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#TCMBestof2022 – Final Round Voting For TCM Best of Racing Awards Now Open

The final round of the 2022 TCM Best of Racing Awards are here!

The third ballot, which will run until Monday, December 12th at 8pm Atlantic, includes the third round of the TCM Most Popular Driver Award voting. This ballot also includes the Fan Vote portions of the Kings County Performance Best Looking Car, Breakout Performer of the Year and Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award.

Read below about the Most Popular Driver, Breakout Performer, Kings County Performance Best Looking Car and Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Award format and cast your vote in the final round of the TCM Best of Racing Awards!

Featured Photo by WingNut Productions/Ashton Reekie

TCM Most Popular Driver Voting Format:

Round One – All of the 108 nominated drivers are placed on the same ballot. After Round One of voting, the field will be trimmed to the top 25 27 drivers (we had a four way tie for 24th in Round One) for the second round of voting. Voting closes for Round One on Wednesday, November 9th at Noon Atlantic.

BACK FOR 2022 – 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 2022 Awards runs to Wednesday, November 23rd at Noon Atlantic.

The Round Three Ballot for the TCM Best of 2022 Awards runs from Monday, November 28th (at the latest) to Monday, December 12th at 8pm Atlantic.

Kings County Performance Best Looking Car Award

The nominees for this years award were placed into a Facebook photo album on our Facebook page. A panel of 10 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

Our panel was presented with a list of potential finalists for both the Breakout Performer and Kings County Performance Rookie of the Year Awards. Our seven panelists will rank the finalists on their ballot. Their top picks of the finalists 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 about 25% weight on the overall ballot.

A perfect score is 45 points (five from each panellist plus ten from the fans).

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


Bella Pashkoski SSW Bandolero Third in Scotia Speedworld Points, nine podium finishes in 15 events at her home track.
Caleb Urquhart 660 Sportsman Fourth in Speedway 660 Points, Five Top Five Finishes including two podiums and second in Sportsman 150 on SpeedWeekend
Dylan Dowe SSW Sportsman Scotia Speedworld Rookie of the Year with two feature victories, seven top fives and fourth overall in points.
Hailey Bland SSW Bandolero Scotia Speedworld Beginner Bandolero Champion with 10 feature victories, Caper Memorial Winner at Bud’s – podium performances at Speedway 660, Oyster Bed Speedway and Petty Raceway
Hudson Ruff 660 Bandolero Petty Raceway Beginner Bandolero Champion, One Feature Win
Jesse Deveau SSW Sportsman Fifth in Scotia Speedworld Points, six top fives including podium during Shriners Classic
Kyle Bent SSW Sportsman Seventh in points at Scotia Speedworld with three top five finishes.
Mike Rodgers MPST Pro Stock Two Podium Finishes in 11 Maritime Pro Stock Tour events in 2022.
Ryan VanOirschot MPST Pro Stock Maritime Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year
Tanton Wooldridge MLOL Legend First year in Legend competition, putting up seven top five finishes in 12 MLOL races and finishing fourth overall.

BREAKOUT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (Listed in Alphabetical Order by First Name)

Axten MacLean SM Bomber Two feature wins and second in Miramichi Bomber Points
Ayden Christensen SSW Bandolero Scotia Speedworld Outlaw Champion – seven wins at Scotia, three at Petty and victories at Speedway 660
Chad Sinton SSW Lightning Three feature wins incl. Lightning 50 – eight podiums and ten top fives in 16 races at Scotia Speedworld.
Colin Matthews SSW Lightning SSW Lightning Champion, Two Wins, Nine Podiums, 14 Top Fives in 16 Races
Daniel Vandenberg SSW Bandolero Oyster Bed Speedway Bandolero Champion
Kenny Hopper SSW Lightning Two feature wins at Scotia Speedworld and an Atlantic Championship win at Shediac
Layton Delaney OBS Outlaw Oyster Bed Speedway Outlaw Champion
Owen Mahar SSW Legend Maritime League of Legends Tour Champion and Petty Raceway Champion. In combined 29 local starts  – 3 wins, 21 podiums and 27 top fives.
Ryan McKnight PIR Mini Stock Petty Raceway Mini Stock Champion with two wins and six top fives in seven races
Ryan Price BUDS Mini Stock Two feature wins including Mini Stock 100 on Labour Day Weekend

Kings County Performance Best Looking Car Finalists (Listed by Car Number)

(Photos as submitted, all photo rights owned by their respective photographer)

#02 Brian Axworthy – North Sydney, NS – Mini Stock – Bud’s Speedway

#5 Ethan Hicken – New Glasgow, NS – Bandolero – Scotia Speedworld

#16 Dylan Gosbee – Cornwall, PE – Pro Stock – Oyster Bed Speedway

#31 Chris Reid – Sydney, NS – Pro Stock – Maritime Pro Stock Tour

#42 Doug Townsend – Barrington, NS – Four Cylinder – Lake Doucette Motor Speedway


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

You will be sent an email to confirm your vote – your vote will not count if you do not confirm your email! Email will come from CrowdSignal.

**New round, new vote. If you voted in Round One, you can vote again in Round Two and again in the third round!


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