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The view of idols is different when looking at them eye-to-eye. As a younger man, Anthony Simone (No. 95 Crown Modular Chevrolet) watched many of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series veterans from afar and aspired to be like them. Now, at 28 years of age, it is time to not only be like them, but also to beat them.
“I’ve seen Don Thomson Jr., Peter Gibbons and Mark Dilley race dozens of times and thought of how cool it would be to have that kind of success,” Simone said. “Now to be able to race against them is pretty awesome.”
WINS NCATS OPENER AT CAYUGA
HAMILTON, Ont. – The 2008 season began just like the 2007 one ended – with Scott Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck In A Box/Erb Group Dodge) in Victory Lane.
In the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio season opener, Steckly was able to hold off a hard-charging Kerry Micks (No. 02 Beyond Digital Imaging Ford), who used a different pit strategy than the rest of the field, to win the Crown Jewel 200 at Cayuga Motor Speedway.> More
HAMILTON, Ontario - Don Thomson Jr. (No.4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) set fast time in qualifying for the Crown Jewel 200 at Cayuga Motor Speedway near Hamilton, Ont., and will sit on the pole for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio season opener.
Thomson, racing out of Ayr, Ont., navigated the .625-mile track in 20.954 seconds which translates to an average lap speed of 107.378 mph. It is his third career pole in the Canadian Tire Series.
HAGERSVILLE, Ontario - Scott Steckly was the fastest out of the gate, posting the fast time in Saturday's practice for the season opener of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Cayuga Motor Speedway.
Steckley’s No. 22 AW Millwright/Erb Transport Dodge had a lap of 21.019 seconds/107.046 mph around the .625-mile oval as the teams prepared for the Crown Jewel 200 Saturday night.> More
What a difference a year makes for Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Tide/Wal-Mart Ford Fusion).
Even at the young age of 20, his racing résumé was long and varied, but there was just one stock car race on it, and it wasn’t a particularly good outing. Now, at 21, he is the defending champion, of all things, a stock car racing series – the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio.
For the second consecutive season, TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader, will be the exclusive broadcast partner of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio.
TSN will nationally televise 13 one-hour broadcasts – one for each of the Series’ 13 races. Coverage gets underway on May 30 at 12 midnight ET with the Crown Jewel 200, the first race of the season, taking place on the speedy 5/8-mile oval at Cayuga International Speedway.> More
As the 2008 season is about to get underway another honor has been given to the 2007 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio champion Andrew Ranger.
Ranger, 21, was selected in online voting as the Canadian Stock Car Racer of the Year in the Sixth Annual Inside Track Readers’ Choice Awards. Inside Track Motorsport News is one of the preeminent racing publications in Canada.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor and Canadian road racing legend Ron Fellows won the Overall Canadian Racer of the Year, a category in which Ranger also received votes.> More
Both western events on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio schedule will move forward one week due to the change of dates for the Rexall Edmonton Indy weekend.
The race at SunValley Speedway in Vernon, B.C. is now scheduled for Saturday, July 19 and the new Edmonton dates have qualifying on Friday, July 25 and the race on the 1.973-mile temporary road course at Edmonton’s City Centre Airport will be held on Saturday, July 26.> More
Defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio champion Andrew Ranger suffered three fractures of his left foot during a qualifying session for a ice motorcycle race at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt in Quebec on February 17.
A cast was placed on the foot, but surgery was not required. His doctors estimate a four to six week recovery period and no future complications are anticipated according to a representative from his management company.> More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 19, 2008) – Coming off a very successful first season, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio is set for more exciting action in 2008. Packed grandstands and final lap heroics were the norm a year ago, while this season a spirited battle for rookie-of-the-year honors along with Andrew Ranger’s title defense will only heighten the excitement.> More