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Mother Nature wins another one.  Next BRP CanAm Series Tour event will be at Black Rock on SUNDAY June 16.


Gary Montgomery

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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Series Tour Returns To Little Valley Friday
   …Waters Perfect So Far… 
   
Little Valley, NY…The Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series returns to the Little Valley Speedway on Friday June 7. The event will be the third of the 19 events scheduled for the 2013 Tour.

19 events were scheduled, but two have been lost to rain and the event scheduled at Bradford Speedway has been cancelled.  19 has quickly become 16!

John Waters is perfect (two for two) so far with victories in the Tour opener at Woodhull and at Little Valley last month. In Series weekly event competition it has been a different story. He is winless after three events at Black Rock and one for five at Woodhull.

At Black Rock Jason Knowles has recorded back to back wins after Bruce Miller won the opener.  At Woodhull Raceway the man to beat is Glenn Whritenour. Jeremy Wonderling and Waters have each been to victory circle once while Whritenour has won three in a row.

Whritenour and Wonderling were both major players at Little Valley last month and plan to stop the Waters win flow on Friday.  Whritenour, the guy in the white #15 that many did not know, dominated last month’s Little Valley event, but fell short by two laps. Whritenour plans add his name to the list of 14 drivers that have recorded victories in the 25 BRP CanAm Tour events that have been contested on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds half-mile.

Jeremy Wonderling had the fastest car at Little Valley last month.  Fastest but he started 26th and advanced to third when time ran out.  Mr. Excitement lived up to that moniker and won the $100 Winters Performance Products Hard Charger Award. Wonderling owns a single Tour win at Little Valley and would dearly love another.

Bruce Miller tops the list of Tour winners at Little Valley.  After 25 Series Tour events at that track he owns 7 first place trophies.  Miller has been tinkering and tweaking with all the variables to make his race car better.  This guy is a degreed engineer who will sort it out sooner or later.  He is hoping to have it all worked out on Friday night.

Bruce Miller, John Waters, Jeremy Wonderling, and Glenn Whritenour will have to contend with the Bob Close (5th in the opener), the Knowles boys (Brian 9th and Jason 10th in the opener), and the other three Wonderlings.  Big Mike was 4th, Mikey 6th and Brady 7th in the opener.  Last month 27 drivers entered; a similar number is expected on Friday.

Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 4:00 with the first green flag at 7:00.  The five star program will include the BRP CanAm Tour for 360 late models, super late models, crate late models, street stocks, and E-Mods.  More information at LittleValleySpeedway.com     

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

Waters Two For Two On BRP CanAm Series Tour
   …Mother Nature Also Wins Another…

Keuka Park, NY…John Waters and Mother Nature were winners of the Memorial Day double-header for the Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series Tour. Rain on Friday forced the cancellation of the event planned for Woodhull Raceway. Waters won the Sunday event at Little Valley Speedway (LVS).

The score is now two for John Waters and two for Mother Nature.  Waters won the Tour opener at Woodhull in April.  Mother Nature won at Five Mile Point Speedway on May 11 and again on May 24 at Woodhull.  Waters beat Mother Nature and 26 other competitors in a wild affair under a clear sky with a full moon at LVS on Sunday.

It may have been the full moon or perhaps just bad luck, but five caution periods and a long red flag pause marred the A-Main and forced LVS management to reduce the contest to 15 laps rather than the planned 20 laps.

The cautions were for minor incidents, but track cleanup was slow.  The red flag was the result of Buck Payne getting upside down.  Payne was not injured, but his car required a rollback and another slow cleanup.

Payne’s crash could have been a lot worse. On lap seven after a restart as a pack of cars exited turn two they proved again that four wide generally does not work and five never does.  Payne got tagged in that mess. Had everyone been a tad more patient there would have been no issue.  Somehow as Payne’s car shot across the track and into the retaining wall no other cars were collected.  That and that fact that Payne was not injured were the good news.

Glenn Whritenour and Jon Rivers paced the 27 cars to the initial start.  Whritenour won the race into turn one and held off a determined Rivers until the first caution.  That caution was for Rivers.

After the race Rivers shared, “It was my fault. I adjusted the brakes too far and it bit me.  I learned two things.  First, that this new Rocket is a good fast race car capable of winning.  Second, I need to learn how to better adjust the brake balance (front to rear).”  Rivers continued, but from the rear and was able to muster a 13th place finish.

Whritenour continued to lead under green and yellow until lap 13. On a restart Waters who had come from 12th at the start to second on lap 12 found an opening under Whritenour as the two raced through turns one and two.  Regarding the pass for the lead, Waters observed, “On that restart, I knew there was a good chance. I really didn’t want him (Whritenour) getting his momentum at the start. I saw him leaving the bottom open a little bit, so I knew I had to hug right up on his quarter panel, and make my move in the first corner and luckily it got in there and the car stuck. I think we lost our front brakes, so it was a little difficult getting going, and I couldn’t go in as hard as I wanted to, but it definitely worked out for me tonight.”

Whritenour held on to finish second.  After the race while awaiting the technical inspection of his Joe Willcox Automatics sponsored CRS Impala Whritenour was more concerned about the welfare of his good friend Julius Cerrillo who was seriously injured in a highway accident than the race results.  A phone check to the hospital where Cerrillo is a patient revealed that the situation was improving and the outlook was good.

Jeremy Wonderling was one who would have liked the full distance.  Wonderling had charged through the field from 25th to fourth at the final caution.  On the restart he passed Mike Wonderling, his father, for third and was after Whritenour and Waters when time ran out.

Mike Wonderling was happy with his fourth place finish given all that had gone wrong earlier in the program.  Mr. Mike’s driveshaft broke in hot laps.  His air cleaner flew off on the last lap of his heat race. Mr. Mike ran second to Whritenour laps five through 12 when Waters got by and then third went Jeremy got by a lap later.

Bob Close had his best run ever in Ron Scharf’s beautiful #65.  Close was fifth at the checkers.  He had no time to celebrate as he quickly moved to his super late for that A-Main.  He then had time to celebrate not only his BRP CanAm finish, but more important his win in the hotly contested super late main event.

F/A Products heat race winners were Brian Knowles, John Waters and Glenn Whritenour

The $100 Winters Performance Products Hard Charger was Jeremy Wonderling who started 25th and charged to third at John Powell’s flying double checkers.

The Douglas B. Miles Insurance Rookie of the Race was Jay McConnell.  Jay started 15th stayed out of trouble (no easy task) and brought his #112 home eighth in his first ever race at LVS..
 
The Gater Racing Photo News Leader of the Pack Award winner was Jared Hill.  Hill drew the #1 pill for heat race lineups.  Unfortunately that was the last of his good luck.  The handsome young racer was caught up in several incidents during the A-Main and finished 23rd.

The Die Cast Speed Shop long distance award went to Kevin Olinger.  Olinger came from his home in Smithfield, Virginia to enter the event.  His absolutely beautiful race car #24k is garaged in Bradford, PA.

The next BRP CanAm Tour event is a return to Little Valley Speedway on Friday June 7.  In the interim there will be Series weekly event racing at Black Rock on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1 at Raceway 5 and Woodhull Raceway.

Close Racing Supply A-Main Finish 30 Laps:  JOHN WATERS, Glenn Whritenour, Jeremy Wonderling, Mike Wonderling, Bob Close, Mikey Wonderling, Brady Wonderling, Bruce Miller, Jason Knowles, Brian Knowles, Cecil LaBarron, Steve LeBarron, Jon Rivers, Jay McConnell, Ray Bliss, Jimmy Johnson, Kevin Olinger, Bob Babbitt, Neil Patterson, Wally Wade, DJ Krug, Quinn Sutherland, Jared Hill, Brad LaBarron, Buck Payne, Ron Wilkins, Jim Johnson

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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Press Releases and Results / BRP CanAm Fast Facts From LVS
« on: May 27, 2013, 01:09:39 AM »

BRP CanAm Late Model Series
Fast Facts
Little Valley Speedway
May 26, 2013
Tour Event #1 (128)

Close Racing Supply A-Main Finish 30 Laps:  JOHN WATERS, Glenn Whritenour, Jeremy Wonderling, Mike Wonderling, Bob Close, Mikey Wonderling, Brady Wonderling, Bruce Miller, Jason Knowles, Brian Knowles, Cecil LaBarron, Steve LeBarron, Jon Rivers, Jay McConnell, Ray Bliss, Jimmy Johnson, Kevin Olinger, Bob Babbitt, Neil Patterson, Wally Wade, DJ Krug, Quinn Sutherland, Jared Hill, Brad LaBarron, Buck Payne, Ron Wilkins, Jim Johnson

Lap Leaders:  Whritenour 1- 12, Waters 13-15

Winters Performance Products Hard Charger $100 – J. Wonderling (started 25th – finished 3rd)

Douglas B. Miles Insurance Rookie of the Race –McConnell

Gater Racing Photo News Leader of the Pack Award – Hill

F/A Products Engine Builder Heat Winners - $50 - Waters, Whritenour, B. Knowles

Notes: due to extended delay resulting from Payne roll over and pending curfew the race distance was abbreviated from 20 laps to 15; all 27 cars that entered started the A-Main

Next: BRP CanAm Tour Event #3 (129) @ Little Valley Speedway Fri June 7
         
 
      







 



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The BRP CanAm Series Tour event and the ULMS Late Model Reunion program scheduled for tonight (Friday May 24) has been cancelled due to weather.

Gary Montgomery

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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Racers Busy On Memorial Day Weekend
   …Two Tour Events and Two Weekly Events Are Scheduled…

Keuka Park, NY…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series shifts into overdrive on Memorial Day Weekend with four events over a three day period.  Two Series tour events and two Series weekly events will provide a busy race weekend. 

Racing starts on Friday May 24 at Woodhull Raceway when Ted White and his team host BRP CanAm Tour event number two.  On Saturday night the race teams have their choice of Series weekly events at Woodhull or Raceway 5.  Sunday everybody heads to Little Valley Speedway for BRP CanAm Series Tour event number three.

Ted White, Woodhull Raceway owner, has scheduled the BRP CanAm Series tour event on Friday given that Black Rock Speedway is not racing.  To add to the Friday night excitement White has added the ULMS super late model reunion to the program. White’s team will turn around to host a full weekly program on Saturday.

Woodhull Raceway hosted the 2013 Series tour opener on April 27.  John Waters, the defending Woodhull track champion, won that event with Bruce Miller and Jeremy Wonderling second and third respectively. Miller is the defending Series champion.  Wonderling was the 2011 Series champion.

John Charlesworth and the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society, owners and operators of Little Valley Speedway, open their gates for the first time in 2013 on Sunday.  Their program features BRP CanAm Series tour event number three for the year and number 129 since the Series started in 2003.  The Little Valley race card will include super late models, E-Mods, street stocks, and crate lates.

BRP CanAm Series weekly event winners on May 17 and May 18 were, Jason Knowles at Black Rock, Dave DuBois at Raceway 5, and Glenn Whritenour at Woodhull.  The wins were the first of 2013 for each of these drivers.

Woodhull Raceway gates will open at 4:30 for racing at 7:00 on Friday.  Additional information at www.WoodhullRaceway.com

Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 3:00 for racing at 6:30 on Sunday.  Additional information at www.LittleValleySpeedway.com

BRP CanAm Late Model Series information at www.BRPCanAmSeries.com

 
The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum



 
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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Series Weekly Programs In High Gear
   …Four Events and Four Winners To Date…

St Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series weekly programs shift into high gear this weekend (Friday and Saturday May 17& 18) with racing at Black Rock, Raceway 5, and Woodhull Raceway.  This marks the first weekend of the year that all three member tracks will host the BRP late models in their programs. It wasn’t planned this way, but Mother Nature intervened and caused some cancellations.

Four Series weekly events and one Series Tour event have been completed to date.  . 

In weekly event action John Waters and Jeremy Wonderling have scored wins at Woodhull Raceway. Bruce Miller won the Black Rock opener, and JJ Mazur won the Raceway 5 opener. 

Waters also won the Series Tour opener at Woodhull last month.  The Tour event scheduled at Five Point Speedway was rained out and can not be rescheduled.

Next on the BRP CanAm Tour event schedule is the Memorial Day weekend double header.  Woodhull Raceway is going with a Friday night date since Black Rock is off on May 24 and Little Valley Speedway will open for the 2013 season on Sunday May 26.

Ted White at Woodhull Raceway has scheduled the annual ULMS super late model reunion as part of the Friday May 24 special.  The supers, a BRP Tour event, crate sportsman, and FWD minis kick off the holiday racing weekend for the folks in and around Steuben County.

John Charlesworth at Little Valley Speedway has the traditional menu of super lates, a BRP CanAm Tour, E-Mods, crate lates, and street stocks set for his 2013 opener.  Little Valley has six race events on their 2013 schedule and all six dates include BRP CanAm Tour events.

We are in high gear and hope that all of our race fans are ready.  Mother Nature is done racing for the 2013 racing season and we are set for another great year of racing.
 
Black Rock Speedway information at www.BlackRockSpeedway.com

Raceway 5 information at www.Raceway5.com
 
Woodhull Raceway information at www.WoodhullRaceway.com

Little Valley Speedway information at www.LittleValleySpeedway.com
   
For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Late Models Headed To Five Mile Point
   …Big East Tour For AR Cup Begins Saturday

Kirkwood, NY…The Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series Tour heads to Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY this Saturday (May 11).

Saturday’s event marks the first ever BRP CanAm late model event at the Harpell family’s historic speedway.
 
The event will also be the first of the three event Big East Tour for the American Racer Cup for late models. The Big East Tour begins at Five Mile Point Speedway on Saturday.  Event number two is set for Friday June 21 at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA.  I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY will host the third and final event of the Big East Tour on Wednesday July 24.

Fred Woodward, President of Lias Tire, recently announced that to help the BRP CanAm race teams with the travel expenses of the Big East Tour that Lias Tire will provide an American Racer tire to the top ten drivers for that three race AR Cup mini-series.

The 2013 Tour opened at Woodhull two weeks ago where John (Hot) Waters defeated Bruce (Thriller) Miller with Jeremy (Mr. Excitement) Wonderling completing the podium finishers.  No surprises there since Waters won seven BRP Tour events last year and finished second to Miller for the 2012 Series championship. Wonderling, the 2011 Series champion, finished third in the standings last year.  Further, each of those drivers have scored Series weekly event wins in the early season.  Waters and Wonderling have Woodhull weekly wins.  Bruce Miller won the season opener at Black Rock last week.

Others from the Woodhull top ten that are delighted for the opportunity to visit a new Victory Lane are Glenn Whritenour, Brian Knowles, Steve LeBarron, Brady Wonderling, Jay McConnell, Clint Button, and Jason Knowles.

Series history will be made on Saturday night since the event will be on new turf.  With one exception none of the others expected on Saturday night have ever raced at FMP and few have ever even seen the track.  The exception, Ray (Zeke the Streak) Bliss, a BRP CanAm Rookie has raced his modified at the Point a few times in prior years.

Make a point to be at the Point where history will be made. Racing action begins at 6:00 on Saturday.  Information at www.FiveMilePointSpeedway.net or 607-775-5555

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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Press Releases and Results / BRP CanAm Fast Facts From Woodhull
« on: April 27, 2013, 11:53:05 PM »

BRP CanAm Late Model Series
Fast Facts
Woodhull Raceway
April 27, 2013
Tour Event #1 (127)
11th Anniversary Tour Opener


Beyea Headers A-Main Finish 30 Laps:  JOHN WATERS, Bruce Miller, Jeremy Wonderling, Glenn Whritenour, Brian Knowles, Steve LeBarron, Brady Wonderling, Jay McConnell, Clint Button, Jason Knowles, Mike Wonderling, Frank LeBarron, Carl Hughes, Dave DuBois, Jerry Wilson, Brandon Smith, Wayne Robertson, Cecil LaBarron, Ray Bliss, Carl Cleveland, Jared Hill, Quinn Sutherland, Mikey Wonderling, Mick Seely 

Lap Leaders:  Bruce Miller 1-15, John Waters 16-30

Winters Performance Products Hard Charger $100 – Jason Knowles (started 24th – finished 10th)

Douglas B. Miles Insurance Rookie of the Race – Jay McConnell

Gater Racing Photo News Leader of the Pack Award – Cecil LaBarron

F/A Products Engine Builder Heat Winners - $50 - Waters, B. Wonderling, J. Wonderling


Next: BRP Can Am Tour Event #2 (128) @ Five Mile Point Speedway Sat May 11
          BRP CanAm Tour Event #3 (129) @ Woodhull Raceway Fri May 24
          BRP CanAm Tour Event #4 (130) @ Little Valley Speedway Sun May 26
         
 
      







 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Series Woodhull History
   …New or Repeat Winner For 2013 Opener?…

St Catharines, ONT…When the 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series Tour begins this Saturday (April 27) at Woodhull Raceway it will mark the 15th Series Tour event hosted at the Steuben County track.

Will the 15th event produce a new or repeat winner?

Those hoping to repeat include Jon Rivers, John Waters, Glenn Whritenour, and Jeremy Wonderling. 

Jon Rivers won on the Woodhull high banks in 2006 so it has been “a while. “ The Basom, NY driver races weekly at Raceway 5 rather than Woodhull so he gives up “a bit” relative to track time, but he clearly knows his way to a checkered flag.  Rivers will debut an all brand new ProSpeed Rocket on Saturday night and plans a full assault for the 2013 BRP CanAm championship.  The best start on that season long championship assault would be a win in the 2013 Series Tour opener.

John Waters won both Series Tour events at Woodhull last year.  In fact, the Whitesville, NY driver won a total of 10 times at Woodhull last year.  Waters won the Woodhull season opener in a Series weekly event last week.  Given his record the odds makers would favor Waters on Saturday.

Glenn Whritenour won Series Tour events at his home track in 2007 and 2008.  Whritenour, from nearby Jasper has the best Woodhull late model record for race wins and track championships of any active driver.  Old records will not count on Saturday when a new record book gets authored.

Jeremy Wonderling owns three Woodhull Tour event wins.  Jeremy’s first came in 2009 and then the second generation race car driver won two of two in 2011.  The two 2011 Woodhull wins played into Wonderlings BRP CanAm Series championship that year.

The list of drivers hoping to add their name to the Woodhull Tour win list is long.  A safe assumption is that the prior winners will all qualify for Saturday night’s Tour opener.  That leaves 20 open spots for first time winners on the 24 car starting grid.

Heading this list is Bruce Miller the 2012 BRP CanAm Series champion.  Miller always runs well at Woodhull and wherever he enters his immaculate #80 race cars.  Bruce has many BRP CanAm Series weekly event wins at Woodhull, but has come up short in Tour events.  Miller’s mount for Saturday night is a completely updated GRT that has a long Miller family history.  Bruce’s brother, Andy, first campaigned this car in 2002 as a red #17.  Later Bruce’s dad, Dave, bought the car and until 2011 raced the car wearing his #40.  Last year Bruce raced this car on a few occasions when his #80 was out of commission.  Over the winter the “Family Affair GRT” was completely rebuilt at the Miller family race car shop in Hallsport.  The car has always been good now with new components and fresh Dad Power look for #80 at or near the top of the scoreboard on Saturday night.

Steve LeBarron, the 2012 Miles-Agency.com Rookie of the Year, is off to a fast 2013 start with a top five finish at Woodhull last week.  This quiet young man has improved to the point that he must be considered a contender for his first ever win.  LeBarron would be the second happiest guy in Troupsburg next week if he pulls off an upset win on Saturday night.  The happiest guy would be his father, Dale, who funds the Troups Creek Auto Parts team car #29 for Steve.

You will need a program Saturday night to sort out which Wonderling is driving what.  Mike and his three boys will all be contesting for the win. Mr. Mike will be in his #z1and Jeremy will be in his #3j.  New for 2013 is that Brady has taken the seat in the Schuyler #57j previously occupied by his brother, Mikey.  Mikey is now the owner operator of his own #18.  The boys all own BRP CanAm Tour wins.  Dad plans to add his name to the list on Saturday night.

The Knowles boys, Brian and Jason, are always racing at or near the front.  You can expect the same on Saturday.  Brian fairly believes that he was headed to Victory Lane in the 2012 opener until a late race spin in an altercation with race winner, John Waters, knocked him out of the top spot.  Nobody would feel bad if Brian parked his #7 in Victory Circle Saturday night.

Clint Button, Carl Hughes, Cecil LaBarron, and Jay McConnell are among the other Woodhull drivers that will be looking for Ted White’s winner’s trophy.

The Batavia contingent will be led to Woodhull by Dave DuBois, the 2012 Raceway 5 track champion.  Miles - Agency.com Rookie of the Year contender and former Raceway 5 sportsman champion Ray (Zeke the Streak) Bliss will also make the trip.

Black Rock Speedway will be represented by Carl Cleveland, Jared Hill, Quinn Sutherland and others as the 11th Annual BRP CanAm Series Tour begins.

Woodhull Raceway gates will open at 4:30 for a 6:30 start on Saturday April 27. Additional Woodhull Raceway information at WoodhullRaceway.com

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com
 
BRP CanAm Series Tour Event Winners - Woodhull Raceway:
2004 - Ed Carley
2005 - Jeff Chesebro
2006 - Jon Rivers
2007 - Steve Dixon, Glenn Whritenour
2008 - Glenn Whritenour
2009 - Steve Hartman, Jeremy Wonderling
2010 - Wayne Robertson, Wayne Robertson
2011 - Jeremy Wonderling, Jeremy Wonderling
2012 - John Waters, John Waters


The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2013 BRP CanAm Series Tour Ready-Set-Go
   …11th Anniversary Tour Starts Saturday April 27…

St Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series Tour begins this Saturday (April 27) at Woodhull Raceway.

Ready - The race teams are ready.  Ted White’s team has their Woodhull Raceway ready.  Most important is that Mother Nature is ready to unleash some warm dry weather and her delayed start of spring.

Set - Many of the BRP CanAm teams have been on track with their new 2013 cars.  Open and closed practice sessions and a Series weekly event at Woodhull have helped the teams dust off, sort out, and establish plans for the new racing season.

Go - As your stock broker reminds you - “past performance is not a guarantee of future results, but it is worth looking to the past for trends.”  Clearly the results of Saturday’s opener will not guarantee who will win the 2013 Series championship, but history reveals some interesting statistics. Only twice did the opening race winner go on to claim the Series championship, but all opening race winners have played leading roles in the spring - summer -fall drama that unfolded during the race season.

Series opening race winners are Steve Dixon (2008), Darren Kish (2005), Larry Knowles (2007 & 2009), Andy Miller (2004), Bruce Miller (2003 & 2010), John Waters (2012), and Jeremy Wonderling (2006 & 2011).  Steve Dixon is now focused on E-Mod racing. Kish has retired from driving and now works with his son as a go-kart racer. Andy Miller is still racing, but in Georgia and Tennessee near his new home. Larry Knowles races only occasionally now as he works with his boys (Brian and Jason) on their BRP CanAm programs.  The others are not only still active, but red-hot contenders for winning races and the Series championship.

Bruce Miller is the defending Series champion and owns 11 career BRP CanAm Tour wins.  Jeremy Wonderling was the 2011 Series champion and owns 12 career BRP CanAm Tour wins.  John Waters won three track championships in 2012.  Waters trailed Miller by a mere 32 points in the final 2012 championship standings.

Based on past performance those drivers might have an edge on the others for wins and the championship.  However, as Merrill Lynch says, “past performance is not a guarantee of future results.”

The high banks and tight confines of Woodhull Raceway make it the ultimate test of driver skill.  Driver skill and luck will play a major role in the outcome of the 2013 Tour opener.  Glenn Whritenour is a five time Woodhull late model champion and the winningest late model driver of the current era at Woodhull.  Whritenour’s 2013 racing plans are focused on the BRP CanAm Series Tour championship and the Woodhull weekly program for home track bonus points.  Included on Whritenour’s resume is the 2008 ISKY Cams win at the Cayuga County Fair Speedway.  The ISKY Championship race is set for September at Woodhull this year.  Whritenour plans to park his Joe Willcox sponsored CRS Camaro in Victory Circle that night and earn another big check from ISKY Racing Cams.

“We will take it one race at a time.  Woodhull has always been my favorite track.  A win on Saturday would be great.  For sure, I will be trying,” reports Whritenour from his Jasper home on Sunday morning.

“I was probably a third place car last night.  Jeremy (Wonderling) got by me late when I slowed to avoid his brother (Brady) so I finished fourth.  Last night’s one - two finish proved that it will be tough to beat Bruce (Miller) or John (Waters) again this year, but for sure I will be trying.”

Others with winning  BRP CanAm and /or Woodhull records that will be “up on the wheel” Saturday night include: Dave DuBois, Jim Johnson, Brian Knowles, Jason Knowles, Quinn Sutherland, Brady Wonderling, Mike Wonderling, Mikey Wonderling.

Nobody knows who will win.  Everybody believes they can win and that is what make short track dirt track racing the finest form of motorsports in the world.  Be at Woodhull raceway on Saturday night and enjoy the thrill of opening night.

Woodhull gates will open at 4:30 for a 6:30 start on Saturday April 27 for the start of the nineteen event 2013 BRP CanAm Series Tour. Additional Woodhull Raceway information at WoodhullRaceway.com   
 
For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2013 BRP CanAm Series Weekly Event Program Begins - Second Attempt
   …Woodhull Opener Reset To Saturday April 20…

St Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series was planned to begin last Saturday at Woodhull Raceway.  Mother Nature intervened and the new date is this Saturday (April 20). 

Not all of this weekends racing activity will be at Woodhull Raceway.  On Friday (April 19) Dean Hoag will open his Black Rock Speedway for the 2013 season.  Hoag’s 2013 opener contains its usual variety rich program with racing for all weekly race car categories.  BRP CanAm late model race teams will have the opportunity to test, tune, and qualify for their official Black Rock start on April 26.

Two were missing from last week’s press release which highlighted a long list of drivers hoping to win the Woodhull opener. 

One of the missing was Mother Nature. The nasty lady showed up and won, but she gets no home track bonus points or earned no friends for ruining the gala opening planned by Ted White and his Woodhull Raceway team.

Also missing from last weeks list of potential opening night winners was Bruce (Thriller) Miller.  Miller, the 2012 BRP CanAm Series Champion, had not completed all the details on his 2013 car, but Bruce and his hot rod will be ready this Saturday.  In fact, if all goes well they may even be ready for a shake down session on Friday at Black Rock.

Miller won the final 2012 race at Woodhull and hopes to return to Woodhull’s Victory Circle for the 2013 opener.

All but Mother Nature are welcome for the Black Rock and Woodhull openers this weekend.

The 2013 BRP CanAm Series Tour event schedule will begin on Saturday April 27.

Last week press release included news of the pending arrival of John and Melissa Waters’ new baby.  John reports that Dane Thomas arrived on Friday (April 12).  The Great Dane weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds 13 ounces.  Congratulations!

Black Rock Speedway information at www.BlackRockSpeedway.com

Woodhull Raceway information at www.WoodhullRaceway.com   

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2013 BRP CanAm Series Weekly Event Program Begins
   …Woodhull Opener Set For Saturday April 13…

St Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series begins this Saturday (April 13) at Woodhull Raceway with a Series weekly event.

Points earned in Series weekly events are used for Home Track Bonus Points which are included in the calculation of total points for the BRP CanAm Series point standings.  The best five finishes at any one of the Series member tracks are awarded to the top 15 drivers as a bonus to points earned in Series Tour events.  This requires the drivers to participate in both weekly and tour events to maximize their point fund earnings.  Last year that point fund was $33,525. Bruce Miller, the 2012 Series champion earned $7,520.  BRP CanAm member tracks are Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, Raceway 5, and Woodhull Raceway.

The Series opener last year was also at Woodhull.  That event started the incredible 2012 racing season for John Waters and the Dale LeBarron Troups Creek Auto Parts team. Waters won the opener and nine more enroute to the 2012 Woodhull late model championship.

In addition to the race Waters will have a lot on his mind on Saturday.  The biggest concern is that he and wife Melissa will either have a brand new baby or will be expecting one at any minute.  Actually, the baby’s due date is the date of this release (Wed April 10) so John should be passing out cigars on Saturday night.  A whole lot less important than a new baby is the fact that John’s TCAP #11 will be powered by a backup motor since the primary engine experienced major problems in a non Series program at Canandaigua last week.

“We are putting the backup engine in right now.  That is the engine we used for 17 (of 20) wins last year.  The backup motor is fresh so we are not too worried about how it will perform.  Not too worried, but we were planning on more speed with the new piece.  We have not diagnosed what all went wrong with the broken piece, but there are major problems.  We will either fix that one or start over depending on what Gene (Knaub - engine builder) decides.  I am sure glad the failure happened in the non point deal (Canandaigua Speedway) rather than when it would have made a big difference.”

“I am staying close to home as we wait for Olivia’s little brother.  I sure hope he arrives before Saturday night! ” reports Waters via telephone from his Whiteville, NY race car shop which is directly behind his home.

Waters is not talking about it, but he ought to have some other concerns on Saturday.  There will be about 20 other tough customers all primed to get their season off on a winning note.

A few tough customers including four members of the Wonderling family are all expected for season opener at Ted White’s race place in the Steuben County hills just north of downtown Woodhull, NY. Others that are valid contenders for a win on opening night include Ray Bliss, Jared Hill, Carl Hughes, Cecil LaBarron, Frank LeBarron, Steve LeBarron, Jaye McConnell, Buck Payne and Mick Seely.  They all will be out to get their 2013 racing season off to a great start with a victory.

Wonderlings:  Brady is the new hired gun for Sharon and Jim Schuyler’s 2013 Himrod Hot Rod.  Brady replaces his brother Mikey in that seat.  Jeremy was a two time winner at Woodhull last year and second on six occasions.  Mr. Excitement’s Terry Prince Construction supported CRS Camaro won best appearing car award at the Riverwalk Race Car Show in Wellsville before being towed to Canandaigua Speedway.  You can expect Jeremy to be in the thick of things on Saturday night.  Mikey is now the owner / operator of a completely refreshed CRS Corvette that was previously campaigned by Randy Hall.  The patriarch of the racing Wonderling family - Mr. Mike is on assignment for his employer in Michigan and plans to fly home Saturday afternoon and meet up with his #z1 at the track.  “The boys will have it race ready and Mike will make every effort to be there for the opener,” shared his wife, Debra.
 
Ray (Zeke the Streak) Bliss debuted his Carley/Shaw Camaro in the test session at Canandaigua last week. Bliss will contend for the 2013 Douglas B. Miles Insurance Agency Rookie of the Year honors. Zeke has won in a modified at Woodhull and is always a strong runner.

Jared Hill has a new to him ride for 2013 and is way over due for a BRP CanAm win.  Hill is the new owner / operator of the Himrod Hot Rod that Mikey Wonderling drove last year.

Carl Hughes has freshened the Rocket that he brought out last year and was strong in the two test sessions at Woodhull last week.

Cecil LaBarron may have more laps completed at Woodhull than any other late model driver.  He came out with a new Carley/Shaw car late in 2012 and promises to be a strong contender in the opener.  Cecil commutes from his home in Carlyle, PA to Woodhull every weekend during the race season.  When he arrives at the track his son, Brad, has the car race ready.

Frank LeBarron, Steve LeBarron, and Buck Payne all drive cars from the Troups Creek Auto Parts (TCAP) operation.  Steve LeBarron was the 2012 Douglas B. Miles Insurance Agency Rookie of the Year.  They have all learned a thing or two from the TCAP #11 Team and will be a threat in 2013.

Jay McConnell is the new owner / operator of the CRS Corvette that Charles McGregor owned and was driven to two Woodhull wins by Billy VanPelt last year.  The car now covered in black Wrisco Aluminum and wearing # 112 showed much promise in the test sessions.

Nobody enters a race program with more enthusiasm than Mick Seeley.  Seeley tows from his hometown of Lawrenceville, PA every week in search of that all elusive first BRP CanAm late model win.  Mick and his pretty #31 have been on the show circuit, tested last week, and are ready to win on Saturday.

Nobody knows who will win.  Everybody believes they can win and that is what make short track dirt track racing the finest form of motorsports in the world.  Be at Woodhull raceway on Saturday night and enjoy the thrill of opening night.

Woodhull Raceway information at WoodhullRaceway.com   

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

   
   
 






 



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Press Releases and Results / Bradford Speedway Added To BRP CanAm Tour
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:13:29 PM »
BRP CanAm Late Model Series News


Bradford Speedway Added To BRP CanAm Tour
   …19 Events On 11th Anniversary Schedule…

St Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Tour has added Bradford Speedway in Rew, PA to the schedule.

Jeff Andrulonis, the owner and promoter of Bradford Speedway, has just booked the BRP CanAm Series for a return to his Bradford Speedway. The date for that event is penciled in on Friday July 19.  “A lot is happening on the area racing scene and we are working to maximize the entertainment value for our race fans and opportunities for the race teams,” shared Andrulonis from his Colonial Media+Entertainment office.

“We are just going on the air with a new radio station and Bradford Speedway has taken a back seat to that project for the past few weeks.  We are now on the air with Big Bob County 99.7 and spring is here so I’m back into Bradford Speedway full speed. I saw the BRP CanAm cars at Woodhull (Raceway) last year and was very impressed.  I know that they will put on a great show at Bradford Speedway.  After meeting with Gary (Montgomery) our current plan is that Friday July 19 is the best date.  However, as we sort through schedules we may change the date.  Regardless of the date the BRP CanAm late models will be at Bradford Speedway this year!”

“The addition of Bradford Speedway brings the 2013 BRP CanAm Tour to 19 events.  This will be our first Series event at Bradford Speedway since 2004 and we are delighted,” shared Nancy Bicknell from BRP world headquarters in St Catharines, Ontario.

 “The Tour plus Series weekly events at Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, Raceway 5, and Woodhull Raceway provide a very robust schedule for our race teams.
We regret that we could not find the right date for our late model series at our track (Merrittville Speedway) this year, but the race teams will have plenty of races and some new tracks (Five Mile Point Speedway, I-88 Speedway, and Penn Can Speedway) so all is good.  All of us here at Bicknell Racing Products wish them all a safe and fun filled 2013 racing season.  We will get them back to our side of the border next year!”   

The 2013 BRP CanAm Series Tour schedule: April 27 - Woodhull Raceway, May 11 - Five Mile Point Speedway, May 24 - Woodhull Raceway, May 26 - Little Valley Speedway, June 7 - Little Valley Speedway, June 16 - Black Rock Speedway, June 21 - Penn Can Speedway, June 22 - Woodhull Raceway, July 4 - Little Valley Speedway, July 5 - Black Rock Speedway, July 11 - McKean County Raceway, July 12 - Little Valley Speedway, July 18 - Raceway 5, July 19 -Bradford Speedway, July 24 - I - 88 Speedway, August 22 - Little Valley Speedway, September 7 - Woodhull Raceway, September 14 - Little Valley Speedway, September 21 - Woodhull Raceway   

Tour events pay a minimum of $1000 to win and $150 to start.  There is never an entry fee or membership required for BRP CanAm events. The season long Series champion will earn a minimum of $5000 cash plus several thousand dollars worth of products provided by Series marketing partners - Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com
   
   
 






 


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Press Releases and Results / BRP CanAm Test-Tune-Tinker & RACE
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:15:19 PM »
BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2013 BRP CanAm Series Test - Tune - Tinker & RACE
   …Canandaigua Motorsports Park Offers Something Different…

St Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series will officially begin on Saturday April 13 at Woodhull Raceway with a Series weekly event program. Saturday April 27 is the date for the 11th BRP CanAm Series Tour opener.  That event too will be hosted by Ted White at his Woodhull Raceway.

Before the Series gets underway, Jeremie Corcoran has scheduled a BRP CanAm late model / crate late model event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park (CMP).  This will be an unsanctioned no points event for the BRP CanAm late models and the Fulton Speedway crate late models.  The late models will serve as the support division for the 64 lap - $6400 to win Jan Corcoran Memorial for the DIRTcar big block modifieds.

“I want to start the season with a big program.  The two - day April 5 & 6 program ought to be big enough.  On Friday (April 5) we will have a $1000 to win open tire sportsman program with 305 sprints and pure stocks as support divisions.  On Saturday (April 6) it will be our third annual Jan Corcoran Memorial as a tribute to my mother,” shared Corcoran as he took a short break from track prep on a very cold Monday afternoon.

“I put new clay down last fall. I have been taking every opportunity that Mother Nature provides to work the track and complete other facility improvements.

“I am anxious to get going.  We have a test - tune - tinker - practice night scheduled for Tuesday April 2 and then - bang - our Friday and Saturday double header. This is the 50th Anniversary Season for Canandaigua and I want it to be the best ever.

“The big block modifieds have been the backbone of the racing here at Canandaigua forever.  The late models have had only infrequent events.  This early date presents an opportunity for the BRP late models before they start there weekly and tour events and before John (Wight) and Harvey (Fink) open Fulton Raceway for their weekly crate late model program.

“Gary (Montgomery) has shared that several of the BRP CanAm teams plan to race with the crates.  Those late models all look very much the same, but the heavier BRP cars are at a disadvantage.  We will see how it all works out.”

Heading the BRP CanAm contingent will be John Waters, the 2012 BRP Dart Challenge champion, and Dave DuBois, the Raceway 5 late model champion.  Waters was a 20 time winner in 2012 earning late model track championships at Black Rock, Little Valley, and Woodhull.  Waters and his championship car have been on the show circuit first in Syracuse, then Philadelphia, last weekend in Olean, and this weekend at the Arnot Mall race car show in Horseheads.  On Saturday April 6 it is back to business at the Land of Legends!

The father - son duo of Jim and Jimmy Johnson will have their Hot Rod Lincolns ready for battle at the Land of Legends.  Jim won a BRP event at Canandaigua in 2010.  Jimmy, a sophomore at the University of Buffalo, will begin his first full season on the BRP CanAm Tour in pursuit of the $1000 Miles-Agency.com Rookie of the Year title.  There is much interest in what Kid Lightning’s (Jimmy), #39j will look like.  It is under cover at the Johnson family race car shop in Batavia.  They promise that it will be exciting!

A pair of Himrod Hot Rods can also be expected for the Canandaigua event.  Brady Wonderling is the new hired gun for Jim Schuyler’s #57j entry.  This is an all new piece from Schuyler’s Himrod Hot Rod Shop. Jared Hill has the 2012 #57j updated to his specifications and reskinned with 12j proudly displayed on the Wrisco Racing Aluminum door panels.

On Friday April 5 Woodhull Raceway will host a test - tune - tinker - practice session and again on Saturday April 6, concurrent with the Canandaigua activities.  Jim Mazur will open the gates to his Raceway 5 on Saturday May 4 for a test - tune - tinker - practice program.

The first day of spring arrives this week and the long winter is over.  The 2013 racing season is just days away…………   

The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is presented by: Bicknell Racing Products,  ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com
   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Tour Returns To McKean County Raceway
   …Baldwin Forest Products Presents Return To Our Roots…

St. Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Late Model Series will returns to McKean County Raceway (MCR) on Thursday July 11. The Return To Our Roots special event presented by Baldwin Forest Products will be the first Series sanctioned tour event since the annual County Fair race in 2010.

“We are excited to return the BRP CanAm Series to MCR and grateful to Bonnie and Charlie Baldwin of Baldwin Forest Products for their support in making this Return To Our Roots event a reality.  MCR is one of the tracks where the Series started in 2003.  In fact, Dennis Shutt who promoted MCR at that time was one of the original organizers of the BRP CanAm Series,” shares Nancy Bicknell of Bicknell Racing Products.

“MCR was one of the tracks that raced the BRP CanAm style cars in their weekly programs when we started the Series.  That is origin of the Return To Our Roots title for this event.  The first ever BRP CanAm Series tour event was at Little Valley Speedway and the second ever at MCR.  Todd Rice, a McKean County (Coryville) resident, won that MCR event.  Rice has since retired from racing, but he still lives in the area and we hope to have him back as the honorary starter for the Return To Our Roots event on July 11.

“The 2003 and 2004 Series Champion was Bob Dixon, another McKean County (Smethport) resident, now retired from racing will be the Grand Marshall for the Return To Our Roots event.”

Baldwin Forest Products was founded in 1953.  Family owned leadership for 50 years has resulted in successful growth for the now state of the art quality hardwoods lumber operation in Bolivar, NY. Baldwin Forest Products is recognized worldwide for their high quality hardwood lumber products.  Baldwin both grows and buys timber, buys logs, and produces hard wood lumber products. Baldwin Forest Products has a long association with stock race racing through the Baldwin and Wonderling families.

Baldwin Forest Products is located on NYS Route 417 midway between Bolivar and Wellsville.  Learn more at www.BaldwinForestProducts.com 
 
Watch for the 2013 tour schedule and other Series news on BRPCanAmSeries.com

The 2013 BRP CanAm Late Model Series is presented by the following marketing partners:
Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Melling Performance Engine Parts, Miles-Agency.com, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

Contact: Gary Montgomery
    GJMont@roadrunner.com
    315-536-3728
 






 


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Press Releases and Results / 2013 Schedule - BRP CanAm Series Tour
« on: March 07, 2013, 10:05:57 AM »
BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2013 BRP CanAm Late Model Series Tour Preview
   …18 Events @ 8 Tracks For the 11th Anniversary Tour…

St Catharines, ONT…The schedule for the 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series Tour includes 18 events at 8 different venues.  Returning for the 11th anniversary tour are Series standbys Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, and Woodhull Raceway.  McKean County Raceway and Raceway 5 both return to the tour for the first time in several years. Five Mile Point Speedway, I 88 Speedway, and Penn Can Speedway have each scheduled first time BRP CanAm tour events. 

The 2013 Tour will be book-ended at Ted White’s Woodhull Raceway.  The 11th Anniversary opener will be on Saturday April 27.  The 2013 Tour concludes on Saturday September 21 with the $1500 to win ISKY Cams Championship.  “The ISKY” has rotated from Cayuga County to Black Rock Speedway to Little Valley Speedway and for 2013 the high banks of Ted White’s Woodhull Raceway in the hills of Steuben County, NY.

A mid-season highlight of the 2013 Tour will be the Brock Young Memorial.  John Charlesworth, President of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society and Little Valley Speedway promoter, has set Friday July 12 for the eleventh annual running of this important event which rewards the winner with 6’ trophy and a $1422 check from the Young family.

The McKean Motorsports management team that operates the McKean County Raceway (MCR) has scheduled a “Return To Our Roots Special” on Thursday July 11.  This is significant for many reasons, but perhaps most important is that MCR is where the BRP CanAm style race cars gained popularity as an affordable alternative to super late models.  Dennis Schutt, MCR promoter in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was a founding partner of the BRP CanAm Series.

Jim Mazur and the Genesee County Fair Board have scheduled a return to Raceway 5 in Batavia, NY on Thursday July 18 during their County Fair.  After failed attempts by others, Mazur and his team have turned the corner on Raceway 5 and returned that track to the successful weekly operation is once was.  Raceway 5’s weekly Saturday night program is a partner in the BRP CanAm Series which awards BRP CanAm Series home track bonus points to its late model competitors.

The most highly anticipated events on the 2013 Tour are the first time ever trips to Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY, I 88 Speedway in Afton, NY, and Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA.  The East Gate Swing Tour dates are Saturday May 11 at Five Mile Point, Friday June 21 at Penn Can, and Wednesday July 24 at I 88.

The 2013 BRP CanAm Series Tour schedule: April 27 - Woodhull Raceway, May 11 - Five Mile Point Speedway, May 24 - Woodhull Raceway, May 26 - Little Valley Speedway, June 7 - Little Valley Speedway, June 16 - Black Rock Speedway, June 21 - Penn Can Speedway, June 22 - Woodhull Raceway, July 4 - Little Valley Speedway, July 5 - Black Rock Speedway, July 11 - McKean County Raceway, July 12 - Little Valley Speedway, July 18 - Raceway 5, July 24 - I 88 Speedway, August 22 - Little Valley Speedway, September 7 - Woodhull Raceway, September 14 - Little Valley Speedway, September 21 - Woodhull Raceway   

Tour events pay a minimum of $1000 to win and $150 to start.  There is never an entry fee or membership required for BRP CanAm events. The season long Series champion will earn a minimum of $5000 cash plus several thousand dollars worth of products provided by Series marketing partners - Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com
   
   
 






 



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Racing Discussion / Wm H (Bill) Turner 6/23/40 - 2/13/13
« on: February 15, 2013, 10:01:09 PM »


William H. (Bill) Turner
6/23/40 - 2/13/13

Victor, NY…Auto racing lost a great friend on Wednesday (Feb 13) when Bill Turner lost his long and courageous battle with a rare lymphoma.

Bill and his Victor buddies attended stock car races from Daytona to Drummondville and most tracks in between, but always back to Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday night.  Through his business, Turner Automotive (aka Turner Corvettes), Bill sponsored race teams and race events for the past 40+ years.  He truly loved the sport and those involved.

Bill is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Laura (Krossher), son Thomas, sister Mary Ann, brother Al, Corvette enthusiasts world-wide, and hundreds of friends from the auto racing community.

A celebration of Bill’s life will place in Victor on Tuesday (Feb 19) at the Lucey - VanVoorhis Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center PO Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642   

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Racing Discussion / William H. (Bill) Turner 6/23/40 - 2/13/13
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:11:51 PM »



William H. (Bill) Turner
6/23/40 - 2/13/13

Victor, NY…Auto racing lost a great friend on Wednesday (Feb 13) when Bill Turner lost his long and courageous battle with a rare lymphoma.

Bill and his Victor buddies attended stock car races from Daytona to Drummondville and most tracks in between, but always back to Canandaigua Speedway on Saturday night.  Through his business, Turner Automotive (aka Turner Corvettes), Bill sponsored race teams and race events for the past 40+ years.  He truly loved the sport and those involved.

Bill is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Laura (Krossher), son Thomas, sister Mary Ann, brother Al, Corvette enthusiasts world-wide, and hundreds of friends from the auto racing community.

A celebration of Bill’s life will place in Victor on Tuesday (Feb 19) at the Lucey - VanVoorhis Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center PO Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642   

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Press Releases and Results / BRP CanAm Series News
« on: February 09, 2013, 11:27:01 AM »

BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

BRP CanAm Tour and Challenge Combined for 2013
   …Single Program One Champion $5000 + Reward…
   
St. Catharines, ONT…The 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Late Model Series tour is taking shape.  The detailed schedule will be announced within a few weeks.  A major change for 2013 is that the BRP CanAm Dart Challenge program has been integrated into the BRP CanAm Tour.

“We have had the both the tour and challenge programs for the past three years. For the 11th anniversary season, it is time to step up the program.  The step up for the race teams is that now all tour events that will pay a minimum of $1000 to win / $150 to start.  In the past, the challenge events paid a little less and the point funds were shared by the two programs.  Last year we scheduled eight tour events and six challenge events. For 2013, it will be a single sixteen (perhaps a couple more) event BRP CanAm tour.  Of course, the Series weekly events and the home track bonus program will continue. Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, Raceway 5, and Woodhull Raceway are all part of the BRP Series weekly program,” shared Nancy Bicknell from her office at Bicknell Racing Products.

The consolidation to a single tour program changes the history of the Series.  Series statistics from this time forward will reflect consolidated data.  The 109 tour events, combined with 17 Challenge events completed 2003 - 2012, mean that the 2013 tour will begin at event # 127. 

The win list grows, but the name on top is still Jeff Chesebro.  Chesebro, 2007 and 2008 Series tour champion and 2010 Dart Challenge champion, owns 13 wins to top the list of 39 drivers who have won at least one Series tour A-Main.

Second on the winners list is Jeremy Wonderling, 2011 Series tour champion, with 12 wins.  Wonderling is planning an all out assault for the 2013 championship.  Since Chesebro has no definite plans to race on a regular basis this year, Wonderling (Mr. Excitement) may end up at the top of the all - time winners list.  Chesebro has a standing offer from Dale LeBarron for a ride in one of the Troups Creek Auto Parts race cars, so perhaps his plans will change.

Bruce Miller, 2012 Series tour champion, is third on the all - time winners list with 11 victories. Included in the 11 is the 2003 win at Little Valley in the first ever BRP CanAm event.  Miller will have both his freshened 2012 championship car and the totally updated car owned and previously raced by his father Dave ready for the 2013 Series tour opener at Woodhull on April 27.

John Waters is fourth on the all - time winners list with 10 wins.  Waters, a two time Dart Challenge champion (2011 and 2012) and twice runner-up in his pursuit of a Series tour championship, is ready for 2013.  The Troups Creek Auto Parts car that Waters rode to 20 wins (3 tour, 4 challenge, and 13 weekly) has been freshened from bumper to bumper and is race ready. Now, as we all wait for the new racing season, John and his wife Melissa await the arrival of Olivia’s baby brother in early April.

The 39 names on the winners list include Jeff Chesebro - 13, Jeremy Wonderling - 12, Bruce Miller - 11, John Waters - 10, Steve Dixon - 8, Larry Knowles - 7, Darren Kish - 6, Wayne Robertson - 5.  Ed Carley, Bryce Davis, Bob Dixon, Randy Hall, Jim Johnson, Dave Miller, Jon Rivers, and Glenn Whritenour each have three Series tour wins on their resume.  Dave DuBois, Todd Hanson, Andy Miller, Doug Ricotta, Quinn Sutherland, and Dusty Waters each have two wins. Matt Cobb, Dustin Croft, Adam Depuy, Jason Dupont, Paul Grigsby, Jack Harrington, Steve Hartman, Billy Holmes, Brian Kotarski, Scooter Pangrazio, Dick Park, Todd Rice, Tim Schram, Brady Wonderling, Mikey Wonderling, and AJ Young have each scored a solo Series tour victory.

 
Watch for the 2013 tour schedule and other Series news on BRPCanAmSeries.com

The 2013 BRP CanAm Late Model Series is presented by the following marketing partners:
Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Melling Performance Engine Parts, Miles-Agency.com, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

Contact: Gary Montgomery
    GJMont@roadrunner.com
    315-536-3728
 






 


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Press Releases and Results / 2013 BRP CanAm Schedule Preview
« on: February 03, 2013, 07:03:25 AM »
BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2013 BRP CanAm Late Model Series Schedule Preview

St Catharines, ONT…The schedule for the 2013 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Series is nearly complete.  Included are returning tour events at Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, and Woodhull Raceway.  McKean County Raceway returns to the tour for the first time in several years. Five Mile Point Speedway and Penn Can Speedway have both scheduled first time BRP CanAm tour events.  In addition, negotiations continue for a few more Series tour events to compliment Series weekly events at Black Rock, Raceway 5, and Woodhull Raceway.

The 2013 Series will be book-ended at Ted White’s Woodhull Raceway.  The opener for the 11th Anniversary season will be on Saturday April 27.  The 2013 Series will conclude on September 21 with the $1500 to win ISKY Cams Championship which has moved to Woodhull this year. 

A mid-season highlight of the 2013 Series will again be the Brock Young Memorial.  John Charlesworth, President of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society and Little Valley Speedway promoter, has set Friday July 12 for the eleventh annual running of this important event which rewards the winner with 6’ trophy and a $1422 check.

The McKean Motorsports management team that operates the McKean County Raceway (MCR) has scheduled a “Return To Our Roots Special” on Thursday July 11.  This is significant for many reasons, but perhaps most important is that MCR is where the BRP CanAm style race cars gained popularity as an affordable alternative to super late models.  Dennis Schutt, MCR promoter in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was a founding partner of the BRP CanAm Series.

The most anticipated events on the 2013 tour are the first time trips to Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY and Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA.  May 11 is the date for Five Mile Point with June 21 on the schedule for Penn Can.   

Tour events pay a minimum of $1000 to win and $150 to start.  There is never an entry fee or membership required for BRP CanAm events. The season long Series champion will earn a minimum of $5000 cash plus several thousand dollars worth of products provided by Series marketing partners - Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

For additional information go to BRPCanAmSeries.com or contact Gary Montgomery at 315-536-3728 or GJMont@roadrunner.com
   
   
 






 



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BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

John Waters Headed To Motorsports 2013
   …Championship Car In Lias Tire / American Racer Display…
   
   
Indiana, PA…John Waters has his 2012 championship car loaded in the trailer and is ready to head south.  Not to race, but rather to be on display in the Lias Tire / American Racer display at the Len Sammons Productions Motorsports 2013 Race Car and Trade Show.  The show runs Friday January 18 – Sunday January 20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

Waters, winner of 20 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Late Model Series A-Mains during the 2012 season, will be on hand to meet and greet race fans. “To be honest I would rather be headed to Georgia or Florida to race, but this show is important to both those who sponsor the race car and the Series marketing partners.  I have never been to one of these (Sammons Production) shows and I understand that this is a big deal,” shared Waters from his Whitesville, NY shop.  “It will be fun to meet new fans and those from this area that make the trip.  It is an honor to be included in the Lias Tire / American Racer display.”

The show car is the same Troups Creek Auto Parts CRS Camaro, but you would not know it since it has gone through a complete rework at Close Racing Supply, Absolute Powder Coating, and Cousins Designs.  The same car that carried Waters to 2012 championships at Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, Woodhull Raceway, and the BRP Dart Challenge.

The next stop for Waters and the Troups Creek Auto Parts #11 will be the annual Woodhull Raceway race car show at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY.  That show is scheduled in March.  After that it will see race action in the season opener at Black Rock Speedway on March 30. 

The 2013 BRP CanAm Late Model Series is presented by the following marketing partners:
Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

Contact: Gary Montgomery
    GJMont@roadrunner.com
    315-536-3728
 






 



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BRP CanAm Drivers Honored @ NPP Trade Show
   … $33,575 Point Fund Distributed…
   

St Catharines, ONT… 2012 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Late Model Series concluded at the 33rd Annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show.  Fifteen drivers shared the point fund which totaled $33,525 for the10th anniversary season.

Bruce Miller, the 2012 BRP CanAm Series champion, took home to Wellsville, NY the lion’s share of the fund and a trophy taller than he is.  Miller’s championship season included two tour event wins, three runner-up finishes, and a fifth place finish in the six tour events.  He added 94 (out of possible 100) home track bonus points from five events at Woodhull Raceway for a total of 565 points to claim his first BRP CanAm championship.  Miller’s BRP championship envelop contained $4,200 cash and product certificates valued at $3,320.  He cashed product certificates from Beyea Performance Fabrication and Winters Performance Products at the show for a set of Beyea headers and a Winters quick change rear end.

John Waters, runner-up to Miller for the Series tour title, took home an envelope valued at $5,420.  Waters’ take was bolstered by the $1,000 earned as the 2012 BRP Dart Challenge champion.  Waters is having a great post season awards tour.  He has recently collected point fund dollars and trophies as BRP CanAm Late Model track champion at Little Valley Speedway and Woodhull Raceway.  Next month he will be honored and rewarded as the Black Rock BRP CanAm champion.  In January Waters and his Troups Creek Auto Parts CRS Camaro will participate in the Area Auto Racing News Motorsports 2013 Race Car and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.  Waters topped the AARN Top Northeast Winners List for dirt late models with 21 wins.

Steve LeBarron was honored as the 2012 BRP CanAm Rookie of the Year and presented at $1000 check from the Douglas B. Miles (Miles-Agency.com) Insurance Agency.

The complete 2012 BRP CanAm Point Fund distribution: Bruce Miller - $7520, John Waters - $5420, Jeremy Wonderling - $3520, Mikey Wonderling - $1770, Dusty Waters - $1770, Jason Knowles - $1520, Steve LeBarron - $1320, Brian Knowles – 1070, Mike Wonderling - $1020, Jim Johnson - $720, Dave DuBois - $670, Quinn Sutherland - $670, Glenn Whritenour - $520, Wally Wade - $470, and Buck Payne - $420.  Others rewarded include Jared Hill, Billy VanPelt, Jon Rivers, Steve Watson, and Jimmy Johnson.  Those drivers shared $1175. 

Drawing winners included Jason Knowles a Dart engine block valued at $2500 and Wally Wade who won a set of Dart heads valued at $1500.

The 2012 BRP CanAm Late Model Series point fund was made possible by our marketing partners and member tracks.  The marketing partners are headlined by
Bicknell Racing Products.  Others that contribute cash and products include ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dart Machinery, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, HAB Photos, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Winters Performance Products, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum.  Member tracks are Black Rock Speedway, Little Valley Speedway, Raceway 5, and Woodhull Raceway.

BRP CanAm information at www.BRPCanAmSeries.com







 



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Press Releases and Results / BRP CanAm Champions Headed To NPP Trade Show
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:56:19 PM »

BRP CanAm Champions @ NPP Show
   … National Parts Peddler Trade Show Nov 16-18…
   

St Catharines, ONT… 2012 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Late Model Series champions Bruce Miller and John Waters will have their cars on display at the 33rd Annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show.  The show will take place Friday November 16, Saturday November 17, and Sunday November 18 in the Center of Progress Building at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Miller, the 2012 BRP CanAm Series champion, will have a surprising new look for the Charlie’s Restaurant #80 CRS car at the show.  The Wellsville, NY driver has been a BRP CanAm Series competitor since winning the very first Series event in 2003.  His Series tour win record now totals 10 with this his first championship.

Waters, the 2012 BRP Dart Challenge Champion, will have a totally freshened Troups Creek Auto Parts CRS Camaro on display.  The #11 is the car Waters rode to 21 A-main wins this year, but now without any battle scars.  New Wrisco Racing Aluminum body panels wrapped by Cousins Designs have this beauty ready for the winter show tour.

Both Miller and Waters will be in attendance for much of the three day NPP Trade Show. Saturday evening the two champions will be joined by others for the BRP CanAm 2012 Awards / 2013 Plans meeting will take place in the Seminar Room next to the race car auction stage.  Everyone is invited to that meeting which will start at 6:30. 

Complete National Parts Peddler Trade Show information at www.PartsPeddler.us

BRP CanAm information at www.BRPCanAmSeries.com

The 2012 BRP CanAm Late Model Series was presented by the following marketing partners:
Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dart Machinery, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Turn6Photos, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum







 



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Press Releases and Results / 2012 BRP CanAm Series Complete
« on: October 10, 2012, 05:22:10 PM »

BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

2012 BRP CanAm Series Complete
   …6 Months / 53 Events / 65 Drivers / 14 Winners / 1 Champion…
   
St Catharines, ONT…After six months and 53 events, the 2012 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series is complete. 

From the beginning of the 10th anniversary Series with a green flag on April 12 through a checkered flag on September 29 a total of 53 BRP CanAm events were completed at the four member tracks.  Ted White at Woodhull Raceway hosted the opener, the closer and a total of 21 events.  Jim Mazur at Raceway 5 hosted 17 events.  Dean Hoag at Black Rock Speedway hosted 10 events.  John Charlesworth at Little Valley Speedway scheduled six events, but completed only five after a July rainout.

At season’s end a total of 65 drivers had earned points.  Most of them with entries in Series Tour events, BRP Dart Challenge events, and Series Weekly events. 15 drivers had 100% attendance on the Tour while 18 drivers stayed close to home and were credited with home track points only.

14 different drivers scored A-Main victories during the 10th anniversary Series. John Waters lead everyone in the win category with a record breaking 19 trips to victory lane.  Dave DuBois was a nine time winner. Jeremy Wonderling, defending Series champion, carried the checkered flag five times.  Bruce Miller and Glenn Whritenour each recorded three A-Main wins.  Jason Knowles, Jon Rivers, Billy VanPelt, Dusty Waters, and Mike Wonderling all recorded two wins.  Making single trips to victory lane were Adam Depuy, Rick Hale, Jim Johnson, and Brian Knowles.

Bruce Miller earned the 2012 BRP CanAm Series championship on the strength of Tour event finishes and a strong (94 point) home track bonus point adder from Woodhull Raceway.  Miller won Tour events at Black Rock and Little Valley.  Miller closed out the season with a win in the final Series Weekly event at Woodhull last month. The 38 year old second generation race car driver from Wellsville, NY now owns 10 BRP CanAm Tour event victories including the first ever Tour event which was held at Little Valley Speedway in 2003.

Next for the BRP CanAm Series is the 2012 Awards / 2013 Plans meeting at the National Parts Peddler Trade Show in Syracuse, NY on Saturday November 17.

2012 BRP CanAm Series Point Standings (top 20 of 65):  1. BRUCE MILLER – 659. 2. John Waters – 627, 3. Jeremy Wonderling – 568, 4. Mikey Wonderling – 564, 5. Dusty Waters – 521, 6. Mike Wonderling – 498, 7. Brian Knowles – 477, 8. Jason Knowles – 470, 9. Jim Johnson – 431, 10. Dave DuBois – 430, 11. Quinn Sutherland - 424, 12. Glenn Whritenour – 408, 13. Steve LeBarron – 396, 14. Buck Payne – 380, 15. Wally Wade – 368, 16. Bob Stilson – 360, 17. Jared Hill – 325, 18. Bob Close – 239, 19. Carl Cleveland – 238, 20. Steve Watson - 226



The 2012 BRP CanAm Late Model Series was presented by the following marketing partners:
Bicknell Racing Products, ACL Bearings, BC Designs, Beyea Custom Headers, Close Racing Supply, Cousins Designs, Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines, Dart Machinery, Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated, F/A Products, Felpro Gaskets, Gater Racing News, Hoosier Tires, ISKY Racing Cams, Lias Tire, Miles-Agency.com, Melling Performance Engine Parts, National Parts Peddler, Phair Enterprises, Scat Crankshafts, Signs Plus of Kanona, Total Seal Rings, Turn6Photos, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum

Contact: Gary Montgomery
    GJMont@roadrunner.com
    315-536-3728
 






 



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