I just want to say thank you for supporting the sport of rallying. It has been a fun and exciting season and we have some NEW faces to the sport as well as some regular faces as well. I see ourselves as a family and we do have our differences but we do have a common goal ...to see the sport thrive. Of course this year has been tough on some teams and events due to the economic times. It maybe the same for 2009 BUT I see some more new faces to the sport and some competitors coming back into the sport as always we have bounced back and I see us as tough survivors.
I as the series director, I have tried to make it as fun and exciting and to give back to you a chance to win some contingency monies to help you out or tow funds for going to Rally Colorado, etc.
So now it is time to bring recognition to all of the winners in each class whether you are a driver or co-driver.
It is your time to shine. Your moment to be recognized. So it is time for the awards banquet.
Who will win the “Darling Cup? presented by Checkpoint Racing.
Southwest RallyCup Series Co-Driver of the Year Award?
2-Wheel Driver and Co-Driver Award?
There is one more out of region event that some are thinking about going to...RallydeParis which is Thanksiving weekend....Shawn Hudspeth and Brad Fast are going to compete....Pat and I will be there as well being the red shirt people....(http://www.rallyengr.com) So come on out after eating turkey and enjoy the event! Day and night events kinda like Plan B Rally.....but a lot more technical. (2 events in one day as coeff 2 each)....I heard you go around a army tank.....
I would like to have the banquet in January but there is a organizer’s meeting in Minneapolis and the only other time to have the awards banquet would be in December. So Saturday’s are a tough time due to Christmas parties so we are holding it on a Sunday.
Southwest RallyCup Series 2008 Awards Banquet - download registration form
Location: Back by popular demand - SpeedZone
Address: 17871 Castelton Street, City of Industry, Ca 91748
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4:00 -Food Serving
4:30 - Awards
5:30 - Competition amongst two sets of racing...we break up into teams to see who wins.
7:00 - Farewell and good luck to 2009 season.
Food: Grilled Chicken, salad, vegetables, rolls, assorted dessert tray. Buffet style
Beverages: Soft Drinks, Lemonade and water.
(Alcoholic Drinks can be purchased at the bar...)
Room: Daytona/Indy Rooms at the Speedzone
COST: $40.00 per person.(includes the competition) (A $55.00 value)
COST: $23.00 (If you do not want to do competition will be for dinner only)
Check made payable to Denise Hamada-McMahon
Address for checks to be sent:
1214 North Lombard Drive
Anaheim, Ca 92801
(1) We will be acknowledging this year as worker of the year awards who have given their all Mike and Paula Gibeault, Sam Boyer from Rally Colorado, Bret Noorgard
(2) Rookie Driver of the Year Award (awarding the $4000.00 gift certificate to go to Team O’Neil Rally School)
(3) (Announcements- concerning series events, the 2009 series season and sponsors)
Anyone that like to announce something..just send me a e-mail and we will get it on the awards agenda
(4) Sponsor acknowledgments and promotions.
Bilstein the Presenting Title sponsor of the series
Team O’Neil Rally School
Of course: Subaru Southwest Region
(5) Competitor Medical Fund Program
(6) Possible special guest or two…
So this is just a start to get you to write on your calendar to save the date: December 14th to come and enjoy and have some fun and lets have a Christmas PARTY! Bring your family, friends and enjoy some stories and fun at competing in the end…
We will have a sign up sheet to go onto the website as soon as I get with our new webmaster Eric Loy of Marketing-matters.com.
But you can send me a check as soon as you can and send it with the attached form and we will get the form as well on the website....
This year we are doing rally cups for 1st place only and awarding medals to 2-4th place for driver and co-driver for each class ...we have done a lot this year with tow funds and contingency funds and we are at this point temporarily poor. So to make sure we have enough to awards for all of the winners..
Plus- Darling Cup Winner, Co-Driver of the Year award, plus 2-Wheel Drive driver and co-driver award and of course the Rookie Driver award
We may have some surprises as well. As sponsors announce what they like to do for you...I will send you information about that.
So far this year we have given out over $2500.00’s in contingency funds and over $400.00’s tow funds to Rally Colorado!!!! More is coming in 2009!!!!! Our way of saying thank you!!!!
So have a great weekend and send me e-mails or mail telling me if you are coming...we will get up an article about the list of people who are coming to the banquet....
Plus, I like to hear from you on what you liked or some ideas as well!!!!
Thank you and see you at the awards banquet,
Southwest RallyCup Series