DRIVE Awards Dinner Celebrates Champions

DRIVE Awards Dinner Celebrates Champions

Excellent individuals in the industry were awarded at the annual awards dinner.

On Friday evening, DRIVE hosted its annual awards dinner at the Westgate Resort & Casino Ballroom in Las Vegas. This year, sponsors included O’Reilly Parts, Santander Consumer Bank, Diesel Laptops and American Towman. The awards honored shops and shop owners that have leveled up with DRIVE.

Guests enjoyed a 3 course meal that consisted of a starting salad, a filet mignon entree and chocolate cake for dessert.

Shortly after dinner, DRIVE opened up the ceremony by thanking DRIVE employees who have supported DRIVE’s mission over the years.

Following employee recognition, awards were announced for five different categories. Categories included Effective Shop Manager, Professional Shop Owner, Masters, Master Elite and Sustained Master Elite.

Winners at the 2023 DRIVE EXPO Awards Dinner included:

Effective Shop Manager

  • Hector’s Auto Repair-Hector & Anna Linares
  • Goods Automotive-Will & Megan Goodfellow 
  • Rapid Tire-James & Nadine Horning 
  • Mile High Mobile Truck Repair-Sam Humphrey 
  • My Honest Mechanic-Brandon Todd  
  • Mobil Mark-Mark Granam 
  • Dave’s Auto Body-Jessica Senn 
  • Corning Auto Center-Rick King  
  • Team IK Autoworks-Adrian Joseph 
  • North Smithfield Automotive Center-Christine Gallo 
  • All Makes & Models Auto Repair-Josue & Maria Solano
  • C & D Tires & Auto Repair-Jesus M. Vargas Jr. 
  • Tri-County Diesel Service-Michelle Friedeck  
  • Golden Rule-Bryan Funk 
  • Ace Total Car Care-Jose & Humberto Briones
  • LeSueur Advance Automotive-Aaron LeSueur 
  • Lube Works-Ryan Green 
Effective Shop Manager winners

Professional Shop Owner

  • Keith’s Auto Repair-Keith Mayou 
  • 1-STOP Automotive-Erik & Cindy Hall   
  • Fuerst Automotive Inc-Amber Stout-Nebozuk 
  • Essential Auto Service-Rich Gregg  (he achieved this earlier and didn’t receive the trophy so we need to give to him this EXPO)
  • Advanced Towing & Automotive, LLC-Mark Showalter 
Professional Shop Owner winners


  • Jimmy’s Automotive Center-Jimmy Sexton
  • Auto Diagnostic & Repair-Brian Bellante
  • Performance Motor Works-Dan Vasquez  
  • Collision Specialist SSE-Greg & Sharon Slack  
  • Olympic Truck Service-Dan & Kris Bullinger 
  • B & B Foreign Car – The Correa Family 
  • Absolute Shine-Phinel Garcia  
The Correa family of B&B Foreign Car

Master Elite

  • Mobile Transport Repair- Eddie & Holly Lawrence 
  • New Canaan Foreign Car-Mark & Lucia Bagg and Team 
  • Essential Auto Service-Rich Gregg
  • Ultimate Truck Service Inc.-Dave & Debbie Jennerjohn
  • Steller’s Garage -Kevin R. W.  Reichelt & Erik Lydiksen
Eddie & Holly Lawrence of Mobile Transport Repair

Sustained Master Elite

  • Cole’s Service Center-Deanna Cole-Eure & Wes Cole
Deanna Cole-Eure & Wes Cole

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