|JUDY STROPUS IS RRDC'S 2015 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER|
| ||DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – Judy Stropus, former professional timer/scorer, race-car driver, and award-winning publicist, received the 2015 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner on Jan. 27 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/historic or semi-professional drivers, is selected by Aki...[Read more...]|
|Bobby Unser to be honored by RRDC at Long Beach|
| ||Firestone returns as presenting sponsor
HILLIARD, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2015) - Three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 16, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the RRDC's seventh consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders.
Previous honorees were Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jone...[Read more...]|
|HURLEY HAYWOOD HONORED WITH RRDC'S 2014 PHIL HILL AWARD|
|DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2014) - Hurley Haywood, winner of more endurance classics than any other driver in racing history, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2014 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal presented Haywood with the award at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has re...[Read more...]|
|RRDC VOTES IN 37 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2013|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2013) - Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members.
'This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has de...[Read more...]|
|DAN GURNEY JOINS 'THE AMELIA'S' FORD GT40 SEMINAR|
|Le Mans winner Dan Gurney, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's 2002 Honorary Chairman, returns to 'The Amelia' to join a panel of international racing celebrities and experts honoring the 50th anniversary of Ford's game-changing GT40 prototype.
Gurney won just one race for the Carroll Shelby-led Ford GT40 team, but it was the race that mattered most: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gurney's victory in the 1967 edition of the fabled Le Mans 24 Hour endurance classic has become the stuff of legen...[Read more...]|