Archive for June 2013

WHEELS OVER SANGUDO

SANGUDO, AB. – The unofficial start to the 2013 race season began for two Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series competitors on the Canada Day long weekend. Defending NPP Series Champion Kevin Wheeler and his brother Wayne Wheeler brought their race cars out to Sangudo Speedway Sunday afternoon. “Boy that felt good,” exclaims Kevin Wheeler,…

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BANG THE DRUM

DRUMHELLER, AB. – The anticipated return of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series to Dinosaur Downs Speedway in southern Alberta is on hold. “We unfortunately have to cancel this weekend’s race event,” says Drumheller Ag Society and track president Mike Hansen, “it wasn’t an easy decision to make but it is the right one.”…

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RAINOUT DATE RAINED OUT

RIMBEY, AB. – The official start to the 2013 race season has been delayed once again for race teams of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series. The June 22nd ‘rainout’ date at Central Alberta Raceways was rained out on the weekend. “This is the first time ever that we’ve lost a rainout date due…

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EYES ON THE SKY

RIMBEY, AB. – Officials with the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series and Central Alberta Raceways are casting their eyes upwards once again. “This is getting ridiculous,” says NPP Series announcer Gord Craig “our rainout date in Rimbey could be in jeopardy from mother nature once again.” Environment Canada is calling for close to 50mm…

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WEATHER WOES AND WONDERS

EDMONTON, AB. – For the seventh time in thirteen seasons the opening weekend of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series was affected by the weather. “It’s an unfortunate fact of motorsport life,” says NPP Series media relations director Gord Craig, “rainouts happen.” Track officials at Central Alberta Raceway’s cancelled their Sunday, June 9th event…

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NOT SO FAST

EDMONTON, AB. – The 2013 Season Opening weekend of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series has come to a sudden and screeching stop. On Friday afternoon, track officials at Central Alberta Raceways cancelled Sunday’s scheduled race event due to wet facility conditions. In a surprise announcement Saturday morning, NPP Series official Gord Craig, stopping…

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OUT OF THE GATE

EDMONTON, AB. – The long off-season comes to an end this weekend for drivers and teams of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series. This Saturday and Sunday, the 13th consecutive race season kicks off with a double-header weekend at two tracks. Castrol Raceway (Edmonton, Alberta) will host the NPP Late Model Series on Saturday…

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