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Dodge scores big in Saskatoon

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Dodge driver L.P. Dumoulin of Trois-Riviéres, Québec, came in first in the Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

This is Dumoulin’s third career win in the No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge and this one moves him into first place in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series point standings. This is the first time this season a Dodge driver has held the top spot.

Jason Hathaway was 0.154 seconds behind Dumoulin across the finish line, followed by Scott Steckly also won the Mobil 1 pole position in the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Jumpstart Dodge while setting a new track qualifying record. Steckly has won here twice but this was his first pole.

Andrew Ranger, who has already racked up two wins in the No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge Challenger, finished in fourth place and moved up to third in the point standings.

Alex Tagliani, in the No. 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express Dodge, rounded out the top five. He has started in just four of the five races run so far this season, but he is already ninth in the driver standings.

Steckly led the first 80 laps. He also had a commanding lead later in the race, when he led another 72 laps during an extended green-flag run, putting all but five other cars down a lap, before the final caution came out.

Dumoulin stayed out when the leaders pitted for tire changes under caution inside of ten laps to go. On the restart, Dumoulin powered to the front, then held off Hathaway and Steckly in a race for the checkered flag. Dumoulin actually led the pack for just two laps but they were the important ones.

There were eight lead changes among five drivers, including 15 laps led by Ranger.

It was a faster race this year compared to last year and there were fewer mishaps: only three cars were unable to finish.

Dumoulin’s victory puts Dodge one-up on Chevrolet in the wins column.

NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES – VELOCITY PRAIRIE THUNDER 250
Finish Driver Car No. Team/Sponsor Brand Laps Status
1 L.P. Dumoulin 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge 251 Running
2 Jason Hathaway 3 Pro Point/Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet 251 Running
3 Scott Steckly (pole) 22 Canadian Tire Jumpstart Dodge 251 Running
4 Andrew Ranger 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge 251 Running
5 Alex Tagliani 18 EpiPen/Dicom Express Dodge 251 Running
6 Joey McColm 25 Canada’s Best Store Fixtures Dodge 251 Running
7 J.R. Fitzpatrick 84 Autism Speaks/Equipment Express Chevrolet 251 Running
8 D.J. Kennington 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge 250 Running
9 Noel Dowler 5 EMCO/MFP/Praxair Dodge 250 Running
10 Erica Thiering 72 Travel Alberta Dodge 250 Running
11 Stefan Rzadzinski 24 Goldmark Diesel/Christenson Developments Dodge 249 Running
12 Nick Jewell 51 Prairie Dodge Dealers Dodge 248 Running
13 Larry Jackson 56 AVMIC/Stratafax/B&B Decals Dodge 237 Running
14 Mark Dilley 2 Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford 199 Running
15 Steve Mathews 48 MidWest Combustion/ Bill Mathews Chevrolet Chevrolet 157 Running
Did Not Finish
16 Dennis LaForce 57 LaForce Construction Chevrolet 124 Fan Belt
17 Ian Admiraal 28 Alberta Cancer Foundation Dodge 113 Electrical
18 James Van Domselaar 14 Steel-Craft Door Products Chevrolet 103 Drive Shaft
19 Jason Hankewich 97 Paririe Storm Const/Get A Grip/Direct Buy Chevrolet 0 Did Not Start

After five races in the 11-event season, here are the top ten drivers in the point standings:

NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES DRIVER STANDINGS
Rank Driver Name Points Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10
1 L.P. Dumoulin* 209 5 1 5 5
2 J.R. Fitzpatrick 199 5 1 2 5
3 Andrew Ranger* 191 5 2 3 3
4 Jason Hathaway 187 5 1 3 4
5 D.J. Kennington* 183 5 0 2 4
6 Scott Steckly* 175 5 0 2 4
7 Noel Dowler* 159 5 0 0 3
8 Joey McColm* 151 5 0 0 2
9 Alex Tagliani* 141 4 0 2 2
10 Steve Mathews 125 4 0 1 1
*Dodge Driver

Marc-Andre Bergeron, owner of the No. 47 Dodge, is now the leader in the owner standings.

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