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OSCAAR Drivers Ready For Chase For the Colours

OSCAAR Drivers Ready For Chase For the Colours

In what has become a yearly tradition the August long weekend means it is time for the drivers of OSCAAR to tackle Peterborough Speedway. For the past three years this event has taken on a new meaning when it became the Chase for the Colours.

The Autumn Colours Classic is the biggest event in racing in Ontario and the event where all three of the 2015 OSCAAR Champions will be crowned. The Chase of the Colours this weekend will make two drivers very happy heading into the yearend event. The drivers that finish first and second in each of the features this weekend will lock themselves into those positions for the year end event.

Everyone knows the pressure that is on the drivers that weekend and to have that security to be locked in is something that every driver would love to have.

The Dickies Outlaws brought to you by London Recreational Racing will be closing out the night with a 50 lap main event. The action is always hot and fast at the 1/3 mile oval and the Outlaws will keep you on the edge of your seat all night. Home track advantage is what just what the b10 of Kelly Balson and the #54 of Mike Beyore will both be looking for. The two have been fast all year and still on the search for their first series feature win.

The HOOSIER Mods are set to show the fans the high speed action of open wheel racing at its best. With four different feature winners so far in 2015 it is anyone’s guess what might happen this weekend. There are three rookie HOOSIER Mod drivers that call Peterborough Speedway home. The #63 of John Baker Jr, the #79h of Cory Horner and the #09 of Dan Price would all love nothing better than to get that win in front of the home town crowd this weekend.

The Midas of Orangville Midget will be making their 3rd appearance of 2015 this weekend. The two previous races have produced some wild action and fans can be assured of the same this weekend. The #83 of Jamie Bound has won the past couple of feature events, but last time #2 Jessica James had her second feature locked up till mechanical issues sidelined her late in the race. The #84 of Richard Woodland picked up a feature win earlier in the season at Peterborough and fans can expect to see him back up front this weekend. With a full field of midgets expected fans can expect to see some great racing action from the drop of the green flag to the checker.

Prior to racing Peterborough Speedway and OSCAAR will be hosting a pre race corn roast as a thank you to all the great fans that come out each week and support the races. The corn will be ready by 5:00pm with the first green flag of the night at 6:00pm. Fans will also want to ensure they get their copy of the 25th Anniversary OSCAAR Program as well.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: GP3R

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: GP3R

Analyzing The JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours At Circuit de Trois-Rivieres

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 29, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will head to Quebec for the fourth and final time this year with the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours on Sunday at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours Setup:

  • Andrew Ranger, last week’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 winner, has finished either first or second (four times each) across all eight all-time events at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.
  • Trois-Rivieres native L.P. Dumoulin, the defending winner of the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours as well as the reigning series champion, is in search of his first trip to Victory Lane in 2015.
  • Season points leader Scott Steckly, who ranks third on the all-time wins list, will vie for his first road course triumph while 2013 Trois-Rivieres winner D.J. Kennington, second in career victories, will look to end a 22-race winless drought. 

At Circuit de Trois-Rivieres:

History

  • The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres began in 1967 when members of the Club Autosport Mauricien decided to organize a race in the streets of the city.
  • It is the oldest street course in North America. This year is the 46th edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
  • Kerry Micks won the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres event on Aug. 19, 2007.

Notebook

  • The previous eight events have produced five different race victors, led by Andrew Ranger’s four triumphs.
  • There have been five different pole winners in eight events. Three drivers have two apiece.
  • Six drivers have participated in all eight previous events, and each are expected to extend the streak this week.
  • Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in five events while Ford-powered cars have won the other three.
  • Ranger, in 2010, is the only driver to win from the pole.
  • The .012-second margin of victory for Micks over Ranger in 2007 is the closest finish in series history. 

Circuit de Trois-Rivieres Data

Race #:  8 of 11

Track Layout:  1.53-mile, 11-turn temporary street course

Race Length:  50 laps (76.5 miles/123 kilometers).

Telecast:  RDS2 – Live; TSN – Sat., Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m. 

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Race Winner:  L.P. Dumoulin, Dodge, 50.954 mph, 1 hr. 31 mins. 53 secs.

2014 Pole Winner:  Marc-Antoine Camirand, Chevrolet, 82.086 mph, 67.100 secs.

Qualifying Record:  Alex Tagliani, Dodge, 82.111 mph, 67.080 secs., Aug. 11, 2013

 Active Category Leaders at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres:Wins

  1. Andrew Ranger … 4
  2. L.P. Dumoulin … 1
  3. D.J. Kennington … 1
  4. Kerry Micks … 1

Poles

  1. Andrew Ranger … 2
  2. Alex Tagliani … 2
  3. Marc-Antoine Camirand … 1
  4. L.P. Dumoulin … 1

Top Fives

  1. Andrew Ranger … 8
  2. D.J. Kennington … 5
  3. L.P. Dumoulin … 3
  4. Jeff Lapcevich … 3
  5. Kerry Micks … 3

 Top 10s

  1. Andrew Ranger … 8
  2. Jeff Lapcevich … 7
  3. D.J. Kennington … 6
  4. Scott Steckly … 6

 Laps Led

  1. Andrew Ranger … 83
  2. Kerry Micks … 59
  3. L.P. Dumoulin … 43

Laps Completed

  1. D.J. Kennington… 357 (all)
  2. Andrew Ranger … 357
  3. Jason Hathaway … 344 

Select Driver Highlights:

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

  • Has a pole and seven top 10s in 14 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
  • Ranks seventh in points this year with three top fives and five top 10s.
  • Has two top 10s, an average finish of 17th and a best result of third in eight series road course starts.
  • Made his series debut at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres in 2013, and earned his first pole there in 2014. Recorded finishes of 29th and 20th, respectively, in those two events. 

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

  • Has 13 top 10s in 26 career starts with a best finish of third in the 2015 opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
  • Sits eighth in the standings with four top 10s in seven events in his first full-time season. Leads all drivers in laps completed so far this year.
  • In 21 series road course starts he’s posted nine top 10s with an average finish of 13th.
  • Has five top 10s, an average finish of 11th and a best result of fourth (2014) across the eight Trois-Rivieres 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, 21 top fives and 34 top 10s in 55 career starts.
  • Ranks fourth in points with top 10s in six of seven events.
  • Has three wins, a pole, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 24 career road course starts.
  • Has a win (2014), a pole (2012), three top fives and an average finish of 10th in six races at Trois-Rivieres. 

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

  • Has six wins and 64 top 10s in 105 career starts. Is one of three drivers that have run every race in NCATS history.
  • Ranks second in points on the strength of a win (Autodrome Chaudiere) and five top 10s in seven starts.
  • Recorded 16 top 10s across the 37 all-time road course events with an average finish of 14th.
  • Has five top 10s, an average finish of 11th and a best result of third (2008) in the eight previous Trois-Rivieres events. 

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

  • The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series records for top fives (71) and top 10s (87), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 105 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,758) and fifth in poles (10).
  • Has a streak of 68-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.
  • Sits sixth in points after six races with five top 10s and a best finish of third at Chaudiere.
  • Has two wins, 24 top fives, 29 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in the 37 all-time road races.
  • Has a win (2013), five top fives and an average finish of seventh in eight Trois-Rivieres appearances. 

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

  • Has a win, two poles and nine top 10s in 13 career NCATS starts.
  • Ranks fifth in points with top-10 finishes in five of seven races this year.
  • Has a win and a pole (CTMP, 2015), five top 10s and an average finish of 10th in seven career road course starts.
  • Finished 28th last year in his only previous start at Trois-Rivieres. 

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

  • Has seven top 10s in 13 career NCATS starts with a best finish of second at Riverside in 2014 and at Chaudiere in 2015.
  • Has top-10 finishes in three of his four starts this year and ranks 12th in the standings.
  • Has four top 10s with an average finish of 14th in eight career road course starts.
  • Posted an average finish of 18th with a best result of seventh (2013) in three previous Trois-Rivieres races. 

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

  • Has three wins, four poles, 30 top fives and 52 top 10s in 84 career starts.
  • Only previous appearances this year were the two road races.
  • Has two wins, a pole, 21 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 36 career road course starts.
  • Won 2007’s inaugural Trois-Rivieres event, where he has posted five top 10s and an average finish of 10th across the eight all-time events. 

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)

  • The 2007 and 2009 champion is the series’ all-time wins leader with 20 and is tied for the poles record with 15. Has 47 top fives and 66 top 10s in 79 career starts.
  • Is third in points after seven events with six top 10s, highlighted by a win last time out at Autodrome St-Eustache.
  • Has 15 wins, 15 poles, 26 races led, 28 top fives, 31 top 10s and an average finish of fourth in 34 career road races.
  • Has finished either first (2008, `09, `10, `12) or second (2007, `11, `13, `14) in each of the eight all-time Trois-Rivieres events.
  • Also has three wins in nine career NASCAR K&N Pro Series road course starts. 

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

  • Has a series-leading three championships (2008, ‘11, ‘13) through the first eight years of NCATS competition.
  • Owner of 18 wins, 15 poles, 64 top fives and 78 top 10s. Is now tied for the all-time poles lead with Andrew Ranger while his top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time. His wins total sits third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in races (54) and laps led (4,638), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 105 all-time events.
  • Has three poles, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s and an average finish of 8.5 in 37 career road course starts. Has been a runner-up on the road on four occasions.
  • Has six top 10s, an average finish of 10th and a best result of second (2008) in the eight Trois-Rivieres races. 

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

  • Has two wins, six poles and 15 top 10s in 31 career NCATS starts.
  • Ranks ninth in points despite missing the season opener to qualify for the Indy 500. Has top-10 finishes in each of his six starts.
  • Has a win (Edmonton City Centre Airport, 2008), five poles, six top fives and an average finish of 15th in 15 series road course starts.
  • Has two poles (2009, `13) an average finish of 19th and a best results of fifth (2013) in five previous Trois-Rivieres appearances. 

Other Driver Notes

  • Kevin Lacroix won the series’ last road course race at Circuit ICAR, in what was just his second career start.
  • Patrice Brisebois (12th – 2013) and Derek White (seventh – 2011) recorded their best career finishes at Trois-Rivieres.
  • Among the entrants for this race, Trois-Rivieres was the site for the series debuts of Brisebois, Camirand, Simon Dion-Viens, J.F. Dumoulin and L.P. Dumoulin. 

Up To Speed:

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

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Trois-Rivieres

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: Trois-Rivieres

  • Prestigious JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours Up Next
  • Dumoulin Brothers Return Home Riding High 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 28, 2015) – A lot has changed for racing brothers Louis-Philippe and Jean-Francois Dumoulin since they last competed on their hometown circuit, and all for the better.

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres has long been a major event for the Dumoulin family. Father, Richard, competed in the event before passing the torch on to his sons. None of the three had won the premiere feature race of the event prior to last year though, when L.P. Dumoulin took the checkered flag in the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race.

L.P. Dumoulin returns home this week for the 2015 edition, not only as the event’s defending winner, but as the series’ reigning champion.

It’s also been a big year for older sibling J.F. Dumoulin, as the former part-time competitor takes on Circuit de Trois-Rivieres in the midst of his first full-time Canadian Tire Series campaign.

Strictly a road racer prior to the season, J.F. Dumoulin is now taking on the ovals featured on the series schedule. In five such events to-date, he’s posted a top-10 average finish. Through seven overall races, he ranks eighth in the championship standings.

“I still have a good chance to get up to fifth if I get on a good streak and keeping being competitive,” J.F. Dumoulin said. “At ovals I’m getting more and more comfortable, and more competitive.

“I think in general it has gone pretty well. No big damage, I’ve finished all of the races, so that’s a big point for me.”

L.P. Dumoulin was complementary of how his brother and teammate has accommodated to the full schedule.

“He’s a longtime racer and I think he’s adapted himself very well to ovals,” L.P. Dumoulin said. “This is his first season doing ovals, and I think he’s done very well so far.”

Meanwhile, the title defense for L.P. Dumoulin hasn’t gone exactly as planned. Although his six top-10 finishes are tied for the series lead, he returns home to Trois-Rivieres ranked fourth in the season standings, 22 points behind leader Scott Steckly.

“I’m not going to wait for people to have bad luck to bring me back up in the standings, I need to make the good luck for myself and our team has to do it to make it happen,” L.P. Dumoulin said. “The whole team works really hard every week to give me the best car they can and they’ve been reliable. We’ve been fighting up front all year long but had bad luck here and there.”

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres – or GP3R for short – provides a great opportunity for L.P. Dumoulin to attain his first victory of the season and jump back into the championship chase.

“I would for sure like to do two-in-a-row, but as you can see, the series is very competitive again this year,” L.P. Dumoulin said. “If you want do well, everything has to fall into place. It’s been a little rough for us this season, but I’m very much looking forward to it.”

A multi-time victor at Trois-Rivieres, including the Grand-AM SR II race in 2001, J.F. Dumoulin would love to join his brother on the premiere event winners list, while keeping in mind that he’ll be going up against a very competitive field on Sunday. He finished a career-best fourth in this event last year.

“Obviously L.P. is competition, but there are a lot of other very competitive guys out there,” J.F. Dumoulin said. “I want a podium. That’s where I want to be, that’s what I’m aiming for. I think I have better equipment this year than I’ve had in past years.”

The GP3R is an annual festival in the city of Trois-Rivieres, nestled along the Saint-Laurent River in Quebec. The uniqueness of the temporary street course circuit, combined with tremendous fan support, creates a high level of interest from Canadian racers and teams, making it a premiere event to win. The Canadian Tire Series loads in on Friday for inspection day and on-track activities will begin for the series with practice and qualifying on Saturday.

RACE:  JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours

PLACE:  Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (Que.)

DATE:  Sunday, Aug. 2

TIME:  2:10 p.m. ET

BROADCAST:  RDS2 – Live; TSN – Sat., Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m.

TRACK LAYOUT:  1.53-mile, 11-turn temporary street course

2014 POLESITTER:  Marc-Antoine Camirand

2014 WINNER:  L.P. Dumoulin

EVENT SCHEDULE:  Saturday – Practice 10:35-11:15 a.m., Final Practice 1:15-1:55 p.m., Qualifying 5 p.m.; Sunday – Driver Autograph Session 12:20 p.m.

TRACK CONTACT:  Eric D’Argenzio, 819-370-4787, edargenzio@gp3r.com

TRACK TWITTER:  @GP3R

EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG:  #JuliaWine50

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 JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours will be the eighth of 11 events on the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and the final of four dates in the province of Quebec.

The Procedure:  The maximum starting field is 34 cars, including provisionals. The first 29 cars will have secured starting positions through NASCAR Road Race style group qualifying and the remaining five spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 50 laps (76.5 miles/123 kilometers).

The Track:  The temporary street course of Circuit de Trois-Rivieres is an 11-turn, 1.53-mile circuit. In Trois-Rivieres – differing from many road course tracks – the cars race in a counter-clockwise motion as on oval tracks. The track’s trademark is the Porte Duplessis, a narrow concrete gateway the cars pass through in Turn 3.

The History:  The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres (GP3R) began in 1967 when racing-passionate members of the Club Autosport Mauricien decided to organize a race in the streets of the city. Inspired by the Monaco race, Mr. Jean E. Ryan, Leon Dufour and Yves Girard, plus a committee of about thirty people, organized the event that has now become a unique event in North America. It is the oldest street course in North America and this year is the 46th edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.

Pole Winners:  The first eight Trois-Rivieres races have produced four different pole winners. Alex Tagliani set the series’ circuit qualifying record in 2013 at 67.080 seconds (82.111 mph).

Race Winners:  Andrew Ranger has won four of the eight all-time GP3R Canadian Tire Series events, including three in a row from 2008-10. Trois-Rivieres native L.P. Dumoulin is the defending race winner.

JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours Notes:

Ranger’s Remarkable GP3R Record:  Quebec native Andrew Ranger has a podium spot locked down at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres. The road course ace has won four of the eight all-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 races on the 1.53-mile street circuit, and finished second in the other four races. Ranger also enters Trois-Rivieres as the series’ most-recent winner as he reached Victory Lane last week on the oval at Quebec’s Autodrome St-Eustache. 

Steckly Streaking:  Scott Steckly has won the pole three races in a row, and will look to make history this week at Trois-Rivieres as the first driver in series history to record four-consecutive poles. J.R. Fitzpatrick, with the last two events in 2012 and the 2013 opener, was the last driver to capture three-consecutive poles. Fitzpatrick also did it in 2007 and Don Thomson Jr. accomplished the feat in 2008. 

Camirand Coming On:  In his first full season on the Canadian Tire Series, Quebec racing veteran Marc-Antoine Camirand is hitting his stride. Camirand enters Trois-Rivieres – where he earned his first Canadian Tire Series start in 2013 as the winner of that year’s sportsman division race – on the heels of three-consecutive top-five finishes on ovals. Last week at St-Eustache Camirand crossed the line third to match his overall career-best, and set a new personal oval mark. He was last year’s JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours polesitter. 

Debuts for Harvey, de Quesada:  Charles Harvey of nearby Terrebonne, Quebec, will attempt to make his Canadian Tire Series debut at Trois-Rivieres. Carlos de Quesada of Gainesville, Florida, will also look to become the second American to race in the series this year, following Kevin O’Connell of Houston, Texas, who competed in the season-opener.

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One Wild Weekend of Racing at The Beach

One Wild Weekend of Racing at The Beach

While many people were suffering through a wet rainy Saturday, the race fans where enjoying the hot summer weather that had made Sauble Beach famous. A near capacity crowd filled the stands and where ready for some exciting racing action, that Sauble Speedway is famous for.

Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action: A very competitive and fast field signed in to battle for the fifty lap main event. The first order of business would be qualifying whereOSCAAR @ Sauble Speedway 2015 Heat 2 (2 of 4) we would see some new names in victory lane. The #07 of Todd Campbell would pick up heat race one, and the b10 of Kelly Balson would take the victory in heat race #2 rounding out first round qualifying. Picking up his first checker flag in 2015 was the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick in heat 3, with Sean Grosman in the #29 taking the win in the final heat race. The stage was set for the 50 lap main event as the #29 of Grosman and the #17 of Cornelius would lead the field to the green flag. An incident in turn one on the start involving the #07 of Campbell and the #7 of Derrick Tiemersma would see a complete restart in order. It was on lap three that the worst accident in OSCAAR history occurred. The #89c of Shawn Chenoweth was on the outside of the #29 of Grosman and 47m of McLean when the 89c climbed the wall. The car became air born and tore out a huge section of the safety fence, along with damaging the starter stand. The emergency crew, along with the OSCAAR officials were right on the scene to ensure that everyone was ok. Thankfully all drivers were able to walk away from the accident. Also the safety fence did its job but unfortunately it could not be replaced and the event had to be called at lap 3. The safety that these drivers build into these cars is second to none, and it was for that reason that all drivers walked away with no injuries. Work is underway to repair some cars, but unfortunately this will be the end of the #89c season in the series. On a personal note I never like seeing cars wrecked, but most importantly I was very happy to see all my friends were able to walk away from that accident to race again another day.

As a result of the feature being incomplete, all drivers in attendance were awarded 40 show up points along with their heat race points earned.

Dickies / London Recreational Racing top 5: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 269 pts, 2nd b10 241 pts, 3rd 22 Glenn Watson 233 pts, 4th #82 Corey Jones 231 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 230 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #17 Kevin Cornelius 25pts, 2nd #39 Shane Gowan 18 pts, 3rd #13 Gary Passer 14 pts, 4th #27 Roy Passer 11 pts, 5th #29 Sean Grosman 10 pts

The HOOSIER Mods: A very impressive field of 19 of the best open wheel modifieds in the province where ready to do battle at the beach. First up for the mods would be the qualifying rounds OSCAAR @ Sauble Speedway 2015 Modified Top 3 (8 of 8)which again would see some new faces in victory lane. Starting the night off would be a familiar sight with the #8 of Gary McLean picking up heat race #1. Keeping the McLean name in victory lane would be Brian as he parked the #47 in victory circle for heat race #2 and #5 making Brian the top qualifier on the night. After Peterborough Speedway was rained out the #77 of Chad Strawn made the long trip to Sauble and would pick up heat race #3. A first time heat race winner in the series would be #19 Dean Scott who picked up heat race #4 and Brad Pearsall would pick up his first on the night with a win in heat race #6 in his #15b modified. The field was set for the 30 lap feature event but the green flag as short lived as a spin in turn two would force a complete restart. It was there that things went bad, as a spin at the front of the field stacked up and sent the field scattering trying to avoid the accident. The #88 of Ryan Dick received possibly the worst of the deal has his car laid on its roof just past the starters stand. Thankfully Ryan was able to emerge from his car with minor scratches. In speaking to Ryan yesterday the team is already on the search for a new chassis and hopes to be back in action my late August of this year. This accident also sidelined the #8 of Gary McLean, the #2 of Matt Barton who was making his tour debut, along with the #19 of Dean Scott. When the green flag waved it was the #36 of Gary Elliott taking command until Chad Strawn put the #77 at the front of the field. It was on a lap 15 restart that saw the 77 of Strawn line up beside the #15b of Pearsall. The two dragged race down the back stretch with Pearsall getting the advantage coming out of turn 4. From there on out it was all Brad Pearsall at the front as he opened up his lead and claimed his first HOOSIER Modified feature win of his career. Chad Strawn would hold on for second place followed by the #39 of Shane Stickle. On the opening lap the #88r of Tommy Robb would find himself in the wall in turn 3 suffering heavy damage. In speaking to Tommy, he has decided to step back from the tour to rebuild and regroup with plans to return to the tour in 2016. This is one team that has had their share of bad luck, all the fans of OSCAAR look forward to the #88r return to the series.

HOOSIER MOD FEATURE FINISH: 1ST #15B Brad Pearsall, 2nd #77 Chad Strawn, 3rd #39 Shane Stickel, 4th#63 John Baker Jr, 5th #36 Gary Elliott, 6th #20 Mike Hearty, 7th #79h Cory Horner, 8th #99 AJ Emms, 9th #96k Monty Kelly, 10th #47 Brain McLean, 11th #13eh Mark Saul, 12th #10 Rob Di Venanzo, 13th #19 Dean Scott, 14th #8 Gary McLean, 15th #88 Ryan Dick, 16th #2 Matt Barton, 17th #79 John Harper,18th #88r Tommy Robb, 19th #12 David Balych DNS

HOOSIER MOD TOP 5: 1ST #8 Gary McLean 339 pts, 2nd #77 Chad Strawn 314 pts, 3rd #36 Gary Elliott 309 pts, 4th #79h Cory Horner 302 pts, 5th #63 John Baker JR 299 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger: 1st #79 Cory Horner 25 pts, 2nd #20 Mike Hearty 24 pts, 3rd #88r Tommy Robb 22 pts, 4th #8 Gary McLean 20 pts, 5th #12 David Balych

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets : Coming off a busy weekend at Peterborough Speedway, 25 Midas Midgets would sign in to do battle this weekend at Sauble Speedway for a 25 lap mainOSCAAR @ Sauble Speedway 2015 Top 3 (6 of 6) event. Prior to the feature the fans were treated to some great heat race action. The first heat would see the #62 of Rob McCall take the victory. Current points leader would add a little padding to that lead with a victory in heat race #2 . Rob McCall would serve notice in heat race #3 that he might be the man to beat at Sauble Speedway by picking up his second win of the night. The final heat race would see a familiar face smiling for the camera as the #83 of Jamie Bound picked up the win. The 25 lap feature event would see the #2 of Jessica James and #48 Brian Woodland lead them to the green. The past weeks has seen the #2 of James battling for wins, but motor gremlins would sideline Jessica to the pits on lap 2 of the feature. By then the #83 of Jamie Bound had made his way to the front of the field and set sail leading the next 23 laps to pick up another feature win. The action is always fast and furious with the midgets, as drivers jockey for track position as the laps wind down. Keeping it a family affair the #5 of Jody Bound took home a second place finish. #57 Shawn Stanley recorded his best ever OSCAAR Midget finish with a third place in the feature event. With no time to rest the teams are hard at work preparing for this coming Saturdays racing action at Peterborough Speedway.

Midas of Orangeville Midgets Feature Finish: 1st #63 Jamie Bound, 2nd #5 Jody Bound, 3rd #57 Shawn Stanley, 4th #62 Rob McCall, 5th #42 Brian McDonald, 6th #84 Brian Woodland, 7th #7 Brent Vincent, 8th #37 Steve Lassman, 9th #8 Larry Lawson, 10th #85 Rob Summers, 11th #86 Raynor Vickers, 12th #98 Kevin Spiez, 13th #71 Wayne McGibbon, 14th #69 Wally Wilson, 15th #18 Paul Drananoc,16th #48 Brian Woodland,17th #75 James Stanley, 18th #74 David Gallinger, 19th #26 Katherine Summers, 20th #13 Craig Deacon, 21st #2 Jessica James, 22nd #77 James Rodgers, 23rd #24 Ryan Brown, 24th #28 Bob Ross, 25th #11 Paul Dermo DNS

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

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

Photo Credit: Todd D Walden

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Marshall Claims Vintage Modifieds Round 7 at Delaware

Marshall Claims Vintage Modifieds Round 7 at Delaware

By Clayton Johns

KOMOKA, Ont. (July 24, 2015) – TJ Marshall (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) snuck beneath Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) amidst lapped traffic after taking the white flag and led the most important lap to claim his second win of the season with the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified Series at Delaware Speedway.

Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) and Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) brought the 17-car field, which included five American drivers from the VROA club, to the green flag for the 25-lap main event.

Charbonneau took the early lead, but was under fire from Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers) for the point position. On lap three, however, the sixth-place starting Trendell passed both drivers to take over the lead.

Two laps later, Marshall found his way to the second spot after bouncing back to fourth in the opening two laps. The two drivers ran 1-2 for the next 19 laps.

As the laps ticked away, Trendell reached heavy lapped traffic allowing Marshall to close to the back bumper of the No.57. On the final lap, Trendell picked the wrong lane to work through the traffic. Marshall filled the gap and led just one lap, but it was the most important on route to the victory. The margin of victory was just 0.223 seconds.

In qualifying heat race action, Marshall narrowly held off Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Auto & Diesel Machine Shop) to claim the victory by two car lengths or 0.135 seconds. In the second heat race, Trendell trumped Charbonneau and Riopelle to claim the win.

After 7 of 13 events this season, Trendell’s four second-place finishes have given him a lead over Keen in the standings by the slimmest of margins. Just one point separates the top two – Trendell’s 456 to Keen’s 455- in the battle for the championship. Riopelle, Charbonneau and Marshall complete the top-five in the standings.

The series shifts back to Flamboro Speedway for round eight this Saturday, August 1. For complete event details, visit www.flamborospeedway.ca.

The series would like to thank VROA drivers Tom Boorsma, Randy Pierson, Lauren Peterson Jr., Loren Peterson III and Rob Parker for joining the show.

Two Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified drivers – Trendell and Riopelle – travelled to Berlin Raceway in Michigan on July 25 to join in the VROA show.

Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – July 24, 2015 – Delaware Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 17 Entries): 1. 15 TJ Marshall, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 18 Jason Keen, 4. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 5. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 6. 92 Brian Atkinson, 7. 36 Steve March, 8. 5 Mike Podd, 9. 25 Cassidy March, 10. 29 Daryl Henwood, 11. 21 Tom Boorsma, 12. 2x Randy Pierson, 13. 83 Lauren Peterson Jr., 14. 39 Loren Peterson III, 15. 19 Mike Westwood, 16. 82 Rob Parker, 17. 09 Ian Burney (DNS). Time: 8:47.076.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15 TJ Marshall, 2. 18 Jason Keen, 3. 36 Steve March, 4. 25 Cassidy March, 5. 92 Brian Atkinson, 6. 2x Randy Pierson, 7. 83 Lauren Peterson Jr., 8. 09 Ian Burney, 9. 5 Mike Podd. Time: 3:31.916.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 57 Steve Trendell, 2. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 3. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 4. 29 Daryl Henwood, 5. 21 Tom Boorsma, 6. 82 Rob Parker, 7. 39 Loren Peterson III, 8. 19 Mike Westwood. Time: 3:32.355.

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

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Photo Credit: Delaware Speedway

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Didero Scores Hat Trick in First Visit to FTMS

Didero Scores Hat Trick in First Visit to FTMS

(Varney, ON) – On Saturday night the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup rolled into Full Throttle Motor Speedway for event number four – the Runalung.ca 100 – of the seven race championship season.  The hottest driver on the circuit has been “Mr. Highside” Brennan Didero (#24) of Ancaster, who was coming off the first two wins of his career, back -to-back at Flamboro Speedway.  They were on the heels of his season opening second-place finish, which gave him a 11-point lead over the driver who has been the only one to defeat Didero, Josh Wood (#66) of London.  Three-time champion Shawn McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener, sat third, one marker behind Wood.  Dave Connelly (#82) of Arnprior, and Tim ‘The Intimidator’ Tolton (#3) of Guelph, round out the top five in points, but they would have to get on a roll, and quickly, to climb back into title contention.
For the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, it was the first visit to Full Throttle Motor Speedway (formerly known as Varney Speedway) since 2013 when the tour raced at the high-banked 1/4-mile track twice.  The series was also at the track in 2012.
Early in qualifying, Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener, made history, turning ‘Canada’s Fastest 1/4-mile’ in 13.326 seconds.  That mark would stand for a number of drivers before Wood ripped a lap at 13.217 seconds to bump Chad to second.  Tolton, Connelly, and Didero qualified third through fifth to get them locked into the ‘New Generation Wood Products’ Fast Five draw.
After the field was shuffled, Tolton and Wood were on the front row, with Didero and Chad McGlynn making up row two.  Connelly would start fifth.
Tolton led the first seven laps, before his car slowed, with Wood taking the point.  After Didero getting two cracks at Wood on restarts, Josh walked away after a lap 10 green flag.  He
 
was able to pull out to a lead of almost an entire straightaway before yellow number three  appeared on lap 39, closing the field up, and putting Didero on Wood’s outside for the restart. 
Wood would take control again on the restart, but this time is was different, as Didero was able to hang with the leader, while behind them, Connelly and McNichol were waging a war for third-place, that ended poorly for Connelly as damage to his car forced him to the pits.
With 25 laps to go Didero was starting to pressure Wood for the lead, and on lap 94, the leader spun out in the middle of turns three and four to hand the top spot to Didero.  Didero was able to hold off Wood and McNichol on the final restart to claim his third straight Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup feature.
 Didero spoke about the hat trick, “We had that long green-flag run, and I wasn’t catching Josh, but then we got that yellow and his car wasn’t as good after that.  As the laps started winding down I could tell he was struggling, and I was just saving my tires for the end.  It was a tough break for him that he spun, but that gave us the lead for the restart.  We made a bit of contact at the end racing for the win, but it was all good. We extended our point lead tonight, and it’s pretty cool to win three in a row.  Peterborough is next, and I’ve never won there, but we’re going to go and try to do our best to make if four in a row.”
A disappointed Wood spoke about the end of the race as he saw his second win of the year slip through his fingers, “We were just never as good again as we were on that early green flag run.  Brennan was giving me all I could handle, and he raced me clean.  I just made a mistake, but we were still able to finish second.  It was a good day for us.  We set a track record, but I really wanted to win that.  I guess if we’re going to have to finish second, it might as well be to Brennan.”
For McNichol, it was the first podium finish for the freshman, and allowed him to move from two points behind Graham in the Rookie-of-the-Year chase to one point ahead.  “It was a great night for us, especially after all the late nights in the shop last week since we wrecked at Flamboro last weekend.  We struggled earlier tonight, and we changed everything but the driver after qualifying.  I figured this was our best chance to run well, because this is my home track and I have so many laps here.”
Chad McGlynn finished fourth, and for the second time this season set a track record, only to have it broken again just minutes later.  With the finish he moved to fourth in points.
Graham had what seemed like a race long battle with Kevin Trevellin (#45) of Lasalle, that ended with Graham, the rookie, posting his first career top-five finish, winding up fifth.
The next event for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series will be Saturday August 8th at Peterborough Speedway for the annual visit to ‘Canada’s Toughest 1/3rd-mile’.    

Final Results – 1. Didero, 2. Wood, 3. McNichol, 4. Chad McGlynn, . Brandt Graham.

 

 

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup – Championship Points Standings (after 4 of 7 events) – 1. Didero (398 points), 2. Wood (385), 3. Shawn McGlynn (374), 4. Chad McGlynn (364), 5. Connelly (362).
 

 

McColl Racing Ent. voucher winner – #82 Dave Connelly

 

Grisdale-American Racer Tire award winner* – #77 Alvin McNicol

 

London Drive Systems voucher winner – #85 Mike Nelson

 

Trailers By Jim Bray voucher winner – #3 Tim Tolton

 

Performance Fiberglass voucher winners – Chad McGlynn & Brennan Didero

 

 

 

 

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Full Throttle Motor Speedway, Peterborough Speedway, or Race Time Radio, please visit www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com, www.lucasoil.ca, www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com, www.peterboroughspeedway.com, or  www.racetimeradio.com, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at dalexand@sympatico.ca.
Release by Jamie Maudsley photos by Jamie and Jordan Maudsley –www.maudsleymotorsports.com.

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Adrian Stahle Wins Big At Flamboro Speedway

Adrian Stahle Wins Big At Flamboro Speedway

 Adrian Stahle had a race of a lifetime at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday night as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets hit the halfway point of their 50th Anniversary season. Stahle, with his Dad Wayne, chose the number ’50’ for their car this year to honor this long running Club. Just before the season began his Mom, Laurie, died suddenly. Struggling since then Stahle had everything finally go in the right direction Saturday night, winning his heat race and leading all 25 laps in the Main feature. Dedicating his win to his Mom, Stahle said “It’s been a tough couple of months but I hope this helps put a smile on my Dad’s face. There has been so many people that I must thank for helping us get this win tonight. First my Dad for all his hard work and Uncle Van for setting up this car, Paul Husby, Brandon Hauck and Mike Holman for all their help and support. My sponsors and supporters, Can-Am Fabrication, Bell Cartage, LARCA Custom Machining, and of course Lucas Oil.”
Starting on the pole Stahle took the lead with Lucas Smith in second place. One lap later Ryan Fraser passed Smith for second. Brandon Zavarella followed with Darren McLennan rounding out the top five. McLennan wasted no time getting around Zavarella and setting his sites on Smith. Stahle was on rails and already had opened up a 10 car lead over Fraser. With 5 laps in McLennan caught Smith and took over the third spot. Zavarella remained in 5th.
Stahle started lapping the field with times in the high 14 second range. Fraser was inching his way closer as McLennan continued to run a strong third. Stahle was not going to be denied as he continued his lead. Lap after lap Stahle kept strong as Fraser tried to catch him. With five laps to go Stahle could feel the checkered in the future. Fraser was also running fast but not enough to catch to catch Stahle. McLennan, Smith and Zavarella remained in the top five.
The checkered flag flew as Stahle took his first win in TQ #50 followed by Fraser, McLennan, Smith and Zavarella.
Heats were won by Stahle and McLennan. Todd Cresswell won the ‘B’ Main. Smith was DQ’d for failure to go to the scales.
Of Note…Rookies Steve Murdock finished 8th while James Marche finished 9th. Marche leads the ‘Rookie of the Year’ standings by being in 8th place in points.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets head north for a doubleheader weekend at Sauble Speedway on August 1st and 2nd.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway is…1.  ADRIAN STAHLE, 2. Ryan Fraser, 3. Darren McLennan, 4. Brandon Zavarella, 5.  Mack DeMan, 6. Rob Neely, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Steve Murdock (R), 9. James Marche (R), 10. Dave Hickson, 11. Darren Dryden (R), 12. Craig Pitchell (R), 13. Brian Pescetti (R). DNS..Todd Cresswell and Tyler Turnbull.
Top Ten in Drivers Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are…1. MACK DEMAN…1235, 2. Ryan Fraser…1130, 3. Darren McLennan…1114, 4. Brandon Zavarella…1065, 5. Rob Neely…1046, 6. Barry Dunn…967, 7. Tyler Turnbull…936, 8. James Marche (R)…885, 9. Todd Cresswell…882, 10. Dave Hickson…855.
Photos by Cableguyphotos, racepulse.com and Flamboro Speedway
1. Top Three at Flamboro..Ryan Fraser 2nd, Winner Adrian Stahle, Darren McLennan 3rd.
2. Winner Adrian Stahle at Flamboro
3. Winning Car TQ #50 Adrian Stahle

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Ranger By A Nose At St-Eustache  Edges Dilley In Thrilling Canadian Tire Series Finish

Ranger By A Nose At St-Eustache Edges Dilley In Thrilling Canadian Tire Series Finish

ST-EUSTACHE, Que. (July 25, 2015) – Andrew Ranger edged Mark Dilley in a green-white-checkered flag finish to gain a record 20th career victory in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 action Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache.

Dilley led the field in the race’s final restart, and the two jockeyed throughout the ensuing two laps before Ranger powered to victory from the outside and just thwarted Dilley’s charge from the inside to the finish line.

The Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning propelled the Roxton Pond, Quebec, native to sole possession of the series’ all-time lead. He was previously tied with D.J. Kennington at 19.

Marc-Antoine Camirand crossed the line third with L.P. Dumoulin fourth and Kennington fifth. Alex Tagliani, Gary Klutt, J.F. Dumoulin, Anthony Simone and Scott Steckly rounded out the top 10.

Steckly started on the pole and led the majority of the event, but fell off the pace late with a broken axel and was fortunate to salvage a top-10 finish. His lead on Jason Hathaway in the championship standings actually grew to 11 points as Hathaway finished 15th, the result of a mid-race accident.

Saturday’s Lucas Oil National 250 telecast will premiere on TSN on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m., and on RDS2 on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The Canadian Tire Series will return to Quebec next week for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 2.

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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jcunningham@nascar.com

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1

Lucas Oil National 250 pres. by Lacroix Tuning Results

Saturday

At Autodrome St-Eustache

St-Eustache, Que.

Lap length: 0.4 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

  1. (12) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 256 laps, 51.775 mph.
  2. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 256.
  3. (15) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 256.
  4. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 256.
  5. (9) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 256.
  6. (7) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 256.
  7. (5) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Dodge, 256.
  8. (13) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 256.
  9. (16) Anthony Simone, Aurora, Ont., Dodge, 255.
  10. (1) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 255.
  11. (2) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Dodge, 254.
  12. (11) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 254.
  13. (8) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 253.
  14. (17) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 246.
  15. (14) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 239.
  16. (3) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 158, rear end.
  17. (6) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 144, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 58 minutes 40 seconds

Margin of Victory: .087 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: S.Steckly (83.853 mph, 17.173 seconds)

Caution Flags: 9 for 65 laps.

Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-61; M. Dilley 62; S. Steckly 63-128; J. McColm 129-137; S. Steckly 138-171; D. Kennington 172-175; S. Steckly 176-231; A. Ranger 232-245; M. Dilley 246-255; A. Ranger 256.

Standings: 1. S. Steckly, 283; 2. J. Hathaway, 272; 3. A. Ranger, 269; 4. L. Dumoulin, 261; 5. G. Klutt, 259; 6. D. Kennington, 253; 7. M. Camirand, 246; 8. J. Dumoulin, 245; 9. A. Tagliani, 241; 10. J. McColm, 219.

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OSCAAR Preparing To “Hit the Beach” This Weekend

OSCAAR Preparing To “Hit the Beach” This Weekend

The cars and stars of all three of OSCAAR’s premier divisions are heading to Sauble Beach for their annual visit to Sauble Speedway.

Kevin Cornelius will be looking to extend his perfect feature victory record in Dickies / London Recreational Racing Outlaw Action. A competitive field will be looking to remove the #17 from the top podium spot. Leading that charge will be two drivers looking for their first feature win in OSCAAR. The b10 of Kelly Balson and #82 of Cory Jones would love nothing better than to be celebrating victory as The Beach. Glenn Watson has tasted victory before at Sauble Speedway and has been getting ever closer to returning to victory lane. Perhaps the rookie Sean Grosman in his #29 machine will show the veterans how to get it done. Fans will want to be watching for the #84 of JR Fitzpatrick who is looking to shake that monkey off his back. Todd Campbell in his #07 will be returning to the place where he recorded his best ever finish in OSCAAR, the quite guy might just catch them all sleeping this weekend. Sauble Speedway regular Doug Wilson is expected to be in attendance along with 2014 OSCAAR Champion #81 of Andrew Gressel.

The HOOSIER Mods are set to bring the fans of Sauble Speedway some great open wheel racing this weekend. Gary McLean and his #8 was out showing the fans last week what they can expect to see this weekend. Gary has a pretty good grasp on the points lead at this time but there is still plenty of racing left to do. Gary Elliott in his #36 will be looking to erase some of those points this weekend with another strong run. The rookies of Cory Horner and John Baker Jr have served notice that they are ready to race with the leaders and could record their first feature win in the series. Veteran Brian McLean has been slowly working his way into the points race and with experience on his side he could just be the one to get the job done Saturday. Scheduled to make their 2015 race season debut is the #2 of Matt Barton who has had strong runs at Sauble. Rob Di Venanzo in his #10 modified will be making his first ever start in the series. The former TQ Midget stand out will be looking to draw on that experience this weekend.

The Midas of Orangeville Midgets have had a busy race season, but the teams are excited to return to Sauble Speedway for their only visit in 2015. After an exciting event at Peterborough Speedway last week which left some teams licking their wounds and others celebrating in victory lane, fans will see a great field of cars this weekend again. The championship points race is the tightest in all of racing in Ontario with a mere two points separating the top two. Jody Bound in his #5 is currently sitting in first with the #18 of Paul Drananoc in second, who is still searching for his first feature win of 2015. Brian Woodland has been having a great consistent season and currently sits in third place in points, and within easy striking distance of the leaders. Richard Woodland lead the points early this year but some bad luck has him sitting in fourth place, but look for him to rebound to reclaim that top spot. Brian McDonald rounds out the top five. Jessica James in her #2 and Jamie Bound in the #83 have been the cars to beat the past couple of weeks. A full field of Midgets are expected this week that will see both the #13 of Craig Deacon and the #69 of home town driver Wally Wilson returning to action after both being upside down last weekend at Peterborough Speedway.

Racing action is set to get underway at 7:00pm on Saturday July 25th at Sauble Speedway. Please ensure to visit www.oscaar.ca for all the latest updates.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: St-Eustache

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: St-Eustache

Analyzing The Lucas Oil National 250 At Autodrome St-Eustache

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2015) – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will head to Quebec for the third of four events in the province this year with the Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning on Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

Lucas Oil National 250 Setup:

  • Season points leader Scott Steckly is the two-time defending winner at Autodrome St-Eustache. In NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 history, only Andrew Ranger has won three consecutive races at one track.
  • Steckly will also look to match the series record for total wins at one track, currently held by J.R. Fitzpatrick with five at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
  • Additionally, Steckly has won the two previous races this year, which means he will vie to become the first driver to win three consecutive events since 2013, when he last did it.
  • St-Eustache native and Circuit ICAR winner Kevin Lacroix is set to make his first oval start, and just his third overall in the series. 

At Autodrome St-Eustache:

History

  • Was founded in 1965 as Fury Speedway de Fabreville, and the current configuration has played host various types of racing since 1970. The track was purchased by Alan Labrosse prior to the 2008 race season.
  • Facility also includes a 1-mile road course and .125-mile drag strip.
  • Was a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series member track from 2004-09, and returned to the program in 2014.
  • Welcomed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series for four events from 2008-10, and again in 2013-14.
  • Was the only oval in Quebec to play host to a NCATS event prior to 2014.

Notebook

  • Scott Steckly won the inaugural NCATS Autodrome St-Eustache event on July 5, 2008.
  • The previous six events have produced three different race victors, led by Steckly’s four.
  • Each of the six prior races has featured a different polesitter.
  • Three drivers have participated in all six events, and three are expected to extend the streak this week.
  • A driver has yet to win from the pole, and only one event has run beyond the scheduled 250-lap distance.
  • Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in all six events. 

Autodrome St-Eustache Data

Race #:  7 of 11

Track Layout:  .4-mile asphalt oval

Race Length:  250 laps (100 miles)

TV Coverage:  TSN – Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.; RDS2 – Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m. 

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 Race Winner:  Scott Steckly

2014 Pole Winner:  Alex Labbe

Qualifying Record:  Alex Labbe, Dodge, 84.109 mph, 17.210 secs., July 26, 2014

 Category Leaders at Autodrome St-Eustache:Wins

  1. Scott Steckly … 4
  2. D.J. Kennington … 1
  3. Dave Whitlock … 1

Poles

  1. six drivers with … 1

Top Fives

  1. Scott Steckly … 6
  2. Ron Beauchamp Jr. …3
  3. D.J. Kennington … 3

 Top 10s

  1. Scott Steckly … 6
  2. Andrew Ranger … 5
  3. four drivers with … 4

 Laps Led

  1. Scott Steckly … 583
  2. Andrew Ranger … 230
  3. Kerry Micks … 133

Laps Completed

  1. Scott Steckly … 1,509 (all)
  2. Jason Hathaway … 1,476
  3. D.J. Kennington … 1,388 

Select Driver Highlights:

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

  • Has a pole and six top 10s in 13 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
  • Ranks eighth in points this year with four top 10s.
  • Has four top 10s in five career oval starts with an average finish of ninth and a best result of fifth, recorded in each of the two previous races.
  • This will be his first start at Autodrome St-Eustache. 

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

  • Has three wins, three poles, 30 top fives and 50 top 10s in 88 career starts.
  • Has competed in four of six events this year and ranks 14th in points.
  • All of his wins and poles have come on ovals, where he has 40 top 10s and an average finish of ninth in 65 starts.
  • Has participated in five of the six previous events at ASE, where he’s posted three top 10s, an average finish of 13th and a best result of fifth in 2009. 

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

  • The 2014 NCATS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 20 top fives and 33 top 10s in 54 career starts.
  • Ranks fifth in points with top 10s in five of six events.
  • Has a win (Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, 2014), 17 top 10s and an average finish of 10th in 29 career oval starts. His streak of 10-consecutive top-10 finishes on ovals ended last week at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
  • Has finishes of sixth and third in his two previous ASE appearances. 

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

  • Has six wins and 64 top 10s in 104 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
  • Ranks second in points on the strength of a win (Autodrome Chaudiere) and five top 10s in six starts.
  • All six of his wins have come on ovals, where he has posted 47 top 10s and an average finish of eighth in 67 starts.
  • Has three top 10s, an average finish of 10th and a best result of fourth (2010) in the six previous ASE events. 

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

  • The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series record for career wins (tied-19), top fives (70) and top 10s (86), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 104 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
  • Has a streak of 67-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2009.
  • Sits sixth in points after six races with four top 10s and a best finish of third at Chaudiere.
  • Sixteen of his wins and all 10 of his career poles have been earned on ovals. He has an average finish of sixth with 42 races led and 56 top 10s in 67 career oval events.
  • Has a win (2010), a pole (‘09) and an average finish of eighth at ASE. 

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

  • Has a win, two poles and eight top 10s in 12 career NCATS starts.
  • Ranks third in points with top-10 finishes in five of six races this year.
  • Has a pole (Sunset Speedway, 2015), three top 10s and an average finish of 12th in five career oval appearances.
  • This will be his first start at ASE. 

Alex Labbe (No. 36 Lou’s BBQ Dodge)

  • Has seven top 10s in 12 career NCATS starts with a best finish of second at Riverside in 2014 and at Chaudiere in 2015.
  • Has top-10 finishes in each of his three starts this year and ranks 13th in the standings.
  • Has two poles, three top 10s and an average finish of seventh in four career oval starts.
  • Won the pole in track record time, but did not finish with suspension issues, last year in his only previous series appearance at ASE. 

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)

  • The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series’ all-time wins lead (19) and poles (15). Has 46 top fives and 65 top 10s in 78 career starts.
  • Is fourth in points after six events with five top 10s and a best finish of second at Circuit ICAR.
  • Has four wins, 16 races led, 34 top 10s and an average finish of seventh in 45 career oval starts.
  • Has finished in the top 10 in all five of his ASE starts with a best result of fourth in both 2008 and 2009. 

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 18 wins, 15 poles, 64 top fives and 77 top 10s. His poles, top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time while his wins sit third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in laps led at 4,403 and is one of three drivers to start each of the 104 all-time events.
  • Has a series record 18 wins on ovals, where he’s posted 43 top fives, 50 top 10s, 47 races led and an average finish of sixth in 67 events.
  • Has an average finish of 1.7 across the six all-time ASE events. Won in 2008, ‘09, ‘13 and ‘14. Also earned the pole there in 2009. 

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

  • Has two wins, six poles and 14 top 10s in 30 career NCATS starts.
  • Ranks ninth in points despite missing the season opener to qualify for the Indy 500. Has top-10 finishes in each of his five starts.
  • Has a win (Sunset, 2015), a pole (Edmonton, ‘14), six top 10s and an average finish of 12th in 14 oval starts.
  • Has finishes of 24th (2008) and 12th (`14) in two previous ASE appearances. 

Up To Speed:

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

Contact:

Jason Cunningham

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(704) 201-6658

jcunningham@nascar.com

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Jamie Bound Back to Back Feature Wins in The Midas of Orangeville Midget Series

Jamie Bound Back to Back Feature Wins in The Midas of Orangeville Midget Series

The hot summer weather provided the perfect back drop to some exciting Midas of Orangeville Midget racing at Peterborough Speedway this past weekend. Twenty eight of the best signed in for competition on Saturday, that would see Jamie Bound pick up his second feature win in as many weeks.

The start of the feature was an exciting one as the #83 of Bound and the #84 of Richard Woodland would make contact sending the 84 to the infield and the #83 facing the wrong way on the track coming out of turn two. With 20 cars bearing down on them the drivers looked for a way around unfortunately some made it and some didn’t. Taking the wildest ride where rookies #13 of Craig Deacon, and the #69 of Wally Wilson, both would end up on their side and upside down. Thankfully all drivers involved were able to walk away and are hard at work to be ready for this weekends’ event at Sauble Speedway.

When the racing resumed it would be the #5 of Jody Bound taking command of the field, but sitting in second place was one of the fastest cars the past couple of weeks the # 2 of Jessica James. On a lap 14 restart James would make her move and take command of the feature event and looked like she was set to record her second feature win of the season. By this time the #83 of Bound had moved back to third place after restarting in last after the first lap accident. A caution of lap 18 looked like it had set up a 7 lap shoot out between the James and Bound, but as the field came around to take the white flag, the #2 of James pulled pit side with a blown motor. The #18 of Paul Drananoc had moved into second and tried to overtake Bound but had to settle for second place at the checkers with the # 62 Rob McCall rounding out the podium for the night.

Heat race action earlier in the night provided some great racing action. Heat #1 would see the #83 of Jamie Bound take advantage of his pole position to take the checker flag. Heat #2 would see a great display of driving as 12th starting Jessica James would take the win in 10 short laps. When heat race #3 rolled out Jessica was on pole and easily picked up her second win on the night. Not to be out done, Jamie Bound would pick up the win in heat race #4, designating him as the top qualifier of the night.

As the midsummer racing season is in full effect the midget teams will be loading up to head to Sauble Speedway on July 25th where they will be joined by the Mods and Outlaws for a complete OSCAAR racing night for the fans.

Please stay tuned to the website for details of this coming weekends event

Midas of Orangeville Feature finish Sunset Speedway: 1st #83 Jamie Bound, 2nd #18 Paul Drananoc, 3rd #62 Rob McCall, 4th #4 Jody Bound, 5th #48 Brian Woodland, 6th Mike Bradley, 7th #8 Larry Lawson, 8th #3 Lorne Van Dusen, 9th #57 James Stanley, 10th #31 Kelly Summers, 11th #17 Mike McLaughlin, 12th #74 David Gallinger, 13th #86 Raynor Vickers, 14th #71 Wayne McKibbon, 15th #2 Jessica James,16th #42 Brian McDonald, 17th #28 Bob Ross, 18th #24 Ryan Brown, 19th #84 Richard Woodland, 20th #75 Shawn Stanley, 21st #85 Rob Summers, 22nd #13 Craig Deacon, 23rd #69 Wally Wilson, 24th #37 Steve Lassman, 25th #55 Cory Whitamm

B Main (top 4 qualified) 1st #28 Bob Ross, 2nd #53 Mike Bradley, 3rd #74 David Gallinger, 4th #13 Craig Deacon, 5th #69 Wally Wilson, 6th #26 Katherine Summers, 7th #77 James Rodgers DNS

Midas of Orangeville Points Championship: 1st #5 Jody Bound 385 pts, 2nd #18 Paul Drananoc 387 pts, 3rd #48 Brian Woodland 365 pts, 4th #84 Richard Woodland 344 pts, 5th #42 Brian McDonald 342 pts

Inside Track Hard Charger Award: 1st #48 Brain Woodland 24 pts,2nd #83 Jamie Bound 20 pts, 3rd #17 Mike McLaughlin – #2 Jessica James – #42 Brian McDonald 18 pts,

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: St-Eustache

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: St-Eustache

· Series Returns To Quebec For Back-To-Back Events

· Labbe Looks For First Checkered Flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 20, 2015) – As the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 returns to Quebec for the next two events, province native Alex Labbe faces what may be his best shots at a breakthrough trip to Victory Lane.

Labbe, from Victoriaville, has been knocking on the door as of late. In three starts this year the 22-year-old has posted finishes of second, seventh and sixth.

The first of those back-to-back Quebec events is this Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache, a .4-mile oval. Labbe set the track qualifying record there last year but was forced to retire from the race early with suspension problems. Since then he’s twice finished as a runner-up on ovals – last summer at Nova Scotia’s Riverside International Speedway and this spring at Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere.

So does he stand a better chance at attaining that first win on an oval than a road course?

“I think my oval program is a little stronger,” Labbe said. “We’re still good on the road, but I’m more used to ovals. I run a lot of ovals. I think we can get a win on both types of tracks this year.”

He’ll get a shot at both in the upcoming two-week stretch as the Canadian Tire Series will move northeast for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 2. Labbe has had mixed results at the famed street course with one top 10 in three appearances, but he’s fared well at the series’ other Quebec road course – Circuit ICAR – with an average finish of seventh in four starts.

Labbe will carry a little extra motivation into this week’s Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning, however. In the series’ eight all-time oval events in Quebec, a province native has yet to reach Victory Lane.

RACE: Lucas Oil National 250 pres. by Lacroix Tuning

PLACE: Autodrome St-Eustache (Quebec)

DATE: Saturday, July 25

TIME: 8 p.m. ET

TELECAST: TSN – Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.; RDS2 – Aug. 15, 2:30 p.m.

TRACK LAYOUT: .4-mile semi-banked asphalt oval

2014 POLESITTER: Alex Labbe

2014 WINNER: Scott Steckly

EVENT SCHEDULE: Practice 12-12:30 p.m., Final Practice 1-1:30 p.m., Qualifying 4:15 p.m., Driver Autograph Session 6:45 p.m.

TRACK CONTACT: Justin Beaudin, 450-569-3444, jbeaudin@autodrome.ca

EVENT TWITTER HASHTAG: #LucasOil250

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 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 schedule will return to Quebec for the first of back-to-back events with the Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning at Autodrome St-Eustache.

The Procedure: The maximum starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 19 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 250 laps (100 miles), and is an impound race with four change tires allotted for the event.

The Track: The Autodrome St-Eustache racing complex, located west of Montreal, consists of a .4-mile oval, a road course and a drag strip. There is also a karting track on the premises. The track was founded in 1965 as Fury Speedway de Fabreville, and the current configuration has played host to various types of racing since 1970. The track was purchased by Alan Labrosse prior to the 2008 race season.

Pole Winners: The first six St-Eustache races have produced five different pole winners. Alex Labbe has the track qualifying record at 17.139 seconds (84.019 mph), set in 2014.

Race Winners: Two-time defending race winner Scott Steckly leads the way with four wins in six all-time St-Eustache events.

St-Eustache Race Notes

Steckly Looks to Match Ranger’s Mark: Andrew Ranger is the only driver in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 history to win three-consecutive races at a track. Scott Steckly will look to match that this week at Autodrome St-Eustache. Steckly has been quite dominant at the Quebec oval with four wins and two additional top fives through the six events there. The last two victories have come in consecutive fashion. Ranger’s record applies to two road courses – both in Quebec – as he won three-consecutive times at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres (2008-10) and Circuit ICAR (2012-14).

Steckly Sweeps Western Swing: In addition to Steckly’s past achievements at St-Eustache, he’s bringing a pretty solid record of 2015 success into this week’s Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning. The Ontario racer swept both ends of the recent western swing to Edmonton (Alberta) International Raceway and Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (Saskatchewan) to move into the points lead for the first time since the 2013 season finale when he celebrated the championship.

First Series Oval Race for ICAR Winner Lacroix: St-Eustache native Kevin Lacroix is set to make his Canadian Tire Series oval debut this week at his home track. Lacroix grew up in the sport in karting and road racing, and the experience served him well as he won at Circuit ICAR earlier this month in just his second NASCAR start. He has made one oval start this year, a super late model race at Autodrome Chaudiere in June.

Camirand Finding Oval Success: Marc-Antoine Camirand’s first six Canadian Tire Series starts came on road courses, and like Lacroix, his background is primarily in road racing. The Jostens Rookie of the Year contender is finding oval success in 2015, however. In the recent western swing the St-Leonard d’Aston, Quebec, driver posted top-five finishes in both outings, and he has an average finish of seventh in four such races this year.

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OMRS Teams Shut the Door on a Busy Month at Peterborough Speedway

OMRS Teams Shut the Door on a Busy Month at Peterborough Speedway

Strong car counts and some exciting action have highlighted the month of July for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved.

Close to 20 teams have signed-in to contest each race in the first pair of events that comprise a stretch of 3 shows in 4 weekends that will conclude with the track’s Mid-Summer Bash scheduled to take the green flag Saturday, July 25th. Richard Warnes – who along with Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford make up the team of OMRS officials – says the Peterborough Speedway run has helped make people aware of what the tour is all about.

“For the track, the series and the drivers who put on the shows, it’s been a win-win-win situation,” said Warnes. “We were part of the most popular Fan Appreciation Night in the venue’s history and once the green flag waved, those in attendance got to see what our brand of the sport is all about. It’s been an exciting season for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series brand and we still have about a handful of shows remaining on the calendar.”

Heading into the next event on the schedule, the top drivers in series points are wrapped tighter than a ham sandwich in a construction worker’s lunchbox. Just over 40 markers separates the top 10 teams in the standings and the difference between a good night and a bad night could change everything in a single outing.

Ontario Modifieds Racing Series points as of Saturday, July 11th:

#77 Brad Stevenson 252

#63 John Baker Jr. 251

#40 Donny Beatty 248

#09 Nick Lees 239

#88 Ryan Dick 235

#95 Robert Warnes 232

#31 Josh Gruntz 230

#07 Alex Lees 220

#62 Randy Hollingsworth 216

#62w Willow Barberstock 210

#46 Ryan Babin/Chris Mulder 208

#98 Rick Warnes 203

#32 Jamie Wagar 202

#65 Chris Burrows 199

#82 Gary Tryon 135

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

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

Teams with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – will conclude this month’s stretch of 3 events in 4 weekends Saturday, July 25th at Peterborough Speedway.

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

clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/clarkemotorsports

613.968.6410

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Keen Claims Second Sunset Score of Season With Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds

Keen Claims Second Sunset Score of Season With Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds

By Clayton Johns

STROUD, Ont. (July 18, 2015) – Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Auto & Diesel) took the lead from Steve Trendell (No. 57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) on lap 18 of the 25-lap feature and cruised to the checkered flag for his second win of the season at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, July 19.

Eleven cars signed in for round six of the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified 2015 season at the high-banked 1/3-mile oval. Cassidy March (No.25 H&M Auto) and Dustin Hood (No.38 Doug’s Suspension) brought the field to green.

March used the front row starting position to take an early lead. The driver of the No.25 1938 Ford Coupe led the opening 10 circuits until Hood brought out the yellow flag after laying oil around the race track, leading to a lengthy clean-up.

Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer Chevrolet) assumed the point on the ensuing restart with Trendell and Keen in tow. Charbonneau kept the No.57 and No.18 in-check until lap 15 when Trendell used the top lane to take over the first position.

Keen, however, had other ideas and powered underneath Trendell for the lead three laps later and never relinquished the top spot on route to the victory.

In heat race action, March claimed the heat one victory, narrowly edging Trendell by less than one car length at the finish line. Keen won his heat over Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Young Drivers Canada).

The Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified Series faces a short six-day turnaround with a date set at Delaware Speedway in Komoka, Ont. on Friday, July 24.

Complete Results

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds – July 18, 2015 – Sunset Speedway

Feature (25 Laps – 11 Starters): 1. 18 Jason Keen, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 92 Brian Atkinson, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 5. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 6. 15 Steve Lyons, 7. 25 Cassidy March, 8. 09 Richard Strange, 9. 19 Mike Westwood (DNF), 10. 38 Dustin Hood (DNF), 11. 00 Ron Easton (DNF).

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 25 Cassidy March, 2. 57 Steve Trendell, 3. 92 Brian Atkinson, 4. 2 Ben Charbonneau, 5. 15 Steve Lyons, 6. 00 Ron Easton.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 18 Jason Keen, 2. 88 Jeremy Riopelle, 3. 38 Dustin Hood, 4. 19 Mike Westwood, 5. 09 Richard Strange.

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

claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr. Photography

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Didero Extends Point Lead – Second Feature Win in Row

Didero Extends Point Lead – Second Feature Win in Row

(Milgrove, ON) – The 2015 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series drivers returned to Flamboro Speedway on Saturday night for race number three – the Fuel for Kids 100 – of their championship season.  It was the second of back-to-back events at the Hamilton-area’s ‘1/3rd-mile Asphalt Arena’, and local driver Brennan Didero (#24) of Ancaster, was looking for his second career win after making his maiden voyage to victory lane two weeks ago.  He entered the night with a seven-point lead over Josh Wood (#66) of London, and 10 markers on top of two-time defending champion Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener.

The night started with qualifying, and Doug Cathcart (#48) of Ottawa, was the third to hit the track, setting the bar with a lap of 16.751 seconds.  ‘The Bandit’ Alvin McNichol (#77) of Exeter, went to the top of the speed chart next with a lap of 16.652 seconds.  It would only stand for one car when Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener blistered off a lap at 16.364 seconds.  That mark would last until the second to last qualifier, Shawn McGlynn who stopped the clock at 16.348 seconds, to take the fast qualifier award away from his brother by a mere .016 seconds.  Dave Connelly (#82) of Arnprior, ran 16.553 seconds for third, while Tim ‘The Intimidator’ Tolton (#3) of Guelph, turned a time of 16.650 seconds for fourth.  McNichol held on to fifth for his first trip to the ‘Lucas Oil Fast Five’ draw for starting positions.

Once the drivers were paired up with young fans, and drew their starting positions, McNichol was on the pole with Chad McGlynn flanking him.  Shawn McGlynn and Connelly made up row two with Tolton and rookie Brandt Graham (#14) of Orono, in row three.

McNichol and Chad McGlynn battled first for the lead side-by-side for the opening laps with McNichol nosing in front on the first lap before Chad McGlynn took command.  The race was slowed for the first time on lap 23 for a one-car spin, with Shawn McGlynn second, McNichol third, and Didero, who qualified and started ninth, up to fourth.

Connelly was also on the charge, and found his way to Chad McGlynn’s bumper before taking the lead on lap 51.

By the time Connelly took the lead, Didero had moved to second, and after a couple of jousts on restarts, Didero took command, appearing to have the car to beat before a lap 81 restart.  When the green dropped, the race turned upside down, as Shawn McGlynn, Connelly and Didero made  contact and an eight car pile-up ensued.  It dealt damage to a number of the contending cars, including Didero, Connelly, Shawn McGlynn, Cathcart, Wood, and McNichol.  For Cathcart, and McNichol the damage was extensive enough to end their nights.  Didero, Shawn McGlynn, and Wood were able to return with minor repairs, while Connelly was missing the rear of his Dodge, though all were still in the race because of the late attrition.

This put ‘Over the Top’ Mike Nelson (#85) of Peterborough, in the lead for the restart, with Adam Martin (#8) of Bresleu, alongside him.  Didero returned in third, while McGlynn lined up fifth.

At the drop of the green, Didero blasted to the bottom, pulled off a three-wide pass into turn one, took the lead, and then had to earn the win.  Three-time champion Shawn McGlynn hounded Didero for the last segment of the event, but despite some contact was unable to get past as Didero finished the deal, and claimed his second consecutive Flamboro Speedway feature win.

Didero spoke about his win, “After a couple of restarts, I was able to get Connelly on the outside on a restart to take the lead, and then we had that mess up on the restart.  We didn’t get a double up signal, and we got the white, and then everyone was still scrambling to get lined up when we got to turn three for the restart.  As I got on the gas off turn four I got hit in the left rear and turned around.  I thought I had a flat left front, but when we pitted we only found a bent bumper bar that was rubbing the tire, so we pulled it out.  We were able to get back on the track first of all the cars that were involved, and I think that was the race.  Mike Nelson was up front, and I was able to get him on the restart, but Shawn got through as well.  After that I just tried to hold him off, and he gave me all I could handle.  He raced me clean and we were able to come out of it with our second win in a row.  We have a little bigger lead in the points.  It was a great turnaround after the way our night had gone before that.  We had a problem getting tires sized right, and we didn’t qualify well.  After we worked on it, it was pretty good at the start of the race, and I was able to patiently work my way to the front.  Our car was just really good the first three or four laps right after a restart, and I tried to take advantage of it late in the race.”

Shawn McGlynn was pleased with his runner-up finish, saying, “We were better than we were here two weeks ago.  Everyone has gotten so much faster, so we figured we would try something, and it didn’t work.  We went back to our old setup tonight, but the car wasn’t 100%.  It was tough getting off the corners.  When I put wheel into it on exit the car would just slide out on me.  Then I got caught up in that big wreck on the restart – I think there was something on the track – and I saw Brennan go into the pits.  I figured they were going to put on some new tires for the end of the race, so I figured we better as well.  I put two new right side tires on, and I was giving Brennan all I had late in the race.  I got into Brennan a couple of times, but the one time I got him really sideways, I let him get it straightened up, and he was able to.  He deserved it for sure, but we’re happy to finish second, and it’s also great that there are so many competitive cars this year.  It has really raised the bar of the entire series.”

Wood had an eventful night, but still wound up with a solid third-place finish to remain second in points.  He talked about his evening, “It was tough, that’s for sure.  We struggled early on in the night, then the car was pretty good through the first 40 laps of the race before the handle started to go away.  We ended up getting in two accidents, including the lap 81 restart accident.  We had a little damage, but my experienced pit crew was able to get me out quickly with the repairs made.  Third was a solid finish for us tonight, and we were able to get some championship points.  Now we have to start looking forward to Full Throttle Motor Speedway.  We’re going to win, but we have to make sure we score as many points as we can.”

Martin was scored as high as second on the lap 81 restart, but was still able to hold on for a fourth-place finish, his first career top-five result.  He was all smiles after the race, “We’ve struggled this year, and we almost destroyed a car here a couple of years ago.  This is a great way to get our season back on track.”

Connelly was able to wheel his heavily damaged car back through the pack in the closing laps to record a fifth-place finish, and move up two spots in the standings to fourth.

The series will be back in action this Saturday night at Full Throttle Motor Speedway for the running of the RunaLung 100.  As always, the action will also be available live on Race Time Radio at www.racetimeradio.com, and the events at the track will feature a driver’s autograph session before the feature.

The trip to Full Throttle Motor Speedway will be the first for the series since 2013, and there will be a first-time winner at the Speedway, as previous winners Jay Doerr, Dan Prudhomme, and Jake Ott aren’t scheduled to compete.

Point leader Didero has been doing his homework in preparation for his first trip to the 1/4-mile high-banked playground of speed. He said, “It’s a wild card for our team, but I’m looking forward to the new challenge.  I’ve never been there before, so I’ve been watching as many youtube videos I can find.  I’ve been told it’s a lot like Barrie Speedway, with more banking, and we were good at Barrie in the past, so I think we should be all right for Saturday.  It’s going to be tough, as we always want to win, but we also have to keep the points championship in mind.”

Final Results – 1. Didero, 2. Shawn McGlynn, 3. Wood, 4. Martin, 5. Connelly.

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup – Championship Points Standings (after 3 of 7 events) – 1. Didero (298 points), 2. Wood (287), 3. Shawn McGlynn (286), 4. Connelly (273), 5. Tolton (269).

 

McColl Racing Ent. voucher winner – #77 Alvin McNicol
Grisdale-American Racer Tire award * – #48 Doug Cathcart
London Drive Systems voucher winner – #14 Brandt Graham
Trailers By Jim Bray voucher winner – #85 Mike Nelson
Performance Fiberglass voucher winners – Kevin Trevellin & Dave Connelly

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Flamboro Speedway, Full Throttle Motor Speedway, or Race Time Radio, please visit www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com,

www.lucasoil.ca, www.flamborospeedway.net, or www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com www.racetimeradio.com, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at dalexand@sympatico.ca. 

Release by Jamie Maudsley photos by Jamie and Jordan Maudsley –www.maudsleymotorsports.com.

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