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Weekend Wrap-up: Trevor Collver APC United Late Model Tour Events #3 & #4 Delaware Speedway & Flamboro Speedway Juy 3 2015

Weekend Wrap-up: Trevor Collver APC United Late Model Tour Events #3 & #4 Delaware Speedway & Flamboro Speedway Juy 3 2015

(Lucan ON) The APC United Late Model Tour made two stops in five days to a pair of speedways to mark the half way portion of the tour.  Series driver Trevor Collver participated in both events and was full of optimism for each event.

 Round 3 Delaware Speedway Sifton 100 June 26 2015

An astounding 40 cars were on hand at Delaware Speedway to qualify for the round 3 of the APC United Late Model Tour. Series officials increased the starting field from 28 cars to 32.  Only the top 22 would be locked in by speed. Trevor Collver clocked in 24th missing the cut by 1/100th of a second regulating him to race his way in the eaturel by way of the last chance qualifying race.  The 12 car field was led wire to wire by Collver who scored another qualifying race win.

 The feature race itself was a bit of a roller coaster.  Starting 27th, moving up was going to be a tall order with such a stout field.  The first 50 laps went caution free, and Collver had slowly worked his way to the top 15.  When the first caution fell, disaster stuck the 97 team. A power steering fluid leak had ignited a small fire and was shooting flames under car.  The team spent several minutes repairing leak while track clean up continued and were able to keep Collver on the lead lap.  After a lengthy red flag a few laps later. Collver was involved in a skirmish with Justin Demelo(82) and Shawn McGlynn(23)on the front straight.  Some cosmetic damage needed to be taken care of. Crew Chief Stephen Richmond led the team in repairs and again, got the car back out on the lead lap. 

When the checkers fell, Collver was scored 9th, but after video review days later, was awarded 10th place.  Collver. Was satisfied with the result, but knew the car had more. “When we removed the hood from the crash damage, I lost all the downforce and the car pushed so much in the final lap, we had a top 5 car” 

Delaware Sifton 100 Started 27th, Finished 10th 

Round 4 Flamboro Speedway – Canada Day 100 – July 1 2015

A quick five day turn around from Delaware Speedway to Flamboro Speedway had the team burning the midnight oil to repair the 97 Border Town Classics/Inventory Express 97.  Once at the Speedway, the team worked through limited practice time to dial the car in. 

 After Qualifying 16th, the Canada Day 100 was set to take the green.  A rash of caution flags at the start of the race would set the mood of the race and teams struggled to get into a rhythm.  Collver would creep up to the 12 spot by the 3rd caution on lap 12, and was challenging for 10th spot when contact was made with Shwan Mcwhirter(21) entering turn 3. Covers car did make front end contact with the outside wall and eventually spun.  Again the team was forced to make repairs to the front end and got the car back out as the field took the green flag. Collver would go a lap down temporarily and quickly got his lap back with a well timed caution flag and the free pass to regain lead lap status. 

Now on the tail end of the lead lap, Collver was in the company of teams that were struggling.  Unfortunately, Collver was swept up in another teams struggles as a chain reaction crash finally ended the day with considerable front end damage. It was a frustrating end to what was looking to be a terrific result.  “We had a a top 5 car today, we had it pretty good” Collver remarked post race.  

The team will have some time to rebuild the front end of the Border Town Classic/Inventory Express/Champion Spark Plug Chevy before the next event July 18 at the Peterborough Speedway.

 Flamboro Canada Day 100 Started 16th Finished 23rd 

Please support local racing and the partnerships that keep the teams competing. Gold Racing & Trevor Collver Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners Border Town Classics, Carter Trucking, Inventory Express Automotive Lubricants, Shellbourne Fuels, Champion Spark Plugs, Outback Tire shack, Mark Kennedy Trucking, D-K Equipment, Hodgins Custom Service, Wilds Printing & Graphics, G&L Automotive, Melrose Garage, Dave Collver Auto Care, Don Collver Automotive and Transmission , Collver Towing, Fix Auto Northwest, Customclothing4U.com, Nationwide Oil Spray & Hallmark Memorials.

 You can follow the team on Twitter @TCollver1.  Trevor Collver will pilot his #1 Super Stock Friday July 3 and in the Pro Late Model at the next APC tour event #5 at Peterborough Speedway.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: ICAR  Analyzing The Ecko Unlimited 100 At Circuit ICAR

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: ICAR Analyzing The Ecko Unlimited 100 At Circuit ICAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2015) – The 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 returns to the road with the fifth annual Ecko Unlimited 100 at Circuit ICAR on Sunday in Mirabel, Quebec. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

Ecko Unlimited 100 Setup:

  • Andrew Ranger has been victorious in each of the three previous seasons at Circuit ICAR, and was two laps away from winning the inaugural 2011 event before being involved in an accident.
  • Ranger has won 10 of the 18 road course events in series history contested in his native Quebec: three at ICAR, three at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, four at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
  • Although neither has a win at ICAR, L.P. Dumoulin and Scott Steckly have both posted a series-best average finish of 3.5 there through the first four races. 

At Circuit ICAR:

History

  • The International Center of Advanced Racing (ICAR) is located on the grounds of Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, which closed to passenger flights in 2004.
  • The racing facilities began operation in 2008 as a private club, and competition was opened to the public in 2009.
  • The complex includes facilities for auto and motorbike racing, drag racing and karting. 

Notebook

  • Robin Buck won the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 event at Circuit ICAR on June 5, 2011. Alex Tagliani was the series’ first ICAR pole winner.
  • Andrew Ranger has won the three subsequent races at ICAR in 2012-14. He led wire-to-wire in 2013.
  • Qualifying was rained out in 2012. Ranger’s pole-winning effort in 2013 established the track record.
  • Ranger has led 60-percent (75/124) of the total laps contested in the first three ICAR races.
  • Dodge has been the winning manufacturer for all four previous NCATS ICAR events. 

Circuit ICAR Data

Race #:  4 of 11

Track Layout:  2.113-mile, 14-turn road course

Race Length:  30 laps (63.37 miles/102 kilometers)

Telecast: TSN – July 11 at 1 p.m. ET; RDS – July 25 at 2 p.m. 

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Race Winner:  Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 69.596 mph, 54 mins. 39 secs.

2014 Pole Winner:  Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 79.274 mph, 95.956 secs.

Qualifying Record:  Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 79.289 mph, 95.938 seconds, July 7, 2013

 Active Category Leaders at Circuit ICAR:Wins

  1. Andrew Ranger … 3
  2. Robin Buck … 1

Poles

  1. Andrew Ranger …2
  2. Alex Tagliani … 1

Top Fives

  1. L.P. Dumoulin … 4
  2. Andrew Ranger … 3
  3. Scott Steckly … 3

Top 10s

  1. L.P. Dumoulin … 4
  2. Scott Steckly … 4
  3. Jeff Lapcevich … 3
  4. Andrew Ranger … 3

 Laps Led

  1. Andrew Ranger … 75
  2. Alex Tagliani … 24
  3. D.J. Kennington … 6

 Laps Completed

  1. L.P. Dumoulin … 124 (all)
  2. D.J. Kennington … 124
  3. Andrew Ranger … 124
  4. Scott Steckly … 124

Starts

  1. Nine drivers … 4 (all)

Select Driver Highlights:

Patrice Brisebois (No. 71 Jiffy Lube Quebec Dodge)

  • Has participated in 12 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 races since 2009.
  • Best career finish is 12th, recorded at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2009 and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres in 2013.
  • Has finishes of 17th (2011) and 21st (2014) in two previous appearances at Circuit ICAR. 

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

  • Has 11 top 10s in 22 career NCATS starts with a best finish of third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this May.
  • Twenty of his 22 appearances have come on road courses, where he’s posted an average finish of 13th.
  • Has an average finish of 13th and a best result of seventh (2012) across the four previous ICAR events. 

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 31 top 10s in 51 career starts.
  • Has three wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 23 career road course starts.
  • Has registered finishes of fourth, fourth, third and third in the four previous ICAR races. 

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

  • Has six wins and 62 top 10s in 101 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
  • All six of his wins have come on ovals, where he has posted 45 top 10s in 65 starts.
  • Has 16 top 10s, an average finish of 14th and a best result of second (Edmonton City Centre Airport, 2012) in 36 career road course starts.
  • In the four ICAR events he’s posted an average finish of 17th with a best showing of ninth (2014). 

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 (69) and top 10s (84), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 101 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
  • Has a streak of 64-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.
  • Has two wins, 24 top fives, 28 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in 36 career road course starts.
  • In the four ICAR events he’s recorded an average finish of 11th with a best result of fifth (2012). 

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

  • Has a win, two poles and six top 10s in nine career NCATS starts.
  • Has a win and a pole (CTMP, May 2015), four top 10s and an average finish of 10th in six career road races.
  • Finished eighth last year in his ICAR debut. 

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

  • Has two poles, three top fives and six top 10s in 11 career starts with a best finish of second, recorded twice.
  • In seven career road course starts he has three top 10s, an average finish of 15th and a best result of fourth.
  • Has finishes of sixth, 11th and fourth at ICAR the three previous seasons. 

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

  • Has three wins, four poles and 52 top 10s in 83 career starts.
  • Has competed in 35 of the 36 all-time road course events with two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10th. The only road race he missed was due to illness last year at ICAR.
  • Finished 19th, 21st and seventh in the first three NCATS events at ICAR. 

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)

  • The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series’ all-time wins lead (19) and ranks second in poles (15). Has 44 top fives and 62 top 10s in 75 career starts.
  • Has competed in 33 of the 36 all-time road course races and maintains series records for wins (15), poles (15), top fives (27), top 10s (30), races led (26), laps led (427), average start (3.8) and average finish (3.8).
  • Finished 21st in the inaugural ICAR event, and has won the subsequent three, including the last two from the pole. Has led 71 of the 91 laps contested during those three triumphs.
  • Currently holds the series’ record for consecutive wins at a track with three (ICAR, 2012-14; Trois-Rivieres, 2008-10). 

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

  • Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.
  • Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 61 top fives and 74 top 10s. 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 3,953 and is one of three drivers to start each of the 101 all-time events.
  • Has three poles, 20 top fives, 29 top 10s and an average finish of ninth in 36 road course starts. Has been a runner-up on the road on four occasions, including twice at ICAR.
  • Has finishes of second, third, second and seventh in the four ICAR events. 

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

  • Has two wins, five poles, eight top fives and 11 top 10s in 27 career NCATS starts.
  • Has a win (Edmonton, 2008), four poles, five top fives and an average finish of 16th in 14 road course starts.
  • Earned the inaugural ICAR pole and has finishes of eighth (2011) and fifth (2014) there. 

Other Driver Notes

  • Marc-Antoine Camirand’s best finish (third, CTMP, May 2015) and one pole (Trois-Rivieres, 2014) were both recorded on road courses.
  • Anthony Simone’s best career finish is second, recorded three times, all in road course events (CTMP, 2009; Trois-Rivieres, 2009; Edmonton, 2010).
  • Trevor Seibert’s personal best are third place finishes on road circuits (Trois-Rivieres, 2007; Edmonton, 2012).
  • Elie Arseneau’s best finish in 11 career starts is 12th, recorded in 2011 at ICAR, a facility owned by his family. 

Up To Speed:

  • The 2015 season is the ninth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
  • The 2015 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
  • Rookie Gary Klutt won the season-opening Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 from the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17.
  • Jason Hathaway reached Budweiser 300 Victory Lane for the second year in a row at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 13.
  • Alex Tagliani earned his first NCATS oval victory on June 20 when he won the inaugural Sunset Speedway event.
  • Following Circuit ICAR the series will make its annual Western Swing to Edmonton International Raceway (July 11) and Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (July 15). 

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: ICAR

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: ICAR

  • Series Returns To The Road With Ecko Unlimited 100
  • Ranger Rules At Quebec Road Circuits 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 2015) – Quebec’s native son has protected his home turf like no other.

Of the 18 previous NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 road course races held in the province, 10 have been won by Roxton Pond’s Andrew Ranger. That includes three of the four all-time contests at Circuit ICAR, site of this week’s Ecko Unlimited 100.

“I’m very happy to go back to ICAR,” Ranger said. “It’s a nice track and facility and it’s close to home so many family and friends are coming to watch me.

“It’s a track where I like to race. It’s very slippery, but it’s going to be fun.”

Ontario’s Robin Buck won the inaugural ICAR event in 2011, but the circuit has been under Ranger’s rule since. The polesitter in 2013 and 2014, Ranger has led 71 of the last 91 laps turned at the 2.113-mile Mirabel circuit en route to victory the last three years.

“Last year we found a really good setup, and I’ve won three of four races there, so I’m very comfortable with that track,” said Ranger.

The 2007 and 2009 series champion also has wins in four of eight races at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres and three of six at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in his native Quebec.

RACE:  Ecko Unlimited 100

PLACE:  Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Que.

DATE:  Sunday, July 5

TIME:  2:45 p.m. ET

TELECAST:  TSN – July 11 at 1 p.m. ET; RDS – July 25 at 2 p.m.

TRACK LAYOUT:  2.113-mile, 14-turn airport road course

2014 POLESITTER/WINNER:  Andrew Ranger

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Saturday – Practice 10:45-11:15 a.m., Final Practice 11:55 a.m.-12:25 p.m., Qualifying 3:25 p.m.; Sunday – Driver Autograph Session 1:05 p.m.

TRACK CONTACT:  Alex Martin, 514-955-4227, amartin@icarxp.com

TRACK TWITTER:  @icarxp

EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG:  #Ecko100

NASCAR CONTACT:  Jason Christley, 386-547-2469, jchristley@nascar.com, Twitter: @jay_christley

If photographs or graphics are needed for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, please contact Jason Cunningham at 704-201-6658 or jcunningham@nascar.com. 

Fast Facts:

The Race:  The Ecko Unlimited 100 is the fourth event of the 2014 season for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 and the second of four road course events on the schedule. This is the series’ fifth all-time visit to Circuit ICAR.

The Procedure:  The starting field is 30 cars, including provisionals. The first 25 cars will qualify through NASCAR Road Race (group) qualifying. The remaining five spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 30 laps covering 63.37 miles (102 kilometers).

The Track:  Circuit ICAR is located northwest of Montreal, Quebec, on the grounds of Montreal-Mirabel Airport, which has been closed to commercial flights since 2004. The complex has over three kilometers of road circuits with multiple configurations, a quarter-mile drag strip, skid pad, drift park, autocross track and a one-kilometer karting track designed by Jacques Villeneuve. 

The Pole Winners:  Alex Tagliani was the inaugural event’s pole winner in 2011. Andrew Ranger, who has earned the pole the last two years, set the track record in 2013 at 95.938 seconds (79.289 mph). 

The Race Winners:  The first ICAR event saw Robin Buck take the checkered flag and Ranger was victorious in the three subsequent races in Mirabel.

Ecko Unlimited 100 Notes:

Challenging Schedule Ahead:  Following a long offseason, and just three events since the season began in mid-May, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule will kick into high gear this week. Starting with the Ecko Unlimited 100, the Canadian Tire Series will contest three events in a span of 11 calendar days. Following Circuit ICAR, the annual western swing will take the series to Alberta on July 11 at Edmonton International Raceway and to Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon on July 15. The series will actually have five races in 29 days with a return to Quebec for Autodrome St. Eustache on July 27 and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 2. 

Second of Four Road Course Races:  ICAR will play host to the second of four road course events for the Canadian Tire Series in 2015. The season opened at Ontario’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17, and the series will return there on Aug. 30. The third of four road course races will be contested at Trois-Rivieres.

Tagliani Looks to Maintain Momentum:  Famed Quebec racer Alex Tagliani will look to pick up where he left off in the last Canadian Tire Series race at Sunset Speedway on June 20 where he lapped the field en route to his first series oval victory. Polesitter for the inaugural ICAR event in 2011, Tagliani has finishes of eighth and fifth in his two appearances at the airport course. His other Canadian Tire Series win was earned on a runway layout as well, in 2008 at Edmonton City Centre Airport. 

Hathaway, Steckly Still Seek Road Win:  As two of the three drivers that have participated in all 101 previous Canadian Tire Series events, Jason Hathaway and Scott Steckly have by default ran all 36 road course races. Unlike the third of that trio – D.J. Kennington – Hathaway and Steckly have yet to capture a road course checkered flag. Steckly, a 16-time oval track winner, has posted four road course runner-up finishes, including ICAR in 2013. Six-time oval victor Hathaway has a best career road course finish of second at Edmonton in 2012. 

Klutt’s Impressive Start:  In a veteran-laden series, Jostens Rookie of the Year contender Gary Klutt has posted an impressive start to the season. The run started with a victory in the opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and top-10 finishes at ovals Autodrome Chaudiere and Sunset have followed. Entering ICAR, where he finished eighth last year in his first appearance at the track, Klutt is only four points behind championship leader Hathaway.

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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series to Spend 3 of the Next 4 Saturday Nights at Peterborough Speedway

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series to Spend 3 of the Next 4 Saturday Nights at Peterborough Speedway

 

After a dreary, rainy weekend that saw nearly every motorsports event in the province fall victim to the wrath of Mother Nature, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is ready for a busy month of July that will see its drivers and teams spend 3 of 4 weekends at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.

With car counts averaging close to 20 at each event so far this season, OMRS is happy to see the continued growth in the popular open wheeled racing series. Bill Pickford – speaking on behalf of the tour’s group of officials that also includes Randy Hollingsworth and Richard Warnes – says this year’s events and the recent ‘Test a Modified’ day have created a positive vibe in the motorsports community.

“There is always room for improvement, but I think we’re moving in the right direction,” admitted Pickford. “We started 2015 with a handful of drivers competing for the rookie of the year honours and if the early buzz is any indication, that statistic could be even higher when we wave the first green flag next season. Creating an affordable – yet very competitive – racing series has proven itself to be popular with drivers, teams and the fan base.”

The trio of Peterborough Speedway events gets rolling Saturday, July 4th as part of the track’s annual Autism Awareness Night. A week later – Saturday, July 11th – will be the year’s second Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Night and after an off-week, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series joins the fun at the Mid-Summer Bash – presented by Country 105 – Saturday, July 25th at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. Pickford says the upcoming stretch is an exciting time for everyone associated with the OMRS brand.

“This is about as close as we’ll come to being a weekly series and our drivers are excited about getting these shows under their belts,” said Pickford. “Many of our drivers moved into the series after getting started at Peterborough, so it’ll be a homecoming of sorts. We’ve always enjoyed a positive working arrangement with J.P. Josiasse, Dave Sikma and the staff, so it promises to be a good experience for everyone and we’re all looking forward to it.”

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd:                Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd:                Peterborough Speedway

Race 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

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.

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

Multi-time Peterborough Speedway Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature winner John Baker Jr. is running selected events with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series during the 2015 season.

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

clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com

613.968.6410

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Kennedy Wins Sifton 100 at Delaware; Westwood Takes Checkers With Pro Challenge

Kennedy Wins Sifton 100 at Delaware; Westwood Takes Checkers With Pro Challenge

By Clayton Johns

KOMOKA, ON (June 26, 2015) – Jesse Kennedy used a lap 82 restart to pass Mark Watson and lead the final 18 laps on route to the victory in the first ever APC Late Model Tour race at Delaware Speedway.

Kennedy2Kennedy raced inside the top-five for the majority of the race and survived a handful of ugly wrecks before passing Watson to secure the victory.

“I was following that group for a little while and I knew where they were good and where they were struggling a little bit,” said Kennedy in victory lane. “I kind of had to pinch him down a bit so he couldn’t use his line. It just edged us ahead.”

The race started off smooth, but became increasingly slow including three red flags on lap 66 for separate incidents on restarts.

“This time I was pretty calm. It wasn’t too hot in the car,” said Kennedy. “It’s just unfortunate with a lot of wrecked cars today.”

Watson and Cole Powell brought the 32-car field to the green flag for the 100-lap main event. Watson jumped out to a convincing lead while Powell was shoved back to fifth on the opening lap.

Dale Shaw took over the second spot and had pulled to the back bumper of Watson’s No.3 by lap 10 with Jamie Cox and Powell in tow. The top four cars broke away from the rest of the field by seven car lengths. Powell and Jesse Kennedy mustered enough momentum to shuffle Cox back to fifth by lap 17.

The first caution of the race came on lap 26 for Lloyd Rawling’s No.69. That gave Shaw a chance to take over the point on the restart, but Watson proved stronger on the restart.

The top four drivers remained unchanged with Watson pacing Shaw, Powell and Kennedy. The battled heated up for fifth between Cox, Shawn Thompson, Andrew Gresel, and Matt Pritiko, who raced from his 14th starting spot to 7th by lap 43.

The caution was displayed for a second time on lap 51 when Rawlings and Wayne Pilkey made contact and spun at the exit of turn four while racing for position at the rear of the field.

Watson was strongest again on the restart, with Shaw settling in to second after a brief effort to try the outside lane. Thompson fell from fifth to seventh on the restart, but quickly began to move forward again. Watson opened the lead to two car lengths over Shaw, but the gap was quickly eliminated by lap 57.

One lap later, Andrew Gresel’s unfortunate luck continued as he hit the outside wall down the backstretch after contact with Thompson to cause the third yellow. Gresel exited the car and was visibly frustrated at Thompson.

The ensuing restart led to another yellow as Matt Box spun in turn one as the rest of the field avoided contact.

Shaw made the most of the lap 58 restart and used the top lane to make the pass for the lead around Watson. On lap 60, Matt Pritiko took over the fifth spot from Shawn Thompson.

The yellow slew again on lap 66 for debris in turn four, resetting the field for the fifth time. The caution returned off the restart as Brandon Watson’s No.9 laid oil around the racetrack. Watson was running inside the top-10. The race was red flagged while clean up ensued down the frontstretch.

The restart led to the second red flag on lap 66. The field barreled in to turn three following the restart and Shaw spun in front of the field. Cox was collected in the melee with Shaun McWhirter slamming hard in to Cox’s door. Josh Stade, Cole Powell, Mike Bentley, Steve Laking, and Billy Schwartzenburg were also involved in the incident.

“I think the track was just too dirty,” said Bentley following the incident. The field had run several laps under yellow in an attempt to clear the oil-dry from the track and it appeared to be clear. The incident indicated otherwise.

“With all of that oil-dry down there, I just slid in to the corner and I gave Shaw a pretty good hit,” said Laking. “I hope he’s okay.” All drivers walked away form the incident uninjured.

The next restart led to another red flag when the field got tangled off turn four. Shawn McGlynn got the brunt of it, hitting the outside retaining wall hard on the front stretch. The incident started when several cars got sideways in turn four before Justin Demelo ran out of room and made contact with McGlynn.

Once clean-up was completed the field was forced to sop for fuel and race officials made the decision to begin counting caution laps.

The restart occurred on lap 76, but didn’t last long before Chris Mitchell’s No.22m ended up in the inside turn four wall. The field was log jammed after race leader Mark Watson got sideways exiting turn two, leading to the incident.

The final restart came on lap 82 where Kennedy made the pass for the lead. He and Thompson battled hard for the lead and both cars became sideways off turn two with three laps to go, but managed to stay straight enough to continue. Kennedy held on for the victory while third-place runner

“We’ve had our issues in the past and I think now we respect each other a lot better,” said Kennedy of his relationship with Thomson. “First and second is better than last and crashed.”

Mark Watson lost power with two laps to go while running third and finished 16th.

Westwood Steals Ontario Pro Challenge Feature

Mike Westwood used a lap 10 pass off turn two to work past Patrick Freel for the race lead and never looked back, leading the final 15 laps for the victory.

Tim Batty and Shawn Stones brought the field to the green flag for the 25-lap main event. Batty led the opening lap but the field quickly caught the back of the No.83. Ken Lillycrop took over the lead on lap four with a three-wide battled for second in his rearview mirror.

Dale Wilson, Mike Westwood and Patrick Freel battled three-wide for several laps before they caught Lillycrop to begin a four-car battle for the point.

Freel took over the lead on lap eight with Westwood charging to second ahead of Wilson and Lillycrop. Two laps later, Westwood setup the pass for the lead off turn four before taking over the top spot exiting turn two.

Freel settled in to second while NASCAR Canadian Tire Series driver DJ Kennington passed Wilson for third on lap 16.

Westwood’s lead was never in doubt as Freel cruised three car lengths behind the leader. Kennington closed to the back bumper of Freel’s No.18, but ran out of time to complete the pass in the caution-free race. Wilson and Tim Norris completed the top-five.

 

(Delaware Speedway – June 26, 2015)

APC Late Model Series: Sifton 100 Entry List

39 Entries

 

Car Name (Hometown)

2 Rick Burbridge (Brantford, ON)

3 Mark Watson (St. Thomas, ON)

8 Jason Parker (Port Elgin, ON)

9 Brandon Watson (Stayner, ON)

10 Tom Gibbons (Southampton, ON)

10k Jesse Kennedy (Southwold, ON)

15 Matt Lockwood (Dundas, ON)

17 Joshua Stade (Sauble Beach, ON)

21 Matt Pritiko (London, ON)

22 Jamie Cox (Dorchester, ON)

22m Chris Mitchell (Peterborough, ON)

23 Shawn McGlynn (Kitchener, ON)

24 Nick Goetz (Southampton, ON)

24J JP Josiasse (Peterborough, ON)

25 Cole Powell (Mount Brydges, ON)

26 Terry Baker (Hamilton, ON)

27 Matt Box (Mississauga, ON)

29 Steve Cashmore (Puslinch, ON)

31 Shaun McWhirter (Mount Forest, ON)

33 Jamie Grover (Dorchester, ON)

39 Brady Smith (Coldstream, ON)

43 Jay Doerr (London, ON)

44 Steve Laking (Guelph, ON)

48 Dwayne Baker (Stayner, ON)

49 Jason Wood (St. Thomas, ON)

51 Mike Bentley (Guelph, ON)

54 Kevin Allen (Drumbo, ON)

60 Rob Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON)

69 Lloyd Rawlings (Windsor, ON)

71 Dan McHattie (Caven, ON)

72 Shawn Thompson (Alyssa Craig, ON)

75 Wayne Pilkey (Mount Brydges, ON)

81 Andrew Gresel (Hepworth, ON)

82 Justin Demelo (Sauble Beach, ON)

83 Dale Shaw (Guelph, ON)

86 Billy Schwartzenburg (Guelph, ON)

87 Willie Reyns (Baltimore, ON)

89c Shawn Chenoweth (Plattsville, ON)

97 Trevor Collver (Lucan, ON)

99 Linc Brown (Orono, ON)

 

Time Trials Results (Top-22 Qualify)

  1. 25 Cole Powell 18.391 (New Track Record)
  2. 3 Mark Watson 18.462
  3. 22 Jamie Cox 18.556
  4. 9 Brandon Watson 18.562
  5. 51 Mike Bentley 18.600
  6. 72t Shawn Thompson 18.607
  7. 17 Josh Stade 18.608
  8. 83 Dale Shaw 18.617
  9. 10k Jesse Kennedy 18.618
  10. 81 Andrew Gresel 18.630
  11. 71 Dan McHattie 18.636
  12. 43 Jay Doerr 18.638
  13. 22m Chris Mitchell 18. 717
  14. 21 Matt Pritiko 18.718
  15. 60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. 18.720
  16. 23 Shawn McGlynn 18.785
  17. 86 Billy Schwartzenburg 18.809
  18. 27 Matt Box 18.815
  19. 44 Steve Laking 18.821
  20. 39 Brady Smith 18.865
  21. 89c Shawn Chenoweth 18.872
  22. 31 Shaun McWhirter 18.907
  23. 2 Rick Burbridge 18.910
  24. 97 Trevor Collver 18.917
  25. 8 Jason Parker 18.937
  26. 75 Wayne Pilkey 19.072
  27. 54 Kevin Allen 19.092
  28. 10 Tom Gibbons 19.150
  29. 99 Linc Brown 19.154
  30. 82 Justin Demelo 19.182
  31. 49 Jason Wood 19.360
  32. 33 Jamie Grover 19.366
  33. JP Josiasse 19.542
  34. 69 Lloyd Rawlings 19.562
  35. 26 Terry Baker 19.607
  36. 15 Matt Lockwood 19.616
  37. 48 Dwayne Baker 19.642
  38. 29 Steve Cashmore 20.231
  39. 24 Nick Goetz, No Time

Provisionals: 2 Rick Burbridge, 8 Jason Parker, 48 Dwayne Baker, 99 Linc Brown

 

B-Main Results (15 Laps – Top 6 Qualify)

  1. 97 Trevor Collver
  2. 75 Wayne Pilkey
  3. 82 Justin Demelo
  4. 54 Kevin Allen
  5. 69 Lloyd Rawlings
  6. 10 Tom Gibbons
  7. 49 Jason Wood
  8. 33 Jamie Grover
  9. 26 Terry Baker
  10. 24j JP Josiasse
  11. 29 Steve Cashmore
  12. 15 Matt Lockwood
  13. 24 Nick Goetz (DNS)

 

Sifton 100 Results (32 Starters)

  1. 10k Jesse Kennedy
  2. 72 Shawn Thompson
  3. 21 Matt Pritiko
  4. 71 Dan McHattie
  5. 25 Cole Powell
  6. 60 Ron Beauchamp Jr.
  7. 82 Justin Demelo
  8. 27 Matt Box
  9. 97 Trevor Collver
  10. 8 Jason Parker
  11. 10 Tom Gibbons
  12. 89c Shawn Chenoweth
  13. 31 Shaun McWhirter
  14. 54 Kevin Allen
  15. 44 Steve Laking
  16. 3 Mark Watson
  17. 99 Linc Brown
  18. 51 Mike Bentley
  19. 83 Dale Shaw
  20. 22 Jamie Cox
  21. 9 Brandon Watson
  22. 39 Brady Smith
  23. 22m Chris Mitchell
  24. 86 Billy Schwartzenburg
  25. 17 Josh Stade
  26. 23 Shawn McGlynn
  27. 2 Rick Burbridge
  28. 81 Andrew Gresel
  29. 43 Jay Doerr
  30. 75 Wayne Pilkey
  31. 69 Lloyd Rawlings
  32. 48 Dwayne Baker

Time: 2:24:38

Ontario Pro Challenge Series

13 Entries

 

Car Name

00 Ken Lillycrop

02 Dennis Thomson

3 Dale Wilson

8 Peter Hatten

14 Tim Shanahan

18 Patrick Freel

33 Bryan Stevanus

38 Kyle Batty

51 Shawn Stones

83 Tim Batty

88 Tim Norris

91 Mike Westwood

96 DJ Kennington

 

Heat 1 Results

  1. 18 Patrick Freel
  2. 91 Mike Westwood
  3. 8 Peter Hatten
  4. 02 Dennis Thomson
  5. 96 DJ Kennington
  6. 00 Ken Lillycrop
  7. 3 Dale Wilson
  8. 88 Tim Norris
  9. 38 Kyle Batty
  10. 33 Bryan Stevanus
  11. 51 Shawn Stones
  12. 83 Tim Batty
  13. 14 Tim Shanahan

 

Heat 2 Results

  1. 88 Tim Norris
  2. 91 Mike Westwood
  3. 02 Dennis Thomson
  4. 3 Dale Wilson
  5. 96 DJ Kennington
  6. 38 Kyle Batty
  7. 18 Patrick Freel
  8. 33 Bryan Stevanus
  9. 83 Tim Batty
  10. 00 Ken Lillycrop
  11. 8 Peter Hatten
  12. 14 Tim Shanahan
  13. 51 Shawn Stones

 

A-Main (25 Laps)

# Name (Starting Position)

  1. 91 Mike Westwood (9)
  2. 18 Patrick Freel (8)
  3. 96 DJ Kennington (13)
  4. 3 Dale Wilson (10)
  5. 88 Tim Norris (11)
  6. 02 Dennis Thomson (12)
  7. 00 Ken Lillycrop (6)
  8. 8 Peter Hatten (5)
  9. 38 Kyle Batty (7)
  10. 33 Bryan Stevanus (4)
  11. 83 Tim Batty (1)
  12. 51 Shawn Stones (2)
  13. 14 Tim Shanahan (3)

Time: 8:42.348

 

Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia)

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

 

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Third Win For Mack DeMan in Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Series

Third Win For Mack DeMan in Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Series

Defending Champion Mack DeMan won his 3rd feature in a row Saturday night with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway. Taking the lead on lap 13 from a very strong and determined Adrian Stahle, DeMan cruised to the win in the Andy Mackereth owned TQ #40. Accepting the winners trophy in Victory Lane DeMan said “I want to thank Andy for all his help here tonight. His set-up is always spot on and I couldn’t do this without him. And a Big Shout Out to sponsor Lucas Oil, a great supporter of mine and this series.”
Pole sitter Todd Cresswell set the pace as the field went to green. Coming out of turn two Stahle took the lead followed by Tyler Turnbull and DeMan. Rob Neely was in 4th with Cresswell now on his tail. Stahle opened up a sizable lead as Turnbull battled with DeMan for second place. Neely was in fourth as Cresswell was trying to hold off Darren McLennan to keep in the top five. With ten laps in DeMan was now side by side with Turnbull and made his move to take over second place and set sites on Stahle. Taking the lead on lap 13 DeMan still had Stahle on his tail as Neely passed Turnbull for third.
The first and only caution came out as Turnbull spun coming out of turn 4. As the green flag was shown for the restart, DeMan wasted no time taking the lead followed by Stahle. Neely and McLennan battled for third. Brandon Zavarella now rounded out the top five. One lap later Neely took over second and charged to try to catch DeMan. McLennan, getting stronger as the race went on, was now in third, Stahle 4th and Zavarella in 5th place. With 5 laps to go Zavarella passed Stahle for fourth place. Cresswell, running in the top 6 throughout the race went around Stahle to join the top five. DeMan was uncatchable and took the win followed by Neely, McLennan, Zavarella, and Cresswell.
Heats were won by Cresswell and Neely. Of Note…Rookie standouts James Marche and Steve Murdock qualified out of their heats and finished the feature in 8th and 9th place respectively. Rookie AJ Pescetti, in his first time in a Can-Am Midget, finished a respectable 13th. JR Fitzpatrick, running TQ #43 for Craig Mackereth made contact going into turn three, hit the wall and flipped the car. Also involved, Ryan Fraser hit the wall in turn 3 and was checked out by medical personnel. Both drivers were ok but the cars sustained a lot of damage.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will head west on July 4th to ‘The Bullring’ at Grand Bend Speedway for ‘The Bash At The Beach’. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary year, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will be doing their first of three ‘Twin 25’s’ races this season. The other races are July 11th at Sunset Speedway and August 8th at Flamboro Speedway.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway is…1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Darren McLennan, 4. Brandon Zavarella, 5. Todd Cresswell, 6. Adrian Stahle, 7. Corey Moesker, 8. James Marche (R), 9. Steve Murdock (R), 10. Tyler Turnbull, 11. Dave Hickson, 12. Craig Pitchell (R), 13. AJ Pescetti (R), DNS…Lucas Smith, Jeff Blackburn, Ryan Fraser, JR Fitzpatrick, and Barry Dunn.
Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of June 20, 2015 are…1. MACK DEMAN…691, 2. Darren McLennan…614, 3. Brandon Zavarella…574, 4. Rob Neely…570, 5. Todd Cresswell…537, 6. Tyler Turnbull…536, 7. Ryan Fraser….523, 8. tie…James Marche (R)…457, Dave Hickson…457, 10. Steve Murdock (R)…448.
Photos by Paul Husby

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INEX Ontario Legends Series Scores a Peterborough Speedway Hat Trick

INEX Ontario Legends Series Scores a Peterborough Speedway Hat Trick

Close to 20 teams signed-in to battle Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval – Saturday, June 20th – as the INEX Ontario Legends Series paid their 3rd visit of the season at Peterborough Speedway.

With Cole Ledson and Kevin Foisy at the front of the field, a 25 lap main event closed-out the night of action on Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. The first attempt at the green flag lasted less than a lap, when several cars came together on the exit of the second turn. Without an ‘official’ lap in the books, all drivers got their original starting positions back for a complete restart.

The second try wasn’t any more successful, as the pack was sent scrambling when the machine of Willy Howells caught fire on the front stretch. While the driver was unhurt, several cars needed to head pit-side to have their front or rear bumpers checked and the starting grid was re-racked for a 3rd shot.

The saying ‘the 3rd time is a charm’ proved prophetic, with some exciting racing throughout the field. Defending series champion Nicholas Ledson was in control, with Foisy chasing his rear bumper. When the lead duo caught the backmarkers after about 10 laps, Foisy was searching high and low for a way around the #15N, but to no avail. With 19 laps complete, Brian Saunders made contact with Jamie MacArthur and brought out the yellow flag.

Only 6 laps remained in the fray and the crowd was ready for a late race showdown between Ledson and Foisy. As the leaders came through the first and second turns, the pair touched and another caution flag waved. Officials deemed both machines to be ‘involved’ cars, sending each to the rear. While Foisy took his position, Ledson was finished for the night and cradled off the track.

In the closing stages, Brian Saunders held-off a late charge from Cole Ledson for his second Peterborough Speedway win of the season. Jacob Sheridan, Foisy and Jamie Riberdy rounded-out the top 5. Terry McClelland, Dave Riopielle, Cole McFadden, Bill Mason, Mike Gettliffe, Parker Traves, Jamie MacArthur, Rob Black, Nick Ledson, Don Arnott, Willy Howells and Mark Griffin completed the Legends Series feature event finishing order.

Defending series champion Nicholas Ledson, Brian Saunders with a pair and Kevin Foisy shared the Ontario Legends qualifying events.

INEX Ontario Legends Series notes: Mike Gettliffe, Jacob Sheridan and Dave Riopielle each made their first starts of the 2015 season.

The next event on the calendar for the series is Saturday, June 27th at Sunset Speedway.

2015 INEX Ontario Legends Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 16th                Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #15s, Brian Saunders

Saturday, May 30th                Peterborough Speedway

Rained out

Saturday, June 6th                 Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #57, Kevin Foisy

Saturday, June 20th              Peterborough Speedway

Feature event winner: #15s, Brian Saunders

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 2015 schedule and event details by visiting www.ontariolegends.ca. The INEX Ontario Legends Series is supported by Clarke Motorsports Communications.

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

1) Brian Saunders (#15s) scored his second INEX Ontario Legends Series feature win of the season – Saturday, June 20th – at Peterborough Speedway.

2) The INEX Ontario Legends Series gets ready to roll to the line for their feature race – Saturday, June 20th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com

613.968.6410

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Tagliani Triumphant At Sunset  Lapped The Field In Sunset’s Inaugural Canadian Tire Series Event

Tagliani Triumphant At Sunset Lapped The Field In Sunset’s Inaugural Canadian Tire Series Event

INNISFIL, Ont. (June 20, 2015) – Alex Tagliani has had a winning car more than once since his return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 in 2014, but couldn’t close the deal. He left no doubt Saturday at Sunset Speedway.

Tagliani became the first driver in series history to have the entire field lapped at the finish as he captured the checkered flag in the inaugural Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville in dominant fashion behind the wheel of his No. 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTourque Chevrolet.

It was the second career series victory for Tagliani, who last won on July 26, 2008 at Edmonton City Centre Airport. This was just the 27th Canadian Tire Series start for the native of Lachenaie, Quebec.

Jason Hathaway, last week’s winner at Autodrome Chaudiere, finished a lap down in second with rookie Cayden Lapcevich in third. Scott Steckly was two laps down in fourth with J.F. Dumoulin fifth.

Polesitter Gary Klutt, Alex Labbe, Marc-Antoine Camirand, Noel Dowler and L.P. Dumoulin brought home the top 10.

The race was green flag Lap 21 to Lap 287, which led to the field easily getting strung out on the .333-mile oval. Even though Hathaway received the free pass under the last caution, he had no shot to challenge Tagliani with just a few laps left in the race as he would have had to restart at the tail end, so he elected to pit for fuel along with everyone else and protect his position. Thus, even with the late-race caution, Tagliani’s victory was essentially a foregone conclusion.

The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville will premiere on TSN on June 28 at 1 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on July 25 at 2 p.m.

The Canadian Tire Series will return to the track on July 5 for the Ecko Unlimited 100 at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Leland Industries 300 pres. by Johnsonville

Unofficial Results

Saturday

At Sunset Speedway

Innisfil, Ont.

Lap length: 0.333 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (4) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 300 laps, 68.542 mph.
  2. (9) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 299.
  3. (3) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 299.
  4. (2) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 298.
  5. (16) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 298.
  6. (1) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 297.
  7. (5) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Dodge, 297.
  8. (12) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 296.
  9. (19) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 295.
  10. (7) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 295.
  11. (10) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 293.
  12. (18) Dwayne Baker, Barrie, Ont., Dodge, 293.
  13. (20) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 292.
  14. (11) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 292.
  15. (15) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 291.
  16. (8) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 244.
  17. (13) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 140, suspension.
  18. (17) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 122, transmission.
  19. (6) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 81, overheating.
  20. (14) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 64, mechanical.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 27 minutes 27 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1 Lap

Fastest Qualifier: G.Klutt * (0.000 mph, 14.758 seconds)

Caution Flags: 2 for 21 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-60; C. Lapcevich 61; S. Steckly 62-63; C. Lapcevich 64-107; A. Tagliani 108-300.

Standings: 1. J. Hathaway, 126; 2. G. Klutt, 122; 3. S. Steckly, 112; 4. D. Kennington, 110; 5. J. Dumoulin, 110; 6. L. Dumoulin, 107; 7. A. Ranger, 100; 8. A. Labbe, 97; 9. C. Lapcevich, 95; 10. M. Scannell, 95.

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OMRS ‘Test a Mod Day’ Introduces New Drivers to Open Wheeled Racing

OMRS ‘Test a Mod Day’ Introduces New Drivers to Open Wheeled Racing

 

For the second consecutive year, the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – gave drivers from a variety of different divisions the chance to experience the excitement of open wheeled racing with the ‘Test a Modified Day’ – Saturday, June 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Using the #95 machine of 2014 series champion Robert Warnes as “the rabbit”, close to a dozen drivers took to the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for a few laps in one of the popular pieces. The cars were detuned by using a lower rpm chip in the MSD rev limiters to make sure participants didn’t step too far outside their comfort zone. Richard Warnes, Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford, who make up the team of OMRS officials and also race in the series were on hand to tutor drivers before they took to the track. Warnes says the day was an unqualified success.

“We were very pleased with the results,” admitted an enthusiastic Warnes. “One of the biggest issues we experienced was the disappointment of having to bring a group of drivers off the track. Even when they were lined up in the staging area, you could tell how excited everyone was to get out there for a few laps.”

While everyone had a positive reaction to the chance to test some Ontario Modifieds Racing Series equipment, Richard Warnes says the next step that competitors like Brandon Feeney, Andrew Massey, Cody Fenton, Sean Kennedy and Matthew Vanderbelt from the track’s 4Fun division or Steve McNevin, Donovan Price and Brad Lavalle from the Mini Stock ranks or John ‘Crash’ Meyers and Kevin Nicol who made the trek from Hamilton and Alex Earnshaw will be up to the drivers themselves. The OMRS development program – in conjunction with Peterborough Speedway – will assist in the transition, but the process will require a lot of hard work along the way.

“Our goal is to continue building on what fans and race teams have discovered to be a very popular brand,” said Warnes. “We’re looking to take the series to the next level, with more teams and an expanded schedule of events over the next few years. Events like our test session will take us in the right direction.”

The next on-track action for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series is Saturday, June 27th at Flamboro Speedway and Saturday, July 4th at Peterborough Speedway.

2015 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Schedule:

Saturday, May 2nd:                Flamboro Speedway

Appearance points awarded to each team

Saturday, May 23rd:                Peterborough Speedway

Race winner: #2, Dwight Brown

Saturday, June 13th:              Peterborough Speedway

2nd Annual ‘Test a Mod Day’

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.

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

1) Ontario Modifieds Racing Series official Randy Hollingsworth talks with Peterborough Speedway 4Fun driver Cody Fenton during the ‘Test a Modified Day’ Saturday, June 13th.

2) Participants at the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ‘Test a Mod Day’ gather for a class photo at the conclusion of the event – Saturday, June 13th – at Peterborough Speedway.

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

clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com

613.968.6410

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Sunset  Analyzing The Leland Industries 300 Presented By Johnsonville At Sunset Speedway

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Sunset Analyzing The Leland Industries 300 Presented By Johnsonville At Sunset Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 17, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will contest its inaugural Sunset Speedway event with the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville Saturday in Innisfil, Ontario. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers:

Leland Industries 300 Setup:

· Jason Hathaway won the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series’ 100th all-time event last week. He has been victorious in five of the series’ last 11 oval track races.

· Mark Dilley is the general manager at Sunset Speedway. A three-time winner during his NCATS career, Dilley will relinquish his track duties for Saturday to compete in the race.

· Including last week at Autodrome Chaudiere, Alex Labbe has won the pole in two of his three NCATS oval contests, and twice has finished as the runner-up in those races.

· Entrants in this race have combined to win 70% (45 of 64) of all oval events in series history: Dilley (3), Hathaway (6), D.J. Kennington (16), Andrew Ranger (4) and Scott Steckly (16).

At Sunset Speedway:

· Sunset Speedway opened in 1968 as a quarter-mile oval.

· The track was resurfaced and expanded to .333-miles in 2009.

· Is a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series weekly racing member track for the first time in 2015.

· Will become the 11th different oval to play host to a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event since the series’ inaugural 2007 season.

Sunset Data

Race #: 3 of 11

Track Layout: .333-mile asphalt oval

Banking/Turns: progressive to 13 degrees

Race Length: 300 laps (100 miles)

Select Driver Highlights:

Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)

· Has three wins, three poles, 30 top fives and 49 top 10s in 85 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.

· All of his wins and poles have come on ovals, where he has 39 top 10s and an average finish of 8.5 in 62 starts.

· Has a NCATS inaugural event win to his credit: Riverside International Speedway in 2007.

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 30 top 10s in 50 career starts.

· Has a win (2014 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway), 15 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 26 career oval starts. Maintains a streak of eight-consecutive top-10 finishes on ovals.

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

· Has six wins and 61 top 10s in 100 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.

· All six of his wins have come on ovals, where he has posted 44 top 10s and an average finish of eighth in 64 starts.

· Won last week at Autodrome Chaudiere to defend his victory of the track’s 2014 inaugural NCATS event.

· Competed in four of the first six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model features at Sunset Speedway this year and posted three top 10s.

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 (69) and top 10s (84), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 100 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).

· Has a streak of 63-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.

· His 16 oval wins are tied with Scott Steckly for the most in NCATS history, and all 10 of his career poles have been earned on ovals. He has an average finish of sixth with 42 races led and 55 top 10s in 64 career oval events.

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

· Has a win, a pole and five top 10s in eight career NCATS starts. Both the pole and win came in this year’s season-opener at CTMP.

· Finished seventh last week at Chaudiere. His only other previous oval start was the 2014 season finale at Kawartha Speedway.

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

· Has two poles, three top fives and five top 10s in 10 career starts.

· In three career NCATS oval starts he has recorded two poles (Autodrome St-Eustache-2014, Chaudiere-2015) and his best overall career finish of second (Riverside-2014, Chaudiere-2015).

· Led his first career laps (110) last week at Chaudiere.

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)

· The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series’ all-time wins lead (19) and ranks second in poles (15). Has 44 top fives and 62 top 10s in 74 career starts.

· Has four wins, 15 races led, 32 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in 42 career oval starts.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

· Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.

· Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 60 top fives and 73 top 10s. 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 3,891 and is one of three drivers to start each of the 100 all-time events.

· All 16 of his wins have come on ovals, where he’s posted 40 top fives, 47 top 10s, 44 races led and an average finish of 6.5 in 64 events.

· Led a race-high 153 laps at Chaudiere, but finished 16th. Has won only twice in the last six races where he’s posted more than 100 laps led.

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

· Has a win, five poles and 10 top 10s in 26 career NCATS starts.

· Has a pole, four top 10s, an average finish of 14th and a best result of fifth (2014 Auto Clearing) in 12 oval starts.

Other Driver Notes

· In addition to Jason Hathaway, NCATS drivers Dwayne Baker and Larry Jackson have also competed in NWAAS late models at Sunset this year.

· Cayden Lapcevich is the defending champion, and current points leader, of Sunset’s NWAAS super stock division.

· J.F. Dumoulin finished 14th at Chaudiere last week in his first career NCATS oval start.

· Noel Dowler and Jason White are scheduled to make their 2015 debuts in this event.

Up To Speed:

· The 2015 season is the ninth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.

· The 2015 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.

· Rookie Gary Klutt won the season-opening Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 from the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17.

· Jason Hathaway reached Budweiser 300 Victory Lane for the second year in a row at Autodrome Chaudiere on June 13.

· The series will return to action July 4-5 on the airport course at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Sunset

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Sunset

  • Series Set For Its Inaugural Sunset Race
  • Dilley Wears Two Hats This Week 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 16, 2015) – Mark Dilley will achieve two dreams with the drop of one green flag Saturday as Sunset Speedway welcomes the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 for the first time.

Dilley, a competitor in the Canadian Tire Series since its inception, also serves as general manager at the track located in Innisfil, Ontario. Those two worlds will collide in the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville when he moves from Race Control to the seat of the No. 02 Micks Motorsports Ford.

Saturday’s event is the culmination of a lot of work and preparation by Dilley and the Sunset management and staff to get the track in a position to be able to handle a Canadian Tire Series event. The effort has paid off.

“All of us at Sunset are hugely excited about it,” Dilley said. “This is something that we built with the hopes of NASCAR coming here and it’s finally happening.”

Dilley looks at the week ahead with both anticipation and gratification, from both sides of the coin.

“It’s going to be the pinnacle of my racing career,” Dilley said. “I’ve raced for a long time, but to do what we’re going to do this week is pretty cool.”

Despite having to leave his managerial duties behind on Saturday, Dilley is confident the inaugural event will go off without a hitch.

“We’ll be alright, we’ve got a lot of good people that work there,” Dilley said. “I think we’ve got good pieces in place to look after things the day of the event. Building up to the event this week, it’s going to be busy.”

A big part of what Dilley relishes with the opportunity to bring the Canadian Tire Series to his track is the prospect of exposing new fans to the exciting competition.

“A lot of people that know me as the promoter there are going to get to come out and watch and see what I do on weekends (with the Canadian Tire Series),” Dilley said. “There are a lot of people there that haven’t seen a Canadian Tire Series race before, so it’s going to be an eye-opener on both sides, for me and for the people that come out every week.”

RACE:  Leland Industries 300 pres. by Johnsonville

PLACE:  Sunset Speedway, Innisfil, Ont.

DATE:  Saturday, June 20

TIME:  6:30 p.m. ET

TELECAST:  TSN – June 28 at 1 p.m. ET; RDS2 – July 10 at 10 p.m.

TRACK LAYOUT:  .333-mile asphalt oval

2014 POLESITTER/RACE WINNER:  New event

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Practice 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Final Practice 12:30-1 p.m., Qualifying 3:45 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 5 p.m.

TRACK CONTACT:  Spencer Lewis, 416-856-3730, limpertwo@hotmail.com

TRACK TWITTER:  @Sunset_Speedway

EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG:  #Leland300

NASCAR CONTACT:  Jason Cunningham, 704-201-6658, jcunningham@nascar.com, Twitter: @NASCAR_NE

If photographs or graphics are needed for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, please contact Jason Cunningham. 

Fast Facts:

The Race:  The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville will be the third of 11 events on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and the inaugural visit for the series to Ontario’s Sunset Speedway.

The Procedure:  The maximum starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 21 cars will have secured starting positions through two-lap time trials while the remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 300 laps (75 miles) and is an impound race with two change tires allowed.

The Track:  Sunset Speedway opened in 1968 as a quarter-mile oval. The track was resurfaced and expanded to .333-miles in 2009.

Leland Industries 300 Notes:

Hathaway the Oval King:  For much of the first six years of NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 competition, D.J. Kennington and Scott Steckly had the market cornered on trips to Victory Lane at ovals, but the last two-plus seasons has seen a changing of the guard. With his triumph last week at Autodrome Chaudiere, Jason Hathaway has won five of the last 11 oval races the series has contested. That bodes well for the Ontario native with another circle track on this week’s docket in Sunset Speedway, where he ran the first four late model events of the season in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action. 

Inaugural Events:  The Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville will be the third inaugural event in the last two seasons. Last year the Canadian Tire Series visited Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere and Alberta’s Edmonton International Raceway for the first time. Sunset will become the 11th different oval to play host to a Canadian Tire Series event since the series’ inception in 2007.

Home Track Advantage, Part II:  Mark Dilley may have more local knowledge than any driver in the field, but he’s not the only one with experience there. Jostens Rookie of the Year contender Cayden Lapcevich has competed at the Ontario oval in recent seasons as his young career has progressed, and he won the track’s super stock division title in 2014.

Home Tracks: Shepherd Translates Success to Sunset

Ontario’s defending NASCAR Whelen All-American Series provincial champion Gord Shepherd moved down the road from Barrie Speedway to Sunset Speedway for 2015, and success has followed. Shepherd posted a pair of victories through the first four late model division events of the season at Sunset and maintained a 36-point lead on Jason Wittey in the June 9 Whelen All-American Series standings.

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Mack DeMan Wins Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Race At Peterborough Speedway

Mack DeMan Wins Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Race At Peterborough Speedway

Taking his second feature win in a row, Mack DeMan took the checkered flag for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Peterborough Speedway Saturday night. After braking a front axle before he could start his heat race, DeMan and his father Peter, went to work on the repairs to ready the car for the ‘B’ Main. DeMan wasted no time taking the lead and the win. Starting 8th in the ‘A’ Main, DeMan, easily worked his way through the field to take the lead on lap 15 from a very strong running Darren McLennan and the win.
“After braking my front axle before I could join the field for my heat race, it made me all the more determined to win the ‘B’ and get that ‘A’ Main win as well. The car was on rails from that point on, thanks to my dad, said DeMan. I want to thank our sponsor Lucas Oil for their continued support as well as all the fans here tonight. I love racing at Peterborough Speedway.”
Lucas Smith sat on the pole for the beginning of the 25 lap ‘A’ Main feature with Adrian Stahle in his new TQ #50 on the outside. Stahle grabbed the lead coming out of turn 3 on lap one and set the pace for the rest of the field. Smith hung on to 2nd place followed by Rob Neely. Todd Cresswell and Darren McLennan filled out the top five. Stahle had a battle with Smith for that top position. Ryan Fraser grabbed the spot from Cresswell as McLennan was up to Neely for the position. Neely got loose while heading into turn 2 and spun bringing out the first caution.
At the restart things changed quickly as Smith took the lead followed by Stahle and McLennan. Fraser now had DeMan on his tail. McLennan charged past Stahle for the lead as Smith fell back to fourth behind Fraser. McLennan opened up a sizable lead as Stahle and Fraser fought for second place. DeMan was now in striking distance of the leaders after passing Fraser.  Brandon Zavarella, in his best run of the season, joined the top five. McLennan held the point as DeMan fought with Stahle for 2 laps for 2nd place. At the halfway point McLennan now had DeMan knocking on his door. With one quick smooth move DeMan took the lead in turn 3 with 10 laps to go.
McLennan kept his strong charge but couldn’t catch DeMan. Fraser, Stahle and Zavarella kept in a tight pack for some excellent racing. Zavarella made a strong charge and passed Stahle for fourth. DeMan had a 10 car lead over the field as the final laps ran down. With the final lap in sight, Cresswell and James Marche spun in turn two, bringing out the caution. With the green out for the final restart, DeMan took charge of the lead and held on for the win. McLennan finished 2nd followed by Fraser, Zavarella, and Smith. Heats were won by McLennan and Stahle. The ‘B’ Main was won by DeMan.
Of Note…Darren Dryden, driving TQ #43, for the first time in a Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget, ran a great race, finishing 8th.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets head to Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, June 20th for the 4th race of this 50th Anniversary Year of racing.
Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Peterborough Speedway on June 13, 2015 is…1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Darren McLennan, 3. Ryan Fraser, 4. Brandon Zavarella, 5. Lucas Smith, 6. Adrian Stahle, 7. Rob Neely, 8. Darren Dryden (R), 9. Barry Dunn, 10. Dave Hickson, 11. Jeff Blackburn, 12. Todd Cresswell, 13. James Marche (R), 14. Steve Murdock (R), 15. Craig Pitchell (R), 16. Tyler Turnbull.
Unofficial points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of June 13, 2015 are…1. MACK DEMAN…514, 2. Ryan Fraser…473, 3. Darren McLennan…461, 4. Brandon Zavarella…422, 5. Tyler Turnbull…414, 6. Rob Neely…400, 7. Barry Dunn…396, 8. Todd Cresswell…386, 9. Dave Hickson…346, 10. James Marche (R)…330, 11. Steve Murdock (R)…325, 12. Lucas Smith…321, 13. Jeff Blackburn…303, 14. Craig Pitchell (R)…301, 15. Adrian Stahle…273, 16. Jerrid Morphy (R)…141, 17. Darren Dryden (R)…128, 18. Andy Mackereth…120, 19. Craig Mackereth…115.
Photos by Ralph Webbe
1. Mack DeMan Winner
2. Top three…Ryan Fraser 3rd, Mack DeMan Winner, Darren McLennan 2nd
For more information on the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, contact Cindy Lorenz at clorenz74@yahoo.com

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Hathaway Celebrates A Milestone Victory  Veteran Wins Historic 100th Canadian Tire Series Race

Hathaway Celebrates A Milestone Victory Veteran Wins Historic 100th Canadian Tire Series Race

VALLÉE-JONCTION, Quebec, Canada (June 13, 2015) – Jason Hathaway said prior to the Budweiser 300 that to win the 100th race in the history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 would be something special.

He was able to do just that Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere.

After race leader Scott Steckly experienced mechanical trouble battling Hathaway for the lead while leading on Lap 270, Hathaway sailed the final 30 laps to score his second consecutive win at the track and first of the season in the historic event.

The St. Thomas, Ontario, native is one of three drivers – along with DJ Kennington and Steckly – to start all 100 events in the series, which began in 2007.

Pole sitter Alex Labbe was able to close the gap on Hathaway in the final laps before settling for second. D.J. Kennington, Andrew Ranger and Alex Tagliani completing the top five.

Hathaway qualified 13th for the race. He quickly drove his No. 3 Fast Eddie/Brakeworks/HGC Chevrolet into the top five just past halfway of the race and was challenging Steckly for the lead by Lap 189.

Steckly had led a race-high 154 laps and was at the point following the race’s final restart, but his car began smoking on Lap 269. He wound up 16th.

Steckly’s issues opened the door for Hathaway to pick up his sixth career NCATS win.

Anthony Simone finished sixth, followed by Gary Klutt, Larry Jackson, Joey McColm and defending series champion L.P. Dumoulin.

Klutt and Hathaway both have 84 points after two races, two points ahead of third-place Kennington. Ranger is eight points behind the leader and Dumoulin another three points back.

The Budweiser 300 will air on TSN Saturday, June 20 at 12 p.m. ET and also on RDS2 Friday, July 3 at 10 p.m. ET.

The next race for the series will be the Leland Industries 300 pres. by Johnsonville at Sunset Speedway on June 20.

Contact:

Jason Christley

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(386) 547-2469

jchristley@nascar.com

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Budweiser 300 Results

Saturday

At Autodrome Chaudiere

Vallee-Jonction, Que.

Lap length: 0.25 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (13) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 300 laps, 49.288 mph.
  2. (1) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Dodge, 300.
  3. (10) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 300.
  4. (14) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 300.
  5. (8) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 300.
  6. (3) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 300.
  7. (4) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 300.
  8. (9) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 300.
  9. (5) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 300.
  10. (2) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 299.
  11. (16) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 299.
  12. (17) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 298.
  13. (18) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 298.
  14. (15) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 295.
  15. (12) Dwayne Baker, Barrie, Ont., Dodge, 294.
  16. (6) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 272.
  17. (7) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 263.
  18. (11) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 229, accident.

 

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 31 minutes 18 seconds

Margin of Victory: .307 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: A.Labbe (68.634 mph, 13.113 seconds)

Caution Flags: 8 for 56 laps.

Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: L. Dumoulin 1-2; A. Labbe 3-108; S. Steckly 109-120; A. Labbe 121-122; S. Steckly 123-179; A. Labbe 180; S. Steckly 181-265; J. Hathaway 266-300.

Standings: 1. G. Klutt, 84; 2. J. Hathaway, 84; 3. D. Kennington, 82; 4. A. Ranger, 76; 5. L. Dumoulin, 73; 6. J. Dumoulin, 71; 7. S. Steckly, 71; 8. M. Scannell, 65; 9. J. McColm, 61; 10. A. Labbe, 60.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Chaudiere  Analyzing The Budweiser 300 At Autodrome Chaudiere

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: Chaudiere Analyzing The Budweiser 300 At Autodrome Chaudiere

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 10, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will contest its milestone 100th all-time event with the Budweiser 300 Saturday at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Budweiser 300 Setup:

  • The Budweiser 300 will be the first of seven oval events on the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and one of just two in Quebec.
  • Jason Hathaway is the defending winner of the Budweiser 300. He has won four of the series’ last 10 oval events.
  • Entrants in this race have combined to win 70% (44 of 63) of all oval events in series history: Mark Dilley (3), Hathaway (5), D.J. Kennington (16), Andrew Ranger (4) and Scott Steckly (16).
  • Ontario drivers have won all seven previous oval races in Quebec: Hathaway (1), Kennington (1), Steckly (4) and Dave Whitlock (1). 

100th Race Facts:

  • The inaugural series race was held on May 26, 2007 at Ontario’s Cayuga Motor Speedway.
  • The series has visited 17 different tracks across six provinces.
  • The first 99 races have featured 15 different winners among 148 competitors.
  • Only Jason Hathaway, D.J. Kennington and Scott Steckly have participated in all 99 previous events. 

At Autodrome Chaudiere:

  • Opened in 1992 as a dirt track and was converted to an asphalt racing surface in 2005.
  • Has held ACT Castrol Series, PASS North, International Supermodified Association and Sportsman Quebec touring series events.
  • Held inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race on June 15, 2014. 

Autodrome Chaudiere Data

Race #:  2 of 11

Track Layout:  .25-mile asphalt oval

Banking/Straights:  progressive from 6-11 degrees

Banking/Turns:  progressive from 11-16 degrees

Race Length:  300 laps (75 miles) 

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Pole Winner/Qualifying Record:  Steve Mathews, Ford, 13.109 seconds, 68.655 mph

2014 Race Winner:  Jason Hathaway, Chevrolet, 1:19:23, 56,876 mph 

Select Driver Highlights:

Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)

  • Has three wins, three poles, 30 top fives and 49 top 10s in 84 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
  • This will be his 2015 debut. Kerry Micks piloted the No. 02 Ford in the opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
  • All of his wins and poles have come on ovals, where he has 39 top 10s and an average finish of eighth in 61 starts.
  • Led 60 laps and finished as the runner-up in the series’ inaugural Autodrome Chaudiere event a year ago. 

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 49 career starts.
  • Has a win (2014 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway), 14 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 25 career oval starts.
  • Finished fifth in last year’s inaugural Chaudiere race. 

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

  • Has five wins and 60 top 10s in 99 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
  • All five of his wins have come on ovals, where he has posted 43 top 10s and an average finish of eighth in 63 starts.
  • Led 177 laps en route to victory in 2014’s inaugural NCATS event at Chaudiere. 

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 (83), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 99 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
  • Has a streak of 62-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.
  • His 16 oval wins are tied with Scott Steckly for the most in NCATS history, and all 10 of his career poles have been earned on ovals. He has an average finish of sixth with 42 races led and 54 top 10s in 63 career oval events.
  • Finished seventh at Chaudiere in 2014. 

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

  • Has a win, a pole and four top 10s in seven career NCATS starts. Both the pole and win came in this year’s season-opener at CTMP.
  • Finished 22nd in his only previous oval start, the 2014 season finale at Kawartha Speedway. 

Alex Labbe (No. 36 Lou’s BBQ/Cathcart Trucking 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.
  • Those events at Riverside and St-Eustache are his only previous NCATS oval starts. 

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil 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 61 top 10s in 73 career starts.
  • Has four wins, 15 races led, 31 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in 41 career oval starts.
  • Finished 12th last year at Chaudiere. 

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

  • Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.
  • Owner of 16 wins, 13 poles, 60 top fives and 73 top 10s. 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 99 all-time events.
  • All 16 of his wins have come on ovals, where he’s posted 40 top fives, 47 top 10s, 43 races led and an average finish of sixth in 63 events.
  • Finished fourth in the inaugural Chaudiere event. 

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

  • Has a win, five poles and nine top 10s in 25 career NCATS starts.
  • Has a pole, three top 10s, an average finish of 15th and a best result of fifth (2014 Auto Clearing) in 11 oval starts.
  • Finished 14th after qualifying fourth in the inaugural Chaudiere event, his first start with 22 Racing. 

Other Driver Notes

  • Marc-Antoine Camirand finished 17th in his only previous NCATS oval start, the 2014 season finale at Kawartha.
  • This will be J.F. Dumoulin’s 21st career NCATS start, but his first on an oval track.
  • The best finish of Matthew Scannell’s 2014 Rookie of the Year season came on an oval with a finish of eighth at Kawartha.
  • Erica Thiering made her NCATS debut last year at Chaudiere and finished 13th. 

Up To Speed:

  • The 2015 season is the ninth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
  • The 2015 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
  • Rookie Gary Klutt won the season-opener from the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
  • The next race, the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville on June 20, will be the series’ inaugural event at Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ontario. 

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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Three Drivers Make it a Clean Sweep at Sunset Speedway

Three Drivers Make it a Clean Sweep at Sunset Speedway

For the second time in 2015, Sunset Speedway hosted OSCAAR with all three of their touring divisions. Fans were treated to an on track autograph session before settling into their seats for a great night of racing action. With the pre-race ceremonies in the book it was time to get down for some on track racing excitement.

Dickies Outlaw Super Late Models presented by London Recreational Racing:

With the previous weeks event at Flamboro Speedway cancelled the Outlaws were ready to get back on track. The heat races showed that these teams came to race. Heat #1 would see the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma pick up his first checker flag of 2015. Current point leader #17 Kevin Cornelius would pick up the wins in heat #2 and #3. Also getting his first checker of the year was the #22 of Glenn Watson in heat #4. The fifty lap feature event would be the final event of the evening and it was well worth the wait. The #b10 of Kelly Balson and the #54 of Mike Beyore would lead the field to green with Beyore getting the jump on the field. Mike was back in his familiar ride and would lead the field for the first twelve laps of the event. The fastest car all night had been the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma and on lap thirteen used all that power to move to lead. Derrick had opened up a half lap lead on the rest of the field until a late race caution would bunch the field up for a restart. With the #7 taking the high lane that left the bottom for #17 of Kevin Cornelius who had worked his way up to second place. The restart would see some contact with the #7 getting into the outside retaining wall. The resulting damage would sideline the #7 on lap 42 and see their hopes of feature win fade away. It was now the #17 and #54 lining up for the restart with the #17 getting the advantage and going on to take their second feature win of 2015. Mike Beyore recorded his best feature finish in OSCAAR with a second place run, with Kelly Balson in the B10 rounding out the podium. Rookie contender #29 of Sean Grossman battled back from being a lap down to record his best OSCAAR finish in fourth place. Glenn Watson recovered from their opening weekend motor issues to round out the top five at the conclusion of the feature event.

The outlaws are now off to regroup until the series returns to Sunset Speedway on June 27th, an event no one will want to miss.

Feature Finish: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius, 2nd #54 Mike Beyore, 3rd #b10 Kelly Balson, 4th #29 Sean Grossman, 5th #22 Glenn Watson, 6th #07 Todd Campbell, 7th #42 Tyler Hawn, 8th #40p Charlie Gallant, 9th #82 Cory Jones, 10th #39 Shane Gowan, 11th #13 Gary Passer, 12th #84 JR Fitzpatrick, 13th #7 Derrick Tiemersma, 14th #3 Rob Gibson, 15th #71c Ethan Cournyea, 16th #27 Roy Passer

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger Points: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 17pts, 2nd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 3rd #51 Mike Bentley 10 pts, 4th #39 Shane Gowan 9 pts, 5th #42 Tyler Hawn 9 pts

HOOSIER Modifieds

The Hoosier Modifieds put on some great open wheel action for the fans Saturday night. With 19 drivers signed in for action, everyone was wondering was tonight the night that someone can stop the #8 of Gary McLean. With the qualifying heats up first, the #83 of Justin DeMelo making his first start of 2015 would pick up his first checker flag of the season. Heat race number two would see the closest finish in Hoosier Modified history with the #8 of McLean taking the win by less than 1000th of a second over the #77 of Chad Strawn. Heat #4 would see that same two battling it out again with the #8 of McLean besting the #77. The #14 of Davey Terry also made his first start of 2015 and recorded a victory in heat race #3. The 30 lap feature would see the #15 of Brad Pearsall line up beside outside pole starter #14 of Davey Terry. The #14 of Terry would jump out to an early lead for the first six laps of the event. Lucky lap seven would see the #15 of Pearsall make his move to the lead until lap ten when the #8 of Gary McLean would take over the top spot which he would hold onto to capture his second feature event of 2015. The hard charger of the event was the#79h of Cory Horner who started the event in thirteenth place. At the end of the event everyone was asking where the #79h came from and left people wondering if he had something for the #8 of McLean. Rounding out the top three was the #15 of Brad Pearsall who was making his first start of 2015 after taking a year off. Davey Terry and Ryan Dick rounded out the top five.

This coming weekend will see the Hoosier Modifieds heading to Full Throttle Motorsports Park for round 1 of the Rick Woolner Memorial. If you have never made the trip to Full Throttle this is the perfect opportunity to visit the home of the modifieds.

Hoosier Modified Feature Finish: (unofficial) 1st #8 Gary McLean, 2nd #79 Cory Horner, 3rd #15 Brad Pearsall, 4th #14 Davey Terry, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #63 John Baker JR, 7th ##88R Tommy Robb. 8TH #12 David Baylch, 9th #47 Brian McLean, 10th #99 AJ Emms, 11th #34 Joey Sagan, 12th #77 Chad Strawn, 13th #20 Mike Hearty, 14th #82 Justin DeMelo, 15th #09 Dan Price, 16th #21 Chris Milwain, 17th #13eh Mark Saul, 18th #19 Dean Scott dns, 19th #88 Ryan Dick dq post race tech.

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #79h Cory Horner 17pts, 2nd #12 David Baylch 17pts, 3rd #8 Gary McLean 14 pts, 4th #88r Tommy Robb 14pts, 5th #47 Brian McLean 10 pts

Hoosier Tire Award: Randon Position 10th in feature (picked by Donna) $50.00 gift certificate #99 AJ Emms

Midas of Orangeville Midgets:

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets have been the busiest touring group in Ontario so far in 2015, as they entered into their third event of the season this weekend. Thirty one teams signed in to do battle at Sunset Speedway. With the field divided into three heat race groups, everyone was hoping to make the top twenty in heat race points to avoid running the B main. Robin McLean in the #97 gave notice early that he would be one to watch in the feature event by picking up the checkers in heat #1 and heat #6. After missing the previous event at Peterborough Speedway the #83 was back and just as fast as ever as Jamie picked up wins in heat #2 and #5. Other heat race winners would be #5 Jody Bound and current points leader #84 Richard Woodland. The final 4 drivers to qualify out of the B Main would be the #77 of James Rodgers, #98 Kevin Spiez, #71 Wayne McKibbon and #13 Craig Deacon. With the 24 car field set for 25 laps of racing action it would not take long for the #83 of Jamie Bound to establish himself as the leader and the one to beat in the feature. However on a lap twelve restart the left front wheel would fall off entering turn two, thus ending his dominate performance. By this time lurking in the back ground was the #97 of Robing McLean who took over the top stop and would go on to record his first feature win of 2015 and completing a clean sweep on the night. After a rough outing at Peterborough Speedway the #5 of Jody Bound recorded at second place finish, with the #68 of Adam Carrothers rounding out the top three. Rookie Jim Rodgers in the #88 would be fourth and last week’s feature winner #84 Richard Woodland rounding out the top five.

The Midget teams will be joining the Modifieds at Full Throttle Speedway this coming Saturday for their fourth event of the season. With three different feature winners so far it is anyone’s guess who might be celebrating in victory lane this coming weekend.

Midas of Orangville Feature Finish: 1st #97 Robin McLean, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #68 Adam Carrothers, 4th #88 Jim Rodgers, 5th #84 Richard Woodland, 6th #42 Brian MacDonald, 7th #57 James Stanley, 8th #17 Mike McLaughlin, 9th #48 Brain Woodland, 10th #62 Rob McCall, 11th #53 David Bradley, 12th #2 Jessica James, 13th #98 Kevin Spiez, 14th #24 Ryan Brown, 15th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 16th #18 Paul Draganoc, 17th #83 Jamie Bound, 18th #75 Shawn Stanley, 19th 11 Paul Dermo, 20th #77 James Rodgers, 21st #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 22nd #13 Craig Deacon, 23rd #8 Larry Lawson dns, 24th #74 David Gallinger

B feature: 1st #77 James Rodgers, 2nd #98 Kevin Spiez, 3rd #71 Wayne McKibbon 4th #13 Craig Deacon, 5th #69 Wally Wilson, 6th #86 Raynor Vickers, 7th #28 Bob Ross, #00 Brad Holmes dns, #26 Katherine Summers dns, #85 Rob Summers dns, #51 Shawn Stones dns

Inside Track Motorsports News Hard Charger points: 1st #26 Katherine Summers – #17 Mike McLaughlin 14 pts, 2nd #57 James Stanley 13 pts, 3rd #71 Wayne McKibbon 11 pts, 4th #69 Wally Wilson – #42 Brian McDonald 10pts

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