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Haas F1 Team principal says team controls driver decisions for 2018

Source: Haas F1 Team principal says team controls driver decisions for 2018
Nationwide Series / Lupton's No. 24 Remembers 'Rainbow Warriors'
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 23, 2017, 07:03:01 PM »
Lupton's No. 24 Remembers 'Rainbow Warriors'

JGL Racing's Dylan Lupton will display a throwback design featuring four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon in next month's Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway.
Source: Lupton's No. 24 Remembers 'Rainbow Warriors'
OSCAAR / Jordan Hanna Scores Eighth Feature Victory at Sauble Speedway
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 23, 2017, 04:43:32 PM »
Jordan Hanna Scores Eighth Feature Victory at Sauble Speedway

Jordan Hanna has been on a terror this season, and that continued this past weekend at Sauble Speedway as he scored his eighth feature victory of 2017 on Saturday night.

Daniel Hawn won the first heat for his fourth of the season ahead of Craig Pitchell, Cassidy Marsh, Steve Belfry, Shawn Stanley, Ted Greenwood, and Gary Triska.

Jordan Hanna won the second qualifier for his seventh of the season ahead of James Stanley, Brent Kemps, Rob Summers, James Marche, and Brody Rickwood.

Jordan went for the daily double in the third heat ahead of Hawn, Pitchell, Summers, Rickwood, Shawn Stanley, and Greenwood.

Cassidy Marsh won the fourth qualifier for his first heat victory of 2017 ahead of Kemps, James Stanley, Belfry, Marche, and Triska.

Come feature time, Brent Kemps led the first two laps off of the pole, before Daniel Hawn made his way to the lead after starting fifth. He’d go on to lead the next 11 laps, before being chased down for the top spot.

Jordan Hanna then made his move, leading the next 12 laps en route to his eighth feature victory of 2017. Notably, Hanna has only failed to win one main event this season (Peterborough Race 2), just missing it though with a runner-up. 

Daniel Hawn finished second for his eighth top-five of 2017, followed by Craig Pitchell in third to tie his season-best. James Stanley placed fourth for his third top-five of the year, with James Marche in fifth for a second straight top-five.

Brody Rickwood finished sixth for his ninth top-10, followed by Brent Kemps in seventh for his sixth straight top-10. Rob Summers placed eighth for his seventh top-10 of the year, with Steve Belfry in ninth for his fifth top-10 of 2017. Shawn Stanley finished 10th for his third top-10 of the season.

Gary Triska finished 11th, followed by Ted Greenwood and Cassidy Marsh.

The OSCAAR Pro Midgets are back in action this weekend on Saturday, August 26 at Flamboro Speedway for their 10th race of the season. It’s going to be a jam-packed night for the Hamilton, Ontario oval as the Pro Midgets will be joined by the track’s own Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and Pro Four Modifieds, along with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets. With triple features on deck for the super stocks and pro fours, and admission just $10 through the main gate, it’s bound to be a night full of excitement.

Stay tuned to OSCAAR’s website ( and Flamboro Speedway’s website ( for details surrounding the event.

Be sure to follow OSCAAR on twitter at, along with following the series on Instagram at Also, be sure to like the facebook page at
Tim Kerr Claims Pair of Heat Wins and Top-10 Over Roller Coaster Weekend
Tim Kerr races down the backstretch at Fulton Speedway on Saturday, September 19. (Photo by Don Simpson).   
PICTON, Ont. – August 23, 2017 – Tim Kerr had a roller coaster weekend to say the least, but persevered through plenty of adversity to earn a pair of heat race wins and a top-10 finish at Fulton Speedway on Saturday night.
Kerr began his weekend at his Friday night home of Brewerton Speedway. After winning his heat, Kerr started inside the top-10 and was battling for position in the top-five. However, contact with Chris Hile on an early restart led to a big accident and heavy damage to the right side of the car.
“From my eyes, it was kind of the both of us at fault,” Kerr said of the incident. “Maybe I was a little too low and I spun the wheels and he got in front of me a little bit.”
“A lot of the damage was just body work, cosmetic and sheet metal stuff,” Kerr explained. “There was a shock and a header too, but we got the car back moving. I don’t know if we looked worse, but we got away pretty lucky.”
Between Kerr’s dedicated No.07 crew and the help of Sportsman driver Chris Cunningham’s team, they were able to make enough repairs so Kerr could run the second Feature scheduled for the night.
“I was ready to pack up, but between my guys and the Cunninghams they wanted to fix it so I let them have at it,” Kerr said. “When I saw 15 or 20 people around the car, I got back in the mood and jumped in it. It wasn’t terrible for what it looked like. It looked like it had just come out of a crusher.”
Some help from a number of crewmembers and Zach Aubertine of Zero3 Motorsports to supply some new body panels helped the team hit the track again Saturday night at Fulton. Kerr managed to win another heat race. Then in the Feature, he led several early laps before claiming a seventh-place finish.
“We had a really good car early,” Kerr said. “I think we’re finally getting some stuff turned around. The car’s been driving really well. We faded back Saturday night, but we got some speed back in it. We led almost half of Saturday night’s race and that was kind of a morale boost to let everybody to know we can still do it.”
While Friday’s wreck was certainly not the way Kerr wanted to start the weekend, the improvements in the way the car was running certainly helped bring back some of the fun the team had been missing.
“Things were turning around and everybody was smiling,” Kerr said. “The wreck took the wind out of our sails a little bit, but everybody carried on. I’m thankful to have my crew, sponsors, family and everybody else behind me to keep pushing.”
Kerr will be back in action at both Brewerton and Fulton this weekend. For additional event information on either track, visit
2017 Season Stats: 21 Starts – 0 Wins, 1 Top-5, 6 Top-10s, 6 Heat Wins
Twitter: @07TimKerr
Tim Kerr’s 2017 Big-Block Modified season is supported by a number of corporate partners, including: Village Variety and Gas Bar, Hubert Kerr Construction, Home Hardware Picton, The Bronskill Group, Greenbush Electric, Tim Dainard Electric, The Main Stop Ultramar Picton, Bicknell Racing Products, Enders Racing Engines, Threadworks Custom Embroidery, Turnin’ Wrenches, Stormy’s Auto Group, Zero3 Motorsports, Clayton Johns Media, Image Factor Media and The Vinyl Solution.
Eastern Ontario Legends Series Books a Date at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


They’ve been on the road for almost a month, but the drivers and teams with the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series are ready to make their final regular season appearance of the year – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway. Officials say that the tour has been everything they could have hoped for from the inaugural schedule.


“We’ve had some amazing racing and brought some new teams into the fold,” said Jeff Drimmie – who along with Andrew McFadden, Geordie Ledson and Kevin Foisy – works to keep the EOLS journey rolling. “Car counts have been very strong at every event, with fans and track promoters very excited about the brand we’re building.”


Drimmie points to the National Qualifiers – awarding guaranteed starting spots for the U.S. Legends Asphalt Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway – as glowing examples of the success of the series. Each show brought starting line-ups in the mid 20’s to chase the prestigious honour.


The Saturday, August 26th event at Peterborough Speedway is a homecoming of sorts for the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series. 7 of this year’s 15 shows are part of the regular season schedule at the venue known as Canada’s Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. The tour will also be part of the annual Autumn Colours Classic for the second year in a row.


This weekend, pit gates will open at 3:00 with general admission grandstands unlocked at 5:00. Racing gets underway at 6:00.


2017 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series Schedule


Saturday, May 20th                 Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Sunday, May 21st                   Sunset Speedway

Postponed to Monday, May 22nd – Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Friday, June 2nd                     Kawartha Downs & Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Saturday, June 3rd                 Peterborough Speedway

                                                (Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission)

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Saturday, June 24th               Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Saturday, July 8th                             Peterborough Speedway

                                              (Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission)

(National Qualifier)

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Qualifiers: Matt Haufe, Robin Jongen, Kevin Foisy

Saturday, July 15th                 Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Friday, July 21st                      Kawartha Downs & Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Saturday, July 22nd                Sunset Speedway

Main event winner: #57, Kevin Foisy

Saturday, July 29th                 Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Saturday, August 5th              Sunset Speedway

                                                (National Qualifier)

Main event winner: #28, Robin Jongen

Qualifiers: Robin Jongen, Matt Haufe, Keith McLeod

Saturday, August 19th            Sunset Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe (2 feature wins)

Saturday, August 26th            Peterborough Speedway


Saturday, September 9th       Grand Bend Speedway

Saturday, September 23rd     Sunset Speedway


Friday, October 7th to

Sunday, October 9th               Peterborough Speedway

                                                (25th Annual Autumn Colours Classic)


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Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds Invade Ohsweken for Triple Crown Showdown on Thursday
By Clayton Johns
OHSWEKEN, Ont. – August 23, 2017 – The second ever Triple Crown Showdown presented by Townline Variety and Stoneridge Specialty Insurance is ready to take the green flag on Thursday, August 24 with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds set to headline the an action-packed show.
The best Big-Block Modified drivers in the world take centre stage at Ohsweken in one of the most highly anticipated races for the Series this season. The event also features Ohsweken’s own Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars is a $3,000-to-win special event. The Go Nuclear Late Model Series make their season debut in a $2,000-to-win showdown in the Series third visit. To Ohsweken.
The Triple Crown Showdown offers a unique opportunity to both fans and drivers. Fans have the chance to see three of the most popular forms of dirt track cars on the same night at the same track. Meanwhile drivers will be battling for a massive $25,000 prize if a single driver can win all three Features or a $5,000 bonus if any driver can win two Features on the same night.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Super DIRTcar Series star Stewart Friesen will have his Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Truck on display. Fans will be able to see the truck Friesen drove in a dominating performance and second-place finish at Eldora Speedway last month up close and in person. Friesen is one driver who is already confirmed to be running in all three divisions for the night.
Race time is 7:30pm with Pit Gates scheduled to open at 5:30pm and Spectator Gates opening at 6:00pm. Advanced reserved seating is available for $30 per person by visiting or by calling 1 (519) 717-0023.
Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds
The Super DIRTcar Series last visited Ohsweken in 2015 for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY upset the talented cast of Super DIRTcar Series regulars for his first career win with the Series in the 75-lap affair. Brachmann came from 11th to score the victory over Dale Planck and reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion Matt Sheppard. 
Entering Thursday’s race, the Series has been off since it last competed at nearby Merrittville Speedway on August 9 when Sheppard extended his winning streak to four races. Despite his hot streak, Sheppard sits third in the championship standings, 105 points back of current leader Billy Decker. ‘Lightning’ Larry Wight sits second in the championship standings just 42 markers back of Decker. Brett Hearn and Stewart Friesen round out the current top-five.
Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
The drivers in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division will likely have to contend with several outside invaders in the high-paying $3,000-to-win event. For many drivers, the race not only serves as an excellent payday, but also as a tune-up for the massive $12,000-to-win Canadian Sprint Car Nationals three weeks later on September 15-16.
The talented cast of Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car regulars are coming off a thrilling night of action during double Features last Friday night where Mitch Brown and Cory Turner each went to Victory Lane for the first time this season. The division saw a huge shake-up in the point standings when Dylan Westbrook experienced engine issues. Jim Huppunen now has a two-point advantage entering this week’s action with Westbrook sitting in second. Cory Turner sits 42 points off the lead in third ahead of Mitch Brown and Mikey Kruchka.
Go Nuclear Late Models
The Go Nuclear Late Models make their third visit to Ohsweken at the Triple Crown Showdown to kickoff their four-race 2017 schedule. The Series was also a part of the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown on June 30, 2015 when Darren Peters held off Charlie Sandercock for the victory.
The Series last visited on July 25, 2016 during the Northern Crate Nationals when John Waters of Whitesville, NY also defeated Sandercock to score the win. This year, Sandercock is already one driver confirmed to run in at least two classes on the night with his Late Model and 360 Sprint Car.
Tickets Available Now!
Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.
About Townline Variety: Townline Variety is a full service Gas Station, Variety Store and Country Style coffee shop. Located at 7329 Indian Line at the corner of Mohawk Road on the Six Nations Reserve, Towline Variety has everything you need to get your trip started or to keep you on the road. Find them on Facebook at
About Stoneridge Specialty Insurance: Stoneridge Specialty Insurance: Stoneridge Specialty Insurance is Canada’s only insurance provider dedicated to the motorsport industry. Stoneridge Specialty Insurance offers the widest range of products that are specifically designed to protect motorsports associations, facilities, teams and special events. Contact the only experts for all your motorsports insurance requirements by visiting
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 Bombers, 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.
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH - O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, 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.


(BOWMANVILLE, Ont. –  Aug. 23, 2017) For the fifth straight year, NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) for the Chevrolet Silverado 250, September 1-3. The Labour Day weekend event also features action from the Canadian-based NASCAR Pinty’s Series and the Total Quartz 200.


A full slate of racing action and family-friendly off-track activities including music in the Canadian Tire Action Zone and CTMP Marketplace as well as fire works on Saturday night is scheduled. Racing from the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, the Canadian Touring Car Championship, and the Nissan Micra Cup will also run over the weekend.


Access to paddock areas and off-track action is included with the purchase of an event ticket and fans are encouraged to have their markers, weekend souvenir programs and cameras handy because there will be excellent opportunities to meet and speak with drivers at autograph sessions planned for the event.


“Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is again excited to welcome back the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the Chevrolet Silverado 250,” said Myles Brandt, President and General Manager, CTMP. “If the last four years are any indication, this race will again be epic. The weekend is additionally significant because it features the only international race for the Truck Series, as well as it being their only road course event of the season.”


Discount Weekend Super Tickets and Race Day Sunday tickets are available until August 30. Limited Reserved Camping sites located trackside (some of the best seats in the house), General & RV camping sites, and VIP Hospitality packages (for those who would like to be closer to the action in style) are also still available. For more information, please visit 


Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event. 
Report: Ferrari F1's Sebastian Vettel weighing $138.5 million extension

Source: Report: Ferrari F1's Sebastian Vettel weighing $138.5 million extension
Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. denies F1 midseason move to Renault is in the works

Source: Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. denies F1 midseason move to Renault is in the works
Nationwide Series / Reed to Honor Kulwicki at Darlington
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on August 23, 2017, 01:01:38 AM »
Reed to Honor Kulwicki at Darlington

Roush Fenway Racing Xfinity Series driver Ryan Reed will honor the memory and legacy of NASCAR champion Alan Kulwicki next month at Darlington Raceway.
Source: Reed to Honor Kulwicki at Darlington
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