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Unsung Hero Awards

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted October 26, 2009 at 11:57 am open wheel racing news

Unsung Hero Awards: Over the next few days I will be selecting an ‘Unsung Hero’ from each of the North American series covered here:  Skip Barber National, Formula BMW-Americas, F2000 Championship, Star Mazda, Atlantic Championship, and the Indy Lights series.

I will post a profile piece on each of the chosen recipients.  So make sure to check back.

Standard Disclaimer:  Several drivers are worthy recipients of this award.  If you’re not selected as an Unsung Hero it doesn’t mean you weren’t deserving.  The point of this write-up is to introduce readers to a few drivers that were impressive in 2009, but failed to receive a lot of press.  Obviously, there is more than one driver who fits into that category.

Selection Process: In order to keep things in perspective, I’ve chosen to pick a driver who finished around the Top-Five or worse in the final point standings in a series that averaged around 10 entries/race.  For series that averaged closer to 20 entries/race or better than 10, I’ve selected a driver who finished around the Top-Ten or worse in the final standings.

As the profile’s are completed, I will link to each below.  Enjoy.

Unsung Hero– Skip Barber National:  Isaac Lyons
Unsung Hero- Formula BMW Americas:  Joao Victor Horto
Unsung Hero– F2000 Championship:  Victor Carbone
Unsung Hero– Star Mazda Championship:  Rusty Mitchell
Unsung Hero– Atlantic Championship:  James Winslow
Unsung Hero- Indy Lights:  Martin Plowman


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