Bowsher Receives ARCA ReMax Series Most Popular Driver Award and More! December 12, 2004 - Covington, Kentucky - The ARCA ReMax Series held it's 2004 Awards Banquet Saturday December 11 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, ...
Bowsher Receives ARCA ReMax Series Most Popular Driver Award and More!
December 12, 2004 - Covington, Kentucky - The ARCA ReMax Series held it's 2004 Awards Banquet Saturday December 11 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky. The top 20 championhship points positions were honored and on hand to receive their trophies, but before Todd was called to the stage to receive his honors for his 9th place in the driver standings, Phil Parsons, driver turned SPEED channel commentator and guest of honor spoke a few short but meaningful words about his racing career and giving credit to 3 people, one of those being Jack Bowsher.
The ARCA ReMax Series officials handed out some special awards among which Jack Bowsher was called to the stage to receive the ARCA Spirit Award, given for his continuing longevity in the ARCA ReMax Series and overall contribution to the sport of automobile racing. A completely stunned and humbled Jack walked to the stage to receive this honor. Jack, a man very rarely at a loss for words was completely overcome with emotion as was the entire audience, apparent with a standing ovation, after a few moments to reflect, Bowsher graciously said, "thank you" and returned to his table where he was greeted by his family and team.
Todd was called to the stage to receive his 9th place trophy but before the trophy came another huge surprise, Todd and the Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports Team received the Gladiator of the year award for all of their hard work and strong efforts throughout the 2004 season. Todd, having his notes in his pocket, as to who he needed to thank was ready to take to the podium when the Bowsher bunch got hit with one more surprise. Master of Ceremonies, Ray Dunlap directed everyone's attention to the big screens as SPEED channel's Bob Dilner appeared to announce that Todd Bowsher had received the 2004 ARCA ReMax Series Speed 51 Most Popular Driver Award. Once again, like father, like son, emotion ran through the Bowsher group, a shocked and humbled Todd took a few deep breaths and began to thank his family and team and gving special thanks to his father and the fans. The Speed 51 Most Popular Driver Award was voted on by the fans throughout the 2004 season.
Following the festivities an elated Todd said, "I really can't believe it, to get the Gladiator award and the Most Popular driver award both, it just goes to show you that everything we've strived for is all worth it, when the fans vote for you over these other guys, it just means everything, not just to me but the whole Bowsher organization." Bowsher added, " To get the Gladiator of the year award, this is for my team, they worked really hard all year and they all deserve it. I'm just really happy for Dad, you don't see Dad without a comment most of the time, this is all just really a shocker."
The next event for the ARCA RE/MAX Series is at Daytona International Speedway February 12, 2005 for the Advance Discount Auto Parts 200 LIVE on SPEED at 4 pm eastern time.
-Jack Bowsher & Associates Motorsports