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Delaware Speedway / Re: Harborne/Lawrence Spirit of Racing Award recipients
« Last post by Just_A_Fan on January 26, 2019, 10:57:46 PM »
Just returned from the Delaware banquet, and happy to add the latest name to the list . . .


With the untimely passing of Stan Harborne in 2002, Delaware Speedway created the Harborne Memorial Spirit of Racing Award. Then, with Dave Lawrence's untimely passing in 2006, his name was added to the Award, and it became the Harborne/Lawrence Spirit of Racing Award. I think it is Delaware's most prestigious award.

2002 - Dave Lawrence
2003 - Larry Archer
2004 - Don Perkins
2005 - Jennifer Ward
2006 - Duane Manning
2007 - Ken Baker
2008 - Matt Lake
2009 - James Ott
2010 - Jack Van Herk
2011 - Manny DeMelo
2012 - Gary Kallies
2013 - Lloyd Rawlings
2014 - Jerry Thompson
2015 - Don Yorke
2016 - Lou Fucile
2017 - Manning Family
2018 - Jordan Lawrence
Speedway Aims to Capture Headlines Once Again with Second Annual Canadian Short Track

By Dan Cabral
November 12, 2018

After capturing the attention of fans, racers and industry insiders on both sides of the
American-Canadian border with the inaugural Canadian Short Track Nationals last September, Jukasa Motor
Speedway will look to up the ante even further with the second instalment of their marquee event in 2019.
The second edition of the Pro Late Model showcase will headline the August 31st - September 1st weekend, and
will boast a head-turning $300,000 total purse and will also have the length increased from 200 laps to 250 laps.
“We said that we wanted to make this the biggest short track race in North America - and we absolutely meant
it,” says Jukasa Motor Speedway GM Alex Nagy with a smile. “There’s an infectious energy being around the
(Jukasa Motor Speedway) ownership group because they don’t take any half-measures. They go full-out every
time they try to accomplish something - and growing this event is no exception to that”

The Jukasa Motor Speedway brass hope to continue establishing the burgeoning event as one of the can’t miss
Crown Jewels of the racing calendar, and to help achieve their vision, the 2019 edition of the race will pay a
mammoth $75,000 to the Pro Late Model winner - with $3500 guaranteed just to start the 250-lap feature event.
“We were humbled by the incredible turnout that we had for the first edition of the (Canadian Short Track)
Nationals,” details Nagy. “The atmosphere was electric; the stands were jam-packed and the talent on-track was
second to none. We want to do that again this Summer - but even bigger”

“When the doors first swung back open (at Jukasa Motor Speedway), we knew that we didn’t just want to be
another place for fans to come and watch a race. We want to be one of the premier facilities in the country and
we want to host some of the biggest races in all of North America”

In addition to the Pro Late Model headliner, the Canadian Short Track Nationals weekend will also feature a 50-lap
Super Stock showcase paying $5,000 to the winner plus a $10,000 to win 75 lap Outlaw Super Late Model

“The Super Stocks did everything they could to steal the show (in 2018) and we knew that we wanted to reward
that performance by bringing them back for the second edition of this event and the Outlaw Super Late Model
race last year attracted some of the best from Canada and the USA and the feeling is that with the increased
purse the talent pool will increase even more which will be incredible”, mentions Nagy.

The boost in purse for the 2019 event follows an action plan detailed by Jukasa Motor Speedway ownership
during the inaugural Canadian Short Track Nationals, with a $500,000 purse expected for the 2020 event and a
record-breaking $1,000,000 purse promised for 2021.

“We want to make sure that we give the fans, the race teams and the sponsors something to talk about for a long,
long time and we’re confident that we can make that happen,” says Nagy. “Believe me - we’re just getting
warmed up. There are big things ahead on the horizon and we couldn’t be more excited to have everyone along
for the ride with us.”

About Jukasa Motor Speedway: Jukasa Motor Speedway is a .625-mile paved speedway located in Hagersville,
Ontario, Canada. The track first opened in 1966 as Cayuga Speedway and remained opened until it ceased regular
operations in 2010. With new ownership in 2016 the facility underwent extensive renovations. Among the
changes at the facility include a complete redesign and asphalt recovering of the racing surface and upgrades for
competitors and fans throughout the entire 350-acre site. The facility can also accommodate nearly 800 campsites
with many offering services to campers. For more information on Jukasa Motor Speedway visit their Facebook
page and Twitter @Jukasamotor or

Jukasa Partners: Jukasa Motor Speedway thanks the following partners for their support. Kubota Canada, Pinty’s
Delicious Foods, Whelen Engineering, Rankin Construction, Queenston Chev, W.J. Heaslip Ltd. Middleport
Mechanical, Jukasa Designs, Jukasa Media Group
ACT / ACT Releases 10-Race Schedule for 2019 Season
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on November 17, 2018, 10:29:20 AM »
ACT Releases 10-Race Schedule for 2019 Season

Waterbury, VT – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the 2019 schedule for the ACT Late Model Tour. The 10-race series with be held at six tracks throughout the northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Quebec.


ACT will be part of the season-opener for three different race tracks, helping all them bring on the new year with a bang. Other highlights include a number of big-money races and the return of one of ACT’s most historic events.


The 28th ACT Late Model Tour season begins at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, April 14. The 150-lap event is the first on the Oxford racing calendar and will be a doubleheader with the Pro All Stars Series Super Late Models. ACT then heads to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl on Sunday, April 28 to open the Vermont racing season with the 21st Community Bank N.A. 150. Both events will include an optional practice day the Saturday before the event.


A third track gets the season-opening treatment when ACT travels to N. Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park for the Spring Green 119 on Saturday, May 11. The 44th running of the Spring Green marks its comeback after a one-year absence.


The month of June will be the busiest one for ACT with the three races on tap. The trio of events includes two tracks returning to the ACT schedule and one that will play an expanded role in 2019.


For the first event in June, ACT goes north of the border to Vallée-Jct., QC’s Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday, June 1. The Chaudiere 150 will be the second point-counting ACT Late Model Tour event ever held at the ¼-mile oval and first since 2015.


The middle leg of the month is a 75-lapper at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway on Saturday, June 15, which is the first of two events scheduled at the track. It also marks the official halfway point of the season. The final event in June is the Star 150 at Epping, NH’s Star Speedway on Saturday, June 29. It is the first visit by ACT to Star since 2013.


After taking the month of July off, ACT will be back in a big way on Saturday, August 3 with the $10,000-to-win Midsummer 250 at White Mountain Motorsports Park. The event made its debut this past September as part of the track’s 25th anniversary celebration. It has now been moved to early August and added to the ACT schedule. Later in the month, ACT will return to Oxford Plains Speedway with a 150-lap event on Saturday, August 24 as part of Oxford 250 Weekend.


The final two events of the season have become ACT staples in recent years. The Tour makes its second visit to Thunder Road on Sunday, September 1 for the 41st Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200. ACT will once again crown its champion in the World Series 75 at Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 12 as part of the World Series of Speedway racing.


In addition to 10 point-counting races, there will also be two non-point events sanctioned by ACT: the Bacon Bowl 200 at Autodrome Chaudiere on Saturday, August 17 and the 57th Vermont Milk Bowl on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. The Bacon Bowl will pay $10,000 CAD to win while the Milk Bowl winner will receive a minimum of $10,000 USD.


“We’re very happy with the schedule we were able to put together,” ACT co-owner Cris Michaud said. “We think 10 point-counting races is about right at this time, and we’ve given teams some options if they want to do more than that. There are also three $10,000-to-win events we’re sanctioning, which rewards teams for the time and effort they put into supporting us. We’re looking forward to getting the season underway next April.”


ACT rules, license applications, and team registration forms for the 2019 season are also now available at For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963 or


2019 ACT Late Model Tour Schedule of Events


#             DAY       DATE     EVENT                                                   TRACK                                                   LOCATION

1              Sun         Apr 14    Oxford Plains 150                                                Oxford Plains Speedway                     Oxford, ME

2              Sun         Apr 28    Community Bank N.A. 150                  Thunder Road Speedbowl                  Barre, VT

3              Sat           May 11   Spring Green 119                                White Mtn. Motorsports Park           N. Woodstock, NH

4              Sat           Jun 1       Chaudiere 150                                     Autodrome Chaudiere                        Vallée-Jct., QC

5              Sat           Jun 15    Thompson 75                                        Thompson Speedway                          Thompson, CT

6              Sat           Jun 29    Star 150                                                 Star Speedway                                      Epping, NH

7              Sat           Aug 3      Midsummer 250                                  White Mtn Motorsports Park            N. Woodstock, NH

***         Sat           Aug 17   Bacon Bowl 200                                   Autodrome Chaudiere                        Vallée-Jct., QC

8              Sat           Aug 24   Oxford Plains 150                                                Oxford Plains Speedway                     Oxford, ME           

9              Sun         Sep 1      Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200       Thunder Road Speedbowl                  Barre, VT               

***         Sat/Sun  Sep 28/29  57th Vermont Milk Bowl                 Thunder Road Speedbowl                  Barre, VT

10           Sat           Oct 12    World Series 75                                   Thompson Speedway                          Thompson, CT


Schedule subject to change

Michael R. Stridsberg
American-Canadian Tour
Media Director
(802) 244-6963 ext. 6
V8 Supercars / KISS TO PERFORM AT 2019 NEWCASTLE 500
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 30, 2018, 11:51:10 AM »

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 has landed one of the world’s biggest bands for 2019.

Global superstars KISS will play at the Newcastle Supercars event in one of just seven Australian venues on their End of the World tour.

KISS, who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is regarded the most influential rock band of all time, will play at the No.1 Sportsground on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

“This is an absolute coup for Newcastle and Supercars fans,” Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said.

“KISS is one of the world’s greatest rock bands. To have them play at our last event of the year, on their last tour, is big news.

“This will take what is already a massive major event for the city to a new level and is sure to draw crowds from across Australia and the world.”

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.

"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” said KISS.

“This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in..... unapologetic and unstoppable.”

The concert is expected to sell out the No1 Sportsground and bring in thousands more visitors for one of only two KISS shows and the first in New South Wales.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the international superstars would provide even more incentive for visitors to travel to Newcastle for the event.

“Rock bands don’t come much bigger than KISS and with the Newcastle 500 to be the first of only two NSW shows, it is a massive win for the event, motorsport fans and the local community,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The Newcastle 500 is a highlight of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar and already attracts thousands of overnight visitors. The addition of KISS to next year’s schedule is sure to fill the No.1 Sportsground and see many more people travel to the spectacular Hunter region.”

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said: “We are thrilled Supercars have secured the legendary KISS for their 2019 concert.

“As Newcastle will be the only regional centre the band are playing on their End of the World Tour, the No. 1 Sportsground concert will make for another unforgettable experience during the third instalment of the Newcastle 500.”

Supercars pre-sale 2019 concert tickets will only be available at this year's event from the 2 x KISS Ticketek box offices located inside the track, please see

With the show expected to sell out 2018 attendees have the first opportunity for tickets which go on public sale at 9am on Monday 26 November from

The 2018 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will take place from 23-25 November. For further information and tickets, visit

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 was secured exclusively for Newcastle for five years by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, in partnership with the Newcastle City Council.

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Ethan Constable Caught Up in Crash at Autumn Colours Classic
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Running inside the top-10, Ethan Constable was caught up in a crash in the closing stages of Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic.

Constable placed third in his first heat on Friday night, followed by a fifth in the second qualifier on Saturday afternoon.

Starting 14th in the feature on Sunday, he would move up two spots in the early stages, running 11th as of the first caution at Lap 18. He would break into the top-10 shortly after the restart, getting by Carson Nagy for eighth on Lap 30. He’d move up another spot when a competitor had a problem, eventually working his way up to sixth with 12 laps to go.

Unfortunately, a head of him, a pair of drivers got together, with more piling in, leaving Constable nowhere to go as he got caught up right in the middle. The damage would be severe, ending his race early. He would be credited with a 14th-place finish.

During the weekend, Constable also took part in the Young Guns Showcase on Friday night at Peterborough Speedway. He grabbed the early lead and would pace the first half of the event. However, as they got past halfway, he was caught by defending race winner Lane Zardo and defending Young Guns winner Coltin Everingham. They’d both get by Constable, with Constable ultimately crossing the finish line in fifth.

Constable is proud to be supported by Lefroy Plumbing, Innisfil Garage Doors,, RTI Equipment Solutions, Sturdy Power Lines, and Mr. Auto Service.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin
Rick Spencer-Walt Wrecked out of Electric City 167 at Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — Rick Spencer-Walt was on his way to having a solid run in the Electric City 167 as part of Peterborough Speedway’s Autumn Colours Classic when he wrecked out by a fellow competitor.

Spencer-Walt started off the weekend by timing in at 13.717 seconds to qualify 10th for the event, which was meant to be a combined race with both Pro Late Models and Limited Late Models. Although he qualified his Limited Late Model, he would forfeit his starting position when the decision was made to bring out the Pro Late Model instead.

Starting at the tail of the field, he would get alongside Derek Lynch for 11th on Lap 5. He would complete the pass, followed by getting by Mike Wallace for 10th four laps later. He would continue moving forward, making his way up to the ninth position by Lap 12 before the first caution four laps later.

Restarting eighth after a fellow competitor pitted, he would initially move up to seventh, but faded back to eighth by Lap 30. With there being a lot of laps remaining, the field would string out single-file, but Spencer-Walt continued to still make up ground, moving into seventh by the halfway mark.

Under the halfway mark fuel caution, if you just took fuel and handled driver comfort, you would keep your position for the restart. If you chose to do something other than that, you would restart at the back of the field. This would shuffle the grid for the restarts big time.

Following the restart, Spencer-Walt began to move forward, moving into sixth by Lap 87, followed by avoiding a spinning competitor a lap later to move up to fifth. Restarting inside the top-five, he would get up to fourth on the restart and remained there until he was passed on Lap 112. He would continue to fall back, ultimately running eighth with 37 laps to go.

As the laps wound down, he was caught by fellow competitor Dan McHattie, with McHattie tapping the back end of the No. 31w Late Model entering turn three on Lap 135, causing Spencer-Walt to make significant contact with the wall. Spencer-Walt was credited with a 17th-place finish.

The Eldon Wallis-owned team is proud to be supported by, Jim Wilson Chevrolet, Auto Trim Design, Byer’s Equipment Motorsports, Orser Technical Services, Heidi’s RV Superstore,, HOTC, Speedy Auto Glass Orillia, Frame Shop Huntsville, Speedy Auto Machine, Red Castle Performance, and EPIC Racewear.

Keep up with Rick Spencer-Walt and Spencer-Walt Motorsports by liking their facebook page at and following Rick Spencer-Walt on twitter at


Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing –
Luke Gignac Rebounds for Top-10 at Autumn Colours Classic
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario — After being involved in a mid-race caution, Luke Gignac made his way back to the front for a top-10 finish in the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway.

Gignac finished third in his first heat on Friday night, followed by a third in the second qualifier on Saturday afternoon.

Starting eighth in Sunday’s feature, he’d remain there through the early laps despite a pair of cautions. He’d drop back two spots to 10th by Lap 17, set to ride in line until he was caught up in another driver’s incident at Lap 23. He’d make his way down pit road, with the ADAMS Motorsports pit crew changing the flat tire before sending him back out.

Restarting at the tail of the field, he’d avoid incident on the first attempts at a restart, before spinning to avoid contact on the third attempt. Due to spinning to avoid, he’d be given back the 10th position where he was running. He would get up to ninth on the restart, moving up another spot when another competitor had a problem under the eighth yellow flag at Lap 32. He would then avoid an incident shortly after the restart to gain another couple positions, ultimately crossing the finish line with a sixth-place finish.

ADAMS Motorsports is proud to be supported by PBS Motors and Pumps, Dwinnells Family Movers, Heritage Heating, Morton Metals, OTD Building Supplies, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, Port’s Heating & Cooling, Imperial Limousine & Airport Service, WIX Filters, Harbour Electric, and TSS Top Shops.

Be sure to keep up with ADAMS Motorsports by liking their facebook page at and checking out their website at


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Cadillac Wins IMSA Prototype Championship, Whelen Engineering Cadillac Wins Drivers, Team Championships

Cadillac won the IMSA Prototype Manufacturer Championship today at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Motul Petit Le Mans. The championship comes on the strength of the run by the Whelen Engineering Cadillac team which won the drivers' and team championship with their eighth-place performance in today's season finale at Road Atlanta. The Konica Minolta Cadillac team won the 10-hour race, their first of the season.

2018 Cadillac Season Ending Honors:
Cadillac wins IMSA Prototype Manufacturer Championship
Whelen Engineering Cadillac drivers Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr win IMSA Prototype Drivers' Championship
Whelen Engineering Cadillac wins the IMSA Prototype Team Championship
Cadillac wins Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup (TPNAEC) Manufacturer Championship
Whelen Engineering Cadillac drivers Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr win TPNAEC Drivers' Championship
Whelen Engineering Cadillac wins TPNAEC team championship
At the drop of the green the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R in the hands of Felipe Nasr began to make its way to the front of the pack from the ninth-place qualifying position. Two hours into the race Eric Curran took the lead in the red Cadillac DPi-V.R with the help from a fortunate pit stop just when a full course yellow was slowing the action. He exited the pits and when the race restarted he was the leader. With the team constantly preaching to not risk the car in the Road Atlanta race traffic, Nasr, Curran and third driver Gabby Chaves were able to do just enough, finish within one place of the No. 54 Core Oreca in eighth to win the IMSA Prototype Championship.

"This is unbelievable," Curran said. "Talk about down to the wire, it just doesn't get closer than that in racing. We didn't think we could make it on fuel, we kept backing Felipe up to hit the number running four or five seconds off the pace at the end. The 54 Core car had to stop and that made the difference. The Whelen Cadillac was great all day. We led a lot of the race. The engineers on the box, the pit stops were all spot on. What a great day! It feels great to win two of these championships in a two-year window. I am unbelievably happy!"

"I have no words at all," Nasr said. "It was an exhausting last stint, to be honest, three plus hours in the car. Somehow, we lost power halfway through the stint so the only chance we had was to hit the fuel target. I still can't believe it, it was impossible but somehow, we made it! I want to thank Eric, Gabby, and Mike (Conway) - even though he's not here this weekend, he's been a great part of the team. And thank you to the Action Express guys who made all the calls, all our sponsors - the Whelan car has won two championships! This is my first year in the series and I couldn't ask for a better way for the season to go. It's been a great year, I just need time for it all to sink in."

"I had a great time out there today," Chaves said. "The Whelen Cadillac was great to drive here at Road Atlanta. I was able to lead a few laps. When I was in the car we were a little off pit sequence with the other cars so we were hanging around the top five. My job this weekend was to keep a good pace going and keep the car clean. Eric and Felipe did the hard work like they have been doing all year. They deserve the championship."

By winning the first segment of the race, the Whelen Engineering Cadillac team won the TPNAEC team championship. For Action Express it is their fifth TPNAEC team championship. The strong performance of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac team and the No. 10 Konica Minolta team also contributed valuable points to the endurance championship today.

Cadillac takes the IMSA Prototype Championship Manufacturer trophy for the second consecutive year. All three teams posted wins on the season to help the brand capture top manufacturer honors once again in 2018.

"It was a great night at Petit Le Mans with the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R winning the championship," Steve Carlisle, General Motors senior vice president and president, Cadillac said. "Cadillac, for the second year in a row, is the IMSA Prototype driver and manufacturer champions! That is a testament to the Wayne Taylor, Action Express and Spirit of Daytona teams all performing to a very high standard all season. The drivers' and manufacturers trophies are shared by everyone at Cadillac, our teams, suppliers and customers. We have proven that V-Performance is once again the standard of power in IMSA Prototype competition."

"Congratulations to Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr on winning Cadillac's second consecutive IMSA Prototype drivers' championship," Mark Reuss, GM Executive Vice President and President Global Product Group and Cadillac said. "The No. 31 Action Express Cadillac DPi-V.R team took the momentum from their victory at the Detroit Grand Prix through the season to take the title. Cadillac V-Performance power, combined with strong team work, proved to be a winning combination. Also, thanks to all of the Cadillac DPi teams for delivering valuable points to earn Cadillac's second consecutive manufacturer championship."

 Hunter-Reay, left, Van Der Zande, Taylor win Petit.
The No. 10 Konica-Minolta Cadillac team was driving without reservation all race. The trio of Jordan Taylor, Renger Van Der Zande and Ryan Hunter-Reay were not in a championship points position and drove for the win. The team led briefly into the early evening. In the last half hour of the race, Van Der Zande was using all of the Cadillac DPi-V.R to chase down the leading No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac. The Mustang Sampling Cadillac was conserving fuel and stumbled heading into the second to last turn allowing Van Der Zande to pass for the win within 200 yards of the finish line.

"It was pretty crazy," Taylor said. "It was a never-give-up strategy today. It was 10 hours and one of the toughest Petit Le Mans races there's been in a long time, especially in the Prototype class. It was a tough year not having a win until now, and it would've been very disappointing to leave this season without a win. But our guys were unbelievable - the whole Konica Minolta crew. We were making up positions on every pit stops, which kept us up front for track position. And for the last two hours, Renger was saving fuel. If we wouldn't have stuck to that strategy like we did, we would've ended up like the 5 car. We were pushing him every lap to save fuel and hit his numbers, and he was still able to keep the pressure on and it worked, passing for the win with two corners to go. To go through 10 hours of racing is unbelievable. Wayne Taylor Racing has won at least one race for all 15 years of its existence, so it's a great way to end the way and a great way to lead into 2019."

"Took nine races to get my first win with the team," Van Der Zande said. "We finally got it done. I'm super happy and super proud of the team and I think this was a real team effort. We kept it on the black stuff, we gave it our all at the right time, but mainly on the fuel mileage and hitting the numbers they gave me was a big calculation at the end and the team got it done. We knew we were going to struggle during the day when it was hot. When I got in for Ryan on my second-to-last stint, it was starting to cool down and that's when I started to feel like we do have a good car because it felt horrible before that. It was steering in, it was braking, it was doing everything I wanted. The closer we got to the end of the race, the better the car was getting, I could attack everywhere. At the end, it was a very calculation kind of game on track because you want to get position but you want to save fuel, as well. That's the game that we played and we played it very nice. I'm very happy. We have a baby coming any time now so I have to head home now. I'll be very anxious until it happens but this is a very nice thing to happen to end the season."

The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac team with Filipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Tristan Vautier suffered through early race contact and a penalty to come back and take the race lead. With one lap to go, Albuquerque was behind the wheel and leading when he took the white flag. Being very close on fuel the car stumbled into Turn 10 and the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R passed him within site of the finish line. He was able to get the car down the hill and across to the checker in fourth.

"When Filipe came out of Turn 7, I thought we had it," Fittipaldi said. "I thought that was it, we only had the straightaways and it would be okay. But then he started having a misfire down the straight and unfortunately, not only the 10 but all the other cars went by and we didn't even finish on the podium. Congratulations to the Whelen guys for winning the championship, it was an awesome run. It was an awesome run for us this season, but we just were unfortunate a few times, and today was one of those times. But this is a solid group of guys, we'll turn the page to a new chapter and try and win Daytona again to start the new season."

"We really have had bad luck in the second half of the season, it was very frustrating," Albuquerque said. "We had problems early in the race with the offset, recovered and came back to lead. The car was just brilliant from lap one, so I hated to have to race to the fuel at the end. We thought we had it, but apparently, we couldn't catch it. One corner, that's all it was, and to not even get a podium is very hard. Everyone did great, and Tristen did an amazing job, jumping in and helping us. I guess it was just not meant to be."

"We were so close to winning Petit," Vautier said. "It was very tense, those last moments. Filipe drove an amazing race, getting into the lead, and then driving to those fuel numbers. We were going for broke and were that close, two corners from winning Petit Le Mans. Just an amazing experience with the team, I'm very grateful they gave me the call to come and jump in. It's a shame we couldn't bring it back in a podium position but thank you to the team for an amazing job. It's an incredible organization. Thank you to Filipe, Christian and Joao and the entire team for being so welcoming, I'm very grateful. I'm happy for the team as a whole, because the 31 won the championship and that was the main mission today. I'm disappointed, but very grateful."

The teams will celebrate the wins and collect their trophies at the IMSA WeatherTech Night o of Champions tomorrow and then look to January for the Roar Before the 24 test in just three months to kick-off the 2019 season. Cadillac will have seven DPi-V.R cars on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona to run January 24-27.

Cadillac DPi-V.R 2018 Results
Track Drivers Qualify Finish Points
Daytona Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa
Christian Fittipaldi 3 1   
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr
Mike Conway 7 2   
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande
Ryan Hunter-Reay 1 15   
  Matt McMurry
Tristan Vautier
Eddie Cheever III 5 20   
Sebring Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa
Christian Fittipaldi 8 10 3 (56)
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr
Mike Conway 5 3 1 (62)
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande
Ryan Hunter-Reay 10 2 7 (48) 
  Matt McMurry
Tristan Vautier
Eddie Cheever III 1 12 11 (30)
Long Beach Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa 5 1 35 (1)
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr 2 7 32 (2)
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 6 3 16 (4)
Mid-Ohio Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa 6 4 119
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr 12 8 109
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 4 5 104
Detroit Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa 4 6 144
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr 6 1 144
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 7 5 130
  Matt McMurry
Tristan Vautier 12 13 48
Watkins Glen Filipe Albuquerque
Christian Fittipaldi
Gabby Chaves 14 6 169 (1)
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr
Mike Conway 11 7 168 (2)
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 8 5 156 (4)
  Matt McMurry
Tristan Vautier 12 11 68 (24)
CTMP Filipe Albuquerque
Christian Fittipaldi 11 4 197
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 4 2 188
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr 12 3 198
Road America Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa 7 7 221
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 4 4 216
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr 9 3 228
Laguna Seca Filipe Albuquerque
Joao Barbosa 11 DNS 221 (6)
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande 1 12 235
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr 9 5 254
Petit Le Mans Filipe Albuquerque
Christian Fittipaldi
Tristan Vautier 6 4   
  Jordan Taylor
Renger Van Der Zande
Ryan Hunter-Reay 12 1   
  Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr
Gabby Chaves 9 8   

Photo credits, Cadillac/Richard Prince.

Eric Curran, left, and Felipe Nasr.


The Cadillac DPi-V.R teams won every title in the inaugural season of the IMSA DPi formula including: Cadillac wins DPi manufacturer championship; Cadillac wins TPNAEC (Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup) manufacturer title; Jordan and Ricky Taylor 2017 IMSA WeatherTech DPi driver champions; Konica Minolta Cadillac team champions; Mustang Sampling Cadillac drivers Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque won the TPNAEC DPi driver championship; Mustang Sampling Cadillac won the TPNAEC DPi team championship; Whelen Engineering drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran finish second in the driver's championship; Mustang Sampling Cadillac drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi finish third in the driver's championship; Cadillac teams combine to win seven races in 2017: Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring, Long Beach, Circuit of the Americas, Detroit, Watkins Glen, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
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ACT / Wall Inherits Surprise Thompson Victory as Payea Secures Title
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on October 15, 2018, 07:38:14 AM »
Wall Inherits Surprise Thompson Victory as Payea Secures Title 

Thompson, CT – Millbury, MA’s William Wall emerged as the surprise winner when the dust settled after a wild finish to the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) World Series 75 at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 13. The former Thompson Late Model Champion scored one for the locals by inheriting his first career ACT Late Model Tour victory while Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea secured his second straight ACT title with a 7th-place finish.


Wall crossed the finish line second to fellow local Jake Johnson of Rehoboth, MA, who appeared to have pulled off a shocker of his own after taking the lead with four laps remaining in his first ACT start. Johnson’s joy was short-lived, however, as the young racer was disqualified in post-race technical inspection for a chassis infraction. This gave the victory to Wall, who had been strong in previous ACT events at the speedway and finally broke into the winner’s circle on Northeast Late Model racing’s biggest stage.


The reversal was just the latest twist in a race that saw many of them in the final eight circuits. Lebanon, NH’s Rich Dubeau had led the first 67 laps uncontested off the outside pole, which went clean and green with hard racing throughout the field. As the laps wound down, Dubeau had a healthy lead over Salem, MA’s Tom Carey III and seemed poised to become a first-time ACT winner himself.


But after Graniteville, VT’s Chip Grenier spun in turn two to bring out the first caution, chaos erupted on the historic 5/8-mile oval. Three more cautions would fly within the next lap alone, including one where Payea was caught up in a multi-car melee on the backstretch while running ninth. While Payea escaped damage to his car, the spin opened the door for Rowley, MA’s Eddie MacDonald, who entered the main event 25 points behind Payea, to have a shot at stealing the title.


Following the fourth caution on lap 68, Carey got the jump on Dubeau to take over the lead. Meanwhile, MacDonald sensed his opportunity and quickly sliced his way to the third position. Dubeau fought back on Carey after the initial result and was just 0.002 seconds behind him when the fifth caution flew on lap 71 for a backstretch spin involved Jared Materas and Matthew Lowinski-Loh. Payea also went for another spin just beforehand, but was moving at the time the caution flew and thus got his spot back in the line-up.


The ensuing restart would be the one that ultimately decided the championship. Coming off turn two, the top-3 cars all made contact, with both Carey and Dubeau spinning on the backstretch. MacDonald was sent to the rear of the field for his involvement, putting him behind Payea and effectively ending his title bid.


As a result, Barre, VT’s Nick Sweet unexpectedly found himself sitting in the lead with Johnson in second. But Sweet had suffered damage to the rear of his car while going through the infield to avoid a previous incident, and Johnson easily got the jump on the final restart. Wall followed Johnson up the outside into the second spot, which proved to be the winning move.


Meanwhile, Payea cut through the field following his incident, aided by the subsequent cautions, to finish seventh. The result unofficially gave him the championship by 35 points over MacDonald, who ended up 12th. It was the second straight ACT title for Payea and the 10th for his RPM Motorsports team.


Sweet inherited the second position in the final finishing order. Quebec’s Jean-Francois Dery ran with the leaders all night and became the new 3rd-place finisher following post-race inspection. Modified champion Woody Pitkat and New-London Waterford Speedbowl regular Ryan Morgan rounded out the top-5. Ryan Kuhn, Payea, Mark Jension, Jimmy Hebert, and Dubeau finished 6th through 10th. Hebert’s effort came after starting last on the grid due to a crash coming to the green flag of his qualifying heat.


The 2018 ACT Late Model Tour season is now complete. The Banquet of Champions is scheduled for Saturday, November 17 at the Capital Plaza in Montpelier, VT. More information regarding the 2019 season will be released in the near future.


For more information, contact the ACT offices at (802) 244-6963,, or visit





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

1. ( 9 ) William Wall ( 4MA ) , Millbury, MA , 75 Laps
2. ( 3 ) Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT , 75 Laps
3. ( 4 ) Jean-Francois Dery ( 21QC ) , Quebec, QC , 75 Laps
4. ( 5 ) Woody Pitkat ( 07MA ) , Bellingham, MA , 75 Laps
5. ( 7 ) Ryan Morgan ( 3CT ) , Gales Ferry, CT , 75 Laps
6. ( 14 ) Ryan Kuhn ( 72MA ) , East Bridgewater, MA , 75 Laps
7. ( 10 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Colchester, VT , 75 Laps
8. ( 6 ) Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI , 75 Laps
9. ( 27 ) Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT , 75 Laps
10. ( 2 ) Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Lebanon, NH , 75 Laps
11. ( 1 ) Tom Carey III ( 5MA ) , Salem, MA , 75 Laps
12. ( 11 ) Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA , 75 Laps
13. ( 13 ) Brian Tagg ( 9MA ) , Oxford, MA , 74 Laps
14. ( 24 ) Brooks Clark ( 68VT ) , Fayston, VT , 74 Laps
15. ( 18 ) Chip Grenier ( 9VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 74 Laps
16. ( 15 ) #Dylan Payea ( 7NH ) , Milton, VT , 74 Laps
17. ( 19 ) Joey Parker ( 60MA ) , Weymouth, MA , 73 Laps
18. ( 22 ) Stephen Donahue ( 21VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 73 Laps
19. ( 21 ) Claude Leclerc ( 11QC ) , Lanoraie, QC , 73 Laps
20. ( 8 ) Jared Materas ( 13CT ) , Westfield, MA , 73 Laps
21. ( 17 ) Corey Mason ( 1NH ) , Groveton, NH , 73 Laps
22. ( 23 ) Christopher Pelkey ( 41VT ) , South Barre, VT , 73 Laps
23. ( 16 ) Matthew Lowinski-Loh ( 17CT ) , Milford, MA , 72 Laps
24. ( 25 ) #Peyton Lanphear ( 22VT ) , Duxbury, VT , 72 Laps
25. ( 20 ) Paul Charette ( 81MA ) , Woodstock, CT , 67 Laps
26. ( 26 ) James Linardy ( 77MA ) , Somerville, MA , 17 Laps

DSQ Jake Johnson ( 15MA ) , Rehoboth, MA

Lap Leaders: Tom Carey III pole; Rich Dubeau 1-68; Carey 69-71; Jake Johnson 72-75. (3 lead changes among 3 drivers)

Time of Race: 1:04:31   Margin of Victory: 0.955 seconds

Cautions: 6 (laps 67, 67, 67, 68, 71, 71)

Heat Winners: Jean-Francois Dery, William Wall, Eddie MacDonald

B-Feature Winner: Paul Charette

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


(MISCOUCHE, PE - October 10th, 2018) - The 2018 Eastern Super Mini Cup Series will draw to a close Saturday with the Concept Drilling 20 at Speedway Miramichi. The Season Finale on the seven race schedule is a part of The Very Best Fall Shootout at New Brunswick’s North Shore oval. The racing card is slated for a 2pm start on Saturday, October 13th.


Mark Ferguson (Saint John, NB) has virtually clinched the 2018 Eastern Super Mini Cup Series championship heading into the Concept Drilling 20 on Saturday. Ferguson takes a 50 point advantage into the final race and given that he takes the green flag on Saturday will nail down his second championship. Ferguson won the title in a shortened 2016 season with the Series.


Jacob Dunlop (Hampton, PE) enters Saturday with a slim seven point advantage on “Old Man” Donnie McNeil for the runner-up spot in the championship. The pair entered the Atlantic Championships last weekend at the Shediac CENTRE For Speed tied for the spot but Dunlop, by virtue of a strong heat race and a third place feature finish, enters this weekend with the slight edge. Both Dunlop and McNeil have won two feature races this season and each will look to break the tie in the win column and nail down second in the standings after leaving Speedway Miramichi.


The pleasant surprise out of the 25-lap feature at the CENTRE For Speed last Saturday was winner Logan Dawson (Tyne Valley, PE). Dawson impressed as he left only three cars on the lead lap at the end of the race en route to his first win on the Series in just his fourth start in the car. Dawson has moved to fourth overall in the standings but only has a one point advantage on fellow Series freshman Randy Wilson with one race to go on the Series.


Dawson will have company on track in his father Dan Dawson, who is slated to make his Series debut at Speedway Miramichi on Saturday in the Concept Drilling 20. Dan will be piloting the car formerly campaigned by Series veteran Jeremy Alexander of Summerside, PE.


Prince Edward Island’s Dave Griffin barely missed out on a podium spot in the most recent race at the CENTRE For Speed. Griffin, in one of his best races of the season, fell a lap down in the final circuits last Saturday but still managed to finish fourth in the caution free feature. He has closed down the gap to six points between himself and hometown favorite Kirk Sheasgreen (Miramichi, NB) for sixth in the point standings. Sheasgreen, who has had a roller coaster season in the No. 40 car, will hope to close out 2018 with a win at his home track.

The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series roster is rounded out by Brodie Lewis of Charlottetown, PE.


Adult grandstand admission price for Saturday night’s The Very Best Fall Shootout and Concept Drilling 20 is $15 (aged 18 and up), youth admission (aged eight to 17) is $10 and children seven and under are admitted free of charge. A family grandstand pass (two adults and two youth admissions) is $35. Pit admission is $20. Tickets are available at the gate on race day.


Pit gates for competitors open at 10am on Saturday, October 13th with grandstand gates for fans opening at 12pm. Racing gets underway with qualifying at 2pm. The event includes a 100-lap Street Stock feature, the Atlantic Modified Tour season finale, a 50-lap Mini Stock event, the Dukes division and a Demolition Blowout Finale!


The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series would like to thank Concept Drilling for partnering with the Series to present the Season Finale at Speedway Miramichi. Concept Drilling is a licensed water well drilling company with over 20 years experience in geotechnical and environmental drilling. For more information, find them on Facebook at Concept Drilling Services or give them a call at (506) 624-4874. Marketing opportunities with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series are available by contacting Kirk Sheasgreen at (506) 210-0437.


For complete information on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, please visit their Facebook page at


About Speedway Miramichi:
Speedway Miramichi is Eastern Canada’s Oldest Active Motorsports Venue, and Northern New Brunswick’s only paved oval track. Located in the city of Miramichi, New Brunswick, and just 5 minutes away from all city amenities, Speedway Miramichi hosts stock car racing and demolition events throughout the summer. There is no other facility in the world where you can watch a stock car race, burnout competition, figure-8 race, and a demolition derby during the same event. Visit our website (, check us out on Facebook (Speedway Miramichi Inc.), or find us on Instagram (speedway.miramichi) for more details, and join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018!


About the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series:
The Eastern Super Mini Cup Series offers all the excitement of stock car racing in a small package! Formed for competition in the Maritimes in 2012, the Series will visit three ovals between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick over seven events in their 2018 season. To keep up with the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series, like them on Facebook at or follow them on Twitter at @ESMCSeries.
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