Several series cars, drivers and officials will be in attendance at the show

TORONTO, ON // MARCH 9, 2016 • Canada's only national professional stock car racing series, the NASCAR Pinty's Series, will once again enjoy a high profile presence at the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers.

Six current and race ready vehicles will be appearing in various locations throughout The International Centre during the three days of the show.


Included in the NASCAR Pinty's Series booth will be the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Alex Labbé and the No. 74 Dodge Challenger of fellow Quebec racer Kevin Lacroix.


These two vehicles will provide the backdrop for the Sunday, March 13 NASCAR Pinty's Series driver autograph session that will feature a cross-section of the series' competitors, signing alongside of legendary NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison. The three-time Daytona 500 winner – with 85 career wins, three Daytona 500 victories and a NASCAR championship to his credit – is one of the show's featured guests.


This one hour autograph session will immediately follow the NASCAR Pinty's Series Q&A and Allison's appearance on the Johnsonville Stage, the NASCAR on-stage celebrations commencing at 12:30 pm.


In addition to the Lacroix/ Labbé vehicles in attendance at Motorama, former series champions DJ Kennington and Andrew Ranger will have their cars on display, along with Cayden Lapcevich as will series newcomer, Adam Martin.


Ranger's No. 27 Dodge Challenger will be the highlight of the MOPAR booth, while Kennington's No. 17 Dodge Challenger will be located in the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park display area. For rookie Martin, his new mount will be on display in the Johnsonville Sausage exhibit, adjacent to the Johnsonville Stage, while Cayden Lapcevich's No. 76 Dodge will be in the Sunset Speedway booth.


Confirmed and expected racers include: Scott Steckly, Jason Hathaway, Andrew Ranger, Mark Dilley, Alex Labbé, Joey McColm, Adam Martin, Matthew Scannell, Larry Jackson, David Michaud, Bryan Cathcart, Derek Lynch, Cayden Lapcevich, Kevin Lacroix and Gary Klutt.


The 2nd Annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers runs March 11, 12 & 13, 2016 in Toronto's International Centre, located adjacent to Pearson International Airport.


ABOUT THE NASCAR PINTYS SERIES: Canada's only professional stock car racing division, the NASCAR Pinty's Series will mark its tenth anniversary this year with a 12 date schedule, with appearances slated on tracks situated from Alberta to Nova Scotia. Racing on ovals as well as on street and road courses, the NASCAR Pinty's Series is a true test of drivers and equipment, and only the strongest, smartest, most talented and dedicated of competitors can hope to be successful. Milverton, Ontario's Scott Steckly returns to the NPS in 2016 as the four-time and defending series champion and will be facing off against such other past champions as DJ Kennington, Andrew Ranger and LP Dumoulin in the pursuit of a fifth title. For complete information regarding scheduling, the racing venues, driver profiles and technical specifications, visit the website, www.NASCARHomeTracks.com and click on the 'International Series' link.


ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The second annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo Presented by Mothers takes place March 11, 12 & 13, 2016 at The International Centre, adjacent to Toronto's Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost 300,000 square feet, the show will be Canada's biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. Announced celebrity guests, so far, include Steve Darnell (Vegas Rat Rods / Welderup), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Jimmy Shine (So-Cal Speed Shop / Jimmy Shine Work Shop), Jeff Lutz (Street Outlaws / Lutz Race Cars) and Gene Winfield. For information about the show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, email info@MotoramaShow.com or visitwww.MotoramaShow.com.


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NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Statistical Advance: Mobile

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Statistical Advance: Mobile
Analyzing the Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Alabama on Saturday for the Mobile 150 presented by the Mobile Sports Authority, the inaugural series race at Mobile International Speedway. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers.

Mobile 150 Race Setup:
• Of the 25 cars scheduled to compete in Saturday's Mobile 150, only three drivers have previous experience at the half-mile oval – Kyle Benjamin, Harrison Burton and Sarah Cornett-Ching.
• Of the entered cars, only six have taken a K&N car to Victory Lane, five in the K&N East and one in the West. They include: Dillon Bassett (East), Kyle Benjamin (East), Collin Cabre (East), Brandon Gdovic (East), Noah Gragson (West) and Jesse Little (East).
• First place in the series standings and the victory will be up for grabs. New Smyrna victor and current points leader, Todd Gilliland, will not be making the trip to Alabama.

At Mobile Speedway:
• Mobile International Speedway opened its doors in 1965 and hosted open-wheel racing from 1966-68.
• It held numerous NASCAR series throughout the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s, including the NASCAR Grand American Series, NASCAR All-American Challenge Series, NASCAR Pro Stock Car Series and NASCAR Southeast Series. 
• The Alabama track also hosted ARCA events since 2012.

Mobile Data
Race: #2 of 14 overall
Track Layout: .5-mile paved oval
Banking/Turns: Turns 1 & 2 11.5 degrees, Turns 3 & 4 12 degrees. 
Race Length: 150 Laps (75 miles)

Qualifying/Race Data
2015 Pole/Race Winner: Inaugural event

Selected Driver Highlights:
Ronnie Bassett Jr. (No. 04 Bassett Gutters Ford)
• Finished third in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.
• Ended last season ranked 15th in the series standings with one win, two top fives and four top 10s.
• Collected his best series finishes, second, at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway in 2014 and Iowa Speedway last season.

Kyle Benjamin (No 40 Ranier Racing with MDM Chevrolet)
• Finished fourth in the season opener at New Smyrna.
• Finished ninth in the series standings last season with one win, three top-five and six top-10 finishes.
• Earned his first K&N East victory at another half-mile oval, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
• Competed in two ARCA races at Mobile in 2013 and 2014 and finished second in both events.
• Is a member of the 2015-16 NASCAR Next class.

Harrison Burton (No 12. DEX Imaging/Konica Minolta Toyota)
• Finished 13th in his K&N East debut at New Smyrna.
• Became the youngest starter in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West history at 15 years, eight days at All American Speedway in Roseville, California.
• Made two K&N West starts in 2015: All American (11th) and Arizona's Phoenix International Raceway (6th).
• Has previous experience at Mobile, he won a Southern Super Series race at the Alabama track last season.

Collin Cabre (No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota)
• Finished 11th at the K&N East opener on Feb. 14.
• Finished 10h in the series standings last year with one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
• Captured his first win at Dover (Delaware) International Speedway at the 2015 finale.

Spencer Davis (No. 41 Ruud.com Chevrolet)
• Finished runner-up at New Smyrna season opener.
• Competed in four K&N East races last year and earned three top fives and four top 10s. 
• Runner-up finishes at Iowa (2015) and New Smyrna are his best career results in the series.

Tyler Dippel (No. 38 East West Marine/TyCar Chevrolet)
• Finished eighth in his K&N East debut at .488-mile New Smyrna. 
• In an ARCA race at Indiana's Salem Speedway, a .555-mile paved oval, he finished fourth.

Noah Gragson (No. 55 AlertID Ford)
• Finished sixth at the K&N East season opener at New Smyrna. 
• In his two K&N East starts last season, he finished eighth at New York's Watkins Glen International and 10th at Richmond (Virginia) International Raceway.
• Finished runner-up in the K&N West last year with two wins, seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.
• Was the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the K&N West.

Kaz Grala (No. 3 NETTTS Toyota)
• Finished 15th in the K&N East season opener at New Smyrna.
• He finished seventh in the series standings last year with four top fives and nine top 10s.
• He collected his best career finishes, second, at Dover (2014) and VIRginia International Raceway (2015).

Justin Haley (No. 5 Braun Auto Chevrolet)
• Finished fifth at the series opener at New Smyrna. 
• Finished sixth in the K&N East standings last year with six top fives and 10 top 10s.
• Won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award and led 94 of 101 laps before a flat tire took him out of the contention at the K&N West finale at Phoenix.

Trey Hutchens III (No. 14 Hutchens Motorsports Chevrolet)
• Finished 14th at the series opener at New Smyrna.
• Started six K&N East races last season and earned two top-10 finishes.

Dominique Van Wieringen (No. 30 Durobyte Ford)
• Finished 10th in her K&N East debut at New Smyrna. 
• Crossed the finish line third in her CARS Super Late Model Tour start at the half-mile Concord (North Carolina) Speedway last season.

Other Driver Notes:
• Dillon Bassett Jr. is looking to overcome his 27th place finish at the New Smyrna opener this weekend at Mobile. He finished last season with one win, two top fives and four top 10s.
• Sarah Cornett-Ching is coming off a 22nd place finish at New Smyrna. She's hoping her experience at Mobile can help her bounce back, she finished 14th at the track in an ARCA race last year.
• Ruben Garcia Jr. the 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series champion finished 21st in his series debut at New Smyrna and his looking to improve at Mobile.
• Austin Theriault finished 24th at the series opener and his aiming to recover in his inaugural showing in Alabama this weekend.

Up To Speed:
• The 2016 season is the 30th for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
• The 2016 schedule features 14 races at 13 different tracks across the United States.
• Third generation driver, Todd Gilliland, earned his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in his series debut at the 2016 opener at New Smyrna.

Brooke Franceschini

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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