The Allan Simonsen Pole Position Award

This years Island Magic round of Production Sports Cars will see the introduction of a new award in rememberance of Allan Simonsen, who at only 34, was tragically killed in an accident at Le Mans earlier this year.Allan still holds many lap records and held Pole position in many of the Production Sports Car rounds in which he competed.So, with the help of former Co-driver and friend Ted Huglin, Consolidated Chemicals and the support of the PIARC Board, they have proposed to institute the “Allan Simonsen Pole Position Award” in memory of Allan and his amazing talent.Presented to the Pole Position holder for our Phillip Island Enduro round each year, Ted Huglin will present this perpetual trophy and the winner will receive a miniature of the same. Separately Simon & Ted will be organising collection of donations from the Island Magic Sportscar Competitors to add to donations already received for Allan’s partner and daughter. It is proposed that this collection will be held during one of the Sportscar briefings and that the collection Gearbox be at that briefing in a yet to be nominated location for the duration of the Race Meeting.

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