Following the last day of qualifying at the Runoffs, SCCA hosts a celebration and awards night. In addition to the Tire Rack Pole Position awards, recognizing those drivers that earned the top spot for the coming national championship races, the club takes the time to spotlight the volunteer workers that make SCCA club racing function. While every volunteer is vital to the operations of a road racing event, certain individuals go above and beyond the call of duty. These special people are nominated and chosen as the Worker of the Year for their specialty.

For 2020, New England Region is proud to announce that JB Swan is the Worker of the Year for Race Administration.

When notified of his award, JB responded, “Well within one week I got two surprises. The first was when I was presented a photo of the night race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – which is pretty awesome. The second surprise came last night when I received an email from Deanna Flanagan at SCCA national presenting me with the Worker of the Year Race Administration award. This was a total surprise. It is an honor to be nominated and chosen for the work that gets done in NER. I am humbled by this award. Thank you to all who nominated me.”

Please join us in congratulating JB for all of his hard work. As a region, we know JB is constantly working behind the scenes and around the track to promote and facilitate the best road racing events possible for our region and members. Managing events during a pandemic takes an even greater dedication to the cause. And then adding in coordinating and pulling off our first ever night race, just makes it all the more clear why JB is so deserving of this award.

Take a minute to read what SCCA has to say, and take a look at the video sent to JB today from the SCCA staff at the Runoffs.

Race Administration Worker of the Year

New England Region’s JB Swan. His passion is evident at events where he’s always on the move solving issues and making sure everyone has what they need. This year, COVID forced change. JB accepted the challenge and delivered. After losing half the Region’s season in 2020 due to pandemic-related cancellations, JB helped the Region come back to a successful, partial season with appropriate changes to event operations and format. He even helped organize the social part of an event to keep it safe and friendly—yet distanced. He has brought together a great team, and works with them to make sure events are something the Region is proud of, and that drivers and workers both want to return to in the future.