VOTING CLOSED – Final Round Voting for the 2019 TCM Best of Racing Awards; #TCMBestof2019
The final round of the TCM Best of Racing Awards for 2019 is upon us.
After an intense round of discussions between judges and panelists along with two rounds of fan voting, we come to the third ballot of voting in 2019. The TCM Most Popular Driver and TCM Fan Favorite Photo Awards will be decided by the fans in this round while the fans will also have their say in the Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year, Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Cars and Dulux Paints Bayers Lake Breakout Performer of the Year Awards.
Without further delay – here are the finalists and the ballot!
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TCM Most Popular Driver Voting Format:
Round One – All of the 150 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 23rd at NOON Atlantic.
BACK FOR 2019 – 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 three 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 2019 Awards runs from Wednesday, October 23rd to Wednesday, November 6th at Noon Atlantic.
The Round Three Ballot for the TCM Best of 2019 Awards runs from Thursday, November 7th to Friday, November 22nd at Noon Atlantic.
Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Awards
The nominees for this years award were placed into a Facebook photo album on our Facebook page, separated by division – Late Model and Support Class. A panel of 12 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 – Dulux Paints Breakout Performer of the Year/Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award
Each of the five TCM panelists, who have been to the race tracks, seen the racers and have read/heard plenty about the nominees, were presented with a list of 20+ nominees for each category along a brief list of each of their accomplishments. They were asked to rank their favorite five which, in turn, narrowed the field down to the traditional final ten. 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 ten points, second on the fan vote will receive eight points, third will get six and so on with sixth place on back receiving zero from the fan vote.
In previous seasons, the fan vote comprised 25% of the vote with the three panelists each being responsible for 25%. It breaks down to about the same percentage under the new trial format, with the fans having a 30% weight on their vote compared to the panel’s 70%. A perfect score is now 35 points (five from each panelist plus ten from the fans).
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.
Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Finalists (listed alphabetically by first name)
|Name||Home Track||Home Series||Accomplishments|
|Brett Pashkoski||Scotia Speedworld||Bandolero||Scotia Speedworld Beginner Bandolero Rookie of the Year; Six Podium Finishes in 12 races|
|Craig Ward||Maritime Pro Stock Tour||Pro Stock||Maritime Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year; 12th in Tour Points|
|Danny Chisholm||Maritime League of Legends||Legend||Two Maritime Legends Tour Top Fives; Win in National Qualifier in Sydney; Victory in PEI Legends Class|
|Darrell Hulme||East Coast Mini Stock Tour||Mini Stock||ECMST Rookie of the Year; One Podium Finish in Sydney, One Top Five Tour Finish; Average ECMST Finish of 11th.|
|Jessie LeClair||Oyster Bed Speedway||Mini Stock||Oyster Bed Mini Outlaw Rookie of the Year, Seventh in Overall Points, One Feature Win|
|Owen Groves||Eastbound Park||Sportsman||Eastbound Park Sportsman Rookie of the Year; two feature wins, third in overall points|
|Russell Smith Jr||Maritime Pro Stock Tour||Pro Stock||Maritime Pro Stock Tour Rookie Contender; Ten Starts; Five Top Tens, Second in Season Finale|
|Shay MacPhee||East Coast Mini Stock Tour||Mini Stock||Scotia Speedworld Thunder Victory, Four ECMST Top Fives, Average ECMST Finish of 7th|
|Travis Conroy||Atlantic Modified Tour||Modified||Atlantic Modified Tour Rookie of the Year; Three Top Fives|
|Tristin Harris||Speedway 660||Sharp Shooter||Speedway 660 Sharp Shooters Champion; three feature wins including SpeedWeekend; five top five finishes|
Dulux Paints Bayers Lake Breakout Performer of the Year Finalists (listed alphabetically by first name)
|Name||Home Track||Home Division||Accomplishments|
|Andrew Thompson||Oyster Bed Speedway||Street Stock||Feature win, five feature podium finishes, second in Oyster Bed Street Stock points|
|Brandon Carter||Petty International Raceway||Street Stock||Podium finish at Miramichi Very Best Fall Shootout, Atlantic Championships victory at CENTRE For Speed, feature win at Speedway Miramichi, third in Petty Raceway points|
|Chase MacKay||Scotia Speedworld||Bandolero||Three Bandit Wins at Scotia Speedworld, second in Scotia Speedworld points, TCM Bandolero Blast Sunday + Overall Winner|
|Chris Wilson||Speedway Miramichi||Atlantic Modified/Street Stock||Atlantic Modified Tour win at Petty International Raceway, SpeedWeekend Modified Podium at 660, Speedway Miramichi Street Stock Champion|
|Emily Chisholm||Scotia Speedworld||Bandolero||Five feature wins en route to Scotia Speedworld Beginner Bandolero Championship|
|Jeff Bridges||Oyster Bed Speedway||Four Cylinder||First feature win in Season Finale, sixth in Championship Points|
|Neal Crawford||Petty International Raceway||Sportsman||First Sportsman feature win of his career, three podiums, tied for third in points|
|Robbie MacEwen||Maritime Pro Stock Tour||Pro Stock||Broke through for first Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour win in August at Oyster Bed Speedway; Mike Stevens Memorial Fast Qualifier|
|Ryan Richard||Petty International Raceway||Street Stock||Two feature wins including Mike Stevens Memorial – runner-up in Petty Raceway Street Stock standings; one Speedway 660 third place finish|
|Taylor McLean||Scotia Speedworld||Mini Stock||Three wins in the Scotia Speedworld Thunder class, third in division points|
Finish Line Vinyl Designs Best Looking Car – Support Class Finalists
(Photos as submitted, all photo rights owned by their respective photographer)
#21 Courtney Barton – Speedway 660 – Street Stock
#21 Patrick Horne – Oyster Bed Speedway – Street Stock
#24 Ayden Christensen – Scotia Speedworld/Petty Raceway – Bandolero
#67 Cody Byrne – Passione Flooring East Coast Mini Stock Tour – Mini Stock
#115 Matthew Barkhouse – Scotia Speedworld – Lightning
Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car – Late Model
(Photos as submitted, all photo rights owned by their respective photographer)
#1 Number One Racing/Megan Parrott – Scotia Speedworld – Sportsman
#2 Brad Silliker Motorsports/Ashton Tucker – Pro Stock
#8 Kent Vincent – Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour – Pro Stock
#11 Jordan Veinotte – Scotia Speedworld/Petty Raceway – Sportsman
#29 Greg Proude – Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour – Pro Stock
TCM Fan Favorite Photo Award
Scott Sinclair – Oyster Bed Speedway
Morgan Fitz – TCM/Morgan Fitz Photography
Tanya Everett – Petty International Raceway/Tanya Everett Photography
Wendy Gallant – Oyster Bed Speedway
Lucenda Richard – 80 Racing
Brittany Hoyt – Atlantic Modified Tour
Lisa Condly – Speedway 660
Mckayla Nickerson – 78 Sportsman Racing Team
Mike Francis – Racin’ Photos
Steve Austin – TCM