For Immediate Release
STECKLY TIES RECORD FOR ACTIVE TOURING SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
FRASERVILLE, ON (September 19, 2015) – Today at Kawartha Speedway, Scott Steckly driver of the Canadian Tire Dodge completed the final leg of his 2015 journey, winning the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship, his fourth in nine seasons. With the win Steckly ties active NASCAR Touring and National series competitors with his fourth championship and he is the 33 in NASCAR history to win four or more.
"This year was different than our 2013 championship where we had to come from behind," said Steckly. "This year we were being chased by two very good competitors for this big prize. But our philosophy entering this event didn't change as we hoped to have a car good enough to run up front and win the race. We also love coming to Kawartha Speedway as it is a great track for racing on and we always run well here."
During time trials, the Milverton, Ontario racer lapped the high-banked 3/8-mile oval in 17.666 seconds setting a new track record and taking the pole starting position. He is now tied for the lead in all time pole wins with seventeen.
Steckly' s goal for the 250 lap Pinty's 250 event was to stay up front, lead some laps and finish in the top three. After leading the initial 47 laps, Steckly dropped back to second where he continued to follow race leader and eventual winner Jason Hathaway. "I knew all I had to do was finish second to him and we had the championship won," said a jubilant Steckly after the winning Championship number four. "It was really an uneventful race which worked out great for us. My 22 Racing Team is absolutely the best and I know I say that all the time but there is just none better than my group. And we wouldn't be where we are without all of our fantastic sponsors who support us no matter what. Winning these championships never gets old, this one feels just as good as the first one."
The 2015 season kicked-off at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17, with Steckly finishing with one of his several top five positions. He would start winning races at event five in Edmonton followed up by Saskatoon and then a few weeks later at Riverside Speedway. All in all he posted three wins, seven top five finishes and ten top ten finishes with four poles and entered the finale at Kawartha with nine point advantage over Ranger & Hathaway for the championship.
The Pinty's 250 will air on TSN on Saturday October 3rd at 1 p.m. and on RDS on Thursday October 22nd at 7 p.m.
Scott Steckly is supported by Canadian Tire, MAXIMUM Tools, Mobil 1, Erb Group, AW Millwrights, Reefer Sales, Sturdy Formed Concrete and NOCO Lubricants.
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For more information on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series please visit www.nascarhometracks.com
Photo Credit: Matthew Manor
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