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08/03/2017: APIRA Perpetual Awards winners

The winners and runners-up in the 2016 APIRA Ultimate Power Championships, Supercharged Outlaws and National Association of Supertwins were presented with their trophies at the APIRA Dinner Dance and Trophy Presentation in Warwick last Saturday. The winners of APIRA's Perpetual Awards, for whom Eurodragster.com readers had the chance to vote, were also presented with their trophies.

Congratulations to the APIRA Perpetual Award winners:

APIRA Iris Page Memorial Trophy: Richard Walters (Super Pro ET sponsorship scheme)
Shakespeare County Raceway Award for Outstanding Achievement: Scott Crookston (Outlaw Anglia)
APIRA Shakespeare County Raceway Sportswoman of the Year: Caitlin Wilson (Lucas Oil Junior Dragster)
APIRA Endeavour Award: Simon Groves (Eurodragster.com)
Alan Wigmore Memorial Trophy: Tony Smith (ACU and APIRA race official)
McDonald Racing Ireland Best Newcomer Trophy: Elaine Hancock (Sportsman ET)

Thanks to all of the Eurodragster.com readers who voted.

APIRA Endeavour Award winner, our own Simon, writes: It is a real honour to win the APIRA Endeavour Award and I am sorry I couldn't be at the ceremony in person. I would like to thank all the officials at APIRA for generously giving facilities and information, often requested at very short notice. I would like to thank Tog of Eurodragster.com for giving me the opportunity to work with him on the site which has been, and continues to be, an amazing journey. Eurodragster.com's readers and sponsors should also take credit for providing us with content and backing. I would finally like to pay tribute to my wife Ros for supporting my work in drag racing. See you at the track!

The following special awards were also presented. Congratulations to:

2016 Services to APIRA and Shakespeare County Raceway: Sue Davis, Sherron Guise, Dave Massam
Long Standing Services to Midlnads Drag Racing: Gerry and Joan Cookson

Mike Burrowes photos from the evening are now ready to view from this Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10154365825222966&type=1.

Story courtesy of Eurodragster.com