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Ron Quesnelle Caps Off Season with 10th Consecutive Top-Five
INNISFIL, Ontario — The KDR Motorsports team will enter the off-season with smiles on their faces after Ron Quesnelle ended the season with his 10th consecutive top-five finish.

With a 60-lap feature on tap for the night, there would be a pair of 10-lap heats ran to set the starting grid, with Quesnelle placing second and third in those.

Starting fifth in the feature, he’d fall back in the early stages, running seventh as of Lap 11. He would begin to make his way forward, though, moving up to fourth on a restart with 44 laps to go after a single-car spin. Following a caution for a single-car spin at Lap 45, Quesnelle would get the third spot from Dwayne Baker on the restart, but fell back to fourth with six laps to go. He’d battle hard on the final green-white-checkered to keep the spot, crossing the finish line in fourth.

The KDR Motorsports’ No. 57 Late Model is proud to have sponsorship from Triplecrete Limited, Hassell Automotive, Emco Waterworks, D&S Collision Centre, Forterra Pipe & Precast, and Fierce Wraps for the 2018 campaign.

Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing –
Rick Spencer-Walt Scores Runner-Up Finish at Sunset Speedway
INNISFIL, Ontario — The strong finishes keep coming for Rick Spencer-Walt as he scored a runner-up finish on Sunday at Sunset Speedway.

The Spencer-Walt Motorsports team elected to compete at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night, though was forced to start behind the drivers that had ran the full season due to it being championship night. As a result, Spencer-Walt only finished fifth and eighth in his qualifying heats.

Starting 14th for the 60-lap feature, he would make up two spots before the first caution flew at Lap 17 for a spin in turn two. Restarting in 12th, he’d continue to move forward, battling for 10th with Taylor Holdaway for 10th as of Lap 21. Spencer-Walt got the spot initially with 36 laps to go, but Danny Benedict would get alongside him a lap later as he began his charge through the field. Danny Benedict would then get by Maltese for ninth, bringing Spencer-Walt through with him. Now running 10th, he’d remain there until the caution flew on Lap 45 for a car going for a spin.

Restarting 10th with 15 laps to go, he’d continue to move forward, battling with Ernie Fumerton for eighth with 10 laps to go, getting the spot. It’d appear as though he’d finish, however the caution would fly on the white flag lap for a car spinning in turn two. Spencer-Walt made the most of the green-white-checkered finish, crossing the finish line with a sixth-place finish. The team would discover post-race that the motor was hurt, pulling the all-nighter to change engines before Sunday’s race.

Back at Sunset Speedway on Sunday for the fifth round of the Great Lakes Concrete Series, the day got of to a great start with Spencer-Walt placing second in his qualifying heat. As a result, he started fourth for the 75-lap feature, making his way up to second by the first caution at Lap 4. Restarting alongside Jason Parker, he initially slipped back behind him into the second spot. However, he would get alongside him for the lead at Lap 7, clearing him for the top spot four laps later.

From there on, the race would take a caution-free approach with Spencer-Walt pacing the field, holding onto the lead despite being closely challenged from behind. Everything came to a head at Lap 45, with Danny Benedict getting by him for the lead. Gord Shepherd was next in line, and poised to take over the second spot. Spencer-Walt and Shepherd would run side-by-side throughout the final 30 laps all the way until the checkered flag flew, with Spencer-Walt edging him by a bumper for the spot.

The runner-up just adds to the numbers as Spencer-Walt has picked up eight wins and 19 top-fives in his last 20 races at Sauble Speedway and Sunset Speedway, combined. The second-place finish also allows him to pad his points lead in the Great Lakes Concrete Series heading into the final event, which will take place on Sunday, September 23 at Sunset Speedway. The qualifying heats, though, will take place on Saturday.

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.

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Press Release by Ashley McCubbin/AM Marketing –
PIT BOX: Dumoulin & Tagliani Lead NASCAR Pinty’s Series to New Hampshire
“Magic Mile” Hosts Triple Header With Full Throttle Weekend


It’s here.

One of the most anticipated short-track weekends in New England is on deck, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosts its first “Full Throttle Weekend.”

Canadian’s national championship for stock car racing, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, will make its first trip to the United States with the inaugural Visit New Hampshire 100. The race will precede the Fall Brawl at Ontario’s Jukasa Motor Speedway to close out the season the following weekend, and a pair of Quebec notables – LP Dumoulin and Alex Tagliani – are separated by just five points.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers will take center stage in the inaugural Musket 250. The longest race in Whelen Modified Tour history will include live pit stops and put some of the best modified drivers and teams in the country up against their toughest test yet for a $25,000 first-place prize.

And the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to the stage that is known for defining its champions. Tyler Ankrum won at the ‘Magic Mile’ in July, and will look not only for a season sweep with a win in the Apple Barrel 125, but he could also clinch the series championship with a race remaining. He would be the sixth driver in the last 12 years to win at NHMS en route to the title.




If L.P. Dumoulin wants to seal his second career NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship over the final two races, he will need to navigate the series’ first trip to the U.S. with a strong finish in the Visit New Hampshire 100. Fresh-off a 10th place finish last time out, Dumoulin enters NHMS just five points up in the championship standings over Quebec rival Alex Tagliani.

Tagliani, who is chasing Dumoulin into the Visit New Hampshire 100, does have some experience at the 1.058-mile oval on his resume – although it’s not likely to be applicable to his Saturday setup. Tagliani competed at New Hampshire in 2011 as part of the Verizon Indycar Series, where he started 16th and finished 19th. Much like the guy he’s chasing, if Tagliani wants to enter the finale in prime position to win the title, he’s going to have to figure it out quickly as well.

Similarly, former Sunoco Rookie of the Year Cole Powell has four starts at New Hampshire on the Whelen Modified Tour. Powell, who sits 24 points back and four ahead of fourth-place DJ Kennington, has a best finish of 11th in 2013.


 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
 Saturday, September 22
 12:15 p.m. ET
 TSN2 – Sunday, September 30, 12:30 p.m.; RDS2 – Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 p.m.
 1.058-mile paved asphalt oval
 Inaugural Event
2017 POLE
 Inaugural Event
 Friday — Garage Opens: 6:30 a.m., Practice: 9 a.m., Final Practice: 12:30 p.m., Qualifying: 3:20 p.m., Garage Closes: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday — Garage Opens: 8 a.m., Granite 100: 12:15 p.m. (approx.)
 #VisitNH100, #NASCARPintys

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the inaugural Visit New Hampshire 100 is 20 starters, including provisional positions. The first 17 drivers will secure starting positions based on the qualifying session for the Visit New Hampshire 100. The remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process.

Two consecutive qualifying laps will be used to determine the starting positions. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on the vehicle after the vehicle has taken the green flag at the start/finish line. NASCAR reserves the right to have more than one vehicle engage in qualifying runs at the same time.

The Visit New Hampshire 100 will be 100 laps (105.8 miles).

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: Eight (8) tires for practice, four (4) tires for qualifying and to begin the race for a total of twelve (12) tires

Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 310-6094
Parker Price-Miller Wins 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals; Lucas Smith Claims Crate Showdown Victory

Second Career CSCN Win for Indiana Driver

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 15, 2018) – Parker Price-Miller claimed $10,000 USD and the second Canadian Sprint Car Nationals victory of his career on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, while Lucas Smith was the victor in the Crate Showdown. A total of 95 drivers competed in the 14th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals supercharged by Nitro 54 Variety, including 65 360 Sprint Cars and 30 Crate Sprint Cars. 
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars
Mark Smith (left), Parker Price-Miller, and Steve Poirier (right) took podium finishes at the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals (Photo by Dale Calnan/image Factor Media).   
Jonathan Preston and Parker Price-Miller started first and second for the 35 lap A-Feature, but Chuck Hebing darted to the lead as the front row starters diced for position. The yellow flag came out with just one lap complete when Coleman Gulick slowed and then took off again, while the restart saw Preston flip wildly off the edge of the track in turn three to bring out the red flag. Preston climbed unscathed from his heavily-damaged car, and a longer green flag period ensued after the cleanup.

Hebing held the lead after the restart, but his advantage shrunk when he began to encounter slower traffic and Price-Miller slipped by on lap six. Row five starter and former CSCN winner Sam Hafertepe Jr. was already into the top five by this time, and jousted with Davie Franek as both tried to catch Max Stambaugh, Hebing, and Price-Miller. The yellow flag reappeared with 14 laps complete due to debris on the track, and Hebing’s attempt at retaking the lead was rebuffed after the restart.

Hebing’s dogged pursuit of Price-Miller continued, but the gap grew after a couple of close calls in traffic. Dylan Westbrook and Mark Smith entered the fray during this stint, but Westbrook’s bid for another top five finish went sour when he touched the wall. The yellow flag appeared again when Westbrook stopped on the track with a flat right rear tire and suspension damage on lap 24. Westbrook ran out of time in the work area and the race restarted without him, but Jeff Cook slowed with nose wing damage before another lap was completed; both Cook and Westbrook were able to return for the next restart.

Price-Miller continued at the front with Hebing again applying pressure, while Smith took third from Hafertepe and 20th starter Jordan Thomas entered the top five. More trouble slowed the race when Kyle Drum’s broken front end put him into the inside wall in turn three. Hafertepe took third back from Smith after the restart, while Hebing continued to throw everything he could at Price-Miller. Hebing’s hopes were dashed, however, when he made contact with the inside wall in turns one and two. The green flag stayed out as Hebing was able to get to the infield instead of stopping on the track, and Price-Miller then had a comfortable lead.

Hafertepe took over second when Hebing dropped out, and held that spot with five laps to go ahead of Smith, Thomas, and Steve Poirier on a late charge. While Price-Miller negotiated traffic, Hafertepe and Smith continued their contest. The Thomas charge ended when he tipped over in turn two to bring out a red flag with two laps left; this became an open red for all competitors to refuel. Thomas was able to rejoin the field for the restart.

Price-Miller fended off a challenge from Hafertepe after the restart and went on to take the win, while Poirier and Smith charged around Hafertepe to take podium finishes. Hafertepe, Franek finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Scott Kreutter, Jordan Poirier, 26th starter Mitch Brown, 30th starter Chris Steele, and 22nd starter Jason Barney rounded out the top ten.

Dylan Westbrook was the fastest driver overall in time trials, while Chuck Hebing, Devon Dobie, Parker Price-Miller, Mack DeMan, Dain Naida, and Jonathan Preston claimed heat race wins, Alex Hill, Jordan Thomas, and Kyle Drum were B-Feature winners, and Jonathan Preston won the Pole Dash. 
Nitro 54 Crate Showdown – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars
Lucas Smith took the $1,000 prize for winning the Crate Showdown. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media).   
Eric McGlone and Hannah Ferrell paced the field to the green flag for the $1,000-to-win Nitro 54 Crate Showdown, but the race was red flagged before the first lap was complete when Davey Boughton flipped on the backstretch. Boughton was uninjured, and Hannah Ferrell took the lead after the complete restart. While Ferrell held the lead, Lucas Smith passed Paul Klager and McGlone to take second before another red flag flew, this time for a hard crash between Caleb Wood and Josh Hansen.

Ferrell, Smith, and McGlone raced hard and sometimes three-wide for the lead during the next green flag stint, with Smith taking the lead on lap 11. At this point the race slowed again, as Dereck Lemyre spun and collected Jordan Hill in turn two. Ferrell stayed with Smith through several caution flags during the second half of the race, but spun and hit the outside wall trying to pass for the lead after the white flag.

Smith survived the one lap dash to the finish to take the feature win, followed by 14th starter Matt Farnham, Paul Klager, 15th starter Jacob Dykstra, and Eric McGlone; Farnham’s stellar run was negated after post-race technical inspection, however. Aaron Turkey, DJ Christie, Brian Nanticoke, 21st starter Bailey Heard, and Steven Beckett rounded out the top ten.

Derek Lemyre, Hannah Ferrell, and Caleb Wood won qualifying heat races, while Paul Ballantyne won the B-Feature. 
Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway
Ohsweken Speedway will officially wrap-up its 2018 season with the annual Night of Champions Award Celebration at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, November 16. The 2018 division champions and top points finishers in all four weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions will receive their awards and cash from the championship points fund. Stay tuned to for more information in the coming weeks. 

September 15, 2018
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
14th Annual Arrow Express
Canadian Sprint Car Nationals
Supercharged by Nitro 54 Variety
Total Entries: 95

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (65 Entries)

A-Feature (Started) 35 laps – NT
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (2)
2. 28fm Steve Poirier (12)
3. 55 Mark Smith (9)
4. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10)
5. 28f Davie Franek (6)
6. 49 Scott Kreutter (11)
7. 28p Jordan Poirier (13)
8. 10 Mitch Brown (26)
9. 80 Chris Steele (30)
10. 87 Jason Barney (22)
11. 56n Dain Naida (3)
12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (16)
13. 17x Mack DeMan (7)
14. 14h Jim Huppunen (14)
15. 79 Jordan Thomas (20)
16. 23 Devon Dobie (8)
17. 17 Jared Horstman (23)
18. 77x Alex Hill (19)
19. DNF 17 Max Stambaugh (5)
20. DNF 45 Chuck Hebing (4)
21. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (15)
22. DNF 47 Kyle Drum (21)
23. DNF 10c Jeff Cook (18)
24. DNF 85 Dustin Daggett (17)
25. DNF 28h Hud Horton (27)
26. DNF 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (24)
27. DNF 97 Cory Turner (25)
28. DNF 14 Coleman Gulick (29)
29. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston (1)
30. DNF 56 Billy VanInwegen (28)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chuck Hebing (1-5), Parker Price-Miller (6-35)
Hard Charger – Chris Steele +21 (30th to 9th)

-Feature Winner Bonus: Parker Price-Miller (Free Fire Suit from EPIC Racewear)
-Rookie of the Nationals Award: Mack DeMan ($500 CAD from Fine Touch Collision)
-Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award: Jordan Thomas ($350 CAD from Corr/Pak Merchandising)
-Travis Rutz Long Tow Award: Vigneault 55 w/driver Mark Smith ($250 CAD from Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub at Best Western Plus Cairn Croft)
-Fastest Qualifier Award: Dylan Westbrook ($300 CAD from Grisdale Racing Products)
-Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award: Dylan Westbrook ($300 CAD from Inside Track Motorsport News)
-Hard Charger Award: Chris Steele ($250 CAD from Nitro 54 Variety)
-Top Empire Super Sprints Driver: Steve Poirier ($250 USD from Lucas Oil ESS)
-Top Great Lakes Super Sprints Drivers: Max Stambaugh & Dustin Daggett ($250 USD each from Specialty Fuels & Logistics)
-Top National Racing Alliance Invaders Series Driver: Devon Dobie ($200 USD from K&L Ready Mix)
-Top Patriot Sprint Tour Driver: Jared Zimbardi ($200 USD from Patriot Sprint Tour)
-Top Southern Ontario Sprints Driver: Cory Turner ($200 CAD from Brighton Speedway)
-Top Ohsweken Speedway Drivers: Chris Steele ($250 CAD from Ohsweken Speedway), Mack DeMan ($200 CAD from Overland RNC), Jim Huppunen ($150 CAD from Golfi Concrete & Drain), Dylan Westbrook ($100 CAD from Tri-Star Forming), Steve Lyons ($50 CAD from Fleet Contracting)
-Mach 1 Chassis Bonuses: Mark Smith ($250 USD from Mach 1), Jeff Cook & Coleman Gulick ($100 USD each from Mach 1)
-Top Eagle Chassis: Steve Poirier ($100 USD from Mike Emhof Motorsports)

Qualifications Flight 1
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland ON – 13.633; 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford PA – 13.656; 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Rockwall TX – 13.762; 4. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON – 13.834; 5. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 13.883; 6. 28fm Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC – 13.933; 7. 45 Chuck Hebing – Ontario NY – 13.958; 8. 23 Devon Dobie – Wapakoneta OH – 13.963; 9. 87 Jason Barney – Brewerton NY – 14.008; 10. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland ON – 14.056; 11. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 14.100; 12. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle ON – 14.201; 13. 56 Billy VanInwegen – Sparrowbush NY – 14.241; 14. 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester ON – 14.411; 15. 67 Pete Richardson – Vernon NY – 14.463; 16. 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY – 14.471; 17. 9b Scott Burk – Charing Cross ON – 14.551; 18. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne ON – 14.651; 19. 15sos Mike Ferrell – London ON – 14.687; 20. 13 Keith Granholm – Syracuse NY – 14.699; 21. 2 Dave Axton – Port Byron NY – 14.839; 22. 1c Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville ON – NT

Qualifications Flight 2
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo IN – 13.701; 2. 55 Mark Smith – Sunbury PA – 13.782; 3. 14 Coleman Gulick – Chenango Forks NY – 13.836; 4. 17x Mack DeMan – Toronto ON – 13.881; 5. 85 Dustin Daggett – Portland MI – 13.917; 6. 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC – 13.965; 7. 98 Joe Trenca – Clay NY – 13.982; 8. 17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale OH – 14.071; 9. 28f Davie Franek – Wantage NJ – 14.081; 10. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford ON – 14.130; 11. 28g Phil Gressman – Fremont OH – 14.159; 12. 79 Jordan Thomas – Harding PA – 14.172; 13. 90 Matt Tanner – Stephentown NY – 14.223; 14. 3 Denny Peebles – Lowville NY – 14.229; 15. 19k Paul Kinney – Durhamville NY – 14.278; 16. 55t Mike Thorne – Caledonia ON – 14.335; 17. 33 Danny Varin – Sharon Springs NY – 14.479; 18. 110 Jake Brown – Brantford ON – 14.613; 19. 18x Josh Shantz – St. Agatha ON – 14.682; 20. 5c Conor Mahoney – Hamilton ON – 14.734; 21. 44 Barry Dunn – Aylmer ON – 14.983; 22. 16L Roger Levesque – Bath ON – 15.195

Qualifications Flight 3
1. 17h Max Stambaugh – Lima OH – 14.033; 2. 22p Jonathan Preston – Romulus NY – 14.070; 3. 56n Dain Naida – Adrian MI – 14.079; 4. 53 Shawn Donath – Syracuse NY – 14.120; 5. 28h Hud Horton – Germantown OH – 14.152; 6. 0 Mike Kruchka – Hamilton ON – 14.157; 7. 10c Jeff Cook – Antwerp NY – 14.287; 8. 14h Jim Huppunen – Welland ON – 14.305; 9. 47 Kyle Drum – Wayland NY – 14.312; 10. 49 Scott Kreutter – Cowlesville NY – 14.327; 11. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken ON – 14.386; 12. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. – Oswego NY – 14.495; 13. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 14.525; 14. 10h Kelly Hebing – Ontario NY – 14.592; 15. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON – 14.611; 16. 121 Steve Glover – Ontario NY – 14.652; 17. 88c Chad Miller – Amsterdam NY – 14.715; 18. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON – 14.774; 19. 0c Cole Macdonald – Waterdown ON – 14.930; 20. 18s Michael Summers – Warsaw IN – 15.604; 21. 30 Scott Goodrich – Middletown NY – 15.616

Heat Race 1 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 45 Chuck Hebing (1), 2. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4), / 4. 97 Cory Turner (2), 5. 87 Jason Barney (5), 6. 56 Billy VanInwegen (7), 7. 91 Ryan Turner (6), 8. 67 Pete Richardson (8), 9. 9b Scott Burk (9), 10. 15sos Mike Ferrell (10), 11. 2 Dave Axton (11)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 23 Devon Dobie (1), 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (2), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (4), / 4. 77x Alex Hill (3), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (6), 6. 87x Shone Evans (5), 7. 18 Ryan Susice (8), 8. 13 Keith Granholm (10), 9. 5d Jacob Dykstra (9), 10. 1 Holly Porter (7), 11. 1c Ryan Hunsinger (11)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 10 laps – 2:20.757
1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (4), 2. 28f Davie Franek (5), 3. 85 Dustin Daggett (2), / 4. 28g Phil Gressman (6), 5. 98 Joe Trenca (1), 6. 14 Coleman Gulick (3), 7. 19k Paul Kinney (8), 8. 90 Matt Tanner (7), 9. 33 Danny Varin (9), 10. 18x Josh Shantz (10), 11. DNF 16L Roger Levesque (11)

Heat Race 4 (Started) 10 laps – 2:25.222
1. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 2. 28 Jordan Poirier (2), 3. 55 Mark Smith (4), / 4. 17 Jared Horstman (1), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (6), 6. 10 Mitch Brown (5), 7. 110 Jake Brown (9), 8. 55t Mike Thorne (8), 9. 3 Denny Peebles (7), 10. 5c Conor Mahoney (10), 11. 44 Barry Dunn (11)

Heat Race 5 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 56n Dain Naida (3), 2. 17h Max Stambaugh (4), 3. 10c Jeff Cook (1), / 4. 47 Kyle Drum (5), 5. 80 Chris Steele (8), 6. 0c Cole Macdonald (10), 7. 88c Chad Miller (9), 8. 28h Hud Horton (2), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 10. 30 Scott Goodrich (11), 11. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (6)

Heat Race 6 (Started) 10 laps – NT
1. 22p Jonathan Preston (4), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (1), 3. 49 Scott Kreutter (5), / 4. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (6), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (9), 6. 10h Kelly Hebing (7), 7. 121 Steve Glover (8), 8. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka (2), 9. DNF 18s Michael Summers (10), 10. DNF 53 Shawn Donath (3)

Pole Dash (Started) 5 laps – 1:13.281 NTR
1. 22p Jonathan Preston (2), 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (1), 3. 56n Dain Naida (4), 4. 45 Chuck Hebing (7), 5. 17h Max Stambaugh (6), 6. 28f Davie Franek (5), 7. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 8. 23 Devon Dobie (8)

B-Feature 1 (Started) 12 laps – 3:00.220
1. 77x Alex Hill (1), 2. 87 Jason Barney (4), / 3. 97 Cory Turner (3), 4. 56 Billy VanInwegen (5), 5. 18 Ryan Susice (7), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (2), 7. 1 Holly Porter (14), 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 9. 87x Shone Evans (6), 10. 5d Jacob Dykstra (12), 11. 67 Pete Richardson (10), 12. 13 Keith Granholm (8), 13. 2 Dave Axton (16), 14. 9b Scott Burk (11), 15. 15sos Mike Ferrell (13), 16. DNS 1c Ryan Hunsinger (15)

B-Feature 2 (Started) 12 laps – 2:59.257
1. 79 Jordan Thomas (2), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (3), / 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6), 4. 14 Coleman Gulick (8), 5. 28g Phil Gressman (1), 6. 110 Jake Brown (4), 7. 98 Joe Trenca (5), 8. 3 Denny Peebles (12), 9. 19k Paul Kinney (7), 10. 33 Danny Varin (11), 11. 55t Mike Thorne (9), 12. 44 Barry Dunn (16), 13. 5c Conor Mahoney (13), 14. 18x Josh Shantz (14), 15. DNF 90 Matt Tanner (10), 16. DNS 16L Roger Levesque (15)

B-Feature 3 (Started) 12 laps – NT
1. 47 Kyle Drum (5), 2. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), / 3. 28h Hud Horton (10), 4. 80 Chris Steele (3), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (1), 6. 10h Kelly Hebing (6), 7. 88c Chad Miller (7), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald (4), 9. 121 Steve Glover (8), 10. 18s Michael Summers (9), 11. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (12), 12. DNF 0 Mike Kruchka (13), 13. DNS 30 Scott Goodrich (11), 14. DNS 15 Dan Nanticoke (14), 15. 53 Shawn Donath (15)

Provisional A-Feature Starters: 97 Cory Turner (Southern Ontario Sprints)

Added A-Feature Starters: 10 Mitch Brown, 28h Hud Horton, 56 Billy VanInwegen, 14 Coleman Gulick, 80 Chris Steele

Nitro 54 Crate Showdown – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 Entries)

A-Feature (Started) 20 laps – NT
1. 49L Lucas Smith (5)
DQ. 7ny Matt Farnham (14)
3. 1eh Paul Klager (4)
4. 5d Jacob Dykstra (15)
5. 6m Eric McGlone (1)
6. 68 Aaron Turkey (11)
7. 5 DJ Christie (3)
8. 9c Brian Nanticoke (10)
9. 70 Baily Heard (21)
10. 08 Steven Beckett (16)
11. 74 Rob Neely (18)
12. 19 Brandon Murrell (13)
13. 56 Dereck Lemyre (8)
14. 29 Liam Martin (22)
15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (19)
16. 12 Brad Herron (20)
17. 69 Josh Hill (4)
18. 24 Jeff Newham (24)
19. DNF 4 Hannah Ferrell (2)
20. DNF 51 Trevor Young (12)
21. DNF 28 Jordan Hill (17)
22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (9)
23. DNF 7 Caleb Wood (7)
24. DNF 18x Davey Boughton (23)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hannah Ferrell (1-10), Lucas Smith (11-20)
Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +11 (15th to 4th)

Heat Race 1 (Started) 8 laps – NT
1. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton ON (4); 2. 1h Paul Klager – Beamsville ON (3); 3. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster ON (1); 4. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford ON (9); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne ON (5); 6. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken ON (10); / 7. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford ON (6); 8. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook ON (8); 9. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor ON (2); 10. 26 John Verney – Salmon Arm BC (7)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.289
1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa ON (4); 2. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville ON (1); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken ON (3); 4. 6m Eric McGlone – Union ON (9); 5. 7ny Matt Farnham – Tonawanda NY (8); 6. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood ON (5); / 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford ON (7); 8. 4b Jeremy Hughes – Burlington ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton ON (10); 10. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford ON (2)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.149
1. 7 Caleb Wood – London ON (1); 2. 69 Josh Hill -Ohsweken ON (2); 3. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville ON (6); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing ON (3); 5. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill ON (4); 6. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken ON (7); / 7. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls ON (8); 8. 18x Davey Boughton – Carlisle ON (9); 9. 22 Al Gilleta Jr. – St. Catharines ON (5); 10. 43h Dave Bailey – Hagersville ON (10)

B-Feature (Started) 12 laps – NT
1. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 2. 12 Brad Herron (3); 3. 70 Baily Heard (1); 4. 29 Liam Martin (5); 5. 18x Davey Boughton (4); 6. 24 Jeff Newham (11); / 7. 22 Al Gilleta Jr. (8); 8. 43h Dave Bailey (10); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (7); 10. 26 John Verney (12); 11. DNF 4b Jeremy Hughes (6); 12. DNS 6 Curtis Gartly (9)

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The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

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2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
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2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
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DHL driver collects 18th career win, second win of 2018 at Sonoma Raceway

The yellow and red DHL machine took the checkered flags in Northern California today after Ryan Hunter-Reay raced to his second win of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The Florida-native saw the green flag wave from the pole position before driving the No. 28 car to victory lane after 85 laps.

Today's race is Hunter-Reay's 15th win with Andretti Autosport, and a career 18th victory for the veteran driver. He extends his distinction of being the winningest active American driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

His previous Verizon IndyCar Series victories include: Detroit Race 2 ('18/Andretti Autosport), Pocono (‘15/Andretti Autosport), Iowa (‘15/Andretti Autosport, ‘14/Andretti Autosport, ‘12/Andretti Autosport), Indianapolis 500 (‘14/Andretti Autosport), Barber Motorsports Park (‘14/Andretti Autosport, ‘13/Andretti Autosport), Milwaukee (‘13/Andretti Autosport, ‘12/Andretti Autosport), Baltimore (‘12/Andretti Autosport), Toronto (‘12/Andretti Autosport), New Hampshire (‘11/Andretti Autosport), Long Beach (‘10/Andretti Autosport) and Watkins Glen (‘08/Rahal Letterman Racing). He also has victories in the CART/Champ Car Series at Milwaukee (‘04) and Surfer's Paradise (‘03).  Hunter-Reay is the only American driver to score victories in the IndyCar Series, CART, Champ Car, Grand-Am and the American Le Mans series.

This is the 62nd Verizon IndyCar Series victory for Andretti Autosport. Since 2003, Andretti Autosport has scored four series titles ('04/Kanaan, '05/Wheldon, '07/Franchitti and '12/Hunter-Reay) and five Indianapolis 500 wins ('05/Wheldon, '07/Franchitti, ‘14/Hunter-Reay, ‘16/Rossi, and '17/Sato).

Andretti Autosport has four full-time entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series, with Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti (No. 98 U.S. Concrete / Curb Honda), Alexander Rossi (No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda) and Zach Veach (No. 26 Group 1001 Honda)
The sun has set on another season of Verizon IndyCar Series racing as Ryan Hunter-Reay goes into the night with an 18th career victory after a dominating season finale. NAPA Racing driver Alexander Rossi came up short in the championship battle, taking the vice-champion seat -- but not before putting on a stellar show as he raced his way from 25th into the top five after an opening-lap incident. Marco Andretti rounded out his season with a top-five finish with the U.S. Concrete crew while rookie Zach Veach came home 14th.

All eyes now turn to 2019 where all four current Andretti drivers will return to the stable to chase down a championship.
•CHAMPIONSHIP: 4th (566 pts.)
•OF NOTE: Captured an 18th career victory and first win at Sonoma Raceway // Started from the pole and led 80 of 85 laps // Gained one spot in the point standings to come in fourth
“Today was great. I felt like the race just didn't want to end. I guess that's what happens when you spend the whole day out front. Any time I needed the pace to put it down, we leapt out to a lead, I was able to maintain that. Hats off to this team, DHL, AutoNation, Honda – everyone involved. Honda really gave me great drivability, reliability. The Firestone tires were great. Shout out to Kerry Doughty, CEO of Butterball, fighting cancer at home right now. His name was on the side of our car today – this is a special win for him and we’re honored to have him with us in spirit. Also a big shout out to Robbie Wickens – I want to dedicate that win to him and his fight. It was great to see the video message from him today and, hopefully he will back with us as soon as possible.”
•CHAMPIONSHIP: 8th (392 pts, tied with Rahal)
•OF NOTE: Showed contender speed all day on his way to a fifth-place result // Climbed three spots in the points standings to place comfortably inside the top 10 in the championship
“I’m very pleased to be this quick on a road course here. Not a bad finish for the last race at Sonoma, I would’ve liked it to have gone a bit better. I think if we went with reds early on I think we could have kept [Simon] Pagenaud behind us. [Alexander] Rossi was amazingly quick and we tried to make it easy on him out of the pits and give him a shot. It was pretty cool of them, they knew I gave them the position, and they gave it back there at the end, so we were able to come out with a top five. Congrats to Ryan for closing out the year with a win. We’re ready for 2019.”

•CHAMPIONSHIP: 2nd (621 pts.)
•OF NOTE: Suffered a cut front tire and front wing damage on the opening lap, dropping Rossi back to 25th // Charged through the field to show as high as fifth before settling into a seventh-place finish // Ends his third IndyCar season second in the points standings
“Hats off to the whole 27 NAPA Team. It was a great day for Andretti Autosport with Ryan [Hunter-Reay] winning so it’s very unfortunate what happened in Turn 1 on Lap 1. It’s a situation I’m sure we’ll all replay a lot of times but, at the end of the day, it’s been a good 2018 and I am very appreciative for all the support we’ve had this year. We came pretty close and we’ll work on the things we need to be better on and come back stronger next year. [Scott] Dixon’s the benchmark. He’s the five-time champion for a reason so he deserves it 100 percent and we’ll work very hard to come back and try to beat him next year.”
 No. 26 GROUP 1001 HONDA
•STARTED: 10th // FINISHED 14th
•CHAMPIONSHIP: 15th (313 pts.)
•OF NOTE: Rolled off from the top 10 but suffered undertray damage and lost ground // Finished his rookie season with five top-10 finishes earning second in the Rookie of the Year standings
“It was a really tough race for us. We got hit on the start and that damaged our undertray quite a bit, so we were running around with a few hundred pounds less downforce. That made the car very difficult to drive and then trying to make up for that damage – pushed a little too hard and made a mistake. That kind of ended our race, putting us a lap down. I’m frustrated in myself. I should’ve been a little more patient in what we had.”

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Verizon IndyCar Series / INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma results
« Last post by CanadianRacingOnline on September 17, 2018, 10:00:56 AM »
INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma results
SONOMA, California - Results Sunday of the Verizon IndyCar Series event INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma on the 2.385-mile Sonoma Raceway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 85, Running
2. (2) Scott Dixon, Honda, 85, Running
3. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 85, Running
4. (8) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 85, Running
5. (4 ) Marco Andretti, Honda, 85, Running
6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 85, Running
7. (6) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 85, Running
8. (3) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 85, Running
9. (5) Patricio O'Ward, Chevrolet, 85, Running
10. (14) Ed Jones, Honda, 85, Running
11. (20) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 85, Running
12. (18) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 85, Running
13. (25) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 85, Running
14. (10) Zach Veach, Honda, 85, Running
15. (15) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 85, Running
16. (13) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 85, Running
17. (16) Jack Harvey, Honda, 85, Running
18. (22) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 85, Running
19. (23) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 85, Running
20. (19) Colton Herta, Chevrolet, 85, Running
21. (21) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 84, Running
22. (24) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 76, Running
23. (9) Graham Rahal, Honda, 66, Running
24. (17) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 38, Mechanical
25. (12) Takuma Sato, Honda, 15, Mechanical

Race Statistics
Winner's average speed: 99.440 mph

Time of Race: 2:02:19.1667

Margin of victory: 2.7573 seconds

Cautions: 1 for 5 laps

Lead changes: 5 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders:

Hunter-Reay, Ryan 1 - 15

Newgarden, Josef 16

Power, Will 17 - 18

Hunter-Reay, Ryan 19 - 61

Power, Will 62 - 63

Hunter-Reay, Ryan 64 - 85

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Dixon 678, Rossi 621, Power 582, Hunter-Reay 566, Newgarden 560, Pagenaud 492, Bourdais 425, Andretti 392, Rahal 392, Hinchcliffe 391.
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Today's Sandown 500 proved to be a challenging race for Shell V-Power Racing Team, but we pushed hard and came home as the first Fords after 161 flying laps.
Fabian Coulthard & Tony D’Alberto - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Warm-Up – 16th (Fastest Lap: 1m09.1680s)                       
Race 24 – 7th (Fastest Lap: 1m09.3068s)
Scott McLaughlin & Alex Prémat - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Warm-Up – 4th (Fastest Lap: 1m08.8335s)                       
Race 24 – 4th (Fastest Lap: 1m09.6860s)

RECAP:  The Sandown 500 saw Cars 12 and 17 starting from the second row of the grid after strong qualifying races yesterday. Co-drivers Alec Premat and Tony D’Alberto started and ran the first two stints of the race, to cover their mandated one-third race distance. They handed their cars to main drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard in the same positions as they started, and with over 100 laps left to run it was up to Scott and Fabian to get them to the flag. Following the second pit stops Fabian was sitting in third and Scott fifth. Shane van Gisbergen’s Triple Eight Holden was splitting them, until he was able to use the straight-line speed advantage that was apparent all weekend to go by Fabian and push him back to fourth.
Both cars took fuel, tyres and brake pads at their third service and then settled into fifth (No. 17) and 10th (No. 12). Scott was able to affect a pass on Rick Kelly to take fourth position on lap 115, and then he had the job of attempting to chase down the leading trio of Whincup, Van Gisbergen and Lowndes ahead of him. Final stops came and went, with Car 12 stopping on lap 123 and Car 17 on lap 126. Following final stops, the race settled into a rhythm with both drivers pushing hard, but unable to make any inroads on the Holdens ahead of them. Scott battled with the Erebus Holden of David Reynolds late in the race, holding him off to take a well-earned fourth place, and first Ford home. Fabian was seventh, and second Ford home. Scott remains second in the Drivers points, 55 points behind Van Gisbergen. Fabian remains sixth. The team remains second in the Teams’ points, as we head to the next event in the season – the Bathurst 1000.
COULTHARD QUOTE: “It was a challenging day. We have to run so little wing angle to compete with those guys, which helps us on the straights but makes it difficult in other areas. That’s the hand we’ve been dealt at the moment. We’ve got smart guys, and I’m sure we’ll get on top of it. Hopefully we can find something before we go to Bathurst where we’ll need some strong pace. TD did a great job. To have both of our cars to be the first Fords is a real credit to our team.”
D’ALBERTO QUOTE: “I was pretty happy with my stints in the opening part of the race. We had reasonable pace compared to the guys in front of us, and we were faster than everyone behind us. That was pretty satisfying. Overall though we’re lacking a bit of pace this weekend. Given that, finishing seventh is still a great result.”

MCLAUGHLIN QUOTE: “We had to go above and beyond with our set-up this weekend to try to combat the pace of the Holdens. We tried things all weekend, some of which worked and some of which didn’t. We definitely improved over the weekend, and our race pace was much better than it had been all weekend, but we still had a deficit, especially in a straight line. Alex did a great job in his stints, and we were the best of the rest, and getting fourth was a great result in the end. We were aiming for a top-five, and that’s what we came away with. Next is Bathurst. I love that place and I’m really looking forward to it.”
PRÉMAT QUOTE: “On average, I would say that we have to be pretty happy with the weekend. We did the best we could with what we had, and to be the first car behind those Triple Eight guys is very good. Credit to the team, as they have worked really hard after The Bend and put together a great car for us, and no mistakes in the race. We were missing some pace for sure, with the speed of the Holdens in a straight line. The combination of Scott and I is really good and working well. Certainly, there are some questions coming from this weekend, but the team will work really hard to give us the best car possible so we can compete at Bathurst.”
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2. Scott McLaughlin        2999 -55
3. Jamie Whincup             2716 -338
4. Craig Lowndes 2487 -567
5. David Reynolds  2435 -619
6. Fabian Coulthard 2114 -940
7. Rick Kelly 2098 -956
8. Chaz Mostert 2048 -1006
9. Scott Pye 1906 -1148
10. Tim Slade 1862 -1192

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2. Shell V-Power Racing Team  5113 -657
3. Erebus Motorsport 3688 -2082
4. Tickford Racing (Mostert/Winterbottom) 3688 -2082
5. Brad Jones Racing              3621 -2149
6. Walkinshaw Andretti United 3502 -2268
7. Nissan Motorsport (Kelly/Heimgartner) 3378 -2392
8. Garry Rogers Motorsport 2651 -3119
9. Triple Eight Race Engineering (Lowndes) 2487 -3283
10. NISMO (Caruso/De Silvestro) 2456 -3314

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Sunday 16 September, 2018
Sandown 500 - Warm-up & Race
Warm-up, Craig Lowndes & Steven Richards: Second (Fastest Lap: 1:08.7958)
Race: Third
Championship: Fourth (2,487 points)
Craig Lowndes (#888) - Holden Commodore ZB

"It was a great finish for us. Richo (Steven Richards) did a fantastic job in the early stints of the race and really set up the race for us. We struggled a little bit in the earlier part of my stints, we ran out of rear tyre life, but the team did a fantastic job in that last stop. We made a rear ride height adjustment, which really set us up for the final run home. I had a great battle with my teammates Jamie (Whincup) and Shane (van Gisbergen) to get a one-two-three finish for the team. It's the ultimate! That's obviously what we always want to achieve and we did. I think it's the first time in history that any team's managed to get a one-two-three in an enduro. Obviously we're now looking forward to moving on to Bathurst."

Steven Richards

"Other than car 888 winning, I don't think you can possibly get a better result than having a one-two-three finish. The cars were very good all weekend. We made a few tune-ups to make them a bit better, but it was a great day. My stints were really good. I got a great start, cruised along and kept out of trouble. I managed to get a few spots with great strategy and then we were sitting in second place. That was great work by the team to get us out there. Now we're looking forward to celebrating with the team."

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Whincup leads Triple Eight to historic 1-2-3 at Sandown 500

Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup has scored his fourth Sandown 500 win in one of the most dominant displays in recent history, as his team became the first to score a trifecta in the Melbourne race steeped in tradition.

Whincup now equals the great Peter Brock in all-time wins at Sandown with seven, as he and co-driver Paul Dumbrell dominated the Sandown 500 from start to finish. It was their third Sandown 500 win together.

His Red Bull Holden Racing team Shane van Gisbergen, driving with fellow Kiwi Earl Bamber was second and sister 888 Race Engineering car of Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards third.

It edges Whincup closer to the Championship leaders of Van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin. Van Gisbergen extended his lead marginally, to 55 points over his fellow Kiwi. McLaughlin fought bravely for fourth today behind some very fast cars.

“We couldn’t be happier, the car has been awesome all weekend,” Whincup said.

“PD did a great job. It’s never over until it’s over. This race has got away from us a few times but thankfully there were no safety cars and it was a nice clean race.”

Whincup and Dumbrell would now be one of the favourites to repeat their 2012 win at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in just 17 days’ time.

“There is no doubt we had one-lap pace, but we proved today we had good durability,” Dumbrell said. “It’s always good to get a win here. We have had good pace here before but haven’t been able to clinch it. We can celebrate tonight.”

Van Gisbergen would also be confident of having a chance at his first Bathurst title.

“What a privilege it is to drive these cars,” Van Gisbergen said. “The Red Bull Holden Racing Team gave us some rockets, it was awesome.”

As the race settled Red Bull Holden Racing Team and Shell V-Power Racing took ascendency. Their co-drivers set the scene, handing back to their fulltime counterparts with all cars in the top five.

The only exception in that pack was the RBHRT sister car of Lowndes and Richards which was wedged in second after a strong opening co-driver stint by Richards.

Dumbrell dominated from the outset. Had it not been for two safety cars in his stint the lead could have been anything. He handed over to Whincup with his stint done ahead of Lowndes, Fabian Coulthard, Van Gisbergen and McLaughlin.

Coulthard dropped back in the last third of the race to finish seventh with ARMOR ALL Pole sitter David Reynolds pushing up into fifth and Boost Mobile Racing’s Scott Pye scoring a strong sixth.

Nissan Motorsport’s Ricky Kelly (eighth) had a solid day with a top ten finish as did Garth Tander and Chris Pither in the Wilson Security GRM Commodore. Completing the ten was Chaz Mostert and James Moffat in the Supercheap Auto Racing Falcon.

Teams will now begin preparations for the Great Race, the 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 which will run from 4-7 October at Mount Panorama.


  1st – Jamie Whincup
  2nd – Shane van Gisbergen
  3rd – Craig Lowndes   1st – Shane van Gisbergen (3054 points)
  2nd – Scott McLaughlin (2999 points)
  3rd – Jamie Whincup (2716 points)

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