Words and Pictures by GARY REID

A packed auditorium was on hand at Lily’s Function Centre in Sydney’s Seven Hills to enjoy the recent presentation night of the Sprintcar Association of NSW. The evening was a celebration of the performances of local drivers during the tough track championship at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway for season 2011/12.

Ian Loudoun graciously accepted awards for winning the track championship and Scott Darley Hard Charger Award, which included a Quick Time chassis donated by Allan Woods. Ian also received the prestigious George Tatnell Medal for his professionalism and hard work in representing the sport of Speedway over the past season.

Max Dumesny was made a Life Member of the Association and former crash crew member John Harriss received the President’s Award from Bob Tunks for his service to sprintcars and sprintcar drivers over the years.

Ian Loudoun won the 2011/12 track championship at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway - Pic by GARY REID

Marcus Dumesny with hostess Nicole Calleja after receiving the Life Member Award on behalf of his father Max Dumesny - Pic by GARY REID

Battler’s Award – Matthew Thomas
Encouragement Award – Alex Orr
Most Improved – Toby Bellbowen
Rookie Of The Year – Blake Skipper
Country Series – Steve Caunt
Scott Darley Hard Charger – Ian Loudoun
Official Of The Year – Tony Anderson
President’s Award – John Harriss
Life Member – Max Dumesny
George Tatnell Medal – Ian Loudoun
Track Championship – Ian Loudoun

Matthew Thomas won the Sprintcar Battler's Award for 2011/12 - Pic by GARY REID

Toby Bell-Bowen won the Most Improved Driver award for season 2011/12 - Pic by GARY REID

Blake Skipper won the Rookie Of The Year award which included the Steen Sorenson Perpetual Cup - Pic by GARY REID

Steve Caunt won the NSW Country Series for 2011/12 - Pic by GARY REID

John Harriss (right) received the President's Award from Bob Tunks - Pic by GARY REID

Ian Loudoun (4th from right) was awarded the George Tatnell Medal and is shown with (l-r) Garry Rush (TSS track co-owner), Rebecca Seymour (Track Manager), Rod Bowen (Track co-owner), Gale Gleeson (George's daughter), Val Tatnell (George's widow), Peter Attard (Track co-owner) and Nicole Calleja (Trophy Hostess) - Pic by GARY REID

The top 3 in the 2011/12 Tyrepower Sydney Speedway Track Championship: (l-r) Grant Tunks (2nd), Ian Loudoun (winner), Warren Ferguson (3rd) - Pic by GARY REID

Torque Tube Media (TTM) would like to thank Gary Reid for this article and the great photos from the evening. Gary is a Photographer at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway and is as fanatical about Sprintcars as we are at TTM

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