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Elliott Racing – Quaker State Lincoln Welders Modified Shines Strong Hold On 3rd In Point Standings August 23rd Race #25

Elliott Racing – Quaker State Lincoln Welders Modified Shines Strong Hold On 3rd In Point Standings August 23rd Race #25

We ran our Modified on Saturday at Sunset Speedway in front of a huge crowd, maybe the biggest of the season. The stands were full and the racing was awesome.
Our team was ready right out of the trailer. We went through pre-race tech, and all was good for our car to practice.

After hot laps we were very happy with our car knowing we would be a contender at Sunset Speedway in this class today.
The first heat we started 5th and finished 4th. It was a good run and there were no changes to be made. In the second qualifier we started 3rd and moved into 2nd and caught the leader. We ran very close for the final few laps, putting on a good show for the fans.

We moved into third place and within a few laps ran down the leader. We raced hard, nose to tail with Davey Terry #14 for the final four laps. We finished 2ndon his back bumper.

The Checker Flies……We Come A Close Second
In the 30 lap feature our car was very fast in the close tough field. Davey Terry got the lead, and kept it until lap 10. We were caught in traffic and took a while to get into third place where we stayed until lap 15, then dropped back to 4th.

Once in 4th we tried several times to get by the #14 but had to check up so we wouldn’t get into the side of his car. However with about 10 laps to go we made contact during my 3rd time trying to pass and the impact bent our front end enough to make the car not turn very well in the middle of the corner.
Finally on lap 22 we got by the hard battling Terry to move into 3rd place. We raced down the front chute and into turn one still side by side and then I got the call from my spotter that we were clear.

We held on to 3rd spot until 2 laps to go. The damage from the impact with Terry made it so our car was not as fast as it had been. We would lose 4th to #7 Brent McLean but hold on to 4th and have an overall great night, strengthening our hold on 3rd in the point standing from an 11 point lead over 4th, to a 20 point cushion with two races left in this schedule.
MOD Standings 2014
1st 8 Gary McLean 773
2nd 91N Max Beyore 755
3rd 36 Gary Elliott 702
4th 14 Davey Terry 684
5th 88R Tommy Robb 645

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Elliott Racing – Racing Camp 2014 a Huge Success

Elliott Racing – Racing Camp 2014 a Huge Success

Last week we were proud to be part of the 2nd Annual Sports Motor Racing Camp held at Sunset Speedway and provided by Scripture Union Sports. I had our Quaker State car for the event, and conducted three 45 minute seminars each day showing kids the various aspects of racing, from safety to set up.

The turnout was fantastic for 2014. Last year there were only 5 kids, but this year we had over 30. 

We arrived at camp early Monday morning and set up. I just had to bring my precious pet and friend Buttons to be with me for the week. She would have been too lonely had she stayed home, plus she was awesome company for me and the kids loved her. When she heard the kids coming she would perk up and then get all the attention for the first two minutes of each session.
Spoiled Or What! 

Kids learned about safety and the meaning of the flags on day one, preparation on day two, paying by the rules on day three….no cheating, and on day for it was final set up for racing, and they got to hear the car start up….they loved the loud engine noise. Day 5 we held a contest for the 3 teams to change a tire. All the children had a specific part to play in the pretend pit stop. It was a fun and exciting week.

Camp Coordinator Sarah and her group.
Every lesson was applied to everyday life encounters including school and playing sports. I closed each lesson with a spiritual message related to what we learned that day.

I showed each of the youngsters, (ages 8 to 14) how to use the equipment, with the oldest doing the work. They were very good, listened attentively and remembered the lesson from day one, that safety came first in all things, building the car, the safety equipment worn by the driver and of course working on the race car.

The high light for the kids was getting to drive the go carts. The instructors spent a lot of time going over the safety areas of racing. The course was laid out on Sunset Speedway’s back straightaway.
All of our sponsors were awesome, and helped in many ways. They supported the camp by sponsoring our car and some by helping one or more children, supplying gifts and other items, or donating to the overall costs of the camp. It was a great week and a tremendous success.
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Special thanks to Sarah and the Scripture Union staff for taking care of the children and making sure every minute of every day was fun and exciting.
Finally, we want to thank Mark Dilley and Steve Slaughter of Sunset Speedway for donating their facility to host the event. They helped every day make sure things went smooth and allowed me to use the tech building for the seminars.

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Busy Weekend For Alex Tagliani Who Will Be Competing In The NASCAR Canadian Tire And NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Busy Weekend For Alex Tagliani Who Will Be Competing In The NASCAR Canadian Tire And NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Montreal, August 27, 2014 - Race car driver Alex Tagliani will be a busy body this weekend at the 3.957-kilometre, 10-turn road course Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) track, located near Bowmanville, Ontario as he will be competing in two major NASCAR Series: The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200, Round 9 of 11 of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (NCATS); and The 2nd Annual Chevrolet Silverado 250, Round 14 of 22 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

“I am very fired up about the upcoming weekend driving the number 18 EpiPen Dodge in the Canadian Tire Series and the number 19 Reese Towpower Ford truck for Brad Keselowski Racing,” Tagliani said. “I was honoured to receive a phone call from Keselowski asking me to drive their Ford F150 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park track on Labour Day weekend. We are hopeful to run a strong weekend in both series in order to score valuable points in both Team Owner Standings”.

Tagliani has been very active in several racing series this year. He finished 13th last May at the Indy 500, in an one-off IndyCar Series race, and ran a couple of NASCAR Nationwide rounds for Team Penske lately. His regular racing commitments include most of the season-scheduled races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (USCC) for RSR Racing, and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series with the No 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express/Sennheiser/CanTorque Dodge Challenger for Tagliani Autosport. This weekend, the Canadian pilot is embarking on a new venture as a rookie driver in the NASCAR Truck Series (NCWTS) aboard the Ford F-150 truck of Brad Keselowski Racing.

A quick recap on how much Tagliani will be busy this coming weekend. On Saturday, August 30, Tag will run in four practice sessions, two for each series, during four and half consecutive hours from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with three 10-minute breaks to change race suits each time, and then run to his next assignment. Following the practice sessions, Tagliani will back at the wheel of his EpiPen Dodge for two NCATS qualifying sessions from 4:40 to 5:00 p.m. and 5:05 to 5:25 p.m. With a 15-minute break, Tagliani will get ready to qualify the Keselowski Racing Reese sponsored No. 19 Ford F-150. NCWTS qualifying starts at 5:40 p.m.

Race Sunday
On Sunday, The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200, a 51-lap, 201.8-kilometre NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race (with a 1 h 45 minutes time limit), will start at 10 a.m. The Lachenaie, Quebec driver will then get a short reprieve prior to the start at 1:30 p.m. of The 2nd Annual Chevrolet Silverado 250, a 64-lap, 253.3-kilometre NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Without adding too much pressure on Tagliani, team owner and driver Brad Keselowski chose his moment to win his first NCWTS race of the 2014 season with the Reese sponsored Ford F150 the last time out on Wednesday at Bristol to move into fifth place in the Owner Point Standing with 463 points, 24 off Mike Curb Racing entry in first place. Unfortunately, Keselowski Racing was given a 10-point penalty for a post-race infraction at Bristol. Keselowski Racing is now down to sixth place with a 34-point deficit.

In the NCATS Owner Point Standing, Tagliani Autosport holds ninth place with 253 points, and is within 22 points of a Top-5 standing. Even though he missed two NCATS races this year, Tagliani could improve on his 10th place in the 2014 Driver Standings with great results in the last three races.

Summer of TAG Car Graphic Design Contest Final Winner
On top of Tagliani’s busy track schedule, the event marks the unveiling of the third and final winner of the “Summer of TAG” car graphic design contest winner, and Alex will be on hand to congratulate the winner Leah Johnson of the Erin District High School in Ontario. The newly EpiPen car will be driven by Tagliani this weekend in round 9 of the Canadian Tire Motorsport race weekend.

“We are also very excited about the unveiling of our new EpiPen car design in the CHILL Ice House in downtown Toronto with Leah Johnson, the young girl who designed a pretty amazing and flashy car for its debut this weekend. She will be our guess, along with her family this weekend at the track,” concluded Tagliani.

The winning Helmet Design of a Canada-wide Contest will also be displayed to the media during the unveiling of the car. Marcus Uhrich of Alberta was unable to attend the event or the race, but his winning helmet design, worn by Tagliani this weekend, will be auctioned at the Tagliani Foundation Golf Classic on September 30th at Céline Dion’s Le Mirage in Montreal with the funds going to Anaphylaxis Canada. For more information, http://www.taglianifoundation.org/en/page/about_the_golf_classic.html

Watch the Race Live
Fans can follow website coverage of The Plinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 race on Sunday at 10 a.m. at http://hometracks.nascar.com/ncats_race-central_083114_CTMP. The Chevrolet Silverado 250 NCWTS race can be viewed live on SPEED TV at 2:00 p.m. with a pre-race show starting at 1:30 p.m.

Fans are invited to follow Alex and Tagliani Autosport all season long on Facebook and Twitter (@Tagliani) and at Summeroftag.com, Tagliani.com & http://www.tagliani.com/en/index.html

Two Images of Tagliani:
Alex Tagliani will be a busy race car driver this weekend switching race suits from EpiPen to Reese Towpower as he competes in The Plinty’s Present The Clarington 200, of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, and in The Chevrolet Silverado 250 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Photos courtesy of Tagliani Autosport
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About Tagliani Autosport
Tagliani Autosport entry in the NCATS is in partnership with Colin Livingston and CanTorque. The number 18 Dodge Challenger is sponsored by EpiPen®, Dicom Express, Sennheiser and CanTorque.

ABOUT ANAPHYLAXIS CANADA
Anaphylaxis Canada is a non_profit charitable organization dedicated to helping those at risk for anaphylaxis and those who care for them. For more information, visit www.anaphylaxis.ca.

ABOUT EPIPEN®
EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto_Injectors are indicated for the emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions in patients who are determined by a physician to be at increased risk of anaphylaxis. EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto_Injectors are designed as emergency supportive therapy only. After administration, patients should seek medical attention immediately or go to the emergency room. This product may not be right for you, always read and follow the label. For details on EpiPen®, or educational and product safety information, please visit www.EpiPen.ca

About the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the only national racing sanction/series in Canada with eleven events from Edmonton, AB to Antigonish, NS from May to September. They race on road courses, street circuits and oval tracks. For information on the series, visit: NASCARHometracks.com

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Hathaway Eager for Shot at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Redemption

STOUFFVILLE, ON- AUGUST 27, 2014- More than 3 months removed from a frustrating engine failure in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season debut, championship contender Jason Hathaway is ready for a second chance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park glory.

“It felt like a punch to the stomach”, reminisces Hathaway when asked of his lap-36 blown engine in the 2014 lid lifter on May 18th.

“That was the best car we’d ever had at CTMP, it really felt like we had enough to be a factor”, continues the noted short-track specialist. “No amount of strategy can prepare you for a blown engine, though. We picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off and ended up carving out a great season so far.”

“But I’m excited to have another chance at CTMP”, adds the driver of the No. 3 Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Chevrolet.

Hathaway has 4 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 victories, but has yet to earn one in road course competition.

“I feel as though this entire team has matured and evolved the last few seasons”, says Hathaway. “I see myself as a well-rounded racecar driver and we are a contender to win when we run road courses this season. A win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will do that.”

Hathaway will enter the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on August 31st with his sights set on climbing into the top-3 in championship points.

“We’re at a pretty pivotal spot in the season, a lot can change this weekend”, explains Hathaway. “My guys are hungry, I’m hungry. Motivation is not a problem for us! “

“A strong run on Sunday would mean the world to us”, continues Hathaway. “Barrie and Kawartha are next, and we’re traditionally very strong at both of those tracks. A top-5 finish this weekend would provide the perfect spark for a late-season push.”

The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled for August 31st at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Gate times and ticket prices can be found at www.CanadianTireMotorsportPark.com

T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with Pro.Point by Princess Auto , Rockstar Energy Drink, The Harman Group, Williamson’s GM & Dodge, Praxair, Mobil 1, Fast Eddie Racewear, Barn Door Brewing Company and Choko Motorsports.
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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 and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates concerning the 2014 season. For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560- 6103. Or email jamie@team3red.com.

About Pro.Point Tools & Equipment
Pro.Point is a professional tool and equipment brand featured by and available at Princess Auto stores across Canada. Princess Auto is a Canadian company with 36 stores and over 1800 Team Members serving their guests coast to coast. Princess Auto provides their hard working guests a unique blend of quality tools, equipment & more. Guests can shop on line at www.princessauto.com or visit in store across the country.

About Rockstar Energy Drink:
Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.ca.rockstarenergy.com Find us at:www.facebook.com/RockstarCanada ~ www.twitter.com/Rockstar69CAN ~ www.instagram.com/rockstarenergycanada ~ www.YouTube.com/ Rockstar

Jamie Hakonson
Fast Eddie Racewear
Velocity Marketing Group Inc.
Ed Hakonson Racing/ Team 3 Red
19 Anderson Blvd
Uxbridge, ON
L9P 0C7
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McColm Bringing Plenty Of Support To CTMP

McColm Bringing Plenty Of Support To CTMP

August 27, 2014- Joey McColm and Canada’s Best Racing Team return to Toronto Maple Leaf blue this weekend as the NASCAR Canadian Tire series returns to action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for round number nine. McColm will be in the #25 PartSource/Toronto Maple Leafs car this past weekend and looking to continue his move up the championship standings.
The #25 PartSource/Toronto Maple Leafs car made its debut during the series opening round in May and McColm is looking for even better results this weekend. “We’ve got over 100 PartSource guests that we’re hosting this weekend which is great and we’re expecting another solid outing” said the driver.
McColm sits eighth in the overall standings heading into this weekend’s race and expects to improve that standing. “We’ve had some good races and improved our performance as the year has gone on” explained McColm. “There’s no reason to expect anything less in the final month of the season” he added.
Joining McColm once again this weekend as a teammate will be New Liskeard, Ontario driver Steve Mathews in the #87 TSC Stores car. The two worked together nicely during the opening round and McColm is happy to have him back again. “Steve has shown plenty of speed every time he’s been in the car and it’s good to have another perspective, it helps us both” he stated.
Action gets going with practice and qualifying on Saturday and the teams will take the green flag for the Clarington 200 on Sunday morning at 10AM immediately prior to the NASCAR Truck series race.
Find out more and stay connected with Canada’s Best Racing Team throughout the racing season. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #CBRT25 and follow @CBRTinc and also keep up to date with the team on Facebook at facebook.com/cbrtinc and you can visit www.canadasbestracingteam.com for more interactive features.
Photo: Joey McColm in the #25 CBRT at the season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Photo Credit: Mathew Manor

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Tyler Hawn Comes Up Short At Sunset Speedway

Tyler Hawn Comes Up Short At Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario – As a result of mechanical issues during the feature at Sunset Speedway, Tyler Hawn would post an 18th place finish.

Hawn started off the night solidly, finishing sixth and seventh in his pair of heats, to start 16th in the inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial on Saturday night. The Hawn Motorsports pilot began to work his way up through the field, escaping incident in the first two cautions to run 11th as of lap three. Hawn would get around Kyle Passer when he spun on the restart to crack the top 10.

After the restart for Passer’s spin, Hawn would battle hard mid-pack, looking to gain more ground. Looking to grab the eight spot from Corey Jones on lap nine, Hawn would get to his inside through turns three and four, in hopes of making the pass down the frontstretch into turn one. However, that wouldn’t happen as Jones would come down slightly on the frontstretch, resulting in contact between the pair, causing Hawn to spin in turn one.

After a quick trip down pit road to assess the car and being put to the rear as involved, Hawn would sit in 17th spot. Starting deep in the field, he would manage to escape the six car multi-wreck to move up to 11th. After the second attempt at a restart, Hawn continued his climb, cracking the top 10 at lap 20.

Though as the laps ticked by, it was obvious that something was wrong with the car as Hawn’s progress slowed, going a lap down at lap 29, before hitting pit road at lap 33. Determining their problems were terminal, Hawn would pull behind the wall, done for the night.

Special thanks to Fox’s Bakery and Deli, TSS Top Shops, Belt Conveyor Guarding, Backwoods Maple Syrup, Daly Custom Fab, WriteitOutLoud.com and Stewart Carriers Limited for their continued support.

Keep up to date with all the details surrounding Tyler Hawn and Hawn Motorsports by checking out the website at http://www.hawnmotorsports.ca while liking the ‘Hawn Motorsports’ facebook page. You can also follow Tyler Hawn on twitter @HawnRacing.

Looking to turn his luck around, Hawn will head to Peterborough Speedway this weekend. Peterborough has always been a great track for Hawn, as he finished sixth earlier this month, and seventh in the Autumn Colors Classic last October.

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.
Race Report by: Ashley McCubbin

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Ranger Has Unfinished Business At CTMP

Ranger Has Unfinished Business At CTMP

August 26, 2014- Andrew Ranger and the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team return to action this weekend for round number nine of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series with a plan to complete a mission that fell a little short earlier this season.

In the opening round of the 2014 season on the famed road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) Ranger recorded a new track qualifying record but had difficulties during the race on opening weekend. They’re expecting to correct that this weekend as the series returns for the second time to the 10 turn road course and Ranger seeks his third series victory at CTMP.

“We had a very fast car the first time out this season but we had a little problem, it happens” said the two time series champion. “But I’m looking forward to coming back this weekend with Team Mopar and racing this weekend” he added.

As the series crisscrossed the country for events over the last few months Ranger has collected two victories and posted five top five results moving into a tie for second in the overall championship. The #27 Mopar Parts Dodge driver looks to continue his move upwards in the standings.

“Everyone on the whole DJK Racing team has been working really hard to have a strong car each weekend, we’ll have a lot of good cars and drivers in the field so we’ll have a fight on our hands” said Ranger.

Action begins this weekend for the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge team with practice and qualifying on Saturday at CTMP. The Clarington 200 race will take place Sunday morning prior to the NASCAR Truck series race.

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

Attached photo: Andrew Ranger celebrates his first pole position in the #27 Mopar Parts Dodge earlier this season at CTMP.

Photo Credit: Mathew Manor Getty Images for NASCAR

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Princess Auto NASCAR Star Jason Hathaway To Appear At Princess Auto In Whitby

Princess Auto NASCAR Star Jason Hathaway To Appear At Princess Auto In Whitby

WHITBY, ON- Fans of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will have a chance to meet championship contender Jason Hathaway this Wednesday, August 27th at Princess Auto, Whitby between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

The Ed Hakonson Racing team member will be on hand, along with his No. 3 Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet, to sign autographs, pose for pictures and hand out exclusive Princess Auto Special Discount offers.

“We are excited to have Jason and his team in Whitby. Our community has always been a proud supporter of the Canadian NASCAR circuit. Racing fans in Durham will have an opportunity to meet Jason, and show their support before this weekend’s big race” says Evan Fort, of Princess Auto, Whitby.

“Our new partnership with Princess Auto has been fantastic”, says Hathaway, “they’re such huge race fans and supporters of our industry. I can’t wait to meet some of our Durham fans, sign some autographs and even do some bench racing”

Jason Hathaway’s Number 3 Car, is sponsored by Pro-Point Tools, part of Princess Auto family. Princess Auto is a Canadian Company with 36 stores and over 1800 Team Members serving guests coast to coast. Princess Auto provides their hard working guests a unique blend of quality tools, equipment & more. Guests can shop on line www.princessauto.com or visit in store across the country.

For more information, contact Evan Fort 905-665-8581 or Jamie Hakonson 416-560-6103.

Fans can keep up with Jason and the rest of T3R/EHR at their Ed Hakonson Racing page on Facebook, on Twitter & Instagram @JasonHathaway3 or @EHRT3R and are encouraged to visit their official webpage www.Team3Red.com for all updates concerning the upcoming 2014 season.

T3R/ EHR is proud to be partnered with Pro.Point by Princess Auto, Rockstar Energy Drink, The Harman Group, Williamson’s GM & Dodge, Praxair, Mobil 1, Fast Eddie Racewear, Barn Door Brewing Company 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 2014 season. For additional information please contact Jamie Hakonson at 416-560-6103. Or email jamie@team3red.com

About Pro.Point Tools & Equipment
Pro.Point is a professional tool and equipment brand featured by and available at Princess Auto stores across Canada. Princess Auto is a Canadian company with 36 stores and over 1800 Team Members serving their guests coast to coast. Princess Auto provides their hard working guests a unique blend of quality tools, equipment & more. Guests can shop on line at www.princessauto.com or visit in store across the country.

Jamie Hakonson
Fast Eddie Racewear
Velocity Marketing Group Inc.
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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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #29 Aug 23, 2014 Sauble Speedway

Spira Racing – Post Race Update #29 Aug 23, 2014 Sauble Speedway

Billy and his team were the only car from the Spira stable of Mustangs that raced this weekend, as there was no mini-stocks racing at either Sunset or Flamboro Speedway. The #86 team headed north to Sauble Speedway for the second last race of the season at the Speedway, and although the #86 team did not start off the season to race for points at any track, Billy was now leading the points at Sauble, so they have decided to run the last two races to see if they could win the track championship. The car was very loose during practice and after making adjustments with spring rubbers, stagger and putting pre-load into the sway bar, the handling was much better as Billy lined up 5th in the first of two heat races. The #17 pulled ahead of the field for the win and Billy finished 3rd as the car would snap loose on corner exit as he tried to cut to the inside of the #36 for second. After additional changes to tighten up the car, billy would start on the outside pole in the second heat beside the #98. Despite the carburetor sputtering in the centre of the corner, Billy was able to clear the #98 and get into an early lead that he maintained throughout the ten laps for the win. The car remained a little loose, however with the sun going down and the track cooling off from the extremely warm day, the crew decided to leave it as the track should cause the car to tighten up on its own. Another attempt was made at adjusting the carburetor and the #86 lined up to start 4th in the 25 lap feature behind the #6, #98 and #36. The field quickly went into some three wide racing with Billy stuck in the middle, where he maintained his momentum to move forward. The #17 moved to the front of the pack on the 6th lap as he took over the lead from the #36 with Billy running 3rd. Billy cleared the #36 on the next lap and set his sights on the #17 who was running very fast lap times up front. As the caution free event continued, and only ten laps remaining, Billy caught up to the #17 and was now on
his bumper, however the #17 was running extremely well and would have to make a mistake in order for Billy to get into the position to make a pass. On lap 18, the #17 faltered going into the corner and Billy was right there to capitalize on the minor mistake, allowing him to get a run on the inside and take over the lead. The #17 quickly regained his line and was now on Billy’s tail, waiting for him to make any mistake at all in order to capitalize and regain his position up front. Billy did not give the #17 the opportunity to advance as he hit his marks in every corner throughout the final laps and would get the win with the #17 just behind him in 2nd. The track treated the teams and the many fans is attendance with a corn roast that the team enjoyed as they celebrated their win that would put their total winnings close to the $4,000.00 mark that would be donated between the Guelph Wish Fund for Children and Victim Services Wellington. The #86 team would have the rest of the weekend off and will return to Sauble Speedway next weekend for the final points night, where they hope to finish off the season with a championship.

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Mike Beyore Powers To A Sixth Place Showing On A Sunset Saturday Night

Mike Beyore Powers To A Sixth Place Showing On A Sunset Saturday Night

Stompin’ Tom Connors did his best to create the legend of a Sudbury Saturday Night. Entering the day sitting 7th in the point standings – Saturday, August 23rd the #54 OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model team piloted by ‘The Whitby Warrior’, Mike Beyore rolled out of the Bruce Gowland Memorial event at Sunset Speedway with a hard-fought payday for a 6th place main event finish in his back pocket.

After qualifying heat results of 3rd and 4th, Beyore and the crew made some small adjustments to the set-up and bolted-on a fresh set of Hoosiers before setting off for battle. They’d line-up for the night’s 50 headline dance from 12th spot, close to the middle of the 22 car starting grid. From the drop of the green flag, it was obvious that the ‘A’ main would demand every driver’s full and complete attention to make it to the checkered flag in one piece.

“With the season wearing down, just about everyone is looking to gain as many points as possible toward the 2014 championship,” admitted the driver after the checkered flag. “Some people were looking for holes to develop and then take a position, while others seemed content to make a hole and then claim the spot. Throughout my career, I’ve tried to not race like that and respect other people’s equipment, but when push comes to shove I think I can push and shove with the best of them.”

Talking with crew members and supporters while making-out their post-race notebook, Beyore walked around the car to check things over before loading it into the hauler and was pleased with what he saw. Other than the usual scuffs, scrapes and tire donuts, things looked pretty good; especially when you consider the number of incidents and how some drivers finished the day.

“We’re still chasing the set-up a little more than I’d like,” conceded Beyore, while enjoying a cold drink. “If we’d been able to start closer to the front, we might have been able to avoid some of the issues a little better. You can still only drive one car, but you’ll always have to race everyone else on the track. I like being out front, but so does every driver. If there was one part of the program that I could pinpoint as where I think we need to work a little harder and a little smarter, that would be it. At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with 6th, but no matter how you look at it, there are still 5 teams that finished ahead of you and were better all day.”

Max Beyore – wheeling his #91N OSCAAR Modified – won his qualifying heat and finished 2nd in the main event. Next on the schedule is a standalone date for the Super Late Models, Saturday, August 30th at Peterborough Speedway, before returning to Sunset Sunday, September 28th after nearly a one month layoff.

Follow Mike Beyore throughout the season on Twitter via @54buck and at www.beyoreracing.ca.

Mike Beyore’s 2014 OSCAAR 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 and Lesco Industrial Restoration, with promotional services by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

Photo Credit: Dan Little

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clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com
613.968.6410

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Willow Barberstock Takes Another Step Toward a Peterborough Speedway Track Championship

Willow Barberstock Takes Another Step Toward a Peterborough Speedway Track Championship

As she gets ready to start her grade 10 program at Bayside Secondary School, Willow Barberstock is already at the head of another class; on the racetrack. The teenager from Stirling, Ontario – who will celebrate her 15th birthday Friday, October 17th – currently leads the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division point standings at Peterborough Speedway and strengthened that position with another main event win – Saturday, August 23rd – at the track known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

“It’s been a great season and I’m fortunate to have the support of a large group of family and friends to encourage me along the way,” said Barberstock after her most recent feature victory. “It can be a bit overwhelming at times, but I’m having fun and that’s what matter the most.”

Heading into the night’s action, Barberstock held a slim 14 point advantage over her nearest competition, Ray Schroer. Matthew Vanderbelt sat 3rd in the standings, 41 behind Barberstock. Although she says she isn’t superstitious, the young lady from the Little Village with the Big Heart knew the exact margin between herself, Schroer and Vanderbelt. Teams will often run a number of pre-race practice sessions, but the #62 team elected to stay in the pits for all but one of the test periods.

“Anything can happen when you’re on the track, whether you’re racing or practicing,” said Barberstock. “I ran an early session and my grandfather (Randy Hollingsworth) timed my laps. When the other cars were on the track, we sat in the pit grandstand and clocked their laps so we could compare them to what our car did.”

When racing at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City got underway, Barberstock’s RB’s Auto Recyclers/Ontario Modifieds Racing Series/Vinyl Kreationz/Bella Ever After/Sydney Auto Wreckers/Clarke Motorsports Communications backed ride won her first qualifying heat race, but any point chase advantage she might have gained from that trip to victory lane was negated when Vanderbelt and Schroer also scored preliminary round victories.

By the luck of the draw, Barberstock lined-up on the outside of the front row to begin the 4Fun division’s main event. At the drop of the green flag, she’d take an early lead while the rest of the pack battled for position in her rear view mirror. In spite of the age shown on her birth certificate, the driver of the #62 machine has learned a lot during the 2014 season and that experience – combined with her supportive friends, family and fans – has put her in the running for a championship run. Even with Matthew Vanderbelt’s #69 ride glued to her back bumper over the closing laps, it was another well-earned trip to the winner’s circle for the talented teen.

The regular season portion of Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 schedule concludes Saturday, August 30th with the Championship Clash. Point titles will be determined in the track’s 5 weekly divisions. Also on the show will be the crowd favourite OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models. Racing begins at 6:00. See www.peterboroughspeedway.com for details.

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

1) Stirling, Ontario’s Willow Barberstock salutes the fans following her latest Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division feature event win – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.
2) Stirling, Ontario’s Willow Barberstock strengthened her hold on the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division point lead with a feature event win – Saturday, August 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com
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Tagliani Tries To Fight Back In Virginia!

Tagliani Tries To Fight Back In Virginia!

Danville Virginia, August 24, 2014 –In another chapter of a very busy summer of racing, Montreal ace Alex Tagliani was in Virginia this weekend with Paul Gentilozzi’s RSR Team, for the 7th stage of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Challenge at Virginia International Raceway.
In a unique format, the event was divided into twin 45 minute sprint races on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
“Tag” was teamed with his regular fellow-Canadian RSR team mate Chris Cumming of Vancouver in the # 08 RSR Automax.com Oreca Chevrolet.
Cumming was the pilot designated for the race on Saturday, after the car was qualified a solid 4th by Tagliani.
Sadly, things went sour for Cumming in a hurry when the engine suddenly shut off and the car had to be rushed to the pits for repairs. Cumming was able the # 08 back underway, but he was already 10 laps down!
The RSR Team was at least able to celebrate a second place finish by Duncan Ende and Bruno Junqueira, in the # 09 sister-car.
Tagliani took over the # 08 for the Sunday morning sprint, a tall order being already 10 laps down from Cumming’s misfortune on Saturday.
The car was quick, but the team elected to park it one lap before the finish to save the equipment after The RSR sister car crashed. Tagliani was 9th, 11 laps adrift of the leaders, as the race ended under caution.
“It’s a shame we started the race 10 laps down after Saturday’s sprint race mishap with the engine sensor. The car was fast all day Friday and Chris had qualified P4 on Saturday so we were expecting a good race. The result doesn’t show the speed we had. Finally we pulled into the pit lane one lap from the checkers to save the car from any uncertain damages after our teammate Bruno’s unfortunate crash with only 6 minutes to go,” Tagliani stated.
The next racing assignment for Tagliani will be for Brad Keselowski in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Toronto over the Labour Day weekend. Tag will also run his own Tagliani Autosport # 18 Team EpiPen/Dicom Express/Sennheiser Dodge in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event the same weekend at CTMP.
Highly involved in charity work, The Tagliani Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping charitable and educational organizations by donating funds raised to aid with organized programs internationally. Their goal is to raise awareness, educate and help those in need, with emphasis placed on initiatives that affect individuals at risk of anaphylaxis.
To raise additional funds for Anaphylaxis Canada, The Tagliani Foundation is staging a Golf Classic and Gala at Celine’s Le Mirage in Montreal September 30th.
For more information on the Foundation and for event tickets: TaglianiFoundation.org
For more information on Tagliani Autosport and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Erik Tomas
Media Relations, Tagliani Autosport
TOMASERIK@aol.com
O: 905-892-0411 C: 289-407-4410
Max d’Orsonnens
Relations Medias, Tagliani Autosport
514-246-8909
maxdo@videotron.ca

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Tagliani’s Rapid Return at VIR!

Tagliani’s Rapid Return at VIR!

Danville Virginia- Canada’s most versatile race car driver wasted no time at all getting back up to speed in the Prototype Challenge Sports Car side of his extremely busy 2014 racing schedule, as the TUDOR United SportsCar Challenge staged practice Friday at Virginia International Raceway.
Alex Tagliani, making his return to the series after missing two races, was close to the top on the time sheets right away with a lap of 1:42.415 (114.944 mph) in the # 08 RSR Automax.com Oreca Chevrolet entry co-driven by Chris Cumming.
“It was a great day for the RSR Team! It was fantastic to be back in the car! We finished P-2 in the practice! It’s a very special weekend. Chris is going to qualify the car Saturday, I will start my race on Sunday. There’s a pair of 45 minute sprint races, and I love this track! It’s fast! It’s pretty cool to have the car near the front right away!”
In addition to his NASCAR assignments this season with Penske Racing in the Nationwide Series, for Brad Keselowski in Camping World Truck Series, his own Tagliani Autosport entry in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, plus his IndyCar effort for Sarah Fisher-Hartman Racing, the Montreal native is piloting a Prototype Challenge Sports Car for the first time in his career for Paul Gentilozzi.
“Tag” has consistently demonstrated his ability to adapt to new cars quickly, and with no testing time in some situations.
The PC class next hits the track at VIR Saturday at 11:15 a.m. ET for TOTAL Pole Award qualifying.
The PC competitors will join the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda in a pair of 45-minute races, at 5:15 p.m. ET on Saturday and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.
Both races will be streamed live on IMSA.com.
Highly involved in charity work, The Tagliani Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping charitable and educational organizations by donating funds raised to aid with organized programs internationally. Their goal is to raise awareness, educate and help those in need, with emphasis placed on initiatives that affect individuals at risk of anaphylaxis.
To raise additional funds for Anaphylaxis Canada, The Tagliani Foundation is staging a Golf Classic and Gala at Celine’s Le Mirage in Montreal September 30th.
For more information on the Foundation and for event tickets: TaglianiFoundation.org
For more information on Tagliani Autosport and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Erik Tomas
Media Relations, Tagliani Autosport
TOMASERIK@aol.com
O: 905-892-0411 C: 289-407-4410
Max d’Orsonnens
Relations Medias, Tagliani Autosport
514-246-8909
maxdo@videotron.ca

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Top-5 For Mark Dilley At Riverside International Speedway

Top-5 For Mark Dilley At Riverside International Speedway

ANTIGONISH, NS- NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 veteran Mark Dilley earned his second top-5 finish of 2014 on August 16th, after a workmanlike performance in the Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway.

Dilley wasted little time recovering from a 10th place qualifying effort in time trials, working his way forward through the entirety of the 300-lap event.

“We had a much better car in race trim than we did in qualifying”, explained Dilley. “That’s 100-percent attributable to this team. They knew exactly what we needed to wake this car up, and they made it happen. This No. 02 Leland Industries/Johnsonville/Johnston’s Home Style Products Ford seemed to get better as the race wore on”

The Barrie, ON driver worked his way as high as 3rd, until a late-race pit stop forced the team to the tail of the field with less than 50-laps to go.

“We came in for fuel and adjustments early, around lap-80”, said Dilley, “and stopped again at lap-136 for left side tires. The initial strategy was to take our right side tires at lap-200, but the cautions didn’t fall our way. We ended up with a caution on lap-255 and took our right side tires, which put us deep in the running order and left us with a lot of ground to make up in a short amount of time”

Dilley displayed his resiliency on the ensuing restart, eventually battling his way to 5th place before running out of laps.

“Some nights you’d sooner be lucky than good”, offered Dilley post-race. “We had a great car, and a sound strategy, but the caution periods just didn’t fall our way tonight. This team has nothing to be ashamed of. A top-5 here is a great run, and gives us a lot of momentum heading into the last few events of the season”

Mark Dilley will return to competition with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 on September 6th at Barrie Speedway for the Wahta Springs 300.

Mark Dilley’s 2014 efforts are made possible thanks to the support of Johnsonville Sausage, Leland Industries, Dickies, Beyond Digital Imaging, Castrol Canada, Cathcart Trucking, Thor Motors, Sam Ester, Candy Tree Gourmet Lollipops and Seguin Marina.

About Johnsonville Sausage:

Since 1945 Johnsonville has been producing sausage with old world recipes from 19th- century Austria. Johnsonville is a proud supporter of Canadian Agriculture supporting farmers across Canada. Johnsonville produces several varieties of fresh Dinner and Breakfast sausage along with multiple flavours of Smoked Sausage available throughout Canada.
Visit Johnsonville.ca for product and recipe ideas.

About Leland Industries:

Leland Industries, a Canadian manufacturer, produces a complete offering of Bolts, Nuts, Screws for the Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial construction industry. In 2014, An addition of 50,000 sq. ft. to our Toronto manufacturing facility will bring our production capability up to ¾ X 6″ Bolts and 7/8″ Nuts. Leland services the industry through a network of eight Sales and Warehouse locations across North America. We take pride in stating, “North American steel, North American Labor”. We Do Not Import!!!

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Spira Racing – Post Race Update #2014-28 – August 16, 2014 Sauble and Flamboro Speedways

Spira Racing – Post Race Update #2014-28 – August 16, 2014 Sauble and Flamboro Speedways

A high threat of rain entered the region as half the Spira/Dominion Sure Seal team readied for Saturdays racing events at Sauble and Flamboro Speedways. Jake planned to attend a regular night of racing at Flamboro Speedway as the mini-stocks would not be running at Sunset Speedway and Billy would continue his attendance at Sauble Speedway as the current points leader. Scott and Sam would not be racing this weekend as Scott was on vacation in North Carolina and Samantha would spend the downtime from the Sunset points series, to make repairs to the car from the previous weeks contact with the #48. Prior to departure, the team received word that both Speedways had cancelled their
events due to rain. Sauble Speedway was cancelled for the weekend, however Flamboro Speedway was rescheduled for the following day, so Jake would be the only team member racing on the weekend. Jake and the #88 represented the Spira/Lucas Oil Team at the annual Mopar Fest in New Hamburg on Friday and Saturday before departing to Flamboro Speedway on Sunday morning for the rescheduled event from Saturday night. An earlier start time had the team at the track by 11:00am, where they would have some work to do setting up the car that has been running at Sunset Speedway all season. The car was very loose in the first practice session and after making adjustments with spring rubbers, picked up a push condition in the second practice. The crew made a change to the sway bar to eliminate the push and Jake lined up in the second starting position for the first of two heat races. After only running two laps, the right front tire lost pressure and Jake was forced to pull off the track. With the tire changed, the #88 lined up to start 3rd in the 2nd heat race and although the handling was much better, the motor had a lack of horsepower and Jake would fall back to finish 6th.
The Process Group Ford lined up 8th to start the feature and although the car handled fairly well, it was the obvious lack of horsepower that caused Jake to fall back to 10th where he ran throughout the caution free event to finish in the same position.

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