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ACMS Releases Year End Standings

After capping another successful season at the track Auto Clearing Motor Speedway tabulated the results and released the final 2014 standings.

Top five in each division at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway for the 2014
Season:

Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control Mini Stocks:
1. #95 Robin Boomsma
2. #92 Brennan Kirton
3. #41 Jamie Tataryn
4. #4 Shawn Magee
5. #1 Scott Barrand

ACMS Wraps Up The Season In Style

It all started last winter when Mike Schroeder, an owner with Always Towing presented an idea to the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association, to have a race with cars from multiple divisions on the track at the same time. At first it was just another crazy idea but as the presentation went on people began to realize the lap times and speeds of the pro trucks, the street stocks and the sportsman cars weren’t that far apart. A few rule changes to equalize things and the Windchill was born.

Sportsman cars of Dan Shirley, Tim Kammer, Rick Schurmans, Matthew Shirley and Mike Slaney were up against the pro trucks of Ben Pogoda, Damen Meier, Andy Clewes, Luc Haukaas, Alex Leschenko, Aaron Anderson, Kevin Dyck and Neil Schneider, along with the street stocks of Mike Schroeder, Wayne Osbourne, Ryan Fredrickson, Kevin MacLaggin, Nicole Sheetka, Justin Tooley, Derek Ronsom and Craig Katelnikoff.

The heat races to set the Windchill 100 line up were fairly tame, with the winners coming out Kevin Dyck, Matthew Shirley and Alex Lescheko, putting Leschenko and Shirley on the front row to start the 100 lap showdown.

Matthew Shirley took the lead in the first lap but was overtaken by Alex Leschenko in the second lap. Alex held a quite comfortable lead into the first caution in lap 11 when something on the front end of #51 Luc Haukaas from The Pas broke, also causing some contact between #22 Ryan Fredrickson and #44 Craig Katelnikoff, causing Katelnikoff to pull into his pit for the day.

The next caution flew in lap 30 when the sportsman of #27 Rick Schurmanns from Melfort tangled with the street stock of #42 Nicole Sheetka. Nothing major came out of that and the cars quick got  underway with the #46 of Dan Shirley taking over the lead. They kept it relatively clean going into the competition caution at lap 50 with Dan Shirley in the lead.

While fueling, crew chief Rob Howlett walked around the #46 Co-op Grand Prix of Dan Shirley and noticed a tire going down. This would mean having to take the car behind the wall and resume the race from the back of the field. The #93 pro truck of Neil Schneider also had to pit.

That gave the lead going back to green to #12 Matthew Shirley and he took advantage, pulling away from the #19 pro truck of Aaron Anderson.  Caution again in lap 56 as #53 Damen Meier and #27 Rick Schurmanns got together, ending Schurmann’s day.

Breakage on the #9T of Justin Tooley brought the caution out again a couple of laps later, causing Tooley put his car to bed for the day.

Big Bang Theroy Is Auto Clearing Motor Speedway Saturday

There was a number of records set Saturday at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway in the Dakota Dunes Series final, but they were not records to be proud of. 15 cautions, 86 caution laps, over an hour and 42 minutes
to run the race. It was treacherous and grueling to say the least.
And that was being a fan.

The lead up to the WSSL 150, the Dakota Dunes final race, was the best
anyone could hope for. Saskatoon’s Jim Gaunt and Montana’s Ryan Wells
were tied in the championship points chase.

Gaunt’s car was on and off throughout the day. The best he could muster in the first morning practice session was a fourth place lap of 14.439 seconds, while Wells topped the board at 14.220 seconds. Gaunt was on top in the second practice at 14.137 seconds. Wells opted to not even hit the track.

Things started to unravel for Jim Gaunt in the time trials. Up first he put what would normally be considered a respectable 14.378 up on the board. Jason Gervais was up next and beat Jim, putting up 14.334 seconds. Greg Funk, Clint Habart and Ryan Wells would all show better times, leaving Gaunt with his lowest finish of the year, in fifth, allowing Wells to pick up four important points on him.

ACMS Hands Out The Hardware

The weather barely cooperated, but the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association started handing out championship trophies Saturday at the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. A cool damp morning turned into not too bad of an afternoon.

First up was the Big Bore Directional Drilling Super Trucks. With two feature wins under his belt over the summer, Wade Lee of Calgary picked up the championship trophy in the #74 Super Truck, finishing only four points ahead of #76 Dusty O’Connell of Lloydminster.

There was some movement in the FFUN Motor Group Pro Truck Division Saturday. The #12 of Aaron Deagnon came into the race day with a five point lead over #10 Kevin Dyck, with the #67 of Ken Ross a further five points behind. At the end of the day Ken Ross jumped into second place, but Aaron Deagnon managed to hang on for the FFUN Motor Group Pro Truck championship trophy in the #12 Great Canadian Oil Change Dodge Ram.

The afternoon started just like many other race days, with a couple of new track records. In the super trucks, the #27 of Scott Lucas from Prince Albert set down a new record at 14.887 seconds. A short time late Alex Leschenko set a new record in the FFUN Motor Group Pro Truck division with a lap time of 15.618 seconds with the #01 Family Pizza Ford F150.

Ready To Race At ACMS

The Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association along with their corporate partners are ready for another Family Fun event at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway this Saturday, September 13th!

We are heading into the last month of the season at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway! This weekend’s kicks off the Points Finals for the Big Bore Super Trucks, the Ffun Motor Group Pro Trucks and the Earthworks Equipment Sask. Legends in the Macs Froster 50! We are expecting 30 Legends cars to rip up the track at this point’s final event!

Reminder! This weekend’s race also kicks off our afternoon races which will continued for the rest of the season.

Crash And Bang Night At The Races Saturday

After a very successful day in Martensville with a meet & greet with the drivers, and afternoon show and shine on Main Street, the path of destruction that started with the Dunes series last week continued Saturday night in front of a large crowd at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. It was a wild ride as 20 street stocks started the Martensville A&W 100, but only nine were still there for the checkered flag. While some of the retirees were for mechanical reasons, several crashes mean a lot of work ahead for some drivers.

The race day started off well enough with Craig Katenikoff setting a new track record for local street stocks in the #44 Ridge Riders Roofing Impala at 16.141 seconds. Not do be outdone, Mike Schroeder hit the track with the #34 Always Towing Camaro and laid down a lap in 16.123 seconds in the invitational category.

It was one – two for Craig and Mike in the trophy dash as well, earning them the front row in the 100 lap feature race. However the tables quickly turned as the Martensville business community came together and dangled $500 cash in front of their faces as a bonus, if they were to start at the back and move through for the win. Both took the challenge, handing the front row start to the #81 of Curtis Houben and
#15 Todd Pluhator.

#36 Darryl Potts, #66 Wayne Osbourne, #22 Ryan Fredrickson, #3 Kevin MacLaggin, #66x Adam Yelland and #43 Eric McIntosh all earned their way up front in the 100 lap feature by picking up podium positions in their respective heat races. #28 Brennen Forseille took the B Main followed by #35 Mike Dionne to make up row five in the 100 lap start.

The caution marred Martensville A&W 100 feature saw only four cars finish on the lead lap, all of them local racers. In the end it was Craig Katelnikoff taking home the trophy and $2500 in cash prizes with the #44 Ridge Riders Roofing Impala. Todd Pluhator picked up the second place prize money of $1,000 with the #15 Precision Driving School Camaro and Kevin MacLaggin picked up the $800 third prize in the #3 BDI Canada Camaro.

In the Earth Works Sask Legends division, #13 Chelsey Wilson and #84 AJ Morrison picked up wins in their heats. This was followed up by #21 Blake Erb and #2 Kerry Neufeld taking wins in the qualifiers. It was the #2 of Kerry Neufeld again taking home the checkered flag in the Earth Works Sask Legends feature, ahead of #84 AJ Morrison and #90 Danny Meier.

In the Bandoleros, tonight sponsored by the Martensville Chamber of Commerce, it was one, two, three as the #22 of Kelsy Toth picked up all three wins in the heat, qualifier and feature, followed by the #24 of Jaxen Gervais in all three races. #8 Braxton Clewes was third in the heat, with #14 Ty Steward third in the qualifier and feature

Saturday Night Racing At ACMS

It was a wild night Saturday at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway as drivers and crews for the Dakota Dunes Western Canada Super Late Model Championship Series, FFUN Motor Group Pro Trucks and the Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control Mini Stocks all worked hard and raced hard as they tried to better their championship standings in the second last race meet of the year for each division.

Coming into the night Jim Gaunt’s #55 Sky Financial Mortgage Centre machine had a three point lead over Ryan Well’s #5 Performance Plus Chevrolet. Going home, they are tied in first, leading to a battle nobody will want to miss September 20 as the Dakota Dunes Series Champion will be decided.

In the Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control Mini Stock Division, Brennan Kirton gained one point on Robin Boomsma, but Boomsma will still bring the #95 Five Star Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Neon into the final on September 20 with a 29 point lead in the points.

In the FFUN Motor Group Pro Trucks, Aaron Deagnon built himself a bit of a cushion in the points lead, going from five to fifteen through the night. Not insurmountable, but it won’t be easy for Dyck to claim a championship that has alluded him over the years.

Rain overnight washed down and cooled the track, so we didn’t see any spectacular times. Times were quick, but nothing in the record setting category. Jim Gaunt once again timed in fastest at 14.120 seconds in the #55 Sky Financial Mortgage Centre Impala SS, .004 quicker than the
#5 of Ryan Wells.

Saturday Night Racing From ACMS

Complete Results
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Brock Salvage Street Stock Division

Heat Race:
1. #18 Mike Rea
2. #3 Ron Eby
3. #81 Curtis Houben
4. #36 Darryl Potts
5. #15 Todd Pluhator
6. #44 Craig Katelnikoff
7. #22 Alex Leschenko
8. #14 Guy Derdall
9. #42 Nicole Sheetka
10. #43 Eric McIntosh

Steckly Thinks Prairie Velocity 250 Is The Pitts:

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A beautiful night at the race track was equalled by a beautiful night on the track at the annual stop for the Nascar Canadian Tire series at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway!

A huge thanks to Burco Electric and RS Racing for inviting my crew out to the track to take in the night.

First to the race where the 250 lap feature got off to a slow start with a number of cautions in the opening 75 laps and eight different drivers taking the lead at various points. The racers then found their groove on the oval posting some very impressive lap times.

The most impressive, perhaps was the #22 of Scott Steckly. His car was the fastest for the majority of the evening, however, a late decision cost him the race.

With six laps to go the caution came out after a spin in corner three. During the caution, Steckly as well as five of the six cars on the lead lap came in for tires for the sprint to the finish.

L.P. Dumoulin, who had pitted earlier in the race for tires, decided to gamble and took the lead out of the re-start with just two laps to go. In the sprint to the finish Dumoulin was able to hold of the hard charging Steckly, who would end up in third, and Jason Hathoway.

The win by Dumoulin gives him the outright series lead as circuit moves to Autodrome St. Eustache (Quebec) this weekend.

The full race recap is below.

First, hats off to the Saskatoon Stock Car Association and the series for an outstanding event.

Skys Clear, Green Flag Drops At ACMS

The weather finally relented, though not until the last minute, and we managed to get a full night of racing in Saturday at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. With almost a month of rain outs, drivers were anxious to hit the track and lay down some rubber.

Drivers from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and Montana descended on Saskatoon to kick off the Dakota Dunes Western Canada Super Late Model Championship Series season with an exciting Old Dutch 150 race where it was still anybody’s race right down to the wire. The mini stocks showed that even with limited racing this year they are already improving and there will be several challengers for the top spots, and the pro trucks rounded out the night with an exciting, as always, 40 lap feature.

Afternoon rain cancelled the second practice for the Dakota Dunes late models, but that didn’t stop Jim Gaunt from peeling around the track in the #55 Sky Financial Mortgage Machine Impala SS at a time faster than the local track record at 14.192 seconds. Unfortunately for Jim this does not move his name to the track record chart as this was not a local WSSL division race. Ryan Wells, pulling all the way from Hingham Montana timed in second at 14.210 seconds and Dusty O’Connell from Lloydminster was third fastest at 14.392 seconds in Doug Fisher’s #99 Big Bore Drilling Chevy.

Three races in the Kreepy Kritterz Mini Stocks, three different winners.
Robin Boomsma took home the heat race in the #95 CnR Motorsports Neon.
Jamie Tataryn was first in the qualifier race in the #41 Streetwise Racing Neon and the Feature winner was Shawn Magee in his #4 St. Solo Racing Prelude. Jamie was second and Robin rounded out the top three.