Tonight at the Perth Motorplex Speedway Awards Night, Jason Kendrick was announced the Speedway Driver of the Year after polling the most votes from the judges across the season.
The top 10 nominees for the coveted awards were announced first, with a total of five Late Model drivers, four Sprintcar and one Speedcar driver in the top 10.
Brad Maiolo after a consistent season was the first nominee, followed by newly crowned Australia 1 for Speedcars Dayne Kingshott after winning the Australian Championship at the Motorplex, plus another two feature races.
Late Model Australia 1 Paul Stubber polled enough votes to be a Driver of the Year nominee after a season that was highlighted by his dominant November win, as well as Ryan Halliday who claimed two feature wins for the season plus another two podiums.
Although not claiming a feature win, Marc Giancola sat on the podium four times including three second place finishes and polled well with the judges. 360 Sprintcar Australia 1 Kaiden Manders also featured in the top 10 in a season that was highlighted by his Gold Cup win at the end of the season and his strong WSS campaign. A strong Start to the season saw Jamie Maiolo poll enough votes to be a top 10 nominee.
The top three for the Driver of the Year was announced next, with each driver getting special recognition for their brilliant season.
Third place Late Model driver Kye Blight had a great season, which was highlighted by two dominant feature wins including the Super Speedway Stampede and the Di Candilo Steel City Roof off Roar.
Late Model driver Michael Holmes was announced as the runner up for the Driver of the Year, after two feature wins and an extremely strong international period that saw him finish in the top 3 during the Di Candilo Steel City Late Model Nationals.
However, it was Sprintcar Ace Jason Kendrick who was announced as the Speedway Driver of the Year for the 2018/19 season.