2015 Great Race Cash Awards

The 2015 Great Race is a very competitive car rally, but it is also a very lucrative car rally as well.  The Great Race people awarded almost $150,000 to the teams that finished at or near the top of their class.  Doug and Howard Sharp who were the Overall winners won a total of $50,000!  Very impressive!

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Doug Sharp (holding check) & Howard Sharp Won The 2015 Great Race (Hemmings photo)

The following is a summary of the prize winners at the 2015 Great Race.

Cash Prizes And Additional Awards For The 2015 Great Race

OVERALL AWARDS NAME CAR
1st Place Overall (Grand Champion) $40,000 Howard Sharp & Doug Sharp 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber
2nd Place Overall $ 5,000 Jody Knowles & Beth Gentry 1932 Ford Cabriolet
3rd Place Overall $ 4,500 Dave Reeder & Sawyer Stone 1932 Ford Victoria
4th Place Overall $ 4,000 John Hudson & Scott Hudson 1940 Chevrolet Master
5th Place Overall $ 3,500 Steve Hedke & Janet Hedke 1964 Studebaker Daytona
6th Place Overall $ 3,000 Jean Ann Martin & Gary Martin 1964 Chevy Nova
7th Place Overall $ 2,500 Jonathan Klinger & Davin Reckow 1917 Peerless “Green Dragon”
8th Place Overall $ 2,000 Jeff Fredette & Eric Fredette 1933 Ford Pickup
9th Place Overall $ 1,500 Louise Feeney & Jim Feeney 1936 Ford Police Car
10th Place Overall $ 1,000 Dave Haverty & Steve Pusey 1937 Ford Coupe
Overall Total Awards $67,000
GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION AWARDS
1st Place $10,000 Howard Sharp & Doug Sharp 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber
2nd Place $ 5,000 Dave Reeder & Sawyer Stone 1932 Ford Victoria
Grand Total, Grand Championship Division Awards $15,000
EXPERT DIVISION AWARDS
1st Place $10,000 Jody Knowles & Beth Gentry 1932 Ford Cabriolet
2nd Place $ 5,000 John Hudson & Scott Hudson 1940 Chevrolet Master
3rd Place $ 4,000 Steve Hedke & Janet Hedke 1964 Studebaker Daytona
4th Place $ 3,000 Jean Ann Martin & Gary Martin 1964 Chevy Nova
5th Place $ 2,000 Jeff Fredette & Eric Fredette 1933 Ford Pickup
Grand Total, Expert Division Awards $24,000
SPORTSMAN DIVISION AWARDS
1st Place $10,000 Jonathan Klinger & Davin Reckow 1917 Peerless “Green Dragon”
2nd Place $ 5,000 Dan Epple & Brad Epple 1934 Ford Pickup
3rd Place $ 4,000 James Goode & Lou Goode 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
4th Place $ 3,000 Jim Collins & Craig Stephens 1960 Fiat Multipla
5th Place $ 2,000 Bill Croker & Carolyn Croker 1936 Packard 120B Coupe
Grand Total, Sportsman Division Awards $24,000
ROOKIE CLASS AWARDS
1st Place $ 7,500 Trevor Stahl & Josh Hull 1932 Ford Speedster
2nd Place $ 3,000 BR Whisenant & M Whisenant 1966 Ford Mustang
3rd Place $ 2,500 Duane Haas & Schramm 1971 VW Beetle
4th Place $ 2,000 Peter LaMountain & Bill Sacramone 1964 Chevy Impala SS
5th Place $ 1,500 Joe Perkins & Larry Read 1939 Buick CP
Grand Total, Rookie Class $16,500
Spirit of the Event Brian Goudge
Best Lunch City Albuquerque, NM
Best Overnight City Kirkwood, MO
Best National Anthem Singer Olana Romero, Tucumcari, NM
Best Color Guard Coors Cowboy Mounted Color Guard – Amarillo, TX
Our Best Friend Joe Rossi
Best Dressed Jerry & Joe Schmidt
Best of Show – Race Car 1932 Ford Dirt Track (Stahl/Hull)
Best of Show – Classic Car 1936 Packard (Breault / Keeney)
Best of Show – Overall 1970 Toyota 2000GT (Norihisa Morita)
Never Say Die Award, sponsored by the Automobile Driving Museum Car #67 Yoshiaki Ninomiya & Reiko Ninomiya
Champion Oil Award Howard Sharp & Doug Sharp
Team Japan Presents – Our Best Friend Wandering Troubadours of Finland – Car #30 & #73
Team Japan Presents – Samurai Helmet Car #122 Mike Weaver & Charles Metcalf
Team Japan Presents – Trip to Tokyo for Grand Champions Howard Sharp and Doug Sharp

It is interesting that the Spirit Of The Event Award was given to Brian Goudge, who is the “master of ceremonies” of the start/finish line.  Usually awards of this nature are given to one of the competitor teams, but I believe that all of the competitors would say that this was an inspired and well deserved choice.

For more information about the Great Race go to their website at www.greatrace.com

 

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