2016-09-24

Welch, Hebert on Front Row for Eighth Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational

Welch, Hebert on Front Row for Eighth Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational

 

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Loudon, NH – Lempster, NH's Kyle Welch and Williamstown, VT's Jimmy Hebert will lead the field to the green for the Eighth Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational at Loudon's New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday, September 24.

 

Welch is competing in his fourth Invitational and will be looking for his first top-10 finish. Hebert led the majority of the 2015 Invitational before finishing fifth.

 

A pair of Vermont drivers, John Donahue and Bobby Therrien, will start in row two. Donahue is a winner this season at Barre, VT's Thunder Road, while Therrien captured the ACT Late Model Tour season opener at Maine's Oxford Plains Speedway. Jeff Marshall, Ryan Olsen, Tyler Cahoon, Quinny Welch, Chris Riendeau, and Josh Masterson will complete the top-10 on the grid.

 

Four-time and defending Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational winner Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA will have to come from 31st in the starting line-up. 2010 Invitational winner Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. will start 28th, while 2012 winner Ray Parent will roll off 25th. 2014 winner Wayne Helliwell, Jr. will not compete due to an illness.

 

Polewarczyk led the final practice session for the ACT Late Models, clocking a fast lap of 31.486 seconds. MacDonald was second-fastest, followed by Dillon Moltz, ACT point leader Nick Sweet and Parent. Dany Trepanier and Alex Labbe were the fast Quebec drivers in eighth and ninth, respectively.

 

Another pair of Quebec competitors, Jean-Francois Dery and Donald Theetge, encounted engine problems during the session. Both are attempting to make repairs in time for the Invitational.

 

 

The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational is scheduled to roll off the grid Saturday, September 24 at 5:00pm as part of Tripleheader Saturday.

 

For more information contact the ACT offices at 802-244-6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.

 

EIGHTH ANNUAL BOND AUTO PARTS ACT INVITATIONAL

STARTING LINEUP

Pos, Driver, Car #, Hometown

  1. Kyle Welch ( 9NH ) , Lempster, NH
  2. Jimmy Hebert ( 58VT ) , Williamstown, VT
  3. John Donahue ( 31ME ) , Graniteville, VT
  4. Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) , Hinesburg, VT
  5. Jeff Marshall ( 32NH ) , Guildhall, NH
  6. Ryan Olsen ( 61NH ) , N. Haverhill, NH
  7. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) , Danville, VT
  8. Quinny Welch ( 78NH ) , Lancaster, NH
  9. Chris Riendeau ( 4VT ) , Ascutney, VT
  10. Josh Masterson ( 11NY ) , Charlotte, VT
  11. Ray Christian III ( 93CT ) , Uncasville, CT
  12. Woody Pitkat ( 07MA ) , Sturbridge, MA
  13. Tom Carey III ( 5MA ) , Petersham, MA
  14. Matt Anderson ( 49NH ) , Franklin, NH
  15. Rowland Robinson, Jr. ( 28ME ) , Steuben, ME
  16. Brian Tagg ( 3MA ) , Oxford, MA
  17. Aaron Fellows ( 29NH ) , Croydon, NH
  18. Mike Ziter ( 54VT ) , Barre Town, VT
  19. Adam Gray ( 97MA ) , Granby, MA
  20. Bucky Demers ( 26NH ) , Cornish, NH
  21. Dany Trépanier ( 19QC ) , St-Edouard, QC
  22. Brad Babb ( 15NH ) , Windham, ME
  23. Patrick Laperle ( 91QC ) , St-Denis, QC
  24. Jean-François Déry ( 21QC ) , Québec, QC
  25. Ray Parent ( 17RI ) , Tiverton, RI
  26. Dillon Moltz ( 5CT ) , Waterford, CT
  27. Jonathan Bouvrette ( 41QC ) , Blainville, QC
  28. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. ( 97NH ) , Hudson, NH
  29. Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT
  30. Alex Labbé ( 48QC ) , St-Albert, QC
  31. Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA
  32. Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) , Washington, VT
  33. Brian Tarbell ( 15ME ) , Springfield, VT
  34. Jean-Pierre Ouimet ( 59QC ) , Terrebonne, QC
  35. Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI
  36. Jim Zullo II ( 10NY ) , Claremont, NH
  37. James Linardy ( 77MA ) , Somerville, MA
  38. Simon Roussin ( 6QC ) , Québec, QC
  39. Joel Monahan ( 03MA ) , Whately, MA
  40. Patrick Cliche ( 5QC ) , Levis, QC
  41. Donald Theetge ( 80QC ) , Boischatel, QC

 

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2016-09-22

ADVISORY: President Obama to Honor NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch

ADVISORY: President Obama to Honor NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch


WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, September 28, President Obama will welcome Kyle Busch and his team members to the White House to honor his 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring athletes and sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities.

 

WHAT:          President Obama to Honor NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch

WHEN:
          Wednesday, September 28 at 11:00AM ET


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2016-09-19

Lapcevich Celebrates Pinty’s Series Title

Lapcevich Celebrates Pinty's Series Title 
Hathaway Wins Season Finale As Teenager Takes Triple Crown

FRASERVILLE, Ont. – There was a changing of the guard at Kawartha Speedway Sunday after the running of the Kawartha 250.

Jason Hathaway, a veteran who has started every race in the history of the NASCAR Pinty's Series (121), closed out his career as a full-time driver winning the season finale, while 16 year-old rookie Cayden Lapcevich celebrated winning the series championship.

Lapcevich, who initially planned to compete part-time this season, finished the year with three wins and was the only driver to finish in the top-10 in all 12 events.

The Grimsby, Ontario, teenager finished the season 54 points over veteran Andrew Ranger in the largest margin of victory in the standings since 2011. 

Lapcevich's championship title also broke the all-time NASCAR record as the youngest champion in any NASCAR national or touring series, which was set by 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano (Logano was 17 years, 3 months, 28 days when he won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title in 2007).

While Lapcevich celebrated his championship with his family, including his parents Jeff and Sherri Lapcevich, Hathaway was celebrating an emotional victory.

Hathaway, who joins D.J. Kennington as the only driver to start every NASCAR Pinty's Series race since the inaugural season in 2007, scored his last win as a full-time competitor at the same track he scored his first NASCAR Pinty's Series victory back in 2008.

Hathaway qualified seventh – for a race that was postponed due to heavy rain on Saturday – and quickly moved through the field and into the lead on Lap 65.

He remained at the point until pitting under caution on Lap 147. Hathaway returned to the track in eighth-place and started making his way through the field once again to retake the lead with 75 laps remaining when he passed Mark Dilley and never looked back.

It was Hathaway's ninth career NASCAR Pinty's Series win and his third at Kawartha Speedway.

For Lapcevich, it was a mere formality that he start the race to secure the title, but he finished second to Hathaway for his eighth podium finish of the season.

Alex Labbe finished third with Kennington and L.P. Dumoulin completing the top five. 

Dilley, Kerry Micks, Alex Tagliani, Gary Klutt and Derek Lynch rounded out the top 10.

In addition to winning the driver's championship, Lapcevich also secured the Josten's Rookie of the Year title and the owner's title for his mom, Sherri, who serves as the car owner for the No. 76 Fastline Motorsports Dodge.

The Kawartha 250 will air on TSN Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. ET, and on RDS2, Friday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Lapcevich is the first champion to be crowned in the NASCAR Touring division and he'll join the other six touring and weekly series champions from across the globe on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Charlotte for the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards celebration.

The event will be held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at the Charlotte Convention Center for the seventh consecutive year.

Contact:
Tim Southers
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
 

NASCAR Pinty's Series-Kawartha 250 Results

Tuesday

At Kawartha Speedway

Fraserville, Ont.

Lap length: 0.375 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (7) Jason Hathaway, St. Thomas, Ont., Chevrolet, 250 laps, 60.322 mph.

2. (4) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 250.

3. (6) Alex Labbe, Victoriaville, Que., Ford, 250.

4. (2) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 250.

5. (9) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 250.

6. (17) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 250.

7. (15) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 250.

8. (10) Alex Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Chevrolet, 249.

9. (3) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Dodge, 249.

10. (13) Derek Lynch, Norwood, Ont., Dodge, 248.

11. (16) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Ford, 245.

12. (5) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 238.

13. (1) Donald Theetge, Boischatel, Que., Dodge, 236.

14. (8) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 203.

15. (11) Dwayne Baker, Barrie, Ont., Dodge, 105, ignition.

16. (12) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 87, engine.

17. (14) Paul Geniole Jr, Keswick, Ont, Dodge, 23, engine.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 33 minutes 15 seconds

Margin of Victory: 5.062 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: D.Theetge (75.779 mph, 17.815 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 33 laps.

Lead Changes: 7 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Kennington 1-2; D. Theetge 3-63; D. Kennington 64; J. Hathaway 65-147; C.

Lapcevich 148; A. Tagliani 149-165; M. Dilley 166-174; J. Hathaway 175-250.

Standings: 1. C. Lapcevich, 505; 2. A. Ranger, 451; 3. A. Tagliani, 446; 4. K. Lacroix, 443; 5. L. Dumoulin, 443; 6. D. Kennington, 438; 7. A. Labbe, 423; 8. G. Klutt, 407; 9. J. Hathaway, 401; 10. L. Jackson, 320.


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2016-09-17

RAPHAËL LESSARD SIGNE SA 3eVICTOIRE EN CARS SUPER LATE MODEL TOUR!

RAPHAËL LESSARD

# 99 FRL Express/Team Coach Imaging /Toyota/JBLAudio

 

 

 

RAPHAËL LESSARD SIGNE SA 3eVICTOIRE EN CARS SUPER LATE MODEL TOUR!

Lessard fait une démonstration indéniable de son talent de pilote avec une remontée spectaculaire au Myrtle Beach Speedway

 

Myrtle Beach, Caroline du Sud, 17 septembre 2016 - Raphaël Lessard, 15 ans, vient tout juste de creuser son avance au championnat des conducteurs grâce à sa troisième victoire en carrière dans la série CARS Super Late Model Tour. Le pilote de Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce s'illustrait sur le circuit de Myrtle Beach Speedway  dans le cadre du BakerDist.com Honeywell 200 presented by 100.3 The Team en Caroline du Sud pour ce qui était la 8e épreuve d'un calendrier de 10 courses. 

 

Ce ne fût pas une course gagnée d'avance pour Raphaël malgré le fait qu'il avait réussi à qualifier sa Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Team Coach Imaging/Toyota/JBLAudio préparée par l'équipe David Gilliland Racing en pole position - avec un record de piste en plus, plus tôt dans la journée. Dès le départ, Raphaël a délibérément perdu beaucoup de positions pour ménager ses pneus, puis, à 40 tours de la fin, le jeune a effectué une remontée pour passer de la 8e à la 4eposition.

 

Un drapeau jaune au 21e tour est venu aider Lessard qui a eu une excellente relance, se faufilant en 2e place derrière Matt Craig. À 9 tours de la fin, Lessard a réussi un dépassement sur Craig et a pris la tête en creusant une avance de plus d'une seconde sur le 2e. Un drapeau jaune est venu rajouter du piquant à 3 tours de la fin. Avec le peloton rassemblé, tout pouvait arriver, mais le jeune pilote s'est détaché du groupe lors de la relance et a gagné la course haut la main. Lessard reste donc en tête du championnat, et creuse même son avance puisque le 2e au classement, Brandon Setzer, a terminé l'épreuve de 100 tours en dernière position. 

 

« C'était une course très stratégique aujourd'hui! Dès le début de la course, j'ai laissé passer tous mes compétiteurs pour ménager mes pneus. C'est une piste très difficile pour les pneus, car ils se désintègrent très vite si on ne fait pas attention. À la fin, c'est moi qui avait les meilleurs pneus car je les avais très bien ménagés. Mon chef d'équipe, Seth Smith, et moi on se parlait beaucoup durant la course pour parler de mes pneus justement. À un certain point, je lui ai demandé la permission d'y aller sans retenue et il m'a laissé faire, ça a été une très bonne décision ! J'aimerais remercier David Gilliland et toute l'équipe qui m'ont encore une fois donné une excellente voiture, je n'aurais pas pu espérer mieux. »

 

Raphaël Lessard prend une sérieuse option sur le championnat des pilotes alors qu'il ne reste que deux courses à la saison : « Pour les deux dernières épreuves en CARS Tour, je vais essayer d'arriver aux courses calme et la tête vide et ne pas trop penser au championnat et faire comme d'habitude!» 

 

La prochaine course de Raphaël Lessard dans la série CARS Super Late Model Toursera le samedi 29 octobre au Hickory Motor Speedway à Hickory en Caroline du Nord. 

 

Nous vous invitons à visiter la page Facebookde Raphaël pour plus de détails et informations sur le déroulement de ses sorties en piste, ou sur son compte Twitter @raphael_lessard. Pour des photos de Raphaël Lessard en action ou des documents de référence, veuillez cliquer sur ce lien Dropbox.

 

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Sweet Emerges as Title Favorite in Dominating Win at Beech Ridge

Sweet Emerges as Title Favorite in Dominating Win at Beech Ridge

 

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Scarborough, ME – American-Canadian Tour (ACT) point leader Nick Sweet showed he's still the man to beat in the 2016 championship chase, taking the lead from Eddie MacDonald just before the halfway point and motoring away to a dominating win in the Fall Foliage 150 at Scarborough, ME's Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 17.

 

Barre, VT's Sweet rode in the third position for the first stages of the penultimate event of the year as title challengers MacDonald and Scott Payea battled side-by-side for the top spot. Following the race's second and final caution for Spencer Morse's spin on lap 40, Sweet came to life, eventually going around the outside of MacDonald on lap 63 and never looking back. It was Sweet's third ACT Late Model Tour of the season and second of his career at Beech Ridge.

 

Rowley, MA's MacDonald, the number-three point driver entering the day, started on the pole and led the first 18 laps before number-two point driver Payea got to his outside. The two proceed to fight side-by-side for nearly 20 laps, swapping the lead multiple times while at times separated by mere inches at the line.

 

The fight continued through the first caution on lap 31 when Rowland Robinson Jr. came to a stop entering turn four. MacDonald retook the lead from Payea on the restart, but once Sweet assumed the point, it became a race for second among the rest of the field, as Sweet eventually finished nearly three-quarters of a lap ahead of MacDonald.

 

Jason Corliss finished third in his first career start at Beech Ridge following a battle with Payea in the late stages. Dillon Moltz took fourth, with Bobby Therrien completing the top-five. Ryan Olsen extended his Rookie of the Year point lead with a sixth-place finish, while Payea faded to seventh. Rich Dubeau, Devin O'Connell, and Mike Ziter completed the top-10.

 

With the win, plus the bonus for leading the most laps, Sweet unofficially extends his point lead to 23 points over Payea heading into the ACT 2016 season finale at Connecticut's Thompson Speedway on October 15, as part of the Sunoco World Series of Speedway Racing presented by XtraMart. MacDonald unofficially sits 26 points behind Sweet in third.

 

Sweet, MacDonald, Moltz, and the rest of the cars and stars of ACT head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24 for the Eighth Annual Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational as part of Tripleheader Saturday. Post time for the Invitational is 5:00pm. ACT then heads to Barre, VT's Thunder Road for the 54th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank Saturday and Sunday, October 1and 2.

 

For more information contact the ACT offices at 802-244-6963media@acttour.com, or visit www.acttour.com.

 

ACT LATE MODEL TOUR

FALL FOLIAGE 150

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Car #     Hometown   Laps 

  1. ( 4 ) Nick Sweet ( 40VT ) , Barre, VT , 150 Laps
  2. ( 1 ) Eddie MacDonald ( 17MA ) , Rowley, MA , 150 Laps
  3. ( 13 ) Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) , Barre, VT , 150 Laps
  4. ( 9 ) Dillon Moltz ( 5CT ) , Waterford, CT , 150 Laps
  5. ( 2 ) Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) , Hinesburg, VT , 150 Laps
  6. ( 5 ) #Ryan Olsen ( 61NH ) , N. Haverhill, NH , 150 Laps
  7. ( 3 ) Scott Payea ( 37VT ) , Miton, VT , 149 Laps
  8. ( 8 ) Rich Dubeau ( 30NH ) , Lebanon, NH , 149 Laps
  9. ( 12 ) #Devin O'Connell ( 1VT ) , Madison, CT , 148 Laps
  10. ( 7 ) Mike Ziter ( 54VT ) , Barre, VT , 148 Laps
  11. ( 14 ) Claude Leclerc ( 11QC ) , Lanoraie, QC , 147 Laps
  12. ( 10 ) #Mark Jenison ( 22RI ) , Warwick, RI , 147 Laps
  13. ( 6 ) Brad Babb ( 15NH ) , Windham, ME , 146 Laps
  14. ( 16 ) Mark Hudson ( 82MA ) , Norton, MA , 146 Laps
  15. ( 15 ) Spencer Morse ( 34ME ) , Waterford, ME , 145 Laps
  16. ( 11 ) Rowland Robinson, Jr. ( 28ME ) , Steuben, ME , 144 Laps

 

Lap Leaders: Eddie MacDonald, 1-18; Scott Payea, 19; MacDonald, 20; Payea, 21-41; MacDonald, 42-63; Nick Sweet, 64-150. (5 lead changes among 3 drivers)                                         

Time of Race: 50:42                                                    Margin of Victory: 11.214 seconds     

Cautions: 2 (laps 31-34, 40-41)                                                                       

Heat Winners: Ryan Olsen, Brad Babb

 

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September 17, 2016 at 04:09PM

L'épreuve NASCAR Pinty's prévue à @kawartha speedway aujourd'hui est reportée à demain dimanche, 18 septembre 2016. Qualifications à 11:30 Courses 13:00
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Double objectif pour Kevin Lacroix

Dernière course de la saison. Kevin  Lacroix aura un double objectif à Kawartha, il vise rien de moins qu'un podium mais aussi il tient à défendre sa troisième place au championnat.

Suite aux dernières épreuves sur les circuits ovales, le pilote de la Dodge 74 / Bumper to Bumper / Total / Go Fast sait qu'il peut se battre pour la victoire. C'est un pilote confiant qui s'amène pour disputer le Kawartha 250 dans la populaire série NASCAR Pinty's.  

Pour Kevin Lacroix, la meilleure façon de protéger sa 3e place au championnat, c'est de réaliser une bonne performance sur l'ovale de Kawartha. «  J'aimerais finir l'année sur le podium, dit Kevin. On est dû pour avoir du succès sur un ovale. Nous avons été très compétitif lors des deux dernières épreuves sur ce type de circuit. La voiture est performante et je gère mieux les situations en piste. » Le pilote recrue accuse un retard de 10 points sur le deuxième rang, tout est encore possible, cependant la troisième place n'est pas encore acquise. «  C'est très serré, je vais voir comment se déroule la course. Si mes concurrents pour le 3e rang sont derrière moi, je vais être plus patient, mais par contre s'ils sont devant moi, je devrai passer à l'attaque, je tiens à terminer au 3e rang au championnat. » Pour une première année complète en NASCAR Pinty's, un top 3 au championnat serait un bel accomplissement. 

Lors de la dernière épreuve à l'Autodrome St-Eustache, Lacroix était en excellente position pour s'emparer de son premier podium sur un ovale, toutefois il a été impliqué dans un accident qui est survenu devant lui. Sa voiture a été lourdement endommagée cependant le pilote de la Dodge 74 est confiant de retrouver une voiture aussi compétitive pour Kawartha. « Notre équipe a fait un travail fantastique pour réparer la voiture, dit Kevin. Don [Thomson], notre chef d'équipe m'a assuré que la voiture sera aussi performante qu'à St-Eustache. Je n'ai pas d'inquiétude à ce sujet. »

Lacroix a déjà roulé à Kawartha. « C'est un avantage, on a fait une course ici l'an dernier. On a des données de bases pour ajuster la voiture et on peut se concentrer sur des petits détails lors des essais pour rendre la voiture encore plus compétitive. De mon côté, je ne veux pas pousser trop fort durant les pratiques et risquer d'abimer ma voiture. L'important c'est la course, c'est là que ça va se jouer. »

Les pilotes seront en piste samedi le 17 septembre sur le circuit de Kawartha à Fraserville en Ontario, un ovale de 0,375 milles avec des inclinaisons modérées en virage. L'action va débuter dès 11h30 pour la première des deux séances d'essais limitées à 30 minutes. Les qualifications se tiendront à compter de 15h45 selon la procédure de 2 tours lancés et le drapeau vert sera déployé à 17:30pour l'épreuve du Kawartha 250. Vous pouvez suivre l'action avec la description en anglais sur le site officiel de la série NASCAR Pinty's :  http://hometracks.nascar.com/nps/race-central-live-kawartha-0

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2016-09-16

PASS Racers Prepare For Condensed Weekend Of Racing At Beech Ridge

PASS Racers Prepare For Condensed Weekend Of Racing At Beech Ridge

 

-       For Immediate Release

 

NAPLES, ME (September 16) – With a dismal forecast calling for rain on Sunday, Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway management made the decision earlier this week to reformat the New England 500 weekend into a condensed "Super Saturday" of action.  The PASS North Super Late Models and ACT Late Models will each now race for 150 laps, along with Twin 50s for the Valenti Modified Series, and action for the PASS Modifieds and Sport Series all part of this "Super Saturday" of racing.

Hometown favorite Garrett Hall has seen a fair bit of success at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in the past and has years of experience there.  And while he has been able to go to victory lane in PASS this year for the first time in his career, it is the race that got away that has him keenly focused for this weekend.

"My team and I are looking forward to "Super Saturday," not only to be a three time winner in the PASS tour, but to redeem ourselves after running second and competing for the lead in the Oxford 250," says Hall, who eventually finished seventh in the 250. 

With his local experience at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Hall definitely has to be considered among the favorites this weekend. But, it is his PASS wins at Thompson and Speedway 95 earlier this year that has Hall confident he can compete with the best short trackers New England has to offer.

"The Spring race at Beech Ridge we started off great and finished on the podium in third," says Hall.  "In July, we finished second in the 150 lapper, so hopefully, with the race being shortened this weekend, the third time will be the charm."

 With just a few events left in the race for the 2016 PASS North Super Late Model championship, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway could play a very interesting role in the title chase.  Center Conway, NH's DJ Shaw comes to Beech Ridge with a 72-point advantage over Johnny Clark.  Shaw was the winner at Beech Ridge in the spring, while Clark captured the checkered flag in last year's Southern Maine Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep 300.  After nearly winning his third HP Hood Oxford 250 in the last four years, Morill, ME's, Travis Benjamin, returns to Beech Ridge looking to make up ground in the championship fight and seeking his second straight win at the 1/3 mile speedway.  And you should not county out Mike Hopkins, Ben Rowe, and former track champion and defending PASS North champion, Mike Rowe.

Another strong field is expected Saturday for the first major event in New England to come following the success of the 43rd Annual Oxford 250 a couple of weeks ago.  This year's track champion, Curtis Gerry, will lead the drivers from Maine to Beech Ridge, including 2015 Oxford 250 winner, Glen Luce, JT Thurlow, Travis Stearns, David Oliver, Scott Farrington, Dave Farrington, Jr., Scott Robbins, Corey Bubar, Bobby Timmons, Alan Wilson, Reid Lanpher, Tim and TJ Brackett, Joey Doiron, and Adam Polvinen.  Veterans Jeremy Davis, Derek Griffith, and Joey Polewarczyk from New Hampshire will also be among the top contenders on Saturday.

 

 All the action gets continues on "Super Saturday" at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway with rotating practice beginning at 9:30 AM, heat races starting at 1 PM, followed by features for the PASS North Super Late Models, ACT Late Models, Valenti Modified Series, PASS Modifieds, and Sport Series.  The complete and updated weekend schedule can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com

Entry forms for upcoming PASS Super Late Model action at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, White Mountain Motorsports Park, and Hickory Motor Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 oralandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

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2016-09-15

Analyzing the Kawartha 250 at Kawartha Speedway


NASCAR Pinty's Series Tour Statistical Advance: Kawartha

Analyzing the Kawartha 250 at Kawartha Speedway

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 7, 2016) – Cayden Lapcevich will become the youngest NASCAR champion in the history of the organization on Saturday when he takes the green flag in the Kawartha 250 at Kawartha Speedway and is crowned after the NASCAR Pinty's Series season finale. However, there are still several drivers looking to end the season on a positive note. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track.

 

Kawartha 250 Setup:
• Cayden Lapcevich will break the record for youngest champion in the set by former Daytona 500 champion and current NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Joey Logano. Logano won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title when he was 17 in 2007.
• Lapcevich can also clinch the car owners championship for his car owner and mom, Sherri, by finishing 17th or higher.

• D.J. Kennington became the first driver in the history of the NPS to record 100 top-10 finishes with his second-place run last weekend at St. Eustache. He also joins Jason Hathaway as the only drivers to start every race in the history of the series (120).

At Kawartha Speedway:
• Has welcomed the NASCAR Pinty's Series nine times previously. Held its inaugural NPS event on Sept. 23, 2007, which was won by Scott Steckly.
• Four drivers have participated in all nine previous events, and three of the four are expected to extend the streak this week. Those are: Mark Dilley, Jason Hathaway and D.J. Kennington.
• The nine previous races have produced five different winners, led by D.J. Kennington's three.
• Only J.R. Fitzpatrick, with two, has earned more than one pole across the eight series visits.
• Dodge has been the winning manufacturer in seven of nine events.
• The 2008 and 2009 races were cut short by rain.
•  Hathaway and Steckly earned their first career victory at Kawartha.
• There has yet to be a wire-to-wire victory at Kawartha.
•  Steckly became the first driver to win from the pole in 2013, a feat duplicated by Fitzpatrick a year later.
• Pete Shepherd III was the youngest Kawartha race winner at 24 years, one month and 12 days in 2010.
• Steckly was the oldest Kawartha victor at 41 years, six months and 20 days in 2013.

 

Kawartha Speedway Data
Race #:  12 of 12
Track Layout:  .375-mile, banked asphalt oval
Race Length:  250 laps (93.75 miles)
Telecast:  TSN, Sun., Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m. / RDS2, Fri., Oct. 21, 9:30 p.m.

 

Qualifying/Race Data
2015 Race Winner:  Jason Hathaway, Chevrolet, 53.267 mph, 1 hr. 45 mins. 36 secs.
2015 Pole Winner:  Scott Steckly, Dodge, 76.418 mph, 17.666 secs.
Qualifying Record:  Scott Steckly, Dodge, 76.418 mph, 17.666 secs., 9/19/15

 

Actice Category Leaders at Kawartha Speedway:
Wins
1. D.J. Kennington … 3
2. Jason Hathaway … 1
    

Poles
1. Mark Dilley … 1
    D.J. Kennington … 1

 

Top Fives
1. D.J. Kennington … 8
2. Mark Dilley … 3
    Jason Hathaway … 3

    Kerry Micks … 3

 

Top 10s
1. D.J. Kennington … 8
2. Mark Dilley … 5
3. Andrew Ranger … 4

 

Laps Led
1. Jason Hathaway … 340
2. D.J. Kennington … 278
3. Andrew Ranger … 63

 

Laps Completed
1. Mark Dilley … 2,129
2. Jason Hathaway … 2,113

3. D.J. Kennington … 1,990

 

Select Driver Highlights:
Mark Dilley (No. 02 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI/Avenue Auto Parts Ford)
• Has three wins, three poles, 36 top fives and 57 top 10s in 97 career starts.

• Has competed in six of 11 events this year and ranks 12th in points.

• All of his wins and poles have come on ovals, where he has 46 top 10s and an average finish of ninth in 73 starts.

• Earned the inaugural Kawartha pole in 2007. Has five top 10s, an average finish of ninth and a best result of fourth (2010, `14) across the nine previous events at the track.

 

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• The 2014 NPS Champion and 2011 Rookie of the Year has four wins, a pole, 29 top fives and 44 top 10s in 70 career starts.

.• Has an average finish of 12th with a best run of fourth last year in five previous starts at Kawartha.

 

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Raybestos/Fast Eddie/Choko/HGC Chevrolet)
• Has eight wins and 72 top 10s in 119 career starts.

• Is one of two drivers that have participated in every race in NPS history.

• Finished a career-best second in last year's final season standings.

• Has two wins (2015 & 2008), five top 10s and an average finish of eighth in the previous nine Kawartha events.

 

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge)
• The 2010 and 2012 NPS champion maintains series records for top fives (76) and top 10s (100), and is one of two drivers to start each of the 120 all-time events.

• Ranks second in series history in wins (19), laps led (2,820) and ranks fifth in poles (11).

• Sits sixth in points after 10 races with nine top 10s and a best finish of third at CTMP in May.

• Finished seventh in last year's final season standings.

• Has three wins (2009, `11, `12), a pole (2010), eight top 10s and an average finish of fourth in nine Kawartha races.

 

Gary Klutt (Pioneer Family Pools/PoolSuppliesCanada.ca/CTL Dodge)
• Has a win, a pole and 18 top 10s in 27 career NPS starts. Both the pole and win came in last year's season-opener at CTMP.

• Finished fifth in last year's final season standings winning Josten's Rookie of the Year honors.

• Has recorded finishes of 11th last year and 22nd his track debut in 2014 at Kawartha.

 

Alex Labbe (No. 32 Cam-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear/Lou's BBQ Ford)

• Has one win (Chaudiere – 2016) five poles, nine top fives and 15 top 10s in 26 career starts.

• This will be his debut at Kawartha.

 

Kevin Lacroix (No. 74 Bumper To Bumper/Total/Go Fast Dodge)
• Has two poles, four wins, seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 17 career starts.

• Recorded two wins in seven starts during his rookie season in 2015. Won road races at Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres.

• Won from the pole at Trois-Rivieres for the second year in a row in August and last week at CTMP.

• Is the first driver in series history to record two victories in their rookie season.

• Became the first driver in the history of the series to win a caution-free race last year at ICAR.

• Finished 21st in his first visit to Kawartha last season.

 

Cayden Lapcevich (No. 76 Fastline Motorsports Dodge)

• Has made 16 career starts in the NASCAR Pinty's Series and recorded his first career win at Wyant Group Raceway in July. He picked up his second win three weeks ago in Riverside.

• Enters this race leading the NPS points standings by 30 points over Andrew Ranger (415-385).

• Finished sixth in his lone start at Kawartha last year and he will clinch the 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series championship when he takes the green flag.

 

Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge)
• The 2007 and 2009 champion is the series' all-time leader in wins at 22 and holds the record for the poles with 19. Has 53 top fives and 78 top 10s in 94 career starts.

• Finished third in last year's final season standings.

• Has an average finish of 10th and a best result of second (2012) in five previous Kawartha appearances.

 

Alex Tagliani (No. 18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chevrolet)
• Has five wins, seven poles and 16 top fives, 26 top 10s in 43 career NPS starts.

• Three of his five wins at have come on the ovals (Sunset Speedway 2015-16 and Edmonton).

• Has made two starts at Kawartha with a best finish of seventh last year.

 

Up To Speed:

• The 2016 season is the first for new series sponsor Pinty's and the 10th overall for the Canadian-based NASCAR division.

• The 2016 schedule features 12 races at 11 different tracks across five provinces and a return to the road course in Toronto as part of the IndyCar weekend in July.

• Quebec native Andrew Ranger took the lead on the penultimate lap of the season opening race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park to score the win.

• Alex Tagliani made Quebec drivers two-for-two this season after he won the Leland Industries 300 at Sunset Speedway for his third career series victory.

• Alex Labbe won from the pole last weekend in an exciting finish with rookie Cayden Lapcevich. It was Labbe's first career win.

• Andrew Ranger retook the points lead and also became the first multi-race winner of the season with his third win at ICAR two weeks ago.

• Alex Tagliani was able to hold off Andrew Ranger in a green-white-checkered finish in the series return to the road course in Toronto for his second win of the season.

• Alex Tagliani took the lead on Lap 88 and remained out front the rest of the way to score his second consecutive win and third of the season at Edmonton. Tagliani will try and become the first driver since Scott Steckly in 2013 to win three NPS races in a row.

• After finishing second twice earlier this season, Josten's Rookie of the Year contender Cayden Lapcevich scored his first series win at Wyant Group Raceway. He also became the youngest winner in the history of the series.

• Kevin Lacroix set a new track record in qualifying and went on to lead every lap at Trois-Rivieres to pick up his second straight win at the historic road course and third win of his career.

• Rookie Cayden Lapcevich took the lead from Jason Hathaway with 10 laps remaining to score his second win of the season and overtake the points lead in the process.

• Kevin Lacroix kept the winning streak alive of Josten's Rookie of the Year contenders taking the checkered flag as he picked up his second win of the season and fourth of his career at CTMP.

• Cayden Lapcevich kept the winning streak by Josten's Rookie of the Year contenders alive and also took a big step towards securing his first NASCAR Pinty's Series championship with his third win of the season at Autodrome St-Eustache in the Lucas Oil 250.

 

Contact:
Tim Southers
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications


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BEECH RIDGE : PASS / ACT DOUBLE HEADER

Due to the weather forecast for Sunday, this weekend's ACT/PASS doubleheader at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway will now be a one-day only show on Saturday, September 17, with Twin 150s for both the ACT Late Models and PASS Super Late Models.
Qualifying begins at 1:00pm
Pits open at 7:30am
Practice begins at 9:30am


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2017 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released As Series Readies For 12th Season

2017 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule Released As Series Readies For 12th Season

 

-       Dillon Motor Speedway To Host Winter Meltdown Featuring The South Carolina Clash In February

 

-       Southern National Motorsports Park And Orange County Speedway Return To Schedule

 

-       Hickory Motor Speedway To Host Easter Bunny 150 For 12th Straight Season

 

-       For Immediate Release

 

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 15) – Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today the release of the 2017 schedule for the PASS South Super Late Models.  The South's original and longest running Super Late Model series will be highlighted in 2017 by the return to two of the series original tracks with events at Southern National Motorsports Park and Orange County Speedway.  With 10 dates confirmed, the PASS South Super Late Models will compete on at least six different venues over the course of the 2017 season.

            "As always we work very hard for our fans and competitors to get the southern schedule out as early as possible," said PASS President Tom Mayberry.  "We realize everyone is busy and have again worked very hard to avoid any conflicts with other series or track schedules.  We believe this schedule should work well for our racers next year.  We're also very appreciative for all of our enthusiastic track owners and operators for their cooperation to help make this happen.  All in all, we've got a great group of tracks returning to the schedule next year and are excited for the possibilities."

The 2017 season will start once again on Super Bowl weekend, February 3-4, at Dillon Motor Speedway with the return of the Winter Meltdown and an expansion of the annual South Carolina Clash.  The Winter Meltdown will also be the first event of the 2017 PASS National Championship Series. 

The PASS South Super Late Models will then move to the Tarheel State for race number two of the 2017 season on Saturday, March 4 as they return to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC.  PASS will be the exclusive Super Late Model series at Southern National in 2017 and will be joined by a major support division for this event.

Just three weeks later, PASS heads to another North Carolina favorite as the series returns to Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC for the first of two visits in 2017.  The 10th Orange Blossom Special will go green on Saturday, March 25 and then the series will return for the penultimate race of the season on Saturday, October 21.   

Hickory Motor Speedway, the longest tenured facility on the PASS South circuit dating back to 2006, will once again hold the biggest and most traditional Super Late Model race in the Carolinas.  The 12th Annual Easter Bunny 150 will bring some of the best racers in North America together again on Saturday, April 15.  The Easter Bunny 150 expects to attract some of the top short track racers in the country for one of the most sought after trophies in the sport.  PASS will also return to Hickory for its traditional Fall date on Saturday night, September 23.

In May, the series will move to the two biggest tracks on the 2017 schedule.  Caraway Speedway near Asheboro, NC will host a special Friday night event on May 4.  PASS will then expand its relationship with Concord Speedway near Charlotte by again hosting the Old Glory Weekend on May 26-27 as part of the big Memorial Day festivities in the Charlotte area.  The famed triangular half-mile, known for its legendary Big 10 Series, will see the PASS South Super Late Models race on Saturday night, May 27.

PASS will close out the 2017 season by crowning the series champion at the 15th Annual North-South Shootout. Final confirmation for July 15 and any other additional dates will be released by November 1.  Additional information on support divisions will be announced in the near future.

Look for the release of the 2017 schedule for the PASS North Super Late Models and the remainder of the PASS National Championship Series dates to be released in the near future.

And, don't forget, the biggest short track race on asphalt, the 44th Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine will take place August 25-27, 2017, paying $25,000 to the winner plus additional lap leader bonus money.  Wayne Helliwell, Jr., the 2016 Oxford 250 winner, took home nearly $30,000 for his triumph in this year's event.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039or alandietzpass@live.com.  Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.

2017 PASS South Super Late Model Schedule

February 4                Dillon Motor Speedway                                         Dillon, SC

March            4                      Southern National Motorsports Park                Lucama, NC

March 25                  Orange County Speedway                                               Rougemont, NC

April 15                      Hickory Motor Speedway                                     Hickory, NC

May 5                          Caraway Speedway                                                            Sophia, NC

May 26-27                 Concord Speedway                                                            Midland, NC

July 15                       To Be Announced                                                    TBA

September 23          Hickory Motor Speedway                                        Hickory, NC

October 21                Orange County Speedway                                     Rougemont, NC

November 3-4          North-South Shootout                                             TBA

-       Dates Subject To Change

-       Additional Dates Could Be Added


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