Archive | Features

KARS Expo Races Into Motorama!

KARS Expo Races Into Motorama!

TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 24, 2014 • The producers of the upcoming Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo are pleased to announce that the Karbelt Automotive Racing and Specialty Expo (KARS Expo) will be a major component of the inaugural Motorama show, making industry-leading aftermarket and performance products – as well as world-class expertise – available to showgoers as part of their regular Motorama admission price.

The KARS Expo will be a standalone feature running all three days of Motorama, encompassing more than 50 prominent automotive aftermarket suppliers in an area covering in excess of 15,000 square feet. The integrated display will also include several custom cars and racing vehicles.

The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, across from Pearson International Airport.

“What KARS Expo brings to Motorama is a unique opportunity for automotive and racing enthusiasts to interact directly with expert performance product manufacturers,” said Karbelt’s Kevin Dundas, VP Sales & Promotion. “All of the exhibits within KARS Expo will be hosted by factory representatives who are there to educate showgoers and jobbers about their newest products, as well as offering advice about installs, tech tips and product updates. Several exhibitors will also participate in free seminars related to their fields of expertise.”

Participating KARS Expo brands include – but are not limited to – Aeromotive Fuel Systems, Autometer Gauges, B & M Transmissions, Competition Cams, Edelbrock, Flowmaster, Ford Racing, Moroso, MSD Ignition, Quick Fuel Technology, RaceQuip Safety, Ram Clutches, Russell Performance and Vibrant Products.

Commenting on the news that KARS Expo will be part of Motorama, show co-promoter David Weber said, “We’re honoured and excited to be working with our friends at Karbelt on the KARS Expo feature. Motorama is aimed at automotive enthusiasts and racers, and KARS Expo appeals to the entire spectrum of those communities. Every year, thousands of Canadians travel to the US – to shows like SEMA and PRI – to connect with experts who deal in these industry-leading products. KARS Expo offers Canadians an opportunity to get incredible access to these same experts and their products, on our own soil, which is a huge addition to Motorama.”

So, whether you’re in the middle of, or contemplating starting, a restoration, a custom car build, a street rod project, an off-road ‘4X4’ or an all-out race car build, the KARS Expo at Motorama will be an ideal place to find out ‘What is new?’ and ‘What is necessary?’ to get your performance project to the next level.
Further information regarding the KARS Expo – including the addition of vendors and seminars – will be published regularly throughout the months leading up to show time.

ABOUT KARBELT SPEED AND CUSTOM: Karbelt Speed & Custom (a National Performance Warehouse company) is Canada’s first performance warehouse distributor. Karbelt opened its doors in 1952 as a retail entity, and today offers coast-to-coast wholesale distribution to automotive jobbers from its warehouse in Ajax, Ontario. What started as the importing of car seat belts by George Foote back in the 1950s has grown into the ‘go to’ source for all of Canada’s performance needs. For more information, visit Karbelt on the web at www.Karbelt.com or call (905) 619-6660 during business hours.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.

Posted in Features, Headlines0 Comments

Targa Newfoundland To Kick Off Its 2015 Promotional Campaign At Motorama

Targa Newfoundland To Kick Off Its 2015 Promotional Campaign At Motorama

TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 24, 2014 • Within weeks of wrapping up another successful edition of Targa Newfoundland, organizers are already preparing for the 2015 event. That includes the announcement that the promotional campaign for Targa 2015 will kick off at the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. The show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre.

For the past several years, Targa Newfoundland has been a fixture at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME), which was held annually in February at the same venue. There, Targa officials connected with competitors, sponsors and the media to discuss the unique, world-class event which takes place every September in beautiful eastern Newfoundland.

For 2015, the Canadian Motorsports Expo will be incorporated into the new Motorama show, which will occur on the same mid-March weekend that has – for four decades – featured Canada’s largest custom car and hot rod show. The new Motorama show appeals to a wider range of automotive and racing enthusiasts, making Motorama an even better promotional fit for Targa Newfoundland. Next year’s Targa Newfoundland takes place September 13-18 (2015).

“Opening up the show to the custom car crowd is an additional bonus for us,” said Robert Giannou, the President and founder of Targa Newfoundland. “Our ‘Fast Tour’ division is geared to the ‘car guy,’ and they’ll be the ones who will be interested in our kind of adventure.”

As in past appearances, the Targa Newfoundland display will feature multiple examples of race-ready machinery, along with their drivers and support crews. Organizers of the Targa will also be on hand to answer any questions, while encouraging potential entrants into giving this unique automotive experience a try.

According to Giannou, participants in the annual ‘Race Around the Rock’ will come away with three life lessons. “First, it’s the experience of a lifetime. Second, it will change your life. And last, it’s awfully addictive.”

These factors are behind one of Targa’s well-known promotional lines: “We know you’ll be back; your first time will not be your last.”

Targa’s annual appearance in Toronto is a key component of Targa’s promotional campaign. Giannou continues, “This show is the major motorsports exposition in the country, and the Targa Newfoundland is one of the major motorsports events in Canada. For us, the best part of being at the Motorama show is that the attending competitors will be the ones selling the programme. That leaves us, the race organizers, to enjoy the show and network with other people from different racing disciplines.”

ABOUT TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND: Targa Newfoundland is the only race of its kind in the northern hemisphere; the other Targa events take place in Tasmania and New Zealand. It is a six day, 1,600 kilometre, cross-country rally, which takes place annually in mid-September. There are three eligible divisions, the Targa class is for hard-core racers; the Grand Touring division caters to traditional rallyists, and the Fast Tour is a non-competitive class, geared to those entrants preferring to enjoy a quick run through the eastern and southern portions of the spectacular island province. Past Targa participants include such notables as: Chrysler development guru Ralph Gilles, former Canadian driving champion Eppie Wietzes, journalist Jim Kenzie, television personality Dennis Gage, and the Trailer Park Boys. Further information about Targa Newfoundland, call (toll-free) 1-877-332-2413, or visit them on the web at TargaNewfoundland.com.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.

Posted in Features0 Comments

The Canadian Motorsports Expo Will Continue As A Major Component Of Motorama

The Canadian Motorsports Expo Will Continue As A Major Component Of Motorama

TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 17, 2014 • For the first eight years of its existence, the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) was a standalone, racing-only show catering to motorsports fans and the industry. The CME usually took place in early February, when Canadian winters can make it challenging for even the most hearty racers, exhibitors and enthusiasts to participate.

For 2015, the CME will once again take place at Toronto’s International Centre, but with several exciting changes.

The Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News will return for a ninth year as an intact component of the new Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. The new show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at the newly refurbished International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

The 2014 edition of the CME filled 80,000 square feet. Motorama, which continues the almost four-decade tradition of the mid-March custom car and racing shows at the International Centre – will fill at least a quarter-million square feet at the well known venue.

The Canadian Motorsports Expo at Motorama will offer all of the same features that racing fans appreciated about the former standalone CME, including displays by tracks, series, racing equipment manufacturers and dealers, collectibles vendors, and more.

It will also continue to celebrate Canadian racing with high-profile events like the Short Track Night of Champions, the Drag Racing Night of Champions, celebrity racer appearances and Q&As, autograph sessions, racing-themed forums, seminars and industry press conferences and announcements.

And by being part of a much larger show that appeals to a broader base of automotive enthusiasts, CME 2015 exhibitors and sponsors will be exposed to tens of thousands of potential new customers and fans, many of whom may not have attended a ‘racing only’ show in the past.

Exhibitor and sponsorship package pricing for the new show remains at 2014 CME levels. And by being part of a bigger, unified show attracting significantly larger crowds, the show’s promoters anticipate that the participation of the racing industry will be greater than ever before. The response to the changes from the vast majority of the show’s previous exhibitors and sponsors has been very positive.

“We are extremely excited about the Canadian Motorsports Expo being part of the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo,” said co-promoter David Weber. “The CME has always been very well supported by the industry and racing fans. It was a team effort to promote the sport in Canada and we thank everyone for that. But being able to move the show back a month to a time when the weather is better, schedules are set, and more racing vehicles are ready, will be greatly appreciated by the motorsports community.

“Also, having the CME be part of a racing and automotive enthusiast show three times the size that showcases the sport to a much larger audience will be very beneficial to everyone. For the first time ever, there will be a unified show in Canada’s largest city that features custom cars, stock cars, road racing, drag racing, trucks, tuners, hot rods, rat rods, karts… everything all under one roof.”

The Canadian Motorsports Expo was created so that the industry and fans would have a show that celebrated Canadian racing. That commitment and tradition will live on as part of the new Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural MOTORAMA show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.

GREG MACPHERSON • MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo

DATE: March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 • VENUE: International Centre (Toronto) • WEB: MotoramaShow.com • TWITTER: @MotoramaShow • PH: (416) 962-7223 • EMAIL: greg@MotoramaShow.com • FAX: (416) 962-7208

Posted in Features0 Comments

PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn Colours Classic Day #2

PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn Colours Classic Day #2

Day #2 of the 22nd Annual Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway is in the record books. For a recap of the event visit the following link: http://www.ontariooval.com/?p=36693

The following is a photo gallery from day one taken by Eric Uprichard of OntarioOval.com.

 

Posted in At The Track, Features, Headlines, Peterborough Speedway0 Comments

PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn Colours Classic Day #1

PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn Colours Classic Day #1

Day 1 of the 22nd Annual Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway is in the record books. For a recap of the event visit the following link: http://www.ontariooval.com/?p=36619

The following is a photo gallery from day one taken by Eric Uprichard of OntarioOval.com.

Posted in At The Track, Features, Peterborough Speedway0 Comments

Craig Revelle: A Friend From Start To Finish

Craig Revelle: A Friend From Start To Finish

Kind… caring… passionate… talented… dedicated… dependable… respected. To get through life and be remembered as any one of these words would be an accomplishment for most, for Craig Revelle he was all of them. He was a young man filled with life and a love for motorsports; sadly he left us too soon. On Saturday, October 4th, 2014 the racing community and the world in general lost a shining star in the prime of his life.

craigyoungFor many race fans the dream of being involved in the sport never leaves the mind, but for Craig it was a reality from the beginning. As a young boy he could be found at the local dirt track with his own flags following the starters every move. This wasn’t just another child behind the curtains of make believe, it was a passionate young soul giving us a glimpse into his future.

In the first 30 years of his life Craig spent time as a fan and a crew member. He even gave driving a try in an Enduro car at Brockville Speedway. He may have only competed in one race and lasted only one lap, but he was doing what he loved.

Eventually, Craig found his calling in racing and started Finish Line Web Design in 2009, a company that created websites and promotional materials for race teams and speedways. His talents behind the keyboard weren’t just in design though as he began to write for a number of news outlets and teams. Before too long the name Craig Revelle was well known throughout the northeast motorsports scene.

23477_386617557102_21734_nIn just five short years Finish Line grew to become a big success and a vital part of the racing community. This self-taught designer and writer from Gananoque, Ontario was living his dream, and loving every minute of it. He never rested on his laurels though and strived daily to deliver the best service possible to every single client. It was his attitude and his honesty that made him a success.

This time of year was like Christmas for Craig. Super DIRT Week and the Northeast Fall Nationals were the ultimate way to wind down after another busy season. It was a chance to catch up with friends and get one last racing fix in before the long winter months arrive. Even though the show must go on many will feel the void left by the absence of his presence in the next couple of weeks and the race seasons to come.

At just 37 years of age, the final checkered flag flew for Craig and he reached the finish line sooner than anyone could have imagined. From a wide-eyed child flagging dirt modifieds to a successful entrepreneur keeping thousands of fans informed, he truly lived life in the fast lane and brought so many along for the ride.

From start to finish Craig never changed. He was many things to many people. He tasted success, but never believed he was greater than the sport and that is why it will never be the same without him. Anyone who knew him is grateful for all that he was, but more importantly that he was a friend.

Farewell my friend,

Greg Calnan

Posted in Features0 Comments

Teenage Rookie Logan Rayvals Set To Continue Canadian Supermodified Tradition At Oswego Speedway

Teenage Rookie Logan Rayvals Set To Continue Canadian Supermodified Tradition At Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (October 6, 2014) – Oswego Speedway, the home of the Budweiser International Classic 200 and Supermodified racing, has also been a home away from home for some of Canada’s top short track open-wheel competitors.

Beginning in 2015, young Brockville, Ontario native Logan Rayvals will open his chapter in a long standing Canadian story at Oswego, coming in as a Supermodified rookie with a familiar name.

Champions Doug Didero, Ken Andrews, and Warren Coniam lead a long list of Canadian standouts including Randy Ritskes, Dave McKnight, and Norm Mackareth, each of which has made their mark on Oswego Speedway and Supermodified racing through the Speedway’s storied history.

Part of that rich Canadian history at Oswego Speedway is Craig Rayvals, Logan’s father.

A former Small Block Supermodified Classic champion at Oswego, Craig quickly adapted to Supermodified racing, winning the prestigious Jim Shampine Memorial in May of 2004 in an effort with Oswego Classic champion Mike Muldoon.

Craig returned to victory lane in August of 2008, picking up his second career Supermodified win at the ‘Steel Palace.’

In total, the elder Rayvals has scored 15 top five finishes in Supermodified competition at Oswego, but in recent years has begun to foster the driving career of his son Logan.

A veteran of kart racing and NEMA Lites midget competition, Logan will make the jump to Novelis Supermodified action at Oswego next season, looking to become the first Canadian Supermodified Rookie of the Year at Oswego since Mike Hooper scored co-rookie honors in 2004.

Rayvals, who will be just 18 years of age when he takes his first green flag in 2015, says everything he has done in racing to this point has pointed him to Oswego Speedway.

“Oswego has really been the home track for my family, I have been going to the track with my dad for a very long time, and I have always wanted to be able to race there (Oswego),” said Rayvals. “I’ve had a couple chances to race at Oswego with the Midget. Once last year and at this year’s Race of Champions. The Midget is a great learning curve, and I am going to miss them, but the hour and a half drive to Oswego is easier than the usual six to seven hour drive to run the Midget.”

Rayvals finished the 2014 NEMA Lites season in seventh position overall with podium finishes at Evans Mills Speedway, Waterford Speed Bowl, and Star Speedway. Despite his recent success in the Midget ranks, Rayvals understands the move to Supermodified racing will be a big step.

“I have always wanted to drive a Supermodified,” said Rayvals. “It is going to be a really big change from the Midget, and they are two very different racecars. I’m excited to try our Supermodified out though, and I am happy to be back at Oswego weekly. We have made many great friends there over the years.”

In a bit of irony, the Supermodified that Rayvals refers to will be the former Locke Racing No. 37 Hawk machine that Canadian native Ritskes drove to three main event wins and a podium finish in the Speedway’s 2014 driver standings.

Rayvals Racing recently took possession of the Supermodified to begin preparation for young Logan’s rookie campaign.

“I’m not expecting to go out the first race next season and win or even finish in the top ten,” said Rayvals. “I have learned from racing the Midget that you need to get comfortable with the car you’re driving before you can start taking it to the edge. If the car is in one piece and I can say I am getting comfortable, then I will be happy.”

Recently, although now a US citizen, Ritskes has carried on the Canadian lineage at Oswego along with ISMA Supermodified champion and International Classic veteran Mike Lichty. Rayvals will look to continue that tradition in 2015, as he hopes to build momentum in his new ride.

“Once I am comfortable with the car and the setup is there, a few good finishes would be great,” said Rayvals. “Overall, everyone with our team is excited to be back at Oswego, and if we can win the Rookie of the Year title that would be more than great.”

For more information on Rayvals Racing and driver Logan Rayvals, visit their Facebook page online.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or like on Facebook at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Oswego Speedway Partners (Oswego Speedway would like to thank the following partners): Advance Auto Parts, All Seasons Inn, Beacon Hotel, Blue Bowl Sanitation, Bracy’s Auto Repair, Butler Disposal Services, Bosco’s Famous Italian Sausage, Bacc-Off, Canale Insurance, Burritt Motors, CNY CPR, Designs of Elegance, Dufore’s Jewelers, Ellsworth Heating and Cooling, Environmental Remediation Services, Gater Racing News, Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, J&K Plumbing and Heating, Kathy’s Cakes, McCaffrey Chiropractic, Cam’s NY Pizzeria, Oswego Health, Dahl’s Diner, Pizza Villa, Precision Balancing, Press Box, Gioia Signs, RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, Leon Shapiro Motor Sales, Munski’s Auto & Marine, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Hudson Dairy, Burke’s Home Centers, Knights Inn East, Knights Inn West, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Hofmann’s, Century 21 Galloway Realty, Dunkin Donuts, Rudy’s Lakeside, POMCO Group, Price Chopper Supermarkets, Eagle Beverage, Budweiser, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Novelis, Pathfinder Bank, C’s Beverage Center, G&I Homes, Johnston’s Propane, Performance Harley Davidson, Scriba Lane Redemption, Entergy Northeast, Longley Dodge, Best Western PLUS, Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront, Pullen’s Plumbing, Vashaw’s Collision Service, Scriba Meats, S&S Tractor, Stop DWI Oswego County, Oswego Sub Shop, Sunset RV Park, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, White’s Car Care, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Fleet Pride, The Evergreen Motel, Elbert & Crate Box, Crop Production Services, Davis Bros. Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire, Helena Chemical Company, U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts, Planet Fitness Oswego, A&P Auto Parts Cicero, Zink Shirts, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Seminis, D&S Landscaping, Nice Price Auto Sales, Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint, Lighthouse Lanes, JP Jewlers, Sherwood Racing Wheels, NBT Bank, Radical RaceGear, Trucks R Us, Chestnut Security, Wayne Drugs, Locke Crane Services, Brad Penn Oil, Firefreeze World Wide, Safety Kleen, Oswego County Today, Shea Concrete, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, North Country Home Builders, Corr/Pak Merchandising, B104.7FM, TK99/TK105, Ferris Mowers, Terrell’s Potato Chips, Eagles Fan Club, Top Stitch, Top Quality Construction, Outdoor Power, John Costello & Associates, Oswego Quality Carpet, Enders Racing Engines, Thomas Video Productions, The CNY Family Sports Centre, ARISE, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience


Dan Kapuscinski
Public Relations Specialist
Oswego Speedway
300 East Albany St.
Oswego, NY 13126
Office: 315-342-0646
Cell: 315-708-7544
www.oswegospeedway.com
Follow on Twitter: @OswegoSpeedway
LIKE on Facebook: (Official) Oswego Speedway

Posted in Features0 Comments

CSC Racing Products Inc. Secures The First Booth For The Inaugural Motorama Show

CSC Racing Products Inc. Secures The First Booth For The Inaugural Motorama Show

A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know!

March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre

TORONTO, ON // SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 • CSC Racing Products Inc. was officially the first company to secure a booth for the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. The show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre.

CSC’s status as Motorama’s first official exhibitor is only fitting, for several reasons. The Newmarket, Ontario-based company was a ‘day one’ supporter of the former Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME). As well, CSC has the capability to fabricate almost anything needed to build and maintain street rods and custom cars.

For their first exhibit at Motorama, CSC Racing Products Inc. co-owners Jennifer and Ralph de Winter will be teaming up with BELL Racing USA.

“It was important for CSC, as an individual company, to be a part of the CME,” said Jennifer de Winter. “We’ve always enjoyed a great customer response. By combining the custom car and racing shows into one weekend, it will not only introduce our products and services to a larger audience, but it will allow us to cross-market our custom fabrication capabilities to new, potential clients. I believe Motorama will generate a lot of interest in an already enthusiastic crowd.”

Recent editions of the CME took place in early February. Discussing the new show’s date, in mid-March, de Winter continued, “The later show date will be good for us. By mid-March, the drivers know what they need from us, and the racing season will be foremost in their minds. We will have the latest BELL helmets and HANS products on display, and our fabrication facilities will have time to complete any last minute roll cage and fabrication requirements before the season begins.”

Discussing CSC’s early registration for Motorama, the show’s Rob Morton said, “CSC Racing Products Inc. have been great supporters of the CME and Canadian motorsports over the years. Their company is an institution because they offer outstanding products, unmatched expertise and great service to the industry. We’re honoured to have them as our first official exhibitor.”

Originally a stock car racing shop, CSC Racing Products Inc. has enjoyed significant growth over the years, with their manufacturing division creating race car frames and roll cages that are in use throughout North America. As their company’s fabrication reputation grew, so did their retail operations. From this one-stop race shop, over 800,000 items drawn from 600 suppliers are made available to the racing public, either at CSC’s new location in Newmarket, or via their secure shopping portal at www.cscracing.com.

Although the product lines carried by CSC are too numerous to mention, they offer a wide range of safety equipment, race wear and accessories. As the Canadian distributor for Bell Helmets, CSC Racing Products will share its Motorama booth space with the helmet retailer.

Concludes de Winter, “We deal with all levels of drivers, from entry-level to seasoned veterans. We have the products and the knowledge to meet any needs that they might have. And for the street rodder or custom car builder, we’ll be happy to offer them a new option for their manufacturing considerations.”

ABOUT CSC RACING PRODUCTS INC.: Founded in 1974 as Canadian Stock Car Products, CSC Racing Products Inc. has outgrown its roots as just a stock car business, to become an integral manufacturing facility for all forms of vehicular motorsport in North America. CSC is in its 16th consecutive year as a corporate sponsor of CASC-OR, as well as being an in-demand provider of services to the film industry in the field of stunt car preparation. While continuing to design and build roll cages and roll bars for the racing industry, CSC Racing Products Inc. has expanded its retail division to include product lines such as Bell Racing, HANS, AFCO, Wilwood, Longacre, Kirkey, Leaf and Allstar. Further information regarding their new store, located at 1251 Gorham Street in Newmarket, ON, product availability and on-line shopping can be found on their website, www.cscracing.com, or by telephone at 1-888-489-3880.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.

# # # # # # # # # #

GREG MACPHERSON • MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo
DATE: March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 • VENUE: International Centre (Toronto) • WEB: MotoramaShow.com • TWITTER: @MotoramaShow • PH: (416) 962-7223 • EMAIL: greg@MotoramaShow.com • FAX: (416) 962-7208
A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know!

Posted in Features0 Comments

Gary Challice To Spearhead Custom Car And Hot Rod Areas Of Inaugural Motorama Show

Gary Challice To Spearhead Custom Car And Hot Rod Areas Of Inaugural Motorama Show

A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know!
March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre

TORONTO, ON // SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 • While much about the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo will be all-new, there are several aspects of the show that will be very familiar to custom car and racing enthusiasts.

The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, has been the traditional home of the region’s biggest and most successful custom car and hot rod show for almost four decades. The popular venue will play host to Motorama on March 13, 14 & 15, 2015.

And for many of those years, Gary Challice (right) played a leading role in putting together the Performance World Custom Car Show at the International Centre. Challice, who hails from Oshawa (ON), is spearheading the custom car and hot rod components of Motorama. Some of his duties with the new show include: procuring and approving show cars, working with the car clubs, selecting the judging team, securing participants for the seminars and forums, and being an ambassador for the show within the auto enthusiast community.

“When we confirmed that we were taking over the traditional mid-March custom car show date at the International Centre, one of our first calls was to Gary Challice to see if he’d be willing to work with us,” said Motorama co-promoter Greg MacPherson. “We had the pleasure of working with Gary during last year’s Canadian Motorsports Expo and we’re very excited that he’s taking a prominent role with Motorama. We’ve been to several car shows in the past few months, and everywhere we go, people love and respect Gary Challice. Gary’s reputation, knowledge and experience are all major assets and we’re honoured to have him on the team.”

A founding member of several successful car clubs – including the Motor City Car Club – Challice has a strong background in show car judging. He was the Director of Show Cars and Features at Performance World for 18 years, during the show’s heyday, and was inducted into the Canadian Street Rodder Hall of Fame in 1997. He received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. Also in 2013, he was the project coordinator for a major hot rod feature at the Canadian International Auto Show, in Toronto.

Challice is enthusiastic about being part of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo as it gives him an opportunity to be part of creating an all-new, re-invigorated show. A key component of his plan is to fill the International Centre with stunning ‘new’ vehicles.

“The number one thing about Motorama is that the cars will be the stars,” said Challice. “The majority of the vehicles will be ‘first time shown,’ so that people will come to the show and see a variety of machines that they’ve never seen before. From karts, to custom cars, hot rods, racing cars, trucks and more, the people are going to see rooms full of incredible new machines.

“No matter what peoples’ interests are, they’re going to see what they came to see, as well as a bunch of other types of vehicles that will make them glad they came. Combining the custom car show with the motorsports expo is also really exciting as it will expose a lot of people who love hot rods and racing, to something new. I already have a line on several cars that will blow people away, and we’re getting a fantastic reaction from everyone as they learn about Motorama.”

In terms of awards, a $5,000 cash prize will go to the Motorama Grand Champion; a ‘first time shown’ Canadian car. The American ‘Stars & Stripes’ award will see a $2,500 cash prize go to the top vehicle from the US on display at Motorama. Many more awards and prizes will be confirmed prior to show time.

For information about displaying your car or having your club participate at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, go to MotoramaShow.com and click on the Exhibitor Info tab at the top of the page. You can also email info@motoramashow.com or call (416) 962-7223 to inquire about exhibitor space or show sponsorship opportunities. To contact Gary Challice directly, call (905) 723-7828 during the day or on his cell at (905) 404-7860.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural MOTORAMA show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.

Posted in Features0 Comments

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

Posted in by Randy Spencer, Features0 Comments

Sad News From Mitch Brown Racing

Sad News From Mitch Brown Racing

Harold “Little Ben” Brown Passes 

Mitch Brown, his brother Jake, Doug Brown and his sister Sue along with the entire Brown racing family today mourn the loss of their grandfather, father and friend Harold Brown who passed away Sunday, July 13 after a lengthy illness.

Harold was a long-time Brantford businessman and noted stock car racing competitor who competed in  motorsports from the early 1960s through the mid-1980s.

During his early racing career he was known as “Little Ben” running Supermodifieds under the popular number 1-10 at such tracks as Bridgeport Speedway (Kitchener), Toronto’s CNE, Nilestown and Delaware speedways in the London area, Flamboro Speedway(Hamilton) and later ran two seasons at Oswego Speedway in upstate New York.

It was during the mid-1970s he switched to Late Model racing where he enjoyed much success at Flamboro, Delaware and Cayuga speedways running the popular number 10.

During his Late Model career he also ventured into New York, Ohio and Michigan for selected events against some of America’s best short track competitors.

His son Doug carried on the Brown racing tradition in 1995 through 2009 and in turn handed the racing reigns to his sons Mitch and Jake. The third generation drivers are now continuing the Brown family racing tradition by competing full time in the open-wheel Sprint Cars.

Harold Brown passed away July 13th 2014 at the Stedman Hospice in Brantford. He was in his 80th year.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years , Gloria who left us on May 27th, 2013.

Complete details regarding his funeral arrangements will be released late Monday.  Notice of his passing will be posted in the Brantford Expositor http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ on Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Posted on behalf of Doug, Sue, and grandsons Mitch, Jake, Ben and Aiden.

Ken Spencer

Posted in Features0 Comments

Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo – March 13-15, 2015 – T.O.’s International Centre

Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo – March 13-15, 2015 – T.O.’s International Centre

MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO

March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto’s International Centre

TORONTO, ON (CANADA) • Inside Track Communications – publishers of Inside Track Motorsport News, Inside Motorcycles, MX & Off-Road and the producer of the Canadian Motorsports Expo – is now the owner / promoter of the traditional hot rod / classic car / motorsports show held in mid-March at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

Known over the years as Motion Custom Car Show, Performance World and most recently MegaSpeed, the new show will be called the MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. According to International Centre officials, this ‘show weekend’ traditionally attracts tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts each year.

The inaugural MOTORAMA show will take place March 13, 14 and 15, 2015. It will fill approximately 225,000 square feet of the newly configured Halls 1 and 2 (formerly Halls 1, 2 and 3) at the refurbished International Centre.

MOTORAMA will be a three-day celebration of automotive culture and motorsports, featuring high quality hot rods, custom cars, racing vehicles of all kinds, classics, exotics, trucks, tuners, rat rods and more.

The new show will retain the popular qualities that made the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) so successful, and will expand that model out to incorporate all of the other parts of the automotive spectrum that will make up MOTORAMA.

These include: celebrity appearances, interesting and informative seminars and forums, awards ceremonies, car clubs, racetracks and series, showcar prizes, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, collectibles vendors, demonstrations, industry announcements and press conferences, and more.

In addition to the team that produced the CME, MOTORAMA’s management group includes some of the most respected names in the Canadian hot rod and classic car community. As was the case with the CME, MOTORAMA will be promoted via aggressive public relations, advertising and social media campaigns – all starting almost immediately – to let Canadian car and motorsports fans know about the new show.

“We’re honoured that the International Centre has given us the opportunity to assume the reins of their mid-March hot rod and classic car show,” said ITC’s David Weber. “Our goal with MOTORAMA is to restore this show to its past glory, while making sure that Canadian racing has the same high profile that it had at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. For the racing community, the mid-March date is better for them because it’s closer to the start of their season. And we’re looking forward to working with the many individuals and companies that are passionate about hot rods, custom cars, classics, tuners, etc. to make this show the best it’s ever been.”

Stay tuned for more news about MOTORAMA in the coming weeks and months. For info on becoming a show sponsor or exhibitor, please contact us at (416) 962-7223 or email info@motoramashow.com. The show’s website is www.MotoramaShow.com.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com, on Twitter @MotoramaShow, and Facebook at /MotoramaCustomCarAndMotorsportsExpo.

# # # # # # # # # #

GREG MACPHERSON • MOTORAMA Custom Car & Motorsports Expo
DATE: March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 • VENUE: International Centre (Toronto) • WEB: MotoramaShow.com • TWITTER: @MotoramaShow • PH: (416) 962-7223 • EMAIL: greg@MotoramaShow.com • FAX: (416) 962-7208
A Brand New Show on a Weekend You Know!

Posted in Features0 Comments

Wheel to Wheel: Restarting Involved Cars

Wheel to Wheel: Restarting Involved Cars

Monday, June 30th, 2014 – The topic for this edition of Wheel to Wheel comes from reader Wayne Bratton in Stoney Creek, Ont. Caution-free races are rare in short track racing. Most races feature at least one caution. Generally there are three types of reasons for a yellow flag. One is for debris or fluids on the track. The second is for a single-car spin.

The third, which is the subject of this edition, occurs when two cars make contact and at least one spins to cause a caution. In this scenario, should the involved cars both go to the back? Or only the car that initiated the contact? Both systems are commonly used at tracks around North America. Which rule is correct? You decide. Let’s go wheel to wheel.

GIVE IT BACK

by Clayton Johns
It is hard to believe that short track racing enables a rule that punishes the victim. Maybe the legal terminology is a bit heavy. Regardless, it’s quite common for tracks to restart both cars at the back of the field when two cars are involved in a caution. Even when one car is only considered involved as the result of contact from behind.

Consider this situation. A driver could be racing for the lead when, unexpectedly, the driver behind him misses his breaking point (we’ll assume it wasn’t intentional). He slams the leader’s rear end and sends him spinning towards the infield. Both cars are able to return to racing, but where? At the rear of the field of course. The driver who spun is punished because of his competitor’s mistake. Where is the logic in this?

We do not give the extra two minutes in penalties to the player who starts bleeding as a result of his opponents high-stick. The batter is not ejected for being in the batter’s box when he is intentionally hit with a pitch. So why punish a driver simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time? It simply doesn’t add up.

Short track fans are fortunate that most rulebooks have avoided adopting NASCAR’s rule for involved cars on cautions. Not in every case, but NASCAR often penalizes the car that spun with no consequence to the car who initiated contact. In effect, penalizing the bank owner instead of the thief.

If a driver spins at no fault of his own, it doesn’t make sense to penalize him for another’s error or anger. As in our example, the driver should be able to retake the position he earned prior to the incident. With the amount of money invested in a racecar and prize money at a premium, a driver doesn’t deserve to be cheated out of an earned finishing spot.

SEND THEM BACK

by Tommy Goudge
Contact between two (or more) race cars which can be blamed entirely on just one driver is rare. There are at least two sides to every story and each driver has one, especially when it comes to crashes. This leaves the difficult task of assigning blame on the shoulders of officials, who have to make a judgement call.

How often have you seen a crash and jumped to a conclusion based on what you saw in a split second, only to see something completely different when the incident is replayed, especially in super slow motion?

How often have you been watching a race, and the person sitting next to you has a completely different view of an incident?

The answer to both those questions – if you’re being honest with yourself – is all the time.

So why do some racing rule books give officials the power to make a split-second judgement, and allow some drivers to get their spots back, and send others to the back of the field, or worse?

Decisions like that can often lead to the wrong driver being penalized. Rules like this lead drivers to play all kinds of games, such as brake-checking, or cutting across the nose of the car behind them lap after lap. Race car drivers are skilled at what they do, and have lots of methods of making it look like it was the other guy’s fault.

Judgement calls give rise to all kinds of conspiracy theories. A skeptical fan will say officials are playing favourites, watching something completely different than what they’re watching, etc…

Black and white rules without grey areas give officials, race tracks, and sanctioning bodies credibility, and remove judgement calls which often turn into no-win situations for everyone involved.

Which side of the debate are you on? Share on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think! Have a topic you would like to see Tommy and Clayton debate? Send your idea to news@ondirtracingnews.com and we’ll considered it for a future edition of ‘Wheel to Wheel’.

Posted in Features, Wheel to Wheel0 Comments

Beyore Steals Top-Five at Barrie

Beyore Steals Top-Five at Barrie

WHITBY (June 18, 2014) – Mike Beyore evaded a last lap incident to earn a fifth-place finish at Barrie Speedway on Saturday night. It hasn’t taken Beyore long to regain success with the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour in 2014. The Whitby, Ont. native’s top-five finish comes just two weeks after he finished seventh in his season debut at Kawartha Speedway.

Beyore fought a tight racecar throughout the 50-lap main event at the Oro Station, Ont. track. The car handled less than perfect, Beyore said, but he is happy with the result.

“We brought the car home and it only had a couple of marks on it. Everything ran well,” explained Beyore. “We finished fifth and I can’t complain.”

The No.54 rolled from the eighth starting position and Beyore immediately began to battle for a top-five spot.

In the early laps, Beyore felt he had a car to contend for a podium finish. A caution just after the halfway point of the race changed the handling, Beyore said.

“At about halfway, I was starting to make up time, but then all of a sudden we had a caution,” he said. “After the caution, I had a bad push. I had a left front tire going soft. I fought it most of the time.”

In the final 20 laps, Beyore was engaged in a three-car battle with Jesse Kennedy (No.10) and Corey Jones (No.82) for fifth. Beyore settled in seventh as he watched Kennedy and Jones go wheel-to-wheel. His patience was rewarded in the end.

“They got in to each other on the last lap. When they got together, I went around on the outside coming off four to the checkers,” said Beyore of the minor incident.

“I thought I was going to get squeezed, but they all seemed to stay to the bottom. I came out of there like nothing.”

The last corner pass pushed Beyore in to the top-five for the first time this season. In addition to fighting the handling issue, Beyore was amazed at the difficulty Barrie Speedway presents, particularly in turn four.

“If you’re off a bit you’re done,” he said. “Coming off of four, I touched the wall a couple of times.”

After a pair of top-ten finishes, Beyore is happy with where his program is heading for the 2014 season. More importantly, Beyore has not dealt with the carbon monoxide poisoning he had in 2013.

“I haven’t felt sick in the car or anything,” said Beyore, following the Barrie event. “It’s a big change for me. Usually the next day I’ve felt like crap also, but I’ve been feeling really well.”

Beyore debuted a new paint scheme for his No.54 Stemac, Millenium Crane Chevrolet for the 2014 season at Kawartha. The new design features the same white car with much brighter numbers.

“I had to change it up. I went back to the all-white colour with the yellow interior and the fluorescent green numbers. I just did that for something to do,” he said.

Beyore will return to action with the OSCAAR Super Late Model tour for the two-day Don Biederman Memorial event at Sunset Speedway on June 28 and 29.

Follow Mike Beyore’s OSCAAR Super Late Model campaign online all season long on Twitter via @54buck and at www.beyoreracing.ca.

Mike Beyore’s 2014 OSCAAR tour is supported by Stemac, Millenium Crane, CNC Custom Machining, Praxair, MGS Performance, Mayhew Graphics, Vista Engineering Corp., Lesco Industrial Restoration Inc., and Metals Plus.

By Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia)

Photo Credit: Dan Little Jr.

Posted in By Clayton Johns, Team Releases0 Comments

Dale Wilson Finishes Fourth At Sauble

Dale Wilson Finishes Fourth At Sauble

WATERLOO (June 16, 2014) – Momentum continues to build for Dale Wilson as the 20 year-old pilot finished fourth with the Ontario Pro Challenge series Saturday night. Round three of the 2014 tour took Wilson and the AW Millwrights, Rite Way Mechanical team to the Grey-Bruce Peninsula and Sauble Speedway. Wilson earned his third consecutive top-five finish this year.

“It was nice to finish well at Sauble, especially because my longtime sponsor Riteway Mechanical just opened a new location near the track in Owen Sound,” said Wilson. “It was nice to race well for them.”

Wilson started the night off with a good run in his heat, finishing second to Josh Nicholson (No.66) after starting inside the second row.

The feature race invert placed Wilson eighth in the starting lineup. He did not waste any of the 30 laps at his disposal, quickly moving through the field.

“I had to make a few moves early on that got me to fifth,” said Wilson.

A trio of cautions in the middle of the race gave Wilson the opportunity to contend for the lead.

“The cautions definitely helped me work my way up to second,” explained Wilson. “On one restart, I almost went from fifth to first before the first corner.”

In the latter half of the race, Wilson advanced in to the top two. He ran second and began to track down eventual race winner Justin Billington (No.24). In the closing laps, Wilson looked to have sewn up his first podium finish of the year. However, a slight bobble with two laps to go saw him fall to fourth.

“I was running second for a few laps. With two laps to go, the experienced veterans got the better of me,” said Wilson.

Series mainstays Dennis Thomson (No.02) and Tim Norris (No.88) slipped beneath theNo.3 in the centre of the corner. The mistake is a learning experience for Wilson.

“I’ve definitely got to hold my line a little better going in to the corners,” he said. “I got in a little loose on the entrance and that let Tim Norris get underneath me.”

After a successful trip to ‘the Beach’, Wilson eagerly awaits a return visit to the Hepworth, Ont. track.

“I would love it if the Pro Challenge would go back to Sauble twice a year like we used to. I love going there, because no two corners are the same.”

Wilson’s AW Millwrights, Riteway Mechanical team, spearheaded by Dale’s father, Stephen, will have two weeks to prepare for their second trip to Sunset Speedway on June 28.

The June 28 event marks the beginning of a stretch of four races in four weeks, which includes two trips to Flamboro Speedway and a return trip to Sunset. Wilson has enjoyed the extra preparation time provided by a bi-weekly schedule to this point. He is looking forward though to the heart of the 2014 season.

“Racing every second week is nice, but sometimes it’s nice to race a few weeks in succession.”

Dale Wilson’s 2014 racing season is supported by Warren Leis of AW Millwrights and Greg Toneguzzo of Rite Way Mechanical. The entire Wilson Motorsports team would like to thank the sponsors for their continued support.

Follow Dale Wilson’s 2014 season with the Ontario Pro Challenge tour on Twitter, @dale_wilson3.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns (@cjohnsmedia)
claytonjohns@hotmail.com

Posted in By Clayton Johns, Team Releases0 Comments