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The American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association is the oldest and largest organization of its kind. Founded in 1955 in Indianapolis, AARWBA has reached the stature of the football and baseball press associations. Because so many support the aims and programs of AARWBA, it has grown to more than 400 members throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

An annual directory is published for the membership.The directory is made available to members in both printed form and online.
Members may access the directory here.

The American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters holds breakfastmeetings at several leading auto racing venues such as the Daytona International Speedway,the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and others. The board members represent a cross-section of news media in the United States.

Each year the AARWBA members select a 14-driver All America Team fromOpen Wheel, Stock Car, Sports Car, Drag Racing, Short Track, Touring Series and AtLarge championship categories. An annual banquet was held to honor these drivers each January. The driver receiving the most votes is presented the "Jerry Titus Memorial Award™," which is AARWBA's "Driver of the Year" award. Jerry Titus was a member of AARWBA who was a motor sports journalist and a winning race driver. Also announced at the All America Banquet is the winner of the annualGorsline Scholarship, a scholarship for young driverspresented by the Gorsline Company. Occasionally, the Rick Mears "Winning Ways" award is presented to a racing driver who has been 'winning' with the media, the Bloys Britt Award is presented to a journalist for an unusual story and the "Straight Shooters" Award is presented to someone deserving by AARWBA's Photographers' Committee. You can see highlights of the banquets here,

The Association presents the humorous Jigger Sirois Award and theAngelo Angelopolous Sportsmanship Award at the annual Indianapolisbreakfast meeting. Another award, given when merited, is the "Comeback Driver of the Year," which goes to the driver who comes back from adversity to race again.

AARWBA also presents Special Awards from time to time to honor those who have made special contributions to motor sport.

AARWBA has established the Legends in Racing Auto Racing Hall of Fame, to honor those who have made motor racing one of the largest spectator sports in America.

To encourage excellence in the coverage of motor sports, media members submit their best motor racing work for the annual media contest. Categories are for written, broadcastand photographic work. Entries are judged by an independent panel froma major journalism school. The winners are a true testament to the growth of the sport of auto racing.

This link will take you to an online AARWBA Membership Application.

A brief history of the Association and its programs.

For more information on AARWBA,Write to AARWBA or sendU.S. Mail to:

American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association
922 North Pass Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505-2703
Telephone (818) 842-7005
Facsimile (818) 842-7020
Email: AARWBA using this link.

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