(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – December 14, 2014) – Briggs Cunningham and Kerry Scherer formed a partnership two decades ago. Today, that partnership is alive and well in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
On Saturday, ARCA President Ron Drager presented Cunningham and Scherer, owners of Cunningham Motorsports, the prestigious Marcum Award during the 2014 ARCA Racing Series national championship banquet in Indianapolis.
The award is named after the founders of ARCA, John and Mildred Marcum.
Cunningham and Scherer both came to the stage in the Sagamore Ballroom to accept the honor. Cunningham talked about some of the early days that he was involved in racing while Cunningham thanked the series for the honor.
“I’m honored,” he said. “I love ARCA and the people in this room. I’m genuinely honored.”
Cunningham Motorsports has been a successful driver development in the ARCA Racing Series for several years. Austin Wayne Self was awarded the SCOTT Rookie of the Year Saturday, the fourth time a Cunningham Motorsports driver has won the award in the past six years. Another of those winners, Parker Kligerman, was in attendance Saturday. The team also was recognized for Tom Hessert’s third-place finish in the final driver point standings and for Chad Bryant, the winner of the Cometic Crew Chief of the Year award.
Cunningham Motorsports made its debut in ARCA in 1996 and has 25 wins as a team to date – from Mark Gibson at Gateway in 1997 to Hessert at Salem in September.
Here is a list of the all-time Marcum Award winners, presented annually since 1982 to an individual or entity whose positive efforts have elevated ARCA’s motorsports stature to the benefit of all associated:
2014 Briggs Cunningham & Kerry Scherer
2013 James Hylton
2012 Darrell Basham
2011 Ken Schrader
2010 Bill & Cathy Venturini
2009 Bill Kimmel, Sr.
2008 Mike Allgaier
2007 Mark Gibson
2006 Julie Bowsher
2005 Bob Sargent
2004 Randy Morse
2003 Bobby Allison
2002 Benny Parsons
2001 Jim Clarke
2000 Bondo/Mar-Hyde Corp
1999 Racing Electronics
1998 Int’l Motorsports Hall of Fame
1997 Jack Bowsher
1996 The Bob Loga Family
1995 Grant Lynch
1994 Mildred Marcum
1993 STP Corporation
1992 Jim Foster
1991 Doc & Rose Mattioli, Pocono
1990 Bill Oldani, Illinois & DuQuoin
1989 Walter Nix, Atlanta Motor Speedway
1988 John Cooper, Daytona Int’l Speedway
1987 Dick Dolan, Unocal 76
1986 John Litton
1985 Jim Stovall
1984 Don Naman
1983 John Fox, Loctite Corp.
1982 Bob Dotter