The All America Auto Racing Team
The annual All America Auto Racing Team has been selected by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) for the past 37 years. The 2007 winners will be honored at the 38th All America Auto Racing Team Banquet to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis on 12 January 2008.
The All America Auto Racing Team is the only one of its kind in motor sports, a fact that is recognized by Reuters, Associated Press and major publications. Two team members are selected from seven categories each year. In the event of a tie, both drivers are selected. The fourteen driver team is selected from Open Wheel, Stock Car, Drag Racing, Sports Car, Short Track, At Large and Touring Series championship categories.
The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association, founded in Indianapolis in 1955, is the largest and the oldest organization of its kind. With ongoing support of the aims and programs of >AARWBA, its membership has increased to over 400 throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.
The Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy for AARWBA Driver of the Year is awarded to the driver who receives the most votes. Jerry Titus was an AARWBA member who, in addition to being a motor sports journalist, was a well-respected auto racing driver. He was the Trans-Am Champion in 1967 and was placed third in the Trans-Am series in 1968 and 1969.
The 38th All America Auto Racing Team Banquet will also be the venue for the presentation of the AARWBA Pioneer in Racing Award to Carl Haas in recognition of his achievements as one of the most successful team owners and businessmen in the history of motor sports. The Pioneer in Racing Award is considered to be one of the most prestigious honors awarded by the AARWBA. The award is given to an individual who has a long record of dedication and achievements which have made a positive contribution to the sport of auto racing.Auto racing enthusiasts who are able to attend the 38th All America Auto Racing Team Banquet – an event that is open to the public – can look forward to a history-making evening of excitement.