The late Sandy Lovelace was a drag racer who was a regular competitor at British Columbia tracks, in particular those on Vancouver Island.
To honour his memory, a group of veteran Vancouver Island dragracers, Island Dragway Promoters, has funded an annual award in recognition of the “person or persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the preservation of this history of motorsport in British Columbia”.
Rick Gonders is the administrator of the award. Mr. Gonders has charged the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society with the responsibility of managing the award process annually, including assembling nominees and selecting the winner.
Since 2004 the award has been made at the GVMPS annual induction ceremony.
A permanent plaque is inscribed with the names of the winners each year. Additionally, there are beautiful keeper trophies.