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Description: The official 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Season Program, featuring schedules, driver and team rosters, driver bios, historical features, statistics, profiles and more. Produced by Inside Track Communications. For more info, visit www.InsideTrackNews.com.
Table of ConTenTs 04 06 07 08 10 12 14 16 17 18 20 22 24 38 40 42 48 52 53 54 56 57 59 62 THE 2014 NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES SEASON PROgRAM IS PRODuCED By INSIDE TRACk COMMuNICATIONS. INSIDE TRACk COMMuNICATIONS INC. 95 Trinity Street Suite 101 Toronto ON M5A 3C7 Telephone (416) 962-7223 Fax (416) 962-7208 E-mail greg insidetracknews.com Web www.InsideTrackPublications.com EDITOR Greg MacPherson greg insidetracknews.com gENERAL MANAgER David Weber david insidetracknews.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT James Neilson james insidetracknews.com NATIONAL SALES MANAgER Rob Morton rob insidetracknews.com SALES MANAgER Mike Galipeau mike insidetracknews.com ADvERTISINg SALES Derek Rockel David Weber Greg MacPherson ART DIRECTOR Laura Lamb ART DESIgN James Neilson Grace Kang ADMINISTRATION Isabel Weber CIRCuLATION Grace Kang CONTRIBuTINg WRITERS Greg MacPherson J. Wally Nesbitt Todd Lewis NASCAR IMC NASCAR Media CONTRIBuTINg PHOTOgRAPHERS Ed Gatner Joe Hamilton James Hamilton Greg MacPherson Matthew Murnaghan NASCAR Perry Nelson Paolo Pedicelli Robert Reed Ryan Dupont Steve Traczyk Getty Images for NASCAR NASCAR Archives COPyRIgHT Printed and Published in Canada. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any material including statistics without written permission is strictly prohibited. The book may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form or any means electronic or mechanical including photocopying recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or hereafter invented without the written permission from NASCAR. Photo by GreG MacPherson main cover photo Joe haMilton inSet photoS GreG MacPherson cover deSign laura laMb Welcome Letter PM Stephen Harper Welcome From NASCAR & Canadian Tire 2014 Race Schedule Introduction Canada s National Stock Car Championship NASCAR Canadian Tire Series on TSN and Race Broadcast Schedule Canadian Tire Series Fast Facts and Series Points System Series Officials and Staff Sponsors and Special Awards Official NASCAR Partners in Canada Driver and Team Roster Profiled 2013 Champion Scott Steckly Canadian Tire Series Contenders Competitor Bios and Photos Anatomy of a NASCAR Stock Car Technical Comparison Chart NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Tracks NASCAR Founder and Executive Bios NASCAR Fast Facts Canadian Tire Series History NASCAR s Ladder System Season 8 Commentator Todd Lewis Takes a Look at the 2014 Season 2013 Race Stats Results and Records Canadian Tire Series Career and Season Records Driver Autograph Page ConTaCT nasCaR nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes ADDRESS 8220 Fifth Line Halton Hills ON L7G 4S6 Canada PHONE 905-864-0707 FAX 905-864-0770 SERIES DIRECTOR Alex Nagy anagy nascar.com TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jeff Wilcox jwilcox nascar.com SERIES COORDINATOR Sean Gibbs sgibbs nascar.com MEDIA COORDINATOR Jason Cunningham jcunningham nascar.com www.nasCaR.Ca nasCaRHomeTRaCk nCaTs 3 welCome leTTeRs To our fans competitors teams track partners and sponsors O n behalf of the France Family and everyone at NASCAR I want to welcome you to another exciting season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. This fabulous series is in its eighth season again featuring a blend of road courses and oval tracks with first-time visits to Quebec s Autodrome Chaudi re and Edmonton International Raceway in Alberta. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series popularity is well-earned. The series is renowned for close competitive racing that provides entertainment and often dramatic finishes to the passionate race fans at each and every event on the schedule. NASCAR is proud to be a part of motorsports in Canada with Canadian Tire as our partner. From the opening of the 11-race season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May to its culmination and crowning of a champion at Kawartha Speedway in September we re going to see the type of NASCAR racing that fans have come to expect and enjoy. As we embark on this 2014 new season and add another chapter to the long and storied history of NASCAR in Canada all of us at NASCAR wish all of you the best of luck. And of course we also want to thank you for your interest and involvement. Best regards Brian France Chairman and CEO NASCAR O n behalf of all of us here at Canadian Tire welcome to the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. As we enter our eighth year as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series we are proud to share our passion of auto racing with loyal racing fans. We are grateful to help car owners and auto enthusiasts make the most of their driving experience by supplying accessories and everything from parts to performance products. Automotive is part of our heritage at Canadian Tire and like many racing fans we re looking forward to watching the excitement for the sport grow as we share another incredible season with Canadians from coast to coast. We wish all of the teams participating in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series luck and we look forward to seeing you at the track this summer Sincerely Allan MacDonald Chief Operating Officer Canadian Tire Retail Canadian Tire 6 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes 2014 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes sCHeDule DaTe SuNDAy MAy 18 SATuRDAy JuNE 15 SuNDAy JuLy 6 FRIDAy JuLy 11 WEDNESDAy JuLy 16 SATuRDAy JuLy 26 SuNDAy AuguST 10 SATuRDAy AuguST 16 SuNDAy AuguST 31 SATuRDAy SEPTEMBER 6 Venue CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARk AuTODROME CHAuDI RE CIRCuIT ICAR EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAy AuTO CLEARINg MOTOR SPEEDWAy AuTODROME ST-EuSTACHE CIRCuIT DE TROIS-RIvI RES RIvERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAy CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARk BARRIE SPEEDWAy loCaTIon BOWMANvILLE ONTARIO vALL E-JONCTION QuEBEC MIRABEL QuEBEC WETASkIWIN ALBERTA TRaCk sIZe (2.459-MILE ROAD COuRSE) (.25-MILE OvAL) (2.113-MILE ROAD COuRSE) (.25-MILE OvAL) laPs 51 300 30 300 250 250 50 300 51 300 250 SASkATOON SASkATCHEWAN (.333-MILE OvAL) ST-EuSTACHE QuEBEC TROIS-RIvI RES QuEBEC ANTIgONISH NOvA SCOTIA BOWMANvILLE ONTARIO BARRIE ONTARIO PETERBOROugH ONTARIO [.4-MILE OvAL] (1.53-MILE ROAD COuRSE) (.333-MILE OvAL) (2.459-MILE ROAD COuRSE) (.333-MILE OvAL) (.375-MILE OvAL) SATuRDAy SEPTEMBER 20 kAWARTHA SPEEDWAy Tentative Subject to Change. Check www.nascar.ca for news and updates. the starting field gets ready to roll at saskatoon s auto clearing Motor speedway. Matthew MurnaGhan Getty iMaGes For nascar www.nasCaR.Ca nasCaRHomeTRaCk nCaTs 7 InTRoDuCTIon THe ToP Teams aT THe ToP Venues in addition to the on-track excitement nascar canadian tire series races offer fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the drivers and cars. the pre-race autograph sessions (left) and giant team haulers (bottom right) are fan favourites. GreG MacPherson The nasCaR Canadian Tire series Presented by mobil 1 features speed competition and excitement The eighth season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented by Mobil 1 is underway. Canada s NASCAR championship consists of an exciting 11-race schedule featuring seven oval and four road course events. It s a true test of skill preparation teamwork and stamina all designed to identify Canada s national stock car champion. Last season Scott Steckly became the first three-time series champion leaving rivals DJ Kennington and Andrew Ranger behind with two each. Steckly had trouble in the first two races and found himself in a deep hole. But following a pair of runner-up finishes in the third and fourth races of the season (at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway (CTMP) and Circuit ICAR) he d recovered to seventh in the points and was on a charge. And on the strength of three consecutive wins in the two western events and at Autodrome St-Eustache Steckly had the No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge into first place with five events remaining. As the schedule continued Kennington moved into the lead after the big Labour Day event at CTMP and the two headed to the finale at Kawartha Speedway with Kennington five points ahead of Steckly. There the Milverton Ontario racer led 113 of the 256 laps en route to the checkered flag his fourth of the season and he edged Kennington by just two points in the final standings. Turning to 2014 the schedule features Canada s best stock car drivers back in action and banging fenders at ten venues in five provinces from Nova Scotia to Alberta. The 11race slate opened on the Victoria Day weekend as part of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park s (CTMP) popular Speedfest Weekend and will culminate with its traditional Kawartha Speedway date in September. The race calendar is highlighted by the return of the late summer companion date with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at CTMP as well as the additions of a pair of short tracks. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series has added an early June trip to Quebec to take on the quarter-mile track at Autodrome Chaudi re and a mid-July visit to another short track Wetaskiwin Alberta s Edmonton International Raceway. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series blend of exciting ovals and top-shelf road courses from Alberta to Nova Scotia with several stops in between continues to provide race fans across the country a high level of competition said George Silbermann NASCAR vice president regional and touring series. The two new additions to the calendar along with the extremely successful second date at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park set up another thrilling championship battle. foR THe fans Fans who attend Canadian Tire Series races in person are in for a unique racing experience that includes more than just the on-track action. They can get signed hero cards from their favourite racers during the pre-race driver autograph sessions. Fans can also take part in a tirechange pit stop challenge at the Canadian Tire Fun Zone and purchase official clothing and souvenirs at the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Midway hauler. And for those races that are too far away to attend in person fans can still follow all the action from their living rooms on TSN and online at NASCAR.ca. The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Pre- 8 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes sented by Mobil 1 is underway and we hope you take the opportunity to cheer on Canada s top racers and teams as they battle for the top price in Canadian motorsports. On behalf of everyone associated with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Preseveral nascar canada canadian tire series partners add to the fans at-track experience through their participation in the midway hauler and the canadian tire Fun Zone. GreG MacPherson sented by Mobil 1 we hope you and your family enjoy your day at the track and we thank you for your support of Canada s national stock car championship and the many racers teams sponsors and partners who make it possible. sCHeDule summaRY CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARk The Canadian Tire Series eighth season kicked off at the Victoria Day SpeedFest on May 18. The series is back at CTMP joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on August 31 at the legendary Ontario road course. AuTODROME CHAuDI RE The series inaugural visit to the high-banked asphalt oval situated just south of Quebec City was scheduled for June 14 and is the first of four Quebec dates in 2014. The facility opened as a dirt track in 1992 but was paved in 2005. CIRCuIT ICAR A July 16 date at the challenging 2.113-mile road course in Mirabel Quebec is in store as the series makes its fourth appearance at the airport circuit. The tight turns and concrete surface provides plenty of excitement for the drivers and fans. EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAy The annual Western Canadian swing gets underway with the inaugural visit on July 11 to the Alberta quarter-mile that has been a longstanding member of the NASCAR Whelen AllAmerican Series. AuTO CLEARINg MOTOR SPEEDWAy The western swing concludes on July 16 at the fast .333-mile Saskatchewan oval. Capacity crowds have been on hand in each of the series five visits to the track. AuTODROME ST. EuSTACHE After a successful return in 2013 to the .4-mile flat oval located just outside of Montreal a July 26 date is on the books in front of the passionate Quebec fans. CIRCuIT DE TROIS-RIvI RES The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res is one of the highlights of every Canadian Tire Series season. This year a longer 200-kilometer race is scheduled for August 10. RIvERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAy Series competitors always circle the annual visit slated for Aug. 16 to the Canadian Maritimes to battle on the high-banked oval located in Antigonish Nova Scotia. BARRIE SPEEDWAy The .333-mile tri-oval never fails to provide excitement. This season s trip to the cozy Ontario oval is scheduled for September 6. kAWARTHA SPEEDWAy The .375-mile track is the traditional venue for the crowning of the new NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion. This year s finale takes place September 20. nasCaRHomeTRaCks.Com Since 2008 NASCARHomeTracks.com has served as the official NASCAR.com home of the touring and weekly series. From lap-by-lap updates of touring series events to individual pages for all NASCAR-sanctioned touring and weekly series tracks to official point standings for every series the site s goal is to put a wide-range of information at the fans fingertips. In 2008 voting for Most Popular Driver in each of the touring series through NASCARHomeTracks.com and NASCAR.com came online. In 2009 the site expanded to include a slideshow photo gallery. Content includes photos from every touring series race and galleries from significant events such as the year-end awards banquets and the Drive for Diversity team announcements. Also popular with the fans are the video features offering at-track recaps and the ability to watch both the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet and the Touring Series Awards Gala via live streaming on NASCARHomeTracks.com. Fans can also follow all of the action and news from the NASCAR touring and weekly series through several social media outlets Facebook Facebook.com NASCARHomeTracks Twitter twitter.com NASCARHomeTrack Flickr Flickr.com NASCARHomeTracks youTube YouTube.com NASCARHomeTracks On Twitter fans can search for their favourite series through series-specific hashtags KNEast KNWest NCATS NTSMx NWES NWMT NWSMT and NWAAS www.nasCaR.Ca nasCaRHomeTRaCk nCaTs 9 TeleVIsIon nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes on Tsn & RDs The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 Canada s premier racing series will have all of its 2014 events telecast in English and French on TSN RDS and RDS2. TSN Canada s Sports Leader has been the series television home since the 2007 inaugural season while French-language RDS is airing races for a fourth straight season. Eight of the 11 scheduled NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events in 2014 will have onehour shows telecast nationally on a tape-delayed basis on TSN RDS and RDS2 while the September 20 season finale at Kawartha Speedway will be 90 minutes in duration. Additionally RDS2 will provide live coverage of the Sunday August 10 event at Quebec s Circuit de Trois-Rivi res. TSN will also have coverage of Trois-Rivi res as well as the Sunday August 31 event in which the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is joined by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Ontario s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Air times for those telecasts will be announced at a later date. We are very pleased to again team up with TSN and RDS to bring the excitement and action that are synonymous with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series to fans across Canada said George Silbermann NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. Canada s premier stock-car series provides a tremendous racing experience in person and this telthe tsn crew interviews racer larry Jackson at last year s season finale at Kawartha speedway. daveFranKsPhotos.coM evision package allows fans throughout the country an opportunity to follow the series all year long. The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series telecast schedule will conclude with the season-in-review show on Saturday November 22 on TSN. The programs are produced by Fuel MediaLab and NASCAR Media Group and include race coverage driver interviews and features. All coverage will be broadcast in HD. For NASCAR Canadian Tire Series broad- casts on TSN Dave Bradley will have play-byplay duties while Adam Ross and Billy Rowse Jr. will share colour analysis. They will be joined by host Vic Rauter and pit reporters Todd Lewis and Spencer Lewis. Didier Schraenen and Eric Descarries will handle calling the action on the RDS side. Along with their NASCAR Canadian Tire Series coverage TSN and RDS are the official broadcasters of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series in Canada. From Jason Cunningham NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes 2014 bRoaDCasT sCHeDule RaCe DaTe SuNDAy MAy 18 SATuRDAy JuNE 14 SuNDAy JuLy 6 FRIDAy JuLy 11 WEDNESDAy JuLy 16 SATuRDAy JuLy 26 SuNDAy AuguST 10 SATuRDAy AuguST 16 SuNDAy AuguST 31 SATuRDAy SEPTEMBER 6 SATuRDAy SEPTEMBER 20 Venue CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARk AuTODROME CHAuDI RE CIRCuIT ICAR EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAy AuTO CLEARINg MOTOR SPEEDWAy AuTODROME ST. EuSTACHE CIRCuIT DE TROIS-RIvI RES RIvERSIDE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAy CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARk BARRIE SPEEDWAy kAWARTHA SPEEDWAy 2014 yEAR-IN-REvIEW Tsn PRemIeRe SuNDAy MAy 25 12 30 PM SATuRDAy JuNE 21 1 30 PM SuNDAy JuLy 13 11 AM SuNDAy JuLy 20 3 PM SATuRDAy JuLy 26 3 PM SuNDAy AuguST 3 11 AM TBD SATuRDAy AuguST 23 2 30 PM TBD SATuRDAy SEPTEMBER 13 2 PM SATuRDAy OCTOBER 4 1 30 PM SATuRDAy NOvEMBER 22 1 PM RDs RDs2 PRemIeRe FRIDAy JuNE 13 10 PM FRI. JuLy 4 10 PM TuE. JuLy 8 9 PM THuRSDAy JuLy 17 9 30 PM SATuRDAy JuLy 26 3 PM SuNDAy AuguST 3 5 PM SATuRDAy AuguST 9 1 30 PM SuNDAy AuguST 10 3 PM (LIvE) THuRSDAy SEPTEMBER 11 8 PM THuRSDAy. SEPTEMBER 18 8 PM THuRSDAy SEPTEMBER 25 8 PM WEDNESDAy OCTOBER 15 9 30 PM All times listed are E.S.T. and subject to change Check TSN.ca and RDS.ca for updated broadcast times Denotes RDS Denotes RDS2 10 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes quICk HIsToRY & PoInTs fasT faCTs THe seRIes The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series was established by NASCAR in 2007 after it purchased the Canadian Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (CASCAR) in 2006. CHamPIonsHIP PoInTs sYsTem Championship points will be awarded to each driver and to each car owner in each event according to their finishing position as follows FINISH POINTS 1st .............................. 43 2nd ............................ 42 3rd .............................. 41 4th .............................. 40 5th .............................. 39 6th .............................. 38 7th .............................. 37 8th .............................. 36 9th .............................. 35 10th ............................ 34 11th ............................ 33 12th ............................ 32 13th ............................ 31 14th ............................ 30 15th ............................ 29 16th ............................ 28 17th ............................ 27 18th ............................ 26 19th ............................ 25 20th ............................ 24 21st ............................ 23 22nd .......................... 22 23rd ............................ 21 24th ............................ 20 25th ............................ 19 26th ............................ 18 27th ............................ 17 28th ............................ 16 29th ............................ 15 30th ............................ 14 31st ............................ 13 32nd .......................... 12 33rd ............................ 11 34th ............................ 10 35th .............................. 9 36th .............................. 8 37th .............................. 7 38th .............................. 6 39th .............................. 5 40th .............................. 4 41st .............................. 3 42nd ............................ 2 43rd .............................. 1 NOTE In addition to the foregoing one (1) point will be awarded for positions after 43rd place. If a car makes a qualifying attempt but fails to earn one of the available starting positions the car owner and driver will be awarded points starting with the position following the last position in the starting field. A driver will be credited only with points earned in the car in which he she started the race and the starting driver will be credited with all points earned by that car in that race. To be eligible for points the car must be entered in the event and the driver must start the race. A driver cannot receive points for more than one car in the race. Three additional bonus points will be awarded to each driver and car owner that wins the race one additional bonus point will be awarded to each driver and car owner whose car officially leads a lap and one additional bonus point will be awarded to the driver and car owner leading the most official laps. (In the event of ties duplicate points will be awarded.) NASCAR Officials will determine the official leader(s) of the race. The official lap leader and finishing positions will be determined at the start finish line. THe sPonsoR Canadian Tire Corporation is a growing network of five interrelated businesses that offer a range of goods and services that meet life s everyday needs including general merchandise and clothing petroleum and financial services. THe CaRs The fiberglass-bodied cars house a 350-360 cubic inch V8 motor. They weigh 3 000 pounds and have a wheelbase of 107 inches. They run on unleaded racing fuel and have an estimated top speed of 160 mph. THe sCHeDule The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented by Mobil 1 opened its 2014 season on May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville Ontario. The series is featured at many of Canada s top oval tracks and road courses. Of the 11 scheduled events four will take place on road courses (two at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and one each at Circuit ICAR (Mirabel Quebec) and the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res (Trois-Rivi res Quebec). The other seven will be contested on short track ovals. A highlight event in 2014 will be the tour s Labour Day weekend race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 31 when the series competes immediately prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Pit road action at Kawartha speedway. ed Gatner a nascar canadian tire series win is worth 43 championship points. Matthew MurnaGhan Getty iMaGes For nascar 12 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes offICIals & sTaff nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes offICIals aleX naGY seRIes DIReCToR The 2014 season will be the second for Alex Nagy as the Series Director for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He was named to the position in March 2013. Nagy originally from Brantford Ontario brings a wealth of motorsports experience from both the technical and business aspects of the sport to his leadership position with the Canadian Tire Series. After beginning his racing career as a driver in CASCAR the precursor to the Canadian Tire Series Nagy worked his way into the business side of the sport as a CASCAR team owner and managed some race specialty shops in Ontario. He also served as the track manager and promoter for Twin Fountains Raceway a karting and Legends Car complex in Shelbyville Tennessee and launched the first Legends Car and Pro Challenge Series in Ontario. Prior to his NASCAR appointment Nagy spent six seasons as a Canadian Tire Series crew chief and also had a stint as a spotter and driver coach in the IndyCar Series. Nagy currently resides in Brantford Ontario with his wife and two children. CHIef sTaRTeR Sean Gibbs (Burlington Ontario) ReGIsTRaR (top to bottom) series director alex nagy race director trevor hambly and technical director Jeff wilcox. Jo-Anne Okada (Sherrills Ford NC) fIelD InVesTIGaToR Blaine Bates (Bowmanville Ontario) CHIef sCoReR Pete Gotelaer (Ridgetown Ontario) offICIals Rick Allen (London Ontario) TReVoR HamblY RaCe DIReCToR Trevor Hambly joined NASCAR in 2007 as Race Director for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Prior to joining NASCAR Hambly spent nine seasons with CASCAR as Race Director (2006) Technical Director (2004-05) and Inspector (1998-2003). He also spent seven years as a CASCAR crew chief for Rob Neely (1990-95) and Robin Buck (1996). A native of Toronto Ontario Hambly resides in Rockwood (ON) with his wife Christine and their three children. Peter Cadiou (Cambridge Ontario) Robyn Cadiou (Cambridge Ontario) Gloria Eng (Port Perry Ontario) John Francis (London Ontario) Doug Gonder (London Ontario) Dan Hawkins (Thedford Ontario) Mike Hennink (Gatineau Quebec) Robin Jongen (Kilworthy Ontario) Leon Manning (Brights Grove Ontario) Bob Paladichuk (Ridgeway Ontario) Cherie Putnam (Angus Ontario) Sean Rogers (Waterloo Ontario) Gary Spry (Baltimore Ontario) Dan Stinson (London Ontario) Gary Voigt (Waterloo Ontario) Jeff Vyse (Ingersoll Ontario) Amy Wong (Etobicoke Ontario) jeff wIlCoX TeCHnICal DIReCToR Jeff Wilcox joined NASCAR in 2010 as Technical Director for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Prior to that Wilcox spent six seasons as the race director at Delaware Speedway near London Ontario. He also spent several years with Whitlock Motorsports where he served as crew chief for both Dave Whitlock and Mark Dilley. Wilcox and Whitlock teamed up to win CASCAR Super Series titles in 1998 and 1999. Wilcox currently resides in Thedford Ontario with his wife Sharri and their two daughters. announCeR Adam Ross (Cambridge Ontario) meDIa CooRDInaToR Jason Cunningham (Providence RI) Photos by Paolo Pedicelli 14 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes ConTInGenCY PaRTneRs & PRoGRams nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes ConTInGenCY PaRTneRs qualIfYInG sPeCIal anD YeaR-enD awaRDs NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented by Mobil 1 drivers compete for several qualifying special and year-end awards. A summary of the 2014 awards are as follows 3M LAP LEADER AWARD Presented to the eligible driver who leads the most laps during each event. In the event of a tie the driver with the highest finishing position in the current event will receive the award. The 3M Lap Leader Award winner for each race will receive 333. The driver who wins the most 3M awards over the course of the season will receive a year-end award of 5 000. BREMBO BRAkETHROugH CHALLENgE In an attempt to spread the use of the Brembo racing products NASCAR and Brembo have chosen to award eligible drivers a 500 product voucher to a different finishing position (first through fifth) at each race. Product vouchers will alternate between these positions throughout the season. Year-end The Grand Prize winner will be the highest-placed driver who utilizes Brembo brakes most often during the season based on the NASCAR tech inspections at each race. The winner will receive a 1 000 product voucher and a 5 000 year-end bonus. COCA-COLA MOvE OF THE RACE AWARD Presented to the eligible driver who improves the most number of positions from their starting position in each race. The Coca-Cola Move of the Race Award Winner in each event will receive 1 000. The driver who wins the most CocaCola awards over the course of the season will receive a year-end award of 5 000. DODgE MOPAR QuICk THREE AWARD Presented to the top three highest-finishing eligible Dodge-Mopar teams in each race. Eligible drivers must compete with a Dodge Challenger body and apply Mopar and Dodge identification as directed. The top finisher will receive 1 500 second will receive 1 000 and third will receive 500. Year-end 1st 3 000 2nd 2 000 and 3rd 1 000. DODgE MOPAR-POWERED QuICk THREE Presented to the top three highest-finishing eligible Dodge-Mopar teams in each race. Eligible drivers must compete with a Dodge Challenger body run a DodgeMopar built motor for the duration of the event weekend and apply Mopar and Dodge identification as directed. The top finisher will receive 1 500 second will receive 1 000 and third will receive 500. Drivers will also compete for the yearend Dodge-Mopar Award. Year-end 1st 3 000 2nd 2 000 and 3rd 1 000 gOODyEAR EAgLE TIRE PRODuCT AWARD Presented to eligible drivers according to the Goodyear Eagle Tire Award Plan for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. MOBIL 1 DRIvER OF THE RACE AWARD Presented to the highest finishing eligible driver in each race. The recipient will be awarded 1 500. Year-end 5 000. PINTy S WINgMAN OF THE RACE AWARD Presented to the crew chief who demonstrates the best qualifying and race effort as determined by the average of qualifying result and race finish in each event. The recipient will be awarded 1 500. Year-end 6 000 vTECH FREE PASS AWARD 1 000 will be presented to the driver with the highest finishing position who is awarded a free pass during the event. The driver who wins the most VTECH awards over the course of the season will receive a year-end award of 5 000. Photo courtesy nascar 3M BREMBO CANADIAN TIRE COCA-COLA COMPETITION CAMS DODgE EDELBROCk gOODyEAR HOLLEy CARBS JE PISTONS kOOkS CuSTOM HEADERS LINCOLN WELDERS MAHLE CLEvITE MOBIL 1 MOPAR PINTy S QuARTER MASTER SAFETy-kLEEN SHERWIN-WILLIAMS vTECH 16 nasCaR CanaDIan TIRe seRIes nasCaR PaRTneRs In CanaDa NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS dRiveR RoSTeR CAR 00 02 02 03 04 3 5 9 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 18 24 19 22 24 25 27 28 28 29 33 36 37 39 42 47 48 49 51 55 56 56 98 59 59 66 67 71 72 76 77 83 84 87 88 89 90 95 97 99 dRiveR Derek White Kerry Micks Mark Dilley Elie Arseneau Jean-Francois Dumoulin Jason Hathaway Noel Dowler Russ Bond Curtis Fielding John Flemming James Van Domselaar Steve Mathews Benoit Theetge DJ Kennington Alex Tagliani Stefan Rzadzinski Brad Graham Scott Steckly Luc Lesage Joey McColm Andrew Ranger Jason White Ian Admiraal Ray Courtemanche Jr. Bob Delorme Alex Labb Simon Dion-Viens Alex Guenette Peter Klutt Louis-Philippe Dumoulin TBA Jason Hankewich Nick Jewell Dexter Stacey Larry Jackson Ryan Klutt Gary Klutt Robin Buck Dave Thorndyke Patrice Brisebois Erica Thiering Jeff Lapcevich Jocelyn Fecteau Bob Attrell J.R. 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Dodge Matthew Howie Scannell Everton Ontario 18 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS CHAMPioN SCoTT STeCKLY ReCoRd BReAKeR Scott Steckly puts slow start behind him to become only three-time champion in series history By J. Wally Nesbitt With three NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championships to his credit you might think that Scott Steckly felt that he had nothing left to prove. You d be wrong. I m one of the older drivers in the series but I still want to win races and championships said the Milverton ON driver. You re always trying to challenge and prove yourself no matter the situation. Steckly s passion for success was evident in 2013. After a winless 2012 season he began 2013 with two DNFs. Despite the rough start the 22 Racing Team never gave up rolling up four victories on the season and coming from behind to edge DJ Kennington by a mere two points in the final standings. The win in that final race where we went in with nothing to lose was especially rewarding said Steckly. We didn t back into this championship. We raced hard right to the checkered flag and earned that win and the title. It was a great feeling to be the first threetime champion in the Canadian Tire Series. It was a fitting reward for all the hard work and support from everyone associated with us including our sponsors the crew our friends and families. We couldn t have achieved what we have without them. I m proud for all of them. The 2013 championship is now just a fond memory for Steckly as he is actively planning and pursuing a fourth NASCAR crown backed by a strong and talented team and a proven stable of Canadian Tire Sylvania Dodges. Making his racing operation even more convenient for his support staff Steckly erected a new 7 500 square-foot shop during the past off-season. It s big enough to house all of the cars and (Top) Scott Steckly (back right) and crew celebrated their third NASCAR championship last September. DAVEFRANKSPHOTOS.COM (TOP) & GREG MACPHERSON (LEFT) 20 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS we have a separate Fab Room Gear Room Parts Room offices and so on. Everything is under one roof and that lets us keep track of everything with just a glance. Along with his new shop comes added responsibilities with the introduction of Alex Tagliani as a 22 Racing stablemate and the extra workload associated with the preparation of cars for part-time drivers Ray Courtemanche Jr. Luc Lesage and Stefan Rzadzinski. It s definitely busy laughed Steckly. But our crew is able to stay on top of everything. The benefits that guys like Alex and Luc bring is their marketing skills. They re constantly putting their names out there and that brings attention to our team the sponsors and the series. Tagliani s return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series along with that of past champion Andrew Ranger adds two more names to an already extensive list of potential championship challengers. Steckly notes that every driver brings a personal strength to each individual race and these multiple strengths provide opportunities for a variety of victory contenders. You look at the driver roster and there are eight or ten guys who have proven that they have the ability to win races. Every team puts so much effort into their program. If you can win a race in this series you ve really earned it. Having learned from past experience that he is the only one who can control his fate Steckly has adopted a very simple easy to follow strategy as he chases new goals. We go in to every single race looking to win. That s the plan. But if things don t go the way we expected we simply race smart and take away what we can. Every point adds up when the main goal is the championship. There are so many pieces that need to fall in place to earn a championship in this division. We have a good book on the track we know our cars and we know our opposition. I m confident that we have the package to build on what we ve accomplished so far. With a bit of luck I think we can get on another roll and ride it right to a fourth championship. That would be amazing. Steckly s season-ending victory at Kawartha was his fourth of 2013. GREG MACPHERSON WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 21 THe CoNTeNdeRS 2014 TiTLe CoNTeNdeRS When the dust settles on the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series who will walk away with all the hardware DJ Kennington (17) Scott Steckly (22) and Jason Hathaway (3) are expected to be near the top of the points at the end of the season. GREG MACPHERSON By J. Wally Nesbitt Over the seven year history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series only 14 drivers have found their way into the winner s circle and of those just three have managed to put together a complete season that would ultimately carry them to a NASCAR national championship. With every driver heading into the 2014 campaign with a clean slate we take a look at the primary championship contenders and potential race winners. SCoTT STeCKLY Steckly s 2013 come-from-behind title made the 42-year-old Milverton Ontario resident the series only three-time champion. Following a pair of sub-20 place finishes at the beginning of the season the 22 Racing crew rebounded with a pair of runner-up results and then added to their totals by racking up three consecutive victories. Heading into the final event five points behind DJ Kennington Steckly pulled out all of the stops to take the race win and the 2013 Canadian Tire Series crown. With technical assistance coming from legendary tuner Greg Gibson Steckly should have no trouble adapting to the two new circuits on the 2014 calendar. If he has one Achilles heel it is road courses where he has yet to win. Nevertheless it won t be a stretch to imagine Steckly and the 22 Racing Team as the first back-to-back series champions. dJ KeNNiNGToN Reviewing his Canadian Tire Series numbers it s easy to see why DJ Kennington is a perennial favourite to become the next series champion. The St. Thomas Ontario driver has two titles and in four other seasons he finished in the runner-up position in the yearend tally never finishing out of the top three. A dedicated and talented team fronted by crew chief Dave Wight and engine builder (and father) Doug Kennington provide DJ with a solid machine at every race. Although most comfortable on the ovals DJ has also enjoyed success on the road and street courses including a 2013 victory over J.R. Fitzpatrick (left) snaps a selfie after winning the 2014 season opener. (Below) Andrew Ranger (right) has been reunited with Bill Burns (left) for another title run. GREG MACPHERSON (LEFT) AND PAOLO PEDICELLI (BELOW) Andrew Ranger and Jacques Villeneuve on the streets of Trois-Rivi res. Kennington will have extra incentive to push hard this year as past champion Andrew Ranger will be operating out of the DJK Racing shops. ANdReW RANGeR Former IndyCar driver Andrew Ranger made a successful transition into stock car racing in 2007 by capturing the inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship. Repeating the achievement two seasons later Ranger then made only selected appearances in the series as he expanded his racing efforts south of the border where he has recorded a trio of victories in both the K&N and ARCA racing divisions. Always a threat to win the Roxton Pond Quebec native made three starts in the Canadian Tire Series in 2013 and was rewarded with a victory at ICAR Mirabel a second place finish at the GP3R and a third at the Labour Day event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Ranger returns to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series full time in 2014 racing a car prepared by the DJK racing team and sponsored by MOPAR. Additionally Bill Burns the crew chief who guided Ranger to his two previous championships will assume the same position atop the pitbox this year. J.R. FiTZPATRiCK There is nobody in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pits hungrier for a championship than 26-year-old J.R. Fitzpatrick. The final CASCAR series champion (2006) Fitzpatrick has never been able to win an NCATS title but has finished in second place in the year end tally on two occasions (2010 and 2012). 22 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS Despite a 2013 record that featured six top five finishes Fitzpatrick was shut out of the winner s circle. His best result was a second place at Delaware a mere .680 seconds back of winner Pete Shepherd. What the season review fails to show is that in a handful of races the No. 84 Chevrolet was at or near the front when mechanical issues ended their chance at victory. For 2014 Fitzpatrick Racing has obtained the services of engine tuner Ron Beauchamp Sr. leaving crew chief Don Thomson free to focus his efforts on chassis setup. JASoN HATHAWAY As one of the original NASCAR Canadian Tire Series competitors it has been a long road for Jason Hathaway but it appears that Team 3 Red has finally turned the corner and is in a strong position to be a contender for race victories and the championship. In 2013 Hathaway opened the season with a podium finish and then proceeded to earn four more top four results before concluding the year with wins at Riverside International and Barrie Speedways. Having found that winning formula Hathaway hopes to continue the momentum even through the switch to a Chevrolet for the 2014 campaign. LoUiS-PHiLiPPe dUMoULiN The 2011 Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year Louis-Philippe (LP) Dumoulin has proven to be a fast learner. A tribute to his years of experience on the North American sports car racing tour Dumoulin has quickly adapted to the various facilities on the NCATS circuit although his strengths still lean towards the road courses. In 2013 Dumoulin scored a pair of race victories both on the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course adding to his totals by claiming four top five and six top ten finishes. For 2014 Dumoulin has switched his base of operations to Montreal s King Motorsports much closer to his home in Trois-Rivi res. L.P. Dumoulin won two events at CTMP in 2013 and was in title contention for much of the season. ED GATNER SPoiLeRS They may be frustrating to the drivers chasing the Canadian Tire Series championship but there are many talented competitors within the series ranks capable of sneaking through the pack to steal a win. Most of these drivers will not be racing the full 11 date schedule so the checkered flag is the sole purpose for their attendance. Probably the most high profile of these competitors is former series regular Alex Tagliani in his No. 18 EpiPen Dodge. Tagliani will miss several dates due to his IndyCar and NASCAR Nationwide obligations but he will be a threat in his Steckly-prepared mount especially on the road and street courses. In 2013 Grimsby Ontario s Jeff Lapcevich drove his No. 76 Tim Horton s Challenger to three top five finishes in seven starts. His best result was a second in the season opener. Lapcevich will run a limited schedule again but could be on the verge of a big year. With the years of experience behind the wheel of the No. 02 Leland Industries Johnsonville Ford it is only a matter of time before the driving tandem of Kerry Micks and Mark Dilley return to the winner s circle. Dilley who will run the oval events this year recorded a season-best runner-up result in Saskatoon last year. New Liskeard Ontario s Steve Mathews is another talented racer who is in the hunt for his first NASCAR win. In four starts in 2013 the hard-charger earned one podium. By joining forces with Joey McColm he could have even more success in 2014. Every driver benefits from a home track advantage and that could play into the hands of both Donald Chisholm and Erica Thiering. Chisholm whose family owns and operates Riverside International Speedway in Nova Scotia has the talent to break through and score his inaugural Canadian Tire Series victory. Similarly it will be a true homecoming for western racer Erica Thiering when the series makes its debut appearance at her family s Edmonton International Raceway where Erica has earned five NASCAR track championships over the years. Last year 60 drivers managed to score points in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series each of them earning the right to participate in Canada s only professional stock car division. Every one of them is capable of reaching the top step of the podium. There is always championship and race favourites but also unknown circumstances that could carry any long shot to victory. WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 23 NCATS dRiveR BioS BY J. WALLY NeSBiTT 02 Kerry Micks & Mark dilley SPONSORS MAKE Leland Industries Johnsonville BDI Dickies Castrol Candy Tree SecureDrive Thor Motors Seguin Marine Triad Racing Technologies SamEster Mustard Seed Contracting Prostate Cancer Canada Cathcart Trucking Ford KERRY MICKS HOMETOWN Mount Albert Ontario BIRTHDATE January 10 1962 NOTABLE Again in 2014 Kerry Micks will share the driving duties with Mark Dilley with Micks-ey running the 02 Ford in the road course events. In eight outings in 2013 Micks recorded a pair of top 10 results his best finPAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR & MICKS) & ish being a sixth in May at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. MATTHEW MuRNAGHAN NASCAR) QUOTABLE We had motor issues last year but hopefully we ve put those behind us. Mark and I will be going for the Owner s Championship this year. And since neither one of us is in it for the Driver s title we ll be focusing on getting points every time out. MARK DILLEY HOMETOWN Barrie Ontario BIRTHDATE January 20 1969 NOTABLE A second-place finish in Saskatoon (SK) was Dilley s best result in 2013 in six races. In all he earned three top-five results. QUOTABLE Kerry and the crew have done a lot on the oval car and I know we ve got the package to win some races. We came close last year but every time we got close something broke. 04 Jean-Fran ois (JF) dumoulin HOMETOWN Trois-Rivi res Quebec BIRTH DATE May 5 1976 SPONSORS MAKE Bernier Crepeau Chrysler Fiat Bellemare Manac ACASS Dodge NOTABLE This sportscar specialist has run at least one Canadian Tire Series event since the series inception. He ran three races in 2013 recording TODD WALDEN (CAR) & STEVE TRACzyK (DuMOuLIN) a season-best eighth place finish at ICAR Mirabel. Dumoulin will join his brother (L-P) on the grid at ICAR and the street course of Trois-Rivi res and hopes to be able to finance a ride for the Labour Day race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. QUOTABLE Last year we didn t qualify too well we were always outside of the top ten and that made things difficult for us in the races. We have an older car but it s fast enough to run with the leaders. We re getting closer and closer to the front a podium is in our reach this year. 3 Jason Hathaway HOMETOWN Uxbridge Ontario BIRTHDATE November 22 1976 SPONSORS MAKE Rockstar Energy Drinks the Harmon Group (HGC) Mobil 1 Choko Fast Eddie Racewear Praxair Thornberry Cider Roto-Static Chevrolet NOTABLE A participant in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series since its inception this former CASCAR Rookie of the Year (2006) enjoyed his best season to date in 2013 scoring a pair of victories (Riverside & Barrie Speedways) and seven top-five results on his way to third place in the final standings. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE We took a huge step last year and we re hoping the momentum will carry over in 2014. We worked hard on our program all winter. We have two proven cars and a couple of new engines this is going to be a different year for Team 3 Red. 24 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS NCATS dRiveR BioS 5 Noel dowler HOMETOWN Sherwood Park Alberta BIRTHDATE February 17 1993 SPONSORS MAKE EMCO Empire Mechanical Rheem MFP Resources Cathcart Trucking Dodge NOTABLE In 2013 this son of former CASCAR West champion Kevin took PAOLO PEDICELLI charge of his own destiny and formed his own race team. Enduring a trying season Dowler scored a season-best sixth place result at three venues (Delaware Saskatoon and Kawartha) and earned six top-ten finishes. In the year-end tally Dowler finished seventh spot in the standings. With help from Dave Jacombs Racing he will run a limited schedule this season planning to race the two events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as well as the two western dates. QUOTABLE We will do more races if the funding comes along. Right now our focus is to be prepared when we show up at the track. My dad is helping us with the oval package and Dave Jacombs is working with the road car setup we should be in line to go for podiums this year. 14 James van domselaar HOMETOWN Fort Saskatchewan Alberta BIRTHDATE June 14 1969 SPONSORS MAKE Steel-Craft Door Products Elton Manufacturing Chevrolet NOTABLE Van Domselaar is another driver who has made at least one start in every STEVE TRACzyK (CAR) & MATTHEW MuRNAGHAN NASCAR (VAN DOMSELAAR) season of the Canadian Tire Series existence. Last year he took part in three races (Motorplex Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and the second event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park). His best result of the summer was a top-ten in Saskatchewan (ACMS). James uses his racing to promote his busy charity efforts. One of his initiatives involves offering people rides in his two-seater Chevy with the proceeds going to Stollery Children s Hospital in Edmonton Alberta. QUOTABLE The guys have been plugging away and catching up on the new technology. Hopefully that will give us an edge on the ovals. We will do the two western races again this year plus the Labour Day race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. If we can find an extra couple of bucks we may also do another oval race either at Barrie or Kawartha Speedway. 15 87 Steve Mathews HOMETOWN New Liskeard Ontario BIRTHDATE August 27 1990 SPONSORS MAKE Bill Mathews Motors TSC Stores & Associates Mathews Automotive Ford NOTABLE Always fast whenever he appears Mathews only ran four events in 2013 but managed two top-five finishes with his best result being a third on the Delaware Speedway half-mile oval. A late addition to the series this year Mathews will run the two events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and is hoping to add other Ontario events as more funding can be found. QUOTABLE This is a new car for me and we need to find time to get the bugs worked out of it. I hope I can find the sponsorship to do some oval races this year I never finished out of the top ten in 2013. PAOLO PEDICELLI (MATHEWS & 87 CAR) & GREG MACPHERSON ( 15) 26 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS 17 dJ Kennington HOMETOWN St. Thomas Ontario BIRTHDATE July 15 1977 SPONSORS MAKE Castrol Edge Mahindra APX Racewear Cathcart Trucking Dodge NOTABLE A two-time series chamJOE HAMILTON (KENNINGTON) & PAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR) pion Kennington used one race win (Trois-Rivi res) eight top-five and 11 top-ten finishes to chase Scott Steckly for the 2013 title but his pursuit fell two points shy of the crown. The DJK Racing stable has built two new cars for his 2014 campaign. It will be a busy year for the St. Thomas-based team as they will field cars for former champion Andrew Ranger and Jason White as well as for part-time participant Bob Attrell. QUOTABLE Your goal every year is to win this thing this year is no different. We plan to go out and win races and if we win enough of them the championship will come. Having Andrew on board this year is a plus for the team but when it comes down to wheel-towheel racing he s just someone else I need to beat. 18 24 Alex Tagliani & Stefan Rzadzinski SPONSORS MAKE EpiPen CanTorque Go JIT Dicom Express Air Sponge Sennheiser Alumilex La Petite Bretonne Dodge ALEX TAGLIANI HOMETOWN Las Vegas Nevada BIRTHDATE October 18 1973 NOTABLE In 2014 Tagliani will return to the series running as many races as his IndyCar and NASCAR Nationwide obligations will allow. Tag has one NCATS victory to his credit (Edmonton 2008). Last year at Trois-Rivi res he earned the pole en route to a fifth-place result. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE I ve been looking at different categories for the next phase of my career and that s where the Canadian Tire Series comes in. This ride is too much of a great opportunity to pass on. I m keeping my career options open with IndyCar and NASCAR Nationwide but it looks like I should be able to do eight of the 11 races in NASCAR Canada series. STEFAN RZADZINSKI HOMETOWN Edmonton Alberta BIRTHDATE January 5 1993 NOTABLE Rzadzinski comes from the ranks of open wheel road racing. He has raced in the Ontario Formula 1600 series and has competed south of the border in the Pro Mazda USF2000 and Skip Barber divisions. QUOTABLE It s tough for Alex that he has to miss some of the races but it s a great opportunity for me. This is definitely something I would look at full time if the chance arises especially if it could be with this team. WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 27 NCATS dRiveR BioS 22 Scott Steckly HOMETOWN Milverton Ontario BIRTHDATE March 2 1972 SPONSORS MAKE Canadian Tire Sylvania Mobil 1 MetroCom Canada AW Millwrights ERB Twin City Graphics Reefer Sales Dodge NOTABLE Rebounding from a winless PAOLO PEDICELLI 2012 campaign in 2013 Steckly became the first three-time champion in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Riding a record of four race victories (Motorplex Auto Clearing St-Eustache and Kawartha Speedways) eight top-five and nine top-tens to the title he bested runner-up DJ Kennington by just two points in the final standings. For this season Steckly s 22 Racing team will prepare cars for the returning Alex Tagliani and series rookie Luc Lesage. QUOTABLE It would be nice to be the first four-time champion but there are a lot of guys who are in the position to keep that from happening. Our mindset is that we plan to win all 11 races this year that s how we face every season. Realistically we hope to win a bunch of races but mainly we want to have a fun and safe year. 24 Luc Lesage HOMETOWN Trois-Rivi res Quebec BIRTHDATE December 19 1974 SPONSORS MAKE SportChief Trois-Rivi res Toyota AW Millrights ecotone Dodge NOTABLE Lesage comes from the Canadian Touring Car ranks having previously raced in the European Formula Vauxhall series as PAOLO PEDICELLI well as in F1600 F2000 and Formula Atlantic in Canada and the United States. Lesage will make his Canadian Tire Series debut at the wheel of the Steckly-prepared No. 24 Dodge and plans to compete on the four road races in 2014 although he may add some oval events. Veteran crew chief Ray Doucette has been brought in to support the NCATS rookie. QUOTABLE I feel very comfortable on the road courses. I did some pre-season testing and it only took about five laps to get familiar with the car. I feel very confident this year I have a good team behind me and I think some top-tens are in our reach. 25 Joey McColm HOMETOWN Ajax Ontario BIRTHDATE February 22 1986 SPONSORS MAKE Canada s Best Store Fixtures TSC Stores Espar Castrol PartSource Toronto Maple Leafs Arlon Graphics Dodge NOTABLE A part-time participant over the past several seasons McColm and the Canada s Best Racing Team plan to do the full schedule this year. In five starts last year he recorded a pair of top-ten finishes. This is a brand new team for McColm with new cars and a new engine program at his disposal. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE We ve done a lot of work in the off season but we re expecting to face the usual growing pains. We re trying to build a successful organization with this effort and we ll stop at nothing to get the No. 25 Dodge to the podium. 28 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS 27 Andrew Ranger HOMETOWN Montreal Quebec BIRTHDATE November 20 1986 SPONSORS MAKE MOPAR Exide Batteries Magneti-Marelli ExpressLane Dodge NOTABLE Ranger is a two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion (2007 & 2009) and returns to the series with hopes of a third title. In 2013 he made just three starts PAOLO PEDICELLI and never finished off of the podium his season highlight was a victory at ICAR Mirabel. He intends to run the full Canadian Tire Series schedule but will also spend time racing in the K&N and ARCA Series south of the border. QUOTABLE I m ready for this new challenge this year. I m with DJK Racing for the first time but I have Billy Burns back as my crew chief and we ve won two championships together. I think we have a very good chance to do well in this No. 27 MOPAR Dodge. 28 Jason White HOMETOWN Sun Peaks British Columbia BIRTHDATE May 3 1973 SPONSORS MAKE Bowers and Wilkins Peterborough Hyundai & Subaru Powder Ventures Excavating White Lyon Road Maintenance Thompson Valley Sand & Gravel Dodge NOTABLE Trouble always seemed to find White last year. In 11 starts this former speed-skier only managed to crack into the topfive on one occasion. Despite being unsure of his future at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign he returns to the Canadian Tire Series this year with DJK Racing determined to bounce back in terms of results. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE This is the best opportunity I ve had and I need to make the best of it. I ve got two really good pieces to drive it s up to me to get them to the front. I hope to do the full season but I ll just take it one race at a time. WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 29 NCATS dRiveR BioS 29 Ray Courtemanche Jr. HOMETOWN Montreal Quebec BIRTHDATE February 14 1970 SPONSORS MAKE La Cit de Mirabel Blackshape Aircraft Ray Junior Investments Danam Construction Bonza Dodge NOTABLE Courtemanche will be with a new team this year his No. 29 Dodge prepared by Scott Steckly s 22 Racing Team. In 2013 he endured a tough season and didn t manage to crack the top-ten in a dozen starts. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE With a full time crew behind me when I get to the track all I have to do is get in the car and go. I think top-ten in the standings is possible I have the best to work with and this is the year to do it. 37 Simon dion-viens HOMETOWN Quebec City Quebec BIRTHDATE October 17 1982 SPONSORS MAKE Best Buy Pi ces d auto Castrol Mouraska Chrysler Zone Garage Nanoprotex FM 107 Ray Refrigeration GP3R Pat Auto Garage Remi Charest Enterprises Dodge NOTABLE With experience in Formula 1600 and F2000 open wheeled cars Dion-Viens has spent time racing in the SCCA Grand Am division and comes to stock cars as the reigning Canadian Supercar Series champion. He plans to run the four road course events this year. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE I ve been watching this series for several seasons and it seems very professional very competitive. With its national visibility the Canadian Tire Series is also very good to showcase your sponsors. I m not too familiar with the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park track but I know ICAR and Trois-Rivi res very well those will be fun races for me. 39 Alex Guenette HOMETOWN Montreal Quebec BIRTHDATE April 25 1996 SPONSORS MAKE Motos Illimit es DLGL.com HRIS Software Batteries Expert Dodge NOTABLE Riding a record of two top-five and five top-ten finishes in 2013 this 18-year-old former karting champion was awarded the Rookie of the Year honour and was proclaimed the series Most Popular Driver. While he looks to expand his racing involvement south of the border Guenette will run five or six Canadian Tire Series events in 2014. PAOLO PEDICELLI (GuENETTE) & MATTHEW MuRNAGHAN GETTy IMAGES FOR NASCAR (CAR) QUOTABLE Since we re not doing the full season our goal will be to get on the podium and win races. I think we have the package to win we ll just do the best we can and aim for the front. 30 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS 42 Peter Klutt HOMETOWN Halton Hills Ontario BIRTHDATE April 20 1963 SPONSORS MAKE Legendary Motor Car BASF Chevrolet NOTABLE Renowned as a classic car restorer Klutt has a history of regional road racing in everything from sedans to vintage cars. He made just two starts in 2013 scoring a season best 14th in the Labour Day race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. JOE HAMILTON (KLuTT) & PAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR) QUOTABLE This year my boys (Ryan and Gary) and I will be doing the four road races. I ve spent more than 20 years racing at Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) I m very comfortable at that track and I think we have the package to get a top-five there. 47 Louis-Philippe (LP) dumoulin HOMETOWN Trois-Rivi res Quebec BIRTHDATE February 21 1979 SPONSORS MAKE WeatherTech Bellemare Transport Eibach Dumoulin Competition Dodge NOTABLE LP recorded two victories in 2013 both coming on the road course of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He finished the season with four top-five finishes in 12 starts. This season his car will be prepared by King Motorsports fronted by driver Martin Roy and he will have the legendary Mario Gosselin calling the shots as his crew chief. JOE HAMILTON (DuMOuLIN) & PAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR) QUOTABLE I like to be hands on with the car and moving the centre of my NASCAR racing to Quebec makes it much easier for me. This year I m serious about the championship I know we can do well on the road courses but we need to be up front on the ovals as well. WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 31 NCATS dRiveR BioS 51 Nick Jewell HOMETOWN The Pas Manitoba BIRTHDATE March 22 1977 SPONSORS MAKE Prairie Dodge Dealers Castrol Sikkens Paint 3M Dodge NOTABLE Based in northern Manitoba Jewell has a long distance haul to every track. In 2013 he did the two western events but flat tires in both races cost the Late Model veteran any chance of a strong finish. His Steckly-built car has seen some pre-season tuning by Ontario fabricator Mike McColl and he should be strong in his appearances at Wetaskiwin (E.I.R.) and Saskatoon (ACMS) this year. PERRy NELSON (JEWELL) & NASCAR (CAR) QUOTABLE Last year our luck was almost comical I ve never had a flat on any race car before. But the car is super good and with the setup that Mike (McColl) has put on it we are realistically in line for a top-ten this year. 56 Matthew & Howie Scannell SPONSORS MAKE OMVIC Vehicle Sales Regulator K&B Auto Service Castrol Trailers by Jim Bray RC Trailers Dodge MATTHEW SCANNELL HOMETOWN Everton Ontario BIRTHDATE March 23 1997 NOTABLE This third generation racer spent eight years racing karts before sliding into a stock car two seasons ago. Scannell has raced in the Ontario-based Sportsman Cup and ran two Canadian Tire Series events (CTMP and Kawartha) in 2013. QUOTABLE Our plans are to do the four Ontario races this year and more if we can find more funds. My goal is to learn the tracks keep my nose clean and bring the car home in one piece. HOWIE SCANNELL HOMETOWN Everton Ontario & NASCAR (HOWIE SCANNELL) BIRTHDATE January 13 1966 NOTABLE With his focus on getting his son Matthew more seat time and experience Scannell plans to race at the GP3R and Barrie Speedway in 2014. QUOTABLE I enjoy getting out on the track but he s (Matthew) doing really well and we re accelerating things a bit. I was going to race at ICAR but he did so well at CTMP that he ll be in the car for that race too. PAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR & MATT SCANNELL) 56 98 Larry Jackson HOMETOWN Oakville Ontario BIRTHDATE May 12 1974 SPONSORS MAKE Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) OMVIC Vehicle Sales Regulator B&B Decale Castrol Trailers by Jim Bray Dodge NOTABLE Action Jackson has a long history of short track PAOLO PEDICELLI (JACKSON) & DAVEFRANKSPHOTOS.COM (CAR) success in Southern Ontario and the northern United States. Last year racing in 11 events he finished 14th in the final NCATS points with a season-best seventh-place result on the Delaware Speedway half-mile. Jackson has two events confirmed for 2014 both out west. He also has hopes of being in the field at Riverside Barrie and Kawartha Speedways. QUOTABLE I m excited to be representing Jim Bray Autosport on the ovals. We ve learned a lot over the past two years and we hope to translate that into solid finishes in 2014. 32 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 33 NCATS dRiveR BioS 59 Ryan & Gary Klutt SPONSORS MAKE CTL Vehicle Financing K-Line Insulators Legendary Motor Car 3M identifyyourself.ca Chevrolet RYAN KLUTT HOMETOWN Halton Hills Ontario BIRTHDATE May 3 1994 GARY KLUTT HOMETOWN Halton Hills Ontario BIRTHDATE August 14 1992 NOTABLE The sons of television personality and racer Peter Klutt both Ryan and Gary are former karting champions. Gary has made three previous Canadian Tire Series starts JOE HAMILTON (CAR) NASCAR (RyAN KLuTT) & JOEL ROBINSON (GARy KLuTT) while Ryan s sole career NCATS appearance was at CTMP last year where he recorded a 17th place finish. The brothers will share the No. 59 Chevy this year each racing in a pair of road course events. 71 Patrice Brisebois HOMETOWN Montreal Quebec BIRTHDATE January 27 1971 SPONSORS MAKE JiffyLube Quebec Dodge NOTABLE This retired National Hockey League defenseman started racing in the Ferrari Challenge in 2004 and made his Canadian Tire Series debut in 2009. PAOLO PEDICELLI In 2013 he made it to just one race when he finished 12th at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res. He has crew chief and engineer Yves Boivert preparing his car this year with the plan of racing at Circuit ICAR Mirabel St-Eustache and Trois-Rivi res. And if funding becomes available watch for Brisebois at the Labour Day date at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. QUOTABLE I know I need more track time to get better but I learn a little bit every time I m on the track. If things go our way I think we might have the chance at a top-ten that would be very very nice. 76 Jeff Lapcevich HOMETOWN Grimsby Ontario BIRTHDATE May 8 1970 SPONSORS MAKE Tim Hortons Troy Cove Marine MOPAR Springer s Meats Castrol Epic Racewear by 1Promo.ca Cathcart Trucking B&J Electric Dodge NOTABLE With a proven attitude of quality JOE HAMILTON (LAPCEVICH) over quantity and a busy schedule mentoring his two sons racing & PAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR) careers Jeff Lapcevich will again focus on participating in just the Ontario and Quebec races this season. In 2013 Lapcevich scored his best finish in the season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park when he fell .651 seconds shy of the victory crossing the stripe behind LP Dumoulin. He followed that up with another podium result at Kawartha Speedway (third) and ended the year with a record of six top-ten finishes in seven starts. QUOTABLE We ll do the local races and do them right. We came close last year we had a car to beat every race. With a couple new pieces in the arsenal we ll be as tough as anybody this year. 34 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS 77 Jocelyn Fecteau HOMETOWN Mont-St-Gregoire Quebec BITHDATE September 10 1972 SPONSORS MAKE Octane 7.0 Couche-Tard Affichage.ca Pneus Chartrand Goodyear CarStar Laberge Transport Soleno Occasions Dery Intello Technologies IX Media Studios Brand Source King Autosport Dodge NOTABLE A regional road racer in Quebec Fecteau has spent the last four seasons competing in the Canadian Touring Car Championship. The NCATS rookie plans to run the four road course events in 2014 with an eye to possibly expanding his program for 2015. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE I watched (Andrew) Ranger Tag (Alex Tagliani) and LP (Dumoulin) do well in this series with a road racing background and I felt that it was time for me to jump into a new challenge. This year I want to get familiar with this new environment and make sure I see the checkered flag in each race I m in. 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick HOMETOWN Ayr Ontario BIRTHDATE May 9 1988 SPONSORS MAKE Equipment Express Autism Speaks Cambridge Rigging Mechanix Wear Engineering in Motion Chevrolet NOTABLE The last-ever CASCAR PAOLO PEDICELLI champion Fitzpatrick has struggled to duplicate that success during a NASCAR title chase. Snake bitten in 2013 J.R. endured five non-finishes usually while leading or near the front. But he was able to end his year with six top-five results including a season-best runner-up finish at Delaware Speedway. Crew chief Don Thomson Jr. returns this year and the team has the benefit of motors prepared by Ron Beauchamp Sr. in their quest for better results in 2014. QUOTABLE Everything we ve tried in pre-season testing has worked the car has been very fast. The program is stronger we re better prepared than ever. What we need to do this year is finish every race and we ll be in a position to challenge for the championship. WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 35 NCATS dRiveR BioS 88 Marc-Antoine Camirand HOMETOWN Trois-Rivi res Quebec BIRTHDATE April 30 1979 SPONSORS MAKE HeadRush White Motorsports Chevrolet NOTABLE A road racing specialist Camirand has paid his dues in the GrandAm and Canadian Touring Car ChampiPAOLO PEDICELLI (CAR) & JOE onships. In 2013 he made his first start in a Canadian Tire Series HAMILTON (CAMIRAND) stock car at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res where he was collected in a Lap 10 accident. Returning to the series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Camirand led nine laps before ending the shortened event with a solid sixth-place result. He will do the four road course events this year racing with White Motorsports. QUOTABLE Our goal this year is to get our feet wet and to do well enough to bring attention to our program. If we can attract enough sponsorship we ll do the full season next year. 95 Anthony Simone HOMETOWN Barrie Ontario BIRTHDATE December 13 1979 SPONSORS MAKE Innovative Plumbing & Mechanical Senator Modular Builders Dodge NOTABLE This former series regular is returning to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this year having purchased the cars and equipment from series veteran Ron Beauchamp Jr. The talented Barrie Ontario racer is planning to take part in the full 11race schedule and is also building the infrastructure to field cars for potential customers. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE We have a new oval car a proven road course car and three Beauchamp-built motors we re in pretty good shape to start the season. We want to win some races for sure and with this equipment we think the championship is within reach. 97 Hugo vannini HOMETOWN Repentigny Quebec BIRTHDATE December 7 1974 SPONSORS MAKE VTI Motorsports Ford NOTABLE The typical hip-pocket racer Vannini took part in ten NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races in 2013 and managed to crack into the top-ten on three occasions. His best result came in the form of an eighth-place finish at the half-mile Delaware Speedway. For 2014 Vannini is planning on being in the field for all of the Quebec races plus the season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. PAOLO PEDICELLI QUOTABLE If we can repeat with three top-tens this year we will be happy. I know we will be faster again this year. We ve done some development work on the car. We know it will work well at Circuit ICAR and at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res it will be the race at Chaudi re that will be the unknown. 36 NASCAR CANAdiAN TiRe SeRieS oTHeR NoTABLeS Several other racers are expected to make one or more appearances in Canadian Tire Series races in 2014. They include Derek White (No. 00 HeadRush White Motorsports Chevrolet) is planning to take part in the four Canadian Tire Series road course events in 2014. With a focus on his team ownership role and drivers Marc-Antoine Camirand and Matt Pritiko the Kahnawake Quebec resident plans to have fun when he takes to the track. Ian Admiraal (No. 28 Alberta Cancer Foundation Swan Rentals Western Camp Services Empire Dodge) will make his Canadian Tire Series debut in 2014 taking the reins from his brother Kelly who made three NCATS appearances in the past two seasons. With a background in drag racing Ian Admiraal got his start in Junior Dragsters in 1999 and advanced through the straightline ranks to the Top Eliminator division. Along the way the Sherwood Alberta resident has also taken part in several asphalt oval racing classes preparing him for NASCAR competition. Jason Hankewich (No. 49 Get-A-Grip Tire Chevrolet) hails from Kindersley Saskatchewan. With three career starts he s planning on taking part in the two Canadian Tire Series races in western Canada in 2014. Robin Buck (No. 66 Quaker State Dodge) is a threat to win whenever he s in the field for a Canadian Tire Series event. The Campbellville Ontario resident has two career NCATS wins and several top finishes. Buck plans to participate in both events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this season. David Thorndyke (No. 67 LubeSource Thorson s EVT Shell Rotella Chevrolet) is another veteran competitor who focuses on the series road course events. This season the Oshawa Ontario resident plans two outings at CTMP . Thorndyke scored his career best series reJASON HANKEWICH By ROGER TEPPER sult (11th) in the 2014 season opener at the Bowmanville Ontario track thereby achieving his goal for the season. We ve done some tweaking to the car and I had my fastest test ever. The goal this year is to improve over last year and set a personal best finish. Erica Thiering (No. 72 Alberta Has Energy300 E.I.R. Travel Alberta Cathcart Trucking Lou s BBQ Nitro Mfg. Castrol Dodge) is a five-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Alberta champion. With experience in the 2012 NASCAR Drive For Diversity program she s looking forward to competing at her family s track when the series makes its first-ever appearance at Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin Alberta on July 11. Bob Attrell (No. 83 Castrol JumpStart Dodge) is a veteran road racer who comes to Canada s NASCAR series with extensive experience. The Brampton Ontario resident has been very successful competing in the Canadian Touring Car Championship and is looking forward to racing a full-bodied stock car in four NCATS races in 2014. This is the next level up for me said Attrell. Donald Chisholm (No. 89 Nova Construction Keltic Motors Ford) is one of the top stock car racers in eastern Canada. With a unique knowledge of his family s Riverside International Speedway the Antigonish Nova Scotia racer is always among the predicted favourites when the Canadian Tire Series visits that track. Chisholm is also known to compete in other NCATS races when his schedule permits including the finale at Kawartha Speedway. Matt Pritiko (No. 99 Global Warranty toyota-town.ca selltowin.com Chevrolet) is an NCATS rookie who was a road racer before turning his attention to Late Model stock car oval racing near his London Ontario home. Pritiko plans to compete in the two road races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as well as at the Grand Prix de TroisRivi res. His goal is to secure experience and support for a full Canadian Tire Series campaign in 2015. MATT PRITIKO By PAOLO PEDICELLI DEREK WHITE By PAOLO PEDICELLI ROBIN BuCK By PAOLO PEDICELLI DAVID THORNDyKE By PAOLO PEDICELLI ERICA THIERING By GETTy IMAGES FOR NASCAR BOB ATTRELL By PAOLO PEDICELLI DONALD CHISHOLM By GREG MACPHERSON IAN ADMIRAAL COuRTESy ADMIRAAL RACING WWW.NASCAR.CA NASCARHoMeTRACK NCATS 37 anatomy of a naSCaR StoCk CaR SPeed and Safety 2 NASCARstockcarsarespeciallydesignedwithcomponentsandsafety equipmentthatallowthemtoperformathighspeedsforlongperiodsoftime 4 1 12 3 11 1.FRONTGRILLOPENINGS Allow air to pass through the radiator and ensure that the engine performs at the optimum temperature. 2.HOODPINS Four metal-and-wire pins with wire tethers that keep the hood closed. 3.RACINGTIRES All cars race on Goodyear Eagle racing tires. These tires do not have treads allowing for the greatest amount of traction. 4.COWLINDUCTION Housing for the air cleaner that connects the air intake at the base of the windshield to the carburetor. 5.JACKPOST The area where the jackman must place the jack on each side of the car during each pit stop. 6.ROLLCAGE A cage made of steel tubing inside the car that protects the driver from impacts and rollovers. 7.JACKINGBOLT Area where the crew uses a tool to adjust the handling of the car by altering pressure on the rear springs. 8.REARSPOILER Deflects the air coming off the roof and onto the rear deck lid which in turn creates greater downforce and more traction for the rear wheels. 9.FUELCELL Holding tank for the car s gasoline. It can hold 22 gallons of racing fuel. 10.DECKLID Slang term for trunk lid of a stock car. 11.SHOCKABSORBERS Help control the compression and rebound of the suspension springs and provide a smooth and controlled ride to the driver. 38 naSCaR Canadian tiRe SeRieS 17 19 13 18 9 7 20 8 10 14 16 15 6 5 MAIn IMAGE by PAolo PEDIcEllI. InSETS by GrEG MAcPHErSon 12.ENGINE cast iron 350-360 cubic inch (max.) V8 with cast iron cylinder heads representing chevrolet Dodge and Ford. A new spec engine option became available in 2009. All cars are fitted with Holley 390 four-barrel carburetors. rules equalize performance resulting in approximately 550 horsepower. 13.SAFETYSEAT Provides extra support and protection for head shoulders ribs and lower extremities. 14.HEADANDNECKRESTRAINT nAScAr mandates the use of head-and-neck restraint system called the HAnS Device. 15.REARVIEWMIRROR 16.HELMET&HELMETHOOK 17.STEERINGWHEEL Has a quick release button for quick and easy entrance or exit of the cockpit area. 18.ENGINEGAUGECLUSTER Monitors engine oil pressure water temperature oil temperature voltage and fuel pressure. Also includes the tachometer which monitors revolutions per minute (rPMs) of engine assisting driver in selecting gears and monitoring engine power. 19.IGNITIONSYSTEM Placed on the passenger-side this box is programmed to help the engine achieve the most precise timing possible for maximum power. 20.FIREEXTINGUISHER Is controlled with a switch near the driver. Discharges fire-suppressing chemicals into the driving compartment in case of a fire. www.naSCaR.Ca naSCaRHometRaCk nCatS 39 teCHniCal ComPaRiSon 40 naSCaR Canadian tiRe SeRieS Canadian tiRe SeRieS tRaCkS auto CleaRinG motoR SPeedway LAYOUT .333-mile banked oval MAILING ADDRESS P Box 169 Saskatoon SK S7K 3K4 .O. SHIPPING ADDRESS 231-510 Cynthia Street Saskatoon SK S7L 7K7 PR CONTACT Herm Hordal PHONE (306) 956-3225 TWITTER ACMS_Racing E-MAIL info autoclearingmotorspeedway.ca WEB www.autoclearingmotorspeedway.ca 2014 EVENT Wednesday July 16 250 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner J.R. Fitzpatrick (80.918 mph) Race Winner Scott Steckly (49.123 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD J.R. Fitzpatrick (Chevrolet) 14.665 seconds 81.801 mph (July 25 2012) PAST WINNERS Scott Steckly (2009 &2013) DJ Kennington (2010 & 2012) Pete Shepherd III (2011) MATTHEw MurnAGHAn GETTy IMAGES For nAScAr autodRome CHaudi Re LAYOUT .25-mile banked oval TRACK SHIPPING ADDRESS 71 Route 112 Ouest Vall e-Jonction QC G0S 3J0 PR CONTACT Andr Gagnon PHONE (418) 822-4149 TWITTER AutChaudiere E-MAIL relationniste autodromechaudiere.com WEB www.autodromechaudiere.com 2014 EVENT Saturday June 14 300 laps 2013 RESULTS Inaugural event in 2014 NOTES The quarter-mile track opened in 1992 as a dirt track and was paved in 2005. Locals refer to Autodrome Chaudi re which was purchased by Danny Legac and Kevin Roberge in 2012 as Little Bristol. SEAn GIbbS nAScAr autodRome St-euStaCHe LAYOUT .4-mile oval TRACK SHIPPING ADDRESS 1016 Boulevard Arthur-Sauve St-Eustache QC J7R 4K3 PR CONTACT Dave Charest PHONE (450) 472-6222 TWITTER AutodromeASE E-MAIL dcharest autodrome.ca WEB www.autodrome.ca 2014 EVENT Saturday July 26 250 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner Ron Beauchamp Jr. (83.203 mph) Race Winner Scott Steckly (59.416 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD DJ Kennington (Dodge) 17.210 seconds 83.672 mph (July 12 2009) PAST WINNERS Scott Steckly (2008 July 2009 & 2013) Dave Whitlock (May 2009) DJ Kennington (2010) GrEG MAcPHErSon 42 naSCaR Canadian tiRe SeRieS BaRRie SPeedway LAYOUT .333-mile banked oval TRACK ADDRESS 240 8th Line South Oro-Medonte ON L0L 2X0 MAILING ADDRESS P Box 149 Longford Mills ON L0K 1L0 .O. PR CONTACT Diane Cunningham PHONE (705) 487-0279 E-MAIL diane barriespeedway.com WEB www.barriespeedway.com 2014 EVENT Saturday September 6 300 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner Scott Steckly (83.558 mph) Race Winner Jason Hathaway (60.049 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD Don Thomson Jr. (Chevrolet) 13.903 seconds 86.226 mph (June 28 2008) PAST WINNERS DJ Kennington (July & September 2007) Scott Steckly (June & September 2008) Don Thomson Jr. (2009) DJ Kennington (2010) Mark Dilley (2011) Pete Shepherd III (2012) Jason Hathaway (2013) by ryAn DuPonT Canadian tiRe motoRSPoRt PaRk LAYOUT 2.459-mile road course TRACK ADDRESS 3233 Concession Road 10 Bowmanville ON L1C 3K6 PR CONTACT Ryan Chalmers PHONE (905) 983-9141 ext. 306 E-MAIL ryan ctmpark.com WEB www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com TWITTER CTMPOfficial 2014 EVENTS Sunday May 18 & Sunday August 31 51 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner May J.R. Fitzpatrick (106.289 mph) September Jeff Lapcevich (105.277) Race Winner May L.P . Dumoulin (69.500 mph) September L.P Dumoulin (70.085 mph) . QUALIFYING RECORD J.R. Fitzpatrick (Chevrolet) 83.286 seconds 106.289 mph (May 18 2013) PAST WINNERS Andrew Ranger (2007) J.R. Fitzpatrick (2008) Andrew Ranger (2009) J.R. Fitzpatrick (2010 & 2012) DJ Kennington (2011) L.P Dumoulin (May & September 2013) . ED GATnEr www.naSCaR.Ca naSCaRHometRaCk nCatS 43 Canadian tiRe SeRieS tRaCkS CiRCuit iCaR (miRaBel) LAYOUT 2.113-mile airport circuit TRACK ADDRESS 12800 Henri-Fabre Mirabel QC J7N 0A6 PR CONTACT Alex Martin PHONE (514) 955-4227 FAX (450) 476-0271 E-MAIL amartin circuiticar.com WEB www.circuiticar.com TWITTER circuiticar 2014 EVENT Sunday July 6 30 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner Andrew Ranger (79.289) Race Winner Andrew Ranger (63.567 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD Andrew Ranger (Dodge) 95.938 seconds 79.289 mph (July 6 2013) PAST WINNERS Robin Buck (2011) Andrew Ranger (2012 & 2013) PAolo PEDIcEllI CiRCuit de tRoiS-RiVi ReS (GP3R) LAYOUT 1.530-mile temporary street course MAILING ADDRESS P Box 1606 Trois-Rivi res QC G9A 5L9 .O. ADDRESS 1760 Gilles-Villeneuve Ave. Trois-Rivi res QC G9A 5L9 PR CONTACT Dave Charest PHONE (819) 370-4787 FAX (819) 370-1434 E-MAIL media gp3r.com WEB www.gp3r.com TWITTER GP3R 2014 EVENT Sunday August 10 50 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner Alex Tagliani (82.111 mph) Race Winner DJ Kennington (57.297 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD Alex Tagliani (Dodge) 67.080 seconds 82.111 mph (August 10 2013) PAST WINNERS Kerry Micks (2007) Andrew Ranger (2008 2009 2010 & 2012) Robin Buck (2011) Alex Tagliani (2013) PAolo PEDIcEllI edmonton inteRnational RaCeway LAYOUT .25-mile oval TRACK SHIPPING ADDRESS Township Road 464 Wetaskiwin AB T9A 0A1 PR CONTACT Loretta Thiering PHONE (780) 467-9276 FAX (780) 449-4930 TWITTER EIRNASCAR E-MAIL speedway syban.net WEB www.edmontonraceway.com 2014 EVENT Friday July 11 300 laps 2013 RESULTS Inaugural event in 2014 PAST WINNERS The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series returns to Alberta the series was part of the Honda Edmonton Indy at the Edmonton City Centre Airport until 2012. Edmonton International Raceway is the first NASCAR-sanctioned track in Alberta and joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2005. PErry nElSon 44 naSCaR Canadian tiRe SeRieS kawaRtHa downS and SPeedway LAYOUT .375-mile banked oval TRACK ADDRESS 1382 County Road 28 Fraserville ON K0L 1V0 PR CONTACT Jim Clarke PHONE (705) 939-6316 FAX (705) 939-6342 E-MAIL clarkemotorsports hotmail.com WEB www.kawarthaspeedway.com TWITTER KDSpeedway 2014 EVENT Saturday September 20 250 laps 2013 RESULTS Pole Winner Scott Steckly (75.817 mph) Race Winner Scott Steckly (49.791 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD Mark Dilley (Dodge) 17.704 seconds 76.254 mph (September 23 2007) PAST WINNERS Scott Steckly (2007 & 2013) Jason Hathaway (2008) DJ Kennington (2009 2011 & 2012) Pete Shepherd III (2010) GrEG MAcPHErSon DAVEFrAnkSPHoToS.coM RiVeRSide inteRnational SPeedway LAYOUT .333-mile high-banked oval MAILING ADDRESS 133 Church St. Antigonish NS B2G 2E3 PR CONTACT Paul McLean PHONE (902) 863-2410 FAX (902) 863-9244 E-MAIL pmclean riversidespeedway.ca WEB www.riversidespeedway.ca TWITTER Riverside_NS 2014 EVENT Saturday August 16 300 laps 2012 RESULTS Pole Winner Scott Steckly (82.727 mph) Race Winner Jason Hathaway (54.318 mph) QUALIFYING RECORD Scott Steckly (Dodge) 14.448 seconds 82.973 mph (September 18 2010) PAST WINNERS Mark Dilley (2007) Don Thomson Jr. (2008) Andrew Ranger (2009) DJ Kennington (2010 & 2012) Scott Steckly (2011) Jason Hathaway (2013) nAScAr www.naSCaR.Ca naSCaRHometRaCk nCatS 45 naSCaR foundeRS & exeCutiVeS william H.G. fRanCe naSCaR foundeR They called him Big Bill and only partly because of his 6 foot 5inch stature. William Henry Getty France (right) was larger than life it seemed during the years of founding then building a sport. In the years since his 1992 death his legend has grown along with that sport. France spearheaded NASCAR from its beginning and directed it to its present role as the world s largest stock car racing organization. Born in Washington DC on September 26 1909 he came to Daytona Beach Florida in the 1930s. In 1936 he helped lay out the first beach road course in Daytona Beach in the first race on the course he finished fifth. Starting in 1938 he helped promote races on the sands. That endeavour was interrupted by World War II but resumed in 1946. In 1947 France became the driving force behind the establishment of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. NASCAR it was called resulting from a famous meeting at the Streamline Hotel on A1A in Daytona Beach a structure that stands to this day as a racing landmark. Things moved quickly in the 1950s and 60s for NASCAR. As the sanctioning body s first president France built two superspeedways that came to personify the sport 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway and 2.66-mile Talladega (AL) Superspeedway. Along the way he also founded the International Speedway Corporation that operates those two tracks and others involved in NASCAR s three national series NASCAR Sprint Cup NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In January 1972 France stepped down as president of NASCAR and handed the reins to his son William C. France. The elder France continued to be a consultant for a number of years in addition to serving as ISC chairman president. After retirement he was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame the International Motorsports Hall of Fame the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame and the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The honours were the result of vision and good old-fashioned hard work. In the words of noted motorsports journalist Larry Woody Big Bill France looked at an untamed diversion called stock car racing and saw a promising future ... he founded NASCAR and through sheer iron will hammered it into shape. Big Bill France died in June 1992. He left behind a lasting legacy. He remains larger than life. In May 2010 France was one of the five inaugural inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bill fRanCe JR. inauGuRal naSCaR Hall of fame induCtee William (Bill) Clifton France (right) is remembered and revered as the man who followed his visionary father at NASCAR s helm in the process becoming a visionary himself as he guided NASCAR to unprecedented levels of popularity. He combined pragmatism with optimism an approach that resulted in a calculated and adventurous road to success. France who died in June 2007 at the age of 74 grew up in the formative years of stock car racing living and learning every detail of the sport from his own experiences and those of his father William Henry Getty France who was known as Bill Sr. or Big Bill because of his tall stature. Bill Sr. was the founder and first president of NASCAR. France became NASCAR s president in January 1972 replacing his father and becoming only the second president of the world s largest auto racing sanctioning body. His emergence coincided with the sport s emergence and its eventual ascent to become America s number one form of motorsports and the nation s second-most popular sport overall. France remained president until November 2000 when Mike Helton took over the position. At that time France announced the formation of a NASCAR board of directors on which he served as chairman and CEO until October 2003 when he was replaced by his son Brian Z. France. From that point France served as vice chairman until his death. France s involvement in NASCAR was far-reaching but it began in the sport s grassroots. During his career he did everything a person can in stock car racing. He flagged events scored promoted served as a steward and even raced himself a few times in the 1950s. Before being named NASCAR s president France served six years as vice president and prior to that served in other capacities. In addition to his NASCAR duties France served as chairman of the board of the International Speedway Corporation (ISC) which oversees Daytona International Speedway Darlington Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway among other racing facilities around the US. He also served as a director of the National Motorsports Council of ACCUS-FIA. Born in Washington DC France was less than two years old when in 1934 his parents moved to Daytona Beach Florida. He attended Seabreeze High School where he played basketball and later attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. He served two years in the United States Navy and turned to a full time career in racing when his service stint ended. In addition to his son other members of France s family have played and continue to play major roles in the operation of NASCAR. His wife the former Betty Jane Zachary serves as assistant secretary for NASCAR while daughter Lesa France Kennedy serves on the board of both ISC and NASCAR is a NASCAR vice president and the president of ISC. Younger brother Jim is vice chairman executive vice president of NASCAR and is CEO for ISC. In May 2010 France was one of the five inaugural inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. bill France Jr. (left) and bill France Sr. (right) with a contractor (middle) in 1957 working on the plans for Daytona International Speedway. 48 naSCaR Canadian tiRe SeRieS BRian z. fRanCe CHaiRman and Ceo Brian Zachary France (right) actively involved in NASCAR for more than two decades is a member of the NASCAR-founding France family and assumed the roles of NASCAR chairman and CEO in October 2003. He is the grandson of NASCAR s founder the late William H.G. ( Big Bill ) France and the son of the former president and chairman CEO of NASCAR the late William C. ( Bill Jr. ) France. France has been heavily involved with many of NASCAR s recent innovations bolstering the sport s digital presence with the re-acquisition of NASCAR s digital rights the relaunch of NASCAR.com in January 2013 and the unveiling of the Fan and Media Engagement Center in Charlotte NC all of which have been designed to bring NASCAR fans closer to the sport. On the global front France has increased the sport s level of concentration on the environment as part of NASCAR Green. With the largest recycling and environmental sustainability programs among all US sports NASCAR has not only become a leader in green initiatives across all sports but a leader within the business community. Those efforts among others were the result of France s recent implementation of an industry growth initiative with a goal of better serving NASCAR s core fans and growing new audiences throughout the sports landscape. The plan focuses on strengthening NASCAR s foothold in such areas as youth Generation Y multicultural driver star power product relevance and digital and social media. On track France has worked closely with NASCAR s competition department. He was integral in the development of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series which debuted in 1995 and was a key proponent of the NASCAR Research and Development Center a facility opened in 2003 and dedicated to improving the safety and operational efficiency of the sport. France has been at the forefront of NASCAR s dramatic sponsorship growth including the ground-breaking announcement of Nextel Communications as the new sponsor of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2004. He has also led a host of marketing initiatives including internalizing the sanctioning body s licencing efforts and developing NASCAR s consolidated television plans that have culminated with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series events being broadcast on ABC ESPN FOX Sports FX NBC Sports and TNT. France also spearheaded the opening of NASCAR offices in Los Angeles New York and Charlotte to address the sanctioning body s growing business needs and partner base. France has an extensive background in NASCAR ranging from his experience as a racetrack manager to helping develop and manage NASCAR weekly short track and touring competitive levels. As a track manager he was involved in writing and enforcing rules developing race procedures and all other aspects of competition. He successfully oversaw the transformation of Tucson Raceway Park from a dirt track into one of the premier paved short tracks in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. In 1999 The Sports Business Daily named France its Sports Industrialist of the Year and Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) named him the SMEI Marketing Statesman of the Year. Previous awards include Advertising Age honouring France as one of the publication s top 100 marketers of the year and Promo Magazine naming him as one of that publication s top promoters of the year. In 2007 he was named to the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. He serves on many boards and is the founder and former chairman of NASCAR s Diversity Council an organization comprised of motorsports executives focused on encouraging greater diversity within the industry. France resides in Daytona Beach Florida. www.naSCaR.Ca naSCaRHometRaCk nCatS 49 naSCaR foundeRS & exeCutiVeS JameS C. fRanCe ViCe CHaiRman exeCutiVe ViCe PReSident James C. ( Jim) France (right) is vice chairman executive vice president of NASCAR and is also CEO for International Speedway Corporation (ISC). France grew up in the early years of stock car racing living and learning every detail of the sport from his own experiences and from his father Bill France Sr. the founder and first president of NASCAR and brother Bill Jr. NASCAR s former president chairman and CEO. Joining ISC in 1959 France worked in all phases of operations in his early years with the company. He was elected to the ISC board in 1970 and has served as the company s secretary assistant treasurer vice president chief operating officer and executive vice president before being named the company s president in 1987. France has been involved in motorsports most of his life. In addition to stock cars he has also been a strong supporter of both sports car and motorcycle racing in the United States evident by his professional involvement in those sports. He served as starter for the US Motorcycle Grand Prix in the late 1960s raced on dirt tracks for nearly five years and has been a member of the American Motorcyclist Association for almost 26 years. In addition France has raced karts on both dirt and asphalt. France has served as a board member for ACCUS (Automobile Competition Committee of the United States). France was on active duty in the US Army from 1969-1970 serving in Vietnam. France was born and raised in Daytona Beach Florida and graduated from Seabreeze High School. He attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida and earned a business degree in 1968. ership Daytona the Civic League of the Halifax Area and the United Way. She serves on the Board of Directors of SunTrust Bank as well as a Futures Board Member. She has also served on the Board of Trustees for Stetson University s School of Business. Kennedy received a B.A. in economics and a B.A. in psychology from Duke University in 1983. mike Helton PReSident The sport s most visible leader at the racetrack NASCAR President Mike Helton (right) assumed that role in November 2000 when he succeeded Bill France Jr. who had served as president since 1972. Helton was well prepared for his new position to say the least. In February 1999 he had become the first person outside the France family to take over the day-today operations of NASCAR when he was named senior vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to that Helton had served as NASCAR s vice president for competition since January 1994. Born and raised in Bristol Virginia Helton s motorsports experience is multi-faceted. In addition to working for a sanctioning body during his career he has also been a track operator and even raced a little himself. Helton is also well known by NASCAR s many fans as the man who presides in the big hauler on race weekends. He is the voice of authority and reason. But he also is a portrait of popularity evident whenever he appears in the garage area as he takes the time to greet fans sign autographs and pose for photographs. naSCaR BoaRd of diReCtoRS Brian Z. France (Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer) James C. France (Vice Chairman Executive Vice President) Lesa France Kennedy (Vice Chairwoman Executive Vice President) Mike Helton (President) Gary Crotty (Secretary General Counsel) leSa fRanCe kennedy ViCe CHaiRwoman exeCutiVe ViCe PReSident Lesa France Kennedy (right) vice chairwoman and executive vice president of NASCAR also serves as the chairperson of International Speedway Corporation a motorsports entertainment company. Kennedy sister of NASCAR Chairman CEO Brian France has in the past been named one of the Top 20 Female Sports Executives by Street & Smith s Sports Business Journal as well as one of the 25 Most Influential People In NASCAR by the Charlotte Observer. And in 2009 Kennedy was named as the Most Powerful Woman in Sports by Forbes Magazine. Kennedy joined ISC in 1983 and was named to the board of directors one year later. She was appointed executive vice president of the company in 1996. She also served as ISC s secretary from 1987-96 and as its treasurer from 1989-1996. Kennedy has been active in civic organizations in the Daytona Beach area including the Chamber of Commerce Seaside Music Theater Lead- lesa France kennedy at the 2013 Motorsports Marketing Forum in las Vegas. DAVID bEckEr nAScAr VIA GETTy IMAGES 50 naSCaR Canadian tiRe SeRieS www.naSCaR.Ca naSCaRHometRaCk nCatS 51 nascar fast facts high speed visibility general The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of the premier sports in America and the premier stock car racing series in the world. NASCAR operates three national series The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Nationwide Series (the number two racing series in the US) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (a leading national racing series featuring full-sized pickup trucks). NASCAR also oversees several regional racing series which provide a feeder system for NASCAR s three national series. The top regional racing series is the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. In addition NASCAR sanctions two open-wheel racing series the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. NASCAR also sanctions two international series NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and NASCAR Mexico Series. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series which is a local racing series of NASCAR is the grassroots foundation of NASCAR racing. NASCAR s headquarters have been located in Daytona Beach (FL) since its inception in 1948. Additional offices are in New York City (NY) (corporate marketing sales) Los Angeles (CA) (broadcasting media and entertainment) Charlotte (NC) (licencing and automotive aftermarket) Concord (NC) (competition research and development) Conover (NC) (transportation) and Ben- nascar offers several series and connects with fans in many ways tonville (AR) (licencing). NASCAR has international offices in Mexico City (Mexico) and Toronto Ontario (Canada). fOUnded December 14 1947 when Bill France Sr. organized a meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach Florida to discuss the future of stock car racing. It was on that day that the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was conceived. The first race was held on February 15 1948 on a beach road course in Daytona Beach. The race was won by Red Byron in a Ford. of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In 2013 the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series averaged 5.8 million viewers per event on television while an average of 1.7 million viewers per event tuned in to NASCAR Nationwide Series races. The same year the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series averaged 805 000 viewers per event on television ranking the series as the number three motorsports series on cable television behind only the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In addition NASCAR is broadcast outside of the United States in more than 175 countries and territories and in 25 different languages. radiO NASCAR s extensive broadcast radio network consists of Motor Racing Network (MRN) Performance Racing Network (PRN) and IMS Radio Network (IMS) with hundreds of affiliates throughout the US. These networks deliver content to the most passionate fans around the clock. In the satellite radio category SiriusXM NASCAR Radio offers a dedicated 24-hour NASCAR channel and race day audio channels featuring live race simulcasts and real-time in-car driver team communications to subscribers nationwide. Media partnerships From the reporters who cover NASCAR on a week-to-week basis to the broadcasting partners that give fans access to each NASCAR race media plays an important role in the relationship between NASCAR and its fans. Nearly 100 million unique viewers tune in to NASCAR programming each season making it one of the highest-profile media properties in North America. In all the average NASCAR fan consumes more than seven hours of NASCAR-related media on a weekly basis. print NASCAR is covered in a wide range of licenced periodicals and general interest publications giving fans a deeper insight into the sport. Partners include publishers such as Random House Street and Smith s Sports Group FX Marketing Group A.E. Engine and Arcadia Publishing. Targeted publications include the Official NASCAR Preview and Press Guide NASCAR Hall of Fame Yearbook Legends NASCAR Illustrated and NASCAR Pole Position. televisiOn The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is broadcast on FOX TNT ABC and ESPN. The ESPN family of networks is the exclusive home to the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the FOX family of networks is the exclusive home ROBERTREED Online NASCAR launched a brand new digital platform in January 2013 showcasing a suite of new digital assets including the NASCAR.com website two mobile apps subscription products and a refreshed fantasy game. NASCAR.com is the premier online destination for NASCAR-related content attracting 7.2 million unique monthly visitors in its first year. lOyalty and deMOgraphics NASCAR fans are the most brand-loyal fans in major US sports. The NASCAR fan base is 62 percent male and 38 percent female. NASCAR fans live in regions that mirror the US population and are spread across all age groups with nearly 30 percent who are 1834 and nearly half who are 18-44. 52 nascar canadian tire series canadian tire series histOry Thedriverstookpartintheribboncuttingceremony inMay2007 justprior tothefirst-everNASCARCanadianTireSeriesrace atCayugaSpeedway. GREGMACPHERSON the pinnacle Of the spOrt Now in its eighth season the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 continues to set the bar for motorsports in Canada. Capacity crowds have been the hallmark of the young series racing in front of 60 000 fans in both Edmonton and Montreal. The hotly-contested competition and Canada s excitement for the NASCAR brand have been two of the primary reasons for the tremendous support. NASCAR announced in September 2006 the purchase of the CASCAR Super Series the top stock-car racing series in Canada. At the same time they announced a long-term sponsorship agreement with Canadian Tire Corporation as the entitlement sponsor of the new series. A gradual implementation of both competition and safety-based modifications has been made to the cars used in the former CASCAR Super Series. These have included a move to a Goodyear 9.5 tire the same size that is used in all NASCAR stock-car series on-dash electrical and ignition systems in-car fire suppression equipment and increased fuel cell protection. In 2009 the option of utilizing the NASCAR spec engine program was introduced. The first race was held on May 26 2007 at Cayuga Motor Speedway. Don Thomson Jr. won a spirited battle for the first series win. Andrew Ranger in his first year of stock car competition won the second race on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He took over the lead in the point standings after that event and never relinquished it on his way to earning the series first championship. The inaugural season saw no less than five races decided on the final lap. The second season in 2008 featured Scott Steckly and his sometimes dominating run to the series crown. He won three of the first four events of the year and held a tight grip on the driver championship point standings all season long. He set a series record with four victories. The same season Thomson established a series record when he won seven pole positions. In 2009 Ranger took centre stage again by winning his second NASCAR championship in three seasons. He completed his transition from the open-wheel racing world by incorporating his proven road course talents with an equally strong oval racing program. The Quebec racer set a new single-season mark with six wins taking three each on the road courses and ovals. The 2010 season belonged to DJ Kennington. He won his first series title on the power of five wins nine top-fives and 11 top-ten finishes. Kennington battled J.R. Fitzpatrick for the points lead all season long as the two exchanged the top spot an unprecedented five times. In the Montreal event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve three female drivers (Maryeve Dufault Caitlin Johnston and Isabelle Tremblay) were in the starting field of 34 cars. The 2011 season was highlighted by the nascar canadian tire series has had a big impact on the canadian racing landscape since 2007 Steckly s second series championship fuelled by three wins. In Montreal a series record starting field of 37 cars took to the storied road course. Kennington captured his second championship and was the story of 2012 by winning a series record five consecutive races that equalled a modern era NASCAR touring series record among currently sanctioned series. The feat tied a mark that was accomplished four times previously most recently by NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour racer Mike Stefanik in 1997. In 2013 Steckly became the first to earn three NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championships edging ahead of Ranger and Kennington who have two each. Steckly got off to a slow start but bounced back with four wins en route to the title. In seven seasons ten drivers have made the leap to compete at the NASCAR national series level. Fitzpatrick Kennington Ranger Martin Roy Steckly and Thomson have competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series along with Jean-Francois and LouisPhilippe Dumoulin. Fitzpatrick Alex Guenette Kennington Roy and Derek White have raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Ranger finished third in the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series event after having a spirited battle with eventual race winner Carl Edwards for much of the race. In August 2011 a series regular made a start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series when Ranger took the green flag at Watkins Glen International. www.nascar.ca nascarhOMetrack ncats 53 nascar ladder systeM nascar Offers a path fOrward It takes a special blend of talent ambition and perseverance to rise to the top levels in NASCAR racing. But there are opportunities everywhere aspiring stock car racers have a variety of options in many places to progress through the ranks grassrOOts racing nascar whelen all-aMerican series A network of nearly 60 racetracks across North America comprises the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and provides the first step. NASCAR-sanctioned short track races are held on dirt and asphalt tracks of all shapes and sizes. A national championship is awarded along with US state and Canadian province championships rookies of the year and track championships. In this locally-based series many drivers race as a weekend hobby on their hometown tracks while others move up the ladder. Greg Biffle Clint Bowyer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin all began their careers in this series. In 2011 NASCAR lowered the minimum age to 14 to run in all NASCAR Whelen AllAmerican Series sanctioned tracks further cementing the series status as the foundation for drivers looking to make their way up the NASCAR ladder. Lee Pulliam became just the third driver to win multiple national titles with his second straight championship season in 2013. He joined Philip Morris and Larry Phillips in that exclusive class. CanadianK&NProSeriesEastcompetitor CameronHayleyislookingtoprogressto NASCAR shighestlevels. ROBERTREED the neXt level regiOnal series Offer driver develOpMent NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour For local short track competitors who aspire to reach NASCAR s three national series NASCAR s regional series are the places to go. These regional series compete on a variety of tracks providing valuable experience for up-and-coming drivers while providing special events for local fans. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series which includes the East and the West is the top step in NASCAR s developmental series before drivers make the jump to the three national series. For NASCAR K&N Pro Series racers new cost-saving technology makes this division a more cost-effective driver development program. An optional spec engine was introduced in 2006. It is designed to be powerful and durable yet is made from a precisely-speci- fied set of components that help to keep engine costs down. A composite body molded from synthetic materials is also available as an alternative to expensive sheet metal bodies. These items help teams control costs while providing them the opportunity to advance from their hometown short tracks to the next level. In 2007 the minimum age for the touring series was lowered from 18 to 16 allowing the NASCAR K&N Pro Series to become a proving ground for drivers signed by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams to development deals. The minimum age was lowered to 15 in 2011. Since 2007 the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has been the key feeder system for the influx of new talent to NASCAR s three national series including 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne Ryan Blaney Austin and Ty Dillon Chase Elliott Kyle Larson Joey Logano Ryan Truex Darrell Wallace Jr. and others. Dylan Kwasniewski won the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship becoming the first driver to win the NASCAR K&N Pro West and East crowns. Derek Thorn won his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West title. NASCAR s two open-wheel series are found on the east coast. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour traces its roots back to the very first NASCAR race held in Daytona Beach Florida in 1948. Many of the early NASCAR race cars were modified and the division evolved from there. Today these unique race cars remain wildly popular along the eastern seaboard. The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competes across the northeast while the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races throughout the southern states. Nine-time champion Richie Evans nick- named the Rapid Roman because of his roots in Rome NY was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2013 Ryan Preece became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour while George Brunnhoelzl III captured his fourth NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour title. internatiOnal fOOtprint nascar racing arOUnd the wOrld NASCAR Canadian Tire Series NASCAR Toyota Mexico Series NASCAR Whelen Euro Series NASCAR s international initiative has helped bring the exciting and fan-friendly entertainment of NASCAR stock car racing to Canada Mexico and Europe. These series also provide new opportunities to international drivers and teams to showcase their talents in the NASCAR system. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series which features cars similar to those used on the former CASCAR Super Series operates throughout Canada with a schedule from May to September. In 2013 Scott Steckly became the series first three-time champion. The Mexico-based NASCAR Toyota Series features cars similar to those used in Late Model classes at short tracks in the US with fiberglass composite bodies and spec engines. Rodrigo Peralta won his first NASCAR Toyota Series title in 2013. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series entered its third season under the NASCAR banner in 2013. While competing primarily on historic European road courses such as Brands Hatch N rburgring and LeMans the series also competes on the first purpose-built oval for NASCAR stock cars in Tours France. Ander Vilarino earned his second consecutive series championship in 2013. 54 nascar canadian tire series cOMMentary tOdd lewis a year Of change piQUes interest canadian tire series commentator todd lewis takes a look at the drivers and events to watch in 2014 As we begin year number eight of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series one of the most interesting questions to follow during the season will be whether or not this is another year of a repeat champion or will a new driver claim the title for the first time Last season Scott Steckly secured his third championship trophy. Both DJ Kennington and Andrew Ranger have claimed the title twice. Any one of these three could add to their collection again this year. The clash between Kennington and Ranger has an extra layer of drama in 2014 as the two are now teammates at DJK Racing. Over the winter Ranger agreed to take over the Mopar Parts Dodge ride with his long time crew chief Bill Burns also coming onboard. The cars are being prepared in DJ s St. Thomas Ontario shop. While Ranger came into the series as a road course specialist and Kennington was known for his oval success both have claimed victories in the other s domain. Working together could make them an unbeatable one-two punch and a legitimate threat to win every race weekend. Steckly added to his championships (2008 & 2011) with a series record third title last season in dramatic fashion. To secure the championship he had to win the final race at Kawartha and lead the most laps. He and his Canadian Tire team did just that taking the top spot by four points over Kennington. Even with the lofty achievements of these three champions there are a number of other drivers who could claim their first titles and be the next series champion. changes during the off-season switching from Dodge to Chevrolet in an effort to further improve their on-track performances. Former Rookie of the Year L.P Dumoulin . from Trois-Rivi res Quebec was another two-time race winner last season. He too made changes in search of his first title in his third full time season. Dumoulin s Weathertech Dodge racecars are now being prepared by Martin Roy s operation and Mario Gosselin takes over as crew chief. These six drivers and the other NASCAR Canadian Tire Series competitors will also need to find success in new places if they are serious about a championship. The 11 race schedule has new events at the Autodrome Chaudi re in Vall e-Jonction Quebec and Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin Alberta. Both are tight challenging ovals that will test the drivers skill and patience. In addition the series returns to some of the biggest race weekends across Canada like the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res and the Camping World Truck Series event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Regardless of whether we have another repeat champion or a first timer we can expect more of what we ve come to enjoy over the previous seven seasons of the series intense competition at every event that brings out the best in each of the series participants drivers and teams all working until the checkered flag flies for every position on the track. Others lOOking fOr first titles J.R. Fitzpatrick returns for another full time run at the title in 2014. Heading into the year Fitzpatrick had won eight races and come close countless other times and twice finished as runner-up to the champion. Fitzpatrick won the season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park ending a year-long winless streak and signalling that he ll be a force in 2014. An improved engine program and J.R. s skill at the wheel make him a genuine contender. Jason Hathaway ended a long drought between wins last season when he drove to victory at Riverside International Speedway in August. Hathaway backed that performance up with another win at the challenging Barrie Speedway two races later. The Uxbridge Ontario resident finished third in the championship chase last season. The Ed Hakonson Racing team made (Inset)ScottStecklyhasthreeCanadianTireSeriestitlesonhisresum .AndrewRanger(left) andDJKennington(right)eachhavetwoandareprimecandidatestowinagainin2014. ROBERTREED 56 nascar canadian tire series 2013 race stats 2013 nascar canadian tire series race stats DATE May 19 2013 June 15 2013 June 22 2013 July 7 2013 July 13 2013 July 17 2013 July 27 2013 August 11 2013 August 17 2013 September 1 2013 September 8 2013 VENUE (TRACK TYPE) LOCATION Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile Road Course) Bowmanville Ontario Delaware Speedway (.500-mile Oval) Delaware Ontario Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Speedway .500-mile Oval) Bowmanville Ontario Circuit ICAR (2.113-mile Road Course) Mirabel Quebec Motoplex Speedway (.500-mile Oval) Vernon British Columbia Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (.500-mile Oval) Saskatoon Saskatchewan Autodrome St. Eustache (.400-mile Oval) St. Eustache Quebec Circuit de Trois-Rivi res (1.530-mile Road Course) Trois-Rivi res Quebec Riverside International Speedway (.333-mile Oval) Antigonish Nova Scotia Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile Road Course) Bowmanville Ontario Barrie Speedway (.333-mile Oval) Barrie Ontario POLE WINNER MAKE TIME SPEED RACE WINNER MAKE TIME OF RACE SPEED LAPS Pole J.R. Fitzpatrick Chevrolet 83.286 seconds 106.289 mph (R) Winner L.P Dumoulin Dodge 1 48 16 69.500 mph 51 Laps . Pole Scott Steckly Dodge 19.244 sec. 93.536 mph Winner Pete Shepherd III Dodge 1 31 26 65.622 mph 200 Laps Pole Kerry Micks Ford 21.722 seconds 82.865 mph Winner Pete Shepherd III Dodge 1 37 31 61.528 mph 200 Laps Pole Andrew Ranger Dodge 95.938 seconds 79.289 mph (R) Winner Andrew Ranger Dodge 59 50 63.567 mph (R) 30 Laps Pole J.R. Fitzpatrick Chevrolet 18.263 seconds 98.560 mph Winner Scott Steckly Dodge 2 05 57 71.457 mph 300 Laps Pole J.R. Fitzpatrick Chevrolet 14.815 seconds 80.918 mph Winner Scott Steckly Dodge 1 41 41 49.123 mph 250 Laps Pole Ron Beauchamp Jr. Dodge. 17.307 seconds 83.203 mph Winner Scott Steckly Dodge 1 40 59 59.416 mph 250 Laps Pole Alex Tagliani Dodge 67.080 seconds 82.111 mph (R) Winner DJ Kennington Dodge 1 13 42 57.297 mph 46 Laps Pole Scott Steckly Dodge 14.491 seconds 82.727 mph Winner Jason Hathaway Dodge 1 50 21 54.318 mph 300 Laps Pole Jeff Lapcevich Dodge 84.087 seconds 105.277 Winner L.P Dumoulin Dodge 1 28 25 70.085 42 Laps . Pole Scott Steckly Dodge 14.347 seconds 83.558 mph Winner Jason Hathaway Dodge 1 40 49 60.049 mph 303 Laps Pole Scott Steckly Dodge 17.806 seconds 75.817 mph Winner Scott Steckly Dodge 1 55 41 49.791 mph 256 Laps September 22 Kawartha Speedway (.375-mile Oval) 2013 Peterborough Ontario denotes race extended beyond scheduled distance (R) denotes new record denotes race halted due to rain www.nascar.ca nascarhOMetrack ncats 57 2013 standings seasOn recOrds 2013 nascar canadian tire series final pOints Pos 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. Driver Name Scott Steckly D.J. Kennington Jason Hathaway Martin Roy L.P Dumoulin . J.R. Fitzpatrick Noel Dowler Jason White Ron Beauchamp Jr. Alex Guenette Ryley Seibert Ray Courtemanche Jr. Trevor Seibert Larry Jackson Hugo Vannini Jeff Lapcevich Kerry Micks Mark Dilley Pete Shepherd III Howie Scannell Jr. Joey McColm Dave Connelly Andrew Ranger Steven Mathews Brad Graham James White J.F. Dumoulin James Van Domselaar Donald Chisholm Robin Buck Cameron Hayley Alex Labbe Derek White Paul Jean Kelly Admiraal Peter Klutt Marc-Antoine Camirand Brandon White Nick Jewell David Thorndyke Daniel Bois Ty Dillon Jacques Villeneuve Jason Hankewich Alex Tagliani Gary Klutt Matthew Scannell Patrice Brisebois Jeb Burton Chad Hackenbracht Ryan Klutt Elie Arseneau Isabelle Tremblay Xavier Coupal Trevor Monaghan Benoit Theetge Dexter Stacey Simon Dion-Viens James Buescher Curtis Fielding Points 473 471 442 429 418 411 378 375 373 368 359 329 289 288 278 265 220 218 163 163 138 133 131 124 118 101 92 84 75 73 73 70 68 66 57 55 54 53 53 52 51 49 43 42 40 37 36 32 32 31 27 25 23 21 21 18 16 14 13 8 Starts 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 11 10 7 8 6 4 6 5 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Wins 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2nd 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3rd 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Top 5 8 8 7 4 4 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Top 10 9 11 7 9 6 7 6 1 5 5 3 0 5 1 3 6 2 5 3 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2013 seasOn recOrds wins 1. Scott Steckly 2. Jason Hathaway 2. L.P Dumoulin . 2. Pete Shepherd III 3. DJ Kennington 3. Andrew Ranger pOles 1. Scott Steckly 2. J.R. Fitzpatrick 3. Kerry Micks 3. Andrew Ranger 3. Ron Beauchamp Jr. 3. Alex Tagliani 3. Jeff Lapcevich tOp fives 1. Scott Steckly 1. DJ Kennington 2. Jason Hathaway 3. J.R. Fitzpatrick 4. Martin Roy 5. L.P Dumoulin . tOp tens 1. DJ Kennington 2. Scott Steckly 2. Martin Roy 3. J.R. Fitzpatrick laps cOMpleted 1. Jason Hathaway 2. DJ Kennington 3. Jason White 4. Scott Steckly 5. Martin Roy laps led 1. Scott Steckly 2. J.R. Fitzpatrick 3. Jason Hathaway 4. Pete Shepherd III 5. DJ Kennington 4 2 2 2 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 7 6 4 4 11 9 9 7 2190 2161 2131 2118 2108 661 467 303 186 165 DJKennington finishedinthe toptenin everyracebut onein2013. PAOLOPEDICELLI Rookie of the Year contender 58 nascar canadian tire series career recOrds career recOrds nUMber Of races 87 (First race May 26 2007 at Cayuga Speedway) MOst wins (career) 19 DJ Kennington MOst Oval track wins (seasOn) 6 DJ Kennington (2012) MOst Oval track wins (career) 16 DJ Kennington MOst rOad cOUrse wins (seasOn) 3 Andrew Ranger (2009 2010) MOst rOad cOUrse wins (career) 14 Andrew Ranger MOst different race winners (seasOn) 8 2007 2008 different race winners in series histOry 14 MOst pOles at One track 3 Don Thomson Jr. (Cayuga Speedway) Andrew Ranger (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Road Course Edmonton City Centre Airport) MOst wins at One track 4 Andrew Ranger (Circuit de Trois-Rivi res) MOst races wOn frOM pOle (seasOn) 3 Andrew Ranger (2010) MOst races wOn frOM pOle (career) 6 Andrew Ranger Oldest race starter Bob Merrifield (63 years 0 months 18 days Kawartha Speedway 9-23-07) Oldest pOle winner Kerry Micks (52 years 5 months 12 days Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway 6-22-13) Oldest race winner Don Thomson Jr. (48 years 9 months 18 days Delaware Speedway 6-11-11) Oldest chaMpiOn Scott Steckly (2013 41 years 6 months 10 days) yOUngest race starter Dexter Stacey (16 years 6 months 14 days Autodrome St. Eustache 5-23-09) yOUngest pOle winner J.R. Fitzpatrick (19 years 2 months 25 days Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 8-4-07) yOUngest race winner J.R. Fitzpatrick (19 years 1 month 26 days Motoplex Speedway 7-15-07) yOUngest chaMpiOn Andrew Ranger (2007 20 years 10 months 3 days) MOst races started befOre first win 25 (Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Dave Whitlock) www.nascar.ca nascarhOMetrack ncats 59 series recOrds lOngest fewest MOst fastest etc. lOngest race distance 153 miles Motoplex Speedway (July 18 2009) lOngest race tiMe 2 hours 31 minutes 51 seconds Motoplex Speedway (July 15 2007) shOrtest race distance 61.425 miles Toronto Exhibition Place (July 17 2010) shOrtest race tiMe 54 minutes 57 seconds Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (August 2 2008) fastest average speed 86.838 mph CTMP Road Course (June 17 2007) slOwest average speed 42.378 mph Kawartha Speedway (September 27 2008) largest Margin Of victOry (race) 9.159 seconds Andrew Ranger (Riverside Int l Speedway September 20 2009) sMallest Margin Of victOry (race) 0.012 seconds Kerry Micks (Grand Prix de Trois-Rivi res August 19 2007) wire-tO-wire victOries Andrew Ranger (Mirabel Quebec 7-7-13) Andrew Ranger (Montreal Quebec 8-20-11) J.R. Fitzpatrick (Edmonton Alberta 7-25-10) Andrew Ranger (Toronto Ontario 7-17-10) Andrew Ranger (Edmonton Alberta 7-25-09) MOst caUtiOn flags 18 Cayuga Speedway Park (May 26 2007) MOst caUtiOn laps 145 Barrie Speedway (September 10 2011) fewest caUtiOn flags 1 CTMP Road Course (June 14 2009) Edmonton City Centre Airport (July 25 2010) AndrewRanger s9.159secondmarginofvictoryon September20 2009atRiversideInternational Speedwayisarecordthatstillstands. SCOTTSINCLAIR NASCAR fewest caUtiOn laps (race) 3 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (August 2 2008) Edmonton City Centre Airport (July 25 2010) MOst lead changes (race) 17 Delaware Speedway (June 6 2009) Barrie Speedway (September 6 2008) MOst leaders (race) 10 Cayuga Speedway (September 1 2007) MOst drivers finishing On lead lap 28 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (August 20 2011) fewest drivers finishing On lead lap 2 Motoplex Speedway (July 18 2009) MOst cars rUnning at finish 31 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (August 20 2011) fewest cars rUnning at finish 9 Cayuga Speedway Park (May 26 2007) largest starting field 37 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (August 20 2011) sMallest starting field 17 Motoplex Speedway (July 18 2009) Riverside Int l Speedway (September 18 2010 August 17 2013) MOst cOnsecUtive starts 87 Ron Beauchamp Jr. Jason Hathaway D.J. Kennington Scott Steckly MOst cOnsecUtive races wOn 5 DJ Kennington (2012) MOst cOnsecUtive wins at One track 3 Andrew Ranger (Circuit de Trois-Rivieres 2008 2009 & 2010) MOst cOnsecUtive wins by a ManUfactUrer 17 Dodge (August 29 2010 to September 24 2011) MOst cOnsecUtive pOles 3 J.R. Fitzpatrick (2007) Don Thomson Jr. (2008) 60 nascar canadian tire series www.nascar.ca nascarhOMetrack ncats 61 62 nascar canadian tire series