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Dodge sweeps CanNASCAR, 1st-5th

by David Zatz on

Kennington's Challenger

A preliminary report from the NASCAR Canadian Tire series opener in Cambridge, Ontario reveals that Dodge has won the top five spots in the 50-lap race, triumphing over from Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota.

The Canadian Tire series is run by NASCAR using NASCAR-specification cars and engines, but takes place in Canada. Dodge withdrew from U.S. NASCAR racing late last year, making the announcement shortly before winning the Sprint Cup after ten years of efforts.

Fitzpatrick, who set a track record while qualifying, held the lead for Chevrolet in Lap 1, holding the lead until lap 7 when he headed down pit road with a driveshaft problem and Dumoulin (Dodge) assumed the lead. By lap 19, the top five were T. Seibert, Jason White (Dodge), Graham, Martin Roy (Dodge), and Dumoulin (Dodge); White lost several positions in lap 21. In Lap 22, Roy took the lead from Seibert, who was then passed by Dumoulin.

Top non-Dodge finishes: Chevrolet: Seventh – Ty Dillon in the No. 4 Fitzpatrick Motorsports car. Ford: Sixth – Kerry Micks in the 02 Leland/BDI/Dickies car.

Finish Driver Car Team/Sponsor Laps Completed Status
1 L.P. Dumoulin (Dodge) 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare 51 Running
2 Jeff Lapcevich (Dodge) 76 Tim Hortons 51 Running
3 Jason Hathaway (Dodge) 3 Snap-On Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink 51 Running
4 D.J. Kennington (Dodge) 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors 51 Running
5 Robin Buck (Dodge) 66 Quaker State 51 Running
8 Noel Dowler 5 EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen 51 Running
9 Trevor Seibert 69 Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks 51 Running
11 Ryley Seibert 9 Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks 51 Running
12 Ray Courtemanche Jr. 29 La Cité De Mirabel Inc. 51 Running
15 Jason White 21 Bowers & Wilkins 51 Running
16 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. 60 Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil 51 Running
20 Martin Roy 90 Batteries Expert/Gamache 37 Off Track
21 Howie Scannell Jr. 56 IGPC Ethanol/K&B Auto Service 22 Rear End
22 Larry Jackson 98 K&K Insurance/Trailers by Jim Bray 20 Off Track
23 Daniel Bois 28 Thermal Technology Service 16 Rear End
24 Scott Steckly 22 Canadian Tire/Johnsonville 12 Accident
25 Joey McColm 8 Canada’s Best Store Fixtures 11 Brakes
26 Alex Guennette 39 Motos Illimitées/DLGL 10 Engine
A total of 28 cars were in the field. Results unofficial pending review.


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