Mickey Thompson Recognized With Prestigious Shav Glick Award

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Stow, OH - The late Mickey Thompson was recently recognized with the prestigious Shav Glick Award. Justice Brothers presented the award on March 24 at Fontana Motor Speedway prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint CupSeries Auto Club 400. Named for the longtime L.A. Times motorsports Hall of Fame journalist Shav Glick who passed away in 2007, the award recognizes an industry personality who has made valuable or distinguished contributions in the state of California.

The 2013 nominees included George Follower, Tom McEwen, Chris Pook and Mickey Thompson. Ed Justice, Jr., president and CEO of Justice Brothers, made the presentation during prerace ceremonies.

"We are very proud that Mickey Thompson has been selected to receive this very special award in recognition of his substantial contributions to the industry here in the state of California," stated Ken Warner, VP sales and marketing, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. "It is especially meaningful to us and to the Thompson family as we celebrate the company's 50th anniversary this year."

The legendary Mickey Thompson was the first to develop the 'sling shot' dragster, built and raced funny cars and expanded to off-road racing in the 1970s. He later founded SCORE International and began building his own versions of off-road sprint cars for his indoor stadium off-road racing series. An innovative racecar driver, designer and promoter, Mickey Thompson held 485 national and international speed and endurance records at the time of his passing. His family and the company he founded remain dedicated to his legacy. http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/pressreleasepage.php?id=262.