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Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: CTMP

Lacroix Looks To Continue Breakout Campaign
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 25, 2015 - 4:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The surprise of the 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 season, Kevin Lacroix will look to continue his magical run in the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200.

K&N East News & Notes: VIR

Heckert Looks To Make It Four In A Row
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
August 25, 2015 - 12:56pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Scott Heckert will look to add another road course victory to his resume Saturday at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia, in the Biscuitville 125.

The Ridgefield, Connecticut, native has won the last three road course events on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. His most recent victory came at New York’s Watkins Glen International in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125. The 23-year-old led 22 laps to earn his third road course victory and his fourth career win overall in the series.

Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Riverhead

Preece On A Roll Returning To Long Island
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 25, 2015 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Returning to Riverhead Raceway with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship lead has to make Ryan Preece a happy man.

With four wins in 10 career tour starts at the venerable Long Island quarter-mile, Preece has found more success at Riverhead than at any other track on the schedule. His average finish of 3.7 is the best among 181 all-time competitors across 31 years of Whelen Modified Tour competition at the track.

PIT BOX: Road Warriors

Road Courses On Tap For K&N East, Canadian Tire Series
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 24, 2015 - 12:45pm


Partridge Rolls To First K&N Pro West Win

Runs Away With NAPA Auto Parts 150 At Colorado
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
August 23, 2015 - 12:15am

DACONA, Colo. -- Ryan Partridge turned a dominant perfomance Saturday night at Colorado National Speedway into his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory.

The 25-year-old rookie from Rancho Cucamonga, California, won his first Coors Light Pole Award and then went out led all but one lap in the NAPA Auto Parts 150.

Partridge's No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eirbach Springs/Lucas Oil Ford crossed the finish line 1.7 seconds in front of runner-up Blake Williams. The 20-year-old Williams was making his third career start and posted his second top five.

QUALIFYING: Partridge Wins First Pole

Seeks First K&N Pro West Victory At Colorado
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
August 22, 2015 - 8:11pm

DACONA, Colo. -- Ryan Partridge earned his first career Coors Light Pole Award. Now he's going to go after his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West victory.

The 25-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, California, set fast time in qualifying for the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Colorado National Speedway Saturday evening. Partridge's No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach Spring/Lucas Oil Ford covered the .375-mile oval in 16.657 seconds (79.966 mph).

PRACTICE: Eggleston Shows Way At Colorado

Paces Both K&N Pro West Sessions At His Home Track
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
August 22, 2015 - 4:56pm

DACONA, Colo. -- Defending race champion Chris Eggleston continued to show the fast way around Colorado National Raceway.

The Erie, Colorado, driver posted the fastest times in both NASCAR K&N Pro Series West practices around the .375-mile oval. Eggleston's time of 16.936 seconds (78.649 mph) in his No. 99 H20 Fire Protection/NAPA Filters Toyota in the final session was the top overall lap.

Championship Drive Reaches Final Month

Whelen All-American Series Division II-V Update
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 20, 2015 - 4:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The drive for NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championships in Division II-V is nearing the homestretch as just a month remains in the 2015 points season.

The premiere Division I championship has received plenty of attention for its closeness as Thomas Tillison Jr. overtook Keith Rocco for the national lead this past week, but there is also plenty left to be settled in the other four division national title pictures as the points season nears its Sept. 20 conclusion.

Patience Pays Off For Preece

Wins Delayed, Shortened Bristol Whelen Modified Race
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 20, 2015 - 12:45am

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Preece positioned himself in the right place at the right time, and took home the Bush’s Beans 150 trophy Wednesday in the annual combination race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours.

QUALIFYING: Record Run For Pitkat

Thunders To Bristol Modified Pole
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 19, 2015 - 4:35pm

BRISTOL, Tenn. – “Thunder Valley” is one of multiple nicknames that Bristol Motor Speedway carries. Wednesday the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours provided plenty of thunder in Coors Light Pole qualifying.

Woody Pitkat led a charge of 10 cars who qualified under the previous track mark for the division. A fast lap of 14.654 seconds (130.940 mph) earned the Stafford, Connecticut, native his fourth career Whelen Modified Tour pole and topped Donny Lia’s previous record set in 2009 at 14.806 (129.596).

Santos, Coby Pace Field In Bristol Practices

Under Track Record In Final Rain-Shortened Session
By Tim Southers, NASCAR
August 19, 2015 - 2:15pm

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Intermittent rain showers might have limited the amount of practice time for the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified drivers Wednesday afternoon – but it didn’t slow many of them down.

Bobby Santos led a group of 10 drivers who were below the tour's track record during final practice for the Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Santos paced the field with a fast lap of 14.625 seconds (131.200 mph) during the rain-shortened final session, as all top-10 spots were taken by Whelen Modified Tour regulars.

K&N West Statistical Advance: Colorado

Analyzing The NAPA/Toyota 150 At Colorado National Speedway
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
August 19, 2015 - 12:26pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West travels to Colorado National Speedway in Dacono, Colo., on Saturday. Below is a statistical look at the recent performance of the series and selected drivers at Colorado, as well as some other statistical trends.

Colorado Race Setup:

Tillison Takes Lead In National Title Race

Oklahoma Driver Moves To Top Of Whelen All-American
By Jason Christley, NASCAR
August 18, 2015 - 5:09pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There’s a new name at the top, and for the first time in seven years, he’s a dirt-track racer.

Thomas Tillison Jr. won twice over the weekend in Oklahoma – Friday night at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam and Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway. His wins on the .375-mile dirt ovals pushed him past Connecticut’s Keith Rocco and to the top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Whelen Modified Statistical Advance: Bristol

Analyzing The Bush’s Beans 150 At Bristol Motor Speedway
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
August 18, 2015 - 4:15pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will head to Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday’s seventh annual Bush’s Beans 150 combination race. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tours and selected drivers at the track:


K&N Pro Series West New & Notes: Colorado

Eggleston Looks To Add Another Home Win To Resume
By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
August 18, 2015 - 12:51pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chris Eggleston is heading home this weekend. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will compete at Colorado National Speedway Saturday and Eggleston will have one goal, to win.

The Erie, Colorado, native will attempt to join Mike Duncan and Eric Holmes as the only drivers to record multiple victories at the historic Colorado short track, and Duncan is the only one to do it in back-to-back fashion, something Eggleston will try to duplicate.