The Family that Plays Together…at Peterborough Speedway

The Family that Plays Together…at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


In most sports, they say you can't tell the players without a program. Mention the name 'Junkin' during role call at a Peterborough Speedway driver's meeting and you'll immediately see 3 hands in the air.


Campaigning a 3 car team at a venue known as Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval would be considered by some to be an arduous task, but for Tyler Junkin, his family and friends doing just that has become a way of life. The 29 year old from Ennismore, Ontario not only looks after his own equipment – the #41 Mini Stock that finished 3rd in the 2014 point standings – he also takes care of the machines run by his sister Ember and his mother Marilyn in the Mini Stock and 4Fun divisions at Peterborough Speedway. Junkin says he enjoys the challenge that comes with building the cars and making them fast.


"Racing has always been a results driven sport," said Junkin. "Having any of our teams – whether my car, Mom's or Ember's – run well is very rewarding. It makes the effort we put into getting everything to the track everySaturday night very satisfying."


Based on his career statistics – including the 2010 Autumn Colours championship and second place finishes in 2011, 2013 and 2014 – Tyler Junkin's car is the lead piece in the TMC Motorsports stable, but that doesn't mean he gets preferential treatment leading into weekly action on the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City. Ember Junkin finished 14th in Mini Stock points while running a limited schedule and Marilyn Junkin – affectionately known as 'Mama' – was 4th in last year's 4Fun standings and 13th in the 2013 Mini Stock chase.


"If we race it, we've built it," said Tyler Junkin. "The 3 cars that we bring to the track every weekend were all built in our shop from the ground up. Chassis, engines and every other component. If it breaks, we fix it. Nothing can replace the value of hard work. Sometimes, a strong run is more satisfying than a main event win, because of the effort it took to get the car to the track. It's the same with my endurance car and with the Renegade Truck we ran a couple of years back."


Almost in unison, Tyler, Ember and Marilyn Junkin say that they look forward to their time at the racetrack and being around the friends they've made over the years; but the trio is also concerned that sometimes egos get in the way of what should be a fun time for everyone. Ember Junkin says it's unfortunate that when beating another becomes more important than enjoying yourself.


"When I raced 4Fun, we were like a big family," said the 24 year old who works as a residential painter. "We said 'sorry' when we hit someone on the track or helped them pull out a dent. A victory celebration was something that everyone shared and made us all happy. Now, it's almost like there's a million bucks on the line. That's not racing. It's being petty."


Like Tyler, Ember and Marilyn Junkin's family race team on Facebook, www.facebook.com/tmcracin or follow the team on Twitter, @tmcmotorsports.


Fans can get details on this year's full calendar when Peterborough Speedway participates in the first ever Canadian International Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo – FridaySaturday and Sunday, March 13thto 15th – at the International Centre in Toronto. There will also be pre-season displays April 10th, 11th and 12th at the 37th annual Kawartha Home, Cottage and Country Show at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough and April 12ththrough 18th at the Lindsay Square Shopping Mall.


Find the latest news leading up to the new campaign by visiting www.peterboroughspeedway.com or by liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter.  You can also download the free Peterborough Speedway app on your Smartphone.


Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Tyler Junkin celebrates a Mini Stock feature win during Peterborough Speedway's 2014 season. The 29 year old from Ennismore, Ontario built and maintains his own car and those driven my his sister Ember and mother Marilyn in weekly action on Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre


TORONTO, ON // MARCH 5, 2015 • In the first deal of its kind for the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, Havoline has been named the 'Official Motor Oil of Motorama' for the 2015 show.


"We're very happy to be a part of the Motorama show this year, and I hope that this venture will turn into a long-term partnership between Chevron Canada and Motorama," said Rob Chamberland, Canada East Area Business Manager for Chevron Canada Limited.


At this year's Motorama show, Chevron Canada will supply 100 cases of Havoline motor oil – equating to 1200 quarts of oil. The product will be awarded to the championship-winning drivers who are honoured during the Drag Racing and Short Track Nights of Champions, at the show.


The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo runs March 13, 14 & 15 at Toronto's International Centre, across from Toronto's Pearson International Airport.


The Drag Racing Night of Champions takes place the evening of Friday, March 13, while the Stock Car Night of Champions will take to the Johnsonville Stage on the night of Saturday, March 14.


The recipients will be awarded enough Havoline motor oil to be able to do a full oil change in their vehicles. The winners will have the choice between Havoline Full Synthetic and the company's conventional Havoline motor oil. Chevron Canada Limited marketing personnel will also be on hand to distribute Havoline swag, including branded hats, work gloves, flashlights, water bottles, collapsible cargo bags, Mag-Lite flashlights and pens to show visitors.


Mr. Chamberland views the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo as the ideal platform to reinforce the position of Chevron Canada and Havoline products in the motoring marketplace.


"Havoline products have been available for well over 100 years. It's a very well-known and respected name among automotive enthusiasts," he noted. "We offer super high quality products made and warranted by Chevron. Our presence at the Motorama show will allow us to connect with customers and get them to think about and consider the Havoline brand for their personal or business needs."


Speaking on behalf of Motorama, David Weber said, "We're extremely happy to welcome Havoline as the 'Official Motor Oil of Motorama.' Chevron Canada Limited has stepped up to support Motorama in several ways, including becoming a Show Sponsor, awarding a total of 1200 quarts of oil to the drag racing and short track champions who will be honoured at the show, and distributing a bunch of neat items that racers and auto enthusiasts will appreciate receiving."


ABOUT CHEVRON CANADA LIMITED: Chevron has been finding, producing and refining crude oil and natural gas and delivering needed energy in Canada for more than 75 years. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Chevron Canada Limited (Products Division) (CCL) is a multi-faceted company with an efficient refinery, outstanding retail network and extensive commercial and industrial operations. CCL manages Chevron retail and commercial fuelling network operations and lubricants distribution in Canada.


ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at Toronto's International Centre, adjacent to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada's biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. Advance tickets and schedule information can be found at www.MotoramaShow.com.


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Oui !!! Notre Tournée est une Première en AMÉRIQUE DU NORD !!!
Vidéo pour comprendre l'intensité en 3-skis :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3v6bIQAofA


La tournée est une Première en Amérique du Nord !

(Adstock, le 3 mars 2015) —Après la Norvège, la France et Vallée-Jonction, c'est la région de Thetford qui fonce avec son premierGRAND PRIX de 3-SKIS, dimanche le 22 mars au Mont Adstock! Tout le monde a déjà rêvé de piloter un 3-SKIS dans une vraie piste de ski… Enfin, on va pouvoir le faire en toute sécurité dans 2 circuits spectaculaires dans la montagne !

Le fameux promoteur et amuseur multimédia, Marto Napoli, est enjoué : ''On va avoir une piste familiale et un circuit extrême avec des sauts pour les adultes ! Ça va être magique de voir les 3 SKIS se lancer du sommet de la montagne, du jamais vu avec plus de 1 000$ en prix pour notre Champion !''  Le premier événement de la tournée s'est tenu le 21 février dernier à Vallée-Jonction avec plus de 250 inscriptions et des milliers de spectateurs.  Pour l'occasion, Martin Fecteau a été nommé commissaire festif.

Programmation de la journée mythique :


Dès 11h:    Les inscriptions (casques obligatoires et apportez vos 3-SKIS)


Midi à 16h :  Qualifications et courses en FAMILLE et le niveau EXTRÊME !


''Il est important de se déguiser, ça va être un party incroyable avec un DJ Mexicain dans le bas de la montagne et on va servir du Whiskey chaud ! '', rétorque l'animateur-vedette appuyé de son ami Éric Labonté (administrateur à la station de ski Adstock).


C'est un rendez-vous historique qui vous attend, dimanche le 22 mars 2015 dès 11h a
Mont Adstock et on va couronner le champion avec plus de 1000$ en prix !


Participants: 5$

Spectateurs: GRATUIT

Le 22 mars, amène ta gang à Adstock    Suivez-nous sur le www.MartoNapoli.com


Le Grand Prix de 3 SKIS est une collaboration de Auto-Moto Canada, UH Clothing et du Mont Adstock.

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Champion to Rookie: Bresette Makes Big Jump at Airborne Park Speedway



Bresette1.jpg - Busch Beer Mini Modified champion Steven Bresette of Keeseville, NY is moving up to the headline J&S Steel Modified division at Airborne Park Speedway in 2015.  (MemorEvents photo)

Bresette2.jpg - After a championship season in the Busch Beer Mini Modifieds, Steven Bresette of Keeseville, NY is moving up to the headline J&S Steel Modified division at Airborne Park Speedway in 2015.  (Eric LaFleche/VLFPhotos.com photo)

Champion to Rookie: Bresette Makes Big Jump at Airborne Park Speedway
Keeseville racer leaps from Mini-Mod title to run for NASCAR Modified rookie honors


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PLATTSBURGH, NY – Steven Bresette had nothing left to prove in the Busch Beer Mini-Modified class at Airborne Park Speedway, but that won't be the case this year. Riding the momentum of winning his first track championship, the Keeseville, NY stock car driver is making a big transition from the entry-level cars into the J&S Steel Modifieds – the top division for the Plattsburgh oval.

The FedEx Ground 100 season opener will be Bresette's first test on Saturday, May 2. He is the latest addition to a talented freshman crop and is also eligible for state and national rookie honors in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, which sanctions racing at 60 tracks across North America including Airborne.

Moving up isn't necessarily uncharted ground – Bresette previously ran two seasons in the former Limited Late Model division – but making the leap to the open-wheel J&S Steel Modifieds will pit him against the toughest and most experienced racers at Airborne.

"It's all about learning and gaining some seat time this year. Hopefully my team and I will have some fun and have a good year," an optimistic Bresette said. "I've had this car for two years and I've been tinkering on it the whole time getting ready."

He has received advice – and some extra motivation – from reigning Modified champion Nick Heywood and multi-time race winner Jason Durgan. Each was honored for their 2014 accomplishments at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series awards gala at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC in December.

"If I can finish in the top 10 in points and maybe get a podium finish in a race by the end of the year that would be awesome," Bresette said. "I'd like to be in the hunt for the rookie titles, too. Being invited to the NASCAR banquet in Charlotte would be incredible."

Bresette is sponsored by Delcon & Improvement, a home construction business that he co-owns in Keeseville, and he is hopeful to add more partners as the season approaches. He is part of a four-car family team at Airborne, joining Speedy Bresette in the Modified division and Mini-Modified racers Eddie Bresette and J.M. Bresette; Speedy and J.M. are also former Airborne champions. Friends Josh Nolan and Todd King are also part of the team, along with Steven's wife Talitha and their children, and his father Joey.

Airborne Park Speedway's 62nd season of stock car racing opens on Saturday, May 2. Airborne is located on Broderick Road in South Plattsburgh, NY, one mile from Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway. For more information, call (518) 647-4444 or visit www.AirborneParkSpeedway.com. Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @AirborneSpeed.



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