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May 24

A set of firsts establishes the pace to a promising season

New fastest qualifying lap time for the Touring class

2016-05-22-1390 It was a record-setting weekend as CTCC presented by Continental Tire made its 10th anniversary season debut with a doubleheader event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at the Victoria Day SpeedFest.

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May 23

CTCC : A Mosport podium to reward Mathieu Audette

CTCC season opening events…

2016-05-21-3568 Entered in this past weekend’s first  two races of the Canadian Touring Car Championship’s 2016 season, the Audette Racing Team experienced a weekend of highs and lows in Ontario but Mathieu Audette earned himself a podium in one of the two races, rewarding the team’s hard work.

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May 23

Kevin Lacroix did not finish the race but what a spectacular performance

A remarkable performance but a result best forgotten

2016-05-21-1694 Starting last after missing qualification of the Clarington 200 in the NASCAR Pinty’s series, the driver of the 74 Bumper to Bumper  /  Total  made the comeback of the day at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park before being forced to retire on lap 31.

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May 23

Alex Labbé and Go Fas Racing start on pole, end up unlucky 5th in the race

NASCAR Pinty’s Series Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

2016-05-22-3480 Alex Labbé came to the Clarington 200 with new sponsors, a stronger than ever Go Fas Racing car, and high expectation for this race and the 2016 driver title. After qualifying on pole, Labbé led the race from the start and on several other occasions later on in the race. A last-lap rain shower mixed with some oil on his windshield, reducing his visibility and causing him to drop from second to 5th at the end.

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May 23

LP Dumoulin fought all the way

On the starting grid in fifth place, everything was lined up for the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare team to have a strong on-track performance

2016-05-22-3489 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin has used strategy throughout the weekend to compensate for the mechanical problem of the braking system. Even though the multiple pit stops have relegated the car to the tail end of the pack, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin showed up in the top-5 at the end of the race.

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May 22

Ranger saves best for last at CTMP

Takes lead on green-white-checkered to win NASCAR Pinty’s Series Clarington 200

2016-05-22 - Dimanche Andrew Ranger has won in a dominant car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and he’s lost races on the Ontario track when he’s had the car to beat.

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May 22

Tough day for Tagliani at Indianapolis

A flat tire cost Pier-Luc Ouellette a podium finish at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

2015-05-17_0019 Alex Tagliani’s Sunday afternoon ride on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Speedway oval track was cut short during his qualifying attempt for the 100th running of the Indy 500 on May 29. The Canadian driver secured a spot on the starting grid on Saturday, but the second day of qualifying was to determine his starting position for the epic race.

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May 22

Dussault one turn away from the top-10

16th place for his NASCAR Pinty’s first race

2016-05-21-2014 Patrick Dussault made an impressive debut in the NASCAR Pinty’s series, this weekend, during the season opener at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The rookie driver was about to score a top-10, but an aggressive driver ruined his chance and spun him in the very last turn of the race.

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May 22

Promising start in the Porsche Cup for Valérie Chiasson!

“I am happy with this first weekend in the series”

2016-05-21_0335 This past weekend at Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) in Ontario, Quebec driver Valérie Chiasson made her grand debut in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada series.

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May 22

Rookie Robichon earns first career victory, takes series lead at CTMP

“I was still pushing the whole race to make sure there was nobody that could catch me from behind” – Robichon

2016-05-21_0306Rookie Zach Robichon showed an uncanny ability of when to show caution and when to stand on the gas pedal, and the end result was his first career Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama victory Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

May 22

Samantha Tan secures a pair of 6th place finishes at her home track

Tan raced in her #38 Samantha Tan Racing/GPI/Honda Civic Si in the TCA Class of the PWC

2016-05-21-1114 With a promising weather forecast for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) long-weekend race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), Samantha Tan was looking forward to race in her 4.25 kilometer home track full of challenging corners and elevation changes.

 

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May 22

Kevin Lacroix launches season

Bumper to Bumper is proud to sponsor Kevin Lacroix this season

2016-05-17 During a memorable evening, last May 17 th , Kevin presented his sponsor in the first store under the new banner. At the start of his first complete season in Pinty’s NASCAR, everything is in place for his conquest of the driver’s championship for the 2016 season.

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May 21

Daniel Morad holds off Scott Hargrove to win thrilling opener at CTMP

Daniel Morad refused to blink

2016-05-21_0317 Morad, from Toronto, won the season-opening Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama race Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, edging 2014 Platinum Cup champion Scott Hargrove by .308 of a second for his second career victory in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Single-Make Series.

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May 20

Hargrove edges Morad for Platinum Cup Pole at CTMP Season Opener

Hargrove is competing in Rounds 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday

2016-05-20_0015Scott Hargrove continued his continental tour of speed Friday by winning the Platinum Cup pole for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).

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May 16

SPC Series: Gravel, Laporte, Bellemare and newcomer Kurt Wittmer make their mark at Calabogie!

A spectacular season opener under rainy skies…

2016-05-14 This past weekend at the Calabogie track in Ontario, the first rounds of the 2016 Super Production Challenge (SPC) took place amidst rainy skies.

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May 15

HTP Motorsport’s Buhk, Baumann and Jaafar clinch victory at Silverstone

Blancpain GT Series – Round 4 – Silverstone – Main Race

2016-05-15-Sunday-0109 HTP Motorsport’s Maxi Buhk, Dominik Baumann and Jazeman Jaafar emerged victorious from a hard-fought Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup encounter at Silverstone earlier today after surviving a late Safety Car period.

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May 09

Valérie Chiasson in Porsche GT3 Cup Canada this season!

Porsche Prestige car is a 2014 GT3 Cup model and was prepared by Éric Côté’s GT Racing Team 

Michel Dansereau As the top Canadian Touring Car novice driver at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 2014 and the first female driver to earn an overall podium at the Grand Prix du Canada in 2015, Valérie Chiasson will mark another “first” this year as the first woman to contest a full season in the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup.

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May 09

WEC: Audi win incident filled 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps (updated)

The headlines for the final 90 minutes of the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the chequered flag

2016-05-07-Saturday-0215A spectacular and incident-filled WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps played out today in front of 56,000 spectators at the beautifully sunny Spa track in Belgium.

May 09

WEC: Mike Conway puts Spa weekend behind him

“That was tough. I made a mistake”

2016-05-07-Saturday-0071Mike Conway and the Toyota Gazoo Racing team lost a likely victory in the second round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) when mechanical issues hit the car at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend.

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May 07

WEC: Porsche takes second place and leads both World Championship standings

The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team

2016-05-07-Saturday-0069Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.

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