TCM Best of Awards
NOW CLOSED – Round One Voting for 2018 TCM Best of Racing Awards
The opening round of the 2018 TCM Best of Racing Awards are here!
The first ballot, which will run until Wednesday, October 31st at Noon Atlantic, consists of four different awards, including the first round of the TCM Most Popular Driver Award voting.
Read below about the Most Popular Driver format with a returning first round twist for 2018, the nominees for the TCM Fan Favorite Short Tracks and cast your vote for in the first round of the 2018 TCM Best of Racing Awards!
TCM Most Popular Driver Voting Format:
Round One – All of the 110 nominated drivers are placed on the same ballot. After Round One of voting, the field will be trimmed to the top 25 drivers for the second round of voting. Voting closes for Round One on Wednesday, October 31st at NOON Atlantic.
BACK FOR 2018 – for the first round only, because there are so many drivers on the ballot, you can select up to three drivers in the first round. You can select one if you wish but the option is open to select up to five from the list. This choice will be in play for the first round only. Team up with other drivers on your campaigns, get your fans and theirs to help out to get to the second round!
The Round Two Ballot for the TCM Best of 2018 Awards runs from Wednesday, October 31st at 6pm Atlantic to Wednesday, November 14th at Noon Atlantic.
The Round Three Ballot for the TCM Best of 2018 Awards runs from Wednesday, November 14th at 6pm Atlantic to Friday, November 30th at Noon Atlantic.
TCM Fan Favorite Weekly Short Track Nominees:
Oyster Bed Speedway – Oyster Bed Bridge, Prince Edward Island
Operates from May to September with most races taking place on Saturday nights at 6pm. Home to four divisions weekly, including Mini Stocks, Outlaws, Street Stocks and Pro Stocks. Home to races on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, Maritime League of Legends Tour and Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Also hosts Bandolero races and Demolition events and is the site of the annual David Lambe Memorial Street Stock feature. For a second straight year, the track hosted the popular Maritime Street Stock Showdown presented by BPMS and Discover Kia.
Scotia Speedword – Enfield, Nova Scotia (2015 and Defending Winner)
Operates from May to September with most races taking place on Friday nights at 7pm. Home to six divisions weekly, including Bandoleros, Legends, Thunder, Lightning and Sportsman. Home to races on the Maritime League of Legends Tour and Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. Also hosts MONSTER JAM and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Home of the Atlantic Cat 250, the $20/Carload Night and hosted Fanfest for a fourth straight year in 2018.
Speedway 660 – Geary, New Brunswick (2014 and 2016 Winner)
Operates from May to September with most races taking place on Saturday nights at 6:30pm. Home to four divisions weekly, including Sharp Shooters, Street Stock, Sportsman and Pro Stock. Home to races on the Maritime League of Legends Tour, Atlantic Modified Tour and MJS and Prime Lift Holdings East Coast Mini Stock Tour. Also hosts Bandolero racing. Home of Speedweekend and McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.
TCM Monthly Operating Short Track (Six or more stock car events):
Eastbound Park – Avondale, NL
Eastbound Park is Newfoundland’s premiere paved stock car oval with racing from May to September. Divisions include the Sportsman, Hanlon Realty Legends, MNR Performance Bandoleros and Atlantic Dodge Dealers Mini Stocks. The race track is sanctioned by the NASCAR Home Tracks and the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, along with US Legend Cars International and INEX.
Lake Doucette Motor Speedway in Salmon River, NS
South of Digby lies the unique 1/2-mile oval of Lake Doucette Motor Speedway. Running a Four Cylinder (Men’s and Women’s), Sportsman and V8 Class, the track typically contests races every second Sunday afternoon at 1pm. The track is club run, overseen by the Southwest Stock Car Association.
Petty International Raceway in River Glade, NB (Four time winner)
Located in the shadows of Moncton, New Brunswick, Petty International Raceway has six house divisions – the Leisure Days RV Bandoleros, Mister Transmission Mini Stock, Westwood Estates Street Stocks, AE McKay Builders Late Model Sportsman, Modifieds and Kings County Performance Beginner Four Cylinder. Petty Raceway also hosts three touring series each season: the MJS and Prime Lift Holdings Limited East Coast Mini Stock Tour, Maritime League of Legends and Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. The track operates race events from May to September.
Thunder Valley Speedway in Jumper’s Brook, NL
In it’s third year led by Brad and Amy Melendy and Sideways Motorsports, Thunder Valley Speedway hosted six race weekends which included the Sportsman, Hobby Stock and Bomber classes on all events, along with appearances from the Bandolero divisions. The track is located just outside of Bishop’s Falls, NL.
Valley Raceway in Melvern Square, NS
Nestled in the Annapolis Valley, just outside of Kingston, sits Valley Raceway. Nova Scotia’s only dirt track hosts Four Cylinder, V8, Trucks and Modified class racing every second Sunday at 1pm with a growing fan base and car count showing up to compete each week.
TCM Special Events Track (Six or Less Stock Car Weekends):
Riverside International Speedway in James River, NS (Four-time winner)
The crown jewel of stock car racing in Atlantic Canada. Riverside International Speedway hosts the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour three times a season, including the iconic IWK 250 in July. The NAPA Sportsman Series, Maritime League of Legends and the MJS and Prime Lift Holdings East Coast Mini Stocks are regular visitors to the high banked oval in James River, Nova Scotia. The track is also the only Atlantic Canadian venue for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. In 2018, the track hosted eventual IWK 250 winner Kenny Wallace. Racing takes place at the track from June to September.
Shediac’s Centre for Speed in Grand-Barachois, NB
The Atlantic Championships remains the highlight stock car event on the slate at the Grand-Barachois, NB track. While music events, demolitions and drifting highlight the schedule at the oval, the annual October event remains a favorite on many racer’s schedules.
Speedway Miramichi in Miramichi, NB
Changing ownership in 2015 from Jason Carnahan to Barry Richard, Speedway Miramichi remains a place for both the stock car and demolition enthusiast alike. The track also hosts periodic stock car racing for Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, the Atlantic Modified Tour and the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series from May to October.
TCM BEST OF RACING AWARD 2018 FIRST BALLOT
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