Larry Boos (R) acquired his eighth David Lesiecki Award in the course of the opening ceremony on Friday the twenty fourth Rumble in Fort Wayne. (Picture by Rumble Media)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Rumble in Fort Wayne “jack of all trades” and tireless promoter, Larry Boos, is completely etched into the material of the nice Friday evening indoor racing traditions.
As a part of the opening ceremony for the twenty fourth annual Rumble introduced by Jason Dietsch Trailer Gross sales, Boos was honored with the occasion’s highest honor – the David Lesiecki Award for Constancy and Devotion to Motorsports.
The award was created in 2014 to honor the late Lisicki, who handed away earlier than the Rumble that yr and was instrumental within the operation and success of the quarter midget class on the occasion for a few years. Lisicki’s widow Diana and her sons, AJ and Jonathan, who raced small 600cc sprints on the Rumble for a few years, have remained an energetic a part of the Rumble group and the operational success of the occasion.
Diana has saved the quarter-midget program behind the scenes since David’s loss of life with the assistance of 2018 Lisicki Award winner David Ebert. In the meantime, AJ and Jonathan have moved on to steer the technical screening facet of the Micro Dash program in 2021, following of their father’s footsteps by changing into energetic members of the The occasion’s numerous Rumble crew.
Whereas the David Lesiecki Award has been introduced primarily to Rumble opponents up to now, Diana Lesiecki famous that this yr the Lesiecki household wished to honor the person chargeable for making the Rumble occur yr after yr—and whose work ethic defines the that means of the phrase tireless.”
AJ Lesiecki famous, “This award was initially Larry’s concept as a option to keep in mind my father, the Rumble operator, however extra importantly, his good friend.” “For the previous eight years he has performed an important function in having a say on the facet of the household as to who he introduces to… Nevertheless, that was not the case this yr.
The Rumble web site notes that this award is introduced to the one that greatest exemplifies the eagerness and dedication David Lisicki had for racing and our household. From the inception of this award, we knew Larry was the proper recipient, however he by no means allow us to select him. This yr, we select him over any If that is the primary time he heard about it.
“For all of the racers who compete right here, Larry’s status speaks for itself, however for the followers… Larry is the one who places this via yr after yr and he is the explanation our household continues to run the occasion eight years after my dad’s loss of life. We simply could not be Most grateful to him for every little thing he is performed for the Rumble.”
Bowes, who took over Rumble promotion duties from former promoter Tony Barhurst after the 2014 occasion, was shocked by the presentation. He later indicated that his ardour for the Rumble extends past simply placing in two days of racing contained in the Allen County Battle Memorial Coliseum.
“It is in regards to the individuals,” stated Boss. “That is what makes this occasion actually particular… I do not like surprises, however that is one thing I’ll settle for.
“David has been an inspiration. His work ethic on this occasion and on this sport is one thing only a few can match, and I’ll settle for this award on behalf of all of the workers and crew right here who take the time annually to make the Rumble in Fort Wayne attainable for the followers.”
Earlier winners of the David Lisicki Award have been John Ivey (2014), Doc Hathaway (2015), Larry Cleveland (2016), Joe Liguori (2017), Ebert (2018), Charlie Schultz (2019), and Mel and Don Kenyon (2021 recipients).
The award was not introduced in 2020, when the Rumble was canceled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The motion continues on the twenty fourth Rumble in Fort Wayne on Saturday. Stay broadcast protection of the occasion is being offered for the second yr in a row by the affiliate SPEED SPORT PitRow.TVthe official video accomplice of the Rumble in Fort Wayne.