2011/2012 WAMDA Awards
The Western Australian Modified Drivers Association held their season awards for the 2011/2012 GWN7 Metabo WA Modified Sedans Series at the Carnarvon Speedway Club rooms on May 17th. The awards night was held in conjunction with the Calcutta for the Western Australian Modified Sedan Title.
Jason Pearce was awarded the Series Title after a brillant season where Pearce had many podium finishes throughout series including two round wins. Pearce was a very happy man when presented with the Series Trophy, "This is just overwhelming to win the series, I couldn't have done it without my Dad (John) as he did a great job building our new car and we are rapt with how competitive our new car has been this season. I also have to thank my sponsors Phil & Darlene Watkins from Protek Carpentry & Fencing Services and also Halls Head Plumbing & Gas plus my crew Dave Weskob and my partner Kallan for his continued support".
Runner up in the 2011/2012 GWN7 Metabo Series was Albany's Calon Ball who only recently turned 20 years of age. Ball was ultra impressive this season with many strong results throughtout the series. Young Calon thanked his supportive family when presented with his runner up trophy "I just want to thank my Dad (Tony) for making it possible for me to go racing and getting to travel around to all the series rounds and titles. Also want to thank my Mum Wendy, my sister Miranda and Girlfriend Lucy for their support I couldn't do it without them".
Jurien Bay veteran John Purser had another great season aboard his WA Country Builders Holden Monaro with the former state champion third overall in this years series. Purser was very pleased with his podium result, "Its great to get third in the end, we had a few issues along the way and we were also very fast at different tracks & most importantly we enjoyed ourselves. My hat goes to off to committee who organise our series especially Jason Pearce who has been instrumental in reviving Modified Sedans in Western Australia and its great to see him win his first series title".
Other awards presented on the night were as follows:
Drivers Driver Award - Steve Beres
Best Presented Car - Mick Johnson
Best Presented Crew - Mick Johnson
Most Improved - Calon Ball
Rookie of the Year - Hamish McAlpine
Unluckiest driver - Laurie Dowsett
Hardest to Pass - Rob Fraser
One to watch in 2012/2013 - Kye Blight
Media Choice - Calon Ball
The Western Australian Modified Drivers Association also held their AGM earlier that afternoon with Linda Trewern voted in as the new President taking over from Jason Pearce who has stood down from his role but been retained as Vice President. Dave Trewern will continue on as Treasurer while Linda Trewern will continue on as Secretary.
Everybody in attendance thanked outgoing President Jason Pearce for his work in making the GWN7 Metabo WA Modified Sedans Series what it is today.
The committee for the 2012/2013 Season looks like this
President - Linda Trewern
Vice President - Jason Pearce
Secretary - Linda Trewern
Treasurer - Dave Trewern
North West Representative - Kim Jolly
Technical - Laurie Dowsett
One Way Communicator- Lynn Purser
Media/Series Announcer - Allan Smallwood Jr
The calendar will be announced very shortly for the 2012/2013 GWN7 Metabo WA Modified Sedans Series with a couple of tracks set to rejoin the series for next year. Stay tuned to www.wamodifiedsedans.com for details as they are released
The GWN7 Metabo WA Modified Sedans Series is supported by the following
Albany Forklifts & Industries
WA Country Builders
Opposite Lock Esperance
Plantagenet Sheds & Steel
Plantagenet Plumbing & Gas
Speedway Sedan Digest
Auto One Margaret River
Auto One Collie
Speedway Sedans Australia
2011/2012 GWN7 Metabo WA Modified Sedans Series Champion Jason Pearce