Sunday Sept. 24, 2017:  Race thirteen and the final event of the 2017 NASCAR Pinty's Series season was held last night at Jukasa Motor Speedway (formerly Cayuga Speedway). Donald Theetge finished 2ndwhile Alex Tagliani fought back for a 6thplace finish.

When practice was complete, Donald Theetge in the #22 Mercedes-Benz StNicholas/Circuit Acura Dodge and the #18 EpiPen/Lowes/St Hubert's Dodge of Alex Tagliani both reported that the cars were very drivable and they only wanted minor changes.

Next up was qualifying and when the twenty cars in attendance had completed their timed sessions, Theetge was scored 3rdquickest with Tagliani being posted in 5th.
The Pinty's Fall Brawl 200 lap event would start under the new lighting system at the speedway and the drivers and crews were incredibly impressed.  It was like running the race during the daytime. 

Theetge was immediately on the hunt for 2ndplace and then by lap 19 he had taken over the lead from pole sitter Kennington.  Tagliani would also be on the move forward and on lap 35 moved into second place behind his teammate.  A caution on lap 42 had both drivers heading to pit road for enough Sunoco fuel to get them to the finish. By lap 62 Theetge was back in the lead where he stayed until the next caution.  During that break Theetge came to pit road twice – first for right side tires then back again for left side.  Tagliani would pit but only for right side rubber under this caution. Several laps later the caution flew again and Tagliani would pit for his left side tires and an adjustment giving him much fresher tires than most of the other competitors. They felt their strategy was strong and the #18 quickly began to pick off the cars in front of him until lap 138 when contact with another competitor resulted in some front-end damage to the car. It was a handful for the remaining 62 laps but Tagliani battled hard for a 6th place finish.  Meanwhile Theetge was continuing to lead the race until the final turn of the final lap when the #76 of Lapcevich used a bump and run move to push Theetge out of the way resulting in a 2nd place finish for the disappointed #22 driver.
"I don't like that kind of racing," said Theetge after the race.  "I have raced and won in ACT and other series and we were never allowed to make that move. You had to pass on the inside or the outside – not push another competitor out of the way.  But I can't thank Scott (Steckly) and his 22 Racing team enough.  We had a fantastic car and we led the most laps today and every race this year we have been competitive.  If he will do it I would really like to race for them again next year."
"I had a good car right from the start of the race – even running 2nd to my teammate Theetge at the start," said Tagliani.  During the second caution, I made a pit stop for tires giving us fresher rubber than most other drivers.  But while moving up through the field, I had contact with another car and bent the front suspension.  A sixth-place finish while battling handling problems is quite an achievement.  Tonight, the credit again goes to the team.  They gave me a very competitive car again tonight."
Tagliani would finish the season in 6th in the drivers standings and tied for 7th with his 22 Racing teammates for 7th in the owner standings.
The Pinty's Fall Brawl will air on TSN on Sunday October 1st at 11:30 am. ET and on RDS on Saturday October 20th at 9:30 p.m. ET
Follow the 22 Racing Team on social media for behind the scenes updates on; Twitter@22RacingTeam & @ScottSteckly22Facebook Fan Page 22racingteam and Instagram 22racingteam

About 22 Racing:  
22 Racing is owned by 4X NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion Scott Steckly and is based out of Milverton Ontario in a new (2014) 7,500 square foot race shop.  They have fielded teams for drivers such as Christopher Bell, Jacques Villeneuve, James Buescher, Jeb Burton, Kaz Grala, L.P. Dumoulin, Max Papis and many others.  22 Racing provides turnkey solutions for drivers looking to compete in the NASCAR Pinty's Series. The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors:  Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Castrol, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Dickies Canada, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen, Dupli-Color & Permatex.

Photo Credit:  Jerry Hall

For more information please contact:

Linda Jones
22 Racing/Driven Motorsport Innovations

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Pitkat wins touch ACT Invitational at NHMS


Pitkat wins touch ACT Invitational at NHMS 


For Immediate Release                                                             ACT-092417-1


LOUDON, NH – Woody Pitkat drove the Summit Ice No. 07MA to victory in a rough and ragged ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday.


The race was called with 18 of 50 scheduled laps completed as daylight waned. Two false restarts attempting to complete lap 19, with Pitkat and runner-up Jimmy Hebert on the front row, sealed the deal.


Multiple accidents and long clean-up and line-up times prolonged the race for nearly two hours.


Pitkat started 19th on the grid, eight spots ahead of Hebert. He passed Mike Ziter and eventual third-place finisher Kyle Welch for the lead on lap six.


Hebert gained 25 spots as the hardest charger of the race. He was also the runner-up in 2016.


The race was red-flagged on lap 12 when Ziter, Ray Christian and others were involved in a hard crash into the inner barrier exiting turn four.


Eddie MacDonald, trying for his third consecutive ACT win at NHMS started 26th and finished seventh.


Positions 4-6 went to Joel Monahan, Aaron Fellows and Josh Masterson. Bucky Demers, Adam Gray and Tom Carey Jr. completed the top ten.


Hebert moved ahead of Pitkat more than once only to have the lap cut short and rendered unofficial by another caution.


"It was a very frustrating race for everyone," Pitkat said. "I got off the radio with my spotter for a while. I was trying not to hyperventilate. He (Hebert) probably had the fastest car. He rolled through the center of the turns better."


Pitkat spoke emotionally of the recent loss his longtime competitor and friend, Modified standout Ted Christopher.


"I want to say the right things for Ted," Pitkat said. "He taught me a lot. What he did in a race car was amazing. Nobody could do it like him in my opinion."


The ACT Invitational was a non-points race. The final event of ACT's 2017 schedule is set for Saturday, October 14 at Thompson Motor Speedway's World Series.


For more information, visit www.acttour.com or www.thompsonmotorspeedway.com.


9th Annual ACT Invitational – NHMS – start in (*)

  1. Woody Pitkat (19) 2. Jimmy Hebert (27) 3. Kyle Welch (8) 4. Joel Monahan (16) 5. Aaron Fellows (17) 6. Josh Masterson (18) 7. Eddie MacDonald (26) 8. Bucky Demers (11) 9. Adam Gray (2) 10. Tom Carey Jr. (14) 11. Ray Parent (21) 12. Dillon Moltz (29) 13. Patrick Laperle (28) 14. Dany Trepanier (25) 15.  Tom Carey III (20) 16. Rich Dubeau (4) 17. Seth Bridge (36) 18. Jeff Marshall (10) 19. Patrick Cliché (13) 20. Chris Riendeau (12) 21. Mathieu Kingsbury (31) 22. Michael Lavoie (24) 23. Stephen Donahue (38) 24.  Scott MacMichael (37) 25. Rowland Robinson Jr. (5) 26. Ricky Roberts (30) 27. Matt Anderson (3) 28.  Ray Christian III ((6) 29. Allen Fellows (34) 30. Ricky Roberts (30) 31. James Capps III (39) 32. Mark Hudson (40) 33. Mike Ziter (1) 34.  John Donahue (7) 35. Brian Tagg (9) 36. Jonathan Bouvrette (23) 37. Gaetan Gaudreault (33) 38.  Andy Seuss (15) 39.  Jean-Francois Dery (22) 40. Mark Jenison (32).


Contact: ACT office – 802-244-6963; Tom Herzig – 802-249-2850

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Course à oublier pour Raphaël Lessard lors 

du Deep South Cranes 125 en Floride


PENSACOLA, Floride, samedi le 23 septembre – La journée du jeune Beauceron n'aura pas été aussi longue que prévue alors que tout semblait aller mal pour le pilote de la Toyota Camry #99 samedi soir alors qu'il participait à la finale du championnat de la Southern Super Series (SSS) en Floride. Lessard n'aura réalisé que 27 tours sur les 125 prévus à Pensacola, sur l'ovale du Five Flags Speedway dans le cadre du Deep South Cranes 125


La journée a commencé sur le même ton alors que le pilote du programme de développement de Toyota (TRD) a reçu une pénalité pour un problème de garde au sol trop basse, avant même la qualification, bien qu'il fut passé trois fois devant les officiels, avant de se faire pénaliser d'un tour. Raphaël n'a eu droit donc qu'à un seul tour de qualification au lieu de deux. 


Le pilote de la voiture Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Toyota-TRD/JBL Audio de l'équipe de course David Gilliland Racing a été en mesure d'établir le 19e meilleur temps en seulement un tour. S'élançant donc de l'arrière du peloton, Lessard n'a pas eu le temps d'effectuer une remontée comme il sait les faire avant que sa course ne se termine abruptement au 27e tour. 


Raphaël Lessard a eu un contact avec le mur après qu'un roulement de sa roue avant droite ne casse. Un bris qui n'est pas de sa faute, mais qui est tout de même frustrant puisqu'il ne parvint à faire que le quart de la course. 


« Je suis très déçue de ma soirée, ce n'est pas du tout ce que j'avais envisagé comme résultat. Par contre, ça ne sert à rien de trop y penser, nos deux courses importantes sont à venir et la voiture sera prête pour les deux épreuves de 400 tours, » déclare Lessard. 


Les deux prochaines courses de Raphaël s'annoncent cruciales pour la carrière du jeune pilote québécois alors qu'il participera à deux épreuves mythiques de 400 tours. Premièrement, le All American 400 sur le Fairground Speedway à Nashville au Tennessee, puis le Winchester 400 sur l'ovale du Winchester Speedway en Indiana. Le All American 400 se déroulera le 30 septembreet 1er octobre, tandis que le Winchester 400 sera la semaine d'après du 6 au 8 octobre




Pour plus d'information ou pour une demande d'entrevue avec Raphaël Lessard, veuillez communiquer avec :

Paul Vaillancourt III                                                              Andy Sylvestre

Torchia Communications                                                    Torchia Communications

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Spreading the ‘News’ About the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway

Spreading the 'News' About the Autumn Colours Classic at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


This year, the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway celebrates its 25th anniversary. Even though Ontario's premier auto racing event has been around for a quarter of a century, each year there are still teams who'll be making their first career start in the prestigious race.


With a wealth of experience at the venue known as Canada's Toughest 3rdof a Mile Paved Oval, Paul Pierik had never turned a lap in the season-ending Autumn Colours event. In just a couple of weeks, that statistic will change in a big way as the 51 year-old from Hastings, Ontario will unload his Eastern Ontario Legends machine as well as the #33 Organics & Glass Late Model for the show billed as the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing.


Since concluding the 2017 regular season just outside the top 15 in the final Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun point standings, Chris Tubman has been counting the days leading-up to his debut at the year's biggest post-season event at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. The 38 year-old, who currently resides in Norwood, Ontario – but grew-up in Peterborough – did well during the schedule that just wrapped-up and is looking forward to his maiden voyage at Autumn Colours.


His #72 Organics & Glass Late Model carried a yellow stripe on its rear bumper since the opening night of Peterborough Speedway's regular season. Even though he finished 5th in the final point standings, Steve Powell wasn't just a rookie in the track's top class. 2017 was his first year of racing in any format. The 41 year-old – who is originally from Millbrook, but now makes his home in Norwood, Ontario – had some of the best in the business, including Derek and Dave Lynch to help guide his way. Powell – who owns and operates Custom Mobile Wash – will look to add a new experience to his resume, with his first career Autumn Colours Classic start.


There will be a smattering of first-time ACC runners throughout the weekend, including 2017 feature event winner Rob Crick, Corey Strawn, Jassen Whyte, Mike Feeney and others in a 4Fun field that saw nearly 40 different drivers start at least 1 main event. Like Pierik, Cory Richardson will also make his Autumn Colours Classic debut in the Eastern Ontario Legends Series events.


Fans have booked vacation time for the 25th edition of the Autumn Colours Classic – presented by Lucas Oil Products – at Peterborough Speedway. Things get underway Friday, October 6thwith the first round of qualifying for the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Thunder Car, Organics & Glass Late Model, Pro Late Model and OSCAAR Modified divisions. The opening night of action will also see the Mini Stock and Thunder Car Young Guns races, presented by APC.


Full schedule details can be found by selecting the 'Autumn Colours' tab atwww.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the track's Facebook page or following it on Twitter.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


A rookie in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun division, Chris Tubman (#88) will make his first career Autumn Colours Classic start – October 6th through 8th– at Peterborough Speedway.


With Peterborough Speedway starts in both the Organics & Glass Late Model and Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends, Paul Pierik (#33) will run both cars in his first ever Autumn Colours Classic.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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Brandt Graham Clinches the 2017 Sportsman Cup Title at the Flamboro Finale

Brandt Graham Clinches the 2017 Sportsman Cup Title at the Flamboro Finale

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Earning the overall title in a national or provincial short track travelling race series is an impressive accomplishment. Achieving that level of success in back-to-back seasons – before your 20thbirthday – is a goal that most drivers will never reach.


Orono, Ontario's Brandt Graham made his debut with the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series at just 17 years of age. Before the end of his first season on the tour, the youngster had earned a place in the record books as the youngest main event winner in series history and was also named rookie of the year. After his sophomore term, the second-generation speedster was crowned the group's overall champion at the age of 18. After his 4th place finish in the Basement Stores 100 – Saturday, September 16th, at Flamboro Speedway – Graham clinched his second consecutive championship.


After setting fast-time during qualifying, the #14 machine started in second place on the grid as result of the fan-participation 'Fast 5' draw. With the 100-lap advertised race distance split into a pair of segments, Graham and his team knew where they'd need to finish in order to claim the title. They signed-in at the pit gate with less than a 10-point lead in the standings and after the checkered flag, came away with just an 11-point cushion on the driver in second place.


"We worked hard all year to get where we are right now and capturing a second straight championship is an excellent award for the team," said Brandt Graham, in victory lane. "It would have been great to punctuate the title-clinching event with another race win, but that doesn't make the accomplishment any less rewarding. At the start of the year, we were looking to earn another crown and it feels great to have achieved that goal."


Brandt Graham and the entire Graham Racing team would like to thank their sponsors, crew, family, friends and fans for their unwavering support throughout the 2017 campaign. The team will take some time to unwind and enjoy the honour that comes with being able to repeat as Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series champions, before making their plans for the 2018 season.


Brandt Graham's 2017 Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series Schedule


Saturday, May 13th:               Flamboro Speedway

Time trialed 3rd, started 4th (after fast 5 redraw). Finished 2nd.


Saturday, July 1st:                  Flamboro Speedway

Time trialed 2nd, won both 50 lap segments.

Saturday, July 8th:                  Sauble Speedway

Time trialed 1st, started 5th (after Fast 5 redraw). Finished 3rd.


Saturday, August 12th:           Peterborough Speedway

Time trialed 1st, started 1st (after Fast 5 redraw). Finished 1st.

Saturday, August 19th:           Flamboro Speedway

Time trialed 2nd, started 3rd (after Fast 5 redraw) won 2 30-lap segments.


Saturday, September 16th:    Flamboro Speedway

Time trialed 1st, started 2nd (after Fast 5 redraw), finished 4th overall.


Graham Racing is pleased to have sponsorship support from Full Circle Automation, Arcade Pools, J & M Restoration, Hot Rod Swag, Goat Transportation Inc., Auto Care, Mayhew Graphics and DJD Graphics for this year's program.


Follow the team behind the scenes and at the track by checking @Graham_Racing on Twitter and the Graham Racing page atwww.facebook.com. Look forwww.graham98racing.com, an Image Factor web-site. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to support the 2017 season for Graham Racing.

Photo attachment: Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series


Brandt Graham celebrates with his family, friends and crew members after clinching his second-straight Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series championship – Saturday, September 16th – at Flamboro Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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DIRTcar Sportsman Series Invades Airborne

DIRTcar Sportsman Series Invades Airborne


PLATTSBURGH – The final regular racing weekend is upon us and it will take the green flag at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Airborne Park Speedway.

The DIRTcar Sportsman North Series will invade the trackto compete in a 50-lap main event. A strong field of Sportsman drivers from Quebec, Ontario and northeast New York are expected and will battle for a starting spot in the 30-car field.

In addition, the 358-Modifieds will race in the 30-lap Leon Gonyo Memorial race. Gonyo was a long-time competitor at Airborne along with a number of other tracks in the northeast. Gonyo's heart was with dirt racing and we are glad to have a dirt race in his memory.

Point battles will wrap up on Sunday for the Poirier's True Value Renegades, Busch Beer Mini-Mods and Strictly Stocks. All three of the support divisions will run heat races and feature events.

The DIRTcar Sportsman North Series will have a busy weekend as they roll into Plattsburgh. On Friday they will travel to Le RPM Speedway in Saint-Marcel, Quebec and then battle at Autodrome Drummond in Drummondville, Quebec on Saturday. Through three North Series races, three different winners have stepped into victory lane. Tristan Draper, Justin Lalancette and Jonathan Ferguson have found the win column with three events left to go.

For more information visit airborneparkspeedway.com or Facebook at Airborne Park Speedway.

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TOLEDO, Ohio, 16 septembre 2017 – Raphaël Lessard, pilote originaire de St-Joseph-de-Beauce, prenait le départ du Glass City 200 au Toledo Speedway en Ohio dans la Super Série ARCA/CRA samedi soir. Victime d'un accident en piste dès le dixième tour, le jeune pilote de 16 ans a été contraint à l'abandon au 73e tour. 


Le pilote de la Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Toyota-TRD/JBL Audio préparée par David Gilliland Racing avait signé le 4e chrono lors de la séance de qualification plus tôt dans la journée. Avec les 9 premières positions inversées, il a donc pris le départ de la course de la 6e place.


Après 10 tours seulement, un accident en piste est venu mettre un terme aux chances de Raphaël d'accéder au Top 3. En effet, Dalton Armstrong et Tristan Van Wieringen se sont accrochés, surprenant Raphaël et un adversaire qui suivaient derrière. Les deux n'ont pu éviter l'incident, créant un deuxième accrochage. Arrachant son pare-choc avant et l'aile de sa voiture, Raphaël est entré aux puits pour que l'équipe répare le tout.


Après un retour en piste, la voiture ne fonctionnait pas très bien, et au 73e tour le pilote du programme de développement de Toyota (TRD) a été contraint à l'abandon, ne voulant pas risquer d'abîmer la voiture encore plus. Bien qu'il n'ait effectué que 73 tours, Lessard a terminé tout de même au 13e rang, sur 22 pilotes.


« Nous avions une bonne voiture aujourd'hui », affirme Raphaël, visiblement déçue. « Je suis certain qu'on aurait pu terminer dans le Top 3 car ça allait très bien au début. Je préservais bien mes pneus et j'effectuais une bonne remontée. C'était ma première fois à cette piste qui est très spéciale, donc signer le 4e temps en qualification m'a étonné, mais je sentais que je m'améliorais à chaque tour. Il n'y a rien qu'on aurait pu faire d'autre, on va continuer à travailler fort. Merci beaucoup à l'équipe qui a fait un très bon travail cette fin de semaine sur la voiture. »


La prochaine course de Raphaël Lessard se déroulera le 23 septembre prochain dans la série SSS au 5 Flags Speedway, à Pensacola en Floride.




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Podium pour Alex Tagliani et Greg Taylor lors de la septième course de la série FRD LMP3 à Zhuhai en Chine

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Podium pour Alex Tagliani et Greg Taylor lors de la septième course de la série FRD LMP3 à Zhuhai en Chine

Montréal, 16 septembre 2017 - Les pilotes Alex Tagliani et Greg Taylor de l'équipe Craft-Bamboo Racing sont montés sur la troisième marche du podium à l'issue de la septième étape de la série asiatique FRD LMP3 (Le Mans Prototype 3) disputée samedi sur le circuit routier de Zhuhai en Chine. Qualifié au huitième rang lors de la séance de vendredi, l'Australien Taylor s'est rapidement faufilé au deuxième rang à la suite d'un incident devant lui dès le premier virage de la course. Malheureusement pour lui une erreur de pilotage au sixième passage le fait glisser au cinquième rang. Prenant la relève au 15e tour, Tagliani s'est retrouvé au troisième rang à la suite d'un ravitaillement rapide de l'équipe Craft-Bamboo lors du changement obligatoire des pilotes à la mi-course.

Le pilote originaire de Lachenaie s'est battu pour maintenir sa voiture Ligier JS P3 numéro 20 aux couleurs de Jackson Storm du film Les Bagnoles 3 de Disney au troisième rang malgré des problèmes de freins en fin de course. Il a croisé l'arrivée avec un recul de 11 secondes sur le duo vainqueur Hiroki Yoshida et Jamie Winslow de la seconde voiture de l'équipe Craft-Bamboo Racing. Garnet Patterson et Martin Cao de l'équipe Eurasia ont terminé au deuxième rang, quatre secondes devant Tagliani.

« C'est toujours plaisant de se retrouver sur le podium après être parti du huitième rang sur la grille, a déclaré Tagliani. Greg (Taylor) avait qualifié la voiture pour cette course. Il a donc pris le départ et c'est tout un départ, car il a su éviter les accrochages dans le premier virage de la course pour se retrouver deuxième. Mais, il a commis une faute dans un virage et il a chuté en cinquième place. Greg occupait toujours cette position lorsqu'il est entré aux stands pour le changement de pilote à la mi-course. À mon entrée en piste, je me suis retrouvé au troisième rang, position que j'ai maintenue jusqu'à l'arrivée en alignant des chronos similaires à la voiture qui me précédait au deuxième rang, malgré mes problèmes de freins. J'espère qu'on pourra répéter l'exploit dimanche et même se battre pour la victoire. La chaleur est intense ici en Chine et le circuit est très exigeant pour les pneus et les freins. Je devrai donc les préserver avant de remettre la voiture à Greg lors du changement de pilote. »

Tagliani et Taylor seront de retour en piste dimanche à 15 h 30, heure de Chine (3 h 30, heure de Montréal) pour la huitième et ultime étape de la saison inaugurale de la série asiatique FRD LMP3. Tagliani prendra le départ de cette course, ayant qualifié sa Ligier JS P3 au septième rang.

Les amateurs peuvent suivre la course de dimanche de Tagliani et l'équipe Craft-Bamboo Racing en direct sur Internet au
 https://livetiming.getraceresults.com/frdlmp3#screen-results. Tagliani les invite également à le suivre sur les réseaux sociaux de Facebook et Twitter (@Tagliani) et sur son site Internet au www.TaglianiAutosport.com. Les résultats des courses de la série FRD LMP3 sont affichés auhttp://getraceresults.com/Results/organisator/2017/evenement/Asia?race=2017+FRD+LMP3+SERIES+-+Round+4.

Photo : Podium pour Tagliani et Taylor
Les pilotes Alex Tagliani et Greg Taylor de l'équipe Craft-Bamboo Racing sont montés sur la troisième marche du podium à l'issue de la septième étape de la série asiatique FRD LMP3 (Le Mans Prototype 3) disputée samedi sur le circuit routier de Zhuhai en Chine.
Crédit photo : Craft-Bamboo Racing

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Matt Craig Continues PASS South Dominance At South Boston

Matt Craig Continues PASS South Dominance At South Boston


-       For Immediate Release


SOUTH BOSTON, VA (September 16) – Matt Craig took the lead just shy of halfway and led the rest of the way to win the South Boston 150 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway.  Craig's fifth Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Model win of the season and the sixth of his career further extends his lead in the championship as he seeks to become the first two-time champion in series history.

"Unbelievable season, I can't thank everybody enough, all my guys have worked so hard on the car all year long," said Craig, driver of the C&C Boilers Sales and Service Chevrolet #54.  "The track is so fast and so fun and we just had a great race.  It's just been an awesome year."

The 2015 PASS South Super Late Model champion, Tate Fogleman, started on the pole and jumped out to a sizeable advantage over the rest of the field at the start.  Trevor Noles flexed his muscle in the early stages, tapping Brandon Setzer to move into second on lap 15.  Ryan Moore looked to have a good run going, but slowed with a suspension problem on lap 27.

The first caution of the night would not wave until lap 54 when Sarah Cornett-Ching slammed the turn three wall while running eighth.  Back under green, both Noles and Craig were able to move past Fogleman and into the lead.  Fogleman's night would end a few laps later when he spun in turn four due to a rear end problem.

On the restart, Craig would get the advantage over Noles to take the lead in turn one.  Local favorite Austin Thaxton's strong third place run came to an end on lap 76 with an apparent engine problem.

After several exciting moments negotiating lapped traffic, Craig was able to hold off Noles for the win over Dave Farrington, Jr., Jared Fryar, and Jay Fogleman.  Rounding out the top ten were Kodie Conner, Roy Hayes, JP Josiasse, Tim Pinion, and Thaxton.

The PASS South Super Late Models will be again in action on Saturday, October 21 for 150 laps at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, NC, along with the SMRS Tour Modifieds and Limited Sportsman.


PASS South Super Late Models – South Boston 150

1.    54 – Matt Craig 150

2.    2 – Trevor Noles 150

3.    7 – Dave Farrington, Jr. 150

4.    14 – Jared Fryar 150

5.    4 – Jay Fogleman 150

6.    45 – Kodie Conner 149

7.    15 – Roy Hayes 148

8.    24 – JP Josiasse 148

9.    42 – Tim Pinion 148

10.  15t – Austin Thaxton 76

11.  00 – Tate Fogleman 63

12.  99 – Sarah Cornett-Ching 53

13.  6 – Brandon Setzer 50

14.  74 – Ryan Moore 26

15.  49 – Jeff Batten 12

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Sunset Speedway is Next for the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Tour

Sunset Speedway is Next for the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Tour

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


To only call it 'action' isn't enough. The 2017 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series season has delivered the ultimate of motorsports excitement lap-after-lap, with every turn of the wheel. After a strong year, the countdown is on and only a pair of events remain before the tour crowns its first champion. Next on the agenda is a return to Sunset Speedway on Saturday, September 23rd.


The popular oval – located north of the Greater Toronto Area – has already played host to a trio of EOLS events, with feature race wins by Matt Haufe, Kevin Foisy and a Saturday, August 5th victory by Robin Jongen in the year's second qualifier for the U.S. Legends Asphalt Nationals – October 13th and 14th – at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. Speaking on behalf of the Eastern Ontario Legends team of officials – that also includes Andrew McFadden, Kevin Foisy and Geordie Ledson – Jeff Drimmie says its quite likely the outcome of the inaugural season will come down to the final checkered flag at the Autumn Colours Classic.


"Most of our events have been staged at Peterborough Speedway, but in addition to Sunset, the series has also turned laps at Kawartha and September 9th and 10th, our teams headed west to Grand Bend Speedway's oval and also ran a test session for a possible future road course date," Drimmie explained. "Ever since the first green flag of the year, its been our goal to expose the Eastern Ontario Legends Series brand to as many fans as possible and I think we can call our mission a success."


Drimmie says the east-versus-west events shows at Grand Bend brought some new players into the fold, with U.S. invader Gregory Rudzik taking the Saturday win on the oval after 30 laps of caution-free racing. The combined 2 division event had a total of 9 Saturday races without a single yellow flag. Adam Cuthbertson claimed the victory in the road course test session.


For full details on the Saturday, September 23rd Sunset Speedway event, fans can visit www.sunsetspeedway.ca to get the complete schedule.


2017 Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series Schedule


Saturday, May 20th                 Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Sunday, May 21st                   Sunset Speedway

Postponed to Monday, May 22nd – Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Friday, June 2nd                     Kawartha Downs & Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Saturday, June 3rd                 Peterborough Speedway

                                                (Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission)

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Saturday, June 24th               Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Saturday, July 8th                             Peterborough Speedway

                                              (Toonie Spectator Grandstand Admission)

(National Qualifier)

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Qualifiers: Matt Haufe, Robin Jongen, Kevin Foisy

Saturday, July 15th                 Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Friday, July 21st                      Kawartha Downs & Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe

Saturday, July 22nd                Sunset Speedway

Main event winner: #57, Kevin Foisy

Saturday, July 29th                 Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Saturday, August 5th              Sunset Speedway

                                                (National Qualifier)

Main event winner: #28, Robin Jongen

Qualifiers: Robin Jongen, Matt Haufe, Keith McLeod

Saturday, August 19th            Sunset Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe (2 feature wins)

Saturday, August 26th            Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #88, Matt Haufe


Saturday, September 9th       Grand Bend Speedway

Main event winner: #17U.S., Gregory Rudzik

Sunday, September 10th       Grand Bend Speedway (road course test)

Top 3 finishers: Adam Cuthbertson, Jamie Riberdy, Terry McClelland

Saturday, September 23rd     Sunset Speedway


Friday, October 7th to

Sunday, October 9th               Peterborough Speedway

                                                (25th Annual Autumn Colours Classic)


Like the Eastern Ontario Legends Series page on www.facebook.com and look for www.ontariolegendseries.ca. Learn more about Trailers Plus by visiting www.trailersplus.net. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series 2017 season.

Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Adam Cuthbertson (#79) won the Eastern Ontario Legends road course test – Sunday, September 10th – at Grand Bend Speedway. The series returns to action Saturday, September 23rd at Sunset Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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