After a two week break, the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock division will resume their tight championship battle. Dave O’Blenis (Boundary Creek), the five time Pro Stock division champion, has a one point lead over sophomore driver Ryan Messer (Harvey). Messer has championships in every stock car discipline he has raced leading to his Pro Stock debut last year. Should they stumble, Greg Fahey (St Stephen) and Brent Roy (Hanwell) sit only 17 and 29 points behind the championship battle with just two point races remaining. Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton), 30 points out of O’Blenis, completes the top five in the standings. All five at the top of the championship chase have won at least one feature event this season and will make for an excellent showcase to the finish of the season.
Coming into the event, Steve Poirier leads the Canada Tour points over Coleman Gulick, Matt Billings, Jordan Poirier and Matt Tanner. In the overall point battle, it’s Jason Barney leading Poirier, Tanner and Gulick.
The weekend will feature many of today’s rising NASCAR stars as the Camping World Truck Series makes its sixth consecutive annual appearance at Canada’s legendary track. Johnny Sauter, Brett Moffitt, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Ben Rhodes have all qualified to begin their quest for the 2018 Driver’s Championship starting with the Chevrolet Silverado 250. A total of eight drivers will be eligible – Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Stewart Friesen sits seventh in the battle for the playoffs with one race left before coming north to CTMP.
Point leader Shelby Baker (Fall River, NS) kept his point lead in tact with a fourth place run at Scotia Speedworld during the Farrell’s Excavating Limited 50. The top five finish was Baker’s fifth in six races with the only “blemish” on his point tally coming at Riverside International Speedway in July. Baker will look to put that behind him as he searches for his first Maritime League of Legends Tour victory on the year Saturday in the Celtic Air Services 50.
McReynolds, the son of Fox NASCAR TV analyst and former NASCAR Cup Series legendary crew chief Larry McReynolds, will make his NPS debut at Riverside on Saturday. Brandon McReynolds is an established racer in the United States with wins in the NASCAR K & N Pro Series and in the ARCA series and starts NASCAR's Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series. It is ironic he will drive the No. 28 car in the Bumper to Bumper 300 as it is the number his father is perhaps most well-known for as crew chief for the late Davey Allison.
Matthew Warren (White’s Lake, NS) has moved to the point lead on the Series after his first career MJS and Prime Lift East Coast Mini Stock Tour victory. Warren battled with Jesse Deveau (Greenwood, NS), his brother Andrew Warren (White’s Lake, NS) and Darren Flemming (Belnan, NS) for the win in the Bruce Honda Showdown on the Shore at Lake Doucette Motor Speedway on August 5th.
Brighton Speedway has hosted 360 Sprint Car racing for several decades, but this Saturday’s visit by the Action Sprint Tour marks the first visit for Crate Sprint Car racing to the one-third mile Eastern Ontario oval located just off the shores of Lake Ontario.
Southern Ontario Sprints to Battle Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprints This Friday on Autograph Night at Ohsweken
The night also marks the second challenge race of the season for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, who welcome the travellers of the Southern Ontario Sprints to town for a showdown.
“Our group was really hoping to get a show in the books, but that’s just the way things go sometimes,” said series spokesperson Garry Shortt. “At least the teams were able to run some practice laps before the rain came. That gave them a chance to put some notes in their set-up files for when we come back Saturday night. That’ll give them something to build on before the green flag flies.”
“It has been a great year and we’ve had a chance to make some new friends and fans during this year’s tour,” said Rick Warnes, who along with Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford make up the OMRS group of officials. “Our car counts have been strong, with a dozen or more teams scoring points in at least one main event and only a single rainout on the calendar.”
In Friday’s action, Clarksburg, Ontario’s Ben Young scored the pole for Saturday’s featured Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship Race 1. Riding the No. 86 BMW S1000RR, Young posted the fastest time in qualifying with a 1:20.523. Starting alongside Young on Saturday will be 12-time series Champion Jordan Szoke. Szoke, from Lynden, Ont., rode his No. 1 BMW S1000RR to a time of 1:20.991. Szoke comes into the weekend looking to secure his 13th, and fourth straight, championship.
After a 40-day layoff in June and July, the Series is now in the middle of four races in as many weeks. The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com is coming off an exciting event last Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway as Jacob Dykstra bested a field of 30 entrants. This Sunday’s stop marks the third race of the stretch. Following Humberstone, the tour will head to its most eastern point when it makes its inaugural appearance at Brighton Speedway on Saturday, August 18.
“On behalf of the Motomaster brand and the entire Canadian Tire Corporation, we are excited to be the title sponsor for the Canadian Karting Championship,” said Andrew Davies, Senior Vice President of Automotive, Canadian Tire Retail.
Returning to the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda this weekend, Team BENIK will be back in action with drivers Sabré Cook and Michael d’Orlando. Fresh off a very productive test last week, the BENIK duo looks to continue their progress at the 15-corner, 2.4 mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
From the tight confines of the Streets of Toronto to the rolling hills of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, ArmsUp Motorsports hopes to carry their momentum into the triple-header weekend. With rounds ten through twelve of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda set for this weekend, Dakota Dickerson will look to take ArmsUp Motorsports back to the top.
Gaining experience, knowledge and race craft in the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, Sabré Cook has been able to compete at some of North America’s premier facilities and events. Working hand in hand with marketing partners, Cook is pleased to welcome Alpine Bank as the co-primary partner of her #31 Team BENIK entry. Alpine Bank will join long-time Sabré Cook Racing partner Apple Motorsports in a joint effort for this weekend’s triple-header.
Competing in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda this past weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Forty7 Motorsports Featuring Alianza drivers Anthony Simone and Rodrigo Pflucker showed great speed, but ran into some bad racing luck on Sunday.
Taking on the Paul Ricard Circuit in La Castellet, France alongside the Formula One World Championship, American driver JM Correa added more points to his 2018 championship total. Overcoming some mechanical gremlins during the one and only practice session and some on track contact during race one of the weekend, Correa secured a ninth place result on Saturday and will now shift his focus to the next event in Austria this coming weekend.
Scoring their first career Mazda Road to Indy victory, Chicago, Illinois based BN Racing had a weekend to remember at Road America. With four drivers across two of the MRTI divisions, BN Racing scored not only their first career victory, but also their second as David Malukas had a dominating weekend in the Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires Championship. BN Racing led the charge on both days of competition as UK pilot Toby Sowery made it a 1 – 2 finish chasing Malukas to the checkered flag in both races.
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