In September 2006, NASCAR announced the purchase of Canada’s premier stock car series - CASCAR.
They also revealed a long-term sponsorship agreement with the Canadian Tire Corporation.
The series debuted in 2007 at Cayuga Speedway.
The first season included many of the teams that had previously participated in the CASCAR series.
The 2014 championship opened at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as it had done since 2012. The schedule looked much as it had in 2013. The opening round was followed by two events in Quebec - Autodrome Chaudiere and Circuit ICAR. The series then headed to western Canada and competed at Edmonton International Raceway and the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in Saskatoon. Then the championship returned to Quebec for races at Autodrome Saint-Eustache and Circuit Trois-Rivieres. Next on the schedule was Riverside International Speedway and the second visit to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The season finale was held at Kawartha Speedway.
The series cars are constructed to specifications and rules common to most stock car series. The chassis is a steel tube frame design covered with a fiberglass body and is required to weigh no less than 3000-lbs. Body styles are from manufacturers such as Dodge (Avenger, Challenger and Charger), Ford (Fusion) and Chevrolet (Monte Carlo and Impala SS). Engine type and displacement are dictated by the make and model of the vehicle. The carbureted eight-cylinder motors produce approximately 650-horsepower.
Round, nine of the eleven contested during the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire season, took place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The race was held on the same weekend as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Thirty-one drivers would compete for fifty-one laps (201.8-kilometers) around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.
|The start of round nine for the NASCAR Canadian Tire series and thirty-one cars funnel into Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s corner one. Pole-sitter Andrew Ranger driving the Mopar/Exide Dodge jumps into the lead. Immediately behind Ranger, is the Equipment Express Chevrolet of J.R. Fitzpatrick and Fitzpatrick is followed by L.P. Dumoulin in the WeatherTech sponsored Dodge.|
|The season opener at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was won by J.R. Fitzpatrick. And, Fitzpatrick did it again on the Labour Day weekend. Driving the No. 84 Chevrolet, he qualified second. After the final round of pit-stops, he was the leader and won by a margin of 0.870-seconds. This was Fitzpatrick’s tenth series win and his fifth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.|
|Jeff Lapcevich qualified the Tim Horton’s Dodge seventh. Before becoming a series regular, Lapcevich logged many miles competing in showroom stock road racing series. As a result, he was always a threat to win on any road course. Lapcevich improved on his starting position and finished second. In three of the last four races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he was the runner-up.|
|Rookie and road racing specialist, Marc-Antione Camirand had his best result to date. To no one’s surprise, Camirand qualified near the top of the grid in third place. He was always in contention for the race win and led laps-23 and 24. At the checkered flag, Camirand captured the final spot on the podium – making him the highest placed rookie.|
|Point’s leader, L.P. Dumoulin won both events at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2013. Dumoulin was the fourth quickest at the end of the qualifying session. During the first round of pit-stops, Dumoulin led laps-14 and 15. At the conclusion of the event, he was fourth. Dumoulin lost some ground in the title chase to the race winner, Fitzpatrick but still had a 19-point lead.|
|Defending series champion, Scott Steckly had mixed results during the 2014 season. Steckly had two podium finishes which included a win at St. Eustache but he failed to finish two other events. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park he qualified sixth and was able to keep pace with the leaders. At the checkered flag, Steckly finished in fifth place.|
|Gary Klutt, driving CTL Financing/Legendary Motocar sponsored Chevrolet was one of eight rookies entered at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. At the conclusion of the qualifying session, Klutt was twelfth quickest. After fifty-one laps of racing, he had moved up to a sixth place finish.|
|Two-time series champion, D.J. Kennington was winless in 2014 – his best result to date was a third in round eight at Riverside International Speedway. At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Kennington started on the third row in fifth place and finished seventh. Consistent results during the season meant that he was fourth in the driver standings.|
|Pole-sitter, Andrew Ranger led the first eight laps but on the fifteenth circuit he encountered a fuel pump issue and was forced to retire. To this point, the season had been good for Ranger - who had two victories. Entering Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, he was tied for second in the standings but his poor result dropped him to third with two races left in 2014.|
|FINISH||START||DRIVERS||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||2||J.R. Fitzpatrick||Equipment Express/Autism Speaks / Chevrolet||51||-|
|2||7||Jeff Lapcevich||Tim Hortons / Dodge||51||-|
|3||3||Marc-Antoine Camirand||Burger Barn/Surface / Chevrolet||51||-|
|4||4||L.P. Dumoulin||WeatherTech Canada/Bellemare / Dodge||51||-|
|5||6||Scott Steckly||Canadian Tire/Sylvania / Dodge||51||-|
|6||12||Gary Klutt||CTL Financing/Legendary Motorcar / Chevrolet||51||-|
|7||5||D.J. Kennington||Castrol Edge/Mahindra Tractors / Dodge||51||-|
|8||8||Robin Buck||Quaker State / Dodge||51||-|
|9||19||Brad Graham||Holmar Plumbing / Ford||51||-|
|10||23||Joey McColm||PartSource/Toronto Maple Leafs / Dodge||51||-|
|11||15||Ryan Klutt||Indentify Yourself/Legendary Motorcar / Dodge||51||-|
|12||20||J.F. Dumoulin||Bellemare/FX Boisvert / Dodge||51||-|
|13||14||Noel Dowler||EMCO/Empire Mechanical / Dodge||51||-|
|14||9||Kerry Micks||Johnsonville/Leland/Go Tire / Ford||50||-|
|15||22||James Van Domselaar||Steel-Craft Door Products / Chevrolet||50||-|
|16||18||Steve Mathews||TSC Stores/CBSF/Bill Mathews Ford / Ford||50||-|
|17||26||Larry Jackson||OMVIC/B&B Decals / Dodge||50||-|
|18||31||Jocelyn Fecteau||Octane 7.0/Pneus Chartrand / Dodge||50||-|
|19||27||David Thorndyke||LubeSource/Thorsons EVT / Chevrolet||50||-|
|20||10||Alex Tagliani||EpiPen/Dicom Express / Dodge||49||-|
|21||13||Luc Lesage||Sportchief / Dodge||49||-|
|22||25||Matt Pritiko||Global Warranty / Chevrolet||48||-|
|23||29||Curtis Fielding||Fielding Estate Winery / Ford||48||-|
|24||30||Ray Courtemanche Jr.||La Cité de Mirabel Inc./Blackshape / Dodge||48||-|
|25||28||Derek White||99 Resto Bar / Chevrolet||48||-|
|26||17||Jason White||Powder Ventures / Dodge||47||Differntial|
|27||24||Simon Dion-Viens||Bestbuy Pičces d'auto/Castrol / Dodge||42||-|
|28||21||Matthew Scannell||OMVIC / Dodge||40||Mechanical|
|29||1||Andrew Ranger||Mopar/Exide / Dodge||40||Fuel Pump|
|30||11||Jason Hathaway||Princess Auto/Rockstar Energy Drink / Chevrolet||39||Transmission|
|31||16||Peter Klutt||Legendary Motorcar / Chevrolet||31||Transmission|
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