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BFGoodrich names Terry Earwood as 2009 Motorsports Person of the Year

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BFGoodrich Tires has named Terry Earwood of Skip Barber Racing School as the 2009 BFGoodrich Tires Motorsports Person of the Year.  Earwood was presented with the award that recognizes the achievements in each series that BFGoodrich Tires competes during the awards ceremony at the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda at Sebring International Raceway.  Earwood currently serves as a Chief Instructor at Skip Barber Racing School and has been instrumental in providing a seamless BFGoodrich Tires and Skip Barber experience for all participants who attend the school’s driving schools and events.

“Both on-track and in lectures, Terry Earwood delivers passionate and engaging high-performance driving instruction,” said Roberts Kukainis, Motorsports Manager, BFGoodrich Tires.  “Half the time you’re laughing, but all the time you’re learning about shifting, breaking, choosing lines and getting the most out of your racecar and tires. We are proud that Terry Earwood and the Skip Barber Racing School choose BFGoodrich high-performance tires as a key component to teaching drivers to go faster.”

Earwood has been teaching those with a need for speed everything from defensive driving to the art and science of competitive driving for more than 26 years.  Ever since he brought the driving school curriculum to Skip Barber in 1984 his coaching and jovial elements sometimes are mistaken for just having fun.  It’s convenient for Earwood to provide the comic relief to a very serious activity of providing big fun with big learning.  Often unseen is the flurry of activity behind the scenes to assure that everyone is paying attention, safety being primordial, learning being expected and fun the consequence.

His on track achievements include becoming a member of the NHRA Southeastern Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 1996 and the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame in 2002.  He also currently stands as the winningest driver in the history of the Grand-Am/Koni Challenge.

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