THE RRDC MARK DONOHUE AWARD
Each year since 1971, the Road Racing Drivers Club has honored the one driver in the annual SCCA National Championship Runoffs who RRDC members feel exhibited the outstanding performance of the weekend in terms of personal spirit and performance behind the wheel.
Winning the Donohue Award comes with automatic regular membership in the RRDC. It is not necessary to be a Runoffs champion to win the award.
The award is named for RRDC member and former president Mark Donohue, who won his first National Championship in the SCCA E Production class in 1961 and went on to become one of the USA’s greatest racing drivers.
Mark won the Indy-500, the Can-Am Championship, multiple Trans-Am Championships, and the IROC Championship.
Mark Donohue Award Winners
|1971 – Larry Campbell||1996–Jacques Lazier|
|1972 – David Weitzenhof||1997–Pete Peterson|
|1973 – Gary Rodrigues||1999–Warren Stilwell|
|1974 – Bill Jobe||2000–Andy McDermid|
|1975 – Dan Pohlabel||2001–David Finch|
|1976 – Damon Pleasant||2002–Justin Pritchard|
|1977 – Tom Robertson||2003–Mike Andersen|
|1978 – Mike Mokler||2004–John Saurino|
|1979 – Bill Coykendall||2005–Kris Skavnes|
|1980 – Dennis Wilson||2006–Jesse Prather|
|1981 – Don Courtney||2007–Brian Linn|
|1982 – Bob Lobenberg||2008–Chris Keller|
|1983 – Hardy Prentice||2009–Michael Varacins|
|1984 – Doug Peterson||2010–Peter Shadowen|
|1985 – Scott Atchison||2011–Kevin Fandozzi|
|1986 – Louis Rettenmeier||2012–Cliff White|
|1987 – Duane Davis||2013–Lawrence Loshak|
|1988 – Paul Spruell||2014 – Jeremy Grenier|
|1989 – Bill Noble||2015 – Calvin Stewart|
|1990 – Keith Scharf||2016 – Neil Verhagen|
|1991 – Richard Schroebel||2017 – Eric Prill|
|1992 – Steven Davis||2018 – Clay Russell|
|1993 – Greg Ray||2019 – Broderick Bauguess|
|1994 – Allen May||2020 – Spencer Brockman|
|1995 – Tom Van Camp||2021 – Scott Twomey|
THE BOB AKIN MEMORIAL MOTORSPORTS AWARD
The Bob Akin Award honors the person who best exemplifies the very best in sportsmanship and tradition in road racing – characteristics for which Bob was universally respected. It is the highest honor available to amateur and semi-professional competitors, recognizing both success on the track and contributions to the sport.
Bob was a highly successful businessman, Porsche team owner and driver, vintage racer, as well as a former RRDC President.
He co-drove to 1979 and 1986 overall wins in the famed 12-Hours of Sebring, and also raced in the 24-Hours of Le Mans six times – finishing 4th in 1986.
The Bob Akin Memorial Motorsports Award consists of a permanent Steuben glass trophy, inscribed with the name and year of award of each recipient, and permanently displayed at the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen. There was no Award in 2020.
Bob Akin Award Winners
|2003 – Sam Posey||2012 – Miles Collier|
|2004 – Charlie Gibson||2013–Peter Sachs|
|2005 – John Fitch||2014 – Bill Warner|
|2006 – Jim Haynes||2015 – Judy Stropus|
|2007 – Cameron Argetsinger||2016 – Murray Smith|
|2008 – Jim Downing||2017 – Archie Urciuoli|
|2009 – Steve Earle||2018 – Jeff Zwart|
|2010 – Augie Pabst||2019 – Rob Dyson|
|2011 – Don Knowles||2021 – Jeremy Shaw|
THE PHIL HILL AWARD
Each year, The Phil Hill Award is presented to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered outstanding service to road racing. The recipient may be a driver, entrant or outstanding member of a sanctioning body.
The award is named in honor of America’s first Formula One World Champion and is not only a tribute to his masterful accomplishments on the racetrack – it also recognizes his contributions as a great ambassador for the sport.
The Phil Hill Award is presented at the annual RRDC dinner prior to the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race. There was no Award in 2020.
Phil Hill Award Winners
|1993 – John Bishop||2007–Skip Barber|
|1994 – Juan Manuel Fangio II||2008–Roger Penske|
|1995 – Leo Mehl||2009–Bob Bondurant|
|1996 – Charlie Slater||2010–Nick Craw|
|1997 – Danny Sullivan||2011–Rick Mears|
|1998 – Rob Dyson||2012–George Follmer|
|1999 – Bob Fergus||2013–Peter Brock|
|2000 – Elliott Forbes Robinson||2014–Hurley Haywood|
|2001 – Bill France||2015 – Scott Pruett|
|2002 – Jim Downing||2016 – Chip Ganassi|
|2003 – Derek Bell||2017 – David Hobbs|
|2004 – Brian Redman||2018 – Bobby Rahal|
|2005 – Jim France||2019 – Jack Roush|
|2006 – Roger Werner||2021 – Scott Atherton|