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 on: February 28, 2017, 02:22:01 PM 
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MJS HOLDINGS TO PRESENT INAUGURAL MARITIME MINI STOCK TOUR


(Dartmouth, NS – February 27th, 2017) – The Maritime Mini Stock Tour (MMST) is excited to announce that MJS Holdings Limited will become the title sponsor for the series in 2017. The MJS Holdings Maritime Mini Stock Tour will showcase four cylinder Honda racing action at various race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada in their inaugural season.


MJS Holdings Limited stands for quality and that is why they carry the Rotary Lifts brand. Rotary Lifts are “the world’s most trusted lifts” in the industry. They also carry wheel service products to complete the full shop package. Whether it is an alignment machine, wheel balancer or tire changer to service everything from light to heavy duty equipment, MJS Holdings Limited can help you get the job done!


“MJS Holdings Limited is proud to have this opportunity to sponsor the inaugural Maritime Mini Stock Tour,” said Jake Martin, General Manager of MJS Holding Limited. “MJS Holdings is a great match for the motorsports industry and the Series. We are gear heads serving gear heads. We cannot wait to see the green flag fly on an exciting racing season!”


“We look forward to working with MJS Holdings for a long time and representing their brand,” said Mark Williams, Vice President of the MMST. “We’re thankful they have chosen the MMST as their advertising partner and we look forward to introducing the MJS Holdings brand to race fans throughout the Maritime Provinces."


While the complete schedule has yet to be released, Petty International Raceway in River Glade, New Brunswick has announced they will host the MJS Holdings Maritime Mini Stock Tour on Saturday, September 9th. Registration for competitors is set to open in early March.


Marketing opportunities with the MJS Holdings Maritime Mini Stock Tour are available by contacting the series directly. A new website has been launched for the series and can be found at MaritimeMiniStockTour.com.


Complete information on MJS Holdings Limited can be found at mjsholdings.ca. They can be contacted by phone at (902) 461-1045.


About MJS Holdings Limited:
MJS Holdings LTD is the leading automotive lift company in the Maritimes founded in 1985 by Michael J Sharpe. MJS Holdings LTD is located in Eastern Passage, outside of Halifax, centrally located to provide fast and efficient service. They are the only distributor and authorized installer of Rotary Lifts in Atlantic Canada, Rotary being the leading and most trusted car hoist company in the world. MJS Holdings has a versatile staff that can meet any customer demand. Visit them online at MJSHoldings.ca.


About the Maritime Mini Stock Tour:
The Maritime Mini Stock Tour was formed in December 2016 to give Mini Stock racing in the Maritimes a unified home. Featuring four cylinder Honda models, the series will host events at various oval race tracks throughout Atlantic Canada in their inaugural season. For complete information on the Maritime Mini Stock Tour, please visit MaritimeMiniStockTour.com.

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 on: February 27, 2017, 02:03:02 PM 
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OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: PRE-SEASON MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19

by Tommy Goudge (February 27, 2017) - Ohsweken, Ontario - Ohsweken Speedway will be holding pre-season information and registration meetings on Sunday, March 19 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena located at 3201 Second Line in Hagersville, Ontario.

Ohsweken Speedway officials do not anticipate any major rule changes for 2017, but teams are welcome to bring their questions or concerns to this pre-season information session. Official schedules will also be available at the meetings.

Grandstand Season Passes, Pit Memberships, and Season Pit Passes for the 2017 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase, with all prices staying the same as 2016! The $60 early bird membership price is available until May 16, 2017. Memberships are payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card. Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/?page_id=1803 (found under found under Competitor Info > Membership Forms)

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

11:00am to 1:00pm - Registration for Micro Sprints
12:00pm to 1:00pm - Registration for Friday Night Divisions
1:00pm to 2:00pm - Mini Stocks & Bombers Meeting
2:00pm to 3:00pm - Thunder Stocks Meeting
3:00pm to 4:00pm - 360 Sprint Cars & Crate Sprint Cars Meeting

2017 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway's 22nd season of racing begins on Friday, May 19. The weekly Friday Night Excitement program will include Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 season, and visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule.

TICKETS PLEASE!
Tickets for the World of Outlaws Six Nations Showdown, Northern Summer Nationals, Triple Crown Showdown, and Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale now! Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 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 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.

Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: 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, Mobil 1, 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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 on: February 27, 2017, 08:42:04 AM 
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Clipsal 500 to start the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship starts with a bang on the streets of Adelaide this week.

With more than 270,000 fans expected to watch the first event of the year it will be back to the future for this year’s event, with the return of two 250-kilometre races held on Saturday and Sunday.

For the first time two Top 10 Shootouts will determine the ARMOR ALL Pole Position for both races.

The weekend’s racing will include a number of milestones:
Simona De Silvestro becomes first full-time female driver in the Supercars era in car #78 (Nissan).
16-year-old Alex Rullo becomes the youngest driver to race in the 58-year history of the VASC (Australian Touring Car Championship), for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport starts its 100th Virgin Australia Supercars Championship round at the site of its maiden race win last year when Nick Percat led the field across the line.Chaz Mostert (Supercheap Auto Racing) makes his 50th start.
James Moffat (Wilson Security GRM) makes his 200th start.
Nine Supercars make their debut (Triple Eight, Garry Rogers Motorsport, Prodrive, Erebus, Nissan and DJR Team Penske).
A number of drivers have changed teams for 2017, in a bid to claim the championship from defending Champion, Shane Van Gisbergen.

Fans at the Clipsal 500 will get the first opportunity to see drivers with their new teams, including:
  Garth Tander – the three-time Bathurst champion who has returned to where it all began with Garry Rogers Motorsport after nine seasons with the Holden Racing Team.
Scott Pye – After two seasons with DJR Team Penkse, Pye will race alongside James Courtney with Walkinshaw Racing.
Nick Percat – The defending Clipsal 500 Champion has joined the Brad Jones Racing Team after two seasons with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.
Jason Bright – After seven years at Brad Jones Racing, the veteran has moved to Prodrive.
Holden has been the dominant force at the Clipsal 500 in recent years having topped the podium every year since 2013.
With no Clipsal 500 producing a 100 percent finish rate, drivers will be hoping the new Dunlop soft and super-soft tyres will help usher in a new era for the event which enters its 19th year.

The event also features local hip hop success stories The Hilltop Hoods, Baby Animals and Hunters and Collectors.

This is the 14th time the event has kicked off a new Virgin Australia Supercars Championship year.

Daily Video News Releases (VNRs) with vision from the Clipsal 500 Adelaide will be sent to media from Wednesday. For further information regarding interviews/vision please contact Supercars Media.

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 on: February 27, 2017, 08:39:00 AM 
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O'Neal Wins the Feature at the DIRTcar Nationals Finale
Clanton wins DIRTcar Nationals Championship
BARBERVILLE, FL- February 26, 2017- Don O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., a veteran racer in action since 1988, has been one of the biggest names without a World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series victory. That changed in his 53rd career feature start when O'Neal finally took a coveted trip to Victory Lane during the bookend to the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night.
Heading into the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature, the buzz was about what tire compound the teams would choose. It was ultimately Don O'Neal who chose the right combination.
"We've had a good car," said O'Neal. "The Peak Anti-Freeze team with Crawford Outdoor, Cometic Gasket, and Penske Shocks car has been good all Speedweeks, there just wasn't anything going our way. Tonight, it did."
O'Neal was a man on a mission all night. Locking up the final transfer spot from his heat put him 13th on the feature starting grid. O'Neal made quick work of the cars in front of him and used a lap 15 restart to take the lead from polesitter Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. who had led every lap to that point.
"We had a harder tire on then most of those guys," said Erb Jr., who finished seventh. "A lot of those guys gambled with that soft tire. We took the green early and everyone stayed in that line around the bottom. My car was working really good there. Everything was going good until that yellow came out. Then everybody got chasing the brown, [tacky dirt] around the top and those soft tire were able to pull away from me. We definitely got beat on tires tonight."
Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY jumped to the second position the same lap as O'Neal took over the point and steadily gained ground on the leader. On lap 38 in the midst of heavy lapped traffic, O'Neal nearly got into the turn two wall. The slip up by O'Neal allowed McCreadie an attempt for a last lap pass bringing the crowd surrounding the World's Fastest Half-Mile to their feet.
"I was warming my tires up on the outside and I thought 'this feels so much better than the bottom did on that first 14-lap run" said McCreadie. "Don, he's a professional and he found the traction before I did. I moved up and thought we could run with him, but at the end I think he had the best car. He made one little mistake at the end there and it gave us a chance. We hadn't run this car yet and we ran it for three nights. We got a second and a third out of it."
O'Neal claimed a desired Gator trophy and $10,000 but it was Shane Clanton who took home the king of them all, the Big Gator as DIRTcar Nationals Late Model champion.
"We missed it a little bit tonight, but it's a testament to how hard we worked all week," said Clanton "To run top-five three nights and just miss it a little bit tonight and run where we did (13th), we had a shot."
Before the stretch at DIRTcar Nationals, series veteran Clanton explained the importance of coming out of the Georgia-Florida jaunt ahead in the standings.
"If you come out of Florida on top then it's easy to stay on top, if you come up behind then it's hard to dig yourself out of that hole," said Clanton. "It's important to have a good run because it will boost the whole season and [at this point] who knows who will be running good."
Headed out of DIRTcar Nationals, Brandon Sheppard is the leader in the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Points Standings followed by Rick Eckert who is only a mere four points behind. For the last two years the driver who headed out of DIRTcar Nationals highest in points ultimately won the Championship Title at the end of the year. That may not be the case this year as the points race is still very close; meaning it could be anyone's for the taking.
Feature: 1.5- Don O'Neal[13]; 2.39-Tim McCreadie[3]; 3.21-Billy Moyer Jr[9]; 4.40B-Bronson[8]; 5.44-Chris Madden[7]; 6.9-Devin Moran[20]; 7.28-Dennis Erb Jr[1]; 8.18-Eric Wells[24]; 9.7-Rick Eckert[10]; 10.15s-Donny Schatz[14]; 11.3s-Brian Shirley[2]; 12.14-Darrell Lanigan[17]; 13.25-Shane Clanton[4]; 14.1-Brandon Sheppard[6]; 15.91-Tyler Erb[12]; 16.17M-Dale McDowell[18]; 17.1*-Chub Frank[16]; 18.18c-Chase Junghans        [26]; 19.7F-Jason Fitzgerald[15]; 20.2H-Nick Hoffman[11]; 21.99j-Frank Heckenast Jr[23]; 22.14M-Morgan Bagley[19]; 23.2c-Joey Coulter[25]; 24.99B-Boom Briggs[21]; 25.116-Brandon Overton[5]; 26.15-Steve Francis[22]
Qualifying Group A: 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 17.376; 2.3s-Brian Shirley, 17.387; 3.21-Billy Moyer Jr, 17.418; 4. 39- Tim McCreadie, 17.42; 5. 93- Donald Bradsher, 17.444; 6. 15s- Donny Schatz, 17.453; 7. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 17.52; 8. 99B- Boom Briggs, 17.575; 9. 14M- Morgan Bagley, 17.589; 10. 7- Rick Eckert, 17.661; 11.4-Ds-Chad Hollenbeck, 17.663; 12. 14- Darrell Lanigan, 17.679; 13. 2c- Joey Coulter, 17.696; 14. 18c- Chase Junghans, 17.903; 15. 5- Don O'Neal, 17.913; 16. 2F- Dennis Franklin, 17.115; 18.0v-Coleby Frye, 18.231; 19. 7W- Ricky Weiss, 18.471; 20. B1- Brent Larson, 18.535; 21. 99- Dylan Thompson, 18.708; 22. 16H- Mike Hammerle, 19.385; 23. 18-Eric Wells, DQ(light)

Qualifying Group B: 1. 44- Chris Madden, 16.532;2. 28- Dennis Erb Jr, 16.655;3. 116- Brandon Overton, 16.95;4. 25- Shane Clanton, 16.956;5. 2H- Nick Hoffman, 16.973;6. 91- Tyler Erb, 17.017;7. 38s- Kenny Pettyjohn, 17.127;8. 1*- Chub Frank, 17.143;9. 7F- Jason Fitzgerald, 17.217;10. 20- Rodney Sanders, 17.227;11. 15- Steve Francis, 17.32; 12. 99j- Frank Heckenast Jr, 17.349;13. 9- Devin Moran, 17.369;14. 17M- Dale McDowell, 17.565;15. 1P- Earl Pearson Jr, 17.586; 16. 21L- Ivedent Lloyd Jr, 17.593;17. 6- Blake Spencer, 17.647;18. 16T- Tyler Bruening, 17.661;19. 16- Jason Jameson, 18.135;20. 3c- Charles LaPlant, 18.513;21. 14r- Reid Millard, 19.186;22. 22*- G.R. Smith, DNS
Heat 1 (Top four transfer to the Feature): 1. 40B- Kyle Bronson[1]; 2. 1- Brandon Sheppard[4]; 3. 21- Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 4. 5- Don O'Neal[8]; 5.14M-Morgan Bagley[5]; 6.0v-Coleby Frye[9]; 7.93- Donald Bradsher[3]; 8.B1- Brent Larson[10]; 9.4-Ds- Chad Hollenbeck[6]; 10.2c- Joey Coulter[7]; 11.16H-Mike Hammerle[11]
Heat 2 (Top four transfer to the Feature): 1. 3s- Brian Shirley[1]; 2. 39- Tim McCreadie[2]; 3. 7- Rick Eckert           [5]; 4. 15s-Donny Schatz[3]; 5. 14-Darrell Lanigan[6]; 6. 99B- Boom Briggs [4]; 7.18c- Chase Junghans[7]; 8.18- Eric Wells[11]; 9.7W- Ricky Weiss[9]; 10.2F-Dennis Franklin [8];11. 99-Dylan Thompson[8]
Heat 3 (Top four transfer to the Feature): 1. 44-Chris Madden[1]; 2.116-Brandon Overton[2]; 3.2H-Nick Hoffman[3]; 4.7F-Jason Fitzgerald[5]; 5.9-Devin Moran[7]; 6.38s-Kenny Pettyjohn[4]; 7.15-Steve Francis[6]; 8.1P-Earl Pearson Jr[8]; 9.16-Jason Jameson[10]; 10.6-Blake Spencer[9]; 11.14r-Reid Millard[11]
Heat 4 (Top four transfer to the Feature): 1.28- Dennis Erb Jr[1]; 2.25-Shane Clanton[2]; 3.91-Tyler Erb[3] 4.1*-Chub Frank[4]; 5.20-Rodney Sanders[5] 6.99j-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 7.17M-Dale McDowell[7]; 8.21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr[8]; 9.16T-Tyler Bruening[9] 10.3c-Charles LaPlant[10]; 11.22*-G.R. Smith[DNS]
Last Chance Showdown 1 (Top three transfer to the Feature): 1. 14- Darrell Lanigan[2]; 2.14M-Morgan Bagley[1]; 3.99B-Boom Briggs[4]; 4.0v-Coleby Frye[3]; 5.18c-Chase Junghans[6]; 6.B1-Brent Larson[7]; 7.18-Eric Wells[8]; 8.4-Ds-Chad Hollenbeck[9]; 9.2F-Dennis Franklin[13]; 10.2c-Joey Coulter[11]; 11.93-Donald Bradsher[5]; 12.6-Blake Spencer[12]; 13.99-Dylan Thompson[15]; 14.16H-Mike Hammerle[14]; 15. 7W- Ricky Weiss [DNS]
Last Chance Showdown 2 (Top three transfer to the Feature): 1. 17M-Dale McDowell[6];2.9-Devin Moran[1];3.15-Steve Francis[5];4.21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr[8];5.16-Jason Jameson[9];6.16T-Tyler Bruening[10];7.14r-Reid Millard[13];8.99j-Frank Heckenast Jr[4]9.3c-Charles LaPlant[12];10.20-Rodney Sanders[2];11.38s-Kenny Pettyjohn[DNS];12.1P-Earl Pearson Jr[DNS];13.6-Blake Spencer[DNS];14.22*-G.R. Smith[DNS]
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash):
 Billy Moyer Jr., Chris Madden, Devin Moran, Eric Wells, Rick Eckert,; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Don O'Neal; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Chris Madden; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Billy Moyer Jr.; Quarter Master ($100 Product Certificate): Kyle Bronson; Wrisco (Three Sheets of aluminum): Eric Wells;  Penske Racing Shocks ($50 Product Certificate): Eric Wells ; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Devin Moran; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Rick Eckert; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Rick Eckert; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Shane Clanton; Cometic ($50 Cash):Darrell Lanigan ; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; Superflow Dyno's ($50 Cash): Brandon Sheppard; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Tyler Erb; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Chub Frank; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Joey Coulter; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate): Frank Heckenast Jr.; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Frank Heckenast Jr..; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Boom Briggs.; QA-1 ($50 Cash): Chris Madden; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Don O'Neal








Hearn Double Dips at DIRTcar Nationals
 
Grabs the DIRTcar Nationals Finale and Championship
 
BARBERVILLE, F.L - Feb. 26, 2017 - Brett 'The Jet' Hearn picked up his tenth DIRTcar Nationals victory with the Super DIRTcar Series at Volusia Speedway Park on Saturday night. The veteran driver from Sussex, N.J. took the lead from the start and never looked back to take the $5,000 payday in the 40-lap finale, also staking claim to the DIRTcar Nationals championship.
 
"The guys at the Madsen Overhead Door shop are going to have to build a bigger shelf," Hearn said in Victory Lane. "It was a super, awesome team effort. We came down here and fine tuned on this thing, it's a brand new car."
 
Young gun Max McLaughlin of Mooresville, N.C. and the veteran Hearn started on the front row following a pre-race redraw.
 
On lap one, Hearn drove to the outside into turn three and claimed the top spot from McLaughlin coming out of turn four, setting sail with the early lead.
 
In a race that had three yellow flags, the first on lap 10 saw a over a half-dozen drivers duck down pit road for adjustments to their Big-Block Modifieds.
 
The ensuing restart set up a fierce battle between McLaughlin and Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y. for the runner-up spot as they swapped positions for several laps.
 
There was a glimmer of hope for the second- and third-place runners when Hearn caught the back of the pack on lap 23, allowing McLaughlin and Sheppard a shot at the top spot.
 
With the second yellow flag on lap 26, Sheppard relinqiuished the third position to come down pit road for a new right-rear tire.
 
Tim Fuller got into the mix after he got by Peter Britten for third place, Fuller then set his sights on second-place McLaughlin. Fuller put pressure on McLaughlin on the final restart as he drove under him for second. That left the door open for Danny Johnson as he followed in pursuit on lap 33 to take third place.
 
It was too late as Hearn was way out front en route to his first victory of the 2017 season.
 
"You're always on edge," Hearn said. "It was nice to see those couple of yellows come out and get some open track. It made my life a little bit easier."
 
At the finish, Hearn claimed the DIRTcar Nationals finale over Fuller, Johnson, McLaughlin and Britten.
 
"The track crew did a great job giving us a multi-lane track tonight," said Hearn in Victory Lane. "I have to say thanks to them for their efforts."
 
Fuller, now the driver of the Graham Racing No. 19, capped off the night with a second-place finish.
 
"I think we got better as the race went on," Fuller said. "I have to thank Ray Graham for starting this new team. I think it's a good start for us. It's only a sign of things to come. Brett was pretty strong, but I think we were pretty equal. If we got into some lapped traffic, we could have seen who was more versatile."
 
Following the Super DIRTcar Series 40-lap feature was a non-qualifiers Big-Block Modified feature. Darwin Greene and Dillon Steuer led the 12-lap non-qualifiers race to the green flag. Greene led the field from green to checkered and won over Eldon Payne and C.G. Morey.
 
Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Feb. 25, 2017; Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, F.L.
 
Feature (40 Laps) -1. 20-Brett Hearn, 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 27j-Danny Johnson, 4. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 5. 21a-Peter Britten, 6. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 7. 44-Stewart Friesen, 8. 14j-Alan Johnson, 9. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 10. 99l-Larry Wight, 11. 43-Jimmy Horton, 12. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 13. 7m-Mike Maresca, 14. 96-J.F. Corriveau, 15. 22-Brandon Walters, 16. 109-Billy Whittaker, 17. 30-Jamie Mills, 18. 7-Rick Laubach, 19. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 20. 19m-Jessy Mueller, 21. 88-Mike Mahaney, 22. 5-Billy Vaninwegen, 23. 54-Steve Bernard, 24. 3-Justin Haers, 25. 71-Mike Bowman, 26. 96c-Mario Clair, 27. 85-H.J. Bunting, 28. 49-Billy Dunn
 
Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 Laps): 1. 3-Justin Haers, 2. 54-Steve Bernard, 3. 22-Brandon Walters, 4. 7-Rick Laubach, 5. 13-Steve Davis, 6. 118-Jim Britt, 7. 6d-Dillon Steuer, 8. 27-David Hunt, 9. 44r-Russell Morseman
 
Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 3. 7m-Mike Maresca, 4. 85h-HJ Bunting, 5. 1g-Darwin Green, 6. 28p-Eldon Payne, 7. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 8. 1-Billy Pauch, 9. 14-CG Morey, 10. 27a-Ryan Anderson
 
Heat 1 (8 Laps) - 1.14j-Alan Johnson, 2. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 3. 30-Jamie Mills, 4. 19m-Jessy Mueller, 5. 96-J.F. Corriveau, 6. 99l-Larry Wight, 7. 85-HJ Bunting, 8. 14-CG Morey, 9. 7m-Mike Maresca, 10. 28p-Eldon Payne
 
Heat 2 (8 Laps) - 1. 21a-Peter Britten, 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 3. 27j-Danny Johnson, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 6. 96c-Mario Clair, 7. 1g-Darwin Green, 8. 27a-Ryan Anderson, 9. 1-Billy Pauch, 10. 48t-Dave Rauscher
 
Heat 3 (8 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 49-Billy Dunn, 3. 109-Billy Whittaker, 4. 88-Mike Mahaney, 5. 71-Mike Bowman, 6. 54-Steve Bernard, 7. 22-Brandon Walters, 8. 27-David Hunt, 9. 118-Jim Britt, 10. 44r-Russell Morseman
 
Heat 4 (8 Laps) -1. 19-Tim Fuller, 2. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 3. 43-Jimmy Horton, 4. 8-Rich Scagliota, 5. 5-Billy Vaninwegen, 6. 3-Justin Haers, 7. 7-Rick Laubach, 8. 13-Steve Davis, 9. 6d-Dillon Steuer
 
Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 14J-Alan Johnson,18.719; 2. 30-Jamie Mills, 18.758; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 18.818; 4. 96-Jean-F Corriveau, 19.000; 5.19m-Jessy Mueller, 19.039; 6. 85-H.J. Bunting III, 19.042; 7. 99L-Larry Wight, 19.043; 8. 28p-Eldon Payne, 19.051; 9. 7m-Mike Maresca, 19.120; 10. 14-C.G Morey, 19.227
 
Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 21a-Peter Britten, 18.685; 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 18.763; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 18.796; 4. 27J-Danny Johnson,18.862; 5. 96c-Mario Clair, 18.935; 6. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 19.008; 7. 27A-Ryan Anderson, 19.358; 8.1G-Darwin Green,19.371; 9. 1-Billy Pauch,
19.406; 10. 48T-Dave Rauscher, NT
 
Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 18.815; 2. 49-Billy Dunn, 18.945; 3. 88-Mike Mahaney, 19.172; 4. 109-Billy Whittaker, 19.190; 5. 71-Mike Bowman, 19.201; 6. 54-Steve Bernard, 19.288; 7. 22-Brandon Walters, 19.301; 8.118-Jim Britt, 19.422; 9. 44R-Russell Morseman, 19.495; 10.
27-David Hunt,19.551
 
Group 4 Qualifier -1. 19-Tim Fuller, 19.035; 2. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 18.859; 3. 43-Jimmy Horton, 4. 5-Billy VanInwegen, 18.967; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 19.349; 6. 3-Justin Haers, 19.015; 7. 7-Rick Laubach, 19.351; 8. 13-Steve Davis, 19.335; 9. 6d-Dillon Steuer, 19.487
 
 
 
 
 
The 2017 DIRTcar Nationals is supported by Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Hampton Inn-Palm Coast, Parks Toyota, Simpson Performance Products, Ring Power CAT, Performance Motor Oil and Safety-Kleen.


The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), Textron Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Wrisco Aluminum (Official Aluminum),and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, MSD, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue. 


Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.
 
DIRTcar Racing is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Wrisco Aluminum (Official Aluminum - SDS), Chevy Performance Parts and NAPA Auto Parts (SDS). Contingency sponsors include: ASI Race Wear (SDS), Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Cometic Gasket (SDS), COMP Cams (SDS), Edelbrock (SDS), Fox Shocks (SDS), Henry's Exhaust Systems, Intercomp, JE Pistons (SDS), JRi Shocks (SDS), KSE Racing Products (SDS), Mike's Racing Heads (SDS), Number One Speedway (SDS), MSD (SDS), Pole Position Raceway (SDS), Superflow Dynos (SDS); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.

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 on: February 26, 2017, 05:37:26 PM 
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Montréal, QC – 2017-02-24 – Ten days after the announcement of continued activities under new management, four former Série ACT Champions and three rookie contenders have filed their official Série ACT full season entries.  Série ACT will visit Autodrome Montmagny, East of Quebec city, on 4 occasions and Autodrome St-Eustache, North of Montreal, on 2 occasions during the 2017 campaign.

The returning champions are: Québec’s Jean-François Déry, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu’s Patrick Laperle, Boischatel’s Donald Theetge and St-Edouard’s Dany Trépanier.  Meanwhile Laval’s Éric Gagnon, St-Jérôme’s Mathieu Kingsbury and Napierville’s 14-year old Jeremy Roy will be competing for rookie of the year honours.

Between them, these four former Champions have collected 8-Championship title honours.  Laperle tops the list with four Série ACT titles (2007, 2011, 2012 and 2016), Donald Theetge is a 2-time Série ACT Champion (2006 and 2009), while Dany Trépanier (2015) and Jean-François Déry (2013) have one each.

Éric Gagnon and Mathieu Kingsbury are graduating to Série ACT Late Model competition after having competed at Montréal’s Autodrome St-Eustache in the Sportsman ranks.

Jeremy Roy, the elder son of NASCAR Nationwide driver and multi-time DIRT Champion Martin Roy, while only 14 years old, has an already impressive karting experience with 2 Championship titles and 3 rookie-of-the-year titles (6.5, Robby Kart and Open).  In addition, his impressive racing resume includes racing on both asphalt and dirt in the REVSTAR STR class.

The 6-race Série ACT Late Model Tour Championship will kick off on Saturday, June 10 at Autodrome Montmagny.

 

For more information, contact MP Roy at mproy@lesentreprisesmproyinc.com, 514-907-1773, or ACT at media@acttour.com.

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 on: February 25, 2017, 02:47:10 AM 
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Fog a First Time Winner at Volusia
BARBERVILLE, FL. - February 25, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series took the track at Volusia Speedway Park for the first time on night 11 of DIRTcar Nationals. During the 40-lap Craftsman Club Feature fans and drivers in attendance witnessed a thick fog roll in after 10pm that was the concoction of two days of heavy rain followed by a third of sunny blue skies. For the drivers' safety, the feature was called complete with 23 laps in the books due to poor visibility.
Despite the bad luck Mother Nature brought, Shane Clanton was the class of the field all around. He had the fastest lap time during qualifying with 15.861-second lap, won his heat race and led all 23-laps of the feature.
"I hate that Mother Nature brought this fog in, but it's pretty bad out there," Clanton said. "Every straightaway you had to pull a tearoff because it's like rain. I hate it for the fans. They didn't get to see a full feature here. I think we had the best car tonight, so hopefully we can repeat tomorrow and do it all over."
Eric Wells also had a strong night as he claimed the second overall fastest time with a 15.862-second lap. Wells also won his heat race and found his way to second place on the podium.
"The track was really demanding tonight," Well said. "It's fast and it takes a lot of manpower. You hook a rut the wrong way and you don't know which way the car's going to go. That definitely didn't help at all, but we've got a pretty good package. We're going to work on it tomorrow and hopefully we'll be in Shane's spot."
Not everybody had as successful a night as the top three. Several drivers battled both the elements and mechanical problems throughout the night and were forced to retire early.
Chris Madden was the first driver forced to retire on lap seven when the third driveshaft of the night broke on the Grey Court, SC native's No.44.
Don O'Neal suffered a similar fate on lap 16. The Martinsville, Ind. native was running fifth after starting the feature 11th.
"I broke something in the driveline coming off of [turn] two," O'Neal said following the race. "It's a shame. I mean, we came up through [the field] a ways and I thought we were going to have a good decent finish."
Union, Ky driver Darrell Lanigan finished eighth in heat two after he pulled pit side with a miss in the motor. Lanigan's team was scratched for the remainder of the night after pulling the motor. The team described it as "precautionary" after failing to diagnose the source of the problem.
As fog rolled over Volusia midway through the 40-lap feature, several drivers struggled with vision and ran out of tearoffs before the race was called at lap 23.
"I started way too far back. I had 40 some tearoffs and I used every one of them," said Brandon Overton. "As soon as I would pull one off, the other one would be fogged up. I just kept yanking them and finally I ran out. I figured I had better pull in before we tear anything up."
Podium finisher Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY also struggled with the same vision issues due to fog.
"It wasn't the easiest to see," McCreadie said. "I'm not going to sit here and act like we can just fly around here no problem. We were wiping the mist [off our visors] all the way around."
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will close out the last day of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday.
Feature 40-lap- 1. 25- Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 18-Eric Wells [6];3.39-Tim McCreadie[10]; 4.7-Rick Eckert[4]; 5.3s-Brian Shirley[5]; 6.1-Brandon Sheppard[15]; 7.7F-Jason Fitzgerald[9]; 8.40B-Kyle Bronson[8]; 9.99B-Boom Briggs[7]; 10.1P-Earl Pearson Jr[21]; 11.1*-Chub Frank[16]; 12.20-Rodney Sanders[19]; 13.28-Dennis Erb Jr[18]; 14.4-Ds-Chad Hollenbeck[23]; 15.15s-Donny Schatz[12]; 16.99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr[27]; 17.14M-Morgan Bagley[22]; 18.9-Devin Moran[20]; 19.2c-Joey Coulter[28]; 20.21-Billy Moyer Jr[26]; 21.93-Donald Bradsher[14]; 22.91-Tyler Erb[3]; 23.116-Brandon Overton[25]; 24.21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr[24]; 25.5-Don O'Neal[11]; 26.17M-Dale McDowell[13]; 27.44-Chris Madden[17]; 28.15-Steve Francis[1]
Qualifying Group A: 1.72-Mike Norris, 15.923; 2.91-Tyler Erb, 16.01; 3.7-Rick Eckert,16.201; 4.99B-Boom Briggs, 16.247; 5.14-Darrell Lanigan, 16.281; 6.7F-Jason Fitzgerald, 16.296; 7.15-Steve Francis, 16.35; 8.40B-Kyle Bronson, 16.357; 9.20-Rodney Sanders, 16.36; 10.1-Brandon Sheppard, 16.405; 11.14M-Morgan Bagley            , 16.417; 12.7W-Ricky Weiss, 16.419l 13.18c-Chase Junghans, 16.43; 14.17M-Dale McDowell, 16.463; 15.93-Donald Bradsher, 16.468; 16.B1-Brent Larson, 16.5; 17.38s-Kenny Pettyjohn, 16.576; 18.0v-Coleby Frye, 16.694; 19.116-Brandon Overton, 16.699; 20.6- Blake Spencer, 16.861; 21.2c- Joey Coulter, 17.006; 22.9- Devin Moran, 17.115; 23.14r-Reid Millard, 17.436; 24.16- Justin Rattliff, DNS; 25.35- Win Ingersoll, DNS
Qualifying Group B: 1.25- Shane Clanton,15.861; 2.18- Eric Wells, 15.862; 3.3s- Brian Shirley, 15.952; 4.39- Tim McCreadie, 15.956; 5.44- Chris Madden, 15.978; 6.15s- Donny Schatz, 15.997; 7.4-Ds- Chad Hollenbeck, 16.093; 8.5- Don O'Neal, 16.167; 9.28- Dennis Erb Jr, 16.173; 10.22*- G.R. Smith, 16.186; 11.1P- Earl Pearson Jr, 16.27; 12.21L- Ivedent Lloyd Jr, 16.275; 13.1*- Chub Frank, 16.355; 14.2F- Dennis Franklin, 16.463; 15.16T- Tyler Bruening, 16.484; 16.21jr- Billy Moyer Jr, 16.501; 17.99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 16.56; 18.71- Hudson O'Neal, 16.565; 19.11- Austin Hubbard, 16.774; 20.2H- Nick Hoffman, 16.826; 21.3c- Charles LaPlant, 17.059; 22.16J- Jason Jameson, 17.263; 23.99- Dylan Thompson, 17.554; 24.16H- Mike Hammerle, 18.557
Heat 1: 1. 15- Steve Francis[3];2. 99B- Boom Briggs[2];3. 17M- Dale McDowell[5];4. 14M- Morgan Bagley[4];5. 38s- Kenny Pettyjohn[6];6. 6-Blake Spencer[7];7.14r- Reid Millard[8];8.72-Mike Norris[DNS];9. 35-Win Ingersoll[DNS]
Heat 2: 1. 91- Tyler Erb[1];2. 40B- Kyle Bronson[3];3. 93-Donald Bradsher[5];4. 20- Rodney Sanders[8];5. 7W- Ricky Weiss[4];6. 0v- Coleby Frye[6];7. 2c- Joey Coulter[7];8. 14-Darrell Lanigan[2];
Heat 3: 1.7- Rick Eckert[1]; 2.7F-Jason Fitzgerald[2]; 3.1- Brandon Sheppard[3]; 4.116-Brandon Overton[6]; 5.9-Devin Moran[7]; 6.18c- Chase Junghans[4]; 7.B1-Brent Larson[5]; 8.16-Justin Rattliff[DNS]
Heat 4: 1. 25-Shane Clanton[1];2. 39- Tim McCreadie[2];3.1*- Chub Frank[5];4. 4-Ds-Chad Hollenbeck[3];5.16J-Jason Jameson[8];6.11-Austin Hubbard[7];7. 22*-G.R. Smith[4];8.21-Billy Moyer Jr[6]
Heat 5: 1.18-Eric Wells[1]; 2. 5-Don O'Neal[3]; 3.44-Chris Madden[2]; 4.1P-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 5.99j-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 6.2H-Nick Hoffman[7];7.99-Dylan Thompson[8];8.2F-Dennis Franklin[DNS]
Heat 6: 1. 3s-Brian Shirley[1];2.15s-Donny Schatz[2];3.28-Dennis Erb Jr[3];4.21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr[4];5.16T-Tyler Bruening[5];6.71-Hudson O'Neal[6];7.3c-Charles LaPlant[7];8.16H-Mike Hammerle[8];
Last Chance Showdown 1: 1.20-Rodney Sanders[2]; 2.14M-Morgan Bagley[1]; 3.38s-Kenny Pettyjohn[3]; 4.2c-Joey Coulter[8]; 5.7W-Ricky Weiss[4]; 6.6-Blake Spencer[5]; 7.14r-Reid Millard[7]; 8.0v-Coleby Frye[6]; 9.72-Mike Norris[DNS]; 10.14-Darrell Lanigan[DNS]; 11.35-Win Ingersoll[DNS]
Last Chance Showdown 2: 1.9- Devin Moran[3]; 2.4-Ds-Chad Hollenbeck      [2]; 3.18c-Chase Junghans[5]; 4.22*-G.R. Smith[8]; 5.16J-Jason Jameson[4]; 6.B1-Brent Larson[7]; 7.21-Billy Moyer Jr[10]; 8.11-Austin Hubbard[6]; 9.116-Brandon Overton[1]; 10.16-Justin Rattliff[DNS]
Last Chance Showdown 3: 1. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr[1]; 2.21L-Ivedent Lloyd Jr[2]; 3.16T-Tyler Bruening[4]; 4.2H-Nick Hoffman[5];5.99j-Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 6.71-Hudson O'Neal[6]; 7.99-Dylan Thompson[7];8.3c-Charles LaPlant[8]; 9.16H-Mike Hammerle[10];10.2F-Dennis Franklin[DNS]





 



Haers Holds off Sheppard and Claims DIRTcar Nationals Victory
 
Brings home the first gator of the week for the Super DIRTcar Series
 
By Mandee Pauch
 
BARBERVILLE, F.L - Feb. 25, 2017 - The hot shoe out of Phelps, N.Y., Justin Haers, picked up his second career DIRTcar Nationals victory after holding off the 22nd starter, Matt Sheppard in Friday night's 30-lap Super DIRTcar Series feature event at Volusia Speedway Park.
 
"We had a really good car from the drop of the green," Haers said in Victory Lane. "It seemed like I'd get in the wrong part of the restart wanting to be on the bottom but kept restarting on top. I just found the [bottom groove] in turn three and four and I could just hook it really good. The car was was unbelievable, top, bottom, it didn't matter where I wanted it."
 
Mario Clair and Alan Johnson led the 26-car field to the green flag. Clair showed a dominant lead early on until Jimmy Horton started to put pressure on the No. 96c. Clair and Horton battled back-and-fourth for several laps until Clair suddenly fell off the pace, forfeiting the top spot to Horton on lap 21 due to a broken right-rear shock.
 
It wasn't long until Haers was knocking on Horton's back bumper. As Haers closed in on Horton, the No. 43 machine started to smoke tremendously with just five laps remaining.
 
Horton's night expired after coming to a stop on the track on lap 27 due to a loose oil line, giving Haers the top spot.
 
"I give [Horton] credit. He ran the hell out of that thing," said Haers. "The smoke was so bad I didn't want to get behind him and have something break on the motor and come back and hit me or something. So I was trying to just stay below him a little bit."
 
Sheppard, the defending Super DIRTcar Series champion, worked his way through the last chance showdown and started 22nd in the feature. With three laps remaining in the feature, Sheppard made his presence known and was soon knocking on Haers doors threatening for the win.
 
Haers was able to hold off Sheppard and pulled away to take home the first Super DIRTcar Series victory of 2017 during the DIRTcar Nationals.
 
"This is probably the coolest trophy that's out there," Haers said. "I've got [one gator] and now I've got another one to bring home."
 
"These racecars are a matter of just getting some laps," said runner-up finisher, Matt Sheppard. "Trying to get the track to slow down a little bit, it wasn't looking good there for a long time. It seemed like the longer the race went the better we got. I thought I may have had a shot at Justin at the end but he was really good and we kind of ran out of tear-offs there but it was nice from where we started to come from the back and get second."
 
The 2016 Super DIRTcar Series Rookie of the Year, Max McLaughlin showed his skills as he capped off the night with a podium finish.
 
"I kind of made a mistake setup wise but I'll take the blame," McLaughlin said. "The car was really good all night. I ran out of tear-offs with about five to go so I was driving blind. Luckily we ended up third and will go at it again tomorrow."
 
The Super DIRTcar Series will be back in action at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 25th. Follow the series on Twitter @SuperDIRTcar, or click www.SuperDIRTcarSeries.com.
 
Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Feb. 24, 2017; Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, F.L.
 
Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 4. 99l-Larry Wight, 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 6. 20-Brett Hearn, 7. 27j-Danny Johnson, 8. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 9. 5-Billy Vaningewen, 10. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 11. 85-H.J. Bunting, 12. 19-Tim Fuller, 13. 30-Jamie Mills, 14. 14j-Alan Johnson, 15. 43-Jimmy Horton, 16. 88-Mike Mahaney, 17. 96c-Mario Clair, 18. 13-Steve Davis, 19. 22-Brandon Walters, 20. 7-Rick Laubach, 21. 30m-Joseph Watson, 22. 21a-Peter Britten, 23. 71-Mike Bowman, 24. 1g-Dawrin Greene, 25. 1-Billy Pauch, 26. 49-Billy Dunn
 
Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 Laps): 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 3. 85-H.J. Bunting, 4. 109-Billy Whittaker, 5. 118-Jim Britt, 6. 28p-Eldon payne, 7. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 8. 27-David Hunt, 9. 96-J.F. Corriveau, 10. 19m-Jessy Mueller, 11. 6d-Dillon Steuer
 
Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 Laps): 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 13-Steve Davis, 3. 21a-Peter Britten, 4. 27a-Ryan Anderson, 5. 54-Steve Bernard, 6. 14-C.G. Morey, 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 8. 44r-Russell Morseman, 9. 32c-Vic Coffey, 10. 21k-Randy Chrysler
 
Heat 1 (8 Laps) - 1. 43-Jimmy Horton, 2. 14J-Alan Johnson, 3. 28p-Eldon Payne, 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 6. 1g-Darwin Greene, 7. 109-Billy Whittaker, 8. 85-H.J. Bunting, 9. 118-Jim Britt, 10. 48t-Dave Rauscher
 
Heat 2 (8 Laps) - 1. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 2. 96c-Mario Clair, 3. 22-Brandon Walters, 17.238, 4. 27-David Hunt, 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 6. 99l-Larry Wight, 7. 49-Billy Dunn, 8. 6d-Dillon Steuer, 9. 19m-Jessey Mueller, 10. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 11. 44r-Russell Morseman
 
Heat 3 (8 Laps) - 1. 7-Rick Laubach, 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 71-Mike Bowman, 4. 30-Jamie Mills, 5. 1-Billy Pauch, 6. 9s-Matt Shepperd, 7. 32c-Vic Coffey, 8. 21-Peter Britten, 9. 21k-Randy Chrysler, 10. 21-Yan Bussiere
 
Heat 4 (8 Laps) - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 2. 88-Mike Mahaney, 3. 5-Billy Vanigewen, 4. 30m-Joseph Watson, 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 6. 27a-Ryan Anderson, 7. 13-Steve Davis, 8. 7m-Mike Maresca, 9. 54-Steve Bernard, 10. 14-C.G. Morey
 
Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 43-Jimmy Horton, 17.888; 2. 14J-Alan Johnson, 17.902; 3. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 17.985; 4. 1g-Darwin Greene, 18.054; 5. 20-Brett Hearn, 18.127; 6. 96-J.F. Corriveau, 18.221; 7. 109-Billy Whittaker, 18.250; 8. 28p-Eldon Payne, 18.296; 9. 118-Jim Britt, 18.427; 10. 85-H.J. Bunting, 18.642
 
Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 17.556; 2. 96c-Mario Clair, 17.595; 3. 49-Billy Dun, 17.784; 4. 22-Brandon Walters, 17.956; 5. 27-David Hunt, 17.959; 6. 19m-Jessey Mueller, 18.005; 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 18.021; 8. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 18.093; 9. 99l-Larry Wight, 18.454; 10. 6d-Dillon Steuer, 18.724
 
Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 7-Rick Laubach, 17.342; 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 17.478; 3. 30-Jamie Mills, 17.562; 4. 71-Mike Bowman, 17.621; 5. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 17.639; 6. 1-Billy Pauch, 17.659; 7. 21-Yan Bussiere, 17.665; 8. 21-Peter Britten, 17.847; 9. 32c-Vic Coffey, 17.848; 10. 21k-Randy Chrysler, 18.036
                                                                                                                                     
Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 88-Mike Mahaney, 17.411; 2. 3-Justin Haers, 17.572; 3. 5-Billy Vaninwigen, 17.601; 4. 30m-Joseph Watson, 17.680; 5. 5m-Mike Maresca, 17.680; 6. 271-Ryan Anderson, 17.857; 7. 27j-Danny Johnson, 17.893; 8. 14-C.G. Morey, 17.994; 9. 13-Steve Davis, 18.205; 10. 54-Steve Bernard, 18.219

 
 
 
The 2017 DIRTcar Nationals is supported by Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Hampton Inn-Palm Coast, Parks Toyota, Simpson Performance Products, Ring Power CAT, Performance Motor Oil and Safety-Kleen.


The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), Textron Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience), Wrisco Aluminum (Official Aluminum),and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRi Shocks, MSD, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue. 
Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.
 
DIRTcar Racing is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Wrisco Aluminum (Official Aluminum - SDS), Chevy Performance Parts and NAPA Auto Parts (SDS). Contingency sponsors include: ASI Race Wear (SDS), Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Cometic Gasket (SDS), COMP Cams (SDS), Edelbrock (SDS), Fox Shocks (SDS), Henry's Exhaust Systems, Intercomp, JE Pistons (SDS), JRi Shocks (SDS), KSE Racing Products (SDS), Mike's Racing Heads (SDS), Number One Speedway (SDS), MSD (SDS), Pole Position Raceway (SDS), Superflow Dynos (SDS); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Beyea Headers, Racing Electronics and TNT Rescue.

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 on: February 24, 2017, 11:30:43 AM 
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James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens plan for ride swap of INDYCAR, DTM race cars
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017) - Two of Canada's most successful active racing drivers will travel from Florida to Italy for a first-hand experience of how the other half lives. After years of discussing the possibility, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver James Hinchcliffe - the pole sitter for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - and current DTM touring car driver Robert Wickens will swap rides in separate test sessions in the coming weeks.

Click HERE to view a video with Hinchcliffe and Wickens talking about their ride swap.




Wickens will get the first turn behind the wheel of Hinchcliffe's No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda during a private team test at Sebring International Raceway in Florida on Feb. 28. Hinchcliffe is scheduled to drive the HWA Team's factory Mercedes AMG at the Vallelunga Circuit outside of Rome on March 17. The two Canadians are excited to see the opportunity finally come to fruition.

"This whole thing is something that Robbie and I have joked about for a long time because, frankly, we weren't sure it was ever going to happen," said Hinchcliffe, a four-time race winner in the Verizon IndyCar Series. "We both had an interest in kind of sharing our series with each other, and we kept talking about it. We decided we were going to try and take a swing at it, talked to all parties involved and amazingly it all worked out.

"It's just a cool story; you've got two kids that grew up racing go-karts in Ontario," Hinchcliffe continued. "Fast forward a decade and a half, and here we are both professional racing drivers. To be able to get to do this, and share it with each other, is going to be awesome."

Wickens has collected a total of five race wins and four poles during the last five seasons in DTM, the German touring car series that competes on road courses throughout Europe. The 27-year-old Toronto native finished fourth in the series championship in 2016 and is preparing for another season with HWA this year.

"James and I have been friends for years and this ride swap is something we've wanted to do for a long time," Wickens said. "We've seen some other drivers do it in the past - Formula One and NASCAR and all that - and we thought it would be a cool opportunity to do with DTM and INDYCAR. It wasn't easy planning it and making everything work, but I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of driving his car. Everything aligned and here we are."

While Hinchcliffe and Wickens compete in different championships currently, they followed similar paths through the ranks in their careers - both competing in Formula BMW, A1GP and the Champ Car Atlantic Series. After finishing third in the Atlantic championship in 2003 - and before beginning his DTM career in 2013 - Wickens then moved to the European open-wheel ladder system where he competed in British Formula 3, FIA Formula 2, GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5.

"Robbie comes from a single-seater background so he's raced at one level below INDYCAR and he's going to know roughly what he's getting himself into," Hinchcliffe said. "It's been a while, so I think it's going to be a big wakeup call, and I think he'll be very impressed with what the Indy car has to offer. For me, I'm going to a country I've never raced in, on a track I've never been to, in a type of car I've only seen in person, so I think it's going to be a much bigger culture shock for me. We're just both super excited and thankful to all the parties involved for making it happen."

The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 12. The race will be broadcast live on ABC (noon ET), the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212 and XM 209.

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 on: February 24, 2017, 10:53:50 AM 
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DJ KENNINGTON RACES INTO THE DAYTONA 500 
February 23, 2017. DJ Kennington of St. Thomas, Ontario will realize a lifelong dream this Sunday and for the first time since 1988 a Canadian will race in the Daytona 500. In a car fielded by Gaunt Brothers Racing with support from Kennington’s long time sponsor Castrol Canada and Lordco Auto Parts, DJ Kennington will start the 59th running of the Daytona 500 from the 30th position.
 
Only the first two qualifying positions are locked in on speed during time trials so Kennington needed to race his #96 Castrol/Lordco Auto Parts Toyota into the field.  With a 15th place finish in the second of two 150-mile qualifying races that set the field and was able to qualify for the 500-mile event set for Sunday afternoon.
 
Immediately following the race it was an emotional Kennington who spoke about the accomplishment and becoming only the 8th Canadian to participate in the race.
 
“The most amazing feeling in the world” is how Kennington responded when asked what it felt like to make the show.  “This is one of the biggest moments of my whole life”.
 
It was a battle right to the finish for Kennington and the Castrol/Lordco Auto Parts team.  The afternoon practice session was rained out so Kennington had very little time practicing working in the draft with a full field of cars.  Kennington said to his team at one point during the qualifying race “I’m doing a whole lot of learning”.
 
Pushing hard right to the finish to make it into the race Kennington nosed his #96 Castrol/Lordco Auto Parts Toyota across the finish line ahead of the #7 car that was also racing to get into the race and secure his spot in the race Sunday afternoon.
 
DJ Kennington and the #96 Castrol/Lordco Auto Parts team now have two practice sessions Friday and one final practice session on Saturday to prepare for the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon.  Canadian fans can see the race Sunday beginning at 1PM ET on TSN.
 
Race fans are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest team news by following the social media accounts @DJKRacing @CastrolCanada @LordcoParts and @GauntBrosRacing on twitter.
 
Photo: DJ Kennington in the #96 Castrol/Lordco Auto Parts Toyota on track at Daytona.
 
Photo Credit: Gaunt Brothers Racing

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Today, Castrol operates in over 60 countries. In Canada, Castrol lubricants are marketed and distributed by Wakefield Canada, a privately owned, entrepreneurial company focused exclusively on servicing the Canadian Automotive and Commercial Heavy Duty aftermarket.
 
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 on: January 30, 2017, 11:30:36 AM 
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Cadillac DPi-V.R Wins Rolex 24 At Daytona


Jordan and Ricky Taylor, Max Angelelli and Jeff Gordon take the victory


Twenty-four hours of racing came down to ten minutes for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R of Wayne Taylor Racing. Ricky Taylor made a move with just three laps of racing remaining to "finish the business" that his father started with Cadillac back in 2000 as the team won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 55th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona today.
First win in the top rung of professional sports car racing for Cadillac
First win for the all-new Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype
Wayne Taylor finishes the business
A 15th win at Daytona for Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Champion (fourth to win both the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 hour; first NASCAR Champion to win 24
The Cadillac DPi-V.R prototypes were at the top of the timing sheet all through free practice on Thursday. Later that afternoon Joao Barbosa put the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R on the overall race pole, a first for Cadillac in top-level sports car racing and the first for IMSA's new-era of prototype race cars.


At the 2:30 p.m. ET start yesterday, the Cadillac prototypes were a fixture at the front of the field. The Cadillac DPi-V.Rs' endurance and agility is credited to the almost two-years of development by Cadillac, Dallara, ECR Engines, Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing.
 

As the race progressed from early sunshine and 70 degrees Fahrenheit to rain and 45 degrees overnight, the Cadillac teams had to negotiate 52 other race cars on the track and Mother Nature. Just 20-minutes into the race, Ricky Taylor took the lead in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac. Since that time, the Wayne Taylor led team had only a few hiccups during the 24 hours, one for a fire bottle pit lane infraction and a few late on-track miscues. Other than those minor racing incidents, the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R never came to the garage and only needed gas, oil, tires, and a fresh driver.


Meanwhile, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R team used strategy and speed to get to the back of the No. 10 in the early morning hours. At 10 a.m., Joao Barbosa filled Max Angelelli's mirrors. As the raced progressed into the last hour the combination of Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque made it a two Cadillac DPi-V.R battle for the coveted Rolex Daytona watches.  With 16-minutes left, Ricky Taylor made a run at Albuquerque into Turn 1. The two had their Cadillac DPi-V.R prototypes touching side panels as they put the power down from the 6.2L V8 Cadillac engine.


With 10-minutes remaining Ricky Taylor drove his Cadillac DPi-V.R to the apex of Turn 1 to make a pass on Albuquerque in the Mustang Sampling Cadillac. Taylor and Albuquerque touched, Abuquerque spun and Taylor went on to win the 55th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona.


At the finish, the Mustang Sampling Cadillac team of Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Filipe Albuquerque finished second making it a Cadillac DPi-V.R one-two at the World Center of Racing. The second Action Express Racing entry, the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R soldiered onto a sixth place finish.


Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president, General Motors, and president, Cadillac Division:
"Victory at the renowned Rolex 24 At Daytona is never easy. To do so in our debut, with a new car dominating the race, is a tribute to the efforts of our engineers, teams and drivers."
 
"Cadillac's return to endurance racing represents a tangible expression of our new product philosophy, in which technology and superlative engineering meet to challenge conventions and end the trade-off between luxury and performance."
 
Mark Reuss, executive vice president General Motors - Global Product Development and    Purchasing:
"It is hard to bring a brand back into racing. I was just over-the-moon to come down to Daytona for the first time and drive a brand new car, and a brand new chassis. Dallara did a great job with that chassis, and our engines were strong.  ECR Engines really hit is out of the park with our new Cadillac 6.2L engine.
 
"It was one of those historic things. You are witnessing it in a historic place, and you are watching Jeff Gordon get into a prototype for the first time, and you watch him win it with Ricky and Jordan. You watch Max in his last race and watch him win it. Those are times you never forget, and that is what Daytona is all about. That is why this place is so special, because every time we come here for these races, special things happen.
 
"The battle was good.  We had the good and the bad, and this weekend a lot of good.  It was stuff we will never forget for the rest of our lives."
 
"I was particularly happy for Wayne Taylor and his sons because we've come here and run hard and finished second in this race - this is a hard race to win. To come here for the first time, with all the things he has done for Cadillac and now in the DPI class to bring that back with a new manufacturer, he won it through his efforts.  I really express my extreme joy and gratitude to him because I know how passionate he is and puts his whole life in it. And now his sons are in the cars, so to watch them win it for us with our new car. To watch them convincingly win it was great."
 
Max Angelelli, driver, No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, winner, second time - 2005:
"Wonderful. I was speechless. What is better than this? I finished my career with a big win Jeff and the boys. I want to thank the Taylor family. He said I was the worst teammate, he really means it. This is a really special way to end my driving career."
 
Ricky Taylor, driver, No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R:
"It is unbelievable, I am still shaking. There are so many different story lines. The unfinished business of the first go around. Starting the season with a win. Cadillac's fist win. Max has been a part of our family for years. We used to have class with Max the Axe. He would tell us about downforce and over taking. My pass today was just like Max. To win today was really cool. To win it with Jeff is surreal experience. The pass I was working on him we came to GT traffic and they didn't look to good in Turn1. I thought about doing this for years and years. Drivers tend to release their hands a little in the break there and it opens up."
 
Jordan Taylor, driver, No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R:
"The past four years - and now five with this year - we've had flawless runs. We never went in the garage. We never lost a lap. It's always been tires-fuel-driver. Thankfully we had another one of those days today. Unfortunately one of our guys who wasn't with us today was someone had been with us for every one of those races - Adam Banet. He actually left Thursday morning because his wife had their first child. He was watching the race on TV though. It was kind of scary for all of us because he was the guy who wired the entire car. Any little glitch... he was our guy. Lots of people came together for us from some of our other partners. I know I was scared going into it with him not being here and not knowing what all he does for us. He designed the entire wiring loom for all the Cadillacs so it was a big deal. It was kind of sad he wasn't here but he was definitely a big part of it."
 
Wayne Taylor, team owner, No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, winner:
"Max and I drove for Cadillac back in 2000. It ended shortly after with unfinished business. Jeff, Jordan, Ricky and Max finished it for me today. Max and I were teammates for so many years, the worst I ever had. We won the IMSA championship in 2005 and he wins the 24 hour with my kids. Very special. I don't know how anybody can top this, I really don't."
 
Jeff Gordon, driver, No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R:
"This is unbelievable! I haven't been this emotional for a win and an experience like this for a very long time. The reason is because I know what this means to this team, Wayne [Taylor], these kids [Ricky and Jordan] - Max. Oh my gosh!  This is amazing!  Daytona has always been special, but this one sent me over the top.  I'm just blown away right now. When he told me about the Cadillac program, I was amazed. It is an amazing beautiful car with a lot of technology. To win in that car in a race like this is amazing."
 
Filipe Albuquerque, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R second place:
"The last hour, when we put new tires back on it for the last stint, it ran really well. The car was behaving good and I was feeling comfortable. Unfortunately, the safety car just killed us. We were suffering with heat cycling because when the tires cooled off behind the safety car I was sliding more. I could not brake as late as the car can. But, still I was defending. The move he did on me, I don't think it is fair. I think many people agree with me. The officials don't agree and they're the most important guys. But, it's what it is. He didn't even wait for me. He just spun me left. That's what it is. Great job by the team. We hand a puncture. We were always there and the car was amazing. Congrats to Cadillac for the amazing car they gave us. Congrats to them, Action Express, Joao and Christian. I don't feel like I lost the race. I was just pushed off to lose the race."
 
Joao Barbosa, driver, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:
"It was great work by Action Express to put us in the position to fight for the win until the last few minutes. It's just a shame it had to be decided the way it was. They could have really risked the result of both Cadillacs. But, the race director didn't do anything. So, I guess it's OK. Second place is still a great way to start the Championship."
 
Christian Fittipaldi, driver, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:
"I'm a little bit speechless right now it went all the way down to the wire. First of all, I want to thank Cadillac for all of the effort that they put into the program. I think, performance-wise, it showed out on the track. All three Caddys were running flawlessly. I want to thank Action Express. [I want] to congratulate the 10 car on their performance throughout the whole race. They were very strong in the wet and very strong in drying conditions. For that, they deserve congratulations. But, was it a clean pass? No, it wasn't a clean pass. So, what else can I say? Turn the page and move on to the next one."
 
Dane Cameron, driver, No. 31 Whelen Cadillac DPi-V.R, sixth place:
"It's certainly a disappointing day for No. 31 Whelen Cadillac. We were off to a great start the first four or five hours, or more because I went to sleep. It went really well to plan. We were running right up front, led a ton of laps. I think almost every driver in the car got the chance to lead some laps. Everything was going great. The car was running flawlessly. We were just ticking the hours by and then we got caught up in a few unfortunate incidents. We had a few little troubles that snuck up and got us unfortunately. And, that buried us back to sixth. It's a disappointing way to end such a strong showing at the Rolex 24. Again, we're starting in a bit of hole for the Championship. But, it certainly has not slowed us down for the last two seasons. So, we should be OK. We had a great, really truly phenomenal debut for Cadillac. I think it's an exciting season to come in the new DPi category."
 
Eric Curran, driver, No. 31 Whelen Cadillac DPi-V.R:
"Overall, it was a great day for Cadillac. It's bittersweet really for us. It's good to see Cadillac 1-2 here today. We had a fast Whelen Engineering car all day long. We just didn't quite have the luck today. We had a few little issues on track. And, we had some electrical issues in the pits. It's too bad. But, hats off to Wayne Taylor and all of their guys. They work hard at it. And, hats off to Cadillac."
 
The IMSA WeatherTech Sport Car Championship next heads to Sebring, Florida March 15-18 for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled By Fresh From Florida.

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring distinctive design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at www.cadillac.com. Cadillac's media website with information, images and video can be found at media.cadillac.com.

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