We recently surveyed a group of American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road fans, officials, and members of the local and regional media, asking their collective opinion on the performances turned in by the drivers they watched race every week in 2007. Out of their selections of the ten best across the ACT Late Model Tour, Série ACT Castrol, and Thunder Road’s Late Model, NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior divisions, we have compiled a list of the “Top 25 ACT Drivers of 2007.”
Beginning next week, this column will recognize five drivers each week from the list, ranked in order, beginning with positions 25 through 21. The idea sprang from a list originally created in 2003 by this writer as a “solo project” that has since continued each winter. For the first time last year, five extra people were called upon to help rank the drivers, and the survey was, by all accounts, quite successful.