La Série Sportsman Lucas Oil ouvrira sa 5e saison à Vallée Jonction.


31 mai 2011

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C’est samedi le 4 juin 2011, que la Série Sportsman Lucas Oil  ouvrira sa 5e saison à l’Autodrome Chaudière dans le cadre du Drouin et Frères 100.


La Série a déjà eu la confirmation que 28 pilotes provenant de la Beauce, de Portneuf, du Lac St-Jean, de la Rive-Sud de Québec ainsi que de la Capitale-Nationale  devraient participer à cette soirée de course des plus enlevantes. Seulement 26 d’entres eux pourront accéder à la finale de 100 tours.


Sylvain Labbé #40  de St-Joseph (Champion Élite) et Daniel Sylvain #12  de St-Georges (Champion Intermédiaire) auront fort à faire pour garder leur titre étant donné que les 9 premiers au classement général Élite sont de retour. Il ne faudra surtout pas oublier les jeunes loups de la division Inter qui comptent bien faire leur preuve maintenant qu’ils sont tous regroupés dans la même division.


Plusieurs pilotes seront à surveiller, Karl Drouin #39 de Vallée Jonction, Steve Lesage #95 de Pont-Rouge, Jimmy Nadeau #17 de Beauceville, Steve Malouin McKibbin #45 de Lévis, Dany Poulin #2 de Vallée-Jonction et Éric Giguère #99,7 de St-Georges.


Il faudra aussi surveiller la tenue de Rock Poulin #8 qui fera un retour en piste après une année d’absence. Réjean Blanchet #7 avec une construction DGR 2011, Dave Trevors #50 avec une nouvelle acquisition et Simon Roussin qui se présentera avec une nouvelle philosophie, soit de s’amuser et bâtir de course en course.


En terminant, la Série Sportsman Lucas Oil aura une présentation officielle  dans le cadre de la journée des enfants pour cette course d’ouverture.


Venez voir cette course en grand nombre ce samedi à compter de 17h00.


André Poulin



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BOWMANVILLE , ON, Sunday May 29, 2011: Kerry Micks driver of the Dickies/Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion started the Dickies 200 in seventh place. The No. 02 had mechanical problems right from the drop of the green flag, but was still in contention for a podium finish before the last restart when Micks was taken out. When all was said and done Micks wound-up 13th.  


The No. 02 team was quick early on in practice and held onto the top spot on the chart for the first half, however Micks fell to the fifth position when practise wrapped up. In qualifying the No. 02 Dickies/Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion turned a time of 21.962 which earned Micks the seventh qualifying position. 


Micks Started the Dickies 200 on the inside of row four and when the green flag dropped he settled into the seventh spot. By lap 18 Micks had moved up to the fourth position and was challenging for third. However, the No.02 Ford Fusion was beginning to have brake problems. “The brakes were not right from the very beginning of the race” commented Micks, “But we didn’t have any early cautions so I just kept driving the car the way it was”.


The Dickies/Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion was running in fourth on lap 120 when the first caution came out.  Micks came in and took right side tires, it was a quick stop and he was the third car off pit road. The No. 02 team opted to come back in under the same caution and top up on fuel, as did most other teams. Both pit stops for the No. 02 team were flawless and after taking fuel Micks was the first car to exit pit road taking over the lead.


Micks had a great re-start and got out to the front of the pack and held onto the lead for six laps.  However, Micks was having further mechanical problems as the power steering had also been fading throughout the race.  With the brakes and power steering failing Micks couldn’t maintain the lead and slipped back to fourth. 


Micks was still handling the car well and was even gaining on the third place car.  However, a caution came out on lap 171 and Micks, who was struggling with the car on restarts, slipped back to sixth.


As the race was nearing completion, there was another caution on lap 186 and under that caution Micks came on the radio and informed his crew that he had no power steering left.  On the restart the No. 02 was spun in turn four and the race was under caution for the fifth time.  Micks came down pit road to survey the damage and change the right front tire; however, the spindle was broken and with only 6 laps remaining in the Dickies 200 Mick’s night would end.


The Dickies/Beyond Digital Imaging team finished the night with a 13th place finish.  Micks was disappointed with the results, but after the race was in high spirits as he is looking forward to the next oval track. “The car is so fast” Micks said with a smile at the end of the race “I think it’s the fastest car I’ve ever had and good things will happen. I was still able to drive the car and pick up track position with little brakes and power steering” Micks added.


The Dickies 200 will air on TSN on Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. ET.

The next stop for Micks and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be the inaugural visit to Circuit ICAR in Quebec, and don’t forget to go to Dickies.ca before the race and make your picks for the Race to Win Challenge for a chance to win some great prizes.


For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series please visit www.nascarlocalracing.com.


Kerry Micks is supported by the following sponsors: Williamson-Dickie Canada Co., Beyond Digital Imaging, Prostate Cancer Canada, Steadymate, Seguin Marina, Thor Motors, NGK Spark Plugs, Castrol, Samester and Cathcart Trucking.

For more information please contact:

Linda Jones

Wide Open Motorsport Solutions


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Steckly Jumpstarts Season With a Win at Mosport

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BOWMANVILLE, ON, Saturday May 28, 2011: Scott Steckly driver of the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge started the day seventh quickest in practice and qualified second for the first event of the 2011 season. The day just kept getting better for Steckly as he took home the win at Mosport Speedway.


During practice the No. 22 team was fast early on, but had some brake problems that set them back. After fixing the brakes, changing the shocks and making a sway bar adjustment the car was back on track and Scott Steckly concluded practice with the seventh quickest time.


Steckly was one of the first cars to take to the track in qualifying and managed to maneuver Canada’s fastest half mile oval with a time of 21.767. The time held up for most of the qualifying session and afforded Steckly a second place starting position.


Steckly was thrilled to start on the outside of row one and said, “After we fixed the brake issue in practice I knew we would be good to go. The car was really fast and we actually qualified with a faster time then we turned in practice.”


Steckly started the Dickies 200 at Mosport Speedway in second place and was challenging the No. 87 of JR Fitzpatrick for the lead by lap 50.  On lap 58 Steckly took over the lead and dominated the field lapping several cars. Steckly lead the Dickies 200 until the first caution came out at lap 120. 


Under caution Steckly came to pit road and the team elected to change the right side tires, but during the stop an air gun jammed and the No. 22 team was one of the last cars to leave to leave pit road. Prior to the stop when Steckly was leading the race, the car was so fast that he managed to lap most of the field and as a result, the No. 22 team was able to restart the race in fifth position as the last car on the lead lap.



It did not take Steckly long to work his way back to the front.  He was on a mission with fresh tires and on lap 155 Steckly took over the lead again. The 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge was fast and was pulling away from the pack, but the field quickly tightened up as there were three cautions in the last 30 laps. Steckly had to work hard to maintain the top spot and hold off the No.7 car on all three of the restarts. Steckly; however, made no mistake and did not give the No. 7 an opportunity to make a pass. On the green, white checkered restart, Steckly had a fair lead with one lap to go and was the first car to cross the stripe taking home a well-deserved win, the ninth of his career.


“What a way to start off the season,” Steckly said with a smile at the conclusion of the race “It was the first race with a new car and new crew chief and I couldn’t be happier for Canadian Tire and my guys. The guys worked so hard in the off season to get this car ready and even today at the track the guys did everything they needed to, to get us here.”

The Dickies 200 will air on TSN on Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. ET.

The next stop for Steckly and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will be the inaugural visit to Circuit ICAR in Quebec. Steckly has already tested at this track earlier this season and is looking for another podium finish.

For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series please visit www.nascarlocalracing.com.

Scott Steckly would also like to thank his sponsors: Canadian Tire, MotoMaster, Exide, Erb, Castrol and AW Millwrights.

For more information on Scott Steckly and 22 Racing please contact:

Linda Jones

Wide Open Motorsport Solutions


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