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Archive for April 2013

RAIN & SNOW TIRES

EDMONTON, AB. – The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series could become the first racing series in Canada to schedule events year round. New race tires specifically designed for wet and snowy oval tracks have arrived. BS Racing Laboratories, a little known racing and research facility in Dusseldorf, Germany, has spent the past three years…

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WAITING FOR SPRING

EDMONTON, AB. – Although the calendar says spring, winter still has a firm grip on Northern and Central Alberta. Snow drifts up to four feet high dominate the landscape at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway. The current run of below normal temperatures and a near record snow pack are jeopardizing the upcoming Oval test ‘n’ tune scheduled…

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ONE GIANT LEAP (part III)

VICTORIA, BC. – Less than two months after attending the Finish Line Racing school in Florida, Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series competitor Crystal Kennedy was back on the track playing a 160+ kilometer-per-hour game of cat and mouse. The Edson, Alberta driver was at Western Speedway in Victoria, British Columbia where she participated in…

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OUT OF TUNE

EDMONTON, AB. – Castrol Raceway officials have announced that the Oval test ‘n’ tune, scheduled for Saturday, April 27th has been cancelled. New track oval director Rome Awde made the announcement on Monday. “Because of weather conditions beyond our control and large amounts of snow still on the ground [at the track], the oval test…

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NPP & NASCAR

EDMONTON, AB. – Over the past decade Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd. has been a race car sponsor at many NASCAR events south of the border. This summer, Western Canada’s toughest racing Series ‘on the dirt’ welcomes some NASCAR star power to its line-up for a special night of racing. On July 31st, the Northern Provincial…

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LIGHTS ARE ON BUT…….

EDMONTON, AB. – Castrol Raceway continues to emerge from its long winter slumber. On an overcast and breezy Saturday afternoon, a handful of oval officials were at the facility testing equipment in advance of the 2013 season opener scheduled on May 4th. Two weeks ago track officials cancelled the April 27th oval test ‘n’ tune…

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