The Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway celebrated the 2010 race season with the awards banquet held at the La Sure’s Banquet Hall. Just like the start of the 2010 race season starting out with a “Rain Out”, Mother Nature thought she would finish the season with a “White Out”.
With 250 registered guests for the banquet, Larry Stratton thought maybe we would be lucky to get maybe half with the snow storm approaching. But just like the 2010 season the drivers came in support. There were over 220 drivers, crew members and workers that attended the awards banquet.
Starting off the night announcements were made about the 2011 race season. If drivers get their driver information sheet in by April 30, 2011 they will earn an extra 5 points to start the season. Also announced was the addition of Jeff Saches. Jeff was the founder of Racingonline website, was part of the group who started the Wisconsin Challenge Series and also is part of the National events held in Reno Nevada and Daytona Florida, RPM Workshops for promoters. Jeff’s roll with the Speedzone will vary with advertising, marketing, starting new venues with the Speedzone and race day activities.
There were many awards handed out to drivers and workers. Starting out for the evening was the Hard Luck Award – Dion Wahl, Sportsmanship Award – Travis Grissman, Above and Beyond – Mike Morgan, Charger of the Year – Brian Henry, Employee’s of the Year – Mike Morgan – Kayla Stratton and the Safety Award – Joe & Mike Carpentor and the Omro Fire Department. There were also awards and thanks handed out to the wrecker companies Jim’s Towing and Expert Towing both of Oshkosh.
Rookie’s of the year for each division were also handed out , Lynn’s Service Center Dirt Devil Rookie of the Year – Erik Kollmann, Total Power Sales Street Stocks Rookie of the Year – Mike Lemiesz, Miller Lite Grand Nationals Rookie of the Year – Jim Rhode and the Competition Products Modifieds Rookie of the Year – David Hoerning
Champions were crowned in each division, Lynn’s Service Center Dirt Devils – Matt Janke, Total Power Sales Street Stocks – Shawn Haydon, Miller Lite Grand Nationals – Larry Richards and the Competition Products Modifieds – Jeremy Christians.
The 2011 Speedzone schedule was also presented at the banquet.
The staff and Management of the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway want to thank everyone who attended the banquet and to all, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See everyone in 2011!!!
This article was posted to the website on December 15th, 2010