Hinchcliffe earns Fan vote for Moore Legacy award

Hinch wins Fan Poll voting for the Greg Moore Legacy Award November 15, 2006 (Hinchtown, ON) - James Hinchcliffe - the Mayor of Hinchtown - has finished P1 in the fan poll voting for the prestigious Greg Moore Legacy Award. "Honestly, just to...

Hinch wins Fan Poll voting for the Greg Moore Legacy Award

November 15, 2006 (Hinchtown, ON) - James Hinchcliffe - the Mayor of Hinchtown - has finished P1 in the fan poll voting for the prestigious Greg Moore Legacy Award.

"Honestly, just to have been nominated for this award was such a cool feeling, and then to lead the fan poll at the end is just unbelievable," enthused Hinch. "The support has just been amazing, I can't even tell you what it means to even be on that list of drivers and then to finish off first. I feel like there was some sort of computer error; the electronic version of a hanging Chad or something! I just now have to thank, on top of those who nominated me, all of the fans that voted for me. Your support has just been fantastic! I know this doesn't mean we have won the award, but this in itself is more than I could have expected."

The fan poll represents just one component of the overall voting. The award, now in its seventh year, will be handed out at the Champ Car awards banquet this weekend in Indianapolis. Nelson Philippe, Alex Tagliani and Justin Wilson are the other 2006 nominees.

The award, now in its seventh year, honors the driver who most typifies Greg Moore's distinctive combination of on-track talent and dynamic personality that led him to become a favorite among the fans, the media and everyone involved with Champ Car racing.

Previous winners of the award include; Oriol Servia (2005), Ryan Hunter Reay (2004), Sebastien Bourdais (2003), Patrick Carpentier (2002), Dario Franchitti (2001), and Helio Castroneves (2000).

Currently Hinch is on the other side of the planet representing A1GP Team Canada. He will not return to North America until after the Malaysia and Indonesia rounds. Check out www.hinchtown.com for news, photos, podcasts and blogs that are sure to make you wish that you were 19 again!

-credit: jb

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Justin Wilson , Helio Castroneves , Patrick Carpentier , Oriol Servia , Sébastien Bourdais , Nelson Philippe , Greg Moore , James Hinchcliffe , Ryan Hunt