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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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John Waters Captures Little Valley ISKY Championship
   …Bruce Miller 2012 BRP CanAm Series Champion…
      
Little Valley, NY …John Waters closed the books on the 2012 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series Tour Saturday night with his victory in the ISKY Cams Championship at Little Valley Speedway (LVS).

Waters won the battle while Bruce Miller won the season long war to earn the 2012 BRP CanAm Tour championship.  Miller’s championship point margin is a slim 29 points over Waters (656 Vs 627).

The ISKY Cams Championship story has two chapters – the race and the championship point contests.

The race story:  John Waters cleaned house! The Whitesville, NY speedster won his heat, drew the number two chip for the A-Main redraw and lead every lap to record his third LVS win of the year and increase his record breaking season win total to 19. 

Mikey Wonderling and John Waters paced the 24 starters to John Powell’s green to start the contest.  Waters won the drag race and went to work. At the conclusion of lap one it was Waters, Bruce Miller, and Mikey Wonderling.  Miller had shot from his number four starting spot and the fans knew that they were in for a treat!  The track had great bite on the top, bottom, and in the middle.  Waters favored the top where Miller typically runs.  Lane choice may have made the difference.

Jeremy Wonderling was up to third at the halfway mark and caught the leaders after a caution on lap eleven, but was not able to improve.  Glenn Whritenour and Dusty Waters completed the top five.

The points contests story:  The BRP CanAm Series Tour point championship and the LVS point championship were to be settled tonight.  The Tour title was between Miller and Waters.  Miller lead going in and only needed to be close behind Waters wherever they finished to lock up his first ever BRP CanAm Series Championship.  The LVS title chase was very much up in the air.  Ten drivers had a mathematical chance Waters took care of what he could control by winning the race.  The Jason Knowles entered the race as the LVS point leader, but a disappointing 13th place finish cost him the track title by one point.  That combination resulted in Waters claiming the LVS championship.

BRP CanAm Series drivers will continue to accumulate home track bonus points in the three remaining programs at Woodhull Raceway.  There are several closely contested positions behind Miller and Waters that are up for grabs.  They will all be back at it on Saturday September 22 in a 50 lap at Ted White’s race place.     

Notes:  Bruce Miller won the Gater racing Photo News Leader of the Pack Award…F/A Products Engine Builder heat race winners were Bruce Miller, Jim Johnson, Brian Knowles, and John Waters…ISKY Cams Red Zone B-Main winner was Steve Watson…Dart Hard Charger was Jason Knowles (start 23 – finish 13)…Two time Series champion Jeff Chesebro made his first start of 2012…Cheez was in the Troups Creek Auto Parts #19…Brian Hoffman and Brian Kotarski made their first 2012 Tour starts, but neither qualified for the A…Greg Hallet and Doug Jones made their first ever BRP CanAm starts, but neither qualified for the A…Waters, the BRP Dart Challenge champion, now owns track titles at Black Rock, Little Valley, and Woodhull. 
 
ISKY Cams Championship Night A-Main Finish:  JOHN WATERS, Bruce Miller, Jeremy Wonderling, Glenn Whritenour, Dusty Waters, Mikey Wonderling, Brian Knowles, Jim Johnson, Billy VanPelt, Mike Wonderling, Steve LeBarron, Dave DuBois, Jason Knowles, Bob Babbitt, Quinn Sutherland, Buck Payne, Cecil LaBarron, Bob Stilson, Jared Hill, Wally Wade, Larry Knowles, Jeff Chesebro, Jon Rivers, Steve Watson – DNQ: Bob Close, Greg Hallett, Brian Hoffman, Doug Jones, Brian Kotarski, DJ Krug, Ron Wilkins

The 2012 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, 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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BRP CanAm Rookie of the Year TBD At Little Valley
   …Miles-Agency.com Rookie Race A Three Man Battle…
   
Little Valley, NY…The Miles-Agency.com Rookie of the Year battle has come down to the final night of the 2012 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series. Nineteen drivers who qualify as Series rookies have earned points, but at the end of the year only three have a mathematical chance for the much sought after honor.

Either Steve LeBarron, Bob Stilson, or Wally Wade will have his name on the $1000 check that goes to the driver who has earned the most points from both the BRP Dart Challenge and the BRP CanAm Tour. 

LeBarron currently leads Wade by a slim 39 points while Stilson is just one point behind Wade and 40 behind LeBarron.

The Rookie of the Year Award is presented by the Douglas B. Miles Insurance Agency.  The agency is celebrating 100 years serving the insurance needs of their clients out of their Dundee, NY office. The Miles Agency would be delighted to become your insurance agency.  Contact them at 607-243-7200 or stop in at 23 Main Street in Dundee.  Carrie Wood, Melanie Webster, Toni Warren, Barb Zebrowski, Mark Kendall, or Furman Kendall will help you with all of your insurance needs.  Visit their website www.Miles-Agency.com for more information.  They will go the extra mile!

In addition to the Miles-Agency.com Rookie of the Year battle, the BRP CanAm Series championship, and the track championship for the 360 late models are all up for grabs in the ISKY Cams Championship at Little Valley on Saturday night.  The battle for the 2012 Series Championship has come down to Bruce Miller and John Waters.  Leading contenders for the track championship are current leader Jason Knowles with Mikey Wonderling close behind.
 
Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 3:00 on Saturday for a 6:30 start.  Joining the BRP CanAm late models will be the super late models, 358 DIRTcar modifieds, and street stocks more information at www.LittleValleySpeedway.com

BRP CanAm information at www.BRPCanAmSeries.com


The 2012 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, 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, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum



 

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Press Releases and Results / Jason Knowles Looking For LVS Championship
« on: September 11, 2012, 08:24:25 PM »
BRP CanAm Late Model Series News


Jason Knowles Looking For Little Valley Championship
   …2012 Season Finale On Saturday…
   
Little Valley, NY…Jason Knowles won the most recent 360 late model race at Little Valley Speedway (LVS) and he hopes to repeat on Saturday September 15 when the Speedway hosts its final event of the 2012 racing season.

Knowles’ August 29 win on World of Outlaws night propelled him into the point lead for the first time in his career at LVS.  The race win was his first at this track and now he wants to add the championship to his list of firsts.

The short LVS special only format was abbreviated from six events to five events when the July 3 show was rained out.  The four 360 late model events completed to date have produced four different winners.  Dusty Waters won the season opener in May, Dusty’s brother John won in June, Bruce Miller won the Brock Young Memorial in July, and last month Jason Knowles was victorious.

Saturday night’s race for the 360 late models is the ISKY Cams Championship which pays the winner $1500.  The money is good, but also important are the points for both the LVS championship chase and the Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series championship. The Series championship will be settled between Bruce Miller and John Waters.  The track championship could go to any of the top ten drivers. 

The LVS point schedule of 30 points for a win, 28 for second and one point decrements to last make it possible for any of the top ten drivers to earn the 2012 360 late model championship.

Little Valley Speedway 360 Late Model points (top 10):  1. Jason Knowles – 104, 2. Mikey Wonderling – 96, 3. Jim Johnson – 94, 4t. John Waters – 92, 4t. Mike Wonderling – 92, 6. Jeremy Wonderling 91, 7t. Dave DuBois – 79, 7t. Steve Watson – 79, 9. Bob Close – 77, 10. Bruce Miller - 76   

Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 3:00 on Saturday for a 6:30 start.  Track championships are on the line for the super late models, 360 late models, and street stocks.  In addition the 358 Dirtcar modifieds make their once a year annual appearance. More information at www.LittleValleySpeedway.com

BRP CanAm information at BRPCanAmSeries.com

The 2012 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, 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, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum



 

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ISKY Cams Presents BRP CanAm Championship
   …10th Anniversary Season Concludes On Saturday At Little Valley Speedway…
   
Little Valley, NY…Iskendarian Racing Cams will present the season ending championship race for the Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) CanAm Series on Saturday September 15 at Little Valley Speedway on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY. 

“ISKY Cams is proud to be a long time marketing partner for the BRP CanAm Series.  For the 10th Anniversary season we have moved the championship race venue to Little Valley Speedway.  Our first event was at Cayuga County Fair Speedway then it was moved to Black Rock Speedway. More important than location is the fact that we are delighted that many of the engine builders use our Iskendarian products in the open engine program of the BRP CanAm Series.  Open engines is the key to our involvement.  All of us here at Iskendarian Racing Cams wish all of the competitors good luck in the championship race,” relayed Richard Iskendarian from his office in Gardena, California. ISKY Cams information at ISKYCams.com

The battle for the 2012 Championship has come down to Bruce Miller of Wellsville, NY and John Waters of Whitesville. 

Miller leads the Tour point standings by 43 points over Waters entering championship night.  However, home track bonus points (HTBP) will be added to determine the champion.

Waters has already earned the maximum of 100 HTBP while Miller currently has 91 HTBP.  Accordingly, the adjusted gap is 34 points.  The HTBP program will continue until Woodhull Raceway completes its 2012 season on September 29.

The bottom line is that Miller must leave Little Valley with something more than a nine point advantage to lock up the championship.  Anything less and he will need to improve on his HTBP advantage in the remaining events at Woodhull Raceway.

Miller and Waters each have two Series tour event wins in their point tally.  The Memorial Day weekend event at Little Valley is where most of the point spread occurred.  Waters did not finish that race and was credited with 22nd finish while Miller finished fifth resulting in a 38 point advantage for Miller. 

The current point spread ensures that both drivers must race hard for the 2012 title. Waters will be going all out for a win on Saturday night while Miller needs to make sure he either leads Waters to the finish or is very close behind.

BRP CanAm Series tour event points (top 10 of 59):  1. Bruce Miller – 470, 2. John Waters – 427, 3. Mikey Wonderling – 402, 4. Jeremy Wonderling – 381, 5. Dusty Waters – 359, 6. Mike Wonderling, 7. Jason Knowles – 322, 8.Brian Knowles – 311, 9. Quinn Sutherland – 300, 10. Dave DuBois - 272

Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 3:00 on Saturday for a 6:30 start.  In addition to the ISKY Cams BRP CanAm Series championship the 360 late models will be racing for the track championship.  That point battle has Jason Knowles leading Mikey Wonderling by eight points.  Neither has ever won a Little Valley Speedway track title. Joining the BRP CanAm late models on Saturday will be the super late models, 358 modifieds, and street stocks.  More information at www.LittleValleySpeedway.com

BRP CanAm information at BRPCanAmSeries.com

The 2012 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, 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, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, and Wrisco Racing Aluminum



 

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John Waters Is the BRP CanAm Challenge Champion
   …Defends Title With Four Wins In Five Races…

St Catharines, ONT …John Waters earned the 2012 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Dart Challenge Championship with a near perfect record.  Four wins in the five race Challenge made it difficult for anyone to stop the Whitesville, NY driver from repeating as the Challenge champion.

Waters’s win in the opening Challenge race at Black Rock Speedway (BRS) on May 18 sent the message that he would be a strong contender for the 2012 title.  A second win at Little Valley Speedway (LVS) on June 8 followed by yet another win at BRS on June 29 and the stage was pretty well set.  A rain out at LVS on July 3 may have helped Waters seal the deal since that event could not be rescheduled.  After Waters went four for four at BRS on August 3 he held an insurmountable 60 point advantage over Jason Knowles going into the championship race at LVS on August 29.  Waters finished fourth in the Challenge finale and tallied a total of 485 points. 

Jason Knowles was second in the opener and hung tough throughout the Challenge.  Tough indeed, Knowles won the final at LVS on Challenge Championship night.  However, the only way he could have won the championship was if Waters did not enter.  The consolation was that Knowles did secure second in the standings and won his first ever A-Main at LVS.  Also Knowles took the Little Valley track point lead.  His next championship challenge is to secure the LVS title on September 15.

Jeremy Wonderling was winless in the Challenge, but always close.  A pair of second place finishes helped his cause and had him a close third in the final standings a mere nine points behind Knowles.

Jared Hill’s sophomore season in 360 late models proved that the kid will be a contender for many wins in the future.  It is a steep hill to climb with veterans like Waters, Knowles, and Wonderling leading the charge.  Hill earned 386 points to finish fourth in the Challenge standings.

The true veteran of the top five is Mike Wonderling.  Mike, a 60 year old grandfather, has been wheeling race cars around area race tracks for many years.  Today he races against his boys (Mikey, Brady, and Jeremy) and often finishes in front of them.  In the Challenge standing he ended up fifth with 367 points.

Bruce Miller, Mikey Wonderling, Dusty Waters, Brian Knowles, and Steve LeBarron completed the top ten and will share the $3000 cash point fund.  Those top ten plus others that entered all five Challenge events are eligible for the drawings for a Dart engine block ($2500 value) and a set of Dart cylinder heads ($1500 value). Included in the perfect attendance category are Buck Payne, Bob Stilson, Quinn Sutherland, and Wally Wade.
 
Final Point Standings: 1. John Waters – 485, 2. Jason Knowles – 440, 3. Jeremy Wonderling – 431, 4. Jared Hill – 386, 5. Mike Wonderling – 367, 6. Bruce Miller – 354, 7. Mikey Wonderling – 330, 8. Dusty Waters – 316, 9. Brian Knowles – 311, 10. Steve LeBarron – 292, 11. Buck Payne – 272, 12. Quinn Sutherland – 262, 13. Wally Wade – 255, 14. Bob Stilson – 248, 15. Dave DuBois -198, 16. Jim Johnson – 166, 17. Carl Cleveland – 157, 18. Sparky Hills – 141, 19. Steve Watson – 128, 20. Bob Close – 124, 21. Larry Knowles – 105, 22. JJ Mazur – 104, 23. Bill Miller – 101, 24. DJ Krug – 100, 25. Ron Wilkins – 97, 26. Neil Patterson – 89, 27. Bob Babbitt – 76, 28. Adam Depuy – 72, 29. Billy VanPelt – 65, 30. Cecil LaBarron, 31. Chris Peacock – 56, 32t. Tom Baker – 50, 32t. Steve Kent – 50, 34. Jimmy Johnson – 46, 35. Brian Hoffman, 36. Jon Rivers- 42, 37. Alan Wais – 40

 
The BRP Dart Challenge is a cooperative effort between John Charlesworth of Little Valley Speedway and Dean Hoag of Black Rock Speedway. The Challenge offers a $7000 point fund through the cooperation of Dart Machinery of Troy, Michigan.  Dart designs and manufacturers high performance engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds for oval track, drag race, street, and marine applications.  Dart information @ DartHeads.com


The 2012 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, 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 / Jason Knowles Perfect @ Little Valley
« on: September 01, 2012, 02:28:07 PM »

Jason Knowles BRP Dart Challenge Winner @ Little Valley
   …John Waters Claims the Challenge Championship…

Little Valley, NY …Jason Knowles was perfect on a perfect night at Little Valley Speedway (LVS) on Wednesday night.  The 30 year old second generation driver from Painted Post won his heat, drew the number one starting spot in the redraw, and then led every lap to claim his first ever A-Main win at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds track .  That is about as perfect as it gets.

To top it off the perfect performance it was in front of the largest crowd to ever witness a race at LVS on the night that the World of Outlaws Late Model Series came to town.  The win - his first ever A-Main win at LVS – moved Knowles from second to first in LVS track points.  Jason (The Jet) will enter the final 2012 LVS event on September 15 eight point advantage over Mikey Wonderling as those two battle for the track’s 360 late model championship.

“My car was fast from the first lap of my heat to the last lap of the feature.  It was fast and it was hot.  Not a good hot, but too hot since we were fighting a water pump issue all night.  We found the problem after the heat and then scrambled to fit it.  We never got is totally right, but it lasted just long enough. Actually, I was really sweating the last few laps. The gauge was pegged and Jeremy (Wonderling) was coming!  That is a lot to worry about,” shared Knowles from the tech barn where his car was being validated for compliance to tech specs.

The only thing that did not work out for Knowles was that he could not gain enough points to win the BRP Dart Challenge points championship.  That honor went to John Waters who held an insurmountable 60 point advantage entering the event.  Knowles ended up second in the Challenge points tally.

Jeremy Wonderling followed Knowles to Johnny Powell’s flying double checker flags by less than two car lengths.  Mr. Excitement is always fast and exciting on the big flat LVS oval.  Tonight was no different. Wonderling started 10 in the 26 car field and proved that the track was both fast.  “I thought that I might be able to get him (Knowles) on the late race (lap 17) restart, but it just didn’t work.  I needed a few more laps,” shared the big red headed Scio driver.

Jim Johnson’s Hot Rod Lincoln was wearing new sheet metal and an all new orange and white paint scheme administered by Heath Cousins.  Johnson was wearing a big smile when he dismounted after the finish.  It is easy to smile when you can race from ninth at the start and finish in the show position.  Third is Johnson’s best finish off home turf (Raceway 5) this year.

John Waters, the new and defending BRP Dart Challenge champion, had nothing for Knowles, Wonderling, or Johnson tonight.  Waters started fifth and came home fourth after a race long three car war with Bob Close and Bob Babbitt.  Those three traded positions several times throughout the race. (note -  complete BRP Dart Challenge report nest week after audit)

Bob Close gave Ron Scharf’s pretty Gowanda Harley Davidson sponsored Camaro a good solid run to round out the top five finishers.  Close was doing double duty tonight with both BRP CanAm (360 late model) and his super late with the WoO.

Bob Babbitt had his best run in a very long time.  Babbitt started second and fell to finish sixth, but was fast all race long.  Mike Wonderling continued his strong 2012 campaign when he brought his Wonderling Logging entry home 7th after starting 14th.  Dave DuBois was mired in heavy traffic all race long and not able to make any forward progress.  The guy making forward progress was Billy VanPelt. VanPelt earned the Dart Hard Charger award with his run from 26th to 9th in the Charles McGregor Chevy.  Brian Knowles rounded out the top ten in a car that was not handling well at all.  “It was so bad that I thought about parking it.  I held on and scored a few points,” share the race winners brother.   

Notes: F/A Products Engine Builder heat race winners were John Waters, Bruce Miller, and Jason Knowles… …Brian Hoffman won the Gater Racing Photo News Leader of the Pack Award when his girl friend drew the number 1 pill for the heat race starting lineups…Both VanPelt and Hoffman made their first BRP Dart Challenge starts…Wally Wade was not able to answer the call for the A-Main after an heat race crash…After Series weekly events at Black Rock, Raceway 5, and Woodhull the next Series Tour events are Saturday September 8 at Woodhull and the 2012 Tour Championship at Little Valley on Saturday September 15
   
Damon’s Dyno’d Race Engines A-Main Finish: JASON KNOWLES, Jeremy Wonderling, Jim Johnson, John Waters, Bob Close, Bob Babbitt, Mike Wonderling, Dave DuBois, Billy VanPelt, Brian Knowles, Mikey Wonderling, Steve LeBarron, Jared Hill, DJ Krug, Ron Wilkins, Quinn Sutherland, Steve Watson, Bob Stilson, Brian Hoffman, Bruce Miller, Larry Knowles, Jon Rivers, Neil Patterson, Alan Wais, Dusty Waters, Barry Payne, Wally Wade


The 2012 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, 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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Points-Points-Points and more Points
   …BRP Dart Challenge Champion & LVS E-Mod Champion Will Be Crowned…

Little Valley, NY…What is the point?  Race drivers race for prize money, the thrill of competition, and points.  Points generally result in some sort of cash reward, a trophy, and perhaps most important bragging rights.

Point standings are maintained for a variety of contests using a variety of formulas. Several will be in play on Wednesday August 29 at Little Valley Speedway (LVS). Two point champions will be crowned and points will be accumulated for four additional contests.

Championships will be on the line for the Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Dart Challenge for the 360 late models and the Little Valley Speedway E-Mods.  In addition the World of Outlaws Late Model Series drivers will be racing for points in their 45 event cross country touring series, both the 360 late model and super late model drivers will be racing for LVS track points in their next to last 2012 event, and finally home track bonus points for the 360 late models in their pursuit of the BRP CanAm Series Tour.

John Waters will enter the Wednesday August 29 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Dart Challenge at Little Valley Speedway (LVS) undefeated in this year’s Challenge and headed for a repeat of his 2011 Challenge championship.  Only if Waters does not start the A-Main will he not be the 2012 BRP Dart Challenge Champion since Jason Knowles, second in the standings, trails by 60 points.  The point spread is 60 from first (100) to last (40).

There is plenty of room to change the order behind Waters.  The battle for second thru fourth is separated by a mere 10 points.

BRP Dart Challenge Top Ten: John Waters – 400, Jason Knowles – 340, Jeremy Wonderling – 336, Jared Hill – 330, Bruce Miller – 310, Mike Wonderling – 295, Dusty Waters – 276, Mikey Wonderling – 270, Brian Knowles – 249, Steve LeBarron - 234

The LVS point program almost guarantees very close point standings. The track awards 30 points to the winner, 28 for second and drops one point per position third to last.  Given that the LVS super late model teams will be racing with the World of Outlaws late model teams on Wednesday the track will award 30 points to all drivers that enter.  This guarantees that all drivers racing for points will be in attendance on Wednesday and leaves the battle for the LVS super late model championship to be settled on Saturday September 15.

In LVS E-Mod competition Randy Hall, Brett Rhebergen, and Steve Dixon have shuffled their finishes in the top three positions all season long in some very spirited racing.  Hall has won often over many years.  Dixon won his first ever in the most recent LVS program last month.  Hall holds a slim 3 point advantage over Rhebergen and Dixon who are tied for second. This promises to be good as the E-Mods complete their LVS season.

LVS E-Mod Top Ten: Randy Hall – 87, Brent Rhebergen – 84, Steve Dixon – 84, Kyle Bedell – 71, Justin Carlson – 69, Rich Michael – 62, Kyle Inman – 59, Kirk Bradley – 56, Nathan Hill – 50, Chad Silleman – 46

In LVS 360 late model competition second generation race car driver Mikey Wonderling leads a closely contested battle that has produced a new point leader after every event this season.  Mikey has been very consistent, but has yet to pick up an LVS win.  “Not this year or ever.  I almost had one a couple of years ago, but broke an axle on the last lap,” reported Mikey from the cab of his truck recently. “It sure would be nice to win at the (Little) Valley with the (World of) Outlaws watching. Cheez (Jeff Chesebro) freshened the motor last week and it is good.  We will see if it good enough to win or at least hold on to the point lead.”


In LVS super late model standings Jason Dupont won the opening race of the 2012 campaign and the Cyclone, PA driver has been good enough ever since to hold on to that point lead.  Dupont and the other LVS super late drivers will enjoy the lack of pressure for track points as they take on the traveling World of Outlaws.  Foremost on their minds will be to simply qualify for the richest race ever held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds track. $11,000 is waiting for any area driver that can beat the Outlaws.

LVS Super Late Model Top Ten: Jason Dupont – 83, Boom Briggs – 75, Mike Knight – 74, Ron Davies – 74, Bump Hedman – 70, Dick Barton – 67, Greg Oakes – 65, Dutch Davies – 62, Chad Valone – 59, Brent Rhebergen 

For the World of Outlaws the LVS event is the 35th in their 45 event schedule for 2012.  Darrell Lanigan has been on a tear, but he will have a whole new challenge on Wednesday.  Lanigan and most of his fellow travelers have ever even seen LVS.  The Outlaws are hungry since they were rained out at Winchester, VA on Saturday and at Selinsgrove, PA on Sunday. The tracks high speed configuration will favor the locals who have logged many miles and in some cases many wins at LVS.  Heading that list is Ron Davies.  Davies lives in Warren, PA and after traveling with the Outlaws last year is racing locally in 2012. He won the most recent SLM event at LVS and owns several victories at the high speed Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds track.

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Top Ten: Darrell Lanigan – 4472, Rick Eckert – 4318, Tim McCreadie- 4142, Shane Clanton – 4114, Chub Frank – 4090, Bub McCool – 3974, Clint Smith – 3948, Vic Coffey – 3858, Tim Fuller- 3744, Pat Doar – 3730

BRP CanAm Series drivers race for home track bonus points at every event that they enter.  Those bonus points are added to the points earned in Series Tour events.  Only Woodhull Raceway on September 8 and LVS on September 15 remain on the 2012 schedule so home track points are on everyone’s radar screen.

BRP CanAm Series Top Ten: Bruce Miller – 470, John Waters – 427, Mikey Wonderling – 402, Jeremy Wonderling – 381, Dusty Waters – 359, Mike Wonderling – 347, Jason Knowles – 322, Brian Knowles – 311, Quinn Sutherland – 300, Dave Dubois - 268

Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 1:00 on Wednesday August 29 for what promises to be the biggest event ever at the track which first opened to race cars in 1932.  Cars will go on the track for hot laps prior to time trials at 6:30. Additional information @ LittleValleySpeedway.com

BRP Dart Challenge information @ BRPCanAmSeries.com; World of Outlaws information @ WorldofOutlaws.com




 

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BRP Dart Challenge Championship Next @ Little Valley
   …John Waters Looking For A Clean Sweep…

Little Valley, NY…John Waters will enter the Wednesday August 29 Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Dart Challenge at Little Valley Speedway (LVS) undefeated in this year’s Challenge and headed for a repeat of his 2011 Challenge championship.

Only if Waters does not start the A-Main will he not be the 2012 BRP Dart Challenge Champion since Jason Knowles, second in the standings, trails by 60 points.  The point spread is 60 from first (100) to last (40).

“A clean sweep of all five races is, of course, what our team wants, but the odds of doing that are slim, especially at Little Valley. For sure we will be ready.  We have had a great year, but Little Valley is our toughest track.  It will be nice to go there with the points cushion we have, but make no mistake about it - we want to win the race! Having the Challenge championship on the same program as the (World of) Outlaws will be great for the Series and all of our teams.” reports Waters as he prepares his Troups Creek Auto Parts CRS Camaro for the Black Rock on Friday and Woodhull on Saturday.  After the weekend it will be a quick scramble to prepare for Little Valley on Wednesday.

“We have to keep on top of this deal.  We are leading in points at Black Rock (his Friday race place) and at Woodhull (his Saturday race place).  Not so good at Little Valley (tied for 6th), but we have two more races there so you never know.” 

Waters is the only driver in the BRP Dart Challenge top ten that has a comfortable point margin.

If Jason Knowles looks over his shoulder he will see the smiling face of Jeremy Wonderling who sits third only 4 points behind Knowles. Jeremy has Jared Hill breathing down his back with just a six point deficit. The drivers are all vying for a top ten spot in the final standings since that is were the $3000 cash point fund will go. Of course, the race winner will earn $1000 from Little Valley Speedway.

More than cash – Perhaps more important than the cash are the Dart block and the Dart heads which are also part of the Challenge payoff.  The top ten plus all others with a perfect (5 race) Challenge attendance record will be included in the drawings for the Dart products.

Current point standings (top 15 of 32): John Waters – 400, Jason Knowles – 340, Jeremy Wonderling – 336, Jared Hill – 330, Bruce Miller – 310, , Mike Wonderling – 295, Dusty Waters – 276, , Mikey Wonderling – 270, Brian Knowles – 249,  Steve LeBarron – 234, Barry Payne – 232, Wally Wade – 215, Quinn Sutherland – 212, Bob Stilson – 202, Carl Cleveland -157

The BRP Dart Challenge is a cooperative effort between John Charlesworth of Little Valley Speedway and Dean Hoag of Black Rock Speedway. The Challenge offers a $6500 point fund through the cooperation of Dart Machinery of Troy, Michigan.  Dart designs and manufacturers high performance engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds for oval track, drag race, street, and marine applications.  Dart information @ DartHeads.com

The BRP Dart Challenge Championship and the Little Valley Speedway E-Mod Championship will provide support events for the first ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds race track in downtown Little Valley, NY

Little Valley Speedway gates will open at 1:00 on Wednesday August 29 for what promises to be the biggest event ever at the track which first opened to race cars in 1932.  Cars will go on the track for hot laps prior to time trials at 6:30. Additional information @ LittleValleySpeedway.com

BRP Dart Challenge information @ BRPCanAmSeries.com; World of Outlaws information @ WorldofOutlaws.com

2012 BRP Dart Challenge:
May 18 – Black Rock Speedway – top 3: John Waters, Jason Knowles, Bruce Miller
June 8 – Little Valley Speedway - top 3: John Waters, Jeremy Wonderling, Mike Wonderling
June 29 – Black Rock Speedway – top 3: John Waters, Jason Knowles, Jared Hill
July3 – Little Valley Speedway – rained out
August 3 – Black Rock Speedway – John Waters, Jared Hill, Dusty Waters
August 29 – Little Valley Speedway

The 2012 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, 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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Lanigan Completes Perfect Road Trip With Triumph At Wisconsin’s Shawano Speedway

 

Record-Setter Captures Sixth Straight Win, Becomes Alltime Winningest Driver On World of Outlaws Late Model Series

SHAWANO, WI – Aug. 7, 2012 – Darrell Lanigan made more World of Outlaws Late Model Series history on Tuesday night at Shawano Speedway.

Completing a spectacular road trip to the Upper Midwest, Lanigan registered a convincing victory in the ‘Mid-States Equipment 50’ to extend his record-setting win streak to six and become the national tour’s alltime winningest driver.

Lanigan, 42, of Union, Ky., roared off the outside pole to grab the lead on the opening lap and never looked back, pacing the entire distance to register his 13th win of 2012 and the 39th of his career on the WoO LMS. He overtook Josh Richards and Billy Moyer to move atop the national tour’s career win list for both the modern era (2004-present) and overall (including the original 1988-89 seasons).

“It’s unbelievable,” said Lanigan, who captured Shawano’s WoO LMS event for the second consecutive year. “It’s a real honor to be at the top of that (alltime win) list. It means a lot.”

Lanigan dominated the A-Main, keeping his rivals at arm’s length throughout behind the wheel of his Cornett-powered Rocket. WoO LMS rookie Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Miss., was able to close within a car’s length of Lanigan late in the distance, but he couldn’t make a serious bid and crossed the finish line 0.214 of a second behind the victor in his Victory Circle mount.

Tim Fuller of Watertown, N.Y., briefly grabbed second from McCool on a lap-15 restart but settled for a third-place finish. It was his best outing since moving to the seat of the Kennedy Motorsports Capital Race Car.

Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., placed fourth and defending WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., finished fifth. Both drivers ran Team Zero by Bloomquist machines.

Lanigan led by nearly a straightaway early in the race, but he cooled his jets as the A-Main wound down to make sure tire wear wouldn’t hamper his effort.

“I know last year there was some cars that blew out tires late in the race, so I was just trying to be conservative there at the end and finish,” said Lanigan. “Anytime you get to lapped traffic when it’s rubber, you don’t want to catch ‘em. I was just trying to slow the pace down a little bit.”

McCool, 35, was satisfied just to follow the country’s hottest dirt Late Model driver under the checkered flag.

“I felt the longer the race run under green, we was getting better and better and I could get to (Lanigan) a little bit,” said McCool, who registered his seventh top-five finish of the 2012 WoO LMS campaign. “But I don’t know if could’ve gotten by him. Hell, he was right down around that bottom in the rubber and it would’ve been hard to do anything.

“But with our last few finishes, we’re happy with anything in the top five. It was a good night for us.”

Lanigan’s $10,650 win put a put a cap on his perfect – and very lucrative – three-race WoO LMS swing. He began the trip on Aug. 4 with a $50,000 triumph in the USA Nationals 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., and then outdueled Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., to win Monday night’s 50-lapper at Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway.

The checkered-flag hat trick was worth $71,350 and pushed his WoO LMS earnings for the 2012 season to an astounding $269,400 after just 30 races. He also extended his points lead to 170 points over Eckert as he chases his second career championship with 12 races remaining on the schedule.

Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., finished sixth after his attempts to make time on the outside of the track on the lap-30 restart caused him to fall out of the top five. Frankie Heckenast Jr. of Orland Park, Ill., was seventh; Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., quietly moved forward from the 15th starting spot to place eighth; Vic Coffey of Caledonia, N.Y., finished ninth despite switching to a backup ignition halfway through the race and running the last 10 laps on seven cylinders; and Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., advanced from 18th to round out the top 10.

The race’s most significant casualties were polesitter Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., who relinquished second place due to a broken rearend on lap three; Clint Smith of Senoia, Ga., who spun out of 10th place on lap 30 due to a broken j-bar bolt; and rookie Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., who retired after cutting a right-rear tire while running fifth on lap 40.

Thirty-seven cars were signed in for the event, which was run on brilliantly clear summer evening. The race had been postponed by wet track conditions following a thunderstorm on its original Aug. 1 date.

Fuller was quickest in Ohlins Shocks Time Trials with a lap of 20.151 seconds, earning his third fast-time honor of the 2012 season but first since joining the Kennedy Motorsports team.

Heat winners were Fuller, Eckert, Lanigan and McCreadie. The B-Mains were captured by Paul Parker of Kaukauna, Wis., and Clanton.

The next action for the WoO LMS is a Michigan doubleheader on Aug. 17 at Winston Speedway in Rothbury and Aug. 18 at Merritt Raceway in Lake City.  The following weekend the WoO LMS heads to Winchester, VA and Selinsgrove, PA.  Then it will be the much anticipated first ever trip to Little Valley (NY) Speedway on Wed. Aug. 29.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Mid-States Equipment 50’ at Shawano Speedway (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):


1. (2) Darrell Lanigan/50 $10,650

2. (4) Bub McCool/50 $5,850

3. (6) Tim Fuller/50 $3,550

4. (8) Brady Smith/50 $2,550

5. (7) Rick Eckert/50 $2,650

6. (5) Tim McCreadie/50 $2,350

7. (9) Frankie Heckenast Jr./50 $1,900

8. (15) Jimmy Mars/50 $1,300

9. (12) Vic Coffey/50 $1,800

10. (18) Shane Clanton/50 $1,650

11. (11) Terry Casey/50 $1,100

12. (10) Nick Anvelink/50 $1,000

13. (20) Brett Swedberg/50 $1,100

14. (22) Jake Redetzke/50 $950

15. (21) Justin Hirt/50 $850

16. (19) Troy Springborn/50 $850

17. (13) Ron Burna/50 $770

18. (3) Kent Robinson/39 $1,300

19. (14) Todd Frank/39 $730

20. (16) Clint Smith/30 $1,250

21. (24) Jack Sullivan/23 $1,250

22. (17) Paul Parker/22 $700

23. (23) Pat Doar/13 $1,250

24. (2) Chub Frank/3 $1,250


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Press Releases and Results / John Waters 4x4 In BRP Dart Challenge
« on: August 04, 2012, 10:05:13 AM »
BRP CanAm Late Model Series News

John Waters Continues BRP Dart Challenge Series Dominance at Black Rock
   …2011 BRP Dart Challenge Champion Headed For 2012Repeat

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (August 3, 2012)- John Waters has been the standard of the late model division all year long, particularly at Black Rock Speedway; but when it comes to Bicknell Racing Products (BRP) Dart Challenge events, he was a perfect three-for-three.

Waters, of Whitesville, scored his fifth win in seven attempts at the 4/10-mile oval this season, taking the lead for good on lap nine from his younger brother Dustin and holding off Jared Hill over the second half of the race to remain a perfect four-for-four in the BRP Dart Challenge Series.

Waters started fifth by virtue of the redraw and was clearly the class of the field early on, darting around competitors on the top of the track.  Dustin was solid on the bottom but John would prevail on the top of the track.  Over the second half of the race though, he moved the Troups Creek No. 11 to the bottom, but there was a reason for that.

“I don’t know what is going on.  I think we got lucky again because I the last caution I think we lost brakes,” said Waters in Victory Lane.  “I should have just gone back to the top but my guys were giving me hand signals in turn three to stay low and they haven’t steered me wrong yet.”

Just after John captured the lead from Dustin for the first time on lap seven, but lapped traffic would force the brothers, along with Hill, to weave through the pack.  Dustin would get shuffled back to third, while local favorite Hill would have a chance to pounce on the restart, but John was solid for final seven circuits.

Behind John Waters, Hill and Dustin Waters was a Wonderling family feud for the final top five positions as Mikey was fourth while his brother Jeremy captured fifth at the line over their dad Mike.

Notes: F/A Products Engine Builders heat race winners were Quinn Sutherland, Dusty Waters, and John Waters…Gater Racing Photo News Leader of the Pack Award winner was Quinn Sutherland…Quinn had a lot of number ones last night first the pole of heat one which he won, his daughter drew number one for him in the A-Main redraw…Dart Hard Charger was Jason Knowles who advanced from 21st to 9th…”Chief” Neil Patterson, Tom Baker, and Chris Peacock all made their first BRP Dart Challenge starts of the year…no change in the names at the top of the BRP Dart Challenge points (Waters & Knowles), but lots of changes behind them…32 drivers have entered the 2012 BRP Dart Challenge which will conclude at Little Valley Speedway on Wednesday August 29

       
Beyea Custom Headers A-Main Finish 20 Laps:  JOHN WATERS, Jared Hill, Dusty Waters, Mikey Wonderling, Jeremy Wonderling, Mike Wonderling, Bruce Miller, Steve LeBarron, Jason Knowles, Brian Knowles, Carl Cleveland, Barry Payne, Chris Peacock, Quinn Sutherland, Wally Wade, Tom Baker, Neil Patterson, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Miller, Bob Stilson, Sparky Hills

Lap Leaders:  Dusty Waters 1-6, John Waters 7, Dusty Waters 8,  John Waters 9-20

BRP Dart Challenge Points (top 10 of 32): John Waters – 400, Jason Knowles – 340, Jeremy Wonderling – 336, Jared Hill – 330, Bruce Miller – 310, Mike Wonderling – 295, Dusty Waters – 276, Mikey Wonderling – 270, Brian Knowles – 249, Steve LeBarron - 234














 



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