Linc Brown Bounces Back From a Busy Week With a Top 10 Finish

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications


Without multi-million dollar budgets and the luxury of full-time crew members, short track race teams face are at a disadvantage after an on-track incident or mechanical failure.  During Kawartha Speedway’s first event of the 2012 season, Linc Brown experienced both issues as a problem with the distributor caused his car to shut-off in the middle of the back stretch...where it was hit from behind by another car.  Running his first event since 2008, Brown says it wasn’t a great way to start the year.


“We’d already put in some long hours and late nights just getting to the track,” said Brown.  “This sport has a way of keeping you humble and having the night end the way it did was the last thing we expected.  Racecars aren’t supposed to go in reverse so we’ll do everything we can to be positive, keep moving forward and put that night in the past where it belongs.”


Friday, June 22nd was the second night of the season and the #99 Kawartha Metals/Rousseau Automobile Communications/The Wolf 101.5/Don Butt Auto Body/Mayhew Graphics/Clarke Motorsports Communications team was looking for a fresh start to their campaign. After the third round of pre-race practice laps, Linc Brown coasted his 2012 Dodge Charger to a stop in the pit area and was pushed back to the team’s hauler.


“The car stuttered a little on the last lap of the segment,” said the driver while enjoy a quick bite after the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model main event.  “I was concerned and shut it down as soon as we cleared the back stretch gate.  Back in the pits, we discovered more issues with the distributor where the ignition timing had retarded 6 degrees, so it was better to be safe than sorry.”


During the first qualifying event, Brown was still getting a feel for how the car would perform on the night and found it to be a little loose.  That didn’t allow him to push as hard as he might have liked and he finished outside the top 5 cars that would advance to the semi feature.  Running the consolation round gave the team some extra track time, but also meant they’d start outside the top 10 in the main event, but they were in the field.


“As long as we can make the show, where we start isn’t that important,” said Brown. “When you put us all out there at once, things can happen anywhere in the pack.  We made a big swing at a right rear spring change before the feature.  At the drop of the green flag, I had the chance to search for a comfortable racing line for a couple of laps and then it was time to try moving through the field.  Someone got out of shape in front of me, but there wasn’t time to capitalize because you can never be sure of where they’re going to end up.  With just a single yellow flag, I’m thrilled with a top 10 finish on the lead lap.”


Kawartha Speedway takes a week off Friday, June 29th but comes back to action Friday, July 6th with the 9th annual running of the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model Summer Sizzler.  The 3 segment, 150 lap affair is the marquee event on Fraserville, Ontario oval’s 2012 schedule and the #99 team will be part of the action.


Linc Brown Motorsports invites inquiries from prospective secondary and associate sponsorship partners.  The team offers supporters a solid promotional plan including weekly media releases, team appearances and special events with the racecar and promotional opportunities throughout Central Ontario in conjunction with The Wolf 101.5 FM.  To learn more, contact Linc Brown: vickilinc@xplornet.ca.


Photo attachment:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications

After a long week in the shop, Linc Brown rebounded to record a 10th place finish in the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model feature – Friday, June 22nd – at Kawartha Speedway.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications


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Série NASCAR Canadian Tire


Trois-Rivières, le 21 juin 2012 – Au volant de la voiture n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin sera en piste ce samedi 23 juin au Delaware Speedway, Ontario, pour la deuxième épreuve sur circuit ovale de la Série NASCAR Canadian Tire. Faisant suite à la course de la semaine dernière, au cours de laquelle le Québécois avait mené pendant huit tours et compétionné dans le peloton de tête pendant 50 tours, des ajustements ont été apportés à la voiture afin de palier l’usure prématurée des freins.


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Trois-Rivieres, June 21st, 2012 –At the wheel of the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be on track this June 23rd at Delaware Speedway, Ontario for the second oval circuit of the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season. After last weeks’ race, at which the Quebec driver lead during eight laps and competed with the leading group for 50 laps, adjustments have been made to the car in order to prevent premature use of the brakes.




Saison complète avec deux voitures


« Le partenariat avec WeatherTech Canada nous permet d’être compétitif en piste tant sur circuit routier qu’en ovale, avec les deux voitures n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare. Actuellement en cinquième position, nous souhaitons accumuler un maximum de points au championnat, c’est un des objectifs prioritaires du week-end », mentionne Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.



D’une piste à l’autre


Chaque piste a ses particularités. Les effets sur la conduite à adopter et les réglages mécaniques à prévoir sont tout aussi importants. Afin d’augmenter le niveau de compétition, une voie supplémentaire a été ajoutée au circuit du Delaware Speedway (printemps 2012 - entre les virages 3 et 4). Peu de pilotes ont eu l’opportunité d’effectuer des essais avec cette nouvelle configuration. L’équipe de Louis-Philipe Dumoulin mesurera l’impact de cette nouveauté samedi lors des essais.


« Il n’y a pas une piste identique et la voiture n°47 WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare a été ajustée spécifiquement pour cette piste là. Toute l’équipe est impatiente d’être au Delaware. J’ai vraiment apprécié mon expérience la semaine dernière. Le premier ovale s’est bien déroulé et nous devons nous assurer d’avoir une voiture qui nous permettra de se battre pour la victoire », mentionne la Recrue de l’année 2011 en série NASCAR Canadian Tire.


Vingt-trois pilotes seront sur la grille de départ du Delaware Speedway (200 tours). Louis-Philippe Dumoulin sera au volant de la voiture WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare nº47 (Essais : 13h30 - Qualifications : 17h15 – Course : 20h).


WeatherTech Canada conçoit, développe des accessoires automobiles haut de gamme et sur mesure pour les consommateurs et les manufacturiers. Ils fabriquent et manufacturent digitalement des tapis de voiture toutes saisons, tapis de protection arrière ainsi que des garde-boues (sans vis) aux États-Unis, pour tous types de véhicules en Amérique du Nord. Les ingénieurs utilisent les outils les plus sophistiqués disponibles pour la saisie des données et la géométrie complexe des véhicules telles que les surfaces au sol, les zones de rangement, les ouvertures de fenêtre ou les ailes (standards de qualité optimale).

Rencontrez Louis-Philippe Dumoulin sur www.weatherTech.ca.


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NASCAR – RÉSUMÉ L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)

Cinquième départ en carrière sur circuit ovale (2011-2012)

Détenteur de deux top-5 depuis le début de la saison 2012

Recrue de l’année 2011 en série NASCAR Canadian Tire

Débuts en série NASCAR Nationwide le 20 août 2011 au circuit Gilles-Villeneuve à Montréal



Two cars – A Full Season


«  The partnership with WeatherTech Canada allows us to be competitive on both oval and road circuits with the two

n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare cars. We are currently in fifth place for the championship and we want to accumulate the maximum number of points possible, it is one of our primary objectives for this weekend », mentions Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


From one track to the next


Each track has their particularities, their effects on the driving technique and mechanical preparation are all very important. In order to increase the competitiveness of the track an additional lane was added to Delaware Speedway  (spring 2012 – between corner 3 and 4). Few drivers have had the opportunity to practice with this new track configuration. Louis-Philippe Dumoulins’ team will assimilate the impact this has on Saturday during the practice session.


« There are no two tracks alike and the n°47 WeatherTech Canada / Bellemare was specifically adjusted for this track. The team waits with impatience to be in Delaware. I really appreciated my experience last week. The first oval of the season went well and we must be sure to have a performing car in order to compete for the victory », mentions the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.


Twenty-three cars will leave the starting grid at Delaware Speedway (200 laps). Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be at the wheel of the WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare nº47 car (Practice : 1:30 pm - Qualifications : 5:15 pm – Race : 8 pm).


WeatherTech Canada designs, develops and produces high quality digitally custom-fitted FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners and No-Drill Mudflaps in the USA on North American machinery for customers and manufacturers. Engineers use the newest technology available for data entry and the geometric complexity required by the vehicles for floor-surface coverings, storage areas, aisles and window openings (at a superior quality standards).

Meet Louis-Philippe Dumoulin on www.weatherTech.ca.


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NASCAR HIGLIGHTS –L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)

Making just his fifth career start on an oval.

Opened the season with back-to-back top-five finishes.

Was the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.

Made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 20, 2012 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.




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Benjamin PASS North Winner at Chaudiere

Valle Jonction QC (6/23) Travis Benjamin put his mount out front on a lap 85 restart in Saturday night's Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Habitations Dany Lagace 150 at Quebecs L'Autodrome Chaudiere and dominated the final 65 circuits to capture his first PASS North super late model win of 2012. Derek Ramstrom came back from an early race flat to claim the runner up spot and Joey Doiron grabbed third from Kevin Roberge with two laps remaining. Defending series champion and 2011 Chaudiere race winner Johnny Clark finished fifth.


Benjamin led the PASS North point standings as the series made their second 2012 appearance north of the border, and he had been close to claiming the checkers on several occasions. This night he had the fastest race car and the kind of racing luck that's required to seal the deal.


The victory was Benjamins' first since 2008 when he claimed a PASS North win at Nova Scotia Canada's Scotia Speedworld.


Patrick LaPerle, Martin LaTulippe, Kevin Roberge and Gary Smith all led laps before Benjamin claimed the lead for good.


Spins, flat tires, and mechanical issues played a part in slowing many of the contenders. Cassius Clark was first out, nailing the concrete after a suspension failure. Suspension failure also claimed Lonnie Sommerville. Ben Rowe lost numerous laps replacing broken bits in his mounts' rear suspension. Johnny Clark had a tire going down late in the race but still managed a top five, while Patrick LaPerles lack of brakes relegated the popular Quebec ace to sixth.


Rowe and Benjamin won their respective qualifying races.


The PASS North stars and cars make their annual appearance at Canaan (NH) Fair Speedway this Saturday June 30th ; the first green flag flies at 4:30 PM. The PASS Mods join the super late models on the big card that includes fireworks and monster trucks.


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


Unofficial Results:

PASS North L'Habitations Dany Lagace 150 - L'Autodrome Chaudiere, Valle Jonction QC 6/23


1) 17 - Travis Benjamin
2) 35 - Derek Ramstrom
3) 73 - Joey Doiron
4) 16 - Kevin Roberge
5) 54 - Johnny Clark
6) 91 - Patrick Laperle
7) 60 - DJ Shaw
8) 18 (84) - Scott Mulkern
9) 87 - Matt Harris

10) 75 - Gary Smith
11) 2 - Matt Metheson
12) 88 - Kyle Desouza
13) 61 - Andy Shaw
14) 84 - Martin Latulippe
15) 4 - Ben Rowe
16) 48 - Lonnie Sommerville
17) 77 - Cassius Clark



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Mueller Returns to Devil's Bowl Winner's Circle

ATTACHED PHOTOS (all credit MemorEvents):

BusheyVL: Craig Bushey and family in victory lane following Bushey's fourth J&S Steel Late Model win of the season.

Duprey44D: Bill Duprey (#44D) won his second-straight Renegade feature on Friday.

Germain19: Ray Germain, Jr. (#19) inherited his second Bomber win of the season after post-race inspection.

ModifiedTop3: (L-R) Third-place finisher Jamie Proctor, winner Jessey Mueller, and runner-up Vince Quenneville, Jr., in Whelen Engineering victory lane.

Mueller19: Jessey Mueller celebrates his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts win of the year at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Friday night.


 Bushey wins again in Late Models


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WEST HAVEN, VT – Rising stock car racing star Jessey Mueller posted his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory of the season in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division on Whelen Engineering “Hometown Heroes” Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, June 22.  The 17 year-old from Olmstedville, NY had a convincing drive from eighth starting position to take the lead from Jamie Proctor at the halfway point, then drove away to the win in the 35-lap main event.


Mueller had suffered through tough luck and crashes in recent weeks but credited the victory to his family-based team.

“My dad and my mom pour everything into this race car with their Mueller & Sons Heavy Duty Towing business, and this whole team has been working hard.  It feels great to win again for them,” Mueller said in victory lane.

Vince Quenneville, Jr., of Brandon, VT had a similarly impressive drive through traffic from his tenth starting position to score the runner-up finish.  Schuylerville, NY driver Proctor had his best run of the year in third place; Proctor made a breathtaking move on the outside lane from fourth place into the lead on the opening lap that left fans cheering.  Leon Gonyo and Alex Bell completed the unofficial top five.

Craig Bushey continued his outstanding season in the J&S Steel Late Model division, winning for the fourth time in the last five events.  Bushey drove from ninth place to the lead and never looked back.  Kevin Elliott of Rutland, VT posted a career-best second-place finish despite late side-by-side contact with early leader Danny Sullivan that sent Sullivan spinning.  Bryan Town of Charlestown, NH was third, with Boomer Morris and rookie Robert Bryant, Jr., each posting career-best finishes in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Bill Duprey of Hydeville, VT made it back-to-back wins in the Renegade division in a two-segment race.  Duprey won the first 10-lap segment to score one point, then finished second to Robert Gordon in the second leg for a total score of three points.  Gordon, of Milton, VT, finished third and first for four total points, good enough for the runner-up spot.  Jeremy Jones of Leicester, VT was third overall with five points.

Bristol, VT’s Ray Germain, Jr., inherited his second Bomber win of the season following post-race technical inspection.  Josh Masterson and Bobby LaVair, who originally crossed the finish line in first and second place, respectively, were each penalized to the rear of the finishing order for having more than the maximum allowable right-front wheel camber.  John McCarron of Rennselaer, NY moved up to second place with Jake Noble of Benson, VT third.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Friday, June 29 at 7:30pm as Interstate All Battery Center of Rutland, VT presents a full card for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Bond Auto Parts Modifieds, J&S Steel Late Models, Renegades, and Bombers, plus the first 4&6-cylinder Enduro race of the season.  Rules and entry blanks for the Enduro are available online at www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.  Regular general admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), and free for children 12 and under.  Gates open at 5:00pm, racing starts at 7:30pm.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on US Route 4.  For more information, call (802) 265-3112 or click www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com.  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/devilsbowlspeedway and Twitter at @DevilsBowlSpeed.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Whelen Engineering “Hometown Heroes” Night

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

Friday, June 22, 2012


Bond Auto Parts Modified Feature (35 laps)


(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (8) Jessey Mueller, Olmstedville, NY

2.    (10) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT

3.    (4) Jamie Proctor, Schuylerville, NY

4.    (11) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY

5.    (9) Alex Bell, Cambridge, NY

6.    (5) Cody Sargen, Greenfield Center, NY

7.    (12) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY

8.    (7) Hunter Bates, Middlebury, VT

9.    (3) # Joey Roberts, Georgia, VT

10.  (15) Jason Bruno, Plattsburgh, NY

11.  (14) Joe Williams, Scotia, NY

12.  (2) # Jeff Haskins, Wells, VT

13.  (13) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT

14.  (1) # Andy Smith, South Glens Falls, NY

15.  (6) Mike Bush, Hudson Falls, NY


Heat Winners: Jessey Mueller, Cody Sargen


J&S Steel Late Models (30 laps)


1.    (9) Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT

2.    (4) Kevin Elliott, Rutland, VT

3.    (6) Bryan Town, Charlestown, NH

4.    (8) Boomer Morris, Barre, VT

5.    (13) # Robert Bryant, Jr., Brooklyn, CT

6.    (6) Matt White, Northfield, VT

7.    (10) Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier, VT

8.    (5) Dan Petronis, II, Mechanicville, NY

9.    (1) # Johnny Chesnut, Grantham, NH

10.  (12) # Jesse Carris, Rutland, VT

11.  (3) Norm Andrews, Northfield, VT

12.  (2) # Danny Sullivan, Morrisonville, NY

13.  (11) # Tom Eriksen, Jr., West Ferrisburgh, VT


Heat Winners: Matt White, Craig Bushey


Renegade (10 laps x 2)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown-(Total Score)

(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (3) Bill Duprey, Hydeville, VT (3 pts.)

2.    (4) Robert Gordon, Milton, VT (4 pts.)

3.    (1) Jeremy Jones, Leicester, VT (5 pts.)

4.    (2) Ryan Keith, Pittsford, VT (8 pts.)


Segment Winners: Bill Duprey, Robert Gordon

Heat Winner: Robert Gordon


Bomber (20 laps)


(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (11) Ray Germain, Jr., Bristol, VT

2.    (4) John McCarron, Rennselaer, NY

3.    (1) Jake Noble, Benson, VT

4.    (2) Garrett Given, Cornwall, VT

5.    (7) Dan Collins, Rennselaer, NY

6.    (5) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT

7.    (3) # Gerald LaFlam, Hinesburg, VT

8.    (10) Harold LaVair, Gabriels, NY

9.    (13) # Kyle Watrous, Niantic, CT

10.  (6) # Anthony Alger, Warrensburg, NY

11.  (14) # Shane Doran, Benson, VT

12.  (9) Mitchell Dundon, Orwell, VT

13.  (12) # Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT (penalty)

14.  (8) Bobby LaVair, Gabriels, NY (penalty)


Heat Winners: Josh Masterson, Garrett Given




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Kawartha Speedway 2012: Fast Times at Fraserville High

By Jim Clarke, Kawartha Speedway PR/Clarke Motorsports Communications


History will show it was a stretch with a little bit of everything.  Students finishing assignments and writing exams before heading into their summer vacation during a week that featured record-setting temperatures and high humidity.  Then – Friday, June 22nd – a racecar driver nicknamed ‘Old School’ earned his first feature win of 2012 at Kawartha Speedway.  Even though the books were being put away clearly, class was in session.


2002 Thunder Car champion Ryan Kimball and last season’s Summer Sizzler winner Bryan Mercer took the checkered flag for a tour of the 3/8th mile oval following their NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model qualifying heat wins.  Willie Reyns claimed the opening round of Thunder Car action, with youngster Michael Batchelor earning the same honours in the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks.  Semi feature victories belonged to Dwight Brown, Matt Spence and Daryl Fice in the Late Models, Thunder Cars and Mini Stocks respectively.  Mike Wallace won the Late Model consolation round.


The night’s first main event was a 20 lap affair for the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks, as Daryl Fice and Danny Benedict brought the field to the green flag.  Although Kawartha’s entry level division’s features are usually run caution free, a rare yellow flag was displayed early when Alex Lees coasted to a stop in the second turn.  Once the #07 machine was cleared from the track, it was smooth sailing for the remaining distance as Fice wheeled an unpainted ride he jokingly referred to as ‘Frankenstein’ to his first win of the year.  The young racer – who began his time at the track as an inexperienced 15 year-old – was followed across the line by last week’s winner Brad Martin, 2011 rookie of the year Ryan Oosterholt, Peterborough high school teacher Rob Flindall and Danny Benedict.


Thunder Car action was next to the line, with Chad Gruntz – at the controls of Donny Beatty’s #40 machine – and Dan Price occupying the front row.  Price broke from the blocks early and gave his retro #09 beast the ride of its life, leading more than the first half of the event.  While Price – who has yet to enjoy a main event win – was savouring his time at the front, all eyes were on Willie Reyns.  The 2008 and 2010 track champion started on the outside of the 3rd row and had his #87 Monte Carlo pasted to Price’s rear bumper through the late stages of the 20 lapper.  When the leader drifted high coming off the 4th turn, Reyns drove through an open door to take the win.  Matt Spence, Jamie Wagar and 2007 track champion Steve Mayhew completed the top 5.


Close to 20 NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models rolled-off the staging area for a 25 lap main event that brought the night to a close.  An early yellow for a second turn incident involving Bryan Watts, Tyler Betts and Scott Harrison was the only time the track’s headline class saw the caution flag during the fast-paced feature.  Multi-time champion Dan McHattie – the track’s all-time win leader – put another notch in his belt with his first 2012 trip to the winner’s circle.  The veteran racer – who still crafts his own cars on the family farm at Cavan, Ontario – saw Bryan Mercer, Larry Jackson, Ryan Kimball and Dwight Brown in his rear-view mirror as he crossed the line.


Kawartha klips:  Matt Haufe grabbed the Ontario Legends Series win. It was the 4th Kawartha victory in 5 starts for the 20 year-old, who thanked his ‘old man’ during the post race interview...Scarborough’s Scott Harrison – who won the first late model feature of the year during the 2011 season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – made his Kawartha late model debut...Danny Benedict – who at 15 years of age already has 3 seasons behind the wheel of a racecar – earned a runner-up finish in a Pure Stock invitational Saturday, June 23rd at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.  It was the first time he’d raced on the half-mile oval that sits 15 minutes from his front door...Kawartha Speedway takes a week off before returning to battle Friday, July 6th with the running of the 9th annual NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model Summer Sizzler.  The 150 lap marathon – run in 3 segments – is the most prestigious late model event in the province and pays $3000.00 to win...For details on the 2012 schedule and the latest news, see www.kawarthaspeedway.com.


Photo attachment:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications

Dan McHattie took another step toward his 8th track championship with a win in the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model feature – Friday, June 22nd – at Kawartha Speedway.


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Trois-Rivières, le 24 juin 2012 – Au volant de la Dodge n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare Louis-Philippe Dumoulin décroche la 10e place. Un top-10 qu’il a défendu avec ténacité et ce, malgré les avaries qui se sont multipliées hier sur le circuit du Delaware Speedway, Ontario.


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Trois-Rivieres, June 24th, 2012 – Behind the wheel of the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare Dodge, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin claimed the 10th position. A top-10 defended with tenacity throughout the array of complications that multiplied yesterday on the Delaware Speedway, Ontario.



En plus d’être ponctué de difficultés d’enregistrement des temps lors des qualifications et d’un arrêt complet de la course au 155e tour (drapeau rouge), ce deuxième ovale de la saison, en Série NASCAR Canadian Tire, fut empreint d’un trafic dense générant action et conduite agressive tout au long de l’épreuve (34/200 tours effectués sur drapeau jaune).


Au-delà de l’accumulation de points pour le championnat, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin a dépassé l’objectif fixé de terminer la course. Des ennuis de transmission et de radio ont notamment complexifié les communications puis, à deux reprises, le Québécois a su éviter avec stratégie les incidents qui sont survenus devant la voiture n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare (14e position au départ de la course).


« La transmission de la voiture n°47 WeatherTech.ca/Groupe Bellemare est restée coincée en quatrième vitesse presque toute la course. Les accrochages et les difficultés de communication radio ont été également des défis supplémentaires à relever », partage Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


Cinquième au championnat, derrière trois vainqueurs et un vice-champion de la série, la recrue de l’année 2011 en série NASCAR Canadian Tire est satisfait d’être allé au-delà des embûches rencontrées.

« À ce stade, l’important est d’avoir franchi la ligne d’arrivée et maintenu notre cinquième position au championnat », souligne-t-il.


En partenariat avec WeatherTech Canada et Groupe Bellemare, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin sera en piste dans l’Ouest Canadien pour les trois prochaines courses de la saison :

14 juillet : Motoplex Speedway (Vernon, Colombie-Britannique) – circuit ovale

22 juillet : Edmonton City Center Airport (Edmonton, Alberta) – circuit routier

25 juillet : Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – circuit ovale


WeatherTech Canada conçoit, développe des accessoires automobiles haut de gamme et sur mesure pour les consommateurs et les manufacturiers. Ils fabriquent et manufacturent digitalement des tapis de voiture toutes saisons, tapis de protection arrière ainsi que des garde-boues (sans vis) aux États-Unis, pour tous types de véhicules en Amérique du Nord. Les ingénieurs utilisent les outils les plus sophistiqués disponibles pour la saisie des données et la géométrie complexe des véhicules telles que les surfaces au sol, les zones de rangement, les ouvertures de fenêtre ou les ailes (standards de qualité optimale).

Rencontrez Louis-Philippe Dumoulin sur www.weatherTech.ca.


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In addition to being punctuated by numerous drawbacks during the qualifying session with timing registration problems and a complete halting of the race during lap no. 155 (red flag), this 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series second oval was action filled with aggressive driving for its duration (34/200 laps on yellow flags).  


Louis-Philippe Dumoulin exceeded his objective of finishing the race and accumulate additional points for the championship. Transmission and radio equipment problems also made the race more complex. The Quebecer had to strategically avoid two incidents that occurred in front of the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare (14th position on the starting grid).

« The n°47 WeatherTech.ca/Groupe Bellemare cars’ transmission remained stuck in fourth gear for the majority of the race; collisions and radio communication issues were additional difficulties to manage », shares Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


Fifth in the championship following three winners and one Series’ champion, the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year is satisfied of having surpassed the obstacles faced.

« At this stage the important point was to cross the finish line and maintain our fifth position in the championship standings », he underlines.


Partnered with WeatherTech Canada and Groupe Bellemare, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be on track at the next three Western Canadian events: 

July 14th : Motoplex Speedway (Vernon, British Columbia) – Oval Circuit

July 22nd: Edmonton City Center Airport (Edmonton, Alberta) – Road Circuit

July 25th : Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – Oval Circuit


WeatherTech Canada designs, develops and produces high quality digitally custom-fitted FloorLiners, All-Weather Floor Mats, Cargo Liners and No-Drill Mudflaps in the USA on North American machinery for customers and manufacturers. Engineers use the newest technology available for data entry and the geometric complexity required by the vehicles for floor-surface coverings, storage areas, aisles and window openings (at a superior quality standards).

Meet Louis-Philippe Dumoulin on www.weatherTech.ca.


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Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Scores Second ACT Win at White Mountain

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North Woodstock, NH – Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH dominated the White Mountain 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 23 for his second career American Canadian Tour win. Helliwell led all 150 laps after starting on the pole and won uncontested.


Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. won a hard fought battle for the runner-up position, beating Eric Chase who completed the podium. Austin Theriault and Brian Hoar completed the top five after swapping paint several time over the final laps. Ray Parent, Brent Dragon, Jimmy Hebert, Ricky Rolfe, and Randy Potter rounded out the top ten.

Helliwell crushed the field, lapping all but the top eleven cars. The 150 lap event was completed in one hour and five minutes with eight cautions. Twenty-two of the thirty-one cars that took the green flag were on the track for the checkers.

It was Helliwell’s second career ACT win and his second win in three events. It will keep him atop the point standings just ahead of Polewarczyk who claimed his second straight runner-up finish and his fourth top five in the first five events.

Helliwell already qualified for the Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22 with his Spring Green win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in May. Other qualifiers to date include, Brian Hoar, Ben Ashline, Karl Allard, Donald Theetge and Nick Sweet.

The American Canadian Tour Late Model teams have the next month before heading to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for the sixth event on the ten event 2012 ACT schedule on Saturday, July 28. Many ACT teams will head to Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 22 for the Oxford 250.

White Mountain 150 Unofficial Results
American Canadian Tour
White Mountain Motorsports Park
North Woodstock, NH
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Pos. (Start) Driver, Hometown, Laps Completed
1. (2) Wayne Helliwell Jr., Dover, NH, 150 Laps

2. (12) Joey Polewarczyk Jr., Hudson, NH, 150 Laps

3. (3) Eric Chase, Milton, VT, 150 Laps

4. (9) Austin Theriault, Fort Kent, ME, 150 Laps

5. (8) Brian Hoar, Williston, VT, 150 Laps

6. (4) Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI, 150 Laps

7. (6) Brent Dragon, Milton, VT, 150 Laps

8. (11) #Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT, 150 Laps

9. (1) Ricky Rolfe, Albany Twp, ME, 150 Laps

10. (5) Randy Potter, Groveton, NH, 150 Laps

11. (19) Quinten Welch, Lancaster, NH, 150 Laps

12. (17) Brock Davis, Whitefield, NH, 149 Laps

13. (22) Travis Fadden, North Haverhill, NH, 149 Laps

14. (31) Jeffrey Labrecque Jr., Rochester, NH, 149 Laps

15. (10) Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT, 149 Laps

16. (13) #Ben Lynch, Derry, NH, 149 Laps

17. (7) Luke Hinkley, Claremont, NH, 149 Laps

18. (23) Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg, VT, 148 Laps

19. (21) Glen Luce, Turner, ME, 148 Laps

20. (16) Pat Floyd, Chester, NH, 148 Laps

21. (28) James Linardy, Somerville, MA, 147 Laps

22. (30) Spencer MacPherson, Carleton Place, ON, 147 Laps

23. (18) Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, NY, 139 Laps

24. (15) Joey Laquerre, E. Montpelier, VT, 112 Laps

25. (20) Jean-Paul Cyr, Milton, VT, 36 Laps

26. (29) Rowland Robinson, Jr., Birch Harbor, ME, 36 Laps

27. (14) Ben Ashline, Pittston, ME, 35 Laps

28. (25) Kyle Welch, Newport, NH, 6 Laps

29. (27) Eric Williams, Hyde Park, VT, 6 Laps

30. (24) Todd Davis, Claremont, NH, 6 Laps

31. (26) Mike Kenison, Lancaster, NH, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Wayne Helliwell, Jr. 1-50

Time of Race: 1:05:08

Margin of Victory: 5.358 seconds

Cautions: 8 (Lap 6, 6, 18, 19, 37, 104, 104, 107)

Heat Winners: Jamie Fisher, Jimmy Hebert, Wayne Helliwell, Jr., Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

Consi Winners: Ricky Rolfe, Randy Potter



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Kennington Rings Up Back-To-Back NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Wins


For Immediate Release


Third Victory In Four Tries At Home Track


DELAWARE, Ont. (June 23, 2012) – D.J. Kennington took advantage of some misfortune by J.R. Fitzpatrick and went to Victory Lane for the second time in as many weeks as he won the EMCO 200 presented by Niagara Plumbing Supply and McKeough Supply in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series action on Saturday at Delaware Speedway.


Kennington, out of St. Thomas, Ont., assumed the race lead on Lap 158 when Fitzpatrick had to make an unscheduled pit stop due to a problem with his brakes after the race was red flagged when the frontstretch lights went out. Kennington led a race-high 99 laps after starting the race from the pole position in his No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge. It was his second win of the 2012 season, 13th of his series career, and his third victory in four starts at his home track.

Defending series champion Scott Steckly overcame some early problems to finish second while Jason Hathaway came home in third. Two-time series champion Andrew Ranger finished fourth followed by Pete Shepherd III in the fifth position.

Jason White, Mark Dilley, Joey McColm, Noel Dowler and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin completed the top 10 while Fitzpatrick was relegated to a 14th-place finish.

The race was slowed due to caution four times for 34 laps and the race lead changed hands four times among three drivers.

In the championship point standings, Kennington took over the top spot from Fitzpatrick, who fell to third. Ranger occupies second place – 13 points in back of the leader.

The EMCO 200 presented by Niagara Plumbing Supply and McKeough Supply will premiere on TSN on Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on Wednesday, July 25 at 10 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series embarks on its three-race swing though Western Canada on Saturday, July 14 for the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 at Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Vernon, B.C.


Tim Southers

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

(386) 235-3634




NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES-EMCO 200 presented by Niagara Plumbing & McKeough Supply



At Delaware Speedway

Delaware, Ont.

Lap length: 0.5 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (1) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 200 laps, 72.948 mph.

2. (4) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 200.

3. (10) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 200.

4. (7) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 200.

5. (6) Pete Shepherd, III, Brampton, Ont., Dodge, 200.

6. (20) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 199.

7. (8) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 198.

8. (12) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 198.

9. (16) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 198.

10. (14) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 198.

11. (5) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 196.

12. (17) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que, Dodge, 196.

13. (18) Dave Connelly, Arnprior, Ont., Dodge, 195.

14. (3) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 194.

15. (15) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 194.

16. (21) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 189.

17. (2) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 181, suspension.

18. (13) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 134, suspension.

19. (9) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 117.

20. (11) Steve Côté, Ile Bizard, Que, Chevrolet, 91, engine.

21. (22) Mike Scholz, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Chevrolet, 16, engine.

22. (19) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 5, suspension.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour 22 minutes 15 seconds

Margin of Victory: 1.734 seconds

Fastest Qualifier: D.Kennington (93.356 mph, 19.281 seconds)

Caution Flags: 4 for 34 laps.

Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: D. Kennington 1-55; J. Fitzpatrick 56; S. Mathews 57-65; J. Fitzpatrick 66-156; D. Kennington 157-200.

Standings: 1. D. Kennington, 179; 2. A. Ranger, 166; 3. J. Fitzpatrick, 163; 4. S. Steckly, 155; 5. L. Dumoulin, 146; 6. J. Hathaway, 139; 7. R. Beauchamp,Jr., 138; 8. J. Lapcevich, 137; 9. J. White, 134; 10. M. Roy, 117.


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Lancement d'un livre sur l'histoire de l'Autodrome Drummond.

Mercredi 20 juin 2012 – Dave Paryzo – Drummondville


Le 16 juin dernier, l’auteur Dave Paryzo a lancé « Au fil du temps » un ouvrage relatant les 6a ans de l’Autodrome Drummond. Le livre de 80 pages contient près de 150 photos. Pour 15 $ vous y verrez les plus grands exploits et statistiques au fil des générations. De plus de nombreuses photos de vos idoles, vous feront revivre de beaux moments. Puis, pour les initiés vous pourrez lire, voir et comprendre pourquoi l’Autodrome Drummond est une légende. Les paroles s’envolent, mais les écrits restent.


« Au fil du temps » est en vente à l’Autodrome Drummond, ainsi qu’à la caravane souvenir NASCAR de monsieur Richard Chauvin. Vous pouvez aussi le réserver au : daveparyzo@hotmail.ca.


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Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !


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