The first Short Track Presidential Debate on has come and gone and the polls to determine a winner of the debate have closed.  The people have spoken, and they have determined that Brandon “Jeb” Paul was the winner of the first debate.


graphic-51-network-adVoting was about as close as it could possibly be, with Paul taking the victory over Matt “The Donald” Kentfield by the narrowest of margins during the final moments of the voting.  Paul secured 44-percent of the votes versus Kentfield’s 41-percent.


Jana “Carly” Wimmer, the third candidate on the stage, received just three-percent of the votes.  Her poor results in the first debate forced her to consider the hiring of a new campaign manager late Monday evening on Twitter.


Maybe the biggest surprise coming out of the debate was the moderator, Bob Dillner, receiving 12-percent of the vote without even being a candidate in the Presidential race.


Paul, the youngest of the candidates at age 25, said he was thrilled when he heard the poll results on Monday evening.


Brandon "Jeb" Paul promises that he'll be the best leader of the three candidates. ( photo)

Brandon “Jeb” Paul promises that he’ll be the best leader of the three candidates. ( photo)

“It’s an honor to be voted the winner of the first ever Short Track Presidential Debate on,” Paul said.  “Our campaign is thrilled to see short track racing fans supporting a positive message instead of the loud-mouth antics and empty promises offered by other candidates.  Working together, as a community, short track racing will return to its glory years and thrive once again under my leadership.”


During the first debate the three candidates clashed as they faced the important questions surrounding the state of Short Track Racing.  The trio debated topics such as how to get more fans to the race track, what region is the most important to Short Track Racing, and more throughout the event.


Episode One of the Short Track Presidential Debate can be watched in its entirety by members of the popular Speed51 Network.  To sign up for the Speed51 Network, click here.  Once you’ve done that, grab some popcorn and watch the full debate by clicking here.


The second episode of the Short Track Presidential Debate is coming soon to the Speed51 Network, so stay tuned.  And be sure to join the conversations regarding all the hot topics in the Short Track Racing world and tell us who you think is the better candidate by using the hashtag #STDebate on Twitter.


-By Rob Blount, Southeast Editor – Twitter: @RobBlount

Paul Crowned Winner of First Short Track Presidential Debate