Social media has changed the game when it comes to promoting. It has given racers, tracks and series quick and easy access to the fans. It has given fans the ability to feel like their voices are heard almost instantly.


There are some that have taken to social media almost effortlessly. Those that have done so have seen the benefits of it.


Today, is honoring those who have outstanding social media presences by presenting the 51 Awards for Best Track/Series Social Media and Best Driver Social Media.


Best Actor Promotion

(Best Driver Social Media)

This year, the award belongs to Hunter Jack, a regular with the CRA All-Stars Tour. Jack is a native of Indiana and was selected as a member of Team PFC. PFC Brakes runs a sponsorship promotion known as “Sponsor Me PFC” and one of the requirements for eligibility is a strong and creative social media presence. Jack has achieved that on Facebook and on Twitter.


“Social media is a big thing today especially in racing,” Jack explained. “It’s one thing I take very seriously. I love posting for my fans so they can see what goes on behind the scenes or when they can’t be at the track. The support I receive from them is so amazing and always very positive. Without the fans, racing wouldn’t be the same to me, so thank you to all the fans out there for your support.”


Race fans can follow Hunter Jack on Twitter, @HunterJackRacer, and on Facebook by liking “Hunter Jack #41.”


Finishing second behind Jack was New York Modified regular, Andy Jankowiak. Rounding out the podium was 2017 ARCA Racing Series champion, Austin Theriault. Justin Mondeik finished fourth and Derek Griffith completed the top five.


This category is just two years old, so Hunter Jack joins Super DIRTcar Series regular Max McLaughlin on the list of drivers to win the award.


Technical Achievement

(Best Track/Series Social Media)

This race track in Upstate New York has mastered the art of social media. They are creative, witty, and informative. That’s why this track has received this recognition from the fans for now a third straight year.


The track we are talking about is the “Steel Palace” of Oswego Speedway in Oswego, New York. The track plays host to Super DIRT Week, ISMA Supermodifieds, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, RoC Asphalt Modified Tour, and a strong field of competitors for weekly racing as well.


Race fans can follow Oswego Speedway on Twitter, @OswegoSpeedway and by giving their page a like on Facebook, Oswego Speedway.


Oswego Speedway beat out the World of Outlaws and Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) for the top spot. The Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin finished fourth in the voting and the Chili Bowl rounded out the top five.


Previous Winners

2017 – Oswego Speedway

2016 – Oswego Speedway

2015 – NASCAR Home Tracks

2014 – MAV TV

2013 – Tom Sid Dimaggio

2012 – No Vote

2011 – No Vote

2010 – NASCAR Home Tracks

The 51’s: Short Track Racing Social Media Award Winners