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Tyler Mayhew Question Session

Tyler Mayhew Question Session

By Larissa Spencer – From demo derbies to racing at Flamboro Speedway, Tyler Mayhew has had a love for racing cars as long as he can remember. Tyler raced a Mini Stock at Flamboro Speedway last season, but decided to sell it and build a Pure Stock for this season. Tyler is having a great time so far in 2015, and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season is going to bring.

Date of Birth – November 12, 1994
Hometown – Milton, Ontario.
Career – General Labourer
Years in racing – 2 in racing 4 years in demo

1.    How did you get your start in racing?
My uncle Rick Seeley is how I got into racing. I used to pit for him in the Pro Challenge Series. I was so interested in the racing and wanted to be part of it so I bought a Mini Stock.

2.    What goes through your mind when you are sitting in your car in the lineup waiting to go out on the track?
Your adrenaline is pumping. I’m thinking about having a nice clean race and I’m trying to go for that checkered flag.

3.    What is your favourite thing about racing?
My favourite thing about racing is getting out in the car and taking out all of my frustrations. Being in the car is a stress reliever for me.

4.    What is your least favourite thing about racing?
My least favourite thing about racing would have to be fixing the car when you abuse it.

5.    Who are your sponsors?
My sponsors include:
– Seeley Equipment
– Rodney’s Trailers
– Milton Auto Wreckers
– AC Signs

6.    Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank my dad, mom, my twin brother Blair, my girlfriend Larissa, my sister Maddy, my friend Alex Wood and our team photographer – Ronnie Allen.

7.    Who is your favourite person to race against and why?
My favourite person to race against is my twin and my teammate Blair Mayhew. I love racing against him because I know when I get beside him on the track, were going to try to beat each other so one of us will have bragging rights when we get home back in the shop.

8.    If you could get racing advice from anyone, who would it be and why?
If I had to get advice from someone, I would go with Jeff Gordon. I’ve been a Gordon fan since I was 5 years old. 24 is my favourite and my lucky number!

9.    What do you like to do when you’re away from the track?
When I’m not at Flamboro Speedway, I like four wheeling, fishing, having bon fires, and hanging out with family. I also like to travel to various tracks to watch the races.

10.    What is your most memorable racing moment so far in your career?
My most memorable moment so far is when my brother and I were battling for a position on the track. It lasted for a solid two laps and he passed me on two laps to go. It’s memorable for me because I’m racing against my brother and building valuable racing experience.

11.    What’s the best advice you have received in regards to racing?
The best advice I’ve received was from my uncle Rick. He taught me how to take the corners on the track because I was all over track and it was first time I was in the race car. He told me just to drop down if your in the way and they’ll get by you.

12.    How would you get someone younger to be interested in racing?
I would try to get kids out in the car. On autograph night I’d let them sit in the car and get a feel for it. I’d also like to build a car and then sell tickets for kids (of the proper age) to be able to get in and take it around for a couple of laps on a practice day or something. It would get them interested and hopefully into a car. If you don’t get kids into racing now, our sport isn’t going to be around much longer.

13.    What other tracks do you hope to compete at during your career?
I’d love to run at Sunset Speedway. It always seems like a great track and I’d love to be able to have a go at it. If also like to try the dirt at Oshweken Speedway. I’ve only been out once but the track seems amazing and everyone always tells me how fun it is.

14.    If you could race any other class of car, which would you choose and why?
I’d love to race a Late Model. Stock car racing at local tracks – the goal is to get a ride in a Late Model. It resembles the highest level kind of like NASCAR.

15.    What are your future plans?
My future plans are to hopefully build a Mini Stock under our Double Trouble Racing team and take it out to various specials and invitationals around Ontario, getting a feel for various tracks.

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Willow Barberstock Returns to the Scene of Her Prime

Willow Barberstock Returns to the Scene of Her Prime

She isn’t old enough to drive the family car to the corner store for a quart of milk, but that hasn’t kept Willow Barberstock from turning heads and impressing fans on the local racing circuit.

The 15 year-old from Stirling, Ontario – who attends Bayside Secondary School – started her motorsports career just a couple of years ago and in 2014, earned the track championship in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division at Peterborough Speedway. This year, the talented teenager has moved into the more powerful, open wheeled Ontario Modifieds Racing Series and is taking her racing talents to new levels.

“I’ve had so many amazing things happen over the last couple of years and sometimes I feel like I’m dreaming,” admitted the young driver. “Racing was something I’d been around nearly all my life, but I never realized the level of success I’d be able to achieve once I got behind the wheel myself. In just a short period of time, I’ve made many new lifelong friends and they’ve all come from being around the racetrack.”

After a year participating with the OMRS/Peterborough Speedway driver development program, Willow Barberstock is a full-time competitor with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series. Saturday, May 23rd, the tour made its first stop of 2015 at the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. After finishing 11th in the final race rundown, the soft spoken adolescent knows that victory in the new division won’t be instantaneous, but says she’s willing to take things one race at a time.

“The modified is a bigger, faster race car; but it’s actually easier to drive,” said Barberstock. “There are more adjustments you can make during the course of an event, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a steep learning curve to figure things out. I’m just looking for some consistent runs and the best finishes we’re able to log along the way.”

Unlike some programs, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is about creating a competitive, yet affordable level playing field where any driver has a realistic chance at finding their way to victory lane. For the 2015 season, there are a handful of drivers – including Willow Barberstock – who are competing for the Rookie of the Year award. Barberstock’s grandfather, Randy Hollingsworth – who along with Richard Warnes and Bill Pickford – comprise the team of OMRS officials says the series is a great place to race.

“We’ve seen our numbers grow over the years and our recent show at Peterborough had 16 starters take the green flag,” said Hollingsworth. “The racing is strong and we’re looking to keep the costs in line and bring new teams into the fold.”

Fans can find full series details at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or

www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

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

1) Willow Barberstock waits inside her #62w machine for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series qualifying heat – Saturday, May 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) Rookie of the Year candidate Willow Barberstock (#62w) runs side-by-side with 2014 series champion Robert Warnes during Ontario Modifieds Racing Series action – Saturday, May 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

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Terry Woodley Just Misses Top-10 at Sunset Speedway

Terry Woodley Just Misses Top-10 at Sunset Speedway

Despite making a strong charge to the front of the pack and avoiding trouble in the three-wide chaos, Terry Woodley would cross the line just outside of the top 10 on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway.

Woodley started off a night with a sixth place finish in his heat. With the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario presented by Grisdales on hand, Sunset Speedway officials would not run the Dash for Cash on Saturday night.

So entering the feature with the redraw, Woodley would start near the back of the pack, set to make a strong run to the front. As of the first caution at lap three for a flat tire on Jordan Howse’s mustang, Woodley would be running 16th though. He would make his way up to the 14th spot by the third caution at lap 13 for Kendra Adams spinning in turn two. He would then make another two spots up before the fourth caution at lap 16.

Over the course of the last nine laps, Woodley would solidly hold his ground, but was unfortunately unable to make up ground. As a result, he would finish just outside of the top-10 on Saturday night.

Photos from the afternoon 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 Electrical, Greenview Graphics, Nottawasaga Mechanical for the continued support.

Woodley and NFC Motorsports will return to Sunset Speedway on May 30th for the fourth night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points competition. The night will also feature a pre-race autograph session. 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 Finishes Seventh at Sunset Speedway

Eric Yorke Finishes Seventh at Sunset Speedway

On Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Eric Yorke would have a strong run as he would finish seventh in the 25-lap feature for the Graham Landscape Mini Stocks.

Yorke started off the night on a strong note, finishing seventh in his heat. With the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour on hand, Sunset Speedway officials would not run the Dash for Cash or consolation races.

Come feature time, Yorke would start up near the front, running fourth on the drop of the green flag. He would watch as Warren Paxton, Miles Tyson and Jordan Howse went three-wide ahead of him for the lead, with contact being made. Howse would get a flat tire, bringing out the caution on lap three and moving Yorke up to the third spot.

Yorke would get a good restart to maintain his position, but was back under yellow a couple laps later as a result of a flat tire for Jake Watson. Back under green, Yorke would battle with Billy Melenhorst for the third spot, holding him off. He would continue to hold down the third spot till the third caution flag flew at lap 13 for a spin by Kendra Adams.  The restart wouldn’t go as Yorke would’ve hoped as he fell back to the fourth spot, being passed by Brandon McFerran. The caution would then fly three laps later as Adams went around once again.

On the restart, Yorke would fall back to the sixth spot, before falling two more spots to eighth as the faster cars made their way through the field. A couple of those faster cars would make contact while running three-wide for fourth, resulting in another caution with two laps to go and a flat tire for Andy Kamrath. As a result, Yorke would move up to the seventh spot.

Yorke would get a good final restart, holding off all challengers to finish the feature in the seventh spot.

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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Lisa DeLeeuw Finishes 19th in Feature at Sunset Speedway

Lisa DeLeeuw Finishes 19th in Feature at Sunset Speedway

Unfortunately on Saturday night, Lisa DeLeeuw would not have the race that she was looking for, finishing the 20-lap feature in the 19th spot.

The night didn’t start off smoothly as she’d go around on the first lap of the first heat as a result of contact from Nick St. Onge. She would then finish the heat in the 10th spot. With the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour on hand, Sunset Speedway officials would not run the Dash for Cash or consolation races.

Come feature time, she would start in the 19th spot as a result of her qualifying effort. She would fall back to the 22nd spot, though, by the first caution for St. Onge spinning in turn three. She would move up to the 19th spot, though, by the time the second caution flew for another spin by St. Onge.

She would drop back a spot to 20th on the restart, but was able to use the final laps of the 20-lap event to move back into the 19th spot before the checkered flag fell.

Thanks to Partimer Signs, Gelderman Landscape Services, Skytec Rentals, Can-Am Alignment, Millgrove Gardens, BDS Frame and Alignment, B&D Auto Recyclers, Safeway Towing, Phoenix Place, Auto Clinic, Ponderosa Nature Resort, Ancaster Embroidery, Country Girl Designs 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.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin

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Late-Race Wreck Takes Jade Franklin Out of Contention

Late-Race Wreck Takes Jade Franklin Out of Contention

Jade Franklin had a strong run going, but it was unfortunately cut short as a result of a wreck during the 30-lap feature.

Franklin started off the night with a seventh place finish in his heat. Due to the APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario Tour being on hand, Sunset Speedway officials made the decision to forego running the fast chance qualifier race and the consolation races. As a result, all drivers would make the feature, with their starting spots determined via their heat finish and the redraw.

Franklin would do well in the re-draw, drawing the third place starting spot for the feature. He would slip back to fourth on the drop of the green with a pass by Johnny Morrison. Dan Archibald would look to go to Franklin’s inside to challenge for the spot but wasn’t able to as the caution flew for a spin deep in the field.

On the restart, Archibald once again looked to challenge for the spot, but Franklin would get loose off of the corner. The result would be contact between the pair and a spin by Archibald for the caution. Cautions and wrecks seemed to be the name of the game as another restart, another caution for an incident deep in the field as Franklin continued to hold down the fourth spot.

The next restart would go much smoother, but still brought forth heavy racing three-wide through the field as Franklin found himself three-wide with Weeda and Lapcevich for fifth. The teenager handled the situation with poise, making no contact across the board. With the quicker, more experienced drivers making their way through the field, Franklin would drop back to the ninth spot by the time the next caution flew at lap 13 for a spin by Dustyn Mombourquettte.

Franklin would continue to stay out of trouble over the next run, holding his line and position solidly till the caution flew for a spin by Ric Watson at lap 19. the restart brought heavy racing, especially in the back half of the top 10. Johnny Morrison would drill the back of Chris Howse with six laps to go, turning him sideways in turn three. This would leave Franklin nowhere to go as he’d make heavy contact with the side of Howse. The contact would bring Franklin down pit road and done for the race with heavy front end damage.

Special thanks to Destination RV, Alco Tire and King’s Marine for their continued support.

Franklin and team will be hard at work this week making repairs in hopes to have Franklin back out on track for the fourth week of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition. Be sure to join the team at Sunset Speedway on May 30th for the event that will feature a pre-race autograph session on track. 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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Dale Wilson Races to Second-Place Finish at Flamboro

Dale Wilson Races to Second-Place Finish at Flamboro

WATERLOO (May 24, 2015) – Waterloo, Ont. native Dale Wilson drove his No.3 Mustang to a second-place finish with the Ontario Pro Challenge Series at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday night.

The result comes just two weeks after Wilson won the series-opening race at the same track two weeks earlier.

“It was another situation where everything fell in to place. It felt like the car was handling on a rail. When that happens, it just makes my job a whole lot easier.”

Wilson finished fourth in his first qualifying heat of the night after the tires failed to gain grip in the opening laps and he fell back after starting on the pole.

“For the first three laps, it just felt like I was driving on ice,” Wilson said. “Once my tires came in, it felt like the car was working again and I could put the car anywhere I needed to.”

The second heat was a better story for the 21-year-old, winning his heat from the third starting spot. That set up a sixth-place spot on the grid for the 25-lap main event.

Wilson had to go backwards before he could go forward in the main event. After the outside lane was slow to move on the initial start, the No.3 fell to 10th before beginning a surge through the field.

“I had to wait a little bit for the right move. I just had to start chipping away and making the right moves,” Wilson explained. “It just took a little bit of patience and a little bit of luck too.”

Three laps prior to the halfway mark, Wilson set himself up for a chance at the runner-up spot. By lap 11, the veteran driver moved passed both Owen Smith and Peter Hattin to take second.

Free and clear of the rest of the field, Wilson set his sights on race leader Dennis Thompson, who had opened a considerable lead while the rest of the field battled amongst itself.

“He had a nice size lead. Towards the end, maybe the last five laps, it felt like we were chipping away. Maybe a caution would have helped, but it was another straight green flag run,” Wilson said.

A pair of top-two finishes is an impressive start for Wilson, who is bouncing back from a blown engine to end his 2014 season. He will look to carry the momentum from the first two nights at Flamboro to the tour’s next stop at Full Throttle Motor Speedway (formerly Varney) on June 13. That race kicks off a stretch of three races in as many weeks.

“I really like that track. It’s fun to drive. It’s like driving in a giant soup bowl. Since they reshaped the track, it’s a lot of fun to drive,” Wilson said, looking forward to the Full Throttle date. He won at the track in 2012.

The series will then travel to Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, Ont.) and Delaware Speedway (London, Ont.) on June 20 and 26, respectively. Wilson has struggled at Sunset in the past, but believes the team has found the speed to change their fortunes. As for Delaware, June 26 will mark Wilson’s first race at the historic half-mile.

“It will be my first time on a half-mile track since Mosport closed. At Mosport, it was all about keeping your RPMs high so you could get a good run down the long straightaway,” Wilson said. “We’ll see if it’s kind of the same mindset at Delaware.”

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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Mike Beyore has a Less Than Perfect Day in a Borrowed Ride

Mike Beyore has a Less Than Perfect Day in a Borrowed Ride

There’s just something about the first event of the season. Every driver looks forward to hitting the track, but like every other race, there can only be one winner.

The OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models made their 2015 debut Sunday, May 17th at Sunset Speedway and with series regular Jeff Hanley on the sidelines following surgery – and his own equipment waiting for some parts – ‘The Whitby Warrior’ strapped into the #70 machine for the debut event. Although he’s always happy to help a friend, Beyore says it’s not the same as running his own car.

“Jeff has won some big races over the years and his stuff is always some of the best in the field,” said Beyore. “There isn’t a short track racer anywhere in the province who doesn’t know the name ‘Hanley’ and Junior has helped out with my car from time-to-time. It’s just a comfort thing that comes from being in a car you’re used to and knowing how it handles and performs.”

Beyore had an eventful day on the Sunset Speedway layout, earning the runner-up position in his qualifying event. In his second heat, a strong run came to an abrupt halt when another car lost an engine, leaving the driver of the borrowed ride nowhere to go, as both machines made contact with the retaining wall. Luckily, the car wasn’t badly hurt and through the combined efforts of the Hanley and Beyore teams, he was able to answer the bell for the main event.

“Missing the first race of the year would have been a huge disappointment for the team,” admitted Beyore. “With my guys and Jeff’s crew, we got things patched back together and made the starting grid. The car handled well and we were hoping for a strong showing from the #70/54 ride.”

With early season handicapping in place, Mike Beyore rolled from the staging area in 3rd place for the main event and within 3 circuits, was in control of the field. After 15 laps entered the record book, another car lost an engine and Beyore was collected in the aftermath. A few laps later, another incident brought an end to his day, as front end damage caused the team to retire the ride. The team was credited with a 13th place finish.

“It was one of those days where anything could happen,” conceded the racer. “When you’re giving it all you’ve got, there isn’t always time to get everything shut-down when something happens in front of you. We’ll get things collected and be back for the Flamboro show Saturday, May 30th.”

Mike Beyore’s 2015 OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model tour is supported by Stemac Machinery & Industrial Tools, Millennium Crane, Metals Plus, CNC Custom Machining, Praxair, MGS Performance, Mayhew Graphics, Vista Engineering Corporation, Lesco Industrial Restoration and new sponsor, Hoy’s Garage, with promotional and media services by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Photo by Dan Little Jr. Photography

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Tim Burke is hoping for a Season Filled with Checkered Flags

Tim Burke is hoping for a Season Filled with Checkered Flags

 

Wherever the track and whatever the division, the goal of every weekly racer is the same; to win early and win often. With a handle like “Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval”, Peterborough Speedway can be a difficult place to score that first win. Apparently, Tim Burke missed that memo.

After spending the past few seasons on the sidelines, the 50 year old campaigner from Bancroft, Ontario – who works as a heavy equipment mechanic and heavy truck technician – made his 2015 debut a memorable one. On his first night of action in the Renegade Truck division, the driver of the #99 machine scored a win in his qualifying event and wound-up posing for congratulatory photos in Dart Heating and Air Conditioning Victory Lane following completion of the feature race. Burke says it was an incredible start to the year and he’ll be looking to maintain the hot streak in the weeks to come.

“During the drive to the track, I was thinking about how great it would be to win, but really had no idea of what to expect,” confessed Tim Burke. “A combination of some good racing luck and a strong horse really paid off when it counted and did wonders to give the team an early season shot in the arm. I might be the new kid on the block, but I’d be just fine to have the rest of the field stare at my tailgate a few more times before the end of the season.”

While this may be his first year parading a pick-up around the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City, Tim Burke is far from a raw racing rookie. His background includes time in an ACT Late Model at Kawartha Speedway, as well as on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup and OSCAAR Modified tours. The likable racer says he owes much of what he has been able to accomplish in the sport to a solid working relationship with a great marketing partner.

“I’m happy to have carried the Lynval Contracting (www.lynval.net) brand through every stage of my racing endeavors,” said Burke. “They’ve been excellent supporters and great friends along each step in my career. This year, we’re also donating all of our race winnings and anything we have donated through the season to the Canadian Cancer Society, in memory of my mother who passed away in April after a 6 month battle with the deadly disease.”

Next on the agenda for Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval is the first of the year’s three Toonie Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night – presented by Pepsi – Saturday, May 30th. Racing will include the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Renegade Truck, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and INEX Ontario Legend divisions. Pit gates will open at 2:00, with the grandstand areas unlocked at 4:00 and racing at 5:00.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

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

It was his first night in the Renegade Truck division, but Bancroft, Ontario’s Tim Burke scored a qualifying heat and feature event win in the #99 Lynval Contracting Dodge – Saturday, May 16th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Trevor Collver Set for Pro Late Model Debut – May 22, 2015

Trevor Collver Set for Pro Late Model Debut – May 22, 2015

(London ON) The race season for Pro Late Model driver Trevor Collver will open up this weekend at Sunset Speedway (Innisfil, ON) for the inaugural event for the new APC United Late Model Tour.  The young driver from Lucan ON will be behind the wheel of the Gold Racing #97 Chevrolet SS for the first time in Pro Late Model competition.

The team, led by Crew Chief Stephen Richmond, have tested, and prepared the race car for this first event with a few achievable goals in mind.  It has been well documented that the series has generated a lot of interest and the potential for 40-50 Pro Late Model teams will be in attendance.  The team must first qualify for the main event.  Qualifying for the race is set by time trials held earlier in the day and the final transferring in by way of a last chance qualifier.

After a few successful test sessions at Delaware Speedway, and Sunset Speedway, the entire team is confident in a positive showing in their first outing in actual race competition.

Qualifying for the Canusa Automotive Warehousing 100 is at 3:00pm, the main event is scheduled to roll off at approximately 6:00pm after the NASCAR Weekly Divisions and Canadian Vintage Modifieds that share the event.

The Gold Racing #97 will be representing their marketing partners Carter Trucking, Bordertown Classics, Inventory Express Automotive Lubricants, Champion Spark Plugs

Shelbourne Fuels, Customclothing4U.com, Wilds Printing & Graphics,  Outback Tire shack, Mark Kennedy Trucking

Hodgins Custom Service, G&L Automotive, Melrose Garage, Dave Collver Auto Care, Don Collver Automotive and Transmission, Collver Towing, Fix Auto, and Hallmark Memorials.

The APC United Late Model Tour will take Pro Late Model teams to the most elite short tracks in Ontario.   Flamboro Speedway, Peterborough Speedway, Sauble Speedway, Sunset Speedway and Delaware Speedway.

You can follow and wish the team good luck on Twitter @TCollver1 or send a message on Facebook

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Linc Brown Motorsports Rolls a Two Car Team into the 2015 Season

Linc Brown Motorsports Rolls a Two Car Team into the 2015 Season

 

Building and maintaining a competitive weekly short track racing program can be an exciting proposition. Putting a pair of machines into action on 2 different series takes a strong level of marketing, promotional and sponsorship support.

Based in Colborne, Ontario veteran campaigner Linc Brown is preparing his equipment for a run on the inaugural APC Pro Late Model tour, while his 16 year old daughter Bailey – a standout with the Kawartha-Durham Kart Club – is starting her sophomore season with the INEX Ontario Legends Series. To say it’s been a busy time in the Team 99 shops would be an understatement, but the dad and daughter duo is working as hard on putting together their publicity package as they are getting the cars ready for the race track. Linc Brown says the teams will be looking to add partners who’ll compliment their operation.

“We’ve always worked well with our sponsorship associates, with a goal of promoting their businesses as well as the race teams,” said Brown. “Our programs include a variety of off-track activities and events with meet and greet opportunities and corporate occasions. We also send out weekly press releases and updates to keep everyone informed on the team’s progress and goings-on throughout the year.”

Linc Brown Motorsports is happy to welcome long-time backer Kawartha Metals back to the fold as primary sponsor for 2015. Known as ‘The Candy Store for Welders’, Kawartha Metals’ association with the team dates back a number of years, to when the driver travelled with the former Alstar Late Model series and through his time at Kawartha Speedway. From humble beginnings in 1994 in the garage of company president Tom Elliott, Kawartha Metals has grown and is now located in a 24,000 square foot location on Whittington Drive in Peterborough, with a staff of 21 highly trained individuals and over a million dollars in inventory; including 6,000 different types of metal, brass and plastics. Learn more by visiting www.kawarthametals.com.

For sponsorship and marketing opportunities with Linc Brown Motorsports, contact 99.linc.brown@gmail.com.

Bailey Brown’s 2015 INEX Ontario Legends Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 16th Peterborough Speedway

25 lap feature event. Started 7th, finished 10th.

Saturday, May 30th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 6th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 20th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 27th Sunset Speedway

Saturday, July 4th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 11th Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 8th Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 15th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 22nd Sunset Speedway

Sunday, August 23rd Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 29th Peterborough Speedway

Linc Brown’s 2015 APC Pro Late Model Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 23rd Sunset Speedway

Saturday, June 6th Flamboro Speedway

Friday, June 26th Delaware Speedway

Wednesday, July 1st Flamboro Speedway

Saturday, July 18th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 2nd Sauble Speedway

Saturday, August 23rd Sunset Speedway

Saturday, September 19th Delaware Speedway

For 2015, Linc Brown Motorsports will be proudly supported by Kawartha Metals Corporation, Don Butt Auto Body, Belleville Transmission & Auto Service, Mayhew Graphics, Rousseau Publications and Clarke Motorsports Communications.

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

1) After a brief layoff, Linc Brown will campaign his #99 Dodge on the APC Pro Late Model Series. The tour is scheduled to begin Saturday, May 23rd at Sunset Speedway.

2) A graduate of the Kawartha-Durham Kart Club, Bailey Brown is looking forward to a strong sophomore campaign with the INEX Ontario Legends Series.

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Chad Strawn Finishes Fourth in Hoosier OSCAAR Modified Season Opener

Chad Strawn Finishes Fourth in Hoosier OSCAAR Modified Season Opener

This past weekend, the Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds opened their season at Sunset Speedway as part of the Hoosier Spring Velocity. Despite a spark plug wire falling off early in the feature, Chad Strawn brought the No. 77 Eibach/Mild 2 Wild/Kingsmen Kustoms/ Modified home in the fourth spot.

The defending event winner started off the night with speed on his side, winning the first heat, before finishing fifth in the second heat. As a result of his qualifying effort and the invert, he would start the feature from the second spot.

Strawn got off to a good start in the feature, battling Shane Stickel for the lead off the drop of the green flag. Stickel would grab the advantage on lap two as Strawn slipped back to fourth behind Gary McLean and Cory Horner. Strawn would battle back, though, getting alongside Horner for third, but was unable to complete the pass before the fist caution came out.

Strawn got a solid restart, continuing to hold on to the fourth spot. He would then catch Cory Horner for third, completing the pass on lap 17. He continued to hold the spot, even though he got right sideways off the corner at one point, till the second caution flew with four laps to go for a spin off of turn four.

On the restart, Strawn would get passed by Cory Horner, resulting in a solid fourth place finish to start the season.

The Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds will get a week off from competition before heading to Flamboro Speedway on May 30th. Strawn has ran some laps at Flamboro Speedway already this year as part of the Ontario Modified Racing Series, showing a ton of speed as he led a bunch of laps.

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A.J. Emms Finishes 10th in OSCAAR Modified Debut

A.J. Emms Finishes 10th in OSCAAR Modified Debut

In his Hoosier OSCAAR modified debut at Sunset Speedway, A.J. Emms had a strong night, finishing 10th despite a mid-race spin.

Emms started off the night by posting a pair of strong performances in his heats to set him up to start ninth in the 30-lap feature.

He would begin to make his way to the front, moving into the eighth spot by lap five. He was looking to continue his climb to the front, however contact with fellow rookie David Balch resulted in the No. 99 Modified for ADAMS Motorsports going around.

Restarting at the rear of the field, Emms looked to make up ground quickly, working his way through the field to move into the 10th spot before the second caution of the event with four laps to go for a car going around in turn four.

He would get a good solid restart, maintaining his position, to finish the event in the 10th spot.

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, Barrie Auto Flea Market, Dwinnels Family Movers, Wolseley Canada, TSS Top Shops, Duckworths Fish and Chips Orillia, Wix Filters, Klotz Canada, Heritage Heating Contractors Incorporated, Hastings Home Hardware, Whitechurch Towing, Accurate Industrial Liquid Waste Ltd, Kitchen Tire 2013, Morton Metals and Orillia Trim and Door for their continued support.

The Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds will get a week off from competition before heading to Flamboro Speedway on May 30th.

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Terry Woodley Finishes 12th in Hoosier Spring Velocity

Terry Woodley Finishes 12th in Hoosier Spring Velocity

Racing against the top drivers in the province of Ontario, Terry Woodley would have a strong run in the Hoosier Spring Velocity en route to finishing 12th.

Woodley started off the afternoon on a solid note, finishing seventh and fourth in his pair of heats to qualify 11th in the 35-lap Graham Landscape Mini Stock feature.

Woodley would run solidly throughout the first half, moving up to 10th before the first caution at lap 19 for a car going around in turn two. He would keep the run solidly going in the second half, but fell back a pair of spots to finish 12th.

Photos from the afternoon 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 and NFC Motorsports will return to Sunset Speedway on May 23rd for the third night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points competition. Details about the event can be found on the speedway website at http://www.sunsetspeedway.ca.

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Bobby Tolton Finishes Sixth in Spring Velocity

Bobby Tolton Finishes Sixth in Spring Velocity

On Sunday in his first trip of the season to Sunset Speedway, Bobby Tolton would have a strong run, posting a sixth place finish in the Hoosier Spring Velocity.

Tolton would start off the afternoon on a solid note, finishing third and fifth in his pair of heats behind the wheel of the No. 35t Smokin’ Tony Bar-B-Que/Engines From Hal Mini Stock. As a result, he would start third in the feature. On the drop of the green flag, the leader would get away, but Tolton was able to stay even with Jordan Howse for second. The pair would battle back and forth for the next couple of laps, with Tolton getting the spot on lap three. Tolton would fall back to third the next lap, virtue of a pass by Andy Kamrath.

Tolton would run solidly in the top three over the next four laps, before dropping back to fifth as a result of being passed by Brandon McFerran and Danny Benedict. Tolton would keep himself solidly in fifth till the first caution flew at lap 19 for a car around in turn two.

The restart would bring a battle with Warren Paxton for the fifth spot, with Tolton coming out on the losing end as he fell back to sixth. He would catch back up to Paxton, but was unable to complete the pass, crossing the finish line to finish sixth in the feature.

Photos from the afternoon of action can be viewed at http://www.blackmagic-racing.com.

With a solid performance in the books, BMR hopes to take the mini stock back to Full Throttle Motor Speedway and return to victory lane, just as they did in March.

Meanwhile, the Runalung.ca 100 that was supposed to be held on Friday, May 8 was postponed till the Saturday May 30 at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. Tolton will look to have a strong run in the No. 3 New Generation Products Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series car to kick off the season on a high note. Besides, the event touches a very special spot for the team. Run Alung was created by Kayla Baker and now continues in her memory as she passed away in January of 2014. You can read Kayla’s story, as well as donate, at http://www.runalung.ca.

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