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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Kawartha Analyzing The Pinty’s 250 At Kawartha Speedway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Kawartha Analyzing The Pinty’s 250 At Kawartha Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2014) – The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season will conclude and a champion will be crowned with Saturday’s Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Pinty’s 250 Setup:
• Entering the finale, L.P. Dumoulin has a 16-point lead on J.R. Fitzpatrick in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship standings. Both will vie for their first championship and Kawartha Speedway win this week.
• With a finish of 11th or better in the Pinty’s 250, Dumoulin would become just the second Quebec driver in series history to earn the championship, joining two-time titlist Andre Ranger.
• A two-time championship runner-up, Fitzpatrick’s first title would mark the sixth time in eight years of series competition that the trophy would reside in Ontario.
• In the seven previous races at Kawartha, D.J. Kennington has earned a record three wins. He’ll contend for victory No. 4 to end the second-longest winless drought of his career (14 races).
• Kennington and Scott Steckly are tied for the most oval track wins in series history with 16 apiece. Steckly has won twice at Kawartha.

At Kawartha Speedway:
• Has welcomed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 seven times previously. Held inaugural NCATS event on Sept. 23, 2007, which was won by Scott Steckly.
• Seven drivers have participated in all seven previous events, and five are expected to extend the streak this week.
• The seven previous races have produced four different winners, led by D.J. Kennington’s three.
• Each of the seven previous events has produced a different pole winner.
• Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in all seven previous races.
• The 2008 and 2009 races were cut short by rain.
• Jason Hathaway, Pete Shepherd III and Steckly all earned their first career victory at Kawartha.
• There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at Kawartha, and last year Steckly became the first to win from the pole.
• Pete Shepherd III was the youngest Kawartha race winner at 24 years, one month and 12 days in 2010.
• Steckly was the oldest Kawartha victor at 41 years, six months and 20 days in 2013.

Kawartha Speedway Data
Race #: 11 of 11
Track Layout: .375-mile, banked asphalt oval
Race Length: 250 laps (93.75 miles)
Telecast: TSN – Sat., Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.; RDS2 – Wed., Oct. 15, 9:30 p.m.

Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Race Winner: Scott Steckly, 49.791 mph, 1 hr. 55 mins. 41 secs.
2013 Pole Winner: Scott Steckly, 75.817 mph, 17.806 secs.
Qualifying Record: Mark Dilley, Dodge, 76.254 mph, 17.704 secs., 9/23/07

Category Leaders at Kawartha Speedway:
Wins
1. D.J. Kennington … 3
2. Scott Steckly … 2
3. Jason Hathaway … 1
Pete Shepherd III … 1

Poles
1. seven drivers with … 1

Top Fives
1. D.J. Kennington … 6
2. Scott Steckly … 4
3. four drivers with … 3

Top 10s
1. D.J. Kennington … 6
2. Scott Steckly … 6
3. three drivers with … 5

Laps Led
1. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 315
2. D.J. Kennington … 278
3. Scott Steckly … 216

Laps Completed
1. Scott Steckly … 1,646
2. Ron Beauchamp Jr. … 1,645
3. Mark Dilley … 1,630

Select Driver Highlights:
Donald Chisholm (No. 28 Keltic Ford/Nova Construction Ford)
• Has a win, a pole and eight top 10s in 16 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
• This will be his second series appearance of the 2014 season. He won from the pole at Riverside International Speedway in August.
• Has three top 10s, and an average finish of 13th and a best result of seventh (2013) in six previous starts at Kawartha Speedway.

Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
• Has three wins, 29 top fives and 48 top 10s in 83 career starts.
• Has competed in seven of 10 races this year, highlighted by a runner-up finish at Autodrome Chaudiere.
• Has a pole (2007), four top 10s, an average finish of 10th and a best result of fourth (2010) in the seven previous events at Kawartha.

Noel Dowler (No. 5 EMCO/Empire Mechanical Dodge)
• Has 18 top 10s in 44 career starts and a best finish of third at Barrie Speedway in 2012.
• Ranks seventh in points this year with seven top 10s and a best finish of sixth at Autodrome St-Eustache.
• Has an average finish of 18th and a best result of sixth (2013) in three Kawartha starts.

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2011 NCATS Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 18 top fives and 27 top 10s in 47 career starts.
• Leads the championship standings with top-five finishes in nine of 10 races, highlighted by his first career oval victory at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and a hometown win in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
• Has an average finish of 16th and a best result of 10th (2012) in three starts at Kawartha.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express/Autism Speaks Chevrolet)
• Has 10 wins, 15 poles, 42 top fives and 63 top 10s in 88 career starts.
• Held the points lead following the first four events and enters the finale ranked second with top 10s in all 10 races.
• Won both races this year at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to extend his series record for wins there to five.
• Has two top fives, an average finish of 15th and a best result of third (2011, `12) in seven Kawartha appearances.
• His lone oval win was his first series victory – Motoplex Speedway in 2007.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Rockstar Energy Drink/Fast Eddie Chevrolet)
• Has five wins and 58 top 10s in 97 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
• Ranks fifth in points this season, highlighted by wins at Autodrome Chaudiere and Barrie Speedway.
• All five of his career wins have been earned on ovals, including Kawartha in 2008, which was his first victory.
• Has that win, two additional top 10s and an average finish of 10th in the seven previous Kawartha races.

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series record for career wins (tied-19), top fives (66) and top 10s (81), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 97 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
• Is tied with Scott Steckly for the NCATS record for most career oval victories with 16, and has won at eight different circle tracks. All 10 of his career poles have been earned on ovals.
• Has a streak of 60-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside in 2009.
• Ranks third in points after 10 events with eight top 10s a best result of third at both Riverside and Barrie.
• Has three wins (2009, `11, `12), a pole (2010), six top fives and an average finish of fifth across the seven previous Kawartha races.

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)
• Has a pole and 39 top 10s in 59 career NCATS starts with a best career finish of second (four times).
• Has four top fives and an additional top 10 in six starts this year. Was runner-up in both CTMP races.
• Has an average finish of 10th and a best result of third (2013) in six previous Kawartha starts.
• Best career oval finish was second at Riverside in 2009.

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series all-time lead in wins (19) and poles (15). Has 43 top fives and 60 top 10s in 71 career NCATS starts.
• Of his 19 career triumphs, 15 have come on road courses.
• Is fourth in points with six top 10s and wins at Circuit ICAR and Edmonton International Raceway.
• Has an average finish of sixth and a best result of second (2012) in three Kawartha starts.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/AW Millwright Dodge)
• Earned a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) in the first seven years of NCATS competition.
• Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 58 top fives and 71 top 10s in 97 career starts. His top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time while his wins and poles sit third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in laps led at 3,944.
• All 16 of his career triumphs have come on ovals, including two at Kawartha.
• Ranks sixth in points after 10 races with six top 10s, highlighted by a win at St-Eustache.
• Has two wins (2007, `13), six top 10s and an average finish of fifth in the seven previous Kawartha events.

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express Dodge)
• Has a win, five poles, six top fives and two additional top 10s in 24 career NCATS starts. The victory was earned at Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2008.
• Has a pair of top fives in eight starts this season. Missed the CTMP opener to compete in Indianapolis 500 qualifying as well as Riverside when he raced the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in NASCAR Nationwide Series action.
• This will be his first career appearance at Kawartha. Has an average finish of 11th in five oval starts this year.

Up To Speed:
• The 2014 season is the eighth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
• The 2014 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
• J.R. Fitzpatrick opened the campaign with a dominant victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 18. Andrew Ranger set the track record in qualifying.
• Steve Mathews earned his third career pole and Jason Hathaway took the checkered flag for the fourth time in his career on June 15 in the series’ inaugural visit to Autodrome Chaudiere. The race was postponed one day due to rain.
• Ranger swept the weekend at Circuit ICAR with his second straight pole and third win in a row in the event on July 6.
• The western swing began on July 11 with the series’ inaugural visit to Edmonton International Raceway. Alex Tagliani earned his fifth career pole and Ranger took down a second straight victory.
• L.P. Dumoulin closed out the western swing in Victory Lane at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on July 16. Scott Steckly earned the pole.
• Steckly broke through for his first win of the year in dominant fashion when he repeated as victor at Autodrome St-Eustache on July 26.
• Dumoulin scored his first hometown win when he took the checkered flag in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 10. Marc-Antoine Camirand earned his first career pole prior to the race.
• Donald Chisholm won the day as he registered his first career pole and race victory in front of a hometown crowd at Riverside International Speedway on Aug. 16.
• Fitzpatrick swept the season series at CTMP with a victory on Aug. 31. Ranger also ended up as the pole winner for both events at the famed road course.
• Hathaway successfully defended his win at Barrie Speedway on Sept. 6 after Fitzpatrick earned his first pole of the year.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Kawartha

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Kawartha

• 2014 Season Concludes With Pinty’s 250
• Dumoulin, Fitzpatrick Vie For First Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) – When the checkered flag falls on the season finale Pinty’s 250 Saturday at Kawartha Speedway, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will have a first-time titlist as either L.P. Dumoulin or J.R. Fitzpatrick will take home the championship trophy.

Dumoulin enters the season-ending event with a 16-point advantage on Fitzpatrick, 418-402. The Trois-Rivieres native can become only the second driver from Quebec to capture the championship in series history, joining two-time titlist Andrew Ranger.

In the point-per-position scoring format that also includes bonus points for winning the race, leading a lap and leading the most laps, there are a number of combinations that would see Dumoulin crowned the champ. Simply put, however, the championship hardware would head home with Dumoulin’s No. 47 Dodge team with a finish of 11th or better at Kawartha, a .375-mile oval in Fraserville, Ontario.

Dumoulin has posted a pair of wins and a series-high nine top-five finishes through 10 races this year. His only result outside of the top five was a sixth-place run at Nova Scotia’s Riverside International Speedway. Nothing is guaranteed at Kawartha, however, where Dumoulin has posted an average finish of 16th in three previous starts.

A two-time championship runner-up, Fitzpatrick has a tough hill to climb for his first crown. Not only does he have the 16-point deficit to overcome, but he’s not fared much better at Kawartha through the years than Dumoulin, with an average finish of 15th across seven starts. The Ayr, Ontario, native does bring plenty of momentum into the finale, however, with finishes of first and second the last two times out this year.

Dumoulin or Fitzpatrick will become just the fourth different champion since the Canadian Tire Series began competition in 2007. In the seven previous seasons, Scott Steckly has captured the title three times with two apiece from D.J. Kennington and Ranger.

RACE: Pinty’s 250
PLACE: Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ont.
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 20
TIME: 5 p.m. EDT
TELECAST: TSN-Sat., Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m./RDS2-Wed., Oct. 15, 9:30 p.m.
TRACK LAYOUT: .375-mile, banked asphalt oval
2013 POLE SITTER: Scot Steckly
2013 WINNER: Scott Steckly
EVENT SCHEDULE: Practice 11-11:30 a.m., Final Practice 12-12:30 p.m., Qualifying 3 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 3:45 p.m.
TRACK CONTACT: Dave Middleton, 705-939-6316, dmiddleton@kawarthadowns.com
TRACK TWITTER: @KDSpeedway
EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG: #Pintys250
NASCAR CONTACT: Jason Christley, 386-547-2469, jchristley@nascar.com, Twitter: @jay_christley
If photographs or graphics are needed for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, please contact Jason Cunningham at 704-201-6658 or jcunningham@nascar.com.

Fast Facts:
The Race: The Pinty’s 250 will be the 11th and final event on the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and the eighth all-time trip to Kawartha Speedway.

The Procedure: The maximum starting field is 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 23 cars will have secured starting positions based on two lap time trials and the remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 250 laps (93.75 miles).

The Track: Kawartha Speedway is part of the Kawartha Downs and Speedway complex in Fraserville, Ontario, east of Toronto near Peterborough. The .375-mile asphalt oval speedway with progressive banking is surrounded by a harness-racing horse track.

Pole Winners: The seven previous Kawartha races have each produced a different pole winner. Mark Dilley set the series’ track qualifying record on Sept. 23, 2007 at 17.704 seconds (76.254 mph).

Race Winners: There have been four different winners in the first seven Canadian Tire Series events at Kawartha, led by D.J. Kennington’s three triumphs.

Kawartha Race Notes:
Kennington Looks to Keep Win Streak Alive: Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 titlist D.J. Kennington has earned at least one win in six of the seven previous season of series completion, including the last five years in a row, but he has yet to reach Victory Lane in 10 outings this year. Kennington’s last shot at a 2014 win will be this week at Kawartha Speedway, where he has three victories in seven starts.

Top Five Points Streak on the Line for Steckly: Three-time champion Scott Steckly has finished in the top five in the final points standings each year since 2008, but enters the Kawartha finale ranked sixth, a single tally behind Jason Hathaway. Steckley’s only year outside the top five was a 10th-place finish in the 2007 inaugural season.

Kawartha Winner, Series Champion: In each of the two previous seasons, the Pinty’s 250 winner has also earned the season championship. Kennington took home both trophies in 2012 and Steckly matched the feat a year ago. Current season championship contenders L.P. Dumoulin and J.R. Fitzpatrick will vie not only for their first title, but a first win at Kawartha as well.

McColm Positioned for Best Season: Joey McColm has essentially locked-up the best season of his Canadian Tire Series career. Mostly a part-time competitor since 2007, this is just his second full-time campaign. In 2010 McColm posted three top 10s across 13 events and finished 11th in points while this season he’s already recorded a career-best five top 10s and ranks eighth.

Solid Debut Season for Thiering: Rookie Erica Thiering has performed admirably in her first foray in the Canadian Tire Series. In four starts, the Alberta native has posted an average finish of 10.5 and has been the rookie of the race a series-high three times. Thiering ranks second in the rookie standings behind Matthew Scannell, but Saturday’s Pinty’s 250 will be just her fifth start, so she will not meet the required eight starts to be eligible for rookie of the year.

First Oval Race for Camirand, Klutt: They may have a combined 11 Canadian Tire Series appearances between them on road courses, but Saturday’s Pinty’s 250 will be the oval track debuts for Marc-Antoine Camirand and Gary Klutt. Camirand finished third in his most recent series appearance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September for his best result in six starts. Klutt’s five previous starts have resulted in a best finish of sixth in that same CTMP race.

Chisholm Looks to Stay Perfect: Donald Chisholm will put his perfect 1-for-1 record this year on the line Saturday at Kawartha. Chisholm took home the checkered flag at his home track, Riverside International Speedway, in his only previous Canadian Tire Series appearance this year. Chisholm has 16 career series starts, 14 of which have come between Riverside and Kawartha. In six previous Kawartha races he has an average finish of 13th.

Last Time Out: Barrie
The 10th race of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season was contested on Sept. 6 at Barrie Speedway. Here are some highlights from the Wahta Springs 300:
• Jason Hathaway captured the checkered flag at Barrie for the second year in a row when he won a drag race to the finish line with J.R. Fitzpatrick. It was his fifth career victory.
• Fitzpatrick finished as the runner-up while D.J. Kennington crossed the line in third to tie his season-best finish.
• Fitzpatrick earned his 15th pole prior to the event to move back into a tie with Andrew Ranger for the series’ all-time lead.
• Rookies Eric Thiering and Matthew Scannell, who finished eighth and ninth respectively, registered the best finishes so far in their first year of competition.

Next Time Out: Touring Awards
Following the season finale at Kawartha Speedway, the next engagement on the calendar will be to celebrate all of the NASCAR regional touring series champions at the 2014 NASCAR Touring Awards. The annual postseason event will take place in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Dec. 13 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Rob Warnes Becomes Ontario Modifieds Racing Series First Two Time Feature Winner for 2014

Rob Warnes Becomes Ontario Modifieds Racing Series First Two Time Feature Winner for 2014

With just 8 events on the schedule, you might expect that it would be easy to have a single driver dominate the 2014 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. events, but that hasn’t been the case.

After losing its most recent event – Saturday, August 16th at Peterborough Speedway – to rain, OMRS teams and drivers returned to Flamboro Speedway Saturday, September 6th to begin the series of events that will close-out this year’s agenda. A strong turnout with a competitive field – bolstered by a pair of drivers who were making their first starts – put on a crowd-pleasing event during the track’s Memorial Race Weekend event.

The father and son duo of Rick and Rob Warnes brought the field to the green flag for the 25 lap main event tilt. As the lap counter clicked-off 4 circuits complete, the top 3 runners had started to break away from the pack. Newcomers Gary Elliott and Kelly Hallett were waging a fierce battle for 6th and 7th spot, as the leaders began working through lapped traffic with 10 laps on the scoreboard.

Rob Warnes, Nick Lees and Ryan Dick found their way around the backmarkers and the event continued clean and green throughout the entire 25 lap distance, with Warnes becoming the series’ first repeat winner. Alex Lees, Rick Warnes, Elliott, Hallett, Chris Burrows, Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford completed the top 10 finishers.

OMRS news and notes: The only serious incident of the day came during the first qualifying heat, when a failed steering component sent Bill Pickford’s #61 machine into the 3rd turn retaining wall before the first lap was complete. Pickford was uninjured, but the car sustained substantial damage. The hard work of crew members from various teams and some fans saw the car return for the feature. Kelly Hallett – crew chief for OSCAAR Late Model driver Shane Gowan – and Gary Elliott were each making their first ever starts with the series.

Official Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, Powered by TORQUE BUILDERS INC. 2014 Schedule:

Saturday, May 10th: Flamboro Speedway Spring Shakedown Invitational
Race winner – #77 Chad Strawn

Saturday, May 31st Peterborough Speedway
Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night
Race winner – #09 Nick Lees

Saturday, June 7th Peterborough Speedway
Race winner – #95 Rob Warnes

Saturday, July 12th Peterborough Speedway
Race winner – #07 Alex Lees

Saturday, August 16th Peterborough Speedway
Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night
Cancelled – rain

Saturday, September 6th Flamboro Speedway
Race winner – #95 Rob Warnes

Friday, October 3rd Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)
Saturday, October 4th Flamboro Speedway (feature)

Additional OMRS information can be found at www.ontariomodifiedsracing.com or at www.facebook.com/OMRS Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS INC.

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Rob Warnes became the first two-time feature event winner of 2014 with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. after claiming the ‘A’ main – Saturday, September 6th – at Flamboro Speedway.

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Hathaway Scores Back-To-Back Barrie Wins Survives Green-White-Checkered Finish For Fifth Career Victory

Hathaway Scores Back-To-Back Barrie Wins Survives Green-White-Checkered Finish For Fifth Career Victory

BARRIE, Ont. (Sept. 6, 2014) – It took a few extra laps, but Jason Hathaway left Barrie Speedway with a win Saturday night.

The Dutton, Ontario, native won the Wahta Springs 300 for the second year in a row. It marked Hathaway’s second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 victory of the season and fifth of his career.

Pole winner J.R. Fitzpatrick finished second, followed by D.J. Kennington, L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich.

Joey McColm, Noel Dowler, Erica Thiering, Matthew Scannell and Alex Tagliani rounded out the top 10.

Saturday was the best career finish for rookies Thiering and Scannell.

Hathaway became the first back-to-back winner at the track since Scott Steckly won both series events at the .333-mile tri-oval in 2008.

“I knew in the end there, I wasn’t going to give it up, no matter what it took,” Hathaway said. “It was a hell of a battle with J.R. [Fitzpatrick] tonight, and I’m glad it was him and nobody else, because we come out smiling at the end and shaking hands, talking about it all week because he and I are real good buddies.”

An accident on the frontstretch involving Tagliani on Lap 298 set up the green-white-checkered finish attempt. Fitzpatrick, looking for his first Barrie win, got the edge on the restart from the outside row and led by a nose at the white flag, but ultimately couldn’t overcome Hathaway for the checkered flag.

“I got the run I needed, going into Turn 3 (of the final lap) I was ahead and he shoved me up the hill just an extra little bit where I couldn’t get to the throttle as soon as him,” Fitzpatrick said. “It was exciting for the fans. It was close, really close.”

The final margin of victory was a miniscule 0.121 seconds.

With one race to go, Dumoulin now leads Fitzpatrick in the championship standings by a tally of 418-402.

The Wahta Springs 300 will air on TSN5 on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. EDT, and on RDS2 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship will be decided in the season finale on Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ont.

Contact:
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NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Wahta Springs 300
Unofficial Results
Saturday
At Barrie Speedway
Barrie, Ont.
Lap length: 0.333 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (4) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 307 laps, 56.171 mph.
2. (1) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 307.
3. (11) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 307.
4. (6) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 307.
5. (7) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 307.
6. (9) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 307.
7. (13) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 307.
8. (17) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 305.
9. (16) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 302.
10. (8) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Dodge, 297.
11. (5) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, 283, accident.
12. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 258, suspension.
13. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 200.
14. (15) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Dodge, 195, overheating.
15. (14) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 184, carburetor.
16. (12) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 184, rear gear.
17. (2) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 91, rear gear.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 49 minutes 12 seconds
Margin of Victory: .121 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: J.Fitzpatrick (84.304 mph, 14.22 seconds)
Caution Flags: 9 for 69 laps.
Lead Changes: 8 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: J. Fitzpatrick 1-76; J. Hathaway 77-108; J. Fitzpatrick 109; J. Hathaway 110-127; A. Ranger 128-159; J. Fitzpatrick 160-173; J. Hathaway 174-304; J. Fitzpatrick 305-306; J. Hathaway 307.
Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 418; 2. J. Fitzpatrick, 402; 3. D. Kennington, 363; 4. A. Ranger, 357; 5. J. Hathaway, 352; 6. S. Steckly, 351; 7. N. Dowler, 338; 8. J. McColm, 317; 9. A. Tagliani, 250; 10. M. Dilley, 231.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Barrie Analyzing The Wahta Springs 300 At Barrie Speedway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Barrie Analyzing The Wahta Springs 300 At Barrie Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) – The penultimate race of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season will take place at Ontario’s Barrie Speedway on Saturday with the Wahta Springs 300. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Wahta Springs 300 Setup:
• With two races to go, L.P. Dumoulin has a 19-point lead on J.R. Fitzpatrick in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship standings. Both will vie for their first Barrie Speedway win this week.
• East of the last six NCATS visits to Barrie have featured a different winner.
• In nine previous series races at Barrie, D.J. Kennington has earned a record three wins. He’ll contend for win No. 4 to end the second-longest winless drought of his career (13 races).
• Kennington and Scott Steckly are tied for the most oval track wins in series history with 16 apiece. Steckly has won twice at Barrie.

At Barrie Speedway:
History
• Opened in 1965 as a .25-mile oval.
• Widened and reconfigured to a .333-mile tri-oval in 1999.
• A NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned track since 2007.
• Held inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 event on July 1, 2007, which was won by D.J. Kennington.

Notebook
• Barrie has welcomed the NCATS nine times previously, the most events at any oval since the series began competition in 2007.
• Six drivers have participated in all nine previous events, and five are expected to extend the streak this week.
• The nine previous races have produced six different winners, led by Kennington’s three.
• There have been seven different pole winners in the nine contests, led by two apiece from Scott Steckly and Don Thomson Jr.
• There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at Barrie, or a driver that won from the pole.
• Pete Shepherd III was the youngest Barrie race winner at 26 years and 27 days in 2012.
• Don Thomson Jr. was the oldest Barrie victor at 47 years and 19 days in 2009.

Barrie Speedway Data
Race #: 10 of 11
Track Layout: .333-mile, banked asphalt tri-oval
Race Length: 300 laps (99.99 miles)
Telecast: TSN – Sat., Sept. 13, 2 p.m., RDS2 – Thu., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Race Winner: Jason Hathaway, 60.049 mph, 1 hr. 40 mins. 49 secs.
2013 Pole Winner: Scott Steckly, 83.558 mph, 14.347 secs.
Qualifying Record: Don Thomson Jr., Chevrolet, 86.226 mph, 13.903 secs., 6/28/08

Category Leaders at Barrie Speedway:
Wins
1. D.J. Kennington … 3
2. Scott Steckly … 2
3. four drivers with … 1

Poles
1. Scott Steckly … 2
Don Thomson Jr. … 2
3. five drivers with … 1

Top Fives
1. Don Thompson Jr … 7
2. D.J. Kennington … 5
Scott Steckly … 5

Top 10s
1. D.J. Kennington … 8
2. Scott Steckly … 7
Don Thomson Jr. … 7

Laps Led
1. Scott Steckly … 847
2. Don Thomson Jr … 409
3. D.J. Kennington … 385

Laps Completed
1. D.J. Kennington … 2,680
2. Jason Hathaway … 2,656
3. Mark Dilley … 2,654

Select Driver Highlights:
Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
• Has three wins, 29 top fives and 48 top 10s in 82 career starts.
• Has competed in six of nine races this year, highlighted by a runner-up finish at Autodrome Chaudiere.
• Has a win (2011), six top 10s and an average finish of eighth in the nine previous Barrie Speedway events.

Noel Dowler (No. 5 Empire Mechanical Chevrolet)
• Has six top 10s in 43 career starts.
• Ranks seventh in points this year with six top 10s and a best finish of sixth at St-Eustache.
• Has an average finish of 12th and an overall career-best result of third (2012) in three Barrie starts.

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2011 NCATS Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 17 top fives and 26 top 10s in 46 career starts.
• First two career triumphs came at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in a 2013 season sweep of events at the road course. He became the first back-to-back winner there in series history.
• Leads the championship standings with top-five finishes in eight of nine races, highlighted by his first career oval victory at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and a hometown win in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
• Has an average finish of 13th and a best results of 11th (2012) in three starts at Barrie.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express/Autism Speaks Chevrolet)
• Has 10 wins, 14 poles, 41 top fives and 62 top 10s in 87 career starts.
• Held the points lead following the first four events and is currently second with top 10s in all nine races.
• Won both races this year at CTMP to extend his series record for wins at the road course to five.
• Has six top 10s, an average finish of 8.5 and a best result of third (2013) in eight previous Barrie appearances.
• His lone oval win was his first series victory – Motoplex Speedway in 2007.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet)
• Has four wins and 57 top 10s in 96 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
• Ranks sixth in points this season, highlighted by a win at Autodrome Chaudiere and podiums in both of the western swing events.
• All four of his career wins have been earned on ovals, including this race last year.
• Has that win, six top 10s and an average finish of ninth in the nine previous Barrie races.

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series record for career wins (tied-19), top fives (65) and top 10s (80), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 96 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
• Is tied with Scott Steckly for the NCATS record for most career oval victories with 16, and has won at eight different circle tracks. All 10 of his career poles have been earned on ovals.
• Has a streak of 59-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2007.
• Ranks fourth in points after nine events with a best result of third at Riverside.
• Has three wins (2-2007, 2010), eight top 10s and an average finish of sixth across the nine previous Barrie races.

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)
• Has a pole and 38 top 10s in 58 career NCATS starts with a best career finish of fourth (four times).
• Has competed in five of nine events this year – the four road course contests and Autodrome St-Eustache.
• Has an average finish of 11th and a best results of fifth (2011) in five previous Barrie starts.
• Best career oval finish was second at Riverside in 2009.

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series all-time lead in wins (19) and owns the poles (15) record outright. Has 43 top fives and 60 top 10s in 70 career NCATS starts.
• Of his 19 career triumphs, 15 have come on road courses.
• Is third in points with six top 10s and wins at Circuit ICAR and Edmonton International Raceway.
• Has five top 10s, an average finish of seventh and a best result of second (2012) in six Barrie races.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sturdy Forms Dodge)
• Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first seven years of NCATS competition.
• Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 58 top fives and 71 top 10s in 96 career starts. His top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time while his wins and poles sit third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in laps led at 3,944.
• All 16 of his career triumphs have come on ovals, including two at Barrie.
• Ranks fifth in points after nine races with six top 10s, highlighted by a win at St-Eustache.
• Has two wins (2-2008), seven top 10s and an average finish of seventh in the nine previous Barrie events.

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express Dodge)
• Has a win, five poles, six top fives and two additional top 10s in 23 career NCATS starts. The victory was earned at Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2008.
• Has a pair of top 10s in seven starts this season. Missed the CTMP opener to compete in Indianapolis 500 qualifying as well as Riverside when he raced the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in NASCAR Nationwide Series action.
• Finished third in his only previous NCATS start at Barrie in 2008.

Up To Speed:
• The 2014 season is the eighth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
• The 2014 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
• J.R. Fitzpatrick opened the campaign with a dominant victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 18. Andrew Ranger set the track record in qualifying.
• Steve Mathews earned his third career pole and Jason Hathaway took the checkered flag for the fourth time in his career on June 15 in the series’ inaugural visit to Autodrome Chaudiere. The race was postponed one day due to rain.
• Ranger swept the weekend at Circuit ICAR with his second straight pole and third win in a row in the event on July 6.
• The western swing began on July 11 with the series’ inaugural visit to Edmonton International Raceway. Alex Tagliani earned his fifth career pole and Ranger took down a second straight victory.
• L.P. Dumoulin closed out the western swing in Victory Lane at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on July 16. Scott Steckly earned the pole.
• Steckly broke through for his first win of the year in dominant fashion when he repeated as victor at Autodrome St-Eustache on July 26.
• Dumoulin scored his first hometown win when he took the checkered flag in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 10. Marc-Antoine Camirand earned his first career pole prior to the race.
• Donald Chisholm won the day as he registered his first career pole and race victory in front of a hometown crowd at Riverside International Speedway on Aug. 16.
• Fitzpatrick swept the season series at CTMP with a victory on Aug. 31. Ranger also ended up as the pole winner for both events at the famed road course.
• Following the Wahta Springs 300, the 2014 season will conclude on Sept. 20 at Ontario’s Kawartha Speedway.

Contact:
Jason Cunningham
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(704) 201-6658
jcunningham@nascar.com

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Adam Racine Wins With Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets

Adam Racine Wins With Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets

Adam Racine came out the winner Saturday night after a long rain delay at Sauble Speedway. After sweeping the doubleheader with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at this same speedway in 2013, his ‘Rookie Year’, Racine went back to his notes to find his winning set up. Earlier in the season he placed 4th and then 2nd at this same track, leading up to his win. Thanking Rob Neely for all he taught him last season in Neely’s car, and all the support from his Dad and family, this was an emotional win for him.

“I have a number of amazing sponsors and friends that allow me to race each weekend. A Big Thanks goes to Brandon Hauck for his ‘set up’, Bill Pippard for this great motor and all his help, Lucas Oil, Columbia Auto Service, Full Throttle, KW Guardian Pharmacy, T-Weber Oil Spraying and Paving, Dennis Maguire, and of course my Dad”, said Racine. “I need to also thank fellow competitors Adrian Stahle and Darren McLennan for all their help while fixing my car after the wreck last weekend at Grand Bend. That’s what this Club is all about”.

At the drop of the green by starter Kyle McKensie, Ryan Fraser took the lead with Stahle second and Racine third. Starting fourth in the 25 lap feature event, Racine wasted no time getting to the front, taking the point on lap three. Fraser hung strong along with Stahle but Racine started to open up a sizable lead. Tyler Turnbull moved into fourth followed by Lucas Smith. Stahle, in a heavy battle with Fraser took over 2nd place on lap 7. Current point’s leader Mack DeMan joined the top five on the same lap. DeMan passed Turnbull and then Fraser to move into third with ten laps in. One lap later DeMan made his move into second with a quick pass on Stahle. Racine’s lead over the field continued to grow with DeMan in hot pursuit at the halfway point. Racine began to lap the field in his very fast TQ #37, with DeMan, Stahle, Fraser, and now McLennan joining the top five.

With five laps to go the first caution came out for a spin by Fraser in turn four. Todd Cresswell, running 7th, went into the pits with a loose wheel. McLennan was now in third. At the restart Chris Holman spun in turn 2, again bringing out the caution flag and tightening up the field for the restart. Holman and Smith went into the pits, done for the night. The final caution came out as Josh Shantz and David Balych made contact in turn four. Both cars went to the back of the field for the restart.

The green flag flew for the final time as Racine knew DeMan was behind him, but he was determined to get that checkered flag. When it flew, Racine was under it for his first win of the season. DeMan was second followed by McLennan, Turnbull in his best finish of the year, and Stahle. Heats were won by Racine and DeMan.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on August 30th is…1. ADAM RACINE, 2.Mack DeMan, 3. Darren McLennan, 4. Tyler Turnbull, 5. Adrian Stahle, 6. Brandon Zavarella, 7. Rob Neely, 8. Stef Haas, 9. David Balych, 10. Barry Dunn, 11. Chris Bauman, 12. Dave Hickson, 13. Josh Shantz, 14. Craig Pitchell, 15. Ryan Fraser, 16. Lucas Smith, 17. Todd Cresswell, 18. Chris Holman.

Top Ten in Driver Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 30th are…1. MACK DEMAN…2168, 2. Rob Neely…2034, 3. Darren McLennan…1834, 4. Adam Racine…1780, 5. Adrian Stahle…1702, 6. Todd Cresswell…1695, 7. Lucas Smith…1607, 8. Ryan Fraser…1528, 9. David Balych…1448, 10. Tyler Turnbull…1340.

With one race remaining in the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, the Champion will be crowned at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 20th.

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John Owen Returns To OSCAAR Victory Lane For First Time Since 1999

John Owen Returns To OSCAAR Victory Lane For First Time Since 1999

Location: Peterborough Speedway August 30, 2014
What won the race: John Owen lined up for the fifty lap feature event on the pole position and would not give it up. Despite several restarts in which Glenn Watson and Jesse Kennedy tried their best to overtake the #2 of Owen’s, John would not be denied this win. The win was a popular one in front of the home town fans, and emotional John thanked his crew, sponsors and his family for their continued support. Current championship contenders #17 of Kevin Cornelius and #81 of Andrew Gressel both did not have the feature they were hoping for. Both drivers would be involved in incidents which would see them restart at the rear of the field. At the end of the fifty lap event it would be the #17 in fourth and rounding out the top five was the #81 of Gressel. With just two events left Andrew Gressel holds a 37 point lead over second place #17 Kevin Cornelius who has a slight 10 point lead over third place Jesse Kennedy. This event would also mark the end of Rudy Oppersma career. Rudy did not score the finish that he had hoped for, but was still all smiles in the pits as he looks back on over 30 years of racing, and the friends and fun he has had.
Bad Luck of the Event: #16 of Robert Bickle is a home town favorite every time the series rolls into Peterborough Speedway. Unfortunately mechanical problems in practice would keep the #16 sidelined for the night. There was a tie for top qualifier between the #42 of Tyler Hawn and #54 Mike Beyore. Hawn looked poised to challenge for the feature win, when a brake line broke causing a brief fire that ended their night early. Mike Beyore also did not have the feature he had hoped for and ended up in tenth place. Mike Westwood continues to work out the bugs on his new super late model. Craig Stevenson in his #57 was forced to retire early as well from the feature event.
Rookie Battle: The b10 of Kelly Balson was once again the top rookie of the event. Corey Jones made the extensive repairs after Sunset Speedway and the hard work paid off with a heat race win and the second highest rookie in the feature event.
Car Count: 15
Pole Sitter: #54 Mike Beyore
Heat Race Winners: #39 Shane Gowan, #54 Mike Beyore, #17 Kevin Cornelius, #82 Corey Jones
Top Five in points: 1st#81 Andrew Gressel 666 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 629 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 619 pts, 4th #22 Glenn Watson 597 pts, 5th #b10 Kelly Balson
Next Event: Sunset Speedway Velocity Weekend September 27-28/14
Feature Finish: 1) #2 John Owen, 2) #22 Glenn Watson, 3) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 5) #81 Andrew Gressel, 6) #39 Shane Gowan 7) #b10 Kelly Balson, 8) #40p Charlie Gallant, 9) #82 Corey Jones, 10) Mike Beyore, 11) #04 Rudy Oppersma, 12) 91 Mike Westwood, 13) #57 Craig Stevenson, 14) #42 Tyler Hawn, 15) #16 Robert Bickle dns
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Photo Credit: Dan Little

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Record Day For Ranger In Canadian Tire Series Qualifying Sets Track Record, Takes Sole Possession Of Series’ Career Mark

Record Day For Ranger In Canadian Tire Series Qualifying Sets Track Record, Takes Sole Possession Of Series’ Career Mark

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (Aug. 30, 2014) – One record wasn’t enough for Andrew Ranger Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, so he decided to make it three.

Ranger, from Roxton Pond, Quebec, captured the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race with a fast lap of 83.261 seconds (106.321 mph) in the No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge. The lap set the series’ track record – previously held by J.R. Fitzpatrick at 83.286 (106.289) – and also extended Ranger’s mark for the most poles at CTMP to five. To top things off, it was Ranger’s 15th career pole overall, which broke a tie for the series’ all-time record he previously shared with Fitzpatrick.

He’s now earned the pole in five of his eight career Canadian Tire Series starts at the 2.459-mile road course.

Fitzpatrick, who won the spring race at CTMP, will join Ranger on the front row for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 thanks to a fast lap of 83.597 (105.894). Marc-Antoine Camirand was third-fastest at 83.771 (105.674).

The rest of the top 10 qualifiers out of the 31-car field included defending race winner and season points leader L.P. Dumoulin, D.J. Kennington, Scott Steckly, Jeff Lapcevich, Robin Buck, Kerry Micks and Alex Tagliani.

Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 10 a.m. EDT.

Contact:
Jason Cunningham
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(704) 201-6658
jcunningham@nascar.com

Qualifying Results
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1 – Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200
Starting Lineup
Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, Ont.
Lap Length: 2.459 miles
1. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.321
2. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.894
3. (88) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.674
4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.641
5. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 105.471
6. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 105.232
7. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 104.916
8. (66) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 104.793
9. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 104.641
10. (18) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Dodge, 104.440
11. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.351
12. (59) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.342
13. (24) Luc Lesage, Trois-Rivières, Que., Dodge, 104.219
14. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Chevrolet, 104.167
15. (61) Ryan Klutt, Milton, Ont., Dodge, 104.057
16. (42) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.030
17. (28) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 102.855
18. (87) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 102.727
19. (19) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 102.621
20. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 102.545
21. (56) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 102.475
22. (14) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 102.091
23. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 102.013
24. (37) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 101.585
25. (99) Matt Pritiko, London, Ont., Chevrolet, 101.537
26. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 100.550
27. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 100.051
28. (00) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 99.886
29. (9) Curtis Fielding, Minden, Ont., Ford, 98.411
30. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 98.329
31. (77) Jocelyn Fecteau, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 97.997

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CTMP Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

CTMP Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2014) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 returns to Ontario and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on Sunday in rural Bowmanville. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Setup:
• Season points leader L.P. Dumoulin is the defending winner of the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200. He swept both events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2013 to become the first driver in series history to win back-to-back races at the road course.
• J.R. Fitzpatrick has a series-leading four wins at CTMP in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action, including the 2014 season opener.
• Andrew Ranger won at CTMP in both of his championship seasons, including the series’ inaugural event at the track in 2007.
• Multi-time champions D.J. Kennington and Scott Steckly will be looking to end different streaks this week. Kennington is in the midst of the second-longest winless drought of his career (12 races) while Steckly is still in search of his first career road course triumph.

At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
History
• Opened in 1961 as Mosport Park. The name Mosport was a contraction of motor sport.
• Has played host to the American Le Mans Series, CASCAR Super Series, Can-Am, Formula 1, IndyCar, Tudor United SportsCar and USAC Champ Car, among others, through the years.
• Welcomed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 for the first time on June 17, 2007 in an event won by Andrew Ranger.
• Was renamed from Mosport International Raceway to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in February 2012.
• Held the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sept. 1, 2013.

Notebook
• CTMP has welcomed the NCATS nine times previously, which the most events for any road course since the series began competition in 2007.
• This is the second season in a row that CTMP will have two NCATS road course events after single races there from 2007-12.
• Seven drivers have participated in all nine previous events, and all seven are expected to extend the streak this week.
• The nine previous races have produced four different winners, led by J.R. Fitzpatrick’s four.
• There have been four different pole winners in eight contests, led by Andrew Ranger’s four.
• There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at CTMP, but Ranger twice won from the pole.
• Fitzpatrick was the youngest CTMP race winner at 20 years, 1 month and 6 days.
• L.P. Dumoulin was the oldest CTMP victor at 34 years, 6 months and 11 days.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Data
Race #: 9 of 11 overall, 2 of 2 at CTMP
Track Layout: 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course
Race Length: 51 laps (125.4 miles, 201.8 kilometers)
Telecast: TSN2 – Sat., Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.; RDS2 – TBA

Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Race Winner: L.P. Dumoulin, 70.085 mph, 1 hr. 28 mins. 25 secs.
2013 Pole Winner: Jeff Lapcevich, Dodge, 105.227 mph, 84.087 mph
Qualifying Record: J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet, 106.289 mph, 83.286 secs., 5/18/13

Active Category Leaders at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:
Wins
1. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 4
2. L.P. Dumoulin … 2
Andrew Ranger … 2
4. D.J. Kennington … 1

Poles
1. Andrew Ranger … 4
2. Scott Steckly … 2
3. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 1
Jeff Lapcevich … 1

Top Fives
1. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 8
D.J. Kennington … 8
3. Andrew Ranger … 5

Top 10s
1. D.J. Kennington … 9
2. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 8
Jeff Lapcevich … 8

Laps Led
1. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 185
2. Andrew Ranger … 50
3. L.P. Dumoulin … 44

Laps Completed
1. D.J. Kennington … 455 (all)
Jeff Lapcevich … 455
3. Kerry Micks … 438

Select Driver Highlights:
Robin Buck (No. 66 Robin Buck Racing Dodge)
• Has two wins, 11 top fives and 15 top 10s in 26 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
• Made his series debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2007. May’s CTMP season-opener was also the location of his only previous start this year.
• Has six top 10s, an average finish of 12th and a best result of third (twice) in nine career starts at CTMP.

J.F. Dumoulin (No. 04 Bernier Crepeau Chrysler/Bellemare Dodge)
• Part-time (road course) driver has as nine top 10s in 18 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series starts.
• Best career finish of fourth was recorded earlier this month at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
• Has finishes of 22nd (2011) and 15th (Sept. 2013) in two previous CTMP appearances.

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2011 NCATS Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 16 top fives and 25 top 10s in 45 career starts.
• First two career triumphs came at CTMP in a 2013 season sweep of events at the road course. He became the first back-to-back winner there in series history.
• Leads the championship standings with top-five finishes in seven of eight races, highlighted by his first career oval victory at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and a hometown win at Trois-Rivieres.
• Has four top fives and an average finish of seventh in five CTMP starts.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express/Autism Speaks Chevrolet)
• Has nine wins, shares the series record with 14 poles, has 40 top fives and 61 top 10s in 86 career starts.
• Held the points lead following the first four events and now tied for second with top 10s in all eight races.
• Won the 2014 opener at CTMP to extend his series record for wins at the road course to four.
• Has those four wins (2008, `10, `12, May `14), a pole (May 2013), an average finish of fifth and a record 185 laps led in nine CTMP races.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet)
• Has four wins and 57 top 10s in 95 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
• Ranks fourth in points this season, highlighted by a win at Autodrome Chaudiere and podiums in both of the western swing events.
• All four of his career wins have been earned on ovals. Best career road course finish was second at Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2012.
• Has four top 10s, an average finish of 14th and a best result of third (May 2013) across the nine CTMP events.

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series record for career wins (tied-19), top fives (65) and top 10s (79), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 95 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
• Is tied with Scott Steckly for the NCATS record for most career oval victories with 16, and has won at eight different circle tracks. All 10 of his career poles have been earned ovals.
• Has a streak of 58-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2007.
• Ranks fifth in points after eight events with a best result of third recorded last time out at Riverside.
• Has a win (2011), a series-best average finish of 3.7 and top 10s in all nine events at CTMP.

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)
• Has a pole and 37 top 10s in 57 career NCATS starts.
• Has competed in four of eight events so far this year – the three road course contests and Autodrome St-Eustache.
• Has top 10s in eight of nine CTMP starts with an average finish of sixth and a best result of second (May 2014). His lone series pole was earned in this event last year.

Kerry Micks (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
• Has three wins, four poles and 52 top 10s in 80 career starts.
• Has three previous starts this year, including the CTMP opener.
• Has four top 10s, an average finish of 12th and a best result of fifth (2010) in the nine previous CTMP events.

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series all-time lead in both wins (19) and poles (14). Has 43 top fives and 60 top 10s in 69 career NCATS starts.
• Of his 19 career triumphs, 15 have come on road courses, including this year at Circuit ICAR.
• Is tied for second in points with two wins and six top 10s. The second victory came at Edmonton.
• Has two wins (2007, `09), a record four poles (2007, `09, `10, May `14), six top 10s and an average finish of fifth in seven previous CTMP appearances.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge)
• Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first seven years of NCATS competition.
• Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 57 top fives and 70 top 10s in 95 career starts. His top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time while his wins and poles sit third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in laps led at 3,944.
• All 16 of his career triumphs have come on ovals. Has five career road course runner-ups.
• Ranks sixth in points after eight races with five top 10s, highlighted by a win at St-Eustache.
• Has four top fives, an average finish of 13th and a best result of third (2012) across the nine CTMP races.

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express Dodge)
• Has a win, five poles, six top fives and two additional top 10s in 22 career NCATS starts. The victory was earned at Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2008.
• Has a pair of top 10s in six starts this season. Missed the CTMP opener to compete in Indianapolis 500 qualifying as well as Riverside when he raced the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course in NASCAR Nationwide Series action.
• Finished fifth in his only previous NCATS start at CTMP in 2008.

Up To Speed:
• The 2014 season is the eighth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
• The 2014 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
• J.R. Fitzpatrick opened the campaign with a dominant victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 18. Andrew Ranger set the track record in qualifying.
• Steve Mathews earned his third career pole and Jason Hathaway took the checkered flag for the fourth time in his career on June 15 in the series’ inaugural visit to Autodrome Chaudiere. The race was postponed one day due to rain.
• Ranger swept the weekend at Circuit ICAR with his second straight pole and third win in a row in the event on July 6.
• The western swing began on July 11 with the series’ inaugural visit to Edmonton International Raceway. Alex Tagliani earned his fifth career pole and Ranger took down a second straight victory.
• L.P. Dumoulin closed out the western swing in Victory Lane at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on July 16. Scott Steckly earned the pole.
• Steckly broke through for his first win of the year in dominant fashion when he repeated as victor at Autodrome St-Eustache on July 26.
• Dumoulin scored his first hometown win when he took the checkered flag in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 10. Marc-Antoine Camirand earned his first career pole prior to the race.
• Donald Chisholm won the day as he registered his first career pole and race victory in front of a hometown crowd at Riverside International Speedway on Aug. 16.
• Following the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200, the series will head to Ontario’s Barrie Speedway, for the Wahta Springs 300 on Sept. 6.

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Shawn McGlynn – Three In A Row In LOSC

Shawn McGlynn – Three In A Row In LOSC

(Milgrove, ON) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Presented by Meineke stars were back in action on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway. Kevin Allen (#54) of Drumbo entered the fifth race of the eight race championship as the point leader, with Dave ‘Hot Rod’ Connelly (#82) of Arnprior, second – 10 points back, and Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener, third – 11 markers behind.

The night started with Lucas Oil Fast Five qualifying, and Jason Meyer (#93) of Tillsonburg, was able to set an early fast time, with a lap of 16.791 seconds. It would hold up until Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener made a lap of 16.753 seconds to go to the top of the chart. The next driver to grab the fastest driver title was Connelly, who turned the 1/3rd-mile in 16.671 seconds, before Brennan Didero (#24) of Brantford went a little quicker stopping the clock at 16.462 seconds. Shawn McGlynn was the final qualifier, and he was able to nip Didero by a mere .006 seconds to claim the title as the fastest driver. Allen ended up third, with Connelly fourth, and Chad McGlynn fifth.

After the drivers were paired with fans for the Lucas Oil ‘Fast Five’, the deck was shuffled, putting Allen on the pole for the feature, with McGlynn alongside of him, while Didero and Connelly lined up in row two.

When the green dropped, Shawn McGlynn was fast enough on the outside to clear Allen after 2 laps and take the lead while Allen was fighting to hold off Didero. With those two starting their war, Connelly and Chad McGlynn squared off to race for fourth position, with Meyer and Wood racing for sixth. The field would continue under green in that order until the halfway mark when Allen was the first to falter. A broken rear end would lead to him pitting for the night.

A pair of yellows shortly after halfway gave the field hope, as they were able to close on McGlynn, but each time he was able to walk away from the field. Connelly would pit from the fourth position for an adjustment, but on lap 83 he pulled his car into the pits with a broken pan hard bar. Didero was able to hold off Chad McGlynn for second spot, as Shawn went on to win his third consecutive race, putting both brothers on the podium. Meyer had his first top-five run in a number of years, finishing fourth, while Mike Nelson (#85) of Peterborough, raced from seventh to fifth, to post his second Flamboro top-five of the season.

McGlynn spoke about his domination of the field during the feature, as he took the championship lead away from Allen, “We had a pretty good car, right from the word go. I knew those other guys were going to be tuff, so I tried to get out front early, and hung it on the outside until I was able to take the lead. I wasn’t running too hard once I opened up a big lead, but I kind of figured that we would get a yellow, and I would have to worry about the #24 [Didero], and the #54[Allen]. I’m also pretty proud of Chad. We had both cars on the podium, so it was a pretty good night for McGlynn Motorsports.”

Didero spoke about his runner-up finish, “We had a good points day, but we have to do something to get the #81 [S. McGlynn]. We had a second-place car tonight, and had a great race with the #54 [Allen], until he broke. It was nice to finish one, because we’ve had two DNF’s this year when we were running first or second.”

With a third-place result, Chad McGlynn closed to within five points of the top-five in the championship. He said, “We had a lot of fun racing with Connelly tonight, and I was able to capitalize on him getting loose. We’ve struggled here at Flamboro over the years, so it was nice to finally have a good car here, and finish. We had a restart with about 40 to go, and I thought I might have something for the #24 [Didero], but then he started to pull away. Shawn helped me by setting up the car this week, but I think he gave his car the advantage.”

Final Results – 1. Shawn McGlynn, 2. Didero, 3. Chad McGlynn, 4. Meyer, 5. Nelson.

Other Race Award Winners

Fast Time #81 Shawn McGlynn 16.456

Champion Brands product winner – # 8 Adam Martin

London Drive Systems voucher winner – # 66 Josh Wood

Performance Fiberglass winners – # 18 Chad McGlynn & # 31 John Schwemler

McColl Racing Ent. voucher winner – # 82 Dave Connelly

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke – Championship Points Standings (after 6 of 8 events) – 1. S. McGlynn (567 points), 2. Allen (562), 3. Didero (554), 4. Connelly (552), 5. Cathcart (546).

Qualifying points – 1. S. McGlynn (56 points), 2. Jake Ott (48), 3. Allen (41), 4. Didero (39), 5. Connelly (34).

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke will be back in action on Friday, September19th, at Delaware Speedway in the second to last event of the championship season. The top-four in the title chase are separated by a mere 15 points.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Meineke, Flamboro Speedway, or Delaware Speedway, please visit www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com,

www.lucasoil.ca, www.meineke.ca, www.flamborospeedway.net, http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com/, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at dalexand@sympatico.ca.

Release and Photos by Jamie Maudsley and www.maudsleymotorsports.com.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

• Back To Bowmanville For Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200
• Kennington Returns To Ontario Looking For A Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2014) – Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 titlist D.J. Kennington will be focusing solely on checkered flags as the 2014 season hits the homestretch starting with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

With a deficit of 52 points to championship leader L.P. Dumoulin and just three races remaining, Kennington finds himself in the unfamiliar position of not being in the thick of the title hunt. Although his numbers would normally support a championship bid – average race result of eighth, completed all but one lap, only two finishes outside the top 10 – his 2014 résumé is missing tallies in one important category: wins.

The winningest driver in Canadian Tire Series history with 19 total triumphs, Kennington’s current drought has reached 12 races, the second-longest of his distinguished career.

“We’re getting the car a lot better now, the new car has been a struggle all year for us,” Kennington said. “Whitey (crew chief Dave Wight) and the boys have worked hard on it. It’s gotten a hundred times better than we were at the start.”

With the last three dates on the calendar in his home province of Ontario, and at tracks where he’s found plenty of success in the past, Kennington – from St. Thomas – is focused on closing out the season with some checkered flags in hand.

“We got to try to win some races here,” Kennington said. “L.P. [Dumoulin] has had such a great season that he’s going to have to have a big problem at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for us to get him.”

Kennington won at CTMP in 2011, and has a series-best average finish of 3.7 at the 2.459-mile road course. He finished fifth in the series’ first trip there this year in May. But CTMP is also a strong track for Dumoulin, who won both 2013 races there.

Following the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200, the 2014 season will conclude with events at Barrie Speedway and Kawartha Speedway. Kennington has three wins apiece at the Ontario ovals.

After his first podium of the year last time out at Nova Scotia’s Riverside International Speedway, Kennington felt optimistic about ending the winless drought back in Ontario.

“It’s been a rough year, but hopefully the podium here (at Riverside) will get the ball rolling,” Kennington said. “We’ll head on to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and try to get a good run there. Then we’re going to Barrie and Kawartha, so hopefully the last four races here we can get on a roll.

“It’s one of those deals where you never want to give up, but we’ve just got to go try and win these last three races and see where we shake out.”

RACE: Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200
PLACE: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ont.
DATE: Sunday, Aug. 31
TIME: 10 a.m. EDT
TELECAST: TSN2 – Sat., Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.; RDS2 – TBA
TRACK LAYOUT: 2.459-mile, 10-turn asphalt road course
2013 WINNER: L.P. Dumoulin
2013 POLESITTER: Jeff Lapcevich
EVENT SCHEDULE: Saturday – Practice 10:40-11:25 a.m., Final Practice 1:10-2 p.m., Qualifying 4:40 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 3-3:30 p.m.
TRACK CONTACT: Ryan Chalmers, 905-983-9141, ryan@ctmpark.com
TRACK TWITTER: @CTMPOfficial
EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG: #PintysClarington200
NASCAR CONTACT: Jason Cunningham, 704-201-6658, jcunningham@nascar.com, Twitter: @NASCAR_NE
If photographs or graphics are needed for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, please contact Jason Cunningham.

Fast Facts:
The Race: The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 will be the ninth of 11 events on the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and the second of two dates at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Procedure: The maximum starting field is 34 cars, including provisionals. The first 29 cars will have secured starting positions through NASCAR road race style group qualifying. The remaining five spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 51 laps (125.4 miles, 201.8 kilometers).

The Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park opened for auto racing in 1961. The 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course welcomed the Canadian Tire Series for the first time on June 17, 2007 in an event won by Andrew Ranger. This will be the 10th all-time race on the road course. The facility also featured a half-mile oval that held seven series events from 2007-13.

Race Winners: There have been four different winners in eight all-time races at the CTMP road course, led by J.R. Fitzpatrick with four. L.P. Dumoulin is the defending winner of this event.

Pole Winners: There have been four different pole winners at the CTMP road course, led by the four of Andrew Ranger. Fitzpatrick set the series’ track qualifying record at 83.286 seconds (106.289 mph) on May 19, 2013.

CTMP Race Notes:
Back to Ontario to Close Out 2014: The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 opened its 2014 schedule in Ontario on May 18, and will return to the province for the first time since then with this week’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In between CTMP dates the series visited Quebec four times and had single dates in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan. The scheduled will now run to completion in Ontario with dates at Barrie Speedway (Sept. 6) and Kawartha Speedway (Sept. 20) after CTMP.

Double-Duty for Tagliani, Courtemanche: Alex Tagliani and Ray Courtemanche Jr. will both attempt to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts this weekend at CTMP in addition to their regular Canadian Tire Series duties. Tagliani will compete for Brad Keselowski Racing while Courtemanche is slated to run for SS Green Light Racing. Tagliani has already made two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts on road courses this year with Penske Racing, where he has turned in finishes of second (Road America) and fifth (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course).

Fitzpatrick Looks to Continue CTMP Success: There have been nine Canadian Tire Series races on CTMP’s road course since the series began competition in 2007, and J.R. Fitzpatrick has won four of them, including the 2014 season-opener in May. His four CTMP wins are tied for the most of any driver at one track in Canadian Tire Series history. In the five races he hasn’t won, Fitzpatrick finished second twice with two additional top-fives. A broken drive shaft in the 2013 opener is his only career finish at the 2.459-mile course outside the top five.

Dumoulin’s Top-Five Streak Ends: Points leader L.P. Dumoulin saw his streak of top-five finishes end last week at Riverside International Speedway when he crossed the finish line sixth. Dumoulin had finished in the top five in each of the season’s first seven events, including five in a row on the podium. Riverside provided the first real adversity of the season for the No. 47 team, which had to change motors following practice and start at the rear of the field, but Dumoulin persevered and preserved the 26-point lead he entered the event with.

… But His CTMP Streak Remains Active: Dumoulin’s debut at CTMP in 2011 resulted in a crash and DNF, but in the four return trips since, he’s posted finishes of fifth, first, first and fourth. His 2013 season sweep at CTMP marked the first time a Canadian Tire Series driver had won back-to-back races at the famed road course.

Buck Makes the Most of Limited Appearances: A part-time competitor since the Canadian Tire Series began in 2007, Robin Buck has made the most of his limited appearances in recent seasons. In his last 14 starts dating to the middle of the 2010 season, Buck has registered seven podium finishes. He finished third in the CTMP opener, his only previous race this year. Although he has two series victories to his credit, Buck has yet to reach the Winner’s Circle at CTMP.

Klutt Family Reunion in Bowmanville: The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 entry list includes three Klutts among the 33 drivers. Father, Peter Klutt, and sons Gary and Ryan will all attempt to make the starting grid, which would be a family first. Peter and older son Gary have raced four times together, and both of Ryan’s starts have been alongside his father, but all three have not previously taken the green flag together in a Canadian Tire Series race.

Last Time Out: Riverside
The previous event for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 was held on Aug. 16 at Riverside International Speedway in Antigonish, N.S. Here are some highlights from the Wilson Equipment 300:
• Donald Chisholm put on a show for the hometown fans as he earned his first career win and pole. Chisholm’s family founded and owns the .333-mile racing facility.
• Alex Labbe crossed the line second for his best finish in nine career starts.
• A stretch of nearly 100 green flag laps in the second half of the race resulted in only four cars finishing on the lead lap.

Next Time Out: Barrie
Following the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will get right back at it next week with the Wahta Springs 300 on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Barrie Speedway. It will mark the series’ 10th all-time event at the .333-mile oval located just northeast of Barrie.

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Gary McLean Picks Up The Hanover Holidays Modified Series Feature Win

Gary McLean Picks Up The Hanover Holidays Modified Series Feature Win

Location: Sunset Speedway, Lefroy Ontario May 18, 2014
What Won the race: #14 Davey Terry took advantage of his pole position in the thirty lap feature event to pace the field for the first ten laps. The team looked poised to finally claim their first feature win but defending champion and current point leader #8 Gary McLean had other place. A restart on lap eleven would be what McLean was searching for and was able to take the lead and pace the field for the final twenty laps of the feature event. Rookie driver and current second place sitter in the championship points #91n Max Beyore continued to put the pressure on McLean but had to settle for a second place finish. #7 Brent McLean returned to action this weekend after missing the past couple of races. The teams hard work was rewarded with a solid third place finish at the end of the feature. Gary Elliott scored another strong finish with a fourth place. In the closing laps the best race on the track was between #67w Tommy Walters and #61 of Dustin Jackson, with Jackson pulling off the pass on the hall of fame driver for a fifth place finish.
Bad Luck of the Event: #79 of John Harper suffered mechanical issues forcing the team to miss the feature event. After making repairs from the hard crash at Peterborough Speedway, the #47 of Brian McLean returned to action but was sidelined early in the feature event.
Rookie Battle: Five Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance at Sunset Speedway. Pacing the rookie field was the #91n of Max Beyore, followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson #88r Tommy Robb and #99 Drew Stieler
Car Count: 16
Top Qualifier: #88 Ryan Dick
Pole Sitter: #14 Davey Terry
Heat Race Winners: #91n Max Beyore, #67w Tommy Walters, #14 Davey Terry, #88 Ryan Dick
Points Championship: 1st #8 Gary McLean 773 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 755 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 705 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 684 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 645 pts
Next Event: Velocity Weekend Sunset Speedway September 27 – 28, 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #8 Gary McLean, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #7 Brent McLean, 4) #36 Gary Elliott, 5) #61 Dustin Jackson, 6) #67w Tommy Walters, 7) #39 Shane Stickle, 8) #34 Lane Zardo, 9) #88 Ryan Dick, 10) #88r Tommy Robb, 11) #14 Davey Terry, 12) #47 Brian McLean, 13) #65 Bill Burrows, 14) #47 Brian McLean, 15) #13 Bobby Tolton, 16) #79 John Harper dns
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: Crane Cams Hanover Holidays, Hoosier Tire, Jenco Equipment, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Knightworks Designs Ltd, McGunegill Engine Performance, Midas of Orangeville, North Toronto Auction, Ontario Oval, Race Time Radio, Race2way, Reinhardt Trailers, South Shore Services, Stefko Race Engines
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Dwayne Baker Wins Inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial

Dwayne Baker Wins Inaugural Bruce Gowland Memorial

Location: Sunset Speedway, Lefroy Ontario August 23, 2014
What won the race: A caution on lap forty of the fifty lap event would see race long leader #81 Andrew Gressel line up beside #48 Dwayne Baker. After a couple of false starts as each driver was looking for the slightest advantage, the two raced side by side for the next five laps. Baker was able to pull the pass off and went on to lead the final five laps to win the first annual Bruce Gowland Memorial event. Gressel held on to second adding to his points lead over #17 Kevin Cornelius who rounded out the podium. Jeff Hanley and Jesse Kennedy rounded out the top five in the feature event.
Bad Luck of the event: #39 Shane Gowan never got the chance to compete for the win in the feature event as mechanical issues sidelined the team early. #82 Corey Jones made slight contact with the #70 of Hanley coming out of turn four and stacked up the field. The #82 suffered heavy front end damage and was done for the night. Coming into this event Rob Poole and Glenn Watson were tied for fourth in the points, both teams suffered through a feature event that would see both involved in a couple of incidents.
Rookie Battle: Three Rookie of the Year candidates were in attendance this weekend at Sunset Speedway. Dave Doucette took advantage of his outside pole starting spot in the feature to record a seventh place finish in the feature and the honours of the top rookie of the race. Kelly Balson scored a ninth place finish and Corey Jones was twentieth after retiring with damage.
Car Count: 22
Top qualifier: #10 Jesse Kennedy
Pole Sitter: #07 Todd Campbell
Heat Race winners: #48 Dwayne Baker x2, #10 Jesse Kennedy x2 , #81 Andrew Gressel 1, #17 Kevin Cornelius
Top Five in points: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 606 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 565 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4th #22 Glenn Watson, 5th #45 Rob Poole
Next Series Event: Peterborough Speedway August 30, 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #48 Dwayne Baker, 2) #81 Andrew Gressel, 3) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 4) #70 Jeff Hanley, 5) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 6) #54 Mike Beyore, 7) #44 Dave Doucette, 8) #07 Todd Campbell, 9) #b10 Kelly Balson, 10) #51 Dave Taylor, 11) #64 Chris Burrows, 12) #40p Charlie Gallant, 13) #22 Glenn Watson, 14) #57 Craig Stevenson, 15) #45 Rob Poole, 16) #13 Gary Passer, 17), #91 Mike Westwood, 18) #42 Tyler Hawn, #19) Ron Hollis, 20) #82 Corey Jones, 21) #67 Rob Riemer, 22) #39 Shane Gowan
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DeMan On A Roll With 6th Win In Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Series

DeMan On A Roll With 6th Win In Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Series

Mack DeMan picked up his 6th trophy of the year with a win Saturday night at Grand Bend Speedway. Known as the ‘Bull Ring At The Beach’, this 1/4 mile tricky tri-oval is a challenging track for these Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets and DeMan put all the pieces together to make the Mackereth owned TQ #40 the class of the field. In Victory Lane, the top three cars including 2nd place Darren McLennan and Chris Bauman in third along with winner DeMan thanked the sponsor of that night’s races, Brian’s Service Centre. DeMan gave a special thanks to Lucas Oil, the fans and especially good friend Peter Middleton for all his help that night.

At the drop of the green flag Bauman took the lead in what would become his best race of the season, followed by Todd Cresswell and Barry Dunn. Adam Racine attached himself to the tail of Dunn and quickly took over the third spot. DeMan moved into fourth from his 7th starting spot as Cresswell grabbed the lead from Bauman. Dunn fell back a few spots but hung in strong, driving the Hickson owned TQ #63. Racine took over second place from Bauman as DeMan also motored around him. Turning laps in the low 11 second range, Cresswell began to stretch his lead. Racine held off DeMan as he looked ahead to Cresswell. McLennan took fourth spot from the determined Bauman who stayed in the top five.

After 7 laps in the lead, Cresswell had strong runner Racine along side looking for the lead and as the two raced into turn 2, they touched and both spun. As they went to the back of the field for the restart DeMan now held the point. McLennan was second at his hometown track followed by Bauman. Lucas Smith moved into fourth place followed by Dunn. Racine broke going into turn four and went into the outer wall loosing his right rear tire, bringing out the red flag for the cleanup. Racine was uninjured but out for the night.

With nothing but clean air in front of him, DeMan opened up a sizable lead over McLennan. Still in the hunt, McLennan began to make up some ground. Bauman remained in third followed by Smith and Dunn. Nearing the halfway point Rob Neely, running sixth, got loose in turn one and spun bringing out the caution. The field tightened up for the restart with DeMan still at the front. With ten to go it looked like the battle would be between DeMan and McLennan. With five to go Smith and Cresswell made contact bringing out the caution allowing another chance for McLennan to make his move. DeMan had no part of it and again took the lead as the field went green. Bauman continued his strong run and stayed in third with Dunn now followed by Adrian Stahle. Neely brought out the final caution for a spin with four laps to go.

This time McLennan hung on to DeMan going into turn one at the restart but DeMan just put the pedal down coming out of turn two. Bauman stayed in third with Dunn and Stahle rounding the top five. The final laps went off as the top runners remained the same until DeMan took the checkered flag for the finish. Of Note..Dave Hickson spent long hours with his crew repairing his TQ #64 after a hard crash at Sauble Speedway on August 3rd and finished 10th. Also it was another strong finish for Brandon Zavarella, just out of the top five, in his first season with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets.

Heats were won by McLennan and Racine. The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets have two races remaining in their 2014 schedule. They will head north to Sauble Speedway on Saturday, August 30th and finish the 49th year of racing for the Can-Am Midget Racing Club at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday September 20th.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway on August 23, 2014 is…1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Darren McLennan, 3. Chris Bauman, 4. Barry Dunn, 5. Adrian Stahle, 6. Brandon Zavarella, 7. Lucas Smith, 8. Todd Cresswell, 9. Rob Neely, 10. Dave Hickson, 11. Ryan Fraser, 12. Adam Racine.

The Top Ten In Driver Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 23, 2014 are..1. MACK DEMAN…1998, 2. Rob Neely…1904, 3. Darren McLennan…1678, 4. Todd Cresswell…1607, 5. Adam Racine…1600, 6. Adrian Stahle…1556, 7. Lucas Smith…1514, 8. Ryan Fraser…1426, 9. David Balych…1321, 10. Daniel Bois…1267.

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OSCAAR Proud To Present The Bruce Gowland Memorial This Weekend At Sunset Speedway

OSCAAR Proud To Present The Bruce Gowland Memorial This Weekend At Sunset Speedway

Location: Sunset Speedway 6918 Yonge Street Lefroy ON 705-436-2445
About the Speedway: High banked 1/3 mile paved track. Track first opened in 1968 reconfigured to current to start the 2010 race season.
Racing on August 23: Pit Gates open at 2:00pm practice will start at 3:00pm, Main grandstands open at 5:15pm racing starts at 6:45pm
Featuring: Bruce Gowland Memorial 50 lap Super Late Model Feature, Hanover Holiday Modified 25 lap feature and Ontario Pro Challenge
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 701 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 688pts, 3rd Gary Elliott 636 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 626 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 594 pts
Super late models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 534 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 497 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 484 pts, 4th tie #45 Rob Poole , #22 Glenn Watson 475 pts
Who to watch for: Modifieds: The Hanover Holiday Modified teams will be entering their 5th week in a row of competition this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The busy summer season has tested the teams and equipment every week as they tour across Ontario. Gary McLean and Max Beyore have both tasted feature victory lane and continue to have a close points battle for the championship with only 13 points separating the two with three events remaining in 2014. Gary Elliott has shown there is a lot of racing left in him as he continues to have strong podium runs that find him sitting 3rd in the points. The #14 of Davey Terry continues to rebound from the bad luck at Capital City and has fought his way back into 4th in the points. Rookie contender Tommy Robb has not given up as he has faced some tough racing luck as of late. There are several teams still looking for their first series and first feature win of 2014 and with the action always exciting at Sunset Speedway fans will not want to miss one lap of racing action this weekend.
Super Late Models: When the series last visited Sunset Speedway it was the #17 of Kevin Cornelius enjoying victory lane and taking possession of the Don Biederman Memorial Trophy for a year. In the past couple of races the team has faced a little adversity and will be looking to shake that bad luck this weekend and become the Bruce Gowland Memorial Winner. Andrew Gressel continues his strong and steady season and currently holds a 37 point lead in the championship with 4 events remaining. The team is coming off back to back wins at Peterborough and Kawartha and will be hoping to keep that streak alive this weekend. Jesse Kennedy is having a strong season to celebrate his 30 years in racing and currently find himself 3rd in the season championship. Glenn Watson looked poised to return to victory lane at Kawartha but a late race caution took that win away. Look for the 22 team to be strong this weekend. #45 Rob Poole considers Sunset Speedway home and would love nothing better than to pick up his first feature win this weekend. The impressive field of rookies will be looking to show the veterans that they are ready to race for the checkers. With Mike Beyore, Jeff Hanley, Charlie Gallant, Todd Campbell, Dave Taylor all expected to be in attendance. The outlaws are ready to race hard in the memory of their fellow racer Bruce Gowland
About Bruce Gowland: Bruce can be described in one simple word “Racer”. Bruce was a dedicated member of OSCAAR since the inception of the series. The famous #18 would usually be the last car to arrive at the track but the first thing you would see is the big smile on his face as he drove his tow rig into the pits. Bruce was known at all the short tracks throughout Ontario all the way to Florida as he would spend his winters racing down south. Bruce also became known as the man to beat on the Truck and Tractor pull circuit in the summer. When he rolled in people knew he was the man they were going to have to beat to win. Last year Bruce lost his fight with cancer and has been sadly missed by everyone in the racing world. Speaking on behalf of all OSCAAR competitors, car owners, and crew, OSCAAR is very proud to be able to race tonight in his memory, share some laughs and smiles after, just the way Bruce would have wanted it to be.
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