Tim Reidy certainly brought the AMCA Nationals class to the fore on Saturday night, while also making a name for himself, when he achieved a new career highlight by being named Modified Competitor of the Year at the 2017 Australian Speedway Awards at Novotel Melbourne on Collins.
In the company of other drivers and individuals from a wide range of different classes within the Australian speedway industry, including 410 Sprintcars, the event was a great opportunity for Reidy, who was brought up in Victoria but currently lives in the Northern Territory, to meet new people within the industry who greatly respected him for his achievements, while also sharing information with them about a class they may have previously known little about.
Bringing the house down with what many considered the speech of the night, Reidy expressed his appreciation for the recognition of his efforts during the 2016-17 season and past seasons, while also describing the love he has for the AMCA Nationals class and where it’s headed, along with the amazing competition and friendships it continues to produce.
The nomination for this award came off the back of Reidy winning his maiden Australian Championship at Kalgoorlie International Speedway in Western Australia; a popular outcome even amongst his peers, as Reidy had led a total of five previous Australian Championships, but to no avail. Backing up his form the following weekend, Reidy proved his number one status by taking out the Western Australian Title at Esperance Speedway.
Off the back of Reidy winning this prestigious award and giving AMCA Nationals added exposure to other speedway classes, the class hopes to continue to grow, so that it can keep producing top quality competitors for many seasons to come.
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