PASS Super Late Models, Mods on Oxford Plains docket this weekend.

NAPLES ME (7/17) Two Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North touring series are preparing for their first Oxford (ME) Plains Speedway appearance of 2012 as the racing extravaganza that is TD Bank Oxford 250 weekend approaches.


The PASS Mods highlight Friday night's action, presented by the Sun Journal. Many of the PASS Mod competitors learned their trade in Oxford's weekly racing series. Andy Shaw, Dale Shaw and Alan Wilson were once regulars at the Route 26 oval and Wilson was victorious in the 2011 edition. The Mods will battle for 40 green flag laps on a card that includes the Oxford Championship Series (no Late Models), the Oxford Acceleration series and a happy hour practice session for the PASS North Super Late Models. Friday evening July 20 the racing goes green at 6:30 PM.

After four events Andy Shaw leads the PASS Mod standings by seven over his uncle Dale Shaw. Andy Shaw, Alan Wilson, Pancho Darveau and Rusty Bryant have each scored a PASS Mod feature win this season.

The PASS North Super Late Models take center stage on Saturday July 21. It's Dunkin Donuts Night at the speedway and the PASS stars and cars are scheduled for 150 green flag laps. Heat races will determine the starting line-up but 2012 race winners never start a PASS feature in the top ten and there's always a battle to get to the front of the field.


Mainers hold down the top three spots in the PASS North super late model point standings; Morrills' Travis Benjamin leads Farmingtons' Cassius Clark by a scant nine points and defending series champion Johnny Clark, who hails from Hallowell, trails Cassius by just one. Benjamin, (1) Cassius Clark (2), Johnny Clark (2) Joey Doiron (1), Scott Dragon (1) and Derek Ramstrom (1) have all visited PASS North victory lane this season and all six are on the early entry list for Oxford. Kyle Busch claimed the 2011 race ahead of Cassius Clark and Lonnie Sommerville.

The Oxford Championship Series (no Late Models) completes Saturday's lineup. Racing goes green at 6:30 PM.

Visit www.proallstarsseries.com to see the complete standings and the Oxford super late model early entry list.





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Lapped traffic sets up Stone victory

Atkins’ bid comes up short

South Plattsburgh – Todd Stone scored a right-place right-time win at Airborne Satuday after stalking Greg Atkins for much of the Ernie’s Discount Tools Modified 30-lap main event. 


Atkins led for 26 laps, only to get shuffled by a backmarker that drifted up into his path as he exited turn four three laps shy of his first Airborne win. Stone pounced at the opportunity, shot around Atkins and the lapped car and grabbed the lead for keeps.


Stone started 12th and arrived at Atkins bumper after a lap-12 restart. It was close-quarters racing from there with Atkins gaining an advantage out of turns two and four and Stone closing ground at the ends of the straightaways.


“Greg had a fast car,” Stone said. “I’ve lost one like that here before. I’ll take it however I can get it. I’ve had a lot of help with the car from my crew chief Jeff Carter, Lou Ciccone, Rick Paya and all the guys who work on it. It got better as the night went on. After that restart, it was time to go.”


Patrick Dupree dodged a couple of bullets in early check-up action and had a strong run for third although a few car-lengths off the wining pace. Just behind him, George Foley and Pat McGrail went at it for a dozen laps for fourth.


Foley held McGrail off for 4th. The second half of the top-10 went to Andy Heywood, Mike Reyell, Vince Quenneville, Roger Labreche and Leon Gonyo.


The win was Stone’s second of the regular season to go along with a Modified Series victory and it helped boost his point over McGrail (486-452).


Andrew Bordeau of Dannemora, under constant attack from Richie Turner, led every step of the way in the Vacuum City No. 08 to score his first career win in the Key RD Trailer Sales 25-lap feature.  Robert Gordon (3rd) and Jim Varno (4th) had a lengthy door-to-door duel behind the leaders with Robbie Favreau, Jason McClatchie and Joe Warren next in line.


“I just tried to keep a steady line in the corner,” Bordeau said. “I knew he was right there.”


The Renegades raced two-by-two 14 positions deep for more than 15 laps. Saturday, July 21, they’ll compete in the Aaron’s 100 paying $1,000-to-win. A competition yellow will be thrown after lap 50 and the mid-race leader will win a big-screen television courtesy of Aaron’s.


Robin Wood drove the Ganienkeh Bingo/Rent-A-Wreck No.61 to his second Limited Late Model win. Wood took the lead from Shawn Duquette after a six-lap wheel-to-wheel battle. Jamy Begor got up for second. Bucko Branham narrowly maintained his point lead by finishing third.


Nick Heywood rallied late in the 20-lap Adirondack Water Sportsman Modified feature to pass Bobby Therrien checkers. Lonnie Rivers, Jake Branham and Joe Daniels completed the top five.


Rob Clark of Keeseville, Erick Sayles of Lake Clear and Ty Drown of Morrisonville finished 1-2-3 in the Mini Modified feature.


Modified Feature (30 Laps) 1) Todd Stone 2) Greg Atkins 3) Patrick Dupree 4) George Foley 5) Pat McGrail 6) Andy Heywood 7) Mike Reyell 8) Vince Quenneville 9) Roger Labreche 10) Leon Gonyo 11) Aaron Bartemy 12) Andy Lindeman 13) Craig Reyell 14) Maxime Viens 15) Chris Cayea 16) Gardiner Stone 17) Matt Woodruff  18) Mike Wells 19) Alain Fournier 20) Kris Vernold  21) Adam Bartemy.


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Bell and Fisher Win Wild Mid-Season Championship Events at Devil's Bowl


andrews_spin: Norm Andrews (#2) and Doug Hoar (#07) spin on the backstretch during a wild Late Model feature.  (MemorEvents photo)

bell_kneel: Modified winner Alex Bell in victory lane. (MemorEvents photo)

bell_proctor: Alex Bell (#23) and Jamie Proctor (#52) battling for the lead in the Modified feature.  (MemorEvents photo)

bell_roof: Modified winner Alex Bell in victory lane. (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)

fisher: Late Model winner Jamie Fisher in victory lane. (MemorEvents photo)

gordon: Renegade winner Robert Gordon with the checkered flag.  (MemorEvents photo)

masterson: Bomber winner Josh Masterson and family in victory lane.  (MemorEvents photo)




Championship leaders Proctor, Bushey struggle in double-points races


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WEST HAVEN, VT – Alex Bell and Jamie Fisher came out on top after a wild night of stock car racing action in the double-points Mid-Season Championships presented by The Rutland Herald at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday.  Bell took his second NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win of the year in the 35-lap Bond Auto Parts Modified event, and Fisher won in his first regular-season start in the 30-lap J&S Steel Late Model race.


Cambridge, NY youngster Bell started eighth in his No. 23 Carmody Ford/Bell Excavating-sponsored Modified and quickly went to work in the outside lane.  He reached third place by lap 8, then engaged in a four-car battle with Jamie Proctor, Joe Williams, and Jessey Mueller for the top spot.  Bell scooted to the point on lap 12 and led the balance of the race, but was never more than three car lengths ahead of Schuylerville, NY racer Proctor at any given time.

A restart with six laps to go bunched the field and gave Proctor one final chance at the lead, but Bell held on.  Proctor, whose family team rebuilt the entire left-front suspension of their car after crashing in qualifying, finished a season-best second.  Former track champion Todd Stone of Middlebury, VT drove from 12th starting position to finish third in his first appearance at Devil’s Bowl since the track’s final dirt race in 2009.  Williams, of Scotia, NY, finished fourth, and Vince Quenneville, Jr., of Brandon, VT was fifth.  The unofficial top ten was completed by Leon Gonyo, point leader Ron Proctor, rookies Joey Roberts and Jeff Haskins, and Mueller, who faded late in the race.

After a rough go in his qualifying heat and a subpar performance in the main event, Ron Proctor of Charlton, NY lost almost all of the championship point lead he had on Quenneville entering the double-points event.  Unofficially, Proctor now leads Quenneville by just three points, 571-568.

The gloves were off in the Late Model event, with Fisher surviving to take his first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win.  The former track champion at Thunder Road Speedbowl used patience in his drive from 11th starting spot, and avoided trouble as the entire complexion of the race – and perhaps the season – changed on lap 19.

First, leaders Matt White and Mark Lamberton made contact on lap 19, sending White spinning out of the lead in Turn 4 and to the rear of the field for the restart along with Lamberton, who was penalized for his involvement.  At the restart, new leader Norm Andrews and championship leader Craig Bushey made contact on the backstretch, sending Andrews around and Bushey with him to the tail.  Bushey’s car suffered significant suspension damage in the incident, leaving him to finish 12th, one lap off the pace.  Shelburne, VT racer Fisher, who was sixth at the start of lap 19, found himself on the front row for the restart, and made his way past Bryan Town to take the lead and cruise to the win.

Former Airborne Speedway champion Lamberton, of Mooers Forks, NY, quickly worked his way back through the field to finish second.  Fifteen year-old rookie Joey Laquerre, a fourth-generation racer from East Montpelier, VT, ran a very competitive race and nipped Town by .023 of a second at the finish line for third place.  White rebounded for fifth place, followed by Dan Petronis, Doug Hoar, Andrews, Kevin Elliott, and Chad White.

Six-time feature winner Bushey, of Fairfax, VT, entered the race with a comfortable 50-point lead in the championship standings, but now has just 24 points on Matt White (444-420), with Town only 33 markers behind in third place.

Robert Gordon of Milton, VT became the first four-time winner in the Renegade division with his victory.  Gordon made the most of a running order inversion at the halfway mark of the 20-lap race and drove to the victory.  Ryan Keith of Pittsford, VT finished second after some close-quarters racing with Leicester, VT’s Jeremy Jones, who took third place.  Gordon now leads Keith by 20 points, 560-540.

Rookie Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT returned to his winning ways in the Bomber division’s 20-lap feature, taking his sixth checkered flag of the year.  Masterson wasted no time, sailing from ninth at the start to take the lead at lap 4, but Bobby LaVair of Gabriels, NY kept Masterson on his toes in the closing laps with a late charge.  LaVair settled for second, with Garrett Given of Cornwall, VT in third place, unofficially.  Tyson Drown crossed the finish line in fourth with Ray Germain, Jr., fifth.  Masterson leads Harold LaVair by 31 points, 564-533.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Friday, July 20 with the first-ever C.J. Richards Memorial 67-lap Modified special presented by Carrara Masonry & Cocnrete.  The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Renegade and Bomber divisions will also be in action, along with a special Daredevil division race featuring some of the legends of Devil’s Bowl Speedway.  Regular general admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), and free for kids 12 and under.  Gates open at 5:00pm, racing at 7:30pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, Rutland’s Rock Station 101.5 “The Fox” presents the C.J. Richards Memorial Vintage Festival weekend, with a car show on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm for vintage race cars and classic street cars of all types, and car show awards and vintage racing on Sunday beginning at 11:00am.  Two-day admission is just $10 for spectators and $20 for exhibitors; display space is still available.

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 – Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

Friday, July 13, 2012


Bond Auto Parts Modified Feature (35 laps)


(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (8) Alex Bell, Cambridge, NY

2.    (3) Jamie Proctor, Schuylerville, NY

3.    (12) Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT

4.    (5) Joe Williams, Scotia, NY

5.    (11) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT

6.    (9) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY

7.    (13) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY

8.    (4) # Jeff Haskins, Wells, VT

9.    (7) # Joey Roberts, Georgia, VT

10.  (10) Jessey Mueller, Olmstedville, NY

11.  (2) # Andy Smith, South Glens Falls, NY

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

13.  (14) Jason Bruno, Plattsburgh, NY

14.  (15) Hunter Bates, Middlebury, VT

15.  (1) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT


Heat Winners: Alex Bell, Todd Stone


J&S Steel Late Models (30 laps)


1.    (11) Jamie Fisher, Shelburne, VT

2.    (10) Mark Lamberton, Mooers Forks, NY

3.    (6) # Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier, VT

4.    (7) Bryan Town, Charlestown, NH

5.    (5) Matt White, Northfield, VT

6.    (1) Dan Petronis, II, Mechanicville, NY

7.    (15) Doug Hoar, Williston, VT

8.    (8) Norm Andrews, Northfield, VT

9.    (13) Kevin Elliott, Rutland, VT

10.  (12) Chad White, Fort Ann, NY

11.  (2) # Robert Bryant, Jr., Brooklyn, CT

12.  (8) Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT

13.  (4) Scott Carpenter, Waterbury, VT

14.  (9) Chris Wilk, Mendon, VT

15.  (14) # Tom Eriksen, Jr., West Ferrisburgh, VT


Heat Winners: Mark Lamberton, Norm Andrews


Renegade (20 laps)


(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (4) Robert Gordon, Milton, VT

2.    (2) Ryan Keith, Pittsford, VT

3.    (1) Jeremy Jones, Leicester, VT

4.    (3) Bill Duprey, Hydeville, VT


Heat Winner: Bill Duprey


Bomber (20 laps)


(# - denotes rookie)

1.    (9) # Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT

2.    (10) Bobby LaVair, Gabriels, NY

3.    (1) Garrett Given, Cornwall, VT

4.    (6) Tyson Drown, Morrisonville, NY

5.    (7) Ray Germain, Jr., Bristol, VT

6.    (8) Harold LaVair, Gabriels, NY

7.    (5) Chris LaVair, Gabriels, NY

8.    (3) Mitchell Dundon, Orwell, VT

9.    (4) Dan Collins, Rennselaer, NY

10.  (11) Eddie Bruno, Jr., Fair Haven, VT

11.  (13) # Kyle Watrous, Bomoseen, VT

12.  (15) # Bruce Schwab, Jr., Whitehall, NY

13.  (2) # Gerald LaFlam, Hinesburg, VT

14.  (14) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT

15.  (12) Mike Whalen, Jr., Plattsburgh, NY


Heat Winners: Garrett Given, Josh Masterson




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Sixième manche de la série ACT-Castrol

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Sixième manche de la série ACT-Castrol




Jean-François Déry de Québec, au volant de sa Camry/Portes & Fenêtres Giguère, a récolté son deuxième succès consécutif en remportant, hier soir, les honneurs de l’AIM Québec 150 disputé au circuit Ste-Croix/Riverside Speedway. Ayant connu le meilleur résultat au total des deux étapes de cette sixième confrontation dans la série ACT-Castrol, Déry a eu le meilleur devant les deux pilotes locaux, Dany Trépanier et Patrick Hamel de St-Édouard-de-Lotbinière. Officieusement, Déry aurait repris le premier rang au cumulatif devant Patrick Laperle et Donald Theetge qui seraient ex-æquo en deuxième.



Quant à Laperle, Theetge et Allard, ce fut une soirée à oublier. Dès la première qualification, Allard a été impliqué dans un carambolage avec Gaétan Gaudreault et Éric LeHoux. Ce dernier aurait fait sentir sa mauvaise humeur.


L’équipe Larue/Équipement de Déneigement, a travaillé sans répit pour permettre à Allard de participer au deux étapes de cette course. Dans la première, comme plusieurs d’ailleurs, il a été victime d’un dérapage dans le deuxième virage pour terminer en quinzième place. Puis dans la deuxième, en vertu de sa deuxième position sur la grille, il a mené le bal durant les 31 premiers passages pour franchir la ligne d’arrivée en cinquième pour une neuvième au combiné.


Contrairement a ce que l’on est habitué de voir avec Laperle, ce dernier a multiplié ses visites dans le puits de ravitaillement, on en aurait dénombré six en raison de crevaisons. Il a été classé septième après une quatrième dans la première étape et une huitième dans la deuxième.


Pour sa part, le meneur au cumulatif ACT-Castrol, a été victime d’ennuis de moteur. Theetge s’est classé 17e dans la première confrontation et 19e dans deuxième, rang qu’il a obtenu au total.


Partisans heureux

Il va  sans dire que les amateurs de la région ont été comblés même si au total, on n’a pu revivre ce qui s’est produit à pareille date l’an passé avec la victoire de Patrick Hamel. Ce dernier et Dany Trépanier ont pu démontrer leur talent en gagnant une manche chacun. Dans le première Trépanier qui  a mené la majeure partie de cette course de 75 tours, a eu le meilleur devant Déry et David Michaud de Ste-Anne-des-Plaines.


Dans la deuxième étape, ce fut au tour de Patrick Hamel d’en faire autant. Une fois de plus, Déry a pris la deuxième place devant Patrick Cliche.


Cliche et Michaud ont complété le peloton de cinq premiers. Tous deux ont obtenu le même pointage au combiné, mais c’est Cliche qui a hérité de la quatrième position en raison de son résultat dans la deuxième étape.


Dans la première qualification, Yannick Tremblay, la recrue de l’an dernier dans cette série ACT-Castrol, a eu le meilleur devant Jean-François Bouvrette et Dany Trépanier tandis que dans la deuxième, Jean-François Déry a disposé de Dave Michaud et Patrick Cliche.


Cette épreuve a nécessité 13 drapeaux jaunes et a duré un peu plus de deux heures. Quatre pilotes différents ont détenu le poste de commande qui a changé en neuf occasions.


La prochaine épreuve de cette série ACT-Castrol aura lieu à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, le samedi 28 juillet alors qu’en fin de semaine prochaine, plusieurs se rendront dans le Maine pour le prestigieux Oxford 250.



Pour informations : ACT



Collaboration : Yvon Larrivée



Photos :                       Stéphane Lazare                                






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NASCAR : Troisième circuit ovale de la saison – Motoplex Speedway


Trois-Rivières, le 15 juillet 2012 – Au volant de la Dodge n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin maintient sa position sur le tour du meneur tout au long de l’épreuve et réalise le deuxième top-10 de la saison sur le circuit ovale du Motoplex Speedway.


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NASCAR: Third oval circuit of the season - Motoplex Speedway


Trois-Rivieres, July 15th, 2012 – Behind the wheel of the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare Dodge, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin maintained his position on the leading lap for the entire race, realizing his second top-10 of the season, on the Motoplex Speedway oval circuit.



Consciente des particularités de cette piste, l’équipe mécanique ne pouvait que féliciter Louis-Philippe Dumoulin après sa performance et ce, d’autant plus sur un tracé totalement inconnu et avec seulement deux participations à son actif sur circuit ovale. Quatrième meilleur temps lors des essais et en dixième position sur la grille de départ, le Québécois a défendu sa position avec rapidité et ténacité, compétitionnant auprès de pilotes spécialistes sur ce type de circuit.


« Je me bats avec des pilotes qui ont beaucoup d’expérience et je suis parvenu à rester sur le tour du meneur avec la voiture n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare. Sur circuit ovale, mon objectif principal est de rester en piste, de terminer la course pour améliorer ma position au championnat », partage Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


Renommée comme étant la plus longue course du calendrier (tri-ovale - 300 tours) et reconnue pour le peu d’incidents, cette course a tout de même été ponctuée de sept drapeaux jaunes (52/300 tours). Le détenteur du titre de Recrue de l’année 2011 en série NASCAR Canadian Tire a effectué plusieurs dépassements stratégiques au travers d’un trafic dense et agressif qui a balisé la conduite tout au long de cette cinquième épreuve de la saison 2012.


« On s’est battu tout au long de la course, le peloton de tête jouait serré et la voiture n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare a vraiment été performante. Bien qu’il y ait un écart important de température entre le jour et le soir, l’équipe a su anticiper les bons réglages », explique le pilote de l’équipe de course Dumoulin Compétition.


Retrouvez Louis-Philippe Dumoulin au volant de la Dodge n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare au Edmonton Indy, sur le nouveau tracé du circuit routier d'Edmonton City Center Airport (Alberta) pour la sixième épreuve de la saison le 22 juillet prochain.


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.


« Passion – Performance – Partenariats »



Conscientious of this circuits’ complexities, the mechanical team could only congratulate Louis-Philippe Dumoulin after his performance; and this even on a new track with only two previous participations on oval circuits. Fourth fastest time during the practice sessions and in tenth position on the starting grid, the Quebecer defended his position with speed and tenacity, competing alongside drivers specialised on this type of circuit.


« On the track with highly experienced drivers, I managed to stay on the leading lap with the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare. My objective on oval circuits is to stay on the track, to complete the race in order to improve my championship standing », shares Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


Renowned for being the longest event on the calendar (tri-oval - 300 laps) and recognized for having few incidents, this race however, was interrupted by seven caution flags (52/300 laps). The 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Rookie of the Year Champion performed numerous strategic passes in the dense and aggressive traffic that marked this fifth event of the 2012 season.


« The leading pack was very tight and we fought during the entire race, the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare was very performing. Although there was a significant difference between the day and evening temperatures, the team knew how to anticipate the proper adjustments », explains the Dumoulin Competition driver.


Louis-Philippe Dumoulin will be at the wheel of the n°47 WeatherTech Canada/ Bellemare Dodge at the Edmonton Indy, on the newly configured road circuit of the Edmonton City Center Airport for the sixth event of the 2012 season on July 22nd.


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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Olivier Pelletier-L'Abbé gagne le combiné

Samedi soir à Ste-Croix

Steve Godbout et Dominic Jacques gagnent chacun une étape, mais


C’est par une journée torride où le facteur humidex avoisinait les 40 degrés  que 26 pilotes d’un peu partout au Québec se sont pointés au Circuit Riverside Speedway de Ste-Croix-de-Lotbinière pour y disputer la 2e tranche de la Triple Couronne Bestbuy, mettant aux prises les équipes de la division Sport Compactes dont les voitures sont sous la réglementation ANCA en ce qui concerne les spécifications des voitures.


Le programme de cet événement comprenait deux courses de qualifications et la finale deux étapes de 25 tours dont les résultats combinés de ces deux étapes déterminaient les positions finales de la journée.


Ce sont Robin Harrisson, de Terrebonne et Dominic Jacques, de Vallée Jonction qui se sont mérités les positions de la première ligne de la première étape de 25 tours grâce à leurs victoires lors des deux courses de qualifications.


Harrisson, profitant de la ligne intérieure a donc pris la position de tête des le départ de la première étape de la finale de 25 tours. Il a pu résister aux attaques du pilote de la voitures #7 de Dominic Jacques jusqu’au 15e passage avant d’être dépassé par la voiture du pilote de Vallée Jonction qui s’est emparé de la tête pour la conserver jusqu’au 25e tour et gagner cette première étape devant Harrisson et Olivier Pelletier-L’Abbé de Lévis qui ont complété le top 3.


Pour la deuxième étape, le portrait de la ligne de départ avait beaucoup changé puisque les positions de départ ont été complètement inversées, relégant les meilleurs de la première course en fond de grille pour la seconde étape. C’est donc la voiture 32 d’Alain Massicotte de Stoneham qui s’est élancée de la première place aux côté du 01 de Phillippe Laporte de Joliette. Un départ « discutable » marqué par l’indiscipline de quelques pilotes qui ont changé de ligne et dépassé bien avant la ligne du signaleur. Un ce ceux là, Patrick Guimont de Vallée Jonction s’est donc emparé de la première position dès le premier passage.  Des ennuis mécaniques l’ont cependant forcé à abandonner l’épreuve au 18e passage. Dès le début de l’épreuve, deux des favoris, Dominic Jacques et Robin Harrisson  ont été impliqués dans des incidents qui leur ont fait perdre plusieurs positions et qui les ont relayés en 9e et 12e positions. Pendant ce temps, Pelletier-l’Abbé (#110) de Lévis, le jeune Jason Morand (#59), 17 ans, de Ste Marthe-sur-le-Lac et le gagnant de l’épreuve de Montmagny le 7 juillet  Steve Godbout (#75) de Québec, remontaient le peloton en évitant toutes les obstacles. C’est finalement Steve Godbout, suivi de Jason Morand et Olivier Pelletier-L’Abbé , dans l’ordre, qui ont franchi le fil d’arrivée en premier.


C’est le pilote de la voiture #110 de Lévis, Olivier Pelletier-L’Abbé, qui grâce à ses deux 3e positions de la journée qui a été déclaré vainqueur au combinée, devant Steve Godbout (7-1) en 2e et Jason Morand (6-2) en troisième position.


Suite à cette 2e manche, c’est Steve Godbout qui occupe toujours le 1er rang au classement cumulatif, 7 points devant Dominic Jacques, tandis que Robin Harrisson, Jason Morand et Maxime Gagné de Montmagny suivent en 3, 4e et 5e position.

L’épreuve finale de cette Triple Couronne BestBuy aura lieu le 30 septembre prochain à l’Autodrome St-Eustache.



Photo en attaché de Stéphane Lazare : Monsieur Bergeron du Circuit Riverside Speedway et Yves Ladouceur, président de l’ANCA, félicitent les pilotes du podium Sport Compacte Triple Couronne BestBuy, Olivier Pelletier-L’Abbé  de Lévis (#110) gagnant, Steve Godbout, de Québec (#75) 2e position et Jason Morand (#59) de Ste-Marthe-dur-le-Lac en 3e position   



Source : Yves Ladouceur -  ladouceuryves@gmail.com



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Linc Brown is Ready for Kawartha's Fan Appreciation Night

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications


After a mid-season break Friday, July 13th Kawartha Speedway’s NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model, Thunder Car and Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stock teams will be back in action Friday, July 20th as the track hosts its annual Fan Appreciation Night.  A 50 lap Mini Stock main event will be the featured attraction.  There will also be an autograph session on the front stretch of the popular Fraserville oval to give fans a chance to meet their favourite drivers.  Linc Brown, who runs the #99 Kawartha Metals/Rousseau Automobile Communications/The Wolf 101.5/Don Butt Auto Body/ Mayhew Graphics/Clarke Motorsports Communications Dodge Charger in the Late Model division says the drivers look forward to the night as much as the fans.



“I’m a firm believer in the value of networking.  Our team does a lot of appearances for our sponsorship partners throughout the season, but it’s impossible to get to talk to everyone,” said Brown.  “Fan Appreciation Night is an ideal time for people to meet the drivers and get a close-up look at the cars.  Some folks stop by to chat after the races, but I’m looking forward to meeting everyone who supports our team and the speedway.”


In his first season of action since 2008, the 47 year-old father of 2 from Colborne, Ontario currently sits 11th in the Late Model point standings.  After a bit of a rough start – that actually saw him miss a feature race – Linc Brown has rebounded nicely with a pair of top 10 finishes, including a hard fought 8th place effort in the 9th annual Summer Sizzler.  Brown feels like the team has turned a corner and he looks forward to some solid runs in the weeks to come.


“The sport may have changed a bit since the last year I ran a full season, but I didn’t forget how to drive and the crew still knows how to set-up the racecar,” said Brown.  “Things on the track seem a bit more aggressive than I remember.  Maybe it has something to do with the 10 race schedule at Kawartha.  Drivers seem determined to run hard and score as many points as they can.  It’s a risk versus reward situation and in some cases that could lead to them taking more chances than they usually would.”


During the break in the schedule, Linc Brown and the team have been busy swapping-out a number of the pieces on the car that were damaged at some point in the Summer Sizzler.  A new nose piece, radiator shroud and front fenders will be on the car when it rolls into action for the next show.  The team hopes to have corrected an ongoing issue with the right-front coil-over shock that was causing some handling issues.  Brown says its just part of the game when it comes to short track racing.


“Things are bound to get bent or broken during the season,” said Brown.  “Racing is a contact sport and we’re all out there chasing a common goal.  Every driver out there wants to enjoy the thrill that comes with picking-up the checkered flag and I’m confident that the #99 team will be in the winner’s circle before the end of the year.  My eyes are still on the prize and to get there, all it will take is a little bit of racing luck.”


Photo attachment:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications

Linc Brown and his race team are looking forward to meeting the fans during the annual Fan Appreciation Night – Friday, July 20th – at Kawartha Speedway.


Prepared by:  Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications


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Devil's Bowl Speedway to Honor Founder at C.J. Richards Memorial Weekend

ATTACHED PHOTO: Vintage race cars and hot rods of all types will highlight the C.J. Richards Memorial Weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Fri.-Sun., July 20-22.  (MemorEvents photo)


67-lap Modified race, vintage racing & hot rod show highlight three-day festival


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WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will honor its legendary late founder with the first-ever C.J. Richards Memorial Weekend on July 20-22.  Richards, who opened the half-mile stock car track in 1967, passed away in February; his legacy will be on display with an action-packed weekend highlighting the past, present, and future at the track he forged.


Carrara Masonry & Concrete will kick off the weekend by presenting NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing on Friday, July 20.  The headline Bond Auto Parts Modified division will run a special 67-lap feature as a tribute to Richards’ efforts in building the speedway 45 years ago, and the weekly Renegade and Bomber divisions will also be on hand; the J&S Steel Late Models have the week off.  A special invitational race for the Daredevil community racing class will be held during the program, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway favorites including Tim LaDuc, Jimmy Ryan, Ray Hoard, and Charlie Brown return to action for a fun and nostalgic event.

Regular general admission for the C.J. Richards Memorial 67 presented by Carrara Masonry & Concrete on Friday, July 20 is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), and free for children 12 and under.  Gates open at 5:00pm with racing scheduled to begin at 7:30pm.

On Saturday, July 21, Rutland’s Rock Station 101.5 “The Fox” presents the C.J. Richards Memorial Vintage Festival for vintage race cars, hot rods, and show cars.  Open-wheel and full-fender racing vehicles from from the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will be on display with classic street rods and show cars from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm.  Sunday, July 22 opens at 11:00am with best-in-show awards as chosen by fans, then the cars of yesteryear roar to life for practice, hot laps, and racing events.

Admission for the two-day C.J. Richards Memorial Vintage Festival is $20 for exhibitors and competitors, $10 for adults and seniors, and free for kids 12 and under.  Show space is still available; call (802) 265-3112 or email devilsbowlspeedway@gmail.com for more information.

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.



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July 14, 2012. Vernon, BC – The Motoplex Speedway has been kind to Scott Steckly in the last five years - #22 returned to Vernon, BC yesterday where he’s recorded victories the past two years, following 2nd place finishes in the previous three.






For the last two races, Scott Steckly and his crew have been competing with a new set up for the Canadian Tire Dodge. But for #22’s big return to the Motoplex Speedway, the team reverted back to a blueprint that had worked for them in the past. The car ran well in practice, although, to Steckly, it never felt dominating. However the crew didn’t put too much stock in the Canadian Tire Dodge’s performance in practice – Steckly’s first-place finishes the last two years were prefaced with a vehicle that wasn’t great at the start of the race.

Regardless of the Canadian Tire Dodges domination doubts, Steckly was still 2nd fastest during qualifying and earned the 2nd starting position for the main event.

#22 lined up on the outside of the front row for the start of the A & W Cruisin’ the Dub 300, where he took the lead, collecting a bonus point for leading a lap. “It’s always good to pick that up early,” Steckly said after the race. “Those bonus points add up.”

Steckly continued to vie for 1st throughout the race, taking over the lead just past the halfway point and the first scheduled pit stops. The team continued to make minor handling improvements during scheduled pit stops, which proved helpful for Steckly as he pushed to the front of the pack three separate times throughout the day.

After a final stop for tires, Steckly charged to the front for his third and final lead of the contest, dominating laps 201 – 248. Although in the back 50 laps, the Canadian Tire Dodge lost some ground and Steckly clocked in at his worst finish in six years at the Motoplex – which was still an impressive 3rd place.

“The car just wasn’t as strong in the late stages,” Steckly explained. “The car is running well, but just not quite as strong as it did a year ago when we won here. But we’re improving and getting closer and know we can get back on top.

The A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 will be aired on TSN  Sun., July 22, 5 p.m. ET; RDS2, Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. ET

Next up for the 22 Racing/Canadian Tire Dodge team will be the Edmonton Indy event on Sunday July 22. For more information please visit www.nascarhometracks.com

22 Racing is supported by the following sponsors:  Canadian Tire, Motomaster Eliminator, Sylvania, Erb Group, Mobil 1 and AW Millwrights.

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

Linda Jones

Wide Open Motorsport Solutions Inc.


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