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News & Notes: From Underdog To Top Dog, Steckly Solidifies Season

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

Coming into the 2008 season, several drivers were considered title contenders in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio and Scott Steckly was not among those given serious consideration. This was despite the fact he closed out the 2007 season with his first series win at Kawartha Speedway.

Fortunately for Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Erb Group Dodge), races and point championships are not decided by pre-season talk and speculation, but rather by hard work and determination.

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Pole To Victory Lane: Thomson Cruises

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

VERNON, B.C. – Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) passed points leader Scott Steckly (No. 22 IRL International/Tow Truck in a Box Dodge) with just eight laps remaining in the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 at SunValley Speedway in front of a capacity crowd.

Steckly was in position to collect his third straight NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio win before Thomson made the pass for his first win of the 2008 season and his third overall in the series.

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Thomson Takes Another Pole

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

VERNON, B.C. – With the pole position for the A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 on the line in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio time trials at SunValley Speedway, Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) timed in at 18.456 seconds for an average speed of 97.529 mph on the .500-mile tri-oval situated in the Okanogan Valley of British Columbia.

Thomson backed up his fast time in practice with his fourth pole of the season and the sixth of his Canadian Tire Series career.

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Practice: There's No Slowing Thomson

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

VERNON, B.C. – Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) laid down the fastest lap in A&W Cruisin’ The Dub 300 practice at SunValley Speedway. He clocked in at 18.268 seconds which averages out to 98.533 mph on the .500-mile tri-oval.
 
Thomson continues to be one of the fastest cars in the field. The Ayr, Ontario driver has won three of four poles in 2008.

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News & Notes: Jason White Pioneers Way For Western Drivers

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

Being the first to do something is rarely the easiest. Just ask Christopher Columbus or Lewis and Clark. Those gentlemen pioneered paths westward against conventional wisdom. Jason White (No. 21 A&W/Zimmer-Wheaton GM Chevrolet), too, is going against the grain.

Only his road is eastward bound in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio.

White’s endeavor is not the life and death, fraught with peril propositions as those of Columbus and Lewis and Clark, but the result of clearing the way for others to follow is just the same.

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Great Scott! Steckly Wins Again

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

ST. EUSTACHE, Que. – In front of a capacity crowd at Autodrome St. Eustache, Scott Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Erb Group Dodge) won the Kodak 250. It was the first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio event at the track and Steckly took advantage of the excitement to win for the second week in a row and for the third time in four races this year.

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Thomson Tops Time Trials Again

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

ST. EUSTACHE, Que. – Don Thomson Jr. (No. 4 Home Hardware Chevrolet) holds the pole position for Saturday night's Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache. He logged a time of 17.219 seconds which translates to an average speed of 83.629 mph on the .400-mile oval in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series qualifying.
 
It was his second straight pole and the third in four races this season. The Ayr, Ontario-based driver now has five Canadian Tire Series poles to his credit and is the all-time leader in the category.

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Practice: Dilley Fastest At St. Eustache

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

ST. EUSTACHE, Que. - Mark Dilley (No. 9 Dodge/Leland Industries Dodge) led the way for Saturday afternoon’s practice session for the Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio drivers had nearly two hours of practice to sort their cars out for tonight’s main event.

Dilley, racing out of Barrie, Ont., posted the quickest lap of the session at 17.187 seconds for an average speed of 83.784 mph on the .400-mile oval.

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NCATS Banquet Date Announced

By Official Release

The 2008 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio season-ending banquet will take place at the Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa in Markham, Ontario Saturday, Oct. 25.

The banquet marks the culimnation of the second season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. In addition to crowning the champion, the top drivers and owners and special award winners will be honored.

Last season, Andrew Ranger of Roxton Pond, Quebec earned his first NASCAR championship.

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AMA Superbike Champion Duhamel Set To Race Kodak 250 At St. Eustache

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

Miguel Duhamel, eight time AMA champion and winningest rider of all time, will make his second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio start this Saturday in the Kodak 250 at Autodrome St. Eustache in his home province of Quebec.

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