Pro All Stars Series news: PASS South Hickory Motor Speedway race repoty

Peltier PASS South Hickory winner

Championship will be decided at the Mason-Dixon Meltdown


Hickory NC ( 9/27) The PASS South Super Late Models headed to the Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway for the “Over the Mountain 150” Saturday, September 25th, 2010.  Heading into the night’s action, Ryan Blaney held a six-point advantage over Preston Peltier for the series championship.  Both racers showed why they are battling for the top honors as Peltier went to victory lane with Blaney crossing the line second, shrinking Blaney’s lead to just four points heading into the final race of the season.


“It is going to come down to the last lap at Newport,” said Peltier in victory lane.  “If he gets the championship, he will deserve it.  If I get it, I will deserve it.  I just hope it is exciting.”


For the sixth time this season, Andy Loden was the driver at the top of the charts during qualifying.  As it was last race at North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC), Loden’s #29 machine set a new record during the session, this time a new track record at Hickory Motor Speedway for the PASS South Super Late Model series with a 14.713-second lap.


With 34 Super Late Model drivers on hand, the focus after qualifying shifted to the last-chance race, which featured all drivers outside of the top 20 working hard for six positions to transfer into the big show.  Winning the last chance race was first-time PASS racer Matt Leicht, who was followed across the line by Kenzie Ruston, Joey Coulter, Blaney, Joe Winchell and Chris Bohlman.


After the top-10 drivers redrew for starting position, Peltier and Trey Mitchell led the field to the green flag with Mitchell jumping out to the early lead.  Jay Fogleman worked his way to second and followed Mitchell for the next several laps.


The first yellow flew at lap 23 for an incident that involved Dean Clattenburg and Devin Jones, doing significant damage to the front nose of Jones’ machine, who was fifth in series points heading into the event.  Clattenburg was able to continue, but Jones was done for the night, finishing 28th.


On the restart, Fogleman got the jump, putting him in the lead, but a few laps later, Mitchell reclaimed the top spot with Loden moving to second, followed by Jody Lavender. 


On lap 41, Loden, who entered the night third in points, dropped off the pace and headed to pit road with mechanical issues, moving Lavender into second and Jimmy Weller in third.  Loden was credited with the 26th finishing position.


The second yellow flag flew at lap 49 for an incident on the front stretch involving Tayla Orleans, David Quackenbush and Clay Jones.  All three were able to continue with various degrees of damage to their vehicles.


Lavender decided it was his turn to lead the event, taking the top spot on the restart, moving Mitchell back to second.  Meanwhile, the car on the move through the first third of the race was Blaney, who raced his way up to third after starting deep in the field due to a mechanical issue during qualifying.


On lap 64, the third yellow flew for a spin by Mark Reedy in turn four after battling hard for position with Alex Fleming.  Reedy was able to continue.


Lavender was able to maintain the top spot on the restart with Mitchell, Blaney, Peltier and Weller in tow until the fourth yellow flag flew on lap 76 when Clattenburg’s car went for a spin on the front stretch, making contact with the inside wall, damaging his car too much to continue.


On the following restart, Peltier worked his way to the third position around Blaney, but a yellow, then red flag, was thrown on lap 81 for a multiple-car incident in turns three and four, involving Joey Coulter, Clay Jones, Weller, Leicht, Heath Hindman, Joe Winchell and others.  All drivers were reported to be ok.


Peltier continued his move towards the top by moving to second on the restart to Lavender, then moving to the lead on the outside on lap 90.  Hoping to keep his slim points lead over Peltier, Blaney worked his way to the second position around the 100-lap mark, putting Lavender to third, Kyle Bonsignore to fourth and Roger Lee Newton to fifth.


The sixth yellow flew at lap 115 for debris, setting up a restart with the top-two points leaders side by side.  After a few laps, Peltier was able to hold on to the lead with Blaney running a close second and Newton moving into the third position.


The yellow flag flew for the seventh time at lap 125 for a spin into the turn-one wall by Orleans, ending her night.  Also, during the yellow, Legendre, who was running fourth, appeared to lose power, dropping into the pits and out of the race.


With weather approaching the track, Peltier kept the lead on the following restart, driving on to victory over Blaney.


“I have to thank my whole team,” said Peltier.  “I was scared a few races ago with this thing (his car) the way we were running.  We struggled badly.  It is nights like this when you are faced with adversity that tells who you are.  We never gave up and kept working.  We found a bad shock, and man, this thing is awesome.”


Blaney was satisfied with his second-place finish and his four-point lead in the championship standings, considering he had to start way back in the field for the feature event.


“We broke a rear end and just got it fixed before the consi,” said Blaney.  “I don’t think our finish was too bad for where we started.  I wish I could have challenged Preston more, but we will go on to Newport.  We won there last time, so we will see what we can do.”


Newton, who has only one start in the series this season, was able to work his way to the third position from 13th by the time the checkered flag flew.


“When we unloaded this car, it was way out in left field,” said Newton.  “To come home in the top three with a low-budget team, it isn’t too bad.  We are going to go home, do our homework, and hope to come back to race this series more next year.”


Bonsignore and Lavender rounded out the top five.


In support division racing action, Bobby McCarty went to victory lane in the Allison Legacy feature, Hoyt Demis won the Legends Masters feature, Sean Shalvoy claimed the win in the Legends Young Lions / Semi-Pro / Pro feature, Stevie Johns Jr won the Bandolero Bandits division feature, and Ryan Mackintosh won the Bandolero Outlaws feature.


The PASS South Super Late Model Series will be back in action Saturday, October 16th, at Newport Speedway (TN) for the “Mason Dixon Meltdown,” which is the championship event for the PASS South and PASS National divisions.  For more information on the Pro All Stars Series, visit www.proallstarsseries.com.


Unofficial Results: PASS South Super Late Model “Over the Mountain 150”


1 Preston Peltier 2 Ryan Blaney 3 Roger Lee Newton 4 Kyle Bonsignore 5 Jody Lavender

6 Trey Mitchell 7 John Batten 8 Mark Reedy 9 Jay Fogleman 10 Bradley McCaskill 11 Alex Fleming 12 Chris Bohlman 13   Jimmy Weller 14   Clay Jones 15 Matt Leicht 16 Kenzie Ruston 17   Steven Legendre 18   Tayla Orleans 19   Joey Coulter 20   Joe Winchel 21   Heath Hindman 22   David Quackenbush 23   Dean Clattenburg 24)   Kyle Benjamin 25)   Daniel Hemric 26)   Andy Loden 27)   Ryan Moore 28)   Devin Jones 29)   Justin Wakefield 30)   Tim Pinion




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FW: Derek White Series Top Rookie In Overall Standings



September 25, 2010.  Derek White and #99 OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet Race Team headed for the final round of the NASCAR Canadian Tire series at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ontario looking to finish up the Canadian racing season with a solid outing.  While things didn’t go exactly as planned the team did conclude the season with a tremendous amount of racing knowledge, and White is the highest finishing rookie driver in the overall standings.



Making their first ever trip to Kawartha, White and the #99 OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet wanted to take advantage of every minute of practice time and White ran better than 100 laps around the 1/3 mile banked oval.  “It’s a nice track to drive” said the driver.  “Really smooth in the corners but one and two are very different from three and four” he added.


White would start the 250 lap feature race from the twenty first starting spot but quickly moved the #99 OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet forward.  “I always want to take it easy at first” explained White “but we did pick up some spots and the car felt pretty good during the first part of the race” he stated.


As teams began to pit for scheduled service the #99 OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet gained track position and before the halfway point was running inside the top-five.  “It’s a good feeling to be running up that close to the front” smiled the driver.


However as teams with fresher tires returned to the track the front of the field became a tough place to run.  “I was trying to give a quicker car some room on the bottom” said White “and I got into the outside wall and that did some damage to the right front.  The car wasn’t the same after that” he concluded.


White would continue to soldier the #99 OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet on for the balance of the race still looking to gain as many positions and learn as much as possible.  “With the car not handling as well working through corners one and two became even tougher” he stated.  “I had the other end of the track down, but one and two were tough” he stated.


When the checkered flag waved the #99 OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet would cross the line in nineteenth position.  With the schedule completed Derek White is the highest finishing rookie driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series standings.  “We set that as a goal at the start of the year and it’s great to come into this series and get there” said the proud driver.  “The teams that race here are so good and so competitive I’m really happy about our season” he added.


This final NASCAR Canadian Tire series event can be seen on TSN on Sunday October 10th at 1PM Eastern Time.  You can follow the team all year long by following this link to their website and by logging onto www.nascar.ca 


Attached Photo:  Derek White and the #99 DPW/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet at Kawartha Speedway.


Photo Credit:  Sue Chisholm and www.racetimeradio.com 


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ACT Castrol: Karl Allard Earns Wild St-Eustache 300 Win and 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             ACT-092610

St-Eustache, QC – St-Felicien’s Karl Allard claimed the win in the St-Eustache 300 and the 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship after a wild green-white-checkered finish at Autodrome St-Eustache on Sunday, September 26. Allard took the lead after leaders Patrick Laperle and Jonathan Urlin wrecked coming to the white flag. Laperle and Urlin ended up in the front stretch wall before the start-finish line as Allard snuck through on the low side. Allard took the white flag while the rest of the field took the yellow and white flags.


Daniel Descoste made it through the mayhem to earn second while Laperle and Urlin were unofficially scored in third and fourth respectively, as the final two cars on the lead lap. Stephane Descoste finished fifth, the first car down one lap. Alex Labbe earned the Rookie of the Year title with his sixth place finish. Claude Leclerc, David Michaud, Gaetan Lauzier and Donald Theetge completed the top ten.

Allard’s sixth win of the 2010 season was enough to earn him the 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge Championship over Laperle by 34 points, unofficially.

The 300 lap event was completed in two hours and thirty-eight minutes with 17 cautions. The event saw five different leaders with six lead changes. The complete results are unofficial.

The 2010 Série ACT Castrol Edge season is complete. The next event for ACT Late Models is the 48th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl next weekend at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. Saturday, October 2 is Booth Bros./H.P. Hood qualifying day with the Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 3. Post time both days is 1 p.m.

St-Eustache 300
Autodrome St-Eustache

Série ACT Castrol Edge

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Unofficial Results

Pos   S.Pos      Car #     Driver                           Hometown                      Laps

1            12      48QC     Karl Allard                    Saint-Felicien, QC             300

2            11       2QC      Daniel Descoste            St-Joseph, QC                    300

3            17      91QC     Patrick Laperle             St-Denis, QC                      300

4            18       4ON     Jonathan Urlin              London, ON                       300

5            20      10QC     Stephane Descoste       Oka, QC                             299

6              9      36QC     #Alex Labbé                  St-Albert, QC                     299

7            14      11QC     Claude Leclerc              Lanoraie, QC                     298

8              4      40QC     David Michaud             Blainville, QC                    298

9            13      74QC     Gaëtan Lauzier             St-Pacome, QC                  297

10            2      80QC     Donald Theetge            Quebec, QC                       297

11          16       5QC      Patrick Cliche               St-Jean-Chrystome, QC     296

12          15      92QC     Jonathan Desbiens        Levis, QC                           296

13            8      38QC     Martin Goulet               Mascouche, QC                 293

14          22      99QC     #Eric Giguere               St-Georges, QC                 293

15          24      26QC     Valerie Chiasson           Le Gardeaur, QC               289

16            3      95QC     #Jimmy Cormier           Princeville, QC                  287

17          21      84QC     #Martin Latulippe        Vallee-Jonction, QC          248

18            6      51QC     Patrick Hamel               St-Edouard, QC                 236

19          23      97QC     Jacques Poulin              East Broughton, QC          232

20            5      41QC     Jonathan Bouvrette      Blainville, QC                    231

21            1      21QC     Jean-François Déry       Quebec, QC                       231

22          10      03QC     Martin Lacombe           Terrebonne, QC                228

23            7      19QC     #Dany Trépanier          St-Edouard, QC                 146

24          28      60QC     Junior Collard               Val-Belair, QC                   108

25          26      98QC     Brandon White             Kahnawake, QC                 102

26          27      25QC     Steve Cote                    Ile-Bizard, QC                      91

27          25      07QC     Isabelle Tremblay         St-Hippolyte, QC                 62

DSQ       19       3QC      Sylvain Lacombe           Terrebonne, QC                     





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ACT Castrol - Allard gagne la course et le titre

Pour diffusion immédiate (26-09-10 -42)


ASE 300 : Patrick Laperle a tout dominé sauf…



Finalement Karl Allard de St-Félicien, le pilote de la Ford Fusion/Larue Équipement de déneigement, a remporté un premier titre dans la série ACT-Castrol, cet après-midi à l’Autodrome St-Eustache à l’occasion de l’ASE 300. Encore mieux, il a décroché son sixième gain de la saison à l’issue d’une fin assez tumultueuse. Puis avec une solide sixième place, Alex Labbé de Princeville, au volant de sa Toyota/VR Victoriaville, a ainsi mérité le titre de « recrue de l’année ».


Après avoir dominé sans équivoque tout au long de cette journée, Patrick Laperle de St-Denis-sur-Richelieu a été le grand perdant dans cette course. Plus rapide lors des essais libres et gagnant lors de sa qualification, Laperle a dominé du 47e au 161e tour après avoir pris le départ de la 17e place. Replacé à l’arrière pour avoir touché un adversaire, il est revenu en force pour reprendre la commande 22 passages plus tard. Il était vraiment seul en piste et à chaque fois, il prenait près d’un demi-tour d’avance sur ses rivaux.


Puis, à deux tours de la fin, lors de la dernière relance, l’Ontarien Jonathan Urlin qui avait réussi à remonter le peloton jusqu’en deuxième, décida de prendre la ligne de la sortie des puits pour prendre la mesure de Laperle dans le premier virage. Furieux devant ce geste illégal, Laperle et Urlin sont venus violement en contact à la sortie du quatrième virage. Urlin a touché au mur et à ce moment, les deux pilotes ont vu Allard et Daniel Descoste de St-Joseph filer vers le quadrillé. Comme ils étaient sur le même tour, ils ont tout de même terminé respectivement troisième et quatrième, mais une fin de course qui a laissé un goût amer chez plusieurs amateurs. Lors de l’impact, Laperle a été blessé à une jambe.


Pour en revenir à Allard qui tenait à tout prix à cette première couronne, mentionnons qu’il a été l’un des cinq pilotes qui à un certain moment ont mené le bal. Il a mené du 169 au 182e  et lors des deux derniers tours. Stéphane Descoste d’Oka est celui qui a pris le cinquième rang, mais avec un tour de retard sur les meneurs.


Dans cette course d’une durée de deux heures, 38;07 minutes qui a nécessité 17 drapeaux jaunes seulement, 17 des 29 partants ont franchi la ligne d’arrivée et très peu d’entre eux avaient des voitures intactes.


Avant son abandon au 231e tour, Jean-François Déry de Québec avait mené le bal durant les 46 premiers passages. Il a roulé avec les meneurs, mais les choses se sont gâtées par la suite. Au 132e tour, Sylvain Lacombe de Terrebonne qui en était à sa dernière course en carrière, a été victime d’un dérapage à la suite d’un contact avec Déry. Jugeant ce dernier responsable de l’incident, il lui a remis la monnaie de sa pièce. Le comportement de ses équipiers n’a pas été apprécié également et il a été disqualifié. Ce n’est certainement pas de cette façon qu’il croyait terminer sa carrière.


Claude Leclerc de Lanoraie a pris la septième place suivi de David Michaud de Blainville, Gaétan Lauzier de St-Pacôme et Donald Theetge de Québec.


Les qualifications

Les trois gagnants ont dominé largement leur course respective. La première est allée au jeune Jonathan Desbiens de Lévis. Ce dernier a triomphé devant Patrick Cliche de St-Jean-Chrysostome et la recrue Jimmy Cormier de Princeville. Dans la médiane, c’est Jean-François Déry de Québec qui en a fait autant devant Patrick Hamel de St-Édouard-de-Lotbinière et Karl Allard de St-Félicien. La troisième a été l’affaire de Patrick Laperle de St-Denis-sur-Richelieu. Donald Theetge de Boischatel a été le deuxième à rallier la ligne d’arrivée devant Sylvain Lacombe de Terrebonne.


Finalement, l’épreuve de consolation a été remportée par Jonathan Bouvrette de Blainville qui a eu le meilleur devant Gaétan Lauzier de St-Pacôme qui a effectué une belle passe à trois de large pour se hisser en deuxième devant Dany Trépanier de St-Édouard.


Deux champions couronnés

Deux autres champions ont été couronnés à l’occasion de ce dernier après-midi de septembre. Après Steve Côté (Sportsman NASCAR Ippersiel) et Dave Coursol (Sport Compact NASCAR Lucas Oil), ce fut au tour de Stéphane Aubin (Légende Modifiée ANCA Lettrage Provan) de conserver son titre de champion en remportant la dernière course de la saison devant Sylvain Denis et Sylvain Caron qui était son plus sérieux adversaire dans la course au titre.


En terminant troisième derrière Jean-François Bouvrette et Steve Lagacé, Patrick Leporé a également été couronné champion de la classe Production ANCA Centre Chiniara. Lors de la finale en Challenge 4 ANCA Meilleur Ramoneur, il reste une épreuve à compléter pour le championnat dimanche prochain dans cette classe, on a eu droit à la victoire de Dominique Bélisle devant Michel Legault et Jason Morand.


Avant la présentation de la course ASE 300, il y a eu la première manche de la « Chasse au titre » en Sport Compact ANCA Lucas Oil. Cette finale de 75 tours a été remportée par Steve Ladouceur, le gagnant de la semaine dernière, devant Paul Jean, Marc-Antoine Demers, Stéphane Gauvreau et Jason Morand.


La semaine prochaine, l’autodrome St-Eustache accueillera la première édition de l’ASE 150 qui regroupera plus de 25 pilotes des séries Sportsman NASCAR Ippersiel, ProCam Cummins et SuperSportsman Lucas Oil de la région de Québec. Suivront les épreuves Enduro 200 (10 octobre) et Enduro 250 (17 octobre). On complétera la saison le 30 octobre avec le spectacle d’Halloween Smashfest.




Source :                    American Canadian Tour


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