Two years ago, voting for the most popular Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series driver made a smashing debut on Speed51.com. In fact, it was so successful that for 2017 the vote was extended to recognize the most popular drivers from all of the Race of Champions series. With that said, it should be no surprise that we’re doing it again in 2018.
For the second straight year, race fans can visit Speed51.com to vote for their favorite driver from the Race of Champions Asphalt Modifieds, Asphalt Sportsman, Dirt Sportsman, Late Models, Super Stocks and Four-Cylinders.
The winning driver from each division will receive an original, laser-etched commemorative plaque to show off their status as the most popular driver.
“Speed51.com has raised the bar when it’s come to the Most Popular Driver Award,” said Race of Champions Promoter Joe Skotnicki. “They’ve taken the pressure off the sanctioning body and rewarded drivers as voted on by their constituents, whether it is fellow competitors, crew members, officials or fans. It’s a great program for a prestigious award.”
Last season, the RoC faithful were very vocal, with Tommy Catalano being voted most popular driver in the Asphalt Modified, Asphalt Sportsman, and Late Model classes. In the Super Stocks, Joel Gleason earned top honors, while Justin Sharp was voted most popular in the Dirt Sportsman.
Race of Champions fans also gained plenty of notoriety later on in the offseason, when their votes helped name the Race of Champions the “Best Short Track Touring Series” in the 2017 Speed51 Awards.
“The Race of Champions continues to produce some of the best short track racing on the continent year after year,” said Speed51.com Northeast Editor Connor Sullivan. “It is only appropriate that they have an equally great fanbase that supports all of those tremendous drivers. It’s because of this that we on the Speed51.com team are excited to once again play host to the forum where fans can vote their favorite drivers.”
Voting for the 2018 Race of Champions Most Popular Driver Awards is open from now until late this fall when the votes will be counted. The winners will be announced at the 2018 Race of Champions Awards Banquet.
Regular series competitors scored in the top 15 in RoC Modified points and the top 10 for all remaining divisions, as of September 1, will be eligible for votes.
Race fans can vote for their favorite driver once per 24-hour period, per IP address.
Vote for your favorite Race of Champions drivers today by clicking here.
-51 Sports Press Release
-Photo credit: Speed51.com / MoJo Photos