The season is officially over, the Awards Banquet is done and it’s already time to prepare for the 2020 season. The Awards Banquet was a great success thanks to Kim Picone, Allison Bloom, Bonnie Walker and others who helped put everything together.
There were over 100 attendees including some of MANDRAs’ founding members including Carl Bucks, Steve Moyer, Paul Majerich, Don Wood, Tom Pohorilla, Tim Hansberry and Matt Walker.
Tim Hansberry and Matt Walker were honored as the only two founders who have been members since MANDRAs’ founding in 1999, referred to as our senior members.
Special awards went to Cliff Sebring as Rookie of the Year, Charlie Innerest as Sportsman of the Year , Randy Campbell’s car was voted Favorite Car for 2019 and Bob English won the Low ET for 2019.
In the early days of MANDRA there were the “Ralphys” awards, in 2019 they have become the “Tonys”, awarded by Tony Picone, I can’t begin to remember all of them, but John Harris received a spare trailer tire so the next time he gets a flat race slick, he can put a trailer spare on both sides of his race car. How thoughtful.
If you have an odd occurrence at the race track, or you screw up in 2020, the “Tonys’” may be watching you.
Congratulations to all our winners in 2019, and thank you to everyone for coming out and celebrating with us at the MANDRA Awards Banquet.
May all the up coming holidays be safe happy and the best ever.