SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 7, February 17, 2011

Speedway Illustrated Presents “Outstanding Contribution” Award to SEMA Chairman-Elect Scooter Brothers

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  Scooter Brothers (left) with Speedway Illustrated senior writer Bones Bourcier. Photo Credit: Lukens Photography.

Paul “Scooter” Brothers, co-owner of the Comp Performance Group, received the “Outstanding Contribution to Racing” award presented by Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated magazine as part of the annual RPM Promoters Workshops in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The honor paid tribute to the years of service Brothers has devoted to the racing industry with the various companies under the Comp umbrella, particularly Comp Cams, a brand he helped shepherd to prominence in many forms of motorsports. Key to his selection were the close ties between Brothers and the 150-plus sanctioning bodies and individual speedways his firm works with across the racing spectrum, many of which were represented at the RPM gathering.

“Racers, promoters and fans all benefit from dynamic, enthusiastic and robust producers of aftermarket race parts,” said Speedway Illustrated publisher Karl Fredrickson. “Through their efforts and the competition that results, racers enjoy higher-quality components at lower costs. Plus, the involved nature of the aftermarket companies means that regional series and individual tracks can make specific component requests to better fit the racers in their area.”

A drag racer in his youth, Brothers joked that he was “poisoned” by the racing bug early in life. A stint with Racing Head Service (RHS) led to his involvement with Comp Cams in the ’80s, and since then, his name and face—as well as the Comp logo—have become familiar to drivers, mechanics, race organizers and his fellow captains of the motorsports industry.

“Recently, the efforts of Scooter Brothers and the entire team at Comp Performance Group have been dedicated to the concept of maintaining a healthy race industry first,” said Fredrickson. “It is our privilege at Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated to recognize Scooter and the entire team at Comp Performance Group.”

The award was presented by Speedway Illustrated senior writer Bones Bourcier, who praised Brothers as one of the unseen but much-appreciated faces behind the decals that adorn America’s race cars.

Brothers, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is no stranger to being honored by his motorsports peers. Among his past laurels was a 2005 induction into the SEMA Hall of Fame—the highest honor bestowed by SEMA.

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