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The final race of the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Season is here at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville Ontairo & there are three Dodge drivers, D.J. Kennington, Scott Steckley & Jason Hathaway in contention for the title!

Who will win it all? Look below to get a clue on who has a shot to win this season & become Champion!






Canadian Tire News & Notes: Kawartha
Kennington, Steckly Can Control Destiny; Hathaway Needs Help


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Champions want the ball in their hands at crunch time. Both D.J. Kennington and Scott Steckly have the opportunity to determine their fate in the final race of the season while Jason Hathaway needs some assistance.

The 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship will be determined on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ont., in the Pinty’s 250. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge) brings a five-point lead in the standings into the race over Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge) which opens up several possibilities for each to claim the prize. Not to be ignored, though, is Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge), who has won two of the last three series events. However, sitting in third 22 points behind Kennington, Hathaway needs some cooperation from the drivers ahead of him to notch his first series crown.

Kennington (2010 and 2012) and Steckly (2008 and 2011) have a pair of championships under their belts and are vying to become the first three-time title winner in the series that debuted in 2007. As the leader coming in Kennington, obviously, has the most wiggle room. Kennington needs to finish 17th or better in the 26-car field to negate whatever Hathaway does, but the situation with Steckly is a little stickier.

“It’s not going to be easy for any of us,” said Kennington, the defending series and race champion. “Everyone is going to be ready and digging for all they can get. It seems like I’ve said this a hundred times, but we’ll just line them on Saturday and see what happens.”

Hathaway, who earned his first series victory at Kawartha in 2008, has to notch a top-four finish on Saturday to entertain any title hopes, but anything less than a victory makes the task taller. Even with a win, he needs Kennington to finish 19th or worse and Steckly would need to come home in 15th-place or worse. With two victories Hathaway holds a tiebreaker advantage on Kennington with one win, but is looking up at Steckly, who has three wins and two runner-up finishes to Hathaway’s one. Kennington also has a pair of second-place efforts this season.

If history holds form, though, it will come down to the pair of two-time champs. For Steckly to take everything out of Kennington’s hands, he’ll have to win the race and lead the most laps to maximize his point total to 48. Should Kennington not lead a lap, then Steckly would need only to win. Beyond that, by holding the advantage in the tiebreaker, Steckly needs to finish five positions ahead of Kennington depending on the lap-leader bonuses. Kennington can solve everything by winning the Pinty’s 250. He, however, does not have the caveat of leading the most laps by entering the race with the lead in hand.

By keeping both Steckly and Hathaway behind him regardless of the any bonus points being earned also guarantees Kennington of becoming the first driver to win back-to-back titles in addition to becoming the first to win three championship rings.


It’s the closest battle for the crown in the seven-year history of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series regardless of the points structure that changed a year ago. There’s not a clear-cut ‘if-then’ scenario this time around. The trophy is in play and the possibilities are many.

“No matter how you look at it, it’s going to be interesting,” said Kennington. “If I was a fan, I sure wouldn’t miss it.”




FAST FACTS

The Race: This is the final event of the 2013 season for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 and the last of eight oval track events on the schedule. This is the series’ seventh visit to Kawartha Speedway.

The Procedure: The starting field is 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 23 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials while the remaining three spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 250 laps covering 93.75 miles.

The Track: Kawartha Speedway is part of the Kawartha Downs and Speedway complex in Fraserville, Ontario, near Peterborough, east of Toronto. The .375-mile banked asphalt oval speedway with progressive banking is surrounded by a harness-racing horse track, the opposite of Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

The Records: The one-lap qualifying record for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Kawartha is 17.704 seconds (76.254 mph), set by Mark Dilley on Sept. 23, 2007. The 250-lap race record is held by Pete Shepherd III at 1 hour, 49 minutes, 7 seconds set on Sept. 25, 2010 for an average speed of 51.550 mph.

KAWARTHA RACE NOTES

Still Up For Grabs: Not only is the series championship still up in the air, top rookie honors are, as well. Alex Guenette and Ryley Seibert have waged a back-and-forth battle throughout the season with the final determination set to be made in the Pinty’s 250. Guenette holds a three-point lead coming into the race with six drivers with rookie designation on the entry list. The tiebreaker in the rookie standings is the overall driver standings.

Common Thread: Each of the three Canadian Tire Series title contenders – D.J. Kennington, Scott Steckly and Jason Hathaway – has Kawartha Speedway wins to their credit. Steckly won the inaugural series event at the track in 2007 while Hathaway took the checkered flag in 2008. Kennington has three wins at the track with victories in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Stay In Touch: Final practice from 12-12:30 p.m. ET and qualifying at 3 p.m. will be webcast live on TSN.ca. Click HERE to follow the action.

Overtime: The TSN2 & RDS2 telecasts of the season finale at Kawartha will be 90 minutes in duration as opposed to the normal 60-minute shows. The TSN2 premiere of the Pinty’s 250 will be on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. ET while the French-language RDS2 installment will debut on Friday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET. There will also be a season recap show that will be telecast by TSN on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. ET.


CAR DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM OWNER CREW CHIEF


02 Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont. Gaunt Collision/Leland/BDI Ford Susan Micks Rino Montanari

3 Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont. Snap-On Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Doge Ed Hakonson Craig Masters

5 Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta. Emco, Rheem, Praxair Dodge Kevin Dowler Lawrence Roy

7 Pete Shepherd III, Brampton, Ont. National Exhaust Dodge Sharon Shepherd Don Jacobson

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

10 John Flemming, Halifax, N.S. * Dartmouth Dodge/Action Car & Truck Dodge Pat Ryder Greg Yeomans

13 Trevor Monaghan, Hamilton, Ont. Hal-Nor Plumbing & Heating Dodge Rob McConnell Rob McConnell

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

19 Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont. Holmar Plumbing Dodge Reginald Arseneault Jeff Wernham

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

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

24 James White, Kamloops. B.C. AW Millwrights Dodge Scott Steckly Brian MacDonald

28 Donald Chisholm, Antigonish, N.S. Nova Construction Ford DJ Kennington George Koszulics

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

39 Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que. * Motos Illimitees/DLGL/Polaris Dodge Dave Jacombs Mike Knott

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

50 Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont. Canada's Best Store Fixtures/Espar Dodge John Atto Frank Millmam

56 Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont. OMVIC/Touchwood Cabinets Dodge Daniel Bray Ron Easton

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

69 Daniel Bois, Bracebridge, Ont * Thermal Technology Serv. Dodge Trevor Seibert Al Lebert

71 Jason Hankewich, Kindersley, Sask. * Call Us Oilfield/Prairie Storm Construction Dodge Patrice Brisebois Kevin Hein

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

84 J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ayr, Ont. Equipment Express Chevrolet John Fitzpatrick Don Thomson Jr.

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

97 Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que. VTI Motorsports Ford Yvon Vannini Yvon Vannini

98 Matthew Scannell, Milton, Ont. * OMVIC/K&B Auto Service Dodge James Bray Kevin Blacklock

99 Derek White, Kahnawake, Que. VIP Poker Chevrolet Derek White Robin McCluskey





RACE: Pinty’s 250

PLACE: Kawartha Speedway, Fraserville, Ont.

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 21

TIME: 5 p.m. ET

TV SCHEDULE: TSN2, Sun. Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, Fri., Oct. 18, 9 p.m. ET

TRACK LAYOUT: .375-mile asphalt tri-oval

2012 WINNER: D.J. Kennington

2012 POLE SITTER: J.R. Fitzpatrick

EVENT SCHEDULE: Practice 11-11:30 a.m.; Final Practice 12-12:30 p.m.; Qualifying 3 p.m.; On-Track
Autograph Session 3:45 p.m.; Driver Introductions 4:30 p.m.
 

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Canadian Tire Stat Advance: Kawartha
Analyzing The Pinty’s 250 At Kawartha Speedway



D.J. Kennington is looking for his third consecutive win at Kawartha Speedway in the Pinty's 250 on Saturday, Sept. 21 and his second straight NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship.



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Kawartha Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 21 for the Pinty’s 250 to wrap up the 2013 season. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Kawartha, as well as some other statistical trends:

Kawartha Race Setup

• Points leader D.J. Kennington has won the last two Kawartha events and has three wins in six starts at the track.
• Scott Steckly has top-10 finishes in each of his last four Kawartha starts.
• Jason Hathaway has won two of the last three series events after snapping a 59-race winless streak.
• Alex Guenette leads Ryley Seibert by three points in the battle for top rookie honors.
• Pete Shepherd III has four top 10s in four Kawartha starts including a 2010 victory.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series At Kawartha Speedway

• This is the series’ seventh visit to the .375-mile progressive-banked track.
• The Pinty’s 250 will premiere on TSN2 at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 6 and on RDS2 at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18.
• Each of the six previous winners at Kawartha has driven a Dodge.
• For three of the six previous winners –Scott Steckly, Jason Hathaway and Pete Shepherd III – the Kawartha victory was the first of their series career.
• Both the 2008 and 2009 events at Kawartha Speedway were cut short due to rain.
• There has been an average of 8.8 caution periods for an average of 67.3 laps in the six prior races at Kawartha, with the earliest coming on Lap 2 in 2009 and the latest at Lap 248 a year ago.
• The lead has changed hands an average of 8.7 times in Kawartha races with a high of 14 in the 2009 event.

Kawartha Data

Race: #12 of 12 (9/21/13)
Track Layout: .375-mile paved oval
Race Length: 250 laps (93.75 miles)

Records
1-Lap Qualifying: Mark Dilley, Dodge, 17.704 seconds, 76.254 mph, Sept. 23, 2007
250-Lap Race: Pete Shepherd III, Dodge, 1 hr., 49 min., 7 sec., 51.550 mph, Sept. 25, 2010

Race Winners
D.J. Kennington ... 3
Jason Hathaway ... 1
Pete Shepherd III ... 1
Scott Steckly ... 1
Pole Winners
Ron Beauchamp Jr. ... 1
Mark Dilley ... 1
J.R. Fitzpatrick ... 1
D.J. Kennington ... 1
Steve Mathews ... 1
Don Thomson Jr. ... 1
Manufacturer Wins
Dodge ... 6
Laps Led
J.R. Fitzpatrick ... 303
D.J. Kennington ... 277
Don Thomson Jr. ... 200

Selected Driver Information:

Ron Beauchamp Jr. (No. 60 Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge)

• Finished 11th in the Pinty’s 250 a year ago.
• Scored track-best finish of third in the 2007 and 2008 Barrie Speedway events.
• One of just four drivers to start all 86 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

Noel Dowler (No. 5 EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen Dodge)

• Recorded a 24th-place finish a season ago at Kawartha.
• Finished 25th at Barrie in his rookie season of 2011.
• Has top-10 finishes in three of his last four oval-track events.

Louis-Philippe Dumoulin (No. 47 WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge)

• Registered a 10th-place finish last year at Kawartha.
• Posted a 16th-place Kawartha finish in his 2011 track debut.
• Won both road course events this season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• 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.

Alex Guenette (No. 39 Kawasaki/Motos Illimitées/DLGL Dodge)

• Making Kawartha Speedway debut in this year’s Pinty’s 250.
• Scored a season-best finish of second in last start on July 27 at St. Eustache, Que.
• Has a three-point edge on Ryley Seibert atop the series’ rookie-of-the-year standings.

Jason Hathaway (No. 3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge)

• Placed 12th last season at Kawartha.
• Won the 2008 Kawartha event.
• Had consecutive top-10 finishes at the Ontario oval from 2008 to 2010.
• Has led 82 laps at Kawartha.
• Snapped a 59-race winless streak in last start on Aug. 17 at Riverside International Speedway for second series career win.
• Has won two of the last three series events.
• One of four drivers to start all 86 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

D.J. Kennington (No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge)

• Won last year’s edition of the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha.
• Has three Kawartha victories to his credit – 2009, 2011 and 2012.
• Has five top-five finishes in six starts at the .375-mile oval.
• Has led a total of 277 laps in his Kawartha starts.
• Leads point standings by five over Scott Steckly.
• Tops the all-time Canadian Tire Series wins list with 19.
• Won 2010 and 2012 series championships.
• Scored a single-season series record of seven wins in 2012.
• One of four drivers to start all 86 NCATS races.

Martin Roy (No. 90 Batteries Expert/Gamache/Veloce Dodge)

• Scored a fifth-place finish last season in his track debut.
• Posted a career-best finish of second on Sept. 1 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
• Won 2012 series Rookie-of-the-Year honors.
Ryley Seibert (No. 09 Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge

• Making Kawartha debut in this year’s Pinty’s 250.
• Scored a season-best finish of eighth on July 13 at his home track – Motoplex Speedway in Vernon, B.C.
• Trails Alex Guenette by three points in series’ rookie-of-the-year standings.

Pete Shepherd III (No. 7 National Exhaust Dodge)

• Finished fourth last season at Kawartha Speedway.
• Won the 2010 Kawartha event – his first series victory.
• Has led 151 laps in four starts at Kawartha Speedway.
• Has won two of the three events he has entered this season.
• Has three wins in his last five Canadian Tire Series starts.

Scott Steckly (No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge)

• Recorded a sixth-place finish last year at Kawartha.
• Won the series’ inaugural visit to the track in 2007 for his first victory.
• Has five top-10 finishes in six Kawartha starts.
• Trails D.J. Kennington by just five points in the championship standings.
• His 14 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series victories rank third on the all-time list.
• Won 2008 and 2011 series championships.
• One of four drivers to start all 86 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series races.

Jason White (No. 21 Bowers & Wilkins Dodge)

• Finished 14th last season in the Kawartha event.
• Best Kawartha finish was eighth in 2007 and 2011.
• Recorded a season-best finish of fifth in July at Autodrome St. Eustache.
• Was 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie of the Year.
 

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PRACTICE: Fast Start For Steckly
Title Contender Tops Kawartha Charts

FRASERVILLE, Ontario, Canada – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship is on the line today in the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway and Scott Steckly is off to a fast start.

Steckly of Milverton, Ontario, topped the practice charts at the .375-mile oval with a fast lap of 17.757 seconds for an average speed of 76.026 mph. He comes into the season’s final race trailing D.J. Kennington by five points in the standings, but if Steckly can win the race and collect the extra bonus point for leading the most laps, he can claim the title regardless of what Kennington does.

Jason Hathaway, who also is mathematically alive for the championship, was second fastest at 17.878 seconds (75.512 mph) followed by Donald Chisholm with a time of 17.884 seconds (75.486 mph). Noel Dowler at 17.972 seconds (75.117 mph) and J.R. Fitzpatrick with a time of 17.978 seconds (75.092 mph) completed the top-five practice performers.

Points leader and defending champ Kennington was sixth followed by rookie-of-the-year contender Alex Guenette, Pete Shepherd III, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Jeff Lapcevich to round out the top 10.

Heluva Good! qualifying for the Pinty’s 250 is slated for 1 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled to get underway at 3:15 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was pushed back a day due to rain.



Practice Results


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

1 22 Scott Steckly Canadian Tire Dodge Challenger 17.757 54 64

2 3 Jason Hathaway Snap on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink 17.878 50 54 0.121

3 28 Donald Chisholm Nova Construction / Keltic Ford 17.884 37 53 0.127

4 5 Noel Dowler EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen 17.972 43 55 0.215

5 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick Equipment Express 17.978 33 51 0.221

6 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors 17.996 8 31 0.239

7 39 Alex Guenette * Polaris/Motos Illimitees, DLGL 18.005 63 73 0.248

8 7 Pete Shepherd III National Exhaust/Diamond Material 18.008 40 44 0.251

9 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare 18.039 54 63 0.282

10 76 Jeff Lapcevich Tim Hortons 18.091 41 52 0.334

11 24 Jim White AW Millwrights/New Life Feeds 18.097 63 69 0.340

12 60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil 18.102 41 42 0.345

13 90 Martin Roy Batteries Expert/Veloce 18.120 44 45 0.363

14 50 Joey McColm Espar/Canada's Best Store Fixtures 18.151 44 44 0.394

15 02 Mark Dilley Johnsonville/Leland/BDI Ford 18.172 29 42 0.415

16 69 Daniel Bois * Thermal Technology Services 18.200 51 73 0.443

17 29 Ray Courtemanche Jr. La Cite De Mirabel Inc. 18.210 39 73 0.453

18 09 Ryley Seibert * Lake Excavating/Emco/Marshall's 18.263 61 74 0.506

19 19 Brad Graham Holmar Plumbing 18.267 39 55 0.510

20 97 Hugo Vannini VTI Motorsports Ford 18.291 65 65 0.534

21 21 Jason White Bowers & Wilkins 18.345 40 48 0.588

22 99 Derek White VIP Poker 18.522 74 75 0.765

23 71 Jason Hankewich* Call Us Oil Field/Praire Storm Const. 18.577 76 83 0.820

24 13 Trevor Monaghan Hal-Nor Plumbing and Heating 18.615 19 76 0.858

25 56 Larry Jackson OMVIC/Touchwood Cabinets/B&B Decals 18.645 25 28 0.888

26 98 Matthew Scannell * Trailers by Jim Bray/K&B Auto 18.790 46 67 1.033



QUALIFYING: Steckly On Point At Kawartha
Fourth Heluva Good! Pole This Season; 12th In Career


FRASERVILLE, Ontario, Canada – Scott Steckly won the HeluvaGood! Pole in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 qualifying for the Pinty’s 250 on Sunday at Kawartha Speedway

Steckly trails D.J. Kennington by five points in the standings coming into the 2013 season finale, but he’ll have the advantage at the start of the race. The Milverton, Ontario, driver turned a 17.806-second lap on the .375-mile track for an average speed of 75.817 mph. It’s the fourth pole win of the season for two-time series champion and 12th of his career which ties him with Andrew Ranger for second on the all-time list. J.R. Fitzpatrick tops the list with 14.

Brad Graham, who runs select events in the series, will start alongside Steckly on the front row with a time of 18.011 seconds (74.954 mph) while the second row will consist of Kennington, who timed in at 18.028 seconds (74.884 mph) and Donald Chisholm with a lap time of 18.048 seconds (74.801 mph).

Fitzpatrick, Larry Jackson, Ron Beauchamp Jr., Noel Dowler, Pete Shepherd III and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin rounded out the top-10 qualifiers of the session. Jason Hathaway, who also is still alive for the championship, will start from the 11th position.

The Pinty’s 250 is slated for to get underway at 3:15 p.m. ET. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was pushed back a day due to rain.

Qualifying Results

Pos No. Name Sponsor Best Tm In Lap Laps Diff

1 22 Scott Steckly Canadian Tire 17.806 2 2

2 19 Brad Graham Holmar Plumbing 18.011 2 2 0.205

3 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors 18.028 2 2 0.222

4 28 Donald Chisholm Nova Construction / Keltic Ford 18.048 2 2 0.242

5 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick Equipment Express 18.074 2 2 0.268

6 56 Larry Jackson OMVIC/Touchwood Cabinets/B&B Decals 18.130 2 2 0.324

7 60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil 18.136 2 2 0.330

8 5 Noel Dowler EMCO/Praxair/Safety Kleen 18.140 2 2 0.334

9 7 Pete Shepherd III National Exhaust/Diamond Material 18.171 2 2 0.365

10 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare 18.179 2 2 0.373

11 3 Jason Hathaway Snap on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink 18.227 2 2 0.421

12 50 Joey McColm Espar/Canada's Best Store Fixtures 18.265 2 2 0.459

13 76 Jeff Lapcevich Tim Hortons 18.272 2 2 0.466

14 24 Jim White AW Millwrights/New Life Feeds 18.303 2 2 0.497

15 02 Mark Dilley Johnsonville/Leland/BDI 18.308 2 2 0.502

16 90 Martin Roy Batteries Expert/Veloce 18.339 2 2 0.533

17 21 Jason White Bowers & Wilkins 18.371 2 2 0.565

18 97 Hugo Vannini VTI Motorsports 18.379 2 2 0.573

19 99 Derek White VIP Poker 18.382 2 2 0.576

20 39 Alex Guenette * Polaris/Motos Illimitees, DLGL 18.505 2 2 0.699

21 98 Matthew Scannell * Trailers by Jim Bray/K&B Auto 18.606 2 2 0.800

22 09 Ryley Seibert * Lake Excavating/Emco/Marshall's 18.608 2 2 0.802

23 13 Trevor Monaghan Hal-Nor Plumbing and Heating 18.660 2 2 0.854

24 29 Ray Courtemanche Jr. La Cite De Mirabel Inc. 18.682 2 2 0.876

25 69 Daniel Bois * Thermal Technology Services 18.867 2 2 1.061

26 71 Jason Hankewich* Call Us Oil Field/Praire Storm Const. 19.034 2 2 1.228
 

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Race Coverage


A look down the grid!








3:08

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 1 - Steckly into the lead






3:09

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 1 - Kennington slips into second






3:09

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 2 - Field quickly strings out






3:09

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 3 - Steckly leads Kennington, Fitzpatrick and Graham






3:10

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 5 - Steckly pulls out a leaad of about five car lengths






3:10

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 7 - Beauchamp battled Shepherd for sixth






3:11

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 8 - Top four cars pull away a bit






3:11

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 9 - Top four evenly spaced






3:12

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 11 - Steckly leads Kennington, followed by Fitzpatrick, Graham, Chisholm, Shepherd, Beauchamp






3:12

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 13 - Graham slips back a bit in fourth






3:13

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 15 - Dowler trying to get to the inside of Beauchamp for 8th






3:13

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 16 - Shepherd gets by Chisholm for fifth






3:14

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 18 - Smoke from back of Jackson's car






3:14

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 20 - Leaders begin lapping the tail end of the field






3:15

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 21 - Kennington closes in on Steckly






3:15

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 22 - Leaders slow in Turn 4 as cars ahead slow, all continue







3:16

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 25 - Steckly continues to work through traffic with Kennington close behind






3:16

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 27 - Kennington closes in each time the leaders clear traffic






3:17

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 28 - Steckly and Kennington have pulled away from others






3:17

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 29 - CAUTION: Hankewich spins Turn 1


Lap 30 – Steckly leads Kennington, Fitzpatrick, Graham, Shepherd




3:19

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 31 - Under caution, rundown: Steckly, Kennington, Fitzpatrick, Graham, Shepherd, Hathaway, Dowler, Lapcevich, Chisholm, Beauchamp






3:21

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 32 - Derek White is the Free Pass car.






3:22

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 33 - Field is being lined up correctly






3:24

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 37 - Domoulin's car apparently suffered damage, front body panels have been removed.






3:24

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 38 - GREEN FLAG






3:24

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 39 - Steckly back into lead






3:25

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 40 - Fitzpatrick uses the inside lane to gain second






3:25

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 42 - Kennington falls to third on the start






3:26

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 43 - Steckly leads Fitzpatrick, Kennington, Shepherd, Graham






3:27

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 45 - Top four cars are nose to tail






3:28

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 48 - Top four continue to pull away






3:28

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 50 - Steckly extends his lead






3:28

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 50 - Kennington challenges Fitzpatrick for second






3:29

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 52 - Kennington trying to get to inside of Fitzpatrick






3:29

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 53 - Kennington clears Fitzpatrick out of Turn 2






3:29

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 54 - Steckly has pulled away by about 10 car lengths






3:30

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 56 - Kennington sets sail after Steckly






3:30

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 56 - Shepherd is third trailing after Kennington






3:30

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 58 - Steckly is working traffic, with no pressure



3:32

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LAP 62 - Steckly leads by 1.544 seconds






3:32

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 63 - Shepherd keeping pace with Kennington






3:33

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 65 - Steckly catches slower traffic two-wide






3:33

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 66 - Steckly works his way by on the outside






3:33

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 67 - Jackson's car smoking again and is send to the pits






3:34

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 69 - Steckly lead now 1.7 seconds as leaders work their way through traffic






3:35

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 72 - Steckly gets by a slower car and has open track for now






3:36

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 74 - Thick pack of cars running for ninth - Dilley, Beauchamp, Roy, Vannini






3:36

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 76 - Steckly approaches more traffic side by side






3:37

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LAP 77 - CAUTION No. 2: Hankewich spins in Turn 4






3:38

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 79 - Field is lined up behind caution car






3:39

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LAP 80 - Rundown under caution: Steckly, Kennington, Shepherd, Fitzpatrick, Hathaway, Dowler, Lapcevich, Graham, Dilley, Roy






3:39

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 81 - Scannell is the Free Pass car.






3:39

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 81 - Pit row is open






3:40

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 82 - Fitzpatrick is first out of the pits






3:41

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 83 - Steckly and Kennington both come back in pits






3:43

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 83 - Fitzpatrick has taken the lead following the pit stops






3:43

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 85 - D White is Free Pass car for this caution






3:44

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 86 - Caution is extended as track crew struggles to get car of Hankewich out of the infield inside of Turn 4







3:46

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 87 - Car is out of the muddy infield and being towed to the pit area.




3:49

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 91 - Steckly and Kennington are restarting in 12th and 13th, respectively






3:50

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 92 - GREEN FLAG






3:50

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 93 - Fitzpatrick charges into the lead with Hathaway close behind






3:50

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 94 - Hathaway challenges Fitzpatrick







3:51

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 94 - Hathaway charges past Fitzpatrick







3:51

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 96 - CAUTION No. 3 - Fitzpatrick stopped in back stretch



3:53

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 99 - Rundown under caution: Hathaway, Graham, Dilley, Roy, Beauchamp, Vannini, Seibert, Jason White, Steckly, Guenette






3:54

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 100 - Fitzpatrick into the pits and his crew gets to work. Appears possible battery






3:55

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 100 - McColm is Free Pass car this caution




3:55

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 102 - GREEN FLAG






3:56

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 103 - Hathaway into the lead in Turn 1






3:56

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LAP 103 - Dilley and Graham side by side for second






3:56

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 103 - Roy and Beauchamp side by side for fourth






3:57

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 105 - CAUTION No. 4 - Debris






3:59

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LAP 108- Rundown under caution: Hathaway, Dilley, Graham, Beauchamp, Roy, Vannini, Jason White, Kennington, Lapcevich, Seibert






3:59

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 109 - Steckly is 11th






4:00

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 110 - Fitzpatrick returned to competition and is listed as 24th, 10 laps down






4:01

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 111 - Bois is Free Pass car for this caution






4:02

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 113 - Field is being sorted out and lined up.






4:03

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 114 - Field is being given the one-to-go signal






4:05

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 115 - Restart was waved off after piece of a body panel came off on the front stretch






4:06

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 118 - GREEN FLAG






4:07

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LAP 119 - Hathaway into lead ahead of Dilley




4:08

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 122 - Kennington up to seventh, Steckly in 10th






4:09

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LAP 123 - Hathaway opens up lead of about 10 car lengths







4:09

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LAP 124 - Dilley in second, followed by Graham and Roy






4:09

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 126 - Graham looking to get by Dilley






4:10

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 126 - Kennington and Steckly in heavy traffic trying to get back to the front






4:10

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 126 - Kennington looks for way around Vannini for sixth






4:12

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 126 - Kennington goes to outside of Vannini






4:12

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 127 - Shepherd and Steckly follow Kennington forward






4:13

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 127 - Kennington trying to get by Beauchamp for fifth






4:14

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAp 141 - Hathaway has lead of more than half of the staight away






4:14

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 143 - Graham comfortable in second, with Dilley in third






4:15

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 144 - Lapcevick pressures Dilley for third






4:16

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 146 - CAUTION No. 5: Vannini spins in Turn 2






4:17

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LAP 148 - Rundown under caution: Hathaway, Graham, Lacevich, Dilley, Roy, Kennington, Shepherd, Steckly, Dowler, Jason White






4:18

NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 149 - Hathaway, Kennington and Steckly all pit


 

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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 150 - Hathaway, Kennington and Steckly all appeared to take on right side tires.








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 152 - James White is Free Pass car for this caution





4:23





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 156 - GREEN FLAG








4:23





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 157 - Lacevich side by side with Graham for lead








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 157 - Lapcevich gets lead






4:24





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 159 - Lapcevich leads Graham








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 159 - Lapcevich pulls out slight lead









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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 163 - Shepherd dives to the inside of Graham for second








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 164 - Shepherd quickly closes on the leader








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 165 - Dowler trying to get to inside of Graham for third








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 166 - Shepherd to inside of Lacevich for lead





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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 169 - Shepherd pulls away from Lapcevich








4:27





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 169 - Kennington dives to inside of Dowler for third








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 171 - Steckly is on Kennington's rear bumper








4:28





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 172 - Steckly looks to inside of Kennington for third








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 172 - Kennington holds him off








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 175 - Shepherd leads by 1.678 seconds








4:29





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 176 - Steckly to inside of Kennington








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 176 - All three championship contenders tight








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 179 - Kennington in third, with Steckly and Hathaway on his heels








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 181 - Steckly and Hathaway side by side for fourth








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 182 - Battle continues, with Steckly going to inside of Kennington








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 184 - Trio of contenders working lapped traffic








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 185 - Kennington has held on, with Hathaway, then Steckly








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 187 - Kennington looks to get around Lapcevich for second






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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 191 - Kennington gets second, with Hathaway third and Steckly fourth








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 193 - Hathaway trying to get by Kennington for second








4:35





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 193 - Shepherd leads by 4.651 seconds








4:35





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 195 - Hathaway keeps working to inside of Kennington









4:36





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 197 - Hathaway and Kennington side by side








4:36





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 197 - Hathaway gets second








4:37





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 199 - Steckly on Kennington's rear bumper








4:37





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 200 - Steckly to inside of Kennington








4:38





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 202 - Steckly clears Kennington








4:38





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 204 - Shepherd leads by 3.204 seconds








4:38





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 206 - Steckly closes in on Hathaway for second








4:39





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 207 - Leaders working lapped traffic








4:39





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 208 - Hathaway holds the spot as they get by lapped traffic








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 211 - Hathaway maintains second over Steckly and Kennington








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 211 - Hathaway and Steckly have cleared traffic for the moment








4:41





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 213 - 11 cars on the lead lap








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 215 - CAUTION No. 6: Hathaway spins in Turn 4








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 220 - Rundown under caution: Shepherd, Steckly, Kennington, Lapcevich, Dilley, Seibert, Roy, Dowler, Jason White, Chisholm








4:46





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 222 - Beauchamp is Free Pass car this caution








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 224 - GREEN FLAG








4:48





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 225 - Shepherd and Steckly side by side





4:48





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 226 - still side by side for lead








4:49





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 226 - Contact between Shepherd and Steckly - Steckly takes lead








4:49





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 228 - Shepherd back on Steckly's back bumper for lead






4:50





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LAP232 - CAUTION: Jason White spins in Turn 2








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 233 - Rundown under caution: Steckly, Shepherd, Kennington, Roy, Lapcevich, Dilley, Seibert, Dowler, Chisholm, Beauchamp








4:53





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 235 - Hathaway is Free Pass car on this caution









4:55





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 238 - GREEN FLAG








4:55





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 239 - Steckly jumps out front








4:56





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 240 - Shepherd into second, with Kennington third








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 241 - Steckly pulling away








4:57





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 243 - Steckly comfortable lead over Shepherd








4:57





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 243 - Lapcevich moves inside Kennington for third








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 245 - Shepherd closing in on Steckly








4:58





NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 246 - Steckly leads by a few car lengths








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LAP 248 - CAUTION: Spin front stretch by Monaghan





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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 252 - Graham is Free Pass car for this caution.








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 252 - Preparing for first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish





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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 254 - GREEN FLAG








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NASCAR Home Tracks:
LAP 255 - Steckly leads into Turn 1




Lap 255 – White flag for Steckly in #Pintys250


#NCATS CHECKERED FLAG – Steckly wins #Pintys250 at @KDSpeedway and with it 2013 championship. #NASCAR








Scott Steckley becomes the ONLY driver to win the NCATS Championship 3 times!

Dodge Wins ALL 12 races in 2013!!!
 

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Steckly Takes Title With Kawartha Win
Becomes First 3-Time Champ In Canadian Tire Series





http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bpg2Fz1EGOI


FRASERVILLE, Ontario, Canada – Scott Steckly has been battling back all season. He won the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway on Sunday to come from behind to win the 2013 championship in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 by just two points.

The Milverton, Ontario driver had to win the race and lead the most laps to earn the maximum 48 points to overcome a five-point deficit coming into the event in order to become the first three-time series champion.

After beginning the 2013 campaign with a pair of finishes outside the top 20, Steckly mounted a charge that included three straight wins in July. He entered the final race, which was delayed a day by rain, trailing defending champion D.J. Kennington in the championship standings.

Steckly demonstrated the strength of his No. 22 Canadian Tire Dodge early in the day on Sunday, topping the practice chart and winning his 12th career series pole.

He led the early portion of the race, making a point of staying ahead of Kennington. After pitting twice during the second caution, Steckly and Kennington restarted 12th and 13th, respectively. The pair steadily worked their way to the front as Jason Hathaway, who entered the event with a mathimatical shot at the title, pulled away with a big lead.

All three title contenders stopped for right side tires during a caution on Lap 150 and from there set sail to the finish. Jeff Lapcevich led initially, but soon gave way to Pete Shepherd III.

The trio of title contenders battled among themselves as they closed in and moved by Lapcevich for second. Hathaway, who slipped by Kennington, challenged Shepherd for the lead following a restart - but saw his hopes dashed with a spin in Turn 4.

Steckly took advantage on the restart and raced Shepherd side-by-side for the lead - eventually getting the top spot for good after contact coming out of Turn 4. Steckly went on to win by a margin of .580 seconds over Shepherd, with Lapcevich third and Kennington fourth. Martin Roy came home fifth.

Sixth through 10th were Noel Dowler, Donald Chisholm, Mark Dilley, Ron Beauchamp and Ryley Seibert.

The Pinty's 250 will premiere on TSN2 on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. ET and on the French-language RDS2 at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 18. Both shows are special 90-minute airings.




Finishing Order


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Points B/Points Status

1 1 22 Scott Steckly Canadian Tire Dodge 256 48 5 Running

2 9 7 Pete Shepherd III National Exhaust/Rama Smoke Shop Dodge 256 43 1 Running

3 13 76 Jeff Lapcevich Tim Hortons Dodge 256 42 1 Running

4 3 17 D.J. Kennington Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge 256 41 1 Running

5 16 90 Martin Roy Batteries Expert/Gamache/Veloce Dodge 256 39 Running

6 8 5 Noel Dowler Emco, Rheem, Praxair Dodge 256 38 Running

7 4 28 Donald Chisholm Nova Construction Dodge 256 37 Running

8 15 2 Mark Dilley Gaunt Collision/Leland/BDI Ford 256 36 Running

9 7 60 Ron Beauchamp, Jr. Mopar/Exide/Pennzoil Dodge 256 35 Running

10 22 9 Ryley Seibert * Lake Excavating/Emco Waterworks Dodge 256 34 Running

11 11 3 Jason Hathaway Snap-On Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge 256 34 1 Running

12 17 21 Jason White Bowers & Wilkins/Castrol Dodge 256 32 Running

13 2 19 Brad Graham Holmar Plumbing Dodge 256 32 1 Running

14 25 69 Daniel Bois * Thermal Technology Serv. Dodge 255 30 Running

15 14 24 James White AW Millwrights Dodge 255 29 Running

16 12 50 Joey McColm Canada's Best Store Fixtures/Espar Dodge 255 28 Running

17 20 39 Alex Guenette * Motos Illimitees/DLGL/Polaris Dodge 254 27 Running

18 21 98 Howie Scannell Jr. OMVIC./K&B Auto Service Dodge 254 26 Running

19 18 97 Hugo Vannini VTI Motorsports Ford 253 25 Running

20 19 99 Derek White VIP Poker Chevrolet 253 24 Running

21 10 47 L.P. Dumoulin WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare Dodge 252 23 Running

22 24 29 Ray Courtemanche Jr. La Cite De Mirabel Inc. Dodge 251 22 Running

23 23 13 Trevor Monaghan Hal-Nor Plumbing & Heating Dodge 249 21 Running

24 26 71 Jason Hankewich * Call Us Oilfield/Prairie Storm Construction Dodge 236 20 Running

25 5 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick Equipment Express Chevrolet 167 20 1 Electrical

26 6 56 Larry Jackson OMVIC/Touchwood Cabinets Dodge 162 18 Oil Leak
 

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By the way, Scott Steckley does run with a true Dodge engine.
 

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An exciting year for Dodge. Congrats to all of of the Canadian Mopar racers!!!
 

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Good afternoon,congrats on a great season for all involved, Chrysler Canada ,Dodge motorsports and all the great MOPAR teams.I wonder if any other Mfg. ever swept a NASCAR season? Mopar always
 

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I wonder if any other Mfg. ever swept a NASCAR season?
A very good question indeed?

Beentherebefore, do you have the answer for this question?
 

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Some scenes from the last three races leading up to the championship!

Dodge Challenger & Dodge in NASCAR race fans, you don't want to miss this!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hJBdiqcCH5w
 

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A very good question indeed?

Beentherebefore, do you have the answer for this question?
Possibly GM in the early 80s, but it took all 4 of it's brands if they did. After Nascar changed it's rules to allow the shorter wheelbases circa 1979, only GM models fit handily to the new rules - particularly BUICKS, of all things. If I'm remembering correctly (very long ago and tired old memory) Nascar cut the allowable wb down to 108" which cut out the Dodge Aspen and the Ford Fairmont which, I believe, were in the 106" wb range, but the Buick (Skylark?) and the matching Olds model fit perfectly. With Chevy motors in them for power, you basically had a bunch of Chevys running around with Buick & Olds noses & fenders. Add the Chevy diehards and a few Pontiacs, and you had essentially 100% GM, though the Woods Bros and Bud Moore still ran some of the bigger races in Fords. When Nascar got wind that the Mopar and Ford fans would probably stay home Nascar partially relented and said that the Aspens and Fairmonts would be allowed, but only on tracks of 1/2 mile or less. It was pointed out to them that a Mopar or Ford driver could then not run for a championship. Ol' man France responded that there were enough American brands eligible to please anyone wanting to compete for a championship and all their advertising/promotion made a big thing out of Chevy vs Pontiac vs Buick vs Olds like they were all from different companies. Anyone interested in the question of 100% wins can look up the wins in those years (my guess is years 1980 - 83) and odds will be good that there will be a 100% GM year in there somewhere. Mopar had already announced it's withdrawal from all Nascar support after 1978 (Mr Iacocca was not a motorsport enthusiast....sound familiar?) and Ford kind of suffered in silence till the Elliots unloaded their famous T-bird circa 1984. That car became front page racing news for years and it's consistent spanking of an almost 100% GM field at the big races is what began the real explosion in Nascar popularity and attendance.....not "Big E" winning championships.
 

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Thanks for posting BeenThereBefore.

Mike
 

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Mike V. said:
Thanks for posting BeenThereBefore.

Mike
Glad to do it. If you and the other powers that be can get an exclusive historical racing section set up on this board, I've got newspaper/ magazine articles, photos, and stories that I've saved from Mopar's glory days in racing in the 60s and 70s. It would involve a lot of work on my behalf to get that stuff transfered here ( I'm no techie!) so I'm not inclined to have those efforts buried in the sections about new products, chat, rumors etc. Who knows...........if staff from Chrysler marketing monitor this site like some claim that they do, maybe we could instill some pride in them regarding the company's long and glorious history at the racetracks. My guess is that none of them were around when Richard Petty won a record 27 Cup races in one year (1967) and the "Melrose Missile" Plymouth blew out the 1/4 mile record for SS by a full .25 second in 1962.
 

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Good morning. My guess is that none of them were around this past weekend at Fraserville either ! Didn't mean to say that out loud. Have a good weekend everyone. Mopar always
 
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