Archive for July 2011

FOCUS ON THE FEATURE

EDMONTON, AB. – The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series is back in action this Saturday night at Castrol Raceway. Stony Plain Alberta’s Mike Tom hopes to become the first NPP Series driver since 2003 (Trevor Emond) to win four consecutive Feature events. “We have had our eye on the ball the last few races…

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THE RAIN’S A PAIN

EDMONTON, AB. – Castrol Raceway officials have cancelled Saturday night’s scheduled oval event due to inclement weather and a less than favorable forecast. Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series announcer Gord Craig says the cancellation of tonight’s race action comes as no surprise. “Canceling any race event is pretty tough but there comes a point…

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RACING IN THE BIG LEAGUES

ST. ALBERT, AB. – After successfully testing the waters with a single race car last season, the Ellis Motorsports Racing team has come on board full-force in 2011 with three cars. Brad Ellis, owner of CSL Transportation and patriarch of the Ellis family say’s after several years of watching the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model…

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OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM

EDMONTON, AB. – For the 11th consecutive year, the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series is the support class for the Gold Cup. First competed in Edmonton back in 1954, Canada’s oldest most prestigious Sprint Car race, runs this Friday and Saturday night at Castrol Raceway. Two drivers at opposite ends of the NPP Late…

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GOLD CUP NIGHT #1 – FLOODED OUT

EDMONTON, AB. – Heavy rainfall has cancelled Night #1 of the 2011 Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway. Weather permitting, Canada’s oldest most prestigious Sprint Car race will now be a one-night show on Saturday. “It started raining in the Edmonton area Thursday afternoon at about 4 o’clock,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig, “it wasn’t…

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GOLD CUP – NIGHT #2 UPDATE

(as of Saturday, July 23 at 9:30am)EDMONTON, AB – Night #2 of the 2011 Gold Cup is still a GO for tonight. Unfortunately the forecast for this afternoon/evening does not look good. The official website of the NPP Series will be updated if the status of the race changes. Spectator gates for the 2011 Gold…

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FOUR IN A ROW

EDMONTON, AB. – Mike Tom won his fourth consecutive Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series Feature event at Saturday nights Gold Cup event at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway. “Winning two in a row in this series is tough, everyone that races this series knows this. There are just so many competitive teams, so it’s incredible to…

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HE’S A HURTIN’ RACER

EDSON, AB. – Two-time Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series champion Dwight Kennedy is on the mend after separate visits to hospitals in Edmonton and Hinton the last 72 hours. Two-days after crashing his Lucas Oil #81 Dodge during Gold Cup weekend at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, the Edson Alberta driver was diagnosed with a bruised…

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