In motorsport, there are many hard-working and unsung heroes who rarely receive the recognition they deserve. MotorsportDays has changed that with the creation of the MotorsportDays PRO-AM Awards, recognising the industry’s outstanding organisations and individuals that have made the most important contributions to motorsport during the last 12 months. P R O - A M AWA R D S 2 0 1 8 H H H H H FOR THE FOURTH YEAR RUNNING, we have asked championship organisers and our e-newsletter readers – more than 10,000 subscribers in total – to vote for the people whom they believe are deserving of each of the nine MsD PRO-AMAwards. Our Awards Taskforce – comprising racers and other influential figures from the motorsport industry – considered the three nominees with the highest number of votes in each category, before ultimately deciding the outright winners. We hope you will join us in praising these tremendous achievements. UK AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE YEAR: TRACK DAY CHAMPIONSHIP A growing amount of championships are continuing to try and attract drivers to complete their grids. This year we have seen multiple championships stand out such as the Hyundai Coupe Cup, Javelin Sprint, Monoposto and the Caterham Graduates. We recognise championships that have helped encourage both new and existing racers to compete on a regular basis, while ensuring a fair and enjoyable racing season. But the Track Day Championship has been won by this championship for the second year in a row. Many nominees made comments such as “Stuart and co have once again done a stellar job. Race days are seamless, and the series is well established, generally with good driving standards” and “great circuits, amazingly friendly paddock”. Comments such as “always on hand to answer questions” have added to the positive experience. Congratulations to everyone involved in the Track Day Championship on another win. MsD SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR: DEMON TWEEKS There are many suppliers to championships and drivers, providing everything from car parts to race gear. Independent supplier Torq Raceware was only just beaten this year by a previous winner. A brand that now has a very strong presence in the market and excellent online coverage. Many comments have enjoyed benefits such as “Sheer range & speed of delivery” to “Always in stock!”. Another key element to their success has been the after sales and customer care. With multiple stores and always at the end of the phone, it’s clear why nominees stated “excellent customer service.” UK/EUROPEAN TEST DAY ORGANISER AWARD: MSV This year’s winner has proven to be a dominant force in this category, a consistent winner and quoted as being a “well run and good track time” and “good communication”. This organisation is well known for showcasing some of the best circuits in the UK and looking to stretch to France within the next few years. Because their “online system offers a great selection of tracks” it has shone through again and there is no doubt MSV deserves this award, so congratulations to all the team. UNSUNG HERO AWARD: GLENN HAY A humbling award for us at MsD; an award that recognises those who often go unnoticed in the world of motorsport. We open this up to all areas and this year’s winner us known for his outstanding contribution to the Formula Vee. “His expertise and generosity helping me race, and for his unfailing enthusiasm for Formula Vee,” was a comment from one nominee. He goes onto say: “He has been at the races from the very first one, on the grid himself from the very early days, and is still at every race at 70 years old.” Our winner is viewed as “a genuinely lovely bloke” who apparently aims to compete himself in 2018”. So watch out for Glen Hay. Well done. PRO ANNUAL 2018 72