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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:
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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.

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

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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
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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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.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 25 c
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Jamie Cox Picked Up Second Feature Win In Series, But Fails Post Race Tech

Jamie Cox Picked Up Second Feature Win In Series, But Fails Post Race Tech

Location: Delaware Speedway August 15, 2014
What won the race: Sixteen OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modifieds signed in to race at Delaware Speedway. With the time trials and heat races setting the starting field #8 Gary McLean and #82 Justin DeMelo would lead the field to green for 25 laps of feature action. McLean and Demelo put on a fierce battle at the front until contact coming out of four almost ended the night for both drivers. McLean was able to continue but the #82 of DeMelo was done for the night. This handed the lead to #3 Jamie Cox who won last year’s event. A great battle for second took place between #91n of Beyore and #14 of Terry as they battled each other for the next seventeen laps, with Beyore taking second over Terry when the checker flag waved. Jamie Cox’s victory lane celebration came to an end in tech lane, as a motor infraction was found and the team was disqualified.
Drivers on the Move: #1 Barry Newman made his first start of the 2014 season on Friday night. After starting the feature event in 15th place Barry raced his way to the 4th place finish at the end of the race. #2 Matt Barton suffered front end suspension damage in the heat race and used every minute of the twenty minute intermission to be ready for the feature event. Hard worked paid off as the team moved up six positions in the feature event.
Bad Luck of the Event: #39m Dave McCullough made his first appearance of the season at his home track on Friday night. Unfortunately the teams night would come to an end after contact with the pit wall entrance coming out of turn four. Tommy Robb #88r also involved in the incident and where unable to make repairs in time to take the green flag in the feature.
Rookie Battle: Four Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies where in attendance. The highest placing rookie was #91n Max Beyore followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #61 Dustin Jackson and #88r Tommy Robb
Car Count: 16
Time Trial Results: 1) #8 Gary McLean 18.996, 2) #82 Justin DeMelo 19.041, 3) #1 Barry Newman 19.063, 4) #14 Davey Terry 19.162, 5) #3 Jamie Cox 19.299, 6) #2 Matt Barton 19.390, 7) #88 Ryan Dick 19.416, 8) 39m David McCullough 19.554, 9) 91n Max Beyore 19.631, 10) #39 Shane Stickle 19.717, 11) #61 Dustin Jackson 19.866, 12) #88r Tommy Robb 19.889, 13) #19 Dean Scott 19.948 14) #36 Gary Elliott 20.149, 15) #89 Jessica Spicer 22.961, 16) #79 John Harper NT NOTE: Fast qualifier Gary McLean drew a #6 for the heat race invert
Pole Sitter: #8 Gary McLean
Heat Race Winners: #8 Gary McLean, #82 Justin DeMelo
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 701pts, 2nd #91N Max Beyore 688 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 636 pts, 4th #14 Davey Terry 626 pts, 5th #88r Tommy Robb 594 pts
Next Event: Sunset Speedway August 23. 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #3 Jamie Cox, 2) #91n Max Beyore, 3) #14 Davey Terry, 4) #1 Barry Newman, 5) #8 Gary McLean, 6) #88 Ryan Dick, 7) #39 Shane Stickle 8) #2 Matt Barton, 9) #36 Gary Elliott, 10) #61 Dustin Jackson, 11) #19 Dean Scott, 12) #82 Justin DeMelo, 13) #89 Jessica Spicer, 14) #88r Tommy Robb dns 15) David McCullough dns, 16) John Harper dns
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Chisholm Rolls To First Win Victorious In Front Of Hometown Crowd At Riverside

Chisholm Rolls To First Win Victorious In Front Of Hometown Crowd At Riverside

ANTIGONISH, N.S. (Aug. 16, 2014) – Donald Chisholm scored an emotional and convincing victory in front of the hometown crowd as he took his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 checkered flag in Saturday’s Wilson Equipment 300 at Riverside International Speedway.

The victory for Chisholm, from Antigonish, came in his 16th career start. A part-time competitor since 2007, he became the 15th different winner in Canadian Tire Series history.

“I honestly can hardly believe that it’s happening,” Chisholm said from Victory Lane. “We’ve been fast a bunch [of times previously] with these guys and just had misfortune, and tonight it all stayed together.”

Chisholm, whose family owns Riverside, captured the victory less than two months after his father and track founder, John, passed away. Chisholm also earned his first career pole earlier in the evening.

Chisholm’s No. 28 Keltic Ford/Nova Construction Ford was followed across the finish line by only three other lead lap cars: Alex Labbe, D.J. Kennington and Andrew Ranger. Both Kennington and Ranger passed Chisholm in the closing laps to rejoin the lead lap.

Mark Dilley, points leader L.P. Dumoulin, J.R. Fitzpatrick, Noel Dowler and rookies John Flemming and Matthew Scannell brought home the top 10.

Jason Hathaway appeared poised to defend his Riverside win from a year ago. He was cruising in the lead when he collided with the spun Flemming car while navigating lap traffic on Lap 240.

For Labbe, who has turned in competitive performances this year in a part-time role, the runner-up was his best career Canadian Tire Series finish to-date.

“We had a great run,” Labbe said. “We had a great car at the end, struggled a bit at the beginning, and just made our way back through the pack. I’m really happy to get my first podium here at Antigonish.”

Dumoulin leaves Riverside with the same points advantage he arrived with, 26 tallies ahead of Fitzpatrick, and now Ranger, who is tied for second. Hathaway’s Riverside misfortune now has him 47 points back in fourth.

Each of the last two Canadian Tire Series races have featured hometown winners. In addition to Chisholm, Dumoulin was victorious last week in his native Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Chisholm also became the first first-time winner the Canadian Tire Series has featured since Dumoulin won the 2013 season-opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The Wilson Equipment 300 will premiere on TSN on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m., and on RDS2 on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

The Canadian Tire Series will return to action with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on Aug. 31 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont.

Contact:
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NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Wilson Equipment 300
Unofficial Results
Saturday
At Riverside International Speedway
Antigonish, N.S.
Lap length: 0.333 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, N.S., Ford, 300 laps, 58.813 mph.
2. (8) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 300.
3. (5) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 300.
4. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 300.
5. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 299.
6. (15) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 299.
7. (9) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 299.
8. (13) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Chevrolet, 299.
9. (11) John Flemming, Halifax, N.S., Dodge, 297.
10. (12) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 296.
11. (7) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 296.
12. (4) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 286.
13. (16) Paul Jean, St-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 280.
14. (6) Stefan Rzadzinski, Edmonton, Alta., Dodge, 63, suspension.
15. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 42, brakes.
16. (14) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 8, electrical.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 41 minutes 55 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.682 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D.Chisholm (82.443 mph, 14.541 seconds)
Caution Flags: 4 for 49 laps.
Lead Changes: 8 among 5 drivers.
Lap Leaders: A. Ranger 1-3; D. Chisholm 4-36; A. Ranger 37-139; J. Fitzpatrick 140; N. Dowler 141-146; J. Fitzpatrick 147-162; D. Chisholm 163-172; J. Hathaway 173-240; D. Chisholm 241-300.
Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 337; 2. A. Ranger, 311; 3. J. Fitzpatrick, 311; 4. J. Hathaway, 290; 5. D. Kennington, 285; 6. S. Steckly, 280; 7. N. Dowler, 270; 8. J. McColm, 245; 9. M. Dilley, 199; 10. A. Tagliani, 192.

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Andrew Gresel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Summer Rush 2

Andrew Gresel Keeps Winning Streak Alive At Summer Rush 2

Location: Kawartha Speedway August 10, 2014
Presenting Sponsor: Knightworks Design LTD
What won the race: Glenn Watson lead for the 40 laps of the event, when the caution waved on lap fourty. The restart allowed defending race winner #81 Andrew Gressel to restart in second place. A great race for the final ten laps kept the fans wondering who would take the feature victory. When the checker waved it was the #81 of Gressel picking up the win, followed by the #22 of Glenn Watson and #10 Jesse Kennedy rounded out the top three.
Bad Luck of the event: #17 of Kevin Cornelius appeared to be ready to rebound from a disappointing run on June 1st but a flat tire on lap fourty sidelined the team to a seventh place finish at the end of the feature
Rookie Battle: Kelly Balson in the #b10 was the only rookie in attendance for this event.
Car Count: 12
Top qualifier: #81 Andrew Gresel
Pole Sitter: #22 Glenn Watson
Heat Race winners: #10 Jesse Kennedy, #17 Kevin Cornelius
Top Five in Points: 1st #81 Andrew Gresel 534 pts , 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 497 pts, 3rd #10 Jesse Kennedy 484 pts, tied for 4th #45 Rob Poole and #22 Glenn Watson 475 pts
Next Series Event: Sunset Speedway August 23rd 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #81 Andrew Gresel, 2) #22 Glenn Watson, 3) #10 Jesse Kennedy, 4) #2 John Owen, 5) #54 Mike Beyore, 6) #45 Rob Poole,7) #17 Kevin Cornelius, 8) b10 Kelly Balson, 9) #42 Tyler Hawn, 10) #40p Charlie Gallant, 11) #51 Dave Taylor, 12) #5 Ron Hollis
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: 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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26 Modified Takes The Checkered Flag In Feature But Loses It In Tech Lane

26 Modified Takes The Checkered Flag In Feature But Loses It In Tech Lane

Location: Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville ON. June 1 2014
Presenting Sponsor: Knightworks Design
What won the race: The #77 Chad Strawn took advantage of his outside row starting spot to lead the field for fifteen of the twenty five lap feature. #26 Kevin Jobb took the lead of event and crossed the line first. Unfortunately knowing that they would not pass post race inspection, the #26 avoided tech inspection and went directly to the trailer. These actions disqualified the team from competition for the day.
Rookie Battle: Six Hanover Holiday Modified Rookies were in attendance. Top finishing rookie was the #77 Chad Strawn followed by #36 Gary Elliott, #91n Max Beyore, #88r Tommy Robb, #61 Dustin Jackson, #99 Drew Stieler
Car Count: 13
Top Qualifier: #8 Gary McLean
Pole Sitter: #61 Dustin Jackson
Heat Race Winners: #91n Max Beyore, #26 Kevin Jobb
Top Five in points: 1st #8 Gary Mclean 639 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 625 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 582 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 571 pts, 5th #14 Davey Terry 565 pts
Next Event: Delaware Speedway August 15th 2014
Feature Finish: 1) #26 Kevin Jobb (dq post race tech) 2) #77 Chad Strawn, 3) #36 Gary Elliott, 4) #8 Gary McLean, 5) #91n Max Beyore 6) #88 Ryan Dick, 7) #79 John Harper, 8) #88r Tommy Robb 9) #14 Davey Terry, 10) #61 Justin Jackson, 11) #99 Drew Stieler, 12) #65 Bill Burrows, 13) #89 Jessica Spicer
OSCAAR 2014 Partners: 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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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Riverside Analyzing The Wilson Equipment 300 At Riverside International Speedway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Riverside Analyzing The Wilson Equipment 300 At Riverside International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2014) – The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season will continue with the Wilson Equipment 300 on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Wilson Equipment 300 Setup:
• Mark Dilley is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in each of the seven all-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 races at Riverside International Speedway. He won 2007’s inaugural event.
• L.P. Dumoulin brings the season points lead to Riverside, where he has yet to register a top-10 finish in three previous appearances.
• J.R. Fitzpatrick, second in the standings entering this week, has three runner-up finishes at Riverside. He’s led laps in all six of his starts there.
• D.J. Kennington is the only driver with multiple Riverside victories. He has yet to reach Victory Lane in 2014.

At Riverside International Speedway:
History
• Opened in 1969 as a .333-mile scaled version of Tennessee’s .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway.
• Played host to the former NASCAR North Tour in the early 1980s.
• Was completely rebuilt in 2006.
• Mark Dilley won the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race at Riverside on Sept. 16, 2007. Peter Gibbons captured the first Riverside pole.

Notebook
• The previous seven events have produced six different race victors, led by D.J. Kennington’s two triumphs.
• There have been four different pole winners in seven events, topped by three from Scott Steckly.
• Seven drivers have participated in all seven previous events, and five are expected to extend the streak this week.
• Steckly, in 2011, is the only driver to win from the pole.
• Andrew Ranger’s 9.159-second margin of victory at Riverside in 2009 is the all-time series record for any track.
• Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in five events while Chevrolet and Ford have one victory apiece.
• The first six editions of this event took place in September. The race date moved to August in 2013.

Riverside International Speedway Data
Race #: 8 of 11
Track Layout: .333-mile oval
Banking/Turns: 14 degrees
Banking/Straights: Frontstretch – 6 degrees, Backstretch – 5 degrees
Race Length: 300 laps (99.99 miles).
TV Coverage: TSN – Sat., Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m.; RDS2 – Thu., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Race Winner: Jason Hathaway, Dodge, 54.318 mph, 1:50:21
2013 Pole Winner: Scott Steckly, Dodge, 82.727 mph, 14.491 secs.
Qualifying Record: Scott Steckly, Dodge, 82.973 mph, 14.448 secs., Sept. 18, 2010

Category Leaders at Riverside International Speedway:
Wins
1. D.J. Kennington … 2
Mark Dilley … 1
Jason Hathaway … 1
Andrew Ranger … 1
Scott Steckly … 1
Don Thomson Jr. … 1

Poles
1. Scott Steckly … 3
2. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 2
3. Peter Gibbons … 1
D.J. Kennington … 1

Top Fives
1. Mark Dilley … 5
D.J. Kennington … 5
3. Ron Beauchamp Jr. … 4
Scott Steckly … 4

Top 10s
1. Mark Dilley … 7
2. Ron Beauchamp Jr. … 5
D.J. Kennington … 5
Jason Hathaway … 5
Scott Steckly … 5

Laps Led
1. Scott Steckly … 578
2. D.J. Kennington … 447
3. J.R. Fitzpatrick … 333

Laps Completed
1. Mark Dilley … 2,097
2. Scott Steckly … 2,003
3. Jason Hathaway … 1,863

Select Driver Highlights:
Donald Chisholm (No. 28 Keltic Ford/Nova Construction Ford)
• Has seven top 10s in 15 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
• This will be his first series appearance of the 2014 season.
• Has four top 10s, an average finish of 10th and a best result of third (2011) in seven starts at Riverside International Speedway, a facility owned by his family.

Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
• Has three wins, 28 top fives and 47 top 10s in 81 career starts.
• Has competed in five of seven races this year, highlighted by a runner-up finish at Autodrome Chaudiere.
• Won the inaugural series race at Riverside and is the only driver to finish in the top 10 in all seven previous events there. Has three podiums and an average finish of fifth at the track.

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 24 top 10s in 44 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 all seven races, highlighted by his first career oval victory at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and a hometown win last week at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
• Has an average finish of 15th and a best result of 11th (2012) in three previous Riverside 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 60 top 10s in 85 career starts.
• Won the 2014 opener at CTMP to extend his series record for wins at the road course to four.
• Held the points lead following the first four events and now ranks second with top 10s in all seven races.
• Has two poles (2008, `12), three runner-ups and an average finish of seventh in six Riverside races. Did not compete in the 2009 event. Has led laps in all six of his appearances there.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Rockstar Energy Drink/HGC Chevrolet)
• Has four wins and 57 top 10s in 94 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, including three of his last seven circle track starts.
• Is the defending Riverside winner, where he has five top 10s and an average finish of eighth across the seven 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 (64) and top 10s (78), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 94 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
• Holds 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 57-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside in 2007.
• Ranks sixth in points after six events with a best result of fifth in both the CTMP opener and at Edmonton International Raceway.
• Has two wins (2010, `12), a pole (2009), four podiums and an average finish of seventh in the seven previous Riverside races. Has led laps in six of those seven starts.

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 42 top fives and 59 top 10s in 68 career NCATS starts.
• Of his 19 career triumphs, 15 have come on road courses, including this year at Circuit ICAR.
• Ranks third in points with two wins and five top 10s. The second victory came at Edmonton.
• Has a win (2009), two top 10s and an average finish of eighth in four Riverside 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 94 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. He’s won at eight different circle tracks.
• Ranks fifth in points after seven races with five top 10s, highlighted by a win at Autodrome St-Eustache.
• Has a win (2011), three poles (2010, `11, `13), four top fives and an average finish of seventh in seven Riverside races. Has led a record 578 laps total, and has run up front in five of seven starts there.

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 as 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.
• Following the Wilson Equipment 300, the series will return to Bowmanville, Ontario, for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on Aug. 31 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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

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Neely Claims Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midget Win #3

Neely Claims Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midget Win #3

Rob Neely took home the checkered flag Saturday night as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets raced at Flamboro Speedway. Taking his third win of this series, Neely continues to get stronger as the season goes on. Driving the #74 Mark Lafler Chassis with Bill Pippard power and the set up by crew chief Ken Lorenz was the key to the night’s victory said Neely in winners circle. He also said “Thank you to Lucas Oil and all they do for us and the fans here tonight. Without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Thanks for being here.” It was a Neely family winning Saturday as his daughter Kaitlin also won her go-kart feature race earlier in the day.

At the drop of the green in this 25 lap feature event the first caution came as a number of cars ‘gathered up’ in turn one with one lap in. Going to the rear for the restart were Adam Racine, Adrian Stahle, Todd Cresswell and Brandon Zavarella. Chris Holman then took the lead with Tyler Turnbull in second. Turnbull lost a motor in practice, put in a new powerplant before the heats and was ready to race. A strong Barry Dunn was third followed by Darren McLennan and Daniel Bois. Points leader Mack DeMan joined the top five one lap later followed by Neely from his 10th place starting spot.

Holman held command of the lead opening up 6 car lengths over Turnbull. McLennan passed Dunn for third and on the next go around took over second place from Turnbull. DeMan was now fourth with Neely in the top five. One lap later Neely stormed pass DeMan and set sails towards Turnbull. Lap 10 saw the caution come out for a spin by rookie Craig Pitchell, in his first race with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets.

At the restart Holman was the leader but McLennan was looking for his second win in a row, having won at Sauble Speedway last Sunday. He made one swift move around Holman and took over the point. However Neely was right in the picture and on McLennan’s tail. Holman held on to third with DeMan and Turnbull battling for fourth place. McLennan held the point for 2 more laps until Neely made his move on lap 16, taking the lead. He was clocked at 14.4 second laps as he turned up the heat. McLennan held a strong second as DeMan was now in third.

As the final laps ticked off, Neely was at the point as McLennan and DeMan raced side by side. With two laps to go the caution was again thrown for 3 cars making contact in turn 4. Rob DiVenanzo, Todd Cresswell and Adrian Stahle were all taken to the pits with damage. At the restart Barry Dunn spun in turn 2 tightening up the field for the final restart and one more chance for McLennan to make his move. Neely was not to be denied, taking the win, followed by McLennan, DeMan, Holman and a strong finish for Adam Racine in 5th.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets head to Sunset Speedway as they compliment the ISMA Supermodifieds on Saturday, August 16. This once a year special event is not to be missed.

The final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on August 9, 2014 is…1.ROB NEELY, 2.Darren McLennan, 3. Mack DeMan, 4. Chris Holman, 5. Adam Racine, 6. Tyler Turnbull, 7. David Balych, 8. Lucas Smith, 9. Brandon Zavarella, 10. Barry Dunn, 11. Dylon Smith, 12. Craig Pitchell (R), 13. Rob DiVenanzo, 14. Todd Cresswell, 15. Adrian Stahle, 16. Daniel Bois, 17. Tom Kyle. DNS..Josh Shantz, Jeff Blackburn, Ryan Fraser, and Chris Bauman.

The Top Ten in Drivers Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 9, 2014 are…1.MACK DEMAN…1641, 2. Rob Neely…1616, 3. Darren McLennan…1408, 4. Adam Racine…1358, 5. Todd Cresswell…1324, 6. Adrian Stahle…1301, 7. Lucas Smith…1241, 8. Ryan Fraser…1212, 9. David Balych…1178, 10. Daniel Bois…1152.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Riverside

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Riverside

• Series Heads East For Lone Nova Scotia Date
• Fitzpatrick Looks To Get First Riverside Win After Near Misses

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2014) – J.R. Fitzpatrick has had some near misses in pursuit of a checkered flag at Riverside International Speedway, and this week’s Wilson Equipment 300 is a prime opportunity to end the drought at the Nova Scotia oval and get back into NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship contention.

Fitzpatrick is a three-time runner-up at Riverside. The Ayr, Ontario, native finished second to Mark Dilley in 2007’s inaugural event and again in the 2008 return trip to Don Thompson Jr. His third runner-up there came to D.J. Kennington in 2012.

Among the top eight winningest drivers in Canadian Tire Series history, only Fitzpatrick and Pete Shepherd III have yet to reach Victory Lane at Riverside. Fitzpatrick’s nine career wins have come at four different tracks, but only once has he won on an oval: British Columbia’s Motoplex Speedway in 2007.

Fitzpatrick held the outright points lead after the first three races of the season, and entered the fourth event tied atop the standings. Although he remains second to leader L.P. Dumoulin, the margin continues to grow wider, now at a season-high 26-point deficit.

At the end of August Fitzpatrick gets to return to Ontario’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where he was dominant in victory in May, but to stay in the title hunt he’ll also need to find success in the three remaining oval events, starting with Saturday’s Wilson Equipment 300.

RACE: Wilson Equipment 300
PLACE: Riverside International Speedway, Antigonish, N.S.
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 16
TIME: 8 p.m. ADT
BROADCAST: TSN – Sat., Aug. 23, 2:30 p.m.; RDS2 – Thu., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.
TRACK LAYOUT: .333-mile, banked asphalt oval
2013 POLESITTER: Scott Steckly
2013 WINNER: Jason Hathaway
EVENT SCHEDULE: Practice 1-1:30 p.m., Final Practice 2-2:30 p.m., Qualifying 4:40 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 5:15 p.m.
TRACK CONTACT: Paul McLean, 902-863-2410, pmclean@riversidespeedway.ca
TRACK TWITTER: @Riverside_NS
EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG: #WilsonEquipment300
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 eighth annual Wilson Equipment 300 will be the eighth of 11 events on the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and the lone trip to the province of Nova Scotia and Riverside International Speedway.

The Procedure: The maximum starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 21 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 300 laps (99.99 miles).

The Track: Riverside International Speedway originally opened in 1969 and was modeled after legendary Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2006 the track was completely demolished and rebuilt with a new racing surface, concrete walls, lighting, grandstands and control tower. Like its U.S. counterpart in eastern Tennessee, Riverside features high-banked turns. Here, the turns are banked 14 degrees. The frontstretch is 440 feet long with banking of six degrees while the backstretch is also 440 feet but with five-degree banking.

Pole Winners: The first seven Riverside races have produced four different pole winners, led by Scott Steckly’s three. Steckly set the series’ track qualifying record on Sept. 18, 2010 at 14.488 seconds (82.973 mph).

Race Winners: There have been six different winners in the first seven Canadian Tire Series events at Riverside. Only D.J. Kennington has two triumphs.

Riverside Race Notes:
Dumoulin Starting to Pull Away: With five-consecutive podium finishes, L.P. Dumoulin has forged a 26-point lead in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship standings with four races remaining. Dumoulin captured his second win of the campaign on Sunday in the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Quebec after his first oval track victory was earned in July at Saskatchewan’s Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. Dumoulin, who has yet to finish outside the top five in 2014, is attempting to become the first Quebec native to capture the Canadian Tire Series crown since Andrew Ranger in 2009.

Ranger Coming on Strong: Ranger’s continued quest to overcome a slow start to the 2014 season is paying dividends. After finishes of 21st and 12th to start the season, back-to-back wins at Circuit ICAR in Quebec and Alberta’s Edmonton International Raceway were key in turning things around. The two-time Canadian Tire Series titlist has since posted two more top fives and now sits 30 points back of championship leader Dumoulin and four behind second-place Fitzpatrick. Ranger won at Riverside during his 2009 title campaign.

Dilley’s Dominion: While he has checkered flags from two additional tracks, Riverside is arguably Dilley’s most-successful circuit on the Canadian Tire Series schedule. Not only did Dilley win the inaugural event there, but he has a series-best average finish of 4.7 across the previous seven events, including two other podiums. He finished fourth a year ago.

Last Time Out: Trois-Rivieres
The seventh race of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season was contested on Aug. 10 at Quebec’s Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Here are some highlights from the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours:
• L.P. Dumoulin earned the victory in front of a hometown crowd to record his fifth straight podium finish and extend his lead in the championship standings.
• Marc-Antoine Camirand captured his first career pole prior to the event, but was involved in the final caution of the day with Xavier Coupal on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish. Due to time constraints and the clean-up associated with the accident, the race was red-checker flagged and ended. Coupal was transported to an area hospital where he was evaluated and released later that night.
• Andrew Ranger finished second. In the eight all-time Trois-Rivieres events, he has won four and finished second in four.
• Kerry Micks was credited with a third-place finish for his best result in nearly three years while J.F. Dumoulin’s fourth-place effort was his best in 18 career starts.

Next Time Out: Bowmanville
Following the Wilson Equipment 300, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will return to action on Aug. 31 with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario. It will mark the 10th all-time event at the 2.459-mile road course, and second this season. J.R. Fitzpatrick won the 2014 opener there while L.P. Dumoulin is the defending winner of this late-summer event. The Canadian Tire Series will be joined on the weekend race card by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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