In 2010, the Canadian NASCAR series was in its fourth season. With Canadian Tire as the primary sponsor, NASCAR had developed a successful format that attracted competitors and fans.

There were a number changes to the 2010 schedule. The title chase started in June at Delaware Speedway and was followed by the road course at Mosport. St. Eustache which hosted two rounds last year would only have one event in 2010. After this stop, competitors would make a west coast swing - racing at Vernon, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Then it was back to the east for weekends at Trois-Rivieres, the Mosport oval, Montreal and Barrie. The penultimate round was held at Antigonish, Nova Scotia and the championship would end in late September at Kawartha Speedway. In total, there were thirteen race weekends and the series would visit thirteen different tracks in six provinces.

The cars competing in the championship 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 and Charger), Ford (Fusion) and Chevrolet (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. Depending on the gearing, these cars are estimated to have a top speed of 160-mph.

The Jumpstart 100 held at Toronto’s Exhibition Place was race four of the thirteen contested during the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire season. Thirty-one drivers would compete on the eleven-turn 1.755-mile street course for thirty-six laps.

In 2010, the two-time series champion, Andrew Ranger was only competing in the NASCAR Canadian Tires series on a part-time basis as his primary focus was the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. That didn’t mean he was any less motivated to capture a win at the Jumpstart 100. Ranger dominated the event, he started on the pole and led flag-to-flag to score his tenth career series victory and his seventh on a road course.
2009 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, Jason Bowles entered his first NASCAR Canadian Tires series event at Mosport and earned the final spot on the podium. At Toronto, Bowles was the eleventh quickest in qualifying driving a Dodge prepared by the Gaunt Brothers. During the race, he had moved up to third place but when J.R. Fitzpatrick spun after the final re-start, Bowles inherited the runner-up spot.
D.J. Kennington’s season was off to a great start. The driver of the Castrol Edge sponsored Dodge had two victories after three rounds – round one at Delaware Speedway and race three at Autodrome St. Eustache. Kennington was third fastest in qualifying and grabbed the final position on the podium. His third-place finish was like a victory as the two drivers in front of him were running a limited schedule.
Five-time CASCAR champion, Don Thomson, Jr. had a terrible start to the season. In the first race at Delaware Speedway, Thompson, Jr. started sixth but finished twenty-first. At Exhibition Place, he was gridded seventh for the start of the contest. During the event, Thomson passed sixth fastest qualifier, Kerry Micks and inherited two positions where Anthony Simone retired and J.R. Fitzpatrick spun – he finished fourth. 
Kerry Micks was sixth for the start of the Jumpstart 100. The driver of the BDI/Dickies sponsored Ford Fusion had qualified well in the first three rounds – the pole at St. Eustache and third at Delaware and Mosport - but was yet to finish on the podium. During the race, he lost positions to Jason Bowles and Don Thomson, Jr. but some misfortune for his fellow competitors resulted in a fifth-place finish.
West coast driver, Trevor Seibert had plenty of road racing experience, having competed in the Formula Atlantic and Player’s GM series. Seibert’s 2010 campaign started on the road course at Mosport and ended with a radiator issue. He qualified eight quickest at Toronto and like Don Thomson, Jr. and Kerry Micks he improved on his starting position when Anthony Simone retired and J.R. Fitzpatrick spun.
J.R. Fitzpatrick scored his first win of the season in round two on the road course at Mosport. In that event, Fitzpatrick beat the fastest qualifier, Andrew Ranger. At the Jumpstart 100, he was looking to repeat that performance. During the race, Fitzpatrick driving the No. 84 Chevrolet Impala SS was on Ranger’s bumper. Unfortunately, on the final restart, he spun and finished in eighth place.
Late in the race the fifteenth fastest qualifier, L.P. Dumoulin driving the No. 47 Dodge and the Chevrolet of seventeenth place starter, John Farano tangled between turns nine and ten. Both drivers were able to continue, so a caution period was not necessary. Farano would finish seventeenth and Dumoulin, twenty-first.

18Andrew RangerDodge Dealers of Quebec / Dodge36-
24Jason BowlesRusty Wallace Racing Experience / Dodge36-
33DJ KenningtonCastrol Edge / Dodge36-
47Don Thomson, Jr.Home Hardware / Chevrolet36-
56Kerry MicksDickies/Beyond Digital Imaging / Ford36-
68Trevor SeibertLake Excavating / Dodge36-
713Jeff LapcevichTim Hortons / Chevrolet36-
82JR FitzpatrickSchick Hydro / Chevrolet36-
912Peter KluttLegendary Motorcar / Chevrolet36-
1022Brad GrahamHolmar Plumbing / Ford36-
1110Scott StecklyCanadian Tire Jumpstart / Dodge36-
1214Howie Scannell, Jr.B&B Decals/Wigs For Kids / Dodge36-
1321Dexter StaceyBully's Truck Stop / Chevrolet36-
1411Robin BuckActive Green+Ross/Durabody / Ford36-
1524James Van DomselaarSteel-Craft Door Products / Chevrolet36-
1619Jarrad WhissellSMS Equipment/Komatsu / Ford36-
1717John FaranoTower Events/RDA / Chevrolet36-
1826Pierre BourqueAaron's / Dodge35-
1925Shawn McGlynnRC Trailers / Dodge35-
2031Isabelle TremblayHamel Honda/Infrabec / Ford35-
2115L.P. DumoulinGP3R/Maskimo/Super 8 / Dodge34-
2218Jason HathawaySnap-on Tools/Vortex Brake Pads / Dodge34-
2330David ThorndykeThorsons EVT / Chevrolet34-
249Mark DilleyPartSource/Rheem / Dodge32Axle
2529Trevor MonaghanCanadian Heroes / Chevrolet31-
2620Jason WhiteA&W/Zimmer-Wheaton GMC / Chevrolet25Engine
2723Joey / Dodge18Transmission
2827Caitlin JohnstonPizza Pizza/Extreme Tire Garage / Dodge11Suspension
2916Ron Beauchamp, Jr.Mopar/Mobil 1 / Dodge7Rear End
305Anthony SimoneGraphix Factory/Castrol / Chevrolet3Suspension
3128Derek WhiteFresh Gear / Chevrolet2Overheating

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