Clarke Motorsports Communications to Represent INEX Ontario Legends Series in 2015


Clarke Motorsports Communications to Represent INEX Ontario Legends Series in 2015

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Spring has finally arrived and another season of motorsports action is about to hit the track in Central Ontario. The drivers and teams of the INEX Ontario Legends Series are looking forward to a 12 race schedule, with events at Peterborough and Sunset Speedways.


With at least 30 different drivers scoring points on the tour in 2014, the new campaign looks to be another competitive schedule. Two time and defending series champion Nicholas Ledson will face some stiff opposition in his quest for a 3rd consecutive title. Series operator and Legends dealer Paul Yarrow of Brighton, Ontario – himself a former series champ – says it will be an exciting year.


"We have a broad spectrum of racers in our fields on a regular basis," said Yarrow. "There are rookies that have never raced before and veteran campaigners who've been with us for years and have found the Legends Series to be very affordable, competitive and most of all, fun."


Starting with the season opener – Saturday, May 16th at Peterborough Speedway – the INEX Ontario Legends Series will expand their public profile in 2015, utilizing the services of Clarke Motorsports Communications to prepare and distribute event reports and press releases on behalf of the series to local and regional print and electronic media sources. Reports will also be featured on the series web-site, www.ontariolegends.com


"It's one of the elements we've been missing over the years," said Yarrow. "We've always had the results posted on our site, but now the fans, drivers, teams and sponsors will be able to find the story behind what happens on the track, with a post-race report and photos from each show."


Yarrow also says that drivers and teams can contact Clarke Motorsports Communications to have promotional and media profiles put together and sent to family, friends, sponsors and supporters. E-mail clarkemotorsports@hotmail.com


2015 INEX Ontario Legends Series Schedule:


Saturday, May 16th                 Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, May 30th                 Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 6th                  Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 20th                Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, June 27th                Sunset Speedway

Saturday, July 4th                   Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, July 11th                 Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 8th              Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 15th            Peterborough Speedway

Saturday, August 22nd           Sunset Speedway

Sunday, August 23rd              Sunset Speedway

Saturday, August 29th            Peterborough Speedway


All dates are subject to change


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

Matt Haufe scored a 2014 mid-season INEX Ontario Legends Series win at Peterborough Speedway, but still finished 11 points behind 2-time champ Nicholas Ledson in the final standings.


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

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Ben Rowe Snaps Dry Spell With Peach Blossom Special Win At Anderson

Ben Rowe Snaps Dry Spell With Peach Blossom Special Win At Anderson


-       For Immediate Release


WILLIAMSTON, SC (March 21) – 3-time Pro All Stars Series (PASS) National Champion Ben Rowe began his title defense in style with a thrilling win in Saturday night's Peach Blossom Special for the PASS South Super Late Models at Anderson Motor Speedway.  Rowe held off rookies Zane Smith and Jared Fryar to snap a winless streak dating back to November, 2013 when he won the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway.

            "It was cat-and-mouse the whole race and on the restart I got out in front, I was just trying to keep the 77 [Smith] 2-3 car lengths behind," said Rowe, after his 9th career PASS South Super Late Model win.  "We stayed here till 8:30 last night working on a skip we had in the engine and I can't thank my guys enough.  It took me by surprise when [Smith] got up on the outside, but it's tough.  These kids are pretty fun to race with and coming to the checkers like that was pretty cool."

            Jared Irvan paced the field in qualifying with a lap of 88.074 miles per hour to capture his third career quick qualifying time.  After the top 10 qualifiers redraw, Irvan and second fasted qualifier Jody Measamer swapped spots to lead the field to green for the 125 lapper.

            Measamer took the initial lead, but was overtaken by Lucas Jones and Irvan in a three wide move on lap three.  It was quickly evident that Measamer and Irvan were going to employ a conservative strategy, dropping all the way to the rear of the field by lap 35.  While they were in conservation mode, ninth place starter Lee Hansard was on a charge, taking the lead from Jones on lap 37.  Local favorite Eric Stokes and Rowe rode in second and third behind Hansard until Stokes lost a motor entering turn 1 on lap 78 to bring out the race's first caution.

            On the restart, Hansard struggled to come up to speed, handing the lead to Rowe, as he dropped back to the eighth position.  At this point, Measamer and Irvan were ready to make their move with Measamer moving into the top 10 on lap 83 and Irvan following on lap 92.  But, Irvan's progress would be halted when he had to stop on the racetrack with 10 laps to go due to a broken wheel.

            Rowe continued to lead following the restart but was now followed by Jimmy Doyle in second and Measamer, who had made his way up to third.  While racing hard for second with three laps to go, Measamer made slight contact with Doyle exiting turn four.  Doyle spun across the track collecting Measamer and ending any real hopes the two veterans had for victory.

            Rowe and Smith ran side-by-side over the course of the final two laps with Jared Fryar following closely behind in turn four.  As the leaders came charging to the checkered flag, Rowe held a slight advantage over Smith, and a peeking Fryar to the inside, for the win.  Hansard capped off his best day in PASS racing with a fourth place finish and Tate Fogleman finished fifth.  Rounding out the top ten were Joey Doiron, Jones, Irvan, Matt Craig, and Doyle.

            Rookie Chandler Smith took advantage of problems for the leaders late to take his first career PASS Pro Late Model win in only his second start.  Smith led the first 35 laps before a bump from Zachary Dabbs sent him sliding up the track and out of the top spot.  But, just two laps later, Matt Murphy moved by Dabbs to take the lead.  With six laps to go, Dabbs spun exiting turn two after contact with Kodie Conner.  On the restart, Murphy spun his tires down the front straightaway eventually spinning in turn two.  Smith reassumed the lead and held on for the win.  Murphy bounced back to finish second over Ontario's JP Josiasse, Logan Jones, and Dabbs.

            Chris Lamb rocketed from his fourth starting position to take a dominant win in the USAC Eastern Midgets over Jake Nelke, Jessica Bean, Scott Hunter, and Andrew Layser.

            Justin Ashley prevailed in a hard fought battle for the Legends win over Ryan Millington and Randy Gunter.  Brian King was the Front Wheel Driver winner.

The PASS South Super Late Models will be in action again in the second PASS National Championship Series event of the season April 3-4 at Hickory Motor Speedway for the 10th Annual Easter Bunny 150.  The Must Racing Racing Winged Sprint Cars will make their first trip to Hickory for their "Southern Showdown. The Must See Racing Sprints will qualify on Friday and have heat races as well.  The PASS Pro Late Models and Legends will race on both Friday and Saturday nights and the USAC Eastern Midgets will also be in action.  For more information, please go toProAllStarsSeries.com, "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @PASSSLM14.

















  PASS South Super Late Model – Peach Blossom Special 125 – Unofficial Results

1.       4n – Ben Rowe 125                                                10. 71 – Jimmy Doyle 125

2.       77 – Zane Smith 125                                              11. 42 – Eric St. Gelais 125

3.     116 – Jared Fryar 125                                             12. 98 – Jody Measamer 124

4.       89 – Lee Hansard 125                                           13. 49 – Jeff Batten 123

5.         8 – Tate Fogleman 125                                       14. 02 – Walker Yates 122 

6.         4 – Joey Doiron 125                                            15. 09 – Randy Gentry 119

7.       16 – Lucas Jones 125                                            16. 60 – DJ Shaw 105

8.       28 – Jared Irvan 125                                               17. 8s – Eric Stokes 78

9.       54 – Matt Craig 125                                               18. 4x – Kyle McCallum 60




PASS Pro Late Model – 50 laps – Unofficial Results

1.    26 – Chandler Smith

2.      7 – Matt Murphy

3.    24 – JP Josiasse

4.    77 – Logan Jones

5.    23 – Zachary Dabbs

6.    45 – Kodie Conner

7.    29 – Ryan Krachun

8.    82 – Cameron Burke

9.    12 – Rikk McMehan

10.   3 – Jordan McCallum

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