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QUALIFYING: Preece Saves The Best For Last

Wins Second At Career Pole At Monadnock
Tim Southers, NASCAR
July 25, 2015 - 4:59pm

MONADNOCK, N.H. - Ryan Preece loves racing on quarter-mile race tracks and tonight he will start on the front row at Monadnock after he saved the best for last during Coors Light Pole qualifying. 

The Berlin, Conn. driver was the last car to qualify and he drove his No. 6 TS Haulers/East West Marine Chevrolet to a fast lap time of 12.428 seconds (72.417 mph). That lap put him just past Doug Coby who finished his qualifying run at 12.517 (71.902 mph).

QUALIFYING: Steckly’s Roll Continues

Third-Consecutive Pole Ties Career Lead
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 25, 2015 - 4:10pm

ST-EUSTACHE, Que. – Scott Steckly may well be one of the hottest cars in NASCAR racing, period.

Steckly swept both ends of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1’s recent western swing from the pole, and brought his momentum to Quebec where he captured a third-consecutive pole Saturday in qualifying at Autodrome St-Eustache.

PRACTICE: Lia Fast At Monadnock

Veteran Sets Pace In Afternoon Practice
Tim Southers, NASCAR
July 25, 2015 - 2:56pm

MONADNOCK, N.H. - Donny Lia proved that veterans can get it done against the young guns during practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Monadnock Speedway.

Lia piloted his No. 8 Sypher Construction/Bardahl Chevrolet around the banked quarter-mile track at 12.384 seconds (72.674 mph) to lead the 28-car field in the one-hour practice session.

PRACTICE: Kennington Quick

Fastest Across Two Prep Sessions At St-Eustache
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 25, 2015 - 12:55pm

ST-EUSTACHE, Que. – D.J. Kennington led the way for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 contingent Saturday afternoon in practice at Autodrome St-Eustache.

Kennington, from St. Thomas, Ontario, posted a fast lap of 17.284 seconds (83.314 mph) around the .4-mile oval in the second 30-minute session of the day. He finished the first practice second-fastest at 17.533 (82.131 mph).

Of note, Kennington’s No. 17 Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors Dodge is powered for the first time by a spec engine.

Homecoming For Lacroix

St-Eustache Road Racer Expects Learning Curve In Oval Debut
By Brooke Bunch, NASCAR
July 24, 2015 - 10:00am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It’s a weekend of firsts for NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 driver Kevin Lacroix as he is set to compete at his hometown track for the first time – in his first oval race.

It’s the Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning, and yes, there is a Lacroix connection via his family’s local tuning business.

Jenkins Making Quick Impact At Adams County

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II-V Update
Tim Southers, NASCAR
July 23, 2015 - 12:48pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division II-V program is designed to give drivers in entry level divisions national recognition in the weekly standings,  and Ryan Jenkins is one young driver who has taken full advantage of that.

Jenkins has already collected two wins during his first full season of competition at Adams County (Iowa) Speedway, a performance that has him in first place in the Division III standings.

The great start has come as a surprise to the 15 year-old high school student.

Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Monadnock

Analyzing The O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 At Monadnock Speedway
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will pass the midway point with the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 on Saturday at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

TRACKSIDE REPORT - STAT PACK (PDF)  |  EVENT INFORMATION

Canadian Tire Series Stat Advance: ASE

Analyzing The Lucas Oil National 250 At Autodrome St-Eustache
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 22, 2015 - 11:00am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 will head to Quebec for the third of four events in the province this year with the Lucas Oil National 250 presented by Lacroix Tuning on Saturday at Autodrome St-Eustache. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the series and selected drivers at the track:

TRACKSIDE REPORT - STAT PACK (PDF)  |  EVENT INFORMATION

Whelen Modified News & Notes: Monadnock

Szegedy, Mystic Missile Racing Hit Their Stride
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 21, 2015 - 1:30pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The successful runs for the first-year pairing of Todd Szegedy with Mystic Missile Racing were building, and the momentum finally culminated in a trip to Victory Lane.

You could see it coming. Second at Stafford Motor Speedway, third at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, another runner-up at Riverhead Raceway. It was going to happen, it was just a matter of when.

Canadian Tire Series News & Notes: ASE

Labbe Looks For First Checkered Flag
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 returns to Quebec for the next two events, province native Alex Labbe faces what may be his best shots at a breakthrough trip to Victory Lane.

Labbe, from Victoriaville, has been knocking on the door as of late. In three starts this year the 22-year-old has posted finishes of second, seventh and sixth.

Kumpen Progresses In Oval Learning

2014 NWES Champion Completes First One-mile Oval Race
Gian Luca Guiglia, NWES
July 20, 2015 - 12:58pm

By completing his first ever NASCAR race on a one-mile oval last Friday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East United Site Services 70, 2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion Anthony Kumpen made another step forward in his oval racing learning process. 

PIT BOX: Whelen Mods, Canadian Tire Series In Action

Bonsignore, Steckly Both Look To Extend Streaks
Tim Southers, NASCAR
July 20, 2015 - 11:36am

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Szegedy Finds Redemption At Loudon

Outlasts Pack To Score 19th Career Whelen Modified Victory
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 18, 2015 - 3:54pm

LOUDON, N.H. – Todd Szegedy found a home in the offseason with Bob Garbarino's No. 4 Mystic Missile Racing. And Szegedy repaid them by returning the car to Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Szegedy's No. 4 Montanari Fuel Dodge held off the field in a four-lap sprint to win the Andy Blacksmith 100 presented by Donate Life New England. It was the 19th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win and fourth at New Hampshire for the 39-year-old from Ridgefield, Connecticut, but his first since September of 2013.

QUALIFYING: Coby On Point At NHMS

Third Pole Of Season For Defending Champ
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 18, 2015 - 9:30am

LOUDON, N.H. – After a day that ended in disappointment, Doug Coby has decidedly turned the page.

Coby was involved in an early accident in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s All-Star Shootout on Friday, and was the first car to retire from the non-points event. Saturday morning started off much better, however, as the defending tour titlist nabbed the Coors Light Pole for the Andy Blacksmith 100 presented by Donate Life New England.

Byron Magic At New Hampshire

Dominates K&N Pro Series East United Site Services 70
By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR
July 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

LOUDON, N.H. – William Byron turned in a dominant performance Friday in victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Byron, a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender from Charlotte, North Carolina, won from the pole to take the United Site Services 70 checkered flag at the "Magic Mile" in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action.

It was his fourth victory in just eight K&N Pro Series East starts.