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Stade Keeps Drive Alive At Sauble Speedway

Stade Keeps Drive Alive At Sauble Speedway

By Doug Townsend

Sauble Beach ON- With only two weeks remaining in 2015 season drivers know what they had to do when they rolled through the pit gate Saturday afternoon and fans came out to pack the track as they also know what’s on the line.

The closest battle in points has to be the Late Model division with only fifteen points separating the top five drivers no one could afford getting into trouble but still had to be aggressive enough to make things happen.  With heat races out of the way the field lined up for what would be an edge of your seat race for fans and crews and with #17 Josh Stade from Chesley the current points leader lined up inside second row and #8 Jason Parker from Paisley currently sitting number two in points and defending Late Model champion outside of him the fans know they were in for a great race.  From the drop of the green #88 Tim Schreinert from Ayton would get the jump over #36 Jason Lagge from Owen Sound and work at putting some distance between him and the rest of the field then eight laps in the caution would come out for a spin by #85 Jeff Lotspeich from Rockwood bringing the field back together again.  On the restart #88 Schreinert would continue to stay out in front and lead laps while #17 Stade would battle for second with #37 Marvin Freiburger from Walkerton.  Once Stade cleared the #37 of Freiburger he could set his sights on #88 Schreinert who had led every lap so far.  On lap fourteen Stade would be able to edge Schreinert at the line to take the lead and in doing so brought along #8 Parker to battle for second with 88 Schreinert as Parker could not afford to let Stade out of his sight.  With #8 Jason Parker settling into second it would be time for #2 Tim Ellis from Kitchener to work at getting around Schreinert and into third as he worked to chase down Parker for second.  Try as he would #8 Parker would not be able to make up ground on Stade as #2 Tim Ellis kept him Parker busy with the battle for second and #17 Josh Stade would be able to ride his lead all the way to the checkers.  Second would go to #8 Jason Parker, third #2 Tim Ellis, fourth #37 Marvin Freiburger and in fifth #72 Junior Farrelly from Guelph.  Heat race winners were #8 Jason Parker, #17 Josh Stade, #2 Tim Ellis and #10 Tom Gibbons from Southampton.

In Jr Late Model action it would be #7 Ty Cavallin from Owen Sound taking advantage be an early race spin by #8 Kyle Parker from Hanover to restart on the pole and anyone who has watched #7 Cavallin run knows once he is in clean air he is hard to catch.  With the 7 of Cavallin in the lead and #37 Eric Thom from Sauble Beach running in second the battle was for third between #3 Tyson Schreinert from Ayton and #12 Trenton Both from Shallow Lake and as they came off of corner two something seemed to brake in the 12 car putting him into the outside wall.  On the restart #37

Thom the current point’s leader would get the jump on the #7 of Cavallin but it would be short lived as Cavallin would regain the lead before they came back to the stripe next time around.  Again once the 7 of Cavallin was out in clean air he was hard to catch and that would be the way the race would end up.  Checker flag for #7 Ty Cavallin followed by #37 Eric Thom, #3 Tyson Schreinert, #8 Kyle Parker and #12 Trenton Both.  Heat winners were #12 Trenton Both and #7 Ty Cavallin.

In Rock Solid Four Cylinder action the field was led to the green by #70 Howard Bentley from Tara but the green would be short lived as drivers tried to go three wide in corner one causing #28 Morgan Robson from Barrie to spin out bringing out the first caution.  On the ensuing restart #7 Brain Wilson from Hillsburg would dive to the inside of #70 as they came to the green taking the early race lead.  Wilson would hold the lead until lap five when point’s leader #36 Cory Young from Owen Sound was able to get around him and into clean air.  With Wilson running second he had to keep his eye on the two quick cars closing in on him #10 William Gibbons from Kincardine and #51 Craig Kamratrth from Owen Sound who started at the rear of the field.  It wouldn’t take long before Wilson found himself going from second to fourth as Gibbons and Kamratrth were able to get around him as they set their sights on #36 Young.  With nine laps to go #10 William Gibbons was able to overtake Young for the lead and start to run away with it.  Which set up a great white flag battle for second between Young and Kamratrth and it would be Kamratrth in the 51 edging out 36 Young for second.  Fourth would go to #7 Brian Wilson and rounding out the top five would be #19 Jason Hinde from King City.  Heat winners would be #51 Craig Kamratrth, #10 William Gibbons, #19 Jason Hinde and #36 Cory Young.

In Thunder Car action clean air was all that was needed by #16 Zack Casemore from South Bruce Peninsula currently sitting second in points.  He was able to get out front and keep in there in front of a very fast group of regular cars in this division plus a couple former champions running part time this season #30 Todd Davenport and #61 Chad Eden.  In the end it would be #16 Casemore for the checker followed by points leader #36 Ken Grubb from Walkerton, third #03 Steve Ecker from Hamilton, fourth #77 Jake Zevenbergen and rounding out the top five #61 Chad Eden from Varney.  Heat winners were #61 Eden, #16 Casemore, #03 Ecker and #30 Davenport.

Next racing action at is this Saturday Sept 5th as the points champions will be crowned and you won’t want to miss any of the battles in Jr Late Model, 4 Cylinder, Thunder Car and that big Late Model race plus Can Am Midgets will also be here.  Gates open at 5PM with racing starting at 7PM so come on out to Sauble Speedway for the last race in 2015 and “Get Your Race On”

Photos by T.W. Robarts

 

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Pro Challenge Highlight Night At Sauble Speedway

Pro Challenge Highlight Night At Sauble Speedway

Sauble Beach ON – With the weeks counting down on a season that seems like it just started yesterday fans and drivers alike where ready to get their race on Saturday night at Sauble Speedway. Things kicked off with the Sunset Cruisers car club from Sauble Beach putting on a display of cars and trucks on the front straight a way plus even taking their turn putting some rubber down on the track under a gorgeous sunny sky in front of a full grandstand.
In the Jr Late Model division #3 Tyson Schreinert would take advantage of his front row starting position to claim his first trip to victory lane this season. In this strong class of drivers Schreinert would have to hold off many charges from the #37 Eric Thom the current points leader to hang on for the victory. Third would go #7 Ty Cavallin, fourth #12 Trenton Both and rounding out the top five #8 Kyle Parker. Both heat wins went to #7 Ty Cavallin.
Four Cylinder action had an almost caution free feature but with just two laps to go the yellow would fly for a spin by the #34 T.J. Edwards and it was the last thing #17 Kevin Bridge wanted to see as he was hoping to take this race from pole to pole leading every lap to this point. Then with the field bunched up again it would set up a green white checker as #17 Bridge would get the jump on the restart he was hoping for and was able to stay in front of the pack to bring home the checker flag. Second would go to #1 John Van Dyk, third #71 Gary Jones, fourth #36 Cory Young and in fifth #10 William Gibbons. Heat wins would go to #36 Young, #10 Gibbons, # 34 Edwards and #17 Bridge.
The Canadian Vintage Modifieds were also on hand to entertain fans this evening and they did not disappoint putting on another great show. In the end it would be the #15 piloted by Steve Lyons that would take the checker flag in a closely contested battle up front. Second would go to #57 Steve Trendell, third #18 Jason Keen, fourth #25 Ben Charbonneau and rounding out the top five #6 Ron Easton. Heat wins went to #15 Lyons and #92 Brian Atkinson.
Then the night ended with one of the best races of the season as the Ontario Pro Challenge series made their first and only appearance at the beach this year. After a shaky start with a corner one lap one spin by the #14 Tim Shannahan in which everyone was able to avoid contact. After the restart everything looked good till lap four when a pack of four cars working their way through the field on the inside line would get together coming out of corner two. Once all the cars where pulled apart the driver with the most amount of damage would be the #02 Dennis Thomson but all four cars would be able to remain in the race. With racing back underway and everyone settling into a flow and the race quickly moved along until the #88 Tim Norris would spin out battling with the #91 Mike Westwood for third spot. After the restart and with some great three wide racing at times the drivers would again get their rhythm back and would see a great battle up front as the damaged #02 Dennis Thomson would find himself in a dog fight for the lead with #91 Mike Westwood. In the end it would be #02 Thomson pulling away for the victory and leaving a battle for second third and fourth behind him. In the end it would be #91 Westwood for second, third would go to #88 Tim Norris fourth #18 Patrick Freel and fifth #40 Owen Smith.
Next action at Sauble Speedway is this Saturday August 28th for Jr Late Models, Four Cylinders, Thunder Cars and Late Models, grandstands open at 5PM with racing starting at 7PM. This is the second to last date of the season and with points battles on the line you know you won’t want to miss it!

By Doug Townsend

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Wood Returns to Victory Lane to Open Season

Wood Returns to Victory Lane to Open Season

(Sauble, ON) – Though the drama of the opening event of the 2015 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series was delayed by three straight rain outs, when the teams and drivers of the series finally got on the track, the action was worth the wait.  The tough 1/4-mile Sauble Speedway was the site of the first race of the season on Saturday night, with the racing action going live on Race Time Radio at www.racetimeradio.com for the Lucas Oil 100.

The first competition of the night was qualifying, and Tim ‘The Intimidator’ Tolton (#3) of Guelph posted a time of 15.652 seconds.  That time would hold up until the final few qualifiers of the session.  Hard charging Doug Cathcart (#48) of Ottawa, put his car on the pole next, running a 15.578 seconds, but it would only last for two cars, as Josh Wood (#66) of London was the next driver to go faster, stopping the clocks in 15.499 seconds.  Three more heavy hitters remained, including ‘Mr. Highside’ Brennan Didero (#24) of Brantford, who ripped off a lap of 15.307 seconds to find his way to ‘P1’.  With defending champion Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener, unavailable for the night, local driver Ken Grubb of Walkerton, took the controls of the Mustang, and he was able to rip off what turned out to be the fifth-fastest time of the session.

The final driver to take a time trial attempt was Dave Connelly (#82) of Arnprior, who was able to coax his Dodge into a lap of 15.195 seconds, good enough for the fastest time of the session, and a new track record.  This shuffled Didero to seconds, while Wood, Cathcart, and Grubb rounded out the top-five.

In all, seven drivers were able to beat the previous track record during time trails.

The Lucas Oil ‘Fast Five’ qualifiers assembled in front of the grandstand and were each paired up with a lucky youngster.  Wood drew the pole, with Didero joining him on the front row, while Connelly and Cathcart occupied row two.

When the green dropped, ‘Mr. Highside’, Didero lived up to the name, racing Wood door to door for the first lap, and while Josh nipped Didero at the line on lap one, Didero was able to clear Wood on lap two, taking command.  He started to log laps up front, with Wood on his bumper and Connelly running third.

A couple of early yellows would slow the field, including one for Alvin ‘The Bandit’ McNichol (#77) of Exeter, who was debuting his new ride, the only new generation Trans Am in competition in Ontario.

On each restart Didero was able to hold serve on Wood, but it was becoming evident that it was only a matter of time until Wood went to the front.  On lap 27 Wood made his move, but while he took the lead, the third yellow of the night flew negating the pass.

Shortly after the restart, Wood was on the hunt again, taking Didero high, but as he tried to get to the bottom in turns three and four, he didn’t quite clear Didero and contact sent Wood up the track.  He saved the car, but Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener was able to get past into second.

Yellow number four appeared on lap 39, and Connelly took advantage of it to duck to the pits for an adjustment under yellow, putting Grubb in fourth, and Tolton into the top-five.

On the following restart, the pair went at it again, side-by-side with each taking turns poking a nose out front at the line before Wood took command for good on lap 44.  Didero would get a few more cracks at Wood through the second half of the race, but Wood was strong enough to beat back every advance.

The final decent chance for Didero came on a lap 77 restart, but as the field ran the final 23 laps to the finish under green, it was evident that the best car and driver on the night was going to be rewarded with a well deserved trip to victory lane, as Josh Wood returned to the Sauble Speedway Winners Circle.

McGlynn challenged Didero for second a number of times, but was never able to get past, settling for a third place finish, while Brennan wound up second.  Grubb  had a solid run finishing fourth in his first Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup start in seven years, while Cathcart out dueled Tolton in an epic battle for the final spot in the top-five.  Tolton would finish seventh.

Brandt Graham (#14) of Peterborough was impressive in his series debut.  The former Peterborough Speedway Mini-Stock shoe improved drastically throughout the course of the night, and showed he will be a contender before long.  He was able to follow Cathcart past Tolton late in the race for a solid sixth-place finish, while Tolton would up seventh.

Connelly, Mike ‘Over the Top’ Nelson (#85) of Peterborough, and Jeremy Coulter (#6) of Smith Falls, rounded out the top-ten.

Wood spoke about his return trip to victory lane at Sauble Speedway, saying, “It was a long time ago that we won here, but it feels great to open the season with a win, and to win again here at Sauble.”

He also talked about his epic battle with Didero, and the patience that the he showed, “That was a lot of fun, and it was great to race a guy like that.  He got into me once, but it was probably my fault, I wasn’t clear of him.  I knew though at that point that we had car to beat.  I just tried to be patient, and I was able to get past him.  We were able to open up a cushion on  him, and I kept the car out of trouble.  This is an awesome way to open up our season.  We had some troubles last year in the opener, but this year we don’t have a lot of work to do on the car after this one.”

For Didero, who is still looking for his first career series win, it was his third second-place finish in a row, dating back to 2014.  He said, “We are going to win one of these eventually.  It was great racing with Josh.  He raced me clean, and I tried to race him clean.  That was a lot of fun for us.  We’re pretty glad to start the season like this, with a solid finish, and a second-place qualifying effort.  Now we just have to look forward to Flamboro, and it’s always exciting to race at your home track, and that would be a great place to get our first win.”

Chad McGlynn opened his campaign with a third-place finish.  He said, “I think I had enough to get the #24 car [Didero], but he didn’t make any mistakes.  I know we didn’t have anything for Josh tonight.  This is still a good way to start our season, and I have to thank Ken Grubb for helping us out tonight in Shawn’s car.  He had a good run, and brought it home in one piece.”

The next event for the 2015 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup championship will be Saturday June 27th at Flamboro Speedway, the first of two treks to the Hamilton area 1/3rd-mile ‘asphalt arena’.  Wood, Connelly, and Shawn McGlynn are all former winners at the track.

Final Results – 1. Wood, 2. Didero, 3. Chad McGlynn, 4. Grubb [substituting for Shawn McGlynn], 5. Cathcart.

Other Race Award Winners:

Fast Time #81 Dave Connelly – 15.519   (old record 15.637)
Grisdale-American Racer Tire award winner – #8 Adam Martin
London Drive Systems voucher winner – #3 Tim Tolton
Performance Fiberglass voucher winners – #85 Mike Nelson & #14 Brandt Graham
McColl Racing Ent. voucher winner – #48 Doug Cathcart


Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup – Championship Points Standings (after 1 of 7 events) –
1. Wood (100 points), 2. Didero (98), 3. Chad McGlynn (96), 4. Shawn McGlynn (94), 5. Cathcart (92).

Qualifying points – 1. Connelly (10 points), 2. Didero (9), 3. Wood (8), 4. Cathcart (7), 5. Shawn McGlynn (6).

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

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

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

Additional Photo [#77 McNichol] by Stephanie Schwemler.

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Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds 2015 Season Preview

By Steve Trendell with Clayton Johns  

With the 2015 season ready to go, the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds are entering their 49th season and 11th season with Lucas Oil Products as the title sponsor. If 2015 is anything like the 2014 season; fans can expect the best racing the club has ever delivered. This season will see some familiar names in new cars but also the same names in recognizable cars. In 2015 the CVM will travel to five different tracks for a total of 13 races.

Jason Keen (No.18 Oakville Automotive & Diesel Machine Shop) will be returning in 2015 as a marked man, having won four out of the last five championships. Keen is the model for consistency each season and is determined to become one of the most prolific drivers the CVM has ever witnessed.

Brian Atkinson (No.92 Performance Plus Automotive) is the longest tenured driver on the CVM roster but has shown no signs of slowing down. Atkinson has been busy in the shop upgrading his car to stay on top of his game. Atkinson may only run a partial schedule to concentrate on his road racing adventure. However, if he comes out of the gate fast, he may change his mind.

Ron Easton and Jason Bowden (No.00 Touchwood Cabinets) will team up for the 2015 season. Easton completely stripped the car and made serious changes over the off-season in order to get back to the top. When Easton is travelling with NASCAR Canada, his nephew Jason Bowden will take the wheel. Bowden has raced before with the CVM and has done quite well.

Darren Dryden (No.12 Sharpie Art by Darren Dryden) is one of the brightest stars the CVM has had in recent years. In only three starts in 2014, Dryden picked up his first win, proving with more seat time he will be dangerous at every stop on the tour.

Jeremy Riopelle (No.88 Eastside Auto Service) has purchased the assets of former competitor Jerrid Morphy. Riopelle inherits possibly the strongest car in the club. Its unknown if Riopelle can commit to a full schedule but he will be the favorite each week he is at the track.

TJ Marshall (No.15 Sweers Custom Painting) has shown over two partial seasons that if he commits to a full 2015 season, he has a very solid chance at taking the crown at season’s end.

Mike Williams (No.7 Race Mechanical) was a threat to win at each and every race in 2014. He picked up the first win of his six-year career and notched a second win at Sunset Speedway’s Velocity weekend. Early indications suggest Williams will pick and choose his races, but he is guaranteed to be battling for wins at those races.

Ben Charbonneau (No.2 Steve Scherer GMC) will make his return to the CVM after taking the 2014 season off after the birth of his child. Ben will be a constant threat at each round as he proved in select starts in 2013.

John Karley and Mike Westwood (No.19 Georgetown Printing) have been busy building a brand new STRYKER chassis to compete in 2015. In 2014 Karley picked up two wins and showed excellent speed. Karley will split the 2015 season with Westwood, who will make his first career CVM appearance. This duo can very well battle for a championship.

Steve Trendell (No.57 Combined Auto & Truck Repair) has been very busy in the offseason rebuilding Shane Stickel’s former championship car. The team has converted the car to a crate engine in hopes of building on a successful 2014. Trendell will look to claim his first championship in his 13th season with the CVM.

The 2015 Canadian Vintage Modified tour is presented to race fans across Ontario by the following corporate sponsors: Lucas Oil Products, Wiersma Trucking, Georgetown Printing, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Oakville Trailers & Auto Service, B&B Decals, Oakville Automotive & Diesel Machine Shop, Grisdale Racing Products, Young Drivers, Flamboro Machine Shop, MacMaster Buick GMC, OKTANE Productions and Clayton Johns Media.

Please support the sponsors who help keep one of Canada’s oldest racing clubs at full speed.

 

2015 Season Schedule

May 16th Flamboro Speedway

May 23rd Sunset Speedway

June 20th Flamboro Speedway

July 4th Sauble Speedway

July 11th Flamboro Speedway

July 18th Sunset Speedway

July 24th Delaware Speedway (mid-season Championship)

August 1st Flamboro Speedway

August 15th Flamboro Speedway

August 22nd Sauble Speedway

August 29 Flamboro Speedway (Corn roast)

September 12th Full Throttle Motor Speedway

September 19th Flamboro Speedway (Season Championship) 

For all up to date information about the Canadian Vintage Modfieds, visit www.vintagemods.com,  follow along on Twitter @VintageMods and search “Canadian Vintage Modifieds” on Facebook.

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New APC Series Shakes Up Ontario Late Models

New APC Series Shakes Up Ontario Late Models

By Clayton Johns

In less than three months time, the first green flag will wave on the inaugural season for the APC series presented by Grisdale Racing Products. The new Pro Late Model provincial touring series will run eight races at five tracks during its first season in 2015.

Auto Parts Centres (APC) manager Luke Ramsey started the tour after the 2014 season and will continue as coordinator for 2015. A long-time fan of late model racing, Ramsey had grown dissatisfied with the state of the division in Ontario.

“I’m a race fan at heart. I missed the days when we had full fields of late models,” said Ramsey. “There was an appetite and enough people that wanted to get involved.”

The series provides a much-needed boost to late model racing in Ontario. The division had suffered from low weekly car counts and fragmented rule packages across the province. Ramsey has attempted to create a more unified set of rules.

The APC Series has worked closely with the five tracks it will visit to ensure a successful start. Delaware Speedway is one of three tracks that will host two races along with Sunset and Flamboro. The series is a welcomed revitalization to late model racing in Ontario, said John Houghton, Delaware’s public relations director.

“I think it’s a really viable model,” said Houghton. “The drivers are able to race in high-quality events, and the fans are going to see the best drivers in the province. I think that’s a real gift.”

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Clear Goals

The goal is to please fans with exciting racing while keeping the on-track product affordable for drivers. Drivers will race on 10” tires during APC Series races instead of the 8” tires commonly seen at local tracks.

“Everybody has had to change something and they’ve all done it for the greater good,” said Ramsey.

A full field of cars should make for a busy grandstand and happy track promoters, said Ramsey.

“We want this to be a profitable night because they are in business. [The tracks] need to make money,” he added.

The inaugural season will culminate at Delaware with the track’s famed Great Canadian Race in September. The potential for the race to decide the first APC Series champion will make the event all the more interesting.

“Anything that adds to the intensity and the drama of the event is a plus for us,” said Houghton. “The Great Canadian Race is our most historic event that we run annually, so it’s always very special to our drivers and our fans.”

100-Lap Format Should Thrill

All eight races will be 100 laps and preceded by time trials. Ramsey believes the format will be successful because cars won’t be wrecked in heats. Time trial qualifying will take place before the start of the events so fans have the choice to watch them or not without missing the rest of the show.

“They tend to use up equipment for no reason,” said Ramsey, when asked about the possibility of heat races. “We want to have strict tire rules, which take away the chances of team’s doping tires. Going from time trials straight to a feature helps with that problem.”

The APC Series allows 21-year-old pilot Brandon Watson the chance to return home. Watson spent last summer racing with the Jegs CRA All-Star tour in the United States. He finished seventh overall on that tour, where each race is at least 100 laps. He will race the McColl Racing Enterprises car that won a McColl Pro Series event at Sunset in 2012.

“I’m definitely looking forward to racing back in Ontario,” said Watson. “We have a bit more experience then some guys with time trials and 100-lappers. We’re going to use whatever advantage we can from last year to help us along.”

The series currently has over 40 drivers registered to compete throughout the season. With an expected limit of 24 cars for most races, a B-main race will likely be necessary before the main event.

The 100-lap distance will require drivers to strategize, but won’t give them enough time to cruise at the back before making a run to the front.

“The safest place to be is out front. We want to qualify up front and then stay up front,” said Matt Pritiko, the defending Delaware late model champion.

The series’ inaugural race is scheduled for Sunset Speedway on May 23.

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Sauble Speedway Race Results Aug 9/2014

Sauble Speedway Race Results Aug 9/2014

Late Models

Heat One: 1st 37 Marvin Freiburger

Heat Two: 1st 17 Josh Stade

Heat Three: 1st 37 Marvin Freiburger

Heat Four: 1st 2 Tim Ellis

Feature: 1st 17 Josh Stade, 2nd 8 Jason Parker, 3rd 37 Marvin Freiburger, 4th 10 Tom Gibbons, 5th 8 Jason Parker

Thunder Cars

Heat One: 1st 61 Chad Eden

Heat Two:1st 37 Ron Lawrence

Heat Three: 1st 37 Ron Lawrence

Heat Four: 1st 77 Jake Zevenbergen

Feature: 1st 37 Ron Lawrence, 2nd 55 Paul Kivell, 3rd 01 Brandon McConnell, 4th 36 Ken Grubb, 5th 61 Chad Eden

Four Cylinders

Heat One: 1st 1 John VanDyk

Heat Two: 1st 6 Kyle Jackson

Heat Three: 1st 1 John VanDyk

Heat Four: 1st 17 Kevin Bridge

Feature: 1st 1 John VanDyk, 2nd 86 Billy Schwartzenburg, 3rd 17 Kevin Bridge, 4th 36 Cory Young, 5th 98 Howard Bentley

Jr. Late Models

Heat One: 1st 51 Nolan Quinton

Heat Two: 1st 34 Alex Hastie

Feature: 1st 37 Eric Thom, 2nd 34 Alex Hastie, 3rd 51 Nolan Quinton, 4th 7 Ty Cavallin, 5th 12 Trenton Both

Kids Bicycle Races

Age 5 – 8

Heat One: Spencer Nickason

Heat Two: 1st Griffin Antoya

Heat Three: 1st Joey Bragg

Feature: 1st Spencer Nickason, 2nd Griffin Antoya, 3rd Lauren Johnson

Ages 9 – 12

Heat One: 1st Logan Lemke

Heat Two: 1st Kaitlin Nickason

Feature: 1st Logan Lemke, 2nd Holden Beckett, 3rd Emma Graham

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Recap Of Aug 2, 3 At Sauble Speedway

Recap Of Aug 2, 3 At Sauble Speedway

By Jason Thom

Saturday night Sauble Speedway hosted the Can Am midgets, Hurricane Midgets, Thunder cars and Late models. In the Thunder cars #01 Brandon McConnell held off strong competitors to take the first heat, #61 Chad Eden, #36 Kenny Grubb, #25 Rob Ecker won the other heats. #37 Ron Lawrence came through the field to win the feature with McConnell and #00 “Smokin Joe” Adams on his tail. The Late Models saw #37 Marvin Freiburger, #8 Jason Parker, #1 Dan Wright and #17 Josh Stade win the heats. #10 Tom Gibbons drove from a 4th starting position to take the win, #37 Marvin Frieburger was second and #8 Jason Parker started 9th and ended up with a strong third.
Sunday the Can Am Midgets, Pro Late Models, Four Cylinders and Jr.Late Models put on a great show for a near capacity crowd. Jr.Lates saw some new cars from Grand Bend and Delaware Speedways, #49 Hayden Sim took both heats. The Feature was dominated by Sauble regulars #51 Nolan Quinton first, #37 Eric Thom second and #34 Alex Hastie in third. #36 Cory Young, #1 John VanDyk, #71 Gary Jones and #10 William Gibbons won the heats in four cylinders. #17 Kevin Bridge led the entire feature until a last lap caution let the Volkswagen of #71 Gary Jones jump to the lead on the restart to take the win, Bridge ended up second and #1 John VanDyk third.
The Pro Late Model 150 was a race that kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the checker flags were thrown! The first 75 laps were mostly without incident, #21
Matt Pritiko and #10 Jesse Kennedy shared the lead. After the mandatory competition yellow, they really started to race. #3 Mark Watson was involved in a caution on lap 94 with #10 Jesse Kennedy and were forced to go to the tail. Those two came through the field to end up 4th and 5th respectively. #44 Steve Laking was 3rd, #21 Matt Pritiko 2nd and #83 Dale Shaw was the winner. #83 Dale Shaw was second in the Beat The Heat 150 in 2013.

 

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Sunset To Sauble Speedway Home And Home Series

Sunset To Sauble Speedway Home And Home Series

It was billed as the biggest event of the year, it did not disappoint the near capacity crowd. With the rain threatening the format was changed to single heats with a last chance qualifier. All three divisions had full fields of cars with some disappointed drivers not making the main feature race. Not one driver dominated a division, everybody had to race as hard as possible to gain each position. Two cautions early in the four cylinder feature removed a few cars from the field, once they were racing again it went green to the finish with Sauble regular #86 Billy Schwartzenburg taking the win. Thunder cars saw home track favourite #30 “Biff” Todd Davenport win from a fourth place start in an action packed caution free race. “New Age Punisher” #8 Jason Parker was fortunate with the roll of the dice to end up with a 3rd place start, he quickly made his way into 2nd behind Sunset Speedway’s current points leader #19 Jason Witty, Parker took advantage of lap traffic to get past Witty on lap 37, on lap 38 the rain started and the race ended on lap 38 under caution with #8 Jason Parker headed to the winners circle.

Thanks, Jason Thom
Sauble Speedway

Race Results for July 12/2014

Late Models

  • Heat 1 –  1st –  37 Marvin Freiburger
  • Heat 2 – 1st –  46 Billy Zardo
  • Heat 3 – 1st – 111 Chris Morrow
  • Last Chance –  1st – 03 Dario Capirchio

Feature:

  • 1st – 8 Jason Parker
  • 2nd – 49 Scott McTeer
  • 3rd – Technical Disqualification
  • 4th – 37 Marvin Freiburger
  • 5th – 41 Taylor Holdaway

Thunder Cars

  • Heat 1 – 1st – 72 Randy Rusnell
  • Heat 2 – 1st – 07 Dan Archibald
  • Heat 3 – 1st – 36 Kenny Grubb
  • Last Chance – 1st – 81 Paul Geniole Jr.

Feature:

  • 1st – 30 Todd Davenport
  • 2nd – 54 Jason Legge
  • 3rd – 37 Ron Lawrence
  • 4th – 36 Kenny Grubb
  • 5th – 72 Randy Rusnell

Four Cylinders 

  • Heat 1 – 1st – 17 Kevin Bridge
  • Heat 2 – 1st – 64 Brandon McFerran
  • Heat 3 – 1st – 0 Billy Melenhorst
  • Last Chance – 1st – 73 Robin Wood-Boyd

Feature:

  • 1st – 86 Billy Schwartzenburg
  • 2nd – 0 Billy Melenhorst
  • 3rd – 26 Ben Melenhorst
  • 4th – 36 Cory Young
  • 5th – 49 Miles Tyson

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Sauble Speedway Race Results – June 21/2014

Sauble Speedway Race Results – June 21/2014

Three divisions raced on Saturday night at the beach. Extra cars came from sunset and full throttle speedways to fill the fields and give the fans some spectacular racing action. In the Late Models all four qualifying heats were won by different drivers, 49 Scott Mcteer, 8 Jason Parker, 37 Marvin Freiburger and 11 Shawn McGlynn. 8 Jason Parker led most of the feature until a late restart let 49 Scott McTeer take the lead from the outside and go on to win the race. The four cylinders put on quite a show with some cars to the beach for the first time, 36 Cory Young, 35 Andy Kamrath, 35 Warren Paxton and 17 Kevin Bridge won the heat races and the #86 Ford Mustang of Billy Schwartzenburg taking the feature race. Jr. Late Model heat winners were #51 Nolan Quinton, #37 Eric Thom with Nolan Quinton winning the feature.

Race Results June 21

Late Models

Heat One: 1st 49 Scott McTeer

Heat Two: 1st 8 Jason Parker

Heat Three: 1st 37 Marvin Freiburger

Heat Four: 1st 11 Shawn McGlynn

Feature

1st 49 Scott McTeer

2nd 8 Jason Parker

3rd 37 Marvin Freiburger

4th 11 Shawn McGlynn

5th 17 Josh Stade

Four Cylinders

Heat One: 1st 36 Cory Young

Heat Two: 1st 35 Andy Kamrath

Heat Three: 1st 33 Warren Paxton

Heat Four: 1st 17 Kevin Bridge

Feature 1st 86 Billy Schwartzenburg

2nd 35 Andy Kamrath

3rd 36 Cory Young

4th 51 Craig Kamrath

5th 17 Kevin Bridge

Jr. Late Models

Heat One: 1st 51 Nolan Quinton

Heat Two: 1st 37 Eric Thom

Feature 1st 51 Nolan Quinton

2nd 12 Trent Both

3rd 34 Alex Hastie

4th 37 Eric Thom

5th 7 Ty Cavallin

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Mark Dilley Files Entry for June 21st Sauble Speedway Event

Mark Dilley Files Entry for June 21st Sauble Speedway Event

BARRIE, ON- NASCAR Canadian Tire Series star Mark Dilley will compete June 21st at Sauble Speedway with hopes of ending Jason Parker’s 2-race winning streak in the headline Limited Late Model division.

“Jason’s been on a bit of a tear up at Sauble, so it’s going to be a lot of fun to head up there on a Sunset off night and see if we can’t give him a run for his money”, said Dilley when reached for comment.

Fresh off of a runner-up finish in the most recent NCATS event at Autodrome Chaudiere, Dilley will pilot Parker’s backup car, in search of his first career Limited Late Model win.

“Mark and I have been friends for a while now, and he always show us the utmost hospitality when we’re down at Sunset, so we figured we’d repay the favour and have him up to Sauble”, said Parker.

“Just because he’s in our spare car, doesn’t mean either one of us is going to take it easy on the other”, continued Parker with a smile. “We’re going to try and keep things interesting. We don’t get to race together too often, but when we do we always make sure not to give one another too much room”

For Dilley, it’s a chance to return to his roots as a weekly competitor, after spending the bulk of his time promoting Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, ON.

“I love competing. I’ll race anything”, smiled Dilley. “It’s awesome that I get a chance to strap-in with some of the guys that I get to see down at Sunset every season. I appreciate Parker and the JP Motorsports guys giving me the opportunity”

“I’ll do my best to bring it back in the same condition I took it out in”, added Dilley with a wink.

The June 21st event will feature a 35-lap main event for the Limited Late Model division, pitting Dilley and Parker against the elite of the Sauble division, including ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Freiburger, ‘Prime Time’ Josh Stade and Tom Gibbons.

Gate times and ticket prices for the event can be found at www.SaubleSpeedway.ca

Both Dilley and Parker’s efforts will be supported by Prestige General Contractors, Saugeen Shores Transmission, MacDonnell Fuels, BAXI / Marathon Industries, Keeprite, Candue Homes, Ron Gibbons Construction and Crabby Joe’s of Port Elgin/Hanover.

Follow Mark Dilley on Twitter @MarkDilley9.

By Spencer Lewis

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Great Show At The Beach – June 14th/2014

Great Show At The Beach – June 14th/2014

From Jason Thom – The pro challenge series always puts on a great show at the beach, but Saturday night the Thunder Cars showed what side by side racing was all about. 61 Chad Eden and 37 Ron Lawrence worked on each other every lap to let 36 Kenny Grubb take the win. In the Jr. Late models #37 Eric Thom took the lead on lap 6 and was way out front until lap traffic let #49 Hayden Sim take the lead. The late models #8 Jason Parker started at the back but was able to make his way to the front for the win.

RESULTS – June 14th, 2014

Late Model Feature

1. 8 Jason Parker

2. 37 Marvin Freiburger

3. 49 Scott McTeer

4. 10 Tom Gibbons

5. 17 Josh Stade

Heat Winners – Jason Parker, Tom Gibbons

Thunder Car Feature

1. 36 Ken Grubb

2. 61 Chad Eden

3. 37 Ron Lawrence

4. 30 Todd Davenport

5. 11 Matt Johnston

Heat Winners – Ken Grubb, Ron Lawrence, Todd Davenport, Matt Johnston

Ontario Pro Challenge Series

1. 24 Justin Billington

2. 88 Tim Norris

3. 02 Dennis Thomson

4. 3 Dale Wilson

5. 66 Josh Nicholson

Heat Winners – Justin Billington, Josh Nicholson

Jr Late Models

1. 49 Hayden Sim

2. 51 Nolan Quinton

3. 34 Alex Martin

4. 37 Eric Thom

5. 87 Alexendra Martin

Heat Winners – Nolan Quinton, Hayden SIm

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Ott, Eden, Schwartzenburg & Quinton Capture Sauble Speedway Wins

Ott, Eden, Schwartzenburg & Quinton Capture Sauble Speedway Wins

From Jason Thom – It was a great night of racing at Ontario’s best short track, Sauble Speedway!

Billy Schwartzenburg and Cory Young dominated the 4cylinder division, each with a heat win and the finishing the feature first and second respectively.

Chad Eden won the Thunder car feature plus getting a heat win.

Nolan Quinton took a heat and the feature race in the Jr.late Model Division.

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup series 100 was won by Jake Ott who took the lead from Shawn McGlynn on a restart when contact broke steering components and forced him to the pits.

4 Cylinder Top 5: 1. 86 Billy Schwartzenburg, 2. #36 Cory Young, 3. 6 Kyle Jackson, 4. 46 Nick Vermilyea, 5. 98 Howard Bentley. Heat winners Cory Young & Billy Schwartzenburg

Thunder Car Top 5: 1. 61 Chad Eden, 2. 37 Rob Lawrence, 3. 16 Zack Casemore, 4. 36 Ken Grubb, 5. 11 Matt Johnston. Heat winners Ron Lawrence, Zack Casemore & Chad Eden

Jr. Late Model Top 5: 1. 51 Nolan Quinton, 2. 34 Alex Hastie, 3. 37 Eric Thom, 4. 12 Trenton Both, 5. 87 Alexandra Martin. Heat winners Nolan Quinton & Eric Thom

Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Top 5: 1. 60 Jake Ott, 2. 82 Dave Connelly, 3. 54 Kevin Allen, 4. 24 Brennan Didero, 5. 48 Doug Cathcart

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Juicebox Squeezes Into Victory Lane At Sauble

Juicebox Squeezes Into Victory Lane At Sauble

June 8, 2014

(Sauble, ON) – The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Presented by Meineke kicked off their 2014 Championship season on Saturday night at Sauble Speedway. It was a perfect location for the Fuel for Kids 100 at the tight ¼-mile circuit, and the kickoff to the eight-race championship chase. Chamber of Commerce weather greeted the teams and Race Time Radio was on hand to deliver the race live to their online listeners.

Three-time series champion Shawn McGlynn (#81) of Kitchener, was back to defend his 2013 title against last seasons’ championship runner-up Josh Wood (#66) of London, three-time winner Jake ‘The Juicebox’ Ott (#60) of Ayr, and breakout star Doug Cathcart (#48) of Ottawa.

Returning to the series after an absence of a few years were former feature winner ‘Hot Rod’ Dave Connelly (#82) of Ottawa, and Brennan Didero (#24) of Ancaster.

The night started with qualifying, and sophomore driver Kevin Allen (#54) of Drumbo, immediately served notice laying down an early lap of 15.891 seconds. That time would last until late in the time trial session when Ott stopped the clocks with a time of 15.514 seconds. The lap was a track record, besting a 2009 effort from previous champion Steve Robblee. McGlynn took a late crack at the time, but mark of 15.591 wasn’t quite enough to wrestle the fast qualifier away from Ott, as he wound up second. Jake spoke about his lap, “We had a little problem in practice, but we knew the car was pretty good. As for beating Robblee’s record, that’s pretty cool. He’s an icon of these types of car and to be in the same company as him is pretty awesome.”

Allen held on to third, while Chad McGlynn (#18) of Kitchener, and Bob Merrifield (#43) of Belle River, rounded out the top-five.

The Lucas Oil `Fast Five` draw was held next and Allen drew the pole with Ott starting alongside him. On the initial green Allen drove into the lead and led the first lap of his Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup career, but it was short lived as an early yellow would force the field to try it again.

This time it was Ott squirting into the lead on the green, with Shawn McGlynn charging from his third starting position into second. Following another yellow, McGlynn flexed his muscle on the restart and took command on the outside lane. He would pace the field for over half the event, as the drivers raced through a long green flag run, only to be slowed by a lap 67 yellow that brought the competitors together for another restart.

This time it was Ott on the outside, and he came out at the point following a little contact in turns one and two. Immediately after the contact, sparks showed from the front of Mcglynn’s Ford, and the yellow appeared, while Shawn limped to the pits.

This put Allen back into contention along with Connelly, who had raced his way forward from an eighth-place starting position.

Through the closing stages, Ott backed up his track record performance in qualifying, pacing the final 41 laps to claim victory in the season opener, and recording his fourth career Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup feature win.

Ott was emotional in victory lane, as he dedicated his victory to his grandfather, who has passed away earlier in the week, saying, “We lost my Grandpa Gary a few days ago, and it probably won’t hit me until tomorrow, because usually I call him the morning after a race to let him know how we did. This one is for him.”

Jake also spoke about his battle for the lead with McGlynn, “I pinched him down getting into turn one and he bounced into the side of me. He did the same thing to me when he took the lead from us. It was a lot of fun racing with Shawn, and it’s a shame that he ended up having trouble after we got together. When Shawn and I were able to get out together we were pretty even, and about the only time I lost ground on him was when he caught the lapped traffic better than I did. This is a great way to start the season, and it was redemption after last year here when we had a good car and got involved in a wreck. We won the pole, set a record and won the race – that`s a pretty good start to the season.”

Connelly finished his charge through the field in second, a solid placing after returning to the tour for the first time since 2011, “We qualified eighth and that really put us behind today. I had a great battle with Brennan Didero for position through the middle of the race and hit him a few times, just to let him know I was faster. We got that late yellow, but I wasn’t able to do anything with Jake. Our car was really working well up top and I made a number of passes in the high lane. From where we started, I’ll take this finish to open the season.”

Allen recorded his first career podium, finishing third, and said, “We were pretty green last year, but we learned a ton, and are much more prepared this year. We’ve went from a 602 motor to a 604 and it’s really helped. We were able to stay up front all night, and had a solid third-place car. I didn’t have anything for the #60 [Ott] or the #81 [McGlynn], and I was shuffled back on that last restart, but we’ll still take a third-place finish. This gives the team some momentum.”

Didero raced to a fourth-place result in his return to the series, while Cathcart captured the Champion Brands Hard Charger award, as he raced from a 12th-place starting position to round top the top-five. Shawn McGlynn was awarded the Mid-America Motorsports Hard Luck award following his tie rod issues just past halfway.

Final Results – 1. Ott, 2. Connelly, 3. Allen, 4. Didero, 5. Cathcart

Championship Points Standings (after 1 of 8 events) – 1. Ott (100 points), 2. Connelly (98), 3. Allen (96), 4. Didero (94), 5. Cathcart (92).

Qualifying Points Standings (after 1 of 8 events) – 1. Ott (10 points), 2. S. McGlynn (9), 3. Allen (8), 4. C. McGlynn (7), 5. Merrifield (6).

The Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Presented by Meineke will be back in action on Saturday June 28th at Flamboro Speedway, just outside of Hamilton, ON. The one-third mile oval will host four events this season, and the competition at the facility is always thrilling.

Saturday night`s broadcast of the Fuel for Kids 100, as well as all weekly broadcasts of Race Time Radio can be found at www.racetimeradio.com.

For more information on the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Lucas Oil, Meineke, Sauble Speedway, or Flamboro Speedway, please visit www.lucasoilsportsmancup.com,
www.lucasoil.ca, www.meineke.ca, www.saublespeedway.ca, www.flamborospeedway.net, or contact Series Director Dave Alexander at dalexand@sympatico.ca.

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

“Fuel for Kids 100” Sauble Speedway – June 7, 2014
Fin. St. #  Name Points Time Trials
1 2 60 Jake Ott 100 1 60 15.514
2 8 82 Dave Connelly 98 2 81 15.591
3 1 54 Kevin Allen 96 3 54 15.891
4 6 24 Brennan Didero 94 4 18 15.903
5 12 48 Doug Cathcart 92 5 43 15.923
6 9 93 Jason Meyer 91 6 24 16.046
7 7 66 Josh Wood 90 7 66 16.051
8 10 3 Tim Tolton 89 8 82 16.118
9 5 18 Chad McGlynn 88 9 93 16.147
10 11 85 Mike Nelson 87 10 3 16.162
11 14 8 Adam Martin 86 11 85 16.173
12 3 81 Shawn McGlynn 85 12 48 16.179
13 13 6 Jeremy Coulter 84 13 6 16.215
14 4 43 Bob Merrifield 83 14 8 16.397
Fast Time #60 Jake Ott – 15.514 (new record)
Cautions – 4, Lead changes – 3
Lap Leaders – 54, (1), 60 (2 – 6), 81 (7-67), 60 (69-100)
Champion Brands Hard Charger – #48 Doug Cathcart – 7 positions
Mid America Motorsports – Hard Luck Award – #81 Shawn McGlynn

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Parker, Eden, Young & Quinton Win On Opening Night At Sauble Speedway

Parker, Eden, Young & Quinton Win On Opening Night At Sauble Speedway

From Jason Thom – It was a great night of racing at Ontario’s best short track, Sauble Speedway as the 2014 season got underway!

Nolan Quinton had a strong night in the Junior Late Model division winning one heat and the feature.

Cory Young was another strong driver in the 4cylinder division with a heat win and the feature win.

Chad Eden dominated the Thunder car division in the feature with strong runs from the Lawrence brothers.

Jason Parker in the #8 Late Model visited victory lane three times winning both heats and the feature.

The temperature was cold but the racing was hot!

Next race at Sauble Speedway is Saturday June 7th featuring the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series, Thunder Cars, 4 Cylinders and Jr.late models.

For more information visit www.saublespeedway.ca

RESULTS – MAY 17TH, 2014

Late Model Feature:
1. 8 Jason Parker
2. 49 Scott McTeer
3. 10 Tom Gibbons
4. 81x Tyler Williams
5. 17 Josh Stade
6. 72 Junior Farrelly
7. 71 Doug Wilson
8. 7 Steve Mole
9. 37 Marvin Freiburger
10. 18 Scott Sled
11. 85 Jeff Lotspeich
DNS 1 Dan Wright

Heat winners: Jason Parker x2, Josh Stade & Steve Mole

Thunder Car Feature:
1. 61 Chad Eden
2. 36 Ken Grubb
3. 47 Vaughn Lawrence
4. 30 Todd Davenport
5. 37 Ron Lawrence
6. 68 Kent Cruickshank
7. 54 Jason Legge
8. 11 Matt Johnston
9. 01 Brandon McConnell
10. 25 Rick Ecker
DNS 55 Paul Kivell

Heat winners: Ron Lawrence, Chad Eden, Vaughn Lawrence & Jason Legge

4 Cylinder Feature:
1. 36 Cory Young
2. 1 John VanDyk
3. 17 Kevin Bridge
4. 86 Billy Schwartzenburg
5. 98 Howard Bentley
6. 34 TJ Edwards
7. 7 Liam McIvor
8. 50 Matt VanDyk
9. 10 William Gibbons
10. 72 Rick Schwartzenburg
11. 46 Nick Vermilyen
12. 6 Kyle Jackson
13. 5 Troy Courneyea
14. 11 Kaiden Legge
15. 28 Morgan Robson
16. 51 Chris Ruigrok
17. 59 Johan Lewis

Heat winners: Kevin Bridge, Cory Young, John VanDyk & Howard Bentley

Jr. Late Model Feature:
1. 51 Nolan Quinton
2. 37 Eric Thom
3. 87 Alexendra Martin
4. 34 Alex Hastie
5. 7 Ty Cavallin
6. 8 Kyle Parker

Heat winners: Nolan Quinton & Eric Thom

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Rookie Racine Sweeps Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Weekend

Rookie Racine Sweeps Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Weekend

Sauble Speedway (ON) – September 1, 2013 – by Cindy Lorenz – photos by Ralph Webbe and Paul Husby

Rookie Adam Racine claimed all the checkered flags for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget doubleheader weekend at Sauble Speedway. Taking his first ever feature win on Saturday night, Racine said, “I can’t believe it. This is the most competitive series I ever raced in and I beat ‘The Boss’! Thanks to the Neely’s for providing this great car for me to drive, my family, and a big thanks to Lucas Oil for all their help”. The race ran green to checkered in 6 minutes and Racine lead all 25 laps. On Sunday afternoon the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets returned to the track for the second race of the weekend and Racine again went to Victory Circle after leading all but the first 2 laps. Racine also won both of his heat races. He now leads the ‘Rookie of the Year’ points chase.

The very tight points battle heated up on this doubleheader weekend as well. Coming into Saturdays race Adrian Stahle was in the lead with 1821 points, Mack DeMan had 1820 points and Rob Neely had 1817. After the race Neely now had the lead with 1987 points, DeMan had 1974 and Stahle had 1965. Sunday afternoon the racers stepped up their game and one of the best races of the season had Neely and DeMan swap the lead 3 times in their side by side battle in the heat race, finally won by Neely. After the features were done, Neely now leads the Championship Points battle with 2144 points with DeMan in second with 2141 points. Stahle is still in the chase with 2123 points. The final race for the 2013 Lucas Oil Champion will be decided on Saturday, September 21st at Flamboro Speedway.

Starter Kyle MacKensie threw the green flag to start Sunday afternoon’s race as pole sitter Tommy Kyle and Tyler Turnbull lead the field in to turn one. Darren McLennan took over the lead coming out of turn two. Kyle hung on to second place as Racine moved from his 5th place starting spot to third. Turnbull went to fourth. Racine then passed Kyle for the second spot and sized up McLennan to take over command on lap 3. Stahle took over third place from Kyle as DeMan was now in fourth from his 10th place start. Neely rounded out the top five. DeMan was on the move, passing Stahle on lap 5 and setting sites on McLennan. With ten laps in Racine held a sizable lead as McLennan had a fight for position with DeMan. Just past the halfway point the first and only caution came out for Kyle and Todd Cresswell spinning in turn two. Both went to the back for the restart.

Racine continued to lead at the restart with DeMan now in second as Stahle and McLennan now fought for third. Two laps later Neely grabbed fourth from McLennan and headed towards Stahle for third. McLennan now battled with rookie Turnbull for fifth place. Turnbull got the spot with five to go. Racine was in a race of his own as the remaining laps ticked off. DeMan gave it all he could and closed up the gap but time ran out before he could catch and pass Racine. Racine took the win followed by DeMan, Stahle, Neely and Turnbull. Accepting the checkered flag the excited Racine said “This is a blast. I can’t put into words what this weekend means to me. Thanks to Rob (Neely) for all the hard work he puts into this car.”
Heats were won by Racine and Neely. The ‘B’ main was won by Chris Holman.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on Sunday, September 1, 2013 was…1.ADAM RACINE (R), 2. Mack DeMan, 3. Adrian Stahle, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Tyler Turnbull (R), 6. Darren McLennan, 7. Corey Moesker, 8. David Balych, 9. Jeff Blackburn, 10. Chris Holman, 11. Todd Cresswell, 12. Barry Dunn, 13. Tom Kyle, 14. Chris Bauman, 15. AJ Emms (R), 16. Dylon Smith (R). DNS..Ryan Fraser (R).

ADAM RACINE TAKES COMMAND IN LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET RACE

Adam Racine, in his rookie year with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, had a breakout doubleheader win weekend at Sauble Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. Driving the #97 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget for Yvonne Neely, he took the lead on lap one and never looked back. Leading all 25 laps in this green to checkered feature event, Racine was the class of the field. Rookie Tyler Turnbull in his pole position lead the field to green, followed by Racine. Wasting no time Racine took over the top spot coming out of turn one. Rob Neely was in second followed by Barry Dunn at the end of the second lap. Corey Moesker and Mack DeMan battled over fourth place. Moesker passed DeMan on lap five and then passed Dunn one lap later setting his sites on Neely.

Racine began to open up a lead over the field as Moesker was catching up to Neely. DeMan, Dunn and Darren McLennan ran side by side for position. At the halfway point Racine began to lap the field. Neely remained in second followed by Moesker. DeMan now had teammate Adrian Stahle close behind. As the laps ticked off there was tight racing in the middle of the field as the leaders held their positions. Dunn, Cresswell and McLennan ran side by side to get into 6th place. Cresswell remained strong and got the spot with 2 laps to go. Racine crossed the start/finish line for the win, his first in the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series. Neely was second, Moesker third followed by DeMan and Stahle.
Heats were won by Neely and Racine. The ‘B’ Main was won by David Balych.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets held there Annual Club Picnic on Sunday night with nearly 100 people in attendance. Great food and good times were had by all. Thanks to everyone that brought food and games, helped set up and cooked the bar-b-que.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on Saturday, August 31, 2013 was…1. ADAM RACINE, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Corey Moesker, 4. Mack DeMan, 5. Adrian Stahle, 6. Todd Cresswell, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Darren McLennan, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R), 10. Chris Holman, 11. Chris Bauman, 12. AJ Emms (R), 13. David Balych, 14. Dylon Smith (R), 15. Cody Kyle (R), 16. Jeff Blackburn, 17. Ryan Fraser (R).

The final race to determine the 2013 Lucas Oil Champion will be at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 21st.

Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of September 1, 2013…1.ROB NEELY…2144, 2. Mack DeMan…2141, 3. Adrian Stahle…2123, 4. Corey Moesker…2055, 5. Todd Cresswell…1924, 6. David Balych…1913, 7. Barry Dunn…1846, 8. Darren McLennan…1733, 9. Adam Racine (R)…1721, 10. Tyler Turnbull (R)…1678.

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For more information on the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, contact Cindy Lorenz at clorenz74@yahoo.com

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