Other than the gimmicks, the basis of the Dustball Rally is founded on spirit. We focus the spirit award determination based on memory the person of which our rally was founded - Mr. Willie Williams. Willie participated in the original Cannonball Run, Alcan 5000, and numerous other rallies nationwide. Having become a rally master, Willie set up numerous rallies for the Sports Car Club of America, Porsche Club of America, and many other clubs.
It is in the experiences of his life, trials, and tribulations of the rallies he competed in that we base our spirit judgement upon. With these facts in mind, we define Spirit as the team that best demonstrates an understanding of the past and present history of open road rallying, and comes out of the rally as the most positive and uncontroversial.
Being the highest award, this is the most difficult decision for our staff to make. The teams that seek qualification for the highest and most coveted award will be observed closely and notes on their progress will be taken for further evaluation and consideration. Enormous amounts of spirit must be shown by all teams in the duration of the rally days.
To qualify for The Spirit of the Dustball (Willie Williams) Award, teams must: successfully complete the prescribed course, not snivel, and demonstrate the most spirit as a team, not as individuals. The winning team of this award is thereby declared the overall champion of The Dustball Rally.