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Lundi 3 juin 2013 – Dave Paryzo – Directeur des communications
Après un programme d’ouverture fracassant le 18 mai dernier, la table est mise pour une excellente saison sur la « Short Track » spectaculaire.
À nouveau, les Modifiés 358 seront en vedette avec deux confrontations de 40 tours. Vainqueurs dans le cadre du 1er programme, Alan Therrien #39A et la recrue Daniel Nadeau #64 voudront certainement poursuivre sur leur lancée victorieuse. Cependant, l’opposition sera forte avec plusieurs coureurs aptes à visiter le cercle des vainqueurs. Malchanceux à l’ouverture, David Hébert #1 et Mario Clair #22, champion et vice-champion 2012, mettront assurément les bouchées doubles pour revenir au plus fort de la lutte. L’Ontarien Chris Raabe #01 est actuellement en tête du classement des pilotes suite à sa régularité, terminant les deux épreuves en deuxième position.
Classement Modifié 358
1 Chris Raabe #01 117 pts.
2 Alan Therrien #39A 113
3 Gino Clair #22J 104
4 Daniel Nadeau #64 (R) 98
5 Claude Brouillard #3 97
Aussi à l’horaire les Speed STR seront en piste pour une finale de 25 tours. Encore une fois dans cette classe, nombreux coureurs sont en mesure de rivaliser pour la victoire. C’est notamment le cas de la famille Plante, Maxime #79 et Josianne #97 qui connaissent un excellent début de saison. Il ne faudra surtout pas oublier Éric Boisvert #44 et Yanick Mathieu #59 qui avaient offert tout un spectacle lors du dernier programme au RPM Speedway.
Pour une première fois cette saison, les Sportsmans seront en piste eux aussi pour une finale de 25 tours. Le champion en titre, Mathieu Desjardins #1M compte bien conserver sa couronne à nouveau. Mais, Steve Bernier #25 et Martin Pelletier #92 voudront sans aucun doute lui mettre des bâtons dans les roues.
Puis, la catégorie Semi-Pro complètera la soirée avec une épreuve qui devrait donner beaucoup d’action.
C’est un rendez-vous à ne pas manquer à compter de 18 h 30. Ouverture des puits 16:00. N’oublier pas c’est gratuit pour les adolescents de 13 à 17 ans.
Le RPM Speedway, « Short Track » spectaculaire!
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Le JIFFY LUBE 100, les 6 et 7 juillet 2013
Mirabel, Québec le 3 juin 2013 - C’est les 6 et 7 juillet prochain que se déroulera le Jiffy Lube 100 propulsé par Snap-On au Circuit ICAR de Mirabel. À bord de leur voiture NASCAR de plus de 550 chevaux, deux pilotes québécois, Andrew Ranger et Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, se disputeront la tête de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire, un affrontement spectaculaire à ne pas manquer!
En plus de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire, le Jiffy Lube 100 présentera les séries: CTCC, Canadian Supercar, Formula Tour 1600, Pro-Cam, Super Production Challenge, Sportsman ICAR Challenge et Cup Lites.
Un spectacle impressionnant et divertissant pour tous!
Assurément, 2 jours de sport motorisé impressionnants et divertissants qui s’adressent à tous les types d’amateurs et de passionnés. Du fan qui veut un accès au paddock et une place en bord de piste, à la famille qui souhaite une expérience plus confortable et tout incluse, jusqu’au loges VIP climatisés, le Circuit ICAR vous permet de choisir votre expérience NASCAR.
Forfaits et billets en vente au Circuit ICAR et sur le CircuitICAR.com.
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Pour tous les détails sur le Jiffy Lube 100, vous pouvez communiquer le Circuit ICAR au 514.955.4227 ou au firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pour plus d’informations sur les séries et pilotes qui compétitionneront au Jiffy Lube 100:
NASCAR Canadian Tire: http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian_tire_series
Canadian Supercar: http://supercar.ca/
Formula Tour 1600: http://www.siteformulatour1600.com/fr/
Super Production Challenge: http://www.superproductionchallenge.com/
Source: Jean-François Ménard-Boissonneault
Relations publiques // Circuit ICAR
LE 22 JUIN
St-Eustache, 3 juin 2013. La table était pourtant bien mise pour un excellent programme de courses avec en vedette les pilotes de la Série canado-américaine ACT, ceux de la série provinciale de monoplaces Revstar ainsi que les divisions locales de l’ANCA de l’Autodrome St-Eustache avant que Dame nature s’en mêle et mette un terme à l’événement alors que les 24 pilotes de l’ACT prenaient le départ de la course principale de cent tours un peu dépassé les 20 heures.
Lors des qualifications ACT, ce sont trois pilotes de notre région, qui ont débuté leurs carrières respectives à l’Autodrome St-Eustache, qui les ont remportées. Ils s’agit de Daniel Bergeron, de St-Benoit de Mirabel avec la voiture #7, Sylvain Lacombe de Terrebonne avec la voiture #3jr et finalement Jonathan Bouvrette de Blainville, avec son bolide #41. Ce dernier avait terminé 2e lors du 300 tours de fin de saison 2012.
En Sportsman Lucas Oil ASE, ce sont Martin Lacombe, le 03 de Terrebonne et le gagnant de la première finale de la saison le 18 mai dernier, Jean-François Bouvrette, le 38 de St-Jérôme, qui les ont remportées, s’assurant par le fait même une position de départ en première ligne lors de la reprise.
Stéphane Aubin, le 26 de Boisbriand, et Stéphane Caron, le 99 de Laval, ont été les vainqueurs des qualifications en Légendes Modifiées, tandis que Maxime Tardif, le #24 de Deux-Montagnes et Yannick Miron, le 90 de Ste-Marthe en ont fait de même en Sport-Compactes.
Dans les 3 divisions qui ont réussi à compléter leur programme, Mentionnons la victoire en qualification et en finale de Louis-A. Dupuis, le 66 de Laval en Challenge 4. Pierre Duguay, le 31 de Deux-Montagnes, est celui qui a remporté l’autre finale.
En ce qui concerne la spectaculaire Série Revstar qui étaient également de la partie, Patrick Manny a remporté l’épreuve principale, suivi de Maxime Plante et André Manny.
En Grand Régional, une autre journée parfaite pour David Joseph, de Blainville avec sa voiture #13 qui a remporté la qualification et la finale.
Pour de la tenue des finales non complétées en ACT (100 tours), Sportman Lucas Oil (50 tours), Sport-Compactes (30 tours) et Légendes-Modifiées (30 tours), celles-ci auront lieu le 22 juin prochain.
Pour l’occasion, les puits ouvriront à 17h30. Les détenteurs de leurs billets du 1er juin pourront accéder au site sans autres frais, tandis que pour les non-détenteurs de billet, le prix d’entrée a été fixé à 30$ pour les adultes, 15$ pour les 13 à 17 ans, tandis que les enfants de 12 ans et moins seront accueillis gratuitement, comme à l’accoutumée. Pour ce qui est des puits, le prix sera de 35$ pour les adultes et les 0-17 ans (une nouveauté) seront admis dans les puits pour la somme de 20$.
Pour plus de renseignements sur le calendrier des événements de stock car de la prochaine saison au l’horaire du programme qui vient, on peut visiter les sites web www.autodrome.ca et www.anca-qc.com ou appeler au 450-472-6222.
Source : Yves Ladouceur
Directeur des opérations courses
COURSE XTRÊME NON-VOYANTS
Bur: (450) 472-6222
By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
It may be early in the year, but if things continue the way they’ve started, the 2013 Late Model track championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park won’t be decided until the final lap of the last race during the closing night of the season.
With a pair of shows in the record books, the top 4 runners in the field are separated by just 2 points. Mark Gordon and Darren Kearnan have each recorded feature race wins, but in each 25 lapper, the rest of the pack crossed the line tightly glued to their rear bumpers. Speedway manager Glenn Butt says that based on what the division has shown in just 2 starts, fans at the half-mile oval have an exciting season of action to look forward to.
“Opening night, nearly the entire pack was fighting for the win and just one slip-up could’ve taken out the whole field,” said Butt. “A week later, the #55 scored a commanding win, but the rest of the top 5 positions were still up for grabs coming to the checkered flag. These drivers are treating our fans to some exciting, edge of your seat racing performances.”
Although he has yet to claim a feature race win, Linc Brown enjoys a slim lead in the point chase after a pair of events. The Colborne, Ontario veteran’s consistency has paved the way to his strong start. 2012 track champion Kyle ‘Wheely’ Donaldson is just a point behind Brown and although he is also still waiting for a first trip to victory lane, the Queensville, Ontario speedster has been typically quick out of the box. Ironically, the year’s first main event winners – Mark Gordon of Richmond Hill and Stouffville’s Darren Kearnan – are tied for 3rd in the standings, with 85 points each.
Saturday at the Park: Action resumes Saturday, June 8th at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway. After inclement weather cancelled the scheduled event June 1st, the Late Models will be back in action and joined by the Lucas Oil Pure Stocks. The Bob’s Towing Thunder Cars will get a week off, while fans are treated to the first of this year’s 2 appearances by the Lucas Oil Canadian Vintage Modifieds. The night’s first green flag is scheduled for 6:00...Saturday, June 22nd all regular divisions get a much deserved night off as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series takes over the track for a 200 lap extravaganza. It will be the tour’s second of 3 stops at the venue for 2013. The final visit will be during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Weekend, August 30th to September 1st on the road course.
For tickets and race information, call 905.983.9141 or look for schedule details at www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook or Twitter.
Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
2012 Late Model track champion Kyle ‘Wheely’ Donaldson is still looking for his first main event win, but the Queensville, Ontario resident is locked in a tight, early season point battle at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media
Attached Photo: Riverside.jpg - Serie ACT title favorites Jean-Francois Dery (21QC) and Dany Trepanier (19QC) battle at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St Croix, QC in 2012. Serie ACT will begin the 2013 season this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway. (Photo Credit: Stephane Lazare)
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Waterbury, VT – Following two rained out events, the 2013 Série ACT season is set to open this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, QC.
Série ACT has never held a season-opening event at Circuit Riverside, but will make a third attempt at kicking off their eleven race schedule on Saturday after rainouts at Autodrome Montmagny and Autodrome St Eustache.
Série ACT underwent major offseason changes, and in 2013 is offering unprecedented purse money with over $400,000 on the line, including an $80,000 point fund and $70,000 in tire bonus money for competitors who participate in all Série ACT events.
Up and comer Jonathan Bouvrette came out of the gate fast at St Eustache before the rains came, topping the charts in every practice session and winning his qualifying heat handily. Title favorites Jean-Francois Dery and Dany Trepanier looked strong in their first time on the track in 2013 as well, as they head to the track where both drivers had podium finishes in 2012.
The 2013 Série ACT season begins this Saturday, June 8 at Circuit Riverside Speedway in St. Croix, QC. Post time is 6pm.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200 Live on SPEED
(LONG POND, Pa.) - Rookies Erik Jones and Chase Elliott were among the fastest in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open testing at Pocono Raceway Wednesday. Both 17-year-old drivers will be making their superspeedway debuts in Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200, live on SPEED at 1:00 p.m.
"Our day really improved throughout the test," Jones said.
"The car got better and I improved a lot too. This place is a little intimidating at first, but once you get a little used to it, your confidence goes up, and you get more comfortable. The tunnel turn is so fast and so much fun. Each corner is so different; it's like being at three different tracks. I think we have a shot at it on Saturday. This place is new to me, but I never go into a race thinking we don't, at least have a shot to win."
Jones posted the fastest lap of the day at 170.736 mph.
Elliott also commented on his first laps at Pocono.
"This is really a whole new experience for me; I've never been on a place this big," Elliott said.
"The car felt really good, as best as I can tell. I know the car's fast. If we're not completely up to speed, it's just me not carrying enough speed through the corners. I'm still getting used to what this place is all about, and what it needs from a driver.
"This track is so much fun to drive with the corners being so different. There's so much to learn about this place, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here, and learn what this place is about. It's a lot of fun just to be here and understand the sport just that much more. I'm really excited about the ARCA race on Saturday. It's going to be a big day."
Elliott was also asked about his father Bill Elliott's input on Pocono.
"He really hasn't said a lot to me about Pocono. He never raced on the new pavement, so I think he wants to be careful about sharing information. I've got a great team with Hendrick Motorsports. He knows I'm surrounded by great people, and he's comfortable with what they can teach me."
Elliott was third quickest overall at 169.252 mph.
Brennan Poole, assisting the Venturini Motorsports drivers with the open test, was second fastest overall. However, The Woodlands, Texas former Pocono ARCA winner is not scheduled to race at Pocono this Saturday.
Cunningham Motorsports' Tom Hessert was fourth fastest overall.
"I'm really pleased with the car," Hessert said.
"We unloaded pretty good, made a few changes and made it better. This is the best I've been here in a long time. Big thing here is getting into the corners, obviously, being that they're all different. The back end works so good here; the trick is getting the front end to work just as well."
A.J. Henriksen, one of six drivers testing for Venturini Motorsports, was fifth on the speed charts.
"When the car's this good, it's sort of like riding a bike. You feel like you never forgot how. I'm pretty familiar with this track, but we don't race as much as we used to, so it really helps when you're able to get in a car that handles so well. Makes it fun. Since they repaved this place, I'd have to say it's a little less forgiving though. You get out of the groove, and you're done."
Will Kimmel, in a second Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, was sixth.
"It's been great," Kimmel said. "Cunningham's got a pretty fast car here. I think we're going to be really good on long runs, which I think will play into Saturday's race. This place keeps you guessing all the time though. The way you have to run these cars now, you've got to find different ways to get into the corners so you're coming off them with enough speed to get down the straightaways. We have a really good car. All good."
Roulo Brothers Racing's Mason Mitchell was next up on the charts. Mitchell, like Jones and Elliott, took his first laps today at Pocono.
"It's big; it's smooth; it's fast; I absolutely love it," Mitchell said.
"It's one of those tracks you've heard so much about. It's so cool to watch it on TV, so to be here and be part of it is really amazing. It's a triangle. How cool is that?"
Justin Boston, another first-timer at Pocono, was eighth.
"I've never been to a track like this," Boston said.
"I can definitely see where getting a good balance in the car between the different corners is critical to overall success here. Every corner here is like going to a different track. When you get through the tunnel turn good, it's the best feeling. After coming down that long straightaway, and then getting into turn one - it's really an amazing feeling. It's really cool."
Mason Mingus and Spencer Gallagher rounded out the top-10.
Mingus got an assist today from the 2009 ARCA Racing Series champion and Pocono ARCA winner Justin Lofton, who served Mingus in an advisory role.
"Justin (Lofton) has been very successful here, so he's really been able to help me out," Mingus said. "He went out and baselined the car, so I'm just kind of taking mental notes from there. I'm picking his brain every chance I get, and I'm getting more comfortable with the track. I'm listening to everything he says, and I'll just take it from there.
"This track is amazing," Mingus added. "It's got so much grip. I have no idea what it was like before they repaved it, but I'm getting a good feel for it now. It's so much fun to drive. I've got a lot to learn, so this test day is really critical."
Mingus is currently second in championship points, 60 points away from nine-time champ Frank Kimmel. While Mingus will be making his career-first start at Pocono in this Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200, Kimmel will be making his 41st start on the Long Pong, Pa. superspeedway. Kimmel is also a three-time Pocono winner. Kimmel was not, however, among the drivers testing at Pocono.
In all, 20 drivers among 13 ARCA teams tested Wednesday.
There were two on-track incidents, both in turn one where 17-year-old Taylor Ferns and George Cushman backed into the wall. Neither driver was injured, but both cars were damaged such that each could not be prepared in time for more testing.
Saturday's Pocono ARCA 200, the 56th ARCA race on the Pocono triangle since 1983, is live on SPEED at 1:00 p.m.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.
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CHARLOTTE, NC (June 5) – As the halfway point of the 16 race season nears for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models, veterans Jay Fogleman and Kyle Grissom are once again duking it out for the series championship. But heading into Saturday night’s 150 lapper at Virginia’s South Boston Speedway, a new group of contenders has emerged this year looking to challenge for wins. A stellar contingent of rookies has impressed this year in the PASS South Super Late Model division which includes Brandon Lynn, Spencer Davis, Cole Timm, Tate Fogleman, and Karl Weber. For Lynn, Davis, and Timm, their paths to the PASS South Series might have differed greatly, but the goals are all the same.
After moving from New York to North Carolina with his family to pursue a career in racing, Brandon Lynn has steadily climbed the racing ladder. From Bandoleros and Legends, Lynn made the move to the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway where he won in the Limited Late Model division before moving up to Late Model Stocks. With time spent reassessing his plans, Lynn joined with David Pletcher to make the move to PASS South in 2013, immediately finding success with a fourth place finish in the season opening South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway.
“We’re real happy with our start to the year,” said Lynn. “We’ve been out of the game for about two years and to come back and run full-time with these PASS guys, be third in the championship and the top rookie, we’re definitely pleased.”
Despite being third in PASS South points, Lynn believes his team can do better. His worst finish of the season came at South Boston Speedway nearly a month ago when he finished 18th after a grinding crash with Brandon Ward entering turn one.
“We’d definitely like to keep moving up in the championship points, that’s everyone’s goal is to move forward and win the championship and that’s definitely what we want to do,” said Lynn. “We’d like to have a solid finish as always at South Boston. Obviously we’re going for the win and hoping to bounce back from the crash we had here in May.”
Like Lynn, Georgia’s Spencer Davis has been impressive so far this year. Racing since he was six-years-old, Davis started out racing Go Karts, quickly becoming one of the top kart racers in the country. In 2011, Davis moved from karts to the Pro Truck ranks in Georgia and Florida where he once again became a consistent winner. Last year, Davis began competing in Pro Late Model races throughout the Southeast, scoring a handful of wins before making his PASS South Super Late Model debut at Orange County Speedway. This year, Davis sits 5th in PASS South points with two top ten finishes, just 10 points out of third. But, his best moment so far this season has been in one of the biggest races of the year, the Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory. After leading a number of laps, he finished seventh to propel him into third in PASS National points heading to next month’s prestigious TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.
“We’ve had a real good season so far for our first year in PASS,” said Davis. “The race that hurt us the most was when we had some technical issues in the pits at Southern National, but we’re real good in points and still got a shot at them. With a race under our belts at South Boston, hopefully we can grab on real quick this time and have a real good day.”
Although a rookie in PASS South, Cole Timm is a face very familiar to those in the pit area. Since 2010, Timm has been winning support division races at PASS events, first in the Bandolero division and then in the Super Limited class which ultimately became the PASS Pro Late Model division. One of Timm’s biggest supporters has been 2010 PASS South and PASS National Champion Preston Peltier, who has helped prepare Timm’s car this year and served as a mentor to the driver on the track. A best finish of 12th at Southern National Motorsports Park has helped Timm to sixth in PASS South points heading to South Boston Saturday night. But, perhaps his best run of the season came at Caraway Speedway in the most recent event for the PASS South Super Late Models. Timm ran as high third before a mechanical issue relegated him to a 17th place finish.
“We’re going to just keep working on the car, try to get some speed out of it, but all in all this year’s been pretty good,” said Timm. “Anytime you go to a track that you’ve been to before, like South Boston, it helps you set up wise and how you’re going to drive the car.”
While his experience in the PASS Pro Late Model has proven to be beneficial as far as track experience goes, Timm feels his biggest hurdle thus far has been in adapting to the much longer, more demanding races in the PASS South Super Late Model division.
“In the PASS Pro Late Model, you never had to save a lot, you just go as hard as you can for 50 laps,” said Timm. “Now I’m having to learn how to conserve and that’s what we’ve been working on. I’ve been burning the brakes off the Super Late Model for the past couple of races, but we’re going to try and work on that.”
Short track racing’s best will once again tackle “America’s Hometown Track” led by PASS South points leader Jay Fogleman, defending series champion Kyle Grissom, Brandon Ward, John Batten, Justin Allison, and Bobby Measmer, Jr. Austin Theriault returns to the seat of the Brad Keselowski Racing #29 along with teammate Zak Hausler. Virginia drivers Tanner Rumberg and former South Boston Speedway competitor David Quackenbush hope their home track knowledge can lead to victory lane, while rookies Joe Ryan Osborne and Joseph Mursuli try to build more momentum. Gus Dean makes the move back up to PASS after two top 10 finishes to start the year at Dillon and Myrtle Beach and Trevor Noles climbs back into the Coulter Motorsports #2 after leading laps at SoBo in May. Kevin Powell will be in the Woodman Racing Q104 looking for another strong run and Jerrick Johnson hopes to get his season turned around for Godfather Motorsports.
Action gets underway on Friday for the PASS South Super Late Models at South Boston Speedway with an optional practice from 10 AM – 4 PM. On Saturday, there will be rotating practice for the PASS South Super Late Models, NASCAR Late Model Stocks and Legends from 2 PM – 3:50, followed by qualifying at 4:30 PM and main event racing slated to begin at 7:00 PM. Fans can purchase $10 advanced tickets and watch over 300 laps of the South’s best racing by going to the South Boston Speedway office or southbostonspeedway.com.
Entry list and schedule for this weekend’s event at South Boston Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
PASS North Super Late Model entry forms for Speedway 660, Canaan Speedway, and Beech Ridge Motor Speedway as well as PASS South Super Late Model entry forms for South Boston Speedway, Southern National Motorsports Park, and Anderson Motor Speedway and the 40th Annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the PASS Northwest Triple Crown at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway, the Autobus La Qubecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudiere, and the legendary TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please contact Scott Reed at 207-625-3230 or email@example.com. For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit ProAllStarsSeries.com for more information and don’t forget to “Like” the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook to keep up with breaking news as it happens.