Driver of the Year

Hall of Fame | Driver of the Year

The Driver of the Year (DOTY) is the most prestigious of the of the SVRA annual awards and is presented at the Annual Awards Banquet. The DOTY is selected by the former recipients as the person who best represents the group’s goals of exhibiting Safety, Consciousness, Sportsmanship and Consistent Performance throughout the previous season. Persons nominated must also have participated in 50% of SVRA events and be free of “chargeable incidents” during the year of their nomination.

2017 – Peter McLaughlin – Lyme, NH

2016 – Ken Mennella – Armonk, NY

2015 – Harry Gentry – Knoxville, TN

2014 – Marc Giroux – Cushing, ME

2013 – Rob Mocas – Hudson, OH

2012 – Bobby Brown – Mill Neck, NY

2011 – Joe Blacker – Columbia, MD

2010 – Lee Talbot, PhD – McLean, VA

2009 – Ed Jensen – 1945 – 2010

2008 – Larry Neviaser – Easton, MD

2007 – Sean Ryan – Biltmore Lake, NC

2006 – Jack Cassinghan – Sherrills Ford, NC

2005 – Dave Handy – Semora, NC

2004 – Travis Engen – Weston, CT

2003 – Jim Bradley – Gaston, IN

2002 – Ross L. Bremer – Atlantic Beach, FL

2001 – John Harden – Oklahoma City, OK

2000 – Bob Hebert – Monterey, MA

1999 – Kent Bain – Stratford, CT

1998 – Henry Payne III – 1935 – 2008 | Driver of the Decade: 2010

1997 – Herb Wetanson – New York, NY

1996 – Tom Yeager – Naples, FL

1995 – Patrick Ryan – Fletcher, NC

1994 – John Muller – Scottsdale, AZ

1993 – J.D. Evans – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1992 – Harry Gaunt – Indianapolis, IN

1991- David Kopf – 1927 – 2004

1990 – Robert Pass – St Louis, MO

1989 – David Whiteside – Deceased

1988 – Fred Lieb – Joelton, TN

1987 – James (Jim) Williams – Walhalla, SC

1986 – Brian MacEachern – Flat Rock, NC

1985 – Robert Fergus – 1924 – 1999 | Driver of the Decade: 2000

1984 – Miles Collier – Naples, FL