Final Round Voting for the 2020 TCM Best of Racing Awards; #TCMBestof2020
The final round of the 2020 TCM Best of Racing Awards are here!
The third ballot, which will run until Wednesday, December 2nd at 8pm Atlantic, includes the deciding round of the TCM Most Popular Driver Award voting along with the fan vote portions of the Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car, Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year and Breakout Performer of the Year and TCM Fan Favorite Photo Award.
Read below about the Most Popular Driver format and cast your vote for in the final round of the 2020 TCM Best of Racing Awards!
TCM Most Popular Driver Voting Format:
Round One – All of the 93 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 Sunday, November 8th at 8pm Atlantic.
BACK FOR 2020 – 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 2020 Awards runs from Monday, November 9th to Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm Atlantic. The top ten drivers from the Second Round ballot will advance to the final round of voting to determine the TCM Most Popular Driver.
The Round Three Ballot for the TCM Best of 2020 Awards runs from Friday, November 20th to Wednesday, December 2nd at 8pm Atlantic.
Finish Line Vinyl Design Best Looking Car Award
The nominees for this years award were placed into a Facebook photo album on our Facebook page. 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 – Breakout Performer of the Year/Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award
With a shortened COVID-19 Season at several of the region’s top tracks, we have narrowed our lists of nominees for both awards to five finalists. Our five panelists will rank the finalists on their ballot. 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. The fan vote essentially carries 30% weight on the overall ballot.
A perfect score is 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.
Please note, while several race tracks are holding rookie statuses to 2021, we narrowed our finalists down for our Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award based on drivers who competed full time throughout the region for the first season in their new division.
KINGS COUNTY PERFORMANCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS (Listed in Alphabetical Order by First Name)
|Cory Hall||Pro Stock||Open Competition||First full season in his own car resulted in podium runs at Petty International Raceway and Speedway 660.|
|Daniel Atyeo||Sharp Shooter||Speedway 660||Three Top Fives and Six Top Tens in Six Starts; Including SpeedWeekend Podium|
|JJ MacPhee||Mini Stock||Lake Doucette||Lake Doucette Honda Rookie of the Year; two Thunder car wins at Scotia Speedworld|
|Logan Power||Modified||Atlantic Modified Tour||Two Atlantic Modified Tour wins in his first two starts.|
|Tristin Harris||Street Stock||Speedway 660||Strong rookie campaign in Street Stock highlighted by fourth place run in Urquhart Construction 75, podium finish at Speedway Miramichi and top tens in Mike Stevens Memorial (PIR) and Very Best 100 (Miramichi)|
BREAKOUT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (Listed in Alphabetical Order by First Name)
|Chase Livingston||Bandolero||Scotia Speedworld||Swept Beginner Bandolero Features at Petty Raceway; Won all but one at Scotia Speedworld; Top Beginner on SpeedWeekend (6th) in combined field.|
|Clark Moore||Sportsman||Speedway 660||Two feature wins in six starts at Speedway 660 in 2020|
|Jeffrey Breen||Sportsman||Riverside Speedway||First Sportsman win at Riverside.|
|Nicholas Naugle||Pro Stock||Maritime Pro Stock Tour||First Maritime Pro Stock Tour win at Riverside, led a majority of laps in Jim Hallahan 250 at Scotia Speedworld|
|Tanton Wooldridge||Bandolero||Oyster Bed Speedway||Wins at six tracks in 2020, including TCM Bandolero Blast-Off in Miramichi, Thanksgiving Thunder in Sydney and SpeedWeekend Saturday at 660|
Finish Line Vinyl Designs Best Looking Car Finalists (Listed by Car Number)
(Photos as submitted, all photo rights owned by their respective photographer)
#1 Megan Parrott – Beaver Bank, NS – Scotia Speedworld – Sportsman
#2 Ashton Tucker – Lyttleton, NB – Open Competition – Pro Stock
#36 Gary Elliott – Truro, NS – Maritime Pro Stock Tour – Pro Stock
#43 Hudson Weston – St. Martin’s, NB – Speedway 660 – Sportsman
#88 Caden Tufts – Halifax, NS – Scotia Speedworld – Bandolero
FAN FAVORITE PHOTO CONTEST
(Listed by Alphabetical Order, Last Name)
RYE CHAPMAN – GRIZZLY PHOTOGRAPHY
TANYA EVERETT – TANYA EVERETT PHOTOGRAPHY
MICHELLE ROY – SPEEDWAY 660
MIKE FRANCIS – RACIN’ PHOTOS
SAM JARDINE – TCM SOCIAL TEAM
TRUDY THORNE – TEAM THORNE NL
TCM BEST OF RACING AWARD 2020 FINAL BALLOT
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