CRSA 2014 Awards Banquet

CRSA 2014 Awards Banquet

The 2014 racing season officially came to a close for the CRSA Sprint Car Tour this past weekend as nearly one hundred members, family and friends came out to eat, drink, dance, and witness the award ceremony for our drivers. Twenty one drivers were in attendance and none left empty handed as each one was brought up for pictures and a little something to show our appreciation for their support through out the season.
The evening started with a "Happy Hour" and then an awesome dinner buffet, put on by the staff of the Holiday Inn Oneonta.
A " Thank you" was then giving to Debbie VanDusen for putting together the banquet along with the many jobs she does for the series throughout the year.
Ken Marshall then took the stand thanking all the race day officials and staff as they were recognized with a nice CRSA windbreaker.
Then it was time for the awards...

Perfect Attendance:
John Matrafailo, Dalton Herrick, Scott Goodrich

American Racer Loyalty Award ( a full set of American Racer tires):
John Matrafailo

Overall Magsarus Hard Charger Award:
Scott Goodrich

Algonkin Motel Challenge Award ( I-88 Speedway):
( presented by the proprietors of the Algonkin Motel, Jamie and Denise Page)
Champion- MIKE KISER, Dustin Purdy, Scott Goodrich

E&H Services LLC - "Southern Tier Challenge" ( presented by Ed Newhauser)
Champion- JEREMY QUICK, John Matrafailo, Scott Goodrich, Dalton Herrick, Joe Kata

Dirt Track Girl Racing Apparel-"Western Roundup Challenge" Award
(Presented by Kelly and Lauren Gell)
Champion- DALTON HERRICK, tied for second place- Jeremy Quick & Brett Jaycox

Kennedy Towing of Troy- "Northway-90 Challenge" Award
(Presented by Cliff Craft)
Champion- JOSH PIENIAZEK, Scott Goodrich, Mike Kiser

Cliff Craft, on behave of Kennedy Towing, then presented a plaque to ART KISER, but not until he was done "roasting" him over. Art has hung up his helmet after his many decades of racing. He raced many different race tracks, in many different divisions, and was a true racer at heart. Both of his sons are racers and many of his former pit crew members also race or at least have. He is actually, indirectly, the reason NASCAR driver Brad Keslowski's crew chief, Paul Wolfe, got into racing. Paul's dad was Arts crew chief back in the 70's and 80's and Paul grew up racing carts with his son Mike.

G.Pivoda and Sons Construction Overall Heat Points:
(Tie)-Champions- JOSH PIENIAZEK and DALTON HERRICK, John Matrafailo, Scott Goodrich

First Time A-Main Winners:
Emily VanInwegen, Brett Jaycox, Dalton Herrick

Rookie Of The Year:

Kelly Fuels and TR Racing Products Hard Luck Award:
Team Chuck Alessi and Harry Hamiltons #1

Kelly Fuels Loyalty Award:
John Matrafailo, Josh Pieniazek, Jeremy Quick, Emily VanInwegen, Warren Alexson

Snowflake Photography-Best Appearing Car:
( presented by Danielle "Snowflake" Dickinson)

CRSA Dedication Award:
CLIFF CRAFT and Kennedy Towing of Troy

Drivers in attendance outside of the top ten in Points:
Bob Gray, Brett Jaycox, Thomas Radivoy, Art Kiser, Chuck Alessi, Dan Hennessy, Scott Flammer, Cory Sparks, Ed Newhauser, Mike Esposito. Chad King and Jeff VanSteenburg sent representatives.

The 2014 CRSA Sprint Car Tour Top Ten:

Champion - JOHN MATRAFAILO (2 years in a row!)
2 - Dalton Herrick
3 - Scott Goodrich
4 - Joe Kata
5 - Josh Pieniazek
6 - Jeremy Quick
7 - Emily VanInwegen
8 - Mike Kiser
9 - Warren Alexson
10 - Dustin Purdy

Thank you to our Sponsors: American Racer/ Lias Tire, Kelly Fuels, Krietz Oval Track Parts, Magsarus Ignitions, Kennedy's Towing, and G.Pivoda and Sons, M&W Aluminum Products, Dirt Track Girl, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Ingles Performance, E&H Services, DHP Products, TR Racing Products.

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