The 2016 Season came to a close with the Big Country Speedway Banquet on October 22nd at The Cheyenne Moose Lodge. Sponsors teamed up to help out a struggling club to ensure the Drivers, Fans as well as the Wyoming Auto Racing Club Lifetime and Hall of Fame Members had the opportunity to celebrate the Racing Season.
Body By Dean owned by Dean Wich, himself a WARC Lifetime Member Sponsored meal cost for Lifetime & Hall of Fame Members of the Wyoming Auto Racing Club (WARC) wanting to ensure that each and every one knew they were honored and appreciated.
and other place winners for the season. Thank you to Mike Smith for also helping out by creating trophies for some extra special sponsors as well as our Rookie's of The Year. An additional item was in store for the Champions this year as well, a Championship Ring! From the amazing feedback it looks like Championship Rings just may need to become a new tradition. Airgas and Fantastic Sams sponsored with some awesome prizes for the Champions as well.
The Cheyenne Moose Lodge was once again gracious and kind enough to come to the rescue as well. On extremely short notice they allowed us to host our Awards Banquet free of charge for the most part. Banquet Sponsors purchased the required special insurance for the night. The Moose also already had a band, Randy Burghardt scheduled for the nights entertainment.
All Banquet goers had do was order their dinner at the lowest dinner cost in recent history and pay the $5 cover that was in place that evening for Moose Members wanting to enjoy the band. WOW, what a deal and we are most appreciative to the Moose for making it possible for a Banquet to happen!
There were also Raffle Prizes Galore....donated by sponsors and friends of the Speedway!
Congratulations to our 2016 Season Awardee's listed Below!
Season Class Champions!
Warrior Class- Gage Neisus
Super Stocks- William (Bill) Wallace
Grand American Modified- Dan Jagoditsh
Legends- BreAnn Adkison
Pro 4 Mod's- Ronnie Ripley
Warrior 2nd Place- Charlie Weeks
Warrior 3rd Place- Kyle Pandullo
Warrior Rookie of The Year- Landon Birney
Super Stock 2nd Place- Robert Hoard
Super Stock Rookie of The Year - William (Bill) Wallace
Grand American Modified 2nd Place- Sam Calvetti
Grand American Modified 3rd Place - J.D. Ellis
Grand American Modified Rookie of The Year- J.D. Ellis
Pro 4 Mod- 2nd Place- Tommy Bonitatibus
Pro 4 Mod- 3rd Place- Doug Steinmetz
Pro 4 Mod- 4th Place - Gary Bonitatibus
Pro 4 Mod- 5th Place - Kevin Anderson
Pro 4 Mod- 6th Place - Terry Bonitatibus
Pro 4 Mod - 7th Place- Mike Wilson
Pro 4 Mod- 8th Place - Gary Vonheeder
*The Pro 4 Mod Class went above and beyond for the 2016 Season, securing their own class sponsors for race event purse throughout the season as well as their trophies. Great Job Pro 4 Mod's!!!
A great time was had by all...see slideshow of Banquet Photos Below...