LAKE MARY, Fla. — Joe and Walt Doellefeld, promoters of Stateline Stadium &Speedway located in Post Falls, Idaho were named as the 33rd Auto Racing Promoter of the Year by Racing Promotion Monthly on Feb. 9 in the Grand Ballroom at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
The Doellefeld’s received the industry’s most prestigious award on their fifth nomination. The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is selected annually in balloting by promoters nationwide.
The ceremony was part of the Speedweek National Workshops, the concluding event of the 36th annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series, forums, and trade shows for promoters, which will concluded Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the hotel.
Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Bill Ryan, Oxford Plains (Maine) Speedway; Bruce Rogers, Grandview (Pa.) Speedway; Billy Thomas, East Alabama Motor Speedway; the Nuckles Family, Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway; The Queensland family, Deer Creek (Minn.) Speedway; Toby Kruse, Marshalltown (Iowa) Speedway; Lanny Edwards, Devils Bowl (Texas Speedway; and Joe &Walt Doellefeld, Stateline (Idaho) Stadium &Speedway.
Two other awards were presented during the ceremonies. John McKarns, whose motorsports ventures have included ARTGO promotions and MotorSports Management Services which operates the weekly racing program at the LaCrosse (Wisc.) Fairgrounds Speedway was awarded the 10th annual Stew Reamer Service Award, recognizing lifetime service to the weekly auto racing industry.
National Speed Sport News, presented the 19th annual National Speed Sport News Award for outstanding annual short track event to the Dirt Track World Championships.
The Speedweek Workshop is the second event of the 36th annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series and the 97th produced by RPM during its 36-year run.
Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter of auto racing promoters, and the Workshops are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The 36th Workshops Series was produced with additional sponsorship support from: the Eldorado Hotel Casino, INEX, GM Performance Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, MUSCO Sports Lighting, World Racing Group; Simes Graphic Designs, RACEceiver; AMI Graphics; and the WISSOTA Promoters Association.
More information is available from RPM at 715-536-1067, or on the Web at www.racingpromotionmonthly.net.