Sprint Car non-wing teams, drivers receive awards

Yeley, Reid, Simmons, Shuman, Sullivan, Gardner, and others share Non-Wing Awards. INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 6, 2002) - Bob Price and David Waltemath, owners of J.J. Yeley's non-wing sprint car, claimed "Team of the Year" honors from the ...

Yeley, Reid, Simmons, Shuman, Sullivan, Gardner, and others share Non-Wing Awards.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (December 6, 2002) - Bob Price and David Waltemath, owners of J.J. Yeley's non-wing sprint car, claimed "Team of the Year" honors from the voting panel of the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll. Joining Price and Waltemath in earning the honors were Scooter Ellis, Derek Spaulding, and Wayne Simmons. Yeley also claimed "Driver of the Year" honors at the awards reception at the Westin in Indianapolis on Thursday evening, as part of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show.

The non-winged sprint "Rookie of the Year" honors went to Boston Reid, of Indiana. The talented open-wheel racer competed successfully with the United States Auto Club (USAC) this year.

Co-emcee, Pat Sullivan, captured the "Media Member of the Year" award for his journalistic skills. Sullivan writes for Elbows Up! Newspaper, Sprint Car & Midget, and FlatOut Magazines.

Ron Shuman of Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) earned the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll "Promoter of the Year" honors. Shuman also coordinates the Non-Wing World Championship (NWWC) tour.

Wayne Simmons of Twister Chasis was honored as the recipient of the "Builder/Manufacturer of the Year" award by the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, sanctioning officials, track promoters and sprint car manufacturers.

Damion Gardner of California started the evening by receiving the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll's "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.

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Series Sprint
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Damion Gardner