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The Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award

2010 Motor Racing Legends Nominated

DUARTE, Calif., Jeff Gordon, Tommy Ivo, Paul Newman, and Kenny Roberts have been nominated for the 11th Annual Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award which recognizes those who have made distinguished contributions to motorsports in California. Named in honor of Shav Glick, who passed away in 2007. Glick was a long-time motorsports writer for the Los Angeles Times and a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

Born in California, Jeff Gordon started racing quarter midgets at the age of five. Before his career in NASCAR, he became the youngest driver to win a USAC Silver Crown championship. Gordon is a 4-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, a 3-time Daytona 500 winner, and is the first driver to reach the $100 million mark in winnings for the Cup Series. He was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2009.

“TV” Tommy Ivo was a fixture in the drag racing community during the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and into the 80’s. Ivo raced a twin Nailhead Buick engine dragster which was the first gasoline powered dragster to break the 9 second barrier along with being the first gasoline powered dragster to set record speeds of 170, 175 and 180 mph. Ivo was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.

While training for a movie in 1969, Paul Newman fell in love with auto racing. Shortly after, he was a regular on the SCCA circuit. He went on to win various championships and then to competing in such races as the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Baja 1000. Newman went on to own various teams including the Newman/Haas Racing. Newman was inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame in 2009.

Kenny Roberts is the first American to win the 500cc Road Racing World Championship. Roberts is regarded as being one of the first riders to use his knee to balance the bike on the track in corners along with using the engine power to spin the rear tire exiting bends to help steer the bike. Along with various Championships he won throughout his career he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1990, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1992, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

The motor racing legend winner will be picked by a judging panel that includes National and California motorsports writers.

Previous winners of the prestigious Shav Glick Award are Rick Mears, Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Wally Parks, Parnelli Jones, John Force, and last year’s winner Frank Kurtis among others. The award was given out during the pre-race ceremonies at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500, February 21st, at the Auto Club Speedway.

Kenny Roberts Wins the 2010 Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award

The coveted Justice Brothers-Shav Glick award for 2010 has been won by motorcycle racing legend Kenny Roberts. Roberts was born in 1951, and took to motorcycle racing at an early age. By the early Seventies, because of his fearless racing style he was a consistent winner, and was the first American to win the 500cc Road Racing World Championship. He continued his career victories by winning two AMA Grand National Championships in 1973 and '74, three consecutive 500cc National Championships in 1978, '79 and 1980, and three victories at the Daytona 200. Roberts' fierce competition with Brit Barry Sheene during the 1979 British Grand Prix, is considered one of the greatest races of the decade..

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Ed Justice Jr. and Kenny Roberts

Kenny Roberts was also an innovator during his career. He was the first racer to use an outstretched knee to help balance the bike during hard cornering and to use the engine's power to steer the motorcycle while exiting turns. This became known as the "throttle steering" technique. Due to his illustrious career, Roberts has been inducted into the Motorsports Hall Of Fame in 1990, the International Motorsports Hall Of Fame in 1992, the AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame in 1998, and the FIM has named him Grand Prix "Legend" in 2000.

Kenny Roberts ran his last race during the 1983 season, winning the San Marino Grand Prix. His son Kurtis Roberts carries on the legacy riding for Team Roberts today.

After finishing his racing career, Roberts became a safety advocate, initiating safety measures at racing venues. Until that time rider safety was not a consideration by the tracks, so Roberts worked hard to successfully change that. In 1983 he also turned to team management, which he still does today.

After careful deliberation, Kenny Roberts has been selected by a judging panel that includes National and California motorsports writers, to receive the prestigious Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award. The award, now in it's 11th year, was presented by Ed Justice, Jr. during the pre-race ceremonies at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500, in Fontana, California

About Justice Brothers, Inc.
Justice Brothers, Inc. is a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 100 car care products, fleet, farm, and industrial lubricants and cleaners. Since their beginnings in the additive industry, the Justice Brothers Corporation has been an innovator in the development of new and better products to solve problems in the automotive service industry. During their over 70 years in the automotive industry, Justice Brothers has built a large and loyal customer base that encompasses quick lubes, dealerships, and independent auto stores. For more information on any of the fine Justice Brothers car care products contact Justice Brothers, Inc., 2734 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010, 1-800-835-8784, or log on to www.justicebrothers.com.

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