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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #32 September 18, 2014 Sunset Speedway

Spira Racing – Post Race Update #32 September 18, 2014 Sunset Speedway

Billy, Jake and Samantha arrived at Sunset Speedway for the Plowing Match Special that was a 50 lap invitational held on a rare Thursday night. A total of 53 cars from throughout the province had arrived at the track to qualify for the 28 starting positions for the event that had grown in size due to the promotional efforts of Spencer Lewis Promotions, who had brought on many sponsors that boosted the overall purse for the event. All three cars were handling very well during the practice sessions as no changes were made in the shop since the previous Saturday night at the track. The format would consist of four, 10 lap heat races that would transfer the top four in each into the main event with the balance then
going to a B and C-main event to qualify the 28 starting cars. The top cars in the C-main would join those that went directly to the B-main and then the top 12 out of the B-main would joint the top 16 heat qualifiers in the main event. Jake was the only car from the Spira-Gunk team that started in the first heat race, where he started 11th and moved up to finish 6th, putting him into the B-main. Billy and Samantha were both in the second heat race, where Billy started 6th and
Samantha 9th. At the halfway point, Billy moved into the lead as Samantha moved into 4th where they would both run to the end and qualify for the main event. Jake lined up 9th for the 16 lap B-main event where he would have to finish in
the top 12 to move onto the 50 lap feature. Jake moved up to 4th by the halfway point and then ran side by side with the #37 on the final lap, edging by to take 3rd at the end of the race. With all three cars qualified for the feature, Billy lined up in the pole position, Samantha 14th and Jake 19th. The #35 moved by Billy on the 1st lap to take over the lead up front as Samantha moved up to 10th and Jake 15th before the first caution on the 2nd lap for a car that spun on the track. Apparently, young Jake made contact with the car that spun, so he was sent to the back of the field for the restart with Billy 2nd and Sam 10th. On the 10th lap, the #35 had moved well ahead of the field as Billy continued in 2nd with the #89 on his bumper, Samantha in 8th and Jake started his move forward as he took over 23rd from his restart in 28th. The #64 moved by Billy, putting him 3rd just prior to the caution that came out on lap 21 for Samantha who slowed on the track with two flat rear tires. Sam was running three wide, got squeezed from both sides and the contact flattened both rear tires by popping them off their seal to the rims. Heading to the pits under caution, the crew removed both tires and sent Samantha on her way to rejoin the field as the last car on the lead lap in 17th. As the race continued with Billy still in 3rd and Jake in 18th, Samantha struggled with a very loose car that was extremely hard to control. As they approached the halfway mark, the #64 slowed with unknown mechanical problems, temporarily moving Billy into 2nd, before the #89 moved by putting Billy back to 3rd within a lap. With 10 laps to go, the #35 continued up front as Billy ran on the bumper of the #89 in a battle for 2nd. Lapped traffic played a big roll in the final laps as Billy’s only chance of getting by the #89 was foiled by lapped cars that were running side by side for position. Billy would finish 3rd as Jake gained 13
positions throughout the race after being sent to the back to finish 15th and Sam finish behind him in 16th with a very loose handling race car.
Photo Credit: Dave Franks-Dave Franks Photography

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Steckly Posts A Podium Finish In Season Finale

Steckly Posts A Podium Finish In Season Finale

Saturdays Pinty’s 250 would be the final event of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season and Steckly was prepared for a top finish to end the season in the Canadian Tire/AW Millwrights Dodge.

Practice started the day as planned as by the time second practice was complete the 22 Racing Dodge was on the top of the scoring charts. “We have always run well here,” said Steckly after practice. “Now we have to back it up in qualifying and the race.”

With twenty three cars entered, qualifying up front would be crucial for the 250 lap event. Steckly hoped to make it two in a row as he put the Canadian Tire Dodge on the pole in 2013 and went on to win the event. When the final car had completed the timed session, Steckly was credited with the third quickest time. “We aren’t worried about starting third,” said Steckly. “They don’t award points for qualifying and I think we have a car that can win tonight.”

Steckly’s patient style would again prove beneficial as he found a good pace during the early laps. Prior to pit stops for tires, Steckly was able to take the lead for several laps. When pit stops cycled through the 22 Racing Team driver restarted second. During the final fifty laps and after several cautions, Steckly was unable to get past leader J.R. Fitzpatrick and settled for a second place podium position. “We brought a strong car here again this year,” said Steckly after the race. “We know this track well but we needed a long green flag run at the end and maybe we would have had a chance at J.R. As usual my crew came to win tonight and gave me a car that could contend. We just came up one spot short.”

The second place finish moved Steckly up two positions in the final NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 standings to fourth.

The Pinty’s 250 from Kawartha Speedway will air Sat. Oct. 4th at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN and Wed. Oct. 15th at 9:30 p.m. on RDS2.

Scott Steckly is supported by the following companies: Canadian Tire Corporation, Osram Sylvania, Mobil 1 the official Oil Supplier of 22 Racing, Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales and Metrocom Canada.

Fans can follow Scott Steckly throughout the offseason on his website at 22racing.ca or on Twitter @ScottSteckly22 or you can Like the 22RacingTeam fan page on Facebook. For team updates on Scott and the other 22 Racing teams follow us on Twitter @22RacingTeam.

Photo Credit: Matthew Manor

For more information on Scott Steckly please contact:

Linda Jones

ljones@drivenmi.com
705-730-4044

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Difficult Night For McColm And CBRT At Kawartha

Difficult Night For McColm And CBRT At Kawartha

September 20, 2014. Canada’s Best Racing Team with driver Joey McColm at the wheel of the #25 TSC Dodge were in a good position to wrap up the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at the final event held at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario with an excellent finishing result. Contact during the race would hamper their finishing result but they once again showed they are a team on the rise.
McColm had the #25 TSC Dodge near the top of the time sheets during practice sessions and held the provisional pole briefly during the qualifying session. When the session ended McColm lined up seventh for the race. “That was a better qualifying run for me” said the driver. “It’s something I’ve worked on to improve this season” he added.
When the green flag waved for the 250 lap feature race McColm was running strong in the #25 TSC Dodge near the front of the field, moving up a position whenever the opportunity came. Circumstances changed quickly however and McColm had contact with another car. “It’s tough, it was early in the race and I try to give guys room; especially that early but we didn’t get a break” said the driver.
This would not be the only incident of the night for McColm and the #25 TSC Dodge. Contact later in the race would result in a dangling rear bumper panel. McColm was forced to make a green flag pit stop and the “Pacmen Pit Crew” removed the panel with lightning speed to return the car to the fight.
Following the early setback that put him at the back of the field McColm battled all night for every position and when the checkered flag fell had climbed back up to 14th position. “It was a tough night for us in terms of race result, but I’m just so proud of this team and how hard they worked all season” said McColm.
With the race season now complete Joey McColm finished eighth in the overall standings. “Eighth place is pretty good but what really excites me is seeing the growth of our team and how much stronger we got as the season went on. We’ve got so much momentum that we’re going to carry through the winter, we’ll be even stronger in 2015”.

Find out more and stay connected with Canada’s Best Racing Team throughout the racing season. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #CBRT25 and follow @CBRTinc and also keep up to date with the team on Facebook at facebook.com/cbrtinc and you can visit www.canadasbestracingteam.com for more interactive features.
Photo: The #25 TSC Stores Dodge on track at Kawartha Speedway
Photo Credit: Mathew Manor
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Disapointing Night For Team MOPAR At Kawartha

Disapointing Night For Team MOPAR At Kawartha

September 20, 2014. Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team looked to be on the way to a top finish at the final round of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario on Saturday night. However a mechanical issue and contact would ultimately end their night early.

Ranger posted the quickest time during the first practice and was again quick and consistent during the final practice session. He followed that up by posting the second fastest lap during qualifying putting the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge on the outside of the front row to start the 250 lap feature event.

“I expected to have a good starting spot” said Ranger. “The car felt very good during practice and I really like how you can push the car at this track” he added.

In the early going of the race Ranger kept the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge near the front of the field maintaining a comfortable pace and looking for opportunities to improve his position. Before the race was at the halfway mark Ranger wound up in a battle for position with other competitors and came out on the losing end, damaging the right front suspension.

“I’m not sure what happened I felt something that we maybe lost the power for a moment and there was contact” said the driver.

Bringing the #27 Mopar Parts car to pit road the team determined the right front tie rod was the problem and made the change along with other repairs trying to right the problems. Ranger returned to the race many laps down before being forced to retire early.

“This is so frustrating” said Ranger. “We had some trouble in the last couple of races and I’m very disappointed for Mopar and the team. This is a tough way to end the season” he added.

With the eleven race season concluded Andrew Ranger wound up sixth in the overall championship standings.

“I want to thank everyone at Mopar and DJK Racing for all the hard work this year, we had some success winning races, but we also know that we’ll make improvements in the off season to be better in 2015” stated Ranger.

Race fans can get more information and follow the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team all season by going to www.mopar.ca and clicking on Motorsports.

Attached photo: Andrew Ranger in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge at Kawartha Speedway

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Kennington Scores Top Five At Kawartha

Kennington Scores Top Five At Kawartha

September 20, 2014. DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team overcame a multitude of challenges in the final round of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Kawartha Speedway on Saturday night. The result was a top five finish to close out the season.

Before the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge even hit the track a problem was discovered and it was serious. “We had a mechanical issue with the rear end of the car and it would have been impossible to make the necessary repairs prior to the race” explained Kennington.

Kennington worked out a deal with the #84 team to use their back-up car and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team went to work preparing the car for the race. With zero laps of practice Kennington posted the 11th quickest time during qualifying. “I could have driven it a little harder but not having any practice I wasn’t taking any chances” said Kennington.

Having to scramble to get the car race ready the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge wasn’t quite where the driver needed it to be in terms of handling so during the first caution period of the 250 lap event they took the opportunity to make adjustments. “The guys did a heck of a job and they made the car better every time we made pit stops” said Kennington.

With the determined effort by the team and a gutsy driving effort Kennington continued to work his way forward during the race and when the checkered flag fell collected a fifth place result. “This was a team result” said Kennington. “with an assist and thank you to the #84 team. These guys worked so hard today and all year, we had some struggles but they never quit and just kept working harder” he added.

With his ninth top ten result of the season in 11 races DJ Kennington finishes third in the overall standings. “Third is pretty good but it’s also disappointing for us” said Kennington. “We know we’re a championship team and that’s our goal for 2015 and we start working toward it immediately” he added.

Race fans are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest team news in several ways. Race fans should bookmark the team website www.djkracing.ca and follow them on twitter, @djkracing and also on Instagram. Fans should also “like” the DJK Racing Fan Page on Facebook.

Photos: DJ Kennington’s #17 Castrol Edge Dodge on track at Kawartha Speedway

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Sean Cronan Finishes Fifth In Canadian Limited Late Model Championship 125

Sean Cronan Finishes Fifth In Canadian Limited Late Model Championship 125

INNISFIL, Ontario – Battling against an ill-handling car, Sean Cronan and the entire Cronan Motorsports team would work hard throughout the day to battle to a fifth place finish in the Canadian Limited Late Model Championship 125 on Thursday night at Sunset Speedway.

Cronan started off the day on a positive note, posting the fourth quickest time (14.850 seconds) in time trials, just 18 hundreths off of Jason Witty’s quick time. The dice roll invert would hand Cronan a fifth place starting spot for the feature.

Saving his equipment early in the race, Cronan would drop back to the ninth spot by lap seven, before moving back up to eighth with a pass on Tom Walters on lap 15. Cronan would begin to steadily make progress, moving into sixth by lap 29 with a pair of passes. Though with the car not to his liking, he would drop back to eighth by lap 48, before moving back into seventh at lap 63. Cronan would then run the next 18 laps solid to the competition caution.

Under the break, crew chief Jeff Walt and Cronan discussed changes to make in hopes of getting the car better the second half of the race. Walt along with Shawn Murray, Rick Dobson, Ryan Corrigan, Johnny and Mike would make the adjustments necessary before sending Cronan out for the second half of the event.

On the restart, business really picked up with drivers going two, three-wide down the backstretch. Cronan would survive the chaos, missing the incident between Witty and Nick Goetz, to move into the sixth spot. The second restart was another good one for Cronan as he moved up to fifth, battling Jason Parker for fourth. Cronan would complete the pass for the spot on lap 78. He would lose fourth a couple laps later as Tom Walters was able to get before the caution waved once again, this time for a spin by Larry Jackson.

The restart brought forth a battle between Cronan and Baker for the sixth spot. There’d be contact along the way between the pair on the backstretch, which resulted in a caution as Baker would have a cut tire. There’d be a little contact under caution, courtesy of Baker, but Cronan was able to keep going with minimum damage in the sixth spot.

There’d be another quick caution with 29 laps to go and the restart went to Cronan’s advantage as he was able to get by Gord Shepherd to move into the fifth spot. From there on, Cronan was able to hold off all charges en route to the checkered flag, posting a solid top-five finish.

Special thanks to The Lockeroom Sports Bar and Grill, McLaren Equipment, Craighurst Auto Pro, Spira Fire Protection, GreenSteelRoof.ca, Simcoe Heating and Air, and Fox’s Bakery and Deli for their continued support.

Be sure to stay up to date on Sean Cronan by checking out his website at http://www.cronanmotorsports.com, following him on twitter @cronanmotor, and joining the team’s facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/194634000549656/.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin

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Jeff Lapcevich Prepared For Milestone Trip To Kawartha Speedway

Jeff Lapcevich Prepared For Milestone Trip To Kawartha Speedway

GRIMSBY, ON- When the lift gate drops on the Fastline Motorsports hauler on Saturday, September 20th to signal the unofficial beginning to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway, there’s a good chance it will carry extra significance for veteran Jeff Lapcevich.

That’s because the road course specialist turned NCATS fan favourite is unsure if he’ll be back behind the wheel of the No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge when the series rolls into Kawartha in 2015.

“We’ve got a lot of things up in the air for next season”, explains Lapcevich. “There’s quite a few different directions we could end up going in, but one of them is splitting the NCATS ride between myself and my son Cayden”

If that is indeed the plan for next season, Lapcevich would find himself concentrating on the road course events while Cayden becomes accustomed to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on the oval tracks.

“There hasn’t been anything set in stone yet, but if this weekend really is my last start at Kawartha, I want to make sure I give my guys something to remember me by”, smiles the personable veteran.

Lapcevich’s oval program is as stout as any, as evidence by the Grimsby, ON driver’s podium finish at Kawartha Speedway just one year ago.

“Our car always seems to hook up well at Kawartha”, says Lapcevich. “We were fast here in 2013. We ran up front all afternoon and just couldn’t quite make a move for the win late in the going. Hopefully we can find some speed early in practice, make the right adjustments and qualify close enough to the front so that we don’t have to burn our stuff up coming through the field”

The veteran has not finished outside of the top-10 at Kawartha since 2009, and will enter the Pinty’s 250 with hopes of securing his fifth top-5 finish of the 2014 campaign.

To learn more about Jeff and the rest of the Fastline Motorsports team, follow @LapcevichRacing on Twitter.

Jeff Lapcevich’s 2014 season is powered by Tim Hortons, Castrol, Cathcart Trucking, Troy Cove Marine, EpicRacewear by OnePromo.ca and Springer’s Meats.

Photo Credit: Paul-Andre Quinn

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Smith Poised For Success In First Great Canadian Race

Smith Poised For Success In First Great Canadian Race

(Coldstream, ON)-If there is one thing that Brady Smith knows how to do, it is win races. The Delaware Speedway driver and rookie of the year is wrapping up his rookie year in the Pro Late Models, and is looking forward to the upcoming “post season” racing events including the APC Six Pack Series finale at Flamboro Speedway Oct 4, and the most prestigious event on the calendar, the 33rd Annual Great Canadian Race, at Delaware Speedway Sept 20, 2014.

Smith, a mechanical engineering student and heavy equipment operator, is a former Champion at Grand Bend Speedway and Delaware Speedway in their Junior Racing Leagues, as well as Rookie of the Year in JCAR Mini Trucks and Delaware Trucks has been winning races since he started at a very young age. Today, at the age of 21, Smith is one of the youngest drivers to ever competitively pilot a Pro Late Model at Delaware Speedway. Winning races and Championships is something Smith is used to. In the later stages of the 2013 season, Smith took his turn behind the wheel of a Pro Late Model, while still battling for a championship in the Demar Aggregate Trucks at Delaware Speedway. After this, a promotion to a faster and more advantageous race operation was in the works for 2014.
Despite winning the 2014 Pro Late Model Rookie of The Year and finishing inside the top 5 in the Championship point standings, the 2014 season has been an up and down battle for Smith. Some late season heartaches have left the race team glad to put the month of August behind them. Smith travelled north to Sauble Speedway for the annual Beat The Heat 150, but failed to finish after a being involved in a mix up with a lapped car causing widespread damage. Smith had tough luck at Delaware as well, being swept up in a pair of accidents that damaged his car extensively, resulting in a lot of late nights making repairs.
The Great Canadian Race will be Brady Smith’s first in a Pro Late Model. The race has been through various changes, formats and race divisions throughout the years, but the names that have won the event race are the biggest names in Ontario short track racing. Names like Leslie, Hanley, Gibbons, Robblee, Keeling, Sheridan, Watson, and Kennedy have made their mark, and will forever be remembered as Champions of the very prestigious Canadian short Track race.
Brady Smith has been very fortunate to align himself with one of those Champions, Jesse Kennedy. Smith sought out the guidance of Kennedy while they shared the speedway in JCAR Mini Trucks. Over the course of the last 5 years, Kennedy has played the role of mentor, and Smith the role of mentee as he worked his way through the ranks of full size trucks at Delaware Speedway. Smith would often be seen in the pit area in deep discussion with Kennedy, both using the hand gestures racers often use to describe the handling characteristics of the race cars. It was clear- Brady Smith was learning valuable information and collecting the tools to become one of Ontario’s elite drivers in the Pro Late Model ranks.
Delaware Speedway’s Great Canadian Race, part of the APC Six Pack Pro Late Model Series, will play host to a plethora of drivers and teams from all over Southern Ontario, including the stars of Flamboro Speedway. The young driver from the small town of Coldstream hopes to have a clean and consistent race with the fenders intact and a successful finish.
Brady Smith and his team would like to thank all of their marketing partners for an outstanding first Pro Late Model season. Dekalb Seed Canada, Farmgate Markets, Mapleview Farms, Ray Williams Trucking, BASF Canada, Lobo Agservices, Ferguson’s Fancy Beans, Fairway Golf Practice Facility, Fishers Landscape Hyde park, Brannon Construction, Spruce Lane Motors, RJ Fisher Trucking, Twilight Acre Farms, Straightline Collision, Artworks by Grem, Pastos Grill, and Action Trailer Sales.
Come and meet Brady Smith Saturday September 20, at the Great Canadian Race Weekend in the pre-race autograph session. Racing for all divisions begins at 2:00pm. Qualifying for APC 100 will take place Friday night September 19. You can follow the driver on Twitter @BradySmith39

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Trevor Collver Set for Great Canadian Race Weekend

Trevor Collver Set for Great Canadian Race Weekend

(Lucan ON)-The roller coaster year of Trevor Collver Motorsports will come to an end this Saturday at Delaware Speedway’s All New Great Canadian race weekend.

Driver Trevor Collver will be on hand at Delaware Speedway Friday night for practice and qualifying which will consist of 2 time trial laps to set the field for Saturday afternoon’s main event. The main event on Saturday will wrap the Home and Home series between the Flamboro Speedway and Delaware Speedway competitors.

Collver, along with every driver and team that competes at Delaware Speedway, will be on hand, trackside for a Massive Autograph session. Fans are welcome to visit the TCM team, take pictures with smart phones and post to twitter as part of the entire fan experience.

When racing gets down to business, the entire Super Stock division will be on track for the Twin 25’s in front of what promises to be the largest crowd to assemble at Delaware Speedway this year.

Collver will be gunning for his first feature win of the season, and no place better than the final night of competition.

Collver competes in the ALL NEW Great Canadian Race Weekend September 19-20 with partnership from Carter Trucking, Champion Spark Plugs, Outback Tire shack, Mark Kennedy Trucking, Hodgins Custom Service, G&L Automotive, Ron O Brien ReMax, Melrose Garage, Dave Collver Auto Care, Don Collver Automotive and Transmission, Collver Towing, Fix Auto,Customclothing4U.com, Hallmark Memorials, Huron Tractor, Dave Moore Fuels and Mac’s Convenience.

You can follow Trevor Collver on Twitter @TCollver1

• Friday GAW Super Stocks will Practice and Time Trial 7:00pm
• Saturday All Teams participate in Massive Autograph Sessiopn 2:45 – 4:00
• Saturday GAW Super Stocks Twin 25’s

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Elliott Racing – Quaker State Team Continues Streak 30th Night of Racing….717 In A Row

Elliott Racing – Quaker State Team Continues Streak 30th Night of Racing….717 In A Row

September 13th Race #30-We ran our 30th night of 2014, the most since 1990 when our team competed in 39 race events. This was also our 1166th night of competition and extended our streak to 717 consecutive nights without missing. Our team hopes to break the NASCAR record held by Ricky Rudd of 788 consecutive starts.

Racing Hard At Sunset Speedway…..photo courtesy of Alain Thiboutot
Tonight was the final point race for 2014 in the Late Model class at Sunset Speedway and our team hoped to crack the top 20 of the 35 cars that competed. We were unable to make all the races because of schedule conflicts with other series. However we did make all but 5 regular shows.

We had a good night in spite of not having newer tires for this 100 lap race. We qualified 18th and finished 15th staying away from a few serious wrecks. Our next big race at Sunset is Thursday September 18th, a 125 lap Invitational.

Rookie Lauren Finishes 11th in Mini Stock Points
What a season our granddaughter Lauren had in her first full season running in the Mini Stock class at Sunset Speedway. There were over 40 Mini’s competing throughout the year and she had an awesome run picking up 3 checkers and just missing top 10 in the point standing by 3 points.

In her final night of racing Lauren was leading her heat race, bottom picture and was hit causing the LF tire to go flat but she kept going and picked up 4th with the flat tire. In the 28 car feature she drove incredible, running in the top 7 most of the race finishing 9th at the checker. She has shown amazing talent in her Rookie season. Grandson, Gehrig will drive the car this Thursday for the 50 Lap Invitational at Sunset Speedway.
Next Event

Thursday September 18th

Late Model Invitational 125 Lap

Mini Stock 50 Lap Invitational

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Quaker State Lincoln Modified Takes Feature Win Gary Elliott Motorsports Clinches 2nd At Full Throttle

Quaker State Lincoln Modified Takes Feature Win Gary Elliott Motorsports Clinches 2nd At Full Throttle

September 12th Race #29-Feature Win Snaps Winless Streak at 176 Nights. What a night for our team. We had been running awesome at Full Throttle Speedway in our Quaker State Lincoln Welders Modified, and finally broke through with a feature win. We did win a feature in 2013, but that was driving for another car owner, but this win was in one of our own cars and our team was incredibly excited with the win, our 5th checker of 2014.

Final Standings

1 Gary McLean 8 Conn ON 590 Leader

2 Gary Elliot 36 Waterdown ON 559 -31

3 Paul Milligan 23 Innisfil Beach ON 555 -35

4 John Karley 19 Kitchener ON 525 -65

5 John Harper 79 Cambridge ON 359 -231
We started the night in 3rd place, only one point behind 2nd but our two podium feature finishes, 1st and 3rd moved us ahead of #23 Paul Milligan. We are closing in on the end of another great year of racing, but still 5 nights left.
September 18th 125 Lap Invitational Late Model
September 20th 100 Lap Garry Reynolds Memorial Late Model
September 27/28 50 Lap OSCAAR Tour race Modified
October 3rd Twin 20 Modified Features
October 4th 100 Lap Octoberfest Special Late Model
October 10th-12th 114 Laps Late Model…50 Lap Modified
Coming Up Sunset Speedway 100 Lap Final Points Night

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Hathaway & E.H.R Team FocusedD On Strong Finish To 2014 Campain At Kawartha

Hathaway & E.H.R Team FocusedD On Strong Finish To 2014 Campain At Kawartha

STOUFFVILLE, ON- September 18, 2014- After a late-race, highlight-reel battle at Barrie Speedway paved the way for Jason Hathaway’s second victory of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season, the fan favourite is ready to close out his season on a high note setting his sights on a strong podium finish at Kawartha Speedway’s Pinty’s 250 on Saturday, September 20th.

“Barrie was exactly the kind of race we needed”, smiles Hathaway as he reflects. “We always seem to run well there. Now that we have that win to build on, all of our guys are motivated and energized to take down two in a row this weekend.”

Hathaway has posted 4 top-10s in 6 oval starts this season, and hopes to continue that trend at Kawartha.

“Our oval program is so strong, my team always has me in equipment that’s capable of getting to the front”, explains the veteran. “We just need to pick our spots, utilize the right strategy on pit road and have enough car left to be there when it counts.”

Heading into the event, Hathaway makes it clear what his Ed Hakonson Racing team is looking for at Kawartha.

“At this point in the season, all that matters to us is a trip to victory lane. We’re going to Kawartha looking for our third win of the season, and we’re not going to let a little bit of hard work stand in the way of making that happen.”

The Pinty’s 250 is scheduled for Kawartha Speedway on Saturday, September 20th. Details, including gate times and ticket prices, can be found at www.KawarthaSpeedway.com.
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TSC Stores On Board With McColm At Kawartha

TSC Stores On Board With McColm At Kawartha

September 17, 2014. Canada’s Best Racing Team and driver Joey McColm will campaign the #25 TSC Stores Dodge this Saturday for the final event of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario. It’s been a season of growth and improved performance every weekend for the team in 2014 and that will continue at the season finale.
McColm had the #25 TSC Stores Dodge at Kawartha last weekend for a test session to prepare for this weeks event and was pleased with the results. “We had a couple of small things we wanted to try” explained McColm. “We’ve always raced well here gainig seven or eight spots during the race but we worked on some things to make us even better”.
It’s that kind of effort and attention to detail that has set the #25 CBRT group apart in growth this season. “When I think back to how much we’ve accomplished this year it makes me proud” said McColm. “We built new race cars, brought so many great partners aboard with us who want to be part of our program and we’ve engaged so many fans through our social media presence, it’s just awesome” he stated.
The other key point of course is the #25 CBRT Dodge team has also shown tremendous improved performance on the track as the season has gone on. “We expected to be a competitive team every weekend and we’ve accomplished that goal. Our race results have improved all year and we want to finish out the season taking that next step” said McColm.
Joey McColm and the #25 TSC Stores Dodge will be on track at Kawartha Speedway for practice and qualifying this coming Saturday and take the green flag for the 250 lap race at 5PM.
Of Note: Joey McColm is also participating in the Lap4MD program, donating $1 for each race lap he leads. Find out more on twitter at @LAPS4MD
Find out more and stay connected with Canada’s Best Racing Team throughout the racing season. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #CBRT25 and follow @CBRTinc and also keep up to date with the team on Facebook at facebook.com/cbrtinc and you can visit www.canadasbestracingteam.com for more interactive features.
Photo: The #25 TSC Stores Dodge on display at a recent appearance

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Team MOPAR Ready For Season Finale

Team MOPAR Ready For Season Finale

September 17, 2014. Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team head into the final round of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series this weekend at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario with the goal of collecting as many championship points as possible. And of course the best way to accomplish that is to win the race.

Kawartha Speedway is a .375 mile banked oval that Ranger says really suits his driving style and he can’t wait to get the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge on track. “It’s a track I really like, very fast where you can carry lots of speed in the corners” said Ranger. “I’m really looking forward to getting back there again” he stated.

While it has been several years since Ranger competed at Kawartha Speedway there is plenty of reason for optimism within the team. “The last time I raced at the track was 2009” and started on the front row” said Ranger. “I led a lot of laps that day and we know the Mopar car has been fast this year and we want to finish the season on a positive note with our third win of the year”.

Ranger comes into the eleventh and final race of the season fourth in the overall championship, only six points behind third spot. “It’s kind of fun because I’m competing with my teammate for that spot in the standings” said Ranger. “We’ll be doing everything we can to gain points and have the bragging rights in the off season” he added.

Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge begin action Saturday with practice and qualifying. The 250 lap feature event will take the green flag at 5PM at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, ON.

Race fans can get more information and follow the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team all season by going to www.mopar.ca and clicking on Motorsports.

Attached photo: Andrew Ranger in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge at Barrie Speedway during the most recent event.

Photo Credit: Mathew Murnaghan

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Holdaway Triumphant In Sunset Speedway Championship Finale

Holdaway Triumphant In Sunset Speedway Championship Finale

Orillia, ON – A string of four straight top four finishes had Taylor Holdaway’s confidence at an all-time high heading into the final points race of the season at Sunset Speedway. A pair of 2nd place finishes combined with a 3rd and a 4th put him right in the middle of the title chase.

“We were so confident heading into the final points night with the car having been so competitive the last couple of weeks” said Holdaway. “We knew if we saved our equipment we would be in contention for the win.”

The evening started off well with a 3rd place qualifying effort in time trials. Holdaway would later draw the 3rd starting positions for the feature. “Getting a good draw was important for us. We knew it put us in a solid position to fall in line and save our car until the end” commented Holdaway.

Saving the best for the end is exactly what he did as he raced side by side with Chris Morrow for the last 20 laps of the 100 lap feature. On the final circuit Holdaway made a daring move to get by Morrow and capture the win.

“Racing with Chris morrow the last 20 laps was so much fun and I have so much respect for him as a driver. To race side by side like we did certainly put on a great show for the fans” said Holdaway. “This race win means so much to our team and I cannot thank my crew enough for taking time from their weekends to do this. I also have to thank my girlfriend Sarah who puts in so much effort; I couldn’t do it without her.”

The victory helped move Holdaway into 2nd overall in the final points standings. Dwayne Baker’s third place finish secured the season championship for 2014.

The Holdaway Motorsports Ford Fusion returns to action on Thursday, September 18th for the Canadian Limited Late Model Championship at Sunset Speedway. The team will also be in action on Saturday, September 20th at Barrie Speedway for the Garry Reynolds Memorial.

Holdaway Motorsports would like to thank ImageFactor.ca Motorsports Designs, Castrol Motor Oil, Wix Filters, OntarioOval.com, Holdaway Automotive, Sunshine Super Wash Orillia, BG Products and Thor Motors Orillia for their support in 2014.

For more information visit www.TaylorHoldaway.com. Fans are also encouraged to follow Taylor on Twitter at @41Holdaway and “Like” his Facebook Fan Page.

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