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Santa Pod Racers Club Perpetual Awards for the 2018 season


Santa Pod Racers Club and Eurodragster.com are again teaming up to give readers the chance of input to the SPRC Perpetual Awards, which will be presented at the SPRC Dinner Dance and Trophy Presentation in February 2018. The votes of Eurodragster.com readers will be taken into consideration when the SPRC Committee decides upon its winners.

For several of the 2018 season awards, shortlists have been decided for which votes can be submitted by E-Mail.

How to vote

The shortlists for the Perpetual Awards will be published on a regular basis starting on Sunday 16th December 2018. Nominations for the Alex Brachtvogel Memorial Trophy will be accepted starting on Sunday 16th December 2018 and throughout the voting period.

To submit a vote, click on the link under the name for which you would like to vote. An E-Mail will automatically be generated with your chosen name in the title; all you then need to do is to hit the Send button.

If the E-Mail is not automatically generated with your chosen name in the title then simply send an E-Mail to ar@eurodragster.com giving the category (Most Promising Newcomer, Best-Appearing Car, Best-Appearing Bike etc) as the subject of the E-Mail and the name of the person for whom you wish to vote in the body of the E-Mail.

One vote per E-Mail address will be accepted for each Award. Voting is per Award, so for example when you have voted for Most Promising Newcomer then you may of course vote for Best-Appearing Car, Best-Appearing Bike and so on.

Please note that blatant attempts at organising mass votes - for example asking workmates, forum members or Facebook friends to vote en masse - are easily identified and all such votes will be disallowed as they have been in previous years. Concerted attempts at vote-rigging will result in the nominee being removed from the shortlist whether or not that nominee had any knowledge or involvement.


MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER

Nominees for SPRC Most Promising Newcomer have impressed whilst contesting their first full season or making their on-track début in 2018.

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

James Cross, 9.50 Bike
Vote for James Cross

Casey Holgate, Junior Drag Bike
Vote for Casey Holgate

Tom Kaye, Lucas Oil Junior Dragster
Vote for Tom Kaye

Ben Newsome, Modurstang Pro ET
Vote for Ben Newsome

Frankie Taylor, Lucas Oil Junior Dragster
Vote for Frankie Taylor

Neill Watkins, UK Nostalgia Superstock and Modurstang Pro ET
Vote for Neill Watkins



BEST-APPEARING CAR

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows. Click on a picture to see a large version.

Andy Bond
Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator

Vote for Andy Bond

Frankie Fordham
Lucas Oil Junior Dragster

Vote for Frankie Fordham

David Fulton
Super Comp

Vote for David Fulton

Thomas Haas
Gearhead Garage Super Pro ET

Vote for Thomas Haas

James Oliver
Modurstang Pro ET and UK Nostalgia Superstock

Vote for James Oliver

Neil Wilkinson
Outlaw Flat Four

Vote for Neil Wilkinson

Pete Wiseman
UK Nostalgia Superstock

Vote for Pete Wiseman



BEST-APPEARING BIKE

The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows. Click on a picture to see a large version.

Phil Baimbridge Racing (rider Al Smith)
Top Fuel Bike

Vote for Phil Baimbridge Racing

Ian Cross and James Cross
9.50 Bike

Vote for Ian Cross and James Cross

Allan Davies
Supertwin

Vote for Allan Davies

Alex Hope
Pro Stock Bike

Vote for Alex Hope

Margot Schmidt
Comp Bike/Super Street Bike

Vote for Margot Schmidt



MOST PROFESSIONAL-APPEARING TEAM

The Most Professional-Appearing Team trophy recognises not just the presentation of a race vehicle but the team's overall approach to racing. As well as a well-turned-out car or bike, the Committee have considered such aspects as the appearance and attitude of team personnel, the organisation and appearance of their pit area and support equipment, and their readiness when their class is called.

The SPRC Committee's shortlist is as follows:

Bandit 1 (Harley Coulsell, Lucas Oil Junior Dragster)
Vote for Bandit 1

Banshee Racing (Mick Taylor, Outlaw Anglia and Frankie and Freddie Taylor, Lucas Oil Junior Dragster)
Vote for Banshee Racing

Matthew Dowdy (OCS/Gravitas HR Lucas Oil Junior Dragster)
Vote for Matthew Dowdy

Lucky Devil Drag Racing (Wayne Nicholson, Pro Modified)
Vote for Lucky Devil Drag Racing

McDonald Motorsport (Liam McDonald, Lucas Oil Junior Dragster)
Vote for McDonald Motorsport

Sales-i/CW Motorsport (Craig Wright, Super Comp)
Vote for CW Motorsport



SPRC JAMES EDGAR MEMORIAL TROPHY

The James Edgar Memorial Trophy is awarded for outstanding performance by a Crew Chief, tuner, racer/tuner, or crew member. The SPRC Committee's shortlist, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Frank Brachtvogel (Supertwin)
Vote for Frank Brachtvogel

Barry Eastman and Mick Hand (Funny Bike)
Vote for Barry Eastman and Mick Hand

Stefan Schmidt (Comp Bike/Super Street Bike)
Vote for Stefan Schmidt

Joe Stevens (Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator)
Vote for Joe Stevens

Bob Wallace Snr (Pro Modified)
Vote for Bob Wallace

Duncan Wilson (Lucas Oil Junior Dragster)
Vote for Duncan Wilson



ALEX BRACHTVOGEL MEMORIAL TROPHY

This trophy was first awarded to Santa Pod Raceway's late Chief Marshal, Alex Brachtvogel, in 2001 to mark his outstanding contribution to Santa Pod Raceway and the sport as a whole. After Alex's death the trophy was named in his memory and continues to be awarded for contribution to drag racing.

There is no shortlist for the Alex Brachtvogel award. Nominations are invited for racers, race officials, track and safety crews, club officials, media, or anyone else who has contributed to the sport. Last year the trophy was awarded to Eurodragster.com Pit Reporter and UK National Championship Points Co-ordinator Simon Groves.

Click here to send an Alex Brachtvogel Memorial Trophy nomination