For Immediate Release

MILVERTON, ON, Wednesday February 21, 2018:   On the heels of the announcement this week by GM Paille, Marc-Antoine Camirand and 22 Racing, we are pleased to announce that all eight of our NASCAR Pintys series cars will be converted to the new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The #22 of Marc-Antoine Camirand, the #18 and the #24 of Donald Theetge will all be competing in the ZL1 Camaro at all thirteen NASCAR Pinty's Series events across the Country in 2018.
"We have had a long and prosperous relationship with Dodge for the past 11 years in NASCAR in Canada and we thank them for their support.  But we are extremely excited and proud to launch the 2018 Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro in the NASCAR Pintys Series this year," said team owner Scott Steckly.  "It has been incredibly busy since the first of September getting all the pieces in place to bring this car to the track.  The support and help of GM Paille owner JC Paille, Tony Novotny at Performance Fiberglass and NASCAR Canada have made it a reality."
"Chevrolet is proud to support 22 Racing as it introduces the ZL1 to NASCAR Pinty's Series, adding to the long and storied history of Camaro performance," said James Hodge, advertising manager, Chevrolet in Canada. "The ZL1 is a time-honoured and track-tested badge that was designed to excel at everything and we know it will excite the drivers, fans and customers as it joins NASCAR's top Canadian series."

With the team of winning and top performing drivers in the stable at 22 Racing they fully expect to notch many podiums and wins in the ZL1 Camaro for Chevrolet in 2018.

The NASCAR Pintys Series season kicks off at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Victoria day weekend May 19/20.  Click on this link for the entire 2018 series schedule. http://www.22racing.ca/schedule/
About the Chevrolet Camaro 
The Camaro ZL1 brings a unique, track-focused legacy to NASCAR. The ZL1 name was originally bestowed in the 1960s on a Chevrolet-developed all-aluminum racing engine that became a dominating force in road racing. In 1969, a few enterprising dealers used Chevrolet's special-order system to get the ZL1 engine installed in 69 regular-production Camaros. The cars became instant legends on the street and dragstrip.

More than 40 years later, Chevrolet reintroduced the ZL1 as the ultimate performance Camaro, developed to offer track-capable performance straight off the showroom floor. The 2018 Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 650-horsepower supercharged engine featuring a similar 90-degree V-8 configuration as the Cup racing engines.
The new Camaro ZL1 race car builds on a winning legacy carried by the previous Chevrolet SS, which has scored 70 Cup Series wins to date and contributed to Chevrolet earning a record 39 NASCAR manufacturer titles — including 13 consecutive titles from 2003-2015.

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, Max Papis 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.


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Adding Heat to a Sizzling 2018 Season at Peterborough Speedway

Adding Heat to a Sizzling 2018 Season at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Some of the province's hottest motorsports action can be found on Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval. From the year's first green flag on Victoria Day Weekend, to the final checkered of Thanksgiving's Autumn Colours Classic, Peterborough Speedway's 5 weekly classes and special guest divisions have been thrilling race fans for more than half a century.


"We heard about the type of events people want to see and then went to work to put together a schedule to meet those needs," said track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse. "First and foremost, our concern is to give the fans who come through the grandstand gates what they want and the best value for their motorsports entertainment dollar."


Throughout the 2018 calendar, the home track Bone Stock, Mini Stock, Renegade Truck, Super Stock and Late Model teams will share the spotlight with the OSCAAR Modifieds and Midgets, Ontario Pro Challenge, Ontario Legends, Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, APC Pro Late Model, Can Am TQ Midgets and Ontario Super Late Model divisions. Saturday, August 11th, the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup Series returns to the tight, tricky bullring on Mount Pleasant Road, west of the Liftlock City.


Josiasse and the Peterborough Speedway team hope to carry the same momentum from the track's 50th anniversary season into 2018. Last year, car counts were solid in every weekly division and with the exception of a rogue shower during the Saturday qualifying round at Autumn Colours, the entire schedule was rain-free. While the forecast is a factor once the green flag waves, the promotional team's immediate priority is putting the finishing touches on the schedule of events.


"The days and weeks leading-up to opening night of a new season are some of the busiest of the entire year, but as soon as the first spectator takes their seat to watch the action, the hard work and long hours are all worthwhile," Josiasse said. "Racers are working as hard as the track crews and with familiar faces in different places this year, it's a good thing we're having a fan appreciation autograph session on opening night."


Bullring bullet points: Visit the Peterborough Speedway booth at the 4th annual Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo – March 9th, 10th & 11th – at the International Centre in Toronto to pick up a copy of the track's 2018 event schedule.


Fans can keep-up with all the latest off-season headlines by visiting www.peterboroughspeedway.com, liking the track on Facebook or following it on Twitter. News and information is also available through the free Peterborough Speedway app for Smartphone users.

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