked of his endearment of the large Solo community. "They ask 'do you have family there?' and I respond, 'yes, I have a lot of family in Nebraska this time of year.'"
Both awards will be re-presented at the 2011 SCCA National Convention Presented by Gumout in February.