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Gary Klutt Wins Exciting Pinty’s Clarington 200
« on: May 17, 2015, 08:01:13 PM »


Gary Klutt Wins Exciting Pinty’s Clarington 200

Halton Hills native Gary Klutt won the exciting NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season opening race, the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 in front of a huge crowd at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Klutt was at the right place at the right time and it paid off for him. Sitting in third place behind leader Scott Steckly and Andrew Ranger on the final lap, Klutt was able to get past the duo after they made contact in Turns 9 and 10 allowing the rookie to score his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series win in his seventh start.

The Pirelli World Challenge held their second GT Class race of Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. For the second day in a row, Johnny O’Connell was victorious in the Cadillac ATS-VR GT3. The Georgia driver was followed by Butch Leitzinger and Chris Dyson, both in Bentley Continental GT3’s. Lorenzo Trefethen took the checkered flag in GTC Class for the second straight day.

The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin held its second race of the weekend. In Platinum Cup, Chris Green finished on the top step of the podium with Marco Cirone second and Daniel Morad third. In Gold Cup Bruno Chapinotti was first and Saturday’s winner Orey Fidani finished second.



Ryan Chalmers, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
ryan@ctmpark.com 1-800-866-1072 (office) 905-260-1711 (cell)

Photo – The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 winner Gary Klutt celebrates on the podium after taking the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season opener.

Photo Credit – John Walker

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Pinty's presents the Clarington 200

Unofficial Results
Sunday At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, Ont.
Lap length: 2.459 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51 laps, 83.068 mph.
2. (6) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.
3. (13) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
4. (7) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.
5. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 51.
6. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
7. (10) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
8. (9) Pier-Luc Ouellette, Montreal, Que., Chevrolet, 51.
9. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 51.
10. (17) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 51.
11. (15) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
12. (11) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 51.
13. (19) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 51.
14. (8 ) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.
15. (20) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 51.
16. (26) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 51.
17. (18) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.
18. (21) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 50.
19. (24) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 50.
20. (22) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 50.
21. (23) Kevin O'Connell, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet, 49.
22. (14) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 41.
23. (12) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d'Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 36.
24. (25) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 32, clutch.
25. (27) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, 24, oil leak.
26. (5) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 4, accident.
27. (16) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 0, did not start.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 30 minutes 35 seconds
Margin of Victory: .571 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: G.Klut (106.321 mph, 83.261 seconds)
Caution Flags: 3 for 8 laps.
Lead Changes: 8 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders: G. Klutt 1-11; A. Ranger 12-14; J. Lapcevich 15-16; D. Kennington 17-18; S. Steckly 19; A. Ranger 20-22; M. Scannell 23-35; S. Steckly 36-50; G. Klutt 51.

Standings: 1. G. Klutt, 47; 2. J. Lapcevich, 43; 3. J. Dumoulin, 41; 4. D. Kennington, 41; 5. S. Steckly, 41; 6. L. Dumoulin, 38; 7. J. Hathaway, 37; 8. P. Ouellette, 36; 9. A. Ranger, 36; 10. K. Poitras, 34.



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