2015 Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award nominees announced

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One of California’s most prestigious racing awards – the Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award – has had its 2015 nominees revealed.

The Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award recognizes motorsports personalities who have made valuable or distinguished contributions to the various types of motorsports in California.

Shav Glick, who passed away in 2007, was a highly respected motorsports writer for the Los Angeles Times and member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

Ed Justice Jr., president and CEO of Justice Brothers, will present the award during the pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday, March 22.

Nominees for 2015 include Tommy Kendall, a member of the 2015 class of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, Hollywood icon and “Le Mans” star Steve McQueen, AMA Motocross and Supercross legend Ricky Johnson, and C.J. “Pappy” Hart, who along with partner Creighton Hunter created what was known as the first commercial drag strip in America on an unused runway at Orange County Airport (now John Wayne Airport).

source:  Safety pioneer Bill Simpson, whose most recent work has gone into helmet design (Simpson Ganassi Helmets, or SG Helmets), was the 2014 recipient of the award.

Jeff Gordon, Mickey Thompson, John Force and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Phil Hill & Carroll Shelby are among the recipients in the last decade. The award was first presented to Dan Gurney in 2000.