2017 Member of Excellence Award Winners

TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 12, 2018) -- This past weekend during the SCCA® Midwest Division Convention in Independence, Missouri, the 2017 Member of Excellence Award was presented to Ron and Monica Shaw, of the Des Moines Valley Region. This award is given to SCCA members who provided a great contribution to the Club during the previous 12 months.

Members of the SCCA since 1991, the Shaws have been an integral part of racing in the Midwest Division for many years. Without them, some events simply would not have been possible.  They have volunteered as corner workers, race chairs, flag chiefs, course marshals, communicators, worker coordinators and more. The couple travels many, many miles for Club race weekends. They have arranged their business hours around Club events and have a level of passion that is very rare.

The SCCA Member of Excellence award, chosen by the SCCA Board of Directors, is presented to volunteers who show the greatest commitment to SCCA motorsport activities. And while it’s an honor to receive the recognition, the prize is pretty awesome, too. Winners are provided up to $5000, funded with a 20-year private endowment by an anonymous SCCA member, to attend any motorsport event in the world.

The Member of Excellence Award has only been given out 10 times.

The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA's activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.