Devil's Bowl Speedway Champions To Be Honored Saturday

ATTACHED PHOTO: Robert Gordon will receive honors for his Renegade division championship at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday, along with Modified champion Ron Proctor, Late Model champion Craig Bushey, and Bomber champion Josh Masterson.  (MemorEvents photo)



Speedway announces creation of special annual awards


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RUTLAND, VT – More than 230 guests will honor the champions and top stock car drivers from the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions on Saturday, February 2.  The fete will be held at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, VT.


Ron Proctor of Charlton, NY and car owners Debbie Eddy and Ron White of Fair Haven, VT will collect their second consecutive championship in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division.  J&S Steel Late Model champion Craig Bushey of Fairfax, VT, Renegade champion Robert Gordon of Milton, VT, Bomber champion Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT, and the top drivers from each division will also receive awards.

Masterson will also be honored as the Bomber Rookie of the Year, along with Joey Roberts of Georgia, VT (Modified), Robert Bryant, Jr., of Brooklyn, CT (Late Model), and Robin Cummings of Milton, VT (Renegade).  A variety of awards will be given by Five Star Race Car Bodies, Bond Auto Parts, Goodyear Racing Tires, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, and the University of Northwestern Ohio.  A keynote speech will be given by Karl Fredrickson, Editor of Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated magazine, with musical entertainment from popular local band Rick Redington & The Luv.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway has created several awards that will begin an annual tradition of recognizing those who stand out.  The John Bruno Award has been established as the track’s highest honor, for a person or group who has dedicated their life to the sport of stock car racing while maintaining high standards of conduct on and off the track.  The award is named after the late John Bruno, a Rutland-area businessman and champion race driver and team owner from the 1960s until his passing in 1998.  Mr. Bruno was the father of Devil’s Bowl Speedway owner and promoter Mike Bruno.

The Devil’s Bowl Speedway Award of Excellence has also been created to honor a person or group who commits to fostering the prosperity and future growth of the speedway.  Sportsmanship Awards have been established to honor a driver from each weekly racing division who displays an equal commitment to fairness and competition.  Sportsmanship Award winners are decided by a vote of drivers in each division.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 2013 racing season kicks off on Sunday, May 5 with the 39th annual “Spring Green” for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models and Devil’s Bowl’s weekly NASCAR divisions.  General admission season passes are available by visiting www.devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com or calling (802) 265-3112.  Devil’s Bowl Speedway is also on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter at @DevilsBowlSpeed.



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Devil's Bowl Speedway Banquet Tickets

Just a quick note that tickets for Saturday's Banquet of Champions will be available at the door on the date of the event - NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.


 We sold out the room, which means no additional tickets may be purchased as the meal order has been placed and there simply is no room left for seating.


If you wish to stay overnight at the Holiday Inn and you don't already have a room reserved, we recommend that you call as soon as possible to make your reservation.  Please call the direct line at (802) 775-1911 and mention that you're with Devil's Bowl Speedway.  A block of rooms was held for our event at a reduced rate, but they're going FAST.  Unfortunately, we can make no guarantee that there will be any rooms available in the block (or otherwise) when you call.


Thanks for your support of this celebration - we're expecting more than 230 guests, and it should be a great time!  We'll see you on Saturday!

--Devil's Bowl Speedway Staff


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Une première recrue en Sportsman Québec.

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29  janvier 2013, Québec

Une 5e inscription est maintenant officielle. Recrue de l'année 2010 en production et 5e position au championnat en 2012 à l'Autodrome St-Eustache, Rémi Perreault #33R fera ses débuts en Sportsman Québec Lucas Oil.


Perreault avait fait ses débuts en course automobile en 2010 après plusieurs années de passion comme spectateur. Il a fait ses classes durant 3 saisons et il est maintenant prêt à faire le saut. À l'automne 2012, il fait l'acquisition de la voiture #110 et il démarre la grande aventure sportsman.

Rémi nous dévoile ses projets et attentes :

« 2012 fut décisif, on a fait très peu de course et très peu de tour durant ces courses, beaucoup d'investissement pour peu, il me fallait du changement, un changement de classe et voir des pistes différentes, du nouveau et des nouveaux défis.

Pour la saison 2013, je vais apprendre, les pistes, réglages, et avec une nouvelle voiture, ce sera tout un défi pour moi qui apprend sur le tas, avec un spotter aussi ça va être différent. Je confie cette tâche à ma femme, je pense qu'elle a un don pour voir la course sous un œil différent des autres, son père était un mécano au Riverside à Laval et depuis qu'elle est toute petite qu'elle va au course. On dirait qu'elle est dans la voiture avec le pilote, elle sait ce qui va arriver d'avance, ça devrait être un bonne atout.

Il faut absolument que je prenne de l'expérience rapidement, je me l'ai coulé douce les premières années mais là c'est pour vrai, avec  Sanair et surtout le GP3R qui m'allume au plus au point. Je vais mettre tout l'effort nécessaire pour être compétitif et je vise rien de moins que le Titre de Recrue de l'Année ».


Selon André Poulin (Président), «Il est plaisant de voir monter une recrue qui a fait ses classes. Je pense que Rémi sera un sérieux candidat au Titre de Recrue et qu'il va s'améliorer tout au long de la saison ».

Photo courtoisie de : Équipe #33R et Simon Fiset

André Poulin, Président


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Tough End To Strong Speedfest Run For Theriault

For more information, visit http://www.AustinTheriault.com or E-mail GWCNewEngland@gmail.com


Accident Collects BKR Driver While Running Inside The Top-5


CORDELE, Ga. – Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, saw a promising run get collected in someone else's mess as he finished 13th in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Speedfest 200 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga., on Sunday, Jan. 27.


Theriault was among the fastest cars in two days of practice on the .400-mile oval, qualified inside the Top-10 in the 32-car field and was leading with less than 70 laps remaining in the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 29 Checkered Flag Foundation Ford Fusion when troubles hit. A broken throttle spring left him with only a quarter-throttle before a timely caution flag flew, after which he marched back inside the Top-5 only to get turned from behind in Turn 3 and effectively take him out of contention.


“I was really encouraged with the way the weekend progressed,” said Theriault, who enters his second full season with BKR. “I thought we did a pretty decent job of staying on top of the track all weekend. We had a decent qualifying effort, and I thought we had a pretty good shot at (winning). Judging by how things went last year for us as a team, this was probably our best shot at winning a race.


“Even with the way it ended, it was encouraging to come out as strong as we were this weekend.”


Theriault paced himself over the first half of the two-segment race. He lined up to start the final 100-lap segment in fifth place on the grid after a two-tire pit stop. By Lap 135, he had taken over the lead.


That track position proved to be crucial on a day where it was notoriously tough to pass under green flag conditions. Even after fixing the throttle issue and staying on the lead lap, Theriault couldn't avoid the carnage that dotted the final third of the event.


“As much of a wreckfest as that race was, it was almost impossible to avoid all of them,” Theriault said. “We ended up getting collected and getting into someone else's (accident). It tore the fenders off it and wrecked the car, so we fixed it as best we could and just rode around, making circles. A Top-15 isn't horrible, but it's definitely not what we were capable of or deserved.


“All in all, it was a very productive weekend. We're building communication every week, every time (crew chief Gary Crooks) and I go to the track. That was one of the things we set as a goal for this year, and I feel like it was better than last year, and that was some of the reason I felt we had a chance to win this weekend. Everything was clicking pretty decent.”


Theriault returns to the seat of the BKR No. 29 Ford on March 15 for a PASS South Series race at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.


“I'm really encouraged,” he said. “We're capable of good things this year.”




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MIS Track President Roger Curtis will also be at the CME to chat with Canadian NASCAR fans


(TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 28, 2013) The Sprint Cup trophy is the most coveted and prestigious award in North American motorsports. It will make its Canadian debut in the Michigan International Speedway booth during the Canadian Motorsports Expo powered by Inside Track News.


The show takes place February 8-10 at Toronto’s International Centre. MIS Track President Roger Curtis will also be in attendance at the CME, and is looking forward to connecting with Canadian racing fans.

“It’s been fun taking the trophy around to display for fans to see,” said Curtis. “I’m looking forward to bringing the trophy to Canada and talking with the fans at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. Each year thousands of fans come to Michigan International Speedway, from Canada, to watch the races and this is our way to bring NASCAR to Canada.”

This past November, Michigan native Brad Keselowski was presented the Sprint Cup trophy following the NASCAR season finale in Florida. His achievement permanently added his name to the list of NASCAR’s legendary champions.

“It was fun watching a Michigan native in Brad Keselowski win the 2012 NASCAR Championship,” continued Curtis. “I know how much it meant to him and his entire team. Seeing Roger Penske and Keselowski win this championship transcends sports and reflects on the pride we have in seeing the results of Michigan-style dedication, passion and hard work.”

The sterling silver trophy, which stands 24 inches (61 cm) tall and weighs in at 27 pounds (12 kg) was designed by artist Bruce Newman and created by legendary silversmiths Tiffany & Company. The trophy that will be on display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo travels around the country as part of the Sprint Experience and is one of three produced for NASCAR. The other two trophies remain on permanent display at Daytona and in NASCAR’s New York offices.

Fans at this year’s Canadian Motorsport Expo will be encouraged to have their photographs taken with the Sprint Cup trophy and will have the opportunity to speak with the man who made this opportunity possible, MIS Track President Roger Curtis.

“When we heard that Michigan International Speedway would be coming to the CME, we were very excited,” said show co-promoter David Weber. “And then when they told us that they were bringing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Trophy and Track President Roger Curtis, it blew us away. Roger Curtis is doing great things at MIS and we’re honoured to have him and members of his team at the show. And the NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy is something that racing fans can only usually see on TV. Being able to see it up close and have a picture taken with it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for visitors to the MIS booth.”


ABOUT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, boasts a proud, 45-year history of hosting America's best racing action on its 1,400-plus acres in the scenic Irish Hills. With 18 degree banking and 73-foot wide sweeping turns, Michigan International Speedway provides drivers with three and four grooves to run around the two-mile speedway. For more info, visit www.MISpeedway.com


ABOUT THE CME: The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Pearson International Airport. The show features motorsports content geared to racers and fans, including celebrity appearances by NASCAR stars Kyle Busch and Michael Waltrip. For information about the show, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com. The CME’s website is located at www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com.


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The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre


(TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 28, 2013) The premise behind the Canadian Motorsports Expo powered by Inside Track Motorsports News is to provide a ‘one-stop’ show and marketplace, catering not only to the race fan, but also to the on-track competitor and their support teams.

That concept makes the CME the perfect platform for such operations as Ilker and Isabel Starck’s Toronto-based SportsCar Boutique.


We’ve been at the Canadian Motorsports Expo for the past several years, because these are the people we want to reach,” states Ilker Starck. “From the beginning racer to the pro, our business is directly related to their efforts.”

Founded in 2010, the SportsCar Boutique features a three-pronged automotive business plan.

As a service and repair centre, the licensed technicians at SportsCar Boutique focus on exotic marques such as Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Alongside their service capabilities, this department also offers a Wheel and Tire Mounting Service, as well as Alignment and Corner Balancing for any high performance vehicles.

The retail branch of SportsCar Boutique has, in two short years, grown into a leading source for racing gear, helmets and HANS devices in Ontario. With regards to their race wear lines, SportsCar Boutique is the Canadian distributor for AlpineStars racing gear, and a factory authorized dealer for the top-of-the-line Stilo Helmets and Schroth Safety harness. They are also the Canadian distributors for PAGID RS, manufacturers of racing brake pads.

“Our product selection will be our primary focus at this year’s Canadian Motorsports Expo,” continues Starck. “We haven’t forgotten about the automotive enthusiast and their street machinery, but what we will have on display will be geared more towards the competitor. We plan a No Tax Event, and will be offering special deals all weekend long, on helmets and race wear.”

Although their full line of automotive accessories will not be on hand at the CME, SportsCar Boutique regularly stocks parts for a distinguished clientele from its Thornhill, Ont. base, handling such brands as BMC air filters, Brembo and Pagid brake pads, HRE wheels and Recaro seats.

The third aspect of the Starck’s business plan revolves around SCB Racing, providing race car preparation and trackside services for clients competing in events on the amateur CASC regional and PCA Club level, as well as on the semi-professional IMSA GT-3 Cup Challenge tour.

“The full staff of SCB Racing will be on hand at the CME show to answer any questions people might have regarding what we can offer them, in getting them to the track fully prepared, and then keeping them running successfully and safely once they get there.”

Concludes Starck, “The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a great opportunity for us to meet with our existing clients, as well as to introduce ourselves to potential new customers. The people who come to the Expo are the backbone of our business, and it is very important for us to have the opportunity to meet with them on a professional basis, against this motorsports backdrop.”


ABOUT SPORTSCAR BOUTIQUE: The store and service centre is located at 85 Glen Cameron Drive in Thornhill, Ontario, with store hours 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. SportsCar Boutique has recently added an online order system to their business, and full information can be found on their website, www.sportscarboutique.com. Telephone inquiries can be made, toll-free at (888) 389-8848.


ABOUT THE CME: The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Pearson International Airport. The show features motorsports content geared to racers and fans. For information about the show, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com. The CME’s website is located at www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com.


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Le 3 février à l'Autodrome St-Eustache

La table est mise pour le CHALLENGE SUR NEIGE

Ce n’est pas la neige qui manque et la température semble s’adoucir un peu, les éléments sont donc en place pour que la 3e édition du Challenge sur neige connaisse un succès, tant au niveau participation qu’au niveau de l’assistance. Si on se rappelle bien, l’édition de 2012 s’était déroulée avec succès avec un froib sibérien qui n’avait pas empêché les amateurs de se présenter en grand nombre pour cet événement de courses de stock cars sur le circuit ovale enneigé et  modifié de l’Autodrome St-Eustache.


Parmis les pilotes inscrits, les gagnants des deux finales de l’an passé en traction 4 cylindres, MAXIME PELLETIER de Mascouche et  DAVE TAYLOR de Candiac sur la rive-sud ont déjà condirmé leurs présences ce week-end, ainsi que le gagnant de la catégorie « 4 roues motrices » STÉPHANE LANGEVIN. Également parmi les pilotes confirmés,  le gagnant de la première édition en 2011 MARTIN LACOMBE et d’autres favoris, des réguliers des courses estivales Jason Morand et Patrick Boucher, ainsi que plusieurs autres dans les catégories Traction 4 cylindres, Propulsion et 4 roues motrices.




Photos ci-dessus : les gagnants 2012 des finales de la classe principale, Dave Taylor  et Maxime Pelletier

Une présence qui ne passera pas innaperçue, le promoteur Charest a eu la confirmation de la présence réputée et populaire pilote NASCAR Isabelle Tremblay qui, incidemment sera des nôtres lors de la course NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE qui aura lieu le 27 juillet prochain à l’Autodrome St-Eustache.


«C’est avec joie que j’ai accepté l’invitation de Dave de participer à son événement du 3 février et de venir m’amuser avec mes anciens compétiteurs à cet endroit où j’ai connu mes première heures de gloire avec ma première victoire en carrière lors de l’Enduro 200 et mon premier championnat de division. Bien que j’y sois par plaisir, je n’y vais pas pour parader et mes concurrents n’auront qu’à se tenir durant la course »…de préciser la sympathique pilote de la région de St-Jérôme dans les Laurentides.

Une cinquantaine de pilotes sont attendus pour cet événement hivernal. Les puits ouvriront à dix heures, des sessions de pratiques sont au programme durant l’avant-midi et c’est sur le coup de 13h00 que les épreuves de qualifications débuteront et seront suivies des finales de chaque division qui se termineront vers 16h30. Les coûts d’inscription sont de 30$ pour les voitures, tandis que le public aura droit d’accès au site pour 15$, les enfants de 12 ans et moins,  qui auront droit à de la délicieuse  tire sur la neige  de la Famille Constantin seront admis gratuitement. Une cafeteria pouvant contenir 200 personnes est également disponible pour ceux qui veulent regarder les compétitions bien au chaud.


Pour informations on appelle au 450-472-6222 ou au 514-885-8194 et pour les réservations de numéros on contacte Yves Ladouceur au 450-735-4444. La règlementation est également disponible sur le site www.anca-qc.com .


Source : Yves Ladouceur                                                 



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Rolex 24 Daytona – 24 au 27 janvier 2013


Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, 27 janvier 2013 – Jean-François Dumoulin et ses coéquipiers de Park Place Motorsports ont franchi la ligne d’arrivée du circuit Daytona International Speedway en 14e position dans la classe GT cet après-midi. Le Québécois raconte avec enthousiasme son week-end. La piste de Daytona et l’évènement en lui-même ne revêtent pas une nouveauté pour lui, toutefois, c’est toujours avec une certaine frénésie qu’il pilote sur ce prestigieux et mythique circuit qui lui a souri à plusieurs reprises.


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Rolex 24 Daytona – January 24th to 27th, 2013


Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, January 27th, 2013 – Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Park Place Motorsports teammates crossed the Daytona International Speedway finish line in 14th place this afternoon, in the GT class. The Quebecer retells his weekend with enthusiasm. The Daytona circuit and event itself are not new to him, but every return to this prestigious and mythical circuit brings excitement.  


 C’est d’ailleurs avec conviction et ténacité que Jean-François Dumoulin s’est élancé de la trentième place au départ de la 51e édition des 24 Heures de Daytona hier (26 janvier), au volant de la Porsche GT3 Cup n°72 Vess Energy Services. Dès les premiers tours, le Québécois gagne des positions, toutefois, un arrêt aux puits est nécessaire lorsque la roue avant droite commence à se dévisser.


« Le boulon de la roue était coincé et il a fallu un certain temps pour le changer. Je suis retourné en piste, mais l’équipe a eu une pénalité et j’ai dû entrer de nouveau aux puits. Les six tours de retard ne nous ont pas permis de remonter davantage », explique Jean-François Dumoulin.


Les coéquipiers de Park Place Motorsports, Mike Vess, Mike Skeen, Chuck Cole, Grant Phipps et Jean-François Dumoulin ont effectué une remontée de 16 positions (30e à la 14e place). Suivant la stratégie de l’équipe, la Porsche GT3 Cup n°72 Vess Energy Services s’est comportée de façon optimale pour leur permettre de terminer l’épreuve. « Nous avions une bonne voiture, des pilotes performants. Tout était coordonné, le rythme en piste, les temps, la rotation des pilotes. Malgré tout, nous étions compétitifs », ajoute l’instructeur de pilotage qui comptabilise environ sept heures de piste.


Jean-François Dumoulin a particulièrement apprécié la collaboration avec l’ensemble des membres de Park Place Motorsports, une équipe des plus professionnelles. « Ils ont beaucoup d’expérience, c’est une très bonne équipe, composée de pilotes et de mécanos talentueux provenant de partout à travers le monde. Je suis très content d’avoir compétitionné avec eux », précise le Québécois.


« Passion – Performance – Partenariats »


It is with conviction and tenacity that Jean-Francois Dumoulin started from the thirtieth position in the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona yesterday (January 26th), at the wheel of the n°72 Vess Energy Services Porsche GT3 Cup. From the very first laps, the Quebecer gained positions but a pit stop was necessary when the front wheel started to loosen.


« The wheel nut was jammed and required a certain amount of time to be changed. After being able to return to the track the team received a penalty and was required to return to the pits. The six laps lost did not permit us to return on the lead lap », explains Jean-Francois Dumoulin.


The Park Place Motorsports teammates, Mike Vess, Mike Skeen, Chuck Cole, Grant Phipps and Jean-Francois Dumoulin were able to gain 16 positions (from 30th to 14th place). Following the teams’ strategy, the n°72 Vess Energy Services Porsche GT3 Cup behaved optimally allowing the team to cross the finish line. « We had a great car with performing drivers. Everything was coordinated, the track rhythm, the timing and driver rotations. Even with everything that occurred we were competitive », adds the International Driving Instructor, totalling seven hours of track time.


Jean-Francois Dumoulin most appreciated the collaboration with the professional Park Place Motorsports team. « A great team with a lot of experience, talented drivers and mechanics from all around the world. I am very pleased to have competed with them », states the Quebecer.


« Passion – Performance – Partnerships »



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Rolex 24 Daytona – 24 au 27 janvier 2013


Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, 27 janvier 2013 - Habitué des circuits routiers et fort de son expérience en épreuve d'endurance ce week-end, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin se retrouvait pour la première fois à bord d'une Daytona Prototype et il se dit prêt à renouveler l'expérience. L'écurie BTE Sport, supportée par DAC Aviation, a été confrontée à plusieurs embûches survenues depuis le début des activités de la 51e édition des 24h de Daytona. Après plus de 14 heures de compétition, les ennuis mécaniques ont forcé l'équipe à retirer de l'épreuve la Ford Riley n°27.


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Rolex 24 at Daytona – January 24th to 27th, 2013


Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, January 27th, 2013 – Specialized in road circuits, with unyielding experiences in endurance races, this weekend was the first time Louis-Philippe Dumoulin found himself aboard a Daytona Prototype and already wishes to renew this experience. BTE Sport team, sponsored by DAC Aviation, faced several complications in the early onset of the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. After more than 14 hours of racing the mechanical issues resulted in the team's decision to withdraw the # 27 Ford Riley from the race.


Louis-Philippe Dumoulin a pris le relais, 3h30 après le départ de l'épreuve (quatre heures en piste au total de jour et de nuit) et ce, avec très peu de tours effectués lors des séances d'essais (jeudi 24 et vendredi 25). « J'ai dû m'adapter très très rapidement et je me suis senti dans mon élément presque instantanément, c'est comme si j'avais déjà conduit ce genre de bolide. Les meilleurs pilotes au monde participent aux 24h et c'était un honneur d'être en piste avec eux », partage-t-il.


Le travail incessant des mécaniciens de l'équipe BTE Sport doit être souligné. Ils ont tout mis en œuvre pour que la Ford Riley puisse poursuivre la course. L'écurie montréalaise et les pilotes Emmanuel Anassis (Montréal, Québec), propriétaire de DAC Aviation, Anthony Massari (Tampa, Florida), Doug Peterson (Bonita Springs, Florida) se disent satisfaits du professionnalisme, de la constance de Louis-Philippe Dumoulin et de leur collaboration.


Déjà lors des essais de jeudi dernier (24 janvier), BTE Sport avait fait face à des complications toutefois, ils avaient réussi à stabiliser la voiture pour le départ de la course. Plusieurs avaries mécaniques (transmission, devant de la voiture, freins) en piste ont obligé la Ford Riley n° 27 à retraiter aux puits régulièrement.


« C'était la première participation de BTE Sport aux 24h en Daytona Prototype, le tout s'est décidé avant les Fêtes pour eux. L'équipe mécanique a travaillé très fort pour assurer la continuité de la course toutefois, les aller-retour au garage se sont multipliés et ils ont décidé de se retirer définitivement de l'épreuve vers 5h ce matin. Sans les ennuis mécaniques nous aurions pu terminer dans le top-8 », explique Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


Saison 2013 – Série NASCAR Canadian Tire

Depuis la fin de la saison dernière, des discussions positives se poursuivent avec WeatherTech Canada concernant le renouvellement d'une entente pour l'ensemble de la saison 2013 en Série NASCAR Canadian Tire. Les détails devraient être communiqués dans les prochaines semaines.


DAC Aviation est un fournisseur de services d'affrètement aérien depuis plus de 16 ans, opérant dans des domaines tels que le Soudan, la République démocratique du Congo, la Somalie, la Zambie, l'Angola, l'Ethiopie et récemment en Afghanistan. [...] DAC a toujours adapté ses activités pour répondre aux exigences des missions humanitaires et de maintien de la paix et pour s'assurer que le plus haut niveau de sécurité est constamment maintenu. Comme la plupart des histoires à succès, celle de DAC a commencé avec une idée et une détermination inébranlable de faire une différence. […] Au début des années 1990, Emmanuel Anassis, Président et fondateur de DAC Aviation, identifia un manque dans le marché du transport aérien de l'aide humanitaire en Afrique. Travaillant alors comme pilote de brousse en Afrique de l'Est, il remarqua que les organisations d'aide humanitaire internationales n'avaient pas accès à un fournisseur de transport aérien stable, fiable et sécuritaire. En réponse à ce besoin du marché, DAC commence ses opérations en 1991 avec un seul avion DHC-5 Buffalo, un contrat avec le Programme Alimentaire Mondial et une poignée d'ingénieurs dédiés à répondre aux demandes d'entretien.

Source : http://www.dacaviation.com


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Three and a half hours after the start Louis-Philippe Dumoulin took the wheel (completing a total track time of four hours, day and night) and this with very few practice laps completed (Thursday 24th and Friday 25th).  « I had to adapt myself very, very quickly and I felt at ease almost instantly. It was as if I had previously driven in this type of car. The world's best drivers participate in the 24 Hours at Daytona and it was an honor to race amongst them », shares Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


The BTE Sport mechanical teams' relentless efforts must be underlined. They did everything possible to enable the Ford Riley to continue the race. The Montreal based team and their drivers Emmanuel Anassis (Montreal, Quebec), owner of DAC Aviation, Anthony Massari (Tampa, Florida), and Doug Peterson (Bonita Springs, Florida) are satisfied with Louis-Philippe Dumoulins' professionalism, consistency and overall collaboration.


During Thursday's practice session (January 24th), the team had already faced complications but they were able to stabilize the Daytona Prototype prior to race start. The numerous mechanical problems (Transmission, brakes and front-end) forced the # 27 Ford Riley to make regular pit stops. 


« It was BTE Sport's first 24 Hours participation in a Daytona Prototype. For them, everything had been decided before the holidays. The mechanics worked extremely hard to keep up with the car's maintenance during the race, but as the pit stops multiplied they decided to officially withdraw around 5 am this morning. If it were not for the mechanical issues we could have completed in the top-8 », explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.


2013 Season – NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

Since the end of last years' season, discussions have been underway with WeatherTech Canada regarding a renewal agreement for the 2013 season in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. More details to follow in upcoming weeks.


DAC Aviation has been a provider of air charter services for over 16 years, operating in areas such as Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Zambia, Angola, Ethiopia and recently Afghanistan. […] DAC has always tailored all its operations to meet the demands of humanitarian and peacekeeping missions and to ensure that the highest level of safety is constantly upheld. Having worked with numerous international organizations expecting the highest level of quality from its flight operator, The DAC Aviation Group has placed much emphasis on providing a value added service that is both safe and reliable. The Wilson Airport headquarters in Nairobi Kenya house our management, support and maintenance staff. The 300 plus employees make up a team of highly qualified professionals trained to work in the most challenging of environments. […]As most success stories, DAC's began with an idea and an unwavering determination to make a difference. In the early 1990's Emmanuel Anassis, DAC Aviation's chairman and founder, identified a gap in the African humanitarian air transportation market. Working as a bush pilot in east Africa he noticed that what international humanitarian aid organizations were lacking was access to a stable, reliable and safe air service provider. In response to this identified market need, DAC began operations in 1991 with a single DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft, a contract with the World Food Programme and a handful of dedicated engineers to support the maintenance requirements.

Source: http://www.dacaviation.com


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The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre


(TORONTO, ON // JANUARY 25, 2013) On Sunday, February 10, NASCAR star Kyle Busch will be the headline star at the Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News, signing autographs for fans and participating in an on-stage Q&A session. The CME takes place February 8-10 at Toronto’s International Centre.



Known for his talent and intensity as a driver, Busch is one of NASCAR’s most popular and prominent competitors. And with a combined 105 career victories in NASCAR’s three top touring series – which puts him third behind Hall of Fame legends Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (106) – Kyle Busch is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport.


One week after his appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo, Busch will be at Daytona International Speedway to take part in qualifying in advance of the season-opening Daytona 500. Compared to his lofty standards, Busch had a relatively difficult season in 2012 and he’s looking forward to returning to his winning ways in 2013, and that includes challenging for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Prior to signing autographs for the fans, at the CME, Busch will be on stage to discuss his career and the upcoming NASCAR season. The 27 year old has raced in Canada several times and appreciates how passionate Canadian racing fans are.


“Every time that I’ve raced north of the border – whether it be Late Models at Delaware Speedway or in the Nationwide Series at Montreal – I’ve been really impressed by the enthusiasm of the Canadian fans, so I’m looking forward to being a part of the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto next month,” said Busch, who is a five-time qualifier for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. “Although the Sprint Cup Series doesn’t have an event in Canada, most weekends you see Canadian flags flying in the camping areas, especially at the Northern tracks – Michigan, Watkins Glen, New Hampshire – where they draw a lot of Canadian fans, so this will be a good chance to meet those folks and let them know that we appreciate their support.”


Discussing Kyle Busch’s appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo, show co-promoter David Weber said, “We are extremely excited to announce that Kyle Busch will be our headline star on Sunday, February 10 at the CME. Over the years, the show has presented some of racing’s biggest personalities and having Kyle Busch as this year’s featured guest continues that tradition. We’re very pleased with the way that the 7th annual CME is coming together and we’re confident that with the support of the fans and the racing community, it will be the best CME yet.”

Details surrounding Kyle Busch’s appearance at the CME will be announced shortly. For updates on this and other CME news, visit the website at www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com.


ABOUT THE CME: The 7th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo Powered by Inside Track Motorsport News takes place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Pearson International Airport. The show features motorsports content geared to racers and fans. For information about the show, including news, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com. The CME’s website is located at www.CanadianMotorsportsExpo.com.


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