By Jim Clarke, Kawartha Speedway PR/Clarke Motorsports Communications
With a federal election in May and a provincial campaign making headlines in October, 2011 may already be considered the year of the vote. Now, Kawartha Speedway’s fans, friends, drivers and crew members will get a chance to cast a ballot for their favourites. The track will host an on-line vote for the most improved and most sportsmanlike drivers in the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stock, Better Carpet Thunder Car and NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model divisions. Winners will be announced at the annual awards banquet Saturday, January 14th. General Manager and Promoter Derek Lynch says it’s a great way to get the fans involved.
“No matter what class, everyone has a favourite driver – someone they cheer for every Friday night – and this is the time to show that support,” said Lynch. “Winning either award is something to be very proud of and the hardware that comes with the honour can be an excellent addition to the driver’s personal wall of fame.”
The on-line balloting combined with input from speedway officials and results from throughout the recently completed season will determine the award winners in each regular division. To cast a vote, visit www.kawarthaspeedway.com or register at the track’s Facebook page www.facebook.com or Twitter account www.twitter.com. There is no limit to the number of times you can vote, but the deadline for each category is coming-up fast.
Kawartha Speedway’s 2012 season gets underway Sunday, February 5th with the 3rd annual edition of the Long John 200 Endurance Event. The track will also be part of the Canadian Motorsports Expo – presented by Inside Track Motorsport News – February 10th, 11th and 12th at the International Centre in Toronto.