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Ranger Looks To Continue Winning Ways At Circuit ICAR

Ranger Looks To Continue Winning Ways At Circuit ICAR

June 30, 2015. One year ago at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec Andrew Ranger collected his first victory with the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. As the series returns for round number four on this years schedule Ranger is seeking his second straight win with the team and his fourth consecutive victory at the track.

On his way to victory the last two years Ranger has also started the race from pole position. The one lap track qualifying record time of 95.938 seconds was set by the Roxton Pond, Quebec native in 2013. Needless to say he’s excited about returning to the track where he’s enjoyed so much success.

“I want to keep it going for sure,” said Ranger. “We had a very good car last year and I really like the track. It’s a nice facility, it can be very slippery and a lot of guys may not like that but I do and it really suits my driving,” he added.

It was last year at the 2.113 mile track was a breakthrough moment for the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team as they began to climb their way up the championship standings. After a difficult night in the last event Ranger is hopeful for the same kind of boost.

“We had some bad luck at Sunset but I know everyone is working really hard and we’re looking for the same kind of boost as last year. We went on and won in Edmonton last year and I’m hoping to do the same and move up in the standings” he stated.

The #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team will on track for practice and qualifying at Circuit ICAR this coming Saturday July 4th and the feature race is Sunday July 5th at 2:45PM.

Broadcast Info: Fans can watch all the action from round four at Circuit ICAR Saturday July 11th at 1PM Eastern on TSN and Saturday July 25th at 2PM Eastern 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 photo: Andrew Ranger in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge at Sunset Speedway

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Dale Wilson Fourth in Delaware Debut

Dale Wilson Fourth in Delaware Debut

WATERLOO (June 27, 2015) – Dale Wilson earned a top-five finish in his first career visit to Delaware Speedway with the Ontario Pro Challenge Series on Friday night.

The fifth race of the 2015 OPC season brought the series to Delaware’s big half-mile which proved an excellent showcase for the series in front of a near capacity crowd.

Wilson began the night with fourth- and seventh-place results in his heat races that featured the entire 13-car field.

The No.3 lined up 10th on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature. The race ran caution-free and provided some of the best racing yet this season.

The 21 year-old ran fourth by the time the second lap was complete, wasting little time in his surge to the front. That led to a side-by-side battle with Patrick Freel’s No.18 for second on lap five.

“We were picking off cars one by one. I was on the outside and I was able to make quite a few passes on the outside,” said Wilson.

A four-car battle for the lead emerged shortly after between Wilson, Freel, Mike Westwood and Ken Lillycrop. Freel took the lead and Westwood shuffled Wilson back to third.

“As I passed Lillycrop, I kind of overshot the corner and that allowed Mike Westwood to get underneath me and put me back in to third,” said Wilson. “It was kind of a back and forth battle, but it was good clean racing so it was exciting.”

Just prior to the halfway mark, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series regular DJ Kennington, making a guest appearance with the Pro Challenge Series, pressed Wilson in a battle for the third position.

“It was a joy racing with him. He and I were side-by-side for a couple of laps and didn’t make contact once. He made a nice clean pass on me,” Wilson explained.

The driver of the AW Millwrights and Rite Way Mechanical No.3 then settled in to fourth, holding off Tim Norris for the position in the latter half of the race. Following the event, Wilson revealed the his car got tight as the race wore on.

“It made driving into one and two a lot more difficult. I had to get on the gas later than I normally would. I couldn’t get a good run out of the corner to stay with the top three guys,” said Wilson.

The Wilson Motorsports team nonetheless walks away satisfied with a top-five finish in their first ever start at Delaware. Wilson had not made a start on a half-mile track since the final night of racing at Mosport Speedway in 2013.

Wilson has earned four top-five finishes through five races this season. The series returns to action at Sunset Speedway on July 11 where Wilson will look to improve on his sixth-place finish on June 20. The Waterloo, Ont. native says he will tweak his style in the return trip to Sunset.

“I’ll need to drive with a little more sense of urgency. At Sunset, it seemed like I was kind of in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Wilson.

The Sunset date marks the end of the season’s first half, with Wilson sitting third in the current point standings, just 10 tallies off the lead.

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.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media (@cjohnsmedia)

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

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Dale Wilson Fourth in Delaware Debut

Dale Wilson Fourth in Delaware Debut

WATERLOO – Dale Wilson earned a top-five finish in his first career visit to Delaware Speedway with the Ontario Pro Challenge Series on Friday night.

The fifth race of the 2015 OPC season brought the series to Delaware’s big half-mile which proved an excellent showcase for the series in front of a near capacity crowd.

Wilson began the night with fourth- and seventh-place results in his heat races that featured the entire 13-car field.

The No.3 lined up 10th on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature. The race ran caution-free and provided some of the best racing yet this season.

The 21 year-old ran fourth by the time the second lap was complete, wasting little time in his surge to the front. That led to a side-by-side battle with Patrick Freel’s No.18 for second on lap five.

Dale Wilson battled for second with Patrick Freel (No.18) and Mike Westwood (No.91).

Dale Wilson battled for second with Patrick Freel (No.18) and Mike Westwood (No.91).

“We were picking off cars one by one. I was on the outside and I was able to make quite a few passes on the outside,” said Wilson.

A four-car battle for the lead emerged shortly after between Wilson, Freel, Mike Westwood and Ken Lillycrop. Freel took the lead and Westwood shuffled Wilson back to third.

“As I passed Lillycrop, I kind of overshot the corner and that allowed Mike Westwood to get underneath me and put me back in to third,” said Wilson. “It was kind of a back and forth battle, but it was good clean racing so it was exciting.”

Just prior to the halfway mark, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series regular DJ Kennington, making a guest appearance with the Pro Challenge Series, pressed Wilson in a battle for the third position.

“It was a joy racing with him. He and I were side-by-side for a couple of laps and didn’t make contact once. He made a nice clean pass on me,” Wilson explained.

The driver of the AW Millwrights and Rite Way Mechanical No.3 then settled in to fourth, holding off Tim Norris for the position in the latter half of the race. Following the event, Wilson revealed the his car got tight as the race wore on.

“It made driving into one and two a lot more difficult. I had to get on the gas later than I normally would. I couldn’t get a good run out of the corner to stay with the top three guys,” said Wilson.

The Wilson Motorsports team nonetheless walks away satisfied with a top-five finish in their first ever start at Delaware. Wilson had not made a start on a half-mile track since the final night of racing at Mosport Speedway in 2013.

Wilson has earned four top-five finishes through five races this season. The series returns to action at Sunset Speedway on July 11 where Wilson will look to improve on his sixth-place finish on June 20. The Waterloo, Ont. native says he will tweak his style in the return trip to Sunset.

“I’ll need to drive with a little more sense of urgency. At Sunset, it seemed like I was kind of in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Wilson.

The Sunset date marks the end of the season’s first half, with Wilson sitting third in the current point standings, just 10 tallies off the lead.

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.

 

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media (@cjohnsmedia)

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

 

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Fitzpatrick Reloads For OSCAAR Supers Return To Sunset

Fitzpatrick Reloads For OSCAAR Supers Return To Sunset

AYR, ON (June 26, 2015) – JR Fitzpatrick is locked and reloaded for round three of the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour at Sunset Speedway on Saturday.

Mechanical failures have hindered the efforts of the Ayr, Ont. native through two races so far this season. In the first two races this season, both at Sunset, Fitzpatrick has battled through a chassis problem and blown motor.

“Sunset’s not treating me too well at the moment,” Fitzpatrick joked.

The driver of the No.84 has had fast cars on both occasions before experiencing problems. In the May 16 opener, Fitzpatrick drove to third in the feature before his night ended when the chassis broke. Fitzpatrick knows his ride is on the right track.

“We seem to have been good on the launch. Being able to get out of the corner really hard and having forward bite is important. I think that’s why the crate motors are so strong there – they’re not spinning the wheels,” Fitzpatrick said.

After blowing up a built motor on June 6, Fitzpatrick will revert to a GM 604 crate motor of his own for Saturday’s event. He believes his car will be just as fast as he seeks to track down series point leader Kevin Cornelius.

“Kevin’s so strong at that track. Whether he’s loose or tight, he always seems to get out of the corners a lot harder than anybody else. He has so many laps there,” Fitzpatrick said.

Entering the third race of the season, Fitzpatrick sits ninth in the current championship standings with nine races remaining. It won’t be an easy climb up the standings, but Fitzpatrick knows it’s possible if he can consistently finish well.

“There’s still lots of time. There’s no question we’re a top-three car everywhere. Not finishing is killing me,” Fitzpatrick explained. “Once we get our program running, it’s going to be pretty stout.”

The first green flag of the night is scheduled for 6:00pm on Saturday, June 27 with the OSCAAR Modifieds and Ontario Legends Series joining the card.

Follow JR Fitzpatrick’s inaugural OSCAAR Super Late Model season on social media by ‘Liking’ his official page on Facebook 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, and Spray Nine.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media (@cjohnsmedia)

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Photo: Eric Uprichard/Image Factor Motorsports Photography and Design

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TCM Weekend Preview: Home Field Advantage Delaware Speedway Sifton 100 – June 25 2015

TCM Weekend Preview: Home Field Advantage Delaware Speedway Sifton 100 – June 25 2015

(London ON) For APC United Late Model Series driver Trevor Collver, any advantage he can get while competing in the most competitive stock car tour in recent memory, will be taken. The 3rd installment of the tour is the Sifton 100 at Delaware Speedway this coming Friday night.

Collver, competes full time at Delaware Speedway in their Super Stock division, while full time in the Pro Late Model on the province wide tour. The trend in the opening two events has been race winners being experienced and regular competitors from the host speedway. Dwayne Baker, a fixture at Sunset Speedway and Dale Shaw, who competes at Flamboro Speedway have been the winners of the opening two rounds on the APC Series tour. The trend may favour a home track competitor for the 3rd event this season.

The competition in the APC Late Model division is already at a high level with series regulars like Dale Shaw, Dwayne Baker, Brandon Watson,, Andrew Gresel, Nick Goetz and Shawn Chenoweth. Add competitive drivers that represent Delaware Speedway: point leader Jamie Cox, Matt Pritiko, Mark Watson, and Jay Doerr. If that weren’t enough, add some part time teams that plan on invading the tour regulars such as Jesse Kennedy, Cole Powell, and Shawn Thompson. All of these teams will be vying for only 32 positions in the race this coming Friday night. The grim reality is, with nearly 40 cars intending to compete, a few teams will go home disappointed by not qualifying for the main event.

This competitive field will likely produce a lot of surprises in the Sifton Properties 100. The mere size of the speedway is the largest on the tour and can produce break neck speeds and close racing among the teams. Collver is looking to having some small advantage over some of the other competitors who have not yet competed in a Pro Late Model at the London area facility.

Preparation for this event will be tough as there is less than a week turnaround time between the 3rd event and 4th event at Flamboro Speedway 5 days after.

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, Shellbourne Fuels, 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.

About the Delaware Speedway Canada Day Sifton Properties 100: Delaware Speedway (London ON) 100 Laps,(50 miles) Also competing is the Ontario Pro Challenge Series. Fireworks Display to follow (Rain Date Saturday June 27) Spectator Gates Open 6:00, Time Trials 7:30, Last Chance Race 8:15, Sifton 100 9:15

Next Event: Canada Day 100 – Flamboro Speedway

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A.J. Emms Keeps Improving in Late Model Competition

A.J. Emms Keeps Improving in Late Model Competition

Despite falling down a lap in the first half of the feature, A.J. Emms would come out of the 75-lap Garry Reynolds Memorial feature with a top-15 finish.

Emms would start off the night posting a solid time in time trials to set him up to automatically qualify for the feature. Starting in the back half, Emms battled hard during the first half of the feature, but would fall a lap down to race leader Taylor Holdaway.

Over the course of the event, though, he was able to keep the tires underneath him and as a result, was able to battle hard during the second half of the event. The result would be keeping himself inside the top-15, finishing 14th as the first car one lap down.

Be sure to head over to the ADAMS Motorsports website at http://www.adammotorsports99.com to see photos from the night.

Thanks to Adams Home Comfort, Dwinnels Family Movers, TSS Top Shops, Duckworths Fish and Chips Orillia, Klotz Canada, Wix Filters, Kitchen Tire 2013, Hastings Home Hardware, Wolsely Canada, Whitechurch Towing, Accurate Industrial Waste Ltd., Heritage Heating Contractors Inc., and Morton Metals for their support this season.

Also this past weekend, Emms had the chance to run an Ontario Pro Challenge Series car in their event at Sunset Speedway. Unfortunately, the race didn’t go as planned with a mechanical failure resulting in an early end for Emms.

Emms will now shift his focus to the OSCAAR Modified for ADAMS Motorsports. This weekend, Emms will make his fourth start of the season at Sunset Speedway. He is coming off of his first career top-five finish two weeks ago at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. Be sure to join the team at Sunset Speedway on June 27 for the event. Details about the event can be found on the speedway website at http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin

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Eric Yorke Continues String of Strong Finishes at Garry Reynolds Memorial

Eric Yorke Continues String of Strong Finishes at Garry Reynolds Memorial

On Friday night at Sunset Speedway, Eric Yorke would post another solid good run, finishing ninth in the Garry Reynolds Memorial.

The past division champion started off the night with a fourth place finish in his heat. Starting just ahead of mid-field, Yorke would run up front throughout the 35-lap event, battling hard for positions throughout. In the end, he would cross the finish line in the ninth spot.

For Yorke, it marks his third straight top-10 finish at Sunset Speedway and a good cap off to the month of June as the Mini Stocks will not return to action at Sunset Speedway till July 4.

Special thanks to Can-Alignment Motorsports, Milton Napa Auto Parts, J&D Tire, Solex Steel, McKeown Collision, Partimer Signs, Ancaster Embroidery, Country Girl Designs and Skytec Rentals for their support.

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.

Race report by Ashley McCubbin

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Adam Martin Recovers From Two Setbacks To Take Seventh In The 50-Lap Garry Reynolds Memorial Super Stock Main

Adam Martin Recovers From Two Setbacks To Take Seventh In The 50-Lap Garry Reynolds Memorial Super Stock Main

AYR, ON (JUNE 22, 2015) – This past weekend was a busy one for the Johnsonville Racing team, at Sunset Speedway. The Barrie, Ontario-area oval played host to a pair of special events on Friday and Saturday.

On the first night of action, Adam Martin – driver of the #97 Johnsonville Ford – raced in the 50-lap Super Stock feature that was part of the Garry Reynolds Memorial, in honour of the popular driver who passed away in 2011. This was the first time that the event – which was a tradition at the now-defunct Barrie Speedway – has been held at Sunset.

“We had a bit of a slow start after getting into an early accident when a guy spun ahead of us,” said Adam Martin, after the race. “The result was that we got ‘T-boned,’ which caused a bit of body damage to the Johnsonville Ford. But we recovered from that and worked our way up to ninth, before getting taken out again… and went back to the rear of the pack. The car was still pretty good, so we got back at it and managed to climb to seventh by the finish.”

All things considered, it was a positive outing for Ayr, Ontario racer, who is currently third in the weekly NASCAR Super Stock division points at Sunset Speedway. The Garry Reynolds Memorial wasn’t a points-paying event, so the result didn’t impact his standing in the championship chase.

The race was Martin’s most eventful of the season. In the majority of his outings, so far in 2015, he’s qualified well and raced near the front of the pack in the features. So it was a new experience for the 2014 Rookie of the Year to have to come through the pack, twice, after on-track incidents.

“There was a lot of action and we got to pass a bunch of cars because of the way things went. It was actually a lot of fun,” continued Martin. “It was good to get so much practice passing and driving in traffic.”

KERRY MICKS TAKES #97 JOHNSONVILLE LATE MODEL FOR A SPIN: Friday’s Garry Reynolds Memorial also featured a 75-lap Late Model race. NASCAR Canadian Tire Series veteran Kerry Micks participated in that event, driving Adam Martin’s Johnsonville Sausage / Candy Tree / Reser’s Fine Foods / Little Potato Company / SecureDrive / Stihl / Beyond Digital Imaging / GoTire / Micks Motorsports / Permatex Ford.

Micks enjoyed his run in the car, which is prepared by Micks Motorsports. He ran well, but was also involved in an incident that knocked him out of contention for the win. Mirroring Adam’s performance, Micks came home seventh in the Late Model main.

“It was exciting watching Kerry,” said Adam. “He seemed like he was having a lot of fun. He hadn’t been out in a Late Model for a while, so I think he enjoyed it.”

In addition to the on-track activities, Adam Martin Racing hosted several team sponsors at Sunset, some of whom had an opportunity to turn a few laps in the Johnsonville Super Stock. Many of them were also at the one-third-mile oval for Saturday’s Leland 300 Presented by Johnsonville NASCAR race. All in all, it was a great weekend of racing and entertainment for the team and its supporters.

UP NEXT: Following a weekend off for the division at Sunset, Adam Martin will be back behind the wheel of the #97 Johnsonville Super Stock on Saturday, July 4. According to Adam, the extra week will give Micks and crew time to get the #97 Super Stock back in pristine condition.

ABOUT JOHNSONVILLE SAUSAGE: Founded in 1945 by Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, Johnsonville is the most popular brand of sausage in the United States, and is available in 30 other countries, including Canada. The company’s headquarters are in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Their award-winning product lines include Brats, Italian, Smoked, Breakfast, and Snack sausages. More information about Johnsonville products and recipes featuring the products can be found at www.Johnsonville.ca.

ABOUT ADAM MARTIN RACING: Seventeen year-old Adam Martin is in his second season of action in the Super Stock class at Sunset Speedway, near Barrie, Ontario. Affiliated with the successful Micks Motorsports NASCAR team, Martin plans to be competing in both the Super Stock and Late Model divisions before the end of the 2015 racing season. For more information about Adam Martin, visit www.Johnsonville.ca, follow him on Twitter at @johnsonvilleCA and on Facebook at Johnsonville, or call the team at (519) 658-7447. You can follow the team’s progress in Sunset Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.

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Hathaway Takes Points Lead With Podium At Sunset

Hathaway Takes Points Lead With Podium At Sunset

INNISFIL, ONTARIO-June 20, 2015- After an awesome back to back victory at Autodrome Chaudière last weekend, in Hathaway’s 100th NASCAR race, Jason Hathaway and his team showed the strength of their oval program with a 2nd place finish at the inaugural race at Sunset Speedway- the Leland Johnsonville 300.

Hathaway fine-tuned his #3 Brake-works/Fast Eddie Racewear Chevrolet during practice and posted a 9th place stating position for the long 300 lap event.

“The car is pretty racy and I think we have a car that will go the distance tonight. We run our late model here so I have good feel for the track. The race is going to be a great race for the fans.” Said Hathaway looking at the packed house before the race got underway.

Starting 9th , Hathaway got to work early and worked both grooves around the tight 1/3 mile oval. This race marked the first visit for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Sunset Speedway, so fuel mileage and tire wear were an unknown.

The quick paced race ensued a long green flag run from lap 21 to lap 287 with tons of on track action.

During the long green flag Hathaway stayed hard at it and worked his car through traffic. By lap 272 he had worked his way up to 2nd position.

When the caution came out on lap 287, Hathaway and his team elected to pit for fuel and tires and make sure he had what it would take to take to finish the race.

Hathaway brought his #3 Brake-works/Fast Eddie Racewear Chevrolet home to a 2nd place finish.

“That was a great show for the fans tonight. That was a really long green flag run, but the car was good and I was able to make some moves and pass some cars that didn’t handle as well as we did. Credit goes to our guys for their hard work today and to my Crew Chief Craig Masters for making the call to bring me in for tires and fuel. Fuel could have been an issue tonight so we came in for a splash to make sure we had enough to get us the checkered flag.” Said Hathaway after the race.

The 2nd place finished allowed Hathaway to take over the points lead for the first time in his NASCAR career.

The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville will premiere on TSN on June 28 at 1 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on July 25 at 2 p.m.

The Canadian Tire Series will return to the track on July 5 for the Ecko Unlimited 100 at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.

T3R/EHR is proud to be partnered with Fast Eddie Racewear, Brake-Works, 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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Jason White Returns To Action At Sunset

Jason White Returns To Action At Sunset

June 21, 2015. Racing veteran Jason White returned to competition in the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge for round number three of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Sunset Speedway near Innisfil, Ontario Saturday night. White and team owner Rob McConnell were excited to be competing at the first ever series race at the 1/3-mile oval. However their night would end prematurely.

It was last August that White last competed in the ultra competitive National series and naturally there was a little rust to knock off but things came together quickly for everyone. “I hadn’t worked with this team before but all the guys were great and we got through tech and were ready to go right away,” said White.

There was an issue early on in practice with the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge but the team corrected it quickly. “We weren’t running at full power but the guys got it sorted out and we were back on track quickly,” explained White.

As the 300-lap feature event began White was cautious at first in the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge. Soon though he found a rhythm and was running lap times very close to the race leaders. “Everything was going just as we wanted,” said White. “Our lap times were within a couple of tenths of the leaders”.

Shortly after though White noticed a problem with the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge. “I knew something was wrong,” said White “and I had to hit pit road and let the team have a look”.

What the team found was a serious problem with the transmission that would end the night early for the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge group. “I was so frustrated when we found that, I was just taking it easy out there and really felt we had a great finish ahead of us. It stings tonight but I know we’ll be really strong when we get back at the next time” stated White.

To keep up with the latest news about Jason White and the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge team follow Jason on twitter for the latest updates @racinjasonwhite and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RacinJasonWhite Get more information about the NCATS series at http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian_tire_series

Attached Photo: Jason White in the #21 Hal-nor Plumbing/Powder Ventures Dodge

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Mechanical Issue Eends Night Early For Ranger

Mechanical Issue Eends Night Early For Ranger

June 21, 2015. Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team were at Sunset Speedway near Innisfil, Ontario for round number three of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on Saturday night. The team was looking forward to the first ever series race at Sunset, however a mechanical issue would end their night early.

During the practice sessions Ranger wasn’t pleased with the handling of the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge. “The car felt very tight and wouldn’t turn the way I needed it to in the corners” said Ranger.

The team made significant changes for qualifying and but the car was still a handful for Ranger. “I could feel it was a little bit better but still not quite where we needed it be,” said the driver.

As the 300-lap race began Ranger was immediately up on the wheel of the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge looking for opportunities to improve his 14th place starting position. Quickly he found the outside racing groove was effective and push forward in the field and into the top ten.

Suddenly however the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge was off the pace and Ranger knew there a significant problem and brought the car to pit road. The team went to work looking for the issue to see if there was a quick fix possible. Regrettably the mechanical problem was too serious for repair and they were forced to retire early.

“It’s really too bad for the Mopar Motorsports team” said Ranger. “The car was a little better during the race and I had moved into the top ten but unfortunately we had this mechanical issue. I feel bad for the team that worked very hard to help us improve today.”

The #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team will be back in action the weekend of July 4th & 5th at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.

Broadcast Info: Fans can watch all the action from round three from Sunset Speedway Sunday June 28th at 1PM Eastern on TSN and Friday July 10th on RDS2 at 10PM Eastern.

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 at Sunset Speedway

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Steckly Finishes Fourth At Inaugural NASCAR Event At Sunset Speedway

Steckly Finishes Fourth At Inaugural NASCAR Event At Sunset Speedway

Sunday June 21, 2015, Innisfil, ON: Scott Steckly driver of the Canadian Tire Dodge enjoyed the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 event at Sunset Speedway and brought home a top finish to round out the experience.

The 22 Racing entry of Steckly was very quick right from the start as they posted times at the top of the charts during practice. “We tested here a couple of weeks ago,” said Steckly after practice. “We tried a bunch of different things and we are confident we will get the set up right for qualifying and the race.”

Steckly would miss just by a fraction during qualifying and notched at time quick enough for second, lining him up on the outside of the front row for the start of the Leland 300 presented by Johnsonville.

At the drop of the green flag, Steckly with the preferred outside line was able to pass pole sitter Gary Klutt and he would lead the field for the first 60 laps. Lap 21 until lap 287 of the 300 lap event would go green and Steckly was struggling with a slow leaking tire. When the caution flew on lap 287 he was able to duck into the pits to get the problem rectified but with only a handful of laps left in the race there was no time to make up any additional positions. “That was quite a race tonight,” said Steckly. “I don’t’ recall ever going 267 laps without a caution anywhere never mind at a track NASCAR has not raced on before. We had a great car at the start and we just needed a couple of minor adjustments to get back up to the front but with no caution to make pit stops we were stuck with what we had. Fourth is a good finish and a good points day for us so we are happy.”

Steckly finds himself third in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 point standings heading into event #4 at Circuit ICAR on July 4/5 in Mirabel Quebec.

The Leland 300 presented by Johnsonville will air on TSN on Sunday June 28th at 1 p.m. EST and on RDS Friday July 10th at 10 pm.

22 Racing is supported by Canadian Tire, MAXIMUM Tools, Mobil 1, Erb Group, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales and Noco Lubricants.

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.

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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Driven Motorsport Innovations

Linda Jones

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Danny Benedict Returns to Peterborough Speedway for the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier

Danny Benedict Returns to Peterborough Speedway for the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier

Imagine rolling out of bed on Christmas morning and finding that every gift you unwrap is exactly what you’d been hoping for. That’s the level of emotion Orono, Ontario’s Danny Benedict experienced on the opening night of the 2015 season at the racetrack known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

After a long winter, the driver known as “The Showstopper” – who had just weeks earlier returned from his first year in the Powerline Technician Course at Algonquin College – steered his #54 Ford Mustang Mini Stock into the Peterborough Speedway winner’s circle. A couple of weeks later, the 18 year old achieved the same result at his new Saturday night racing home, Sunset Speedway. The talented teenaged racer says it’s been a great season so far.

“Whether through karting or the Mini Stock, most of my life has been around racing,” said Benedict. “Near the middle of 2014, things started to take off and we’ve been running strong ever since. All the hard work we put into getting to car ready to race every week is paying huge dividends for the team and for our sponsors. It’s a great feeling to go to the track and be in contention for the win whenever we race.”

Danny Benedict is looking forward to returning to some familiar territory when the team makes an appearance at Peterborough Speedway Sunday, June 28th for the annual Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying event. With extra distance main events for the Late Model, 4Fun and Thunder Car divisions – plus a 30 lap feature for the Mini Stock teams – helping determine the starting line-up for the 23rd annual Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing, Benedict says he will have his ride ready to go.

“Autumn Colours is probably the biggest race we’ll run all season and any advantage we can get now will help us in the long run,” admitted the talented young wheel twister. “Knowing we have a guaranteed starting spot while everyone else has to fight their way into the show would be a huge benefit, but there is still a lot that can happen with a strong field of close to 40 starters taking the green flag in what will be a 50 lap ‘A’ main Thanksgiving weekend.”

Consistency has been the key to Danny Benedict’s successful 2015 season. A string of solid top 5 and top 10 finishes has the go kart graduate sitting within striking distance of the point lead in the highly competitive Mini Stock field at Sunset Speedway.

Danny Benedict’s 2015 season is sponsored by Dent Dynamics, Wallace Auto Supply – Carquest, Mayhew Graphics, Mark Rainford Auto Sales, Camsport Truck Caps & Accessories, B & W Enterprises, Kim Irwin of Irwin Tax, Baudo Auto Services, Hoy’s Garage and Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media 

After winning the track’s season opening Mini Stock feature, Danny Benedict is looking forward to the Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifier – Sunday, June 28th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Kennington Gets Knocked Around At Sunset

Kennington Gets Knocked Around At Sunset

June 21, 2015. The #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team returned to action for round number three of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Saturday night at Sunset Speedway. The night was full of action for the team but for the wrong reasons.

The #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team approached the day in their normal methodical way as they prepared for the race event that evening. During practice sessions the team fine-tuned the car to improve performance. “We were pretty good right away,” said Kennington “I thought we’d be in good shape for the race” he added.

Kennington would begin the 300-lap event in the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge from the eighth starting spot and knowing it was a long race took a cautious approach. “With that many laps we like to get into a rhythm and not get too aggressive early on” he explained.

The difficulties began early for the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge driver as he found himself trapped in the middle of other cars going through corners one and two and there was contact. “I got a bit loose going through the corner and got off the throttle” he explained. “Then I got hit as I tried to get the car back under control.”

The body damage to the right side of the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge was extensive and Kennington would make several pit stops to try and tape down the fiberglass panel. That however was not the only issue for the team.

After the exterior damage was contained Kennington knew there was a deeper issue with the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge. “I could feel something was wrong with the handling of the car, it was all I could do not to spin out,” he stated.

Again Kennington made his way to pit road and the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team found a broken bracket for the panhard bar. “It was a big job to repair but the guys did a great job to get it done quickly. Kennington returned to the race though many laps down to gain as many championship points as possible.

“It’s a tough night, they happen once and a while but we’re not down at all” said Kennington. “We know that we just need a couple of good nights and we’re right there in the championship and we know we’re capable of that,” he added.

After three races DJ Kennington sits fourth in the overall championship standings.

The #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team are back in action next at Circuit ICAR July 5th.

Broadcast Note: Race fans can watch all the action from Sunset Speedway Sunday June 28th at 1PM Eastern on TSN and Friday July 10th on RDS2 at 10PM Eastern.

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 Instagram. Fans should also “like” the DJK Racing Fan Page on Facebook.

Photo: DJ Kennington in the #17 Castrol Edge Dodge at Sunset Speedway

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Tagliani Autosport Makes History at Sunset Speedway

Tagliani Autosport Makes History at Sunset Speedway

June 20, 2015, Innisfil, ON: Alex Tagliani and his Tagliani Autosport team made history tonight with the team’s first win and the first time in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 a driver lapped the field.

When the team rolled the car off the hauler it was very quick, remaining in the top five for both practice sessions. The only issue was that the car had a bit of under steer.

Tag qualified the car in fourth, which is the team’s best qualifying effort of the season.

From the drop of the green flag the mission was to race clean and to not take any big chances. By lap 100 the team knew that something special was happening as Alex and his EpiPen/CanTorque/CGI/Riobel/NTN Bearings Chevy started putting many of the top NASCAR drivers a lap down. By lap 270 he had lapped the entire field. Because there were no yellow flags during the early part of the race, pit strategy became a real challenge as no one had ever run this far on a single fuel load.

Fortunately a perfectly timed caution came out after an incident between back markers and the race was entirely Tagliani Autosport’s to win.

“I can’t be happier for Crew Chief Tyler Case and our entire 18 crew,” said Tagliani. “We have faced many challenges since our debut in 2014 and nobody has given up. Everyone works so hard day in and day out and right now I’m on top of the world!”
The Leland 300 presented by Johnsonville will be broadcast on TSN on June 28 at 1 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on July 25 at 2 p.m.

Supporting Tagliani Autosport is:

About the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the only organization to sanction 12 races of the championship throughout five Canadian provinces. From May to September, fans can follow their favourite drivers on oval tracks, road courses and city circuits. For details of the 2015 season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, visit:www.NASCARHometracks.com

About Pfizer
The participation of Tagliani Autosport in NCATS is the result of a partnership with Pfizer Canada, Inc., Canadian distributor of EpiPen (epinephrine auto injector). With its NASCAR program and participation in races across Canada, Alex is the ideal spokesperson to educate over 2.5 million Canadians who suffer from at least one food allergy and the severe life-threatening condition of anaphylaxis. Living with severe allergies to peanuts and nuts himself, Alex carries an EpiPen® Auto-Injector with him at all times. He invites fans to follow him on Facebook and Twitter (@Tagliani),www.TaglianiAutosport.com
To raise money for Anaphylaxis Canada, The Tagliani Foundation is organizing its second Annual Golf Classic at Golf Club Le Mirage on September 29, 2015. For details on the tournament and for tickets, visitwww.taglianifoundation.org

About CanTorque

CanTorque is an Edmonton based manufacturer of industrial torquing tools and accessories. Founded in 2000 CanTorque has become a leading global supplier to industry world wide.

Visit www.cantorque.com

Twitter @cantorque

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centres across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). www.cgi.com
About Riobel
Designed in St-Jerome, QC and supported by a vast distribution network, Riobel products are available throughout Canada and in a growing number of US states. We have assembled an unparalleled team of employees and created cutting-edge facilities to design, test, improve and refine our products to meet all faucets and shower system needs. We offer high-performance faucets and shower systems that are both elegant and sophisticated. Riobel: a tradition of excellence since 1995! http://www.riobel.ca
About Napoleon
Napoleon® is an ISO9001 – 2008 registered company and operates with 1,200,000+ square feet of manufacturing space and over 1000 employees. We are North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces, gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products and heating & cooling products. The only gas furnaces made in Canada. Napoleon’s commitment to producing quality products combined with honest, reliable service has proven to be a successful framework to ensuring the rapid growth of the company.http://napoleonfireplaces.com/
About Fast Wheels
Fast Wheels is a Canadian alloy wheel manufacturer who offers high quality wheels for your vehicle to stand out. Since 1995, Fast Wheels manufactures high quality alloy wheels, providing its clients with custom fitments, which guarantee a precise fit on over 40,000 vehicle models. Fast Wheels is a subsidiary of family-owned Fastco Canada located in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb west of Montreal. Now more than ever Canadian automotive enthusiasts have several options when it comes to choosing alloy wheels for their ride.http://www.fastwheels.ca/
Torque It Easy,

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CanTorque Inc

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Edmonton, AB T5L2N9

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