IPSC Awards Banquet to Honor Front Runners

(November 4) - The cars and stars of the 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) series will be honored at a gala event on November 20th in Saint John, New Brunswick. The top 15 teams will receive their share of the ‘99 IPSC points...

(November 4) - The cars and stars of the 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC) series will be honored at a gala event on November 20th in Saint John, New Brunswick. The top 15 teams will receive their share of the ‘99 IPSC points fund and all will pay tribute to those companies and individuals who made the series such a success in its inaugural full season. Series champion Scott Fraser, from Shubenacadie, N.S., will carry away more than $20,000 in cash and awards. Fraser will also receive the custom-made Kelly Cup champions trophy, named for the ‘98 series champion, Scott Kelly, who passed away on May 2nd of this year. “It seems only fitting that we should wrap up the ‘99 season in high style,” said Randy Black, Race Director for the series. “Not only will we be honoring our front runners but it’s a great chance for everyone to get together and see the new friends we all made this season. It will be a big time.” Saint John was chosen because it was the spot most closely “half-way” between the competitors who based their home operations out of both Nova Scotia and Maine. Of the top 15, there were six from Canada and the remainder were from the U.S. Additionally, the series has two races scheduled for New Brunswick in 2,000. “We hope to release our full 2000 schedule at the banquet,” said Joan Roué, IPSC Public Relations Director. “We’re getting very close to finalizing and if all goes well, we’ll be able to hit that deadline.” The series, which ran two “test” races in 1998, expanded to six events in ‘99, and will have 12 shows in 2000. “This has been out intention all along,” said Roué. “With the positive feedback we have received from fans, sponsors and the racers, we want to continue to grow. 1999 was a learning experience and we’ll be fine tuning our programs for next year - both for the fans and the racers.” 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge Front Runners (Top 15 of 112 teams): 1 - Scott Fraser, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia 2 - Ben Rowe, Turner, Maine 3 - Tim Brackett, Oxford, Maine 4 - Adam Friend, Pittsfield, Maine 5 - Mike MacKenzie, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 6 - Scott Robbins, Dixfield, Maine 7 - Bub Bilodeau, Standish, Maine 8 - John Flemming, Halifax, Nova Scotia 9 - Jerry Babb - Windham, Maine 10 - Dan Eddy, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia 11 - Kirk Thibeau, Fort Fairfield, Maine 12 - Gary Drew, West Buxton, Maine 13 - Sam Sessions, South Paris, Maine 14 - Leo Cochrane, Halifax, Nova Scotia 15 - Steve Henderson, Truro, Nova Scotia

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