Gary Klutt Wins Exciting Pinty’s Presents The Clarington 200

Halton Hills native Gary Klutt won the exciting NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season opening race, the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 in front of a huge crowd at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Klutt was at the right place at the right time and it paid off for him. Sitting in third place behind leader Scott Steckly and Andrew Ranger on the final lap, Klutt was able to get past the duo after they made contact in Turns 9 and 10 allowing the rookie to score his first career NASCAR Canadian Tire Series win in his seventh start.

The Pirelli World Challenge held their second GT Class race of Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. For the second day in a row, Johnny O’Connell was victorious in the Cadillac ATS-VR GT3. The Georgia driver was followed by Butch Leitzinger and Chris Dyson, both in Bentley Continental GT3’s. Lorenzo Trefethen took the checkered flag in GTC Class for the second straight day.

The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin held its second race of the weekend. In Platinum Cup, Chris Green finished on the top step of the podium with Marco Cirone second and Daniel Morad third. In Gold Cup Bruno Chapinotti was first and Saturday’s winner Orey Fidani finished second.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1-Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200
Unofficial Results
Sunday At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, Ont.
Lap length: 2.459 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51 laps, 83.068 mph.
2. (6) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.
3. (13) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
4. (7) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 51.
5. (3) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 51.
6. (4) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 51.
7. (10) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
8. (9) Pier-Luc Ouellette, Montreal, Que., Chevrolet, 51.
9. (2) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 51.
10. (17) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 51.
11. (15) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 51.
12. (11) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 51.
13. (19) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 51.
14. (8) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 51.
15. (20) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 51.
16. (26) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 51.
17. (18) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 51.
18. (21) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 50.
19. (24) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 50.
20. (22) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 50.
21. (23) Kevin O’Connell, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet, 49.
22. (14) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 41.
23. (12) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 36.
24. (25) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 32, clutch.
25. (27) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, 24, oil leak.
26. (5) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 4, accident.
27. (16) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 0, did not start.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 30 minutes 35 seconds
Margin of Victory: .571 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: G.Klut (106.321 mph, 83.261 seconds)
Caution Flags: 3 for 8 laps.
Lead Changes: 8 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders: G. Klutt 1-11; A. Ranger 12-14; J. Lapcevich 15-16; D. Kennington 17-18; S. Steckly 19; A. Ranger 20-22; M. Scannell 23-35; S. Steckly 36-50; G. Klutt 51.
Standings: 1. G. Klutt, 47; 2. J. Lapcevich, 43; 3. J. Dumoulin, 41; 4. D. Kennington, 41; 5. S. Steckly, 41; 6. L. Dumoulin, 38; 7. J. Hathaway, 37; 8. P. Ouellette, 36; 9. A. Ranger, 36; 10. K. Poitras, 34.

Gary Klutt Wins The Pole For NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Opener

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rookie Gary Klutt of Halton Hills, Ont., set the pace for the season opening race, with a time of 1:23.261 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Two-time Series champion Andrew Ranger of Roxton Pond, QC. will join Klutt on the front row and another two-time Series champion, Scott Steckly, win start third

The Pirelli World Challenge GT class ran the first of its two weekend races. Johnny O’Connell finished first from pole position in a Cadillac ATS-VR GT3. He was followed to the line by the Pfaff Automotive McLaren 650S GT3 of Kevin Estre with Butch Leitzinger third in a Bentley Continental GT3. Colin Thompson finished first in the GTC class with Lorenzo Trefethen second.

The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin held the first of its two weekend races. Starting from pole position, Pfaff Motorsports driver Chris Green won in the Platinum Cup class over Marco Cirone. Orey Fidani took the victory in Gold Cup with pole sitter Jerimy Daniel second.

Saturday’s racing also saw the Toyo Tires F1600 Series run the first leg of their weekend doubleheader. Michael Adams took the win over Reid Arnold.

In the Canadian Supercar Series, Louey Jabouri took the top step of the podium over Martin Burrowes in the S1 class. Nick Ferraro was the victor in S2.

Sunday’s schedule begins with qualifying and three races, the Pirelli World Challenge (TC/TCA/TCB and GTS) and the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Michelin. After lunch the final five races of the weekend will take place. The Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race will take the green flag at 12:30 pm followed by the Canadian SuperCar Series, Canadian Touring Car Championship and the Toyo Tires F1600 Series to wrap up the race weekend.

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series pres. by Mobil 1 – Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 Lineup
Race Sunday; Qualifying Saturday
at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Bowmanville, Ont.
Lap Length: 2.459 miles
1. (59) Gary Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 106.321
2. (27) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 106.213
3. (22) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 106.146
4. (47) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.953
5. (74) Kevin Lacroix, Saint-Eustache, Que., Dodge, 105.886
6. (76) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 105.837
7. (17) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 105.654
8. (02) Kerry Micks, Mount Albert, Ont., Ford, 105.438
9. (18) Pier-Luc Ouellette, Montreal, Que., Chevrolet, 105.366
10. (3) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Chevrolet, 105.343
11. (56) Matthew Scannell, Rockwood, Ont., Dodge, 105.309
12. (99) Marc-Antoine Camirand, Saint-Leonard-d’Aston, Que., Chevrolet, 105.279
13. (04) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 105.255
14. (69) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Chevrolet, 104.030
15. (42) Ryan Klutt, Halton Hills, Ont., Chevrolet, 103.887
16. (36) Alex Labbe, Saint-Albert, Que., Dodge, 103.822
17. (8) Kevin Poitras, Newcastle, Ont., Ford, 102.912
18. (34) Cayden Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 102.332
19. (37) Simon Dion-Viens, Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska, Que., Dodge, 102.295
20. (94) Dave Coursol, Saint-Jerome, Que., Dodge, 101.691
21. (25) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Ford, 101.513
22. (29) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 100.648
23. (00) Kevin O’Connell, Houston, Texas, Chevrolet, 99.167
24. (67) David Thorndyke, Oshawa, Ont., Chevrolet, 99.138
25. (98) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 98.240
26. (87) Erica Thiering, Sherwood Park, Alta., Ford, 96.867
27. (95) Anthony Simone, Holland Landing, Ont., Dodge, No speed

Castrol Presents The Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend Is Underway

The Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend, the first major event of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park got underway on Friday, May 15.

Pirelli World Challenge’s top GT class held their qualifying session with Georgia native Johnny O’Connell setting the pole in the Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 with a time of 1:15.296 – a new GT track record. In second was Olivier Beretta in a Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia and Butch Leitzinger was third in a Bentley Continental GT3. In the GTS class, Vancouver’s Max Riddle was fastest with a lap of 1:23.717.

The first race was of the weekend saw Ernie Davis take the win in Pirelli World Challenge TC class. Adam Poland was second and Cody Ellsworth was third. Elivan Goulart was the winner in TCA class and taking the top step of the podium in TCB was Glenn Nixon.

In Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin qualifying Chris Green set the pace in his Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 991 was a time of 1:20.204. Jerimy Daniel was first in the Gold class.

Saturday’s action begins at 8:00 am with qualifying sessions in the morning plus races for Pirelli World Challenge (TC/TCA/TCB and GTS) plus the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will hold their first practice session. The GT class will get the afternoon started and will be followed by NASCAR qualifying and races for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, Toyo Tires F1600 Series, Canadian Touring Car Championship and Canadian Supercar.

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