INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (November 29, 2001) - Tony Stewart, owner of Danny Lasoski's World of Outlaws (WoO) championship-winning 410-cubic-inch sprint car team, claimed "Team of the Year" honors from the voting panel of the National 410 Sprint Car...
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (November 29, 2001) - Tony Stewart, owner of Danny Lasoski's World of Outlaws (WoO) championship-winning 410-cubic-inch sprint car team, claimed "Team of the Year" honors from the voting panel of the National 410 Sprint Car Poll. Joining Stewart in receiving the special plaques were crew members Jimmy Carr, Al Stevens and Shawn Seggie. Danny Lasoski also received the "Driver of the Year" honors at the 2001 National Sprint Car Poll awards reception at the Westin in Indianapolis on Thursday evening, as part of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show.
The 410 "Rookie of the Year" honors went to WoO Support Series regular Jason Sides of Bartlett, Tenn. Sides received his award from event co- emcees Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan. Argabright captured his fifth "Media Member of the Year" award for his journalistic efforts with TNN: The National Network, National Speed Sport News, and Open Wheel magazine.
Ralph Capitani of the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa received his seventh "Promoter of the Year" title, primarily on the strength of that track's successful 410-c.i. and 1,200-Pound National Championship events in 2001. Cappy's 1,200-Pound Nationals were co-sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions, Interstate Racing Association, and the National Championship Racing Association.
Chuck Merrill of Maxim Chassis and Bob Newton of Hoosier Racing Tires were honored as co-recipients of the "Builder/Manufacturer of the Year" award by the National 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, sanctioning officials, track promoters and sprint car manufacturers. Merrill had previously received this honor four times, while Newton earned it in the year 2000.
WoO regular Danny Wood opened the evening up by receiving the 410 "Wild Card Award", which he earned over the course of the season by his exciting sprint car performances in front of the poll's voters.