Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 Season is Just around the Corner

There is not much to write about this time of year as Christmas and New Years take up most of every ones time and money. I hope Santa brought you something nice to use on your stock car for our 2014 season. With only about 134 days to go to the start of another season, time will start slowly and then pick up steam and it will be here before you know it. We have lots of work to do before then to try and make 2014 even bigger and better than 2013.

Over the last three years things have taken shape and every year we have better turnouts and better support for the track. For things to continue to get better this year, we need people to get into stock cars and help increase our car counts in all classes. We have a number of stock cars sitting around and not making it to the track each and every week. The Gow Family has worked hard making improvements to the facility and the entertainment value offered at CCS, but at the end of the day we need to see new stock cars making their way out to the track.

If youever have had a dream that one day you would get into a stock car, well now is the time to make that a reality. With your help, we have made CCS financially stable, but there is a long way to go to make sure that it stays around for many years to come. We need to continue on the gains we have made and cannot do it without your continued help and support. You can support CCS in 2014 in so many ways.... Get into stock car racing,  bring out your stock car to help support our car counts, become an advertiser at the track, organize a group day for your office or business or just come on out to one of our events and buy a ticket. The Gow Family will continue the rebuilding process of CCS as long as there is enough support to continue our journey. Join our mission to make it on of the best motorsport facilities around.

If you have any news on any new cars and drivers coming out for our 2014 season, or news on your racing program we can share with everyone, please drop me a line at todd@gowproperties.ca or give us a call at 613-723-7223. Please let me know if you have any questions on how you can participate in our 2014 season.

Thanks and Happy New Year to all of our supporters, drivers, car owners, advertisers and fans.

Friday, November 15, 2013

2013 Season Ends, and 2014 Plans are Underway.

A BIG THANKS goes out to all our our drivers, staff, fans and advertisers for a great 2013 Season. Capital City Speedway could not work without all of you and we do appreciate your contributions to making it work. 2013 was the first year were we ended up in the black, and did not lose money in the operation of the track. After three consecutive seasons, in 2012, 2011, and 2010, of the track losing money it is sure nice to see CCS in the positive side of the balance sheet.. Unfortunately, the positive side was just only, but enough to keep us trying to bring CCS back to a financially viable position.

We are pleased to announce that CCS will be back and open for business in 2014. We still have a long way to go in 2014 to get to where we need to be to continue the long history of stock car racing in Ottawa, but with your help and support I know we can make that happen. The progress we have made over the last three years dictates that we must continue our efforts to make sure that CCS stays around for a while longer. I hope we have your support in 2014 as well.

My wife Renata and I are off for a little holiday and things will start again after our return. Stay tuned for more in two weeks.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Last Call for Banquet Tickets ! !

Last call for those who want to attend the banquet. The Banquet date is October 26th starting at 5:30 at the Travelodge Hotel located on Carling Ave. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

We hope to see all of you there.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thunder in the PInes 200 is a No Go.

Capital City Speedway will not be going ahead with the Thunder in the Pines 200. There has been some interest in it but not near enough to make it work. I want to thank all of our enduro drivers who expressed interest in having this type of event at CCS. It has shown us that our enduro drivers want to have more events at CCS, and we have heard you. We will be looking at our 2014 schedule over the next few weeks and we will be looking at holding more events for our enduro drivers. This time unfortunately, it was not part of our schedule and to make an event on short notice does not bode well for car counts, nor for a chance to reach a break even point for CCS. The costs involved in opening the track with staff, insurance and ambulance make it difficult to go ahead with this event with our current registrations. Even if we add a number of late entries and then add a number of entries on race day, we are still only about half of the car count we would need to make this race a success.

The good news is that moving forward we will try to add more events in 2014 for our enduro friends. Look for the Thunder in the Pines 200 on the schedule for next year along with possibly some other enduro events throughout the summer.

Thank you again for your interest and support of Capital City Speedway.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thunder in the Pines 200 Lap Enduro ?

CCS will have the "Thunder in the Pines 200" on Sunday October 20th starting at 2 pm. In order for this to go ahead I need 50 Pre Registered and Pre Paid entries. You can Pre register by fax 613-727-4399 or by email - todd@gowproperties.ca. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or email transfer. Based on the drivers that want to see this happen, it should be a go, so register your car(s) ASAP so we can confirm the event.
 
If we are to do this it needs to be a great enduro with lots of cars, so reserve your spot today.
 
Entry #1 - Todd Gow in the # 67.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Banquet Tickets Now Available

The Capital City Speedway Banquet will be held October 26th at the Travelodge Hotel ( The Talisman ) located on Carling Ave.  Cocktails at 5:30 Dinner at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $ 55.00 and are now available for purchase.

Please call us at 613-723-7223 to book your seats, or tables today. Cheque, cash or email transfers are acceptable forms of payment. Tables will seat 10.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Thank you to Everyone for a great Summer Slam

Putting our events together for Summer Slam and for every event all summer takes a lot of help from a number of different people. I could not make this happen by myself, and I want to send a Thank You  to all of those individuals who come out and give us a hand each and every week. There are too many names to mention each one, but to all of those people who helped us make it through another season. THANK YOU.

A big THANK YOU to all of our fans who came out during the year and for Summer Slam. We could not do what we do without your continuing support. Each and every year, we try to make your experience at the Speedway more enjoyable and entertaining, and hopefully next year, we can give you and even better show.

I would like to send out a special Thank You to Trevor Hartwick from Stittsville Trailers and Hot Equipment rentals for bringing down his equipment and staff to set up and take down the demolition ring. It is with support like this that CCS can put on these events for all of you. Thanks to Dave Watchorn for all of his help with this event as well.

Summer Slam has been our season ending race for three years now and weather has played a part in the last two. Last year, the event was rescheduled for Sunday which saw a drop in our fan count for the day, and with that in mind we decided to go this year on the Saturday. The weather wasn't promising but we certainly had an opportunity to get in all in. Well, we were almost right. We missed out on the Thunder Car feature and the Mini Stock feature as well. The enduro proceeded in the rain, and I was quite impressed with our fans who stayed all the way through the enduro. I am glad you did because this was one of the best enduro's I have seen.

The twin Late Model features saw us get through the first one with Ken Baird taking the checkered flag, and getting in just over half of the second one before the raing started to come. Steve Munro was leading that race at the time and was declared the winner of the second feature. Stev Munro took home the overall point total for the day with that finish and was declared our Summer Slam Champion. With these points added onto his yearly total also makes Steve Munro our 2013 Points Champion. Shawn Kennedy was a very close second in points.

The Vintage Modifieds saw Paul Billings in victory circle for the first time this year, with Denzil Billings Jr taking the Perkins Lumber Championship for 2013. The Vinatge Modifieds were a great addition to our show this year and we look forward to having them back with us in 2014.

Four for Fun saw Brendan Scott take home the points Championship and Mike Atwell take home the Summer Slam feature win. Brendan will have to move up to Mini Stock next year and a great addition he will be to that class in 2014.

Legends again saw a less than stellar turnout for cars, but still put on a great show with Matt Haufe taking home the feature win and the points championship for 2013. Brad Haufe took home the Semi Pro win and Steve Yendall taking the Masters win.

Casey Cavanagh will be our 2013 Mini Stock Champion. Casey said it has taken him 13 years to actually win a Championship, and I say good things come to those who wait. Nolan Gould finished a close second.

Thunder Car saw a lengthy season long points battle between Todd Musker and Greg Ogilvie, and at  the end of the season Todd Musker will once again be our Thunder Car Champion. We will be looking at this class over the winter to see about increasing our car count for 2014. There are a number of cars around and we are going to see if we can get them out for next year.

Congratulations to all of our competitors this year for making 2013 a great season. Thank you for being a part of CCS and for your contributions to keeping CCS open. We could not operate without you and for that - THANK YOU.

A THANK YOU to all of our 2013 track Sponsors. Please support them when you are looking for a specific service. CCS could not operate without their advertising dollars, and if you want to see the track continue to operate, please use them and let them know you are supporting them because they support CCS.




Saturday, September 7, 2013

Summer Slam is a GO

Summer Slam is a green light for today. All of the weather stations are telling us the same thing. Less than 1mm of rain today and at best a 50% chance. That means no rain and only a sprinkle at best to me.

So grab an extra coat and your umbrella and head on out to see the best show this year. If you bring your umbrella it will not rain,so throw it in the car. It is usually a little cooler out at the track so throw in an extra blanket or coat to make sure you are comfortable.

We have over 50 cars registered in the enduro now, so come out and see the biggest enduro in years.

I hope to see you at the races.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Weather Update ??

At this point we do not know what is going to happen weather wise tomorrow. It appears to be all over the map, and hour to hour. We will get a better idea later tonight and into the morning. We will make a call about Saturday as early as we can to let everyone know

Lets hope it does not interfere, but if it does we will be running Sunday with the same schedule.

I hope to see you at the races.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summer Slam is Coming !!!

For some reason Summer Slam has seemed to come fast this year. It seems like we just opened the gates for our Opening Night. That usually is the way of summer. Here one minute and gone the next. Summer Slam is our season ending race, and I for one seem to be wanting more, but I guess it all has to end at some point.

We will be having a fundraiser on Saturday for our friend Shawn Kerr who was recently injured in an industrial accident. Shawn Kerr and Dave Stinson were our 2011 Thunder Car Championship team. More recently, Shawn Kerr has moved from Thunder Cars to become one of our biggest Drag Strip supporters and competitors. Donations will be collected during Summer Slam for the Kerr Family.

The Ottawa 67's Organization had such a  great time with us on our "Back to School Night" they have decided they want to be a part of Summer Slam as well. The 67's Street Team will be with us on Saturday along with Riley Raccoon. They will also bring some give aways with them. They have also decided to help out the Kerr Family by offering 67's tickets for sale. Tickets will be available for a cost of $ 15.00 with a portion of each sale being donated to the Kerr Family. The hockey night will be for Friday September 27th. Arrangements can made for a different night.

We will also have our regular giveaways:

Matco Tools will be raffling away a $ 4500. Tool Box. Tickets are $ 5.00 each. 3 for $ 10.00

Scott MacIssac will be there and you can win your chance to qualify for a chance to win a Free trip to Pocono next year to see the NASCAR race.

Kids can win a new electric scooter compliments of Rideau Auctions and Paul's Quality Autos.

Win some 67's giveaways and Capital City Speedway giveaways.

Come on out and watch the biggest show of the year. Racing starts a 3:00 pm.

I hope to see you at the races.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

RegisterToday for Enduro and Demo Derby

Here's some more information to explain both the enduro and demo derby pre-registrations this weekend. I am pre-registering cars and crews for BOTH events.

Enduro Entry Fee
• Pre-registered (on Dave’s list before Friday night at midnight) - $50 a car (fee includes one crew member)
• On Saturday (not pre-registered) - $75 a car (fee includes one crew member)

Demo Derby Entry Fee
• Pre-registered (on Dave’s list before Friday night at midnight) - $50 a car (fee includes one crew member)
• On Saturday (not pre-registered) - $75 a car (fee includes one crew member)

Notes:
- Please pay all entry fees (pre-registered or not) at the pit gate.
- All cars must be signed into the pits by 2:30 p.m. before the show starts
- Any enduro car or derby heat race car that is still running and wants to enter the derby feature at the end of the day will pay an additional $10 “last chance” entry fee to a designated derby official ONLY as you enter the derby ring. You only pay the last chance fee once you know your car is running and ready to smash up. Bring an extra $10 bill with you.
- Please prep all eligible 4-6 enduro cars to the “mini-smash” demo derby rules ahead of time to make it easy to enter the derby.

To pre-register your car and crew, contact Dave Watchorn with the following information: Name of Driver, Name of Crew Chief, Car #/Class (4, 6 or 8 cylinder), Contact #, List of Sponsors

“Dentman” Dave Watchorn
Volunteer Enduro/Demo Derby organizer/helper
e-mail: dw.tsg@sympatico.ca
cell/text: 613-799-6264
work voicemail: 613-489-2759

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monster Truck Rides added to Summer Slam

 
 
 
Soul Collector has been added to the Saturday September 7th show. Soul Collector is a Monster Truck but what is different about this truck is that it has 6 seats in it. Soul Collector will be taking kids for a ride through the bush at a cost of $ 15.00 per child. Rides will start at 2:00 and go on throughout the day and into the early evening. This is one of the very few times this opportunity will happen, so make sure you come on out and go for a ride.

"Back to School" was the Best so Far

As the season continued from the start to near completion, the show keeps getting better and better each week, and last week was no exception. What a great night it was, both off and on the track. Thanks go to the Ottawa 67's organization for bringing out Riley and some free tickets and other gifts for our fans. Thunder Cat wanted to pass along his apologies for beating Rily in the Golf Cart race. Well not really, but did mention that he would give Riley another chance next year if he did want to take him on again. Thunder is now two for two beating "The Dawg" from 101.9 FM and now Riley. I think Thunder is now getting a little over confident in his racing abilities. He said he would race any and all other mascots and show them how it is done. I think we have created a racing Monster Mascot.

Thanks to all of the fans that came out on Wednesday as it was our biggest attendance night of the year. Lets keep that going and have an even bigger night September 7th for Summer Slam.

It was a great night of racing for all but one race stood out for the Late Model Team of Al Dickie. The Sparks Street Mall sponsored car, driven by Paul DeJong, finally made it to the winners circle. The # 88 Team has struggled this year but finally put all of the pieces together for their first win of the year. Paul started outside pole and jumped into the lead and never looked back. I don't think I have ever seen a happier group in the winners circle.

Well maybe one group. That would be the team of Neil Leblond who took home his first ever Feature win at CCS. Neil has been working hard all season getting his set up right for CCS and learning the track. It all came together for Neil and he showed why he will be  a force to be reckoned with again. Neil and his # 88 looked strong all night long and congratulations to him and his team. It was a good night for the cars with # 88.

Brandon looked great again with his little Honda and was back again in the winners circle. Brandon has clinched the Four For Fun Championship and look for him next year in a even bigger mini stock field. By winning the Championship, he must move up a class to Mini Stock next year or retire. I think he is having too much fun to retire, so look for him in Mini Stock next year.

Jason Moss showed that he can compete in Mini Stock after winning the Four For Fun class last year. Jason had to move up this year, and he has showed us he has what it takes, taking his second feature win of the season.

Kevin Foisy took home his triple crown wins for the night with another commanding performance by him. The Legends car count was up for the night with Bob Broad and Nate Plantz coming in to up te numbers. Bob and Nate are welcome additions to the track and we hope to see them back next week again.

Joey Evans made it two in a row Feature wins for the Dirt Sportsman cars, and Dana Aikens wins the point series.

Bl Hawes took home the feature win in Karts and ass well took home The Dinardo's Kart Championship.

Thanks agan to everyone who made it out an we hope to see all of you again this Saturday fr Sumr Slam. Racing starts at 3:00 pm.





Monday, August 26, 2013

Big Show this Wednesday - Don't Miss It.

Join us this Wednesday for what will be one of our biggest Wednesday Nights all season. Yes, unfortunately for some it is our "Back To School Night", and for some it could not arrive fast enough. Regardless of your perspective, it will be a great night to be at the track. Not only do we have our five regular classes, we will also have the Dinardo's Karts and the last appearance of the Dirt Sportsman this year.



Remember, children 12 and under get in for free this week. We will have the Ottawa 67's mascot - Riley Raccoon on hand, as well the Ottawa 67's organization will be giving us some free tickets to give away during the night. You may win a set of tickets for their opening night or a pre season game.


Thunder Cat wasn't happy about sharing the spotlight wth Riley and has challenged Riley to a golf cart race around the track. Will Riley accept the challenge and take on Thunder Cat?  Come on out and see what happens and cheer on your favorite mascot.

Win a bike compliments of Rideau Auctions and Pauls Quaity Autos. With your free admission, your child will receive a ticket for our bike draw.

With the purchase of an adult admission ticket - get $ 5.00 off your next oil change at Mr. Lube.

Enter a free draw to win a trip for 2  to the Pocono Nascar race next year compliments of Scott MacIssac.

All of this, and lets not forget about all of the excitng stock car racing action that will take place this Wednesday Night. There will be no better place to be this Wednesday except for Capital City Speedway. The sign of excitement.

I hope to see you at the races.






Sunday, August 25, 2013

Interstate Batteries Night was Electric

Another great night of racing is in he books, and thanks to Interstate Batteries for making it all possible. We could not make this all happen without our nightly sponsors and Interstate Batteries has made this night possible for the last two years. If you are looking for any type of battery, please make sure it is an Interstate. You can visit them at  the All Battery Center located at 171 McFarlane Road, Nepean, Ontario or call them at 613-798-9700.

Mother Nature gave us another excellent night for racing and our drivers did not disappoint. We had some great bumper to bumper racing all night long, a a great intermission show with the Wicked Garage Car Show Series on hand. Over 50 cars took to the track and put on a great display of some of the nicest cars in Ottawa. Thanks to Larry Way and Wicked Garage for their help in making this happen once again.

Late Models saw Shawn Kennedy take the checkered flag, and the points lead after Steve Munro spun leader Ken Baird close to the end of the race, sending them both to the back of the pack. This was the break Shawn needed after running third for most of the race. Shawn took over the pole on the restart an raced his way to the win.

Thunder saw the biggest car count of the season with Greg Ogilvie taking the win after another close battle with Todd Musker.

Legends saw an improved car count with Matt Haufe taking another win and a larger points lead in that class.

Mini Stock saw a great car count and saw another week of great racing. Casy Cavanagh made it back to the winners circle just ahead of Nolan Gould.

Andrew Thompson captured the checkered flag for his first win ever. Andrew has been working hard to make his car better every week and it finally paid off.

Join us this Wednesday for what will be one of our biggest weeks all year.

I hope to see you at the races.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Strongco and Fan Appreciation NIght - Tomorrow Night

Things just keep getting better at Capital City Speedway, and tomorrow night will be another one of those great nights. Strongco Heavy Equipment Sales and Service is our Title Sponsor of what will be one of those nights you will not want to miss. Check out all of the things going on tomorrow night.

Buy a ticket to get in tomorrow and get a chance to qualify for our free give away of a trip to the NASCAR Pocono 500 next year August 3rd to 5th. We have  a few qualifiers now with a maximum number of qualifiers of 43. We will draw 2 more qualifiers tomorrow night

Bring the kids out and get a free ticket to win a bike courtesy of Rideau Actions and Pauls Quality Auto's. Thanks to Paul Yendall and Hunter McQuaid.

Buy a ticket to get in and receive back $ 5.00 off your next oil change at Mr. Lube.

Buy a raffle ticket to win a $ 4500.00 tool box from Matco Tools.

Don't forget to buy your 50/50 ticket from Liz and maybe you will be going home with a few hundred more dollars than when you came.

Fan Appreciation Night is this Wednesday Night. Come on out and see the cars and your favorite driver up close and personal. You will be able to go down on the track at intermission and  see all of our cars and meet all of our drivers. You will be allowed to smooze with them for 15 minutes before the feature races get under way.

Lets not forget the Vintage Modifieds are with us as well. If you haven't seen them here before, then you need to make a point to catch them this time. They put on a great race and see how we used to race years ago.

Mother Nature has promised us a great race night. It will get a little cooler tomorrow night so make sure you throw in that extra jacket or sweater to keep you warm and cozy. We want all of our guests to have fun and be comfortable. Throw them in the back seat as you may go and get them at any time.

Remember, Capital City Speedway is fun for the whole family, so make sure you bring them with you tomorrow night.

I hope to see you at the races.

Karson Kartage Night was BIG !

What looked like another race night that was going to be rained out turned out to be one that we were able to squeek in before the rain came. I am glad we tried it to get it in because it was a great race night and we had our largest Enduro turnout of the season.

The Late Model class saw some bumps and bruises with a couple of cars into each other after 23 laps of great racing. The Sparks Street Mall sponsored car of Al Dickie, driven by Paul Dejong finally got things going with that car and Paul lead most of the race before young gun Justin Holtom manged to get by. Paul ended up getting into the back of him in corner # 1 and Justin ended up in the wall with Paul right behind him. This left us with a green white checkered finish with Ken Baird back in the winners circle.

Thunder Car owner and driver, Todd Musker, was back again in the winners circle extending his lead in his quest for a repeat of the Thunder Championship. Security Connection's # 03 with Chris MacDonlad behind the wheel seemed to find the right set up on that car. Chris ended up with a second place finish - his best finish so far this season. What car will be out tomorrow? Come on out and see who will step it up this week.

Legends saw Matt Haufe take the checkered for the second week in a row. Legends car count has been up and down this year for some reason, but new in today that Steve Yendall has put his newly rebuilt motor back in and will be with us this week.

Mini Stock saw some great battles all night long and a few chills and spills thrown in for good measure. Nolan Gould made it to the finish line first for his first feature win of the season, with a gaggle of cars hot on his tail. The mini stock class has had some of the best racing this season and expect no less this week. See who take the checkered flag this week, and make sure you are there to cheer on your favorite driver.

Mike Atwill made it back to the winners circle after a few week sweep by Brandon Scott. Pops MacDonald saw some speed and look for him to step it up again this week. It will be interesting to see if anyone has brought something different to the table to get by Mr. Scott this week.

Our enduro was the best so far this year with over 35 cars entered. It was an entertaining show and plenty of cars left after the 100 laps. Due to holidays we were not bale to produce the final, but we will have those later this week. Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Racing is on Tonight

We are going to try to get the races in tonight. There will be a shower or two shortly, but we do expect it to stop around 6 pm. This will give us enough time to dry the track and get the races in. We cannot promise anything, other than we are not going to cancel the races tonight, unless we get rained on heavily after 7:15 . We have had enough rain outs this year, and we do not want another one. Don't put off today and maybe come out next week. Come on out and watch live stock car racing at the place of excitement. Capital City Speedway. Capital City Speedway offers the best rain out policy in the business.

Head on out tonight and see some great racing along with a 100 lap enduro. Capital City Speedway is always the best bang for your entertainment dollar.

I hope to see you at the races tonight.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dymon Storage Night had something for everyone.

Dymon Self Storage Night had something for everyone. We had a great line up of cars, a CHEO Fundraiser, a Bicycle give away, draws for our NASCAR trip to Pocono, Dirt Sportsmans and a great night weather wise. We also had a great turnout of fans to watch it all. Thanks to everyone for making it such a great night.


The Late Model race was won by Steve Munro who made it back into victory circle this week. It has been several weeks for Steve and it was good to see him back. The race for top spot got a little closer with a good night by Sean Kennedy. Ken Baird is still in top spot but now only leads Sean Kennedy by 1 point. The next few weeks could be the determining factor in the Late Model Championship race. Will Ken Baird stay in top spot, or will Sean Kennedy who has had some strong races lately finally take over the lead? Come on out next week and cheer on your favorite.

Thunder car saw Greg Ogilvie and Todd Musker battle it out again this week for the win. Todd had an early lead only to see Greg Ogilvie catch him with two laps left to go. Greg took over the top spot, but only by inches going into the final corner. Todd Musker stayed outside and kept the pedal down to stay close to Greg. The two got tangled up coming out of four for the checkered flag, sliding across the finish line and into the infield. Todd Musker crossed the line first giving him the win.

Legends saw a small car count this week with Matt Haufe taking the checkered flag again this week. That makes two in a row for Matt and puts him in top spot for the Championship.

Mini Stock saw the return of Kyle Baker after his fire last week, and he must have done something right to fix it as he won the feature race. Casey Cavanagh and Nolan Gould battled behind him for most of the race but could not catch Kyle.

Four for Fun action saw Brendon Scott take the winner again in that class. Brendon Scott has won a number of features this year and seems unstoppable in his quest for the Championship. We keep loading him up with weight, but he keeps taking it to the front and staying there.

The Dirt Sportsman were on hand with us with a lighter than expected turnout. That did not stop them from putting on a great show. Joey Evans got his first win of the season with a strong run in the feature. We will see them again August 28th, and we are expecting a better turnout for that race.

Thanks to all of the fans who bought a ticket for our Golf Ball toss for CHEO. We managed to raise
over $ 700.00 for CHEO.

Join us next WeEdnesday for Karson Kartage Night and all of our regular classes along with a 100 Lap Enduro.

I hope to see you at the races.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

G. W Drummond Memorial Night the "BIGGEST" yet.

Thanks to the National Autism Society for being a big part of our night on Wednesday. I know we had some new people out for the very first time and a fun time was had by all. We hope to see some of you again this year.

Thanks to the Drummond Family for hosting our night and thank you for the extra heat money and feature payouts for the drivers. I am sure it was greatly appreciated by them.

Overall, we had the biggest spectator count of the season and thanks to all of you who came out and watched some great racing. We could not survive without all of coming each and every week and supporting Capital City Speedway. It certainly helps when the weather cooperates and there is no chance of rain in the forecast. This Wednesday looks like it will be another great night for racing, as it appears that Mother Nature will give us another great night for putting on a show.

Congratulations go to Steve Munro and Dave Booth who were inducted into the CCS Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Both of these people have contributed to CCS's success over the many years and are now recognized for playing their part in keeping local stock car racing alive in Ottawa.

With a full card or racing and 2 special feature races, it was a full night of racing. The Dinardo Karts where on hand with us and the Sportsman Modifieds as well.

The Late Model feature was won by Sean Kennedy, sponsored by Ottawa Rental Supply and Service, who seems to have set up his new car to his liking. Three weeks ago Sean was involved in a crash which destroyed his old car. Two weeks later he is back in the winners circle again. Compliments to him and his team for putting his racing program back together so quickly. That win brings Sean only three points back of Ken Baird who is our current points leader.

The Legends Class saw Kevin Foisy make the triple sweep of the heats and the feature win.

The Thunder class saw Spencer MacPherson back at CCS in the Dave Woods owned # 25 car. Spencer has taken over that ride for the balance of the season, and look for that car to make a steady progression to the front. Chris MacDonald, owner of Security Connection and the 03 Thunder car driver, has shown some promise in that car. Chris who was our Mini Stock Champion last year and made the move up this year, seems to be getting the feeling for that car as he lead a number of laps before giving up the lead. Keith Ridell improves each and every week and is excited now to finally be in the mix of things. Jessica Pasinetti ended up third in the feature, second was Todd Musker and Greg Ogilvie took the checkered. The Thunder class is getting better and better each and every week and I look forward to seeing what is going to happen this week. Todd Musker and Greg Ogilvie are now tied for top spot and should make for an interesting battle the rest of the way.

Mini Stock saw a few bang ups early on in the night, knocking some cars out of the feature race. Cory Wilson manage to stay clean and finish up the night with his first win of the season.

Brendon Scott took and early lead and never looked back to take the feature win in the Four for Fun.

In the Sportsman Modified class we saw Steve Billings take his second checkered flag of the season and seems to have his car dialed in for CCS. Watch for the Sportsman Modifieds making their third appearance of the year this Wednesday Night. We are expecting to see a few more cars this week as the class saw a busy 4 day dirt series race last week.

The Dinardo's Karts were with us again and always put on a neat show. Trevor French took the triple crown, winning both heat races and the feature.

This coming week we will have Dymon Self Storage Night and our annual CHEO Fundraiser Night. Please come on out and support CCS and CHEO. Please help us support CHEO by bringing a "Toonie for the Tots". We will once again be having our golf ball toss for CHEO. Buy a golf ball for $ 5.00 and at intermission we will have you throw your ball towards the hole. Get it in and you could win $ 250.00 cash. All proceeds from this event and cash donations will be donated to CHEO.





Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ottawa Valley Tree Experts "Chops" a Deal with CCS



Capital City Speedway is pleased to welcome Ottawa Valley Tree Experts as our newest advertiser with us. Ed Scott, the owner, and Matt McGregor,  the general manager, are pleased to be joining the team of advertisers at CCS and look forward to being a part of the show each and every week.  The next time you need tree service, please make sure you give them a call, and make them part of your team. They can be reached at 613-831-2493 or visit their wesite at www.ottawavalleytreeexperts.com

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Join us this Wednesday

Join us this Wednesday for what will be one of the better races this year. This week we will have our 5 regular classes running along with the Dinardo Karts and the 2nd date for the Dirt Sportsman. Our first race for the Dirt Sportsman was a great race and we are expecting an even higher car count this week for that class.

We will be inducting Steve Munro and Dave Booth into the CCS Hall of Fame this Wednesday.

The National Autism Awareness group will be with us this week, and will be bringing a number of their friends with them to our facility to host Kids Race.

Enter your name to qualify for a free trip to the NASCAR Pocono 400 next August.

Buy a raffle ticket to win a $ 4500.00 MATCO Tool Box.

With your admission ticket to get in, you will receive a $ 5.00 off coupon to use at Mr. Lube for your next oil change.

Bring out your child and get a free ticket to win a new kids bike courtesy of Paul's Quality Auto's.

There is always so many things going on at CCS, so make sure you are part of the action this week at Capital City Speedway.

Remember, we will sell you the whole seat, but you will only need the edge.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Join us tomorrow for G. Drummond Memorial Night

Tomorrow will be a great night for racing. Don't let the heat keep you away as it gets nice and cool at the track. The only thing hot tomorrow at the track will be the racing. We have a full schedule of classes including our special feature: The Vintage Modifieds. The Vintage Modifieds are always a crowd pleaser and make sure you do not miss them tomorrow.

The George Drummond Memorial Night is also our CCS Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, and local racer Steve Munro gets the award tomorrow night. Steve Munro from Carp has been a racer at CCS for, lets just say a decade or so, and is a great example of  what a stock car racer should be. Steve has a number of Championships under his belt and countless wins in numerous different classes. If you have ever been to CCS you know who Steve Munro is. Please come on out and welcome Steve Munro into the CCS Hall of Fame.

Paul Yendall, owner of Paul's Quality Auto's, a long time supporter of CCS will be bringing out a kids bike to give away tomorrow night. Come on out and bring your child with you and get a ticket to win. Thanks to Paul Yendall for his donation of the bike.

Buy a ticket to get in tomorrow and get a chance to qualify for our free give away of a trip to the NASCAR Pocono 500 next year August 3rd to 5th. We have 6 qualifiers now with a maximum number of qualifiers of 43. We will draw 2 more qualifiers tomorrow night.

Capital City Speedway needs your support, so please come on out and have some fun.

I hope to see you at the races.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

What a Week.

With the weather man finally helping us out and giving us a nice night of racing, it was nice to finally see some new faces in the stands this week. Our enduro racers were happy as well to see that they were not going to miss another race to rain this year.

The stock car racing was once again great this week with some exciting finishes. It was also good to see no big wrecks like the week before. Sean Kennedy wrote off his Late Model last week, but was back this week in a new Late Model. In the end there can be only one and that went to Justin Holtom, who took the win home for this night. Join us once again next week to see who will take home the flag and the points lead in the Late Model division.

Todd Musker took home the Thunder Car victory and continue to lead this class in points. It was good to see Keith Ridell out who seems to be making hue strides with his car. Keith was able to keep that car up front for a number of laps before the more experienced guys worked away at him. I spoke with Keith afterwards ans he was very happy with his and the cars progress and said that this was by far and away his most enjoyable night.

The Legend cars were light, but the weekly battle between Chris Zieran and Matt Haufe was a great one to watch. In the feature, Matt had taken the lead and Chris was hot on his tail. Chris made a smooth bump and run on Matt to take the lead and lead up until the last lap when Matt gave him back that same smooth bump and run to take the checkered flag.

The mini stock class was once again a great race, just as it has been all year long. The cars are so close in this class due to a H.P to weight ration which keeps things nice and tight. The little Honda that could, driven by Kyle Baker took the checkered this night. Who is it going to be next week? Come on out and see for yourself.

Brandon Scott took home the checker flag once again in the Four for Fun class, and seems to be running away with it this year. Lets see if Mike Attwell can arise his game this week and take the checkered away from him again.

Jessie Duguay took home the 4 cylinder class in the enduro and once again Todd Musker took home the 8 cylinder class. This was Todd Musker's second win of the season in the enduro, and I like to see new winners every week or every enduro, so, I have added a$ 50.00 bonus in the next enduro to the winner of the 8 cylinder class if they can beat Todd Musker. It must be a clean race - no taking him out. Todd Musker and 53 Colours has also put up $ 50.00 if anyone can come out and beat him as well. This makes the next enduro $ 350.00 to win the 8 cylinder class. Do you have what it takes it beat Todd Musker?  If you think you do, then bring your car out and show us what you got.

Join us next week for all of our regular classes along with the Vintage Modifeds.












Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MATCO Tools "Wrenches" a Deal with CCS



Capital City Speedway is happy to announce that MATCO Tools has come on board as an advertiser with us for the 2013 season. MATCO Tools has put up a Matco Tool box for us to raffle off during the season. Tickets are $ 5.00 each or 3 fo $ 10.00. This toolbox has a retail value of over $ 4500.00
Next tim you are down at the tack makesure you pick up  ticket to win. The draw for the toolbox will be held September 7, 2013 during Summer Slam.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CCS News

This Wednesday is the Lanark Food Bank Food raiser, and Town and Country Chrysler Night. Don't forget to bring non perishable food with you to the track. There is a ten pound food challenge put forth, and if everyone can do that in the pits alone, we should be able to help some people in need.

Speaking of being in need, we need to see some fans come out this Wednesday. The weather has hurt our attendance numbers significantly this year, and tomorrow will once again be one of those iffy days. Remember, it normally doesn't rain at the track, just everywhere else. Come on out and enjoy our second enduro of the season, along with our regular classes.

If you were at CCS last week, you saw Sean Kennedy and the # 14 Late Model hit the wall hard. After further inspection, that car is a write off and will not be back with us. The good news is that a new car was purchased by that team and a new # 14 Late Model will be back with us tomorrow night. Thanks go to Sean Kenndy, Ottawa Rental Supply and Service, and his crew for coming back without missing a week.

A few weeks ago, Mosport Speedway announced that it will be closing its stock car track mid season. Mosport will be ceasing its stock car racing program effective July 17. Kawartha Speedway closed its stock car program at the end of the 2012 season. The reason behind these closings was at the end of the day they were losing money with their programs. Stock Car racing programs cost a lot of money to keep running and are very hard to keep profitable. CCS has lost money the last three years in operation, and early numbers this year don't look promising either for 2013.  If you want to continue to see stock car racing stay alive in the Ottawa area, you need to support it. All you need to do is to come see us on Wednesday Nights and have some fun. If you have a business, then help us help you and become an advertiser with us. Work with a group of people?  Then why not make a company night out and bring your group to CCS.

If all of our weekly fans come out, and bring another friend with them, Capital City Speedway will be around for many years to come.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Stittsville Trailers Night was a Big Bang.

Thanks go to Orville and Trevor Hartwick from Stittsville Trailers for once again playing a role in the continued success of Capital City Speedway. Stittsville Trailers has long been a part of CCS and we thank them for being a part again in 2013. Remember , if you are looking for a trailer, trailer accessories, or looking for some equipment or golf cart equipment, then please give them a call.

The racing continued to be great at CCS once again this week, with some great battles for the lead. The Late Model class saw three different winners on the night with Justin Holtom and Steve Munro taking the heat wins, and Ken Baird finally picking up his first win of the season. Ken looked like the sure winner of the feature race until a late caution flag brought the field back together. With everyone racing for the win, there was a big crash coming out of corner 4, and Sean Kennedy ended up going into the wall, with Brian Copp running into the back of him. Chris Ferguson ended up in the in field with a broken rotor. Ken held off on the restart for a green, white, checkered finish. It appears that Sean Kennedy's car will be a write off, but don't count him out yet as we expect him back next week.

Thunder Car saw Todd Musker and Greg Ogilvie battle all night long splitting the heat races and Greg taking the checkered flag.

Legends saw a bigger field with 4 cars coming up from Evan Mills, NY to race at CCS. Thanks go to Taylor Doxater, Joel Hall, Kyle Haferman and Vern Lafave for their long haul up to join us. With favorable reviews from each of them, we hope to see them back again. The night once again belonged to Kevin Foisy who took the triple crown for the nights races.

Mini Stock was a rough one with a number of cars not coming back out during a rough and tumble feature race. The heat wins were one by Dwayne Emon, Tyler Cavanagh with Daryll Gow taking the checkered flag.

Mike Atwill took his second checkered flag of the season with a strong win on the field. Brandon Scott tried real hard to catch him in the final laps making some huge gains on him, but finally ran out of laps.

Fan Appreciation Night was a big hit with the fans as they made their way onto the track at intermission to meet and greet the drivers. Fireworks lit up the sky after the Late Model feature as a little bonus for our fans who came out for Fan Appreciation Night. Thanks to Canadian Tire Carling and Ogilvie for the donation of two bikesd and two fishing rods for our door prizes. We had some happy kids walking out with a new set of wheels.

Overall, another great night in the books at CCS. Join us next week for a 100 lap enduro with Town and Country Chrysler Night.

I hope to see you and all of your friends at the races.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stittsville Trailers Fan Appreciation Night Tonight !

Come on out and join us for one of our biggest nights of the year. Fan Appreciation Night gives you the fan, an opportunity to come out on the track at intermission and see all of our cars and drivers up close. Get an autograph and get some pictures taken with your favorite car or driver. All of this on top of a great night of exciting stock car racing action.

Plenty of door prizes to be won, along with 2 kids bikes and 2 fishing rods courtesy of Canadian Tire. Thanks to Lynda Pullis of CT Carling Ave and Scott Hayley of CT Coventry for these great prizes. Thanks to Al Dickie for making this happen as well.

Enter a draw to win tickets to a NASCAR Event next year. Prize includes tickets, transportation, hotel and all the fun you can have at a NASCAR Event. We will be announcing 43 qualifiers over the course of this summer and early next year. 2 qualifiers for the big event will be drawn tomorrow night. More details on this great donation to follow.

Buy a raffle ticket to win a $ 5,000 Matco Tools Toolbox. Stay tuned for more details on Matco Tools new sponsorship deal with CCS.

Fireworks on top of all of this. WOW what a night we will have at CCS. Make sure you are at CCS TONIGHT for one of our best nights of the year. Fun for the whole family and great family pricing in effect. A family of four for only $ 30.00. Fun and Affordable Entertainment - only at Capital City Speedway.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Racing just keeps getting Better at CCS

Wednesday Night saw another week of great racing. Our drivers certainly have picked up the pace as we saw some great racing and battles all night long.  Myers Motors Night was no exception with some great wheel to wheel, bumper to bumper racing action.

The best feature of the night had to go once again to the mini stocks who battled from the green flag all the way to the checkered flag. The top eight cars finished the race within seconds of each other. The battle for the lead was fought hard between Casey Cavanagh and Dwayne Emon with a beehive of activity behind them all race long. Casey ended up with the win, but it was a toss up between a number of cars who could have won it. Jason Moss who blew up his motor 2 weeks ago will be back this coming Wednesday along with Dave Watchorn who was away on business.

Sean Kennedy took the checkered for the Late Models, but any slip up by him would have seen a number of contenders knocking on the door. Tim Kirby seems to have gotten his ride working well for him this year. Tim is in a new car and has finished well in all of his races. Look for him to be in the winners circle at some point this year. Ken Baird has taken the points lead with a number of strong finishes so far, but has yet to get into the winners circle this year. Ken just needs a break and look for him to be in the winners circle.

Matt Haufe had a great battle for most of the feature with last weeks winner, Chris Zieran, but held off that challenge to win his first feature of the year. Rookie Terry McClelland has been putting together some good runs and watch for him after he gets some more seat time in that new car. Newcomer Robin Jongen from Barrie made a great first impression and finished well in his first run at CCS.

The Thunder class saw Todd Musker once again take the checkered flag. Watch for this lass to get even more interesting as Mike Hennick should have his new motor and be back with us this week. Jessica Pasinetti has a new power plant going in this week as well, as the power was not there this week after her first win last week. Rumours are swirling about some new Thunder Cars this week as well. This should help that class get back to having some reasonable car counts back in it.

Four for Fun saw Brandon Scott take another win and bolster his lead on that class. News of some new cars coming out over the next few weeks should bring this class back up to a reasonable car count in the very near future.

The Dinardo's Kart class saw a jump in Kart numbers this week and saw some very good racing. Things up front were tight all night long with Trevor Finch taking the win.

The Highlight of the night had to have been the first outing of the Dirt Sportsman class at CCS. We saw some great raing with our new exhibition class for 2013. The long term goal is to get these guys out every week next year as a regular class. Thanks go to Doug Buzzell, Dana Akins, Jason Shipclark, Steve Billings, John Ferguson, Bruce Makinson and Joey Evans for bringing thier cars out to put on a show for you. The feedback from these drivers and our fans was very positive and I look forward to where this will go. I have confirmations from other Sportsman drivers at this point that they will be out July 24th for our next Sportsman event. If this goes were I think it will, look for a much higher car count for this event.

This coming Wednesday is Fan Appreciation Night, so make sure you come on out and meet your favorite driver and get to see the cars up close.

I hope to see you at the races.








Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Myers Motors Night Tonight. Don't miss it.

Join us tonight for a full card of racing and more. It looks like the weather will clear this afternoon and we will be able to get our show in. Myer Motors presents our School's Out Night with children under 12 getting in for free. Watch for our special features tonight - Dinardo's Karts and introducing our first race for the Dirt Sportsman. It will be an action packed show and one you will not want to miss. As always, we need to see all of you in the stands tonight and don't forget to bring your friends. Lets make tonight the most attended race of the season.

I hope to see you, and all of your friends at the races.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Super Racing on Wednesday Night

This past Wednesday saw some of the best racing action we have had all season. If you missed it, then you need to come out this Wednesday for Myers Motors Night. We will have all of our 5 regular classes running with the Dinardo's Kart Class and our new Dirt Sportsman series. We have a number of confirmed cars at this point and are still working on getting more out. It should be a great show regardless of car counts at this point, and look forward to our July 24 and July 31st shows where we expect a even better turnout. This is a development class at this point and it will be very interesting to see where this class goes.

Late Model Class:

We saw a great feature race with Sean Kennedy taking his first feature checkered flag of the season. It is nice to see three different feature winners in three weeks in this class. We hope to see a couple more Late Models out over the next couple of weeks as they are trying to get their programs together to join us for the rest of the season.

Thunder:

What had to have been the most exciting race of the season so far, took place in the Thunder Class. If you are a CCS fan you will recognize the name. Young Jessica Passinetti, took her Malibu from outside pole to the lead and drove the wheels off it to take her first ever feature win. Greg Ogilvie pushed her hard but Jessica drove her heart out, never made a mistake, and kept running a fast clean line around the track. I had to laugh as I watched the laps count down and Jessica stayed true and kept her foot in it and beat the boys to the checkered flag. Greg Ogilvie finished a very close second. Todd Musker a very close third and Neil Leblond took home a fourth. All fours cars finished within seconds of each other. Needless to say, Jessica was ecstatic with her first win and Julio was a very proud father and crew chief.

Legends:

With a double feature being run last night to make up for our Season Opener, the Legends had a busy night. Kevin Foisy took home both features last night. Surprise of the night was in the second feature where Chris Zieran was on Foisy's back bumper most of the way. Chris won last week's feature, and if last night was any indication look for him to be back in the winner's circle soon.

Mini Stock:

Another great race night for the Mini Stocks as we saw the third different winner in so many weeks. Casey Cavanagh took home his first checkered of the season with a number of cars close behind. Cory Wilson was having a strong night until he blew up his motor and ended his chance for the checkered. Watch for some close racing in this field for the rest of the season.

Four for Fun:

Mike Atwill took home his first ever checkered flag and of course there were plenty of smiles all around for that big win. It was good to see Leora Starkey back out in her car and lets hope we see continued growth in this class as the season progresses.

Vintage Modifieds:

After a nasty feature start bang up, Paul Billings ran Denzil Billings Jr hard all race long but lasted long enough to take home the checkered flag for his first feature win of the season.

Please join us next week when all children 12 and under get in free for Myers Motors Night.

I hope to see you at the races.








Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Capital City Speedway Digs up some Dirt for Sportsman Class

Capital City Speedway Listens to Driver Feedback and Increases Purse For Upcoming Dirt Style Sportsman Events; Great Support Could Lead to Weekly Division and Higher Payouts in 2014
By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
June 18, 2013

Track officials at Capital City Speedway in Stittsville, Ontario are about to roll out the welcome mat as they open their doors for the traditional dirt style Sportsman cars to come on out and have some fun on the 3/8th mile paved speedway located just off of Highway 7 just west of Ottawa. The Sportsman division has been booked in for four dates in the 2013 season, and with a strong turnout this year, more dates could be added for 2014.
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The four dates for 2013 will all an addition to their already stellar Wednesday night lineup. The first race will take place on June 26th, July 24th, July 31st and the final race will take place on August 28th. Each Sportsman team will receive a free pit pass for the driver and two crew members (valued at $60). After first issuing this release last week, Capital City Speedway officials have decided to raise the purse to $300 to win, and will also pay back to the eighth place finisher. Second place will receive $200, third place will go home with $150, fourth place and fifth place will leave with $100. Sixth, Seventh and Eighth place finishers will receive amounts of $75, $50 and $25 respectively.

Standard Dirt Sportsman rules from area tracks will apply. Tires should be a hard compound dirt tire, but we will open it up to allow drivers to run old dirt track racing tires they may want to get rid of. We will revisit the rules package if we can get enough interest and cars for next year.

The idea for the Sportsman events at Capital City came through Joey Evans, a Sportsman driver from the Ottawa area. Joey approached Todd Gow with the idea, and soon the dates were finalized. Finish Line Web Design has also come aboard to help promote the four race event, and to help draw more attention to Capital City Speedway from area Sportsman competitors.

For more information on this Sportsman invasion of Capital City Speedway, please contact track promoter Todd Gow at the track at 613-723-7223 or email him at todd@gowproperties.ca. For more info on Capital City Speedway including schedule and general information and directions, please visit their website, www.capitalcityspeedway.ca

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dirt Sportsman Series to join our Race Program


CCS is looking to add the Dirt Sportsman class to our schedule. The Sportsman class has to be one of the largest in this area with Brockville and Cornwall sending cars home each and every week, due to high car counts. Only so many cars will fit on a track, and each week cars are being sent home. We see a number of different tracks in the U.S that run these cars on asphalt tracks as an alternate option and/ or, in addition to their dirt series tracks. The turnout and response from drivers and fans has been great and works well for everyone. CCs is going to try to make this work for Sportsman drivers and for our fan base, and hopefully some of the dirt fans as well.

Four dates have been added for the Sportsman Series at CCS. They are June 26th, July 24th, July 31st and August 28th. It is our intention to see where this goes for 2013, and with some great participation, and great fan support we will look at adding this our program in 2014. Join us next Wednesday as we hope to have a couple of them out at intermission doing some hot laps and giving us a little view of hopefully things to come.

We do not know what to expect yet, but as we develop this further, we will keep you informed of any and all progress.

Here is a copy of our Press Release.


Capital City Speedway Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Dirt Style Sportsman Modifieds With Four Events Scheduled in 2013

By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design

June 12, 2013

Track officials at Capital City Speedway in Stittsville, Ontario are about to roll out the welcome mat as they open their doors for the traditional dirt style Sportsman cars to come on out and have some fun on the 3/8th mile paved speedway located just off of Highway 7 just west of Ottawa. The Sportsman division has been booked in for four dates in the 2013 season, and with a strong turnout this year, more dates could be added for 2014.

The four dates for 2013 will all an addition to their already stellar Wednesday night lineup. The first race will take place on June 26th, July 24th, July 31stand the final race will take place on August 28th. Each Sportsman team will receive a free pit pass for the driver and two crew members. During these first four events, the winner will receive $100. If we can get the car counts from the local Sportsman competitors, we can build on this and offer a substantially higher purse for 2014.

The idea for the Sportsman events at Capital City came through Joey Evans, a Sportsman driver from the Ottawa area. Joey approached Todd Gow with the idea, and soon the dates were finalized. Finish Line Web Design has also come aboard to help promote the four race event, and to help draw more attention to Capital City Speedway from area Sportsman competitors.

For more information on this Sportsman invasion of Capital City Speedway, please contact track promoter Todd Gow at the track at 613-723-7223 or email him at todd@gowproperties.ca. For more info on Capital City Speedway including schedule and general information and directions, please visit their website, www.capitalcityspeedway.ca.
 
 

 

A Great Night At CCS

Sometimes when things come together, the result is great. Great was the way to describe how things went last night at CCS. After working out some glitches for Opening Night, things raced along all night. In fact we set a record for getting through a full program last night, and a 100 lap enduro in record time. Things were helped by the fact that we had very few cautions, no wrecks and a red flag free 100 lap enduro. Things went so smoothly last night I got complaints from the clean up crew that they had nothing to do all night. I can live with that.

Racing started at 7:15 and we were crowning the Enduro winners at 10:15. We now hope that the speed and ease of last night's show continues. I know we will not be that lucky, but it was a great step in speeding up our program for our fans.

Winners:

Four for Fun:
Brandon Scott picked up where he finished off last week, and that was in the winners circle. Kudo's to the Atwill team for being out last night after blowing their motor last week. Pops MacDonald was back last night after getting his new car ready for the season. Look for Pops to get that car dialed in over the next week or so and make a charge for the front.

Mini Stock:
The mini stock class feature was the best feature race of the night with plenty of great moves and racing. Aj Dickie was the surprise of the night leading most of the race, battling Cory Wilson who was all over him. Cory was outside, inside, bumping, trying to get by for the most of the race. A late caution brought the field back together, and the little Honda that could of Kyle Baker managed to get by for his first feature win.

Thunder:
Todd Musker showed us why he was last years champion, by getting a jump early on and held it to the finish line. Greg Ogilvie tried to play catch up after getting boxed in for the first few laps, but ran out of laps. Keith Riddell got his new look car out and finished strong for his first appearance of the year. Look for that car to get stronger each and every week. The big cheer of the night came for Jessica Pasinetti who blew her motor in the 2nd heat, but took the green flag for the feature, did her one lap nad then took it to the pits. I think it took all the car had to make it around one lap, but she took home her points for the feature and her payout. Mike Hennick tried to make the race, but blew his transmission in practice. Lets hope Mike gets that back together for next week.Rumour is that Karol Thibaut may be out for next week, as well as Bob Williams.

Legends:
Legends were a little light last night as Kevin Foisy and Brian Saunders were down in Charlotte, NC for the Summer Nationals. Kevin Foisy ended up winning the A Main Feature. They ere trying to get abck in time to race here but never quite made it. We should see them back next week. Chris Zieran took home his first win of the season with a strong run last night.

Late Model:
The Late Models ran strong all night long with some great racing. Justin Holtom ended up winning the feature with Shawn Kennedy and Tim Kirby close behind. Justin ran a great race and never gave them the opportunity to take it away from him.

Overall a great night with the only repeat winner from last week being Brandon Scott in four for fun.

Join us next week when we will see Sports Systems Canada Night with a full program plus the Vintage Modifieds will be back in action.

See you at the races.









Saturday, June 8, 2013

Capital City Speedway to Host an Autism Awareness Night Wednesday, July 24th

Capital City Speedway is pleased to announce that Wednesday July 24th will be our Autism Awareness Night. We have partnered up the the Canadian National Autism Foundation to bring awareness to our fans and drivers for them. A number of race tracks in Ontario have become partners with this organization and have offered to put on  " Kids Race ". This year Capital City Speedway has signed on for " Kids Race " and are proud to be a part of this, and do what we can for autism
research and awareness.

“KIDS RACE” was started in 2010 as an idea to create a new platform for autism research and awareness. It wasn’t too long after speaking and working alongside track owners, officials, drivers, crews and fans, that a common bond was formed. We realized that passion, dedication, family and the love for what we do, was something we all shared. “KIDS RACE” will only take place once this year, but autism doesn't stop.

" “KIDS RACE” is all about having family fun for a great cause" said the President of the CNAF, Tina Fougere. "It is all about family for me and accepting our loved ones with autism".We couldn't ask for a better place in the our Nations Capital to host our family event than with the wonderful people at Capital City Speedway who have opened their doors, but most importantly their hearts, to our cause.

Join us Wednesday July 24th for Autism Awareness Night at Capital City Speedway.