RRDC LONG BEACH LEGENDS DINNER

On April 6 we’re going to celebrate something very special at the Ninth Annual RRDC Long Beach Legends Dinner when we honor Emerson Fittipaldi – and an amazing career that took him from being the youngest F1 World Champion to the third oldest Indy 500 winner. Emmo burst upon the international racing scene in the […]

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MICHAEL SHANK SNODGRASS AWARD WINNER

MIKE SHANK RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 ROLEX BOB SNODGRASS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 28, 2016) – Michael Shank Racing owner Mike Shank, of Etna, Ohio, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence. The announcement was made during the traditional prelude to the Rolex 24 At Daytona – […]

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2017 PHIL HILL AWARD GOES TO CHIP GANASSI

CHIP GANASSI GARNERS THE RRDC’S 2017 PHIL AWARD DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Chip Ganassi, a former race-car driver who is now one of the most successful and innovative race team owners in the world, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2017 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at […]

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2016 BOB AKIN AWARD TO MURRAY SMITH

MURRAY SMITH RECEIVES THE RRDC’S 2016 BOB AKIN AWARD DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2017) – Murray Smith, longtime event promoter and collector and driver of historic race cars, was named the 2016 recipient of the RRDC Bob Akin Award. He was presented the award at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club members’ dinner on Jan. 25, prior to the running […]

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Neil Verhagen, 15, Earns RRDC Mark Donohue Award at SCCA National Runoffs

Breaking News: It was announced today that Neil Verhagen was named to the 2017 Red Bull Junior Program and will drive in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup series on the MP Motorsport team. http://www.redbulljuniorteam.com/article/red-bull-junior-team-announcement-2017, http://www.redbulljuniorteam.com/athlete/neil-verhagen Neil Verhagen, a 15-year-old high school student from Mooresville, N.C., was named the 46th recipient of the RRDC Mark Donohue Award. This unique award […]

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RRDC ANNOUNCES THE 2016 MEMBERSHIP CLASS

HILLIARD, Ohio (January 3, 2017) – Twenty-five race-car drivers and motorsports professionals were voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2016. The group includes 17 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, five Associate Members and three Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 510. Voting was held among all current RRDC members. “The RRDC is […]

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A COMPENDIUM OF MEMBER NEWS AND NOTICES FROM LATE 2016

DAYTONA DINNER INVITATION FROM OUR PRESIDENT Thanks to the organizational skills of RRDC member Vicki O’Connor, the RRDC will hold its annual members’ dinner again at the Daytona 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway January 25 in advance of the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. This dinner has grown tremendously in the last few years, attracting nearly […]

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