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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.

Back To The Track This Weekend At ACMS

Auto Clearing Motor Speedway along with their corporate sponsors are ready for another
great weekend of racing!
This Saturday, July 5th at 6:00pm is The Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super
Late Model Series Old Dutch 150!

Divisions racing for that checkered flag include: The Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control Mini Stocks, The Ffun Motor Group Pro Trucks and the Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series!

Gates open at 4:30pm with racing at 6:00pm!

Round 4 At ACMS Cancelled

Due to the rainy forecast for this weekend, Auto Clearing Motor Speedway has made a decision to be pro-active and cancel the June 14th Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Event. THERE WILL BE NO RACING THIS WEEKEND.

With the majority of car count for this weekend being out of town drivers in the Legends division as well as the DDC Super Late Model division, the club is being pro-active and cancelling the race event.

Saturday Not Entirely A Wash At ACMS

The skies were threatening all day Saturday around Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. A late morning shower delayed practice sessions for the Big Bore Drilling Super Truck Racing series.

When practice did get underway the track was fast and several trucks were running in the high 14 second mark. Thoughts were another track record would fall today when the official time trials started, but that would not happen as the best the #20 of Neil Fitzgerald from Wainwright could muster out of his super truck was a 15.185 second lap.

Calgary’s Wade Lee, back piloting the #74 super truck after a couple of years off picked up wins in both super truck heat races, while #20 of Neil Fitzgerald was leading the Big Bore Drilling Super Trucks main feature race when the skies let loose in the 44th lap of 100, canceling the rest of the race show for the night.

Racing veteran Jim Barnsley has not been behind the wheel of a mini stock for nearly four years, but he looked right at home Saturday as he picked up the win in the Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control heat race with the #41 mini stock. The #95 of Robin Boomsma was back out in front at the finish line for the mini stock qualifier race.

The FFUN Motor Group pro trucks had four different winners Saturday as the #19 of Aaron Anderson took the win in the first heat, while the #15 of Andrew Hardy was first across the line in the second heat. #18 Bill Zubrecki took checkers in the first qualifier race and #49 Shantel Firth picked up a win in the second qualifier.

As mentioned earlier the night was cut short by mother nature, meaning the Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control mini stocks and the FFUN Motor Group pro truck division did not get their feature races in. Double features will be scheduled for both divisions on a future race night.

Next week is the first race of the season for the Dakota Dunes Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series. Super Late models from across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Montana are expected to descend on Saskatoon next Saturday for the Dakota Dunes 150. Prize monies of up to $80,000.00 is available to drivers participating in the series.

Round 3 Set For Under The Lights At ACMS

Auto Clearing Motor Speedway along with their corporate sponsors are ready for another great evening of racing this Saturday, June 7th at 6:00pm!

Divisions racing for that checkered flag include: the Kreepy Kritterz Pest Control Mini Stocks, the Ffun Motor Group Pro Trucks and the Big Bore Super Truck Racing Series.

Gates open at 5:00pm with racing at 6:00pm!