Track Talk Newsletter
The Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association's newsletter highligting the events held at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
Track Talk 2013
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Post race report - July 26 & 27
Auto Clearing Motor Speedway’s two day spectacular has come to and end…and boy was it just that! Two great days of action packed races, entertainment and great crowds.
Tuesday July 26th had four local divisions compete including the Part Source Mini Stocks, the Cooper Tires Thunder Stocks, the Budget Car & Truck Rental Street Stocks and the SKL Trailers Pro Trucks. With so many divisions racing, each car was limited to compete in one heat and the feature race.
In the Mini Stock division, it was a good night for our young drivers. Rookie #13 Dennis Beck pulled out a win in the feature race. #62 Kenny Heintz claimed the second spot and rookie #10 Kevin Dyck placed third. The Street Stock division saw #34 Mike Schroeder, the #87 Tristan Saunders car driven by Alex Leschenko and #88 Brad Wrennick finish as the top three. The Thunder Stock feature race top three were #81 Barry Stefaniuk followed by #18 Mike Rea and #49 Mickey Pogoda.
The SKL Trailers division was the featured division of the night. The Astro Towing 100 completed the evening with this race being held in two segments. The first 50 top three were #38 Rick Kucher followed by #27 Scott Lucas and the #67 of Ken Ross. The drivers were allowed to come into the pits, do a quick refuel and check tire pressures and then they were sent back out to race the final 50 laps. The entire field was inverted for the start of the second segment to the fast went to the back and had to battle their way through the field. #38 Rick Kucher did just that, he worked his way to the front to come away with the big win but #67 of Ken Ross wasn’t going to give in. On the last lap Ross put the pedal down, gave it his best shot and ended up a little out of control coming across the finish line but he just didn`t have enough to take over the lead. #50 Ben Pogoda finished in the third position.
In addition to that great local racing, the night also hosted the Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series to qualify for their feature race the following night. An added treat for those in attendance was an autograph session with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
On to Wednesday, July 27th – the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series teams took over the track and boy did they put on a great show. The Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 was a fast race with some spins and six cautions, but the most excitement for the capacity crowd came on the final lap as #7 Pete Shepherd made a pass to beat #17 DJ Kennington las years race winner.
Visit the Nascar Canadian Tire Series web site for complete write up and finishing order.
The Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series then took the track for the Super Seal 150. #76 Brian Johnson of Machesney Park IL, #6 Chris Skelton of Calgary AB and #33 Jamie McClennon of Wainwright AB finished in the top three of this exciting race. The top three finishing local drivers were #55 Jim Gaunt, #70 Trent Seidel and #69 PJ Kondra finishing in the fifth, six and seventh place respectively.
Full race results and points standings are contained in the attached excel file.
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