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The Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association's newsletter highligting the events held at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
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Track Talk 2014

May 24, 2014 - Track Talk 1

May 31, 2014 - Track Talk 2

June 7, 2014 - Track Talk 3

June 14, 2014 - Track Talk 4 - Race Cancelled

June 21, 2014 - Track Talk 5 - Race Cancelled

July 5, 2014 - Track Talk 6

July 15, 2014 - Track Talk 7

July 19, 2014 - Track Talk 8

July 26, 2014 - Track Talk 9

August 1, 2014 - Track Talk 10

August 9, 2014 - Track Talk 11

August 16, 2014 - Track Talk 12

August 22, 2014 - Track Talk 13

August 30, 2014 - Track Talk 14

September 6, 2014 - Track Talk 15

September 13, 2014 - Track Talk 16

September 20, 2014 - Track Talk 17

September 27 & 28, 2014 - Track Talk 18

 

Track Talk 2013

May 11, 2013 - Track Talk 1

May 25, 2013 - Track Talk 2

June 1, 2013 - Track Talk 3

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Round Eleven Racing - Tight competition!

Tonight, like all other nights at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, you are in for some great racing! The line up includes the local SKL Trailers Pro Trucks division, the visiting Super Trucks and the Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series (WCSLMCS). Thanks to BlackSun for supporting the WCSLMCS with the BlackSun 150. This is the fourth event of the five race series in 2011. SKELTON and EMOND are tied for the top spot in this series and SEIDEL is just two points behind! 


Driver Profile - #6 Chris Skelton - Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series

Q. Tell us about Chris Skelton!  A.  43 years old. Corporate lawyer. Married (Lisa) with three kids: Sylvie (9), Danny (8), Pippa (6). Live in Calgary. Home town: Rosetown, SK. 

Q. Tell us about your fast car!   A. Chassis: 2007 Alien, built by Ted Zerbin in Victoria. I've known Ted for many years and he has been good to me, so I had him build me a car in 2007. It seems to work very well in Saskatoon so I keep bringing it back. My other car is a 2011 Hamke, which I run in the U.S. My engine is a brodix spec head motor built by my crew chief, Ryan Brown. 

Q.  What are your strategies on and off the track?  A. On track: go as fast a possible and try not to run into things. Off track: (1) be good to your competitors. It's no fun running door-to-door with your enemy. (2) Try not to get discouraged, even when you just wrecked your car after spending two weeks and a bunch of money fixing it after wrecking it in the previous race.  

Q. Give us some racer wife management tips? A. (1) Make sure everybody on the crew knows that if she asks, all racing parts cost $20 or less. (2) Don’t put racing trophies on display on the fireplace mantel, no matter how much they cost you.

Q.  How and when did you get started in racing? A. I used to go to the dirt track in Rosetown as a kid. I still remember the first race I ever went to. It was the coolest thing I'd ever seen in my life, by several orders of magnitude. And I'd seen lots of cool things. After that, I knew I would love to be a race car driver, but that seemed as likely as becoming an astronaut and going to the moon. Then one day in September 1995, when I was a broke junior lawyer starting out in Calgary, I went to Race City Speedway in Calgary, as I often did, to sit in the stands and watch the races. Coincidentally, a partner from my firm was there and he told me he'd always wanted to get into racing but he had become too old to drive (I think he was actually younger than I am now, but he seemed awfully old at the time). After the race we went into the pits and he bought an old street stock, and I was to be the driver. That was the best day of my life to that point, and I'd had some pretty good days.

Q. What are your best and worst racing moments?  A. Best:The first lap I ever took around a race track, which was in a full-on race at Race City Speedway in my street stock the next spring. Worst: Later in the same race, when my steering column broke and I hit the wall head-on at full speed.

Q. Who helps with your set-up? A. If I told you that I would have to kill you.

Q. Do you read and think a lot about race car set-up? A. Constantly while awake and at most other times as well.

TH


Points Standings (as of August 13, 2011)

 

Pro Trucks

Super Trucks

1. #67 Ken Ross - 418 1. #84 Jamie McClennon - 242
2. #38 Rick Kucher - 415 2. #20 Neil Fitzgerald - 232
3. #27 Scott Lucas - 369 3. #99 Doug Fischer - 226
4. #50 Ben Pogoda - 341 -. #48 Keray Myer - 226
5. #14 Wade Wohlford - 325 5. #44 Dean Braham - 222
6. #18 Bill Zubrecki - 302 6. #74 Dave Saunders - 216
7. #93 Neil Schneider - 280 -. #00 Kevin McLean - 216
8. #49 Shantel Firth - 275 8. #18 Ron Elder Jr. - 208
9. #19 Rylan Utigard - 253 9. #2 Brian Sparks - 206
10. #8 Andrew Clewes - 249 -. #79 Gary Miller - 206
11. #89 Jim Goodlad - 183 11. #13 Gary Sarnecki - 202
12. #5 Debra Newnham - 173 12. #07 Dean Cunningham - 200
13. #3 Tony Mikulcik - 138 13. #41 Len Zimmer - 192
14. #01 Alex Leschenko - 39  

 

Western Canadian

Super Late Model

Championship Series

1. #6 Chris Skelton - 179 19. #67 Tim Johnson - 85
-. #17 Trevor Emond - 179 20. #49 Brian Levant - 84
3. #70 Trent Seidel - 177 21. #22 Doug Bienia - 81
4. #33 Jamie McClennon - 170 22. #20 Ken Campbell - 70
5. #55 Jim Gaunt - 164 23. #8 Kelly Admiral - 69
6. #24 Cameron Hayley - 161 24. #4 Aarron Dowler - 66
7. #55X Gary Lister - 154 25. #67C Dean Craig - 64
8. #5 Jeff Reimer - 140 26. #88 Jason Gervais - 63
9. #69 PJ Kondra - 135 27. #2 Wheeler Boys - 61
10. #38 Dave Bone - 134 28. #33X Bob Delorme - 60
11. #14 Glen Hertzke - 133 --. #25 Mel Weeks - 60
--. #77 Jim Barnsley - 133 30. #56 Howard Crossman - 58
13. #44 Trevor Hannay - 117 31. #88X Roy Wigley - 57
14. #99 Doug Fisher - 109 32. #28 Devin Kopeck - 49
--. #47 Chris Campbell - 109 33. #79 Darrel Vallie - 37
16. #76 Bryan Johnson - 101 34. #07 Greg Moir - 17
17. #41 Kevin McMillan - 100 35. #00X Denver Foran - 12
18. #00 Tony Lambert - 85  

 

Next Racing Event

Friday August 26th - Rawlco Cruise Weekend 

Green Flag at 7PM

 Divisions competing:  Part Source Mini Stocks, Cooper Tires Thunder Stocks, Budget Car & Truck Rental Street Stocks and the WSSL Auto Parts Super Late Models

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