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Championship Clash Settles The Scores On Canada’s Toughest 3rd Of A Mile Paved Oval

Championship Clash Settles The Scores On Canada’s Toughest 3rd Of A Mile Paved Oval

The 2014 season at Peterborough Speedway came down to a one-night showdown Saturday, August 30th as the Championship Clash settled this year’s track championships in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock, Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck, Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car and Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model divisions. In addition to the title fights, fans also witnessed action with the popular OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models.

Main events for the night took the green flag with a 15 lapper for the Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks, as Bill O’Hara and Stephen Bierworth occupied the front row. With a handful of laps complete, the top 4 machines broke away from the pack. Bierworth and O’Hara were in control, with 7 time feature winner Jack Dallin running comfortably in 4 spot. Bierworth hung on for the win, with O’Hara, Andy McCann, Josh Milwain and Jack Dallin completing the top 5. Dallin clinched the 2014 point title.

Chris Mulders and Brandon Hannah paced the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock field to the line for their 20 lap feature tilt. The pack wasn’t through the first turn before Hannah slapped the outside wall, ending the night for the #47. From the restart, things settled down until Mulders and James Townsend were involved in a turn 3 mishap with 6 laps on the scoreboard, to bring out another caution flag. With the former race leaders taking their spots at the back of the pack, the point contenders – Babin and Junkin – were now running nose to tail in 1st and 3rd for the restart. With 18 laps complete, the Babin was leading when Junkin made contact with the #89 on the back straight. Junkin was parked for the night due to rough driving, handing the crown to Babin. James Townsend scored the feature win, over Kevin Strutt, Donovan Price, Ember Junkin and Babin.

As the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car teams came to the stripe, Steve Mayhew and Mike Balson led the way, but everyone was waiting for the outcome of the battle between title hopefuls Howie Crowe and Anthony DiBello. Aggressive racing was evident throughout the pack, but it wasn’t until the lap counter read 16 down that the championship ‘fight’ would live up to its name. A yellow flag bunched the field, putting Crowe and DiBello within striking distance of each other. Crowe needed to work around Donny Beatty to catch DiBello, while at the front of the pack John Baker Jr. and Daryl Fice had moved past Mayhew. At the checkered flag, it was Baker, Fice, Mayhew, DiBello and Donny Beatty. Anthony DiBello clinched the track championship by a single point over Crowe.

Championship hopeful Ray Schroer and Griffin Powell brought the field of 18 Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams to the green flag for their ‘A’ main. The battles were strong throughout the pack, but at the end of the 20 lap dance, the checkered flag belonged to Griffin Powell, with Matthew Vanderbelt, Tiffany Vanderbelt, Schroer and Cody Fenton finishing out the top 5. She may have finished 13th in the final rundown after a late race spin on the backstretch, but it was a strong enough run to award Willow Barberstock with the 2014 track championship.

The Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model track championship was clinched by Ryan Kimball, just by taking the green flag in the showcase event. The #73 car started 2nd, alongside polesitter Bryan Mercer. A pair of early yellow flags may have delayed the issue, but not the final result. Despite multiple on track incidents involving a number of competitors, Kimball was officially named the 2014 Late Model champ at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval with a 3rd place finish. Dan McHattie took the win over Tyler Betts. Al Shepstone and Craig Parry were 4th and 5th.

The 50 lap OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model feature went to John Owen, over Glenn Watson and Jesse Kennedy. Full race details can be found at www.oscaar.ca.

Qualifying event wins went to Jack Dallin and Stephen Bierworth in the Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks. Tyler Junkin with a pair, James Townsend and Ryan Babin won the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock preliminary rounds. Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car heats belonged to Daryl Fice with a pair, John Baker Jr. and Howie Crowe. Marilyn Junkin, Willow Barberstock, Jeremy Kelly and Matthew Vanderbelt took the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun qualifiers. Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model qualifiers were won by Tyler Betts, Al Shepstone, Bryan Mercer and Ryan Kimball. Shane Gowan, Mike Beyore, Kevin Cornelius and Corey Jones claimed the OSCAAR heat races.

Bullring Bullet Points: The 50/50 draw paid $908.00 to Joe Oliver of Brampton…With the point championships on the line, track officials were kept busy, as the margins changed several times following each event…Cole McFadden – who raced an Inex Ontario Legends machine just a week ago – made his first start with the Late Model division. Another Ontario Legends driver, Fred Jordan took a turn at the controls of the 4Fun machine of Scott Brooks…Thunder Car driver Dan Price missed the final night of action after breaking an axle during one of the pre-race practice sessions. He spent the rest of the night as a crew member on Kelly Balson’s #B10 Super Late Model…Mini Stock driver Danny Benedict had his night come to an early end when the #54 Mustang blew a head gasket.

Race action at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City now takes a break until an open practice session for the Autumn Colours Classic – from 9:00 ’til 3:00 – Saturday, September 13th. The 22nd running Super Bowl of Stockcar Racing – presented by Lucas Oil Products – takes centre stage October 10th, 11th and 12th.

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

1) James Townsend (#14) won the final Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock feature of the year – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
2) John Baker Jr. (#63) relaxes in Dart Heating & Air Conditioning Victory Lane after capturing his 3rd straight Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car feature – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
3) Griffin Powell (#13) returned to the winner’s circle, capturing the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun main event – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
4) It was another main event win for Dan McHattie (#71) as the Cavan, Ontario speedster took the Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model feature – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.
5) Port Hope, Ontario’s John Owen (#2) made a long-awaited return to victory lane, claiming the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model feature win – Saturday, August 31st – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
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613.968.6410

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Record Day For Ranger In Canadian Tire Series Qualifying Sets Track Record, Takes Sole Possession Of Series’ Career Mark

Record Day For Ranger In Canadian Tire Series Qualifying Sets Track Record, Takes Sole Possession Of Series’ Career Mark

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (Aug. 30, 2014) – One record wasn’t enough for Andrew Ranger Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, so he decided to make it three.

Ranger, from Roxton Pond, Quebec, captured the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 race with a fast lap of 83.261 seconds (106.321 mph) in the No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge. The lap set the series’ track record – previously held by J.R. Fitzpatrick at 83.286 (106.289) – and also extended Ranger’s mark for the most poles at CTMP to five. To top things off, it was Ranger’s 15th career pole overall, which broke a tie for the series’ all-time record he previously shared with Fitzpatrick.

He’s now earned the pole in five of his eight career Canadian Tire Series starts at the 2.459-mile road course.

Fitzpatrick, who won the spring race at CTMP, will join Ranger on the front row for Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 thanks to a fast lap of 83.597 (105.894). Marc-Antoine Camirand was third-fastest at 83.771 (105.674).

The rest of the top 10 qualifiers out of the 31-car field included defending race winner and season points leader L.P. Dumoulin, D.J. Kennington, Scott Steckly, Jeff Lapcevich, Robin Buck, Kerry Micks and Alex Tagliani.

Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 10 a.m. EDT.

Contact:
Jason Cunningham
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(704) 201-6658
jcunningham@nascar.com

Qualifying Results
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1 – Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200
Starting Lineup
Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, Ont.
Lap Length: 2.459 miles
1. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.321
2. (84) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.894
3. (88) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.674
4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.641
5. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 105.471
6. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 105.232
7. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 104.916
8. (66) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 104.793
9. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 104.641
10. (18) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Dodge, 104.440
11. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.351
12. (59) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.342
13. (24) Luc Lesage, Trois-Rivières, Que., Dodge, 104.219
14. (5) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Chevrolet, 104.167
15. (61) Ryan Klutt, Milton, Ont., Dodge, 104.057
16. (42) Peter Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 104.030
17. (28) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 102.855
18. (87) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 102.727
19. (19) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 102.621
20. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 102.545
21. (56) Matthew Scannell, Milton. Ont., Dodge, 102.475
22. (14) James Van Domselaar, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Chevrolet, 102.091
23. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 102.013
24. (37) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 101.585
25. (99) Matt Pritiko, London, Ont., Chevrolet, 101.537
26. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 100.550
27. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 100.051
28. (00) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 99.886
29. (9) Curtis Fielding, Minden, Ont., Ford, 98.411
30. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 98.329
31. (77) Jocelyn Fecteau, Montreal, Que., Dodge, 97.997

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Champions Crowned At Delaware Speedway

Champions Crowned At Delaware Speedway

A packed house was on hand for the final races to settle Delaware Speedway s Weekly Division Championships on Friday evening at Delaware Speedway sponsored by Krown Rust Control. Derek McCullough (#38) of Glencoe won the 25-lap V8 Stocks feature and secured the championship trophy. Devon Bloemendal (#01) of Mt. Brydges won the 25-lap Demar Aggregates Trucks feature while Tom Zagorodny (#77) of London won the championship in a surprising twist. Shae Gemmell (#3) of Dorchester won the 35-lap GAW Recycling Super Stocks feature as 17-year old Branden Verhoeven (#7) of Kerwood won the championship. Mark Watson (#3) of St. Thomas won the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature and Matt Pritiko (#21) of London took home the championship. Kevin Farrell won the King of the Hill Spectator s Race.

Mark Watson (#3) of St. Thomas won the 40-lap Pro Late Model feature. Brady Smith led the opening three laps before getting passed by Jay Doerr (#43) of London. Doerr would lead the remainder of the race until Shawn Thompson (#72) of Ailsa Craig, who had been pressuring Doerr through the late part of the race, was able to get the better of him on a restart. The race also featured a spirited battle between Jamie Cox (#22) of Dorchester and Cole Powell (#25) of Mt. Brydges. Doerr would finish second in the race, Powell third, Cox fourth. Matt Pritiko (#21) of London finished third, which allowed him to secure his spot as Pro Late Model points champion.

Delaware Speedway apologizes for the language used by Jay Doerr during the post race interview. Although drivers are responsible for their words and actions throughout all racing events, Delaware Speedway regrets the occurrence of this interview during the live broadcast.

Shae Gemmell (#3) of Dorchester overcame a rough heat race to go on and win the 35-lap GAW Recycling Super Stocks feature. Gemmell led flag-to-flag in the hotly contested feature race. Gary Adriaensen (#55) of Belmont finished second after a strong attempt in the final laps to get to Gemmell s bumper and take a run for the lead. In his push to try to win Adriaensen overshot the corner in turn one but was able to recover to hold Second spot. Darrell Lake (#77) of London finished third. Branden Verhoeven (#7) of Kerwood finished fourteenth after mechanical issues, but his dominating performance throughout the season ensured that the 17-year old Kerwood driver was able to take home the GAW Recycling Super Stocks championship.

Devon Bloemendal (#01) of Mt. Byrdges won the 25-lap Demar Aggregates Trucks feature in a drama filled evening for the points chase. Bloemendal runs part-time in the series but found himself mixing it up with championship favourite Joe Windis (#65) of Cathcart in the heat race which saw both trucks take damage. Windis s vehicle was too damaged to continue and he ended up running a borrowed truck for the feature. All of the on-track antics saw the trucks enter the feature with the tightest battle of the evening. Windis, Jeff Denboer (#22) of London, and Tom Zagorodny (#77) of London all found themselves in striking distance of the championship. In the feature race, Windis found his borrowed truck did not handle to his liking and set out to try to slow the progress of eventual winner Bloemendal as retribution for their earlier incident. Jeff Denboer had troubles of his own, ending up on pit road unable to finish. When the dust settled Zagorodny came home with a third place finish, enough to secure the surprise championship for himself. Second in the race was Dave Bacon (#43) Belle River, third was

Derek McCullough (#38) of Glencoe won the 25-lap V8 Stocks feature as well as the championship for his division. Gary Zwygers (#93) of Cambridge started the race in first position and was able to keep that position for more than half of the race. McCullough passed into first in lap fourteen after having started in fifth. Calvin Verheyen (#76) of Strathroy finished second and Steve Arrand (#37) of Ailsa Craig finished third.

Kevin Farrel won the King of the Hill Spectators race after competing with interesting entries such as a dump truck, two corvettes, and the classic Fire Chicken .

Racing resumes September 19th and 20th with the Great Canadian Race Weekend. Friday will feature the 100-lap Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, a 50-lap Bone Stock Chaos Car feature, the Ontario Pro Challenge, and qualifying events for a number of weekly divisions. Saturday will be the main event showcasing a special Features Only format with the Late Model 100-lap Great Canadian Race (part of the APC six pack series), GAW Recycling Super Stocks, Bone Stock Chaos Cars, Demar Aggregates Trucks, and V8 Stock Muscle Cars.

Tickets are now available for Great Canadian Race Weekend online. Race fans are also welcome to book campsites online and there will be a post-race celebration behind the track following the Saturday event.

UNOFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT:

PRO LATE MODEL DIVISION
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 21 Matt Pritiko 821 0
2. 3 Mark Watson 796 -25
3. 22 Jamie Cox 771 -50
4. 72 Shawn Thompson 766 -55
5. 39 Brady Smith 698 -123
6. 43 Jay Doerr 648 -173
7. 5 Jay Christie 563 -258
8. 2 Doug Stewart 512 -309
9. 6 Adam Quarrie 511 -310
10. 51 Philip Nyssen 500 -321
11. 25 Cole Powell 488 -333
12. 52 Steve March 424 -397
13. 69 Lloyd Rawlings 406 -415
14. 96 Dan Prudhomme 284 -537
15. 82 Justin DeMelo 273 -548

GAW RECYCLING SUPER STOCKS
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 7 Branden Verhoeven 998 0
2. 77 Darrell Lake 954 -44
3. 3 Shae Gemmell 947 -51
4. 78 Jordan Lawrence 917 -81
5. 17 Kenny McNicol Jr. 911 -87
6. 51 Matt Robblee 900 -98
7. 55 Gary Adriaensen 885 -113
8. 16 Kathleen Hosang 739 -259
9. 1 Trevor Collver 729 -269
10. 39 David McCullough 683 -315
11. 33x Paul Fothergill 667 -331
12. 18 Adam Swales 659 -339
13. 19 Geoff Chant 548 -450
14. 14 Brittany Beatty 544 -454
15. 93 Jerry Broom 464 -534
16. 33 Jamie Grover 462 -536
17. 48 Tim McGregor 427 -571
18. 88 Devin Jarvis 427 -571
19. 23 Greg Dadson 314 -684
20. 5 Jeremiah Rabideau 314 -684
21. 52 Dave Webster 297 -701
23. 28 Kris Lawrence 202 -796

DEMAR AGGREGATES TRUCKS
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 77 Tom Zagorodny 540 0
2. 65 Joe Windis 530 -10
3. 22 Jeff Denboer 526 -14
4. 95 Andrew Pocs 493 -47
5. 6 Kris Fairweather 490 -50
6. 88 Rick Verberne 487 -53
7. 55 Mickey Brydges 457 -83
8. 66 Lucas Manning 425 -115
9. 43 David Bacon 383 -157
10. 29 Bill Sherwood 372 -168
11. 27 Chris Payne 351 -189
12. 73 Rick Castle 292 -248
13. 01 Devon Bloemendal 255 -285
14. 78 Cameron McQueen 197 -343
15. 57 Gary Triska 68 -472

V8 Stock Muscle Cars
As of August 29, 2014
Pos # Name Points Back
1. 38 Derek McCullough 784 0
2. 37 Steve Arrand 765 -19
3. 76 Calvin Verheyen 733 -51
4. 93 Gary Zwygers 671 -113
5. 156 Darren Thirkettle 648 -136
6. 01 Jaden Chapman 574 -210
7. 11 Jeremy Taggart 469 -315
8. 20 Ryan Edwards-Kiss 441 -343
9. 33 Paul Fothergill 436 -348
10. 28 Adam Kiss 213 -571

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Michael Williams Get Elusive CVM Feature Win At Sauble Speedway 

Michael Williams Get Elusive CVM Feature Win At Sauble Speedway 

By Randy Spencer – As many of you racers know, that elusive first feature win is sometimes very hard to get. No matter how talented you are, you need some good luck and help behind the scenes to get there. Well that is exactly what Michael Williams got this past Saturday as he finally got the monkey off his back and picked up his first feature win in the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modified series. I’ve come to get to know Mike and his dad Dave over the past six years and want to say congratulations. There hard work and dedication has finally paid off.

The 33 year old electrician from Tottenham began his racing career running karts at Formula Kartways in Brampton. Mike had always dreamed about driving a real race car but never thought it could be possible. After a test in a car at Flamboro six years ago, Mike and the team were hooked. They bought a CVM and the rest is history. The car he drives now is the car formerly run by Arnold “Doc” Roper, former club president, sponsor and member of the Canadian Vintage Modified Hall of Fame. The past few seasons have been hit and miss for Williams. He took some time off and raced a partial schedule after his marriage to wife Andrea but is now spending some time behind the wheel of the race car again.

Although some of Williams best runs have been this year at Sauble, he told me Delaware Speedway is one of his favorites. “Some of my highlights racing are any time we race at Delaware Speedway. For some reason it doesn’t matter what we do with the setup, the car always seems to be fast there. Every lap around that track is the most fun I get racing especially when the car works on the outside. Our car was owned by the late Doc Roper and I know Delaware was his favourite track so I think that has something to do with it.”

The best Mike has finished to this point is second, several times. “Other than heat wins I haven’t been able to finish better than 2nd up until this past weekend. At the July race in Sauble earlier this summer we had the fastest car in practice but lost a cylinder in the heat race and was unable to start the feature. The closest I came to winning a race was also at Sauble in August 2011. I was leading with 5 laps to go when I developed a push and drove it in too deep and allowed the second place driver to get under me to steal the win.”

Two weeks ago at Flamboro Williams was running well but bad luck once again managed to hit again. “That last wreck at Flamboro was a tough one, probably the worst wreck I have been involved with in terms of damage to the car. We pretty much bent or broke everything in the front end. Fortunately Ron Easton at Oakville Trailers was able to set aside some time away from his Nascar commitments to work on getting our hot rod back together. We worked together with Oakville Trailers this past winter and Ron has helped us make big strides with our racing program. When we had the wreck at Flamboro we knew there was only one place to call to get us back out on the track just as fast as ever.”

When the #7 car found his way to victory lane at Sauble, I asked Mike what the best part of that experience was. “The best part about winning was to be able to celebrate with my dad and crew in victory lane. It was cool to have my buddy Pat there from my main sponsor (Race Mechanical) to enjoy the win with us as well.” Williams almost experienced a little deja vu however. “The race at Sauble felt a lot faster then most because there was only one caution. The last 5 laps did get a little sketchy because I was fighting a bad push into the corners similar to 2011. In the end I was able to hold off a hard charging #00 car who was literally wearing out the back bumper. Once I saw the checkered flag all I could think about was all the people that helped us along the way and how the win is for all of them. It felt great to finally shake the monkey off my back but at the same time I am hungry to do it again.”

Mike has so many people he wanted to thank. “My crew is my family who sacrifices a lot to be with us at the track and in the garage.  The Crew of Dave & Stephen Williams, Brian Henvey, Derek Therrien, Fred Zaffuto and John Donkers has all stuck together with me since the beginning.  For our motor program we take the inline Chevy 6 cylinder to Beatty & Woods in Brampton exclusively. So thanks to Chuck and the boys for filling the car up with all those ponies. We have always had the support of the #00 crew so thanks to Ron, Jeremy and Dave. I would also like to thank my wife Andrea and all off the wives/girlfriends/bosses of my crew who make sacrifices of their own to let us play with our car all summer. Finally I would like to thank all my family and friends for their continued support, especially the ones that were at Flamboro and witnessed that last wreck. As you can imagine I was about as happy as a one armed paper hanger after that wreck.”

In closing Mike wanted to thank all of his sponsors as well and tell me about his future plans in racing. “My main sponsors who have been with us as long as we have had the car is Race Mechanical Systems and Ironwood Construction & Millworking. Over the years we have been blessed with many great sponsors which include HollyParkes.com, Arena Pro Hockey, Burlington Krown & Line-X, Stag Automotive, Oakville Trailers, Terrier Excavating & Landscaping, Diplock Floors LTD, and Kevin Minaker Hutchison & Sons LTD. Without the support of these sponsors none of this would be possible so we are forever grateful. I can’t forget to mention Lucas Oil title sponsor of the Canadian Vintage Modifieds. Lucas Oil helps support the club that makes this all happen.”

And your future plans?  “I’d like to win more races and support the longest active racing organization in Canada, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds!!” For more information check out http://www.vintagemods.com/

Photos courtesy of T.W. Robarts Photos

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Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Title Hopefuls are Fit to be Tied

Peterborough Speedway Mini Stock Title Hopefuls are Fit to be Tied

Sitting at the top of the point standings with just one event remaining on the schedule might be considered an advantage, but when a pair of drivers are occupying the same spot and tied for the overall lead, it just makes the bulls eye even bigger.

Peterborough Speedway’s 2014 season got underway Saturday, May 17th and with just the Championship Clash – Saturday, August 30th – left to settle the score, Tyler Junkin and Ryan Babin are deadlocked for the lead in the Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock title chase at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Oval. Each driver has enjoyed a strong campaign, but know they won’t just be battling each other for the crown.

“We couldn’t have scripted things any better if we’d tried,” said track owner and promoter J.P. Josiasse. “To get through the season with just one show remaining and have a pair of drivers deadlocked for the point lead just goes to show how competitive a year it’s really been. Fans have seen a great show each and every week. I’m sure it’ll be an all-out battle right through to the checkered flag.”

The Mini Stock title tilt won’t be the only tight fight to be settled during the Championship Clash. After last weekend’s action, Howie Crowe’s advantage over Anthony DiBello in the Paul Davis Systems Thunder Car field is down to just a single point. Jack Dallin has a 27 marker cushion over defending track champion Bill O’Hara in the Parry Spring Service Renegade Truck division, while Willow Barberstock is 31 points ahead of Ray Schroer for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun crown heading into the final night of regular season racing at the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. The Earl Ireland Auto Sales Late Model contest will also be decided, but it looks like Ryan Kimball’s battle to lose as the Norwood, Ontario speedster has a 75 point buffer over Adam Cuthbertson.

Action Saturday, August 30th will also include the crowd favourite OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models, who won’t settle their 2014 championship until the Autumn Colours Classic. Pit gates open at 2:00, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00 and the night’s first green flag at 6:00.

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

1) A member of the multi-car Farm Bro team, Ryan Babin (#89) will be looking for a little help from his friends if he hopes to clinch the 2014 Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock track championship – Saturday, August 30th – at Peterborough Speedway.
2) His experience with car set-up and in different forms of racing could propel Tyler Junkin (#41) to the 2014 Peterborough Hyundai Mini Stock track championship – Saturday, August 30th – at Peterborough Speedway.

Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
clarkemotrsports@hotmail.com
613.968.6410

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Shawn McGlynn – Three In A Row In LOSC

Shawn McGlynn – Three In A Row In LOSC

(Milgrove, ON) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Presented by Meineke stars were back in action on Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway. Kevin Allen (#54) of Drumbo entered the fifth race of the eight race championship as the point leader, with Dave ‘Hot Rod’ Connelly (#82) of Arnprior, second – 10 points back, and Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener, third – 11 markers behind.

The night started with Lucas Oil Fast Five qualifying, and Jason Meyer (#93) of Tillsonburg, was able to set an early fast time, with a lap of 16.791 seconds. It would hold up until Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener made a lap of 16.753 seconds to go to the top of the chart. The next driver to grab the fastest driver title was Connelly, who turned the 1/3rd-mile in 16.671 seconds, before Brennan Didero (#24) of Brantford went a little quicker stopping the clock at 16.462 seconds. Shawn McGlynn was the final qualifier, and he was able to nip Didero by a mere .006 seconds to claim the title as the fastest driver. Allen ended up third, with Connelly fourth, and Chad McGlynn fifth.

After the drivers were paired with fans for the Lucas Oil ‘Fast Five’, the deck was shuffled, putting Allen on the pole for the feature, with McGlynn alongside of him, while Didero and Connelly lined up in row two.

When the green dropped, Shawn McGlynn was fast enough on the outside to clear Allen after 2 laps and take the lead while Allen was fighting to hold off Didero. With those two starting their war, Connelly and Chad McGlynn squared off to race for fourth position, with Meyer and Wood racing for sixth. The field would continue under green in that order until the halfway mark when Allen was the first to falter. A broken rear end would lead to him pitting for the night.

A pair of yellows shortly after halfway gave the field hope, as they were able to close on McGlynn, but each time he was able to walk away from the field. Connelly would pit from the fourth position for an adjustment, but on lap 83 he pulled his car into the pits with a broken pan hard bar. Didero was able to hold off Chad McGlynn for second spot, as Shawn went on to win his third consecutive race, putting both brothers on the podium. Meyer had his first top-five run in a number of years, finishing fourth, while Mike Nelson (#85) of Peterborough, raced from seventh to fifth, to post his second Flamboro top-five of the season.

McGlynn spoke about his domination of the field during the feature, as he took the championship lead away from Allen, “We had a pretty good car, right from the word go. I knew those other guys were going to be tuff, so I tried to get out front early, and hung it on the outside until I was able to take the lead. I wasn’t running too hard once I opened up a big lead, but I kind of figured that we would get a yellow, and I would have to worry about the #24 [Didero], and the #54[Allen]. I’m also pretty proud of Chad. We had both cars on the podium, so it was a pretty good night for McGlynn Motorsports.”

Didero spoke about his runner-up finish, “We had a good points day, but we have to do something to get the #81 [S. McGlynn]. We had a second-place car tonight, and had a great race with the #54 [Allen], until he broke. It was nice to finish one, because we’ve had two DNF’s this year when we were running first or second.”

With a third-place result, Chad McGlynn closed to within five points of the top-five in the championship. He said, “We had a lot of fun racing with Connelly tonight, and I was able to capitalize on him getting loose. We’ve struggled here at Flamboro over the years, so it was nice to finally have a good car here, and finish. We had a restart with about 40 to go, and I thought I might have something for the #24 [Didero], but then he started to pull away. Shawn helped me by setting up the car this week, but I think he gave his car the advantage.”

Final Results – 1. Shawn McGlynn, 2. Didero, 3. Chad McGlynn, 4. Meyer, 5. Nelson.

Other Race Award Winners

Fast Time #81 Shawn McGlynn 16.456

Champion Brands product winner – # 8 Adam Martin

London Drive Systems voucher winner – # 66 Josh Wood

Performance Fiberglass winners – # 18 Chad McGlynn & # 31 John Schwemler

McColl Racing Ent. voucher winner – # 82 Dave Connelly

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke – Championship Points Standings (after 6 of 8 events) – 1. S. McGlynn (567 points), 2. Allen (562), 3. Didero (554), 4. Connelly (552), 5. Cathcart (546).

Qualifying points – 1. S. McGlynn (56 points), 2. Jake Ott (48), 3. Allen (41), 4. Didero (39), 5. Connelly (34).

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup presented by Meineke will be back in action on Friday, September19th, at Delaware Speedway in the second to last event of the championship season. The top-four in the title chase are separated by a mere 15 points.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Meineke, Flamboro Speedway, or Delaware Speedway, please visit www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com,

www.lucasoil.ca, www.meineke.ca, www.flamborospeedway.net, http://www.peterboroughspeedway.com/, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at dalexand@sympatico.ca.

Release and Photos by Jamie Maudsley and www.maudsleymotorsports.com.

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Weber Beats The Odds For Double Win

Weber Beats The Odds For Double Win

Varney ON- It was a long time coming but Cole Weber from New Hamburg was finally able to put it all together Friday night and land both Pro Late Model features at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. With the season three quarters done # 11 Cole Weber has raced hard in the Chuck Lawler / Bill Alderson built machine picking up a number of features but as good as one race would go the next would have its issues but this night was all his! In Feature one he would start pole which allowed him the lower groove but with veteran short track racer Kent Nuhn in # 1 on the outside it was no easy task to get out in front. Once Weber got out in front he had Nuhn in his mirror all race inside and outside he tried but at the line it was Weber, Nuhn, then # 12 Justin McLellan from Mount Forest for third, fourth would be Dan Wright from Owen Sound and rounding out the top five # 40 Mark Dixon from Durham. Feature two would turn out to be more of a challenge for Weber as he would find himself starting in the last row. Solid driving and timely cautions would allow Weber to pick his way through the field and on a lap eleven restart he would find himself on the outside pole and that was what he needed to get around # 12 Justin McLellan and into the lead. Second this time would go again to # 1 Kent Nuhn from Desboro, third was # 12 Justin McLellan, fourth # 40 Mark Dixon, and rounding out the top five # 1W Dan Wright.

In Mini Stock action this week in feature one the always strong # 51 Clark Hartman from Waterloo would take advantage of starting outside pole has he would lead every lap in this one. A lap six caution would allow # 36 Corry Young from Owen Sound to get close but never close enough to pass. As it would end up Hartman, Young, # 73 Scott Schlueter from Milverton for third hopefully turning around the hard luck season he has been having then # 34 T.J Edwards from Fergus for fourth and rounding out the top five # 7 Brian Wilson from Rockwood. Feature two was a side by side battle from the drop of the green between # 85 Nick Clarke from Mount Forest and # 7 Brian Wilson. Even though battling each other the pair managed to put some distance on the rest of the field until # 36 Corry Young caught them to make it a three car race up front. Then on lap twelve Clarke and Wilson made contact sending Wilson spinning to the infield bring out the caution and putting both Wilson and Clarke to the rear of the field. On the restart it was # 36 Corry Young on pole with # 35 Tim Tolton on the outside and # 51 Clark Hartman starting in third. Once the green flag dropped again it was another three car race up front as these drivers put on a show for the fans for the last eight laps in the end it would be # 36 Corry Young, second # 51 Clark Hartman, third # 35 Tim Tolton from Guelph, fourth # 135 Chance Isherwood and in fifth # 73 Scott Schlueter. Video of this race can be seen on You Tube by going to Full Throttle Motor Speedway or by following this link: http://youtu.be/duxPvaEkVP4

In Pure Stock action this week we saw one of the biggest car counts to date with five new drivers taking to the highbanks to try their luck. In feature one it would be # 34T Don Tremble from Durham taking the field to the green and battling the first sixteen laps with # 95 Jonathan Bates from Owen Sound until a steering issue would cause the Tremble to meet up with the turn two wall. On the restart Bates had his hands full as # 14 Luke Bos and # 01Travis Farrow did all they could to get past but that is how they would finish up. Fourth would go to # 4 Jesse Lamont from Hanover and rounding out the top five # 85 Will Walker from Ayton. Feature two would see some of the new comers get a lot more comfortable with the racing and make them known to the rest of the field. Off the start it was # 01 Travis Farrow jumping to the lead on lap two and he never looked back but it was no easy run as # 14 Luke Bos was right on his bumper waiting for him to make a mistake. In the end it would be Farrow, Bos, with third going to # 95 Jonathan Bates, fourth # 66 Doug Leopold from Owen Sound, and rounding out the top five new comer # 73 Sheri McIntyre.

Crazy Train action this week saw another two action filled features, in feature one Here We Go from Listowel lead this one from start to finish holding off Texas Traincar Massacre from Mount Forest followed by Jonathon Bates Roofing with the Rockford Rednecks heading to the pits early. Feature two action saw this one going to Rockford Rednecks, followed by Texas Traincar Massacre, then it was Here We Go and rounding out the field Jonathon Bates Roofing from Owen Sound.

Next racing action is this coming Friday night Aug 29th featuring Open Wheel Modified, V8 Thunder Stock, Mini Stock, Pure Stock and Crazy Trains and all the action kicks off at 7:30. Also be sure to check out our updated fall schedule on the web site at www.fullthrottlemotorspeedway.com as we will be racing Friday night’s right through till October 24th!

By Doug Townsend

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