Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Racing Cancelled for July 30th.

Due to the amount of rain we have had so far today and the expected rain that will continue throughout the evening, racing has been cancelled for tonight.

Stay tuned for schedule updates for next week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ontario Rental & Supply Ltd Joins CCS.

Capital City Speedway is pleased to announce Ontario Rental and Supply Ltd. as one of our newest sponsors. You may recognize the logo on one of our Late Models that run each and every week. The ORS owned and sponsored car is run by Sean Kennedy. The answer is no - this car is not on the list of things you can rent from ORS. Ontario Rental Supply and Service has come on board as our Nightly Sponsor for our August 27th race night. You can welcome them on board as well by using ORS anytime you are looking to rent any type of contractors equipment or for that home improvement you are caring out yourself.

Ontario Rental and Supply Ltd

New and Used Equipment Sales:

ORS does more than rent. They also carry of full line of new and used equipment for sale. You can purchase anything from excavators, scissor lifts, booms, compaction machines and a full line of other construction related equipment, Looking for new or used - ORS has it all.


The showroom at Ottawa Rental & Supply Ltd. is stocked with everything you need for a day on the job, making us your one stop shop for all your equipment and supplies needs. From personal protective gear to a wide range of power tools and equipment, we have it all. If what you’re looking for is not in the store, one of our salesmen would be happy to place an order and deliver the product right to your door. Ottawa Rental & Supply Ltd. is committed to providing all our clients with complete end-to-end solutions to suit any need.

Parts and Service

Ottawa Rental & Supply Ltd. is committed to providing our customers with quality parts &  service for all equipment repair needs. With this in mind, we carry a wide range of parts and supplies for anything from minor maintenance work to complete engine repair. Whether you choose to take advantage of our qualified service technicians and mechanics, or you prefer to purchase parts and do the work yourself, Ottawa Rental & Supply Ltd. has everything you need.

From Sales to Rentals, from Parts to Service. ORS is your place to stop.

Dymon Self Storage Night and CHEO Fundraiser this Wednesday Night.

Join us tomorrow night for Dymon Self Storage Night along with our CHEO Fundraiser. Don't forget to bring along a "Toonie For The Tots", and a $ 5.00 bill for your purchase of a golf ball for our Golf Ball Toss at intermission. Closest to the pin or in the hole will win you $ 100.00 cash. All proceeds will be donated to CHEO. In addition to our regular classes we will have the Sportsman Modifieds with us once again.
Look forward to another great night of racing at Capital City Speedway. Tell your friends and family to join you at the sign of excitement - Capital City Speedway.

I hope to see you at the races.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RevStar, Karts and Sparks: The Hottest Night of the Year Thus Far at CCS

Stittsville, ON – Wednesday, July 24, 2014 – Kirk Mulligan – Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better at Capital City Speedway (CCS), it did!  This past Wednesday was Whyte’s Maintenance and Stittsville Trailers night featuring the RevStar SRT Mini Sprints and the Dinardo’s Kart Series.  This week’s racing saw record car counts and record prizes!  The racing scene added new driver, Gilles Seguin.  This legend driver has come out of retirement to race the new Sparks Street Mall late model (car #86).  The addition of this new car to the Sparks Racing Team was made possible by generous sponsorship from Next Step Landscaping, Ottawa Metro Towing and Thompson Photography.  The late model class also saw the addition of Derek Behan (car #24) after a 2 year absence from racing.  The man from Alberta, Rob Fountain, was also back for a third week at CCS.  Many thanks go out to 4-For-Fun (4FF) driver Rob, as he graciously donated an additional $275 of his own money to increase the driver payouts for this class.  On the fan side of things, I want to thank Legend driver Steve Yendall (car #1) and Hunter McCaig of Rideau Auctions for donating, for a third week in a row, another brand new kids bicycle that was to be raffled off at intermission.  Congratulations to Brian Suomella for winning the bicycle!  I also want to give a second thanks to Steve as he also purchased and donated 4 tickets to this weekends Monster Madness event.  The tickets were raffled off at intermission and congratulations to sister’s Abby and Ally Gravelle for winning the tickets!  Lastly, CCS would like to thank 4FF drivers Malcolm “Pops” MacDonald (car #80) and Joann Blais (car #81) for letting fans autograph their cars at intermission.  I think they may have set some sort of Guinness World Record!

After an exciting set of heat races and an intermission full of prizes, it was time to let the sparks fly and go feature racing!  Diehard fans Kevin and Joanne from Kemptville said:  “This is some of the best racing of the season!”  This week fans were treated to four of the five weekly feature races of Late Model, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4FF divisions.  Legends had the night off, but the RevStar SRT Mini Sprints and Dinardo’s Kart Series were present to fill the void.  The Dinardo’s Kart Series was up first on the card with a 12 lap feature event.  The feature race included a total of 8 karts.  Frank Dinardo (kart #88) and Shane Billings (kart #844) started the race in the front row.  Dinardo took the lead in the early going.  Right behind Dinardo was a large cluster of karts battling for position.  In lap 5, someone had to give as the karts from positions 3 to 7 got into a mix-up.  The karts involved quickly resolved the situation and the race continued.  The mix-up proved costly as Dinardo and Shane Tremblay (kart #7) pulled away from the pack.  The two drivers, Dinardo and Tremblay, battled for the lead for the remaining 7 laps.  On lap 10, Tremblay took over the lead and managed to hang on to the top spot in this feature event.

The second feature race of the night was a 25 lap event for the other visiting class, the RevStar SRT Mini Sprints.  The field was made up of 11 cars.  Heat winners Maxime Plante (car #79) and Josianne Plante (car #97) started at the front.  Maxime took the lead on the first lap.  Nobody could catch the 79 machine as he had about a 6 car length lead on second place Josianne.  However, on lap 14 Eric Lequin (car #27) stalled bringing out the caution flag.  Maxime’s lead evaporated and the fans were expecting an 11 lap shootout between the night’s two heat winners!  Unfortunately, Maxime was too strong as he cruised to another feature win.  Josianne and Marc Andre Levesque finished second and third, respectively.

After the visitors were finished racing, it was time for the 4 local divisions to get revved up.  The Drummond’s Gas 20 lap Late Model feature began with Paul Dejong (car #88) and Chris Ferguson (car #08) in the pole positions.  Paul and Chris jumped out to an early lead after the green flag dropped.  Unfortunately, Chris was evenly matched with Paul’s car.  As a result, Chris got trapped on the outside of Paul.  The cars of Tim Kirby (car #10), Justin Holtom (car #17) and Steve Munro (car #00) in third through fifth positions lined up and passed Chris on the inside of turn 2 in lap 3.  The next site of excitement was in turn 4 of lap 6 where Kirby got slightly loose.  Unfortunately for Kirby it was enough for Holtom and Munro to slide by on the inside of the corner.    The caution flag was dropped in lap 7 as a fender brace appeared on the front straight of the track.  The piece of debris was removed and the race began again.  On the restart, Holtom and Dejong battled for the lead.  All of sudden, Munro spun out in turn 2.  The race was restarted again.  This time Dejong did not have a good restart.  By turn 3, Holtom had taken over the lead from Dejong.  Steve Munro used the remainder of the race to make up ground after spinning in lap 7.  However, Munro eventually ran out of laps as this day belonged to Justin Holtom.  Holtom sailed to a smooth victory. Justin Holtom remains the points leader in this division.


In the Stittsville Trailers 15 lap feature race, Derek Demont (car #7) and heat winner Dwayne Emon (car #72) paced the field.  Lurking in fourth position was the other heat winner of the night “Dentman” Dave Watchorn (car #97).  The green flag dropped and Emon followed by Watchorn blew by Demont.  After 3 laps were in the books, Emon had a 5 car length lead over Watchorn.  Points leader Jason Moss (car #12) and red hot driver Nolan Gould (car #28) were weaving their way through the field to catch the leader.   Unfortunately, these guys ran out of laps before they could make it interesting.  The two drivers, Gould and Moss had to settle for third and fourth positions, respectively.  Meanwhile, at the front of the pack, Emon cruised to victory.

The Autovation Thunder 15 lap feature race was missing a couple of cars again this week.  This did not stop the sparks from flying.  Similarly to last week, the smaller number of cars made the race one of the tightest races all night!  Chris MacDonald (car #03) and Jessica Pasinetti (car #56) made up the front row.  Pasinetti had another new paint scheme this week.  The design featured her traditional yellow and white colour scheme.  The scheme also possessed a sleek grey pin stripe that would intimidate any competitor.  Pasinetti began the race and took an early lead in lap 1.  In the first 12 laps, the top four drivers, Pasinetti, MacDonald, Neil Leblond (car #88) and Casey Cavanagh (car #49) appeared to be on a string.  The cars were in line bumper to bumper.  By lap 13, Leblond had had enough!  In turn 1 of lap 13, MacDonald came into the turn wide.  Leblond seized the opportunity and barreled his way in tight to pass MacDonald on the inside of the turn.  Cavanagh followed Leblond through turn 1 and out of turn 2.  Unfortunately, coming out of turn 2, MacDonald caught the rear quarter panel of Cavanagh’s car.  The minor contact was enough to send Cavanagh right into the wall on the back stretch.  The sparks flew!  Fortunately, Cavanagh was okay!   This incident left Pasinetti and Leblond to do battle in a green-white-checkers finale.  It must have been that new mean paint job as Pasinetti fended off all challenges from Leblond throughout the final 2 laps.  Pasinetti won her second feature race of the year!

The 4FF SFL Metal Works 10 lap feature race was the final race of the night.  The driver’s of this race were hungry to win as the race was loaded with extra payout money.  The race began with Andrew Thompson (car #5) and Rob Fountain (car #29) at the front of the pack.  Fountain and Thompson were looking for their first feature win of the season.  The two cars battled for the lead.  Thompson took the lead on lap 2 and never looked back.  Points leaders MacDonald and Mike Atwell (car #72) tried to catch Thompson.  However, Thompson was too strong as he went on to win this feature event. 

This coming week, Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014, is Dymon Self Storage night.  The race night will feature Late Models, Legends, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4-For-Fun divisions.  Also in town is the special feature Modified Sportsman division.  The races will start at 7:15 pm sharp!  Regular general admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for teens (13-16) and as always children 12 & under are free.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Join us this Wednesday for the return of the Revstar Midgets.

Join us tomorrow for Stittsville Trailers Night and Whyte Contracting Night at Capital City Speedway. Racing starts at 7:15 with Late Models, Thunder, Mini Stock, Four for Fun, Dinardo's Karts and our Special Feature: Revstar Midgets. 

If you didn't make our July 5th show and see these guys then, you need to make sure you don't not miss their last appearance this year. Certainly, one of the most exciting classes ever to run at CCS.
I hope to see you at the races tomorrow.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

George W. Drummond Memorial and Hall of Fame Inductee Night: An Event Full of Cash, Prizes and Fun!

Stittsville, ON – Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Kirk Mulligan – The threat of rain was upon us Wednesday evening at Capital City Speedway (CCS).  But, the threat was not enough to keep one of CCS’s biggest nights of the year from firing up!  It was George W. Drummond Memorial and Hall of Fame Inductee night at the speedway.  G. W. Drummond Memorial night has been one of CCS’s classic events every year since the Drummond family has taken over the speedway.   This event not only brings an exciting night of racing, it brings larger payouts for the heat and feature race winners and a plethora of cool prizes for the fans.  I guess the word got out across the nation as Edmonton, AB, driver Rob Fountain was back for another week of racing with his 4-For-Fun (4FF) machine (car #29).  Other visiting drivers were birthday boy Ian Burney (car #33) and Ross Evans (car #6x) of Orillia, ON and Peteborough, ON, respectively.  Former regular driver, Ken Baird (car #2), in the late model (LM) division, was also back at the speedway.  Many thanks to you all for coming out to be a part of CCS!


 The night began with heats from 6 classes.  Photos of the winners receiving their heat winning bonuses are shown below.


At intermission, two of CCS’s most respected people, Steve Yendall and Julio Pasinetti, were inducted into the CCS Hall of Fame.  The presentation began with a wonderful autobiography by the longtime track announcer, “Motormouth”.  Todd Gow, promoter of CCS, was also on hand to make the presentation of the awards.  Congratulations again to Steve and Julio!  I also want to make special mention again this week and thank Legend driver Steve Yendall (car #1) and Hunter McCaig of Rideau Auctions for donating another brand new kids bicycle that was to be raffled off at intermission.  Congratulations to Alex Bellemare for winning the bicycle! 

Next up was the feature events of the evening.  This week fans were treated to the five weekly feature races of Late Model, Legend, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4FF divisions as well as an additional Vintage Modified feature race.  The 4FF SFL Metal Works feature race was up first.  Similarly to last week, a total of 9 4FF cars were set to go in a 10 lap feature race.  Fantastic racing has been seen in this class in the last couple of weeks.  The race began with two rookies Dwayne Armstrong (car #11) and Joann Blais (car #81) in the front row.  Unfortunately for them veteran 4FF driver Sara Sproule (car #99) was lurking in the third position.  On lap 2, Sara maneuvered her way into the lead.  Sara then thwarted off challenges from Blais for the remainder of the race.  This marked Sara’s first feature win of the season.  Congratulations Sara!

In the Drummond’s Gas 20 lap Late Model feature Steve Munro was looking for his fourth feature win.  The race began with Paul Dejong (car #88) and Tim Kirby (car #10) making up the front row.  Paul jumped out to an early lead after the green flag dropped.  Sean “Bulldog” Kennedy was coming on strong from the third position and began challenging Kirby for second spot.  In turn 4 during lap 2, Sean managed to push his way through between Kirby’s #10 machine and the inside of the corner.  There was definitely some rubbing going on here.  Unfortunately, Kennedy ended up spinning into the infield.  On the restart Dejong again pulled out into the lead.  That left Kirby having to fend off challenges for second place from none other than the points leader, Steve Munro (car #00).  Kirby and Munro soon caught up to Dejong.  In turn 2 or lap 10 Dejong got loose coming out of the turn.  Kirby and Munro seized the opportunity and passed on the outside.  On lap 12, Chris Ferguson (car #08) spun on his own in turn 2 to bring out the caution flag.  This gave Munro the chance he needed.  On the restart, Kirby began to lead the race but, suddenly got loose in turn 3.  Munro and Justin Holtom (car #17) slipped through on the inside of the corner.  Munro easily hung on to take home his fourth feature win of the season!

The following race was the Perkins Lumber Home Building Centre 12 lap Vintage Modified feature.  This race was packed with excitement.  Points leader Denzil Billings (car #x22) began in the pole position.  Denzil took the lead in the early going.  On lap 3, Rod Saunder’s (car #1) in the second position had a mechanical failure and began to slow.  This caused all kinds of problems for drivers behind him.  As a result, Pete Stapper (car #27) and Paul Billings (car #B22) collided on the back straight to bring out a caution flag.  The two drivers would stay in the race.  Denzil Billings was a man on a mission! Even some lap traffic in lap 8 didn’t seem to faze him.  Meanwhile, Stapper and Paul Billings continued to battle over second position.  With two laps to go in the race the two drivers, Stapper and Paul Billings, touched tires coming out of turn 2 and spun in different directions.  The damage to Stapper’s car was minimal and thus he stayed in the race.  The race then became a 2 lap shootout for the win.  The more professional term is called a green white checkered finish.  The race restarted and from out of nowhere Stapper began challenging Denzil Billings for the lead.  But it didn’t matter as Denzil Billings had more magic left in his modified as he cruised to another victory at CCS.

The Autovation Thunder 15 lap feature race was missing a couple of cars this week.  Mike Hennick (car #71) was missing as he was in Saskatoon, SK volunteering as a Nascar Canadian Tire Series (NCATS) official.  The smaller number of cars made the race all the more exciting!  It will also make the next couple of races all the more important in the division points race.  The race almost resembled a Dash for Cash race, only it was better!  Jean Leblond (car #08) and Chris MacDonald (car #03) started in the pole positions.   The race began as Jean Leblond took the lead.  This lead was short lived as in lap 2 coming out of turn 4, Jean Leblond got loose and Casey Cavanagh (car #49) ran right into his rear bumper.  This collision pushed Leblond into the infield and the caution flag was dropped.  On the restart, Casey took the lead followed by points leader Neal Leblond (car #88).  Midway through the race visiting driver Ross Evans and MacDonald touched on the back straight.  Jessica Pasinetti (car #56) driving her new car for the second week squeaked pass the two drivers in the outside lane.  Pasinetti could not repeat last week’s victory as Cavanagh and Leblond were five car lengths ahead with 5 laps to go.  Cavanagh continued to fend off challenges from Neil Leblond throughout the remainder of the race.  Cavanagh won the race and tightened up the points championship battle between himself and Neil Leblond.

In the Stittsville Trailers 15 lap feature race, Cory Wilson (car #33) was at CCS looking for his first feature win of the season.  Starting in the pole position, Wilson definitely had a good chance.  After the green flag dropped, Wilson followed by Dwayne Emon (car #72) began to pull away from the rest.  Other notables in this race, were points leader Jason Moss (car #12) and last weeks feature winner Nolan Gould (car #28).   By the end of the race, Moss and Gould moved from positions 10 and 11 to positions 1 and 2, respectively.  Unfortunately, Gould ran out of laps to chase down Moss.  Moss went on to win the feature event and in doing so extended his lead in the points championship.

The last feature of the night was the Enstone Construction 15 lap Legend race.   This was a race not to miss!  The race began with newly crowned hall of famer Steve Yendall in the pole position.  In lap 2, it appeared as though Terry McClelland (car #64) and Brian Saunders (car #15) car’s touched on the back stretch.  All of a sudden, when Saunders came out of turn 4 and down the front stretch, sparks began to fly!  The front right spindle of Saunder’s car must have given way as the wheel detached and flew down the speedway.  After the safety crew removed Saunder’s car from the track, the race began again.  This time Matt Haufe (car #7) and points leader Kevin Foisy (car #57) battled for the lead.  Foisy ran strong and took over the lead from Haufe in lap 4.  Foisy then continued to dominate the race and won his fifth feature of the year. 

This coming week, Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014, is a regular race night.  The race night will feature Late Models, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4-For-Fun divisions.  Also in town are special feature races by the Revstar SRT Mini Sprints and the Dinardo’s Karts.  The races will start at 7:15 pm sharp!  Regular general admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for teens (13-16) and as always children 12 & under are free.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Foisy, Gould, Munro, Aikens, Pasinetti and MacDonald Make Fan Appreciation a Night to Remember!

Stittsville, ON – Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Kirk Mulligan – A busy Wednesday evening was upon us as Capital City Speedway’s (CCS) Sports Systems Canada, Mould Family Memorial race night presented 6 feature races and a fan appreciation event.  The features included the five weekly classes of Late Model, Legend, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4-For-Fun (4FF) as well as an extra Sportsman Modified feature.  Furthermore, the fans in attendance were treated to a night of record car counts in all divisions.  However, before I get into the action I want to make special mention and thanks to Mike Atwell of the Atwell 4FF (car #72) racing team.  Mike personally donated 2 sets of tickets to raffle off to 4 lucky fans during the fan appreciation event.  The tickets were for admission to one of the biggest events of season, CCS Monster Madness happening July 26th and 27th!   Congratulations to lucky fans Steve Roy and the birthday boy Jarett Reis for winning the tickets!  I also want to make special mention and thanks to Legend driver Steve Yendall (car #1) and Hunter McCaig of Rideau Auctions for donating a brand new kids bicycle to be raffled off after the Legend feature.  Congratulations to 2 year old Austin West for winning the bicycle!  Lastly, I want to thank all the drivers who participated in the fan appreciation event during intermission.  The CCS staff and fans appreciated every second of the experience from the candy, autographs, and collector cards to the words of racing wisdom.  It was a fantastic event!  There definitely was an enormous amount of prizes for the fans but, the best prize of all was the racing!  Drivers and crews worked meticulously on their cars throughout the heats.  In fact, the heats did not see any repeat winners.

Immediately after fan appreciation was the Legend 20 lap feature.   The race began with Brad Haufe (car #17) starting in the pole position.  Points leader Kevin Foisy (car #57) started near the back in 5th position followed by his team mate Brian Saunders (car #15) in 6th position.  Saunders was looking for an upset win as he upset the points leader with a victory in the 2nd heat.  Unofficially, I think he is the only one to have done this feat all year!  However, Foisy would have none of it, as he took the lead in the early going on lap 4.  Saunders followed Foisy’s lead and took 2nd place by lap 5.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Foisy cruised to another victory.

Rookie Derek Demont (car #7) was looking to make a splash in the 15 lap Mini Stock feature as he started from the pole position.  But, with Sports Systems Canada being the nights sponsor, Nolan Gould (car #28) and his Sports Systems Canada Mini Stock machine were looking to shine.  In fact, by lap 2 Gould had moved from 6th position to the lead!  Unfortunately for Gould, points leader Jason Moss (car #12) was looking to play spoiler.  After restarts on laps 3, 4 and 8, Gould stayed up front as Moss played peek-a-boo in his rear view mirror.  With the white flag ready to drop Moss took the lead out of turn 4.  Moss then ran into lap traffic on the back straight and the veteran Gould managed to regain the lead.  Gould went on to win his sponsors event.

Next up, was the Drummond’s Gas 20 lap Late Model feature.  Tim Kirby (car #10) and Sean Kennedy (car #14) made up the front row.  After the green flag dropped, Kirby jumped out to an early lead.  But, from out of nowhere Steve Munro (car #00) took second place behind Kirby.  Munro was all over Kirby’s rear bumper just waiting for Kirby to make a vital mistake.  On lap 14, Kirby got slightly loose on the back stretch.  But, that was enough for the veteran Munro to sneak through and take over the lead.  In fact, points leader Justin Holtom (car #17) sitting in 3rd place quickly followed Munro to take over 2nd place sending Kirby to 3rd spot.  Holtom did everything he possibly could to catch Munro. However, it was not enough as Munro went on to take home his 3rd feature win of the season!

The 15 lap Sportsman feature started off with a bang!  Doug Buzzell (car #80EH) and Jeff Crawford (car #31) connected in turn 3 and that resulted in a complete restart.  Dana Aikens (car #8A) started in the pole position.  Unfortunately for everyone else that is where he stayed for the remainder of the race.  Cars in positions 2 through 6 were bumping and grinding throughout the entire race.  But, as I said earlier, the night belonged to Aikens.

Another first occurred in the 15 lap Thunder car feature.  Chris MacDonald (car #03) started in the pole position next to Jessica Pasinetti (car #56).  Pasinetti was driving a new car tonight.  As a matter of fact, it was rumored that the Pasinetti team thought they had the wrong gear set up.  Whatever the gear, her car was hooked up as she took the lead by lap 2.  Pasinetti then fended off challenges from both points leaders Neil Leblond (car #88) and Casey Cavanagh (car #49).  Pasinetti then cruised to her first ever feature win!  Congratulations Jessica!

The last race of the night was a barn burner.  There was a total of 10 4FF set to go in a 10 lap feature race.  In addition, the race included an out of town driver Rob Fountain (car #29).  Fountain hauled his car all the way from Edmonton, Alberta.  I think that is at least a 60 hour drive!  Fountain was determined to race at CCS as he had avoided a near encounter with a moose the night before in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Our hats are off to you Rob Fountain for coming and trying out our track!  Fountain started in the 8th position and finished in 6th.  This race was full of excitement.  But, the man on the move was Brian “Pops” MacDonald (car #80) as he moved from 4th place to the lead.  MacDonald looked strong and swept up a sweet victory.

This week, Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014, is the G. W. Memorial Night.  The race night will feature Late Models, Legends, Mini Stock, Thunder and 4-For-Fun divisions.  Also in town is the special feature Vintage Modified division.  There will also be a Hall of Fame induction ceremony during intermission.  The races will start at 7:15 pm sharp!  Regular general admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for teens (13-16) and as always children 12 & under are free.