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TEAM 3 RED/ED HAKONSON RACING WELCOMES  TAO TRANSPORT AT GR3R

TEAM 3 RED/ED HAKONSON RACING WELCOMES TAO TRANSPORT AT GR3R

STOUFFVILLE, ONTARIO-JULY 31, 2015- Team 3 Red/Ed Hakonson Racing is excited to welcome a new sponsor, TAO Transport, this weekend at the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres.

TAO Transport, head officed in Monterrey, Mexico, operates 12 terminals out of Mexico and features a strategically placed cross docking facility in Laredo, Texas.

TAO Transport operates over 700 trucks within Mexico and employs 1200 people. Specializing in door to door service transportation for dry and temperature controlled freight between Mexico and Canada.

Company Director Daniel Trevino is excited about joining Ed Hakonson Racing for the weekends’ race. “Quebec is a very important market to us as we conduct a large portion of our Canadian business within the province. Joining T3R/EHR at the GP3R is a good fit for us and our Canadian partner HGC The Harman Group.”

More information can be found on TAO Transport on their website at www.tao.com.mx

Jason Hathaway and his team will take to the track on Saturday morning for practise and qualifying in the afternoon. The green flag for the JuliaWine.com main event at GP3R will drop on Sunday afternoon at 2:10PM.

T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with Fast Eddie Racewear, The Harman Group, Praxair and Choko Motorsports.

Fans can keep up with Jason and the rest of T3R/EHR at their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, on Twitter @JasonHathaway3 or @EHRT3R Instagram jasonhathaway3 and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2015 season

For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103. Or email jamie@team3red.com

Jamie Hakonson

Fast Eddie Racewear

Choko Authentic Apparel

Ed Hakonson Racing/ Team 3 Red

19 Anderson Blvd

Uxbridge, ON

L9P 0C7

905-642-1010 tel

905-642-1011 fax

jamie@fasteddieracewear.com

www.fasteddieracewear.com

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Trevor Collver Motorsports: Weekend Preview – Delawware Speedway Super Stock, Sauble Speedway –APC Pro Late Model

Trevor Collver Motorsports: Weekend Preview – Delawware Speedway Super Stock, Sauble Speedway –APC Pro Late Model

(Lucan ON) The 2015 season jas already seen the crossed flags and are soon coming to the checkered flag of the series of races for Trevor Collver and his teams.

The weekly racing at Delaware has shown progres, and the United late Model touring series results are starting to show promise.

Friday July 31 Ground Masters Super Stocks – Delaware Speedway

Little gains each week have the TCM team thinking postive for this Fridays action at Delaware Speedway. As the speedway honours the men and women of the Armed Forces, Trevor Collvers Carter Trucking, Inventory Express Camaro #1 is finally headed in the right direction.  Affter a early week test, the team was able to make the necessary changes to the car that should boost the results to what has been to this point a diffficult season.  The race car just had trouble turning and changes this week should correct the condition.   Armed Services Appreciation Night at Delaware Speedway begins at 7:30pm, with spectator gates opening at 6:00pm

Sunday August 2 – APC Late Model Beat the Heat – Sauble Speedway Event #6

The results didn’t show a strong performance at the most recent event in Peterborough, Trevor Collver and the Border Town Classics / Inventory Express Chevrolet had a solid outing.  Driving from 21st place to the top ten by the races end proved to be a turning point in the season for the Lucan ON driver.  Despite two separate on track run ins with another competitor, Collver managed to escape much of the carnage others had and finsh 15th.  There has been steady improvement throughout the course of the season and the team is often reminded that it is in its first year of competition of a team and Collver himself is his rookie year and competing on racetrack for the very first time.

Sauble Speedway is next on the tour.  The Annual Beat the Heat is the main event.   This race in the past has been a higly contested affair when it was an open Pro Late Model Inviattonal, Ironically, the past winners of this event are front runners currently on the tour. Dale Shaw, Shawn Chenoweth, Andrew Gressel  have all taken home the Wakeboard Trophy and are favoured in this weekends event.  But the steady improvement of the Border Town Classics/Inventory Express, Gold Racing 97 will be on display Sunday night.  Qualifying begins at 6:00pm and the Green Flag for the Beat the Heat, is at 8:30pm

Please support local racing and the partnerships that keep the teams competing. Gold Racing & Trevor Collver Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners Border Town Classics, Carter Trucking, Inventory Express Automotive Lubricants, Champion Spark Plugs, Outback Tire shack, Mark Kennedy Trucking, D-K Equipment, Hodgins Custom Service, Wilds Printing & Graphics, G&L Automotive, Melrose Garage, Dave Collver Auto Care, Don Collver Automotive and Transmission , Collver Towing, Fix Auto Northwest, Customclothing4U.com, Nationwide Oil Spray & Hallmark Memorials.

Follow the team on Socia media as the teams race in Delaware and in Sauble Beach @TCollver1

 

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Fitzpatrick Heads To Peterborough With High Expectations

Fitzpatrick Heads To Peterborough With High Expectations

AYR, Ont. (July 30, 2015) – JR Fitzpatrick roars back to full speed this Saturday when the OSCAAR Dickies Super Late Model tour resumes at Peterborough Speedway’s Chase for the Colours.

Fitzpatrick enters the event with high expectations for his Meineke Car Care/Transaxle Heavy Truck Parts No.84 at one of his favourite Ontario tracks.

“I love Peterborough. I’ve always run well there. It’s a fast, tight little bullring where you can get run people clean if your car is working well,” said Fitzpatrick of the track dubbed Canada’s Toughest 1/3-mile oval. “You really have to make sure you have your car setup where you can drive under people coming out of turn two. That’s really the only place where you can pass.”

Last weekend’s tour event at Sauble Speedway was cut short after just three laps when a major incident destroyed the catch fence on the frontstretch. Fitzpatrick is especially eager to get back in the seat after driving “the best car he’s ever had” at Sauble, where he claimed a heat race win.

“We’ve tried a lot of stuff this year. We thew something crazy at it at Sauble with a new spring and shock package. We just kind of winged it and it was amazing,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s the first time I’m not changing anything because I think it’s going to be a really good baseline for Peterborough.”

Fitzpatrick continues to have Crate motor power in his No.84 and believes it will work to his advantage on the tight confines of one of Ontario’s most storied racetracks. There’s added incentive on the line as well. The top two finishers in Saturday’s event are guaranteed front row starters for the Autumn Colours Classic in October.

“I’d absolutely love to start on the pole for Autumn Colours,” said Fitzpatrick. “Having this Crate motor, I think it’s going to be a real rocket once we get there on Saturday.”

The first green flag of the night is scheduled for 6:00pm at Peterborough. Fans can find out more information about the event by visiting www.peterboroughspeedway.com.

Follow JR Fitzpatrick’s inaugural OSCAAR Super Late Model season on social media by ‘Liking’ his official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FitrzpatrickJR and by following @J_R_Fitzpatrick on Twitter.

JR Fitzpatrick’s 2015 OSCAAR Super Late Model season is presented by a number of dedicated sponsors, including: Meineke Car Care, Transaxle Heavy Truck & Trailer Parts, Cambridge Rigging, Equipment Express, Jenco Equipment, Bert, McColl Racing Enterprises, Creative Edge Signs, Wix Filters, Permatex, Driven Steering Wheels, Spray Nine, Clayton Johns Media and ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

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Ranger & Team MOPAR Primed For Success At GP3R

Ranger & Team MOPAR Primed For Success At GP3R

July 29, 2015. Fresh off a victory last weekend Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge are headed to round number eight of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and looking to add to their success. Ranger is a four-time winner at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres and this weekend he’s looking for number five.

One of the greatest road racing events in North America this year marks the 46th edition of the famed Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres and Ranger enjoys the spectacle. “It’s not just the race, a big event, the whole city is behind it. Racing in front of a lot of family, friends and sponsors, that’s what makes it so special,” said the driver of the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge.

The Series has raced eight times at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres and Ranger has won or finished as runner up in each race. So the #27 Mopar Parts pilot is thrilled to be back again this year. “Not everybody likes the concrete walls all around the track,” explained Ranger. “It’s got high speed corners, technical parts, you slide around, it’s a big challenge,” he added.

Ranger feels he also has a little unfinished business from last year at Trois-Rivieres. “I was right on the bumper of the leader at the end but we had the red flag end the race and I didn’t get a chance to make a move so we finished second. I know the Mopar Parts Dodge is really good there and it we want to be the winner this time”.

Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge will be on track for two practice sessions and qualifying on Saturday August 1st. The 50-lap feature race goes Sunday, August 2nd at 2PM ET.

Broadcast Info: Fans can tune in to see all the action from the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres live on RDS2 and on TSN Saturday August 15th at 1:30PM ET.

Race fans can also 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 making the race winning move at Autodrome St. Eustache.

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Lisa DeLeeuw Just Misses Top-10 in Feature at Sunset Speedway

Lisa DeLeeuw Just Misses Top-10 in Feature at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Lisa DeLeeuw would battle hard throughout the 20-lap feature on Saturday night, but just came up shy of finishing in the top-10.

She started the night by finishing sixth in her heat and ninth in the fast qualifiers Dash. She would draw the fifth starting spot for the feature.

She battled hard throughout, but fell back to the ninth spot by the ninth lap. She would continue to battle hard, but unfortunately fell back a couple more spots to cross the finish line in the 12th spot.

Thanks to Partimer Signs, Gelderman Landscape Services, Skytec Rentals, Can-Am Alignment, Millgrove Gardens, BDS Frame and Alighment, B&D Auto Recyclers, Safeway Towing, Phoenix Place, Auto Clinic, Ponderosa Nature Resort, Ancaster Embroidery, Country Girl Designs, Lisa DeLeeuw – Independent Scentsy Consultant, and Sunflower Studios for their continued support.

See photos from the night via the DY Racing website at https://dyracing.wordpress.com and like the DY Racing facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dyracing.

DeLeeuw will return to Sunset Speedway on Saturday night in hopes of more success. Be sure to get there early as there’s a pre-race autograph session. Details and tickets can be purchased via http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin

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Eric Yorke Scores Feature Victory at Sunset Speedway

Eric Yorke Scores Feature Victory at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — After showing a ton of speed over the past couple of weeks, Eric Yorke took the lead in the early going and didn’t look back en route to scoring his first feature victory of the season in the Graham Landscape Mini Stock division.

Yorke started off the night in victory lane, scoring the victory in his heat and in the Dash for Cash. He then kept the positive momentum going, drawing the pole for the feature.

Come feature time, Yorke would put the No. 51 Can-Alignment Motorsports, Milton Napa Auto Parts, J&D Tire, Solex Steel, McKeown Collision, Partimer Signs, Ancaster Embroidery, Country Girl Designs and Skytec Rentals Nissan into the lead off of the pole ahead of Justin Holmes and Doug Butler. He would then lead all the way to the first caution at lap 15.

The second half of the feature would see a pair of back-to-back restarts, in which Yorke aced as he held on to the lead ahead of the field. He then led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory.

Keep up with Yorke all season long at https://dyracing.wordpress.com and like the DY Racing facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dyracing. Photos from the victory can be seen on the DY Racing website.

Yorke will return to Sunset Speedway on Saturday night in hopes of more success. Be sure to get there early as there’s a pre-race autograph session. Details and tickets can be purchased via http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin

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Terry Woodley Finishes Ninth at Sunset Speedway

Terry Woodley Finishes Ninth at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Starting deep in the field, Terry Woodley would battle hard all feature long to finish ninth on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

He started off the night by finishing eighth in his heat, which set him up to start in the back half of the grid for the 25-lap feature. By the halfway mark, though, he was up to the 11th spot, moving into 10th on a restart at the halfway mark.

He would then battle hard in the later half of the race, passing Kendra Adams in the final laps to finish ninth.

For Woodley, it marks his fourth straight top-10 finish after a pair of top-10s last weekend at Sunset Speedway.

Photos from the weekend can be found on the team website at http://www.nfcmotorsports.com.

Special thanks to Zeggil Custom Homes.com, CARS Collingwood Automotive Repair Services, Lil Loads, PWL Electricial, Greenview Graphics, Nottawasaga Mechanical for the continued support.

Woodley will return to Sunset Speedway this weekend in hopes of his first top-five finish of the season. Details and tickets for both events can be purchased via http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca. Be sure to get there early as there is a pre-race autograph session featuring all of the drivers.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin

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Jade Franklin Falls Victim to Bad Luck During Feature

Jade Franklin Falls Victim to Bad Luck During Feature

INNISFIL, Ontario — After running inside of the top-10 throughout the entire 30-lap feature, Jade Franklin would get caught up in a wreck on a restart with two laps to go.

He started off the night on a solid note, finishing second in his heat and fifth in the Dash for Cash. As a result of invert, Franklin would start the feature from the sixth spot.

He would start off strong, keeping his nose clean and staying in the top-10, running seventh in the early laps. He would then pass Kent Constable to move back into sixth before the caution flew for a fellow competitor having problems on lap 15.

He would continue to run in the sixth spot throughout the second half of the race till a caution came out with two laps to go. On the restart, a pair of cars ahead of him would make contact, leaving nowhere for him to go. He would then make contact, ripping the left side and hood of the car. As a result, he would have to make a trip down pit road for repairs.

He would return to the track, finishing the race in the 20th spot.

Special thanks to Destination RV, Alco Tire, Nitro Industrial Sales, Elite Graphics & Marketing, and King’s Marine for their continued support.

Franklin will look for success this weekend at Sunset Speedway, hoping to bounce back from the bad luck of the past two weeks. Details and tickets can be purchased via http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca. This weekend features a pre-race autograph session, so be sure to get there early to meet the drivers before the races begin.
Press Release by Ashley McCubbin

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Jordan Latimer Scores Pair of Top-10s at Sunset Speedway

Jordan Latimer Scores Pair of Top-10s at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — On Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Jordan Latimer would have a pair of solid runs in the two features, finishing top-10 in both.

Latimer would start off the night by posting his best time trial effort of the season, qualifying 10th for the first 35-lap feature. He would avoid trouble early and carefully work his way up through the traffic, running fifth with 28 laps to go. He would slip back to sixth on the restart, slipping back another spot in the final laps to cross the finish line in the seventh spot.

Starting in the sixth spot for the second feature virtue of the top-14 invert, he would slip back to ninth in the first 16 laps. He would battle back, though, getting alongside Al Inglis for the sixth spot four laps later, taking it at lap 24. He would then fall back to seventh with three laps to go. He would then hold off the rest of the field to finish seventh.

For Latimer, the pair of top-10s now give the rookie four top-10 finishes on the season.

Photos from the night can be seen on his website at http://www.jordanlatimer.com.

Thanks to KICX 106, 104.1 The Dock, Creechers Design, Kitchen Tire, Krueger Electrical Services, North River Motorsports, Tax Smart, T&C Construction & Welding, AC Electric, TSS Top Shops, HWY 400 Transmission, Shepherd Family Trucking, JRH Auto Body, EPIC Racewear, Get Jack @ RE/MAX and OnePromo.ca for the continued support.

Be sure to follow Jordan on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LatimerJordan, and like the JL Motorsports facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/JLMotorsports/304091730527.

Latimer will return to Sunset Speedway this weekend in hopes of another strong finish. There is a pre-race autograph session that will follow the late model time trials at 4:30 pm so be sure to get there early. All the details about the event can be found at http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

Race Report by Ashley McCubbin

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Rick Walt Overcomes Adversity for Top-10 Finish at Sunset Speedway

Rick Walt Overcomes Adversity for Top-10 Finish at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite having mechanical problems in the first feature, Rick Walt would bounce back for a top-10 in the second 35-lap feature at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night.

Walt started off the night on a solid note, by posting the sixth quickest time in qualifying. He started off the feature strong, running sixth and holding his own. However, at lap nine, a break in the rear-end would result in Walt stopping in turn four and requiring a push off of the track.

The crew would immediately go to work in the pit area on repairs, getting it fixed up for the second feature later that night.

Starting at the back of the field, he would quickly begin to move his way up through the field, moving his way up to 11th with 11 laps to go. On a late race restart, he was able to get by Scott Wylie to cross the line in the 10th spot.

For Walt, that marks his sixth top-10 finish this season.

Rick Walt and Walt Motorsports thank Cindy Snow ReMax, Rust Check Canada, Eisses Pumping Services, Jim Wilson Chevrolet in Orillia, Oro Collision, Simone Autosport, HOTC, Walt Fab, Seaton Structures, Pizzaville, Redline Graphics and Apparel, Innovative Plumbing Solutions, Red Castle Performance, and Trackside Innovations for the continued support.

Walt will return to Sunset Speedway on August 1 in search of his first feature victory of the season. The Late Models will take to the track for time trials at 4:30 pm EST. There is also an autograph session scheduled following time trials, so be sure to get there early to come meet Rick and the other drivers. The full schedule can be seen at http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

Keep up with Rick Walt and Walt Motorsports by liking their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walt-Motorsports/524817640964689?fref=ts and following Rick Walt on twitter at https://twitter.com/Rwalt31.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin

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Steckly Comes Up A Few Laps Shy Of Posting Three Straight Wins

Steckly Comes Up A Few Laps Shy Of Posting Three Straight Wins

Sunday July 26, 2015, St. Eustache, QC: Scott Steckly driver of the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge would for the fifth time in seven events in the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season lead the most laps but he came up a few laps short of taking his third win of the season.

Practice went well for Steckly as he posted times consistently at the top of the leader board. The team continued to make changes during the two half hour sessions and he was scored first in the earlier practice and second in practice two. “My team continued to make changes to the car during the combined hour of practice and I think we have a good set up under the car for the 250 lap race tonight,” said Steckly.

Steckly kept the streak alive as he cruised to his third consecutive pole win by setting the quickest time of the day a 17.173 just slightly slower than last year’s track record.

The Canadian Tire Dodge would jump out to the lead at the start of the 250 lap Lucas Oil National 250 a position he would hold for the first 61 laps. Steckly continued to jockey with other drivers for the lead over the course of the event and after great pit stops by the 22 Racing crew, Steckly again put some distance between himself and the rest of the competitors. With the laps winding down and less than 20 to go, the rear axle broke and Steckly was forced to coast home to a tenth place finish. “My crew gave me a great car again tonight,” said Steckly. “It was hard work out there as I had to battle a lot of great cars but I’m just very proud of everyone at 22 Racing. There are just some things you cannot control and breaking an axle is one of them.”

Steckly and the Canadian Tire Dodge team maintain the championship points lead and with the second place team also having trouble, they increased that lead to 11 points with four events remaining.

Next up for Steckly is the JuliaWine300.com from Trois Rivieres on Aug. 1 and 2.

Scott Steckly and 22 Racing are supported by Canadian Tire, MAXIMUM Tools, Mobil 1, Erb Group, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales, NOCO Lubricants and Sturdy Formed Concrete.

Fans can follow Scott Steckly throughout the season 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 team entries follow us on Twitter @22RacingTeam.

The Lucas Oil 250 from Autodrome St. Eustache will air on TSN on Saturday August 1st at 6:30 p.m. and on RDS on Saturday August 15th at 2:30 p.m.

For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 please visit nascarhometracks.com

Photo Credit: Matthew Manor

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Tough Finish For Hathaway At St Eustache

Tough Finish For Hathaway At St Eustache

ST EUSTACHE, QUEBEC-JULY 25, 2015- Jason Hathaway and his team had a tough night on Saturday night at the Lucas Oil National 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache.

Due to a mechanical issue, Hathaway started at the tail end of the starting order. After working way through the pack and logging laps, Hathaway got caught up in wreck on the track and he had to bring his #3 Fast Eddie Racewear/HGC Chevrolet  behind the pit wall to the attention of his crew. The boys worked feverishly and replace the radiator and sent him back out the track to log laps and capture points.

“We just ran into bad luck this weekend on the track.” said Hathaway after the race. “We will learn what we can and put it behind us. The boys did a great job and we are looking forward to Trois Rivieres next event.”

Even with the tough finish, Hathaway remains in 2nd place in Championship points battle heading into the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres August 1 & 2nd.

The Lucas Oil National 250 will premier on TSN on August 1st at 2:30 pm and on RDS2 on August 15th at 2:30pm.

T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with Fast Eddie Racewear, The Harman Group, Praxair and Choko Motorsports.

Fans can keep up with Jason and the rest of T3R/EHR at their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, on Twitter @JasonHathaway3 or @EHRT3R Instagram jasonhathaway3 and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates on the 2015 season

For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103. Or email jamie@team3red.com

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Dale Wilson Rallies To Third-Place Finish at Flamboro

Dale Wilson Rallies To Third-Place Finish at Flamboro

WATERLOO (July 26, 2015) – Dale Wilson continued his consistent season with a top-five finish on Saturday at Flamboro Speedway with the Ontario Pro Challenge Series.

The 21 year-old pilot fought a loose racecar in his pair of heat races, but still earned third- and fifth-place finishes. Follow qualifying, Wilson’s crew chief and father, Stephen Wilson, received some assistance from series point leader Dennis Thomson to help solve the handling issues on the AW Millwrights/Rite Way Mechanical No. 3.

“I owe most of my chassis and setup knowledge to Dennis,” said Stephen Wilson. “With all that he has taught me, I feel a bit like his apprentice.”

“He dropped the tire pressures on the left side. It worked because the setup was perfect from then on and I had a great car in the feature,” said Dale Wilson.

Continued Dale, “That’s our series in a nutshell. There are always guys willing to help other drivers. The point leader doesn’t have to give someone advice, but he does. It’s good, because its obvious that he wants to see other guys challenge him.”

Come feature time, Wilson started ninth on the 16-car grid. The Waterloo, Ont. driver quickly learned he would have to go backward in order to get to the front.

“It started off a little crazy. It didn’t seem like I was in the right place anywhere I went. I ended up getting shuffled back to about 14th by lap six,” said Wilson. “As things started settling down, I started picking off a few spots here and there.”

A trio of yellow flags slowed the race which bunched the field back together and Wilson took advantage of the final restart to march forward.

“After the last one I was in eighth spot. I was in the outside line and it kind of got jammed up a bit, so I moved down the track and managed to pick up two spots,” Wilson explained.

With 10 to go, Wilson had charged to third, but the eventual race winner Tim Norris and second-place runner Dennis Thomson already held a 10-car length advantage. Wilson held off Mike Westwood for the third spot.

The podium finish was a much-needed dose of medicine for the Wilson Motorsports team after a flat tire while battling for the lead ended the team’s night at Sunset Speedway two weeks ago, resulting in an 11th-place tally.

The team now turns its attention to Full Throttle Motor Speedway (formerly Varney) in two weeks time for round eight of the 2015 Ontario Pro Challenge Series season on August 8.

“I like that track. I want to build on the fourth-place finish I had last time at Varney. I think I made a few mistakes here and there that can be corrected and hopefully I’ll get a better finish in a couple of weeks,” said an optimistic Wilson.

Racing is scheduled for 5:00pm on August 8 at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. Complete event details can be found at www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com.

Dale Wilson’s 2015 racing season is supported by Warren Leis of AW Millwrights, Greg Toneguzzo of Rite Way Mechanical and Willie Da Rosa of Portugal Auto Body & Restoration Ltd. The entire Wilson Motorsports team would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support.

Follow Dale Wilson’s 2015 season with the Ontario Pro Challenge tour on Twitter, @dale_wilson3.

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Team MOPAR Victorious At St. Eustache

Team MOPAR Victorious At St. Eustache

July 26, 2015. In dramatic fashion Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team fought their way to victory in round number seven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday night at the Autodrome St. Eustache just outside Montreal, Quebec. In a two-lap dash to the finish Ranger came out on top and moved into sole possession of third place in the overall championship standings.

During practice the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge wasn’t to the liking of Ranger. “The car just didn’t feel very strong and I wasn’t too optimistic,” stated Ranger.

After qualifying 12th Ranger began moving the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge forward right from the beginning of the 250-feature event. He moved into the top ten and continued his push toward the front of the field. “The team made some improvements and I just pushed as hard as I could,” said the driver.

As the race progressed Ranger moved the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge into the top five and had the leader of the race in sight. “I worked hard every single lap to get as much out of the car as I could and things were going our way,” he stated.

The leader of the race had a mechanical issue and Ranger was quick to pounce and put the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge out front on lap 232 and worked to build the lead. Several late caution periods slowed the field and the final yellow flag set up a green, white, checkered finish to the event with Ranger restarting in second position.

With only two laps to get back out front Ranger powered the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge ahead and pushing the car into the lead and crossing the finish line less than one tenth of a second ahead of the runner up.

It was an excited and exhausted Ranger celebrating with the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team in victory lane. “It was such a tough race,” he stated. “Both mentally and physically working so hard every lap. I’m so happy for Mopar Motorsports to get our first victory of the year, the team worked very hard for it and it’s so great to enjoy it with them” he added.

Broadcast Info: Fans can tune in to see all the action of round seven from the Autodrome St. Eustache Saturday August 1st at 6:30PM ET on TSN and Saturday August 15th at 2:30PM ET on RDS2.

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

Attached photos: Andrew Ranger in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge on track at Autodrome St. Eustache and celebrating in Victory Lane.

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Kennington Posts Top Five Finish In Castrol Edge Dodge

Kennington Posts Top Five Finish In Castrol Edge Dodge

July 26, 2015. DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team bounced back from disappointment out west with a top-five finish in round number seven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday at the Autodrome St. Eustache near Montreal Quebec. The team was near the front of the field much of the night and despite late race contact still came home with a strong result.

Right from the start of the day Kennington was extremely happy with the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge and posted the quickest lap time during the final practice session. “We did our homework and the car was really strong right off the truck,” said Kennington.

Disappointed with a ninth place starting spot Kennington began moving the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge forward right from the drop of the green flag for the 250-lap feature. “I wasn’t happy with the qualifying lap but I knew we’d be good in the race and we were,” stated the driver.

Kennington continued to move forward in the field and pushed the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge in second position. Following scheduled service for tires and fuel Kennington was on the charge and looking for top spot but another caution would slow the field. “We made a little adjustment during the stop and we were really hooked up” he stated. “After the caution though it wasn’t quite as strong”.

Kennington would find more trouble later on when working around a lapped car he was contacted and suffered significant body damage to the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge. Kennington came to pit road for service and the team secured the bodywork and sent the driver back into the fight.

“It was a fight to the finish too” claimed the driver. “We battled hard the rest of the way and snagged a top five. We had a car that was capable of winning tonight but it didn’t work out. But with all the hard work this Castrol Edge Dodge team has put in, we’ll be there every weekend so I’m really pleased about that” he stated.

After seven races DJ Kennington is sixth in the overall championship standings.

DJ Kennington and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team at back in action Saturday July 25th at the Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec.

Broadcast Info: Fans can watch all the action from round seven from the Autodrome St. Eustache on Saturday August 1st at 6:30PM ET on TSN and Saturday August 15th at 2:30PM ET on RDS2.

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Photo: DJ Kennington leading the way in the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge at Autdrome St. Eustache

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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