At the end of the season, we have an awards banquet where we give out our annual Solo awards. To be eligible for year-end awards you have to be an annual Milwaukee Region SCCA member before the last event. If you already have another home region, you must become a dual member to receive a Milwaukee Region award. Below are descriptions of the awards, as well as a list of all past recipients.
Fastest Driver of the Year
Awarded to the driver with the highest PAX/RTP points for the year. The recipient is awarded the traveling trophy with their name added, along with free entry into all of next season’s regional championship events.
2017Jeff Cashmore2016Andrew Canak2015Neal Tovsen2014Jeff Cashmore2013Jason Frank2012Chris Fenter2011Chris Fenter2010Chris Fenter2009Jason Frank2008Bartek Borowski2007Bartek Borowski2006Jeff Cashmore2005Jeff Cashmore2004Jeff Cashmore2003Jeff Cashmore2002Jeff Cashmore2001Jeff Cashmore2000Jeff Cashmore1999Jeff Cashmore1998Jeff Cashmore1997Darrel Padberg1996Darrel Padberg1995Marshall Moore1994Darrel Padberg1993Bob Clark1992Bob Clark
Tony Machi Rookie of the Year
Awarded to the best rookie driver of the season. This is based highly on PAX/RTP finishing position, however, other intangibles such as volunteering time with the club, attitude, and displaying good spirit are included when selecting the award winner. Rookies cannot have run more than two Solo events in a previous year. The Rookie of the Year will receive the traveling trophy with name added, free entry into all of next season’s regional events, and a free entry to SCCA Solo Nationals the following year (if they choose to attend).
If you meet the requirements you are most likely driving in our Novice class, however, if you aren’t, drop us a line so we can make note, even if you don’t think your driving is where you think it should be, you might be surprised!
2017Alex Malinowski2016Tim Luporini2015Jeff Sachse2014Michael Borden2013Suzie Schwalbach2012Patrick O’Hara2011Jacob Petersen2010Paul Gutekunst2009Brian Stone2008Michael Makus2007Tim Greenwaldt2006Chris Bailey2005Danny Crawford2004Julie Streeter2003Craig Mankiewicz2002Sam Karp2001Colin Fiedler2000Todd Murray1999Paul Rossetto1998Thana Donbroe1997George Ellingson
Dean Rhode Solo Service Award
Awarded to the person who made the most significant contribution to the Solo program for that year. We are a volunteer organization, without individuals dedicating their time to help run these events we wouldn’t be putting on some of the best events in the country, and we wouldn’t be enjoying the adrenaline rush. The winner receives the honor of being recognized by their peers, and the traveling trophy with their name added.
2017Kyle Matenaar2016Jason Frank2015Eric Bertrand2014Todd Moore2013Rob Bedelis2012Julie & Colin Fiedler2011Jeff Slater2010Todd Lorino2009Dale Bahr2008Todd Moore2007Cashmore Family2006Steve Wynveen2005Rob Bedelis2004Moore Family2003Sam Karp2002Jeff Slater2001Jim Crawford2000Ken Stefancic1999George Ellingson1998Mike Moore1997Donna Lahl1996Diana Epperly1995Jerry & Linda Hansen1994Padberg Family1993Sandy Silverberg1992Dick Duffey1991Scott Voss1990Peter Wells1989Wally Heynisch1988Jim Dentici1987Tom David1986Darrel Padberg1985Jerry & Linda Hansen1982John Boxhorn1981Tony Machi1980Larry Ingalls1979Wayne Wasylko1978Wayne & Muriel Banker1977Dennis Troemel
Earl Krause Hard Charger Award
This is awarded to the driver best exemplifying competitive spirit and dedication to the sport. Traveling half way across the country to attend national events, being the first person to lend a hand to your closest competitor, attending every local event possible to get more seat time, or long nights in the garage to build a new car. These are all great examples of what this award is about. The winner has their hard work recognized by their peers, and the traveling trophy with their name added.
2017Izzy Gonzalez2016Zach Moore2015Mike Leeder2014Lance Keeley2013Mark McKnight2012Will Ostrowski2011Pete Cheng2010John Ma2009Michael Tews2008Michael Machi2007Andy Seipos2006Bahr Family2005Steve Wynveen2004Paula Scott2003Art Hodge2002Jeff Neiger2001Darrel Padberg2000Blair Knepfel1999Jeff Cashmore1998Karen Ellingson1997Merle Cook1996Erik Bacon1995Donna Lahl1994Tim Burns1993Tim Gohr1992John Verdien