Awards ceremony report

V8 Supercar awards present inaugural Barry Sheene Medal The inaugural Barry Sheene medal was presented to newly crowned V8 Supercar Series Champion Marcos Ambrose at tonight's V8 Supercar gala awards ceremony held at the Westin Hotel in ...

V8 Supercar awards present inaugural Barry Sheene Medal

The inaugural Barry Sheene medal was presented to newly crowned V8 Supercar Series Champion Marcos Ambrose at tonight's V8 Supercar gala awards ceremony held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.

Following on from the spectacular, high profile conclusion to the 2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series at Eastern Creek Raceway yesterday, the who's who of the motor sport industry gathered for the presentation of the categories awards.

The Stone Brothers racing team topped off a fantastic season by taking home six awards including Champion Team of the Series and the prestigious Barry Sheene medal, awarded by the media for outstanding leadership, sportsmanship and fan appeal.

AVESCO Chairman Tony Cochrane said the awards spectacular capped off a phenomenal 2003 season.

"Tonight's awards close what has been a sensational season of V8 Supercar racing," said Cochrane.

"This season more than ever before has been filled with action and excitement and rewards and triumphs.

"I don't think Barry could have come up with a more fitting winner who truly shows all the great qualities the medal represents," he said.

"Barry Sheene was a highly valued supporter and contributor to the V8 Supercar family who himself had an extremely successful career.

"It seemed logical and right to name an award in his honour that represented all that Barry was.

Fourteen members of the national media voted after each round of the Championship Series awarding points for outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, fan appeal and personality.

Idol finalist Shannon Noll set the tone evening singing the national anthem and two of the songs that launched him to stardom on Australian Idol. <pre> 2003 V8 SUPERCAR GALA AWARDS

Best Volunteers Group - Champ Round                     VIP Petfoods Main Event
Media Award - Press                                     Ray Kershler - Daily Telegraph
Media Award - Electronic                                Sports Tonight - Network Ten
Merit Award                                             TVNZ - Pukekohe Coverage
Best Presented Team                                     Holden Racing Team
Promoter of the year                                    Clipsal 500
VIP Petfoods Top Dog of the year Award                  Paul Radisich - Triple 888 Racing
Champion Team of the year                               Stone Brothers Racing
Bathurst Champions                                      Greg Murphy & Rick Kelly - Kmart Racing Team
Monroe Pole Award                                       Marcos Ambrose - Stone Brothers Racing
Konica V8 Series Champion                               Mark Winterbottom - Stone Brothers Racing
Champion Manufacturer                                   Ford
Mike Kable Rookie of the year                           Mark Winterbottom - Stone Brothers Racing
People's Choice - Most Popular Team                     Holden Racing Team
People's Choice - Most Popular Driver                   Mark Skaife - Holden Racing Team
V8 Supercar Championship Series Third Placed Driver     Mark Skaife - Holden Racing Team
V8 Supercar Championship Series Second Placed Driver    Greg Murphy - Kmart Racing Team
Barry Sheene Medal - Media Award                        Marcos Ambrose - Stone Brothers Racing
V8 Supercar Series Champion                             Marcos Ambrose - Stone Brothers Racing

-www.v8supercar.com.au

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