Archive for May 2016

NICE NIGHT FOR A RACE

EDMONTON, AB – Track and weather conditions were near perfect Saturday night at Castrol Raceway. Unfortunately on Friday afternoon, track officials were forced to cancel the 2016 season opener. More than 150mm of rain had fallen at the facility the past week saturating the competitor pits and the infield of the oval track. A final…

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SEASON OPENER STALLS

EDMONTON, AB – Thanks to several days of non-stop rainfall, the 2016 season opener of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series and Castrol Raceway has been cancelled. Although the oval track itself is in superb condition, the facility is super saturated. The oval pits and infield were a huge concern for track officials. The…

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SEASON OPENER SURPRISE

EDMONTON, AB – The defending season champion of the Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series realized that he can’t be in two places at the same time. Darrell Midgley has announced he will not be in the driver’s seat of his race car at the 2016 NPP Series season opener in Edmonton Saturday night (May…

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SEASON STARTER

EDMONTON, AB – A trip to victory lane at the season opening race does not guarantee a Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series Championship but it can improve the odds. Seven of fifteen NPP Series Championships awarded since 2001 have gone to the driver that initially won the first race of the season. The 16th…

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COUNTDOWN TO GREEN (pt3)

EDMONTON, AB – A total of 29 cars from 6 different race classes attended Castrol Raceway’s open test ‘n’ tune on the weekend. Only one Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series race team was on the property for the afternoon test session. “I think it went very well for us,” says Shawn Kennedy, “we tried…

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GETTING TESTY

RIMBEY, AB – With a higher competitor count expected this season, Central Alberta Raceways track officials have added an extra test and tune day to its 2016 oval schedule. Originally scheduled as a one-day test on Sunday, May 15th, race teams now can test a day early on Saturday, May 14th. Test and tune on…

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COUNTDOWN TO GREEN (pt2)

ROCKY RAPIDS, AB (May 8) – After 9 years, 8 months and 17 days of dormancy, Rapid Fire Motorsports Park (Drayton Valley Speedway) came to life on the weekend. The new operators swung open the gates for the very first time for an open test and tune. “Had a lot of rookies trying out the…

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