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Kawartha Speedway 2012: That’s Just Fan-tastic
« on: July 12, 2012, 09:38:16 PM »

Kawartha Speedway 2012:  That’s Just Fan-tastic

By Jim Clarke, Kawartha Speedway PR/Clarke Motorsports Communications


From the big leagues of motorsports to the show at your local racetrack, every fan has a favourite driver.  Someone they cheer for week after week.  A special driver they love to see turn laps on the track.  They may not be the fastest car out there or ever make it to victory lane, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a cheering section following their every move.  After a mid-season break Friday, July 13th, Kawartha Speedway’s next night of action – Friday, July 20th – is all about the fans.


The annual Fan Appreciation Night features an on-track autograph and meet n’ greet session with drivers in all 3 regular classes, in addition to a full evening of racing with the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models, Thunder Cars and a 50 lap invitational event for the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks.  The Fraserville oval’s entry level class turns in some of the track’s best racing and often run their feature races without a yellow flag.


There’s nothing flashy about Dan Demers.  The Cavan, Ontario racer wheels his #67 Goodwin Metals/Ricky’s All-Day Diner Honda Prelude Mini Stock exactly the same way he has since he first climbed behind the controls.  He knows he may never win a race and most nights, gives-up the starting position he picks in the pre-race draw to fire up near the rear of the field and stay out of the way of the faster cars in the field.  Always smiling, Demers races to have fun and happily shares a story from a race night during the 2011 season.


“Our clean-up crew was on the track taking care of some debris in one of the corners and the pace car brought us down pit road for a few laps,” said Demers, who is 10th in points after 3 nights of action. “On the second time through, I actually stopped in victory lane to have a look around.  I figured I’ll probably never wind-up there after a race and I wanted to see what all the excitement was about.”


As always, gates open Friday, June 20th at 3:00 with rotating practice rounds getting underway at 5:00.  The night’s first green flag is at 7:00.


Kawartha klips:  The OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model/OSCAAR Modified events that were rained-out Friday, June 1st will be made-up Friday, September 7th.  The show will also include the year’s final appearance by the Ontario Legends Series and the second 50 lapper for the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks...Thunder Car teams run 50 lap main events Friday, July 27th and August 24th.  NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models have a 100 lap invitational Friday, August 17th.  The annual running of the 75 lap OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model Don Biederman Memorial is Friday, August 10th. The 2012 calendar concludes with the 250 lap NASCAR Canadian Tire Series finale Saturday, September 22nd...For details on the complete 2012 schedule and the latest track news, see


Photo attachment:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications

Even if he never wins a main event, Cavan, Ontario’s Dan Demers has a great time racing in the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stock division at Kawartha Speedway.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications
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