After an exciting, unpredictable and sometimes
controversial 2013 motorsports season, it’s time for
you, the readers of RACER and RACER.com, to cast
your votes for RACER of the Year XIX.
Because these awards are voted for by racing’s most
passionate and knowledgeable fans, winning one is
something the stars of the sport truly appreciate.
This year, you can vote in six categories, with a new
Club Racer of the Year award joining Road Racer, Oval
Racer, Drag Racer, RACER Rookie and, of course, the
overall RACER of the Year for the driver you consider
2013’s best of the best, regardless of category.
Leading contenders for overall RACER of the Year
include four-straight Formula 1 World Champion
Sebastian Vettel; IndyCar’s fightback king Scott Dixon;
six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson,
and 16 -time NHRA Funny Car numero uno John Force.
But in the end it’s all down to you guys, so get voting!
2013 RACER OF THE YEAR
Who is your best of the best from 2013? Vote for any
driver from any category including, but not limited to
Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR, sports cars and NHRA.
2013 ROAD RACER OF THE YEAR
Traditionally a battle between the road-course aces of F1,
IndyCar and U.S. sports car racing. Last year’s winner was
IndyCar champ Ryan Hunter-Reay.
2013 OVAL RACER OF THE YEAR
The big guns from NASCAR feature heavily, along with the
oval experts from the IndyCar Series. Sprint Cup champ
Brad Keselowski got your vote a year ago.
2013 DRAG RACER OF THE YEAR
The stars of NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock vie
for your votes in what is often the most closely-fought
category. Top Fuel champ Antron Brown earned it in 2012.
2013 RACER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Make your choice from six top rookies nominated by
RACER ’s editors. Last year, NHRA Funny Car newbie
Courtney Force won by a landslide.
AND NEW FOR 2013…
CLUB RACER OF THE YEAR
Grass roots racing is showcased as you get the chance to
choose from six worthy nominees chosen by the editors.
Last year’s RACER of the Year, voted for
by the readers of RACER magazine and
RACER.com, was 2012 IndyCar Series
champ Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will he figure
large in the voting this time around?
Cast your votes in these six Categories
Now that the dust has settled on an exciting 2013
motorsports season and you’ve had the chance to catch
your breath and collect your thoughts, the polls open for
RACER of the Year XIX on Monday, Dec. 16. You can vote
for all six reader-decided categories by visiting RACER.com
and clicking on the RACER of the Year XIX special section.
Readers can vote only once, and the polls close midnight ET
on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Final results will be announced in
the Spring 2014 issue of RACER and on RACER.com.
hoW to vote for RACER of the year xix