First Brands Announces Awards For 2022 Race Teams

First Brands Announces Awards For 2022 Race Teams

The awards are for sponsored drivers and teams across multiple racing series.

Photo caption, left to right: FRAM 2022 award winners Savanna Little, Derek Madison, Mick Steele, David Rife, Tucker Rife and Katie Hettinger

First Brands Group has announced its race team award winners for sponsored drivers and teams across multiple racing series in recognition of their successes on the track and in the community in 2022.  

“It’s been an exciting racing season, and we’ve been thrilled to be part of the competition,” said Carl Weber, senior marketing director, First Brands Group. “We are proud to support all the drivers and teams to help give them a competitive edge, and we can’t wait to see what unfolds on the track in 2023.”

The complete list of First Brands Group 2022 race team awards is as follows:

Top Performer

Stephen Papadakis, StopTech

The Top Performer Award recognized the individual who excelled this season and reached the highest levels of achievement.

Community Involvement

Mike Kojima, StopTech

The Community Involvement Award honors the racer most involved in their community with fundraisers, veteran meetups and school visits.

Rookie of the Year

Andy Hateley, StopTech

Hard Charger Award

Will Au-Young, StopTech

The Hard Charger Award honors the best driver combination that can turn the fastest laps and has nerves of steel.

Shake and Brake Appreciation Award

Larry Chen, StopTech

This award recognizes the new partner who came aboard this year using StopTech products.

Brand Ambassadors

Nick Stentiford , StopTech

This award honors the racers who supported the StopTech brand and all First Brands Group categories.

Brand Ambassador

Savanna Little, StopTech, FRAM

This award recognizes the racer who supported the FRAM brand and all First Brands Group categories.

Most Valuable Driver

Katie Hettinger, Autolite, FRAM

The Most Valuable Driver Award honors the driver with the most wins during the season.

Community Involvement

Nancy Matter, Autolite

Rookie of the Year

Tylee Miller, Autolite

Social Butterfly

Savanna Little, Autolite

This award goes to the racer who has posted the most on social media, tagging their sponsored brand(s).

For the Road Ahead Award

Monster Truck Racing League, FRAM

This award recognizes the longest distance traveled and most races attended, representing FRAM across America.

#BestFilter Award

Team Steele, FRAM

This award goes to the team that Tagged #FRAM, #FRAMRacing, #FRAMFilters, #TeamFRAM and @fram_filters the most on social media.

Proven Efficiency Award

Team Infamous, FRAM

This award recognizes the best overall performance and most posts on social media.

Award winners were selected based on criteria shared with each sponsoring brand and across the various social media platforms the drivers and race teams used.

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