Ontario Pro Challenge Series Banquet notes

Thomson, Norris and Wilson honoured at Ontario Pro Challenge banquet Three time champion collects his rewards November 28, 2004 -- HAMILTON, ONTARIO -- Dennis Thomson, driver of the DriveFit, Young Drivers of Canada Ford Taurus was honoured as...

Thomson, Norris and Wilson honoured at Ontario Pro Challenge banquet Three time champion collects his rewards

November 28, 2004 -- HAMILTON, ONTARIO -- Dennis Thomson, driver of the DriveFit, Young Drivers of Canada Ford Taurus was honoured as the 2004 Ontario Pro Challenge series champion at the Ontario Pro Challenge banquet on Saturday night. Thomson also took home the award for best appearing car.

"This was a good year for us and the Drive Fit, Young Drivers of Canada Ford Taurus," Thomson said. "Winning both the championship and the best appearing car is a big honour."

Rookie of the year honours went to Tim Norris and his www.apprenticesearch.com team. "It was a battle all year. I have to thank my team for all their help, and all the other rookies for putting up a strong challenge for the title this year." Norris also announced that his team has Lucas Oil as a major sponsor for 2005. "We are really looking forward to having Lucas Oil with us next year."

Another rookie to the series, Da- Lite Monte Carlo driver Danielle Wilson took home the 'Sportsman of the year" award after a moving speech by series co-ordinator Kathy Nicholson on Wilson's year. "This is a big surprise," Wilson said. She also thanked all the other teams for helping her this year.

Ontario Pro Challenge Series News:

For 2005, at least three new cars are already set to go for the New Year, and all three new drivers were on hand for the banquet. Austin Stegnar of Brampton, Ontario has acquired the car of departing driver Robert Wickens, who is hoping to move onto the Formula BMW series in 2005.

Joining him will be Brad LeLiever in his Holgate Motorsports #81 Barrie Honda sponsored Chevy Monte Carlo. LeLiever filled in for CARSTAR Monte Carlo driver Russ Bond last year at Flamborough and he is looking forward to a full season in his new Monte Carlo.

The final driver, Waterdown's Tyler Brown has already taken delivery of his #91 4-B Racing Dodge Intrepid. Brown has worked his way up through the karting ranks and he will join the series at its mid point next year.

2004 Ontario Pro Challenge Final Points.
1. Dennis Thomson 689 2. Kevin Crowhurst 585. 3T. Thane Woodside 569. 3T. Tim Norris 569. 5. Ken Nicholson 565. 6. Russ Bond 523. 7. Danielle Wilson 465. 8. Josh Nicholson 444. 9. Robert Wickens 317. 10. Mike Bell 128. 11. Brad LeLiever 45. 12. Paul Eggleton 0.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mike Bell , Robert Wickens