Eriez Speedway, Erie, PA Eriez Speedway holds 2015 Awards Banquet!

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    Nearly 200 competitors, fans, and staff gathered at the Peek ‘n’ Peak Resort Center for the annual awards banquet. After a bountiful buffet-style meal track announcer Tom Woolslayer emceed the program which saw the top drivers in all divisions recognized for their accomplishments during the 2015 racing season. Sponsors and track officials were also recognized.

    Class champions were recognized with the top drivers being honored. Darrell Bossard was the champion in the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Model class, the premier division at the track since its opening all the way back in 1961. It was Bossard’s first ever Eriez Super Late Model Championship. Kyle Zimmerman prevailed as champion in the Bonnell’s Collision Center RUSH Crate Late Models, repeating his 2014 win. The Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods were paced by Joel Watson again, also a repeat of 2014. Ryan Scott won the Kandy’s Gentleman’s Club Limited Late Model Championship, repeating his 2013 championship. Don McGuire got his first Nelson Lynwood Nursery Street Stock Championship. The first-ever Clinger E-Mod Chassis Economods Championship went to Casey Bowers after he dominated the division and Andy Proper collected his first Ran-Den Excavating Challenger Championship.

    Ryan Scott was named the 2015 Eriez Speedway “Driver of the Year” for his performance not only in winning the Limited Late Model Championship with eight feature wins enroute to the title, but running a Super Late Model most weeks of the season. Although Scott didn’t score any wins in the top division he managed to finish tenth in the points against the best racers in the area. On July 26 Scott ran three divisions, Super Late Models, Crate Late Models, and Limited Late Models.

    Rookies of the Year were honored with the honorees being Super Late Model driver Chad Wright, who managed to win two features despite being in his first year in the class, Chris Ottaway was the Crate Late Model rookie of the year while Jimmy Diabo (E-Mods), Bill Applebee (Limited Late Models), Brent Crandall (Street Stocks), and Chris Horton (Challengers) were the others. No award was given for the Economods class since it was the first year for the division.

    Most Improved Drivers of 2015 were Greg Oakes (Super Late Models), Wyatt Scott (RUSH Crate Late Models), Steve Simon (E-Mods), Don McGuire (Street Stocks), and Andy Proper (Challengers).

    Eriez Speedway wishes to thanks all its fans, competitors, and staff for a great 2015 and looks forward to an even better 2016 season which will open tentatively on May 1, 2016. The exact schedule will be announced as soon as possible with special events for all classes.

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