Presentation Evening 2020
Nora awards 2019 had no fewer than 200 guests at the regular haunt of the Oxford belfry last Saturday evening,there were plenty of emotions in the room which included an emotional handover from the Walker reign to the Shaw family! but more so Nora's most prestigious award 'Rider of the year' this year and for the first time received by a Nora lady ! Catrin Davies ,who has raced with Nora as a child, which even made her emotionless Dad Ed possibly shed a tear ??.....
There were plenty of champions crowned throughout all groups without mentioning everybody in attendance we saw the McKnight's recognized for their commitment to the club for 2019 traveling from Ireland every weekend turning up in the small hours of Sunday morning, Ed Davies picking up his 10th Nora masters award !,Michael Haydon switching from Novice to Clubman and taking the honors for a second year,long may he continue his progression into adult racing at this pace !!
The juniors saw Connor Yates have his second moment of glory in two weeks with Alfie North and Frank Marsden as his wing men !
The 250's saw Robbie Wood receiving his honors as 250 champ and Chad Beevers in 3rd. Clubman elite/clubman overall saw Tom Yates and Lewis Rowles picking up 2 and 3 respectively but Tom did manage to receive the honors by 1 point in the elite class and Nora's friendly face which was obvious why !! Unfortunately a Hard faught Gary Atkinson was unable to be with us but received his ACU award.
A few solemn moments saw the newly appointed Tony Atkinson vet awards go to Richard Clark , with Nora's very own DJ stumpy runner up and New Mr Nora Richard Shaw picking up 3rd place.
The awards where long unfortunately but worth every emotion,numerous special awards where received and the existing Nora crew had their moment on stage.
Stuart , Nikki and Clare would like to thank all past contributors to Nora to make it the most successful club in Europe for the Quad Family's, and equally with all the new team in place wish their very best for the 2020 season.
Nora is poised in a terrific place for the future and I am sure the passion within 3 generations of Shaw family will bring even more to the table.
The walkers are not going anywhere and will all still be racing and on hand to help both Riders in the pits as always and the club, so unfortunately your not rid of us yet !
But once again Thank you , you all know who you are !!