CLOSED: Second Ballot Voting for TCM Best of 2016 Awards
The second round of the TCM Best of 2016 Stock Car Racing Awards are here!
This second of three ballots, which will run until Wednesday, October 5th at Noon Atlantic, consists of three different awards, including the “Round of 27” in the Martin’s Home Heating Most Popular Driver Award voting.
Read below about the Most Popular Driver format, the nominees for the TCM Fan Favorite Touring Series and the TCM Fan Favorite Short Track Staple Food and cast your vote for in the second round of the TCM Best of 2016 Stock Car Racing Awards!
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TCM Most Popular Driver Voting Format:
Round One – All of the 95 nominated drivers are placed on the same ballot. After one week of voting, the field will be trimmed to the top 25 drivers for the second round of voting.
Round Two – The second round of voting will take place from Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm to Wednesday, October 5th at NOON and will feature the top
25 27 drivers (there was a three way tie for 25th in Round One) from the first round of voting. The top ten from this group will transfer into the final round of voting.
Round Three – The final round of voting for the 2016 Maritin’s Home Heating Most Popular Driver Award will feature the top ten from the second round of voting. The winner of this final vote will receive the TCM Most Popular Driver Award. Voting runs from Thursday, October 6th at NOON Atlantic to Monday, October 17th at Noon Atlantic.
TCM Fan Favorite Touring Series:
Atlantic Modified Tour: The unique looking Atlantic Modified Tour cars grew slightly again in count in 2016 and as of late has been putting on some fantastic racing. The series still has two point races to go at Petty Raceway and Speedway Miramichi while their Speedweekend stop at Speedway 660 was a popular one once again in 2016. The schedule for the AMT runs from May to September.
NAPA Sportsman Series: The popular Late Model Sportsman touring series runs ten races between Riverside International Speedway and Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway from June to October. Including some of the top talent in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the series even attracted a handful of cars from Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island for a part time schedule in 2016.
Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (Two Time Winner): The reigning TCM Fan Favorite Touring Series champion saw Cole Butcher hoist the championship for the first time in his career and marks the second straight year the series has its own champion. The racing, which took place at Scotia Speedworld, Riverside Speedway, Petty Raceway, Speedway 660 and Oyster Bed Speedway, was close from flag-to-flag and featured some exciting edge-of-your-seat Pro Stock action through every turn! Not to mention, the addition of Wayne Smith in tech has kept the competition closer than ever and Robert White as Race Director has been a popular addition among those in the pit area. Their schedule runs from May to September.
Upper Clements Parks Maritime League of Legends: With the guidance of Darrin and Ann Butcher, the Maritime League of Legends Tour continues to grow with a stable car count and a brand new sponsor in 2016 in Upper Clements Parks. The series returned to Speedway 660 in 2016 and hosted their finale on the oval at Scotia Speedworld. The schedule also includes Riverside International Speedway, Oyster Bed Speedway and Petty Raceway. The series runs from May to September.
TCM Fan Favorite Race Track Food Staple Nominees:
Bologna Burger – CENTRE For Speed: It’s a simple sandwich made with bologna, cheese, an optional egg and fresh bread, grilled and served piping hot and to order. Order one or order ten, they are a must have at the Atlantic Championships!
Breakfast Sandwich – Peggy’s Canteen at Petty Raceway: If you are at an event at Petty International Raceway and you find yourself in the pit gates before Noon, chances are Peggy is at the grill with her breakfast sandwich. It comes on a fresh bun with egg, cheese and your choice of ham or bacon – or if you ask nicely, she’ll put both on it! If you like breakfast, you’ll want to throw a vote here!
Chicken Fingers – Scotia Speedworld: One of the most popular items on the Scotia Speedworld menu is the Chicken Fingers. Approved by Bobby Mac of Q104, these fingers leave you wanting to come back every Friday night to the track!
Donair Burger – Blueberry Cafe at Petty Raceway: What sets this burger apart from any other Donair Burger is the fresh meat brought in from Tantallon with just the right amount of spice to not overpower your pallet. Served with a dollop of donair sauce and served to order, this burger has been a popular addition to the Petty Raceway menu.
Footlong Hot Dog – Riverside Speedway: Who doesn’t love meat? Riverside’s version of the $6 Footlong is served at Wilma’s Canteen and is the only track in the region to serve Footlong Hotdogs at each and every one of their races (unless they run out by popular demand at the finale).
Onion Rings – Eastbound Park: Kozy Kitchen has outdone themselves again. Unlike other tracks that might use prepackaged and frozen rings, these onions are soaked in Kozy Kitchen’s signature batter and deep fried right at the track. Dusted with seasoning, these are a must have when you are taking in your next NASCAR Whelen All American Series show!
Popcorn Chicken – Oyster Bed Speedway: This chicken dish on the menu is a finger food delight for race fans on Prince Edward Island. While the Island may be known for potatoes, the track is famous for their bite sized Popcorn Chicken!
Raceway Burger – Valley Raceway: The addition of Chef Will Macintosh has been huge for Valley Raceway. Chef Will has revamped the menu and his signature item is the Raceway Burger. Complete with two fresh four oz. beef patties seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper, caramelized onions, tomato, cheese, lettuce and a splash of sauce that gives an extra kick. Not only that, everything is done in front of you on the flat top! Many tracks have lost the element of fresh food at the track but it is something Valley Raceway prides themselves on and for great prices that won’t break the bank either!
Speedway Fries – Speedway 660 (Two Time Winner): These golden, crispy french fries from Joyce’s Pit Stop were the winner of this award in 2014 and 2015 and are back for more in 2016. While ketchup and gravy are nice, most do without to let the taste of these deep fried delights shine through.
Wedges – Eastbound Park: You have not been to Eastbound Park without some of the Wedges from Kozy Kitchen. Pieces of potato, battered and seasoned to perfection! You will leave the track wanting more!
TCM Best of 2016 Awards Second Ballot
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