2011-09-19

AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE - La conclusion lors du ANCA 300 le 25 septembre; Beaucoup de chambardement dans les classements ANCA

Le moins qu’on puisse dire, c’est qu’il y a eu beaucoup de chambardements et de revirements de situation, autant sur la piste que dans les classements des 4 divisions de l’ANCA lors de la présentation du St-Eustache 300, dimanche après-midi à l’Autodrome St-Eustache.

 

Tout d’abord en Sport-Compactes Lucas Oil, il y a eu un changement de meneur au classement alors que le jeune Marc-Antoine Demers (422) qui a su profiter d’une position de départ favorable est parvenu, en remportant la victoire en finale, à déloger Steve Ladouceur (31) qui occupait depuis plusieurs semaines la position de tête au classement général. Ce dernier occupe un retard de 6 points et devra user de stratégie lors de la course de 75 tours de dimanche prochain pour tenter de reprendre la position de tête. Stéphane Gauvreau (68) de St-Joseph-du-Lac et Lyne Valiquette (13) de Mirabel ont terminé en 2e et 3e position derrière Demers lors de cette avant-dernière finale de la saison.

 

En Légende Modifiée, Stéphane Aubin (26) de Boisbriand a consolidé son avance au championnat de sa division alors que Sylvain Denis (71) de St-Léonard de Portneuf, qui était en compétition très serrée pour le championnat a été impliqué dans un sérieux incident lors de la course préliminaire qui lui a empêché de prendre le départ de la finale. Cette absence a creusé un important écart de 42 points entre le pilote de la voiture 71, Sylvain Denis et Aubin et fait fondre son avance à 2 points devant Stéphane Caron (99) qui le suit en 3e position. Ce dernier a remporté la finale Légende modifiée devant Aubin(26) et Bergeron (17).

 

Encore de l’indiscipline en Production alors que Hani Chiniara et Alain Bougie ont été disqualifiés pour leurs gestes anti-sportifs en fin de course. Claude Boucher (48) de Pierrefonds a remporté l’épreuve devant Patrick Leporé (12) de Mirabel,  et Steve Ladouceur (29) de Ste-Agathe.

 

Un autre changement de meneur en Challenge 4, alors que le meneur au championnat et gagnant de 7 finales, Louis-Alexandre Dupuis (95) de Laval, a été impliqué dans un accident en qualification qui l’a obligé de prendre une autre voiture qui n’a pas tenu le coup en finale et l’a fait terminer en 27e position. C’est finalement Mathieu Latreille (34) de St-Eustache qui a remporté la finale, suite à la disqualification de Jimmy Morin qui avait franchi le fil d’arrivée en premier,  Johnny Pachéco (68) de Laval et Yannick Miron (90) de Ste-Marthe-sur-le-lac ont terminé en 2e et 3e position. Yannick Miron occupe maintenant la tête du classement avec 3 points d’avance sur Dupuis.

 

Ce n’est donc qu’à l’issu du dernier programme du championnat ANCA qui comprendra 4 finales de 75 tours dimanche prochain le 25 septembre que seront officiellement confirmés les 4 championnats des divisions Sport-Compactes, Légendes Modifiées, Production et Challenge 4.

 

Pour de plus amples informations on consulte le site web de l’ASE au www.autodrome .ca ou on appelle au 450-472-6222 ou 514-591-4388

 

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Yves Ladouceur
Directeur des opérations courses
Racing operation Manager
AUTODROME ST-EUSTACHE
www.autodrome.ca
www.anca-qc.com
Tél.: (450) 472-6222
Rés.: (450) 735-4444

 


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STECKLY DOMINATES AT ANTIGONSIH

For Immediate Release

                                 Photo courtesy of RTR Sue Chisholm

ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, September 19, 2011: It doesn’t get much better for Scott Steckly, driver of the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge.  This Saturday in Antigonish, Steckly’s performance was consistent as he took the top spot in both practice and qualifying and then went on to win the Komatsu 300 furthering his points lead in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

After a few adjustments in practice, Steckly posted the quickest time.  Then in qualifying, Steckly manoeuvred the .333 mile high banked oval in a time of 14.587 seconds with an average speed of over 82 miles per hour. The time would hold up for the duration of qualifying, earning Steckly and the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Team their third Keystone Light pole award of the season.

 

Steckly wasted no time with the drop of the green flag he pulled out into the lead. The top three continued to pull away from the rest of the field and by lap 80 Steckly had over a straightaway lead, maintaining the top spot until lap 88 when he slipped backed into third.

Shortly thereafter, on lap 105, the first caution came out.  Most of the field went to pit road for fuel and tires, but Steckly only took fuel.  It was a quick stop allowing Steckly to restart at the front of the field, but it didn’t take long for the 22 Racing Dodge, without the benefit of new tires to quickly fall back to sixth.  “We fell off a bit,” said Steckly. “I just paced myself not wanting to further wear out the tires and ensure we were there at the end.”

Steckly got the break he was looking on lap 144 with a second caution wasting no time making his way to the pits.  Steckly was one of only a handful of drivers to take advantage of the pit twice on the second caution and as a result he would restart in seventh.  “My crew made a great call, and fortunately we were able to get all four tires,” commented Steckly after the race.

 

On the restart the field checked up and as a result there was another quick caution.  This time several drivers made their way to pit road allowing Steckly to move up to fourth position.  On lap 188 Steckly took over the second spot and by lap 201 Steckly made his move on the No. 7 car of Pete Sheppard III to take over the lead again and the Canadian Tire driver never looked back. With the remainder of the race run caution free, Steckly was able to manoeuvre his way through the lapped traffic, leading the final 99 laps of the Komatsu 300.  Steckly crossed the finish line in first place taking home the checkered flag and his 3rd victory in the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season.

It was the best day possible,” said Steckly after the race. “We were the fastest car in practice; we won the pole and then won the race. I can’t ask for much more than that. I’m so proud of this whole Canadian Tire team. We didn’t come here looking to protect the points lead; we came here for the win.”

The Komatsu 300 will air on TSN on September 24th at 2:30 p.m.  EST.

Steckly extended his points lead in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series standings to 94 points over second place driver DJ Kennington, with only one event remaining. The final stop on the 2011 tour for Steckly and the 22 team will be on September 24th at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, ON.

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
(705) 458-4044
Email:
ljones@wideopensolutions.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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McKeage, Shaw PASS 400 Weekend winners at Beech Ridge

For Immediate Release: Media, contact Norm Desjardins – racewithpass@yahoo.com

 

 

SCARBOROUGH ME (9/18) When it comes to racing statistics, Dan McKeage and Andy Shaw have quite a bit in common. McKeage and Shaw are both defending PASS Champions in their respective divisions, and the pair successfully defended their 2010 wins on PASS 400 Weekend presented by Southern Maine Motors.com at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Sunday.

 

McKeage topped a thirty one car field in the 100 lap PASS Sportsman feature after a race long battle with Carey Martin, Joey Pastore, Donnie Morse and Clyde Hennessey. McKeage stole the lead from Carey Martin on a restart with eight to go and managed to keep Martin in his mirrors to the checker. Thw win was McKeage's second of 2011.

 

Point leader Shane Tatro had a tough day;Tatro finished 24th after on track issues sent him to the pits early for repairs.The chase for the title has tightened up considerably as the season winds down.. The PASS Sportsman join the PASS Super Late Models at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday March 24th. Race time is 6:00 PM.

 

Andy Shaw turned the tables on his Uncle Dale in the 50 lap PASS Mod go. Dale beat Dana Reed and Andy to the line in Saturday's Mod feature but not this time It took Andy forty four laps to claim the lead, but once he got out front there was no stopping him. Dale had to settle for second with Alan Wilson third.

 

The win was Shaw's sixth of 2011. The PASS Mods will wrap up their 2011 campaign at Oxford Plains Speedway on October 1st. At 1:00 PM.

 

PASS Sportsman – 100 laps

 

1 38 Dan McKeage Gorham ME 2 18 Carey Martin Denmark ME 3 51ME Joe Pastore Gorham ME 4 10 Donnie Morse Poland ME 5 15 Craig Smith E. Waterboro ME 6 85 Kenny Harrison Freeport ME 7 60ME Scott Dorr Westbrook ME 8 44 Rusty Poland Windham ME 9 58 Lyman McKeage Gorham ME 10 93 11 16 Kevin Douglas Sidney ME 12 88 13 77 Sally Gherardi Standish ME 14 34 Spencer Morse15 8 Clyde Hennessey Windham ME 16 4 Allan Moeller Sr Dresden ME.17 22 Steve Bennett Turner ME 18 07 Dave Charest Westbrook ME 19 777 Mike St. Germain Auburn ME 20 1S 21 20 Frank Wear Scarborough ME 22 01 Rob Drew Ctr Lovell ME 23 84 Matt Dow Hollis ME 24 7 Shane Tatro Levant ME 25 1 Kenny Marier Littelton NH 26 51A Bill Ahern 27 81 Ray Dinsmore Alfred ME 28 75 Doug Wolfe Buxton ME 29 35 Bobby Nadeau Buxton ME 30 51 RJ Austin Smithfield ME 31 80 Steve Moulton Holden ME

 

PASS Mods – 50 laps

 

1 66 Andy Shaw Center Conway NH 2 23 Dale Shaw Center Conway NH 3 53W Alan Wilson Hebron ME 4 56 Glen Luce Turner ME 5 33 Billy Dixon N Waterboro ME 6 28 Mark Lundblad Conway NH 7 60 Dana Reed Shapleigh ME 8 14 Scott McDaniel Livermore ME 9 56X Rich Ferreirra Raynham MA 10 9 Mike Mayberry Naples ME 11 3 Travis Buzzell Hollis ME 12 50 Sumner Sessions Norway ME 13 85 Mitch Miller W Boylson MA 14 05 Ron Henry New Gloucester ME 15 53 Leo Oliviera Raynham MA 16 77 Jon Brill Bridgton ME

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ST-VALÈRE - DES TRIPLÉS POUR YVES HAMEL ET MARILOU HÉBERT

Communiqué de presse (19-09-11)

 

À l’Autodrome St-Valère.com

 

À l’occasion de l’avant-dernier programme de la saison qui s’est déroulé, samedi dernier à l’Autodrome St-Valère.com, Yves Hamel  de St-Antoine-de-Tilly et Marilou Hébert de St-Valère dans leur catégorie respective en ont profité pour enregistrer une troisième victoire consécutive alors que quelques autres ont réussi un doublé.

 

Hamel qui est deuxième au classement cumulatif en Pro Stock a réussi l’exploit en prenant la mesure de Marco Lainesse de Boucherville, le meneur au cumulatif et de Sylvain Leclerc de St-Albert tandis que Marilou Hébert a enregistré sa prestation chez les Dames en 6 et 8 Cylindres devant Klodya Paradis de Victoriaville et France Levasseur de St-Valère.

 

Troisième derrière Alexandre Marcoux de Victoriaville et Mario Tourigny de St-Valère, Carl Poudrier de St-Christophe a réussi à conserver le premier rang au classement Super 4, mais l’écart étant très fragile, il se devra de l’emporter lors du dernier programme qui aura lieu le premier octobre prochain sans cela, il devra dire adieu à la couronne.

 

En 4 Cylindres + 120, Peter Sandke de Victoriaville a savouré les joies d’une première visite dans le cercle des vainqueurs. Ses victimes ont été Guy Hamel de Ste-Croix et Yvan Nault de Victoriaville alors qu’en 4 Cylindres, Pierre-Marc Janelle de St-Valère y est allé de son deuxième gain d’affilée devant Jean Thibault de St-Valère qui occupe la première place au classement et Éric Jalbert de Victoriaville.

 

Pour sa part, Vincent Hamel de Victoriaville a porté sa fiche de gains à trois cette saison et son deuxième consécutif en 6 Cylindres. Il a été suivi au fil par Jessy Champagne de Victoriaville et Benoît Lainesse de Kingsey Falls tandis qu’en 8 Cylindres, Simon Lainesse de Tingwick a paradé dans le cercle des vainqueurs pour une troisième fois. Il a eu le meilleur devant Samuel Hébert de St-Samuel et Maxime Paillé de Daveluyville.

 

Premier au classement chez les camionnettes (pick-up), Jean-François Morin de St-Albert a poursuivi sa domination avec son troisième triomphe de la saison. Stéphane Létourneau de Victoriaville a terminé deuxième suivi de Samuel Hébert de St-Samuel.

 

Enfin…

Finalement, à sa cinquième tentative, David Héon de St-Albert a pris place sur la première marche du podium en classe Sportsman. Suite à ce succès devant Frédéric Héon de Victoriaville et Martin Landry de Tingwick, il sera une menace pour le meneur Tommy Therrien de St-Christophe qui a été contraint à l’abandon.

 

Deuxième gain consécutif pour Francis Labonté de St-Christophe en Modifié alors que Jennifer Vallée de St-Rosaire est celle qui a triomphé chez les dames en 4 Cylindres.

 

Tel que mentionné, le dernier programme de la saison à l’Autodrome St-Valère.com aura lieu, le samedi 1er octobre prochain.

 

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Renseignements :           André Fortier

 


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Clark Claims his third PASS 300 at Beech Ridge

For Immediate Release: Media contact Norm Desjardins - racewithpass@yahoo.com

 

three in a row, seventh of 2011 for the defending series champion

 

SCARBOROUGH ME (9/18) Johnny Clark reclaimed the lead on lap 220 of Sunday's PASS North 300 presented by Southern Maine Motors.com at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway to earn his seventh win of 2011 and his third in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS)North's richest race. Scott Mulkern charged up through the pack to claim second and home track hero Trevor Sandborn raced home third.

 

Clark started deep in the pack but by lap 98 he was knocking on leader Donnie Whitten's door.Two laps later he was in control. Clark lost the lead to Lonnie Sommerville for several laps but the five time PASS North champ reclaimed the point and kept it until lap 191 when Seekonk regular Tom Scully Jr. took over. Clark's rubber was worn out, but he got the break he needed when the yellow flew on lap 216.. Rubbered up and race ready, Clark took the lead from Brad Babb ten laps later and was never headed, leading the final seventy four laps despite the best efforts of  both Mulkern and Sanborn.

 

Clark's win was worth $10,000.00 plus the majority of the lap leader bonuses. His margin of victory was .362 seconds. Eleven of the thirty three starters completed all 300 green flag laps in a race that took just over two hours to complete.

 

Beech Ridge regulars fared well in the 300 with Sanborn third, Dan McKeage 5th and Aaron Ricker 9th. Brad Babb spent some time in the lead before eventually finishing 12th. Bill Rogers ran up front early before settling for 13th at the checkers.

 

DJ Shaw, Cassius Clark and Travis Benjamin each won a qualifier. Consolation rounds went to Kelly Moore, Aaron Ricker and Johnny Clark.

 

The PASS 300 was round four of the six race 2011 PASS National Championship Series, and neither title contenders had a good day. National point leader Ben Rowe finished three laps down in 18th but his nearest challenger, Jay Fogleman was 23rd 26 laps down after encountering mechanical problems shortly after the start.

 

Both the PASS North and PASS National Championship series move on to North Woodstock's White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday September 24. Post time is 6:00 PM.

 

The Pro All Stars Series is on line at www.proallstarsseries.com.

 

Sunday feature results: PASS 400 Weekend presented by Southern Maine Motors.com

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway , Scarboough ME 9/19/2011

 

PASS North/National 300

 

1 54 Johnny Clark Farmingdale ME 2 84 Scott Mulkern Falmouth ME 3 29 Trevor Sanborn Parsonsfield ME 4 48 Lonnie Sommerville New Brunswick CA 5 40 Dan McKeage Gorham ME 6 7 Donnie Whitten Wells ME 7 26NH John Donahue 8 07 Tom Scully Jr Whitman MA 9 22 Aaron Ricker Tamworth NH 10 73 Joey Doiron Berwick ME 11 27QC Alex Gingras Quebec City Quebec 12 4X Brad Babb Windham ME 13 53 Bill Rodgers Old Orchard Beach ME 14 35 Derek Ramstrom Worcester MA 15 77 Cassius Clark Farmington ME 16 17 Travis Benjamin Morrill ME 17 14M Matt Frahm N Salem NH 18 4N Ben Rowe Turner ME 19 20 Steve Legendre St. Johnsbury VT 20 17A Scott Alexander Orrington ME 21 12 John Dabrowski W Bridgewater MA 22 97 Joey Polewarczyk Jr. Hudson NH 23 4S Jay Folgleman Durham NC 24 88 Kyle DeSouza E. Providence RI 25 00 Bryan Kruczek Newmarket NH 26 32 Charlie Colby Newcastle ME 27 60 DJ Shaw Center Conway NH 28 88T Alan Tardiff Lyman ME 29 7G Curtis Gerry Limerick ME 30 20L Mike Landry Oakland ME 31 2 Matt Matheson Geary NB CA 32 33 Mike Rowe Turner ME 33 47 Kelly Moore Scarborough M

 


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ACT CASTROL: LA VICTOIRE ET LE TITRE POUR PATRICK LAPERLE

Pour diffusion immédiate (18-09-11-35)

 

ACT 300 à l’Autodrome St-Eustache

 

En décrochant sont quatrième succès de la saison lors de l’ACT 300 qui a été disputé cet après-midi à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, Patrick Laperle, le pilote de la Fusion/LaSalle Ford a également mérité un deuxième titre dans cette série ACT-Castrol et un troisième en ce qui concerne l’American-Canadian. De justesse, il a eu le meilleur devant Karl Allard, le champion défendant et Dany Trépanier de St-Édouard-de-Lotbinière.

 

Stéphane Descoste d’Oka et Sylvain Lacombe ont complété le peloton des cinq premiers qui a été le seul à compléter les 300 tours de l’épreuve.

 

C’est probablement la stratégie de l’arrêt aux puits qui a joué en faveur de Laperle qui a mené cette confrontation en deux occasions comparativement à trois pour Allard. Le pilote de St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, tout comme Trépanier, Stéphane Descoste et Claude Leclerc, ont profité du 12e ralentissement au 175e tour pour visiter les puits pour de l’essence et des pneus alors qu’Allard, Hamel et Lacombe l’ont fait au 240e pensant qu’un ralentissement aurait probablement lieu entre ces deux séquences, mais ce ne fut pas le cas.

 

Durant les derniers instants de la course, soit environ trente tours, Allard a été dans le pare-chocs de Laperle. Visiblement un peu plus rapide en raison de pneus plus frais, le champion n’a pas été en mesure de prendre la mesure de Laperle. Au dernier tour, Allard a touché à Laperle et ce dernier a été déstabilisé quelque peu. Sachant fort bien que le « bump & pass » n’était pas toléré et qu’il risquait de perdre sa position tant dans la course qu’au cumulatif ACT-Castrol, il a permis à Laperle de se replacer pour filer vers le cercle des vainqueurs. Avec une seule épreuve au calendrier, c’est donc mission impossible pour Allard.

 

Troisième à la fin, Dany Trépanier a connu une excellente course. Il a toujours roulé avec les meneurs. Il a pratiquement toujours été parmi les cinq premiers et il mérite amplement ce résultat, car il a fait une course digne de mention tout comme Stéphane Descoste qui revenait en piste après une absence prolongée.

 

Dix-huitième au départ, Descoste a remonté la pente pour se retrouver en troisième position au 77e passage. Il a même occupé le deuxième rang à un certain moment. Il a opté de prudence, toujours parmi les premiers pour terminer quatrième devant Sylvain Lacombe. Le multiple champion de St-Eustache a mené cette course en deux occasions, dont la dernière des 177-180 tours. Laperle s’est permis de lui prendre un tour au 255e tour. Il a réussi à terminer sur le tour des meneurs, mais en cinquième.

 

Jonathan Bouvrette en est un autre qui a roulé durant la première moitié de l’épreuve parmi les premiers, mais une crevaison au 158e sous le vert, lui a fait perdre quelques tours tout comme Patrick Hamel. C’est un dérapage au 240e qui l’a retardé, car à un certain moment, il était parmi les cinq premiers.

 

Le Québécois Donald Theetge n’a jamais été en mesure de lutter pour la victoire. En effet, un contact avec le bolide de Gaétan Gaudreault au 11e passage lui a fait perdre de nombreux tours dans les puits. Il est revenu en piste, mais le dommage était fait et il a complété 258 tours pour une décevante quinzième place.

 

Une fois de plus, le vétéran Claude Leclerc de Lanoraie a été plus que régulier en se classant huitième alors que Valérie Chiasson a réussi son premier top 10 avec une neuvième.

 

Seulement quinze pilotes ont rallié la ligne d’arrivée dans cette course ponctuée de 16 ralentissements et durant laquelle quatre pilotes différents se sont échangé le poste de commande en huit occasions. Parmi les abandons, on remarquait ceux de Jean-François Déry, Steven Boissonneault, Martin Lacombe, Maxime Pelletier, Gaétan Lauzier et quelques autres.

 

Les qualifications

Lors de la première qualification, Karl Allard qui était parti troisième, a triomphé devant Patrick Cliche et Dany Trépanier. Dans la médiane, Donald Theetge a mené de fil en fil pour ainsi avoir le meilleur devant Jonathan Bouvrette et Patrick Laperle qui avait accepté le départ de la sixième position. Le vétéran Claude Leclerc a imité Theetge dans la troisième. Ses victimes ont été Brandon White et Martin Lacombe.

 

La douzième épreuve de cette série ACT-Castrol aura lieu à la piste Airborne Speedway de Plattsburgh, le samedi 8 octobre prochain. Il s’agira alors de la troisième course comptant pour les deux championnats de l’American-Canadian Tour. Cependant, samedi prochain, cinq des nôtres participeront à la troisième édition de la course INVITATION qui aura lieu au New Hampshire Motor Speedway, samedi prochain.  Il s’agit de Jean-François Déry, David Michaud, Karl Allard, Donald Theetge et Patrick Laperle. Les deux derniers ont mérité une place sur la grille en vertu d’une victoire cette saison dans la série ACT-CASTROL.

 

Pour les résultats des classes locales, un communiqué sera émis par la piste.

 

 

ACT 300-RÉSULTATS officieux
1.             (11)         Patrick Laperle, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC,          300 TOURS

2.             (3)           Karl Allard, Québec, QC,                                         300

3.             (4)           Dany Trépanier, St-Édouard, QC,                            300

4.             (18)         Stéphane Descoste, Oka, QC,                                 300

5.             (13)         Sylvain Lacombe, Terrebonne, QC,                         300

6.             (2)           Patrick Hamel, St-Édouard, QC,                             298

7.             (7)           Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC,                        297

8.             (16)         Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC,                                 297

9.             (24)         Valérie Chiasson, Le Gardeur, QC,                         297

10.           (5)           Patrick Cliche, St-Jean-Chrysostome, QC,              295

11.           (22)         #Yannick Tremblay, Chicoutimi, QC,                      295

12.           (6)           Martin Goulet, Jr., Mascouche, QC,                       292

13.           (15)         Brandon White, Kahnawake, QC,                           283

14.           (9)           David Michaud, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, QC,           279

15.           (10)         Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC,                            258

16.           (8)           Jacques Poulin, East Broughton, QC,                      203

17.           (14)         Martin Goulet, Mascouche, QC,                             158

18.           (26)         Maxime Pelletier, Mascouche, QC,                        154

19.           (12)         Gaétan Lauzier, St-Pacôme, QC,                            138

20.           (1)           Steven Boissonneault, Lyster, QC,                          123

21.           (21)         Philippe Jeannotte, Brossard, QC,                          122

22.           (25)         Jacques Guénette, Laval, QC,                                 83

23.           (17)         Martin Lacombe, Terrebonne, QC,                         60

24.           (23)         Dave Baldwin, Carleton Place, ON,                        40

25.           (19)         Jean-François Déry, Québec, QC,                           14

26.          (20)         Gaétan Gaudreault, Québec, QC,                           10

Temps de la course: 2 heures, 15:24minutes

 

Drapeaux jaunes: 16 (Tours #: 11, 16, 28, 30, 41, 63, 73, 97, 123, 137, 158, 175, 240, 246, 276, 281)

Les meneurs: Steve Boissonneault, 1-20; Karl Allard, 21-62; Sylvain Lacombe, 63-75; Allard, 76-78; Patrick Laperle, 79-176; S. Lacombe, 177-180; Allard, 181-210; Laperle, 211-300.

 

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Source :            American Canadian Tour

                         www.acttour.com

                         (802) 244-6963

Collaboration :   Yvon Larrivée

                         acttour@gmail.com

Photos:                        Stéphane Lazare

                        Andy Allaire

                         www.stephanelazare.ca

 

 


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St-Eustache 300 Unofficial Results

Les résultats provisoires de la Série ACT Castrol de l’épreuve ACT 300 à St-Eustache.

 

St-Eustache 300 Unofficial Results
Série ACT Castrol
Autodrome St-Eustache – St-Eustache, QC
Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed
1. (11) Patrick Laperle, St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, QC, 300 Laps

2. (3) Karl Allard, Quebec, QC, 300 Laps

3. (4) Dany Trepanier, St-Edouard, QC, 300 Laps

4. (18) Stephane Descoste, Oka, QC, 300 Laps

5. (13) Sylvain Lacombe, Terrebonne, QC, 300 Laps

6. (2) Patrick Hamel, St-Edouard, QC, 298 Laps

7. (7) Jonathan Bouvrette, Blainville, QC, 297 Laps

8. (16) Claude Leclerc, Lanoraie, QC, 297 Laps

9. (24) Valerie Chiasson, Le Gardeur, QC, 297 Laps

10. (5) Patrick Cliche, St-Jean-Chrysostome, QC, 295 Laps

11. (22) #Yannick Tremblay, Chicoutimi, QC, 295 Laps

12. (6) Martin Goulet, Jr., Mascouche, QC, 292 Laps

13. (15) Brandon White, Kahnawake, QC, 283 Laps

14. (9) David Michaud, Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, QC, 279 Laps

15. (10) Donald Theetge, Boischatel, QC, 258 Laps

16. (8) Jacques Poulin, East Broughton, QC, 203 Laps

17. (14) Martin Goulet, Mascouche, QC, 158 Laps

18. (26) Maxime Pelletier, Mascouche, QC, 154 Laps

19. (12) Gaetan Lauzier, St-Pacome, QC, 138 Laps

20. (1) Steven Boissonneault, Lyster, QC, 123 Laps

21. (21) Philippe Jeannotte, Brossard, QC, 122 Laps

22. (25) Jacques Guinette, Lavac, QC, 83 Laps

23. (17) Martin Lacombe, Terrebonne, QC, 60 Laps

24. (23) Dave Baldwin, Carleton Place, ON, 40 Laps

25. (19) Jean-Francois Dery, Quebec, QC, 14 Laps

26. (20) Gaetan Gaudreault, Quebec, QC, 10 Laps

Time of Race: 2:15:24

Margin of Victory: .260 seconds

Cautions: 16 (Laps 11, 16, 28, 30, 41, 63, 73, 97, 123, 137, 158, 175, 240, 246, 276, 281)

Leaders: Steve Boissonneault, 1-20; Karl Allard, 21-62; Sylvain Lacombe, 63-75; Allard, 76-78; Patrick Laperle, 79-176; S. Lacombe, 177-180; Allard, 181-210; Laperle, 211-300.

 

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TENTH FOR DILLEY AT RIVERSIDE

For Immediate Release

 

ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, Sunday September 18, 2011: Mark Dilley driver of the No. 9 Rheem/PartSource/Farwell Racing Dodge was tenth quickest in practice and bettered that with the eighth quickest time in qualifying. After a mid race incident on track, Dilley was forced to come to pit road to remove the hood causing him to lose a lap he could never regain.

In Practice the No. 9 team made several adjustments to the car including the springs, the gear and sway bar to get ready for qualifying. Dilley turned several laps on the .333 mile high-banked oval and posted the 10th quickest time.

Dilley was the first car to attempt qualifying and with little to no rubber on the track he scored a time of 14.732 seconds and an average speed of over 81 miles per hour which would earn Dilley a starting spot on the outside of row four in eighth position.

 

Within the first five laps of the Komatsu 300, Dilley had made his way up to seventh and he maintained that position for the next 35 laps, after which he slipped back to tenth.  The first 100 laps were caution free and with the leaders running times at par with qualifying, Dilley and several others went down a lap on the track.

He was still running in tenth when the first caution came out on lap 105. At that time, Dilley made his way to pit road for fuel and came back in the next lap for left side tires. When he came in the second time he was boxed in his pit stall and had difficulty getting out and as such, Dilley would restart in 11th one lap down.

After the restart there was another long green flag run and Dilley was trying to get himself into position to receive the lucky dog and get his lap back.  However, just before the next caution, the leaders passed one more car and Dilley was no longer eligible to receive the free pass. When the next caution came out on lap 144, Dilley came to pit road for right side tires getting set to go the distance. On the ensuing restart, several cars checked up and with nowhere to go, Dilley ran into the car in front of him, buckling the hood. At this time NASCAR made the decision to bring the No. 9 Dodge Challenger to pit road under green to remove the hood for safety reasons, causing Dilley to lose another lap.

After making his way back on the track Dilley was running times consistent with the leaders, but the event would stay green for the remainder of the race and Dilley was not able to gain any of his laps back. A tenth place finish was the final result. 

“Not the day that we were looking for,” said Dilley. “We should never have been in the position we were in and had to come in under green to remove the hood. I just hate it for my team, they worked so hard to make this car faster, but we will be running up front in Kawartha.”

The Komatsu 300 presented will air on TSN on Saturday September 24th at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Dilley has maintained sixth place in the NASCAR point standings and will be back on track September 24th Kawartha Speedway for the final event in the 2011 season. 

Farwell Racing and Mark Dilley are supported by: PartSource, Rheem Canada, Leland Industries, Exide Batteries, Sylvania and Castrol.

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

For more information on Mark Dilley please contact:

Linda Jones

Wide Open Motorsport Solutions

(705) 730-4044

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MICKS FOURTH IN POINTS AFTER FIFTH AT RIVERSIDE

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ANTIGONISH, NS, Sunday September 18, 2011: Kerry Micks driver of the No. 02 Dickies/Beyond Digital Imaging Ford Fusion was eighth quickest in practice and in qualifying posted a time that would earn him the 11th starting position.  Micks battled for 300 laps and came away with a fifth place finish and even gained momentum in the points chase.

In qualifying, Micks manoeuvred the .333 mile high banked oval in a time of 14.855 seconds with an average speed of almost 81 miles per hour giving him the 11th place starting spot on the grid for the Komatsu 300.

 

With the drop of the green flag Micks quickly moved into 10th and maintained that position for the first 60 laps.  On lap 80, the field ahead of the #02 driver checked up exiting turn four on the front stretch and Micks had nowhere to go but into the back of the No. 60 of Ron Beauchamp Jr.  “We cracked the bumper and buckled the hood” commented the Micks after the race. “We were hoping for a quick caution so we could come in and get rid of the hood.”

Luck was with him as on lap 105 the caution flew and he brought the No. 02 Ford Fusion down pit road. The team fuelled the car and removed the damaged hood.   Micks came back to pit road a second time to put on left side tires, rejoining the field to take the green in fifth.

The Dickies/BDI team strategy was to take tires with about 100 laps remaining in order to make a charge to the front so they did not bring the 02 Ford back to pit road for right side tires.

  On the restart contact with another driver caused Micks to spin in turn four.  With great car control by Micks, he was able to get slowed down and his contact with the wall only caused minimal damage, mostly cosmetic.  As an involved car he had to restart at the back of the field. 

 

By lap 168 Micks had moved into fifth place and for the duration of the 300 lap race he waged a battle back and forth with the No. 60 for position and at the stripe Micks would be credited with fifth. 

 

“We had some issues early on and kept getting caught up in other peoples problems,” said Micks. “I just tried to stay on the lead lap and to get the best finish we could. Our strategy didn’t work today.  We planned to pit with around 100 to go for right side tires but the caution didn’t come out again.  All in all we had a good day in the points and we want to end our season with a win at Kawartha.”

The Komatsu 300 will air on TSN on September 24th at 2:30 p.m.  EST.

With a fifth place finish, Micks has moved up to fourth in the NASCAR point standings and is now only ten points out of third.  The final stop for Micks and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will Saturday September 24 at Kawartha Speedway and don’t forget to go to Dickies.ca before the race and pick the winners in the Dickies 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, Samester, Castrol and Cathcart Trucking.

For more information please contact:

Linda Jones

Wide Open Motorsport Solutions

 


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QUELLE SOIRÉE POUR CLICHE, GODBOUT, BERNIER ET BOLDUC!

AUTODROME CHAUDIÈRE 

 

C’est avec soixante-dix voitures en piste que l’Autodrome Chaudière de Vallée-Jonction a présentésamedi le 17 septembre dernier, son dernier programme de courses estival dans le cadre de son championnat fin de saison Desjardins Nouvelle Beauce.

 

EN SS INVITATION, Etienne Cliche de Vallée-Jonction au volant de la voiture #39 sort grand vainqueur de cette finale de soixante tours. Avec 12 voitures en piste et attaqué à quelques reprise par Tony Côté qui termine deuxième, il a su garder la maîtrise de son bolide et atteindre la plus haute marche du podium. Sébastien Mercier de Ste-Marie prend le 3ième rang, suivi de Sylvain Labbé de St-Joseph et de Marc-André Cliche de Vallée-Jonction. Et tout une bataille en milieu de peloton entre Daniel Sylvain, Steve Lesage et Pier-Luc Labbé.

Merci à tous les pilotes qui ont répondu à l’invitation de la Direction et en particulier à ceux qui ont rejoint le groupe à temps pour la finale.

 

EN SPORT COMPACTE BESTBUY PIÈCES D’AUTO, soirée parfaite pour Steve Godbout de St-Lambert au volant de sa Honda #100.9 a remporté les deux courses de la soirée dans sa catégorie. En finale Jimmy et Mario Roy de Victoriaville de Roy Racing l’on suivi sur le podium. Sylvain Carrier et  Jacques Gaulin complètent le «Big Five».

Pour une 4ième saison consécutive, Dominic Jacques de Vallée-Jonction remporte le championnat de la Classe Sport Compacte devant Philippe Poulin de St-Georges et Frédérick Blanchette de Lévis. Une saison de rêve pour Jacques qui est sorti grand vainqueur au championnat de la Coupe BESTBUY 2011 en août dernier.

 

EN LIMITÉ COOL FM 103.5, Julien Bernier de Ste-Marie remporte la 1ière course. En grande finale, Stéphane Lecours de Lac Etchemin pard avec le quadrillé, suivi de Yves Marcoux de Thetford Mines et de François Savard de Québec.

Au cumulatif pour le championnat de la saison, Julien Bernier termine premier, suivi de Marcoux et Lecours.

 

EN KAMIKAZE FM 101.3, les deux victoires de Jessy Bolduc de St-Georges n’ont pas suffit à déloger Martin Bisson de Saints-Anges, le gagnant en titre du championnat 2011 Kamikaze. Bolduc termine deuxième, suivi de Carl Poulin de East-Broughton.

 

La Série STR REVSTAR était du programme et toute une démonstration de la division «Sling Shot».Jordan Poirier termine premier en finale. En STR, soirée également parfaite pour le jeune Maxime Plante avec deux victoires.

 

Merci à tous les vainqueurs de cette soirée et de la saison, merci aux pilotes et leurs équipiers, merci aux amateurs, merci aux commanditaires, aux officiels, personnel et à tous les collaborateurs écrits et parlées qui nous supportent d’année en année.

 

Prochain rendez-vous, le banquet des champions, samedi le 22 octobre.18h00, à la Salle Multifonctionnelle (Hôtel de Ville) de Vallée-Jonction. Pour informations et réservation, 418-253-6105.

 

Entre-temps surveillez les médias et différents sites internet pour de plus amples développements saison 2013. Informations supplémentaires au www.autodromechaudiere.com.

 

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Buescher Wins Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic at Salem; McCumbee Finishes Ninth to Clinch Bill France Four Crown

For Immediate Release:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

(SALEM, Ind.) - After zero wins in the first 15 races of the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, Chris Buescher has doubled his career victory total in just the last 13 days.

Buescher (No. 17 Jasper Engines & Transmissions/Reliance Tool/David Ragan Ford Ford) led 104 of 200 laps, including the last 37, to win the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Federated Car Care at Salem Speedway. The victory was the fourth in Buescher's career, and his second straight in ARCA Racing Series competition. He also drove to victory on September 5 in DuQuoin, Ill.

Currently second in points, the Roulo Brothers Racing driver is just the second person with multiple ARCA victories this season, following points leader Ty Dillon's seven in the first 17 races.

"It's such a great feeling here at Salem," Buescher said. "We've had good runs here and suffered here, but it's just amazing for all these fans. This turned out absolutely incredible and it always is. I hope we put on a show for everybody and I hope they enjoyed it.

"Thanks to all these guys, the Roulo Brothers, and Jasper for coming on board here with David Ragan and Roush. There are so many people that have helped us get to this point. Two in a row: that's a first for me in this series. It's a ball."

Buescher had also won twice at Toledo Speedway in his career, but the Salem win was meaningful to him, as it came at the track where he made his first ARCA Racing Series start in 2009. Buescher then started ninth and finished fourth at the high-banked, 0.555-mile oval.

"This is where I made my first start, and now I finally get back and get a win here," he said.

Will Kimmel of Sellersburg, Ind. finished a career-high second after leading 79 laps at his home track. Kimmel (No. 68 Clarksville Schwinn & Cyclery/Jones Group International Ford) ended the night just ahead of Tim George Jr. (No. 31 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group Chevrolet).

Clint King (No. 25 Warehouse Design Inc. Chevrolet) started the race as the man to beat, having driven his Venturini Motorsports entry to the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell for the second time in his two starts. The 16-year-old also started first before finishing third in his series debut in Oregon, Wis. on August 26, his birthday.

Right after the green flag, though, Buescher served notice that his performance in leading practice was something he could repeat in race conditions. He charged ahead of King at the start, moving out to a 0.462-second lead after one lap. Chad Hackenbracht (No. 58 Tastee Apple Chevrolet) did the same from the fourth starting position, advancing to third over King's Venturini Motorsports teammate, Max Gresham (No. 55 Live Oak Plantation/World Crown 300 Chevrolet).

The lead pack began to encounter traffic just four laps into the race, but all escaped and drove by without harm. On Lap 7, though, Hackenbracht made slight contact with King driving off of the second turn, cutting King's left rear tire and sending him into a spin in Turn 3. Saddled with heavy damage, the pole winner's night was over before it began.

Hackenbracht moved into second, followed by Gresham, Tom Hessert (No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet), and Grant Enfinger (No. 36 Hoosier Tire Midwest/RaceTires.com Dodge). The green flag flew again at Lap 12, and Buescher coasted again. He led by 0.813 second at Lap 18, and then moved inside a lapped car while the three drivers behind him got bunched up the next time around. The increased traffic in his wake added 0.3 second to his margin, and he continued to maintain a lead of more than a second through the first 25 laps.

Meanwhile, Dillon experienced an uncharacteristic night in traffic. After qualifying 14th, the points leader moved to 10th by Lap 20, but still faced a deficit of over four seconds to Buescher's lead.

Back at the front, Hackenbracht gained on Buescher over Laps 28 and 29, but Buescher moved back to his previous margin by Lap 32. The top five next encountered a pack including Milka Duno, Brett Hudson, and Matt DiBenedetto, passing them all by Lap 40. The lapped trio separated the top five from the sixth through 10th cars, creating a sizable gap between identical five-car packs.

Gresham, though, suffered a cut tire in the second turn on Lap 42; he was forced to drive to pit road. The top four continued on, with Buescher still leading the way by just under a second.

Buescher led Hackenbracht, Hessert, Enfinger, and Chad McCumbee (No. 1 ModSpace Ford) at Lap 50, having held a tight grasp on the point for the full first quarter of the race. Will Kimmel made his way to the top five the lap after that, though, passing McCumbee for position. Soon after, Jared Marks (No. 12 Dodge Motorsports/Mad Croc Dodge) drove by McCumbee for sixth.

Behind them, Dillon had improved to ninth, but faced heavy challenges from a father and son duo: Frank Kimmel (No. 44 Ansell/Menards Ford) and Frank Kimmel II (No. 77 Mars Trucking/Jim French Builder Ford). The Kimmels weren't the only ones chasing Dillon, though.

As Buescher passed Darrell Basham's lapped car to start Lap 65, he had Dillon in his sight and was ready to put the points leader one lap down. Just then, though, Hackenbracht cut a tire from second place to bring out a caution flag. Hessert followed Hackenbracht to pit road; suddenly, Buescher's two main pursuers were out of the mix and the back of the lead lap bunched up to the front.

Frank Kimmel II stayed out when the leaders pitted to close Lap 67, taking the Lap 68 lead over cousin Will Kimmel, who had won the race off of pit road. Enfinger, Buescher, and George filled out the top five.

The green flag flew at Lap 71, with Will Kimmel passing his cousin immediately. Will Kimmel began to show just how valuable his Salem Speedway experience had been, driving away from Frank II as Enfinger and Buescher followed him in the top three. Those three ran tightly as the green flag run wore on, slightly dropping George and McCumbee off the pace.

The middle of the race belonged to Will Kimmel. He led through a caution brought about by a multi-car incident at Lap 87, and stayed up front through Lap 100, the race's halfway point. Meanwhile, Frank Kimmel had advanced to third, trailing Buescher. Will Kimmel was the first to lap Dillon by Lap 111, and Buescher and Frank Kimmel followed him the next time around. Max Gresham's lapped car separated Will Kimmel from Buescher and his uncle, staking him out to a 1.47-second lead at Lap 115. Frank Kimmel passed Buescher for second on Lap 119, and that competition helped Will Kimmel; his lead increased to 2.112 seconds on that lap.

Will Kimmel lapped Dillon again on Lap 125, with his uncle following closely behind. The green flag run continued. From a 2.486-second advantage at Lap 131, Will Kimmel increased his lead over his uncle to 2.983 seconds in three laps.

Racing in the family's home state, the third Kimmel rushed to join the family fun at the front. Frank Kimmel II passed into third at Lap 138, and began a run in which the top of the scoreboard read Kimmel-Kimmel-Kimmel. Will Kimmel's lead extended to 4.53 seconds in that span, but George broke the string by passing Frank II for third on Lap 147 - just as Levi Youster spun to bring out another caution flag.

Will Kimmel led the lead lap drivers - by this time, just the other Kimmels, George, Buescher, and Hackenbracht - to pit road to close Lap 150, and Frankie Kimmel used a two-tire stop to take the first spot at the pit exit along the backstretch. George, Will Kimmel, Frank Kimmel, Buescher, and Hackenbracht followed in that order.

Frank Kimmel II got away clean at the Lap 154 green flag, using Hessert's lapped car as a pick between him and the other five contenders. Buescher passed for third quickly and aimed to the outside to take second from George on Lap 160, but could not complete that pass. His battle with George allowed Will Kimmel to catch up even as Hackenbracht and Frank Kimmel had fallen from the lead pack, creating a tight four-car line separated by only a half-second.

Buescher passed George for second on Lap 163, all while moving to within 0.081 second of Frank Kimmel II's lead. Buescher made the last pass he would need on Lap 164, proving that his car had been the one to beat all along. One lap later, his lead was more than one second; he doubled that advantage in just two more trips around the 0.555-mile bullring.

Several cautions slowed the final quarter of the race, as Hackenbracht dropped fluid on the track and George made contact with Kimmel II. Buescher weathered every caution period and every restart, setting himself up for a clean run ahead of Will Kimmel, George, Marks, Frank Kimmel, and DiBenedetto on the final green flag at Lap 194.

Buescher led by 0.625 second at Lap 195, 0.841 seconds with two laps to go, and finished 1.186 seconds ahead of Will Kimmel to drive to victory for the second straight race.

George finished third, despite front end damage from his late contact with Frank Kimmel II.

Marks, of Napoleon, Ohio, scored a career high by driving home fourth, and nine-time Salem winner Frank Kimmel ended the evening in fifth place.

DiBenedetto, Frank Kimmel II, Dillon, McCumbee, and Gresham filled out the top 10. Dillon had been three laps down, but earned the Aaron's Lucky Dog late in the race to finish just two laps off the pace while running speeds similar to the leaders. He maintained his points lead over Buescher with two races to go.

McCumbee's top-10 finish gave him the Bill France Four Crown Award, an honor bestowed upon the driver who compiles the best average finish on four selected tracks of different categories throughout the season. The 2011 Four Crown tracks were New Jersey Motorsports Park (road course), Michigan International Speedway, the Illinois State Fairgrounds (dirt oval), and Salem (short track). McCumbee finished third, eighth, first, and ninth in those events, respectively.

Six caution flags slowed the race for 39 laps. The event finished in one hour, 30 minutes, and three seconds, at an average speed of 73.951 mph.

Kansas Speedway is the next stop for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, as the October 7 Kansas Lottery 98.9 will decide the winner of the Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge. Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher are currently tied for the lead in the competition which scores drivers by performance in seven races on six speedways - Daytona, Talladega, Chicagoland, Pocono, Michigan, Pocono, and Kansas - throughout 2011. Eventual series champion Patrick Sheltra won the Challenge last season.

Practice on Kansas Speedway's 1.5-mile oval will begin at 9 a.m. Central (10 Eastern) on October 7; the session will last for two hours and 15 minutes. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will start at 5:35 p.m. Central, and the race will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central. SPEED will air live television coverage of the race, and ARCARacing.com will carry live timing and scoring coverage of the day's entire schedule.

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards features 19 events at 16 tracks on its 2011 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course.

Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.

CONTACT:

Griffin Hickman, ARCA


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