Nov 15 2010

Annual Awards Banquet

The PNSCA Annual Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, November 13th.  It was held at the home of Howard and Diane Johnson, and co-hosted by Steve and Gail Iverson.  It was a wonderful time, a great chance to get together with our racing friends, at a great venue (we all wish we had that much room to work), and the food was wonderful.  Thanks to everyone who put in all the hard work to make it happen.

Beautiful Custom Trophies

Special thanks go out to Ed Hauter and Jeff Yoder who made the gorgeous custom trophies.  This year, Jeff used his amazing metal working skills to create the top three trophies in the form of scoops.  They are quite simply stunning.  And Ed worked many hours to fashion the many individual race trophies as well as the awards for the rest of the PNSCA top 10.  It’s so great that we have such talented members who can create these keepsakes.

Bob Woodruff, 2010 Champion and Ed Hauter, PNSCA President

Our season champion, in another nail-biting contest that came down to the last weekend of the year, is Bob Woodruff.  Bob sealed his third consecutive PNSCA championship and his fourth in the last five years.  And as usual, Bob gave a wonderful heartfelt acceptance speech punctuated by the presentation of his beautiful champion’s jacket, a gift from his fiance Connie.  Congrats to Bob and Connie on another incredible year.

Finishing in second was PNSCA President, Ed Hauter.  Ed was in contention for the series championship up to the last weekend of the year, and despite a valiant effort in the last two races, couldn’t just quite take the stripe.  This is Ed’s second consecutive top three finish.

Rick Dearinger Collects for Third from Ed Hauter, with Connie Schmoll in the Background

Rick Dearinger also collected another top three finish and a beautiful third place trophy for his mantel.  Perhaps most amazing was the fact that Rick missed the first four races of the year and still managed to finish the year in third.  This performance shows what a formidable competitor Rick always is.

Dale Hrenko Checks Out the Hardware

This year’s Rookie of the Year was also named, and it was no contest.  Dale Hrenko had a wonderful first year in a long, skinny car finishing in sixth place in the PNSCA championship.  Dale won in Bremerton in August and made the semi-finals two other times during the year.  Dale is a tough competitor and this is surely just the beginning for his PNSCA career.

Thanks again to everyone who made the banquet such a success.  And special thanks to Pete and the folks at Power Punch for their continuing series support.  Look forward to another great year of racing in 2011.