Shav Glick Nominees
Larry Jewett - February 23, 2014 10:53 AM
After careful deliberation, the annual Justice Brothers-Shav Glick award nominees have been selected. The award, named for Shav Glick, who passed away in 2007, a well-respected motorsports writer for the Los Angeles Times, and a member of the Motorsports Hall Of Fame.
The Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award recognizes motorsports personalities who have made valuable or distinguished contributions to the various types of motorsports in California. Ed Justice, Jr., President and CEO of Justice Brothers will present the award during the pre-race ceremonies at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 race in Fontana, California, on Sunday March 23.
One of the nominees is very familiar to the Mustang faithful. Steve Saleen began racing in Formula Atlantic competition, eventually moving up to the SCCA Trans-Am series and SCCA World Challenge, driving a Mustang. Due to his passion for the Mustang, he formed Saleen Autosports in 1983. The company built performance Mustangs, one of which won the Mosport 24 Hour race that year. Eventually, after leaving Saleen Autosports, he formed SMS Supercars in 2008, again producing high-end performance cars, and is currently still involved with SMS. He was inducted into the Mustang Hall Of Fame in 1996.
Saleen is one of four nominees for the 2014 award. Additional contenders include Walker Evans, Robby Gordon and Bill Simpson.