#TCMBestof2023 – Final Round Voting for TCM Best of Racing Awards NOW OPEN
The final round of the 2023 TCM Best of Racing Awards are here!
The Round Three ballot, which will run until Sunday, December 3rd at 8pm Atlantic, is anchored by the final round of the TCM Onsite Heavy Duty Rust Control Most Popular Driver Award voting. This will decide our 2023 champion. This ballot also includes the FAN VOTE portion of the 12th Annual Conway Customz Inc. Best Looking Car Award, the 10th Annual TCM Rookie of the Year Award and 10th Annual TCM Breakout Performer of the Year Award.
Award results will be announced on the Tim’s Corner LIVE! Awards Show, scheduled for Wednesday, December 27th at 8pm on the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Facebook Page.
Read below about the Most Popular Driver format and cast your vote for in the TCM Best of Racing Awards!
Featured Photo by WingNut Productions/Ashton Reekie
TCM Onsite Heavy Duty Rust Control Most Popular Driver Voting Format:
Round One – All of the 100 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, November 8th at Noon Atlantic. The top 25 will be announced on the Tim’s Corner LIVE! show that evening and voting will open following the show.
BACK FOR 2023 – 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!
Round Two will narrow the field from 25 drivers to 10 drivers. This round runs from Friday, November 10th to Sunday, November 19th at 8pm Atlantic.
The final round will choose the overall winner of the award. The final vote is scheduled to start on Thursday, November 23rd and will run to Sunday, December 3rd at 8pm Atlantic.
Please note, these dates are tentative and are subject to change without notice.
12th Annual Conway Customz Inc. 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. The tiebreaker is the score from the panel vote.
SCORING EXPLANATION – Breakout Performer of the Year/Rookie of the Year Award
Our panel was presented with a list of potential finalists for both the Breakout Performer and 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.
Conway Customz Inc. Best Looking Car Award – Finalists
(Photos as submitted, all photo rights owned by their respective photographer)
#1 Pro Stock – Ryan Messer – Harvey, New Brunswick – Super Late Model Series
#06 Sportsman – Sara Thorne – Chance Cove, NL – Eastbound Park
#08 Pro Stock – Nicholas Naugle – Dartmouth, NS – Maritime Pro Stock Tour
#23 Sportsman – Drew Greenlaw – Eastport, ME – Speedway 660
#28 Pro Stock – Trevor Lambe Racing | Tanton Wooldridge – Summerside, PE – Open Competition
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS (Listed in Alphabetical Order by First Name)
|Bud’s Speedway V6 Thunder Rookie of the Year, Second in Points with Four Podiums in Five Races
|Scotia Speedworld Rookie of the Year, Two feature wins (including Mike Stevens win), 11 podiums, 15 top fives in 22 feature starts
|Two Feature Wins, Three Podiums, Eight Top Fives in 20 Legend Starts
|Oyster Bed Speedway
|Oyster Bed Mini Stock Rookie of the Year; One Feature Podium, Six Top Fives and One Heat Win in Nine Events
|Maritime League of Legends Rookie of the Year, Fourth in points, Scotia Speedworld Weekly Win. Four Podiums and Seven Top Tens in 21 races
|Three Feature Wins, seven podiums and ten top fives in 19 Legend feature starts.
|V8 Stock Champion in Rookie Year, Three Wins and Six Podiums in Seven Races
|Maritime Pro Stock Tour
|Pro Late Model
|Maritime Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year, Four Top Tens
|Pro Stock Racing
|Pro Late Model
|Rookie Contender in Both Super Late Model Series and Maritime Pro Stock Tour – One Top Ten in Six Races
|Sharp Shooter Rookie of the Year – SpeedWeekend Winner, Fifth in Points
BREAKOUT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS (Listed in Alphabetical Order by First Name)
|Scotia Speedworld Beginner Champion – 11 Podiums and Five Wins in 11 Races; Mike Stevens Memorial Beginner Winner at Petty
|A return to racing full time results in Bud’s Speedway Mini Stock Championship; One win and four podiums in five races
|Maritime Pro Stock Tour
|Pro Late Model
|Maritime Pro Stock Tour Runner-Up; Three wins at three different tracks
|Scotia Speedworld Sportsman Champion; One win and six top fives in 11 races
|Speedway Miramichi Bomber Champion; Four feature wins (four in a row to end year incl. Firecracker), two heat wins and five podium finishes in seven events.
|Maritime League of Legends Tour Runner-up with four second place finishes in nine races; Scotia Speedworld Third in Points with Three wins in 11 races; Mike Stevens Memorial win at Petty
|Six Podium Finishes in as many races in Petty/660 Sportsman Championship including River Glade International Win
|Scotia Speedworld Mini Stock Champion; One win, five podiums and nine top fives in 11 races
|Fourth in Scotia Speedworld Bandolero points with one win and six podiums; podiums at TCM September Shootout (OBS) and Mike Stevens Memorial (PIR)
|Two feature victories at Lake Doucette Motor Speedway including first of career; fourth in Sportsman points at LDMS
TCM BEST OF RACING AWARD 2023 THIRD BALLOT
**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.
Please note – only valid email addresses will be accepted. A confirmation email could be sent to your address to verify your vote.
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