Monday, May 30, 2011

Tech Department now open for business.

When I took over the track I had received many calls and emails concerning Tech. I am happy to announce that the Tech division under the direction of Ed Crilly is now open. Last week we were allowing some things to squeak through in some classes and some others in the Mini Stock class to use  equipment which was a breach of the rules. All of those racers have been told what was wrong and must be changed for this week.

Due to many years of neglect in Tech for the mini stock class we will allow some gray areas to exist for 2011. New rules for 2012 are being worked upon now so we can bring some control back into this class. We expect to have them completed by seasons end.

For all other classes, rules will be strictly enforced to make it fair for all racers. This is the only warning that will be given. Please note that there is no allowable percentage of error, or 1/8 here or there, or a pound here or there. Please adjust your scales at home to reflect the ones at the track. The scales at the track are the ones we are going to use. If you scales show a different number then adjust your numbers to reflect the track numbers.

Please make sure you build in a safety factor for all your cross weights, weight, heights etc. We do not want to disqualify anyone. We do not like to do that and we find no joy in doing it, but, if you want to run that close to the tech limits, that will be your choice and you may suffer the consequences.

Thank you for your cooperation. Now, Lets have Fun.

Demolition Derby Cancelled for June 1. Regular classes still running.

Due to a low number of entries in the Demolition Derby, the Derby will be cancelled on June 1st. All of our regular classes will still be running June 1st. That amounts to over 2 1/2 hours af racing excitement. Come and see our Late Models put the "Thunder in the Pines". Come see if our Thunder Cars get carried away again this week. Come see our entertaining Legends take to the track once again. Come see our Mini Stocks after our equalization measures take place this week. They should be Bumper to Bumper, Hub to Hub and Wheel to Wheel for the entire race.
Exciting Stock Car Racing each and every Wednesday Night all summer long.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Points are now up from Opening Night

Sorry for the delay but points are now up from Opening Night.

Friday, May 27, 2011

50th Anniversary Opening Night a Big Success.

What a great evening for our first race of 2011. Finally the rain stayed away and gave us some good weather to start the rescheduled Opening Night. It was nice to see some new faces, some old drivers back with us, and some new drivers as well. It was a special treat for all of us to see Brian "Motor Mouth" Goudge back behind the microphone for 2011. Brian recieved a nice round of applause from all of the drivers at the drivers meeting. It took no time at all for Motor Mouth to get back in the swing of things and do what he does best. It was if he had not left at all. Brian provided us with great play by play action all night long.

The first heat winners were Brooke Cordick in the Four for Fun Class, Kyle Baker in the Mini Stock Class, Greg Ogilvie in the Thunder Class, Kevin Foisy in the Legends and Steve Munro in the Late Model Class.

The second heat winners were Brooke Cordick in the Four for Fun Class, Jen May in the Mini Stock Class, Todd Musker in the Thunder Class, Kevin Foisy in the Legends and Steve Munro in the Late Model Class.

The Feature winners were Malcolm MacDonald in the Four for Fun Class, Casey Cavanaugh in the Mini Stock Class, Todd Musker in the Thunder Class, a sweep for Kevin Foisy in the Legends and a sweep for Steve Munro in the Late Model Class.

The changes to the Mini Stock rules this year seemed to tighten things up in the class this year as we saw some tight racing in the field.

The Thunder Class saw even tighter racing between Greg Ogilvie and Mike Hennick as these two raced hard all night long and got into some banging in the feature, which continued even after the race and down the exit lane of the track.

Kevin Foisy was the dominant car in the Legends class last night as his winter racing schedule kept him rust free, and rewarded him with three wins last night. The #7 of Matt Haufe

Steve Munro held off a hard charging Justin Holtom in the second heat and in the fetaure to take the triple crown last night. A great start for Steve in a lighter field of Late Models with only 7 cars turning out for Opening Night. A nasty spill in the feature took out the #88 and # 08 which sent them both to the pits for the night. Both cars are expected back next week with others coming out as well.

There was a good turnout of Enduro cars who ended up with a shortened night due to time constraints.

The Nostalgia Room was opened to fans for the first time, and will be updated weekly, as we continue to get in new memorabilia.

Last but not least was the introduction of Thunder Cat, Capital City Speedway's new mascot for 2011. Thunder cat was introduced at intermission to the muisc of ACDC's Thunderstruck and flames out of our new flame projection system. Thunder Cat even tried to get into a race with the Legend Cars before he was black flagged by Todd Gow, the new Operator of CCS and Tim Dorning, the new Race Director.

What a great way to start the 50th Anniversary Season and we expect things to get better and better each week. Thanks to all of the fans who came out and shared our entertaining night of racing.

See you next week at the races.

Demolition Derby Registration for June 1st Race

We are still looking for registrations for our first Demolition Derby on Wednesday Night, June 1st. Due to low numbers this Derby may be cancelled. If we do not have more registrations over the weekend, the Derby will be cancelled until the next scheduled one. We will comfirm cancellation or announce the go ahead on Monday. Please stay tuned for the announcement on Monday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fan Comfort Hints

If you have not been before, or forget from last year, here are some helpful hints to make your night an enjoyable one.

1. No outside drinks or food are allowed inside the grandstand area. We do have a Canteen and Beer Garden for all of your thirst and hunger requirements.
2. I love the sound of the race cars as they go speeding by. Tender of ear, then you may want to bring ear protection. We do sell earplugs on site if you find it too loud. If you have never been before, the volume is not that loud and most fans do without.
3. The water we have on site is from a well and has a sulpher smell to it. When you use the washrooms, it is not a problem with the cleaniness of the washrooms or issues with the plumbing, it is just the sulpher from the water.
4. As the track is located outside of the City and in the open, it will be colder there than in town. It is very easy to throw in another sweater or jacket. It is much easier to go back to the car and get a blanket, or jacket than it is to do without.
5. Since this is opening night we do not know our mosquito count at this point. If you have some Off, or other bug repellant, you may want to throw that in too. Better safe than sorry.
6. We do not accept debit or credit cards on the premises. No ATM's on site....bring cash.
7. We do allow camera's. Bring yours and remember the moment.
8. You may not want to smile too much as your cheeks may be sore on Thursday.

The Black Limo Is Back........

If you haven't seen the black Limo in action, you don't know what you are missing. Come on out and see this Limo go 100 laps, or try to anyway, at Capital City Speedway. The last time out it used up all of its brakes. Imagine trying to get this thing slowed down 400 times. It is fun for all ages.

No Demolition Derby May 25th.

The demolition Derby scheduled for May 25th has been moved back a week and will run June 1. We will know by weeks end if we have enough participants to run as scheduled. Please check back for up to date news.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Ottawa Firefighters Car Show Series - Don't Miss It.

Busters Bar and Grill, and Young's Speed Shop, two of our Advertisers this year, are supporting a car show series at Lincoln Heights every Thursday 4 pm to 9 pm. I would appreciate it, if there are any racers out there who would like to showcase your race car and help promote Capital City Speedway at the same time. It is through these type of events where we can really raise the awareness of CCS and help raise money for local charities. The news release is as follows:
Calling all classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts! The Ottawa Firefighters are holding a season long Charity Cruise Night at Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre 2525 Carling Ave, Ottawa Ontario.

Every Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, starting May 26th  ( weather permitting) the Ottawa Firefighters invites local cruise night fans to rev up their engines and head to Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre for a chance to show their stuff.

To kick off the season, on Thursday May 26th the Ottawa Firefighter will bring out their Fire trucks and rescue vehicle for everyone to enjoy. There will be local celebrities, draws and demonstrations.  There is something for every member of the family.

Dave Clarke Ottawa Firefighter Cruise Night Chairperson welcomes car and motorcycle enthusiasts, “We’re pleased to be able to offer local classic car / motorcycle fans a place to gather to socialize and raise money for a good cause.  100% of the proceeds from the Ottawa Fire Fighters Charity Cruise Night will go to local charities. The following charities will be benefiting from your generous support during these days - May 26th to June 2nd Ride for Dad; June 9,16,23,30 is Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation; July , 14, 21 and 28 is Shepherds of Good Hope; August and September charities are to be determined .
We wish to thank our sponsor for their support Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, Buster’s Bar & Grill, Young Speed Shop, Stedbrow Exhaust, The Fire Place Centre and many other sponsors that will join us after the printing of this press release.

Ottawa Firefighter Charity Cruise Night hours are from 4 pm to 9 pm every Thursday, starting May 26th, until September 22nd. (weather permitting)
Please visit for more information, a schedule of weekly activities and weather updates. 
For further information contact Dave Clarke at 613 868-3146 or

Sunny Weather predicted for Wednesday Night.

It looks like we might actually get our Season Opener in on Wednesday. With sunny skies predicted, finally, we will get to see what everyone has been doing over the long winter on their cars. Jessica Passinetti will be coming our in her new Thunder Car. Jeremy Coulter will be in his new chassis, along with a brand new motor to boot. Surely a night not to miss as we will get to see who has the winter rust on thier driving skills, and who starts off where the season ended.

It will be great to finally hear the "Thunder in the Pines" once again. Surely the highlight of the night will be having Motor Mouth back to make the calls all night long.

Bumper to Bumper, Hub to Hub, Wheel to Wheel, Pitter Patter, Lets Get at Her.

OOPS - Thank you to Bob and Ann Williams

I forgot tho thank Bob and Ann Williams for coming out and painting on Saturday. They painted the 1st Pit Stand by themselves. Bob then retired the paint brush for the day, and picked up his steering wheel and turned a few laps just to make sure he is ready for Wednesday Night.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thunder Car and Late Model Rule Amendments


Page 31
Under tire and wheels
Paragraph #6

A rule of one (1) tire per night will be in effect.
Tires will be purchased from Kenyon Racing products which will be the towel
city recap
26.5 - 8.0 - 15 left side
27.5 - 8.0 - 15 right side

No softening compound allowed. Durometer tests will be performed.


Page 12
Under tire and wheels
Paragraph #3

One (1) tire per night rule will be in effect.
These tires can be installed as late as prior to the start of the second
heat race. The teams will start the season with an eight (8) tire pool and
then will be allowed to purchase one (1) tire per night. Each team will be
allowed to purchase more tires on larger feature race nights or weekends.
We will change the wording in the rulebook shortly to relect the additions/clarifications.

Capital City Speedway Hall of Fame - Nominees Required.

As we start the 50th Anniversary Season, I can think of no better time than to open the voting process for entry into the CCS Hall of Fame. This year we will induct 2 drivers and 2 builders into the Hall, and 1 of each every year after.You may send over 1 nominee/ vote for each category. The results will be tabulated based on your submission, and from there we will determine who will gain entry into the Hall for 2011.

All votes need to be emailed to or faxed to 613-727-4399. You must have your name on the submission for it to be counted. Only 1 vote per person. ( 1 vote for a builder and 1 vote for a driver )

Our first Inductees will be announced in early July and the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place July 20th, 2011.

Thank You to Volunteers who came out today.

Special thanks go out to Al Dickie who once again stepped up to the plate and joined us all day as he single handily painted the entire concrete wall around the track by himself today. Thanks go out  to the O'Toole Family who joined us once again to spend a good part of the day painting the stands. Jim Baker and Ryan Burghgraef were also on hand to help us get most of the stands painted. The Gow clan made up the balance as the track is starting to look ready for our new Opening Night May 25th.

Ed Crilly and Gary Matolsci worked in the tech shed getting it ready for Opening Night and setting it up for all the new Tech that will be conducted over the season.                                                    

Thanks to Scott for always being there to lend a hand, or tractor in this case.

Mini Stock Amendments to Rule Book


Page 37 - RULE 19 (OLD)

Ignition system must remain stock in every respect. Aftermarket ignition
modules (i.e. M.S.D) are not allowed.

 RULE 19 (NEW)

Ignition systems/computers must be stock - which can be chipped or flashed
which must be completed before dyno testing is done. Computer plugs,
screws, mounts, and ports will be sealed by tech personnel.

Any tampering with the seals will be subject to Re-dyno, at your expense and
if you fail the 5% rule you lose your points to that date.

Any removal of these components you will need to be Re-dyno.

 Page 36

 New -

 Car weights: (subject to change at race track discretion)

Weights will be determined by a horsepower to weight ratio which is 18 lbs
to 1 HP (example 120 HP x 18 lbs = 2160)
This weight is with driver and car in race condition as stated in line 9.

We will have the rule book updated shortly to conform with the new rule changes.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sunny Weather Coming !!!

Is it an end to the rain? Could it be possible! I think I can say now I know what it must be like to live in Britain. The long range forecast at this point says we will have a beautiful Wednesday Opening Night on May 25. I have posted only sunshine pictures this week to help get some sunny weather mojo started. I hope it helps, nothing much else has seemed to work so far.

Tonight I will pray to the Race Gods and see if that helps.

Practice Day on Saturday

We will hold a practice on Saturday. The weatherman says it will be nice and sunny. What a beautiful day to do some painting. Cost to practice on Saturday will be $ 20.00 - Single car only, plus a minimum of  45 minutes of painting. No desire to paint thats ok to, we will need to change a number of boards in the stands. You can help there. No time or desire to work thats ok to - practice will cost $ 50.00.

Practice will start at 2:00 till dusk.

Saturday is Paint Day

This Saturday we would like to get some more of the painting done at the track. Last paint day, we had 3 volunteers outside of my family come out and help us. We will need more help to get it done before our New and Improved Opening Night Wednesday May 25th.

Renata always tells me that I try and do it all myself, and she is right. Together, lets make Capital City Speedway the best that it can be.

So bring down your paint pan, brush and roller and together we can get it done. If you don't have a roller, pan or brush, that's OK because I bought lots.

**Schedule Change** - 100 Lap Enduro to run May 25th.

After review, we will reschedule the May 18th Opening Night schedule to May 25th. This means we will run the Autovation Enduro Series opening race May 25th. The Demolition Derby will be rescheduled to June 1. ( subject to car count )

The cost to enter the Enduro will be $ 40.00 including driver. Please remember you need to provide a scorer. You will need to pregister with us prior to race night. All we need to pre register you is your name, vehicle number, car description, class (4 or 8 ) and major sponsor. This needs to be provided prior to Monday at 5:00 pm. You can email: or you can fax it 613-727-4399. You will then pay $ 40.00 at the gate on race night.

The cost to register at the gate on race night will be $ 50.00

Payout - over 20 cars.

8 Cylinder - $ 250.00 to win, $ 100.00 for second, $ 40.00 for third

4 Cylinder - $ 150.00 to win, $75.00 for second, $ 40.00 for third.

Under 20 cars over 15 cars:

8 cylinder - $ 200.00, $ 75.00, $ 30.00
4 cylinder - $ 150.00, $ 50.00, $ 20.00

Under 15

8 cylinder - $ 150.00 to win
4 cylinder - $ 100.00 to win

Demolition Derby - Moved to June 1. - Pre Register Required.

I need to hear from Demolition Derby drivers, and have them pre - register for the event. We need to see if there is enough interest in the community to run this event. Please call or email us so we can determine if we are going to run June 1  or not.

The Demolition Derby Rules will be posted today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Racing for Tonight is Cancelled

Due to  the amount of rain we have had today and the risk of further showers today, and later tonight we will be cancelling the racing for tonight. We will reschedule Opening Night for May 25. The long range forecast for next Wednesday at this point is favourable and it would be great to have a little bit of sunshine for our Opening Night.

Opening Night is Here.

We are looking at the weather now and expect to have it clear up this afternoon with some heat and sunshine. We fully expect that at this time that we get the full race schedule in before the rain later tonight.

If anything changes we will notify you as soon as possible. You can listen to 101.9 Dawg FM for all of the updates as the day goes on.

Enduro Tonight

The cost to enter the Enduro tonight is $ 40.00 including driver. Please remember you need to provide a scorer.

Payout - over 20 cars.

8 Cylinder - $ 250.00 to win,  $ 100.00 for second, $ 40.00 for third

4 Cylinder -  $ 150.00 to win,  $75.00 for second, $ 40.00 for third.

Under 20 cars over 15 cars:

8 cylinder - $ 200.00, $ 75.00, $ 30.00
4 cylinder - $ 150.00, $ 50.00, $ 20.00

Under 15

8 cylinder - $ 150.00 to win
4 cylinder - $ 100.00 to win

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Practice Cancelled

If you haven't already guessed, today';s practice has been cancelled due to rain.

Rain, Rain Go Away, Come back another day (in October.)

You get all types of rain - Road Rain, Rain Man,Singing in the rain, Rain at the Lake even Purple Rain. You must be over at least 35 to get that one. What you don't get is happy Racers, or Operators for that matter. It looks like we might be rained out tomorrow, but we will see what the morning will bring. The long range forecast doesn't look all that optimistic for our Season Opener at this point either. We can only hope that Mother Nature runs out and gives us a break for the rest of the summer. I do know this, after the rains stop, usually there is a rainbow somewhere. Lets hope it is over the Speedway and we get it all done with early in the season. If anybody finds a Leprechaun at the track with a pot of gold - its mine, minus a finders fee of 10%.

We will be at the track tomorrow regardless, so if it is clear, come on out and do some laps. We will watch the forecast for Opening Night. If Opening Night is rained out the enduro will be rescheduled. The rescheduled date will be June 1. If we do not get sufficient derby cars for May 25th, it will take place then. Stay tuned for the next rain report.

Demolition Derby Rules and Entries.

All Demolition Derby entries must pre register for the first derby May 25th. Before we can announce that in fact we will be having one, we need to know if we are going to have a show or not. The entry fee for the debies will be $ 20.00. A maximum car limit will be enforced to keep the show within our time limits. The purse will be dependant on the number of entries.

Rules will be posted early next week. The Cole note version - strip it and crash it.

If you are thinking about competing in the Demolition Derby Series, please let us know. The event will be cancelled for low turnout of vehicles.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Capital City Speedway comes alive once more.

Being a race fan, it was a nice  to see, and hear on Saturday as 20 cars took to the track once again. It is always a pleasure to see the hard work some teams have put in their race programs with new paint and bodies. One such car was the Passinetti Thunder Car. A throw back Malibu body was put on and looks very sharp. Chris MacDonald's 03 Mini Stock looks great as well. Another car, the Dave Woods owned Thunder car, made an appearance as well and looked very sharp. It was great to see that car back after a lengthy absence. The 44 Late Model was sporting a new look and appeared to be running well at practice.

Join us Wednesday May 11 for our open house. Come on in and see for yourself some of the changes on and off the track as we get ready for May 18th. Start Time 5:00 to 10:00 pm.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

We are looking for Canteen Employees

In an effort to improve the canteen service,  we are looking for an additional 2 employees for the canteen in a counter/server position. Minimum requirements are you just be at least 14 years of age and be able to work at the track every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 10:00pm. No experience necessary.

Please call us at 613-723-7223 to arrange an interview.

We are still looking for a cook for the canteen as well.

Renovations continue.....

I would like to thank Debra O'Toole and her family who came out and helped us paint the front grandstand along with my family.

We are happy to announce that Debra O'Toole has agreed to become the new barbecue chef for the pit area.

We have started working on the look of the front entrance to make it look more appealing. The flower boxes are now installed along the tower building wall and will make it look much nicer on your stroll to the Nostalgia Room. New crushed stone has been laid in front of the canteen and along the walkway to the Nostalgia Room. The Nostalgia Room ceilings, walls and floor were painted today as we strive to get this ready for opening night.

We are looking for Perennial donations so we can fill up these new boxes and give the grounds a little bit of colour. The boxes are located in full sun, so they need to be full sun perennials. So when you are cleaning up your garden and are cutting back a few, please bring them to the track.

Sign Up and Practice Day met with Sunshine

Lets hope this is a sign of things to come. Our first full day at the track was met with warm, sunny weather. We had 35 cars sign up on Saturday for the 2011 Season, and about 20 cars out practicing to get their cars ready for May 18th.

Our next practice day is Wednesday May 11th and then again on Saturday May 14th. On both of these days you will be able to purchase your memberships for the new season.

Mini Stock Dyno Day a Success.

Saturday's Mini Stock Dyno day was a success with all cars going through very fast and efficiently. For those who did not make this Dyno day will be required to visit Lentech Motorsports and have their car dynoed prior to Opening Night May 18th. The cost will be $ 100.00

CCS feels this is a great first step in solving some of the issues with this class.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mini Stock Practice and Dyno

We will be at the track this afternoon until about 7:30 pm. if there is any mini stock that wants to come out and practice can.

There are a number of mini stock's that do not have a scheduled dyno time. Please note you do need a time to dyno your car. Please call to set up a time if you have not already done so. I can be reached on my cell at 613-816-0045.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Paint Volunteers Needed

We may have a break in the weather this weekend and we are now going to paint this weekend. We will start painting on Saturday around 11:00 and finish whenever. We will be down on Sunday as well starting at 11:00 and finishing around 4:00.

It would be appreciated if you could come down and give us a hand to get the track ready for opening night.

Sign In Day - Saturday May 7th.

We will be completing Membership Forms on Saturday between 11:00 and 4:00pm.  The cost for 2011 will be $ 125.00 incl. HST.

Season Pit Passes will be available as well, and are $ 275.00 incl. HST.

You may also sign up for the Key Rental Program. The cost will be $ 500.00  incl. HST.

Please bring a cheque or cash with you.

Cook Required

We are looking for a short order cook with experience to work in the canteen on Wednesday Nights. If you know someone, or are interested please give us a call at 613-723-7223.

We are also looking for someone that knows how to cook on a barbecue for the pit area.

You must be able to handle the high pace that these positions require.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Autograph Cards

There have been a couple of inquries about the Autograph Cards. The information and prices can be seen at You can call Greg Calnan at 519-717-7016 to order yours today.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Classifieds are up to date

If you have sent me something in the last couple of weeks for the classified page, please check to make sure it is posted. If it is not, please let me know and we will get it posted.