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A Moose On The Loose At Full Throttle

A Moose On The Loose At Full Throttle

Varney, On- Full Throttle Speedway had an unexpected guest for racing action Friday night in fact a whole team of them, Moose Racing from Edmonton Alberta dropped in to take part in the racing action. The Pure Stock race team is doing a tour of race tracks in Ontario and wanted to try the highbanks and fast racing action which Full Throttle is known for. In addition to taking part in the racing action they also had their car on display in front of the grandstand at intermission for kids to sign along with handing out free T-shirts to all kids in attendance.

In Pure Stock action feature one 01 Travis Farrow from Dromore took full advantage of his pole starting position. He was able to hold off all attempts from 43 Joey Schouten from Mount Forest during the first half of the race, and in the dying laps of the race it was 17 Nick Clarke from Mount Forest in his rear view mirror. At the checker it was Farrow, Clarke, Schouten with fourth going to 14 Luke Bos from Conn and rounding out the top five was 29 Rob Fountain from Edmonton Alberta. Feature two of the night saw more clean fast racing out of the Pure Stock drivers and this time it would be 17 Nick Clarke returning to his winning ways of the past. Second would go to 14 Luke Bos, third 01 Travis Farrow, fourth 43 Joey Schouten and fifth 34 Don Tremble from Durham.

Mini Stock saw an increase in car counts this week with increased payouts on the line. Fans got to see some outstanding Mini Stock action, with 3 out of the top 10 ranked drivers in the province in the line up you know it is going to be great racing action! In feature one the fans weren’t disappointed. Even though any driver in this field could take their car to victory lane the main contenders would find themselves starting mid pack. From the drop of the green 68 Brandon Crumbie from Cookstown would improve on his fifth place starting position bring along 36 Corry Young out of Owen Sound with him. Then a lap thirteen caution would set the front row for the run to the finish with 68 Brandon Crumbie on the inside and 36 Corry Young on the outside, all the rest of the field could do was watch as these two took off with Young gaining the advantage on the high side. At the finish it would be Young, Crumbie followed by 7 Paul Boyd from Harriston, fourth would go to 64 Dave Crumbie from Cookstown and rounding out the top five would be 06 Ryan Hardy from Markdale. Feature two started with a first lap stack up of cars in corner four as the third place running car 06 Ryan Hardy got into the second place car 73 Kyle Woods collecting almost the entire field. Luckily everyone only suffered cosmetic damage with the exception of 9 Tessa Cremasco from Mount Forest who had her car almost stand on it’s nose after being hit by 35 Tim Tolton. Check out the video here http://youtu.be/eP2_i8-pyy4 On the restart 51 Clark Hartman from Waterloo jumped out in front of the field and use lap traffic to his advantage as he and 36 Corry Young would drive their way through the field with 7 Paul Boyd in hot pursuit. As the white flag came out Hartman would have to use every trick in his book to hold off 36 Young as he made one last dive inside coming to the checker but it was not enough. It would be Hartman, Young, Boyd then 68 Brandon Crumbie for fourth and rounding out the top five 35 Tim Tolton from Guelph.

V8 Thunder Stock action also saw some new cars this week as they would test driver and machine running three twenty lap features. In feature one 27 Mark Fenton from Tiverton would take advantage of his pole starting position and build a good lead on the rest of the field. The main battle in this race was for the second position between 17 Tristan Gill of Waterloo and 18 Terry Pardy of Mount Forest along with 277 Ray Flynn from Clinton. In the end it would be Gill for second, Pardy for third, Flynn for fourth and rounding out the top five was 05 Steve Brook from Hillsburgh. Check out the video of this race at http://youtu.be/mcQP7nmimV0 Feature two saw fast runner Fenton on the trailer with transmission trouble dashing his hopes of being another three feature winner this season. This race was again all about starting position as pole sitter 17 Tristan Gill would take this race flag to flag in another great run. Close behind was 55 Scott Field from Hepworth who was busy working bugs out of his car which caused him an early exit from feature one. Third this time would go to 277 Ray Flynn, fourth 18 Terry Pardy with fifth going to 05 Steve Brook. In the third and final feature pole advantage did not work out for 05 Steve Brook and with a lap eight caution for a spin the field would reset with 55 Scott Field and 17 Tristan Gill on the front row and these two would battle inside and outside for the remainder of the race working through lap traffic. In the end the young gun from Waterloo just came up short to the veteran from Hepworth as it was Field, Gill followed by 18 Terry Pardy, fourth went to 277 Ray Flynn and fifth 5 Dave Grey Jr out of Hanover.

Train action this week had a first never witnessed before a tie at the finish. With it being to close to call both teams decided to have the winner decided in train stay, best burn out wins. Once it was over it was Texas Traincar Massacre from Mount Forest by a burn out over Rockford Rednecks, third was Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound and rounding out the field Here We Go from Listowel. For feature two Rockford Rednecks held nothing back as they built up a good lead on the field on way to the checker followed by Texas Traincar Massacre, third was Jonathon Bates Roofing.

Next racing action will be this Friday Aug 1st for MILITARY NIGHT with Pro Late Models, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks for a $1000 to-win bonus if one driver can win all three features plus Crazy Trains! Also don’t forget it is the 1st Annual “Portraits of Honour” 2014 International Motorcycle Jamboree on Aug 2nd and 3rd with show and shine, swap meet, Legends Tributes both Saturday and Sunday afternoon with Elvis, John Denver, Bruno Mars and Tim McGraw along with seven bands performing from noon to late both days. The cost for the entire weekend (racing plus shows and camping) is just $20.00 per person for full details check out the web site at www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com
By Doug Townsend
Photo Credit: Ingrid Hartman

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No Place Like St-Eustache For Steckly Defending Champion Wins Fourth Career Event At Quebec Oval

No Place Like St-Eustache For Steckly Defending Champion Wins Fourth Career Event At Quebec Oval

ST-EUSTACHE, Que. (July 26, 2014) – Scott Steckly knows his way to Victory Lane in St-Eustache.

Winless in his first five starts of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season, Steckly returned to a track where he’d won three of the previous five series events. Make that four of six.

The Milverton, Ontario, native raced the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge to his 16th career victory in Saturday’s National 250 from Autodrome St-Eustache. Steckly now has four wins and top fives in all six career starts at the flat .4-mile oval.

“I just like coming here,” Steckly said of St-Eustache. “It’s a real tight flat oval, and we usually have a good setup coming to this track.”

Eighteen-year-old Alex Guenette crossed the line second, followed by L.P. Dumoulin, Anthony Simone and Jeff Lapcevich.

Noel Dowler, Mark Dilley, Andrew Ranger, D.J. Kennington and J.R. Fitzpatrick rounded out the top 10.

Rookie Alex Labbe won his first series pole award in qualifying earlier in the day in just his seventh career start. Labbe led the field to green but was quickly overtaken by Steckly on the backstretch. Labbe stayed close early on, but ultimately exited the event due to problems with his suspension.

Steckly led the first 104 circuits before pitting under caution. He was able to move back to the front on Lap 152 and, with the exception of Guenette on Lap 219, he led the balance of the event.

“The car was just awesome,” Steckly said. “I was just patient the whole night and didn’t abuse the car. We’ll just take the win and move on.”

Guenette matched his career-best finish, set the first time in this event a year ago, and matched earlier this year at Circuit ICAR.

“I pushed real hard to try to pass Scott [Steckly], but I finished second to him again this year,” Guenette said. “Hopefully, soon enough we will be able to pull a win.”

With a fourth consecutive podium finish, Dumoulin extended his advantage in the season points standings to 251-234 on Fitzpatrick.

“It’s awesome for us,” Dumoulin said of his third place finish after the team struggled a bit earlier in the day. “We’ve had a really good season so far and we want to keep it that way.”

Saturday was the first top-five finish of the year for Simone and the second in four starts for Lapcevich.

The event featured nine lead changes among six different drivers and was slowed by six caution flags. Steckly led a race-high 202 laps, which tied his single-race career-high previously recorded last year at Riverside International Speedway.

The National 250 will air on TSN on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. ET and on RDS2 on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

After completing four events in a span of 21 days, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will take a one-week break before heading to Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, for the JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours at Circuit de Trois-Rivieres on Aug. 9-10.

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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-National 250
Unofficial Results
Saturday
At Autodrome St-Eustache
St-Eustache, Que.
Lap length: 0.4 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (2) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 250 laps, 59.880 mph.
2. (4) Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 250.
3. (14) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivières, Que., Dodge, 250.
4. (12) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, 250.
5. (11) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 250.
6. (6) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Chevrolet, 250.
7. (10) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 250.
8. (9) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 250.
9. (7) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 250.
10. (3) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 250.
11. (15) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 249.
12. (5) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Dodge, 248.
13. (13) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 245.
14. (16) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 244.
15. (17) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 243.
16. (1) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 101, suspension.
17. (8) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 36, accident.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 40 minutes 12 seconds
Margin of Victory: 2.728 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: A.Labbe * (84.019 mph, 17.139 seconds)
Caution Flags: 6 for 39 laps.
Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-104; J. Hathaway 105; L. Dumoulin 106-112; J. Hathaway 113; L. Dumoulin 114-118; N. Dowler 119-127; J. Fitzpatrick 128-151; S. Steckly 152-218; A. Guenette 219; S. Steckly 220-250.
Standings: 1. L. Dumoulin, 251; 2. J. Fitzpatrick, 234; 3. A. Ranger, 227; 4. S. Steckly, 223; 5. J. Hathaway, 221; 6. D. Kennington, 218; 7. N. Dowler, 198; 8. J. McColm, 178; 9. A. Tagliani, 173; 10. M. Dilley, 160.

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Vintage Night Recap: Classic Cars Take Over Historic Half Mile

Vintage Night Recap: Classic Cars Take Over Historic Half Mile

July 25, 2014-It was a great evening of old-school competition at Delaware Speedway’s Vintage Night on Friday, sponsored by Groundmasters Landscapers, with races featuring unique Vintage race cars and 101 classic cruise cars packing the famous half-mile before the races. Adrian Donkers (#6) of Elora won the 25-lap Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds feature and Cliff Hodgkinson (#12) won the 25-lap Four Cylinder Outlaw Modifieds feature. The night also featured twin 25-lap GAW Recycling Super Stock features with visitors from Flamboro Speedway, the first win was taken by Branden Verhoeven (#7) of Kerwood and the second by Darrell Lake (#77) of London.

Branden Verhoeven (#7) of Kerwood won the first 25-lap GAW Recycling Super Stock feature. Verhoeven started in the lead in a large field of twenty-six cars after having the fastest speed in time trials finishing with a time 20.703, a new track record for the GAW Recycling Super Stocks. He was the second last entry in time trials and beat the record set only a few minutes earlier by Gary Adriaensen (#55) of London who had run a time of 20.787. Verhoeven held the previous Super Stock track record time of 20.829 set on June 20, 2014.

Shae Gemmell (#3) of Dorchester ran most of the feature in second position right behind Verhoeven. He finished in second position despite pushing hard for first especially in the last few laps of the feature. Shawn Chenoweth (#89) of Flamboro Speedway finished in third position after passing Gary Adriaensen (#55) Belmont who had held third position for the majority of the feature, even after fending off David McCullough (#39) of Glencoe who pushed hard for third in lap fifteen and sixteen. Adriaensen placed fourth and McCullough placed fifth.

Darrell Lake (#77) of London won the second 25-lap GAW Recycling Super Stock feature. Kevin Gallant (#31) of Flamboro Speedway led the first five laps of the race but was passed by Lake who had quickly worked his way through over half of the field into lap six. Kevin Albers (#27) of Flamboro Speedway was holding second position at that point until Jordan Lawrence (#78) of London made a successful move to pass him in lap thirteen. Lawrence tried hard to get ahead of Lake, especially on the restart after a caution in lap thirteen but was not able to mount a charge. Lake finished first, Lawrence finished second, and Shae Gemmell (#3) of Dorchester finished third after an major battle for position with Albers and Kenny McNicol Jr. (#17) of Exeter.

“It feels like we finally have a car under us that is championship worthy,” Lake commented in Victory Lane. He was also grateful to Branden Verhoeven (#7) and his team who helped him with parts for a transmission leak he had been dealing with before the race.

Adrian Donkers (#6) of Elora won the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified 25-lap feature. T.J. Marshall (#15) of Rockton passed into the lead in lap two and led nine laps until him and Michael Williams (#7) of Tottenham made contact with each other and spun while racing hard for the lead. The accident ended up putting both Marshall and Williams out of the lead, allowing Donkers to become the new leader. Jason Keen (#18) of Oakville put a lot of pressure on Donkers for first position. Several restarts after cautions provided opportunities for Keen to pass but Donkers was consistently able to keep Keen behind him even as Keen ran bumper-to-bumper or side-by-side while Donkers held the lead. Keen placed second. Williams placed third after making his way through traffic and finally passing into third position in lap twenty-three.

Cliff Hodgkinson (#12) won the Four Cylinder Outlaw Modifieds 25-lap feature. Tom Houghton (#33) led the first four laps of the feature but was passed by Hodgkinson early in the race. Hodgkinson put significant distance between himself and the rest of the field to secure first position. Meanwhile, Shawn McGlynn (#36q) was working his way through the field. By the time they had reached lap nineteen McGlynn was riding Hodgkinson’s bumper. McGlynn pulled up beside Hodgkinson and they crossed the finish in a pitched side-by-side battle for the win. Hodgkinson took the victory narrow margin. McGlynn placed second. Houghton placed third.

Before the races began, spectators were treated to a Classic Car Cruise and Show in support of Jesse’s Journey. Delaware Speedway was honoured to welcome special guest “Grandpa Bob” as the Grand Marshall, representing Jesse’s Journey on his 4000 km walk for Louie. One-hundred one cruise cars participated in the special event.

Racing resumes on Friday, August 1st with an event featuring the GAW Recycling Super Stocks, V8 Stocks, and the ever popular King of the Hill Spectators’ Race. The Open Ontario Four Cylinders series will also be visiting the track for a feature that evening. Tickets and information for this event, sponsored by GAW Recycling and Whitworth Towing, are available online. Also available online are tickets and details for the hotly-anticipated ISMA Super Modifieds and OSCAAR Modifieds event on August 15th.

GAW Recycling Super Stock Feature 1 – 25 laps
Pos. # Name
1 7 Branden Verhoeven
2 3 Shae Gemmell
3 89 Shawn Chenoweth
4 55 Gary Adriaensen
5 39 David McCullough
6 17 Kenny McNicol Jr.
7 1 Trevor Collver
8 78 Jordan Lawrence
9 77 Darrell Lake
10 51 Matt Robblee
11 27 Kevin Albers
12 16 Kathleen Hosang
13 87 Willi Reyns
14 8 Steve Perry
15 5 Jeremiah Rabideau
16 76A Shawn Arnott
17 13 Brad Collison
18 33F Mike Gilmour
19 62 Darren Wright
20 31 Kevin Gallant
21 52 Dave Webster
22 14 Brittany Beatty
23 93 Jerry Broom
24 5F Linda Stenhouse
dnf 19 Geoff Chant
dnf 18 Adam Swales

GAW Recycling Super Stock Feature 2 – 25 laps
Pos. # Name
1 77 Darrell Lake
2 78 Jordan Lawrence
3 3 Shae Gemmell
4 89 Shawn Chenoweth
5 17 Kenny McNicol Jr.
6 39 David McCullough
7 27 Kevin Albers
8 51 Matt Robblee
9 55 Gary Adriaensen
10 7 Branden Verhoeven
11 13 Brad Collison
12 16 Kathleen Hosang
13 8 Steve Perry
14 1 Trevor Collver
15 33F Mike Gilmour
16 52 Dave Webster
17 5 Jeremiah Rabideau
18 62 Darren Wright
19 5F Linda Stenhouse
dnf 31 Kevin Gallant
dnf 14 Brittany Beatty
dnf 87 Willi Reyns
dnf 76A Shawn Arnott
dnf 93 Jerry Broom
dns 19 Geoff Chant
dns 18 Adam Swales

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds
Pos. # Name
1 6 Adrian Donkers
2 18 Jason Keen
3 15 T.J. Marshall
4 00 Jeremy Riopelle
5 5 Mike Podd
6 7 Michael Williams
7 57 Steven Trendell
8 44 Rick Schurr
9 99 Rick Jones
10 19 John Karley
11 92 Brian Atkinson
12 38 Dustin Hood
13 33 Ian Burney
dnf 14 Jerrid Morphy
dnf 29 Daryl Henwood

Four Cylinder Outlaw Modifieds
Pos # Name
1 12 Cliff Hodgkinson
2 36q Shawn McGlynn
3 33 Tom Houghton
4 36 Dave Hodgkinson
5 10 AJ Emms
6 40 Jim Houghton
7 3 Billy Zardo
dns 0 Cliff Hodgkinson
dns 46 Lisa Hodgkinson

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Rick Woolner Memorial Weekend on tap at Sauble Speedway July 26, 2014

Rick Woolner Memorial Weekend on tap at Sauble Speedway July 26, 2014

Location: Bruce County #14 R R 1 Hepworth ON, phone: 519-422-1422 website www.thebeach@bmts.com
About the Speedway: Tight ¼ mile flat track
2013 winners: Hanover Holiday Modifieds #39m Dave McCullough, Super Late Models #81 Andrew Gresel
Racing on June 28 -29th: Pit gates open at 2:30pm. Practice set to start at 3:15pm, with Hanover Holiday Modified time trials at 6:00pm and first green flag at 7:00pm
Featuring: Saturday July 26th: Rick Woolner Memorial for Hanover Holiday Modifieds, time trials, heats, 50 lap feature event. Judging for best appearing Modified award prior to start of the feature event. Super Late Models heats and 50 lap feature event. Jr Late Models heat and feature event.
Current Points Leader: Hanover Holiday Modifieds top 5: 1st #8 Gary McLean 447 pts, 2nd #91n Max Beyore 435 pts, 3rd #61 Dustin Jackson 406 pts, 4th 88r Tommy Robb 404 pts,5th #7 Brent McLean
Super Late Models top 5: 1st #81 Andrew Gressel 318 pts, 2nd #17 Kevin Cornelius 307 pts, 3rd #45 Rob Poole 295 pts, 4th #10 Jesse Kennedy, 5th 10b Kelly Balson
Who to watch for: Modifieds,Every modified driver has one thing on their list of racing goals, The Rick Woolner Memorial win. The 2014 version of this event will be the most competitive in the races history. #8 Gary McLean has only one goal each year and it is this win. The current point leader has been on a tear lately picking up podium finish each event. The rookies have all played notice this year and they could easily step in and steal the win away. The #7 and #47 of Brent and Brian McLean would love to take this win home. Series favorites #14 Davey Terry, #2 Matt Barton and #39 Shane Stickle all look to make their first series win, The Woolner Memorial. Fans will also be able to choose the best appearing modified award prior to the start of the feature.
Super Late Models: It has been almost a month since the last super late model event. The hottest driver in the series prior to the break was #17 Kevin Cornelius, with feature win at Barrie and the Biederman Memorial win at Sunset Speedway. Home track favorite #81 Andrew Gresel got his first series win a year ago at Sauble Speedway and will be looking to regain that glory this weekend. #10 Jesse Kennedy made his first ever OSCAAR start at Sauble Speedway, and the team is coming off a big late model win last week at Delaware Speedway. That momentum might help carry the #10 to his second OSCAAR feature win. The rookies continue to impress each week and it won’t be long till one of them is celebrating in victory lane. #07 Todd Campbell recorded his best feature finish as Sauble Speedway, he will be looking to keep the record alive.
Current weather forecast: Sunny and 24c both days(slight chance of r**n both days nothing to worry about)
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Sauble Speedway Schedule of Events for July 26th/2014

Pit Gates will open at 2:30pm

Tech will open at 2:40 for both classes

Practice Schedule

Super Late Models 3:10- 3:30

Modifieds 3:30- 3:50

Jr Lates 3:50- 4:00

Super Late Models 4:00- 4:15

Modifieds 4:15- 4:30

Jr Lates 4:30- 4:40

Super Late Models 4:40 -4:50

Modifieds 4:50- 5:00

Jr Lates 5:00- 5:10

Modified Time Trials 6:00pm

Racing Starts at 7:00pm

Modified Heats Round 1 (2-3) 10 laps

Super Late Heats Round 1 (2) 10 laps

Jr Lates (2)

Modified Heats round 2 (2-3) 10 laps

Super Late Model Heats round (2) 10 laps

Features

Modified Rick Woolner Memorial – Out of Car Introductions – Best Appearing Car Award 50 laps

Jr Late Models 20 laps

Super Late Models 50 laps

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Pepin and Brown Capture Checkered Flags at High Line

Pepin and Brown Capture Checkered Flags at High Line

Despite a bleak forecast predicted for much of Central Ontario on July 19 the racing would continue at Barrie Speedway, and after two separate rain delays and lengthy red flag condition incurred in the first Thunder Car heat, the entire show would get completed after some hard work by staff members and drivers alike. The benefactors of the proceedings in the track’s featured Wahta Springs Late Model division were #91 Andre Pepin of Midland and #12 Dwight Brown of Beeton, as each driver went to victory lane in a 30 lap feature race. With the win, Pepin would jump forward one position in the season long point standings to land in 4th place, while Brown would close the gap from 17 to 12 points between himself and the current point leader #10 Gord Shepherd of Oro Station. With just seven point nights remaining, Shepherd continues to hold the previously mentioned 12 point lead over Brown, with the division leader in feature wins #31 Rick Walt of Hawkestone sitting just 27 markers out of the lead. With the standings as close as they have been in recent memory, expect the action to be highly intense and competitive between these three drivers as the season progresses forward into the month’s of August and September, as the track looks to crown its 2014 champion.

In the first 30 lap feature, it was #49 “Flyin” Frank Davey who checked into the early lead from the outside pole position after gaining the advantage of #5 Mike “The Hulkamaniac” Langley from the drop of the green. Langley, would soon find challenge to his outside from #24 Leonard “The Bandit” Johnston in the battle for 2nd, with Johnston wrestling away the position with a high side move entering turn three on lap 3. An early caution would fly one lap later when Langley would spin in turn 2, thus setting the stage for a Davey/Johnston duel from the front row on the restart. When the race went green again, Davey and Johnston would battle for multiple laps side by side, as the 91 of Pepin sat comfortably in the pocket in third, with Brown and Shepherd running in 4th & 5th respectively. Approaching the 10 lap mark, the man on the move was #41 Taylor Holdaway, as the talented pilot would charge from his 11th place starting position to land in 6th, accomplishing most of his passing while taking to the outer groove of the racetrack. Holdaway, would quickly pass the 5th place car of Shepherd along the outside, quickly setting his sights on Brown in the race for fourth. On lap 12, Johnston would finally clear Davey along the outside to assume control of the race lead, as the 91 of Pepin would also work his way past Davey two laps later with an inside move in turn three.

Nearing the 20 lap mark it was Brown’s turn to challenge Davey for position, as the former multi time Mosport Open Wheel Modified champ would advance to third with a clean low move on Davey while racing into turn 1. Just a little further in back of the Brown/Davey dice, the action was again heating up in the race for 5th, as Shepherd would complete an inside pass of Holdaway, with perhaps the many prior laps spent running the top side beginning to take its toll on Holdaway’s tires. Shepherd, was soon quick to follow the Brown progression along the inside line to relieve Davey of 4th, once again setting his sights on Brown just ahead of him. On lap 22, Shepherd would dive down to Brown’s inside between turns 3&4, with contact made between the pair sending Brown for a spin, as the rear end of his #12 Chevy would land on the hood of Shepherd after the tangle up, as both drivers took their place at the rear of the field for the restart. With Johnston and Pepin now aligning the front row, it was #69 Al “Red Rocket” Inglis and the 49 of Davey who checked in to form row number two, as Pepin would power into the race lead at the front of the field, with Johnston finding the inside line in 2nd, as Inglis would capture third, leaving Davey to fend off the challenge of the 31 of Walt for 4th, as the latter would capture that spot with an outside pass on the exit of turn two. On the last lap, Walt would dive down inside the 69 of Inglis while racing into turn three, as the two drivers set themselves to race wheel to wheel to the finish. It was clear once out front this race would belong to the 91 of Pepin however, as the driver would edge Johnston by two car lengths at the checkered. Inglis, would just nip Walt at the line in the race for the final podium position, with the 41 of Holdaway rounding out the top five.

In the 30 lap finale to the evening, it was #44 Rob Bromley who took the lead from the pole position, as the trio of Davey, Brown, and Inglis would all file through past outside pole sitter Langley who found himself trapped to the high side throughout the initial stages. On lap 7, the car to watch was the 10 of Shepherd, as the defending track champ would advance to 8th place after starting shotgun in the 12 car field, executing an outside pass of Pepin to assume control of that position. Shepherd, would soon land on the back bumper of Holdaway in the duel for 7th, with Shepherd completing an inside pass of his fellow competitor while racing out of turn two. On lap 12. it was the 12 of Brown who was beginning to make his presence felt near the front of the pack, passing Davey for 2nd with an impressive low move entering turn three, while at the same point in the race Walt would pass Inglis a little further in back to take over 4th in the running order. Right at the midway point, the hard charging 12 of Brown would take over the race lead, working to Bromley’s inside while entering turn one to assume control of the point.

The race’s first caution would fly on lap 16, when the 00 of Darryl St. Onge went around on the exit of turn 4. After another quick caution for a Pepin spin nearing the flagstand, Brown would power out front once again, opening a 2 car length lead over the 44 of Bromley, who soon came under fire from Davey in the race for 2nd, as the latter would take over that position. The Davey pass would quickly lead the way for the duo of Inglis and Shepherd to follow through under Bromley, dropping the pole sitter back to the 5th place position. On lap 21, Inglis would take over runner up positioning after passing Davey along the inside line, as Shepherd once again followed that move to assume control of third in the running order. Shepherd, would work his way by Inglis one lap later with a clean inside move as the duo raced into turn three. With the hotly contested battles going on in his rear view mirror, leader Brown was beginning to widen the gap on his competition with each passing lap, all the while completing laps in the 15.3 second range, now holding a near half straightaway advantage at the front of the field. Brown, would easily cruise on to record his 3rd feature win of the season, as Shepherd, Inglis, Walt, and Davey would comprise the remainder of the fast five.

In Triple Sick Skin Tattoo Thunder Car action, it was the current point leader #00 Luke Gignac who recorded the win in the 30 lap main. The win for Gignac was his 7th feature victory of the season, completing an amazing couple months for the longtime division veteran, who now looks to have a virtual lock on the 2014 track championship. The race would begin with #55 Shawn Goggins taking control of the point from the outside pole position, after pole sitter #7 Joel Hamilton would get crossways while approaching the flagstand on the opening lap. By lap 3, Gignac would work his way into the race lead from his 4th place starting position, passing Goggins along the inside line on the exit of turn two, as Goggins managed to hold the runner up position, with #64 Ryan Semple, #10 Jordan “Lil Gambler” Latimer, and #11 Adam Misener rounding out the top 5 in the early stages. Gignac, would open up a near half straightway lead at the front of the pack while completing laps of the one third mile tri oval configuration just a shade over the 16 second mark, as Semple would take second from Goggins after a hard fought battle, with a clean low pass on exit of turn two. The 10 of Latimer would follow that move one lap later to assume control of third place. On lap 15, it was Misener who was beginning to put on a charge towards the front of the pack, relieving Goggins of 4th with an inside move entering turn three.

The race’s first caution would fly on lap 17, when Goggins and visiting driver #07 Dan Archibald would collide while racing for 5th, with contact made between the pair midway down the backstretch sending Goggins for a spin. On the restart, Gignac would break away from the 2nd place car of Semple by three car lengths to once again assume control of the point, as Semple checked into 2nd, with Latimer, Misener, and the 29 car of visiting driver Steve Cashmore now rounding out the top five. After a lap 20 caution came about when Hamilton and #21 Bill Walt collected between turns 3&4, Gignac would again break away from Semple by a single car length, with the latter narrowly finding the inside groove in front of Latimer entering turn one to maintain runner up positioning. Over the duration, the best battle on track was the race for 4th, as Cashmore would find the inside of Misener between turns 1&2 with the two drivers waging a tough, clean battle for that position in what was an awesome display of short track racing. It was clear this race would belong to the front running Gignac however, as the driver would easily record the win by 5 car lengths over a game Semple who recorded a career best 2nd place finish at the checkered. Latimer, would cap off a solid point night with a workmanlike 3rd place effort, while Cashmore and Misener would complete the top 5.

Earlier heat wins went to Gignac and Latimer with a pair each. In recording the “hat trick” for the second time this season, Gignac would increase his point lead to a near insurmountable 86 points over the 2nd place car of Latimer, with #21 Desi Walt sitting in third just a single marker back of Latimer. Speaking of Walt, the 5th year division veteran would go for a wild ride in the opening heat race of the evening for the division, as she would make slight contact with the 11 of Misener in turn two, after Misener got loose on exit of that corner. The result would see contact with Walt’s right front and Misener’s left rear quarter panel, sending Walt towards the tire wall at entry of pit road. As she tried to correct, Walt would veer off and make contact with #37 Robbie Sikes, as the two drivers crashed into the outside retaining wall very hard, with Walt’s car sent for a barrel roll in what was a terribly scary incident. Thankfully both drivers would be fine, with the damage incurred proving terminal for Sikes’ #37 Impala SS while the Walt ride would make it back out for feature time, after some hard work from several teams pitside, now with father Bill behind the wheel from which he would orchestrate a 6th place feature showing.

In the St. Onge Recreation Pure Stock division, it was another current point leader who found victory lane in the 25 lap feature, as #10 Doug Butler of New Lowell would capture his division leading 5th feature win of the season in his super fast Nissan 240. The race would begin with #6 Josh Inglis moving to the point from pole position, as #88 Jeremy McLean began to work under #4 Barrie Moore for 2nd, a position he would eventually capture, dragging along the #28 of JP Rosevear along with him into third in the running order. McLean, would take the lead from Inglis a short while later, with Rosevear again following to land in 2nd, as Inglis was now trapped to the high side and in turn shuffled back in the field, as the quartet of #24 Rick Butler, #63 Jamie Cairns, #77 Mike Gettliffe, and Doug Butler all would make their way past. Approaching lap 10, Rosevear would pull along the high side of McLean for the race lead, and after a tough 2 lap battle the race’s first caution would fly as #400 Justin Holmes went around on the exit of turn four. On the restart, Rosevear would quickly take over the point after working around the outside of McLean, with Gettliffe making an inside move on lap 12 while racing out of turn two to take over 2nd, as Doug Butler would follow that move one lap later, dropping McLean back to the 4th place position.

The race’s second caution period would come about on lap 14, when #06 Rick Walt would make contact with #41 Connor James underneath the flagstand while racing just inside the top 10, sending James for a spin through the infield grass. On the restart, Gettliffe would give challenge to Rosevear’s outside, with Butler, and last weeks feature winner #68 Brandon Crumbie racing nip and tuck behind that duo. It was on lap 19 the race would turn really interesting, with Gettliffe working around the outside of Rosevear entering turn three while searching for the race lead, as Butler put the race 3 wide to the inside of the same corner as Rosevear fell back to third. Gettliffe, and Butler would drag race side by side approaching the flagstand, with slight contact made between the pair entering turn one sending Gettliffe slightly crooked and Butler to the extreme high side, as Crumbie dove down inside both drivers to take over at the front of the pack. Crumbie, would continue to soldier on with the race lead over the next four laps, when on the last lap, Butler would catch up with his fellow competitor and execute an inside pass while racing out of turn two to take over control of the point. Butler, would capture the win over the 2008 division champ Crumbie by a half car length at the checkered, as Gettliffe wasn’t far behind that duel in bringing his #77 Neon home in 3rd in what was a thrilling finish. #63 Jamie Cairns would bring his Cavalier to the line in 4th place, as #57 Ryan Toon would round out the top 5.

Earlier heat wins went to Butler with a pair to cap off a “hat trick” of his own, Crumbie, Toon, #24 Rick Butler, and #3 Randi Seguin.

PIT NOTES ——————- With several cancellations at a number of area tracks, Barrie Speedway would see a number of new faces align the pits to compete in the evening’s festivities. In the Wahta Springs Late Models, it would be #81 Britney Gresel of Sauble Beach who would take to the High Line for her first career start. Gresel, would keep a clean car under her the entire night in coming up with 11th and 12th place feature results, finishing on the lead lap in both 30 lap races despite electing to start at the rear of the field on the restarts. In the Triple Sick Skin Tattoo Thunder Car division it would be #29 Steve Cashmore of Freelton, #17 Tyler Liscum of Barrie, and #07 Dan Archibald of Innisfil who would make their first Barrie starts of 2014. Cashmore, would impress many in coming home with a 4th place feature finish to go with 2nd and 4th place results incurred in the heat races, while Liscum would bring his ride home in 7th place in the feature, after 4th and 5th place heat race finishes. Archibald, would drive to 2nd and 3rd place heat race showings, but wouldn’t fare as well in the feature when a late race black flag after contact post race under caution with Barrie regular #55 Shawn Goggins would negate top 10 results for both drivers. In the St. Onge Pure Stocks it was #1 Charlie Smith, #21 Ken Townsend, #87 Shawn Gerrior, and #36 Hudson Nagy who would all take to the Barrie track for the first time in 2014. Smith, the 2012 track champ in the division, would pilot his Neon to a tidy 6th place feature result after earlier twin 5th place heat race showings. Nagy, a Flamboro Speedway regular would also turn in twin 5th place heat race results to go with an impressive 11th place feature finish in what was the youngter’s first time seeing the Barrie track. Townsend, would pilot his Honda Civic to a 17th place feature finish in a deep and talent laden 25 car field, while Gerrior would bring his Neon home in 23rd, finishing 5 laps down after encountering some mechanical difficulties… Be sure to join us this coming Sat June 26 as all three divisions are back in action with pit gates open at 2pm, spectator gates commencing business at 5pm, and green flag racing slated for 6:30pm sharp.. With the season winding down gradually this should prove to be yet another can’t miss event!!!!

By Dave Vokey

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Get More Racing Than You Bargained For Saturday Night At Peterborough Speedway

Get More Racing Than You Bargained For Saturday Night At Peterborough Speedway

Poor weather conditions are the bane of every speedway promoter’s existence. The best night of racing can be rudely interrupted by Mother Nature and send a packed grandstand scurrying for the exits, but in a rare instance, a rainout midway through the program can be a benefit to fans in the weeks to follow.

Saturday, July 19th was the second of this year’s 3 Toonie Grandstand Admission/Fan Appreciation Nights at Peterborough Speedway. The stands were filled to near capacity and the pit area showed close to 20 entries in each of the night’s 5 scheduled divisions. Even with forecast models and weather radar showing rain all around the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City the qualifying events went into the record books with only a slight delay. It was only when the 4Fun division’s feature race took to the track that the skies opened-up and eventually cancelled the rest of the evening.

“Even though we were hoping for the best, we had planned for the worst,” said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse. “Saturday, July 26th we’ll add the rained-out Thunder Car and Late Model features to the regular race night. In a show of goodwill between Peterborough Speedway and Pepsi, anyone with a general admission ticket stub from Fan Appreciation Night will get 50% off their grandstand admission for this show.”

Action Saturday, July 26th will begin with the hold-over Thunder Car and Late Model features, then move from there into the regularly scheduled show that will see racing with the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car, Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model and Inex Ontario Legend divisions, concluding with a 100 lap 4/6 and 8 cylinder endurance show. Pit gates will open at 3:00, with the spectator areas unlocked at 5:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00. Looking ahead on the schedule to Saturday, August 2nd which will see the Touring Chase for the Colours Pole Qualifying, including 50 and 30 lap features for the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models and Modifieds respectively, as well as the Battlefield Equipment 4Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock and Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck divisions, in addition to the 4Fun and Mini Stock features that had been rained-out July 19th.

Fans can always find the latest news at www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model drivers Jack Horner (#31) and Dan McHattie will be looking to take care of some unfinished business when Peterborough Speedway hosts double Late Model and Thunder Car features and a full night of racing Saturday, July 26th.

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: St-Eustache Analyzing The National 250 At Autodrome St-Eustache

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Statistical Advance: St-Eustache Analyzing The National 250 At Autodrome St-Eustache

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2014) – The 2014 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 National 250 on Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

St-Eustache Setup:
• Quebec’s L.P. Dumoulin brings the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 points lead into this week’s event at Autodrome St-Eustache. He has finished top-five in the three previous oval events this year, including his first circle track win last week at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
• Jason Hathaway has three wins and four additional podiums in his last 10 oval starts. He won at Quebec’s Autodrome Chaudiere in June.
• Defending series champion Scott Steckly has won three of the five all-time ASE events, and is still looking for his first trip to Victory Lane in 2014.
• Ten of Andrew Ranger’s 19 career victories have been earned in his native Quebec, but he has yet to earn a checkered flag at ASE.

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 one-mile road course and .125-mile drag strip.
• Was a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series member track from 2004-09, and returned to the weekly program for the 2014 season.
• Welcomed the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series for four events from 2008-10, and again in 2013.
• 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 five events have produced three different race victors, led by Steckly’s three.
• Each of the five prior races has featured a different polesitter.
• Six drivers have participated in all five events, and four 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.
• The five events have averaged 11 lead changes, with a high of 16 in the July 2009 race.
• Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in all five events.

Autodrome St-Eustache Data:
Race #: 6 of 11
Track Layout: .4-mile asphalt oval
Race Length: 250 laps (100 miles)
TV Coverage: TSN – Sun., Aug. 3, 11 a.m.; RDS2 – Sat., Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m.

Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Race Winner: Scott Steckly
2013 Pole Winner: Ron Beauchamp Jr.
Qualifying Record: D.J. Kennington, Dodge, 83.672 mph, 17.210 secs., July 12, 2009

Category Leaders at Autodrome St-Eustache:
Wins
1. Scott Steckly … 3
2. D.J. Kennington … 1
Dave Whitlock … 1

Poles
1. five drivers with … 1

Top Fives
1. Scott Steckly … 5
2. Ron Beauchamp Jr. … 3
D.J. Kennington … 3

Top 10s
1. Scott Steckly … 5
2. Ron Beauchamp Jr. … 4
Kerry Micks … 4
Andrew Ranger … 4

Laps Led
1. Scott Steckly … 381
2. Andrew Ranger … 230
3. Kerry Micks … 133

Laps Completed
1. Scott Steckly … 1,259 (all)
2. Ron Beauchamp Jr. … 1,258
3. Jason Hathaway … 1,227

Select Driver Highlights:
Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford)
• Has three wins, 28 top fives and 46 top 10s in 80 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 starts.
• Has competed in four of five races this year, highlighted by a runner-up finish at Autodrome Chaudiere.
• Has an average finish of 14th and a best result of fifth (2009 opener) in four previous Autodrome St-Eustache starts.

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2011 NCATS Rookie of the Year has three wins, a pole, 14 top fives and 22 top 10s in 42 career starts.
• First two career triumphs came at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in a 2013 season sweep of events at the road course. He became the first back-to-back winner there in series history.
• Leads the championship standings with top-five finishes in all five races, highlighted by his first career oval win last time out at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
• Finished sixth last year in his first appearance at ASE.

J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Equipment Express Chevrolet)
• Has nine wins, shares the series record with 14 poles, has 39 top fives and 58 top 10s in 83 career starts.
• Won the 2014 opener at CTMP to extend his series record for wins at the road course to four.
• Held the points lead following the first four races of the season and now ranks second with top 10s in all five events.
• Has finishes of fifth (2008), eighth (2010) and third (2013) in three previous ASE starts.

Alex Guenette (No. 39 Motos Illimitees Dodge)
• The 2013 NCATS Rookie of the Year has seven top 10s in 14 career starts.
• Established a then-career-best finish of second at ASE last year in his only previous start there.
• Has two starts this year, including a runner-up finish at Circuit ICAR that matched his personal best.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Pro Point/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet)
• Has four wins and 56 top 10s in 92 career starts. Is one of three drivers to compete in every race in NCATS history.
• Ranks fourth in points this season, highlighted by a win at Chaudiere and podiums the last two times out.
• All four of his career wins have been earned on ovals, including three of his last six circle track starts.
• Has three top 10s, an average finish of ninth and a best result of fourth (2010) in the five previous ASE races.

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NCATS champion. Maintains series record for career wins (tied-19), top fives (64) and top 10s (77), and is one of three drivers to start each of the 92 all-time events. Also ranks second in series history in laps led (2,754) and fifth in poles (10).
• Holds the NCATS record for most career oval victories with 16. Has won at eight different circle tracks, including ASE. All 10 of his career poles have been earned ovals.
• Has a streak of 55-consecutive races without at DNF. Last DNF came at Riverside International Speedway in 2007.
• Ranks fifth in points after five events with a best result of fifth in both the CTMP opener and at Edmonton International Raceway.
• Has a win (2010), a pole (2009), three top fives and an average finish of seventh in the five previous ASE events.

Alex Labbe (No. 72 Lou’s BBQ/VR Victoriaville Dodge)
• Has three top 10s in six career starts with a best result of fourth this year at Circuit ICAR.
• This will be his first oval start in NCATS competition.

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)
• Has a pole and 35 top 10s in 55 career NCATS starts.
• Has competed in two of five events so far this year – the two road course contests.
• Only previous ASE starts came in 2009 when he finished 19th in the opener and 18th in the return date.

Steve Mathews (No. 15 Bill Mathews Motors Ford)
• Has three poles and nine top 10s in 28 career starts. All nine of his top 10s have come at oval tracks.
• Has started four of five races this year. Tied his career-best finish with a third-place effort at Chaudiere after he captured the pole and led a career-high 64 laps.
• Only previous start at ASE was a 12th place finish in 2010.

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is tied for the series all-time lead in both wins (19) and poles (14). Has 41 top fives and 57 top 10s in 66 career NCATS starts.
• Of his 19 career triumphs, 15 have come on road courses. Earned his fourth oval win this year at EIR while the first three came in 2009.
• Ranks third in points with wins at ICAR and EIR, and an additional top five last time out at ACMS.
• Has an average finish of sixth and a best result of fourth (2008 and 2009) in four previous ASE races.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge)
• Has a series-leading three championships (2008, `11, `13) through the first seven years of NCATS competition.
• Owner of 15 wins, 13 poles, 56 top fives and 69 top 10s in 92 career starts. His top fives and top 10s totals rank second all-time while his wins and poles sit third in the record book. Is the all-time leader in laps led at 3,472.
• All 15 of his career triumphs have come on ovals. He’s won at eight different circle tracks, including ASE.
• Ranks sixth in points after five races, highlighted by a third place finish last time out at ACMS.
• Has three wins (2008, `09, `13), an average finish of second and a record 381 laps led in five ASE races. Other two finishes there were fourth (2009) and second (2010).

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express Dodge)
• Has a win, five poles, six top fives and an additional two top 10s in 20 career NCATS starts. The victory was earned at Edmonton City Centre Airport in 2008.
• Missed the CTMP opener to compete in Indianapolis 500 qualifying, but has an average finish of ninth in the four races since, including a pair of top fives.
• Best finish in eight career oval starts is fifth, recorded last time out at ACMS.
• Finished 24th in his only previous ASE start, which was the series’ inaugural 2008 event.

Up To Speed:
• The 2014 season is the eighth for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
• The 2014 schedule features 11 races at 10 different tracks across five provinces.
• J.R. Fitzpatrick opened the campaign with a dominant victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 18. Andrew Ranger set the track record in qualifying.
• Steve Mathews earned his third career pole and Jason Hathaway took the checkered flag for the fourth time in his career on June 15 in the series’ inaugural visit to Autodrome Chaudiere. The race was postponed one day       due to rain.
• Ranger swept the weekend at Circuit ICAR with his second straight pole and third win in a row in the event on July 6.
• The western swing began on July 11 with the series’ inaugural visit to Edmonton International Raceway. Alex Tagliani earned his fifth career pole and Ranger took down a second straight victory.
• L.P. Dumoulin closed out the western swing in Victory Lane at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway on July 16. Scott Steckly earned the pole.
• Following the National 250, the series will return to Quebec on Aug. 10 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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McGlynn, Chenoweth, Lawrence And Holmes Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

McGlynn, Chenoweth, Lawrence And Holmes Big Winners At Flamboro Speedway

By Randy Spencer - After experiencing such great weather all season long, the good luck finally came to and end this past weekend as Mother Nature won out out over racing and the program was postponed until Sunday afternoon at Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series presented by Meinike Car Care Centers were on hand for the second of their four 100 lap race events this season. Also on the schedule, Round Three of the Flamboro/Delaware APC Six Pack Challenge for Thunder Cars. The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks were on hand as well Sunday but due to scheduling conflicts the Ontario Pro Challenge and Canadian Vintage Modifieds were unable to make the Sunday program.

The afternoon got underway with Time Trials after showers from the early afternoon had passed and the track was dry. A field of twenty one Thunder Cars were first to qualify. Dave Bailey, Shae Gemmell, Branden Verhoeven and Brad Collison all took turns setting the fast time but Shawn Chenoweth would prove to be the fastest on this day with a time of 16.967. Chenoweth would be the only Thunder Car to get below 17 seconds and he would go into the afternoon leading Shae Gemmell of Delaware Speedway by just four points, 391 to 387. The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series followed the Thunder Cars with fourteen cars ready to see who could crack into the ‘Fast Five’ draw. Tim Tolton set the fast time early at 17.040 but several cars would crack the 16 second mark including Josh Wood, Brennan Didero and current points leader Kevin Allen. The final two cars would show that the best was saved until last as Jake Ott set the fast time to that point at 16.716. Last car on the track was Shawn McGlynn. His first lap set the fast time but he went a bit faster on lap two and set the fast time of the day at 16.538 to complete qualifying and head right into a short session of heat races, just two for the Mini Stocks. Ken Stenhouse and Russ Aicken took the checkered flags in the ten lap qualifiers and we would head directly into the first 25 lap Thunder Car feature.

The top two times in qualifying went to a couple of Flamboro regulars, Shawn Chenoweth of Plattsville and Brad Collison of Cambridge, sponsored by London Recreational Concrete Pools and Spas. Collison led lap one but his teammate Chenoweth took over and wouldn’t relinquish the lead for the the next 25 laps. As Chenoweth increased his lead, the real battle was for second through fourth as “The Ice Man’ Brad Collison battled hard the entire race with Verhoeven and “The Flying Farmer” Kevin Gallant. The top five at the checkered flag were, Chenoweth, Collison, Verhoeven, Gallant and Kevin Albers.

The Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks made a quick turnaround and took to the track for their 25 lap main event. Last week’s feature winner Darren Dryden was missing from this week’s lineup. Nice to see Scott Simmons, Rich Schwartzenburg and Billy Schwartzenberg back for the afternoon. Billy has been tearing up tracks around the province in his #86 Spira Mustang but on this day would take out the #2 of Mark Dennis. A couple of young guns were on the point as Jake Gilbert and Hudson Nagy led the field to green. Nagy has been having a strong rookie season, led for the first 11 laps. The two cars most people are watching these days because of their weekly battles, Mike Holmes in the #13 and Russ Aicken in the #71 made their way to the front quick. Holmes started sixth and Aicken started at the back in 14th place. On lap 12, Holmes who resides in London, Ontario, made it past the young Nagy and would hold off the field to pick up another feature win. Aicken made his way through the field and ended up finishing third behind Scott Simmons.

It was intermission time and the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup cars lined up on the front straight. The ‘Fast Five’ drivers were paired with a young fan and would make the draw to see where they would start the 100 lap feature. The top five qualifiers were Shawn McGlynn, Jake “The Juice Box” Ott, Josh Wood, Brennan Didero and Kevin Allen. The draw would shake things up and after the draw the front five went, Josh Wood, Brennan Didero, Jake Ott, Shawn McGlynn and Kevin Allen. The green flag flew and early on it appeared the Ott would be in some trouble. He got mixed up with another car and fell back to almost mid pack. He would battle his way back all night however as the race continued. After that early near mishap, the race ran clean and we had 70 laps of continuous green flag racing. That streak was broken as the #70 of Ben Charbonneau went around in turn four. By this time McGlynn had built up a healthy lead losing some of his closest competitors in lapped traffic. As McGlynn was distancing himself, the real battle was for second through fourth as Didero, Allen and Ott made it interesting. Another caution on lap 95 as the #18 of Chad McGlynn spun in turn four. Cautions seemed to breed cautions as on the restart the yellow cam out once again as a chain reaction incident heading into turn three collected several cars including points leader Kevin Allen. The car that seemed to benefit most was the #60 of Jake Ott as he avoided the mess and moved into second place. Two laps later another caution would set up a green-white-checker race to the finish. As the cars took the checkered flag, Shawn McGlynn of Kitchener, Ontario came home first followed by Ott, Didero, Dave Connelly and Mike Nelson.

The final feature of the night was the second 25 lap race for the APC Thunder Car Challenge. All lead lap cars from the first feature were inverted so that meant Steve Perry and Dave Bailey would start on the point for this one. The race went clean for the first 18 laps but on the 19th trip around the front two cars of Perry and Shawn Arnott got a bit squirrely and the field piled up behind them. Nine cars were involved in this mess bringing out an extended caution. Seven of the top eight cars were now at or near the back. Jordan Lawrence of Delaware Speedway found himself in the top spot as he managed to avoid the wreck. Lawrence wasn’t so lucky the last trip in to Flamboro as a similar crash in turn two saw Lawrence go off on the back of a tow truck. As the cars took the green with five laps to go Lawrence, in enemy territory had to hold off former Flamboro Thunder Car champion “Killer” Kevin Albers. Albers battled Lawrence hard but wasn’t able to complete the pass and Lawrence came across first. It was the first ever Thunder Car/Super Stock feature event win for the 18 year old London resident. Albers came home second followed by Steve Cashmore, Shawn Chenoweth and Dave Bailey completed the top five. As the numbers were tallied for the two 25 lap features on the night, Shawn Chenoweth was the overall winner, holding onto his points lead in the APC Six Pack Challenge series. Round Four goes this Friday night, July 25th at Delaware Speedway near London.

Jesse Kennedy (#10) of Oneida, Ontario won the APC Late Model Six-Pack 100 lap event on Friday evening at Delaware Speedway in a nail-biter of an event. Dale Shaw was the top Flamboro car finishing third, a mere 00.368 seconds behind the winner Kennedy. Shaw was also the top Flamboro car in time trials, qualifying fourth. Check this link for the full story, https://delawarespeedway.com/kennedy-wins-apc-six-pack-round-3-powell-denied-again. See full Flamboro results below. Round Four of the six pack series goes this Saturday night at Flamboro!

Please make plans to join us this Saturday, July 25th for another action packed and jammed packed night of racing. As mentioned above, the fourth race of the APC Delaware/Flamboro Late Model challenge takes place with a 100 lap feature event. The Lucas Oil Can Am Midgets will be joined by our regular weekly divisions, the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pure Stocks, the Klotz Auto Repair & Engine Machine Shop Mini Stocks and the Ponderosa Nature Resort Pro Four Modifieds.

Pit gates open at 2pm, Grandstands at 5pm and green flag flies at 6pm. Time Trials will be run at 5pm for the APC Late Model challange as well.

Please check the website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for more details including the schedule, Admission Prices for the grandstands and pits and updated point standings for all divisions.

Unofficial Results

Mini Stock Heat #1 : #5 Ken Stenhouse, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #36 Hudson Nagy, #01 Mark DaSilva, #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre

Mini Stock Heat #2 : #71 Russ Aicken, #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons, #50 Chad Corcoran, #2 Billy Schwartzenburg, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg, #10 Courtney Scott

Mini Stock Feature : #13 Mike Holmes, #44 Scott Simmons (*DQ), #71 Russ Aicken, #36 Hudson Nagy, #61 Chad Ditner, #03 Jake Gilbert, #01 Mark DaSilva, #5 Ken Stenhouse, #72 Rich Schwartzenburg (*J), #62 Ashley Holmes, #05 Dave Goodacre, #10 Courtney Scott, #50 Chad Corcoran (DNF), #2 Billy Schwartzenburg (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #1 : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #13 Brad Collison, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #31 Kevin Gallant, #27 Kevin Albers, #3 Shae Gemmell, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #51 Matt Robblee, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Darrell Lake, #49 Dave Bailey, #8 Steve Perry, #33 Mike Gilmour, #7 Bobby Mercer, #41 Brent Wheller, #55 Gary Adriaensen, #18 Adam Swales, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #29 Steve Cashmore (DNF), #17 Kenny McNicol (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF)

Thunder Car Feature #2 : #78 Jordan Lawrence, #27 Kevin Albers, #29 Steve Cashmore, #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #49 Dave Bailey, #8 Steve Perry, #13 Brad Collison, #33 Mike Gilmour, #51 Matt Robblee, #77 Darrell Lake, #76 Shawn Arnott, #3 Shae Gemmell, #31 Kevin Gallant, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #55 Gary Adriaensen, #41 Brent Wheller, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #7 Bobby Mercer (DNF), #17 Kenny McNicol (DNF), #16 Kathleen Hosang (DNF)

Thunder Car Overall Nightly Finish : #89 Shawn Chenoweth, #27 Kevin Albers, #78 Jordan Lawrence, #13 Brad Collison, #49 Dave Bailey, #7x Branden Verhoeven, #31 Kevin Gallant, #51 Matt Robblee, #3 Shae Gemmell, #8 Steve Perry, #76 Shawn Arnott, #77 Darrell Lake, #33 Mike Gilmour, #29 Steve Cashmore, #41 Brent Wheller, #55 Gary Adriaensen, #7 Bobby Mercer, #18 Adam Swales, #5 Linda Stenhouse, #17 Kenny McNicol, #16 Kathleen Hosang

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Feature : #81 Shawn McGlynn, #60 Jake Ott, #24 Brennan Didero, #82 Dave Connelly, #85 Mike Nelson, #66 Josh Wood, #54 Kevin Allen, #48 Doug Cathcart, #18 Chad McGlynn, #31 John Schwemler, #8 Adam Martin, #70 Ben Charbonneau, #3 Tim Tolton (DNF), #6 Jeremy Coulter (DNF)

Thunder Car Time Trials (Fast Lap)

89 – Shawn Chenoweth (16.967)
13 – Brad Collison (17.093)
7x – Branden Verhoeven (17.134)
78 – Jordan Lawrence (17.154)
31 – Kevin Gallant (17.171)
27 – Kevin Albers (17.197)
3 – Shae Gemmell (17.259)
51 – Matt Robblee (17.268)
49 – Dave Bailey (17.310)
77 – Darrell Lake ( 17.331)
76 – Shawn Arnott (17.423)
7 – Bobby Mercer (17.438)
29 – Steve Cashmore (17.501)
33 – Mike Gilmour (17.588)
55 – Gary Adriansen (17.652)
8 – Steve Perry (17.674)
5 – Linda Stenhouse (17.821)
18 – Adam Swales (17.888)
16 – Kathleen Hosang (17.894)
41 – Brent Wheller (18.384)
17 – Kenny McNichol (19.003)

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Time Trials (Fast Lap)

81 – Shawn McGlynn (16.538)
60 – Jake Ott (16.716)
66 – Josh Wood (16.870)
24 – Brennan Didero (16.926)
54 – Kevin Allen (16.877)
18 – Chad McGlynn (17.029)
82 – Dave Connelly (17.030)
3 – Tim Tolton (17.040)
48 – Doug Cathcart (17.056)
31 – John Schwemler (17.205)
6 – Jeremy Coulter (17.280)
70 – Ben Charbonneau (17.339)
85 – Mike Nelson (17.373)
8 – Adam Martin (17.426)

Results from Flamboro/Delaware Challenge July 18th

Time Trials

4th- Dale Shaw 18.842, 6th- Shawn Chenoweth 18.917, 15th- Rick Burbridge 19.292, 18th- Jake Ott 19.366

Feature

3rd- Dale Shaw, 9th- Rick Burbridge, 17th- Shawn Chenoweth (DNF), 20th- Jake Ott (DNF)

*- DQ – Disqualified, J – Jump, DNF – Did Not Finish

Photos by Super Nova Photos

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