Each year, the members of MCSCC choose the deserving individuals that will receive the most prestigious awards that the sanctioning body can give out. We urge everyone to participate in this most auspicious occasion. The paragraphs that follow describe the qualities and qualifications a nominee should possess for our special awards. A single person may be nominated in multiple categories; however, a single “all purpose” written nomination may NOT be submitted for multiple categories. All awards are given our at our annual banquet which is normally held in January of the following year. (ex: 2020 season awards given January 2021)

Member of the Year – Is awarded to a MCSCC member who has performed an outstanding service(s) for MCSCC during the current year. Normally this is not given to MC officers; they are volunteers for these offices and know what kind of dedication the position already requires.

Lou Shaupner Award: Worker of the Year – Named for Lou Shaupner from Chicagoland SCC and given to a dedicated worker that is at the track more often than not. Enjoys his/her specialty and performs the duties to the best of their abilities.

Previous Winners:

1974 – Ray Riemland 1986 – Bill & Karen Grintjes 1998 – Dan & Ann Pobgee 2010 – Dave Schneider
1975 – Don Thompson 1987 – Clay & Kate Ploegman 1999 – Cindy Knaack 2011 – Frank Hartl
1976 – Bill McDonald 1988 – Ken Dixon 2000 – Ronda Sandsnes 2012 – Jim Stanley
1977 – Bill and Karen Grintjes 1989 – Harold Hatcher 2001 – Sheryl Rakowski 2013 – Chris Falconer
1978 – Ken Cramer 1990 – Dave Hoover 2002 – Julie Ganley 2014 – Nancy Mizura
1979 – Judy Zolna 1991 – Ed Niche 2003 – John Krebs & Michal Piotrowitz
1980 – Linda Chapman 1992 – Doug Hendrickson 2004 – Judy Aubey 2015 – Michael Palmer
1981 – Dave Anderson 1993 – Sue Temple 2005 – Bunny Snively 2016 – Tim McCarter
1982 – Patt Edwards 1994 – Gail Hitzemann 2006 – Bill & Janine Milner 2017 – Gary Schneider
1983 – Bill Martin 1995 – John Boldt 2007 – Bruce Weatherston 2018 – Lauren Wessel
1984 – Carson & Jan Wilkinson 1996 – Barb Jones 2008 – David “Ozzy” Osbourne 2019 – Lynn Serra
1985 – Ann O’Conner 1997 – Carol Nappi 2009 – Keith Von Kampen 2020 – Jared Cromas

Bill Poole/Ray Jackson Memorial Award – Named for Bill Poole and Ray Jackson from Madison SCC and awarded for Long Term Outstanding Service to Midwestern Council. Past recipients have been members of MC for 15 yrs or more, often MC officers, chiefs of specialties, or race staff who were at the track or working behind the scenes, dedicating a major portion of their free time to MC.

Previous Winners:

1987 – Bill Poole 1996 – Jay Busse 2005 – Eric Sandsnes 2014 – Gary Weis
1988 – Sandy Sandsnes 1997 – Jim Vaske 2006 – John Boldt 2015 – not awarded
1989 – Elmer Goertz 1998 – Al Sanner 2007 – Gail Woelfle 2016 – John Krebs
1990 – Ray Novotny 1999 – Tony Kuhn 2008 – Jim Stanley 2017 – Chris Falconer
1991 – Sue Boldt 2000 – Al Lynch 2009 – Bill Snively 2018 – Tim McCarter
1992 – Ross Fosbender 2001 – Bunny Snively 2010 – John Jacobson 2019 – Larry Stanley
1993 – Dean Johnson 2002 – Bill & Karen Grintjes 2011 – Sheryl Rakowski 2020 – John Boldt
1994 – Ray Jackson 2003 – Bill Martin 2012 – Rhonda Sandsnes
1995 – Patti Martin 2004 – Jean Lecuyer 2013 – Gary Schneider

Rookie Worker of the Year – Nominees shall have begun working the specialty for which he/she is being nominated in 2021 or late 2020.
Earlier participation in another specialty is acceptable; however the purpose of this award is to recognize talented and dedicated newcomers
to the worker ranks. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended
should be taken into consideration.

President’s Award – President Award is given out to an individual that has went above and beyond in the President of MCSCC’s eyes and can include individuals that are not just workers with specialties, but volunteers and other persons if interest that aid in the success of MCSCC and display the “MC” attitude with obvious enthusiasm and care for their work.

2008 – Hal Adkins 2015 – Stephanie Andersen / Michael Palmer
2009 – Scott Barr 2016 – Ray Kollock
2010 – Bill Snively / Rich Carlson 2017 – The Willert Family
2011 – Bill Martin 2018 – Ralph Hansen
2012 – Tim McCarter 2019 – Kieran Gobey
2013 – Bob Wismer 2020 – Tom Madsen
2014 – Ron Jerominski

Timing & Scoring Award – Best Timing & Scoring Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

HSAX Timing & Scoring Worker of the Year -Best HSAX T&S Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

Safety & Rescue Award – Best Safety & Rescue Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

Wheel to Wheel Tech – Best W2W Tech Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

HSAX Tech Worker of the Year – Best HSAX Tech Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

Grid Worker of the Year – Best Grid Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

Wheel to Wheel Starter of the Year – Best W2W Starter of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

F&C Corner Captain Award – Best Corner Worker of the Year. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.

F & C Most Improved Worker of the Year – Worker that has shown over the course of the season the best improvement in his/her specialty. Nominees should display the “MC” attitude, obvious enthusiasm for their work specialty. The number of events attended should be taken into consideration.