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Okay, so stock car racing is far from a beauty contest. You do not capture the checkered flag by having the sharpest looking ride on the track, though a nice looking car will tend to turn heads.

Out of hundreds of cars that run on race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada, fans of the sport nominated over 50 for consideration for the first annual Tim’s Corner Motorsports Best Looking Car Award. The field of 50 was trimmed to five by ten judges based outside the region who essentially saw the cars for the first time when the judging period opened. While well over a dozen drivers received votes from the panel, five drivers put themselves ahead of the pack and made it to the fan ballot, which ultimately would decide the other 50% of the vote for the award.

While there were five nominees for the award, Fraser’s entry was unbeaten when it came to the panel and fan vote. The #15 R&R Kinsman’s Auto Salvage Ford Fusion, designed by Mike Alexander and Speed Signs Inc., topped the panel voting and took 36% of the fan vote, finishing under 100 votes ahead of Braden Langille’s #51 Bandolero.

The second place in the panel vote was the #55 Speedway Miramichi Pro Stock driven by Jason Carnahan, but finished fourth in the fan vote after being edged out by Phil Barkhouse Jr by six votes on the final day of voting. Daryl Mahar’s #66 car completed the top five in the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Best Looking Car voting.


Panel Vote (50% of final score):

1st – #15 Frankie Fraser – 10 Points
2nd – #55 Jason Carnahan – 8 Points
3rd – #51 Braden Langille – 6 Points
4th – #54 Phil Barkhouse Jr – 4 Points
5th – #66 Daryl Mahar – 2 Points

Fan Vote (50% of final score):

1st – #15 Frankie Fraser – 10 Points
2nd – #51 Braden Langille – 8 Points
3rd – #54 Phil Barkhouse Jr – 6 Points
4th – #55 Jason Carnahan – 4 Points
5th – #66 Daryl Mahar – 2 Points

Final Results:

1st – #15 Frankie Fraser – 20 Points
2nd – #51 Braden Langille – 14 Points
3rd – #55 Jason Carnahan – 12 Points
4th – #54 Phil Barkhouse Jr – 10 Points
5th – #66 Daryl Mahar – 4 Points

Nominations for the award were taken throughout the months of August and September with the voting taking place in the month of October. This was the first year for the Best Looking Car Award. The award is expected to be presented at the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Awards Gala on November 24th in Moncton at the Crowne Plaza.

About Tim’s Corner:

Tim’s Corner began as a weekly stock car racing column appearing on and, penned by track and series announcer Tim Terry. It has now grown to include basic media services for motorsport teams big and small., the official website of Tim’s Corner, also features Tim’s Corner Unplugged, a podcast hosted by Terry which focuses on the motorsports scene. For more information on Tim’s Corner and services offered, visit!

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