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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Lights Up a Hot August Night at Peterborough Speedway

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Lights Up a Hot August Night at Peterborough Speedway

Since its inception, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – has been committed to the creation of an affordable, competitive series for racers, by racers. Saturday, August 29th the popular open wheeled tour concluded the Peterborough Speedway portion of its 2015 schedule, as part of the track’s Hot August Night Series.

With close to a dozen teams in attendance, every driver came into the event looking score as many points as possible to be used toward the series championship. Some bad racing luck or missing a single event could potentially drop a driver out of competition for the overall crown.

Alex Lees and defending series champion Robert Warnes brought the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams from the staging area for their 25 lap main event. The lead duo built a strong lead early, but Donny Beatty – who entered the show with the point lead – was mounting a charge from his 8th place starting spot and had moved his #40 machine into 4th spot with 11 laps showing on the scoreboard.

With 16 circuits complete, Warnes brought-out a red flag as his #95 ride caught fire near the pit entrance. The driver was unhurt, but Warnes – who had scored his first win of the year just a week earlier – was unable to continue. Track clean-up crews took care of a fluid spill approaching the scene, before the race resumed.

Beatty took to the high and low lines on the track to get close to the top spot, but Lees was up for every challenge and took his first win of the year. His twin brother Nick – in a car borrowed from Rick Warnes – was 3rd, with Randy Hollingsworth and Duane Cinnamon 4th and 5th. Ryan Dick, Willow Barberstock, Warnes and Christopher Mulders completed the finishing order. Jamie Wagar, Brad Stevenson and Rick Warnes were unable to start the main event.

Rob Warnes, Alex Lees, Nick Lees and Donny Beatty won OMRS qualifying heats earlier in the night.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Peterborough Speedway notes: While running in one of the night’s qualifying events, Jamie Wagar exited the track at high speed when the throttle stuck on his #32 machine. The car struck a concrete barrier outside the track and was heavily damaged. Wagar was checked at the scene by track personnel, before being transferred to a local hospital. He was held overnight to be treated for a cracked vertebrae, broken ankle and other injuries. OMRS officials, drivers and teams wish him a speedy recovery. Wagar and car owner Josh Gruntz express their thanks to Peterborough Speedway staff and emergency personnel for their quick response…Donny Beatty was celebrating his wedding anniversary at the track. He and wife Linda have been married for 17 years.

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd: Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #2, Dwight Brown

Saturday, June 13th: Peterborough Speedway

2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’

Saturday, June 27th: Flamboro Speedway

Cancelled, rain

Sunday, June 28th: rain date

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, July 4th: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 11th: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 25th: Peterborough Speedway – special race

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, August 15th: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 22nd: Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #95, Robert Warnes

Saturday, August 29th: Peterborough Speedway (make-up for 7/25)

Feature event winner: #07, Alex Lees

Saturday, September 5th: Flamboro Speedway

Sunday, September 6th: rain date

Friday, October 2nd: Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)

Saturday, October 3rd: Flamboro Speedway (feature)

Sunday, October 4th: rain date

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

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

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

After a rough start to the year, Cameron, Ontario’s Alex Lees turned things around with a win in the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series feature – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Cornelius, Harper and Bound Celebrate Victory at Flamboro Speedway

Cornelius, Harper and Bound Celebrate Victory at Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro Speedway played host to the OSCAAR series and The Don Biederman Memorial this past weekend. With the pits full of cars the fans were treated to some great racing from all seven of the divisions in attendance.

Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action:

The one event on the calendar that every Outlaw driver has circled is the Biederman Memorial. This years’ event saw it return to its roots at Flamboro Speedway. It was at this track the Biedeman became a household name in Ontario. Coming into this event Kevin Cornelius had never turned a competitive lap at Flamboro Speedway and was riding a perfect win streak and just to add a little more pressure was the defending champion of the Memorial event. The question on everyone’s mind even Kevin’s could he keep the streak alive?

The qualifying events for the 50 lap Memorial event would be the first order of business. Todd Campbell has turned many laps at Flamboro Speedway and used that knowledge to take the win in the first heat race of the day. Kevin Cornelius would pick up the win in heat race #2, with Flamboro veteran #39 Shane Gowan picking up his first win of the 2015 season in heat race #3. Making his return to OSCAAR competition this weekend is perhaps one of the more successful drivers at Flamboro in recent years, the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth would take heat race #4.

It seemed heading into the feature that the home track drivers would hold the advantage as the #22 of Glenn Watson and the #17 of Kevin Cornelius would lead the field to the green flag. The #17 would get the jump on the start and the battle for second would look very familiar as the #22 of Watson and the #84 of Fitzpatrick would battle side by side lap after lap for the spot. On lap 15 Fitzpatrick would finally claim the spot and set off to hunt the #17 of Cornelius down who had built up a straight away lead by then. On the move was the #89c of Chenoweth who also made the move around the #22 of Watson and the hard charging #81 of Andrew Gressel moved from his 10th starting spot into fourth. As the race passed halfway distance, the crowd were keeping an eye on the leader and the score board as the laps where quickly ticking down. Cornelius caught some lapped traffic allowing the #84 to inch ever closer until the rear view mirror was full of the #84. The two leaders put on an epic battle for the lead with Fitzpatrick doing whatever he could to get the inside line on the #17. As the white flag flew it was now or never for the #84 and he made one last ditch effort in turn three but to no avail as the #17 of Cornelius picked up the win and defended his Biederman Memorial win. Shawn Chenoweth gave it everything he had and got his first podium finish of 2015 with an impressive 3rd place. Andrew Gressel was happy to be in the Outlaw and his fourth place finish with the #22 of Watson rounding out the top five. While the celebration in victory lane was going on everyone began to talk about the fact the race took just under 18 minutes to race and not one single caution and every car was still running at the end.

Biederman Memorial Feature Finish: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 3rd #89c Shawn Chenoweth, 4th #81 Andrew Gressel, 5th #22 Glenn Watson, 6th #29 Sean Grosman, 7th #07 Todd Campbell, 8th #82 Corey Jones, 9th #27 Roy Passer, 10th #39 Shane Gowan, 11th #63 Jim Bowman, 12th #88 Kelly Hallet, #7 Derrick Tiemersma dns, #b10 Kelly Balson dns

Top 5 in Championship: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 488 pts, 2nd #84 JR Fitzpatrick 425 pts, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson 423 pts, 4th #29 Sean Grosman 421 pts, 5th #82 Corey Jones 400 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 50 pts, 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 32 pts, 3rd #82 Corey Jones 24 pts, 4th #84 JR Fitzpatrick 23 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 18 pts

The HOOSIER Mods: The fans of Flamboro Speedway only have one chance to see the OSCAAR Mods in action and the drivers ensured the fans saw some great open wheel action. With a great balance of veterans of the track and rookies, it provided some great racing action all night long.

Chris Milwain was one of the drivers with experience in a Hobby Car but being a rookie in the Mod at Flamboro, but used his experience to pick up heat race win #1 of the night. Brian McLean picked up the feature win at the previous OSCAAR Mod event and looked ready to defend with a win in heat race #2. Matt Barton also has many laps at the track behind the wheel and as a crew chief and that knowledge paid off with a win in heat #3 his first of the 2015 season. John Harper grew up coming to Flamboro Speedway and lives just down the road so the win in heat race #4 was like a home coming for the team, who was coming off his best OSCAAR career finish of second the week before.

The 30 lap feature event would be lead to green by the #63 of John Baker JR and the #2 of Matt Barton. At the drop of the green Barton and his #2 machine would set sail at the front of the field, leaving the rest of the drivers to battle it out for position. The first caution of the event would fly at the half way point as rookie driver #09 Dan Price would suffer motor problems and have to be towed back to the pits. The restart would see the #2 of Barton line up beside the #79 of John Harper with Cory Horner in the #79h in third #36 of Gary Elliott in fourth and the #26 of Terry Baker rounding out the top five at the half way point. The leaders would battle side by side for the next two laps before the #79 of John Harper would take over the leaders spot. The battle continued for second through seventh as they were all nose to tail for the final 15 laps of the feature event. With the laps winding down the #79 of Harper was in command and when the checkerflag waved it would be the Harper team celebrating in victory lane for the first time on the OSCAAR Mod Tour. Matt Barton would hold on to second place matching his career best finish with Gary Elliott returning to the podium at his home track. Rounding out the top five would be the #26 of Terry Baker and the #8 of Gary McLean.

The Mod teams now get a very well deserved weekend off before returning to Full Throttle Speedway in two weeks for round #2 of The Rick Woolner Memorial event. Shane Stickle and his #39 mod picked up the win in round one, but the overall winner will be the driver with the best combined finish of the two events. Fans will not want to miss a moment of the exciting Mod racing that weekend.

Feature Finish: 1st #79 John Harper, 2nd #2 Matt Barton, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott, 4th #26 Terry Baker, 5th #8 Gary McLean, 6th #79h Cory Horner, 7th #21 Chris Milwain, 8th #47 Brian McLean, 9th #63 John Baker JR, 10TH #19 Dean Scott, 11th #20 Mike Hearty, 12th #12 David Balych, 13th #99 AJ Emms, 14th #09 Dan Price

Top 5 in Championship: 1st #8 Gary McLean 555 pts, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott 488 pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 482 pts, 4th #63 John Baker JR 479 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 468 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #8 Gary McLean 48 pts, 2nd #20 Mike Hearty 27 pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner – #63 John Baker JR 25 pts, 5th #77 Chad Strawn 24 pts

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets : Twenty six of the best in the Midget series signed in to do battle at Flamboro Speedway this past weekend. With the season winding down the points race is the closest in any series in Ontario, the drivers were ready to get down to some serious racing in front of a great crowd at Flamboro Speedway.

The qualifying heats are of the up most importance as the drivers want to start as close to the front as they can and they do not want to have to run the dreaded “B” main. Robin McLean has been running a part time schedule for the 2015 season butt when he shows up he ready to win and proved that by taking the checker flag in heat race #1 of the night. The #83 of Jamie Bound was back in action after missing the previous event and took the win in heat race #2 over his brother Jody Bound. Jamie would back that win up with a win in heat #3 making him the top qualifier of the night and being the lucky driver to draw the invert. The past few weeks would see the #57 of James Stanley becoming a fixture at the front of the fields and would pick up the win in heat race #4 of the night. With twenty five cars still in competition it was decided to start them all for the 25 feature event.

Rob Summers has been putting strong runs together this last half of the season and would lead the field to green along side the #62 of Rob McCall. The #62 of McCall would get the early jump and would lead the first 3 laps of the feature event. Moving up quickly was the #5 of Jody Bound who started 8th in the feature and took over the top spot on lap 4. The #5 of Bound was looking to rebound from a disappointing event at Grand Bend and pick up his first feature win of the season. Jody knew that if that was to happen he have to hold off his brother Jamie and his #83 machine who was quickly moving up through the field as well. On lap 14 the #83 of Bound would make his move to the lead and would go on to pick up another feature victory. The battle was then on for second place between the #5 of Bound and the #2 of Jessica James who started the feature all the way back in 20th place. The two would race side by side for lap after lap with no one giving an inch. Coming to the checker flag they were side by side coming out of turn four making a run to the line with the #5 of Bound taking the spot by inches over the #2 of James. While all this was going on the driver with the best seat in the house was the #18 of Paul Drananoc who came home fourth followed by the #53 of Dave Bradley in fifth.

The teams will now get to enjoy the labour day weekend poolside before returning to action at Full Throttle Speedway in two weeks. In the previous visit it was Jessica James that laid down the law and she will be looking to defend her race win.

Midas of Orangeville Midgets Feature Finish: 1st #63 Jamie Bound, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #2 Jessica James, 4th #18 Paul Drananoc, 5th #53 Dave Bradley, 6th #84 Richard Woodland, 7th #75 Shawn Stanley, 8th #97 Robin McLean, 9th #85 Rob Summers, 10th #8 Larry Lawson, 11th #37 Steve Lassman, 12th #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 13th #98 Kevin Spiez, 14th #26 Katherine Summers, 15th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 16th #43 Randy Hiusser, 17th #24 Ryan Brown, 18th #74 David Gallinger, 19th #48 Brian Woodland, 20th #42 Brian McDonald, 21st #86 Raynor Vickers, 22nd #57 James Stanley, 23rd #62 Rob McCall, 24th #55 Cory Whittam, 25th #69 Wally Wilson, #31k Brent Kemps dns

Top 5 in Championship: 1st #5 Jody Bound 617 pts, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland 607 pts, 3rd #18 Paul Drananoc 603 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 599 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #83 Jamie Bound 44 pts, 2nd #86 Raynor Vickers 43 pts, 3rd #2 Jessica James 35 pts, 4th #57 James Stanley 31 pts, 5th #48 Brian Woodland 29 pts

Rookie of the year: 1st #5 Jody Bound 40 pts, 2nd #86 Raynor Vickers 29 pts, 3rd #71 Wayne McKibbon 27 pts, 4th #69 Wally Wilson 17 pts, 5th #13 Craig Deacon 9 pts

Midas of Orangeville Top 5: 1st #5 Jody Bound 455 pts, 2nd #18 Paul Drananoc 437 pts, 3rd #48 Brain Woodland 415 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 404 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 403 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #86 Raynor Vickers 26 pts, 2nd #83 Jamie Bound 25 pts, 3rd #48 Brian Woodland – #98 Kevin Spiez 24 pts, #57 James Stanley 21 pts

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Hathaway Finally Scores Road-Course Win  Series Veteran Takes NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Checkered Flag At CTMP

Hathaway Finally Scores Road-Course Win Series Veteran Takes NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Checkered Flag At CTMP

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 30 2015) – Jason Hathaway has raced in every event in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 history. He’s been a race winner and a championship contender.

After Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he can add highlight to his résumé: Road-course winner.

Hathaway, a self-professed “oval guy” held off road-course aces L.P. Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich following a late-race restart to win the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200.

More importantly, the moved the 38-year-old from St. Thomas, Ontario, to second in the championship standings heading into the season finale at Kawartha Speedway on Sept. 19. He is nine points behind Scott Steckly, who finished seventh, and has the same points total as Andrew Ranger. Ranger won the pole position and led the most laps (15) before tire issues dropped him to sixth.

D.J. Kennington finished fourth  and J.F. Dumoulin fifth.

Hathaway’s weekend started off with an up and down Saturday. His crew had to change an engine prior to qualifying, but he added a sponsor when Muskoka Aviation Centre in Gravenhurst, Ontario, joined his team for Sunday’s race.

Hathaway’s No. 3 Muskoka Aircraft Center/HGC Chevrolet took the lead from Dumoulin with three laps to go following the race’s final restart. Dumoulin had gone to the front on Lap 42 after Lapcevich and Alex Tagliani, who led 12 laps, had tangled for the lead.

Following Ranger and Steckly, Tagliani, rookie Cayden Lapcevich and Kerry Micks rounded out the top 10.

After the race, Jeff Lapcevich, who had finished second in the four of the last six races at CTMP, announced Sunday’s event was his final with the series as he will turn his attention his son Cayden’s race career.

The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 had seven lead changes among seven different drivers.

The 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will conclude the season Sept. 19 with the Pinty’s 200 at Kawartha.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 Results

Sunday

At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.

Lap length: 2.459 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (10) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 51 laps, 76.108 mph.
  2. (13) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
  3. (3) Jeff Lapcevich, Ancaster, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  4. (8) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  5. (12) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
  6. (1) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 51.
  7. (6) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  8. (4) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 51.
  9. (29) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.
  10. (14) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.
  11. (19) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
  12. (11) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 51.
  13. (26) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 51.
  14. (20) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 51.
  15. (22) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 51.
  16. (25) Olivier Bedard, Terrebonne, Que, Chevrolet, 51.
  17. (18) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 51.
  18. (23) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 51.
  19. (27) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
  20. (28) Jocelyn Fecteau, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 51.
  21. (21) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 46, wheel bearing.
  22. (15) Spencer Gallagher, Las Vegas, Nev., Dodge, 45, radiator.
  23. (7) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Dodge, 43, off track.
  24. (9) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 37, off track.
  25. (17) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 34, engine.
  26. (2) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 20, clutch.
  27. (5) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 19.
  28. (16) Carlos de Quesada, Gainesville, Fla., Dodge, 15, accident.
  29. (24) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 0, ignition.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 38 minutes 52 seconds

Margin of Victory: .310 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: A.Ranger (106.904 mph, 82.807 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 14 laps.

Lead Changes: 7 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders: A. Ranger 1-15; K. Lacroix 16-18; M. Scannell 19-22; A. Tagliani 23-33; J. Lapcevich 34-40; A. Tagliani 41; L. Dumoulin 42-48; J. Hathaway 49-51.

Standings: 1. S. Steckly, 403; 2. J. Hathaway, 394; 3. A. Ranger, 394; 4. L. Dumoulin, 380; 5. D. Kennington, 359; 6. G. Klutt, 350; 7. J. Dumoulin, 346; 8. M. Camirand, 342; 8. A. Tagliani, 319; 10. J. McColm, 312.

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INEX Ontario Legends Series Crowns 2015 Season Champion at Peterborough Speedway

INEX Ontario Legends Series Crowns 2015 Season Champion at Peterborough Speedway

With 20 teams in attendance, the INEX Ontario Legends Series signed-in for an event that would settle the score and close the curtain on their 2015 season – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

The battle would be decided on the race track, as 2-time series champion Nicholas Ledson held a slim one point advantage over Kevin Foisy in the fight for the title. The championship hopefuls occupied the front row starting spots as 19 of the initial 20 cars rolled to the green flag.

Ledson broke from the pack quickly, knowing that he’d need to finish ahead of the #57 machine to wear the crown. An early yellow flag slowed the pace and heightened the drama. Ledson would resume leading on the restart, with Foisy forced to use the outside line. Dave Riopelle assumed the second spot and looked to be a player in the outcome of the event. The florescent orange and black #92 would get close to; and even alongside Ledson on a number of occasions, but just couldn’t find the strength necessary to complete the swap of positions.

A spin in the 3rd turn with 4 laps complete would bunch the field again and renew Foisy’s championship hopes, as he’d restart on the more manageable inside line. With the green flag back in the air, Ledson would again set sail – this time with the veteran from the National Capital region on his tail. As the drivers caught the back of the pack and started to work through lapped traffic, Riopelle again had thoughts of being the spoiler but the leader had the quickest dog in the hunt.

Even though he’d worked harder for the victory than he had hoped he’d have to, Nicholas Ledson won both the battle and the war, on the way to his 3rd consecutive title. Riopelle, Cole Ledson, Foisy and Jaret Stewart would chase the champ to the checkers. Cole McFadden, Robin Jongen, Brandon Thurlby, Jamie Riberdy, Terry McClelland, Bill Mason, Jamie MacArthur, Bailey Brown, Mark Griffin, Parker Traves, Andrew McFadden, Duane Cinnamon, Rick Eades and Don Arnott completed the finishing order. After spending some long hours in the shop just to get his #19H ride to the track, Willy Howells was unable to answer the call for the main event.

Ledson and Foisy shared the 4 qualifying events run earlier in the evening.

INEX Ontario Legends Series Peterborough Speedway notes: Nicholas Ledson’s title clinching victory was only his second checkered flag of the 2015 season. His first was a $1,000 payday Saturday, August 15th.

Fans can find complete series news and event details by visiting www.ontariolegends.ca. The INEX Ontario Legends Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

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

Just a couple of weeks after recording what could be the biggest one race payday of his career, Nicholas Ledson (#15N) clinched his 3rd consecutive INEX Ontario Legends Series title – Saturday, August 29th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Former Champ McGlynn Breaks Into Winners Column

Former Champ McGlynn Breaks Into Winners Column

(Delaware Speedway, ON) – The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series held event number six of the seven-race championship season Friday August 14th at Delaware Speedway. ‘Mr. Highside’ Brennan Didero (#24) of Ancaster, entered the night with a slim five-point lead on Josh Wood (#66) of London, in the championship chase. For Wood, he was coming off a Peterborough Speedway win, and returning to his home track where he has been a victor before.

The night started with qualifying, and Didero was able to rip off the fastest lap of the session, setting a new track record along the way with a time of 19.798 seconds. This was a bit quicker than former track record holder Chad McGlynn who qualified the car for his brother Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener, and stopped the clocks at 19.925 seconds, while Mike Hrynuik (#15) of Windsor, qualified third with a lap of 19.926 seconds. Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener, (in his own car) and Wood rounded out the top-five.

When the top qualifiers were shuffled, it put Ken McNichol Jr. (#17) of Exeter, on the pole with Chad McGlynn on the outside of the front row. Row two would be made up of Wood, and Hrynuik, while Didero, and Alvin ‘The Bandit’ McNichol (#77) of Exeter, made up the third row.

Chad McGlynn took the early lead, but it would only last four laps, as Hrynuik was on the charge. He moved to second, and then on lap five made his move to the head of the pack. For the veteran racer, it was a return to the track, after a seven year absence, but the former series winner served notice that he would be a threat to win going forward. Hrynuik would continue to pace the field until he was challenged at the halfway point.

Didero was the first to put the heat on Hrynuik, and after working the leader over for a number of laps, Brennan took command.

Series championship leader Shawn McGlynn was also the one on the move. After starting in 13th because of the driver change, McGlynn had moved his way to second, and was on the hunt. On lap 60, McGlynn made his move, and took the lead away from Didero.

McGlynn was able to hold on until lap 77 when the skies opened, and rain started to fall. The race was eventually called official, and the two-time defending champion McGlynn had returned to victory lane for the first time in 2015.

With the second-place result, Didero expanded his championship lead on Wood, and spoke about the night, “It would’ve been nice if the rain had come a few laps earlier when we were leading, but we’ll still take the finish. We had a pretty good car, and were able to lead a few laps. We also had to worry about the big picture, and we stayed ahead of Josh. We have a seven-point lead heading into Full Throttle Motor Speedway, and have to finish at least three spots in front of Josh to take the title. We were able to run well there earlier this year, and I think we’ll be fast again next time, but Josh led almost all the laps there, so we know he will be tough.”

Wood was pleased with his third-place result in front of his home track fans, “It’s always great to race at home, and we had a pretty good night. Third is a good finish, and we only lost a few points to Didero. We’ll just go to Full Throttle Motor Speedway for the final race of the year and do the best we can to try and get our third win of the season.”

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series will wrap up Saturday, September 12th, making the second appearance of the season at Full Throttle Motor Speedway for the Fuel for Kids 100. The first event at FTMS was a thriller, with Didero taking the lead late from Wood to claim his third consecutive feature win. Didero will take a seven-point lead into the finale, looking to lock up his first career Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup championship.

Final Results – 1. Shawn McGlynn, 2. Didero, 3. Wood, 4. Hrynuik, 5. Alvin McNichol.

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup – Championship Points Standings (after 5 of 7 events) – 1. Didero (588 points), 2. Wood (581), 3. Shawn McGlynn (561), 4. Graham (547), 5. Chad McGlynn (538).

McColl Racing Ent. voucher winner – #85 Mike Nelson

Grisdale-American Racer Tire award winner – #18 Chad McGlynn

London Drive Systems voucher winner – #77 Alvin McNicol

Trailers By Jim Bray voucher winner – #8 Adam Martin

Performance Fiberglass voucher winners – #12 Mark Patrick & #66 Josh Wood

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Delaware Speedway, Full Throttle Motor Speedway, or Race Time Radio, please visit www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com, www.lucasoil.ca, www.delawarespeedway.com, www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com or www.racetimeradio.com, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at dalexand@sympatico.ca.

Release by Jamie Maudsley and www.maudsleymotorsports.com photo by Delaware Speedway.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: CTMP

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: CTMP

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

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2015) – The penultimate race of the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season is set for Sunday with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Setup:

  • Scott Steckly enters the race with a 12-point lead on Andrew Ranger in the championship standings. Steckly will not be able to clinch the title at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. One race will remain on the schedule after the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200.
  • Steckly is still in search of his first career road-course win while Ranger has 15, including two at CTMP. Ranger also has a record five poles at the Ontario course.
  • Rookie Kevin Lacroix has won two of the three previous road races this year. Only Ranger, in both 2009 and 2010, has previously won three such events in a year.
  • Jeff Lapcevich has finished as the runner-up in four of the last five CTMP events. His 5.5 average finish at the track ranks second all-time among active drivers, trailing only D.J. Kennington’s mark of 4.0. 

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 its inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on Sept. 1, 2013, won by Chase Elliott. 

Notebook

  • CTMP has welcomed the NCATS 11 times previously, the most events any track has held since the series began competition in 2007.
  • This is the third season in a row that CTMP will hold two NCATS road course events after single races there from 2007-12.
  • Five drivers have participated in all 11 previous events, and all five are expected to extend the streak this week.
  • The 11 previous races have produced five different winners, led by J.R. Fitzpatrick’s five.
  • There have been five different pole winners in the 11 contests, led by Andrew Ranger’s five.
  • There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at CTMP, but both of Ranger’s wins were earned from the pole, as was Gary Klutt’s this past May.
  • Fitzpatrick was the youngest CTMP race winner at 20 years, 1 month and 6 days in 2008.
  • P. Dumoulin was the oldest CTMP victor at 34 years, 6 months and 11 days in 2013. 

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Data

Race #:  10 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:  Sept. 5, 12 p.m. ET on TSN; Oct. 22, 7 p.m. on RDS2 

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Race Winner:  J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet, 88.023 mph, 1 hr. 25 mins. 29 secs.

2014 Pole Winner:  Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 106.321 mph, 83.261 secs.

Qualifying Record:  Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 106.712 mph, 82.956 secs., 5/18/14

 Active Category Leaders at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park:Wins

  1. L.P. Dumoulin … 2
  2. Andrew Ranger … 2
  3. D.J. Kennington … 1
  4. Gary Klutt … 1

Poles

  1. Andrew Ranger … 5
  2. Scott Steckly … 2
  3. Gary Klutt … 1

Jeff Lapcevich … 1

Top Fives

  1. D.J. Kennington … 9
  2. Scott Steckly … 6
  3. L.P. Dumoulin … 5
  4. Andrew Ranger … 5

 Top 10s

  1. D.J. Kennington … 11
  2. Jeff Lapcevich … 10
  3. Andrew Ranger … 7

 Laps Led

  1. Andrew Ranger … 71
  2. L.P. Dumoulin … 46
  3. Scott Steckly … 34

Laps Completed

  1. D.J. Kennington … 557 (all)
  2. Jeff Lapcevich … 557
  3. Kerry Micks … 539 

Select Driver Highlights:

Marc-Antoine Camirand (No. 99 Grafoid/Braille Battery Chevrolet)

  • Has a pole and nine top 10s in 16 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
  • Ranks fifth in points this year with four top fives and seven top 10s. Leads the Jostens Rookie of the Year standings. His runner-up last time out at Riverside International Speedway was a career-best finish.
  • Has a pole, three top 10s and an average finish of 16th in nine career road course races.
  • Has an average finish of 13th with a best result of third (Aug. 2014) in four previous starts at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. 

J.F. Dumoulin (No. 04 Bernier Crepeau/Bellemare Dodge)

  • Has 14 top 10s in 28 career starts with a best finish of third in the 2015 opener at CTMP.
  • Sits eighth in the standings with five top 10s in nine events in his first full-time season.
  • Has nine top 10s with an average finish of 13.5 in 22 career road course starts.
  • Has an average finish of 13th in four previous CTMP appearances. The May podium was his first top 10 there. 

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)

  • The 2014 NCATS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 22 top fives and 36 top 10s in 57 career starts.
  • Ranks fourth in points with top 10s in eight of nine events and a best result of second at Edmonton International Raceway.
  • Has three wins, a pole, 14 top fives and an average finish of 10th in 25 career road races.
  • Recorded a 2013 sweep at CTMP, where he’s posted five top fives across seven starts with an average finish of sixth. 

Spencer Gallagher (No. 24 Allegiant Travel Dodge)

  • Will make his NCATS debut in a 22 Racing entry as a teammate to Scott Steckly.
  • Has four top 10s in 26 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.
  • Only previous NASCAR road racing experience was three such starts in 2011 in K&N Pro Series West action. 

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Fast Eddie/Choko/HGC Chevrolet)

  • Has six wins and 66 top 10s in 107 career starts. Is one of three drivers that have run every race in NCATS history.
  • Ranks third in points on the strength of a win (Autodrome Chaudiere) and seven top 10s in nine starts.
  • All six of his wins have come on ovals. In 38 road races he’s posted 17 top 10s with an average finish of 14th.
  • Has five top 10s, an average finish of 15th with a best run of third (May 2013) in the 11 all-time CTMP races. 

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)

  • The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series records for top fives (71) and top 10s (88), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 107 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,791) and fifth in poles (11).
  • Has a streak of 70-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside in 2009.
  • Sits sixth in points after nine races with six top 10s and a best finish of third at Chaudiere.
  • Has two wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s and an average finish of seventh across the 38 all-time road course races.
  • Has a win (2011), nine top fives and a series-best average finish of 4.0 in the 11 CTMP events. 

Gary Klutt (No. 59 CLT Corp./Legendary Motorcar Chevrolet)

  • Has a win, two poles and 10 top 10s in 15 career NCATS starts.
  • Ranks seventh in points with top-10 finishes in seven of nine races this year.
  • Won from the pole – both career-firsts – in the May opener at CTMP. Has an average finish of sixth in four starts at the track.
  • Has five top 10s and an average finish of 11th in eight career road races. 

Alex Labbe (No. 36 Lou’s BBQ/Cathcart Trucking Dodge)

  • Has seven top 10s in 14 career NCATS starts with a best finish of second at Riverside in 2014 and at Chaudiere in 2015.
  • Has top-10 finishes in three of his five appearances this year.
  • Has five top 10s with an average finish of 13th in eight career road course starts.
  • This will be his first start at CTMP. He was unable to take the green flag in May due to injury. 

Kevin Lacroix (No. 74 Auto Parts Plus/Total Dodge)

  • Has two wins in four starts during his debut season. Won road races at Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
  • Is the first driver in series history to win two of his first four starts, and first to record two victories in rookie season.
  • Made first NCATS start in the May opener and finished 26th (accident) after qualifying fifth. 

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)

  • Has a pole, 17 top fives and 42 top 10s in 62 career starts. Best finish is second, recorded five times.
  • Has 25 top 10s and an average finish of eight in 30 career road course starts.
  • Has top 10s in 10 of the 11 all-time CTMP race with an average finish of 5.5. Has been the runner-up there in four of the last five events. His one pole also came at CTMP in Sept. 2013. 

Kerry Micks (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)

  • Has three wins, four poles, 30 top fives and 52 top 10s in 85 career starts.
  • The three road races are his only previous starts this year. Best finish was 14th in the CTMP opener.
  • Has two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10.5 in 37 career road course starts.
  • Has participated in all 11 CTMP races and has an average finish of 13th with a best run of second (2008). 

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)

  • The 2007 and 2009 champion is the series’ all-time leader in wins at 20 and is tied for the poles record at 16. Has 49 top fives and 68 top 10s in 81 career starts.
  • Is second in points with six top fives and eight top 10s, highlighted by a win at Autodrome St-Eustache.
  • Has 15 wins, 16 poles, 27 races led, 29 top fives, 32 top 10s and an average finish of fourth in 35 career road races.
  • Has two wins (2007, `09) a record five poles, six races led, seven top 10s and an average finish of eighth in nine CTMP starts.
  • Also has three wins in nine career NASCAR K&N Pro Series road course starts. 

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

  • Has a series-leading three championships (2008, ‘11, ‘13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.
  • Owner of 19 wins, 16 poles, 65 top fives and 80 top 10s. Is tied for the all-time poles lead with Andrew Ranger while his top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time. His wins total sits third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in races (55) and laps led (4,782), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 107 all-time events.
  • Has a 12-point lead on Andrew Ranger atop the standings on the strength of three wins and eight top 10s.
  • Has three poles, 21 top fives, 31 top 10s and an average finish of 8.5 in 38 career road course starts. Has been a runner-up on the road on four occasions.
  • Has six top fives, an average finish of 11.5 and a best result of third (2012) across the 11 CTMP races. 

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet)

  • Has two wins, six poles and 16 top 10s in 32 career NCATS starts.
  • Ranks ninth in points despite missing two events. Has top-10 finishes in each of his seven starts.
  • Has a win (Edmonton City Centre Airport, 2008), five poles, seven top fives and an average finish of 14th in 16 series road course starts.
  • Has just two previous NCATS starts at CTMP. Finished fifth in 2008 and 20th in this race last year.
  • Earned the pole and finished 16th at CTMP last year in his NCWTS debut. Will compete there with Brad Keselowski Racing once again in this week’s event. 

Other Driver Notes

  • Among drivers entered for this race without a victory, Ray Courtemanche Jr., J.F. Dumoulin, Ryan Klutt, Jeff Lapcevich, Kevin Poitras and David Thorndyke all have recorded their career-best finish at CTMP.
  • Quebec native Olivier Bedard will attempt to make his NCATS debut in this race with White Motorsports. 

Up To Speed:

  • The 2015 season is the ninth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
  • The 2015 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
  • Rookie Gary Klutt won the season-opening Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 from the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17.
  • Jason Hathaway reached Budweiser 300 Victory Lane for the second year in a row at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 13.
  • Alex Tagliani earned his first NCATS oval victory on June 20 when he won the inaugural Sunset Speedway event.
  • Kevin Lacroix reached Victory Lane in just his second NCATS appearance when he won at Circuit ICAR on July 5.
  • The western swing began on July 11 at Edmonton International Raceway with Scott Steckly winning in wire-to-wire fashion, a series first in an oval event.
  • Steckly completed his western swing sweep as he won from the pole on July 15 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
  • Andrew Ranger extended his streak for years with a win to nine with his first career victory at Autodrome St-Eustache on July 25.
  • Lacroix passed Ranger on the last lap at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres to win the com Le 50 Tours on Aug. 2.
  • Steckly won the Wounded Warriors Canada 300 from the pole on Aug. 15 at Riverside International Speedway.
  • Following CTMP, the season will conclude on Sept. 19 at Kawartha Speedway with the Pinty’s 250. 

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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Flamboro Speedway set to host The Biederman Memorial

Flamboro Speedway set to host The Biederman Memorial

After a great night of racing at Sunset Speedway, the OSCAAR teams are now preparing to tackle Flamboro Speedway this Saturday. The Outlaws will all be after the one trophy they all want The Biederman Memorial, while the Mods and Midgets will also be part of the exciting day of racing.

For fans of big shows this is one they will not want to miss. Along with the three OSCAAR divisions the home track divisions of the pure stocks, mini stocks, thunder cars and pro 4 will also be in attendance. The show will provide racing fans with a full day and night of racing starting at 3:00pm.

The Outlaws will high light the event with the 50 lap Memorial event, which should prove to be one of the best races of the season. Coming into this event the #17 of Kevin Cornelius remains undefeated in feature competition. Each week though his fellow competitors inch ever closer to ending that streak. After last weeks’ event the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick, the #22 of Glenn Watson or the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma have to be early prerace favourites. Fans will also want to take into consideration the home track advantage that the #82 of Cory Jones and #39 Shane Gowan. Kelly Balson and Sean Grosman are still searching for their first feature in on the tour and what would be better than having their name on The Biederman Trophy. However there are two teams that have just confirmed their attendance this weekend that could catch the entire field off guard. The 2015 OSCAAR Champion #81 Andrew Gresel will have his outlaw in attendance, and his team is coming off a big pro late win the week before, so that momentum may just carry over to the super. It has also been confirmed that the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth will be returning to action this weekend. The team has worked endlessly the past few weeks recovering from the Sauble Speedway accident. Fans of Flamboro Speedway know that the #89c of Chenoweth knows his way to victory lane there in thunder and pro late and Shawn would love nothing better than for his first OSCAAR feature win to be at his home track.

No matter who is celebrating in victory lane race fans will be in store for a great 50 lap feature event. With the points race closing down the #17 of Cornelius has a firm hand on the lead and Kelly Balson is in second. But third through fifth place is only separated by 2 points with the #22 of Watson currently third, the #29 of Grosman fourth and the #84 of Fitzpatrick is fifth.

The HOOSIER Mods will be making their only appearance at Flamboro Speedway this coming Saturday and promise to show the fans the best in open wheel competition. The previous OSCAAR Mod event saw a McLean in victory lane, but it wasn’t Gary. Brian McLean and his #47 Mod has won the only OSCAAR sanctioned event at Flamboro. Brian has shown the speed to get the job done again if he could only get some of the racing luck back on his side. While running in the top 5 at Sunset last week an accident would sideline him yet again. Gary McLean has seemed to own victory lane this year and will be looking to get his first OSCAAR sanctioned victory at Flamboro this weekend. Several teams recorded their best series finish last weekend and will be looking to build on that this Saturday. The points lead again is firmly under command of the #8 of McLean, but with a tie for second place between #36 Gary Elliott and #63 John Baker JR, and the #79h of Cory Horner only 3 points behind, every position will be key this weekend.

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets had a well deserved weekend off, but are set to return to action at Flamboro this weekend. At the previous event at Grand Bend Speedway the #48 of Brian Woodland picked up his first OSCAAR feature win, and took over the championship points standing with 4 events left in the season. Brian holds the lead by 1 single point over the #5 of Jody Bound who will be looking to rebound after suffering mechanical issues at the last event. Currently the #84 of Richard Woodland and the #18 of Paul Draganac are tied for third in the points and only 15 out of the top spot. Brian McDonald round out the top 5 in points only 27 behind the leaders. This season has been one where predicting the winner each week has become near impossible as each and every team have improved each and every week. With fields over 24 at most events, the first goal of every driver is simply make the A main. If fans are not familiar with the midget style of racing you are in for a treat, with the side by side, two wide racing, they will keep you on the edge of your seat. The cars maybe small but the action is always big with the midgets

Fans will be able to get further details on the Flamboro website, and OSCAAR looks forward to seeing all the great race fans this weekend.

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Cornelius and McLean Victorious at Sunset Speedway

Cornelius and McLean Victorious at Sunset Speedway

Beautiful late summers’ weather welcomed the race fans to Sunset Speedway for an exciting night of OSCAAR racing. The Outlaw drivers where racing in memory of long time OSCAAR competitor Bruce Gowland, and they put on a show that Bruce would have been very proud of. The HOOSIER Mod drivers continue to show the race fans why they are the premier open wheel modified show in Ontario.

Dickies Outlaws By London Recreational Racing:

For the second consecutive year the Outlaw drivers raced in the memory of Bruce Gowland for their fifty lap feature event. Last years’ memorial winner Dwayne Baker was not in attendance so a new name was going to be engraved on the trophy…. The question was who?

Four 10 lap heat races would start the evening off for the Outlaw drivers. JR Fitzpatrick would be the first to flex his muscles by picking up heat race #1 and #4 giving him the distinction of being the top qualifier on the evening. Glenn Watson and his #22 machine recovered from mechanical problems in practice to take the win in heat #2 over a close battle with the #29 of Sean Grosman. Kevin Cornelius entered the night with a perfect win streak in feature competition and would take the win in heat race #3 on the night. The 50 lap feature would see the #22 of Watson on poll along side the #9 of Brandon Watson who was making his first series start in 2 years. Brandon had his template CRA car in competition and would score a 12th place finish in feature competition. From the drop of the green flag it was a four car race at the front. Glenn Watson lead the first 22 laps of the feature with a fierce battle going on behind him. The #84 of Fitzpatrick, the #17 of Cornelius and the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma where all battling door to door lap after lap all looking to mount a challenge on the #22 of Watson. On lap 23, Kevin made his move for the lead and was able to pull away for the second place battle. Every race fan kept their eyes on the battle for second. Watson was on the outside and Fitzpatrick on the inside raced side by side for lap after lap in front of the excited crowd. The two drivers put on a great display of racing giving each other the room and the respect to race it out. With about 10 laps to go Fitzpatrick was finally able to complete the pass for second, but by then the #17 was far enough in the lead that a challenge for the win would not happen. When the checker flag waved it was the #17 of Kevin Cornelius keeping his feature win streak alive, followed by the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick and the #22 of Glenn Watson rounding out the top three. Derrick Tiemersma would finish the night in 4th place followed by the #82 of Corey Jones. Throughout the practice and heat races Corey battled mechanical issues, so the charge from his 14th starting spot to 5th gave the team the momentum heading into his home track Flamboro Speedway next weekend.

The #17 of Cornelius will be looking to continue that winning streak next week at Flamboro Speedway for the Biederman Memorial. Several drivers have next Saturday circled as they look to return to their home track. The #82 of Cory Jones, #39 Shane Gowan, the #89 of Shawn Chenoweth are all looking to use their home track advantage to add their name to the Biederman Trophy. OSCAAR has also received notification that 2015 OSCAAR Champion #81 Andrew Gresel will have his outlaw out for competition.

Racing will start at 3:00pm on Saturday August 29th as the Outlaws honour Don Biederman at a track where he forged his racing history.

Dickies Outlaws By London Recreational Racing feature: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson, 4th #7 Derrick Tiemersma, 5th #82 Cory Jones, 6th #b10 Kelly Balson, 7th #39 Shane Gowan, 8th #8 Paul Howse, 9th #29 Sean Grosman, 10th #07 Todd Campbell, 11th #27 Roy Passer, 12th #9 Brandon Watson, 13th #16 Robert Bickle, 14th #13 Gary Passer, 15th #3 Rob Gibdon dns, 16th #71c Ethan Cournyea

Top Five Championship: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 417 pts, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson 373 pts, 3rd #22 Glenn Watson 360 pts, 4th #29 Sean Grosman 359 pts, 5th #84 JR Fitzpartick 358 pts

HOOSIER Mods:

With the racing season inching ever closer to the final event of the 2015, the drivers in the HOOSIER Mods know that every point counts in the close battle for the 2015 championship. With 20 of the top modified teams in the province signed in to battle, fans knew they were in for a great night of racing.

Heat race action would start the night off and see the #20 of Mike Hearty pick up his first checker flag in OSCAAR competition. Mike makes the long drive from Sault St Marie for each event and the hard work and dedication paid off in heat #1. Brian McLean picked up heat #2 win and has shown he has the speed each and every week as he searches for his feature win in 2015. Current point leader Gary McLean picked up the win in heat race #3 making him the top qualifier of the night. The final heat race would go to rookie contender #79h Corey Horner who looked poised to take a run for the feature event.

The field for the feature event would be lead to the green by #79h Cory Horner and #79 John Harper with the #79h of Horner getting the jump on the field. Cory would lead the first 8 laps of the feature event before giving up the top spot to the #8 of Gary McLean. It was on lap 21 of the 30 lap feature event that things would take a drastic change. While the leaders were putting a lap on some slower cars, contact was made on the front straight which would see about 12 cars come to a sudden stop. When the smoke cleared several cars would see their night end early. Three of the top 5 would see their feature end, #79 of Horner, #47 McLean and the #14 of Davey Terry would not get the finish they had hoped for. The #15b of Brad Pearsall would also see his night end along with rookie #18 of Dave Lewis. The green would come out with nine laps remaining and the racing was not over yet. Gary McLean set sail and would come home with the feature win. Behind him though it was a night of firsts for many drivers, the #79h of John Harper would record his series best finish with a second place finish. Matt Barton would race his #2 up to third place round out the podium. The #09 of Dan Price would also record his best finish in OSCAAR with a fourth place. Chris Milwain also scored his best finish in OSCAAR with a 5th place in the final run down. Making his return to the series was the #61 of Dustin Jackson who would score a 6th place finish, showing that he still has what it takes to compete with the best in OSCAAR.

The HOOSIER Mods will also be in attendance at Flamboro Speedway this coming weekend, and the question is can anyone stop the #8 of McLean, I guess only time will tell, and as a race fan you will want to ensure you are there to see!

HOOSIER Mod feature: 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #79 John Harper, 3rd #2 Matt Barton, 4th 09 Dan Price, 5th #21 Chris Milwain, 6th #61 Dustin Jackson, 7th #26 Terry Baker, 8th #63 John Baker JR, 9TH #99 AJ Emms, 10th #20 Mike Hearty, 11th #36 Gary Elliott, 12th #96k Monty Kelly, 13th #12 David Balych, 14th #41 Duane Cinnamon, 15th #79h Cory Horner, 16th #47 Brian McLean, 17th #14 Davey Terry, 18th #15b Brad Pearsall, 19th #18 Dave Lewis, 20th #19 Dean Scott dns

HOOSIER Mod top five: 1st #8 Gary McLean 489 pts, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott – #63 John Baker JR 422pts, 3rd #79h Cory Horner 419 pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

  • Penultimate Event For 2015 Season
  • Lacroix Looks To Continue Breakout Campaign 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2015) – The surprise of the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season, Kevin Lacroix will look to continue his magical run in the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200.

A promising road course prospect, Lacroix shut down his racing career for five years before returning to the sport this May when he debuted in the Canadian Tire Series during Victoria Day SpeedFest. Unfortunately he was involved in an accident four laps into the event, but the first-time misfortune quickly proved to not be an indicator of things to come.

Nobody could have predicted what happened when Lacroix made his second series appearance at Circuit ICAR near his hometown of St-Eustache, Quebec. With a pass of polesitter Alex Tagliani three laps into the event, Lacroix cruised to a dominant victorious performance.

It was just the beginning of what has been a historic season for the 26-year-old, as he became the first driver to record a win in just his second Canadian Tire Series start.

Following ICAR, Lacroix made his oval debut at this home track, Autodrome St-Eustache. He was fast right out of the trailer and qualified third, but had a rear end failure after spending much of the first half race running with the leaders, and retired early from the event.

Lacroix’s fourth appearance featured even more history as he passed Andrew Ranger coming to the checkered flag in the prestigious Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres to become the first rookie in Canadian Tire Series history to win two races in a season.

As the series returns to Bowmanville, Lacroix has one more opportunity for history ahead of him. Only Ranger, in both 2009 and 2010, has won three road course races in a season.

If his first four races are any indication, no mark is safe for this upstart.

RACE:  Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200

PLACE:  Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ont.

DATE:  Sunday, Aug. 30

TIME:  10 a.m. ET

TELECAST:  Sept. 5, 12 p.m. ET on TSN; Oct. 22, 7 p.m. on RDS2

TRACK LAYOUT:  2.459-mile, 10-turn asphalt road course

2014 WINNER:  J.R. Fitzpatrick

2014 POLESITTER:  Andrew Ranger

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Saturday – Practice 9:30-10:25 a.m., Final Practice 1:10-2 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 3:15-4 p.m., Qualifying 4:40-5:25 p.m.

TRACK CONTACT:  Ryan Chalmers, 905-983-9141, ryan@ctmpark.com

TRACK TWITTER:  @CTMPOfficial

EVENT TWITTER HASHTAGS:  #PintysClarington200

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 7-4-201-6658 or jcunningham@nascar.com. 

Fast Facts

The Race:  The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 will be the penultimate event of the 2015 season for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, and the second of two races 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 qualifying groups will be determined by practice times, and the two sessions will be 20 minutes apiece. The remaining five starting spots will be awarded through the provisional process. Four change tires are allotted for the race, which 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, an event won by Andrew Ranger. The facility also previously featured a half-mile oval that held seven series events from 2007-13.

Race Winners:  There have been five different race winners in 11 all-time races at the CTMP road course. J.R. Fitzpatrick has the most wins with five, including a 2014 sweep. Rookie Gary Klutt won from the pole in the May season-opener.

Pole Winners:  There have been five different pole winners at the CTMP, led by Andrew Ranger’s five. Ranger set the series’ track qualifying record in May 2014 at 82.956 seconds (106.712 mph).

Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 Notes

Fourth Title in Sight for Steckly:  With just two events left on the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, Scott Steckly is closing in on what would be a fourth series championship. The Milverton, Ontario, native brings a 12-point lead on Andrew Ranger to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Based on their respective histories at the track, Ranger stands to make up some ground this week, but Steckly has been on a roll for the majority of the campaign. Steckly has won three of the previous six races, including last time out at Nova Scotia’s Riverside International Speedway when he had lapped all but the second place car at the finish.

Steckly on the Road:  Despite Steckly’s wealth of success in the Canadian Tire Series, he’s still in pursuit of a first road course victory. In 38 all-time series events on the road, Steckly has posted an impressive average finish of 8.5, but a trip to the Winner’s Circle has eluded him. A 19-time winner on ovals, Steckly has been a runner-up on the road four times with a best finish at CTMP of third in 2012. He finished fifth at the Bowmanville course in May.

Ranger’s CTMP Success:  Ranger has won the pole in five of 11 all-time events at CTMP, and he’s raced pretty well there too. The Roxton Pond, Quebec, road ace has an average finish of 8.4 at the facility, where he won the inaugural event in 2007 and earned a second victory in 2009 – his two championship seasons. During May’s Victoria Day SpeedFest, Ranger finished ninth after starting second.

Double Duty for Tagliani:  Alex Tagliani will duplicate his experience from a year ago and pull double duty at CTMP. In addition his regular Canadian Tire Series No. 18 EpiPen Chevrolet ride, the accomplished Quebec wheelman will also compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event with Brad Keselowski Racing. Tagliani made his series debut in a BKR entry in last year’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 and finished 16th after winning the pole.

Gallagher Entered With 22 Racing:  Camping World Truck Series regular Spencer Gallagher is entered for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 in the 22 Racing No. 24 and will run as a teammate to Steckly. It will mark the Canadian Tire Series debut for Gallagher, who has four top 10s in 26 career Camping World Truck Series starts. His only previous NASCAR road racing experience was three such starts in 2011 in K&N Pro Series West action.

Rookie Race:  The Jostens Rookie of the Year competition is coming down to the wire as Marc-Antoine Camirand leads May CTMP winner Gary Klutt by just three tallies with two races to go. Klutt had a fast start to the campaign, but Camirand has come on strong during the season’s second half with four top fives in the last five races, including a career-best runner-up finish last time out at Riverside.

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Lyons Scores Sauble Sweep With Lucas Oil Vintage Modifieds

Lyons Scores Sauble Sweep With Lucas Oil Vintage Modifieds

By Clayton Johns

HEPWORTH, Ont. (August 24, 2015) – Steve Lyons (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) used an early pass to take the lead from Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) before he held off a swarm of drivers, including second-place finisher Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair), following a late race restart.

Dustin Hood (No.38 Doug’s Suspension) and March started on the front row for the 25-lap A-Main. March jumped to the early lead while Hood got the freight train treatment and was shuffled backwards, unable to get to the bottom lane.

Lyons took over the point just a couple of laps after the green flag and began to set a blistering pace. Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers of Canada), Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Automotive) and Trendell all worked past March and began to track down Lyons’ No.15.

Lyons lead was erased following a minor caution, but he was flawless on the ensuing restart and regained his advantage. Second-place starting Trendell spun the tires on the restart and fell back to third as Riopelle advanced to the runner-up spot.

The yellow flag slowed the race again on lap 18 when Brian Atkinson (No.92 Performance Plus Automotive) and Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) spun together in turn one. Lyons maintained the lead again on the restart as Trendell retook the second spot and Keen forced Riopelle back to fourth.

While Trendell fought to maintain pace with the race leader, he couldn’t challenge Lyons who cruised to the victory. The win was the fourth in a row for the No.15 car and five of the last six races.

In qualifying heat race action, Lyons claimed the win in heat one over Trendell by five car lengths while Atkinson won the second heat over Keen’s No.18.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds take a well-deserved week off before returning to Flamboro Speedway on September 5th for the Labour Day weekend. The series is excited to be a part of the track’s annual corn roast and is excited for the return of the CVM Mechanics’ Race following the night’s action. For complete event information, visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.

Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – August 22, 2015 – Sauble Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 13 Entries): 1. 15 Steve Lyons, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 18 Jason Keen, 4. 25 Cassidy March, 5. 00 Ron Easton, 6. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 7. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 8. 92 Brian Atkinson, 9. 19 John Karley, 10. 38 Dustin Hood, 11. 09 Brad Robertson, 12. 33 Ian Burney, 13. 36 Rick Schurr (DNS).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15 Steve Lyons, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 00 Ron Easton, 4. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 5. 38 Dustin Hood, 6. 33 Ian Burney.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 92 Brian Atkinson, 2. 18 Jason Keen, 3. 25 Cassidy March, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 5. 09 Brad Robertson, 6. 19 John Karley, 7. 36 Rick Schurr (DNS).

Point Standings as of August 22 (Top-10): 1. 18 Jason Keen 651 points, 2. 57 Steve Trendell 650, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle 629, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau 614, 5. 15 TJ Marshall/Steve Lyons 611, 6. 92 Brian/Joe Atkinson/Sean Gibson 552, 7. 25 Cassidy March 518, 8. 38 Dustin Hood 455, 9. 36 00 Ron Easton/Jason Bowden 437, 10. Rich Schurr/Steve March 419.

Winners To Date (2015 Season): 4 – 15 TJ Marshall (August 15 – Flamboro Speedway, August 1 – Flamboro Speedway, July 24 – Delaware Speedway, July 11 – Flamboro Speedway); 2 – 18 Jason Keen (July 18 – Sunset Speedway, May 23 – Sunset Speedway); 1 – 15 Steve Lyons (August 22 – Sauble Speedway); 1 – 92 Brian Atkinson (July 4 – Sauble Speedway); 1 – 2 Ben Charbonneau (June 20 – Flamboro Speedway); 1 – 88 Jeremy Riopelle (May 16 – Flamboro Speedway).

Follow the Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season on social media by following @VintageMods on Twitter and joining the series Facebook group, Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 season is presented by a number of important corporate partners, including: Lucas Oil, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, B&B Decals, Flamboro Machine Shop, Wiersma Trucking, Young Drives of Canada, Georgetown Printing, MacMaster Buick GMC, Oakville Trailer & Auto Service, Oakville Auto and Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, OKTANE Productions, and Clayton Johns Media.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

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Photo Credit: TW Robarts Photo

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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Logs Another Strong Peterborough Speedway Outing

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Logs Another Strong Peterborough Speedway Outing

With the top 5 drivers in the point standings less than 30 markers apart, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – made their second start of the Hot August Night Racing Series – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

Alex Lees and defending series champion Robert Warnes led the way as the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series rolled from the staging area for their 25 lap main event. An early race yellow slowed the pace and Warnes grabbed the lead on the restart. A few laps later, contact between Chad Strawn and Nick Lees sent both drivers to the rear of the field, but Warnes remained in control.

Beaverton, Ontario’s Donny Beatty had mounted a hard charge from the 9th starting spot and worked his way to the runner-up position with a dozen laps complete. The veteran runner – who earned a Peterborough Speedway Thunder Car track championship just a few years ago – tried to get around the leader using the high and low lines for a handful of laps, but the #95 machine would thwart every challenge on the way to his first win of the year. Alex Lees, Jamie Wagar and Ryan Babin were next in line. Strawn, Randy Hollingsworth, Chris Burrows, Ryan Dick, Willow Barberstock and Nick Lees completed the finishing order.

OMRS qualifying heats earlier in the night went to Nick Lees with a pair, Jamie Wagar and Alex Lees.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Peterborough Speedway notes: While Robert Warnes went to victory lane for the first time this season, his father Rick’s tough luck continued, as the #98 machine didn’t turn a single lap…After scoring a pair of qualifying event wins earlier in the night, Nick Lees finished the feature parked in the grass near the infield pit lane…Although the event doesn’t appear on the printed schedule, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series will conclude the Peterborough Speedway portion of the 2015 schedule Saturday, August 29th.

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd:                Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd:                Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #2, Dwight Brown

Saturday, June 13th:              Peterborough Speedway

2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’

Saturday, June 27th:              Flamboro Speedway

Cancelled, rain

Sunday, June 28th:                rain date

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, July 4th:                 Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 11th:               Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 25th:               Peterborough Speedway – special race

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, August 15th:           Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 22nd:          Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #95, Robert Warnes

Saturday, August 29th:           Peterborough Speedway (make-up for 7/25)

Saturday, September 5th:     Flamboro Speedway

Sunday, September 6th:       rain date

Friday, October 2nd:              Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)

Saturday, October 3rd:          Flamboro Speedway (feature)

Sunday, October 4th:            rain date

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

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

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

His 2015 season has been frustrating, but Rob Warnes (#95) finally scored his first Ontario Modifieds Racing Series win of the year – Saturday, August 22nd – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Bruce Gowland Memorial at Sunset Speedway

Bruce Gowland Memorial at Sunset Speedway

The Outlaw drivers are in preparation for this weekends’ memorial event. This Saturday will mark the Second Annual Bruce Gowland Memorial. Race fans in Ontario know that Bruce lived for racing and the drivers of OSCAAR are proud to race in his memory, in the 50 lap feature event.

Kevin Cornelius will be looking to extend his perfect feature victory record in Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action and add his name to the memorial trophy. A competitive field will be looking to remove the #17 from the top podium spot. The #84 of JR Fitzpatrick nearly ended the streak at the last event at Peterborough Speedway and the 84 team would love nothing more than to get their first feature win in OSCAAR this coming weekend. Sean Grosman will be returning to his home track in the #29 after having his crew chief sub as the driver at Peterborough Speedway. Kelly Balson continued his streak of podium finishes and looks to carry that momentum into Sunset Speedway and the Memorial win. The last event at Sunset Speedway the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma looked to have the field covered until late race mechanical issue sidelined the team. Look for Derrick to be gunning for the win, not only in the memory of Bruce, but in the memory of his lifelong friend and crew chief Simon. After a hard crash at Delaware Speedway, the #27 of Roy Passer looks to return to action this weekend. Making his second appearance of 2015 will be the #8 of Paul Howse in his Outlaw. Ethan Cournyea has confirmed that he will be in attendance with his #71 machine and the veteran Gary Passer is set to return in his familiar #13 Jenco Equipment Outlaw. Fans will not want to forget the #82 of Cory Jones, the #39 of Shane Gowan, the #07 of Todd Campbell, 47m of Brent McLean will all be there looking for their first feature win in OSCAAR and no better time to do it than at the Bruce Gowland Memorial.

The HOOSIER Mod. The Mod teams are anxious to get back to the race track after a week off after the Peterborough Speedway event. With the competition getting hotter each week and the season starting to wind down, the drivers know they need every point they can get for the championship. Gary McLean has had a hold on the point lead and not looking to let it go any time soon. Gary has had success at Sunset already this year and will be looking to carry that on. Gary Elliott, John Baker JR, Cory Horner are the closest competitors in the points and all are eager for their first series victory. Brad Pearsall and Shane Stickle have been a couple of the drivers that have been able to reach feature victory lane in 2015, and would love nothing more than to add to the win column this weekend. Modified veterans Davey Terry and Matt Barton have been running a limited schedule in 2015 and both teams are here to win and nothing else. Look for these two teams to be battling with the leader all night long. The long list of rookies continue to impress as Mike Hearty returns to the track where he has the most experience. The 99 of AJ Emms suffered mechanical issues at the last event but is ready to get back at it this weekend. David Balych and his #12 mod continues to improve each week and will be looking for his first feature win. Fans will not want to miss a minute of this great open wheel action that only The HOOSIER Mods can bring.

Racing action is set to get underway at 6:00 pm on Saturday August 22 at Sunset Speedway. Please ensure to visit www.oscaar.ca for all the latest updates.

Photo Credit: Dan Little Photography

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Fanatics Introduces New Line Of NASCAR Home Tracks Apparel  Touring & Weekly Series Gear Now Available

Fanatics Introduces New Line Of NASCAR Home Tracks Apparel Touring & Weekly Series Gear Now Available

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2015) – A new line of NASCAR Home Tracks apparel is available for fans to purchase on the NASCAR.com Superstore powered by Fanatics.

In partnering with Fanatics, the largest retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, this marks the first time that officially licensed items are available under one banner for each of NASCAR’s regional touring and weekly series.

Through the NASCAR.com Superstore powered by Fanatics, fans can now purchase both men’s and women’s t-shirts and sweatshirts in multiple colors. Items are available for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

“From our five U.S.-based series to our three international circuits, we’ve received great interest from fans to wear their favorite series’ colors,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for regional and touring series. “Through our partnership with Fanatics, we can now offer our fans series specific apparel that allows them to proudly display their love for Home Tracks racing.”

Fans can link directly to the touring and weekly series merchandise from the NASCAR Home Tracks homepage.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association® (IMSA®) governs the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR at www.Facebook.com/NASCAR and Twitter: @NASCAR. 

Contact:

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Brian Woodland Celebrates the Victory at Grand Bend Speedway

Brian Woodland Celebrates the Victory at Grand Bend Speedway

It had been three years since the drivers of the Midas of Orangeville Midgets had competed at Grand Bend Speedway. With the hot sun beating down and the sound of the Nitro Drag Racers next door at the drag strip, 21 Midget teams signed in to compete.

With the field divided into the heat racing action it didn’t take long for the excitement to begin. Cory Whittam and his #55 machine was back in action after missing the past couple of events. Cory was able to celebrate his return with a win in heat race #1 on the night. On the Friday night Cory was there practicing when he made contact with the wall severely damaging his car and cracking a couple of ribs. The hard work to get the car back together and fighting through the pain was all worth it with that checker flag. Heat race #2 would go to the #7 of Brent Vincent, who was among the prerace favorites as he was relying on his past experience at the track. One of the fastest cars week in week out is the #2 of Jessica James and again she showed she was there to win by picking up the 3rd and 6th heat race win, making her the top qualifier of the night. Brian Woodland showed his fellow competitors early on if they wanted that feature win, they would have to deal with the #48 by picking up the win in heat race #4 of the night. James Rodgers and his #77 returned after missing a couple of events also showed great speed on the night with the win in heat race #5 of the night.

With Jessica James being the top qualifier and drew a 9 for the invert, which would see the 30 lap feature event being lead to the green by the #7 of Brent Vincent and the #48 of Brian Woodland. The first big accident of the night would see the #7 of Vincent spin in front of the field and the #2 of James with no were to go made heavy contact, ending both their nights. The #8 of Larry Lawson and the #55 of Whittman found themselves also involved and their night ended early. A long green flag run would see the top runners catch the some lapped traffic and that is where things went wrong. As the #18 of Drananoc and the #77 of Rodgers attempted to pass a lap car, contact was made which sent the #77 of Rodgers head on into the turn 1 wall. James Rodgers is having one of those years where if it weren’t for bad luck he have no luck at all. Thankfully both drivers were ok but were done for the night. Upfront it was a battle amongst brothers and Brian and Richard were racing for the lead and putting on a great display of racing. Close behind waiting to see if he could make his move was the #57 of James Stanley who would go on to record his best feature finish of third. Brian was determined to keep the #84 of his brother Richard behind him. Richard has one feature win early this season and would have loved to add the second to his 2015 racing resume. But the night belonged to Brian Woodland and his #48 machine as he added his name to the list of OSCAAR Midget winners in 2015. With the current point leader #5 of Jody Bound suffering mechanical issues and a 15th place finish, the win has moved Brian into the points lead by 1 point over the #5 of Bound, with 4 events left in 2015.

The Midas of Orangeville Midget teams will now take a well deserved weekend off before returning to action on August 29th at Flamboro Speedway as part of the Biederman Memorial event.

Midas of Orangville Feature Finish: 1st #48 Brain Woodland, 2nd #84 Richard Woodlan, 3rd #57 James Stanley, 4th #42 Brain McDonald, 5th #75 Shawn Stanley, 6th #85 Rob Summers, 7th #86 Raynor Vickers, 8th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 9th #37 Steve Lassman, 10th #26 Katherine Summers, 11th #69 Wally Wilson, 12th #74 David Gallinger, 13th #18 Paul Drananoc, 14th #77 James Rodgers, 15th #5 Jody Bound, 16th #24 Ryan Brown, 17th #55 Cory Whittam, 18th #2 Jessica James, 19th #8 Larry Lawson, 20th #7 Brent Vincent, 21st #31k Brent Kemps dns

Midas of Orangeville top five: 1st #48 Brian Woodland 554 pts, 2nd #5 Jody Bound 553 pts, 3rd #84 Richard Woodland – #18 Paul Drananoc 539 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 527 pts

Inside Track Magazine Hard Charger: 1st #86 Raynor Vickers 42 pts, 2nd #83 Jamie Bound, 3rd #57 James Stanley 31 pts, 4th #48 Brian Woodland 29 pts, 5th #85 Rob Summers 26 pts

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OMRS Thrills a Near Capacity Fan Appreciation Night Crowd at Peterborough Speedway

OMRS Thrills a Near Capacity Fan Appreciation Night Crowd at Peterborough Speedway

Any entertainer will honestly tell you that they save their best performance for a full house. Saturday, August 15th the popular Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – delighted a strong crowd on Fan Appreciation Night at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

A strong field of Ontario Modifieds Racing Series teams rolled from the staging area, with Gary Tryon and Jamie Wagar showing the way. After experiencing some tough luck in earlier events, Wagar – a former Thunder Car racer at Peterborough Speedway – was fast during the opening stages, but was no match for John Baker Jr., who took over the top spot with a handful of laps showing on the scoreboard. Donny Beatty – who is having a successful freshman campaign in the open-wheeled division – followed J.B.J. across the line. Nick Lees, Wagar and Cory Horner completed the fast 5 finishers. It was Baker’s 3rd consecutive Ontario Modifieds Racing Series win at the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

OMRS qualifying heat race winners were Nick Lees, Cory Horner, Brad Stevenson and Donny Beatty.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Peterborough Speedway notes: It was a tough night for several OMRS teams. While Nick Lees recorded a 3rd place finish in the main event, his twin brother Alex had an evening he’d rather forget about. It started with a flat tire on his trailer and continued on the track, when transmission issues sidelined the #07 ride. Rookie of the Year hopeful Willow Barberstock’s #62w machine made heavy contact with the first turn retaining wall, but thanks to some help from other drivers in the OMRS family, the popular 15 year-old was able to make the main event starting grid but parked on the infield pit lane before the checkered flag. 2014 series champion Robert Warnes experienced issues with his equipment during practice and missed the show…When early evening showers forced speedway officials to cancel the on-track portion of Fan Appreciation Night, a number of drivers including Barberstock and main event winner John Baker Jr. handed out treats and signed autographs in the grandstand.

OMRS will be part of the rescheduled Chase for the Colours pole qualifier Saturday, August 22nd and will conclude the Peterborough Speedway portion of its 2015 calendar Saturday, August 29th before action shifts to Flamboro Speedway for the balance of the schedule.

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd:                Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd:                Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #2, Dwight Brown

Saturday, June 13th:              Peterborough Speedway

2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’

Saturday, June 27th:              Flamboro Speedway

Cancelled, rain

Sunday, June 28th:                rain date

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, July 4th:                 Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 11th:               Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 25th:               Peterborough Speedway – special race

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, August 15th:           Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 22nd:          Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 29th:           Peterborough Speedway (make-up for 7/25)

Saturday, September 5th:     Flamboro Speedway

Sunday, September 6th:       rain date

Friday, October 2nd:              Flamboro Speedway (qualifying & feature)

Saturday, October 3rd:          Flamboro Speedway (feature)

Sunday, October 4th:            rain date

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

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

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

Crowd favourite John Baker Jr. (#63) scored his 3rd consecutive Ontario Modifieds Racing Series main event win – Saturday, August 15th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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