The 5th Pioneer and Legends Awards – hosted by the Australian Nostalgia Fuel Association – are rapidly approaching this year, the date being Saturday 8th August, and again at Sydney Dragway.
The ANFA would dearly like all enthusiasts to attend – it will make for some cherished memories and photo opportunities.
The awards winners – nominated by you – honour racers or other drag racing identities that have contributed to and helped shape the sport in their own unique way.
The 2015 Pioneer Award nominations are now open and are spread over three categories, comprising Nitro Racers, Sportsman and Journalist-Photographer-Importer-Official.
In the Nitro category, there will be two awards, Sportsman will have three with one in the remaining category of Journalist-Promoter-Industry Leader-Official.
You can nominate any racer or outstanding person at http://www.anfa.com.au and nominations are open from 18th May to 1st June – just go to the site and click on the “Awards Tab”.
A greatly reduced time format has been implemented for this year, with all the awards to take place from 3pm with a huge bench race and BS session to commence at 6pm and Racers Auction.
Again, the BBQ is gold coin donation, so just bring your own choice of drink while the pit canteen will be open for non- alcoholic drinks as well as the standard race track food.
If you can attend, please email PLRinfo@anfa.com.au as soon as you do know, as the ANFA may be able to utilise your services in the Awards ceremony. If you do not desire to be on stage, still please notify that you are attending as to have your named added to the attendees list.
Sydney Dragway are promoting a Swap Meet on the Saturday from 6am with all welcome with details on their web site soon as well as the ANFA site. The Pioneers-Legends follows that afternoon evening, then of course the Nostalgia race on the Sunday.
There are also some Care Packages available, from $100, $250 and $500. The Awards need to further prosper, so if you can spare a little, please let the ANFA know – cash or goods gratefully accepted.
Last year Pioneers: John Maher, Ross Mellish, Ron Harrop, Paul Rogers, Rod Marchant, Jon Van Daal.
Posthumous: Mike Busetti (2014), Terry Gaynon (2014), Coral Dyer (2014), Claus Malusczak (1986), Greg Flaherty (1986), Mal Gower (2014), Kevin Flaherty (2014) and Kent Rogers (1985).