Sunday night NASCAR Northern Racing Products Rookies of the Year awards went to
Reed Lawrence in the Showcar Supply Mini-Stocks, Grant Brown in the Pepsi Cola
American Short Trackers, Kyle Ansolabehere was named the Leo's South/CF Moto NASCAR
Hobby Stock Rookie of the Year, and Kyle Larkin picked up Rookie honors in the
Impact Printing Bomber Division.
Bonstand was honored as Raceway Park's UNOH Mechanic of the Year, with Best Appearing
Car & Crew award going to Rylee Michaelson.
NASCAR Sunday night Impact Printing Bomber Championship went to repeat Champion
Mike Stoer, with 1,014 points, 5 heat victories and 3 feature wins.
heat wins, 4 feature wins, and 1,022 points gave the Pepsi Cola American Short-Tracker
Championship to Justin Schelitzche.
Purcell picked up his second season Championship in the Showcar Supply Mini-Stock
division with 1,056 points, 7 heat wins and 6 feature victories.
the Turtle's Bar & Grill Wild'n'Crazy Figure-8s, Ricky Martin has been at
the Championship podium every year since 2008, a major motorsports racing achievement.
In 2013 he took the title with 1,506 points and 15 feature wins on Sunday nights.
in one of the closest local stock car racing battles of recent memory, Conrad
Jorgenson took the Championship over Brent "The Freight Train" Kane
in the Leo's South/CF Moto NASCAR High Performance Hobby Stock division with 1,074
points, beating Kane by just 3 points. Jorgenson picked up 1 heat win and 5 feature
victories over the 2013 NASCAR season.
addition to the NASCAR awards, Hoosier Racing Tires presented Champions jackets
to all the Raceway Park division Champions.
the evening, the large group was treated to several video montages showing action
highlights of the 2013 NASCAR season, including a closing video which featured
historic photos and film covering the past 57 years of Raceway Park. At the end,
there wasn't a dry eye in the entire room, with many tears over the great memories
of friends, family, and competition at Raceway Park.
the banquet and awards ceremony, many drivers and Raceway Park employees took
the opportunity at the podium to state the benefits and challenges of constructing
a new stock car racing facility somewhere in the south metro area. Raceway Park
operators and other supporters are continuing to work to make that vision a reality
for the growing group of NASCAR fans across the Twin Cities.