NASCAR Pinty’s Series Race At Chaudiere Postponed

NASCAR Pinty's Series Race At Chaudiere Postponed
CRS Express 300 Moved To June 23


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 15, 2017) – With inclement weather expected this weekend, NASCAR and Autodrome Chaudière have postponed Saturday's NASCAR Pinty's Series race.


The CRS Express 300, the third race of the 2017 championship season, will be run on Friday, June 23.


Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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For Immediate Release






Camirand to Compete in Four Remaining Road Course Races in 2017





Milverton, ON, Thursday June 15, 2017 –  It is with great pleasure that 22 Racing welcome veteran racer Marc-Antoine Camirand to their stable of drivers for 2017 in the NASCAR Pinty's Series.  Camirand will take part in the four remaining road course events in 2017 at Circuit ICAR, Pinty's Grand Prix at Toronto Honda Indy, the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Camping World Truck Series weekend.

"It is exciting when we get to bring in a veteran of many different racing disciplines such as Marc-Antoine," said team owner Scott Steckly.  "We know he can run up front so he will be a great addition to our team and we look forward to seeing what he can do in one of our cars."

In an announcement today, Marc-Antoine Camirand will compete in the four events in the #22 Chevrolet Impala with partnership from GM Paillé #1 Au Canada of Berthierville, QC.

"It is the first time in my racing career that all the winning conditions are gathered," said road course ace Camirand.  "Scott's team is very professional, as well as GM Paillé's.  I think it is the perfect fit between my team and my sponsor, and I am very proud to partner with both.

The NASCAR Pinty's Series is made up on 13 events across Canada from May 21st to September 16 with television coverage on TSN and RDS in Quebec. For more information please visitwww.hometracks.nascar.com or follow on Twitter @NASCARHomeTrack.

About Marc-Antoine Camirand:

Camirand began his racing career in 1991 in go-karts at the age of 12.  He quickly moved up through the ranks and competed in many touring series in Canada and the United States.  Those include F1600, F2000, Fran-Am, American Le Mans, Grand-Am Rolex, Canadian Touring Car Championship, winning races and Rookie of the Year honours along the way.  In 19 NASCAR Pinty's Series starts Marc-Antoine has 6 top 5's, 10 top 10's and 1 pole at the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres in 2014.  In his only full-time season in the series in 2015, he finished in 7th in the Championship standings.


Paillé is the #1 GM Dealer in Canada.  They have been in business since 1964 and it is a family story. There slogan is:  Winners have to stick together.  They sell Chevrolet, GMC, Buick & Corvette and their strength/force is the Pickup Truck.

About 22 Racing

22 Racing is owned by 4X NASCAR Pinty's Series Champion Scott Steckly and is based out of Milverton Ontario in a new (2014) 7,500 square foot race shop.  They have fielded teams for drivers such as Christopher Bell, Jacques Villeneuve, James Buescher, Jeb Burton, Kaz Grala, L.P. Dumoulin and many others.  22 Racing provides turnkey solutions for drivers looking to compete in the NASCAR Pinty's Series. The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors:  Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Castrol, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Dickies Canada, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen, Dupli-Color & Permatex.

Follow the 22 Racing Team on Twitter @22RacingTeam & @ScottSteckly22, Facebook Fan Page22racingteam and Instagram 22racingteam


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Cassius Clark Hopes Reunion With Former Team Can Fuel Run At Speedway 95

Cassius Clark Hopes Reunion With Former Team Can Fuel Run At Speedway 95


  • For Immediate Release


NAPLES, ME (June 15) – As the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models prepare for race number eight of the 2017 season, Farmington, ME's Cassius Clark will be seeking his first series win since 2014.  While the former series champion has performed well in a limited number of PASS appearances over the last few years, the numbers have still not been up to par for Clark.  This Sunday afternoon, Clark and his fellow PASS competitors will head to Bangor, ME's Speedway 95 for the Hight Chevrolet/Buick/GMC 150. 

Clark comes to "Maine's Family Fun Track" with three PASS North wins under his belt at the event named for his longtime sponsor, but still seeking redemption at the same time.  His most recent PASS win came at Speedway 95 in 2014 after contact past the start/finish line with DJ Shaw sent Clark into a dirt berm in turn one and out for the remainder of that season. 

Ultimately, team owner Corey Hight decided to cut back his racing schedule to spend more time with his family and Clark joined Canada's King Racing team.  While Clark is still competing for King Racing on a partial schedule, he and Hight have reunited for 2017 looking to get back to victory lane.  Not only this weekend at Speedway 95, but also in August's Oxford 250, short track racing's biggest prize, a crown jewel that either Clark or Hight have yet been able to obtain. 

            "We are looking forward to the Hight Chevy-Buick-GMC 150 this Sunday at Speedway 95," says Clark.  "Speedway 95 provides plenty of excitement and we hope to provide plenty of thatSunday afternoon and take home the checkered flag in the Hight Chevrolet #77."

            Speedway 95 has long seen some of the best short track racing in Maine.  At a track once dominated by the likes of veteran names such as Sessions, Clark, and Rowe, last year's race was won by Garrett Hall, who will return to defend his title this weekend.  While Hall and Clark will both be looking to return to victory lane at Speedway 95, a great battle for the championship is raging between former champions, Ben Rowe, DJ Shaw, and Johnny Clark.  Throw in former Oxford 250 winners Glen Luce and Travis Benjamin, along with championship contenders Derek Griffith and Dave Farrington, Jr. and this weekend's race has all the ingredients to be another classic at Speedway 95.

Action begins this Sunday at Speedway 95 with rotating practice from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, heat races beginning at 2 PM, followed by main events for the PASS North Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, and Legends cars.  Adult tickets are just $15, Jr. tickets are $5, and kids five and under are free.

PASS Super Late Model entry forms for Speedway 95 and Lee USA Speedway, along with the 44th Annual Oxford 250 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300, can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

Television sponsorship inquiries for MAV TV's coverage of the Oxford 250 can be made by contacting Alan Dietz at alandietzpass@live.com or 704-231-2039.

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 legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 300 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039 or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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Bryan Mercer Wheels a Perfect Car to his 3rd Straight Peterborough Top 5

Bryan Mercer Wheels a Perfect Car to his 3rd Straight Peterborough Top 5

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


For some drivers, chasing the perfect race day set-up can almost be as difficult as chasing the checkered flag. With a pair of top 5 finishes to show for his first 2 starts of the 2017 season, Bryan Mercer would appear to have half of the equation figured out.


"I'd happily put my crew up against any of the others in the field," Bryan Mercer proudly stated. "My team has been with me for a number of years and they're one of the best in pits. They can take the information I give them and change the car to make it better. There isn't always a lot of time to switch things over, but I know they'll do the job to help get me to the front of the field."


Saturday, June 10th Bryan Mercer took some time during the afternoon to watch his son's ball hockey tournament and that meant the team arrived at Peterborough Speedway just as the pre-race practice sessions were wrapping-up. The driver and his team went through their set-up notes and went to work on getting ready for the night's first qualifying event. Within a couple of laps of the green flag, contact with another car sent the #81 machine to the pits and the crew went to work.


"There's a first time for everything and the throttle hung in the first qualifier," the driver said. "As long as I've been driving, that had never happened before. We got things corrected and even though the car was a little tight, we managed to win the second heat race and made more changes for the feature."


Mercer says from that point forward; the car was terrific. A yellow flag on the initial start moved him to the outside of the front row. Even though he would've preferred a spot on the preferred inside line, he made the best of the hand he'd been dealt and stayed close to the leaders. The pack worked through lapped traffic near the halfway mark and when the caution flew again with just a few laps remaining, he was once again in second spot. As the inside line slipped past, the second-generation racer from Port Hope, Ontario settled-in for a 3rd place finish.


"There wasn't a lot of grip up top, so I took what I could get. Consistency has its rewards and we haven't finished worse than 4th in our 3 starts. That's something our team can take back to the shop with pride."


For the 2017 season, Bryan Mercer's program is supported by Sine's Flooring, Durmach Tooling, Beyond Signs & Design, Cressman Tree Service, Glass One Autoglass, Facility Services, National Shunt Services, MASS Environmental, Everwood Property Maintenance, Murray O'Brien – Re/Max, Eric's Auto Body and Pioneer Gas Bar – Port Hope. Clarke Motorsports Communications provides media and public relations services for the #81 Late Model team.


Bryan Mercer returns to action at the Chase for the Autumn Colours Classic Pole Qualifier – Sunday, July 2nd – at Peterborough Speedway. Follow the team behind the scenes and at the track by liking the Mercer Motorsports page at www.facebook.com.

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Johnson Makes King of Dirt Series History at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

ATTACHED PHOTOS (credit Barry Snelling/Devil's Bowl Speedway):

Calabrese.jpg: Brian Calabrese of Johnstown, N.Y., celebrates his victory in the "Ron Casey Memorial" Sportsman Modified Shootout at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Casey.jpg: Brian Calabrese (top row, third from right) in victory lane with the family of Ron Casey after winning the "Ron Casey Memorial" Sportsman Modified Shootout at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Johnson.jpg: King of Dirt Series Small Block Modified winner Marc Johnson (#3J) chases eventual runner-up Jessey Mueller (#19) during the "Vermont Modified Mayhem" event at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

JohnsonVL.jpg: Marc Johnson of Guilderland, N.Y., celebrates his victory in the first-ever King of Dirt Series Small Block Modified race at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

KODVL.jpg: Third-place finisher Allison Ricci (left), winner Marc Johnson (center), and runner-up Jessey Mueller (right) celebrate in King of Dirt Series Small Block Modified victory lane at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Ricci.jpg: Allison Ricci (#55) leads a pack of King of Dirt Series Small Block Modifieds that includes Jack Lehner (#2), Kenny Tremont Jr. (#115), and Tim Fuller (#3RS) at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Sportsman.jpg: Brian Calabrese (#21C) races with Lenny Pillsbury (#70) and Jimmy Ryan on his way to winning the "Ron Casey Memorial" Sportsman Modified Shootout at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Johnson Makes King of Dirt Series History at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Calabrese wins Ron Casey Memorial Sportsman shootout


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                 DBS-061317-1


WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Marc Johnson made history on Tuesday, June 13, at The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway, winning the first-ever race for the new King of Dirt Series (KOD) Small Block Modified tour.  "The White Knight" from Guilderland, N.Y., sailed through the 40-lap "Vermont Modified Mayhem" event sponsored by A-Verdi Storage & Office Solutions, to kick off the new series with a $3,000 victory.

Johnson started seventh and navigated his way through limited visibility on a dusty surface in the early laps.  Five caution flags slowed the pace in the first nine laps, but action picked up once the race got into a rhythm and the dust lifted.  Johnson was tested by Jessey Mueller on four restarts in the final 26 laps – including a green-white-checker restart with two laps left – but held his ground up front for the big payday.

Olmstedville, N.Y., driver Mueller, an 11-time winner on the 1/2-mile Asphalt Track at Devil's Bowl,  ran in second place for most of the race and matched his career-best finish in dirt competition as the runner-up.  Allison Ricci of New Paltz, N.Y., ran inside the top five all race long and parked her Halmar Racing entry on the podium in third place.  Tim Fuller came out on top of a late battle with Kenny Tremont Jr. for fourth place.

Jack Lehner finished sixth behind Tremont and ahead of defending Devil's Bowl track champion Bobby Hackel.  Neil Stratton finished eighth despite pitting under caution for a flat tire with 13 laps left.  Brian Gleason and Demetrios Drellos completed the unofficial top 10 finishers.

Brian Calabrese of Johnstown, N.Y., was a convincing winner in the inaugural 20-lap "Ron Casey Memorial" Shootout, a special non-points race for Sportsman Modified drivers who had not previously won a feature race at The Dirt Track at Devil's Bowl Speedway.  Calabrese made short work of it, driving from seventh at the start to second place.  Hometown favorite Billy Lussier led the first four laps before the race's lone caution period, when Calabrese got a good restart and took command, leaving the field behind for the win and the $500 top prize.

Lussier finished second with Jimmy Ryan third.  Lenny Pillsbury and rookie James Fadden completed the top five.  Calabrese, whose car has minimal sponsorship, traveled over two hours with just his brother as his lone crew member.  The family of Ron Casey presented him with the trophy and a commemorative decal.

Devil's Bowl Speedway returns to action with the annual Father's Day "Topless Weekend" on June 17-18.  The Sportsman Modifieds take their roofs off on The Asphalt Track on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. with Twin 20-lap features, along with Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bandit Youth Mini Stocks, and the New England Antique Racers.  Topless racing continues on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. on The Dirt Track, with roofless Sportsman Modifieds and wingless Catamount Mini Sprints, plus Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Kids Bicycle Races.

Devil's Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, Vt., four miles north of U.S. Route 4, Exit 2.  For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112.  Devil's Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – A-Verdi Storage & Office Solutions Night

Devil's Bowl Speedway Dirt Track – West Haven, VT

Tuesday, June 11, 2017


King of Dirt Series Small Block Modified Feature (40 laps)

"Vermont Modified Mayhem"


1.       (7) Marc Johnson, Guilderland, N.Y.

2.       (5) Jessey Mueller, Olmstedville, N.Y.

3.       (3) Allison Ricci, New Paltz, N.Y.

4.       (10) Tim Fuller, Watertown, N.Y.

5.       (8) Kenny Tremont, Jr., West Sand Lake, N.Y.

6.       (2) Jack Lehner, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

7.       (9) Bobby Hackel, Rensselaer, N.Y.

8.       (12) Neil Stratton, Bennington, Vt.

9.       (15) Brian Gleason, Altamont, N.Y.

10.   (20) Demetrios Drellos, Queensbury, N.Y.

11.   (11) Matt DeLorenzo, Cropseyville, N.Y.

12.   (18) Michael Sabia, Easton, Conn.

13.   (16) Justin Barber, Gansevoort, N.Y.

14.   (17) Dave Allen, Palmyra, N.Y.

15.   (23) Shawn Pangman, Cobleskill, N.Y.

16.   (6) Ronnie Johnson, Duanesburg, N.Y.

17.   (1) Mike Ricci, Rosendale, N.Y.

18.   (22) Nick Lussier, Clifton Park, N.Y.

19.   (13) Mike Maresca, Potsdam, N.Y.

20.   (4) Jeremy Wilder, Fort Plain, N.Y.

21.   (14) Frank Hoard III, Manchester Center, Vt.

22.   (19) James Introne Jr., Hartford, N.Y.

23.   (24) Brian Whittemore, Pittsford, Vt.

24.   (21) Ricky Davis, Arlington, Vt.

Did Not Start: Elmo Reckner, Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Heat Winners: Kenny Tremont Jr., Tim Fuller, Marc Johnson

Consi Winner: James Introne Jr.


Central Vermont Motorcycles Sportsman Modified Feature (20 laps)

"Ron Casey Memorial Shootout"


# - denotes rookie

1.       (7) Brian Calabrese, Johnstown, N.Y.

2.       (1) Billy Lussier, Fair Haven, Vt.

3.       (6) Jimmy Ryan, Whiting, Vt.

4.       (3) Lenny Pillsbury, Cornish, N.H.

5.       (9) # James Fadden, Plainfield, N.H.

6.       (10) Cody Hunt, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

7.       (5) Walt Hammond, Jr., Canaan, N.H.

8.       (8) Mike Block, Ballston Spa, N.Y.

9.       (2) # Marty Kelly III, North Bennington, Vt.

10.   (4) Justin Severance, Pittsford, Vt.

Heat Winners: Brian Calabrese, Jimmy Ryan

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Brian Calabrese

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Justin Severance



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