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PIT STOP: Iowa, CTMP In The Spotlight

Weekend Info - Touring & Weekly Schedules, Links & Notes
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
May 14, 2014 - 5:26am


• Iowa Speedway will again host its annual combination race between the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West on Saturday, May 17, bringing together the best of the sport’s rising young talent. The .875-mile oval has featured its share of star-making moments, from Joey Logano’s victory as a 17-year-old in the inaugural race in 2007 to Chase Elliott’s first NASCAR win in 2012. Last year, Cole Custer became the youngest winner in series history with his triumph in the August combination race at Iowa, and there has never been a repeat winner in nine previous races. Ben Rhodes brings an 18-point lead over fellow NASCAR Next driver Gray Gaulding in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while Greg Pursley brings a 10-point lead over NASCAR Next driver Brandon McReynolds in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

• Scott Steckly kicks off the defense of his NASCAR Canadian Tire Series championship against a host of challengers as the season opens with the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 on Sunday, May 18 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario. Steckly won his third title last season by just two points over DJ Kennington. Kennington, two-time series champion Andrew Ranger, Jason Hathaway and LP Dumoulin – who swept last year’s events on the 2.459-mile, 10-turn road course – are among those expected to chase Steckly for the title.


Casey's General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway

RACE TIME: Saturday, May 17, 9 p.m. EDT (Approx.)

TWITTER: @IowaSpeedway, #Caseys150, #KNEast and #KNWest



Friday, May 16    
7:30 a.m. NNS Garage Opens
Noon NKNPS Garage Opens
1-3 p.m. NNS Practice
3:30-4:45 p.m. NNS Practice
5 p.m. NKNPS Garage Closes
6 p.m. NNS Garage Closes
Saturday, May 17    
6:30 a.m. NNS Garage Opens
8 a.m. NKNPS Garage Opens
10-11:20 a.m. NKNPS Practice
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. NNS Final Practice
1-2 p.m. NKNPS Final Practice
3 p.m. NKNPS Autograph Session
4:35 p.m. NKNPS Two-lap Qualifying
5:45 p.m. NKNPS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
6:10 p.m. NNS Qualifying
7 p.m. NNS Garage Closes
7:30 p.m. NKNPS Driver Introductions
8 p.m. NKNPS Casey's General Stores 150 (150 laps, 131.25 miles)
Sunday, May 18    
9 a.m. NNS Garage Opens
10 a.m. NNS Autograph Session
11 a.m. NNS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
1 p.m. NNS Get To Know Newton 250 (250 laps, 218.75 miles)

All times CT and subject to change.


Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

RACE TIME: Sunday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. EDT (Approx.)

TWITTER: @CTMPOfficial, #PintysClarington200, #NCATS



Time Event
7 a.m. Haulers Enter
8:30 a.m. Garage Opens
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Practice
1-1:30 p.m. Final Practice
4:05-4:25 p.m. Group 1 Qualifying
4:35-4:55 p.m. Group 2 Qualifying
9 a.m. Garage Opens
10 a.m. Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Driver Autograph Session
1:30 p.m. Race (51 Laps, 125 Miles)

All times ET and subject to change.



DEVIL'S BOWL SPEEDWAY, WEST HAVEN, VT.: Devil’s Bowl Speedway opens for the first time in its 48-year run with a Friday night “under the lights” event. Whelen Engineering and Mobil 1 present the groundbreaking NASCAR Whelen All-American Series stock car show at 7:00 p.m. The event will honor fans as much as competitors as Devil’s Bowl Speedway begins its new “Fans First” program for 2014, granting free general admission to residents of selected locales throughout the year. Residents of the track’s hometown in West Haven, VT and nearby Fair Haven, VT will receive free general admission upon presenting valid identification at the event.

LAKE COUNTY SPEEDWAY, PAINESVILLE, OHIO: Saturday is Whelen Night at the Races, Armed Forces Night, FREE Entry w/ Current or Prior Military I.D.

LACROSSE (WISC.) FAIRGROUNDS SPEEDWAY: This Saturday night, Pischke Motors of LaCrosse and West Salem presents the opening race of the 2014 racing season at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series’ only paved weekly racing oval in Wisconsin will feature four action packed divisions of competition. The Kwik Trip NASCAR Late Models and Coca-Cola Grand National Sportsmen will thunder around the five-eighths mile, while the warriors of the quarter mile, the United Auto Supply Thunderstox, and the ANTS Complete Pest Control Hornets.

MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY, SMITHTON, PA.: Friday is Military Appreciation Night presented by Y108. In support of Operation Troop Appreciation, Y108 and Motordrome Speedway have teamed up for a night to honor all of the brave men and women that have fought for our freedom and we are honored to dedicated this Friday Night’s event to them. Everyone that shows a valid Military ID (both active and veteran) will receive FREE General Admission this Friday Night.  Also, every military member will receive a ticket at the gate that will award them a chance to win either a ride in the pacecar or a chance to wave the green flag on Friday Night to start one of the Feature races.

SPENCER SPEEDWAY, WILLIAMSON, N.Y.: This year is the 60th anniversary for Spencer Speedway. Friday is Whelen Engineering Night featuring 30 laps of Big 10 Super Stock in addition to Sunoco Mods, Super Six, Auto Value 4 Cylinders and INEX Legends.



Date Series/Event Track Start Time EST End Time EST
17-May NWAAS Langley  2 p.m.  10:30 p.m.
17-May NWAAS Lake County  3 p.m.  9:30 p.m.

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CRESTON (IOWA) NEWS ADVERTISER: Rain stays away for NWAAS Week 4

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DAYTONA BEACH (FLA.) NEWS JOURNAL: Kennedy Racing's Ruston ready for Iowa

GAZETTE-VIRGINIAN: SBS race washed out by storm

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ONEIDA (N.Y.) DAILY DISPATCH: Decker, Ward notch wins at Utica-Rome Speedway

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RIVERHEAD (N.Y.) NEWS-REVIEW: Fortin, raceway outlast Mother Nature

ROME (N.Y.) SENTINAL: Westmoreland’s Decker among winners at Utica-Rome Speedway

WKTV-NBC (UTICA, N.Y.): NASCAR back at Utica-Rome Speedway