The 2018 racing season may be over, but there’s still one big prize up for grabs. That prize is the coveted crown of being known as the 2018 ARbodies Late Model Most Popular Driver.
Voting for this year’s Most Popular Driver contest begins today at 5 p.m. ET. Drivers who finished in the top 10 in points in Approved Body Configuration (ABC) body rule-compliant series’ will be eligible for the award, as well as drivers who were in the top 10 in points at their local tracks throughout North America.
For the 12th straight year, fans across the world can vote for their favorite Late Model drivers on Speed51.com. ARbodies, based in Greenbrier, Tennessee, continues its partnership for the 10th straight season to provide the prize package to the winner or winners of the 2018 MPD voting.
ARbodies will award a free white “A” package to this year’s winner of the Speed51.com Most Popular Driver presented by ARbodies. Should the winner be a touring series driver, ARbodies will also award a $750 product certificate to the highest finishing local Late Model driver.
“ARBodies is thrilled to be able to partner with Speed51.com again for the Late Model Most Popular Driver award,” said Brian Hall of ARBodies. “We enjoy doing this award because it recognizes personalities off the track, as well as a driver’s talent on the track. We look forward to seeing who will be crowned this year’s Most Popular Drivers.”
“One of our favorite times of the year is when the Most Popular Driver Award voting begins,” said Speed51.com’s editor, Brandon Paul. “We enjoy seeing the different social media campaigns that drivers use to try to get votes. Some get really creative. Others do almost nothing and are still finish near the top of the voting when it’s all over, so it’s really interesting and fun to watch as it progresses. We’re really excited and thankful to have AR Bodies involved with this once again as well.”
In 2017, Oxford 250 winner Glen Luce of Turner, Maine scored the big win in the Speed51.com Late Model Most Popular Driver presented by AR Bodies contest. Fellow Mainer Andy Saunders was crowned the Most Popular Driver in the local track part of the contest.
During the 12-year history of the Speed51.com Most Popular Driver Award presented by AR Bodies, 11 different drivers have won the award. Those drivers include Glen Luce (2017), Raphael Lessard (2016), Cole Williams (2013 & 2015), Ronnie Osmer (2014), Kenzie Ruston (2012), Josh Berry (2011), Trey Mitchell (2010), Ross Kenseth (2009), Nick Murgic (2008) and Andy Pugh (2007).
Voting will conclude on Wednesday, January 23. Fans can vote for drivers on a daily basis over the voting time period, but will be limited to one vote per day.
Fans can begin voting by clicking here.
Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the source for short track news, behind-the-scenes stories, in-depth race coverage and live video broadcasts of short track events throughout North America, from NASCAR’s Touring Divisions (Modifieds & K&N Pro Series), to Dirt Modifieds and numerous forms of Late Model & Modified racing. Speed51 TV, the live video broadcasting arm of Speed51.com, airs live video productions of short track events on both pavement and dirt. Speed51 TV also produces race broadcasts for network television. The Speed51 Video Network carries highlights, interviews and features from short track racing around the country on Speed51.com.
ARbodies has become an innovative leader in the ABC body field, which was developed several years ago to help create a uniform set of body rules for Late Model series and tracks throughout the country, while also offering the bodies at an economical price for racers. ARbodies also offers cutting-edge body technology for a wide range of short track racing cars and trucks.