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Speedway 660 2013 Awards Banquet

January 25th, 2014 - Sarah came home with two awards this weekend, the previously announced "Martin's Home Heating Sportsman Division" 2013 Rookie of the Year Trophy and a surprise "Best Appearing Sportsman Car" award voted on by fans.  A BIG thank-you to all of the fans that voted!!!

Sarah has been nominated in two categories: Most Popular Driver - GT Enterprises Sportsman and GT Enterprises Sportsman - Best Looking Car.  Please vote by clicking the Petty Fan Choice Awards picture below:

Results #pettyfanchoice

Sarah was nominated in the 2013 Petty Fans Choice Awards Best Looking Car in the GT Enterprises Sportsman division category.  Results were announced at the Petty International Raceway's annual awards banquet on Saturday January 18th.  Sarah's #23 Sportsman car finished 3rd amongst all nominees.  Thank-you to all who voted!!

2013 Racingspectator.ca Driver of the Year Award

Racingspectator.ca

Thank you for taking the time to vote for Sarah for the 2013 Racingspectator.ca Driver of the Year Award.  Sarah is greatly humbled by all of the fan support that she has received this year... The deserving winner is #4 Mike Stevens.  Although Sarah had never had the opportunity to meet Mike, his reputation as a great sportsman, competitor, and family man preceded him.  Sarah is more than honoured to finish runner up to such a great representative of the Maritime racing world.  Visit http://timscorner.ca/archives/4037 to see the full results.  Thanks for Voting!

RacingSpectator.ca 2013 Results

From timscorner.ca

Stevens Is The 2013 RacingSpectator.ca Driver of The Year

The fans have spoken and have voted Mike Stevens as the 2013 RacingSpectator.ca Driver of the Year.

Stevens, a multi-time feature winner on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour who lost his life in August following an accident at Oyster Bed Speedway, edged out 17 year old teen sensation Sarah McKay in final round voting to take the 11th edition of the award.

When the final votes were tallied, the Salisbury, New Brunswick driver captured 29% of the final vote, 23 more votes than McKay when the last ballots were counted.  Stevens won the first ballot in a landslide, picking up nearly 200 votes more than second place Emmett Donahue.  In total, 24% of the nearly 300 votes cast over the month had Stevens name on it.

Stevens was the true definition of a racer. A sportsman on and off the track, Stevens would always greet fellow racers, crews, staff, fans and sponsors with a huge smile and would be one of the first to another competitors car should they have needed a hand. On the track, Stevens was one of the toughest drivers in the region, getting everything he could out of the #4 R. Stevens Mechanical Chevrolet every lap. That determination led to three wins on the most prestigious Late Model touring series in Canada, including two of the three at the famed Riverside International Speedway in 2012.

Runner-up McKay lit it up once she joined the Late Model ranks in 2013 after jumping from karts.  She won the Martins Home Heating Sportsman Rookie of the Year at Speedway 660, finished 3rd in the Coors Light 125, made her first Pro Stock start at the CENTRE For Speed Atlantic Championships, and, in turn, won over a bunch of Maritime Racing fans.  McKay stormed to the top five in the late going of Round One to punch her ticket onto the final ballot and even led the final voting entering the second week before Stevens took the lead for good in the last days of voting.

October 14, 2013 -  IT'S OFFICIAL!!! Since Sarah climbed into the #19 Pro Stock Car at the Centre for Speed last weekend she fell in love and there's no turning back!  Sarah will attempt to be the first female to compete full time in the Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour in 2014. Boys watch out, it looks like there will be some "Pink in Pro Stock" next year!!  Sarah, in her #23 AE McKay Builders Sportsman car, has turned a lot of heads in the Maritime stock car world... so sponsors, if you'd like to see your name on a very popular car (and some super sweet sports wear) you can let them know by using the "contact us" form on the website.

Sarah had her Pro Stock Debut on Saturday in Shediac NB.  She qualified 11th out of 18 cars but elected to start from the rear of the field.  She did an awesome job and worked her way from last up to p7 right behind Lonnie Sommerville before she was involved in a race ending wreck. Her goal was a top 10 finish and although Lady Luck wasn't on her side, had it not been for the wreck it looks like she could very well have achieved that, perhaps even better.  She was timed at one point as the fastest car on the track.  I have a feeling we will be seeing her race a lot more Pro Stock races next year... She loved it!

The Speedway 660 Rookie of the year gets her first stock car podium with a 3rd place finish in the Coors Light 125 Sporstman division in her debut race at Miramichi Speedway this past weekend.
Martin Home Heating Sportsman Division 2013 Rookie of the Year.
Tanya Everett Photography http://www.tanyaeverettphotography.com/
 

Excerpt from Speedway 660's website http://www.speedway660.com/?p=1994