MPMC Award Winners

MPMC Robert E. Petersen Award

The prestigious MPMC Robert E. Petersen award is presented to an individual from the media industry who has made a recognizable positive impact on the motorsports industry and the MPMC during the past year.

 

2017 2016 2015
     

Brian Lohnes
BangShift.com
MPMC Chair-elect Sean Crawford of JE Pistons congratulates 2017 Robert E. Petersen Award winner Brian Lohnes, NHRA announcer and editor in chief of BangShift.com
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Michael Murray
National Business Media
MPMC Chair Rich Barsamian with 2016 Robert E. Petersen Award winner Michael Murray of National Business Media


Chad Reynolds
BangShift.com

MPMC Chair Rich Barsamian with 2015 Robert E. Peterson Award winner Chad Reynolds of BangShift.com.

 

 

 

2014

2013

2012

     

 

John DiBartolomeo
Drag Racing Scene

MPMC Chair Rich Barsamian with winner John DiBartolomeo, editor of Drag Racing Scene.

KJ Jones
Source Interlink Media

Vic Wood with the 2013 Robert E. Petersen Award winner, KJ Jones of Source Interlink Media.

 

Jim Ryan
Ryan Communications

Kurt Miller accepts the 2012 Robert E. Petersen award on behalf of winner Jim Ryan of Ryan Communications.

     

2011

2010

2009

     

 

James Lawrence
Power Automedia

2011 Robert E. Petersen award winner James Lawrence is flanked by SEMA CEO Chris Kersting, MPMC Chair Kyle Fickler and Chair-elect Vic Wood.

 

 

Steve Wolcott
ProMedia

Steve Wolcott of ProMedia Publishing accepts the 2010 Robert E. Petersen award.

MPMC Media Person of the Year Award, 2007: Ed Zinke, Source Interlink 

Karl Fredrickson
Traction Media

2009 Robert E. Petersen Award winner Karl Fredrickson

2008

2007

2006

     

 

Bill Middaugh
Source Interlink

SEMA CEO Chris Kersting and MPMC Chairman Bill Floyd present the 2008 Robert E. Petersen award to Bill Middaugh.

 

MPMC Media Person of the Year Award, 2007: Ed Zinke, Source Interlink

Ed Zinke
Source Interlink 

MPMC Chair Lisa Chissus, Source Interlink's Ed Zinke, MPMC Chair-elect Bill Floyd and SEMA President Chris Kersting.

 

MPMC Media Person of the Year Award, 2006: Dick Berggren, Speedway Illustrated 

Dick Berggren
Speedway Illustrated

Dick Berggren, the founder/executive editor of Speedway Illustrated.

 

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2004

2000
     

MPMC Media Person of the Year Award, 2005: David Freiburger, Hot Rod Magazine

David Freiburger
Hot Rod Magazine

MPMC Chairman
Ron Johnson and Chair-Elect Lisa Chissus presented Hot Rod Editor-in-Chief David Freiburger with the 2005 MPMC Media Person of the Year Award. 

 

MPMC Media Person of the Year Award, 2004: Jeff Smith, Primedia (Car Craft)

Jeff Smith
Primedia (Car Craft)

Lisa Chissus (MPMC chair-elect), Jeff Smith, and MPMC chairman Ron Johnson

MPMC Industry Recognition Award Winner 2000: John Menzler

Industry Recognition Award Winner 2000: John Menzler
The MPMC’s Industry Recognition award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a consistent, long-lasting and significant contribution to the motorsports industry and the MPMC. This award is not necessarily presented each year, but is bestowed as viable candidates are nominated and selected.

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