2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

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2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
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Scott Steckly won the Canadian Tire Series championship and is here seen driving at the Budweiser 300.

The 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series was the ninth season of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, which took place in the summer of 2015. The season consisted of 11 races at 10 different venues, of which 7 were held on ovals. It began with the Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17 and ended with the Pinty's 250 at Kawartha Speedway on September 19.[1] L. P. Dumoulin entered the season as the defending Drivers' Champion; 2015 was the final season that Canadian Tire sponsored the series,[2] with Pinty's taking over the title sponsorship from 2016.

Scott Steckly won his fourth series championship by four points, holding off an end-of-season points surge by Jason Hathaway. After taking three top-five finishes in the first four races, Steckly won back-to-back events at Edmonton and Saskatoon, before adding a third win at Antigonish and ultimately sealed the championship with second place in the final race. Hathaway won at Chaudière before winning the final two races to close in on Steckly. Andrew Ranger completed the championship top-3, 14 points in arrears of Hathaway. Ranger won one race during the season, winning at Saint-Eustache. Rookie Kevin Lacroix was the only other driver to win more than once; he won two Quebec races at Circuit ICAR and Circuit Trois-Rivières. Gary Klutt (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) and Alex Tagliani (Sunset Speedway) completed the season's winners, the former taking Rookie of the Year honors ahead of Marc-Antoine Camirand.

Drivers

No. Manufacturer Car Owner Race Driver Crew Chief
00 Chevrolet Derek White Kevin O'Connell (R) 1 Vic Decker
Derek White 1
Paul Jean (R) 1
Olivier Bedard (R) 1
Brandon White (R) 1 Simone Charron
01 Chevrolet Dennis LaForce Dennis LaForce (R) 1 Jim McIntosh
02 Ford Susan Micks Kerry Micks 4 Rino Montanari
Mark Dilley 7
03 Dodge Marc Arseneau Elie Arseneau 1 Julien Jousse
3 Chevrolet Ed Hakonson Jason Hathaway Craig Masters
04 Dodge Eric Kerub J. F. Dumoulin Eric Laperle
5 Chevrolet 1 Kevin Dowler Noel Dowler 4 Dave Jacombs
Dodge 3
06 Dodge Carlos de Quesada Carlos de Quesada (R) 2 Ron Easton
8 Ford Bud Morris Kevin Poitras (R) 1 Rob White
09 Chevrolet Trevor Seibert Ryley Seibert 1 Al Lebert
9 Dodge Susan Micks Dwayne Baker (R) 4 Ray McCaughui
10 Dodge Pat Ryder D. J. Casey 1 Greg Yeomans
11 Dodge Charles Harvey Charles Harvey (R) 1 Al Lebert
14 Chevrolet James Van Domselaar James Van Domselaar 4 Steve Yakimchuk
17 Dodge Doug Kennington D. J. Kennington Dave Wight
18 Chevrolet Colin Livingston Pier-Luc Ouellette (R) 1 Tyler Case
Alex Tagliani 9
David Michaud (R) 1
21 Dodge Rob McConnell Jason White 2 Rob McConnell
22 Dodge Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Randy Steckly
24 Dodge Scott Steckly Spencer Gallagher 1 Mike Knott
25 Ford Bud Morris Joey McColm Ryan Weiss
27 Dodge Dwight Kennedy Andrew Ranger Bill Burns
28 Dodge D. J. Kennington Jamie Krzysik (R) 2 Al Lebert
29 Dodge Ray Courtemanche Jr. Ray Courtemanche Jr. 4 Serge Labelle
34 Dodge Jeff Lapcevich Cayden Lapcevich (R) 2 Rob McConnell
36 Dodge Dave Jacombs Alex Labbé 7 Randy Smith
37 Dodge Clement Samson Simon Dion-Viens (R) 4 Clement Samson
42 Chevrolet Peter Klutt Ryan Klutt (R) 3 Luigi Ciarafoni
47 Dodge Martin Roy L. P. Dumoulin Mario Gosselin
51 Dodge Murray Haukaas Nick Jewell 2 Dave Hall
53 Dodge Kevin Dowler Adam Dowler (R) 3 Ron Easton
56 Dodge Daniel Bray Matthew Scannell Howie Scannell Jr.
59 Chevrolet 4 Peter Klutt Gary Klutt (R) John Fletcher
Dodge 7
67 Chevrolet David Thorndyke David Thorndyke 2 Kattie Smilovsky
69 Chevrolet Trevor Seibert Trevor Seibert 2 Al Lebert
71 Dodge Patrice Brisebois Patrice Brisebois 2 Yves Boisvert
74 Dodge Sylvain Lacroix Kevin Lacroix (R) 6 Jean-Pierre Cyr
76 Dodge 7 Sherri Lapcevich Jeff Lapcevich 3 Don Thomson, Jr.
Cayden Lapcevich (R) 4
Chevrolet 2 Jason Hankewich (R) 2 Kevin Hein
77 Dodge Katherine Almeida Jocelyn Fecteau (R) 2 Sebastien Berube
87 Ford Bud Morris Erica Thiering (R) 6 Edward Wrong
Kevin Poitras (R) 2
Josh Collins (R) 2
89 Ford Donald Chisholm Donald Chisholm 1 George Koszkulics
94 Dodge Ray Courtemanche Jr. Dave Coursol (R) 4 Andre Coursol
95 Dodge Peter Simone Anthony Simone 7 Jeff Walt
98 Dodge Jim Bray Larry Jackson 5 Dave Stephens
99 Chevrolet Derek White Marc-Antoine Camirand (R) Robin McCluskey

Schedule

The series' 2015 schedule was released on December 18, 2014.[1] In February 2015, Sunset Speedway was added to the schedule to replace Barrie Speedway, after circuit owners halted racing at the track.[3]

Alex Labbé leads the field just before the start of the Budweiser 300 at Chaudière.
No. Race Title Track Date[1]
1 Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville May 17[4]
2 Budweiser 300 Autodrome Chaudière, Vallée-Jonction June 13
3 Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville Sunset Speedway, Innisfil[3] June 20
4 Ecko Unlimited 100 Circuit ICAR, Mirabel July 5
5 Alberta Has Energy 300 Edmonton International Raceway, Wetaskiwin July 11
6 Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, Saskatoon July 15
7 Lucas Oil National 250 pres. by Lacroix Tuning Autodrome Saint-Eustache, Saint-Eustache July 25
8 JuliaWine.com Le 50 Tours Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières August 2
9 Wounded Warriors Canada 300 Riverside International Speedway, James River August 15
10 Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville August 30[4]
11 Pinty's 250 Kawartha Speedway, Cavan Monaghan September 19

Results and standings

Races

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Manufacturer
1 Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 Gary Klutt Scott Steckly Gary Klutt Chevrolet
2 Budweiser 300 Alex Labbé Scott Steckly Jason Hathaway Chevrolet
3 Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville Gary Klutt Alex Tagliani Alex Tagliani Chevrolet
4 Ecko Unlimited 100 Alex Tagliani Kevin Lacroix Kevin Lacroix Dodge
5 Alberta Has Energy 300 Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Dodge
6 Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Dodge
7 Lucas Oil National 250 pres. by Lacroix Tuning Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Andrew Ranger Dodge
8 JuliaWine.com Le 50 ToursWounded Warriors Canada 300 Andrew Ranger Kevin Lacroix Kevin Lacroix Dodge
9 Wounded Warriors Canada 300 D. J. Kennington Scott Steckly Scott Steckly Dodge
10 Pinty's presents the Clarington 200 Andrew Ranger Andrew Ranger Jason Hathaway Chevrolet
11 Pinty's 250 Scott Steckly Jason Hathaway Jason Hathaway Chevrolet

Drivers' championship

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by final practice results or rainout. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver MOS CHA SUN ICA EDM ACL STE TRO RIV MOS KAW Points
1 Scott Steckly 5* 16* 4 5 1* 1* 10* 9 1* 7 2 446
2 Jason Hathaway 7 1 2 11 3 2 15 8 6 1 1* 442
3 Andrew Ranger 9 4 20 2 6 3 1 2 3 6* 10 428
4 L. P. Dumoulin 6 10 10 4 2 13 4 5 7 2 4 420
5 Gary Klutt (R) 1 7 6 8 10 14 7 22 8 11 11 383
6 Marc-Antoine Camirand (R) 23 11 8 7 5 5 3 6 2 27 5 382
7 D. J. Kennington 4 3 16 9 4 16 5 7 16 4 3 382
8 J. F. Dumoulin 3 14 5 14 11 8 8 21 5 5 9 381
9 Alex Tagliani 5 1* 3 7 7 6 3 8 7 356
10 Joey McColm 18 9 11 12 8 15 17 17 9 13 8 348
11 Matthew Scannell 12 12 14 13 13 17 12 11 13 24 19 326
12 Mark Dilley 17 17 14 4 2 4 13 239
13 Alex Labbé DNS1 2 7 6 11 4 23 229
14 Cayden Lapcevich (R) 17 18 3 15 9 6 197
15 Kevin Lacroix (R) 26 1* 16 1* 26 21 184
16 Anthony Simone 25 6 19 23 9 29 18 179
17 Erica Thiering (R) 16 13 13 20 17 18 167
18 Noel Dowler 9 12 6 15 134
19 James Van Domselaar 9 9 14 14 130
20 Kerry Micks 14 15 16 10 121
21 Jeff Lapcevich 2 10 3 119
22 Simon Dion-Viens (R) 13 17 10 17 119
23 Dave Coursol (R) 15 16 12 15 118
24 Larry Jackson 24 8 15 13 116
25 Dwayne Baker (R) 15 12 14 20 115
26 Ray Courtemanche Jr. 20 18 DNS1 18 95
27 Kevin Poitras (R) 10 23 12 87
28 Adam Dowler (R) 19 10 16 87
29 Ryan Klutt (R) 11 24 25 72
30 Josh Collins (R) 10 12 66
31 Jamie Krzysik (R) 16 12 60
32 Nick Jewell 20 11 57
33 Jocelyn Fecteau (R) 13 20 55
34 Jason Hankewich (R) 15 19 54
35 David Thorndyke 19 19 50
36 Patrice Brisebois 19 20 49
37 Jason White 18 22 48
38 Trevor Seibert 22 21 45
39 Carlos de Quesada (R) 18 28 42
40 Pier-Luc Ouellette (R) 8 36
41 D. J. Casey 11 33
42 David Michaud (R) 12 32
43 Derek White 14 30
44 Charles Harvey (R) 14 30
45 Donald Chisholm 15 29
46 Olivier Bedard (R) 16 28
47 Brandon White (R) 17 27
48 Dennis LaForce (R) 18 26
49 Paul Jean (R) QL2 19 25
50 Kevin O'Connell (R) 21 23
51 Ryley Seibert 21 23
52 Elie Arseneau 22 22
53 Spencer Gallagher 22 22
Pos Driver MOS CHA SUN ICA EDM ACL STE TRO RIV MOS KAW Points
Notes
  • 1 – Alex Labbé and Ray Courtemanche Jr. received championship points, despite the fact that they did not start the race.
  • 2 – Paul Jean qualified in the No. 00 for Derek White.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Bonkowski, Jerry (December 18, 2014). "NASCAR Canadian Tire Series 2015 schedule released". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Pappone, Jeff (February 17, 2015). "Canadian Tire ending partnership with Canadian NASCAR series". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Bonkowski, Jerry (February 5, 2015). "Canada's Barrie Speedway sold/closed, NASCAR race events moved to nearby Sunset Speedway". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Nesbitt, Wally (November 19, 2014). "CTMP unveils 2015 major events schedule". InsideTrackNews.com. Inside Track Motorsports News. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
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