04/03/13 - On Saturday March 2 Lotus on Track Racing Drivers
Club (LoTRDC) held their annual UK awards night at Brands
After a well supported pre-season track day, drivers and teams
retired to the Stirling Suite for an evening of light hearted award
presentations hosted jointly by LoTRDC's Richard Short and Martin
Donnelly. Once the dinner and awards were over, Perry McCarthy, the
original Stig, took centre stage to tell a few stories and host a
Q&A session both on his own and with his former rat pack member
Lotus Cup UK Production Champion 2012 - Rob Boston
Lotus Cup UK Production Championship runner up - Stuart
Lotus Cup UK SuperSport Champion 2012 - Steve Train
Lotus Cup UK Group Champions - 211 - Steve Train, Exige - Glenn
Sherwood, Open - Rob Fenn, V6 - Steve Williams
Elise Trophy driver of the Season 2012 - Craig Denman - was most
consistent and had it been a championship would have actually won
outright as well.
Elise Trophy driver of the season runner up - Rob Boston,
largest number of wins but a couple of no shows and non
Lotus 6 Hour - David Fenn, Rob Fenn & Michael Lyons
LoTRDC Rookie of the Season - Clive Willis (highest placed
driver of those new to racing in 2012)
LoTRDC Team of 2012 - Track Group - For not only helping Steve
Train to the overall LCUK SuperSport championship in his 211 but
also running so many other beautifully prepped and reliable cars in
Elise Trophy best presented car - Paul Baker for his friesian
cow liveried S1.
Lotus Cup UK Supersport best presented car - Adrian Hall /
Maidstone Sports Cars for their immaculate Exige S1 that was
designed by Damian Hurst while blue or stood out like no other
Lotus Cup UK Production best presented car - Rob Boston for his
S1 that was perfectly turned out all season.
Outstanding achievement award for completing all their
championship races in 2012 - Steve Train, Rob Boston, Doug Setters,
Stuart Plotnek, Andrew Wright
LoTRDC Outstanding Achievement awards - since the club and race
series were launched in 2007:
Tom Chatterway - For sheer perserverance and dedication to
LoTRDC ending in his most successful season by some way. Tom
started in our very first race at Brands in 2007 in a VX220 moved
to an S1 'Mr Bump special' Elise and for the last few years has
raced a 2 Eleven putting it on the podium a number of times in 2012
and finishing 3rd overall in the 2012 Championship.
Doug Setters - For keeping going when things got difficult. Doug
joined us for our second ever race and with the exception of one
season when we moved to Europe and put Doug in GT Cup he's been
ever present. This summer Doug's son and co-driver Chris had to
miss a couple of rounds when Doug's 2nd grandchild was having a
difficult birth and early few weeks with his mum, most would have
stopped racing but with encouragement from those around him Doug
went to extraordinarily levels to keep going.
David Harvey - Another who was present on our first grid and has
been ever present since, for the last 2 seasons competing with his
K Series 340R as he did in that very first race not just in the UK
but also competing in Lotus Cup Europe. David has persevered with
the same car regardless of what was chucked at him on track be it
mechanical or accidents. Always the first in the paddock,
especially abroad and first with entry forms and paperwork.
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