2023 marks the seventeenth season of the Canadian NASCAR championship.
Pinty’s Delicious Foods continues to be the series, title sponsor.
The season opens on May 13 at Sunset Speedway and thirteen races later, it ends on September 24 at Delaware Speedway.
The cars competing in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series 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 must weigh no less than 3000-lbs. Body styles are from manufacturers such as Dodge (Challenger), Ford (Mustang) and Chevrolet (Camaro). Engine type and displacement are dictated by the make and model of the vehicle. The carbureted eight-cylinder motors produce approximately 550-horsepower. Depending on the gearing, these cars are estimated to have a top speed of 160-mph.
Round eleven of the 2023 NASCAR Pinty's Series was race two of a doubleheader at Ohsweken Speedway. Drivers were initially scheduled to compete on Tuesday evening; however, officials rescheduled the race for Wednesday when rain was forecasted for Tuesday. The format for the Pinty's 100 would remain the same. Competitors would compete in a 100-lap contest divided into three stages – two twenty-five-lap stages followed by a fifty-lap final around the 0.375-mile dirt oval.
|Twenty-three drivers line up on the back straight at Ohsweken Speedway for round eleven of the 2023 NASCAR Pinty's Series. Starting on the pole is D.J. Kennington in the No. 17 Super Clean / Castrol / Spark Power Dodge Challenger. Next to Kennington is the No. 20 GSR / FBM / Delta Bingo / RGC Chevrolet Camaro of the championship leader, Treyten Lapcevich. In row two are Thomas Nepveu and David Hebert.|
|On Wednesday evening, the points leader, Treyten Lapcevich, redeemed himself. Lapcevich dropped out of contention in Monday's contest when there was contact with a lapped car. The driver of the No. 20 20 GSR / FBM / Delta Bingo / RGC Chevrolet Camaro started on the outside of the front row. He would lead until lap-85 when he was slowed by a lapped car. One circuit later, he was back in first place for the victory.|
|The APC Late Model points leader, Kyle Steckly, drove the winning No. 22 APC / Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro in round eleven. This was Steckly‘s third race of the season, but this was his first time competing on dirt. He was scheduled to start the final in fourth place; however, a change to the car required him to start at the rear of the field. Steckly chased the eventual winner, Treyten Lapcevich, to a runner-up result.|
|It has been a challenging season for Andrew Ranger, the NASCAR Pinty's three-time series champion. Ranger, driving the No. 27 GM Paille / Chevrolet Canada Chevrolet Camaro entered the Ohsweken event twelfth in the points chase. In round ten, he started and finished eleventh. There was little reason to be optimistic on Wednesday as he was fifth in the heat race. But he found something for the finale and finished third.|
|J.P. Bergeron scored his career-best finish of fourth in round eleven at Ohsweken Speedway. On Monday, Bergeron started and finished fourteenth in the No. 1 Prolon Controls / Rousseau Metals Ford Fusion. On Wednesday, he showed promise by finishing third in heat one. Bergeron was gridded seventh for the feature. He stayed on the lead lap and crossed the finish line in fourth place.|
|D.J. Kennington, a two-time NASCAR Pinty's champion, captured a third-place finish in round ten at Ohsweken Speedway driving the No. 17 Super Clean Dodge Challenger. Until this point in the season, his best result was a sixth at Trois-Rivieres. Kennington won his heat race on Monday and repeated the performance on Wednesday. He started the feature on the pole but fell to a fifth-place finish.|
|Three-time NASCAR Pinty's champion, L.P. Dumoulin, hadn't won an event in 2023 but was fourth in the standings. Unfortunately, Dumoulin struggled at Ohsweken Speedway. Last year, he started sixteenth and finished eighteenth in the No. 47 WeatherTech Dodge Challenger. It appeared to be more of the same after finishing sixteenth on Monday; however, in the Pinty's 100, Dumoulin charged from sixteenth place to finish sixth.|
|The top three finishers for the Pinty's 100 at Ohsweken Speedway. Standing in the center from 22 Racing is Treyten Lapcevich. This was the sixth victory of the 2023 season for the points leader. Standing on the right is the runner-up, Kyle Steckly. This was Steckly's first time racing on the dirt. After a dismal year so far, the series three-time champion, Andrew Ranger, collected a third-place result.|
|FINISH||START||DRIVER||SPONSOR / CAR||LAPS||RETIREMENTS|
|1||1||Treyten Lapcevich||RGC Sports/Delta Bingo / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|2||6||Kyle Steckly||APC/Federated Auto Parts / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|3||14||Andrew Ranger||GM Paille Chevrolet / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|4||7||Jean Philippe Bergeron||Prolon/Rousseau / Ford Fusion||100||-|
|5||2||D.J. Kennington||Super Clean/Castrol Edge / Dodge Challenger||100||-|
|6||16||L.P. Dumoulin||WeatherTech Canada / Dodge||100||-|
|7||4||David Hebert||GM Paille Chevrolet / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|8||21||Larry Jackson||O’Neil Electric/Milwaukee / Dodge Challenger||100||-|
|9||8||Kevin Lacroix||Gates Hydraulics / Dodge Challenger||100||-|
|10||22||Glenn Styres||GSR/Ohsweken Speedway / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|11||5||Alex Guenette||ASSA ABLOY/Fast Eddie / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|12||18||Dexter Stacey||Bully’s Truck Stop / Chevrolet Camaro||100||-|
|13||15||Marc-Antoine Camirand||GM Paille Chevrolet / Chevrolet Camaro||99||-|
|14||23||Malcolm Strachan||Curb Records/Strode's / Chevrolet SS||99||-|
|15||20||Alex Tagliani||NTN/Qwick Wick / Chevrolet Camaro||99||-|
|16||12||Dave Bailey||Transaxle/Transport Sales & Service / Dodge Challenger||99||-|
|17||19||Daniel Bois||Sierra Excavating/A&G / Chevrolet Camaro||99||-|
|18||3||Thomas Nepveu||Evirum/Home Hardware / Ford Fusion||99||-|
|19||10||Trevor Monaghan||GSR/Solo Performance Exhaust / Dodge Challenger||99||-|
|20||11||Aaron Turkey||Nitro54 Variety/Sit N Bull Tire / Ford Fusion||99||-|
|21||17||Wallace Stacey||K Fibre Optic / Chevrolet Camaro||66||Suspension|
|22||9||Stewart Friesen||Glenn Styres Racing / Chevrolet Camaro||62||Suspension|
|23||13||Brandon Watson||GMS/Shear Metal Products/APC / Chevrolet Camaro||29||Accident|
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