W. H. Freytag Novelty Trophy

In 1950, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Freytag donated this unusual silver cup as a parents’ trophy in Class C, specifying that it should become the permanent possession of the skipper winning two out of three consecutive races. (Early yearbooks list it as the Novelty Trophy.) In 1951 and 1953, Mrs. Clifford Y. Wiswell, with her daughter, Jane, as crew, won the trophy for permanent possession, and Mrs. Wiswell redonated it under the original conditions. After winning it in 1959 and in 1961, Willard W. Zils and his son, John, retired the trophy. In 2002, the Zils family redonated the trophy as a perpetual trophy to be awarded annually to the highest-ranking skipper in the championship series who is at least 50 years old by June 1 of the racing season.

  • 1951 Mrs. Clifford Y. Wiswellfreytag
  • 1952 No race
  • 1953 Mrs. Clifford Y. Wiswell
  • 1954 William H. Freytag Sr.
  • 1955 No race
  • 1956 S. K. Hummel
  • 1957 Mrs. Clifford Y. Wiswell
  • 1958 No race
  • 1959 Willard W. Zils
  • 1960 Stanley Johnson 
  • 1961 Willard W. Zils
  • 1962 – 2001 [trophy retired]
  • 2002 Frank Davenport
  • 2003 Frank Davenport
  • 2004 Frank Davenport
  • 2005 Frank Davenport
  • 2006 Terry Blanchard / Jim Davis
  • 2007 No race 
  • 2008 Frank Davenport
  • 2009 Jerry Millsap
  • 2010 Frank Davenport
  • 2011 Terry Blanchard
  • 2012 Tom Pomierski
  • 2013 Frank A. Davenport
  • 2014 Jim Smith/Ron Bjurstrom
  • 2015 Ron Bjurstrom/James A. Smith