The most outstanding competitors in the 2019 NSW Production Touring Car Championship were recognised at the category’s annual presentation dinner, held at Holiday Inn Paramatta on Saturday, 26 October.
As has become tradition, the evening featured trophy presentations to the top three competitors in each class, along with the outright championship and Bilstein Endurance Cup winners.
The award winners are listed below.
2019 NSW Production Touring Cars Champion: Geoff Kite
2019 NSW Production Touring Cars Runner-up: Matthew Holt
2019 NSW Production Touring Cars Third Place: Michael King
2019 Bilstein Endurance Cup Winner: Geoff Kite
2019 Bilstein Endurance Cup Runner-up: Jimmy Vernon
2019 Bilstein Endurance Cup Third Place: Matthew Holt
Best Presented Car: Geoff Kite
Tony Murphy Memorial Cup – Driver’s Choice Award: Matthew Holt
This award is voted for by all the drivers, and takes into consideration on and off track behaviour; who promotes the category; and who best represents “the way we do things in NSW Production Touring Cars”.
The winner of this award is recognised as the Driver’s Driver – the competitor that is most admired by their peers. The 2019 Driver’s Choice Award was received by Matt Holt
Russell Norden Trophy – President’s Choice Award: Edan Thornburrow
This award is chosen by the NSW PTC President, and is generally presented to a driver who excels in their on-track performances, improvement in results or off-track sportsmanship.
One driver who demonstrated all of these qualities in 2019 was Edan Thornburrow, who narrowly emerged on top after a tight contest in Class D that went all the way to the wire in the very final race of the season.