Banquet Recap by Don Gamble
The Pittsburgh Circle Track Club’s 33rd Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Butler Days Inn on January 30, 2010. The festivities began with a Cocktail Hour. Musical entertainment was provided by R & R Music of Pittsburgh.
Media members in attendance included:
Dave Dragovich…Co-host Rappin' on Racin' and Motordrome Live, Columnist Uniontown Herald Standard and RPM Racing News, Steinbach Memorial Media Award winner and PCTC Hall of Fame Committee.
Jody the PCTC Photographer, Pittsburgh PA Motor Photographer and Webmaster.
Dave Kohler…On Track Announcer at several speedways, former Director of Public Relations at Jennerstown Speedway, General Manager and P.R. Nashville Speedway USA, Co-host Rappin' on Racin', and PCTC Hall of Fame Committee.
Bill Korch…Reporter, Producer, Co-Host, Rappin' on Racin', Bill Steinbach Memorial Media Award winner, and PCTC Hall of Fame Committee.
Walt Wimer…Rappin’ on Racin and Trackside from Lernerville, announcer at Tri-City Speedway, #1 Cochran Cavalcade Awards, and Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year. Committee Member National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Dirt Car Modifieds Hall of Fame, Bill Steinbach Memorial Media Award winner, Columnist for RPM Racing News, and Raceway Magazine and Chairman of the PCTC Hall of Fame Committee.
Tom Zuck…Motorsports writer, Tribune Review, Valley News Dispatch.
Rachel Schwartzmiller served as the Trophy Presenter.
Representatives from Lernerville Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway were presented appreciation awards for their participation with the club.
The 2009 PCTC Hall of Fame inductees were recognized. Car owner and promoter Red Miley, and drivers Vic George, Andy Lutz, Gary Martz, and Augie Sandman.
The Ruth & Glade Neil Memorial Sportsmanship Award was presented to Dave Kohler. Tom Zuck won the Bill Steinbach Memorial Media Award, and Bobby Neill received the Art Smillie Award for the Race Track Person of the Year.
The 2009 Rookies of the year in their respective divisions were:
Go Karts - Jonathan Sherwin
Young Guns - Ricky Steigerwald
Factory Stocks – Richard Mason
Sportsman - Tyler Fox
Late Models – Daryl Charlier
Chargers - Asphalt - Zane Ferrell
Asphalt Modifieds - Mike Lemley
The 2009 PCTC Champions included:
Go Karts Gregory Sherwin
Young Guns Justin Pons
Factory Stocks Brian Huchko
Sportsman Jake Simmons
E-Mods Dirt Daryl Charlier
Crate Late Models Butch Lambert
Late Models Brandon Burgoon
Chargers Asphalt Tracy Keller
Asphalt Modifieds Lonnie Hoffman
V-8 Modified Robert Curtis
Mod Lites Bill Stivason
The officers and board members President Robert McWilliams, Vice President John Miller, Secretary Jill Folkmire, Financial Officer Bob Stanford, Social committee Ginger Meloy and Cheryl Kennedy, Photographer Jody Halbedl, and Statistician Don Folkmire did an excellent job with this year’s banquet. Special thanks also to the Board members Dave Dragovich, Don Gamble, Bob Heim, Dave Kohler, Kathy Miller, Bob Neill Jr., Bob Neill Sr., Art Osmer and Jerri & Jim Slade.
If you want to be part of the fun in 2010 please contact President Bob McWilliams at 412-921-2553 or Don Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org .