Monday, March 30, 2009
Year End Awards
Following the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Grand Finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is the Year End Awards Banquet, held Sunday night immediately following the races. Its a great opportunity for the race circuit to come together as a family, look at the highlights of the 08-09 season and celebrate the accomplishments of fellow riders.
This year's awards banquet has been set in the history books for Levi, as one of the most memorable banquets of them all. With winning the Championship battle for the Stock Class on Saturday and having a great run in the Open on Sunday, Levi knew he would be coming home with a Championship Title and a 3rd place award . . . but little did know he would be also taking home 2 other incredible honors.
With the award ceremony on its way, more and more trophies were being handed out and photos where taken. When it came time to Announce the Wood's Rider of the Year Award; Levi had no idea what was coming. Rick Tiede of Woody's had the honor of passing out the award of Rider of the Year, he didn't say who won - just told everyone to watch the Video on the Big Screen. The first this that came across the screen was Levi's logo. Screams and a well-rounded applause erupted throughout the banquet room. Levi had been given the Honor of being chosen 2008-2009 Woody's Rider of the Year.
If that wasn't enough, one more award was to be given to Levi that night and this one was all up to the fans. ISOC had been running a poll on their website and having fans to come in and vote for their favorite rider. And Levi was the one who took that very honorable award home. "This award is awesome. I really can't believe it. I have the BEST fans around, Thank you guys for voting. This means a lot." Said Levi in his acceptance speech.
It was a wonderful way to end the Year. It was the best season Levi has ever had in his Professional career of a SnoCross racer and can't wait to see what next year brings!