I think one of the bigest stories would be Brett Deyo and his STSS. When being told you can not have races or no fan's in the staands he went looking for places to bring his promotions to and put on races for racers to go to no matter where it is and fans could attend. Fair payout's and some over the top. And the drivers and owners thanked him by stepping up to the plate and go race with him. In my opion he should be considered for promoter of the year.
The another one was the redesigned Bridgeport speedway. And last all of the speedway's that put on races when ever they could with the limited time and some without fans in the stands.