Liam Lawson was awarded the Steel Memorial Trophy for the second time at the MotorSport New Zealand Awards on Saturday 26 May 2018. The trophy has been around since 1983 and acknowledges the efforts of a junior driver (under 21) who competes at least a national level and displays dedication, skill and professionalism in their driving. Previous recipients of this trophy include Brendan Hartley, Mitch Evans, Brendon Leitch and Scott Dixon.
Liam said it meant a lot to be recognised in such a way, saying “A massive congratulations must also go out to Grant McDonald and Dennis Martin, founders of the SpeedSport Scholarship. They got me started in circuit racing and today Grant is still helping me immensely behind the scenes, I must say a massive thank you and well done! I wouldn’t be racing without you.”