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Final Ballot Voting Now Open for TCM Best of 2016 Awards

The third and final round of the TCM Best of 2016 Stock Car Racing Awards are here!

This final of three ballots, which will run until Monday, October 17th at Noon Atlantic, consists of four different awards, including the “Round Of 10″ in the Martin’s Home Heating Most Popular Driver Award voting.

Read below about the Most Popular Driver format, the nominees and format for the TCM Breakout Performer of the Year, Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car and Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year and cast your vote for in the final round of the TCM Best of 2016 Stock Car Racing Awards!

Feature Photo by McCarthy Photographic

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 Martin’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.

Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Award

The 74 nominees for this years award were placed into a Facebook photo album on our Facebook page. A panel of 25 from outside the region whom are seeing the cars for the first time, had the chance to pick their favorite five cars, in no particular order. Each car they selected received one panel vote. The five cars that received the most panel votes are placed into the Fan Vote portion of the award.

As in previous years, the fan vote is worth 50% of scoring for this award. The panel’s final overall tally will count for the other half. The car which scores the most points over the two halves will win the award.

Ties are broken by the car who finished higher in the panel vote.

SCORING EXPLANATION – TCM Breakout Performer of the Year/Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award

Each of the three panelists, who have been to the race tracks, seen the racers and have read/heard plenty about the nominees, formulated the list of ten nominees and a brief list of each of their accomplishments. They were asked to rank their favorite five. Their top picks each received five points, second pick received four points, third received three, fourth got two points and their last pick got one point.

The fan vote winner will be awarded five points, with each of the top five in the fan vote receiving the same point scoring as if the fans were a panelist.

Simply put, each “panelist” carried 25% weight in determining the winner of these two awards. Drivers could score five points from each, meaning a perfect score would be 20 points.

Ties are broken by the amount of ballots a driver appears on, followed by the amount of top votes they received. Should drivers still be tied following that, the combined panel score will determine a winner.

TCM Breakout Performer of the Year Nominees


Car # Name Accomplishments
#06 Sara Thorne Eastbound Bandolero champion, six feature wins, worst finish of third
#1 Merle Corbin Two wins in Scotia Speedworld Thunder division, including Cat 250 undercard, fourth in point standings, third at Atlantic Championships.
#1 Ryan St. George Four Eastbound Legend wins, second in points with a missed race.
#12 Sam Rogers Scotia Speedworld Bandolero champion, eight wins at Scotia Speedworld, one Petty win, TCM Bando Blast @ 660 Winner
#22 Kyle MacKinnon Speedway 660 Sharp Shooters Champion, three feature wins in third full time season.
#25 Andrew Lively Two wins in Scotia Speedworld Thunder division, third in point standings, second at Atlantic Championships.
#29 Mitchell Fahey Third in Eastbound Sportsman point standings, one feature win.
#30 Chantel Ackles Six top five finishes in eight races at Petty Raceway, top five in Mike Stevens Memorial before rain.
#57 Ritske deBoer Oyster Bed Outlaw Champion, One Super Series Win, 10 Feature Top Fives, 41 Races Total – 8 Wins, 26 Top 3s, 35 Top 5s.
#72 Tylor Hawes Three top five and two podium finishes, seventh in Scotia Speedworld Legends

Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award


Car # Name Accomplishments
#2 Craig MacDonald In 20 starts between Scotia Speedworld and Maritime League of Legends Tour, MacDonald amassed 13 top five and five podium finishes.
#23 Michael Neary Three podium and five top five finishes in seven starts in Eastbound Park Bandolero class.
#23 Scott Driscoll Only Oyster Bed Rookie Street Stocker to win a feature in 2016. Three feature top fives.
#26 Brent Roy Five top five finishes, four podium finishes, one win in Speedway 660 Pro Stock class. Only rookie winner in deep class.
#32 Ashton Tucker Speedway 660 Pro Stock Rookie of the Year, fourth overall in points, four top fives, one podium finish.
#37 Jacob Logan Speedway 660 Sportsman Rookie of the Year, six top five and three podium finishes. Atlantic Championships 100 winner at CFS.
#47 Jordan LeClair Two feature wins, five top five finishes and unofficially third overall in points at Oyster Bed. Third at Atlantic Championships at CFS.
#49 Harry Ross White Maritime Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year, six top tens, Atlantic Cat 250 Pole Sitter, Ninth in points
#77 Riley Goodwin Speedway 660 Street Stock Rookie of the Year, five top fives, three podium finishes, fifth in overall points.
#81 Nevin Scott Maritime Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year runner-up, three top tens, Dartmouth Dodge 200 Pole Sitter, 10th in points

Finish Line Vinyl Designs Best Looking Car Finalists

(All photo rights owned by their respective photographer)

#08 Nicholas Naugle – Brycon Construction Chevrolet – Dartmouth, NS – Xander Sign Group


#23 Drew Greenlaw – Lisa MacIntosh @ Re/Max Group Four Realty Chevrolet – Eastport, ME – The Workstore


#23 Michael Neary – O’Neill Nissan Bandolero – Portugal Cove, NL – Nolan Graphics


#32 Sarah McKay – A.E. McKay Builders Chevrolet – Quispamsis, NB – Select Printing


#56 Josh Collins – Edward Collins Contracting Toyota – Placentia, NL – Pointe Design Group


TCM Best of 2016 Awards Final Ballot



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***Note – one vote per computer/IP address/person per ballot. Multiple responses from the same IP address will not be counted. Incomplete responses will not be counted.

To start the survey, scroll down in the window below and click the grey “Start Survey” button in the lower right.


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Martin’s Home Heating Ltd. is a family-owned, home-based business with over 30 years’ experience installing and repairing home heating, cooling and ventilation systems, as well as boilers. They offer a full range of top quality products and services, and are experienced and knowledgeable about all types, models and brands of home heating equipment, including oil, wood burning, electric and even solar powered. But that’s not all. You can also rely on Martin’s Home Heating Ltd. for installation and service on your home or business heat pump system, whether LG and KeepRite®/Tempstar® air-to-air or geothermal, forced air or hot water systems. Whatever your heating or cooling needs are, Martin’s Home Heating Ltd. is your fast and affordable solution. Visit their website for more information at!

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Finish Line Vinyl Design was founded in 2013 by Kirk Alexander and is the only place you need to go for all your design and print needs. From the design itself to making it a reality, whether it’s a sign, banner, vehicle wrap, race car graphics or any other method of print, Finish Line Vinyl Design will help you create a great finish. For more information, find them on Facebook at

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