The RoadRally Board (RRB) will soon consider potential winners of the Robert V. Ridges Memorial Award for 2023. This is the highest honor granted within the SCCA RoadRally program and is not presented every year. The award is described in the RoadRally Rules as follows:
ROBERT V. RIDGES MEMORIAL AWARD
Bob Ridges was Secretary of the RRB from the inception of the National program in 1957 until his death in 1965. This award is presented to the SCCA member who exemplifies the highest degree of dedication and sportsmanship in the sport during the preceding year who has made an outstanding contribution to the success of an event during its execution; who has made an outstanding contribution to the program as a whole; who has exhibited exceptional sportsmanship involving personal sacrifice; or who has undertaken physical risk for the preservation of life or property.
This award is not intended for sitting RRB members, Official Observers, Rallymasters, or Officials unless they have clearly demonstrated extraordinary dedication, achievement, and/or sportsmanship above and beyond the duties and responsibilities of their office. Contestants shall only be eligible in cases involving exceptional sportsmanship, personal sacrifice, or risk. The recipient is selected by the RRB based on recommendations of any rally participant or Board member. Presentation of the award is made at the Annual SCCA National Convention. An individual may only receive this award once. This is the highest honor within the SCCA Rally Program.
“Bob was a sportsman in the truest sense of the word. To him, sportsmanship lay in the manner of performance rather than in the winning; though as a competitor, he always strived to do his best. His honesty, integrity, sincerity and never failing good humor as well as his dedication to sports car activities, as well as his dedication to sports car activities, have left an indelible mark.” - SportsCar March 1965
The RoadRally Board seeks recommendations for potential recipients of this award for 2023. Please send any name(s) along with justification for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to be considered, your input is needed by 12/01/2023.