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Superstar drivers disapprove of new F1 logo unveiled over the weekend


Source: Superstar drivers disapprove of new F1 logo unveiled over the weekend
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Nationwide Series / Nemechek Joins CGR XFINITY Program
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on December 13, 2017, 01:25:40 AM »
Nemechek Joins CGR XFINITY Program

Chip Ganassi Racing has signed John Hunter Nemechek to drive its No. 42 Chevrolet in multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2018.
Source: Nemechek Joins CGR XFINITY Program
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Flamboro Speedway "Stock" Car Nationals Announced For 2018

By Randy Spencer for Flamboro Speedway - The 2018 race season is just over four months away, but Bennett Chevrolet Flamboro Speedway has already been making a lot of exciting off season news as we prepare for a very exciting and action packed season.
On November 25th, the Millgrove Church held a community breakfast and John and Frank Casale as well as Gary Colling were on hand to promote the track. The theme was community and history so the Flamboro Speedway Hall of Fame had scrapbooks to show the history of the track which opened near Milgrove in 1962. The Casales also made a donation to the local food bank.



Lots of action on the horizon and news that a new series called the Ontario Super Late Model series with 8 or 9 races this coming season. OSCAAR will no longer include the Super Lates. Flamboro is on the schedule and will run 75 laps with an attractive purse structure and won't run head to head with the APC United Late Model series. APC will run again this year and watch for their schedule that will likely include a couple of races at Flamboro.



A meeting was held November 26th in the turn one chalet at the track. All four divisions were scheduled and it wasn't a rules meeting. We wanted to hear what the drivers thought of how the 2017 season went and what they wanted to see in 2018. Some of the ideas on the agenda were to look at mirrors, off nights, handicapping among many other things that were discussed. The main issue resolved was the talk regarding the Mini Stock tires. There will be no change to the current tire rule.


The Gold Rush will make a return to Flamboro this coming summer for the fifth annual event. The date will be Sunday, August 19th and 100 laps as usual but after two years of Super Late Models, the Pro Late Models will make their return for the big pay day. $10,000 has been the pay day in the past, $5000 to win and an extra $5000 if the top qualifier goes to the back and wins the race. The London Recreational Frostoberfest will also make its return to close out the season, date to be determined.


The most exciting news to come out of the meetings was the announcement of the Flamboro "STOCK" Car Nationals, that will be held June 10th and July 8th. Each race day will see three 50 lap races. Qualifying will be done through time trials and likely a last chance qualifier will be held for the final few spots in each division depending on the number of cars that register each race. Thirty Pure Stocks, thirty Mini Stocks and twenty four Super Stocks will start each race.



Each car that qualifies is guaranteed money. Pure Stocks will get $60 each, Mini Stocks $100 each and Super Stocks will get $200. The winning purses are some of the biggest around as Pure Stock and Mini Stock winners will get $1000 and the Super Stock feature winner will get $1500. That goes for both races. Just like in the Frostoberfest event, the pay scale will be graduated from first to last place finishers. The Mini Stocks and Pure Stocks have taken it upon themselves to raise some extra money. Rich Schwartzenberg who drives a Mini Stock and Jonathan Ayrton who drives a Pure Stock have taken on the task of getting lap sponsors. And if the first race for the Mini Stocks is any indication, the money will be huge. The first 50 lap Mini Stock race on June 10th has had every lap "sold" with $1906 in lap sponsors, $1000 in Contingency sponsors, $1000 to win, $100 to set a track record, $100 to start so far for a total of $6806 minimum total purse. Actual purse for 2nd-30th is not determined yet, it is based on $100 to start, so total purse will be much more. Some of the highlights of contingency money, $200 to the top Finishing Oshweken driver from Clinton Geoffrey Kruchka, $500 courtesy of Klotz Automotive & Engine Machine Shop (Mark Klotz & Mike Klotz) for both races, $150 to the best built car from Keith Temple, $100 to the top qualifier from SDR seating-Erik Dalla Riva. Jonathan Ayrton will begin the quest for doing the same for the Pure Stocks. If you would like to get in on the action and sponsor these great races, check out the Flamboro Stock Car Nationals Facebook page. Minimum sponsor is $25 per lap. Please note, RACE receivers and transponders are mandatory for these events as are all races at Flamboro Speedway.


Also keep your eyes on the track website, www.flamborospeedway.ca for updates. Also follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter. The 2017 Awards banquet and Flamboro Stadium & Speedway induction ceremony (www.flamborospeedwayhalloffame.ca) takes place Saturday February 3rd at the Waterdown Royal Canadian Legion Hall #551, 79 Hamilton Street North in Waterdown. Cocktails at 430pm, dinner at 5pm with awards to follow. Tickets are $60 per person and call John Casale at 905-689-6052 for details. Registration for 2018 will also take place, likely in February, stay tuned for the date.
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Langille Excited for Full-Time Pro Stock Ride in 2018

 

SHUBENACADIE, NS (December 11, 2017) - Braden Langille, an up-and-coming driver in Maritime stock car racing circles, will make a run for the 2018 Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour Rookie of the Year title in 2018. Langille will wheel a car bearing his familiar No. 51 and fielded out of the Nova Racing shop in Antigonish.

 

At just 16-years-old the grade eleven high school student from Shubenacadie already has an impressive racing resume and it was that which led to his affiliation with Nova Racing, which in just a few short months has included being a helper around the shop, a test driver for the team, and driver of Nova Racing's No. 88 in four races during the last half of the season.

 

"I am so fortunate to have such a great opportunity," said Langille. "Nova Racing has top-notch equipment and talented people. Both Donald (Chisholm) and George (Koszkulics) have treated me like family since I've been there. It's amazing to me that I have this chance."

 

Langille's 2018 ride will be prepared by Koszkulics, the Nova Racing team manager, and an accomplished racer himself. The car will be maintained week-to-week between events at the Langille shop in Shubenacadie. Sponsors include Nova Construction, Velocity Machining & Welding, and Techtronics Machine Works

 

"We'll be kind of doing our own thing once the season starts," said Langille. "But we'll have Nova's expertise to fall back on. At the track, we will be their teammate."

 

Chisholm is the owner of Nova Racing and the most accomplished active racer in the region; he won the 2016 Pro Stock Tour title, the NASCAR Pinty's Series race at Riverside International Speedway in 2014, and is a multi-time winner on the Pro Stock Tour.

 

"Braden did a great job for us driving the 88 in a handful of races this year," said Chisholm. "We are excited to team up again in 2018 and make a run at the Pro Stock Tour rookie of the year honours. We hope to give Braden the best opportunity to run well and are looking forward to watching his progression behind the wheel.  He is a solid young guy with lots of talent and will make a great addition to the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.“

 

In his four pro stock races this year for Nova Racing, Langille's average finish was notable at 14.5 with a best finish of seventh in Riverside's fall finale.

 

Langille started racing at eight years old driving in the Bandolero division at Scotia Speedworld near Halifax. He won the rookie title that year and went on to capture the INEX International points championship in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014 he was the Scotia Speedworld division champ, winner of the Big Dawg Challenge in New Brunswick, and the INEX Asphalt Nationals Bullring champion.

 

In 2015 Langille made the transition to Legends Cars while still running the Bandolero. He was the Bandolero Winter National champion (Orlando, FL) and, at 15-years-old, became the youngest ever winner on the Maritime League of Legends circuit. That fall he was named the 14 & Under Male Athlete of the Year in the Province of Nova Scotia.

 

In 2016 Langille turned heads at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina when he beat drivers from all over North America to win an event in the much-acclaimed Bojangles Summer Shootout.

 

This past year he continued to race the Legends Car while also forming his relationship with Nova Racing; in July he became the youngest ever Legends Cars winner at Scotia Speedworld.

 

In an eight-year racing career in Bandoleros and Legends Cars, Braden Langille has amassed an amazing 84 wins in 188 starts, averaging a win in every 2.2 starts. He hopes to carry that success to the next step in his racing career, starting next spring as a full-time pro stock driver. Langille's race dates for 2018 will be set just as soon as the schedule is announced for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour.
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New York, December 8, 2017


Immediate Release


Konica Minolta Cadillac driver Jordan Taylor Drives Le Monstre at Daytona


Taylor experiences 1950 Cadillac powered Le Monstre endurance racer


Jordan Taylor, championship-winning driver of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R racing prototype, took a few laps behind the wheel of the 1950 Cadillac Le Monstre at Daytona International Speedway this week, at speeds up to about 90 mph. The 1950 Cadillac Series 61, "Le Monstre" is part of the historic Collier Collection at the Revs Institute in Naples, Fla.


 As Le Mans rules permitted rebodying of standard automobiles, its aluminum "streamliner" shape represented an early Jet Age effort to reduce both weight and wind resistance. Briggs Cunningham had decided to hedge his two-Cadillac bet for Le Mans, streamlining this car to render it more competitive, while leaving the other original in case the aerodynamic experiment failed. Despite finishing eleventh after a gravel trap encounter, fans at the French endurance classic were fascinated by the unusual appearance of the Cadillac, and it entered the history books as a legend.


Taylor, 2017 IMSA WeatherTech DPi Prototype driver co-champion, took four laps behind the wheel of the 67-year old "prototype" at end-of-day on Tuesday, at the last official IMSA test of 2017.


"Getting the chance to drive a car that raced in the 1950 Le Mans 24 Hours was super-exciting," Taylor said. "The car's caretakers were giving me the download on the car a few hours prior to our drive on the track. I was trying to ask as many questions beforehand to be as prepared as possible.


"Once we got rolling, I almost had a moment as soon as we left the pits... I almost drove into the side of the ATS-V [Championship Edition, on hand for the photo shoot]! Besides trying to learn a three-speed column shift, I had to turn the steering wheel past 90 degrees to get it turn. Combine that with the car weighing 3,700 lbs. on skinny tires - it was a handful. The guys from the Collier Collection didn't have any hesitation about the speeds we were going, it was amazing!


"On the first lap going into the Bus Stop, I went for the brake, and I am not sure I've ever driven anything with full drum brakes before. When I got up high onto the banking, I looked left at the DPi-V.R on the inside and felt like I was going to fall out of the car. The relative lack of safety back then, and lack of support around the driver were crazy feelings. You don't get the sensation of how steep the Daytona banking is in the Cadillac DPi-V.R at over 170 mph. I couldn't imagine what it was like doing over 130mph down Mulsanne lap-after-lap for 24 hours. It was a great experience to be able to drive a car with such a great Cadillac history."


1950 Cadillac Series 61, Le Mans "LeMonstre"
90-degree Cadillac V-8 engine with overhead valves, custom 5-carburator induction, 331 cubic-inch displacement, making 160 hp at 3,800 rpm.


2018 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype
Cadillac V-Performance V-8, stressed member, 580 horsepower at 7,050 rpm (approx.) IMSA mandated power level.


For more information on the Le Monstre and The Revs Institute, visit www.revsinstitute.org.


The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Championship season kick-offs with the traditional Roar Before the 24 test (Jan. 5-7) at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the Rolex 24 At Daytona race, Jan. 25-28.
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MAJOR EVENTS POSTPONED FOR 2018;
WEEKLY RACING WILL CONTINUE
 
 
 
 
(December 12, 2017) – Ohsweken, Ontario – Ohsweken Speedway has postponed its biggest 2018 events until further notice. Speedway management cites unforeseen challenges with the lease of adjacent land as the reason.

The land directly north of the driveway isn’t Speedway property; It has recently changed hands, and the new owners have other plans for usage of the land moving forward.

“We just learned that the dozens of acres we have always used for excess parking and camping will be unavailable,” said track owner Glenn Styres. “Without parking, we just don’t have room for our fans.”

The postponed events include the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series races, the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the Triple Crown Showdown. Regular Friday Night racing will continue as scheduled.

Speedway management chose to make the announcement now in order to provide fans, teams, sanctioning bodies, and other stakeholders as much time as possible to adjust their plans and schedules.

“We have a plan of action in mind to deal with the situation, but we need about six months of good weather to prepare,” said Styres. “The reason we are using the word postponed instead of canceled is we want to keep our options open. Our special events cost nearly half a million dollars a year to run, and it’s too big a risk to commit to that without all of the necessary parking.”

Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey announced that all fans who have purchased tickets for affected events will get a full refund, along with four tickets to any Friday night show in 2018 to show the Speedway’s appreciation. Tickets will be mailed out in the new year.

“This is an unexpected challenge, but we are excited about focusing on our regular divisions,” said Geoffrey. “Ohsweken Speedway is still the place to be on Friday nights in 2018.”

Schedules and other plans for the 2018 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, with the 2018 schedule slated to be officially released early in the new year.

“Drivers meetings are scheduled for this Sunday December 17, and we look forward to working with our teams and fans to make Ohsweken stronger than ever!” stated Geoffrey.

Weekly Friday night racing action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 23rd season, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information. 
 
 
About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and more, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway
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OHSWEKEN PARTNERS
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Renway Energy, Case IH-O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.
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Williams F1 team still evaluating drivers to replace Felipe Massa


Source: Williams F1 team still evaluating drivers to replace Felipe Massa
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World Racing / Video: Formula 1 reveals new logo
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on December 12, 2017, 01:09:23 AM »
Video: Formula 1 reveals new logo


Source: Video: Formula 1 reveals new logo
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Valtteri Bottas ends F1 season on high note with win in Abu Dhabi


Source: Valtteri Bottas ends F1 season on high note with win in Abu Dhabi
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World Racing / Final Formula 1 2017 Driver and Constructor Standings
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on December 11, 2017, 01:05:32 PM »
Final Formula 1 2017 Driver and Constructor Standings


Source: Final Formula 1 2017 Driver and Constructor Standings
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