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NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Announces 2009 Schedule

Official Release

NASCAR announced today the schedule for the third season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, which will take the series to some of the top racing facilities throughout Canada.

The schedule features 13 dates at 12 different tracks across six provinces. The slate includes tracks and events familiar to the series, but there are some new components.

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Steckly Adds Canadian Flavor To Toyota All-Star Showdown

By Official Release

Scott Steckly, the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion, has secured a ride for the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown providing international flavor for this one-of-a-kind all-star event.

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Moran Named Series Director For NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

By Official Release

NASCAR has named Brad Moran as Series Director for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio. He succeeds Richard Coughlin, who resigned to take a position with NASCAR Canada.

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Raabe to run for Gibbons

By Team Release

There was hardly time to tuck it under the Christmas tree, but no one could forgive Napanee, Ontario’s Chris Raabe for tearing into a gift that’ll have him tearing around the speedways of the nation. Just over a month after collecting the hardware from his history-making 2008 season – including the Mr. DIRTcar sportsman championship – the 12th grader from Napanee and District Secondary School has been tabbed by veteran driver/team owner Peter Gibbons for a 5 race deal in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.

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'Canadian Tire Series Champion' Has A Nice Ring To It For Steckly

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

TORONTO – The quest that began in May with a win in the season opener came to a close for Scott Steckly Saturday night as he was honored as the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio champion.

Steckly, the driver of the No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Erb Group Dodge, was recognized at the season-ending awards banquet held at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre.

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Great Scott! Steckly Claims First Canadian Tire Series Title

By Official Release

FRASERVILLE, Ontario – Scott Steckly wrapped up his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio championship Saturday night, holding off a late-season challenge from Don Thomson Jr.
 
Steckly finished 17th in the Dodge Dealers of Ontario 250 at Kawartha Speedway, while Thomson finished fifth, to earn his first NASCAR championship by 24 points. Jason Hathaway picked up his first career victory in a race that was called after 174 of the scheduled 250 laps because of rain.

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Qualifying: Seven Up For Thomson

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

FRASERVILLE, Ontario – Don Thomson Jr. collected the pole position for the Dodge Dealers of Ontario Dodge Ram 250 at Kawartha Speedway. It was his seventh NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio pole of the season.

He clocked his fastest lap in at 18.190 seconds for an average speed of 74.217 mph on the .375-mile track.

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Practice: Thomson Out Front

By Official Release

FRASERVILLE, Ontario – Don Thomson Jr. needs to run well and get a little luck if he’s going to catch Scott Steckly for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio title.

Thomson (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) took care of the first one as he topped the speed charts in the 45-minute practice session at Kawartha Speedway Saturday. The scheduled one-hour session was cut short by rain.

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Ranger To Miss Finale

By Official Release

Will Drive Nationwide Race; Shepherd To Fill In

There was a scenario in which Andrew Ranger could have successfully defended his NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio title in the 2008 finale this Saturday at Kawartha Speedway, but instead he will be at Kansas Speedway to participate in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event.

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News & Notes: Steckly Not Quite Out Of Woods For NCATS Title

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

In a perfect world, Scott Steckly wanted to simply start his car this Saturday at Kawartha Speedway to clinch the 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio championship.

The world, however, is an imperfect place and Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Erb Group Dodge) will have to do more than flip the ignition switch. Should Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) win the race and lead the most laps, Steckly will have to finish 13th or better to claim the title.

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