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
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.