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FIRST RACE OF SUMMER FOR NPP SERIES DRIVERS
« on: June 25, 2015, 02:19:51 PM »
HEADLINE: THIS WEEKEND = FIRST RACE OF SUMMER FOR NPP SERIES DRIVERS

Attached is a media release from Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series announcer Gord Craig.

You can contact the NPP Series anytime by phoning (780) 886 - 5232.



 

 

NO ROOM FOR ERROR
EDMONTON, AB - Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series race teams hit the track this weekend for the first time since May.  Defending season champion Mark Miller knows that having another off-night is not an option.  "There are a lot of great teams in this Series," says the Calgary, Alberta driver, "we don't like bringing a bad car to the track.  We will be bringing our A game to the track this weekend."  Miller suffered overheating problems at the season opener and slowed to a seventh place finish in the Feature.  



"We're pretty confident that we've got the problems fixed," says the driver of the A1 Autobody #69 Chevrolet, "we changed the head gasket and then had the car dynoed.  There was no overheating problem on the dyno."  Thanks to a revised point system implemented by the NPP Series a few seasons ago, Miller sits just 17 points behind Shawn Kennedy whose been enjoying his time at the top of the point standings the past few weeks.  The Edson, Alberta driver realizes that things can change awfully fast in the NPP Late Model Series.  "It's the little things can set you back," says the driver of THE REBEL media.com #7 Dodge, "even if your car is driving good, someone can accidentally take you out.  Mechanical issues, which I'm familiar with, are always a huge hit."  Kennedy has a single point lead over Sidney, British Columbia's Darrell Midgley in the NPP Late Model Series Championship point standings.  "Darrell is a seasoned driver.  He probably has double the time behind the wheel that I do."  Midgley won the 2015 season opening Feature in his Integra Tire (Edson) #14 Dodge last month.  Kennedy says finishing well is important.  "Consistency and sometimes just finishing the race is huge in this series.  Yes you want to go out and win every race but sometimes if you can't win, take that second or third place or even fifth place."  Kennedy, who finished second at the 2015 season opener, has never won a Feature event in Edmonton.  "I've come close a few times.  It's pretty tough to win one of these things."  The season opening victory for Midgley was his first victory in Edmonton since July 11th, 2009, the same year he won the NPP Series Championship.  Midgley also won the last two races of 2014 and is looking at  becoming just the sixth driver in NPP Series history to win four consecutive Feature events.

 
BROUGHTON, DWIGHT KENNEDY(#81) AND KEN CLARK(#78) BATTLE AT THE SEASON OPENER
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Bruce Broughton meanwhile sits third in points.  The Stony Plain, Alberta driver had a very strong season opener grabbing a second place finish in his heat race and a third in the Feature in his Habitat for Humanity/All Weather Windows #61 Dodge.  Broughton last went to victory lane on June 23rd, 2012 at Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey.  His last Feature win in Edmonton took place on July 10th, 2010.  This was the same year he won his first NPP Series Championship.  

 

 

NPP SERIES CURRENT POINTS (TOP 5)
1. # 7 Shawn Kennedy - Edson, Alberta                   135
2. #14 Darrell Midgley - Sidney, British Columbia   134
3. #61 Bruce Broughton - Stony Plain, Alberta        130
4. #81 Dwight Kennedy - Edson, Alberta                  124
5. #78 Ken Clark - Edson, Alberta                             123

 

 



     2015 SEASON - RACE #2




      - Saturday, June 27th -
     Racing starts at 6:00pm

also racing: Sportsman Sprint Cars
                    IMCA Modifieds

>> Castrol Raceway is located south of Edmonton just 2km west of the QE2 on Highway 19 <<

 

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Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd., based in Edson, Alberta, is the title sponsor of the

NPP Late Model Series which brings big league racing to motorsports fans in Western Canada.


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