Hunter-Reay named to All-America Second team; Munoz earns Rising Star award
1.30.14 (via RACER.com) – A group of special drivers representing multiple forms of professional motorsports is elected each year by AARWBA (American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association). The association's members vote on drivers within their participating categories of racing and the top two from each discipline are elected to the first team.
Andretti Autosport Firestone Indy Lights pilot Carlos Munoz was voted the Rising Star award after a second place finish in the Indianapolis 500.
One other tradition that AARWBA has followed, is to elect a Second Team to be honored with drivers finishing in the third and fourth positions within each voting category.
The 2013 All America Second Team:
Open Wheel: Ryan Hunter-Reay and Will Power
Road Racing: Klaus Graf/ Lucas Luhr and Doug Peterson
Short Track: Daryn Pittman and Christopher Bell
Stock Car: Kevin Harvick and Sam Hornish, Jr.
Drag Racing: Antron Brown and Jeg Coughlin, Jr.
Touring Series: Matt Crafton and Alessandro Balzan
At Large: Frank Manzo and Jim Whitely
The country's top forms of professional motorsports are represented in this championship group voted on by AARWBA as the 2013 All-America Team.
Founded in 1955 AARWBA is a motorsports organization comprised of writers, broadcasters, photographers, and other media-related professionals. The organization's charter is aimed at providing not only proper recognition for members of the motorsports media, but to recognize their work as well as the work of the competitors that they follow in print, on the air, and on film.