Open to the public, but an RSVP is requested for reserved seating. Information on how to RSVP will be released in the Summer.
Appropriate Dress is Requested (No Jeans, T-Shirts, Shorts, etc.)
Beer, wine & soft drinks will be available throughout the ceremony at multiple cash bars.
NMRA SPECIALTY AWARDS:
Rookie of the Year
For any racer that displayed exemplary performance in their first full season of racing in a class.
Note: This is the most difficult category to nominate because of individual interpretations of the word rookie. Should a driver who has bracket raced for 20-years be considered a rookie if this is his first season racing with NMRA? If a driver has been successful in one class and elects to run another class for a full season be considered a rookie as well? Or, should a person who has never raced more than a few test and tunes be the only type of racer considered? Those questions need to be considered in your nominations, but will be answered once the popular vote has been counted.
Sportsman of the Year
For any person that displayed true sportsmanship and courtesy during competition. This does not necessarily have to be a racer.
Crew Member of the Year
This award is meant to honor the crew member that had the most significant impact on their team's performance.
Ambassador of the Year
The NMRA Ambassador of the Year is a person who has made a mark on the NMRA Ford drag racing community by being a true competitor, a sportsman, and a supporter of both the NMRA and all of Ford drag racing.
Jim Swarr Award of Perseverance and Dedication
Named in the memory of Jim Swarr, the late crew chief of Bob Hanlon and a friend and helper of many other racers, this award recognizes perseverance and dedication to Ford drag racing even in the face of great adversity. Think of this as the NMRA “keep on chugging’” award.