Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mark Bronstad wins sportsmanship award

"Figure 8" racer Mark Bronstad was awarded the Jeremy Johnson memorial sportsmanship award at Raceway Park in Shakopee on Sunday night.

Mark was recognised for his willingness to help his fellow competitor's in the pits. In 2010 Mark loaned his race car to Ricky Martin late in the season when Martin was racing for a National point title and his car was beyond repair.  As it turned out, that car was totalled after a wreck in the "X," Bronstad continued his positive attitude and started building a new car to race in 2011.

Jeremy Johnson was known as the "tire guy," he was a pit member for many different racers including: Tim Olson, Molly Rhoads, AJ Rhoads, John Lewerer and Bryan Roach.  I remember that Jeremy broke his arm working on a car but he still continued to work in the pits, even changing tires with a huge cast on his arm.

Jeremy died in a traffic accident in 2003, he was killed by a drunk driver in the middle of the day.  This award is to help remember Jeremy and his love for racing.  Jeremy's family was in attendance on Sunday night at Raceway Park. 
Jason and Dean from "Speedtalk on 1360" were honored to be able to be a part of the ceremony and sponsor this award.

1 comment:

  1. Mark is a perfect recipient of this award. Both at the track and away from the track, Mark is always there to help out the racing community. Congrats Mark on receiving this honorable award!