Dave Mathers’ Movement Motorsport Report – June 27, 2022

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On this week’s version of Dave Mathers’ Movement Motorsport Report, Dave takes one other have a look at the unfriendly weekend climate, in addition to NASCAR at Nashville and Newfoundland, NHRA, SRX and rather more.

THE WEATHER: As soon as once more, Mom Nature clearly proved that she is NOT a race fan!! The excessive temperatures and a little bit of rain at Nashville Superspeedway created some harsh situations for the NASCAR groups.

In truth, the beginning of the Cup race needed to moved up as a result of risk of rain. After which there was a LONG climate delay earlier than racing resumed late Sunday night time.

South Boston was brutally sizzling for the SRX race Saturday night time and that will have contributed to the frayed tempers that erupted!!

Rain in Newfoundland precipitated Saturday’s NASCAR Canada Pinty’s Collection race to be postponed till Sunday. I suppose being on an island surrounded by an ocean might need some bearing on that!

NHRA at Norwalk skilled excessive temps however the Bader crew nonetheless had ready observe. However then the rain hit simply because the finals for the Professional lessons have been able to run. However they bought it accomplished!

The Glen was heat, heat, heat as nicely and with about an hour and a half to go, the purple got here out for ‘extreme climate’!

NASCAR CUP SERIES: Denny Hamlin (Toyota) began from the pole at Nashville, adopted by Joey Logano (Ford) and Kyle Larson (Chev). How’s that for parity!!

Kyle Busch needed to begin useless final (thirty sixth) after a ‘misunderstanding’ in regards to the guidelines.

On the forty second lap, the purple flag got here out for lightning within the space. After a short purple flag interval the race resumed. On lap 50 two Hendrick vehicles had issues.

William Byron parked with obvious steering rack points after which Alex Bowman blew a proper entrance tire and just about ripped the fender aside getting again to the pits.

In the meantime Hamlin was nonetheless main and had been proper from the beginning. Ty Dillon and Chase Briscoe bought collectively on lap 62 when Briscoe slid up and into Dillon. Each vehicles continued with what seemed to be little harm.

Martin Truex bought round teammate Hamlin and gained Stage 1. The yellow got here out for some gentle rain on lap 118. And Kyle Busch had moved all the way in which as much as third from his DFL beginning spot!!

The purple got here out AGAIN on lap 139 for an additional risk of lightning, simply 11 in need of midway, which may make it a whole race.

Apparently, NASCAR wished to outdo their officemates, IMSA, who had earlier run the Sahlen’s Six Hours on the Glen. So, that they had the Seven Hours at Nashville!! LOL

I’ve to offer a BIG shoutout to our Canadian TSN community. They stayed with the race, whereas the People had NBC drop the protection and swap to NBCSN and Peacock.

We’re so lucky up right here in God’s nation to have two main sports activities networks, TSN and Sports activities Internet, that give us far superior racing protection in comparison with our neighbours to the south. Thanks!!

Oh, congratulations to the Colorado Rockies for successful the Stanley Cup. Now there might be no extra bouncing backwards and forwards from the race to the sport and again!

Racing lastly resumed LATE Sunday night time. Martin Truex, Jr. was given the Stage 2 ‘win’ factors, which was run underneath warning. Ryan Blaney spun on lap 206 in flip 4 bringing out the laundry. Throughout the ensuing warning a fireplace erupted on pit street with the 43 automotive of Erik Jones.

Each vehicles continued with Blaney ending a really sturdy third and Jones eleventh. Chris Buescher misplaced a tire round lap 256 and his group will now, sadly, face fines and suspensions.

On lap 291, Josh Bilicki did his greatest Exxon Valdez impression oiling the observe down. This set issues up for a ultimate dash to the flag.

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Components Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after successful the NASCAR Cup Collection Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 26, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Picture by Meg Oliphant/Getty Photos)

Chase Elliott picked up the win after main 42 laps, Kurt Busch (Toyota) completed second with Blaney third. Elliott will get the trophy for ‘Finest Burnout of the Yr’ full with flames popping out of the exhaust pipes. EPIC!! Polesitter Hamlin led probably the most laps, 114, and completed sixth.

Within the factors championship, Elliott elevated his result in now lead Ross ‘Watermelon Man’ Chastain by 30 and Blaney by 31.

Their subsequent race, Highway America, is Sunday at 3 P.M. on TSN 5. BAD quick observe!!

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES: Riley Herbst (Ford) certified on the pole at Nashville Saturday forward of AJ Allmendinger (Chev) and Trevor Bayne (Toyota). Extra parity!!

Canada’s Alex Labbe began thirty first. Josh Berry spun in Nook 2 on lap 106 bringing out the primary of three yellows (apart from stage endings). Jeffery Earnhardt spun out of flip 4 on lap117 however recovered to complete seventh. The ultimate warning was for Sheldon Creed, Joe Graf, Jr. and Jeb Burton tangling going into Nook 3.

Justin Allgaier (Toyota) picked up the win with Bayne second and Riley Herbst (Ford) third. Labbe moved as much as end twenty third. Dinger has a 25-point lead over Ty Gibbs (Toyota) and 32 factors on Allgaier.

Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 Hellmann’s Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after successful the NASCAR Xfinity Collection Tennessee Lottery 250at Nashville Superspeedway on June 25, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Picture by Logan Riely/Getty Photos)

Their subsequent race, Highway America, is Saturday 2.30 P.M. on TSN 4.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: After getting soiled final week on the grime in Knoxville, the Vehicles dropped into Nashville Superspeedway this weekend. Ryan Preece (Ford) grabbed the pole over Zane Smith (Ford) and Carson Hocevar (Chev). Canadian Stewart Friesen (Toyota) began ninth.

There have been the standard ‘shut encounters of the worst form’ all through the race, however with 24 to go, the #66 truck of Ty Majeski felt it might be a good suggestion to dive to the underside underneath THREE, depend’ em, three vehicles.

This precipitated Matty D (DeBenedetto) to push up into each Cory Heim and Grant Enfinger, with Grant getting the worst of the deal. His voice was fairly constrained over the radio however in a later interview he acknowledged he was okay. HARD hit.

Smith gained Stage 1 whereas Preece gained Stage 2 and the race. Smith was second adopted by Hocevar. Friesen completed a powerful fifth.

Ryan Preece, driver of the #17 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford, leads the sector throughout the NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 24, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Picture by Logan Riely/Getty Photos)

Smith has a 21-point lead over John Hunter Nemechek (Toyota) and a 30-point lead on Ben Rhodes (Toyota). Friesen sits fifth simply 53 factors again of the chief.
Their subsequent race, Mid Ohio, is Saturday at 1.30 P.M. on Fox Sports activities Racing.

FORMULA ONE: Their subsequent race, Austria, is Sunday at 9.55 on TSN 4 & 5.

BAD NEWS: Invoice Bader, Jr. introduced that his father Invoice, Sr., has died from an accident at his dwelling in Montana. The world has really misplaced one of many best promoters and an throughout actually good man. He might be missed by many. Life is simply not truthful typically!

Invoice Bader Sr. being interviewed throughout the groundbreaking ceremony in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in 2000. CREDIT: ITMN

NHRA: They dropped into the attractive Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on the weekend. Brittany Pressure certified primary in High Gas however misplaced to Josh Hart within the semis. Mike Salinas then took out Hart within the ultimate.

Ron Capps grabbed the #1 spot in Humorous Automobile however was additionally taken out within the semis by Bob Tasca. Tasca then misplaced to Robert Hight within the ultimate.

Stevie ‘Quick’ Jackson bought the #1 spot in Professional Modified however misplaced to ‘Difficult Rickie’ Smith within the semis. Smith then misplaced to Kris Throne within the ultimate!! Do you see a sample right here?

Erica Enders bought the highest spot in Professional Inventory however didn’t wish to play that recreation and marched by way of the sector taking out Aaron Stanfield within the ultimate. And there have been THREE Fords within the discipline (did anyone inform NHRA??)!! LOL

Eddie Krawiec certified #1 in Professional Inventory Bike however misplaced to Hector Arana, Jr. Within the second spherical. Angelle Sampey got here out of the #2 spot to get the win over Joey Gladstone.

Invoice Skillman (Ford) certified #1 then marched proper by way of the Manufacturing facility Inventory discipline from the highest spot and gained over second place qualifier David Barton (Chev) within the ultimate.

Salinas has slipped previous Pressure by 12 factors and is 109 forward of Steve Torrence. Within the floppers Hight has a 21-point lead on Matt Hagan and 100 on Capps.

In Professional Inventory Erica is 105 factors forward of Stanfield and 252 up on Kyle Koretsky. In Professional Inventory Bike Steve Johnson has a 52-point lead on Sampey and 55 on Karen Stoffer.

Sunday’s winners in Norwalk. CREDIT: NHRA

Their subsequent race is Denver, Sunday, July 17, the beginning of the Western Swing.

INDYCAR: Their subsequent race is Mid Ohio, midday Sunday, on NBC.

IMSA: He’s BAAAAAAACK!! Robert Wickens, the Canadian racer badly injured when he hit the fence in a 2018 IndyCar crash on the three-cornered hat often called Pocono Raceway.

Driving a specifically outfitted Hyundai Elantra with co-driver Canadian Mark Wilkins, the pair gained the Touring Automobile class at Watkins Glen on Saturday.

His triumphant drive down pit street evoked reminiscences of all of the crews popping out to congratulate Dale Earnhardt when he lastly gained the Daytona 500 again in 1998.

All of the IMSA crews, drivers and officers got here as much as him as drove to the Winners Circle. A VERY touching and emotional second. Nicely accomplished!

Robert Wickens and Mark Wilkins gained at WGI. Picture: ©2022 Richard Dole / Picture Credit score: Michelin North America

A document automotive depend confirmed up for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen together with 7 DPs (5 Cadillacs and a pair of Acuras), 7 LMP2s, 11 LMP3s, 7 PROs and 16 GTDs for a complete of 48.

Tom Blomqvist broke the magic minute and a half barrier qualifying with a 1.29.580 in his Acura. Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque additionally cracked the minute thirty mark with a 1.29.744 of their Acura.

Sahlen is a long-time supporter of racing on the Glen in addition to a number of different sporting occasions and they’re a sizzling canine producer in Buffalo. Sizzling canine at a sporting occasion? How completely, positively American!! Ya gotta adore it!!

I cherished the combo within the PRO class – a Ferrari, a Porsche (Pfaff Racing), a Mercedes, a BMW, a Corvette, an Aston Martin and a Lexus. Superior.

As I used to be watching the streaming (Rogers doesn’t carry the Canadian channel that reveals it) I used to be impressed as soon as once more with the prime quality of the video. Superior digital camera work.

A small hearth broke out on pit street when there was an issue with the refueling connection on one of many prototypes. The motive force bailed out so there have been no accidents.

With about an hour and a half to go, three of the prototypes appeared to expire of expertise and so they bounced off one another knocking the Lamborghini of Jeff Westphal off the observe and arduous into the wall. It tore the nostril off the automotive.

Inside moments of that wreck the purple flag got here out for ‘extreme climate’!! There was some rain and lots of lightning.

The race lastly bought restarted with little change within the class leaders. On the flag it was Filipe Albuquerque’s Acura adopted by Blomqvist’s Acura and Bourdais’s Cadillac.

John Edwards, in a BMW, gained PRO over Gunn within the Aston Martin and Serra in a Ferrari. The Pfaff group ran second a lot of the race and truly had the lead with lower than three minutes to go however, sadly, needed to cease for a splash of gasoline and completed fourth.

GTD was gained by Ellis in a Mercedes adopted by De Angelis in an Aston Martin and Millroy in a McLaren. LMP2 was gained by Scott Huffaker whereas Felipe Fraga gained LMP3.

I like that IMSA runs the ‘lengthy course,’ which means they go down into the valley and again up once more. I cherished going there throughout the F1 races again within the late ‘70s and watching them actually fly up the hill. And the sounds have been to die for!! Encompass sound at its final!!

Their subsequent race is at CTMP (previously Mosport), Sunday on NBC.

SUPERSTAR RACING EXPERIENCE (SRX): CBS wished one thing entertaining to run on Saturday nights. Nicely, with this SRX collection they’ve undoubtedly discovered it!!

This two-hour present provides a lot of leisure. Greg Biffle gained the primary 12-minute Warmth Race 1 over Tony Stewart and Marco Andretti. Final week’s winner Helio Castroneves gained Warmth 2 forward of Andretti and Ryan Newman.

Tempers flared earlier than the characteristic with Stewart lashing out at Eddie Francis after which used some questionable language in his interview. I’m positive Tony will get ‘known as to the trailer’ (the CBS one) this week.

The principle began with Andretti and Stewart (Tony should know the handicapper??) on the entrance row.

On lap 66, Marco dive bombed the Biff taking himself out however Biffle continued. Three laps later, Michael Waltrip bought wrecked by ‘others.’ Really, he was on the skin when the vehicles in entrance of him bought collectively and he was pressured into the wall. Paul Tracy, as soon as once more, made some new mates. Waltrip and Tracy completed on the very finish of the pack.

Stewart picked up the win over Biffle and a fast-closing Bobby Labonte. The followers packing the stands cherished it.

Their subsequent race is Saturday night time on the legendary Stafford Springs Speedway, Connecticut. The well-known half mile observe has been owned by the Arute household for a lot of, a few years.

NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES: Excluding a rain out on Saturday the journey to ‘The Rock’ was an incredible success for the inaugural race at Eastbound (and down?? LOL) Worldwide Speedway.

What an awesome expertise for the groups to journey by ferry to the race creating fantastic reminiscences for all concerned.

Brandon Watson certified #1 1 adopted by Treyton Lapcevich and Andrew Ranger. On the finish of the 225 laps, it was Marc-Antoine Camirand (certified fifth) on the highest step with Brett Taylor (certified twelfth) second and Lapcevich third.

Marc-Antoine Camirand (96) wins his first race of the 2022 season and the inaugural race in Newfoundland and Labrador. CREDIT: Matthew Manor/NASCAR

Their subsequent race is on the Honda Indy at Toronto on Friday, July 15. At all times an thrilling race, as so famously acknowledged by the late Dick Trickle, like ‘jet fighters in a gymnasium’!!

APC SERIES: This weekend, the collection will run the Qwick Wick Tremendous Shares and OSCAAR Sizzling Rods Friday night time after which the APC Late Fashions and Sizzling Rods on Saturday night time at Delaware Speedway, their dwelling observe.

ONTARIO SPORTSMAN SERIES: The collection returned to Full Throttle Speedway (Varney) for his or her rain date from Might 14. Chad McGlynn and Mike Hryniuk, Jr, began on the entrance row and swapped paint till lap 33 once they made contact, slid a bit excessive and Tim Tolton ducked underneath them for the lead.
Tolton held on all the way in which to the checker ending forward of Kevin Trevellin, Hryniuk, Brad Robinson and Mark Patrick.

TimTolson (OSS) and crew in victory lane at Full Throttle Motor Speedway. CREDIT OSS

Their subsequent race is on the grime at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway (South Buxton), Saturday July 9. It must be enjoyable to see asphalt guys hit the grime.

I raced there 52 years in the past once we had a three-race cope with Buxton, Ridge Raceway and Nilestown Speedway. John Reynolds (17 automotive) kicked our asphalt butts everywhere at each grime tracks and ran very nicely on the pavement. Nice reminiscences!!

DELAWARE SPEEDWAY: Delaware knocked it out of the park with their pre-race festivities Friday night time. That they had each Tremendous Shares and Late Fashions lined up on the observe for a really profitable autograph session.

The pre-race autograph session with Tremendous Shares on the left and Late Fashions on the proper. CREDIT: Christopher Culos Jr.

Followers would have a tough time telling the distinction between the lessons as they’re very comparable wanting. The only clarification may very well be ‘Huge 5s’ versus ‘5 x 5s.’

It was actually nice to run into Alec Pinsonneault and Fred (Fred’s Chassis) Faulkner earlier than the races. Alec’s grandson is working a Tremendous Inventory.

Alec previously ran ASA and CASCAR alongside along with his son. Fred, a graduate of McColl Racing, constructed some good vehicles ‘again within the day’ out of his Windsor store.

Alec had plans to construct a inventory automotive observe outdoors Windsor (Cottam) within the ‘90s however the Ministry of Transportation informed him that he must construct a brand new interchange to accommodate all of the anticipated site visitors.

His value – seven million {dollars}. Nope. So, he purchased US 131 Motorsport Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One other loss for the native financial system!!

Carson Nagy gained the Tremendous Inventory characteristic. He’s proven along with his father Jim.
Picture courtesy Christopher Culos Jr.

Carson Nagy gained, nay, dominated the primary Tremendous Inventory warmth and continued that dominance into the characteristic the place he topped Jay Doerr. Trevor Colver gained the second warmth.

Within the Late Mannequin division there was a bit ‘soiled pool’ performed on one of many warmth preliminary begins with the within automotive shifting up the observe inflicting the skin automotive to carry.

I’m positive there’s a automotive quantity written on anyone’s sprint for ‘future reference’!! LOL Ray Morneau continued his sturdy runs grabbing the checker forward of a really shut Kyle Steckly and Connor Pritiko.

2 – Ray Morneau wins Late Mannequin. He’s proven along with his father and grandfather. CREDIT Christopher Culos Jr.

This weekend the APC Collection will run with the Qwick Wick Tremendous Shares and OSCAAR Sizzling Rods Friday night time whereas the APC Late Fashions and Sizzling Rods go Saturday night time.

TORONTO MOTORSPORT PARK: The Canadian Nitro Nationals – Jets, 2 Nitro Humorous Automobiles, 4 High Fuelers, High Sportsman/High Dragster, Nitro Harleys, Can-Am Inventory/Tremendous Shares, This weekend. BE THERE!!

Till subsequent week!!

– Dave Mathers


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