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PREVIEW: Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough Speedway

PREVIEW: Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough Speedway

After traveling across the province to eight different tracks across the three divisions, OSCAAR is set to crown their three champions this weekend at Peterborough Speedway at the Autumn Colors Classic.

Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws Presented by London Recreational Racing

Virtue of winning the Chase for the Colors event in August, Kevin Cornelius will start the Autumn Colors Classic 50-lap feature from the pole position. Also, by entering the season finale with a 60-point lead over J.R. Fitzpatrick, he will clinch the 2015 division championship by starting the event. Cornelius has had a remarkable season, scoring the victory in seven of the eight races this season. The race that he did not win was at Peterborough at the beginning of September, where he finished second.

Who picked up the win at Peterborough last month? J.R. Fitzpatrick. The Cambridge, Ontario has had a stellar season despite some early season mechanical issues, rebounding to post a top-two finish in his last five series starts. He proved in September that he knows his way around Peterborough as the Cambridge, Ontario lapped the whole field except second-place.

While the top-two look to be solidified in points, it will certainly be a battle for third through fifth. Rookie Sean Grosman enters this weekend sitting third in points, nine point ahead of Glenn Watson and 21 points ahead of Corey Jones.

Grosman has been solid throughout the season, posting six top-10 finishes, highlighted by a fourth at Peterborough Speedway in September. With Ryan Kimball calling the shots and being a past track champion, the SMG Motorsports team has the ability to end off the year with a podium finish.

Since blowing his motor in the season opener, Glenn Watson has been on a roll since with no finishes outside of the top-seven. Considering it’s almost been two full seasons that the four-time series champion has visited victory lane, everybody knows that he’s hungry for a win. He is a previous Peterborough Speedway race-winner, winning ACC in 2011 and finishing in the top-five in 12 of his 18 starts.

Corey Jones is one of the drivers that can’t wait to get back to Peterborough Speedway as he finished on the podium with a third last month. He also enters the weekend with some momentum after finishing sixth at Sunset Speedway.

Though beyond the top-five contenders in points, there are plenty of drivers that will be in the thick of the battle this weekend.

Despite missing a pair of races this season due to a blown motor in practice at Flamboro Speeedway, Kelly Balson has had a solid season with five top-five finishes. He’ll be looking to end it on a high at his home track, where he finished third in August and ninth in last year’s Autumn Colors Classic. Notably, in each of his four super late starts at Peterborough, he has finished in the top-nine.

Roy Passer hopes to keep the momentum going after posting his first top-five finish of the season at Peterborough last month with a fourth. Passer has been solid, posting four straight top-10 finishes on the tour. Gary Passer also enters this event with momentum after finishing sixth at Peterborough last month.

Shawn Chenoweth hasn’t had the season that he would’ve hoped, battling mechanical gremlins and suffering a heavy crash at Sauble Speedway. However, when he is able to escape trouble, he can run at the front as he finished third at Flamboro and sixth at Susnet Speedway. Oh, and he finished second in last year’s Autumn Colors Classic at Peterborough.

Tyler Hawn will be looking for a strong run this weekend after battling mechanical issues at Sunset Speedway in his comeback to the tour. Hawn missed a chunk of races through the middle portion of the season, but ran in the top-10 earlier this year at Sunset Speedway and has finished in the top-10 in the past at Peterborough.

Shane Gowan had a stellar weekend in last year’s Autumn Colors Classic, finishing fifth. While this year hasn’t gone as well as he would’ve hoped, he has been able to run each of the eight races this season with only one finish outside of the top-10. notably, his best finish of the season came earlier this year at Peterborough in August with a sixth place finish.

A veteran on the tour, Todd Campbell has finished each of the races that he has ran this year in the top-10. If he is in attendance, look for him to post another solid finish as he posted a pair of sixths last season at Peterborough.
Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds

Leading by 92 points in the standings, Gary McLean has locked up his fourth straight series championship. Now it’s just about topping off the season on a high note. He has been really strong throughout the season, entering this weekend off of three straight wins and five wins in the last six events. The two-time victor of the event will also start this year’s Autumn Colors Classic from the pole after winning the Chase for the Colors in August.

Joining him on the front row will be John Baker Jr., who finished second in the Chase for the Colors event in August for his best career OSCAAR finish. He’ll be looking for his ninth top-10 of his rookie season on at his home track this weekend.

Brian Mclean enters this weekend with some momentum on his side following a sixth place finish at Sunset Speedway. He was solid at Peterborough earlier this year with a fourth place finish.

Gary Elliott is hoping to get back to the front after posting a finish just outside of the top-10 last month at Sunset. Prior to the 13th, though, he had posted three straight top-five finishes. In his three previous races at Peterborough, he has posted finishes of fourth, fifth and eighth.

Sault St. Marie native Mike Hearty has been solid this year, and enters this weekend with a lot of momentum after posting his best career OSCAAR finish with a fourth at Sunset Speedway. He was solid at Peterborough earlier this year with a seventh place finish.

Cory Horner is in the midst of his first full season on the tour after running the final two events last year, and has been turning a lot of heads as he currently sits second in the points standings with 10 top-seven in 13 career modified starts, highlighted by three podiums at Sunset Speedway. He has done well at Peterborough, too, with a fifth in August to go with a seventh last season.

David Balych is looking to bounce back after struggling in his last two OSCAAR starts. While his appearance at Peterborough earlier this year didn’t go as planned, he has posted three top-10s thus far in his rookie season. Dan Price is also hoping to bounce back this weekend at his home track after posting a DNF at Sunset Speedway. He has been solid this season as well, finishing ninth at Peterborough in August.

Chad Strawn has shown tons of speed this year, but hasn’t had the luck go with it. If he can stay out of trouble this weekend, he should post a good finish as he finished third in August at Peterborough and third in the 2014 Chase for the Colors event.

A.J. Emms is just hoping for a smooth weekend after running into mechanical issues in his last trip to Peterborough Speedway. Emms has proven that he can adapt to the modifieds, posting three top-fives and six top-10s thus far this season.

Chris Milwain has shown a ton of speed, as evident by five top-10 finishes. He will be looking to return to the top-10 this weekend after finishing 13th at Sunset Speedway.

Brent McLean has ran a limited schedule thus far this season, only making two starts that have yet to see much success behind them. He will enter this event looking to turn everything around. He had a spectacular weekend last year, winning the event, while finishing second in 2013.

Matt Barton has been solid in his last three Modified starts, with finishes in the top-nine. He also knows his way around Peterborough, evident by finishing fourth last year and third in 2013.

Ryan Dick has struggled since a heavy wreck at the mid-point of the season. He will look to turn it around this weekend after posting an ninth and eighth in his previous two starts at Peterborough.

Dustin Jackson has only made two starts this season, but been strong in both of them with a sixth and third place finish. He could quite possibly break through for his first career feature victory this weekend.

Shane Stickel had a break-out moment this year, scoring his first career victory at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. Running a partial schedule this year, it has yet to be determined whether he will be in attendance this weekend. If he is, he should do strong as his previous two starts have seen him finish fourth and sixth.
Midas of Orangeville OSCAAR Midgets

With two straight wins and eight top-10s in the bank, rookie Jody Bound enters this weekend with a 40-point lead over second place. As a result, Bound will clinch by simply starting the feature as the maximum points that can be gained in a night of racing is 34. Bound will certainly be looking to go out on top, meanwhile, and has the ability to do as he finished fourth at Peterborough in July.

Meanwhile, last year’s Hurricane Midget Champion Jamie Bound will start the Autumn Colors Classic from the pole after winning the Chase for the Colors event in August. Bound has been win or bust this year. In eight starts this season, Bound has six wins to go with two DNFs due to mechanical issues. Notably, Bound won both of his Peterborough starts this season.

Brian Woodland will look to start alongside Bound on the front row as he finished the Chase for the Colors in second. Woodland has had an incredible season with 11 top-10 finishes, highlighted by a win at Grand Bend Speedway. Notably, he has finished in the top-five in each of his Peterborough starts this season.

James Stanley will be looking for his third straight top-six finish after finishing fourth and sixth in the last two events. He has been strong at Peterborough this year, posting a podium finish in July to go with a ninth in August.

Another driver that has been on a string of success lately is Rob McCall, finishing third and fifth in the last two events. There’s a high percentage that the streak will continue this weekend as he finished third and fifth in the past two Peterborough events.

Brian McDonald will look for his third straight top-10 after finishing eighth and ninth in the last two events. Like the others, he has been strong at Peterborough with finishes of fourth and sixth earlier this year.

Richard Woodland will hope to get back on track after suffering a DNF at Sunset Speedway due to a mechanical issue. Prior to the mechanical issue, he had posted four straight top-six finishes. He also knows his way around Peterborough after scoring the victory in May and finishing third in August.

After struggling early this year, the Bradley Brothers have been able to bounce back. Dave Bradley posted a fourth in August, while Mike Bradley finished second at Sunset Speedway last month. Whether it’s Dave or Mike behind the wheel, you know that they’ll be quick.

Paul Draganoc has shown speed, but has had mechanical issues take him out of contention. That was the case last month at Sunset, and back at Peterborough in August. Notably, though, he has posted a pair of runner-ups at Peterborough this year.

After missing five races, Adam Carrothers returned to the tour at Sunset Speedway. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned as he fell out with a mechanical issue that happened while he was running in the top-five. Prior to the mechanical issue, Carrothers had posted four straight top-six finishes.

Rob Summer will be looking for his second straight top-10 after finishing eighth at Sunset Speedway. Notably, he has finished eighth in both of his Peterborough starts thus far this season.

Last year, James Rodgers ended the season on a high, winning the Autumn Colors Classic. It’d be huge if he pull off the same feat once again as he has yet to finish in the top-10 this season.

Raynor Vickers is hoping to return to the top-10 this weekend as he has failed to post a top-10 in the last three races. Notably, though, he finished 10th at Peterborough in August.

After struggling through the first half of the season, Wayne McKibbon has started to find his groove the second half or the year. He cracked the top-10 for the first time at Grand Bend Speedway with an eighth, and finished 10th at Sunset Speedway.
Lorne Van Dusen will be looking for his third straight top-10 at Peterborough after finishes of eighth and seventh. The question will be whether he is in attendance as he has missed the past two races.

With full car counts expected for all three divisions, it’s going to be an action-packed weekend all the way through.

The action will kick off with the Modifieds running their first round of heats on Friday October 9.

Then on Saturday October 10, the Modifieds will run their second set of heats while the Super Late Models will run both sets of heats. In addition, the Midget will run not only both sets of their heats, but also their feature.

The weekend will then culminate with the features for both the Modifieds and Super Late Models on Saturday October 11.

Full details about the event can be found via the Peterborough Speedway website at

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Voting Opens For NASCAR Most Popular Driver

Voting Opens For NASCAR Most Popular Driver

Fans Can Vote For Their Favorites Across Seven Touring Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2015) — As on-track competition comes to a conclusion, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Chase Elliott looks to defend his NASCAR XFINITY Series Most Popular Driver title while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is guaranteed a new winner. Fans can vote once per day online for the Most Popular Driver Awards at

Voting is open and runs through Friday, Nov. 20 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Saturday, Nov. 21 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, prior to the respective season finale races at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend. Voting for the seven NASCAR touring series will also conclude Saturday, Nov. 21.

The winners will be announced at the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards. The combined postseason gala will take place at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida on Monday, Nov. 23.

The Most Popular Driver Award winners for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and NASCAR Mexico Series will be honored at the NASCAR Touring Night of Champions at the NASCAR Hall of Fame/Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 12.

To be eligible to receive Most Popular Driver votes, NASCAR XFINITY Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers must have selected to receive 2015 championship driver points in their respective series. Additionally, drivers in every series must have attempted at least half of each of their series’ races this season.

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NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
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Cornelius, McLean and Bound take the feature wins at Velocity Weekend

Cornelius, McLean and Bound take the feature wins at Velocity Weekend

Dickies Outlaws Presented by London Recreational Racing

With the fourth and final Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws Presented by London Recreational Racing event of the season at Sunset Speedway in the books, it’s a complete sweep for Kevin Cornelius. On Sunday afternoon in what is set to be his final race at Sunset Speedway, Cornelius held off J.R. Fitzpatrick on a late race restart en route to scoring the victory in the Velocity 250 presented by McColl Racing Enterprises.

“Man, that was an emotional day,” Cornelius commented in victory lane. “We’ve had a lot of success here and had a lot of good times and made a lot of friends here. It’s – man, I don’t know what to say. It was emotional. I was pretty nervous getting into the car. I wanted to end on a good note here.

“I got to thank everybody that has cheered for us and allowed us to come out every week and put on a show. Couldn’t be here without Mike McColl and all the hard work that his guys put in. My guys put in a lot of work so we can come out on top every week  – Grant (Mitchell), Ron (Quesnelle), Keith (Maiato), Jim (Locking), and my father-in-law Dick (Launspach) who funds this deal. It’s been a fun ride. It’s been great.”

For the current series points leader with only one race remaining on the calendar, it marks his seventh victory on the tour in the eight races thus far this season. It also marks a complete sweep of the Sunset Speedway events as he won each of the four events this season. Notably in the past eight races at Sunset, Cornelius has finished in the top-three, highlighted by six victories, including the last five in a row.

2014 OSCAAR Champion Andrew Gresel started off the afternoon in victory lane as he won the first heat ahead of Shawn Chenoweth, Gord Shepherd, Dwayne Baker, Rob Gibson, Tyler Hawn and Glenn Watson. Kelly Balson had a good run going, but broke something mechanical and pulled off track.

Kevin Cornelius won the second heat ahead of J.R., Fitzpatrick, Corey Jones, Sean Grosman, Todd Campbell and Roy Passer.

Roy Passer won the third heat ahead of Campbell, Gibson, Gresel, Chenoweth, Baker, Watson, Gary Passer and Gowan.

J.R. Fitzpatrick won the fourth and final heat ahead of Jones, Balson, Grosman, Cornelius, Shepherd and Hawn.

Following the heats with the invert, it’d be Rob Gibson starting the No. 3 D.C United Roofing SLM on pole ahead of Sean Grosman, Todd Campbell, Shawn Chenoweth, Kevin Cornelius, Corey Jones, Andrew Gresel, J.R. Fitzpatrick, Kelly Balson, Tyler Hawn, Glenn Watson, Shane Gowan, Gary Passer and Gord Shepherd.

The drop of the green flag would see Grosman put the No. 29 For Your Eyes Only of Toronto, The Landing Strip Gentleman’s Club of Toronto, Flagship Properties, SL Promotions and Rylex Glass & Mirror SLM out front into the lead ahead of Roy Passer, Cornelius, Gresel and Balson.

Cornelius would then get by Passer to move up into second, bringing Gresel through with him. Passer would now run fourth as Fitzpatrick and Balson battled for fifth. Fitzpatrick would get by Balson for fifth at lap four, followed by a pass on Roy Passer for fourth a lap later. Roy now ran fifth ahead of Balson.

At the front of the field, Cornelius would track down Grosman for the lead, getting alongside him at lap six. Cornelius would then put the No. 17 Shane Michaels Sales/Sandbox Tech Child Care/Triplecrete/Ed’s Automotive/Hanson Pipe/J.D. Smith Carpentry & Renovations/Fierce Wraps/McColl Racing Enterprises SLM out front on lap eight.

Grosman would solidly slot into second ahead of Gresel, Fitzpatrick and Balson. Gresel would then get by Grosman for second at lap 11, bringing Fitzpatrick through with him. Grosman now ran fourth ahead of Balson as Chenoweth and Roy Passer battled for sixth. Chenoweth would get the spot on lap 13 ahead of Passer, while Jones ran eighth ahead of Watson and Campbell. Watson would then get alongside Jones for eighth at lap 17, but was unable to complete the pass. Instead, Jones would get alongside Passer for the seventh spot.

With 14 laps on the board, Cornelius would lead ahead of Gresel, Fitzpatrick, Grosman, Balson, Chenoweth, Jones, Roy Passer, Watson, Campbell, Shepherd and Gowan. Fitzpatrick would then get by Gresel for the second spot at lap 24, as Watson got alongside Passer for eighth; Watson would then complete the pass a lap later.

With the laps continuing to count down, it seemed that the race would run green to checkered without a caution. However, that didn’t’ end up being the case as the caution would fly with six laps to go for Campbell spinning in turn four. With six laps left on the board, Cornelius led Fitzpatrick, Grosman, Balson and Chenoweth as Jones, who was running sixth, got the lucky dog to get back on the lead lap.

Kevin Cornelius would choose the outside for the restart, and it’d work out in his favor as he was able to lead the rest of the way to the victory. Post-race, he stated that he was concerned about the final restart as the car had started to go away with about 15 laps to go.

“We started to get real loose,” he commented. “Put some wedge into it and it seemed to pick up a little bit; but when that caution came out, I thought we were done. We managed to hold them off for five laps so it was good enough, I guess.”

J.R. Fitzpatrick would hold off Andrew Gresel to finish second, which marks his fifth straight top-two finish.

“We knew that we had to be aggressive,” he commented. “We knew we had a good car on the long run but I broke a left rear rotor off, so pretty scary last 10 laps. Thankful, we brought it home in one piece. I mean, it broke the rotor right off so I’m not really sure what to say but thankful it’s in one piece.”

Fitzpatrick added that the broken rotor was why he was loose through the final portion of the race, and why he made the decision to run the top line for the second half of the race.

“I started running the top so I could use the top with less brake and started catching Kevin (Cornelius),” Fitzpatrick commented. “Then I started bouncing off the wall and stuff, and that rotor is completely gone. It’s pretty wild.”

For Gresel, it marks his first podium finish in only his second start of the season as he finished fourth last month at Flamboro Speedway. Reflecting back on his race, getting around the lap cars wasn’t something that worked out for him.

“The guys were high, low – not really moving out of the way,” Gresel commented. “J.R. (Fitzpatrick) kind of got us there with that lap car. It didn’t work out in our favor, that’s for sure. All in all, it was a good run for us today. We’ve only run this thing one other time this year. We’ve been spending all of our time on the other car in the APC Series so I was pretty happy with it. I wish I would’ve had more for him at the end, though.”

The Sauble Falls Racing driver was also satisfied as he missed practice earlier in the day due to having to fix a broken panhard bar.

Hoosier Mods

Starting mid-pack, Gary McLean carefully picked his way through the traffic en route to scoring the victory in the Velocity 250 presented by McColl Racing Enterprises.

“These guys are running hard and they want it bad,” McLean told Race Time Radio post-race. “It’s Velocity – everybody wants one, and we kind of get ourselves in a position when we do the invert all the time that we have to start that far back. But you know, we keep working and driving to the front and these guys give me a really good car so we can pull it off.”

For McLean, it marks his third straight victory and seventh on the season. It also marks his 12th victory at Sunset Speedway in 17 starts.

For the Hoosier OSCAAR Modifieds, they would qualify for the 40-lap feature on Saturday afternoon, which saw four different drivers visit victory lane.

Rookie John Baker Jr. won the first heat ahead of Brad Pearsall, Gary McLean, Cory Horner, A.J. Emms, Chris Milwain, Terry Baker, Matt Barton, Brent McLean, Monty Kelly and Ryan Dick.

The second heat would see Gary Elliott get sideways off of turn four, with Davey Terry making contact with him after the effect. In the aftermath, Dan Price and John Harper would get into the inside retaining wall. Dustin Jackson picked up the win ahead of Mike Hearty, Chad Strawn, David Balych, Brian McLean, Terry, Duane Cinanmon and Adam Hagen.

John Harper won the third heat ahead of Strawn, Baker, Pearsall, Brent McLean, Milwain, Balych, Elliott, Emms, Dick and Cinnamon.

Matt Barton won the final heat ahead of Gary McLean, Brian McLean, Horner, Baker Jr., Jackson, Price, Terry, Hearty, Kelly and Hagen.

Following the invert, though, it’d be Cory Horner starting the No. 79H Custom Forming, The Truck Shop Safety Inspection, Bonsma Brothers Concrete Pumping Modified on pole ahead of John Harper, Dustin Jackson, Brad Pearsall, John Baker Jr., Chad Strawn, Gary McLean, Matt Barton, Brian McLean, Mike Hearty, Terry Baker, David Balych, A.J. Emms, Chris Milwain, Brent McLean, Davey Terry, Gary Elliott, Monty Kelly, Dan Price, Duane Cinnamon, Ryan Dick, Rob Di Venanzo and Adam Hagen.

The drop of the green flag would see a battle for the lead between Horner and Harper, with Horner grabbing the advantage on lap two ahead of Harper, Pearsall, Jackson and Strawn as Baker Jr. and Barton battled for sixth; Barton would get the spot on lap five.

Meanwhile, Di Venanzo went for the spin on lap one in turn three, but was able to get it back going before the caution was waved.

Barton then continued his climb to the front, getting alongside Strawn for fifth at lap six. He was unable to complete the pass, falling back in line ahead of Hearty. He would try once again to make the pass, but the caution would fly for Price spinning in turn three and four, collecting Emms in the process. There was then debris laying on the track, which was hit by both Baker Jr. and Strawn, forcing them both down pit road. With 32 laps to go, Horner led Harper, Pearsall, Jackson, Barton, Hearty, Gary McLean, Brian McLean, Baker and Balych.

The restart brought forth another battle for the lead between Harper and Horner, with Horner grabbing the advantage on lap 14 ahead of Harper as Hearty and Jackson battled for third. Hearty would get the spot on lap 16 ahead of Jackson, while Pearsall completed the top-five. Brian McLean would then pass Pearsall for fifth on lap 17, with Gary McLean following suit two laps later. Pearsall now ran seventh ahead of Baker, Barton, Terry and Baker. The caution would then fly on lap 21 for Price slowing in turn two. Under caution, Brent McLean, Emms and Strawn headed down pit road.

Horner would get a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Harper as Hearty and Jackson battled for third ahead of Gary McLean. The pair would battle till the third caution flew at lap 24 for Price going around in turn two grass, while McLean spun in turns one and two. Strawn would catch a piece of it, punching a hole in the radiator, ending his feature.

Horner would get another good restart to keep the lead ahead of Harper once again with Hearty running third ahead of Jackson. Brian McLean would then get alongside Jackson for fourth, completing the pass at lap 27, with Gary McLean following suit for fifth. Gary would then get alongside Brian for fourth, with the pair running side-by-side till the caution flew for Elliott spinning on the frontstretch.

Another strong restart for Horner would allow him to keep the lead, with Gary McLean moving into the second spot ahead of Jackson. Gary would then get alongside Horner for the lead with nine laps to go, putting the No. 8 McLean Industrial Design and Fabrication Ltd./McLean Farms Modified out front a lap later. Gary sounded off post-race that being on the outside for the restart was the key.

“That’s where I wanted to be for the restart,” he said. “Some days you can be on the inside and get it going. I knew that Cory was going to get it done on the outside. John Harper was a little tight on the bottom coming off so he had to lift. So I said to myself that I got the opportunity so I have to get up beside John (Harper) and get that lane and then I thought we’d see. I thought (Cory) Horner was really fast, but we got lucky as he pushed up off of two.”

Horner would now run second ahead of Jackson as Harper and Hearty battled for fourth. Hearty would get the spot with six laps to go with Baker trying to follow suit. Baker was unable to follow Hearty through, though, as he fell back in line in sixth behind Harper.

Brian McLean would run seventh ahead of Pearsall and Barton as Baker Jr. and Terry battled for 10th with two laps to go. Brian would then get alongside Baker for sixth on the white flag lap.

At the front of the field, it was all Gary McLean as he led the rest of the way to the checkered. Gary McLean commented post-race that it was tough in the beginning to make his way through the field as there wasn’t any place to go.

“We were kind of just hanging out and seeing the way guys were racing,” he commented. “I knew by the way the cars looked that it wouldn’t be long before they started pushing, little worse, little worse and I figured we’d just save our tire and bide our time. If the hole opens up, we’ll go for it but if it doesn’t, I guess that’s the way it ends up.”

The second place finish will bode well for Horner in the rookie standings, as he entered the weekend with a two-point lead over John Baker Jr. following Delaware Speedway.

“We were really looking hard for our first win of the season,” he commented. “Right now, we’re just battling hard for rookie points so second is still okay for us.”

Horner added that the car was good at the beginning of the race, but fell off in the final five to 10 laps of the 40 lap feature. The runner-up marks fifth top-five and eighth top-10 of 2015.

For Jackson, it marked his second top-six finish in his second start of the season as he finished sixth at Sunset Speedway back in August.

“The car wasn’t working as good in practice or as in the heat races; it was a little tight,” Jackson told Race Time Radio post-race. “I managed to get on the outside and get lucky on the restart. “I’m happy with third.”

Jackson would go on to add that running the outside groove paid off late in the race due to having a tight car.

“When you have a tight car, in the middle of the corner if there’s a guy outside of you, you have to let off a little bit more or you’re going to slide up into them,” he explained. “On the outside, you can just hammer on the gas and get a good run off the corner.”

Midas of Orangeville Midgets

After grabbing his first victory at Full Throttle Motor Speedway, Jody Bound didn’t look back when the series took to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, September 26 as he scored his second straight feature victory.

The afternoon started off with David Campbell running into problems on lap five of the heat. Richard Woodland picked up the victory ahead of Mike Bradley, Brian Woodland, Adam Carrothers, Shawn Stanley, Shawn Stones, Brian McDonald, Kevin Spiez, Raynor Vickers, Ryan Brown and Wally Wilson.

The second heat would see Paul Draganoc run into mechanical issues on the seventh lap. Jody Bound picked up the win ahead of Jamie Bound, James Stanley, Owen Elliott, Shawn Gardner, Steve Lassman, Wayne McKibbon, David Gallinger, Paul Dermo and Katherine Summers. Rob McCall would finish last after spinning on the last lap.

Jamie Bound won the third heat ahead of Jody Bound, James Stanley, Elliott, Bradley, Brian Woodland, Shawn Stanley, Spiez, McDonald, Gallinger and Katherine Summers.

The first lap of the final heat would see contact in turn one involving Stones. Then on the restart, Nigel Buttivant would stall in turn two, with Draganoc stalling in turn two. The third caution would then fall on lap five for Richard Woodland slowing in turn one, with Dermo making contact with Vickers on the restart. The final would then fall on lap seven with Dermo spinning in turn two.

Adam Carrothers picked up the win ahead of McCall, Gardner, Rob Summers, Lassman, McKibbon, Stones, Lawson, Dermo and Brown.

Come feature time, Richard Woodland would take the early lead ahead of Owen Elliott and Jody Bound. Bound would move into second on lap two ahead of Elliott, as Mike Bradley and Jamie Bound ran side-by-side for fourth. On lap three, Jody Bound would take the lead ahead of Woodland and Jamie Bound.

Jamie Bound would then move into second the next lap ahead of Woodland and Elliott. Jamie’s strong run would unravel quickly after, though, as he would have problems going into turn one, done for the night; Nigel Buttivant would also run into problems in turn one.

Jody Bound would get a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Woodland, Elliott, James Stanley, Mike Bradley and Rob McCall. Woodland’s run would unravel on lap seven as he ran into mechanical issues, pulling off of the track. Elliott would move into second ahead of Stanley and Bradley. Stanley would move into second on lap 10, with Bradley moving up to third a lap later.

The theme of the night seemed to be trouble for front runners, as Elliott would go around in turn four, bringing forth the caution. With 14 laps to go, Jody Bound led James Stanley, Bradley, Rob McCall, Adam Carrothers, Brian Woodland, Shawn Gardner, Shawn Stanley and Rob Summers.

Jody Bound would get a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Bradley, James Stanley, McCall, Carrothers, Brian Woodland, Shawn Stanley, Summers, Brian McDonald, Gardner and Wayne McKibbon. McCall would then make the move to get by James Stanley at lap 17 to move into the third spot, while Woodland would pass Carrothers with six laps to go to move up into fifth.

Jody Bound would lead the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory.

By Ashley McCubbin

Photo’s by Dan Little Jr Photography and Ashley McCubbin

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Cresswell Wins Race, Deman Takes Home 3rd Championship

Cresswell Wins Race, Deman Takes Home 3rd Championship

Todd Cresswell won the feature event with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway’s ‘Fall Velocity Weekend’ as Mack DeMan became the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Champion for the third consecutive year on Saturday night. Coming into this final race for the 2015 season DeMan had a 126 point lead over 2nd place driver Ryan Fraser. With 6 wins including 4 in a row early in the season DeMan sent the other competitors a message to step up their game and they did. Adrian Stahle won 4 races including 3 in a row and Fraser won 3 races including ‘opening-day’ in May. Never letting up, DeMan remained the ‘Class of the Field’ and took home the very prestigious 50th Anniversary Championship Trophy. Thanking car owner Andy Mackereth, DeMan said “It is an honor to drive for this team. Everyone works so hard to get us ready week after week. I can’t believe we won three in a row! Thanks to my Dad and Mom and to all these great fans here tonight. I love racing at Sunset Speedway and being a part of this awesome ‘Velocity Show’. I also want to thank Lucas Oil for the support of not only my team but this Club as well. I am really looking forward to 2016.”
Cresswell, winner of the 25 lap feature race, had a stellar night, leading 24 of the 25 laps. Taking the lead from Andy Mackereth on lap 2, Cresswell never looked back. Accepting his large trophy in Victory Lane Cresswell also received the ‘Harry Macy Memorial’ trophy, a yearly award to the winner on the last race in honor of one of the original founding members of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club in 1965.
Taking his 2nd win of the season Cresswell thanked his Dad for all his hard work preparing the car every week. “The efforts of my Dad are like the other father/son teams in this Club, always doing anything they can to provide us with a safe competitive car. I want to thank the Club Officials for all they do for us on and off the track to ensure our safety…thank you,” said Cresswell.
Steve Murdock took the green from his pole position for the start of the race with Mackereth on the outside. Mackereth took the lead followed by Cresswell and Darren McLennan as Murdock began to fade. Cresswell took over the point followed by Mackereth, McLennan and DeMan was now in fourth place. Darren Dryden rounded out the top five. One lap later Mackereth spun in turn 4 bringing out the first caution. At the restart Cresswell shot out to the lead with McLennan in hot pursuit. DeMan battled with team car Dryden and Rob Neely was in the top five. Cresswell’s lead began to open up over McLennan with DeMan right on his tail. Dryden, in his rookie year with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets was having his best run of the season. Neely continued his strong run in 5th place. At the half way point the field remained in position with Cresswell extending his lead over McLennan. DeMan was making up ground to catch McLennan. The caution came out as Murdock spun in turn 2 allowing the field to regroup for the restart. Cresswell again wasted no time taking the lead with McLennan, DeMan, Dryden and Neely remaining in place. Rookie James Marche was now knocking on the door of Neely having come through the field from his 10th place starting spot. Marche has continued to improve race after race this season and will be a tough competitor in 2016.
As the final laps quickly ran off Cresswell had a strong lead and began to lap the field. McLennan held off DeMan and Dryden as Neely ran side by side with Marche. Checkered flags waved for Cresswell with McLennan, DeMan, Dryden and Neely in the top five. Heats were won by Mackereth and Dryden and the ‘B’ Main was won by Brandon Zavarella.
Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway on September 26th is…1. TODD CRESSWELL, 2. Darren McLennan, 3. Mack DeMan, 4. Darren Dryden, 5. Rob Neely, 6. James Marche, 7. Adrian Stahle, 8. Corey Moesker, 9. Ryan Fraser, 10. Brandon Zavarella, 11. Craig Pitchell, 12. Steve Murdock, 13. Chris Bauman, 14. Brian Pescetti, 15. Andy Mackereth, 16. Barry Dunn.
The Final Top Ten in Driver Points for the 2015 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are…1. MACK DEMAN…2189, 2. Darren McLennan…2031, 3. Ryan Fraser…2015, 4. Rob Neely…2010, 5. Brandon Zavarella…1884, 6. Adrian Stahle…1749, 7. Barry Dunn…1734, 8. Tyler Turnbull…1659, 9. James Marche (Rookie of The Year)…1656, 10. Todd Cresswell…1648.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets now turn their attention to celebrating at their 50th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21st at the Best Western Cairn Croft in Niagara Falls, ON.
By Cindy Lorenz
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Klutt Earns Jostens Rookie Of The Year Award  Top First-Year Driver In The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Klutt Earns Jostens Rookie Of The Year Award Top First-Year Driver In The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2015) – Gary Klutt is no stranger to cameras and bright lights, and that will serve him well when he ascends to the awards stage to accept Jostens Rookie of the Year honors for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.

In one of many ventures he’s currently involved with, the 23-year-old Klutt serves as a co-host on the reality television show “Legendary Motorcar,” which features the family business by the same name that restores and sells classic and high-performance cars. The show is in its third season, and airs on Velocity in the United States and everywhere else on Discovery World.

With another television show in development in addition to his dabbling in real estate and working at Legendary Motorcar Company, Klutt somehow found time to race stock cars. The Monday-to-Friday certainly didn’t distract from success on Saturday and Sunday.

Klutt turned in seven top 10s in 11 events in his first full-time season of Canadian Tire Series action to capture the hotly-contested Jostens Rookie of the Year Award by a mere two points over Marc-Antoine Camirand.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Peter, who competed part-time in the Canadian Tire Series since 2007, the Halton Hills, Ontario, driver got his start in the series with a lone appearance in 2010. He didn’t make his second start until 2013, however, and followed with just four more in 2014.

With sponsorship backing finally in place, Klutt decided to attempt to compete full-time in 2015 with the Jostens Rookie of the Year Award the stated goal.

“It was our intention to do it and after winning the first race we were kind of hooked,” Klutt said. “It was kind of like ‘OK, now we really do have to run the full season’.”

Klutt shot out of the gate by winning from the pole in the season-opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He finished in the top 10 in the first five races and ranked third in the championship standings at the midway point. The second half was more challenging.

“The biggest learning experience for me was to realize how important your car is on the ovals,” Klutt said. “If you’ve got an ill-handling car on a road course you can finesse your way through it and salvage a pretty decent finish. On an oval you can go backwards in a hurry if your car is not working well.”

Klutt did earn a pole at Sunset Speedway in just his third oval start, and finished in the top 10 in five of seven circle track events.

“I’m definitely still more comfortable on the road courses, but we learned a bunch on the ovals this year,” Klutt said. “We’re looking to bring that knowledge to next year. We had a quick car at a bunch of specific points throughout the season, but working on a long-run package will be what we want to bring into the 2016 season.”

At the same time Klutt experienced challenges, Camirand caught fire. With four top fives in a five-race span, Camirand edged ahead of Klutt in the rookie standings entering the season’s penultimate event at CTMP, but Klutt was able to re-emerge with the lead with only the finale at Kawartha Speedway between him and a goal achieved.

“We were leading by five heading into Kawartha, but there were a lot of rookies there – quick rookies – so we knew we needed to have a good finish,” Klutt said. “The car wasn’t working real good at the end so we had to get up on the wheel and salvage a good finish to get the Rookie of the Year.”

In the end Klutt edged Camirand 90-88 in the Jostens Rookie of the Year standings and 383-382 in overall championship points as they finished sixth and seventh, respectively. Rookie points are earned on a 10-to-1 system with the highest-finishing first-year driver in a race scoring 10, the second nine, and so on down to one point for the lowest finishers.

“It was our No. 1 goal throughout the season,” Klutt said. “It was an honor to win it amongst so many other good rookies and racing against world class drivers.”

In addition to an expanded television portfolio, Klutt also hopes to broaden his racing horizons in 2016. He’ll return full-time to the Canadian Tire Series, but also wants to explore opportunities to compete in NASCAR national series road course events.

Between then and now, he’ll have to settle for collecting the hardware earned. Klutt will receive the Jostens Rookie of the Year Award on Dec. 12 as part of the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The season finale Pinty’s 250 from Kawartha Speedway will debut on TSN in Canada on Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. ET while the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Year In Review show will air on the same network on Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. ET.


Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

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Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets ‘Rained Out’ At Flamboro Speedway

Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets ‘Rained Out’ At Flamboro Speedway

by Cindy Lorenz
photo by Ralph Webbe…Sunset Speedway May 2015
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets were rained out at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday night. Heavy rains entered the area early in the afternoon and the program was cancelled. With one race remaining in the 2015 schedule, the Championship will be decided next Saturday night at Sunset Speedway at the ‘Fall Velocity Show’.
Mack DeMan has a strong lead of 126 points over Ryan Fraser and is in line to win his 3rd consecutive Championship in the Andy Mackereth TQ #40. Third and fourth place will be exciting to watch as Darren McLennan leads Rob Neely by 2 points. Brandon Zavarella, Tyler Turnbull, Barry Dunn, Adrian Stahle, Rookie James Marche and Todd Cresswell are the rest of top ten drivers.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will be completing their 50th Anniversary year and will be celebrating this milestone at their Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21st at the Best Western Cairn Croft in Niagara Falls, Ont.
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OMRS Heads to Flamboro Speedway for Frostfest to Close the 2015 Season

OMRS Heads to Flamboro Speedway for Frostfest to Close the 2015 Season

A successful 2015 season for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is about to see the checkered flag. Drivers and teams will head for Flamboro Speedway, near Hamilton for a pair of events – Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd – that will determine this year’s tour champion.

With 8 of the season’s events in the record book, Donny Beatty has a slim 2 point advantage over Nick Lees in the fight for the title. Ironically, neither driver has yet to score a main event. Consistency has been the key throughout the schedule and Richard Warnes – who along with Bill Pickford and Randy Hollingsworth make up the OMRS group of officials – says there has been a level playing field since the first green flag.

“All along, our mandate has been to create a competitive and affordable racing series,” said Warnes. “If you look at the top 5 positions in the standings, the biggest gap anywhere is between 4th and 5th place. And even there, the difference is only 17 points. The top 5 spots in the overall running order are just 59 markers apart. With a pair feature events on the agenda at Flamboro, it could really change the final running order.”

After a stretch of disappointing runs to start the year, Alex Lees has won the last 2 events on the schedule. The victories – Saturday, August 29th at Peterborough and Saturday, September 5th at Flamboro – weren’t enough to put the Cameron, Ontario racer into championship contention, but he now sits 8th in the standings, less than 100 markers out of the top spot.

Series officials have announced that this year’s awards celebration will once again be held Saturday, November 14th at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Oshawa.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series point standings (09/19/15)

Donny Beatty                         605

Nick Lees                               603

Strawn/B. Stevenson           593

Ryan Dick                              583

Randy Hollingsworth          566

Babin/C. Mulders                562

Willow Barberstock             535

Alex Lees                               518

Rob Warnes                          509

Jamie Wagar                        497

Chris Burrows                      396

John Baker Jr.                     380

Rick Warnes                         281

Josh Gruntz                          230

Gary Tryon                            210


2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd:               Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd:                        Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #2, Dwight Brown

Saturday, June 13th:                      Peterborough Speedway

2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’

Saturday, June 27th:                      Flamboro Speedway

Cancelled, rain

Sunday, June 28th:                        rain date

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, July 4th:                          Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 11th:                        Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, July 25th:                        Peterborough Speedway – special race

Cancelled, rain

Saturday, August 15th:          Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 22nd:                   Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #95, Robert Warnes

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

Feature event winner: #07, Alex Lees

Saturday, September 5th:    Flamboro Speedway

Feature event winner: #07, Alex Lees

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 or Ontario Modifieds Racing Series powered by TORQUE BUILDERS Inc. The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

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

Even though he has yet to make it to victory lane, Donny Beatty (#40) leads the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series point standings heading into the year’s final events – October 2nd and 3rd – at Flamboro Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media,


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Steckly Won’t Be Denied Historic Title  Claims Fourth Crown After Hathaway Wins Canadian Tire Finale

Steckly Won’t Be Denied Historic Title Claims Fourth Crown After Hathaway Wins Canadian Tire Finale

FRASERVILLE, Ont. (Sept. 19, 2015) – Jason Hathaway did everything he could to bring the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship home for the first time. In the end, he couldn’t keep Scott Steckly from making history.

Hathaway led a race-high 203 laps Saturday night in winning the season-ending Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway.

Steckly’s No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge followed him across the line in second and that was enough to give him his fourth NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship. The 43-year-old from Milverton, Ontario, won the title in 2008, 2011 and 2013. He became the 33rd person in the history of NASCAR to win four or more touring or national series championships.

Steckly entered the finale with a nine-point lead over Hathaway and Andrew Ranger, and needed to just finish in the top five to bring home the title. He earned the pole with a track-record lap in qualifying. Hathaway qualified fourth but dominated the event en route to his third win of the season, while Steckly was content to bring it home in the runner-up spot and ensure he would recapture the crown.

The final championship margin ended up 446 for Steckly to 442 for Hathaway.

D.J. Kennington finished third, followed by 2014 champion L.P. Dumoulin and rookie Marc-Antoine Camirand.

Teenager Cayden Lapcevich, Alex Tagliani, Joey McColm, J.F. Dumoulin and Ranger rounded out the top 10.

The Pinty’s 250 will air on TSN on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m., and on RDS2 on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Steckly and the rest of the top NASCAR Canadian Tire Series drivers will be honored at the NASCAR Touring Night of Champions Awards at the Charlotte Convention Center/NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, Dec. 12.


Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Pinty’s 250 Results


At Kawartha Speedway

Fraserville, Ont.

Lap length: 0.375 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (4) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 250 laps, 53.267 mph.
  2. (1) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 250.
  3. (8) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 250.
  4. (5) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 250.
  5. (20) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 250.
  6. (2) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 250.
  7. (9) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 250.
  8. (7) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 250.
  9. (17) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 250.
  10. (10) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 250.
  11. (3) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Dodge, 250.
  12. (14) Josh Collins, Placentia, N.F., Ford, 250.
  13. (6) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 249.
  14. (15) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 248.
  15. (19) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 247.
  16. (21) Adam Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 246.
  17. (22) Brandon White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 246.
  18. (12) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 230, fuel pump.
  19. (13) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 228.
  20. (11) Dwayne Baker, Barrie, Ont., Dodge, 169, suspension.
  21. (16) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 162, radiator.
  22. (18) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 143, drive line.


Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 45 minutes 36 seconds

Margin of Victory: .368 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: S.Steckly (76.418 mph, 17.666 seconds)

Caution Flags: 6 for 55 laps.

Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-47; J. Hathaway 48-250.

Standings: 1. S. Steckly, 446; 2. J. Hathaway, 442; 3. A. Ranger, 428; 4. L. Dumoulin, 420; 5. D. Kennington, 400; 6. G. Klutt, 383; 7. M. Camirand, 382; 8. J. Dumoulin, 381; 9. A. Tagliani, 356; 10. J. McColm, 348.

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Graham Wins First Race – Didero Captures Championship

Graham Wins First Race – Didero Captures Championship

(Mount Forest, ON) – On Saturday night the 2015 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series wrapped up their championship season at Canada’s Fastest 1/4-mile, Full Throttle Motor Speedway, live on Race Time Radio. Entering the Lucas Oil 100, the championship had essentially come down to two legitimate contenders, ‘Mr. Highside’ Brennan Didero (#24) of Ancaster, who held a seven-point advantage over Josh Wood (#66) of London. The Rookie-of-the-Year battle was also tight, with Alvin ‘The Bandit’ McNichol (#77) of Exeter, chasing 17-year old Brandt Graham (#14) of Clairington, by 10 markers.

The night started with qualifying for the feature race and Doug Cathcart (#48) of Ottawa, kicked things off with a lap of 13.513 seconds, as the quick time led to anticipation that the track record of 13.217, set by Wood in July, could fall during the session. The next driver to turn a fast lap was Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener, stopped the clock at 13.342 seconds. Tim ‘The Intimidator’ Tolton (#3) of Guelph was up next and went a little quicker at 13.282 seconds to move to P1.
That time would hold up through the next handful of drivers, until Wood hit the track and ripped off a lap in 13.132 seconds to trim almost a tenth of a second off the benchmark. Didero was up next and posted a 13.307 second lap, while Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener was also able to park his car inside the ‘Lucas Oil Fast Five’, at 13.356 seconds. Tolton was second, with Didero third, and Chad and Shawn McGlynn slotted in fourth and fifth.

The ‘Lucas Oil Fast Five’ drivers were paired with five youngsters on the front stretch before the green flag dropped, and after drawing for starting positions Chad McGlynn was on the pole, with Didero alongside him, Tolton and Shawn McGlynn were in row two, with Wood and sixth-place qualifier Graham in row three.

Didero took the lead on the opening green, but a couple of early yellows would slow the field before Shawn McGlynn took his turn up front on a lap four restart. The lead would be short lived as a lap six restart saw the point leader, Didero, scoot back to the head of the pack, with Wood in third, and Mike ‘Hollywaz’ Hryniuk (#15) of Windsor, and McNichol rounding out the top-five.

The early portion of the race was slowed by a number of yellows, and on a restart following the seventh caution flag on lap 25, Shawn McGlynn was able to get past Didero and take the lead again on what would be the longest run of the night. The field started putting down laps, with Didero running second, but he couldn’t stay with McGlynn and started to lose ground as Wood pressured him. Hryniuk had ignition problems, knocking him out, while Graham climbed to fourth spot, and seemed to be in a car that was looking stronger as the race was moving along.

McGlynn would make an error out front as he spun, and would be forced to go to the back of the pack, giving the lead back to Didero, while just after lap 75 Wood was spun in heavy traffic after a restart, hampering his championship hopes, and putting him at the back of the pack. On the final green flag run of the night, Graham started alongside Didero, with the 17-year old freshman searching for his first career win. Didero got the jump on the rookie, but as the laps waned Graham went on the assault. With just under 10 to go he made one attempt off turn four, but couldn’t find enough traction and tucked back in line. A few laps later he tried it again, and this time his Dodge stuck. He powered by Didero and took the lead on lap 95, holding on for his first career victory, and locking up the Rookie-of-the-Year title.

Graham spoke about picking up not just his first Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup win, but the first stock car win of his young career, “We were good tonight right off the trailer, and the last few races out car has really come in before the halfway mark. Tonight about lap 25 I knew we were where we needed to be to have a shot at it, and I started picking them off. We stayed out of the stuff that caused all the yellows, and with 20 to go I was working the #66 [Wood] to see where I could get him, and then on the restart he was taken out, and it put us on the outside of Didero for the restart. I got in behind him, and then tried him once, but I got a little loose. When I was under him the next time I just gave it, and did all I could to get past him. It has sort of sunk in, but not totally. At the start of the year our goal was just to finish all the races, and try to win the Rookie-of-the-Year. This is just icing on the cake.”

McNichol was one of the first drivers over to congratulate Graham, and Brandt added, “It was great to race against Alvin for the Rookie-of-the-Year title. We were together quite a bit on the track, and it was a blast to compete with him. We learned so much this year running in the series, with all the veterans like the McGlynns, and Josh Wood. As well as racing with Brennan for the win. It was an awesome way to end our season.”

With the runner-up finish, Didero was able to capture his first career championship, during a season in which he won three races in a row during the middle of the campaign, and finished with a 13 point lead in the title chase. ‘Mr. Highside’, spoke about his 2015 season, “I’ve never won a championship before, and have never won a race before this season. I’ve been at it six years now, and this year was a highlight all season. I won my first race, and my first championship. We also qualified real well almost every night, and won three races in a row – just one season-long highlight. I’m also so proud we won the championship for my dad as well. He has been in this racing deal for 45 years now, and has never won a championship. This is pretty cool. We were trying to do everything we could to win tonight too, but the #14 [Graham] got me clean at the end. Our car started to go away at the end. I think it might have been all the heat cycles on the tires, but at the end of the day I had to think about the big picture, and I knew where I had to finish compared to Josh. It was awesome to race against Josh right to the end for the championship. It was unfortunate that he got wrecked, or it might have come down to him and I for the win, and the championship at the same time.”

Two-time defending champion Shawn McGlynn spoke about his bronze medal performance in both the Lucas Oil 100, as well as the title race, “We had to come from the back tonight, and it made it interesting. I was doing everything I could go not hit Josh, but he was in the outside lane all the way down the backstretch, and the next thing I know he broke early and dove in front of me. I was on the brakes, but just couldn’t get stopped in time. We’re still happy with third tonight and on the season. I was racing in the Ontario Late Model Series as well, and we didn’t spend as much time this year as we did before on this car. We didn’t test at all this year, but it wasn’t just that, between Didero, Woods, McNichol, Graham, Connelly, and even my brother Chad, everyone really stepped their game up this year. We haven’t had as many competitive cars as we had in 2015 in years. We don’t have more cars, but we have better cars. We had two DNF’s, and that killed us. One while I was driving and one where Ken Grubb was filling in for me. We still had a win, two seconds, and a couple of thirds in the other five races, we just needed to finish those two races.”

Chad McGlynn finished fourth, while Wood was able to fight back for a fifth-place finish.

Final Results – 1. Graham, 2. Didero, 3. Shawn McGlynn, 4. Chad McGlynn, 5. Wood.

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup – Final Championship Points Standings (after 7 of 7 events) – 1. Didero (686 points), 2. Wood (673), 3. Shawn McGlynn (657), 4. Graham (647), 5. Chad McGlynn (632).

Fast Time #66 Josh Wood – 13.132 (new record)
Black Magic Signs & Vinyl Graphics draw winner – #24 Brennan Didero
London Drive Systems voucher winner – #8 Adam Martin
Trailers By Jim Bray voucher winner – #43 Bob Merrifield
Performance Fiberglass voucher winners – #48 Doug Cathcart& #15 Mike Hrynuik

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Full Throttle Motor Speedway, or Race Time Radio, please visit,, or, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at

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NASCAR To Celebrate Weekly & Touring Champions In Charlotte

NASCAR To Celebrate Weekly & Touring Champions In Charlotte

Convention Center, NASCAR Hall of Fame To Host Two Nights Of Awards

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2015) – NASCAR champions from across North America and from Europe will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, in December to be honored for their accomplishments in the 2015 season.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards, which recognizes the top short-track drivers in the United States and Canada, will be on Friday, Dec. 11. The NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards will be Saturday, Dec. 12.

Both awards events will be held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center. It is the sixth year that the venues will host the celebration of the top drivers in NASCAR’s weekly and touring series.

In addition, the annual NASCAR Champions Karting Event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 10 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The event, which is open to fans, will feature the seven NASCAR touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards is the pinnacle of the weekly racing season. In addition to honoring the 2015 Division I national champion, the night will celebrate the achievements of the track champions from the 57 tracks, U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions, national champions from Div. II through V, and top rookies.

The honorees in the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards will include the champions from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, NASCAR Mexico Series and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

Both the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards will be streamed live on and in English, French and Spanish.

NASCAR previously announced the date for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards (Dec. 4 at Wynn Las Vegas) and the NASCAR XFINITY Series/NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards (Nov. 23 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida).


Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 547-2469

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McLean Claims Memorial Win, Jody Bound Celebrates First Midget Feature

McLean Claims Memorial Win, Jody Bound Celebrates First Midget Feature

With the arrival of September means only one thing, playoff season starts at the short tracks of Ontario. Full Throttle Speedway was the first to host 3 big days of racing featuring the HOOSIER Mods, and the Midas Midgets on Saturday.

HOOSIER Mods: The Rick Woolner Memorial is always an event circled on every Mod drivers calendar to start the season. This year with the new format , with the overall winner being the driver with the best combined finish the event and June and this event, fans would not know till the checker flag waved who would be celebrating in 2015.

The evening would start off with time trials to set the heat race line ups for the night. Gary McLean showed his home track experience by laying down a lap of 12.343sec earning him the top spot of the night. Cory Horner and Gary Elliott would round out the top three in time trials.

The four 10 lap heat races would determine the starting order for the 50 lap feature event. Gary McLean thrilled his home town fans by taking the win in heat race 1 and 3 making him the top qualifier and the lucky man to draw for the invert. Two rookies would take the other heat race wins with #12 David Balych and #79h Cory Horner picking up the wins.

One of the hottest driver on the tour #79 John Harper and home town favorite #47 Brian McLean would lead the field down to the green. The #79 of Harper would lead the first 17 laps as the #8 of McLean was quickly working his way towards the front. McLean would take over the lead and all eyes shifted to the #39 of Shane Stickle who would have to record a third place or better finish in order to claim his first ever Memorial Title. As the laps clicked off the #39 was right where he needed to be in third but has the race wore on the handle slipped away and eventually finished in 8th place. Cory Horner had terrible luck in the June event but rebounded with a second place finish. Former Memorial winner Brian McLean would bring his #47 mod home in third place to round out the podium.

When the calculations where completed Gary McLean was declared the overall winner. Gary Elliott put together two great finishes and earned second overall with Shane Stickle rounding out the podium. In what has become a tradition the top three were awarded the Memorial Stars

This race is sponsored by many great lap sponsors and specialty awards all going to the drivers, and on behalf of the driver, The Woolner Family and OSCAAR a huge thank you to each and every one of that make this event so special for the drivers.

Feature Finish: 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #79h Cory Horner, 3rd #47 Brian McLean, 4th #99 AJ Emms, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #14 Davey Terry, 7th #21 Chris Milwain, 8th #39 Shane Stickle, 9th #96k Monty Kelly, 10th #63 John Baker JR,11TH #20 Mike Hearty, 12th #09 Dan Price, 13th #79 John Harper, 14th #19 Dean Scott, 15th #18 Dave Lewis, 16th David Balych

Top 5 Championship Points: 1st #8 Gary McLean 631 pts 2nd #36 Gary Elliott – #79h Cory Horner 552 pts, 3rd #63 John Baker JR – #47 Brian McLean

















Midas of Orangeville Midgets: The inaugural season of the OSCAAR Midgets is quickly winding down after a very ambitious schedule traveling throughout Ontario. Each and every event has given the race fans the edge of the seat excitement and this week would be no different. Twenty five of the best signed in to do battle at the high banks. With six qualifying heats set to go to determine the 30 lap main event later in the evening. The first winner of the night would be current point leader #5 Jody Bound with heat #2 seeing the #48 of Brian Woodland taking the checker flag. Brian would also score the win in heat #4 making him the top qualifier on the night. The Fastest Lady in racing Jessica James would park her #2 midget in victory lane in heat #3. The past couple of weeks this team has come alive with the #53 of Dave Bradley taking the win in heat #5. Richard Woodland would take the win in heat race #6 in his #84 midget.

Thirty laps of exciting Midget action was set to take place and would be lead to the green flag by the #18 of Paul Draganoc and the #42 of Brain McDonald, two drivers in the top five in championship points who are still searching for their first feature win of the season. All eyes would be on the #5 of Bound and #84 of Woodland as they moved towards the front of the field. These two drivers are battling for the championship and know that every point will count. During the race the #2 of Jessica James was involved in an accident and was taken to the local hospital to be checked out. In speaking to Jessica this morning she is on the road to recovery but DR’s orders have sidelined her from competition for the balance of the 2015 season. Her focus now is on her nephews midget #1 and drive Nigel Buttivant as he prepares for his rookie season in 2016. The #84 of Brian Woodland would go on to lead the most laps earning that valuable bonus point but would give up the lead to #5 Jody Bound who would go on to record his first feature win of 2015. Rounding out the top three was the #48 of Richard Woodland who is quietly sitting back in third spot in the championship hunt as the series takes a well deserved weekend off before Velocity Weekend.

Feature Finish: 1st #5 Jody Bound, 2nd #84 Brian Woodland, 3rd #48 Richard Woodland, 4th #53 Dave Bradley, 5th #62 Rob McCall, 6th #57 James Stanley, 7th #55 Cory Whittam, 8th #42 Brian McDonald, 9th #75 Shawn Stanley, 10th #24 Ryan Brown, 11th #51 Shawn Stones, 12th #98 Kevin Spiez, 13th #43 Randy Hiusser, 14th #26 Katherine Summers, 15th #49 David Campbell, 16th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 17th #18 Paul Draganoc, 18th #85 Rob Summers, 19th #2 Jessica James, 20th #1 Nigel Buttivant, 21st #69 Wally Wilson, 22nd #86 Raynor Vickers, 23rd #29 Owen Elliott, 24th #38 Alex Cuzzila dns, 25th #8 Larry Lawson dns

Top 5 Championship: 1st #5 Jody Bound 697 pts, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland 671 pts, 3rd #84 Richard Woodland 670 pts, 4th #18 Paul Draganoc 655 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 633 pts

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Kawartha

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Kawartha

  • 2015 Season Concludes With Pinty’s 250
  • Historic Championship On The Line 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2015) – Any one of four drivers can walk away from Kawartha Speedway Saturday knowing they have placed their name in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1’s record book.

Scott Steckly, Jason Hathaway, Andrew Ranger and L.P. Dumoulin are all in the running for the 2015 title with only the Pinty’s 250 left to decide who gets to take home the trophy, and each has an opportunity to create their own unique history.

For Steckly, of Milverton, Ontario, Saturday represents a chance to further his legacy. The points leader already has a series record three championships, and a fourth would double the second closest drivers on that list: Ranger and D.J. Kennington. A fourth championship would also place him in elite company in NASCAR’s regional touring division ranks, as he would become just the eighth driver – and second active competitor – to attain that many titles among the eight current divisions in competition. Steckly can guarantee a fourth title with a top-five finish on Saturday.

Hathaway and Ranger are tied for second entering Kawartha, just nine points behind Steckly in the second-closest margin entering the traditional season finale in series history. Steckly trailed D.J. Kennington by five prior to the 2013 Pinty’s 250, and won that race to take home the crown.

Saturday represents the best championship opportunity Hathaway has had during his career. The points leader following four mid-season events this year, the St. Thomas, Ontario, native’s best previous championship finish was third in 2013. Hathaway, Steckly and Kennington are the only drivers to compete in all 108 all-time series events, and Hathaway is the lone member of that select group without a title.

The opportunity ahead for Ranger is to tie Steckly for the most titles in Canadian Tire Series history. The Roxton Pond, Quebec, racer won the series’ inaugural season crown in 2007 and added a second two years later. In his sixth full-time season in the series, Ranger is positioned for what would be a fourth championship podium finish.

Dumoulin enters the week as the longshot contender. Still alive mathematically, at 23 points behind Steckly in a 24-car field, he faces tall odds. A championship performance would be historic for the Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, native as no driver in Canadian Tire Series history has been able to earn back-to-back crowns.

Tale of the Tape – 2015 Title Contenders

Driver Wins Poles Top Fives Top 10s Laps Led Prev. Titles
Steckly 3 3 6 9 1,042 2008, `11, `13
Hathaway 2 0 5 8 77
Ranger 1 2 6 9 158 2007, `09
Dumoulin 0 0 5 9 20 2014


RACE:  Pinty’s 250

PLACE:  Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ont.

DATE:  Saturday, Sept. 19

TIME:  5 p.m. ET

TELECAST:  TSN-Sat., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. / RDS2-Thu., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

TRACK LAYOUT:  .375-mile, banked asphalt oval

2014 POLESITTER / WINNER:  J.R. Fitzpatrick

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Practice 11-11:30 a.m., Final Practice 12-12:45 p.m., Qualifying 3:15 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 3:50 p.m.

TRACK CONTACT:  Dave Middleton, 705-939-6316,



NASCAR CONTACT:  Jason Cunningham, 704-201-6658,, 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 250 will be the 11th and final event on the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and the ninth all-time trip to Kawartha Speedway.

The Procedure:  The maximum starting field is 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 23 cars will have secured starting positions based on two lap time trials and the remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 250 laps (93.75 miles) with a five-minute midway break at or near Lap 125.

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

Pole Winners:  The eight previous Kawartha races have each produced seven different pole winners as J.R. Fitzpatrick is the only driver with more than one. Mark Dilley set the series’ track qualifying record on Sept. 23, 2007 at 17.704 seconds (76.254 mph).

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

Pinty’s 250 Race Notes:

Kawartha Closers:  This year’s Pinty’s 250 will keep the tradition alive. Each and every season of NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 competition since 2007 has concluded with the season finale at Kawartha Speedway. 

Jostens Rookie Competition:  The overall points championship will garner the most attention on Saturday, and rightfully so, but there’s also intense competition for the Jostens Rookie of the Year Award. Entering the Pinty’s 250 Gary Klutt has a five-point lead on Marc-Antoine Camirand for the honor. The rookie standings are determined on a point-per-position basis, from 10 points for the highest-finishing rookie, to nine, and so on. There are currently eight rookies registered for the Pinty’s 250, which does give Camirand a chance to catch and pass Klutt. 

Potential Rookie History:  Both Camirand and Klutt have an opportunity to become the highest-ranking Jostens Rookie of the Year in series history. Through the first eight years, the best overall championship finish the top rookie has recorded was eighth in 2012 by Martin Roy. Klutt enters Kawartha ranked sixth while Camirand sits eighth. 

Ontario Milestone:  The Pinty’s 250 will mark the 50th race in Canadian Tire Series history in the province of Ontario. Bowmanville’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park holds the series’ overall record for most events held with 12 followed by 10 at Barrie Speedway. This week will mark Kawartha’s ninth event.

Ontario Drivers Win 2015:  With a few exceptions here and there, the Canadian Tire Series lineup generally breaks down to Ontario and Quebec competitors. Hathaway’s win last time out at CTMP clinched Ontario drivers the title for most wins in 2015 versus their Quebec counterparts. Entering the finale, Ontario pilots have garnered six checkered flags to four for Quebec natives. Ontarians have won this unofficial competition in each of the series’ now nine years. 

CBRT Notes:  Canada’s Best Racing Team will bring three cars to Kawartha, each with an interesting tidbit: Kevin Poitras will pilot the No. 8 Ford in what will mark his first series oval start … Team manager and veteran driver Joey McColm is poised to finish in the top 10 in the final standings in back-to-back seasons in his No. 25 for the first time in his career … The series’ first Newfoundland driver, Josh Collins will be in the No. 87 for his second career start. 

Touring Awards:  Following the season finale at Kawartha Speedway, the next engagement on the calendar will be to celebrate all of the NASCAR regional touring series champions at the 2015 NASCAR Touring Awards. The annual postseason event will take place in the Crown Ballroom at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Dec. 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Trendell Shakes Monkey For First Win Of Season At Full Throttle

Trendell Shakes Monkey For First Win Of Season At Full Throttle

By Clayton Johns

VARNEY, Ont. (September 14, 2015) – Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) survived hard contact and outdueled Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) over the final two laps to claim his first Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified Series win of the season at Full Throttle Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 12.

Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) and Charbonneau brought the field to the green flag for the 25-lap main event. March jumped to a quick start and set a blistering pace early on. The night, however, ended early for March as the power plant exploded on his No.25 just four laps in the race.

Following a lengthy clean-up, Charbonneau and Brian Atkinson (No.92b Performance Plus Automotive) restarted on the front row with 21 laps remaining. Trendell quickly worked past Atkinson and set out to track down Charbonneau.

On lap 6, Trendell used a power move to the outside of Charbonneau entering turn one to take the lead down the rounded back stretch. In clean air, Trendell began to walk away from the rest of the field over the next 15 laps.

The advantage was erased on lap 21, however, as things got interesting. The caution flew for Rick Schurr (No.36 Challenger Valve) who spun in turn three. On the ensuing restart, contact between front row runners Trendell and Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Automotive & Diesel) resulted in the No.57 turned in front of the field. Atkinson slammed in to the right side of Trendell’s car, ending the night for the No.92 team.

The incident gave the lead back to Charbonneau, but Trendell darted past John Karley (No.19j Georgetown Printing) for the second-spot on the restart. The next lap, Trendell again went to the outside of Charbonneau. The two drivers battled wheel-to-wheel two laps before Trendell narrowly edged Charbonneau for his first win of the season.

In qualifying heat race action, Trendell claimed the first head after taking the lead from March on lap three. Keen used a last lap pass to steal a win from Charbonneau in heat two.

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified Series will conclude its 2015 season and determine the club champion next Saturday, September 19 at Flamboro Speedway. Complete event and ticket information is available at


Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – September 12, 2015 – Full Throttle Motor Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 9 Entries): 1. 57 Steve Trendell, 2. 2 Ben Charbonneau. 3. 18 Jason Keen, 4. 36r Rick Schurr, 5. 19j John Karley, 6. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 7. 33 Ian Burney, 8. 92b Brian Atkinson (DNF), 9. 25 Cassidy March (DNF).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1.57 Steve Trendell, 2. 25 Cassidy March, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 4. 33 Ian Burney, 5. 19j John Karley.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 18 Jason Keen, 2. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 3. 92b Brian Atkinson, 4. 36r Rick Schurr.

Mechanics’ Race: 1. 36 Gary Colling, 2. 88 Glenn Colling, 3. 50 Shaun Pascoe, 4. 57 Dave Trendell, 5. 6 Tim Fox, 6. 2 Ryan Eade, 7. 38 Aaron Hood, 8. 09 Joe Robertson, 9. 18 Randy Keen, 10. 92 Ian Gibson, 11. 25 Mike March.

Point Standings as of September 13, 2015 (Top-10 – Includes Drop Night): 1. 18 Jason Keen 729 points, 2. 57 Steve Trendell 724, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle 691, 5. 2 Ben Charbonneau 680, 5. 15 TJ Marshall/Steve Lyons 674; 6. 92 Brian/Joe Atkinson/Sean Gibson 672, 7. 25 Cassidy March 638, 8. 36 Rick Schurr/Steve March 533, 9. 38 Dustin Hood 509, 10. 00 Ron Easton/Jason Bowden 490.

Winners To Date (2015 Season): 4 – 15 TJ Marshall (August 15 – Flamboro Speedway, August 1 – Flamboro Speedway, July 24 – Delaware Speedway, July 11 – Flamboro Speedway); 2 – 18 Jason Keen (July 18 – Sunset Speedway, May 23 – Sunset Speedway); 1 – 57 Steve Trendell (September 12 – Full Throttle Motor Speedway); 1 – 15 Steve Lyons (August 22 – Sauble Speedway); 1 – 92 Brian Atkinson (July 4 – Sauble Speedway); 1 – 2 Ben Charbonneau (June 20 – Flamboro Speedway); 1 – 88 Jeremy Riopelle (May 16 – Flamboro Speedway).

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

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

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

Photo Credit: Derek Smith

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Adrian Stahle Takes 4th Win With Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets

Adrian Stahle Takes 4th Win With Lucas Oil CAN-AM Midgets

Adrian Stahle returned to the scene of his very first win in 2012 in his ‘Rookie Year’ with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets and on Saturday night took home the Winners Trophy for the fourth time this season. Full Throttle Speedway was the place and Stahle felt right at home from the first practice lap. This tricky 1/4 mile very high banked speedway takes some getting use to, but Stahle was up to the task. After taking the checkered flag in this 25 lap feature race Stahle said, “First thing I need to do is thank my Dad for all his help, Paul Husby and Brandon Hauck for everything they do to get me this win, and my sponsors, Can-Am Fabrication, Bell Cartage, LARCA Custom Machining and of course series sponsor Lucas Oil. I want to give a special ‘shout out’ to something close to my heart, organizations that are helping to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, thank you for continuing your fight to end this disease.”

Stahle lined up in the pole position for the start of the race with Ryan Fraser alongside as they went to green. Fraser took the lead with Stahle running on the outside not giving up an inch. One more lap and Stahle went to the point followed by Fraser, Darren McLennan, Barry Dunn and Rob Neely. Running laps in the low 12 second range, Stahle began to stretch his lead over the remainder of the field. Fraser and McLennan were running strong in second and third as Dunn and Neely battled for fourth place. Five laps in McLennan grabbed second place from Fraser as Dunn and Neely continued their fight for  position. The field remained in position lap after lap as these evenly matched cars ran strong as Stahle held command. With no cautions, the 25 lap feature event went quickly and the cars crossed the finish line in less than 6 minutes. The top three cars (Stahle, McLennan and Fraser) stopped at the start/finish line for their interviews with Stahle having the biggest grin.

Heats were won by Neely and McLennan. In the ‘hot laps’ before the feature race began, a scary wreck occurred as Tyler Turnbull had his throttle become stuck wide open and he went up the high banking in turn one and into the fence. He was not injured, a testament to the strong way these cars are built.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets return to Flamboro Speedway next Saturday, September 19th, for their next to final race. The final race for the Championship will be at the “Fall Velocity Show’ at Sunset Speedway on September 26th.

Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Full Throttle Speedway on September 12th was…1. ADRIAN STAHLE, 2. Darren McLennan, 3. Ryan Fraser, 4. Barry Dunn, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Mack DeMan, 7. Darren Dryden, 8. Brandon Zavarella, 9. James Marche (R), 10.Steve Murdock (R). DNS…Craig Pitchell and Tyler Turnbull.

Top Ten in Drivers Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of September 12th are…1. MACK DEMAN…2013, 2. Ryan Fraser…1905, 3. Darren McLennan…1864, 4. Rob Neely…1862, 5. Brandon Zavarella…1769, 6. Tyler Turnbull…1659, 7. Barry Dunn…1643, 8. Adrian Stahle…1616, 9. James Marche (R)…1521, 10. Todd Cresswell…1473.


For more information on the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets contact Cindy Lorenz at

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Round 2 of Woolner Memorial at Full Throttle Speedway

Round 2 of Woolner Memorial at Full Throttle Speedway

The HOOSIER Mods and Midas Midgets enjoyed a much deserved Labour Day weekend off, but it is time to get back to business this weekend at Full Throttle Speedway.

HOOSIER Mods: The annual Rick Woolner memorial is the event that every Mod driver looks to add to their racing resume. With the event returning in 2015 to the home of the Memorial everyone wanted to do something special. This years’ event was divided into two separate events to determine the over all winner of the Woolner Memorial this year. Way back in June sixteen Hoosier Mod teams signed in to battle at the high banks of Full Throttle. When the checker waved at the end of the 50 lap feature event it was the #39 of Shane Stickle picking up his first feature win in OSCAAR competition and giving him the advantage heading into round #2. Gary Elliott started last in the feature event, but used his patience to earn him a second place finish in the feature event. Defending memorial winner, the three time and defending OSCAAR Mod Champion and Full Throttle legend, Gary McLean suffered through a rough night at his home track but still brought home a 3rd place finish. Chad Strawn was making his first ever start at Full Throttle and came home fourth with rookie driver #99 AJ Emms recording his top finish of the year of 5th place.

So fans will need to remember at the conclusion of the 50 lap feature event the drivers will take their finish from the June event add it to their finish this weekend and divide it by 2. The driver with the lowest average will be the 2015 Rick Woolner Memorial winner. If by chance there is a tie for the top spot, the tie will be broken by the driver that had the best finishing position from the June event.

Fans will not have to worry about doing the math as the OSCAAR officials will be right on top of the situation all night long. Mod fans will just have to sit back and enjoy the best in open wheel competition.

While everyone will be focused on the Memorial winner this event is still a full points night for the 2015 Championship. Currently defending champion Gary McLean has strong hold on the lead but the battle for second through fifth is anyone’s game right now.

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

Round 1 Woolner Memorial Feature finish: 1st #39 Shane Stickle, 2nd #36 Gary Elliott, 3rd #8 Gary McLean, 4th #77 Chad Strawn 5th #99 AJ Emms, 6th #09 Dan Price, 7th #88 Ryan Dick, 8th #88r Tommy Robb, 9th #20 Mike Hearty, 10th #63 John Baker JR, 11TH #13eh Mark Saul, 12th #14 Davey Terry, 13th #12 David Balych, 14th #79h Cory Horner, 15th #47 Brian McLean, 16th #19 Dean Scott

Midas of Orangeville Midgets: The midgets will be making their second appearance at Full Throttle Speedway as part of the Memorial event. It was back in June that the #2 of Jesse James laid down the law, made OSCAAR history by becoming the first female to win a feature event. The season for the #2 since has been good and bad, but coming off a photo finish for second at Flamboro, fans can expect to see the #2 of James looking to make it a clean sweep in 2015 at Full Throttle. Jesse can expect about 25 of her closest racing friends to be there to ensure if she does win she going to have to earn it. Current points leader #5 Jody Bound battled side by side with the #2 at Flamboro taking the second spot by inches. Look for the#5 to be part of the battle this weekend. The Woodland brothers have each taken a turn atop the points lead and both have tasted victory in 2015. Both would love to be celebrating in victory lane after the 30 lap feature event. The #18 of Paul Draganoc has been one of the fastest cars week in week out, but still searching for the elusive feature win, perhaps it might just come at Full Throttle. Brain McDonald and his #42 machine has been a fixture in the top 5 in points all season long and consistency might just reward them with their first feature win of the 2015 season. Has the season as rolled along, the competition throughout the field is getting stronger and stronger, with a top ten on a given night is a great accomplishment. With over 24 cars expected to be in attendance, the first order of business will be the heat races and ensuring a strong enough finish as not to be in the dreaded B main. The Full Throttle Speedway high banks is perfect of the Midgets as fans can expect to see 2-3 wide and sometimes 4 wide racing all night long. With only three events remaining in 2015, every point counts and everyone will be gunning for that feature win.

Current top 5 in points: 1st #5 Jody Bound 623 pts, 2nd #48 Brian Woodland 601 pts, 3rd #18 Paul Draganoc 603 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 599 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 572 pts

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