The Supercars Media Awards have recognised outstanding media coverage of the sport during 2016.
The awards were held at Sydney Olympic Park tonight ahead of this weekend’s Coates Hire Sydney 500, the final event of the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Mark Fogarty of Fairfax Media/Auto Action was awarded Best News Reporter, Will Dale of Fox Sports Best Feature Writer, Rob Cianflone of Getty Images Best Photographer and Fox Sports Best Television Program. ABC TV’s Guy Goswell was also recognised for his story on team owner Lucas Dumbrell.
Supercars General Manager of PR and Communications Nick Johnston said: “The Supercars Media Awards are an opportunity for our industry to recognise those who bring the important stories of our sport to the fans.“On behalf of Supercars I want to thank everyone in the media for your contribution to our sport over the last 12 months and congratulate this year’s winners who have been recognised for their outstanding work.”
Richard Craill claimed the best commentator for the fifth consecutive year while SEN’s ‘On the Grid’ program was recognised as the Best Radio/Podcast category.
Legendary television broadcaster Mike Raymond was inducted into the Hall of Fame in recognition for his services to the sport.
There was also a special tribute to pioneering motoring journalist Bill Tuckey, who died in May this year.
The winners of the 2016 Supercars Media Awards were:
BEST NEWS REPORTER – Mark Fogarty – Fairfax Media/Auto Action
BEST FEATURE WRITER – Will Dale – Fox Sports
BEST BREAKING NEWS REPORT – Stefan Bartholomaeus – Speedcafe
MOST OUTSTANDING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA/ONLINE CONTENT – Fox Sports – Fox Vision App
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER – Robert Cianflone – Getty Images
BEST SINGLE ACTION PHOTOGRAPH – John Morris
BEST NEWS/FEATURE PHOTOGRAPH – Robert Cianflone – Getty Images
BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM – Fox Sports – Bathurst Legends
BEST TELEVISION STORY NEWS/FEATURE – Guy Goswell – ABC TV 730
BEST RADIO/PODCAST PROGRAM – On The Grid – 1116 SEN
BEST COMMENTATOR TV/RADIO/ON-TRACK – Richard Craill