|2020 Solo Awards
By: Randy Tackett
The winner of the top racing class of OVR for 2020 is Ryan “I didn’t know there was a height limit” Niemec. Ryan ran his 2019 Honda Civic Type-R all season and was masterful at quietly dominating the group. Ryan was also our Novice Chief for 2020 and did a great job in instructing the many new drivers that we brought in for 2020.
The winner for the Street AWD index group of OVR for 2020 is Ryan “not THAT Ryan” McDaniel. Ryan ran his 2017 Subaru WRX and was a consistent performer at every event. Persistence pays off and Ryan demonstrated his continued growth in 2020 as the class champ.
The winner for the Street FWD index group of OVR for 2020 is Ryan “three already?” Arthur. Ryan drove his 2020 Honda Civic Si to a dominating performance in the group. Ryan was often in the fastest PAX of the day or in the top 5.
The winner for the Street RWD index group of OVR for 2020 is Steve “I can beat you with any car” Dalstrom. Steve ran his 2008 Mustang GT all season and was a consistent performer. Steve’s long experience in Solo is the key to his impressive driving skills and he sets the bar high for everyone in his class.
The winner for the Ladies index group of OVR for 2020 is Tami “I should probably run in Street AWD” Tackett. Tami drove her 2018 Subaru WRX and was not only a consistent performer but finished first in all but two events for the 2020 season. Tami also made the season go smoothly as the Registration Chief and kept us all in order.
Classic American Muscle (CAM)
The winner for the Classic American Muscle index group of OVR for 2020 is Kenneth “FNG” Aikman. Kenneth drove his 2004 Chevy Corvette Z06 to a dominating performance. Kenneth finished first in every event he attended except one. We look forward to his continued improvement as we go forward since this was his first season.
Xtreme Street (XS)
The winner of the Xtreme Street index group of OVR for 2020 is Andy “on its last legs” Bennett. Andy drove his 2000 Mercury Cougar to a consistent season and dominated his group. Unfortunately Andy’s Cougar is suffering from being a product of Ford Motor Company and is being retired in favor of a new ride in 2021. We look forward to seeing Andy’s new ride.
Street Touring Xtreme (STX)
The winner of the Street Touring Xtreme class of OVR for 2020 is Connor “I make this look easy” Ryan. Connor drove his 2013 Subaru BRZ and was dominate in STX. Connor won every single event he attended. Connor was also our Timing and Scoring Chief and had his hands full learning both new timing equipment and software. He did a great job for us.
Street Touring Roadster (STR)
The winner of the Street Touring Roadster class of OVR for 2020 is Larry “yeah, I beat my son” McCarthy. Larry drove his 2012 Mazda Miata to a strong performance. Larry’s primary competition was his son Steven and he showed him how it was done.
Street Touring Sport (STS)
The winner of the Street Touring Sport class of OVR for 2020 is Peter “Accords can be fast” Toebbe. Peter drove his 2012 Honda Accord to a win for the season. Peter performed consistently and his Accord was a sight to behold.
The winner of the Prepared index group of OVR for 2020 is Alan “Safety First” Stamper. Alan drove his 1985 Honda Civic to a dominating performance. Alan has the honor of being the Chief Safety Steward for 2020 and also to have been the first driver to hit some of the new timing equipment. While it is a dubious distinction, Alan’s diligence as our Chief Safety Steward allowed us to have a season that was free of any issues.
The winner of the Street Prepared index group of OVR for 2020 is Jason “Miatas aren’t just for Street Class” Evans. Jason drove his 2004 Mazda Miata to a consistent performance. Our street prepared groups are lightly attended and it’s great to have participants willing to put forth the effort to field a car for these classes like Jason. Jason also managed to finish third in Street RWD. Not bad for a rookie.
2020 Worker of the Year
The winner of the Worker of the Year award for 2020 is Connor Ryan. Connor took on the responsibility of being a first time Timing and Scoring Chief at a time when we purchased new timing equipment and new timing software. The learning curve for this role is already high and adding new equipment and software just adds to the burden. Connor took on this role without a complaint and helped guide us to a successful 2020 season. Congratulations Connor!
2020 Novice of the Year
The winner of the Novice of the Year award for 2020 is Jason Evans. Jason divided his time between Street RWD and Street Prepared and still managed to win Street Prepared.
2020 Stanberry Cup Winner
The winner of the 2020 OVR Stanberry Cup is Alex Tackett. Alex is one of our junior members that started the season by racing the first event in Junior Karts and co-drove with Gavin Bull. Unfortunately the SCCA suspended the Junior Kart program due to a variety of concerns around the program. As a result Alex was left with no way to truly participate in the Solo program but she was willing to step up and help run registration all season as well as being the Chief Dog Sitter for Justin and Carol Herdman. Alex is a very enthusiastic young lady that is counting the days until she gets her driver’s license and is able to compete with everyone else.
Congratulations to all of our winners for the 2020 season!