2012 Officers Justin Grossmann, Travis Howard, Mikey Childress, Justin Johnson
Checkers Off-Road held their 37th Annual Awards Banquet and introduction of the 2012 officers. President: Mikey Childress, Vice President: Travis “Captain Clampit” Howard, Secretary: Justin Johnson, Treasurer: Justin Grossmann.
The 2011 Vic VanElla Award presented to Wayne Nosala by 2010 recipient Bob Bower
The prestigious Vic VanElla Award was presented to Wayne Nosala for his unselfish commitment and dedication to the preservation of public land rights for off-road enthusiasts. This traveling trophy, named after a Checker racer who died at the wheel of his race car, is awarded to those who have contributed the most to our sport. Past awardees include the likes of Ed Pearlman, “Uncle” Max Norris, Art Savedra, Team Locos Mocos, Sal Fish, Fud, Casey Folks, Jim Clements, Corky McMillin, Bob Ham and most recently, Bob Bower.
Checker Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Reverend Roy Moore and Steve “Dr Checker” Kassanayi, in recognition of their many years of service and dedication to the Club.
The Max Norris Checker of the Year Award went to John Hastings, a twenty year member who has been elected President of the Club five times and has served as a Club Officer eleven times.
Other awards including the creative and humorous Dr Checker Awards were presented as well.
Checkers Off-Road is a team of racers and pitters committed to excellence, professionalism and victory in desert racing. Meetings are every Wednesday night at various locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. For further information, see our Facebook page, Twitter @checkersracing or contact Secretary Justin Johnson at 909-615-3251