Friday, April 27, 2012

No Painting Tomorrow - Moved to next Weekend - Big Weekend Coming.

Due to the cold weather we will not be doing any painting this weekend. It has been rescheduled to May 5th and 6th.  Everything will happen on May 5th and we invite all of you to come down to the track and give us a hand getting ready for the season. Here is a list of what will be going on down at the track on May 5 and 6th.

May 5th and 6th

10: 30 to 4:30 - Paint Volunteers required to paint the stands and help with replacing boards and signage

11:00 to 1:30 - May 5th and 6th. .

Memberships Sign Up
Driver Profiles - including your sponsor info - for use by Motor Mouth
Key Program Sign up

The track will be open for practice on both days from noon to 5:00 pm Cost $ 25.00

We SHOULD have our schedules in and our schedule holders available for you to take with you.
We will have our posters and our discount coupons for you to take for your place of business or any shows you plan on attending.
The barbecue should be up and running as well.

For all new cars, please note Ed Crilly the Tech Director will be on site from 1:00 to 4:00. You can bring your car down and have it tech'd to make sure you do not have any tech issues, or repair any deficiencies prior to opening night.

Don't forget Dyno day is May 5th and you need to make an apt with us for your dyno time.

I will be down at the track tomorrow from 10:00 to about 3:00 working on cleaning up the garbage down at the drag strip. If you have nothing to do you can come on down. We will try and blow the track tomorrow so it should be ready for practice. Practice times are available on Saturday from noon til 3:30 - $ 25.00

Hope to see all of you next weekend.

New Look and Number for the #11 Thunder Car

We have our first glimpse of the new 2011 Chevy Camaro body style on the #11 Thunder Car of Shawn Kerr and Dave Stinson. We will also see a new number of that car in 2012. The new number for that car will be 101.9. Yes, you have heard it and seen it before. 101.9 The Dawg has become the lead sponsor on that car for this year as it tries to repeat this year and win another Championship. The car will be a dark blue and we will get some more pictures for you when the car is complete.

Shawn Kerr Contracting " Hauls Away" the Title Rights to the Drag Strip

We are pleased to announce that Shawn Kerr Contracting has purchased the Drag Strip Title Rights for 2012.

Shawn Kerr Mechanical service and repair heavy equipment, Trucks, Trailers , Shovels, Backhoes, Industrial and farm equipment of all makes. We offer in shop and road services , annual inspections, welding and preventative maintenance.

Shawn Kerr Mechanical has been in business since 1994 and started Shawn Kerr Contracting last year. Shawn Kerr Contracting provides equipment rentals with operators , excavation, construction, material deliveries of topsoil sand and stone, as well as excavation and removal. They are adding landscaping and interlock this year.

Shawn Kerr raced for 2 years at CCS and then teamed up with Dave Stinson, where in 4 years, ended up with the championship in the Thunder Class in 2011. Both, Shawn and Dave, plan on returning to defend that title in 2012, as well as bringing out a couple cars  to the drag strip and time trials on Friday nights. Shawn has 2 Camaro's that he plans on putting through their paces and looks forward to being able to open them up on the 1/8 mile drag strip.

Please call Shawn Kerr, if you have any questions on his services.  Shawn Kerr can be reached at  613-978-3404

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Security Connection will make you feel " Comfortable" about your Alarm System

Security Connection has stepped up again and has now created the Security Connection " VIP Seating Area" for some lucky fans. Not only will you get the best seats in the house, but it also comes with a pair of hot dogs and drinks. Chris MacDonald, along with the help of his father, Malcolm MacDonald, have created our new "VIP Seating Area" which looks great, and will feel even better, if you are one of the lucky ones who will win these seats. We will draw a ticket number each and every week for your chance to win the best seats in the house.
Good Luck to all of our great race fans, and here is your first look at our new VIP Seating Area.


Security Connection invites everyone to check out their new website at Security Connection owner, Chris MacDonald, urges you to stop paying too much to other alarm companies for sub-par service.

Security Connection provides;
-lowest rate guarantee
-cutting edge security technologies & equipment
-professional installation including our trademark 'Truly Full Warranty'
-ULC listed, local monitoring services
...and most importantly, a more personal level of 'no-pressure' customer service.

Switch your alarm monitoring to Security Connection before the end of May, 2012 and we will give you a FREE system battery change and 4 months FREE monitoring services!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 Hall of Fame Voting Now On.

The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees nomination process is now open. We will be inducting 2 people into the Drivers Category and 2 people into the Builders Category. Please email for your nominations for each category. Your nomination will be considered as a vote for that person as well, and after the process is over, we will tally the votes/nominations and announce the inductees for 2012.

The Hall of Fame Inductees Ceremony will be held on George Drummond Memorial Night, July 18, 2012.

The Drivers category is limted to drivers who have been at CCS for many years and have demonstrated or excelled at race car driving.

The Builders category is for individuals who have over many years, contributed to making Capital City Speedway successful by their actions or committment to Stock Car Racing in Ottawa.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Go Karts back at CCS in 2012

Frank Dinardo of Dinardo's Karting, and Dinardo's Skis and Wheels, has come on board as the Class Sponsor for the addition of a 5 night Go Kart series which will be run as part of our Wednesday Night schedule. With the addition of the paving in corners 2 and 4 for the Drifting, it has become a great track layout for the Karts as well. One of my concerns about having the Karts back was the speed that was obtained before, when the Karts were there. Now that we have the new 1/2 moons coming out of the corners, we are able to reduce the speeds of the Karts, as well as giving them more of road course style track. The track will still be a fast one, but it will be a lot safer than before. Frank Dinardo is looking forward to getting his Kart on the track and giving the new course a test drive. If you saw the Karts run before, you know that they put on a great show and will be a great addition to our Wednesday Night Show.

The Kart dates are May 30th, June 6th, June 27th, July 25th and August 29th.

If you, or your children are interesetd in getting into Karting, please give Frank Dinardo a call at 613-596-0007 or email him at You can visit their website at

Please note that Dinardo's does more than Karting. Dinardo's Skis & Wheels in Ottawa carries a full line of road bikes from top-of-the-line companies like Felt Bikes. Find your perfect road bike at Dinardo's ... Ottawa carries a full line of Road, Mountain, Freeride and Hybrid bikes. Find your perfect bike at 

As riders, we understand the importance of finding the RIGHT product to suit YOUR needs. Too many times we hear all the reasons why someone is not on their bike. Whether it’s a poorly tuned bike, a seat that is not comfortable or a poor riding position, whatever the objections, we have the most cost-effective solutions to get you out and riding more often.
Dinardo’s Skis & Wheels is dedicated to providing top quality Bikes and Ski equipment. Drop by the store or browse through this website to find great deals on bikes from Felt, Opus, KHS, and Free Agent. We are a full-service bike shop as well and carry a great selection of cycling gear and accessories, including gloves, helmets, tires, and shoes. For top quality bike service, be sure stop by the store for a free assessment.

Don't forget to check out their full line of ski's, equipment and clothing come fall. Check out their full line of ski's, equipment and clothing and take advantage of off season pricing now at

Dinardo's is located at 44 Northside Road, in Bell's Corners.

                       Dinardo's Skis & Wheels

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cohen and Lord "Insures" they will be back in 2012

Capital City Speedway is pleased to announce that Cohen and Lord Insurance will be back with us in 2012. Cohen and Lord is a locally owned and operated Insurance Brokerage that provides Commercial and Personal Insurance to their clients. Cohen and Lord has been in business since 1940 and has a reputation of providing excellent customer service along with competitive insurance quotations.

If you are looking to get a quote on any of your insurance requirements, please give Andy Swant a call at 613-238-4444, extension 203.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stock Car Racing is Magic

CCS has come across a new theme song for the track. Stock Car Racing is Magic. You can hear it by clicking on our tv below. I hope you like it. We thought it was a great song and expressed our belief that yes "Stock Car Racing is Magic".

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thanks go to some volunteers - Looking for some new ones

Thanks go out to Sandy Madore, Mackenzie Gow and Mr. Baker for helping me out last weekend remove the rumble strips from the track. Thanks go out to Sean Kennedy for bringing down his dump truck today and getting rid of the piles of dirt left over from the excavation for the half moons.

I am looking for some new volunteers for next weekend to help start the painting process of the track. We are expecting some great weather next weekend and it should be a great couple of days to get some paint down. I will also require help installing new plywood down the back stretch for our new Advertisers signage.  We are also hoping to clean up the area at the end of the drag strip, so we can continue getting the Drag Strip ready for use.

We should be down at the track Saturday around 10:00 and 10:30 on Sunday. See you then.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interstate All Battery Center "Charges Up" CCS in 2012

Capital City Speedway is pleased to announce that Interstate batteries has joined CCS as an Advertiser and a Title Rights Holder scheduled for August 22. James Locke, the local distributor, is pleased to be back with CCS and is looking forward to being part of Capital City Speedway once again.

In my discussions with James Locke, and learning about his company, I was surprised to learn that Interstate Batteries does much more than sell car and truck batteries. They have a division called the "Interstate All Battery Center", which sells every type of battery you will ever need. If you have something which requires a battery, Interstate All Battery Center is the business you need to call. James Locke can be reached at 6136-613-798-9700.

Interstate has " Every Battery for Every Need"

Here are some examples:

Thunder Car Tires are in.

The order for the Thunder Car Tires are in and are now available for sale. The cost of the tires this year is $ 110.00 tax included.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Calabogie Marine and Sports "Revs up" for 2012

Brent Egan, owner of Calabogie Marine and Sports and owner and driver of the # 22 Legend Car, has joined us as an advertiser once again in 2012. Brent had some issues last year with the car but is optimistic that those days are behind him and should come out of the box strong this year.

What else is strong this year, is the deals to be had at Calabogie Marine and Sports.

Calabogie Marine and Sports sells and can service all of your marine and power sports equipment requirements. If you are looking for a boat, ATV, lawn and garden tractor, and chain saws etc... give  Brent a call at 613-752-2010.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Capital City Speedway back on Rogers TV?

Early discussions are under way about having Rogers TV back once again to film one, or more of our Stock Car Shows. The tentative date we are looking at now is for May 23rd, Opening Night. I will keep you apprised of the details as we move forward in our discussions.

Help clean on Saturday?

I will be down at the track tomorrow from 10:30 til 5 working on cleaning up the drag strip. Sandi Madore will be down as well cleaning up the old rumble strips and we could use a hand if you don't have any plans. Come on out and see how the track is coming along. Any and all help would be appreciated.


CP Tire "Lays Down Some Rubber" for CCS

CP Tire, owned by Wayne and Paul Luciano, has joined CCS as one of its first advertisers for the drag strip. Paul is a drag racer at heart and was one of the first people we talked to when it was announced we would be opening the drag strip this year. Paul had made it quite clear early on, if we were going to do it right he wanted to be a part of it. Paul and I met down at the track and shared our vision for the drag strip and it met with his expectations of what the drag strip should be. Paul is looking forward to bringing out his Camaro and laying down some rubber this year. We would like to thank CP Tire for helping bring the drag strip alive for 2012. You can show your appreciation to CP Tire as well and give them a call the next time you are looking for tires. But, CP Tire does more than just tires, they also specialize in Brakes, Alignments, Cooling Systems, Exhaust Systems, and Krown Rust Proofing. CP Tire also carries a large selection of Performance and Accessory products. If you are looking to add performance to your ride, or just simply dress it up, CP Tire has just what you want, and they can install it too.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

West Carleton Automotive "Motors' back in 2012

Capital City Speedway is pleased to announce that West Carleton Automotive and Hinton Automotive will be back with us in 2012. Vern Hinton and the gang over there have been supporters of CCS for a very long time now, and we are grateful for their support. if you are looking for a new 602 crate motor or a rebuild on your current 602, Vern has all of the required tools and expertise to make that happen. West Carleton has the capability to seal your rebuilt 602. Vern also has different 602 packages available from a stock order to an order with motor, carburetor, dyno and break in of the motor. West Carleton can also order any stock or race part required for your stock car.

Vern writes:

West Carleton Automotive has been building performance engines for all types of racing and street use for over thirty years. With our state of the art equipment , we are able to perform all of the steps required to machine and build race winning engines. With the help of our Super flow dynometer , we can perform engine break in , tuning and test power levels.

We are a distributor for crate engines , performance parts and accessories including stock car , dirt car and drag car parts.

Come and see us at our new location in the Hinton Automotive Building at 129 Walgreen Rd , just off Carp Rd one block south of Hwy 417 or call at 613-836-2120.

If you are looking for parts, and or service of your race car or personal car, please give West Carleton or Hinton Automotive a call.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

No more Rumbling about the Rumbles

Over the last 2 years, if you were on the track at some point you probably have had a run in with the rumble strips. When I first saw the rumble strips after the re paving of the track, I was shocked to see the size of them. They were about 4 inches high and my Legend Car is 3 3/4 off the ground. I knew it was going to be ugly when a Legend car went into them, and it was only a matter of time before someone was going to get mixed up with them. I think the final tally was Rumble Strips 15 Legends 0. As the Drifting grew last year, it was made very clear from the Drifters, who have some nice nose pieces on their cars, that they were not thrilled by the size of them either. Taking all of that into account, the rumble strips did more damage than they were worth, and the fact that all of the other tracks around do not have rumble strips, it was decided to bring them down.

For the Stock Car guys, we will bring you up to speed later about the penalties for passing below the yellow line. I will let you know as soon as I make them up.

Construction continues at CCS....

Last year I made a promise to our Drift community. That promise was if they supported us we would do what we could to make CCS more Drift friendly, and a little more technical. That translates into having more fun, and fun is what Motor Sports should be about. I am happy to say that the Drift additions are now complete and waiting for pavement. I would like to thank Trevor Hartwick of Hot Equipment Rentals for helping us out with the excavation work and our new friend, Rick Craig of National Paving. Rick and his friend Andy are new to CCS and Drifting, but their Drift cars are almost complete and will join us for our Saturday Night Drift events. Rick has donated his time and equipment to pave the additions to the track and for that we are thankful. Please remember National Paving and Hot Equipment Rentals when you are in the need of this type of service. ( See Drag Strip news below.)

To be called a Motor Sports Facility you need to cater to more than Stock Car Racing and Drifting. That is why we  will be re-opening the Drag Strip this summer. To get the Drag Strip ready will require time, energy and money, but we need to get it right to make it work. We are hoping that work will begin this weekend down at the end of the strip. The start for the Drag strip will be down by Speedway Road and will run back into the oval, so work will begin down there first. In talking with a number of Drag  guys their concern was for a burnout box and launch box. We are happy to say that the construction of that box should start this week or early next. Our goal at this point is to construct a 60 foot launch box to start with, and hopefully extend that further next year. As with any expenditures at the track, future construction and development of the strip will depend on the success of it this year. So if you are a drag guy or girl, and want to see the Drag Strip expand and continue for many years to come , please help support it this year. We still are looking for Corporate advertisers for the Drag Strip, and if you are interested in doing so, please call the track office at 613-723-7223

Late Model Car Count increases by 1

CCS is pleased to announce that the # 25 Late Model team of Dave Woods and Dave Waite have committed to run the 2012 season at Capital City Speedway. They would like to thank their sponsors for helping them make it out this year. They are Norcan Hydraulic Turbine, A&B Ford, Woods Construction and Sign Design. Dave Waite is excited to get back behind the wheel of their Late Model and looks forward to racing again at Capital City Speedway. We wish them the best of luck in 2012.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New look for the #25 Thunder Car

We are pleased to announce that the # 25 Thunder Car  driven by Tim Illingworth will be back for the 2012 season.  They will be coming out this year with a new body and representing a new manufacturer this year. The #25 will be sporting a new 2011 Dodge Challenger body. The # 25 Team has just signed on Town and Country Chrysler located in Smith Falls as a sponsor of that vehicle for the 2012 season. The Monte Carlo body that was on that vehicle had to be changed to obviously a Dodge one, and a nicer body they could not have picked.

Here is a glimpse of that body style, and we can hardly wait to see that car freshly painted, numbered and lettered up by Dave Waite of Sign Design.

Go Dodge!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Myers Motors joins us again in 2012

Thanks go out to the Myers Automotive Group for joining us again in 2012. The Myers Group has been  around Ottawa for a very long time and we are happy to be working with them again this year.  The Myers sign should not be hard to find this year as they have upgraded to larger sign for the 2012 season.

Years ago, Myers Motors used to be a Chevrolet and Cadillac dealer, but today they have expanded their representation and now offer a number of different manufacturers. Myers now has the largest selection of SUV's and new cars in the city. They represent Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Nissan, and have Volkswagen Dealerships in Ottawa and Brockville.

For more than 70 years, Myers have been offering you the best price guarantee for a new vehicle or used car, SUV or truck at each of our dealerships in order to ensure your full satisfaction. We have been rated among the best GM dealerships in Canada for several years, and we are also recognized by Hyundai Canada for the quality of our service.
  • Our strong purchasing power means you can expect the best price in Ottawa for the purchase or lease of your new vehicle;
  • We offer the complete range of new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Hyundai, Volkswagon and Nissan vehicles in Ottawa;
  • The Myers Tire Centre meets all your needs for the purchase and installation of tires;
  • Our vast inventory of used vehicles offers you an incomparable choice of pre-owned cars, SUVs and trucks in the region;
  • Our experienced advisers will help you choose the vehicle and the financing solution that fits your needs and your budget.
So if you are looking to buy a new or used vehicle, drop in at any of the Myers locations and have a look. You may even want to shop in the comfort of your own home and can do so by visiting their website and searching for your next vehicle on line. You can visit them at

New Thunder Car Bodies Coming

We have heard from two different teams about putting on new bodies on their cars. The interesting thing is we could have somewhat of a battle for fan support this year. For the first time in a number of years, one of these teams will have a Dodge body. I will not say anymore about it for now, but it will be a Challenge not to. I am proud to say I am a Dodge man, so I know where my loyalties would lie. I say "would" because as Promoter I cannot play favorites, but lets just say I will have a smile on my face when that Dodge does well.

We will update you on those cars when we have more information to pass along.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another "Sproule" gets set to race at CCS

Sarah Sproule, the daughter of the late CCS driver, Ken Sproule, will be making her debut this year in a new Four for Fun Car  with the help of our good friends, AD Motor Sports. Ken had said in the past that he wanted to see his daughter in a car at CCS and with the help of a number of individuals, that will happen in 2012. Sarah has been helping out on the assembly of her new car as told to me by Al Dickie. Al has made it quite clear to Sarah that she has to put the time in as well to make it ready for Opening Night. Here is a glimpse of that process.

We look forward to seeing a Sproule back on the track in 2012. Thanks to all of those people that have put the time, money and energy into making this happen. CCS will donate Free Track time to Sarah so she can get some track time in before Opening Night.