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JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Chase for the Championship Begins at Owosso Speedway Saturday

 

Salem, IN. (August 21, 2018) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will return to action Saturday at the racy Owosso Speedway, located in Owosso, Michigan. Saturday’s event will be the sixth ever event for the series at Owosso Speedway, past winners include Erik Jones in 2011, Brian Campbell in 2012, Chad Finley in 2014, Travis Eddy in 2016 and first time winner Kyle Crump in 2017.

 

The series opened its 2018 season at Birch Run Speedway on April 29th were Michigan veteran Brian Campbell picked up the victory. The series second event was the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 18th were Josh Reeves came away with the victory. Bubba Pollard won the series third event of the season, the Masters of the Pro’s 200 on June 8th at Birch Run Speedway. Cole Williams was victorious in the series event on June 16th at Salem Speedway. Campbell returned to victory lane in the series event on June 30th at Baer Field Motorsports Park. 2017 series Rookie of the Year Carson Hocevar got his first series win of the season on August 4th at Auto City Speedway. Campbell picked up his third series win of the season in the series last event on August 11th at Berlin Raceway.

 

The series will begin its Chase for the Championship Saturday in the Big O Classic 100 Presented by JEGS.com. The will be the second season the series has used this playoff style format to crown its Champion. The second event in the Chase will be at Winchester Speedway on September 2nd, the third event will be at Lucas Oil Raceway on September 30th, with the final Championship event on Friday, October 12th on Winchester 400 Weekend.

 

The drivers earning the right to compete over the next three point events to be in the final four drivers to compete for the series Championship on Winchester 400 weekend include three time 2018 winner Brian Campbell, 2017 series Champion Jack Dossey III, DGR-Crosley Rookie of the Year points leader Mason Keller, Mandy Chick, Michael Clancy Jr., rookie Tyler Hufford, and Trever McCoy. All seven Chase drivers are entered for Saturday’s event.

 

Other top CRA drivers entered include 2017 event winner Kyle Crump, 2014 series Champion Dan Leeck, 2017 Auto City winner Kyle Hayden, former ASA National Tour competitor Robbie Pyle, Florida racer Steve Dorer, James Krueger, Jerry Andrews, Hayden Sprague, Cassten Everidge, Jimmy Tucker and Zachary Tinkle.

 

The Big O Classic 100 will be the Championship event of the JAS Expedited Trucking Michigan Cup, which included a mini point series with the five races scheduled in Michigan for the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour. The program involved the season opening Dixie 100 at Birch Run Speedway, the Masters of the Pro’s at Birch Run, the Auto City Speedway event and the Berlin Raceway event.

 

The driver earning the most points in the JAS Expedited Trucking Michigan Cup will be crowned the JAS Expedited Trucking Michigan Cup Champion and receive a $2,000 cash bonus and trophy at the 2018 CRA Awards Banquet. Hocevar is the current point’s leader in the JAS Expedited Trucking Michigan Cup standings coming into Saturday night, but Hocevar is not entered for Saturday’s race, he will be racing in the rescheduled ARCA Racing Series event at Berlin Raceway, where he is scheduled to start on the pole. Campbell is in second place, seven points behind Hocevar. Clancy Jr. is in third place, he is 43 points behind Campbell. Keller is in fourth place, he is 18 points behind Clancy Jr. The winner of the Big O Classic 100 will receive a $500 cash bonus from JAS Expedited Trucking.

 

Pits open on Saturday at 12noon. The first of two practice sessions for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will begin at 2:30pm. Lisa Thomas Salon Qualifying will take place starting at 6:15pm. The racing program will begin at 7pm. There will be an on track autograph session with all the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour drivers prior to the running of the Big O Classic 100 Presented by JEGS.com. Also racing on Saturday will be the Owosso Modifieds and Pure Stocks.

 

More event and track information can be found at www.owossospeedway.com.

 

More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is available at www.cra-racing.com.

Glenn Luckett
Champion Racing Association
Office: (812) 883-0455
Cell: (812) 528-1622
www.cra-racing.com
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SPEEDWAY 660 FIRST TO CROWN TRACK CHAMPIONS SATURDAY NIGHT

 

(GEARY, NB – August 21st, 2018) – Speedway 660 will be the first to award season long track championships in Atlantic Canada on Saturday with the Night of Champions. The point racing finale will feature action in all four of Speedway 660’s house divisions, including the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters. With last Saturday’s racing action washed out, the Night of Champions also doubles as Fan Appreciation Night. The action gets underway at 5:30pm with an on track autograph session followed by green flag racing at the Geary, New Brunswick oval at 6:30pm.

 

Heading into the final point night of 2018, not one of the four point leaders have a safe lead. In fact, the biggest point lead in any division is six points held by Drew Greenlaw (Eastport, ME) in the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division. Greenlaw battled for the championship one year ago on the final point day with John Rankin (St. Martin’s), coming up short in the war. Greenlaw now has a six point advantage on Curtis Collins (Saint John) with only one night left in the season long tug of war.

 

The two have a comfortable margin on the O’Blenis sisters but should something happen to the two Lonnie Sommerville Racing based race cars, the Boundary Creek siblings could capitalize. Courtney has a two point advantage on her older sister Alexandra for third in the standings and is 22 points out of Greenlaw for the lead. While not impossible to make up, the two sisters, who have combined for five wins in eight regular point paying features, will need some help from the top two to close the gap.

 

Speaking of the O’Blenis clan, it is Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek) who has the slimmest of margins as he looks to clinch his sixth RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock championship. O’Blenis has a single point between himself and sophomore Ryan Messer (Harvey) heading into the final heat race and feature of 2018. O’Blenis has three regular point paying feature wins plus the Best of the Best 100 in July while Messer has two feature victories on 2018. Messer has division championships in Bandolero, Sportsman and Atlantic Modifieds but is searching for his first overall championship in the top weekly class of racing in Atlantic Canada.

 

Like the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman division, should the top two stumble in the Pro Stock feature on Saturday, there will be a host of drivers trying to pick the bones to a championship. Greg Fahey (St. Stephen) enters just 17 points back, Brent Roy (Hanwell) is 29 points behind and Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton) is 30 points behind. The trio will hope to win out on Saturday night and wait to see if the championship points fall their way after 50-laps in the feature.

 

The Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters division is guaranteed a new champion in 2018 but who that will be hoisting the big trophy is still a mystery. Bryan Suttie (Keswick) enters the title fight with only one point between himself and Brody Levesque (Fredericton) and six points on Scott “Bat Hubby” Kennie (Fredericton). Levesque has five feature wins this season, or half of the feature events contested in 2018. Suttie has remained consistent throughout the season while Kennie has been a yo-yo, sliding between first and third in the standings all season. The trio is sure to lay it out on the line as they each race for their first track championship at Speedway 660.

 

The DMR Auto Sales and Services Street Stock division is a four horse race heading to the finish line of the 2018 point season. Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen) heads into Night of Champions with a two point lead after his win two weeks ago on the undercard to the Firecracker 150. Riley Goodwin (McAdam), who has led the championship chase for most of the middle portion of the Summer, is now the wolf chasing the rabbit with one race meet remaining. Justin Cole (Harvey), who has four feature wins on the year, enters seven points out of Hyslop for the championship lead. Roger Slocum (Chipman) is 16 points back from the lead trio but the former DMR Auto Street Stock titlist cannot be counted out of the fight on the final night.

 

While championships are on the line, every driver will want to win on Night of Champions to not only close out the point season on a high note but to take momentum into SpeedWeekend. The biggest weekend of the Speedway 660 season, SpeedWeekend is right around the corner on September 1st and 2nd and a head of steam from the regular season could propel any Speedway 660 regular to new heights on their big race on Labour Day weekend.

 

Returning for 2018, children aged 15 and under will be admitted to the grandstands for free to every stock car event at Speedway 660. The admission structure makes it easier for families to attend race events at the track and received positive feedback from fans when implemented mid-season in 2017.

 

Adult grandstand admission price for Saturday evening’s Night of Champions and Fan Appreciation Night is $14 (aged 16 and up). Pit admission is $16 and is restricted to those 16 years of age and older. Tickets are available at the gate on race day. Pit gates for competitors will open at 1pm, grandstand gates open for spectators at 5pm, the on track meet and greet autograph session begins at 5:30pm with racing getting underway at 6:30pm. A complete race day format will be available via Speedway660.com later in the week.

 

Fans are reminded that SpeedWeekend 2018 tickets and campsites are now available. An order form for both can be found on the front page of Speedway660.com or on the SpeedWeekend page on the website. Those that would like to order in person can order at the Speedway 660 office when they visit the race track this Saturday night for the races. Registration is now open for teams that are intending to compete in both the McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250 and the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 150 by heading online or visiting the Speedway 660 office.

 

For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Banned Word/Site at (506) 454-7223.

 

About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.
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ACT / ACT Invades Oxford 250 Weekend as Season Nears Apex
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 21, 2018, 04:22:11 PM »
ACT Invades Oxford 250 Weekend as Season Nears Apex

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         ACT082118-41




<<ATTACHED IMAGE (ops05201818.jpg): Eddie MacDonald (#17MA) will go for a season sweep at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday as he tries to gain ground in the ACT championship chase. (Alan Ward photo)>>

 

Waterbury, VT – The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) returns to the U.S. this Saturday, August 25 as the cars and stars of the series head to Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway for their second visit of the season. The Oxford Plains 150, part of the 45th Annual Clark’s Scrap Metals Oxford 250 Weekend, comes as the ACT Late Model Tour hits the stretch drive of the 2018 championship chase.

 

With just three point-counting events remaining, things are getting serious near the top of the standings. Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea continues to show the way in his quest for back-to-back ACT titles. The veteran secured the ACT Triple Crown last Saturday with a 5th-place run in the Bacon Bowl at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere, which he hopes will serve as a precursor to the $10,000 top prize that goes to the season-long champion.

 

But Williamstown, VT’s Jimmy Hebert is making the battle interesting. After breaking a winless drought of nearly five years last month, Hebert has now gone back-to-back on the Tour. In the process, he has cut his deficit to Payea nearly in half. Hebert now sits 41 points behind the lead, leaving him ready to strike should the defending champion have even the smallest of slip-ups.

 

Rowley, MA’s Eddie “The Outlaw” MacDonald isn’t ready to be counted out either. MacDonald is in the third position, trailing Payea by 52 points and Hebert by 11. But as a 4-time ACT Late Model Tour winner at Oxford — including the Summer Showdown Series opener this past May — the speedster knows a few things about getting around the famed oval. In short, a win by either Hebert or MacDonald could put either one right on the heels of Payea.

 

Behind the front three, there are a number of drivers who could grab the Saturday night spotlight away. Groveton, NH’s Corey Mason surprised many with a 4th-place finish at Oxford in May, and he has since established himself as one of the top runners on the Tour. For Lebanon, NH’s Rich Dubeau, Oxford is one of his best tracks, and he would love nothing more than to finally get his first ACT win. Top-10 runners Bryan Mason, Dylan Payea, Chip Grenier, and Brian Tagg will all look to improve on their first visit this year.

 

Qualifying for the Oxford Plains 150 begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 25. The ACT Late Model Tour will be part of a full evening of racing that includes the North East Mini Stock Tour, PASS Modifieds, Northeast Classic Lites, Wicked Good Vintage Racing Association, Allen’s Coffee-Flavored Brandy Street Stocks, and Figure 8’s. The pits open at 9:00am and the grandstands open at 12:00pm. Admission is $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and military, $12 for kids ages 6-12, and $60 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

 

For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com or www.oxfordplains.com.

Michael R. Stridsberg
American-Canadian Tour
Media Director
(802) 244-6963 ext. 6
media@acttour.com
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Danny O’Brien Claims 18th Top-Five of Season at Brockville
 
INVERARY, Ont. (August 21, 2018) – Danny O’Brien was back in action with his 1000 Islands RV Centre No.17d 358 Modified last weekend and the veteran racer battled through a good dose of adversity to achieve a fifth-place finish at Brockville Ontario Speedway last Saturday night. It was his 18th top-five result and 22nd top-10 of the 2018 season.
 
The night started with a second-place effort in his heat race. With his win last week, O’Brien was handicapped to start 12th in the 30-lap Feature. The car was strong in the opening laps until O’Brien felt something change in the rear-end.
 
“The car was good in the heat race and we just did our normal adjustments before the Feature. We had a torsion bar go bad early in the race and it was flopped over on the right-rear, so we had to battle all night,” O’Brien said. “We were lucky to get fifth. We’ll take that one. It’s still a good night.”
 
The task to drive through the field was significantly more difficult for O’Brien from that point forward, especially against the talented cast of Brockville regulars.
 
“It’s tough getting through the pack. It always is at Brockville,” O’Brien remarked. “There’s a lot of good cars and it was a good race. There’s a lot of really good cars and good drivers, so if you miss it by a bit you’re not going to win.”
 
The top-five came in the eighth race since O’Brien debuted a new car in July. Since that time, he already has five wins to make eight in total.
 
“This car is strong out of the box,” O’Brien said. “We brought it out eight races ago and its won five of them, so it’s got a good batting average. You can’t win every one though, so the one’s you can’t you just make sure you get every spot you can.”
 
After recording another top-five, O’Brien plans to head south of the border on Friday night, this time for competition at Brewerton Speedway, located just outside of Syracuse, NY, against the Big-Block Modifieds.
 
“We’re going to go to Brewerton this Friday,” O’Brien stated. “We want to get some running in on the softer tires down there and have some fun before Brockville Saturday. It’s a little different setup and a little different driving style, so we’re going to go down and get a run in on them. It’s a big-block track, so we’re not going to set the world on fire. We’re going to go down and have some fun.”
 
Other than continued competition at Brockville Ontario Speedway for the balance of the season, O’Brien does not have definitive fall schedule other than to say he will race where time and work permits, but also where it’s most enjoyable.
 
“We’re just going wherever it’s fun,” O’Brien said. “We’ve been doing that and having a lot of fun at it.”
 
For more information, visist www.dannyobrien.ca.
 
SEASON STATS
Danny O’Brien – 23 Starts: 8 Wins, 18 Top-5s, 22 Top-10s
 
DANNY O’BRIEN MEDIA
Website: dannyobrien.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/DannyOBrienRacing
Twitter: @dannyobrien17

Danny O’Brien is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2018 race season, including 1000 Islands RV Centre, Happy Green Acres Campground, MyFM 99.9 Gananoque, Pat’s Auto Centre, Bicknell Racing Products, Heather-Lynn Topping, Integra Shocks, Number One Speed Shock Service and Kenneth Topping. 
 
 
About Clayton Johns Media: Clayton Johns Media provides smart motorsports media solutions through affordable public relations services, including professional press releases, social media management and training, and website maintenance. Whether you’re a grassroots team racing at your local track or a professional team travelling with a national tour, Clayton Johns Media can build a package tailored to your needs. Visit us online at claytonjohnsmedia.com, on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an Email for more information. 
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Sprint Car Racing / KREUTTER CLAIMS OHSWEKEN WIN
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 21, 2018, 02:15:31 PM »
KREUTTER CLAIMS OHSWEKEN WIN


By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 17, 2018) – Scott Kreutter grabbed his first career Ohsweken win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car versus Southern Ontario Sprints Feature on Friday night.

Adam West and Mack DeMan paced the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars versus Southern Ontario Sprints 25-lap Feature. Before the race hit turn one though, Mike Thorne and Scott Burke were flipping wildly upside down. Both drivers were uninjured, but their cars were destroyed.

West pulled into the pits prior to the restart, handing the inside of the front row to Alden, NY native Scott Kreutter for the complete restart. Kreutter took full advantage as he drove to the lead on the opening lap and paced the field to the first caution on lap four.

Following the restart, Kreutter was in traffic by lap nine and led a three-car breakaway from the field with Dylan Westbrook and DeMan following. Kreutter stayed about 10 car lengths ahead of Westbrook or DeMan, who repeatedly switched the second spot, until the final caution of the race on lap 23 when Jim Huppunen spun at the top of turn three while running in the top-10.

Kreutter was strong on the green-white-checkered finish and scored his first career win here at Ohsweken over Westbrook, who took the runner-up spot from DeMan on the final lap. Mikey Kruchka and Steve Lyons rounded out the top-five. Lyons, Kreutter and Westbrook were heat race winners earlier in the night.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2018 SEASON EVENT #6 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Scott Kreutter (3); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5); 3. 17x Mack DeMan (2); 4. 0 Mikey Kruchka (6); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (4); 6. 97 Cory Turner (8); 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (9); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (10); 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (11); 11. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (23); 12. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 13. 21 Kyle Phillips (22); 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19); 15. 25 Warren Mahoney (20); 16. 66 Frank Baranowski (24); 17. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (15); 18. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (18); 19. DNF 71s Josh Sliter (25); 20. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (17); 21. DNF 15F Mike Ferrell (21); 22. 44 Barry Dunn (14); 23. 30 Adam West (1); 24. 55 Mike Thorne (12); 25. 9b Scott Burke (16)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Scott Kreutter 1-25
Hard Charger – John Burbridge Jr. +12 (23rd to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 1:56.426)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (3); 2. 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (7); 3. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (1); 4. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (8); 5. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (6); 7. 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON (4); 8. 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (2); 9. 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, ON (9)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 49 Scott Kreutter – Alden, NY, USA (7); 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (6); 3. 30 Adam West – Ridgetown, ON (2); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (3); 6. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (4); 7. 21p Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, NY, USA (1); 8. 15F Mike Ferrell – London, ON (8)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (3); 2. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (7); 3. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON (1); 4. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 9b Scott Burke – Charing Cross, ON (2); 6. 44 Barry Dunn – Springfield, ON (5); 7. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (8); 8. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON (4)

2018 SEASON A-FEATURE WINNERS
Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton June 16); Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton July 7); Ryan Turner – 1 (Brighton July 28); Scott Kreutter – 1 (Ohsweken August 17)
 
About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts. 
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Ontario Modifieds Racing Series Checks in for Summer Toonie Night at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

 

They’ll settle the championship title score after a pair of late season starts at Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval, but the first order of business for the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – is the year’s final Summer Toonie Night – presented by Pepsi – Saturday, August 25th at Peterborough Speedway.

 

The popular open-wheeled pack will team-up with the Trailers Plus Ontario Legends Series as the guest divisions for a show that also includes the Battlefield Equipment Rental Bone Stock, Super Stock and Late Model classes, with a fan appreciation autograph session at intermission. Main grandstand admission for the special event is just $2.00.

 

Several OMRS drivers have enjoyed a special connection with the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road. Former series champion John Baker Jr. had some excellent runs with the Thunder Car/Super Stock field, while current point leader Anthony DiBello scored a pair of track championships. Willow Barberstock became the youngest female titleholder when she clinched the 4Fun/Bone Stock crown in 2014 at the age of 14. Peterborough Speedway also hosts the annual Ontario Modifieds Racing Series ‘Test-A-Mod Day’, that allows drivers from other divisions the experience of open wheeled racing.

 

Saturday, August 18th OMRS teams travelled to Western Ontario for the tour’s debut at Delaware Speedway. Local invader Justin Demelo – who ran selected dates with the series at the former Mosport oval – swept both 20 lap feature events. Brad Stevenson, John Baker Jr., Anthony DiBello and Chad Strawn completed the top 5 in the opening round that went caution-free. Strawn, DiBello, Rob Warnes and Mark Hamacher rounded out the top 5 in the second feature.

 

Load the family into the car for the final Summer Toonie Night – presented by Pepsi, featuring general admission tickets at just $2.00 – Saturday, August 25th at Peterborough Speedway. Pit gates open at 1:30, with the spectator grandstands unlocked at 4:00. Racing starts at 5:00.

 

For the latest track news and complete details on the 2018 schedule – including the Championship Clash Saturday, September 1st and the 26th annual Autumn Colours Classic – see www.peterboroughspeedway.com
and the track Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.

Craig Scott (#69) and Willow Barberstock work through the turn during Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – action at Peterborough Speedway.

 

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

                      clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com, www.facebook.com/clarkemotorsports
                      613.968.6410
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Late Model Rookie Bradley Rayner claims first career win at Brighton



The Action Sprints invaded Brighton Speedway for round 8 of the 2018 tour on Saturday night.  A large crowd filled the stands to welcome 18 action sprints for their first trip to Brighton along with a full racing card presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Sticker Revival, Deerhaven Farm and Garden and Weaver Family Funeral Home.

Rayner roars to victory lane

No. 9 Bryan Sudsbury looked like he was well on his way to claiming his first dirt career win at Brighton Speedway Saturday night.  Sudbury led the field of Vanderlaan Pro Late Models to green and dominated 25 laps of the 30-lap feature while No. 55 Bradley Rayner took solid swings from behind.  The pair battled side by side for first with No. 77 Caley Weese chasing close in third.  With five laps to go, a caution slowed the action and Rayner leaped into the lead.  The rookie Codrington driver held his line at the bottom while Weese rode the cushion treating race fans to a riveting duel.  In a photo finish, Rayner scored his first career win a mere .064 seconds ahead of Weese.  Sudsbury secured a hard fought third place finish, No. 1 Andy Mayhew took home fourth.  No. 09 Robbie Wilson who battled hard to fend off a field of veterans in the back of the field earned fifth.

Mack’s “Deman” at Brighton

No. 4B Mack DeMan and No.1 Holly Porter brought the sprints to the green flag for the 20-lap main event. Deman jumped out to an early lead, but before the first lap was completed a caution quickly slowed the pace.  A complete restart followed with Deman and Porter going to war in a thrilling side by side battle for the lead while No. 4 Hannah Ferrell and No. 87x Shone Evans went head to head for fourth place.  On the ninth time by, Deman stomped on the gas and took off as Evans drifted by No.5D Jacob Dykstra on the high side stealing third.  Evans rapidly moved into second and zeroed in on Deman.  Evans continued to work the cushion in an attempt to slide into the lead but the move was no match for the Mississauga driver as he drifted on the inside blocking the 87x at every turn.  With two laps to go, a caution reset the field but it didn’t faze Deman as he sailed to victory lane leaving Evans and Dykstra to duke it out for second.  Dykstra scored second, Evans third, Porter fourth and No. 68 Aaron Turkey placed fifth.

O’Blenis bags first season win

No. 29 Rich Sanders and No. 3 Nathan Rinaldi took the Bainer’s Oil GARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds to green in the 25-lap main event.  Rinaldi pounced on the lead on lap two initiating an intense battle with Sanders.  By lap six, Sanders punched on the gas snapping the lead back from Rinaldi.  Sanders had his work cut out for him trying to hold off No. 32 Doug O’Blenis, No. 87 Andrew Hennessy and No. 39 Jonah Mutton as they closed in.  O’Blenis drove hard from up to top, snapped the lead on the 16th lap and never looked back.  The Napanee native cruised to victory lane securing his first season win with Hennessy in second.  Mutton placed third, No. 12 Adam Whaley finished fourth and Sanders earned fifth.


Mowat gets it done

After a number of top five finishes, No. 2 Warren Mowat was looking to finally have a checkered flag for himself Saturday in the Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock 20-lap feature.  The Trenton driver vaulted over pole sitter Brain Mitts from his second starting position at the drop of the green flag.  A couple of cautions brought the action to a halt at the beginning offering No. 72 Doug Anderson the chance to power his way up into the top five from his 11th starting position.  For 16 thrilling laps Anderson hounded Mowat’s back bumper.  Mowat wouldn’t be frightened and used the inside line to command the race as Anderson, Chris Dorland, Austin Reid and Wade Purchase battled it out behind him.  Mowat drove to victory lane for the first time this season.  A win he dedicated to his late grandfather-in-law, chief pit crew member and local racing legend the late Willard Cormier.  Anderson clinched second, No. 14 Dorland placed third, No. 85 Reid finished fourth and No. 53 Purchase fifth.

Flieler flies to victory lane again

No. 11 Adam Flieler wasted no time muscling his way to the top from his fifth starting position on the lead lap of the Bill John’s Comp 4 20-lap main event.  As soon as the green flag dropped Flieler took off with No. 43 Devon Kippen and No. 14 Matthew Moore determined to catch up.  With 13 laps remaining the three got bottled up behind lap cars which slowed the pace.  Determined to get back to victory lane, Flieler pushed on to victory lane leaving Moore to settle for second.  Kippen took home third, No. 0 Tyler French placed fourth and No. 50 Willy Bulten earned fifth.




Next week at Brighton:
Behan Construction and McDougall Insurance & Financial presents the #77 Weese Racing Anti Bullying Night at the Races plus a complete race program featuring Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model Division, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified Division, Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock Division, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division, Quinte Septic Stinger Divisions.  The Canadian Modified and Late Model Division will also have an opportunity to let their mechanics race at the end of the night.  Races will Start at 7:00 PM, Front Gates open at 5:30 PM and Adult Admission is only $12.00.  Participants with the Grey #77 Weese Racing Anti Bullying T Shirt are welcome to join us on the Front Straight for a group photo. 

 

Brighton Speedway Social Media: Follow Brighton Speedway on Twitter, @BrightonSpdwy, for live race day updates and track information. ‘Like’ us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrightonSpdwy.

Brighton Speedway’s 2018 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, Archer’s Poultry, B & H Carpet, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Fidelity Engineering & Construction, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, John’s Equipment, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Mystical Distributing, Owasco RV, Part Source, Pinty’s, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rock 107, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, The Community Press, TURRIS Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar Parkland, Weaver Funeral Home, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products, VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing Fuels.

About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights and youth Go-Kart racing on Thursday nights from May to September.

Brighton Speedway Mailing Address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

 

 

Brighton Speedway Top Five Race Results 8/18/2018

 

Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model Division

Feature: 1. Bradley Rayner (Trenton, On), 2. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, On ), 3. Brian Sudsbury (Orono, On ), 4. Andy Mayhew (Picton, ON), 5. Robbie Wilson (Belleville, ON)

 

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified Division

Feature: 1. Doug O’Blenis (Napanee, On), 2. Andrew Hennessy ( Picton, On), 3. Jonah Mutton (Brighton, ON), 3. Adam Whaley (Frankford, On ),  5. Rich Sanders (Brighton, ON)

 

Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock Division

Feature: 1. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 2. Doug Anderson (Quinte West, On), 3.  Chris Dorland (Demorestville, On), 4. Austin Reid (Brighton, On) 5. Wade Purchase (Demorestville, On),

 

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division

Feature: 1.  Adam Flieler (Trenton, ON), 2. Devon Kippen (Trenton, On), 3. Tyler French (Belleville, ON), 4. Willy Bulten (Trenton, ON), 5. Nick Morton (Trenton, On)
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Results/News / THEETGE DISAPPOINTED WITH RESULT AT RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 21, 2018, 12:13:40 PM »
THEETGE DISAPPOINTED WITH RESULT AT RIVERSIDE SPEEDWAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Immediate Release


Boischatel, QC, Monday August 20, 2018:  The ninth round of the 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series took place on Sunday at Riverside International Speedway.  After a rain delay on Saturday the race was rescheduled to  Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Theetge had high hopes for a podium finish but an early race issue in the pits resulted in a seventh-place finish
 
With all events being cancelled on Saturday, a half hour practice was provided for the teams Sunday morning.  Theetge in his #24 Mercedes-Benz/Circuit Acura Chevrolet Camaro was shown third quickest at the end of the session.  But due to the rain on Saturday, qualifying was cancelled so the teams were lined up for the start of the Bumper to Bumper 300 in order of owner points in the NASCAR standings. Theetge was scored tied for 7th in the standings so he lined up his entry in row four on the outside.
 
Theetges car was quick from the start and he was able to make up a few positions before the first of two competition cautions.  At lap 75 his team called him to pit road for fuel but a miscue by the team fueling the car cost Theetge a penalty and he had to re-start at the rear of the field in 15th.  Theetge fought to gain positions all day but with a long green flag run he lost a lap to the leaders and with virtually no cautions for the remainder of the race was unable to get his lap back.  A seventh-place result was due to his hard work and determination.
“I am very disappointed in our finish today,” said Theetge after the race. “This was a really important one for us to try to get back into the points chase but it didn’t happen.  We had such a strong car, but we were unable to show how good it was because of re-starting at the rear of the pack and losing a lap.”
 
Theetge is scored tied for seventh in the NASCAR Pintys Series standings and will continue to challenge for wins at the remaining four events this season.
 
The Bumper to Bumper 300 will air on TSN2 on Saturday Aug. 25th at 1:30 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on Tuesday September 11th at 10:30 p.m. ET
 
The next event on the tour will be at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 25/26th where the NASCAR Pinty’s Series joins the Camping World Truck Series who are making their only appearance in Canada.
 
For more information please contact:
 
Linda Jones                         Steffy Theetge
(705) 730-4044                    (418) 830-1234
ljones@drivenmi.ca             stheetge@mercedes-benzstnicolas.com
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HALL SWEEPS RIVERSIDE WITH CELTIC AIR SERVICES 50 WIN

(JAMES RIVER, NS – August 19th, 2018) – Cory Hall (Jolicure, NB) put together another dominant Riverside International Speedway performance on Sunday afternoon en route to the win in the Maritime League of Legends Tour Celtic Air Services 50. The win was his third on the Maritime League of Legends Tour in 2018 in his fourth start and second straight Legend car victory at the high banked oval.

Austin MacDonald (Pictou, NS), returning from an early Summer of competition in the United States, took home second after coming from the rear twice over the 50-lap duration. MacDonald would pick up Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Race honors over Sam Rogers (Lower Onslow, NS), who also scored his first Maritime League of Legends Tour podium finish in the Celtic Air Services 50. Emily Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) bested her brother Adam Meehan (Rawdon Gold Mines, NS) for the fourth place position in the 15-car field.

Hall, who started seventh on the field, passed Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) early in the race and never looked back for the win. Baker, who entered as the point leader on the Series, had contact with another car later in the race which resulted in a parts failure and heavy contact with the Turn Three wall. Baker emerged alright from the accident and would be credited with a 13th place finish.

Three-time 2018 feature winner Craig MacDonald (Waverley, NS) and leading Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie of the Year driver Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) each found mechanical trouble during the race and would retire before the finish of the race.

Austin MacDonald and Cory Hall took home heat race victories. The Celtic Air Services 50 took approximately 40 minutes to complete.

OFFICIAL FEATURE RESULTS – CELTIC AIR SERVICES 50

® - Fleet Brake Atlantic Rookie

1st - #08 Cory Hall (NB)
2nd - #27 Austin MacDonald ® (NS)
3rd - #12 Sam Rogers ® (NS)
4th - #75 Emily Meehan (NS)
5th - #6 Adam Meehan (NS)
6th - #48 Waylon Farrell (NL)
7th - #31 Will Farrell (NL)
8th - #7 Jeff Cruickshank (NS)
9th - #18 Josh Langille (NS)
10th - #36 Devin Gallant (PE)
11th - #4 Kevin MacDonald (NS)
12th - #28 Kyle Shipley (NS)
13th - #53 Shelby Baker (NS)
14th - #68 Michael Cormier (NB)
15th - #98 Craig MacDonald (NS)

The Maritime League of Legends Tour is back in action on Saturday, August 25th at Petty International Raceway for Round Eight of Ten on the 2018 season. The 50-lap feature is a part of the 54th River Glade International and will be a part of a card that includes the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour and the Leisure Days RV Bandoleros. Racing begins at 6pm on August 25th.

For complete information on the Maritime League of Legends Tour, please visit MaritimeLegends.ca.

About Celtic Air Services

Celtic Air Services is your full service FBO at the Port Hawkesbury Airport, the gateway to beautiful Cape Breton Island, the world famous Cabot Trail and some of the world’s most famous golf courses. From concierge to aircraft services, Celtic Air Services can handle it all! For more information, please visit CelticAirServices.com.

About Riverside International Speedway

Riverside International Speedway is recognized as a premiere stock racing facility in Canada. The 1/3-mile high banked asphalt oval roars to action several times a year for special events. It is the home for eastern Canada’s only NASCAR event, and of the IWK 250 – widely known as the best stock car race in Canada. Located in James River, between New Glasgow and Antigonish, the facility is easily accessible at exit 30 on Trans Canada Highway 104. For more information call 902.863.2410 or click www.riversidespeedway.ca.

About The Maritime League of Legends:
The Maritime League of Legends Association was formed in 2005 by a group of racer’s wanting to grow the Legends Cars division in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2018, the Maritime League of Legends Tour will visit five venues throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island between May and September during its ten race season. For more information on the Maritime League of Legends, please visit www.maritimelegends.ca.
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ACT / Bouvrette Rides the Rim to Bacon Bowl Win at Chaudiere
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 20, 2018, 10:17:18 AM »
Bouvrette Rides the Rim to Bacon Bowl Win at Chaudiere

Vallée-Jct., QC – Blainville, QC’s Jonathan Bouvrette took the high road to victory at Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Bacon Bowl 200 on Saturday, August 18. The former Serié ACT Champion grabbed the lead on lap 81 and was never headed from there on his way to the $10,000 CAD top prize.

 

Bouvrette started 10th on the grid following a redraw among the top-12 starters. He stayed quiet in the early going as front row starts Karl Allard and Jean-Francois Dery put on a back-and-forth duel for the top spot. But following a pair of cautions on lap-68 – first for Randy Goulet’s spin exiting turn two, then again when Allard spun on the restart – Bouvrette’s machine roared to life on the high line.

 

Working the third and even the fourth groove, Bouvrette cut through the field, eventually diving underneath Samuel Charland for the top spot. While three more caution flags would bunch up the field, the eventual winner easily leaped out to a big advantage following each restart.

 

Fellow former Serié ACT Champion and current NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Alex Labbé eventually got the second spot following a long battle with Charland and seemed primed to challenge for the victory. But just when it looked like he was starting to close in the late going, Bouvrette found something more in the tank and pulled away down the stretch.

 

Labbé settled for the runner-up spot. Raphael Lessard, who hopped in the Marco Bilodeau machine following qualifying, charged from dead-last on the grid to swipe third from Charland following a thrilling battle in the final laps. Despite losing out on a podium spot, Charland managed to win the Autodrome Chaudiere Triple Crown by two points over St.-Denis, QC’s Patrick Laperle.

 

Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea was the highest-finishing American, as the current ACT Late Model Tour point leader came from 18th at the start to finish fifth. The result secured him the ACT Triple Crown over Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet, who ended up ninth. Laperle, Allard, Dany Trepanier, and Steve Cote also earned top-10 finishes.

 

Cote set the fastest speed in time trials and also won the first heat. Charland, Labbé, and Sweet earned heat race wins as well. Dany Poulin and Jeff Cote won the consolation races. Thirty racers attempted to qualify for the 24-car starting field.

 

ACT will be back in action Saturday, August 25 at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway. The Oxford Plains 150 for the ACT Late Model Tour is part of Oxford 250 weekend and highlights a packed evening at the famed 3/8-mile oval that also includes the North East Mini Stock Tour, PASS Modifieds, North East Classic Lites, and Wicked Good Vintage Racers. The front gates open at 12:00pm with a 5:00pm post time. Admission is $25 for adults, $23 for seniors/military, $12 for kids ages 6-12, and $60 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

 

For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963, media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.

 

BACON BOWL 200

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Start Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown, Laps

1. ( 10 ) Jonathan Bouvrette ( 41QC ) , Quebec, QC , 200 Laps
2. ( 4 ) Alex Labbe ( 48QC ) , St-Albert, QC , 200 Laps
3. ( 24 ) Raphael Lessard ( 75RL ) , St-Joseph-de-Beauce, QC , 200 Laps
4. ( 5 ) Samuel Charland ( 41 ) , Victoriaville, QC , 200 Laps
5. ( 18 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Colchester, VT , 200 Laps
6. ( 7 ) Patrick Laperle ( 91QC ) , St-Denis, QC , 200 Laps
7. ( 1 ) Karl Allard ( 7A ) , Levis, QC , 200 Laps
8. ( 9 ) Dany Trepanier ( 19QC ) , St-Edouard, QC , 200 Laps
9. ( 11 ) Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT , 200 Laps
10. ( 8 ) Steve Cote ( 1QC ) , Montreal, QC , 200 Laps
11. ( 12 ) Marc-Andre Cliché ( 98QC ) , Vallee-Jonction, QC , 199 Laps
12. ( 2 ) Jean-Francois Dery ( 21QC ) , Quebec, QC , 199 Laps
13. ( 3 ) Marc Begin ( 37 ) , St-Philibert, QC , 199 Laps
14. ( 19 ) Simon Roussin ( 6QC ) , Quebec, QC , 199 Laps
15. ( 17 ) Jeff Cote ( 51 ) , Beauceville, QC , 199 Laps
16. ( 16 ) Dany Poulin ( 2 ) , Vallee-Jonction, QC , 198 Laps
17. ( 20 ) Dominique Jaques ( 3DJ ) , Vallee-Jonction, QC , 198 Laps
18. ( 14 ) Alexandre Tardif ( 21 ) , St-Georges, QC , 197 Laps
19. ( 21 ) #Christopher Pelkey ( 41VT ) , South Barre, VT , 197 Laps
20. ( 23 ) Marc Verner ( 77 ) , Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, QC , 195 Laps
21. ( 13 ) Elie Arseneault ( 03EA ) , Laval, QC , 102 Laps
22. ( 6 ) Randy Goulet ( 43 ) , Quebec, QC , 102 Laps
23. ( 15 ) Mathieu Kingsbury ( 9QC ) , Blainville, QC , 102 Laps
24. ( 22 ) Rock Poulin ( 16 ) , St-Georges, QC , 67 Laps
 
Lap Leaders: Karl Allard 1-2, Jean-Francois Dery 3, Allard 4-5, Dery 6, Allard 7, Dery 8-71, Samuel Charland 72-80, Bouvrette 81-200. (7 lead changes among 4 drivers)                                                           

Time of Race: 1 hour, 12 minutes                  Margin of Victory: 3.708 seconds

Cautions: 5 (laps 68, 68, 100, 102, 140)

Heat Winners: Steve Cote, Samuel Charland, Alex Labbe, Nick Sweet

Consi Winners: Dany Poulin, Jeff Cote

Michael R. Stridsberg
American-Canadian Tour
Media Director
(802) 244-6963 ext. 6
media@acttour.com
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