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MIDAS of Orangeville OSCAAR Midgets Series heading to Peterborough Speedway

MIDAS of Orangeville OSCAAR Midgets Series heading to Peterborough Speedway

After a very successful opening event at Velocity Weekend at Sunset Speedway, the OSCAAR Midget teams are preparing for Peterborough Speedway this coming Saturday. The opening event say 30 Midget teams sign in for the event. With a few teams still putting the last minute touches on their cars, fans can expect to see close to 35 Midas of Orangville Midgets in attendance this weekend.

Jamie Bound and his #83 machine has shown the competition that he is ready to defend his championship in 2015. By virtue of his feature win Jamie holds a slim 6 point lead over his brother Jody Bound in the #5 machine. #97 Robin McLean, #68 Adam Carrothers are third and fourth in the 2015 chase. #42 Brian McDonald, #84 Brian and #48 Richard Woodland are all tied for fifth place in the 2015 points race heading into this weekend.

Peterborough Speedway always provides some of the best short track racing in the province, and the midgets are ready to show the fans some great two and three wide racing action this weekend.

The complete schedule of events can be found at www.peterboroughspeedway.com. The pit gates will open at 3:00pm with main grandstand at 5:00pm with the first green flag of the evening at 6:00pm

The Midas of Orangeville OSCAAR Midgets look forward to seeing all the great racing fans this weekend!

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Midas of Orangeville Midgets Thrill the fans at Velocity Weekend

Midas of Orangeville Midgets Thrill the fans at Velocity Weekend

The first race of the 2015 season for the Midas of Orangeville saw thirty teams sign in to start their chase for the championship. With one of the largest car counts in Ontario all midget drivers know that they have to be on the “A” in order to make the 24 car starting field main event. With six heat races on tap the fans were treated to some great side by side, sometimes three wide action from the midget drivers. The season would start with the #18 of Paul Draganac picking up the win in heat #1. Heat #2 would find defending champion #83 Jamie Bound taking the win, with his brother Jody Bound in the #5 taking the win in heat #3. Brian McDonald in the #42 would get his first checker flag of the season in heat race #4. Jody Bound and Paul Draganac would pick up their second win of the night in heat race 5 and 6.

The #97 of Robin McLean and the #68 of Adam Carrothers would lead the field of 24 to the green flag for their 25 lap feature event. Right from the start the action was fast and furious as everyone was wasting no time to get to the front. The #83 of Jamie Bound showed he was the man to beat and it only took him two laps to move up from his second starting spot to the lead. A few cautions slowed the pace of the feature giving teams a chance to make the move on the #83 but bound was not to be denied and went on to claim the first ever Midas of Orangville Midget feature event. It was a family affair at the front of the field as #5 Jody Bound would place second, followed by the pole sitter #97 of Robin McLean. Rounding out the top 5 where #48 Brian Woodland and #68 Adam Carrothers.

The final race of the evening was the 6 lap non qualifier feature for the midgets. The five cars put on a great show with Rookie Bob Ross taking the win, over Raynor Vickers and Ryan Brown.

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets will back in action this Saturday night at Peterborough Speedway. If you had not had a chance to see the midgets in action, you need to make plans to be at Peterborough this weekend.

Midas of Orangville Feature Finish: 1st #83 Jamie Bound, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #97 Robin McLean, 4th #48 Brian Woodland, 5th #48 Adam Carrothers, 6th #84 Richard Woodland, 7th #42 Brian McDonald, 8th #53 David Bradley, 9th #37 Steve Lassman, 10th#51 Shawn Stones, 11th #69 Wally Wilson, 12th #62 Rob McCall, 13th #17 Mike McLaughlin, 14th #57 James Stanley, 15th #77 James Rodgers, 16th #26 Katherine Summers, 17th #18 Paul Draganac, 18th #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 19th #8 Larry Lawson, 20th #88 Jim Rodgers,21st #55 Cory Whittam, 22nd David Gallinger, #98 Kevin Spiez dns, #9 Shawn Gardner dns

B feature: 1st #28 Bob Ross, 2nd #86 Raynor Vickers, 3rd #24 Ryan Brown, 4th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 5th #13 Craig Deacon #75 Shawn Stanley dns

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Hoosier Modifieds Treat the Fans to a Great Day of Racing

Hoosier Modifieds Treat the Fans to a Great Day of Racing

As the Hoosier Modifieds enter their fourth season, if Saturday nights feature is any indication about the competition in 2015, fans are in for a great season. A strong field of 17 modifieds signed in to do battle. Unfortunately one team night would end early as the #19 of Dean Scott season would start with engine problems sidelining the team for the night. In the off season Dean and his team made plans to chase the championship. Although this set back has the team fighting an uphill battle now, look for Dean to be ready for the next event at Flamboro Speedway. The four qualifying heats saw the wins split evenly amongst the Rookies and the Veterans. #21 Chris Milwain and #79h of Cory Horner, both picked up their first career OSCAAR checker flag in heat race action. Veterans #77 Chad Strawn and #36 of Gary Elliott also picked up wins in the 10 lap heat race action. The start of the feature would see #20 of Rookie Mike Hearty starting on pole with Strawn starting second. When the green flag waved it was the #20 of Hearty getting sideways and stacking the field but all continued going. The #39 of Shane Stickle was strong in his heat races and quickly took over the lead on lap 2 of the feature event. From that point on it was a classic side by side , wheel to wheel battle between the #39 of Stickle and 3 time defending champion of #8 Gary McLean. Although the #8 of McLean is credited with leading from lap 12 to the finish, it was a fierce battle to the end. The highest placing rookie of the race was the #79h of Cory Horner, who recorded his best OSCAAR finish with a third place finish. Rounding out the top 5 in the feature where the #77 of Strawn and the #36 of Elliott. The Hoosier Modifieds next event will be Saturday May 30th at Flamboro Speedway for another 30 lap feature event.

Hoosier Modified Feature Finish: 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #39 Shane Stickle, 3rd #79h Cory Horner, 4th #77 Chad Strawn, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #47 Brian McLean, 7th #12 David Balych, 8th #20 Mike Hearty, 9th#88 Ryan Dick, 10th #99 AJ Emms, 11th #88r Tommy Robb, 12th #63 John Baker Jr, 13th #09 Dan Price, 14th #65 Bill Burrows, 15th #13eh Mark Saul, 16th #21 Chris Milwain, #19 Dean Scott dns

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #47 Brian McLean 10pts, 2nd #12 David Balych 9pts, 3rd #88r Tommy Robb 8pts, 4th #79h Cory Horner 7 pts, 5th # 39 Shane Stickle 6pts

Hoosier Tire Award: Randon Position 12th in feature (picked by Donna) $50.00 gift certificate #63 John Baker jr

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Hot Summer Weather Produces Hot Action On Opening Weekend

Hot Summer Weather Produces Hot Action On Opening Weekend

The Velocity Weekend at Sunset Speedway played host to OSCAAR and their fans. When the final checker flag waved the fans left the track a little sun burned and with the racing fix that only OSCAAR can provide. If fans like side by side racing, battles for the leads, seeing accidents as they cheer for their favorite driver then OSCAAR gave them what they needed.
Dickies Outlaw Super Late Models presented by London Recreational Racing:
Eighteen Outlaw Super Late Model teams signed in for the opening round of the 2015 season. Early in practice three teams suffered engine problems. The issues unfortunately ended the weekend early for the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma and the #89c of Shawn Chenoweth. The #39 of Shane Gowan was able to load up the primary car and make the trip back to the shop to grab his backup car for the 53 lap Lucie Awylin Memorial feature event. Tyler Hawn was also a victim of motor issues, sidling the team for the weekend after the second heat race. The Saturday qualifying action saw Rookie of the Year Contender #29 Sean Grosman pick up his first checker flag in his first official race. Picking up the other heat wins were the #17 of Kevin Cornelius, #22 Glenn Watson and #07 Todd Campbell. The 53 lap main event lined up with the #07 of Campbell and #b10 of Kelly Balson sharing the front row. It would not take to long for things to get exciting, and a yellow flag fever took over the race. The biggest accident was midway through when the #8 of Paul Howse, #70 Mike Beyore, made contact ending Mikes race after leading laps early in the event. By lap 16 the #17 of Cornelius had made his way to the front and was able to hold off all challengers to claim victory in the Lucie Awylin Memorial. In victory lane Kevin graciously donated back the extra sponsor money to a fund in Lucie’s name that is set up to help other families that have suffered losses. Kelly Balson and his #b10 recorded his series best finish with a second place finish, and has given indication to his fellow competitors he is ready to challenge for the championship. Todd Campbell also tied his series best finish with a third place run given that team the early season boost it needs. The Outlaws are off for a week before heading to Flamoboro Speedway for round 2 of the 2015 season.
Lucie Awylin Memorial Feature Finish: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #b10 Kelly Balson, 3rd #07 Todd Gordon, 4th #82 Corey Jones, 5th #40p Charlie Gallant, 6th #51 Mike Bently, 7th #13 Gary Passer, 8th #8 Paul Howse, 9th #39 Shane Gowan, 10th #27 Roy Passer, 11th #4 Jay Palumbo, 12th #29 Sean Grosman,, 13th #70 Mike Beyore, 14th #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 15th #22 Glenn Watson, #42 Tyler Hawn dns, #7 Derrick Tiemersma dns, #89c Shawn Chenoweth dns
Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger Points: 1st #51 Mike Bently 10pts 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 9pts 3rd #82 Cory Jones 8 pts 4th #17 Kevin Cornelius 7 pts 5th #13 Gary Passer 6 pts

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Ryan Fraser Takes 1st Win With Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets

Ryan Fraser Takes 1st Win With Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets

Ryan Fraser, of Rockwood, On, captured his first ever feature win with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Saturday night at Sunset Speedway (ON). Starting on the outside pole after winning his heat race, Fraser was the class of the field and will be a big contender for this 50th year Championship for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets. This 18 year old young lion was in a new hand built car constructed by his Dad and Jeff Hanley and was stellar right out of the box. Two years ago Fraser took the checkered at the first race in a new car while running in the Hurricane Midgets series, then won Rookie of the Year and took home that Championship. Maybe history will repeat itself.

Taking the checkered flag and accepting the large trophy from Hoosier Tires, sponsor of the ‘Spring Velocity’ show, Fraser was very excited and said “I have so many people to thank.., Rob Neely for taking me under his wing when I was 13 years old and teaching me all his tricks and that showed tonight. My sponsors Acton Optical, DJD Designs, Dryden Auto Body, Southworks, I couldn’t do this without you. To Jeff Hanley, Grandpa Larry, Billy Pippard Engines, and my Dad, especially my Dad, who has given up so much for me to follow my dreams…this win is for you.”

Todd Cresswell took the lead at the drop of the green with Fraser up on his bumper. Lucas Smith, in a very fast Cliff Walsh owned TQ #49, was third followed by Rob Neely and defending champion Mack DeMan. DeMan wasted no time passing Neely and Smith to take over the third spot. Cresswell and Fraser were opening a 10 car lead over the field but DeMan kept his sights on them and started his charge to the front. Neely had a battle with another young determined racer, Tyler Turnbull, for the 4th position. On lap 7 rookie Jerrid Morphy pulled off with handling problems and one lap later Smith went into the pits for a flat tire.

Cresswell, very fast coming out of the turns, could not shake Fraser. Lap after lap they were nose to tail. Lap ten had the first caution as Barry Dunn spun resetting the field for the restart. Cresswell continued his lead with Fraser, DeMan, Neely and Turnbull in a tight pack on his bumper. Three laps later Rookies Steve Murdock and Craig Pitchell spun in turn four again bringing out the caution. They both returned to the rear for the restart. Smith also returned to the field. As the field gathered up for the green Cresswell had a throttle response issue and fell off the pace and was out of the race.

Fraser was strong at the restart with DeMan charging in second. Turnbull passed Neely for the third spot and Darren McLennan was now in the top five. The field was running a very quick low 13 second laps as Fraser continued his lead with the goal of getting that checkered flag for the first time. DeMan caught up to Fraser but didn’t have enough to take over the lead. As the final laps ran off, Fraser remained in control over DeMan, followed by Turnbull, Neely, and McLennan. The checkered flag flew and Fraser joined an elite group of winners in the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series.

Of Note….Rookie James Marche, driving for the first time in a Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget for owner Barry Dunn finished a very respectable 9th. Craig Mackereth driving on a notable birthday finished tenth. The car he drove was numbered TQ #50 in honor of Laurie Stahle, mother of driver Adrian and wife of Wayne, who passed away on Thursday. Always in the pits with a beautiful smile and a helping hand, Laurie will be dearly missed.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway on May 16, 2015 is…1. RYAN FRASER, 2. Mack DeMan, 3. Tyler Turnbull, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Darren McLennan, 6. Brandon Zavarella, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Dave Hickson, 9. James Marche (R), 10. Craig Mackereth, 11. Steve Murdock (R), 12. Craig Pitchell (R), 13. Lucas Smith, 14. Todd Cresswell, 15. Jeff Blackburn, 16. Jerrid Morphy (R).

Points after the first race of the 50th year for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are….1. RYAN FRASER…180, 2. Mack DeMan…167, 3. Tyler Turnbull…156, 4. Rob Neely…154, 5. Darren McLennan…144, 6. Brandon Zavarella…140, 7. Barry Dunn…130, 8. Dave Hickson…125, 9. James Marche (R)…120, 10. Craig Mackereth…115, 11. Lucas Smith…113, 12. Steve Murdock (R)…111, 13. Craig Pitchell (R)…107, 14. Todd Cresswell…104, 15. Jeff Blackburn…95, 16. Jerrid Morphy (R)…91.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will next be at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, May 23rd for the 2nd race of this very competitive series. Check out their website for news, updates, and finishes along with driver information and their schedule. www.canammidgets.com

By Cindy Lorenz
Photos by Ralph Webbe
1. Ryan Fraser Winner with Mom and Dad
2. Top Three finishers Tyler Turnbull 3rd, Ryan Fraser Winner and Mack DeMan 2nd.
3  Lucas Smith Heat #1 winner

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INEX Ontario Legends Series Opens the 2015 Season at Peterborough Speedway

INEX Ontario Legends Series Opens the 2015 Season at Peterborough Speedway

With close to 20 teams signed-in pit side, the INEX Ontario Legends Series made its first start of the year – Saturday, May 16th – on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

In the final feature event of the night, the INEX Ontario Legends Series came from the staging area for a 25 lapper with Bill Mason and Cole Ledson in charge of the field. Before a single lap had been completed, the pace was slowed for a 3 car incident in the 4th turn. All involved cars were able to continue. After a few attempts at restarting the show were aborted, things settled down nicely as Brian Saunders took control of the pace, with teammate Kevin Foisy on his tail. Nicholas Ledson climbed his way to 3rd, with his brother Cole running a position behind with less than 10 circuits remaining. The scoreboard showed 17 complete, when Bailey Brown and Willy Howells came together on the front stretch. Saunders kept Foisy at bay for the first main event victory of 2015. Nicholas Ledson, Cole Ledson and Brandon Thurlby completed the top 5.

Bill Mason, Terry McClelland, Jamie Riberdy, Michael Glaze, Bailey Brown, Robin Jongen, Cole McFadden, Jamie MacArthur, Don Arnott, Willy Howells, Robert Richardson, Fred Jordan, Duane Cinnamon and Mark Griffin rounded-out the Ontario Legends main event finishing order.

The night’s first qualifying round went to Kevin Foisy, with Cole Ledson, Bailey Brown, Terry McClelland and Robin Jongen completing the top 5. Two time defending series champion Nicholas Ledson claimed the second heat, over Brian Saunders, Bill Mason, Jamie Riberdy and Brandon Thurlby. Cole Ledson grabbed the 3rd preliminary, with Foisy, McClelland, Jongen and Brown finishing 2nd through 5th. Brian Saunders, Nicholas Ledson, Mason, Riberdy and Thurlby were the top 5 finishers in the 4th and final Ontario Legends qualifier.

2015 INEX Ontario Legends Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 16th Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #15s, Brian Saunders

Saturday, May 30th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 6th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 20th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 27th Sunset Speedway

Saturday, July 4th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 11th Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 8th Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 15th Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 22nd Sunset Speedway

Sunday, August 23rd Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 29th Peterborough Speedway

All dates are subject to change

Fans can find complete schedule and event details by visiting www.ontariolegends.ca.

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Brian Saunders scored his first feature event win of 2015, claiming the opening night INEX Ontario Legends Series feature – Saturday, May 16th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Set to Tackle Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Set to Tackle Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval

Following a 3 week break in the schedule, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – returns to action for the second event of the season – Saturday, May 23rd – at Peterborough Speedway. It will be the first of the year’s scheduled events for the series on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.

The popular open wheeled racing tour continues to gain the attention of fans and race teams for its exciting brand of affordable, wheel-to-wheel action. Series spokesperson Randy Hollingsworth says everyone is anticipating the solid runs on the 2015 calendar.

“From humble beginnings just a few short years ago, we’re making great strides at each and every event,” said Hollingsworth, who along with Richard Warnes and Bill Pickford comprise the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series team of officials. “Our numbers are strong, with new drivers coming on-board every season and the crowds are seeing some exciting racing, which always helps create some enthusiasm for what we’re doing.”

With 16 different teams signing-in for the first event on this year’s calendar, chasing the checkered flag could be an arduous task. Donny Beatty made his first career OMRS start and says he had a great time behind the wheel of the new ride. The Beaverton, Ontario veteran – a former Kawartha and Peterborough Speedway Thunder Car track champion – is one of a handful of drivers in the running for the Rookie of the Year award.

“I had a great night and enjoyed the chance to get the feel of this new, powerful machine,” said Beatty. “These cars are so smooth, fun to drive and handle great. My job is to maintain the cars in the shop and drive the wheels off them at the track. I need to thank my car owner Rob James for the chance to get behind the wheel of a fantastic racecar. I’m living every racers dream. He and his wife Darlene are great people, who love racing. Thanks as well to my wife Linda for supporting me all these years and to Stu Robinson for his help at the track and behind the scenes. It’s going to be a great season.”

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd: Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd: Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 13th: Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 27th: Flamboro Speedway

Sunday, June 28th: rain date

Saturday, July 4th: Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 11th: Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 25th: Peterborough Speedway – special race

Saturday, August 15th: Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 22nd: Peterborough Speedway

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.

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The #40 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series machine sits silent outside the team’s shop. Beaverton, Ontario’s Donny Beatty says he’s looking forward to the Saturday, May 23rd event at Peterborough Speedway.

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Klutt Makes His Way To First Win  Rookie Captures Checkered Flag After Leaders Collide On Final Lap

Klutt Makes His Way To First Win Rookie Captures Checkered Flag After Leaders Collide On Final Lap

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (May 17, 2015) – Gary Klutt was at the right place at the right time and it paid off for him Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Sitting in third place behind leader Scott Steckly and Andrew Ranger on the final lap, Klutt was able to get past the duo after they made contact in Turns 9 and 10 allowing the Halton Hills, Ontario rookie to win the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 and score his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 win in his seventh start.

Steckly, who was going after his first career road course win, took the lead from Matthew Scannell on Lap 36 and was able to remain in front until three-time series champion has his incident with Ranger on the final circuit of the 51-lap season opener.

Jeff Lapcevich followed Klutt to finish second for the fourth time in the past five races at CTMP while J.F. Dumoulin scored a career-best third-place finish in his 20th career start. D.J. Kennington was fourth while Steckly recovered to finish fifth.

Klutt also captured his first career pole award during qualifying on Saturday.

Defending series champion L.P. Dumoulin rebounded from a spin on Lap 38 to finish sixth with Jason Hathaway, Pier-Luc Ouellette, Ranger and Kevin Poitras completing the top 10.

The race was slowed three times by caution with 17 cars finishing on the lead lap.

The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 will air on TSN Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m. ET and also on RDS2 Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

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

Unofficial Results

Sunday

At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.

Lap length: 2.459 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51 laps, 83.068 mph.

2. (6) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.

3. (13) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.

4. (7) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.

5. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 51.

6. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.

7. (10) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.

8. (9) Pier-Luc Ouellette, Montreal, Que., Chevrolet, 51.

9. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 51.

10. (17) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 51.

11. (15) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.

12. (11) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 51.

13. (19) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 51.

14. (8) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.

15. (20) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 51.

16. (26) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 51.

17. (18) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.

18. (21) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 50.

19. (24) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 50.

20. (22) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 50.

21. (23) Kevin O’Connell, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet, 49.

22. (14) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 41.

23. (12) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 36.

24. (25) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 32, clutch.

25. (27) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, 24, oil leak.

26. (5) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 4, accident.

27. (16) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 0, did not start.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 30 minutes 35 seconds

Margin of Victory: .571 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: G.Klut (106.321 mph, 83.261 seconds)

Caution Flags: 3 for 8 laps.

Lead Changes: 8 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: G. Klutt 1-11; A. Ranger 12-14; J. Lapcevich 15-16; D. Kennington 17-18; S. Steckly 19; A. Ranger 20-22; M. Scannell 23-35; S. Steckly 36-50; G. Klutt 51.

Standings: 1. G. Klutt, 47; 2. J. Lapcevich, 43; 3. J. Dumoulin, 41; 4. D. Kennington, 41; 5. S. Steckly, 41; 6. L. Dumoulin, 38; 7. J. Hathaway, 37; 8. P. Ouellette, 36; 9. A. Ranger, 36; 10. K. Poitras, 34.

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Spring Velocity at Sunset – Day 1 Recap

Spring Velocity at Sunset – Day 1 Recap

By Ashley McCubbin – On Saturday, May 16, Sunset Speedway kicked off their doubleshot Spring Velocity weekend with four different divisions in attendance. For the fans in the stands, they were treated to a mix of familiar and new faces in victory lane over the night.

In the Can-Am Midget feature, Defending Series Champion Mack DeMan would try every trick in his book, but he wasn’t able to get by as Ryan Fraser was able to hold him off to score the victory. Tyler Turnball finished third, followed by Rob Neely and Darren McLennan. The heat victories would go to Lucas Smith and Faser.

Looking to defend his championship, Jamie Bound started off his season on the right note, scoring the victory in the Hoosier Spring Velocity Midas of Orangeville OSCAAR Midget feature. Jody Bound would finish second in his Midget debut, followed by Robin McLean, Brian Woodland and Adam Carrothers. Paul Drananoc (x2), Jamie Bound (x2), Jody Bound and Brian McDonald would win the heats, while Bob Ross won the non-qualifiers race.

When the night started, it looked as though three-time and defending series champion Gary McLean would not be in attendance. However, as the drivers got set for racing, he would show-up, ready for a night of racing. The driver of the No. 8 McLean Farms Modified was flat out fast from his first laps on the track, scoring the victory in the Hoosier OSCAAR Modified in the Hoosier Spring Velocity at Sunset Speedway. Shane Stickel finished second, followed by Cory Horner, Chad Strawn and Gary Elliott. The heat victories would go to Chris Milwain, Strawn, Horner and Elliott.

As part of the Hoosier Spring Velocity Day 1 racing schedule, the Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing would qualify ahead of Sunday night’s Lucie Alywin Memorial 53. The day’s heat winners would include rookie Sean Grosman, Velocity 250 winner Kevin Cornelius, Past Series Champion Glenn Watson and Todd Campbell. Unfortunately, Tyler Hawn would see his weekend come to an early end as he would grenade the motor on the eighth lap in the third heat. Also, Shane Gowan, Derrick Tiemersma and Shawn Chenoweth were in attendance, but suffered motor issues before the start of the night. Gowan is set to return on Sunday with his back-up car, but the other two drivers’ futures are unknown at this point. Racing kicks off at Sunset Speedway at 2 pm EST.

The Lucie Alywin Memorial 53 is the big event on the card, but will be joined by a 75-lap invitational for the Sauble Falls Tent and Trailer Park Limited Late Models, 50-lap invitational for the St. Onge Recreation Super Stocks, and a 35-lap invitational for the Graham Landscape Mini Stocks. There will be a pre-race on-track autograph session so be sure to come early and meet your favourite drivers.

Visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca for schedules, tickets and more.

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Klutt Earns First Pole  Rookie Takes Top Spot For Canadian Tire Series Opener

Klutt Earns First Pole Rookie Takes Top Spot For Canadian Tire Series Opener

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (May 16, 2015) – Gary Klutt got his rookie of the year campaign off to a fast start.

The 22-year-old from Halton Hills, Ontario, earned the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Klutt, who has six career starts, earned the top spot for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 with a lap of 1 minute, 23.261 seconds in his No. 59 CTL Corp./Legendary Motorcar Chevrolet around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn asphalt road course.

Klutt’s previous best starting position was seventh at CTMP in 2013.

He’ll start on the front row for Sunday’s race with two-time series champion Andrew Ranger. Ranger piloted the No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Exide Dodge to a lap of 1:23.346 (106.213).

Three-time series champion Scott Steckly qualified third at 1:23.398 (106.146) and will make up the second row along with defending series champion L.P. Dumoulin.

Rookie Kevin Lacroix qualified fifth.

D.J. Kennington was sixth, followed by Kerry Micks, rookie Pier-Luc Ouellette — who was fastest in practice — and Jason Hathaway.

The ninth season opener for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the headline for the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled to take the green at 12:30 p.m.

The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 will air on TSN on Saturday, May 23 at 1 p.m., and on RDS2 on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

Qualifying Results

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

Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday

at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Bowmanville, Ont.

Lap Length: 2.459 miles

1. (59) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 106.321

2. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.213

3. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 106.146

4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.953

5. (74) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 105.886

6. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 105.837

7. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 105.654

8. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 105.438

9. (18) Pier-Luc Ouellette, Montreal, Que., Chevrolet, 105.366

10. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.343

11. (56) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 105.309

12. (99) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.279

13. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.255

14. (69) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 104.030

15. (42) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 103.887

16. (36) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 103.822

17. (8) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 102.912

18. (34) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 102.332

19. (37) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 102.295

20. (94) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 101.691

21. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 101.513

22. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 100.648

23. (00) Kevin O’Connell, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet, 99.167

24. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 99.138

25. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 98.240

26. (87) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 96.867

27. (95) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, No speed

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OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Gets Underway This Weekend

OSCAAR’S 25th Anniversary Season Gets Underway This Weekend

Ontario’s premier racing teams are ready to kick the season into high gear this weekend at Sunset Speedway. The two day event will showcase all three of OSCAAR’s premier divisions with complete show on Saturday for the OSCAAR Midgets and Modifieds. The Super late models will hold their qualifying event on Saturday as they prepare for their 53 lap Lucie Alwyn Memorial Feature on Sunday.

The schedule of events can be found on the OSCAAR website at www.oscaar.ca or at www.sunsetspeedway.ca .

The Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws presented by London Recreational Racing:

The highly anticipated start to the season is just days away from the green flag. The 2015 Outlaw season will see a new champion crowned as defending champion Andrew Gresel will be focusing his season on other racing endevers. Fans will see the familiar #81 at certain Outlaw shows this summer. The list of drivers waiting to add their names to the trophy is a long one. Last years’ runner up #17 Kevin Cornelius would have to be a preseason favorite to add his name to the trophy. But fans will not want to forget to keep an eye on the #22 of Glenn Watson, with three championships under his belt he knows what it takes to get the job done. Perhaps Kelly Balson in his b10 machine with a year under his belt is ready for a championship. You also cannot over look veterans Tyler Hawn #42, Mike Beyore in the #54 and #39 Shane Gowan as they have spent the winter getting their cars ready to race. #82 of Corey Jones is still searching for his first feature win, and has to be considered a championship contender. Then you have to stop and look at returning teams #7 Derrick Tiemersma the 2007 champion, the 40p of Charlie Gallant, the #13 of Gary Passer both have tasted the thrills for victory lane. The #89c of Shawn Chenoweth has had success in every class he has raced, and would love nothing better than to pick up a feature win and cross it off his bucket list. The team of #27 Roy Passer and the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick have prepared to supreme rides and are ready to tackle the best in the series. Could it possibly be a rookie? #29 of Sean Grosman is set to make his series debut this weekend. Fellow rookies #3 Rob Gibson and #71c Ethan Cournyea are ready to turn some heads this weekend at Sunset Speedway.

Fans will not want to miss one lap of exciting Outlaw racing in 2015

The HOOSIER OSCAAR Modified Series:

During the off season, the one thing on every modified drivers mind, what do we have to do to dethrone the #8 of Gary McLean as champion. Since the inception of the series the familiar #8 of Gary McLean has picked up three consecutive championships and the team has been hard at work in the shop to ensure they are in contention for number four. The veterans of the series are hoping to have something to say about it. #36 Gary Elliott has a strong 2014 season and is ready to challenge for the wins and championship. The #88 of Ryan Dick is entering his third year of competition and after recording solid finishes throughout the past season he too is ready for feature wins. Tommy Robb #88r had a strong season and over the winter has worked on his program to elevate him to the next level. #77 Chad Strawn has celebrated in victory lane and is prepared for a championship hunt as they are ready to tackle the entire 2015 season. Brian McLean #47 would love nothing better than to be the next McLean to add his name to the championship trophy. The off season has seen a great number of rookies ready to do battle, the #09 of Dan Price, #12 David Baylch, #10 Rob Di Venanzo,#13eh Mark Saul #20 Mike Hearty, #21 Chris Milwain, #41 Duane Cinnamon, #63 John Baker JR, #79H Cory Horner and #99 AJ Emms round out the toughest, most experienced rookie list anywhere in Ontario. Returning team of #15 Brad Pearsall, #39 Shane Stickle, #19 Dean Scott, #79 of John Harper will be looking to teach these rookies a few things about modified racing. There are a few teams racing on a part time basis in 2015 and will be a threat each time they enter #2 of Matt Barton, #14 Davey Terry, #26 Terry Baker and last years’ runner up Max Beyore in the #91n.

Fans are going to be treated to the best in open wheeled action every time the Hoosier Modifieds hit the track in 2015.

The Midas of Orangeville Midget Series:

The midget series has been racing the short tracks of Ontario for over 10 years, but this coming weekend will start a new legacy with the series as part of the OSCAAR tour. The excitement for the first green flag of 2015 has been building since the announcement at the end of 2014. The past years have seen tremendous growth in the series and 2015 is no different. At this time there are 46 teams registered to do battle each and every week at the track. To ensure that all drivers have an opportunity to race for their fans, there will be two main events each night. Fans will see some very exciting heat race action as the drivers battle to ensure they are part of the A main each week. With the two feature format, one little slip could have big implications in the points race and a drivers championship hopes. With all top ten drivers from the 2014 Championship returning in 2015, everyone knows that to win they are going to have to bet the #83 of Jamie Bound. Weighing in on this championship will be a great field of 9 rookie teams ready to do battle including the #5 of Jody Bound. This championship could come down to a battle of family members. The OSCAAR Midgets have the most diverse driver roster, from young adults age 12 to adults age 68. From drivers with years of experience to rookies who will be turning their first laps in a race car this weekend. The super fast speeds, the ability to race 3 wide and the nonstop action until the checker flag will keep fans on the edge of their seats.

OSCAAR would like to thank their dedicated fans, teams and sponsors for all their support the past 25 years and look forward to bringing race fans the best in racing this season!

It is time to go racing !!!!

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Television Package Announced  TSN, RDS Combine For Bilingual Coverage; Series Debut For FansChoice.tv

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Television Package Announced TSN, RDS Combine For Bilingual Coverage; Series Debut For FansChoice.tv

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 14, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, Canada’s premier racing series, will once again feature bilingual television coverage for its entire schedule of events on TSN and RDS.

TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, has been the television home of the series since its inaugural 2007 season, while French-language RDS will air races for a fifth straight year. The 2015 season will also see the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series debut of FansChoice.tv with coverage of practice and qualifying sessions.

Eight of the 11 scheduled NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events in 2015 will have one-hour shows broadcast nationally on a tape-delayed basis on TSN and RDS2, while the fall race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and the season finale from Kawartha Speedway will be 90-minute programs. RDS2 will carry the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres live and TSN will have 90-minute tape-delay coverage of the event.

“TSN and RDS have been fantastic partners in bringing all of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action to fans across Canada for many years now, and we’re very happy to see the tradition continue in 2015,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. “We are also thrilled to introduce FansChoice.tv coverage of the events this year for fans to keep even closer tabs on the competition.”

The 2015 broadcast schedule will commence with the season-opening Clarington 200 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, scheduled to premiere on TSN on May 23 and June 14 on RDS2, and will conclude with the season in review show on Nov. 28 on TSN.

The programs are produced by Fuel MediaLab and NASCAR Media Group, and include race coverage, driver interviews and features. All coverage will be broadcast in HD.

For NASCAR Canadian Tire Series telecasts on TSN, Dave Bradley will have play-by-play duties while Billy Rowse Jr. and Adam Ross will share color analysis. Todd Lewis and Spencer Lewis will return to the telecasts as pit reporters, and will be joined this year by Clinton Geoffrey and Tanya Beaudin. The RDS telecasts will once again feature Didier Schraenen and Eric Descarries on the call.

Along with their NASCAR Canadian Tire Series coverage, TSN and RDS are the official broadcasters of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series in Canada.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

 

NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES 2015 BROADCAST SCHEDULE ON TSN & RDS2

Race Date Venue TSN Premiere RDS2 Premiere
Sun., May 17 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Sat., May 23, 1 p.m. Sun., June 14, 4:30 p.m.
Sat., June 13 Autodrome Chaudiere Sat., June 20, 12 p.m. Fri., July 3, 10 p.m.
Sat. June 20 Sunset Speedway Sun., June 28, 1 p.m. Fri., July 10, 10 p.m.
Sun., July 5 Circuit ICAR Sat., July 11, 1 p.m. Sat., July 25, 2 p.m.
Sat., July 11 Edmonton International Raceway Sat., July 18, 2:30 p.m. Fri., July 31, 8 p.m.
Wed., July 15 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Sat., July 25, 12:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 8, 2 p.m.
Sat., July 25 Autodrome St. Eustache Sat., Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 2 Circuit de Trois-Rivieres Sat., Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Sat., Aug. 15 Riverside International Speedway Sat., Aug. 22, 6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 30 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Sat., Sept. 5, 12 p.m. Fri., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 19 Kawartha Speedway Sat., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Thu., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.
2015 Year In Review Sat., Nov. 28, 12 p.m. —-

 

Times are ET. Check local listings for updated broadcast times.

TENTATIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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London Recreational Racing Associate Sponsor for OSCAAR Super Late Models

London Recreational Racing Associate Sponsor for OSCAAR Super Late Models

Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors an exciting new relationship with owner Mike Schmidt of London Recreational Racing as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration season.

Since 1988 the family run business has been providing families the best in custom concrete pool, spa and landscape creations. Building their business on three strong qualities, quality, creativity and customer service has seen London Recreational race to the number one spot in their market.

The past few years has seen Mike Schmidt support many race teams and host events for the short track drivers in Ontario. When the opportunity came to add their name to OSCAAR it was an easy choice. “OSCAAR is the premier touring series in Ontario and after supporting various teams in the series, we now look forward to working with the sanctioning body in 2015” says Mike.

OSCAAR teams and fans love nothing more than to sit back and relax after a long day at the track. London Recreational can provide that perfect setting unique to each home and property. OSCAAR would like to encourage everyone to consider London Recreational for all their custom concrete pool and spa needs. Details of services offered can be found at www.londonrecreational.com.

OSCAAR’s 25th Anniversary season will see London Recreational Racing be the associate sponsor of the OSCAAR Super Late Model series. The addition of London Recreational Racing is a great addition to OSCAAR and we are proud to have Mike and London Recreational Racing as part of this milestone season for us says Gainforth.

OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver thanks to corporate support from Midas of Orangeville, Dickies, Sunoco Racing fuels, Hoosier Tire, Inside Track Motorsports News and Ford of Canada, through Gallinger Ford in Milton

OSCAAR season opening event May 16th at Sunset Speedway, race fans will want to ensure not to miss a single lap of excitement at this event.

Lets Go Racing!

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: CTMP  Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: CTMP Analyzing The Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200 At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 13, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 is set to start its 2015 season on Sunday with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 as part of Victoria Day SpeedFest 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:

  • This will be the 99th overall race in series history, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will become the first track to play host to 11 series events.
  • Reigning series champion L.P. Dumoulin is a two-time winner at CTMP, and will look to become just the second driver to start a title defense with a win following Scott Steckly (2009, `12).
  • Jeff Lapcevich has finished as the runner-up in three of the last four CTMP events. His 5.9 average finish at the track ranks second all-time among active drivers, trailing only D.J. Kennington’s mark of 4.0.
  • There are 10 drivers with rookie status among the 27 race entries, including five that will make their series debut.

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 10 times previously, which is tied for 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 have two NCATS road course events after single races there from 2007-12.
  • Seven drivers have participated in all 10 previous events, and five are expected to extend the streak this week.
  • The 10 previous races have produced four different winners, led by J.R. Fitzpatrick’s five.
  • There have been four different pole winners in the 10 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.
  • 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 #:  1 of 11 overall, 1 of 2 at CTMP

Track Layout:  2.459-mile, 10-turn road course

Race Length:  51 laps (125.4 miles, 201.8 kilometers)

Telecast:  May 23, 1 p.m. ET, TSN; June 14, 4:30 p.m., RDS2

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Race Winner:  J.R. Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet, 69.219 mph, 1 hr. 55 mins. 6 secs.

2014 Pole Winner:  Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 106.712 mph, 82.956 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

Poles

  1. Andrew Ranger … 5
  2. Scott Steckly … 2
  3. Jeff Lapcevich … 1

Top Fives

  1. D.J. Kennington … 8
  2. L.P. Dumoulin … 5

Andrew Ranger … 5

Scott Steckly … 5

 Top 10s

  1. D.J. Kennington … 10
  2. Jeff Lapcevich … 9
  3. Andrew Ranger … 6

Laps Led

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

Laps Completed

  1. D.J. Kennington … 506 (all)

Jeff Lapcevich … 506

  1. Kerry Micks … 488

Select Driver Highlights:

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

  • Has a pole and two top 10s in seven career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
  • Has an average start position of fifth and an average finish of 17.5 in six career road course races.
  • First top-five, and best career finish, was a third-place effort last August at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
  • Has finishes of sixth, 19th and third in three career starts at CTMP.

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

  • Has nine top 10s in 19 career NCATS starts.
  • All 19 of his appearances have come on road courses, where he’s posted an average finish of 14th and a best result of fourth at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres in 2014.
  • Has finishes of 22nd, 15th and 12th in three career starts at CTMP.

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

  • The 2014 NCATS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 18 top fives and 29 top 10s in 48 career starts.
  • Has three wins, a pole, 14 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 22 career road course 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.
  • Has five top fives and an average finish of sixth in six CTMP starts.

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

  • Has five wins and 59 top 10s in 98 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
  • Has 15 top 10s, an average finish of 14th and a best result of second (Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2012) in 35 career road course starts.
  • Has four top 10s, an average finish of 15.5 and a best result of third (May 2013) across the 10 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 (68) and top 10s (82), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 98 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 61-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.
  • Has two wins, 23 top fives, 27 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in 35 career road course starts.
  • Has a win (2011), a series-best average finish of fourth and is the only driver with top 10s in all 10 events at CTMP.

Alex Labbe (No. 36 Lou’s BBQ/VR Victoriaville Dodge)

  • Has a pole, a pair of top fives and four top 10s in nine career starts. The pole came at Autodrome St-Eustache and his best career finish was second at Riverside, both in 2014.
  • Has three top 10s, an average finish of 15th and a best result of fourth (Circuit ICAR in 2014) in seven career road course starts.
  • This will be his first career NCATS appearance at CTMP, and first in Ontario.

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)

  • Has a pole, 16 top fives and 40 top 10s in 60 career starts.
  • Has 23 top 10s and an average finish of eight in 28 career road course starts.
  • Has top 10s in nine of the 10 all-time CTMP with an average finish of sixth, and three runner-ups (May 2013, May 2014, Aug. 2014). His one pole also came at CTMP in Sept. 2013.

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

  • Has three wins, four poles and 52 top 10s in 82 career starts.
  • Has two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 34 career road course starts.
  • Has four top 10s, an average finish of 12.5 and a best result of fifth (2010) in the 10 previous CTMP events.

Kevin O’Connell (No. 00 Gemini Southern Chevrolet)

  • With his NCATS debut in this race, he will become the first driver to compete in all three of NASCAR’s international series. He raced with the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in 2013 and the NASCAR Mexico Series earlier this year.
  • Has six career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, all on road courses, with an average finish of 28th and a best result of third at Road America in 2014. Also has four career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West road course appearances.

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Exide Dodge)

  • The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series all-time wins lead (19) and ranks second in poles (15). Has 43 top fives and 60 top 10s in 72 career starts.
  • Has 15 wins, all 15 of his poles, 27 top fives and both an average start and average finish of fourth in 32 career road course starts. His 25 races led and 421 laps led are both series road course records.
  • Has two wins (2007, `09), a record five poles (2007, `09, `10, May & Aug. `14), six top 10s and an average finish of eighth in eight previous CTMP appearances.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Mobil 1 Dodge)

  • Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.
  • Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 59 top fives and 72 top 10s in 98 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 3,722 and is one of three drivers to start each of the 98 all-time events.
  • Has three poles, three runner-ups, 19 top fives, 28 top 10s and an average finish of ninth in 35 career road course starts.
  • Has five top fives, an average finish of 12th and a best result of third (2012) across the 10 CTMP races.

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.
  • The next race, June 13 at Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere, will be the 100th overall race in NCATS history.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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Midas of Orangeville Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Midgets for 2015

Midas of Orangeville Title Sponsor for OSCAAR Midgets for 2015

Dave Gainforth President of OSCAAR is proud to announce on behalf of the board of directors an exciting new relationship with franchisee Paul Law and Midas of Orangeville as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration season.

With over 1400 Midas locations in North America, race fans can take their cars and trucks to be serviced with confidence. Paul Law has been a proud Midas franchise owner for the past 7 years. During that time Paul has continued to be a part of the Ontario race scene as a driver, car owner and sponsor. “The people that bring their cars for service each day are the race fans that are at the track each week supporting OSCAAR” says Paul. OSCAAR provides the best in racing, just as Midas provides the best in car care.

OSCAAR encourages our fans to learn more about the services and industry leading guarantees at www.midas.com. Fans will be able to locate their local store but OSCAAR encourages everyone to make the drive to Orangeville to see Paul and his dedicated staff.

OSCAAR’s 25th Anniversary season will see Midas of Orangeville be the primary sponsor of the OSCAAR Midget series. What a way to celebrate the Midgets first season with OSCAAR and to be a part of this milestone season for us says Gainforth.

OSCAAR is excited about the future of racing and further fostering the Canadian Professional Short Track Driver thanks to corporate support from Midas of Orangeville, Dickies, Sunoco Racing fuels, Hoosier Tire and Ford of Canada, through Gallinger Ford in Milton

OSCAAR season opening event May 16th at Sunset Speedway, race fans will want to ensure not to miss a single lap of excitement at this event.

Lets Go Racing!

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