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The 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season starts Sunday, May 19, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario. The season consists of 12 races at tracks anywhere between Vancouver and Halifax. 16-year-old Alex Guennette will drive Jacombs Racing’s No. 39 Dodge entry. Guenette has competed in kart racing, off-road motocross and ATVs, and Pro Trucks. Andrew Ranger, two-time champion of the series, will drive Jacombs Racing’s No. 27 Dodge Challenger at Circuit ICAR in Quebec on July 7 and the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Quebec on August 9-11. Also in the news for Jacombs, Ray Courtemanche Jr. and Bonzai Racing will team Jacombs for car preparation and track support. This year, Alex Tagliani, IndyCar driver, will be joining DJ Kennington Racing for the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres. Tagliani will be piloting the No. 28 Dodge.

Dodge teams this season are: Car # Driver Sponsor Owner Crew Chief..

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After a nine month off season the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is about to get underway with the 2013 season! There will be LIVE televised & web streamed coverage of the event on http://hometracks.nascar.com/ncats_live_ctmp_051913. Also available on TSN & TSN 2


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Canadian Tire Opener Live On CTV
TSN Live Telecast On Deck For Sept. CTMP Date

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
May 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row, is broadcasting the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season opener for the first time live from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, May 19.

Coverage of Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 will begin at 1 p.m. ET. (visit CTV.ca for local listings).

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will also air live on TSN for the Sunday, Sept. 1 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2.459-mile road course is located near Bowmanville, Ontario, and is an hour drive from Toronto.

The two live broadcasts highlight the 2013 television schedule, announced today, for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

“Kicking off the season live on CTV is a huge opportunity to showcase the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and its competitive brand of racing to fans across Canada,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for touring and weekly series. “This is a tremendous opening to a television package that brings fans all the action and excitement of Canada’s top motorsports series. The historic broadcast coverage is a direct result of the dedication that our partners, Canadian Tire and TSN, have to motorsports in Canada.”

The Sept. weekend is shared with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the historic date marks the first race held outside the United States in the more than 18-year history of the series.

The 10 remaining Canadian Tire Series events in 2013 will have a one-hour show telecast nationally on a tape-delayed basis on both the TSN and RDS platforms, with the exception of the Sept. 21 championship finale at Kawartha Speedway which will be a 90-minute special.

Additionally, TSN will air a season in review show telecast on Saturday, Nov. 30.

TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, has been the television home for the series since its inception in 2007, while RDS and RDS2 – the French-language sister stations to TSN – are telecasting all of the races for the third consecutive season. The French-language telecasts all will be carried by RDS2. The three Quebec events – Circuit ICAR, Autodrome St. Eustache and Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres – also will be shown on RDS.

The programs are produced by Fuel MediaLab and NASCAR Productions which include race coverage, driver interviews and features. All coverage will be broadcast in HD.

For the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series broadcasts on TSN, Dave Bradley will handle the play-by-play duties with Billy Rowse Jr. and Adam Ross will provide color analysis. They will be joined by pit reporters Todd Lewis and Spencer Lewis. TSN’s Vic Rauter will join the team for the live telecasts. 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.


2013 NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES BROADCAST SCHEDULE ON TSN & RDS


Race Date Venue TSN/TSN2 Premiere RDS/RDS2 Premiere

May 19 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (road course) Sun., May 19, 1 p.m. * Fri., June 14, 9 p.m.

June 15 Delaware Speedway Sun., June 23, 1 p.m. Mon., July 8, 9 p.m.

June 22 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (speedway) Sun., June 30, 1 p.m. Fri., July 19, 11 p.m.

July 7 Circuit ICAR Sun., July 14, 11 a.m. Fri., July 26, 11 p.m.; Sat., July 27, 10 a.m. (RDS)

July 13 Motoplex Speedway Sun., July 21, 1:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 3, 7 p.m.

July 17 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Sun., July 28, 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 16, 11 p.m.

July 27 Autodrome St. Eustache Sun., Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 24, 11 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. (RDS)

Aug. 11 Circuit de Trois-Rivieres Sun.., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. Fri.., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. (RDS)

Aug. 17 Riverside International Speedway Sun., Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (road course) Sun., Sept. 1, 11 a.m. ‡ Fri., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

Sept. 7 Barrie Speedway Sat., Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Sept. 21 Kawartha Speedway Sun., Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. ^ Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m.

2013 Year In Review Sat., Nov. 30, 1 p.m. ----

Subject to change. Check local listings for updated broadcast times. All times ET.

* Scheduled live telecast on CTV
‡ Scheduled live telecast on TSN
^ Telecast on TSN 2



As previously mentioned here is the Dodge driver entry list for this race:


CAR DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM OWNER CREW CHIEF

3 Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont. Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Dodge Ed Hakonson Craig Masters

5 Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta. EMCO/Praxair Dodge Kevin Dowler Bud Roy

8 Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont. Canada’s Best Store Fixtures Dodge Ed Hakonson Gary Mead

09 Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C. * Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge Trevor Seibert Kennan Magnant

17 D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont. Castrol/Mahindra Tractors Dodge Doug Kennington Dave Wight

21 Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C. Bowers & Wilkins Dodge Melissa McKenzie Brian Ellas

22 Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont. Canadian Tire/Johnsonville Dodge Scott Steckly Randy Steckly

28 Daniel Bois, Bracebridge, Ont. * Thermal Technology Serv. Dodge D.J. Kennington Bill Burns

29 Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que. La Cité De Mirabel Inc. Dodge Ray Courtemanche Jr. Tim Ellas

39 Alex Guennette, Terrebonne, Que. * Motos Illimitées Dodge Dave Jacombs Mike Knott

47 L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que. WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge Marc-Andre Bergeron Tyler Case

56 Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont. IGPC Ethanol/K&B Auto Service Dodge Daniel Bray Kevin Blacklock

60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont. Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge Ronald Beauchamp, Sr Deon Deneau

66 Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont. Quaker State Dodge Sandra D'Angelo Randy Gray

69 Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C. Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge Trevor Seibert Al Lebert

76 Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont. Tim Hortons Dodge Sherri Lapcevich Chris Couvillon

90 Martin Roy, Napierville, Que. Batteries Expert Dodge Normand Roy Mario Gosselin

98 Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont. K&K Insurance/Trailers by Jim Bray Dodge Jim Bray Ron Easton



Event Schedule

Saturday May 18th


11:30 a.m. Practice

12:45 p.m. Final Practice



Sunday May 19th

1:30 p.m. Pinty's presents the Vortex 200 (51 laps, 125.4 miles)



Canadian Tire Series Stat Advance: CTMP
Analyzing The Pinty's Presents The Vortex 200
By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
May 14, 2013 - 2:26pm

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series opens the 2013 race season with the Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. The race is scheduled to take the green flag on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of selected drivers at CTMP, as well as some other statistical trends:

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Race Setup

• J.R. Fitzpatrick has a streak of six consecutive top-five finishes at the track including victories in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In six outings he has never finished worse than third.
• All three series manufacturers have been to Victory Lane at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Chevrolet with J.R. Fitzpatrick, Dodge with D.J. Kennington and Ford with Andrew Ranger.
• D.J. Kennington has top-five finishes in five of his six starts at the track including a win in 2011 and a runner-up finish last season.
• Jeff Lapcevich has a current streak of four top-10 finishes in this event


NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
• This is the series’ seventh visit to the historic road course nestled in the hills of Ontario.
• The Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 is 201.96 kilometers in length.
• This is the second consecutive year for the series to open the season on the road course at CTMP.
• In the six previous events, there has been an average of 2.67 caution periods for an average of 9.67 laps with a record six cautions for 21 laps in 2011.
• The earliest caution has come at Lap 3 (2011); the latest on Lap 48 (2008).
• The average starting position of the winner is 2.17 and the average finish of the pole sitter is 2.67.
• The lead has changed hands an average of 6.17 times in six events including a record nine lead changes last year after seven in 2011.
• All three series manufacturers have been to Victory Lane – Chevrolet with J.R. Fitzpatrick, Dodge with D.J. Kennington and Ford with Andrew Ranger.


Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Data

Race: #1 of 12 (5/19/13)

Track Layout: 2.459-mile road course

Race Length: 51 laps (125.4 miles)
Records

1-Lap Qualifying: Scott Steckly, Dodge, 83.922 seconds, 105.484 mph, May 19, 2012

51-Lap Race: Andrew Ranger, Ford, 1 hr., 26 min., 39 sec., 86.838 mph, June 17, 2007

Race Winners
J.R. Fitzpatrick ... 3
Andrew Ranger ... 2
D.J. Kennington ... 1

Pole Winners
Andrew Ranger ... 3
Scott Steckly ... 2

Manufacturer Wins
Chevrolet ... 3
Ford ... 2
Dodge ... 1

Laps Led
J.R. Fitzpatrick ... 130
Andrew Ranger ... 50
Peter Gibbons ... 39

Selected Driver Information:

Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge)
• Finished 11th last season in the Vortex Brake Pads 200.
• Scored a career-best Canadian Tire Motorsport Park finish of third in 2007.
• Has two top-five finishes (2007, 2009) at the track.
• Has led 11 laps on the road course at CTMP including four last season.
• One of four drivers to start all 75 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

Robin Buck (No. 66 Quaker State Dodge)
• Scored a ninth-place finish a year ago on the CTMP road course.
• Posted a track career-best finish of third in 2011.
• Registered his first CTMP top-10 finish of sixth in 2009.
• Has led a total of 18 laps in his six starts at the track.
• Earned both of his series-career wins – Circuit ICAR and Circuit de Trois-Rivieres – in 2011.

Noel Dowler (No. 5 EMCO/Rheem Dodge)
• Finished 26th in last season’s opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• Made his series debut at CTMP in 2011 and finished 16th.
• Posted a third-place finish last season at Barrie (Ontario) Speedway for his first series top five.

L.P. Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)
• Finished fifth in last year’s season opener at CTMP.
• Made his track debut in 2011 and finished 23rd.
• Scored his first career pole win last season at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
• Was the 2011 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.
• Made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on Aug. 20, 2012 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge)
• Registered a CTMP career-best finish of sixth a year ago.
• Suffered a broken wrist in a Lap 42 accident in 2011 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• Has three top-10 finishes on the road course at CTMP.
• Has led three laps in Canadian Tire Series action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• One of four drivers to start all 75 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)
• Was runner-up to J.R. Fitzpatrick last season in the Vortex Brake Pads 200.
• Claimed his first series road-course victory in 2011 at CTMP.
• Only finish outside the top five in six starts at the Bowmanville road course was a sixth-place effort in 2010.
• In six outings, starts from an average position of 7.83 and averages a 3.33 finishing position at the track.
• Tops the all-time Canadian Tire Series wins list with 18.
• Won 2010 and 2012 series championships.
• Scored a single-season series record of seven wins in 2012.
• One of four drivers to start all 75 NCATS races.

Jeff Lapcevich (No. 76 Tim Hortons Dodge)
• Placed eighth a year ago in the Pinty’s presents the Vortex 200.
• Scored a track career-best finish of fourth in the 2011 CTMP race.
• Has a streak of four straight top-10 finishes on the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• Changed car number to 76 from 23 to honor the passing of his father, Joe, earlier this year.

Martin Roy (No. 90 Batteries Expert Dodge)
• Registered an 18-place finish in last year’s CTMP opener.
• Made his track debut in 2011 with a 14th-place effort.
• Won 2012 series Rookie-of-the-Year honors.

Howie Scannell Jr. (No. 56 Trailers By Jim Bray Dodge)
• Posted a 13th-place finish in last year’s CTMP opener.
• Led five laps in the 2009 edition of the Vortex Brake Pads 200.
• Has two top-10 finishes in four Canadian Tire Motorsport Park starts.

Trevor Seibert (No. 69 Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge)
• Finished 19th in his last CTMP start in 2011.
• Best Canadian Tire Motorsport Park finish was 14th in 2009.
• Best series career finish is third accomplished on two occasions at Edmonton, Alberta.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire/Johnsonville Dodge)
• Finished a track career-best third in last season’s CTMP event.
• Has four top fives in six starts on the 2.459-mile track.
• Started from the pole last season; also was the top qualifier in 2008.
• His 11 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victories is good for third on the all-time list.
• Won 2008 and 2011 series championships.
• One of four drivers to start all 75 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

Jason White (No. 21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge)
• Recorded a 12th-place finish in this event last season.
• Scored a sixth-place finish in 2011 – his best in five CTMP road course starts.
• Was 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.



Some Off Season News:






Kennington Inks New Deal With Castrol
Multi-Year Extension For Two-Time Champ


ST. THOMAS, Ontario, Canada – Continuing what has been a model relationship between Castrol and two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion D.J. Kennington, the two parties are extremely pleased to announce they have reached a new agreement to continue the association in a multi-year partnership.

Once again this season in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Kennington will pilot the No. 17 Castrol Edge Dodge from coast to coast in Canada chasing his third championship in the series. Now approaching two full decades together Castrol and Kennington have become synonymous with success.

“I have said many times there’s no way I would be where I am without the great support from Castrol,” stated Kennington. “I’m so proud to represent them and to have been able to win as much as we have together. They’re a part of my family and with their support with this new agreement we’re even more motivated than ever.”

Marketing Communications Manager Marsha McLaughlin said “We’re extremely proud of D.J. and the team for all that they have accomplished. We wanted to not only continue but expand our partnership together. As a company, we’ve seen the results of this association and believe there is even greater potential in the future.”

Kennington and the Castrol Edge Dodge team have been busy in the offseason preparing for competition which opens during the Victoria Day Speedfest presented by Castrol Edge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, ON. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race will be the feature event Sunday May 19th where Kennington will begin defense of his series championship.

Race fans are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest team news in several ways. Race fans should bookmark the team website www.djkracing.ca and follow them on twitter, @djkracing and fans should also “Like” the DJK Racing Fan Page on Facebook.






Tagliani Teaming With DJK Racing At GP3R
Quebec Star Returns Home

MONTREAL – Alex Tagliani is proud to announce his partnership with D.J. Kennington of DJK Racing for the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres (Quebec) to be held this year on August 9-11.

Tagliani's No.28 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series entry will proudly carry the logos of local Quebec companies, GoJit – a division of Dicom Express, EPIPEN and Sennheiser.

"We are very excited about the partnership with DJK Racing and the opportunity to be competitive at this year's GP3R with the support of our sponsors. I'm really working to increase awareness of food allergies such as mine and to aid in prevention of Anaphylactic reactions", said Tagliani, who has severe nut allergy.

"There is an exciting partnership and contest still to be announced for the fans on May 1, but all this will allow me to race again in front of my hometown fans. Seeing the livery on the No. 28 car and seeing companies like GoJit, Sennheiser, Epipen, Power Run, Alumilex, and Cantorque and with the added support of Oasis, makes me proud to race in Quebec."

Tagliani also noted, "As for the partnership with DJK Racing, I respect D.J. as a racer and I'm really looking forward to driving for and with him."

“I’m really pleased to partner with Alex on this program,” said Kennington. “He’s a passionate and intense racer and I’m excited to be working together”.



Guenette Announces Full Canadian Slate
16-Year-Old Teams With Jacombs Racing


MONTREAL – Backed by major sponsors Motos Illimitées and DLGL, Alex Guenette is proud to confirm his participation in Canada’s leading motor racing series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Having the right cars for the job is key, and Alex will be at the wheel of Dodge race cars prepared by Dave Jacombs, Canada’s leading preparation specialist for this series.

Since age seven, Alex has raced extensively in Karts, off-road Motocross and ATVs, before graduating to serious oval racing aboard Pro Trucks in 2012, at age 15. He now lives and races in Quebec during the summer, and in Florida for the rest of the year, where he competes in various winter series and completes his schooling.

Alex comes by his passion for racing honestly with grandfather Jacques Sr. having raced extensively in Karts, stock cars and prototypes. Guenette’s father Jacques Jr. road raced motorcycles at the Pro level in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. When Alex showed interest in racing at a young age, his entourage knew how to manage the youngster’s early career. According to his father,
“We made sure that he went through all the right steps with good equipment and that he learned enough at each level to win consistently before moving up to the next class,” hi father said.

In his rookie season in stock cars in 2012, Guenette won four of the 10 races and was named Rookie of the Year in the Quebec Super Truck Series. This past February, Alex raced in the NASCAR-sanctioned World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Beach Raceway in Florida, in the highly competitive Pro Late Model Class, where he finished the series tied for second place in points.

Car preparation specialist Dave Jacombs saw Guenette race in Florida and was impressed.

“We tested Alex in one of our cars at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at the end of 2012 and he impressed everyone right from the first moments he went on track,” said Jacombs. “I also watched him in New Smyrna this February where he showed incredible poise and patience. I expect to see great things from Alex.”

Alex fully understands the importance of the upcoming season.

“I’m very excited to be taking part in the (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series) this season. It brings a lot of new challenges and I hope that my past experience will help me up the very steep learning curve,” said Guenette. “Dave Jacombs is great with new drivers, just look at Andrew Ranger’s successes, and starting every race with a potentially winning car means I can focus on my driving in this very competitive series.”

The team will be on track for a preseason testing session on the road course at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, on April 30. The first race of the 2013 Canadian Tire Series season will be held at the same track, on May 19.


Hayley To Compete In 2 Events In Canada
16-Year-Old To Race In NASCAR Canadian Tire Series


CALGARY, Alberta – Cameron Hayley of Calgary, Alberta will be competing in two races this summer in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, the top level of stock car racing in Canada.

The 16-year-old, who won the inaugural UNOH Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway in February, is in his second full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

Hayley will take advantage of open dates in the schedule for that series to race in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event at Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Vernon, British Columbia on July 13 and at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 17.

“I can’t wait to get back and race in my home country with the top drivers,” said Hayley. “It’s always a very exciting and competitive series.


“Our Canadian fans have been so supportive, so it will be good to see them again too,” he said. “Add to that one of our sponsors “Cabinets by Hayley” is a Canadian company. So it’s all just a win-win and I can’t wait.”

The race cars will be supplied by the two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, D.J. Kennington – who runs his successful program out of Ontario.

Hayley initially gained a lot of attention after finishing second in his series debut in 2011. Last season, he was named to NASCAR’s Next9 program, which features nine drivers in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series who represent the next wave of young talent set to make an impact on the national series scene.





Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP
Former Series Champion Steckly Hungry For Road Win


By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
May 13, 2013 - 4:25pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It has been right there, but Scott Steckly has not been able to grasp the brass ring on a road course.
A great deal of pride can be taken in the numbers considering the competition. In 27 career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series road course starts, the Milverton, Ontario driver has recorded 17 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes which includes five second-place efforts. While proud of his road-racing résumé, it just adds to Steckly’s hunger.

“We’ve done pretty well overall which is good for points,” said Steckly. “We’re all out here to win races, though.”
Winning is an experience the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Johnsonville Dodge team has. With 11 career wins Steckly has the third-highest total in series history behind D.J. Kennington (18) and Andrew Ranger (16). The three drivers have combined to claim all six series titles. Ranger and J.R. Fitzpatrick have left the pickings slim on road courses by combining to win 20 of the 27 events since the series’ inception in 2007.
Despite finishing fourth in the final point standings last season, it was not a typical Steckly campaign. It was his first winless season since before the NASCAR era in Canada and, yes, there was one that got away. Last July in Edmonton, Alberta, Steckly was blowing everyone away with leads of over 10 seconds on the 2.256-mile road course. However, a pair of late-race cautions tightened the field. On the second restart Steckly and Fitzpatrick got tangled up racing for the lead opening the door for Kennington to slide through the gap and on to victory.
“We had that one,” said Steckly after the race. “Winning a road course race is a goal of ours and it should have been accomplished today.”
Over the years Steckly has been solid at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, the site of this year’s season opener. In six starts, Steckly has four top fives with a career-best finish of third coming last season which was one of his two starts from the pole position on the 2.459-mile road course. His qualifying run last May established a new track record for the series.
“We’ve been decent there,” he said. “If there is a track that I’d like to get our first road win at; it’s Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It would be a great fit with Canadian Tire on our car.”
That wouldn’t be the only potential benefit for Steckly, who began his championship-winning campaigns in 2008 and 2011 with victories in the season opener.
 

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Pretty stoked that the #nascar Canada season opener @CTMPOfficial park will be broadcast live on #ctv awesome!! #letsgoracinboys


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Sunday'sNASCAR Canadian Tire Series opener to be broadcast live on CTV. http://www.insidetracknews.com/news/breaking-news/item/1662-ctv-to-carry-sundays-nascar-canadian-tire-series-opener-live.html @TSN_PR @NASCARonTSN #NCATS @joelrobtv
 

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My guess is somewhere between 3 and 6 Dodges actually run Dodge engines. You will know which ones since Mopar has separate contingency awards for Dodge bodied cars and Dodge engined cars, or at least they did last year. Probably for sure the No. 60 and No. 17 cars.
 

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My guess is somewhere between 3 and 6 Dodges actually run Dodge engines. You will know which ones since Mopar has separate contingency awards for Dodge bodied cars and Dodge engined cars, or at least they did last year. Probably for sure the No. 60 and No. 17 cars.
We have discussed this in full length - All teams must run the same engine & body of their respected manufacturer! All Dodge teams will have a Dodge engine!
 

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Before we kick off the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Season, Let's take a look back at last year through the eyes of the Champion D.J. Kennington - Have a look:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL51884D1E0E88741D&v=zsdo9xQxqX8&feature=player_embedded
 

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So what engine are they running, the US NASCAR engine or ...?
It is mentioned in their Media guide on page 30 - Basically it is similar to what is used in the K & N Pro Series.

Go to this link for the information:

http://hometracks.nascar.com/series/canadian_tire_series

Media Guide is on the right of the page

It is a Spec Engine that must meet NASCAR Requirements Manufacturers produce the block

350 - 360 Cu in.

Top Speed 160 MPH

Compression Ratio: 10 to 1

Horsepower: 550 at 8,000 RPM
 

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Not seeing it. I'd ask if you have to log in but I can't figure out how to do that either.

Ah, I see it on Wikipedia [sad]. Apparently it was a really successful CASCAR series and then NASCAR bought CASCAR. So it's carbureted V8 engines running template cars.

Dodge seems to have done much better there than in the US, dominating the series over the last five years.

Perhaps you can email me updates as news appears?
 

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Forgot to post this at the top of the thread:



DaveAdmin said:
Not seeing it. I'd ask if you have to log in but I can't figure out how to do that either.

Ah, I see it on Wikipedia [sad]. Apparently it was a really successful CASCAR series and then NASCAR bought CASCAR. So it's carbureted V8 engines running template cars.

Dodge seems to have done much better there than in the US, dominating the series over the last five years.

Perhaps you can email me updates as news appears?
Can do! I just found a link where everyone can watch the races or keep up to date with the live action.
 

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In case you missed it???


Broadcast news:


Canadian Tire Opener Live On CTV
TSN Live Telecast On Deck For Sept. CTMP Date

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR
May 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row, is broadcasting the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season opener for the first time live from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, May 19.

Coverage of Sunday’s Pinty’s presents the Vortex Brake Pads 200 will begin at 1 p.m. ET. (visit CTV.ca for local listings).

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will also air live on TSN for the Sunday, Sept. 1 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2.459-mile road course is located near Bowmanville, Ontario, and is an hour drive from Toronto.

The two live broadcasts highlight the 2013 television schedule, announced today, for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

“Kicking off the season live on CTV is a huge opportunity to showcase the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and its competitive brand of racing to fans across Canada,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president for touring and weekly series. “This is a tremendous opening to a television package that brings fans all the action and excitement of Canada’s top motorsports series. The historic broadcast coverage is a direct result of the dedication that our partners, Canadian Tire and TSN, have to motorsports in Canada.”

The Sept. weekend is shared with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the historic date marks the first race held outside the United States in the more than 18-year history of the series.

The 10 remaining Canadian Tire Series events in 2013 will have a one-hour show telecast nationally on a tape-delayed basis on both the TSN and RDS platforms, with the exception of the Sept. 21 championship finale at Kawartha Speedway which will be a 90-minute special.

Additionally, TSN will air a season in review show telecast on Saturday, Nov. 30.

TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, has been the television home for the series since its inception in 2007, while RDS and RDS2 – the French-language sister stations to TSN – are telecasting all of the races for the third consecutive season. The French-language telecasts all will be carried by RDS2. The three Quebec events – Circuit ICAR, Autodrome St. Eustache and Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres – also will be shown on RDS.

The programs are produced by Fuel MediaLab and NASCAR Productions which include race coverage, driver interviews and features. All coverage will be broadcast in HD.

For the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series broadcasts on TSN, Dave Bradley will handle the play-by-play duties with Billy Rowse Jr. and Adam Ross will provide color analysis. They will be joined by pit reporters Todd Lewis and Spencer Lewis. TSN’s Vic Rauter will join the team for the live telecasts. 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.


2013 NASCAR CANADIAN TIRE SERIES BROADCAST SCHEDULE ON TSN & RDS


Race Date Venue TSN/TSN2 Premiere RDS/RDS2 Premiere

May 19 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (road course) Sun., May 19, 1 p.m. * Fri., June 14, 9 p.m.

June 15 Delaware Speedway Sun., June 23, 1 p.m. Mon., July 8, 9 p.m.

June 22 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (speedway) Sun., June 30, 1 p.m. Fri., July 19, 11 p.m.

July 7 Circuit ICAR Sun., July 14, 11 a.m. Fri., July 26, 11 p.m.; Sat., July 27, 10 a.m. (RDS)

July 13 Motoplex Speedway Sun., July 21, 1:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 3, 7 p.m.

July 17 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Sun., July 28, 11 a.m. Fri., Aug. 16, 11 p.m.

July 27 Autodrome St. Eustache Sun., Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 24, 11 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. (RDS)

Aug. 11 Circuit de Trois-Rivieres Sun.., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. Fri.., Aug. 30, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. (RDS)

Aug. 17 Riverside International Speedway Sun., Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (road course) Sun., Sept. 1, 11 a.m. ‡ Fri., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

Sept. 7 Barrie Speedway Sat., Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Sept. 21 Kawartha Speedway Sun., Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. ^ Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m.

2013 Year In Review Sat., Nov. 30, 1 p.m. ----

Subject to change. Check local listings for updated broadcast times. All times ET.

* Scheduled live telecast on CTV
‡ Scheduled live telecast on TSN
^ Telecast on TSN 2



Plus you can track the race LIVE at this link here: http://hometracks.nascar.com/ncats_live_ctmp_051913

OR

You can watch the race LIVE by clicking on this link: www.nowwatchitlive.com

DaveAdmin said:
So... Mopar is still making NASCAR spec engines. Who's building them for the series?

Or are they using leftover NASCAR engines?
I would think just leftover engines?? Going to have to research this a bit further through the drivers to be 100% sure. Thank God for twitter! :lol:
 

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Dodge Teams Practice Results


Watch for the results & action updates LIVE right here

http://hometracks.nascar.com/ncats_live_ctmp_051913


1st practice - Dodge drivers in Bold


POS No. Name Sponsor Best Tm Best Speed
1 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick Equipment Express 1:23.665 105.808
2 47 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare 1:23.928 105.476
3 22 Scott Steckly Canadian Tire/Johnsonville 1:24.354 104.943
4 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors 1:24.450 104.824
5 42 Peter Klutt Legendary Motorcar 1:25.084 104.043
6 3 Jason Hathaway Snap on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink 1:25.109 104.013
7 66 Robin Buck Quaker State 1:25.407 103.650
8 60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil 1:26.325 102.547
9 21 Jason White Bowers & Wilkins 1:26.354 102.513
10 59 Ryan Klutt * T-Line 1:26.595 102.228
11 5 Noel Dowler EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen 1:26.676 102.132
12 90 Martin Roy Batteries Expert/Gamache 1:27.312 101.388

13 15 Steve Mathews Bill Mathews Motors 1:27.436 101.244
14 28 Daniel Bois * Thermal Technology Services 1:27.641 101.008

15 56 Howie Scannell Jr. IGPC Ethanol Inc./K&B Auto Service 1:27.692 100.949
16 4 Ty Dillon Fitzpatrick Motorsports 1:27.954 100.648
17 02 Kerry Micks BDI/Leland/PartSource 1:28.290 100.265
18 69 Trevor Seibert Lake Excavating/EMCO Waterworks 1:28.794 99.696
19 67 Dave Thorndyke Lube Source/Thorson EVT 1:29.221 99.219
20 8 Joey McColm Canada's Best Store Fixtures 1:29.470 98.943
21 97 Hugo Vannini VTI Motorsports 1:29.684 98.707
22 09 Ryley Seibert * Lake Excavating 1:29.780 98.601
23 99 Derek White VIP Poker 1:30.900 97.386
24 29 Ray Courtemanche Jr. La Cite De Mirabel Inc. 1:31.130 97.140
25 98 Larry Jackson K&K Insurance/Trailers by Jim Bray 1:34.663 93.515
26 39 Alex Guenette * Motos Illimitees, DLGL

Final Practice


Pos No. Name Sponsor Best Tm Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff

1 47 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare 1:23.161 106.449 8 11

2 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick Equipment Express 1:23.291 106.283 7 7 0.130

3 22 Scott Steckly Canadian Tire/Johnsonville 1:23.644 105.834 9 11 0.483

4 39 Alex Guenette * Motos Illimitees, DLGL 1:24.228 105.100 7 9 1.067

5 66 Robin Buck Quaker State 1:24.285 105.029 6 7 1.124

6 3 Jason Hathaway Snap on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink 1:24.298 105.013 2 4 1.137

7 76 Jeff Lapcevich Tim Hortons 1:24.478 104.789 8 9 1.317

8 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors 1:24.658 104.567 5 5 1.497

9 02 Kerry Micks BDI/Leland/PartSource 1:24.836 104.347 7 10 1.675

10 4 Ty Dillon Fitzpatrick Motorsports 1:24.932 104.229 2 11 1.771

11 5 Noel Dowler EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen 1:24.972 104.180 6 6 1.811

12 90 Martin Roy Batteries Expert/Gamache 1:25.228 103.867 7 8 2.067

13 60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil 1:25.397 103.662 2 9 2.236

14 42 Peter Klutt Legendary Motorcar 1:25.670 103.331 4 4 2.509


15 59 Ryan Klutt * T-Line 1:25.990 102.947 2 6 2.829

16 21 Jason White Bowers & Wilkins 1:26.214 102.679 8 10 3.053

17 28 Daniel Bois * Thermal Technology Services 1:26.409 102.448 3 9 3.248

18 69 Trevor Seibert Lake Excavating/EMCO Waterworks 1:26.445 102.405 10 15 3.284

19 8 Joey McColm Canada's Best Store Fixtures 1:26.606 102.215 6 6 3.445

20 15 Steve Mathews Bill Mathews Motors 1:26.621 102.197 4 8 3.460

21 56 Howie Scannell Jr. IGPC Ethanol Inc./K&B Auto Service 1:27.077 101.662 3 7 3.916

22 09 Ryley Seibert * Lake Excavating 1:27.402 101.284 4 13 4.241

23 97 Hugo Vannini VTI Motorsports 1:27.524 101.143 11 11 4.363

24 67 Dave Thorndyke Lube Source/Thorson EVT 1:27.749 100.883 8 11 4.588

25 99 Derek White VIP Poker 1:28.012 100.582 2 4 4.851

26 98 Larry Jackson K&K Insurance/Trailers by Jim Bray 1:28.433 100.103 1 8 5.272

27 19 Brad Graham Holmar Plumbing 1:29.317 99.112 11 11 6.156

28 29 Ray Courtemanche Jr. La Cite De Mirabel Inc. 1:29.356 99.069 5 10 6.195
 
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