Known as the Official Publication of Canadian Motorsports, the Inside Track Readers' Choice Awards are a key component of the publication's commitment to focus positive attention on this country's current and future stars.
Visitors to the Inside Track homepage, who click on the Readers' Choice Awards program button, will be redirected to a secure online poll featuring a list of six nominees (each) in 11 categories representing various popular forms of racing in Canada. Also included in each category is space for a 'write-in' vote to register ballots for non-nominated racers.
The categories include Racer of the Year and Up and Coming Racer of the Year awards for Stock Cars, Road Racing and Motorcycles. In addition, Inside Track readers will register Racer of the Year votes for Dirt Ovals, Drag Racing, Rallying and Karting. This year's nominees include talented competitors representing all regions of Canada.
Visitors to the website will also have an opportunity to vote for the Canadian Racer of the Year Participating at the Highest Levels of International Competition, as well as to select an Overall Canadian Racer of the Year. The 13th and final question will ask them to identify the individual they believe to be Most Deserving of Induction into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
"So far we've had almost five thousand completed ballots and we expect that total to rise considerably prior to the close of voting on January 25, 2012," said Inside Track's Greg MacPherson. "Inside Track Readers' Choice Award winners are proud to include their awards on their resumes and many of them are active in promoting their nominations on their websites and social media feeds. We're honoured that the awards are important to them."
Nominees were determined following consultations involving Inside Track's team of editors and contributors. Every effort was made to put forward the most worthy candidates, while fairly representing Canada's top series and all regions of the country.
All voting will be conducted via a controlled balloting procedure at the official Inside Track website (www.insidetracknews.com) and here. The polls will remain open until midnight on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The results of the readers' selections will be announced in an upcoming issue of Inside Track Motorsport News. The award winners will be honoured on stage at the Canadian Motorsports Expo on the night of Saturday, February 11. The show takes place at Toronto's International Centre.
Inside Track Communications fast facts: Inside Track Communications is the nation's leader when it comes to Canadian motorsports publications. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Inside Track Communications publishes Inside Track Motorsport News (www.insidetracknews.com), Inside Motorcycles (www.insidemotorcycles.com), and Inside MotoX & Off Road (www.insidemotocross.com). Inside Track Communications is also the co-owner of the Canadian Motorsports Expo (www.canadianmotorsportsexpo.com).