Playoff Saturday was the exclamation point on a long and amazing 2020 season.
The day began with the most important members in the series... The Iron Men. The Iron Warrior Demo Derby was a 100 lap, laugh a minute (or second) affair. The lead would change hands numerous times and as is tradition, no lead is ever safe. In the end Cam Dance would tip toe through the wreckage and claim the victory. He was aided by a truce from some of his International Region brethren and some hilariously bad "take out" attempts.
As could only happen in this event, Cam celebrated, not with donuts, but by LITERALLY carrying close competitor Ross Banfield around the track for his victory lap.
For the actual Playoffs we saw 26 Sportsman and 31 Pro drivers turn up for Round 1.
Round 1 | Bathurst | Results Pro - 1st Cam Dance, 2nd Christian Challiner, 3rd Ross Banfield
Sportsman - 1st Matt Andrews, Robert Deloach, 3rd Gavin Barber
Round 2 | Five Flags | Results
Pro - 1st Dallas Pataska, 2nd Christian Challiner, 3rd Cam Dance
Sportsman - 1st David Gargaro Jr., 2nd Mark Stevenson, 3rd Bryan Hallock
Round 3 | Chili Bowl | Results Pro - 1st Cam Dance, 2nd Christian Challiner, 3rd Travis Henderson
Sportsman - 1st Mark Stevenson, 2nd Jason McSparron, Casey Sawetch
Congratulations to Cam Dance and Mark Stevenson for claiming the Pro and Sportsman Playoff titles!
By far the most important thing about the Playoffs is determining the charities we will support in 2021. With just a couple outstanding, here is a list of of the organizations will be supporting next year.
Cam Dance / Fight Colorectal Cancer
Christian Challiner / CureLGMD2I Foundation
Travis Henderson / ASPCA
Mark Stevenson / Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Jason McSparron / Fishing with Vets
Casey Sawetch / BestFriends.org
Bryan Barns / Alzheimers Association
Ross Banfield / American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Harald Stadler / TBD
Liam Quinn / Macmillan Cancer Support
Ryan Steele / Sarge's Place
David H Baker / TBD
Daniel Stevens / Cancer Society New Zealand
At Large Choice / Wounded Warrior