THE RRDC MARK DONOHUE AWARD
Each year since 1971, the Road Racing Drivers Club has honored the one driver in the annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs who RRDC members feel exhibited the outstanding performance of the weekend in terms of personal spirit and performance behind the wheel.
It is not necessary to be a Runoffs champion to win the award, nor does winning the award come with automatic membership in the RRDC.
The award is named for RRDC member, and former president Mark Donohue, who won his first National Championship in the SCCA E Production class in 1961, and then went on to become one of the USA’s greatest racing drivers.
Mark won the Indy-500, the Can-Am Championship, multiple Trans-Am Championships, and the IROC Championship.
Mark Donohue Award Winners
|1971–Larry Campbell||1993–Greg Ray|
|1972–David Weitzenhof||1994–Allen May|
|1973–Gary Rodrigues||1995–Tom Van Camp|
|1974–Bill Jobe||1996–Jacques Lazier|
|1975–Dan Pohlabel||1997–Pete Peterson|
|1976–Damon Pleasant||1999–Warren Stilwell|
|1977–Tom Robertson||2000–Andy McDermid|
|1978–Mike Mokler||2001–David Finch|
|1979–Bill Coykendall||2002–Justin Pritchard|
|1980–Dennis Wilson||2003–Mike Andersen|
|1981–Don Courtney||2004–John Saurino|
|1982–Bob Lobenberg||2005–Kris Skavnes|
|1983–Hardy Prentice||2006–Jesse Prather|
|1984–Doug Peterson||2007–Brian Linn|
|1985–Scott Atchison||2008–Chris Keller|
|1986–Louis Rettenmeier||2009–Michael Varacins|
|1987–Duane Davis||2010–Peter Shadowen|
|1988–Paul Spruell||2011–Kevin Fandozzi|
|1989–Bill Noble||2012–Cliff White|
|1990–Keith Scharf||2013–Lawrence Loshak|
|1991–Richard Schroebel||2014 – Jeremy Grenier|
|1992–Steven Davis||2015 – Calvin Stewart|
THE BOB AKIN MEMORIAL MOTORSPORTS AWARD
The Bob Akin Award honors the person who best exemplifies the very best in sportsmanship and tradition in road racing – characteristics for which Bob was universally respected. It is the highest honor available to amateur and semi-professional competitors, recognizing both success on the track and contributions to the sport.
Bob was a highly successful businessman, Porsche team owner and driver, vintage racer, as well as a former RRDC President.
He co-drove to 1979 and 1986 overall wins in the famed 12-Hours of Sebring, and also raced in the 24-Hours of Le Mans six times – finishing 4th in 1986.
The Bob Akin Memorial Motorsports Award consists of a permanent Steuben glass trophy, inscribed with the name and year of award of each recipient, and permanently displayed at the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen.
Bob Akin Award Winners
|2003–Sam Posey||2010–Augie Pabst|
|2004–Charlie Gibson||2011–Don Knowles|
|2005–John Fitch||2012–Miles Collier|
|2006–Jim Haynes||2013–Peter Sachs|
|2007–Cameron Argetsinger||2014 – Bill Warner|
|2008–Jim Downing||2015 – Judy Stropus|
THE PHIL HILL AWARD
Each year, The Phil Hill Award is presented to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered outstanding service to road racing. The recipient may be a driver, entrant or outstanding member of a sanctioning body.
The award is named in honor of America’s first Formula One World Champion and is not only a tribute to his masterful accomplishments on the race track – it also recognizes his contributions as a great ambassador for the sport.
The Phil Hill Award is presented at the annual RRDC dinner prior to the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race.
Phil Hill Award Winners
|1993–John Bishop||2005–Jim France|
|1994–Juan Manuel Fangio II||2006–Roger Werner|
|1995–Leo Mehl||2007–Skip Barber|
|1996–Charlie Slater||2008–Roger Penske|
|1997–Danny Sullivan||2009–Bob Bondurant|
|1998–Rob Dyson||2010–Nick Craw|
|1999–Bob Fergus||2011–Rick Mears|
|2000–Elliott Forbes Robinson||2012–George Follmer|
|2001–Bill France||2013–Peter Brock|
|2002–Jim Downing||2014–Hurley Haywood|
|2003–Derek Bell||2015 – Scott Pruett|