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.
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.
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.
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
Gary Kwok – Tom Kwok – Jean-François Hevey
Tom Kwok – Matthew Taskinen – Travis Hill
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.
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.
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.
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.