(Bowmanville, ON – June 20, 2011) There were smiles all around on June

18 as the weather finally cooperated and Mosport Speedway was able to present a full card of racing action from the homegrown Pure Stock division as well as the visiting OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models presented by Daymak Ajax and the CRS Ontario Legends.

As part of this night’s feature race, Daymak Ajax awarded Christopher Delmaire of Scarborough with an Eco Star bike valued at approximately $1,300.


The battle for the evening’s Pure Stock bragging rights was resolved only after a hard-fought, 20 lap scrap between a pair of past champions and a host of potential future title holders.

Sophomore driver Kyle Hope was the first out of the gate, snagging the early lead from the outside of the front row. Demoted to second place on lap three by two-time champion Jeff Scott (#96 Sunbird), Hope found himself further displaced when Kevin Hinds (#57) and the hard charging Nick Mulders (#89) pushed through to challenge Scott for the overall lead.

Hinds and Mulders were eventually able to wrestle top spot away from Scott and each took their turn on the point until the motor expired in Mulder’s Cavalier, the Turn Two, lap 10 tangle handed the lead back to Scott.

Defending series champion Kevin Pickford (#19 Buick Skyhawk), having been involved in an early race incident, hade been charging forward, picking off his rivals one at a time. With five-to-go Pickford moved onto Scott’s back bumper, applying the pressure for three full tours before taking the long, outside route through Turn Two, Pickford edging clear of Scott as the pair streamed down the backstraight and taking the lead, a position that he would not relinquish.

“You have no idea how much competition we have here,” exclaimed Pickford. “Once I finally caught up to Jeff, he was protecting the inside line so I knew the only way to get past him was to try going wide coming off of the turns.”

To add insult to injury, Duane Jeffery was also able to get around Scott to claim second place, the two drivers crossing the stripe nose-to-tail.


The Ontario Legends made their first of three appearances scheduled for Mosport on June 18 for Round Four of their 2011 calendar.

In the first three events of the year, the feature race wins have been split between defending series champion Adam Cuthbertson (2 wins) and former Mosport and Legends champion Andy Warbutton. And Saturday night’s race proved again to be a two-man tussle between the longtime rivals.

In the evening’s two, 8 lap heat dashes, Warbutton was able to edge out Cuthbertson to claim the preliminary sprint victories.

The 20 lap feature contest however would be a Cuthbertson versus Cuthbertson duel, as younger brother Wes (#12) led the first half-dozen laps from the pole position, with Adam Cuthbertson, Bill Mason (#4) and Warbutton tucked in closely behind.

Proving that he still had a few tricks that he had not shown his sibling, Adam took and held the high outside line as the pair rounded the Turn 3/ 4 combination to wrestle away the race lead. At the same time, Warbutton pipped Mason for third place, a position he would hold to the end of the 20 lap, “Clean and Green” contest.

Once clear of the pack, Adam Cuthbertson settled into a comfortable rhythm, pulling away to an eight car length lead over his brother at the checkered flag.

“This is very much a driver’s track; you really need how to handle the bumps and the different pavement. I thought I had Wes pretty well covered, but he was running an awesome race and I really wasn’t sure if I could get him,” laughed the race winner.


Three time, and defending OSCAAR champion Glenn Watson maintained his perfect record for 2011, claiming his third feature victory of the season on Saturday night.

Not completely willing to show his hand in the heat sprints with a pair of third place results (behind Drew Spicer and Oakwood’s Dave Taylor), Watson was ready to charge in the 50 lap feature, moving up from his third row starting spot to take the point from Drew Spicer coming to the stripe in lap four.

Once in the lead, Watson had a good seat to watch the scramble developing for the runner-up position in his rearview mirrors.

Spicer (#89) running in his first event of the year, refused to gently concede the victory to Watson, maintaining a constant pressure while defending his position from the #62 of Lloyd Ritchie, Wayne Isaacs in the ex-Jeff Hanley #00 and the #9 of 18 year-old Brandon Watson.

Running in a nose-to-tail four car train behind the race leader, second place was eventually decided on a lap 35 caution period restart when Brandon Watson outbraked Spicer as the pair entered Turn One. Although he was able to mount a late race charge, the younger Watson fell two car lengths shy of the victory with Spicer edging out Isaacs for the final step of the podium.

“I spent a lot of time watching my mirrors, but the car was really fast tonight,” explained Glenn Watson. “I would have had to mess up pretty bad for them to beat me.”

Ritchie eventually faded to a fifth place result, with Dave Taylor, who had battled an evil-handling car all evening, crossing the stripe in a closing, sixth place.

“We missed the setup by a ton tonight. We were lucky to finish in sixth,” admitted Taylor.

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Photo Credit: Peter Brand

Photo 1 - Pure Stock feature race winner and defending champion Kevin Pickford.

Photo 2 - Ontario Legends feature race winner and defending series champion Adam Cuthbertson.

Photo 3 - Three-time and defending OSCAAR champion Glenn Watson won the night's feature race keeping his perfect season (feature races) alive

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Autodrome Chaudière - LA SÉRIE PASS NORTH US!

Communiqué pour diffusion  2011-06-21


Du jamais vu à l'Autodrome Chaudière : Pro All Stars Series…


Samedi 25 JUIN 18H00, dans la continuité des fêtes de son 20ième anniversaire, une première à l'Autodrome Chaudière de Vallée-Jonction : Les voitures de la Série PASS NORTH US, mieux connues sous l'appellation PRO STOCK,  visitent l'ovale beauceron dans le cadre du «HABITATIONS DANY LAGACÉ PASS 150».


Ces gros cylindrés au profil bas développant une puissance de près de 500 chevaux, avec des freins  très performants, des pneus lisses (slick) de 10 pouces,  en font des bolides plus rapides que les LMS, soit environ une seconde de moins au tour. Leur présence à l'Autodrome Chaudière suscite un intérêt marqué de la part des amateurs de stock car de haut calibre, qui dépassera tout ce qu'ils ont vu auparavant sur la piste la plus inclinée au Québec.

Les Américains : les Rowe, Clark et Cie

Vingt-deux voitures inscrites à date pour cette finale de 150 tours, dont les treize premiers au championnat. Parmi ceux-ci mentionnons la présence des Américains Benji Rowe, meneur au classement, Johnny Clarck, champion 2010, Trevis Benjamin et le vétéran Mike Rowe, notre Jean-Paul Cabana US. Le Canadien Lonnie Sommerville du Nouveau-Brunswick fait partie des pilotes inscrits. Le jeune Austin Brehio, 13 ans, sera également de la course.


Les Québécois : les Gringras, Gosselin, Laperle, Latulippe et Cie

Six québécois dont Alexandre Gringras, 7ième au classement PASS NORTH feront la lutte aux gros canons  de cette Série. Les Mario Gosselin et Patrick Laperle qui ont terminé respectivement 8ième et 10ième à North Wilkesboro  en avril dernier, Martin Latulippe Champion et Kevin Roberge  2ième du Crate Late Model aux Wold Series of Asphalt de New Smirna en janvier dernier, mettront tout en œuvre pour gravir l'une des marches du podium. Quant à  Jean-François Déry, il  pilotera la deuxième voiture de Gingras.

L'ouverture pour les spectateurs est prévue pour 12h30. Arrivez tôt pour voir les pratiques des voitures PASS à 13h00, 14h00 et 15h00.


Les classes locales : Coupe BESYBUY Pièces d'Autos

Première tranche de quatre courses de la Coupe Sport Compacte Bestbuy : finale de 100 tours avec 30 voitures en piste. Avec le nombre record d'inscriptions, les qualifications seront d'une importance capitale. Que feront les champions 2009 Mario Roy et 2010 Marc-Antoine Demers contre les meilleurs pilotes des autodromes de St-Eustache, Ste-Croix, Montmagny et Vallée-Jonction?

Les classes Limité et Kamikaze sont également de la programmation.

Un rendez-vous à ne pas marquer SAMEDI le 25 JUIN à compter de 18h00, dans le cadre du «HABITATIONS DANY LAGACÉ PASS 150. Les spectateurs sont admis à compter de 12h30. Pour horaire complet et informations supplémentaires, allez au www.autodromechaudiere.com. En cas de mauvaise température, remis au dimanche 13h00.


André Gagnon, Relationniste Autodrome Chaudière, Vallée-Jonction


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PASS North will make first Autodrome Chaudiere appearance Saturday

For Immediate Release: Media, contact Norm Desjardins



Naples ME (6/20) The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North super late models will once again make their way across the Canadian border for their first ever stop at Autodrome Chaudiere in Lavallee Jonction Quebec this Saturday, June 25. The PASS Habitations Dany Lagace 150 is the first Quebec visit for the series since 2004.


Autodrome Chaudiere has 18 degrees of banking in the top groove, more than any other speedway in Quebec. They call the place a “Mini Bristol” and 150 green flag laps around this high speed soup bowl is guaranteed to satisfy the most knowledgeable Canadian race fan.


There's several local hot shoes ready to challenge the PASS touring regulars. Alexander Gingras has made all three PASS North events that have been contested to date, leading at New Brunswick Canada's Speedway 660 and scoring a season best sixth at the Beech Ridge opener. Gingras currently sits seventh in the PASS North super late model point standings.Local racers Jean Francis Dery and Martin Latulippe have both filed early entries for the series' first trip to their home territory.


They'll have a host of American invaders to contend with, including point leader Ben Rowe, defending series champion Johnny Clark, Maritime star Lonnie Sommerville, Travis Benjamin, Scott Chubbuck and 2010 PASS Rookie of the Year Joey Doiron. Richie Dearborn, Mike Rowe, 2011 Rookie of the Year contenders Kyle DeSouza and Matt Matheson, John Dabrowski, Gary Smith and Kirk Thibeau are all ready to make the trip and you can bet that a new track record for full fender race cars will be set when the super stars in the super cars tackle the high banked quarter mile.


Sport Compacts, Kamakazis and Limiteds complete the four division card. Race day is Saturday June 25th, and the grandstand gates swing open at noon. Home track divisions get their night started at 5:55 PM and the first PASS qualifying race is set to roll off at 6:45 PM. The PASS Habitaions Dany Lagace 150 is scheduled to get the green at 9:00 PM.


Visit www.proallstarsseries.com and www.autodromechaudiere.com for more information.


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