Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pynacker Doors back in 2012

We are pleased to announce that Pynacker Doors will be back in 2012. Pynacker Doors has had a long relationship with CCS over the years, and that will continue this year. So, if you are in the market for any of the number of services Pynacker offers, please give them a call. Their service is top notch and I can vouch for them as Gow Property Management use their services on a regular business.

Overhead Door Services by Pynacker Ltd. began operations in September 1986. We started as a small service and installation company specializing in residential and commercial overhead garage doors and electric door operators. Over the next several years we expanded our services to include dock levelers, dock seals and related products. As a locally owned and operated company we pride ourselves on the high level of service we provide to every customer. Our reputation has been built on quality, honesty and integrity. Customer referrals is the best form of advertising we can ask for. We appreciate the long standing relationships we have built over the past 22 years.Presently we operate 5 fully stocked service cube vans that enables us to complete service quickly and efficiently usually without requiring a return visit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Look for Todd Musker's Thunder Car

One look at the new body for Todd Musker's Thunder Car will answer the question of why we allowed the new bodies in the Thunder Class. This is a 2011 Chevy Camaro body purchased from Ultimate Custom Fiberglass and when the wrap on the car is completed, will look fantastic. Todd is working on some new advertsiers for the car and we will post some new pictures when the car has been completed.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Karson Group is Back on the Road again with CCS in 2012

The Karson Group is back with CCS in 2012 with a bigger sign deal. Look for the new large sign on our back stretch come race time. The Karson Group has the Title Rights to our race August 8th, 2012. We look forward to seeing all of you there on 'The Karson Group Night". We would like to thank The Karson Group for being a part of Capital City Speedway, last year and an even bigger part of CCS in 2012. 

The Karson Group is an integrated construction and materials company located in Eastern Ontario. We are one of the region's most progressive road builders, and with 10 pits and quarries, we are also one of the largest.

The Karson Group comprises three divisions: Karson Konstruction, Karson Asphalt Paving and Karson Aggregates.

Karson Konstruction

Karson Konstruction is responsible for road construction, site preparation, and remediation services. Highway 417 from Kanata to Bayshore and the new Terry Fox extension in Kanata are two prime examples of the quality of Karson's work.

Karson Asphalt Paving

Karson Asphalt Paving Inc., (KAP), is responsible for the production of asphalt and paving services for both Karson projects and our customer contracts.

The combinations of the paving and construction divisions provide 3 interrelated services within our road construction and paving sectors:

 Municipal Road and Infrastructure Construction
  • Asphalt Paving - including testing and mix design
  • Commercial Site Development

With respect to commercial site development Karson typically provides site services such as building site excavation, sewer and water installations, granular work, asphalt paving, and overall site completion. In addition we offer utility installation services such as gas, hydro, and telecommunications.

Karson Aggregates

Karson Aggregates is responsible for producing a wide range of aggregate products for both internal use and for sale to our valued customers. This division has the ability and means to supply large and small scale projects with granular products and the services our customers may require. The company also provides home delivery services for those living in the City of Ottawa and surrounding areas. Karson Aggregates is equipped with a fleet of trucks including tri-axles, trailers, water trucks and floats to serve our customers' varied needs.

With more than 200 million tonnes of reserves, the Karson Group has enough aggregate to serve Ottawa and Eastern Ontario markets for the next century and beyond. Aggregates are available for roadbeds, asphalt paving, and ready-mix concrete. Sand or topsoil is available for concrete production, landscaping and golf course construction.

The aggregate Facilities include:

4 limestone quarries in current production
  • 6 Sand pits
  • 30 trucks available for delivery

USGA Quality Golf Course Materials

The Karson Group is a reputable supplier of "non-calcareous" root zone sand and mixtures that are necessary as dree draining growth mediums on golf greens.

Quality Control

The Karson Group recognizes the importance of providing customers with products that are "on spec" to ensure the projects run efficiently and are not held up due to incorrect or poor quality products. Our Quality Control department was created to perform regular testing of our aggregates and asphalt to ensure that we not only meet specification, but conform to The Karson Group's high standards of approval.

The Karson Group has CCIL certified laboratories that provide design to placement services for Karson Asphalt Paving, gradation and physical properties testing for Karson Aggregates and compaction-placement services for Karson Konstruction.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Join CCS and Dawg FM at Winterlude

Join CCS and Dawg FM at Winterlude this weekend. Starting Friday Night on the Sparks Street Mall between Bank and O'Connor Street. The action starts Friday at 5 with Steve Marriner of Monkey Junk  performing at 7:00. We will be there Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00 pm.

We hope to see you there.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

2012 Schedule

The 2012 Schedule for the stock car program will be completed in the next week or so. The dates are confirmed, but we will fill in the Enduro Nights and other special features.

The 2012 Schedule for the Drifting Practice and Drift Competitions will be up shortly. We are looking to run the Drift practice on Friday nights, and have Drift Competitions once a month, on a Saturday night. The addition of Drifting was successful last year and we plan on expanding on that race program. Stay tuned for more updates as we have them.

The 2012 Schedule for the Drag Track will be up shortly after the Drift schedule has been confirmed. We are very excited about the Drag Program in 2012, and hope to see your support for this. As long as we see cars using this facility, we will keep it open for your racing pleasure. The continuation, and any future investment to the Drag Strip program will be determined by all of you. The plan, as of now is to have the Drag Strip open 3 Saturday nights a month, with the other Saturday night to hold the Drift Competition. We hope to have several car shows and show and shine events to run at that same time as the Drag events.

We are currently looking for Advertsiers who are interested in working with us on the Drift Series or the Drag Series. If you have interest in doing so, please contact Todd Gow at 613-723-7223.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Line Up changes in 2012.

We have changed the line up procedure in all classes this year. All classes will run the feature race the same way the Legends have been running the last couple of years. We will no longer be running the feature on a reverse order of points.

Heat race line ups will be done by the pill pull for position on the first heat race. The second heat will be a reverse of the first heat line up. Feature line ups will be determined by totaling the points from both heat races, and the line up order will be set with most points starting on pole. We will then invert the top cars with the roll of one dice. The inversion will be from 1 to 6 and whatever that number is, will be applied to all classes.

I think this will increase the entertainment value in all classes, decrease some of the carnage, and make things a little more exciting each and every week. We will run the line ups this way to see how things work out. If it does what I think it will, it will stay. If it doesn't, we will revert back.

Please note we will still have the three race rookie rule. This applies to a driver who is new to a class, or new to CCS, even though they may have been driving for years. Some exceptions may apply and will be a judgement call by Management. After your third race, the Race Director will decide if you are qualified  to pull for your position. If you are deemed, not ready, you will remain in the scratch position until you are deemed ready.

Car Numbers

All registered drivers from last year will have the right to there car numbers for 2012. Any NEW drivers who wish to reserve a number not already listed under the drivers tab, can do so now for this year. So don't be disappointed and send over your email with a number request. It will be a first come, first served basis. We will not allow any cars to have the same number in the same class.

Barrhaven Auto Centre increases their car count by 1

Greg Ogilvie, owner of the Barrhaven Auto Centre located at 890 Greenbank Road has purchased the old 49 Mini Stock of Casey Cavanagh and will have his cousin, Ryan Foley, driving that ride full time in 2012. Ryan was the back up driver for Casey last year and showed that he can put that car up front when Casey was not able to drive it. Look for Ryan to be a front runner with that car this year, and certainly a contender for the Mini Stock Championship. The Mini Stock class was very tight last year, with Kyle Baker winning the Championship on the last points night, and only by a couple of car lengths.

Both, Greg Ogilvie's Thunder Car and Ryan Foley's Mini Stock will be painted the same in 2012, so look out for these cars. They should both be up at the front somewhere.

If you are looking for a great Automotive Shop, please stop in and help support our local stock car drivers and their business, or just give Greg a call at 613-825-1831.

Car counts on the rise for 2012

I can not say exactly what the reason is, but 2012 should see a much larger car count in every class this year. I know we have several new four for fun cars on the go now. We will have a couple of new and old legends back competing for the Championship. Mike Madore who had some back issues last year will be back in 2012 full time with crew chief Sandy. Brent Egan will be back with his new power plant, and Nolan Gould is getting ready with his new Legend. We hope to see this class back up to the 14 to 16 range as we had a couple of years back. The mini stock class will again be the biggest class with close to 20 cars each and every week.

The best news we have will be the growth in the Thunder Class. The Thunder Class has been a little lite in the last few years, but 2012 will see the biggest car count we have seen in years. That is of course if all of our competitors come back from last year. We know of at least 4, possibly 5 new Thunder Cars coming to race at CCS. This should give us a field of around 14 Thunders. I am very excited to see the growth in this class, and I know I will be even more excited when I get to see these guys race.

We have heard some rumours about a old late model driver coming back for a full season in 2012 and will let you know as soon as that happens. Stay Tuned.

108 Days to Opening Night

It is this time of year when I think most of us start thinking of racing again. Daytona is only weeks away, and so is opening night at Capital City Speedway. Ok, I know 15 weeks is a little bit of a stretch yet, but it is never too early to start working on your car to get it ready for opening night. I have had the privilege to see some cars over the last week and it looks like a lot of guys are making sure they are ready for May 23rd.

If you get a chance let us know how your program is coming, and send us a picture or two with your new look for 2012.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Enstone Construction signs on for 2012

Enstone Construction specializes in commercial and institutional construction, including management, administration, coordination, and direction, Enstone proudly serves the National Capital Region and eastern Ontario. Driven by distinctive, rare, and uncommon quality at every level, every position, Enstone does it all to a degree unmatched in the industry. Enstone has two offices and a manufacturing site in Almonte, a warehouse in Kanata, and a fleet of service vehicles located in Ottawa. Enstone’s qualified and reputable team of employees have over 100 years of collective experience in the trade, enabling the company to operate effectively and efficiently on behalf of its clientele throughout the Region.

If you are planning an expansion of your business or institution. please give Enstone Construction a call and see what they can do for you. They can be reached at 613-256-1840

Enstone Construction is also one of the sponsors for the # 15 Legend of Jeff and Brian Saunders. If you were there last year you would have seen the progression of Brian as he drove that Legend harder and harder, each and every week. Brian moved to Legends last year, moving up from go karts, and showed why he will be a top runner this year in Legends. In only his first season, Brian won the Semi Pro Invitational race held in September.

We would like to thank Enstone Construction and the Saunders Family for their support of Capital City Speedway.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stittsville Trailers Back in 2012

Stittsville Trailers will be back as the Mini Stock Title Rights holder for 2012. We would like to express our thanks to Orville and Trevor Hartwick for their continuing support of Capital City Speedway.

Stittsville Trailers is the one-stop shop for all your trailer, truck, hitch, accessory and service needs. Whether you represent a large commercial operation or you’re an individual consumer, you can count on receiving the personalized service you deserve.

With more than a decade of experience in the industry, we know how to help define your needs—and offer solutions that meet them exactly. What you won’t find at Stittsville Trailers are high-pressure sales tactics. Our family owned and operated business has a no commission structure.

Benefit from the expertise of our full-time team of 12: licensed mechanics, welders and experienced sales and service professionals all here to serve you.

Stittsville Trailer is located at 1634 Main Street in Stittsville and their phone number is 613-836-5555. If you are looking for a new trailer or trailer accessories, then please stop in and pay them a visit.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Howards Pawn Shop Signs on for 2012

Capital City Speedway would like to introduce CCS's newest sponsor for 2012. A big thanks to Dave Stinson, our 2011 Thunder Car Champion, for joining us as an advertiser this year. Dave will be back in 2012 to try to reclaim his Championship again. We wish Dave all the best in 2012. So if you are looking to buy, looking to sell or just looking for some cash, drop in and see Dave.

Howards Pawn Shop Ltd. 3005 Carling Ave opened its doors to the public in 1996.  In that time, we have grown to the areas largest and most respected Pawn Shop.  Small in size, we are large in service, says owner Dave Stinson.  Stinson chose the area carefully, realizing that although the location was great, the square footage was small.   He credits his success to that fact.  Moving product was key to success.  So if you are looking for a great deal, Dave, and the staff, are happy to negotiate a win win deal.  If you need to borrow money, heck says Stinson.......we have pawned everything from the kitchen sink, up to and including a race car!  Howards Pawn Shop 3005 Carling Ave. 613-820-3903 www.HowardsPawnShop.ca  Your CA$H IS WAITING!