Under Cards at CTMP Provide Stiff Racing Action

(BOWMANVILLE, ON) – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series, Nissan Micra Cup, Canadian Touring Car Championship, and the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship joined the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington over the 23-25 August 2019 weekend. The five racing series provided fans a full weekend of motoring action.

During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series get the green flag at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios

NASCAR Pinty’s Series

Kevin Lacroix, of Saint-Eustache, QC, made up for last week at Riverside International Speedway, first won the pole at CTMP then raced to an overtime victory in the TOTAL Quartz 200 in his No.74 Bumper to Bumper Dodge.

During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the the NASCAR Pinty’s Series race gets underway at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 24, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series car #74 driven by Kevin Lacroix gets chased around turn 10 by the #18 of Alex Tagliani at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver Kevin Lacroix leads and wins the race with a big train behind him at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Nissan Micra Cup racers fly around turn 10 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios

Nissan Micra Cup

The NMC series held its ninth and tenth races of the season at CTMP. Marco Signoretti took Saturday’s event, his first win of the series, as Jake Exton, Taylor Near (penalized one spot), and Austin Riley, fell in behind; the first time four Ontario drivers swept the top four positions.

On Sunday, Signoretti edged out Riley for his second win of the weekend, as the two drivers left the rest of the pack behind. The competition for 3rd place was even tighter as Valérie Limoges crossed the finish line 0.058 seconds ahead of Exton.

During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, Nissan Micra Cup car #220 driven by Valérie Limoges exits turn 10 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, Nissan Micra Cup car #58 driven by Taylor Near chases the #6 of François-Xavier Lassus at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Canadian Touring Car Championship car #33 driven by Nathan Blok chases the #6 driven by George Staikos at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 24, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios

Canadian Touring Car Championship

Two classes of the CTCC took part in rounds nine and ten during the race weekend at CTMP.

GT Sport Class

Nathan Blok – George Staikos – Michael Delledonne

George Staikos – Nathan Blok – Rocco Marciello

TCR Class

Gary Kwok – Tom Kwok – Jean-François Hevey

Tom Kwok – Matthew Taskinen – Travis Hill

During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Canadian Touring Car Championship car #66 driven by Gary Kwok takes a victory lap after a win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 24, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Canadian Touring Car Championship car #26 driven by Travis Hill chases the #88 car of Bob Attrell around turn 2 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 24, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Canadian Touring Car Championship car #48 driven by Ron Tomlinson goes on three wheels around turn 5 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 24, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship cars line up for a race restart at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios

Toyo Tires F1600 Championship

Three F1600 events were held over the 23-25 August weekend at CTMP as 26 drivers in two classes in the series vied for top spot on the championship ladder.

Race 1

Olivier Bedard of Terrebonne, QC, placed first ahead of stiff competition from Zachary Vanier (Garson, ON) by 0.142 seconds. David Taylor of Waterdown, ON, also found his way to the podium in third.

Belle River’s Brent McPhail and James Britnell finished in 17th and 20th respectively.

Race 2

Bedard took Race 2 as well, this time with a gap of 0.129 seconds over Vanier and Matt Berry (Innisfil ON), just 0.383 further back.

McPhail and Britnell climbed the ladder to finish in the 11th and 16th positions.

Race 3

Vanier finally overcame Bedard in Race 3 as the zoomed to the checkered flag 0.739 seconds in front of the Quebecker. Berry again settled into third place.

McPhail topped out in 11th place while Britnell again placed 16th.

During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship car #90 driven by Olivier Bedard fly’s out of turn 10 during his race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship car #53 driven by Serge Lacroix fly’s around turn 9 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship car #11 driven by James Britnell races around turn 9 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
During the 2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250, the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship cars fly around turn 9 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Clarington, Ontario, Canada on August, 25, 2019. Photo: Dre.Studios
Austin RileyBrent McPhailCanadian Tire Motorsport ParkCanadian Touring Car ChampionshipDavid TaylorGary KwokGeorge StaikosJake ExtonJames BritnellJean-François HeveyKevin LacroixMarco SignorettiMatt BerryMatthew TaskinenMichael DelledonneNASCAR Pinty’s SeriesNathan BlokNissan Micra CupOlivier BedardRocco MarcielloTaylor NearTom KwokTOTAL Quartz 200Toyo Tires F1600 ChampionshipTravis HillValérie LimogesZachary Vanier