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MACK DEMAN TAKES 2ND WIN OF THE LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET SEASON

Mack DeMan found Victory Lane for the second time this season as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets completed race #4 in the series at Flamboro Speedway Saturday night. Taking the checkered flag after a hard fought battle with teammate Adrian Stahle, DeMan was joined by car owner Andy Mackereth to start the celebration. Mackereth said "It w...as worth missing some 'cottage time' to see them run so well tonight. I thought I might be fixing 2 cars this week, but they ran tight, but clean right to the one, two finish".

DeMan said "It was fun racing against Adrian tonight. There are some really fast cars out here this year. It's going to be an exciting season. I would like to especially thank Lucas Oil for all their support, Crown Steering and Brake, and DeMan Constructiion."

Tyler Turnbull took the lead as the green flag was dropped followed by David Balych and Ryan Fraser. Adam Racine was fourth and Stahle rounded the top five. At the beginning of lap three the caution came out as Rookie Al Smith and Dave Hickson made contact in turn two and both spun. As the front of the field tried to slow for the caution Rob DiVenanzo and Todd Cresswell made contact in turn four. Smith and Hickson went to the back for the restart. Turnbull continued to lead for two more laps with pressure from Racine for the lead. Racine got the point on lap five with Stahle moving into the 2nd place as Turnbull dropped to third. Balych was now 4th and DeMan joined the top five runners.

One lap later Stahle made a quick move around Racine and took the lead. Racine kept on his tail as DeMan made the pass on Turnbull and was now in third. Stahle was in a league of his own and started to open up a sizable lead over Racine. But you can never count out teammate DeMan, now on the move. Quickly catching up to Racine, DeMan took no time to pass him and move into the second spot and set sites on Stahle. With his big lead starting to shrink, Stahle knew DeMan was coming quick. Three laps later the caution came out as Cresswell broke and brushed the wall down the front straight. Cresswell was out for the night. This restart set up the battle between Stahle and DeMan for the remainder of the race. Racine was still third followed by Turnbull and Darren McLennan was now in fifth place. Balych dropped to sixth and had a tight battle with Rob Neely and Fraser for position.

With exciting racing throughout the field, all eyes were on the front as Stahle and DeMan put on the show. Lap after lap they ran side by side, neither wanting to give an inch or make contact. This went on for 5 laps with both cars looking for that win. Finally with five laps to go DeMan found that 'inch' and made a dive under Stahle coming out of the turn and grabbed the lead. Not giving up, Stahle hung on close behind. Racine fought with Turnbull for third and you could have thrown a blanket over McLennan, Balych, Neely and Fraser. With two laps to go the drivers turned into the 'it's now or never' time and positions were changing quickly.

DeMan still had the edge over Stahle and put a car length between them. Turnbull began to fade giving room for McLennan, Neely and Balych to advance. On the final lap DeMan kept the point, followed by Stahle and Racine. Neely passed Balych and then a quick move around McLennan for fourth place. The checkered flag was thrown for DeMan's win, his teammate Stahle second, followed by Racine, Neely, and McLennan.

Heats were won by McLennan and DeMan. The 'B' Feature was won by DiVenanzo. Of note...Adam Walsh flew in from Vancouver to race TQ#49 and finished 13th and Tyler Mackereth flew in from Florida to drive TQ#4 for Peter DeMan but experienced mechanical problems and finished back in the field.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets head north to Sunset Speedway for their next race on Saturday, July 12th. The Grand Bend race scheduled for July 5th has been cancelled.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on June 21, 2014 was...1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Adrian Stahle, 3. Adam Racine, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Darren McLennan, 6. David Balych, 7. Tyler Turnbull, 8. Ryan Fraser, 9. Rob DiVenanzo, 10. Tom Kyle, 11. Jeff Blackburn, 12. Daniel Bois, 13. Adam Walsh, 14. Chris Bauman, 15. Dylon Smith, 16. Dave Hickson, 17. Barry Dunn, 18. Todd Cresswell, 19. Al Smith (R), 20. Tyler Mackereth. DNS..Lucas Smith.

Top 10 in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of June 21, 2014 are...1. MACK DEMAN...678, 2. Rob Neely...640, 3. Adrian Stahle...573, 4. Darren McLennan...572, 5. Adam Racine...542, 6. Todd Cresswell...530, 7. Jeff Blackburn...520, 8. Ryan Fraser...506, 9. Daniel Bois...479, 10. David Balych...476


LUCAS SMITH TAKES 1ST WIN AT PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY

Lucas Smith topped the field for the very first time with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday night. Starting third for the 25 lap 'A' Main, Smith took the lead on the second lap and never looked back. Turning times in the low 13 second range at this 1/3 mile high banked oval, Smith never had his lead challenged. The very excited driver accepted the winners trophy in Victory Lane and gave a big thanks to his dad and the car owner. "I want to thank car owner Cliff Walsh for giving me this opportunity to drive TQ #49 and my Dad for always supporting me in everything I do, an early Happy Father's Day Dad!"

Tyler Turnbull took the lead from his pole starting position at the drop of the green followed by Smith and Adrian Stahle. The caution flew before the end of that lap for a spin by Paul Smith. As the green again flew Turnbull was first with Smith close on his tail. Stahle, Adam Racine and David Balych rounded the top five. Stahle gained the top spot briefly from Turnbull until Smith dove under him coming out of turn four and went to the front. Racine was now third, Turnbull dropped to fourth and Balych was fifth. The second caution came out as Balych spun gathering up the field again for the restart. Smith shot to the lead as Stahle and Racine battled for second. Darren McLennan moved into the fourth spot as Turnbull kept in the top five.

Smith opened up a sizable lead over the field as 2nd thru 5th battled for position. With nine laps in the red flag came out as Turnbull clipped the inner curb coming out of turn two shooting him up the track and in a spin. Ryan Fraser dove low to avoid him and got into the grass sending him up into the jersey barriers and on his side. Daniel Bois had nowhere to go and stopped just short of hitting Turnbull. Bois got his spot back, Turnbull went to the back of the field for the restart and Fraser was done for the night. 

When the green flag waved again, Smith continued his sizable lead as Stahle held second place, Racine was third followed by last race winner Rob Neely. McLennan held on to fifth place. At half way, Neely drove hard into turn four taking the spot from Racine. Smith had at least a 5 car lead over Stahle as Neely began to charge to the front. Two laps later Mack DeMan, current point's leader, joined the top five as Racine lost ground to McLennan and DeMan also passed him.

With seven laps to go Stahle spun on his own bringing out the final caution of the night. Smith took the lead at the restart as Neely moved into second place. DeMan was now third followed by McLennan and Racine. Smith again opened a good lead but Neely was coming on strong. DeMan and McLennan fought for third place as Todd Cresswell now moved into the top five. As the final laps ticked off Smith could feel Neely coming, DeMan was third and Cresswell passed McLennan for fourth place. Smith put his new Suzuki motor into overdrive seeing the checkered flag in the distance and wanting his first win. Taking the win Smith got his wish, Neely was second, DeMan third, Cresswell was fourth and McLennan brought home a top five finish. A notable 6th place finish for a hard charge of Jeff Blackburn after starting in 15th place.

Heats were won by Neely and Stahle. The 'B' Main was won by Paul Smith, substituting for Ryan Hunsinger in TQ #4.  Hunsinger was injured in practice as a water line came loose burning his leg, sending him to be checked out at a local hospital. He was released and sent home that evening.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets head to Flamboro Speedway next Saturday for race number 4. PLEASE NOTE...THE RACE ON JULY 5TH AT GRAND BEND SPEEDWAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Peterborough Speedway on June 14, 2014 was...1. LUCAS SMITH, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Mack DeMan, 4. Todd Cresswell, 5. Darren McLennan, 6. Jeff Blackburn, 7. Adrian Stahle, 8. Adam Racine, 9. Daniel Bois, 10. David Balych, 11. Tyler Turnbull, 12. Dylon Smith, 13. Al Smith, 14. Paul Smith, 15. Ryan Fraser, 16. Chris Bauman. DNS..Chris Holman

Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of June 14, 2014 are...1. MACK DEMAN...498,  2. Rob Neely...491, 3. Todd Cresswell...445, 4. Darren McLennan...421, 5. Lucas Smith...415, 6. Adrian Stahle...408, 7. Jeff Blackburn...406, 8. Adam Racine...386, 9. Ryan Fraser...379, 10. Daniel Bois...372.


ROB NEELY CLAIMS WIN AT SUNSET SPEEDWAY


Rob Neely picked up the win on round two for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway on Sunday night on the Canadian Holiday weekend. From his 7th place starting position, Neely's TQ74, "Big Blue", had a spot-on setup allowing him to put it anywhere on the track. In Victory Lane Neely said "This was a Team Effort. This awesome car, built by Mark Lafler, the powerplant by Bill Pippard and all the hard work by Ken Lorenz to set it up, gave us this win tonight. Driving this car is fun. I want to thank Lucas Oil for all they do for the Can-Am Midget Club and Sunset Speedway for providing a great track for us to race on." 

2nd place Mack DeMan, winner Rob Neely and 3rd place Lucas Smith

At the drop of the green Adrian Stahle, a top runner with the club, took the lead on lap one followed by Lucas Smith and Darren McLennan. Chris Holman was fourth as Neely rounded the top five. McLennan passed Smith one lap later for the second spot as Neely swept around Holman for fourth. A strong running Stahle opened up a 5 car lead over McLennan as Neely battled with Smith for third. Holman began to fade and last weeks race winner and Defending Champion Mack DeMan now joined the top five.  


McLennan began to reel in Stahle as Neely was all over the back of McLennan. The first and only caution came out on lap 8 as Rob DiVenanzo made slight contact with another car and got loose in turn one. By bringing out the caution flag, DiVenanzo now rejoined the field at the rear.


At the restart Stahle couldn't shake off the charges by McLennan and Neely. At the halfway point, the three top cars were racing side by side. DeMan joined the cluster as Smith hung on to 5th. Neely went high in turn three and dove down low to pass McLennan to take over second place and went right along side of Stahle. They battled for two laps until Neely made his pass for the lead. DeMan saw the opening and also got around Stahle. Every remaining lap Neely got stronger and DeMan did not have enough to catch him. Neely took the win followed by DeMan in second, Smith, who passed Stahle on the last lap, took third and McLennan was 5th. A very impressive run by Todd Cresswell for 6th place after being involved in a wreck in his heat and having him start 19th in the feature. Cresswell, his Dad and Bill Pippard rebuilt the car before the feature, an example of how this Club works together to make sure all the cars have a chance to join the field.


Heat races were won by Daniel Bois and Stahle while the 'B' Main was won by DiVenanzo. The next stop for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will be at Peterborough Speedway on Saturday, June 14th.

         

Heat winners Daniel Bois and Adrian Stahle

B Feature winner Rob DiVenanzo

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway on May 18th was...1. ROB NEELY, 2. Mack DeMan, 3. Lucas Smith, 4. Adrian Stahle, 5. Darren McLennan, 6. Todd Cresswell, 7. Chris Holman, 8. Ryan Fraser, 9. Adam Racine, 10. Daniel Bois, 11. Barry Dunn, 12. Ryan Hunsinger, 13. Tyler Turnbull, 14. Jeff Blackburn, 15. Chris Bauman, 16. Rob DiVenanzo, 17.Kent Turnbull, 18. Dave Hickson, 19. David Balych, 20. Dylon Smith.


Top Ten in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of May 18th are...1. Mack DeMan...340, 2. Rob Neely...321, 3. Todd Cresswell...295, 4. Ryan Fraser...282, 5. Darren McLennan...273, 6. Jeff Blackburn...271, 7. Adrian Stahle...268, 8. tie, Adam Racine and Chris Holman...258, 10. Daniel Bois...252




Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Season Opener Goes to Mack DeMan

Picking up where he left off at the last race of the 2013 season, Mack DeMan topped the field Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway. With his goal set to repeat as Champion for 2014 he was on rails with the Mackereth TQ #40. Twenty one cars filled the field as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets began their 49th season and 10th year with Lucas Oil as the series sponsor.

DeMan accepted the winners trophy and thanked the fans for coming to the track. He also said "Thanks goes to Andy and Craig Mackereth and my Dad for providing me with a car that was fun to drive tonight. I want to give a big thanks to Lucas Oil for all the support they give me and the club. I am amazed on how quick all the cars are this year, everyone has stepped up their game and it should be a good year." 



2nd place Jeff Blackburn, winner Mack DeMan and 3rd place Todd Cresswell
Sophomore driver Ryan Fraser brought the field to the green with Jeff Blackburn along side. Darren McLennan was third followed by David Balych and Chris Holman.  After finishing 3rd in his heat race DeMan started the 25 lap feature race in the 10th spot. By the second lap DeMan was up to the sixth spot knocking on the door for fifth place held by Daniel Bois. Bois held on for 3 more laps but DeMan got the spot after a hard charge going into turn one. Fraser held a strong lead over Blackburn as McLennan battled with Balych for third. On lap six Lucas Smith spun in turn one gathering up the field for the restart. Fraser kept his lead followed by Blackburn as DeMan passed Balych for 4th place.

Two laps later the red flag was thrown as Smith and Rob DiVenanzo made contact coming out of turn four flipping Smith on his side. Both cars were done for the night but both drivers were ok. At the restart DeMan made quick work of getting around McLennan and was now up to the third spot. Todd Cresswell moved into fourth place with a pass on McLennan one lap later.

At the half way point DeMan was on Blackburn's tail as they began to catch the very quick Fraser. Two laps later Blackburn took the lead and DeMan also passed Fraser for second. Cresswell was fourth and Rob Neely moved into the top five.  DeMan was glued to Blackburn and took over the top spot with six laps to go. Cresswell grabbed third from Fraser as Neely remained in the fifth spot.

With the final laps ticking off DeMan kept in command with Blackburn, Cresswell, Fraser and Neely rounding the top five. DeMan took the checkered flag and began his celebration in Victory Lane. Heats were won by McLennan and Blackburn and the 'B' feature was won by Adam Racine. In the 'B' Feature the red flag came out as Barry Dunn crashed hard into turn three as the throttle stuck destroying the car but Dunn was sore but ok. Ryan Hunsinger drove the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget #4 owned by Peter DeMan for the first time and finished a respectable 13th. It was a new experience for this dirt driver.

         

Heat winners Darren McLennan and Jeff Blackburn



B Feature winner Adam Racine

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets travel north for the 2nd race of the season to Sunset Speedway on Sunday, May 18th for the Lucie Aylwin Memorial Night. Racing is at 6pm. The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets join the Super Late Models and the OSCAAR Modifieds for another night of exciting racing.

Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway was...1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Jeff Blackburn, 3. Todd Cresswell, 4. Ryan Fraser, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Adam Racine, 7. David Balych, 8. Daniel Bois, 9. Chris Holman, 10. Darren McLennan, 11. Adrian Stahle, 12. Kent Turnbull, 13. Ryan Hunsinger, 14. Tyler Turnbull, 15. Chris Bauman, 16. Al Smith (R), 17. Rob DiVenanzo, 18. Lucas Smith, 19. Dave Hickson. DNS...Barry Dunn and Chris Ralph.

Unofficial points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of May 10, 2014 are...1. MACK DEMAN...175, 2...Jeff Blackburn...170,  3. Todd Cresswell...160, 4. Ryan Fraser...150, 5. Rob Neely...148, 6. Adam Racine and David Balych tie...135, 8. Daniel Bois...127, 9. Darren McLennan...125, 10. Chris Holman...123, 11. Adrian Stahle...111, 12. Kent Turnbull...109, 13. Ryan Hunsinger...103, 14. Tyler Turnbull...99, 15. Chris Bauman...95, 16. Al Smith (R),...91, 17. Rob DiVenanzo...88, 18. Lucas Smith...85, 19. Dave Hickson...82, 20. Barry Dunn...50, 21.Chris Ralph...50


 

CAN-AM MIDGETS AND LUCAS OIL START 10TH SEASON

The Can-Am Midgets will start their 10th season of partnership with Lucas Oil in 2014, President Ken Lorenz announced recently. "Having Lucas Oil by our side for the past nine years has elevated our name in the racing community with our fans and track promoters alike. It is an honor to combine our exciting style of open-wheel racing with the name recognition and quality products that Lucas Oil provides" said Lorenz.

Tom Bogner, Motorsports Manager for Lucas Oil said "Lucas Oil is very proud to return after 9 rewarding seasons with all of you. The Can-Am Midget Association and the many racers involved have done a great job helping to grow our Lucas Oil brand. We have also further developed our Racing Oils as a result of the needs of your racers. We wish you all a very safe, rewarding year of racing."

With the 2014 schedule set in motion, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will travel from Grand Bend Speedway to the west in Ontario, Canada to Peterborough Speedway in the east. A total of 15 races at 6 different tracks allows the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets to showcase their unique brand of highly competitive drivers in quick open-wheel TQ Midgets. The highlight of the season will again be at Sunset Speedway on Saturday, August 16th as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets have been invited to return as the support division for the ISMA Supermodified show that night.

The season again begins at Flamboro Speedway on May 10th with a one race each month at that speedplant for a total of 5 exciting shows for the fans. The 2014 Champion will be crowned at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 20th as the past has proven that it will likely again come down to the last lap in that last race. There will be a total of 3 races at Sunset Speedway, 3 at Sauble Speedway, 2 at Grand Bend Speedway and one (1) each at Peterborough Speedway and Barrie Speedway.

Mack DeMan is up for the challenge to be a second time Champion in 2014, taking the title over Rob Neely at the last race in 2013. Neely kept in shape over the winter by racing indoors in Atlantic City and Trenton, New Jersey with good results and is ready to challenge for his 3rd Championship. Other competitors stepping up their game includes 3rd place point's finisher Adrian Stahle, 2013 Rookie of the Year Adam Racine, Corey Moesker, Todd Cresswell, David Balych, Barry Dunn, Tyler Turnbull, and Darren McLennan. Also returning in 2014 will be Dylon Smith, Tom Kyle, Rob DiVenanzo, Jeff Blackburn, Chris Bauman, Ryan Fraser plus a few new Rookies as well.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are getting prepared for their 49th season of racing, as their fans also prepare to travel the roads throughout Ontario to see some of the best open-wheel competition in the region. Check out the 2014 schedule and we'll see you at the track.

LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET 2014 SCHEDULE

Sat. April 26 Practice/Tech Day…….Sunset Speedway

Sat. May 10 Opening Day…Flamboro Speedway **

Sun. May 18 Sunset Speedway

Sat. June 14 Peterborough Speedway

Sat. June 21 Flamboro Speedway **

Sat. July 5 Grand Bend Speedway **

Sat. July 12 Sunset Speedway

Sat. July 19 Barrie Speedway

Sat. July 26 Flamboro Speedway **

Sat. Aug. 2 Sauble Speedway

Sun. Aug. 3 Sauble Speedway

Sat. Aug. 9 Flamboro Speedway **

Sat. Aug. 16 Sunset Speedway ISMA Special Show **

Sat. Aug. 23 Grand Bend Speedway **

Sat. Aug. 30 Sauble Speedway **

Sat. Sept 20 Flamboro Speedway **

** Rain Dates, Next Day…Sunday

For more information, contact Cindy Lorenz at clorenz74@yahoo.com  

 


2013 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Banquet

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Club celebrated their 48th year of racing with the 2013 Awards banquet this past Saturday night.  Thank you all who attended and celebrated into the wee hours.  Below are all the award winners, congratulations to all.




Club Champion Mack DeMan and Vice President Wayne Gray



3rd place Adrian Stahle, 2nd place Rob Neely and 4th place Corey Moesker



8th place Adam Racine, 7th place Barry Dunn and 6th place David Balych



 12th place Rob Divenanzo (Michael Balych accepting), 11th place Dylon Smith, 10th place Darren McLennan, 9th place Tyler Turnbull



Owner points, 13th Erin Kindred (#20), 15th Peter DeMan (#4), 14th Yvonne Neely (#94) and 12th Tom Kyle (#44)



Treasurer Yvonne Neely with "George McIntyre Memorial Rookie-of-the-Year" Adam Racine and Wayne Gray



"Rick Sykes Memorial Most Improved Driver" Adrian Stahle



Best Appearing car and crew, #40 Deman/Mackereth Racing (Craig Mackereth and Mack DeMan accepting)



"Harry Macy Mechanic(s)-of-the-Year", Andy Mackerth left and Peter Deman right



"Albert Banyard Sportsman-of-the-Year" presenting to winner Ralph Webbe right



Official-of-the-Year Kelly Kyle with Wayne Gray



Rob Neely left presenting "President's Award" to winner Wayne Gray


2014 Rules Meeting


The rules meeting for the 2014 racing season was held this past Sunday.  A  good turnout of Club members were in attendance to vote.  Thanks to all that came out.

Click here for voting results


Mack DeMan Wins 1st Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Championship
Mack DeMan, of Mississauga, On. won his first Championship with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets on Saturday night by 7 points over Defending Champion, Rob Neely. The night came down to who would finish ahead of the other as both cars won their heat races and Neely had a slim 3 point lead over DeMan coming into the race. DeMan, sponsored by Lucas Oil, won the feature race and Neely finished second. With only ten points awarded between those two positions, DeMan won by seven.
This race was also a very prestigious one as it was the "Harry Macy Memorial Race", sponsored by Ohswegen Speedway compliments of Glenn Styres ,and named after one of the Founding Members of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club in 1965 that passed away earlier this year. Macy, known as 'Brother Harry', was an owner, driver of TQ #9, President of the Club and Promoter for the Indoor Midget Series at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in the 80's and 90's. His perseverance set an example and the knowledge he has passed along left an indelible mark on the Midget Racing community. He is deeply missed.



The Champions!  Peter, Mack and Kathy Deman

A very excited DeMan was joined in Victory Circle by his parents Peter and Kathy, and a large group of fans. He thanked his sponsor and the series sponsor Lucas Oil for all their continued support. He said "Every kid in racing just wants to make his Dad proud and this Championship is just as much my dad's as it is mine. I am truly honored to win the Championship in the Andy Mackereth #40. I want to thank Andy, Craig and my dad the most because if it wasn't for them this wouldn't be possible."



2nd place Rob Neely, winner Mack DeMan and third place Adam Racine

Starter Kyle MacKensie threw the green flag to start the final race of the 2013 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series as pole sitter Chris Bauman took the lead followed by Tom Kyle and rookie Tyler Turnbull. Adrian Stahle and rookie Adam Racine rounded the top five. Lap three saw the first caution for Jeff Blackburn making contact with the wall on the backstraight. Along with Blackburn, Barry Dunn, Cam Barber and Kent Turnbull went into the pits with mechanical problems. At the restart Bauman kept the point and Stahle was now in second, followed by Kyle, Turnbull and Racine. On the next lap DeMan moved into the top five. Kyle Hutchinson, winner of the 2013 NYPA Midget series, pulled into the infield one lap later. Stahle took the lead from Bauman as DeMan was now third. Stahle started to stretch his lead as DeMan and Bauman had a great battle. Neely passed Kyle and set his sites on DeMan. DeMan passed Bauman and began to reel in Stahle. It took two laps for Neely to pass Bauman, in the best run Bauman had this season. At lap 10 it was Stahle, DeMan, and Neely with all the points up for grabs.
Bauman held on to the fourth spot for one more lap before Racine and Turnbull, both rookies fighting for Rookie of the Year passed him on lap 11. At the half way point DeMan caught up to Stahle and they battled side by side, both cars out of the same Mackereth camp. Neely wasn't too far behind and he had Racine closing in. Stahle and DeMan ran together for three more laps as DeMan looked for an opportunity to pass. He found the spot in turn one and got the lead on lap 16. Caution came out one lap later as Nick Groff hit the wall in turn three. The restart bunched up the field but it didn't take DeMan very long to walk away from the pack as he could see his future ahead of him. Stahle and Neely now fought for second place as Racine held off Turnbull. With 5 laps to go Neely grabbed second place from Stahle and tried to catch DeMan. Racine began to pressure Stahle and this talented rookie took over third place with 2 laps to go.
The final laps were fast and furious with DeMan in the lead and Neely knowing his only chance to win the Championship was slipping away. DeMan took the checkered flag followed by Neely, Racine, Stahle and Turnbull. The celebrations began to end the 48th season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets. Heat were won by Neely, DeMan, and Rookie of the Year Racine. The 'B' Feature was won by Todd Cresswell. The Dash for Cash, sponsored by Ohswegen Speedway compliment of Glenn Styres, was won by Neely. The heat races and 'B' feature were sponsored by Metalworks Powder Coating.

         

First heat winner Rob Neely and second heat winner Mack DeMan

         

Third heat winner Adam Racine and B Feature winner Todd Cresswell

The final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on September 28th was...1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Adam Racine, 4. Adrian Stahle, 5. Tyler Turnbull, 6. Todd Cresswell, 7. James Gray, 8. Chris Bauman, 9. Corey Moesker, 10. David Balych, 11. Craig Mackereth, 12. Ryan Fraser, 13. Nick Groff, 14. Keith Dempster, 15. Tom Kyle, 16. Rob DiVenanzo, 17. Dylon Smith, 18. Kyle Hutchinson, 19. Kent Turnbull, 20. Cam Barber, 21. Barry Dunn, 22. Jeff Blackburn. DNS...Darren McLennan.
The final top 15 in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are...1. MACK DEMAN...2321, 2. Rob Neely...2314, 3. Adrian Stahle...2277, 4. Corey Moesker...2182, 5. Todd Cresswell...2059, 6. David Balych...2033, 7. Barry Dunn...1931, 8. Adam Racine...1884, 9. Tyler Turnbull...1826, 10. Darren McLennan...1783, 11. Dylon Smith...1451, 12. Rob DiVenanzo...1420, 13. Ryan Fraser...1263, 14. Tom Kyle...1151, 15. Chris Bauman...1165.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets kick into their off season with their Rules Meeting for the 2014 season and their Annual Awards Banquet. Inquiries are already coming in for new rookies to run with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets in 2014. Looks like it will be another exciting year of racing.



ROOKIE RACINE SWEEPS LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET WEEKEND
Rookie Adam Racine claimed all the checkered flags for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget doubleheader weekend at Sauble Speedway. Taking his first ever feature win on Saturday night, Racine said, "I can't believe it. This is the most competitive series I ever raced in and I beat 'The Boss'! Thanks to the Neely's for providing this great car for me to drive, my family, and a big thanks to Lucas Oil for all their help". The race ran green to checkered in 6 minutes and Racine lead all 25 laps. On Sunday afternoon the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets returned to the track for the second race of the weekend and Racine again went to Victory Circle after leading all but the first 2 laps. Racine also won both of his heat races. He now leads the 'Rookie of the Year' points chase.
The very tight points battle heated up on this doubleheader weekend as well. Coming into Saturdays race Adrian Stahle was in the lead with 1821 points, Mack DeMan had 1820 points and Rob Neely had 1817. After the race Neely now had the lead with 1987 points, DeMan had 1974 and Stahle had 1965. Sunday afternoon the racers stepped up their game and one of the best races of the season had Neely and DeMan swap the lead 3 times in their side by side battle in the heat race, finally won by Neely. After the features were done, Neely now leads the Championship Points battle with 2144 points with DeMan in second with 2141 points. Stahle is still in the chase with 2123 points. The final race for the 2013 Lucas Oil Champion will be decided on Saturday, September 21st at Flamboro Speedway.


2nd place Mack DeMan, winner Adam Racine and 3rd place Adrian Stahle

Starter Kyle MacKensie threw the green flag to start Sunday afternoon's race as pole sitter Tommy Kyle and Tyler Turnbull lead the field in to turn one. Darren McLennan took over the lead coming out of turn two. Kyle hung on to second place as Racine moved from his 5th place starting spot to third. Turnbull went to fourth. Racine then passed Kyle for the second spot and sized up McLennan to take over command on lap 3. Stahle took over third place from Kyle as DeMan was now in fourth from his 10th place start. Neely rounded out the top five. DeMan was on the move, passing Stahle on lap 5 and setting sites on McLennan. With ten laps in Racine held a sizable lead as McLennan had a fight for position with DeMan. Just past the halfway point the first and only caution came out for Kyle and Todd Cresswell spinning in turn two. Both went to the back for the restart.
Racine continued to lead at the restart with DeMan now in second as Stahle and McLennan now fought for third. Two laps later Neely grabbed fourth from McLennan and headed towards Stahle for third. McLennan now battled with rookie Turnbull for fifth place. Turnbull got the spot with five to go. Racine was in a race of his own as the remaining laps ticked off. DeMan gave it all he could and closed up the gap but time ran out before he could catch and pass Racine. Racine took the win followed by DeMan, Stahle, Neely and Turnbull. Accepting the checkered flag the excited Racine said "This is a blast. I can't put into words what this weekend means to me. Thanks to Rob (Neely) for all the hard work he puts into this car."
Heats were won by Racine and Neely. The 'B' main was won by Chris Holman.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on Sunday, September 1, 2013 was...1.ADAM RACINE (R), 2. Mack DeMan, 3. Adrian Stahle, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Tyler Turnbull (R), 6. Darren McLennan, 7. Corey Moesker, 8. David Balych, 9. Jeff Blackburn, 10. Chris Holman, 11. Todd Cresswell, 12. Barry Dunn, 13. Tom Kyle, 14. Chris Bauman, 15. AJ Emms (R), 16. Dylon Smith (R). DNS..Ryan Fraser (R).
ADAM RACINE TAKES COMMAND IN LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET RACE
Adam Racine, in his rookie year with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, had a breakout doubleheader win weekend at Sauble Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. Driving the #97 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget for Yvonne Neely, he took the lead on lap one and never looked back. Leading all 25 laps in this green to checkered feature event, Racine was the class of the field. Rookie Tyler Turnbull in his pole position lead the field to green, followed by Racine. Wasting no time Racine took over the top spot coming out of turn one. Rob Neely was in second followed by Barry Dunn at the end of the second lap. Corey Moesker and Mack DeMan battled over fourth place. Moesker passed DeMan on lap five and then passed Dunn one lap later setting his sites on Neely.



2nd place Corey Moesker, winner Adam Racine and 3rd place Rob Neely
Racine began to open up a lead over the field as Moesker was catching up to Neely. DeMan, Dunn and Darren McLennan ran side by side for position. At the halfway point Racine began to lap the field. Neely remained in second followed by Moesker. DeMan now had teammate Adrian Stahle close behind. As the laps ticked off there was tight racing in the middle of the field as the leaders held their positions. Dunn, Cresswell and McLennan ran side by side to get into 6th place. Cresswell remained strong and got the spot with 2 laps to go. Racine crossed the start/finish line for the win, his first in the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series. Neely was second, Moesker third followed by DeMan and Stahle.
Heats were won by Neely and Racine. The 'B' Main was won by David Balych.

         

Saturday heat winners Rob Neely and Adam Racine



Saturday B Feature winner David Balych

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets held there Annual Club Picnic on Sunday night with nearly 100 people in attendance. Great food and good times were had by all. Thanks to everyone that brought food and games, helped set up and cooked the bar-b-que.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on Saturday, August 31, 2013 was...1. ADAM RACINE, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Corey Moesker, 4. Mack DeMan, 5. Adrian Stahle, 6. Todd Cresswell, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Darren McLennan, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R), 10. Chris Holman, 11. Chris Bauman, 12. AJ Emms (R), 13. David Balych, 14. Dylon Smith (R), 15. Cody Kyle (R), 16. Jeff Blackburn, 17. Ryan Fraser (R).
The final race to determine the 2013 Lucas Oil Champion will be at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 21st.
Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of September 1, 2013...1.ROB NEELY...2144, 2. Mack DeMan...2141, 3. Adrian Stahle...2123, 4. Corey Moesker...2055, 5. Todd Cresswell...1924, 6. David Balych...1913, 7. Barry Dunn...1846, 8. Darren McLennan...1733, 9. Adam Racine (R)...1721, 10. Tyler Turnbull (R)...1678.


ROB NEELY WINS LUCAS OIL CAN-AM FEATURE RACE AT "THE BULLRING"
Rob Neely took his daughter Kaitlin's challenge Saturday night after she won her heat race and her first go-kart feature race at Flamboro Speedway earlier that day. Heading to Grand Bend Speedway for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget race, Kaitlin said "See if you can top that Dad". Neely won his heat race and led all but one lap of the caution free 25 lap race. From green to checkered the race ran in a little over 4 minutes at the very tight 1/4 mile semi-banked tri-oval.
Accepting the trophy in Victory Lane, Neely said "I was aware that Adrian (Stahle) and Mack (DeMan) were just looking for that 'chance' to slip in and take the spot. I had to make sure I didn't give them that opportunity. Thanks to Ken for again giving me not only a great car but loaning me his driver's suit and shoes tonight. With all the excitement at Kaitlin's race I forgot my gear!' I also want to thank Lucas Oil for all their support, Lincoln Welders, and 'Pippy Power' for a super motor." There now is only 4 points separating the top three cars for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Championship with 3 races to go. Stahle now leads with 1821 points, DeMan has 1820 and Defending Champion Neely is in third place with 1817. The 48th season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will again come down to the line at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, September 21st.


3rd place Mack DeMan, winner Rob Neely and 2nd place Adrian Stahle


B Feature winner Corey Moesker

         
Heat 1 winner Todd Cresswell and heat 2 winner Rob Neely
Tom Kyle, in the Tigger Powered #44, led the field to the green with Neely in second place. DeMan was third with last week's winner Todd Cresswell 4th and Darren McLennan rounding out the top five. Neely got under Kyle one lap later coming out of turn three and took command. DeMan followed closely behind and took over the second spot. Cresswell now had a battle with Kyle for position as Stahle was now in fifth place. The very next lap saw DeMan get loose and go into the grass coming out of turn four, keeping control and got back on track in turn one loosing 2 spots. Kyle was now in second followed by Stahle. DeMan was now in fourth followed by Cresswell. Neely turned up the 'wick' and started to stretch his lead as the battle behind him heated up. Stahle motored around Kyle for second and DeMan followed suit. Stahle and DeMan set sites on Neely and began to catch up as the fast 11 second laps ran off.
At the halfway point Neely could feel the presence of Stahle and DeMan on his back. Cresswell remained in fourth place as Corey Moesker joined the top five. Stahle and DeMan would get within striking range to Neely going into the corners but Neely was very strong on the exits. The top three opened up a sizable lead over Cresswell and Moesker. Neely, Stahle and DeMan ran so close together you could throw a blanket over them. There was tight racing going on in the middle of the field as McLennan held off the hard charges of rookie Adam Racine for 6th and Kyle now had rookie Tyler Turnbull go side by side for the 8th spot.
Neely kept in command to take the checkered flag for the win, his 3rd feature win this season. Stahle took second, moving him into the point's lead, and DeMan finished along side of him for third. Cresswell took fourth place with Moesker in the top five.
Heats were won by Cresswell and Neely. The 'B' Main was won by Moesker. The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets return to Sauble Speedway for a doubleheader on Saturday August 31st and Sunday, September 1st.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway on August 24th was...1.ROB NEELY, 2.Adrian Stahle, 3. Mack DeMan, 4. Todd Cresswell, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. Darren McLennan, 7. Adam Racine, 8. Tom Kyle, 9. Tyler Turnbull, 10. David Balych, 11. Barry Dunn, 12. Chris Bauman, 13. Ryan Fraser, 14. Dylon Smith. DNS..Rob DiVenanzo.
Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 24th are...1.ADRIAN STAHLE...1821, 2. Mack DeMan...1820, 3. Rob Neely...1817, 4. Corey Moesker...1763, 5. David Balych...1685, 6. Todd Cresswell...1672, 7. Barry Dunn...1605, 8. Darren McLennan...1461, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R)...1409, 10. Adam Racine (R)...1361
TODD CRESSWELL WINS MAIN EVENT WITH LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS
Todd Cresswell overcame fuel pump problems from the past few weeks to win the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget 25 lap Feature race on Sunday afternoon. This was the highlight of the season as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets shared prime billing with the amazing ISMA Supermodifieds at Sunset Speedway (ON). Cresswell was the 'Class of the Field' as he swept his heat race and led all 25 laps in the feature event. Thanking his Dad for all the time spent working on the car Cresswell said "It has been a very frustrating couple of weeks but this win erases all that frustration. We had gone through and changed everything we could to make the car run and found it to be a fuel pump issue. I really want to thank Lucas Oil for all their support of this Club for almost 10 years." Mack DeMan driving the Lucas Oil TQ #40 finished second and now leads the tight points race over teammate Adrian Stahle by 4 points. Rob Neely broke a driveshaft on lap 15 taking the points lead away from him and he is now down by 23.





3rd place James Gray, winner Todd Cresswell and 2nd place Mack DeMan

         

Heat 1 winner David Balych and Heat 2 winner Todd Cresswell

         

Heat 3 winner Mack DeMan and B Feature winner Adrian Stahle

With a full field of cars in front of the packed grandstands, Cresswell took the lead from his pole position as Starter Dale Shunamon threw the green flag. Ryan Fraser was in second place followed by Barry Dunn. One lap later Dunn took the second spot and tried to catch Cresswell. Fraser had Tyler Turnbull to battle with for the third position as DeMan, driving for Andy Mackereth, rounded out the top five. Turnbull and DeMan both passed Fraser one lap later. Cresswell began to stretch his lead over the field turning times in the low 13 second range, as the battle for position was going on behind him. Darren McLennan joined the top five, passing Fraser on the sixth lap.
At the half way point, Cresswell had a sizable lead over Dunn, Turnbull, DeMan and McLennan. Hardcharger James Gray was moving up through the field from his 11th starting spot followed closely by Neely. Two laps later Gray and Neely made the move around McLennan for those positions. Lap 15 saw the first caution as Mackereth, driving TQ #4 for Peter DeMan slowed with brake problems, taking him out of the race. At the restart Neely had the driveshaft brake coming out of turn two and Rob DiVenanzo got into Neely and both cars were out of the race.
The green flag waved again as the field picked up the pace. Cresswell couldn't be matched as he again took command. DeMan, Turnbull and Gray fought side by side with DeMan now taking over second place as Dunn was now in 5th. With 5 laps to go Corey Moesker, coming from his 15th place starting position was now knocking on the door of Dunn for that 5th place spot. Cresswell began to lap the field with DeMan not able to close the gap with 3 laps to go. Gray was in third place as Dunn and Moesker now were running fourth and fifth. Turnbull was now out of the top five. The checkered flag flew for Cresswell followed by DeMan, Gray, Dunn and Moesker.
Heats were won by David Balych, Cresswell and DeMan. The 'B' Main feature was won by Stahle.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets return to the 'Bull Ring' of Grand Bend Speedway (ON) on Saturday, August 24th for the next race on their schedule. Points' leader DeMan won there on July 6th.
On a sad note, long time supporter of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as well as the ISMA Supermodifieds, Carol Forbes passed away on Wednesday. Our thought and prayers go out to her husband John and their family. Rest In Peace Carol.
Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway on August 18th is...1. TODD CRESSWELL, 2. Mack DeMan, 3. James Gray, 4. Barry Dunn, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. Tyler Turnbull (R), 7. David Balych, 8. Adrian Stahle, 9. Darren McLennan, 10. Chris Holman, 11. Ryan Fraser (R), 12. Keith Dempster, 13. Daniel Bois, 14. Tom Kyle, 15. Dylon Smith (R), 16. Adam Racine (R), 17. Cody Winn (R), 18. Rob Neely, 19. Rob DiVenanzo, 20. Andy Mackereth, 21. Chris Bauman, 22. Mike Westwood. DNS...Greg Smulders (blown motor) and Jeff Blackburn.
Top Ten in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 18th are...1. MACK DEMAN...1660, 2. Adrian Stahle...1656, 3. Rob Neely...1637, 4. Corey Moesker...1622, 5. David Balych...1570, 6. Todd Cresswell...1515, 7. Barry Dunn...1489, 8. Darren McLennan...1319, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R)...1289, 10. Rob DiVenanzo...1275



Adrian Stahle 'Sweeps' Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget Doubleheader Weekend

Adrian Stahle, in his 2nd year with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets, won both feature events at Sauble Speedway on the long Canadian Holiday weekend. Coming from his 6th place starting spot on Saturday night, Stahle took the lead from Darren McLennan on lap 9 and motored to the win in this caution free 25 lap race. From green to checkered the race ran in 6 minutes. On Sunday night Stahle, again took over the lead from McLennan on lap 23 and held on for the win making it a sweep of the weekend. In Victory Circle on Sunday night Stahle said "It is just a dream. You come in with a game plan but it can change every lap. I want to thank my Dad for setting up a great car and my Mom for all her encouragement. I also want to thank Andy Mackereth and Craig Mackereth for having faith in me to drive their car. The list is long but I have so many people to also thank for their help. Number one is Lucas Oil, as my sponsor and the also the series sponsor for the Can-Am Midgets, Becker Brothers Towing, Bell Cartage, Larca Custom Machining, Paragon Collision Centre, Flamboro Machine Shop, Edelweiss Tavern, Crown Steering and Brake, Can-Am Steel Products, RCM, Delta and Glenco." With these two wins, Stahle is now in second place in the points battle, only 18 points away from leader Rob Neely.

2nd Darren McLennan, winner Adrian Stahle and 3rd Adam Racine

At the drop of the green on Sunday night, McLennan took the lead from his pole position with Rob DiVenanzo in second and Barry Dunn in the third spot. Caution came out at the beginning of the second lap in turn one as Corey Moesker got loose and collected David Balych, Tyler Turnbull and Dylon Smith. Smith went into the pits ending his race as the other three drivers went to the back of the field for the restart. As the green was thrown McLennan remained at the top followed by Dunn, Mack DeMan was now in 3rd as DiVenanzo fell to the fourth spot. Stahle rounded the top five.

One lap later Rookie Cody Winn spun bringing out the caution. At the restart McLennan kept the lead with Dunn in second, DeMan in third, Stahle in the fourth spot and a very strong charge by Rookie Adam Racine now had him in the top five from his 14th place starting spot.

With 10 laps in McLennan broke away from the field. DeMan now was in second place, Dunn in third as Racine passed Stahle for the fourth spot. Two laps later Stahle got around not only Racine but also Dunn as DeMan fell to fifth. Stahle was now in second place and set his sites on leader McLennan. On lap 16 Rookie Cody Kyle went into the wall in turn one taking him out of the race and bringing out the caution. At the restart McLennan held the lead with Stahle on his bumper. Racine was now in third followed by DeMan and Neely. Hard charger Dunn passed Neely one lap later for 5th place. Moesker, coming through the field from his earlier mishap on lap 2, was now in 6th place after passing Neely.

Stahle was all over the back of McLennan looking for an opening to take the lead. Coming out of turn two with 3 laps to go Stahle powered by McLennan and took the lead. Racine was third followed by DeMan as Moesker moved into the top five. Stahle took the win, his second of the weekend and was very excited as he got out of his car and accepted the checkered flag. McLennan finished second with Racine, DeMan and Moesker finishing in the top five.

Heats were won by DeMan and McLennan. The 'B' Feature was won by Rookie Adam Racine.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on Sunday, August 4, 2013 was...1. ADRIAN STAHLE, 2. Darren McLennan, 3. Adam Racine (R), 4. Mack DeMan, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. Barry Dunn, 7. Rob Neely, 8. Ryan Fraser (R), 9. David Balych, 10. Rob DiVenanzo, 11. Tyler Turnbull (R), 12. Chris Bauman, 13. Todd Cresswell, 14. Cody Winn (R), 15, Cody Kyle (R), 16. Dylon Smith (R).

STAHLE CLASS OF THE FIELD IN FAST LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET FEATURE RACE

Adrian Stahle was the class of the field as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets headed north to Sauble Speedway for the long Canadian Holiday weekend. Starting in 6th place in this 25 lap feature race, Stahle took the lead from Darren McLennan on lap 9 and began to lap the field while taking the win. Accepting the checkered flag Stahle said "We called Andy Mackereth for some advise on the set up and it seemed to be the key to tonight's win. I want to thank Jason Thom and everyone at Sauble Speedway for this great weekend and Lucas Oil for all their support. This one's for my Dad for all his hard work."

2nd David Balych, winner Adrian Stahle and 3rd Darren McLennan

Darren McLennan took the lead from his pole position at the start followed by David Balych and Rookie Tyler Turnbull. Corey Moesker was fourth and Stahle rounded the top five. Moesker and Stahle both passed Turnbull on the next lap and set sites on Balych as McLennan had command of the field. On lap 5 Rob Neely now joined the top five. Stahle passed Moesker for third and sized up Balych making the pass one lap later. Now Stahle began to wheel in McLennan. As McLennan went wide coming out of turn four Stahle took the inside lane and took the lead.
Mack DeMan, winner of the previous race at Barrie Speedway on July 20th, battled all day with left rear suspension problems and began to fall through the field. He broke a component in the rear suspension and it took him out on lap 9. By halfway Stahle had a commanding lead as he turned quick times in the low 14 second range lap after lap. McLennan kept in second with his own battle with the strong running Balych. Moesker, in the fourth spot, had Neely fight with him for that position.
Balych and McLennan fought side by side for four more laps until Balych found an opportunity and got the spot. Stahle held a straightaway from the rest of the field as the laps quickly ticked off. Stahle, Balych, McLennan, Moesker and Neely all kept their position until the checkered flag flew. The race was caution free and completed in 6 minutes.
Heats were won by Neely and DeMan. The 'B' Feature was won by Tom Kyle. Rookies Tyler Turnbull and Adam Racine finished in the top ten.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on August 3, 2013 was...1.ADRIAN STAHLE, 2. David Balych, 3. Darren McLennan, 4. Corey Moesker, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Barry Dunn, 7. Tom Kyle, 8. Tyler Turnbull (R), 9. Adam Racine (R), 10. Rob DiVenanzo, 11. Ryan Fraser (R), 12. AJ Emms (R), 13. Chris Bauman, 14. Dylon Smith (R), 15. Todd Cresswell, 16. Mack DeMan.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are off next weekend and then on to Sunset Speedway on Sunday, August 18th for a Special Sunday afternoon show joining the ISMA Supermodifieds. This Open-Wheel Extravaganza will be a treat for the fans. Call Sunset Speedway and get your tickets early.
The top ten in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of August 4, 2013 are...1.ROB NEELY...1549, 2.Adrian Stahle...1531, 3. Mack DeMan...1490, 4. Corey Moesker...1481, 5. David Balych...1430, 6. tie...Todd Cresswell...1335, Barry Dunn...1335, 8. Darren McLennan...1194, 9. Rob DiVenanzo...1193, 10. Tyler Turnbull...(R).1147.


 

Mack DeMan Dominates Barrie Speedway With The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets

Mack DeMan won his 4th feature race of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series on Saturday night at Barrie Speedway closing up the points battle between DeMan and Defending Champion and points leader Rob Neely to 29 points. Winning his heat race and leading all 25 laps of the feature, DeMan was clocked at 12.94 seconds at this fast paced track. In Victory Lane, DeMan thanked his dad for the setup of the car, saying it was perfect. He also thanked car owner Andy Mackereth and Craig Mackereth for all their hard work on the car at the shop. "I want to give a 'Big Thank You' to Lucas Oil for all their years of being my sponsor as well as title sponsor of our series", said DeMan.

2nd place James Gray, winner Mack DeMan and 3rd place Adrian Stahle

Taking the lead on lap one from his 4th place starting spot DeMan saw the caution flag come out for 3 cars getting tangled in turn 2. Barry Dunn, Todd Cresswell and Chris Holman all made contact with Holman the only car headed to the pits. As the green flag was shown again by starter Kyle Mackensie DeMan took command of the point followed by David Balych and James Gray. Adrian Stahle was 4th and Neely rounded out the top five.

By lap 5 DeMan had half a straightaway lead on the field. Gray was now in second place followed by Stahle as Balych fell back to fourth place. The caution came out for a spin by Dylon Smith in turn two. At the restart DeMan wasted no time taking the point as Gray and Stahle battled for second. Balych and Neely fought for fourth. One lap later Neely passed Balych and set sites on Stahle. Last weeks winner at Flamboro Speedway, Corey Moesker, was now challenging Balych for the top five spot. Just past halfway, Moesker gained 5th place with a quick pass on Balych. One lap later DeMan began to lap the field.

With 5 laps to go DeMan was on rails. Lapping 4 cars in just two laps, DeMan went on to win followed by Gray, Stahle, Neely and Moesker. Heats were won by Neely and DeMan. Neely spun in the first lap of his 10 lap heat and came back through the field for the win. The 'B' main was won by Moesker. Great runs were had by some of the rookies in the field. AJ Emms, driving for Peter DeMan, Mack's dad, started 16th and finished 7th. Tyler Turnbull went from 14th place up to 8th and leads the "Rookie of the Year" point's battle. Ryan Fraser went from his 15th starting spot to just short of a top ten finish.

 

         

Heat 1 winner Rob Neely and heat 2 winner Mack DeMan

B Feature winner Corey Moesker

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets have a weekend off and return to Sauble Speedway on the Canadian Holiday weekend of Saturday, August 3rd, and Sunday, August 4th.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Barrie Speedway on July 20, 2013 is...1. MACK DEMAN, 2. James Gray, 3. Adrian Stahle, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. David Balych, 7. AJ Emms (R), 8. Tyler Turnbull (R), 9. Barry Dunn, 10. Todd Cresswell, 11. Ryan Fraser (R), 12. Rob DiVenanzo, 13. Adam Racine (R), 14. Mike Westwood, 15. Dylon Smith (R), 16. Darren McLennan, 17. Chris Holman. DNS..Daniel Bois.

Top 15 in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Barrie Speedway on July 20, 2013 are...1. ROB NEELY...1261, 2. Mack DeMan...1232, 3. Adrian Stahle...1183, 4. Corey Moesker...1181, 5. David Balych...1145, 6. Todd Cresswell...1137 7. Barry Dunn...1053, 8. Rob DiVenanzo...960, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R)...905, 10. Darren McLennan...864, tie, Adam Racine (R)...864. 12. Dylon Smith (R)...786, 13. Tom Kyle...584, 14. Ryan Fraser (R)...565, 15. Chris Holman...513.

 

 

MOESKER WINS LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET RACE AT FLAMBORO

Corey Moesker was the class of the field at Flamboro Speedway Saturday night as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets raced the annual 'Open Wheel Extravaganza'. Taking the lead on lap 2 from his 4th place starting spot, Moesker was uncatchable. Accepting his trophy in 'Victory Circle' Moesker said "I have a lot of people to thank for this win. Broadway Service, MacDermid & Associates Co-operators Insurance, Auto Fusion Towing, my pit crew, Lucas Oil, Colormark Ltd, and everyone else that helps keep us on track every weekend." This was Moesker's 2nd win of the season, moving him into third place in points.



2nd place Mack DeMan, winner Corey Moesker and 3rd place Barry Dunn

Barry Dunn took the lead at the start followed by Moesker, and Craig Mackereth. Moesker wasted no time taking the point from Dunn as Mackereth battled a very strong running Tommy Kyle. Todd Cresswell rounded out the top five. Kyle took over third one lap later. Moesker began to put some distance over Dunn as the field fought behind him. Mack DeMan now caught Cresswell as the two swapped spots for the 5th position. One lap later DeMan passed Mackereth and set sites on Kyle for third.

On lap 11 of this 25 lap feature, the caution came out as Tyler Turnbull slowed on the backstraight. Moesker powered ahead of the field at the restart as DeMan caught Dunn and took over second place. Kyle now ran fourth with Defending Champion and current points' leader Rob Neely now in the top five. Two laps later Neely caught Kyle and took that position. Moesker had a 15 car lead over the field and wasn't looking back. Just past halfway Adrian Stahle caught Kyle and joined the top five runners. The remaining laps had the top runners in the same positions. Moesker took the checkered flag followed by DeMan, Dunn, Neely and Stahle.

         

Heats were won by Stahle and Moesker.

The 'B' main was won by Rookie Adam Racine...his 1st checkered flag with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets travel north to Barrie Speedway (Ont) for their next race on Saturday, July 20th.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on July 13, 2013 is...1. COREY MOESKER, 2. Mack DeMan, 3. Barry Dunn, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Adrian Stahle, 6. Tom Kyle, 7. Todd Cresswell, 8. Chris Holman, 9. David Balych, 10. Craig Mackereth, 11. Greg Smulders, 12. Ryan Fraser (R), 13. Adam Racine (R), 14. Tyler Turnbull (R), 15. Rob DiVenanzo, 16. Dylon Smith (R). DNS..Travis Novotny, Darren McLennan.

Unofficial Top 15 in Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of July 13, 2013 is...1. ROB NEELY...1104, 2. Mack DeMan...1052, 3. Corey Moesker...1040, 4. Adrian Stahle...1023, 5. Todd Cresswell...1015, 6. David Balych...1007, 7. Barry Dunn...933, 8. Rob DiVenanzo...853, 9. Tyler Turnbull (R)...775, 10. Darren McLennan...770, 11. Adam Racine (R)...761, 12. Dylon Smith (R)...691, 13. Tom Kyle...584, 14. Ryan Fraser (R)...452, 15. Chris Bauman...434


MACK DEMAN WINS THE LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET RACE AT GRAND BEND SPEEDWAY

Mack DeMan entered 'Victory Circle' for the third time this season as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets raced the 'Bullring' of Grand Bend Speedway on Saturday night. Taking the lead from Darren McLennan on lap 18, DeMan cruised to the win turning in times in the high 10 second range at this tight 1/4 mile oval.

Accepting the winners trophy, DeMan wanted to thank long time sponsor Lucas Oil, DeMan Construction, and Crown Steering and Brake. He also said "I want especially thank Peter Middleton, my Dad's old crew chief for coming here tonight to be my crew chief. Andy Mackereth, my car owner, was a tremendous help with the setup of my car as well as my teammate Adrian Stahle. Thanks to everyone."

2nd place Rob Neely, Winner Mack DeMan, third place Darren McLennan

         

Heat winners McLennan and Todd Cresswell

B Feature Winner Barry Dunn

At the drop of the green flag by starter Kyle Mackensie, McLennan took the lead from his pole position. Mackereth, starting second, had trouble coming out of turn two and fell back to sixth. Rob DiVenanzo moved into 2nd place followed by DeMan from his 5th starting spot and Rob Neely, who started 7th. Tom Kyle rounded out the top five. Caution came out for Travis Novotny for a spin in turn two. McLennan took the lead at the restart with the same four cars in close pursuit. One lap later DeMan caught DiVenanzo and passed him for second place. Neely did the same at the next lap, and was now running in third. DiVenanzo had a battle with Kyle to keep in the top five.

A red flag came out on lap eight as Todd Cresswell spun in turn three. He was checked and returned to the rear of the field. McLennan again took the lead with DeMan all over his tail, trying to find the opportunity for a pass. McLennan held on as DeMan put the pressure on him. At the halfway point, Greg Smulders spun bringing out another yellow flag. McLennan took no time getting out front at the restart with DeMan, and Neely still in the top three. Corey Moesker moved into 4th place followed by Adrian Stahle. Moesker and Stahle had a side by side battle with Stahle taking the spot two laps later. Lap 17 saw Cresswell spin which again reset the field for another opportunity for DeMan. This time he went to the front and took the lead from McLennan. Neely remained in third followed by Stahle and Moesker. With two laps to go Moesker made contact with Stahle causing him to spin

also collected Novotny. All three cars went to the back for the restart. DeMan again took the point now followed by Neely in second place and McLennan. Kyle was now in 4th with David Balych rounding out the top five.

The checkered flag flew for DeMan, followed by Neely, McLennan, Kyle and Balych.

Heats were won by McLennan and Moesker but Moesker was DQ'd for failure to go to the scales. The win went to Cresswell. The 'B' Main was won by Barry Dunn.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets return to Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, July 13th.

Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Grand Bend Speedway on July 6, 2013 is......1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Rob Neely, 3. Darren McLennan, 4. Tom Kyle, 5. David Balych, 6. Rob DiVenanzo, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Adrian Stahle, 9. Ryan Fraser (R), 10. Andy Mackereth, 11. Corey Moesker, 12. Tyler Turnbull (R), 13. Travis Novotny, 14. Dylon Smith (R), 15. Todd Cresswell, 16. Cody Winn (R), 17. Greg Smulders, 18. Adam Racine (R), DNS Chris Bauman.

Unofficial Top 15 in points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of July 6, 2013 are...1.ROB NEELY...952, 2. Mack DeMan...889, 3. David Balych...885, 4. Todd Cresswell...883, 5. Adrian Stahle...872, 6. Corey Moesker...860, 7. Barry Dunn...773, 8. Rob DiVenanzo...758, 9. Darren McLennan...720, 10. Tyler Turnbull (R)...676, 11. Adam Racine (R)...658, 12. Dylon Smith (R)...600, 13. Tom Kyle...442, 14. Chris Bauman...434, 15. Ryan Fraser (R)...345

 

 


NEELY AND TAKE WINS IN LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET SERIES

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets celebrated the Canadian Holiday weekend with two races. Rob Neely won on Sunday night at Varney Speedway (Ont), taking over the points lead and Mack DeMan swept the field on the Saturday night race at Sauble Speedway (Ont).

Capturing his second win of the season, the first on 'Opening Day' at Flamboro, defending Champion Neely, took the lead on lap one and held off a very strong Todd Cresswell to take the win for the 25 lap feature. At the drop of the green, Neely went from his 3rd place starting spot to the inside lane coming out of turn two and passed both pole sitter Rob DiVenanzo and second place starter David Balych to take the lead. DiVenanzo held on to second as Cresswell took over third place. Adrian Stahle got around Balych for fourth, but that was short lived as Balych motored back around Stahle for that position one lap later.

Mack DeMan, coming off his win on Saturday at Sauble Speedway, made contact with another car causing the loss of the rear suspension in his car and spun into the infield, not causing a caution to be thrown. Two laps later a caution was thrown for rookie AJ Emms as he hit the frontstraight wall and spun, taking him out of the race. DeMan went into the pits, ending his evening after a great run the night before. Neely shot to the front at the restart only to have another caution one lap later James Gray also broke and spun taking him out of contention. This restart now had Cresswell behind Neely as DiVenanzo fell back to 6th place. Stahle got around Balych again for third as Corey Moesker joined the top five.

Neely shot to the front with Cresswell in hot pursuit. The yellow flag was again thrown as Barry Dunn hit the wall coming out of turn four and was towed off the track. Neely again took the lead over Cresswell and Balych powered around Stahle for third spot. Moesker kept the fifth spot. The top cars ran speeds in the high 11 second range and kept within a half car length of each other. At the halfway point rookie Tyler Turnbull spun in turn four putting him to the back at the restart. The final caution came out on lap 21 as DiVenanzo had problems on the backstraight. Neely had Cresswell on his bumper for one last shot at the final restart but held on for the win.

Third place David Balych, second Todd Cresswell and winner Rob Neely 

In Victory Circle, Neely said, "I want to thank my family and Ken and Cindy Lorenz for all they do. Ken again gave me a great car tonight. I knew Todd was going to be a challenge, but we always race each other hard but clean. I changed up each restart to not let him know what I was going to do. This win is for my Dad on his birthday. Thanks also to Lucas Oil and Hoosier Tires". With his win Neely took over the points by 7 over Cresswell.

           

Heats were won by Cresswell and Balych.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Varney Speedway on Sunday, June 30, 2013 was...1. ROB NEELY, 2. Todd Cresswell, 3. David Balych, 4. Adrian Stahle, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. Adam Walsh, 7. Tyler Turnbull (R), 8. Tom Kyle, 9. Darren McLennan, 10. Rob DiVenanzo, 11. Dylon Smith (R), 12. Ryan Fraser (R), 13. Adam Racine (R), 14. Barry Dunn, 15. James Gray, 16. AJ Emms (R), 17. Mack DeMan.

MACK DEMAN WINS LUCAS OIL CAN-AM RACE AT SAUBLE SPEEDWAY

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets ran their first race of the Canadian Holiday weekend at Sauble Speedway on Saturday night and Mack DeMan took his second win of the season. Starting 4th in the 25 lap feature, DeMan took the lead on lap 2 from Rob DiVenanzo and took it to the checkered flag.

Accepting the winners trophy, DeMan said "I want to thank car owners Andy and Craig Mackereth for letting me drive this car. We are going for the championship this year and they check every nut and bolt to make it right. I want to thank Lucas Oil for their sponsorship of almost 10 years, DeMan Construction and Crown Steering and Brake for all their help." With his win DeMan took over the points lead on Saturday night.

As the green flag flew pole sitter Rob DiVenanzo took the lead followed by Barry Dunn, DeMan, Adrian Stahle and Rob Neely. One lap later DeMan took over second place and set sites on DiVenanzo. Coming out of turn two one lap later DeMan took the lead. DiVenanzo hung on to second for two more laps as DeMan's teammate, Stahle, charged ahead to claim that spot. The first and only caution came out on lap 7 for Chris Bauman as he blew his motor in turn one and quickly exited the track. At the restart DeMan opened up a sizable lead with Stahle battling Todd Cresswell. Divenanzo was fourth and Dunn rounded the top five. At the halfway point, DiVenanzo began to fade out of the top five and Corey Moesker moved into it. Two laps later with DeMan way ahead of the field, Stahle, Cresswell and Moesker held their own battle. Rob Neely had now moved into fifth place. On the next lap Neely passed Moesker and joined Cresswell and Stahle fighting for the runnerup position. DeMan took the checkered flag with Stahle, Cresswell, Neely and Moesker in the top five.

 

Second place Adrian Stahle, winner Mack DeMan, third place Todd Cresswell 

           

Heats were won by Neely and DeMan.

Rookies Ryan Fraser, 2012 Hurricane Midget Champion and Cody Kyle, son of Tommy Kyle ran their first races of the season with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets with very respectable finishes.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets next head west for their first visit of the year to the 'Bullring' of Grand Bend Speedway on Saturday, July 6th.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on Saturday, June 29, 2013 was...1. MACK DEMAN, 2. Adrian Stahle, 3. Todd Cresswell, 4. Rob Neely, 5. Corey Moesker, 6. David Balych, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Rob DiVenanzo, 9. Adam Racine (R), 10. Ryan Fraser (R), 11. Tyler Turnbull (R), 12. Craig Mackereth, 13. Cody Kyle (R), 14. Dylon Smith (R), 15. Chris Bauman. DNS...Darren McLennan.

Unofficial Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of July 1, 2013 are...1.ROB NEELY...785, 2. Todd Cresswell...778, 3. Corey Moesker...749, 4. tie..Adrian Stahle...744, David Balych...744, 6. Mack DeMan...714, 7. Barry Dunn...643, 8. Rob DiVenanzo...621, 9. Adam Racine (R)...570, 10. Tyler Turnbull (R)...567, 11. Darren McLennan...557, 12. Dylon Smith (R)...501, 13. Chris Bauman...384, 14. Chris Holman...292, 15. Tommy Kyle...290, 16. Craig Mackereth...227, 17. Ryan Fraser (R)...225, 18. Cody Winn (R)...202, 19. AJ Emms (R)...186, 20. Adam Walsh...135, 21. Jeff Blackburn...115, 22. Greg Smulders...109, 23. Cody Kyle (R)...103, 24. James Gray...102, 25. Daniel Bois...91



MACK DEMAN WINS LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGET RACE AT PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY
Mack DeMan, driving the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget TQ40, won the Feature race Saturday night at Peterborough Speedway (Ont). Dedicating his win to his father, DeMan said "I wouldn't be able to do this without all the support I get from my Dad. I would also like to give a big thanks to Andy and Craig Mackereth for all the hours they spend at the shop on this car. I am thankful for having Lucas Oil as a sponsor for almost 10 years, great people, great products, great support. I would like to also dedicate this win to one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club, Harry Macy, who passed away recently. Harry's friendship and knowledge will be missed."
In honor of Macy, Past President, car owner and driver of TQ 9, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets ran 9 lap heats and held the pole spot open in their 4 abreast salute to the fans.
Starting third in the 25 lap feature race, DeMan took the lead on lap 10 and never looked back. Barry Dunn took the point at the drop of the green and shot out to a five car lead over the field. DeMan moved around Darren McLennan to take over the 2nd spot on lap one. Todd Cresswell was fourth followed by Adrian Stahle, in a 'team car' to DeMan. Rob DiVenanzo spun in turn three on lap three tightening up the field for the restart. Dunn remained strong as the field battled behind him at the restart. McLennan lost two more spots by lap 5 and now had Defending Champion Rob Neely knocking on his door.
Dunn's large lead was now shrinking as DeMan charged to the front. Catching Dunn two laps later DeMan made his move in turn three and took over the lead. Dunn remained strong and kept on DeMan's tail. Cresswell was now third followed by Stahle and Neely. Turning times in the low 13 second range DeMan stretched his lead with Dunn remaining in a 2nd place battle with a strong Cresswell. Stahle and Neely fought for the 4th spot. The final laps ran down as the leaders began to lap the field. DeMan took the checkered flag followed by Dunn, Cresswell, Stahle and Neely. Heats were won by Neely and McLennan. The 'B' main was won by Rookie Adam Racine, driving for Yvonne Neely.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets have one weekend off then head north for a doubleheader Canadian Holiday weekend. They will be at Sauble Speedway (Ont) on Saturday, June 29th and then head to Varney Speedway (Ont) on Sunday, June 30th. With only 12 points separating the top five runners, it is anyone's guess who comes out on top after that weekend.
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Peterborough Speedway on June 15, 2013 was...1.MACK DEMAN, 2. Barry Dunn, 3. Todd Cresswell, 4. Adrian Stahle, 5. Rob Neely, 6. Corey Moesker, 7. David Balych, 8. Darren McLennan, 9. Craig Mackereth, 10. Adam Racine (R), 11. Rob DiVenanzo, 12. Dylon Smith (R), 13. Tyler Turnbull (R), 14. Chris Bauman.
Unofficial Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of June 15, 2013 are...1. COREY MOESKER...455, 2. Rob Neely...453, 3. Todd Cresswell...450, 4. David Balych...446, 5. Mack DeMan...443, 6. Adrian Stahle...423, 7. Barry Dunn...411, 8. Darren McLennan...387, 9. Rob DiVenanzo...376, 10. Adam Racine (R)...347, 11. Tyler Turnbull (R)...326, 12. Chris Holman...292, 13. Chris Bauman...289, 14. Dylon Smith (R)...284, 15. Cody Winn (R)...202, 16. Tom Kyle...165, 17. Craig Mackereth...120, 18. Jeff Blackburn...115, 19. Greg Smulders...109, 20. AJ Emms (R)...95, 21. Daniel Bois...91.




Second place Barry Dunn (left), winner Mack DeMan and third place Todd Cresswell (right)



Four Abreast Salute to Harry Macy



Heat 1 winner Rob Neely



Heat 2 winner Darren McLennan



B Feature Winner Adam Racine


MOESKER TAKES WIN AND POINTS LEAD FOR LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS

Corey Moesker took the checkered flag for the second year in a row on the same Victoria Day weekend at Sunset Speedway in the second race of the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series. The Lucie Aylwin Memorial Night race on Sunday night ran green to checkered in a blistering pace of 4 minutes and 8 seconds. Moesker, celebrating in Victory Circle with his Dad, thanked Broadway Service and series sponsor Lucas Oil Products for all their continued support. Starting in the 5th spot for this 25 lap feature event, Moesker took the lead on lap 17 and never looked back.



2nd place Mack Deman (left), winner Corey Moesker (center). 3rd David Balych (right)

Mack DeMan took the lead at the drop of the green from his outside starting position over hard charger Darren McLennan. Adrian Stahle took third followed by Chris Holman and Moesker. One lap later McLennan got the edge coming out of turn four and took the lead from DeMan, holding it for 3 laps. DeMan held strong and again moved to the front on lap five. Moesker passed Holman and then Stahle to get into the top three. DeMan and McLennan ran side by side lap after lap with DeMan edging out the lead each lap. At the halfway point Moesker motored around McLennan and set sites on DeMan. David Balych, moved into the top five and passed Stahle one lap later for fourth place.

Moesker ran up quickly on DeMan. The two fought hard for the lead and with Moesker a bit stronger, he took the point and opened up a four car lead. Balych also got around McLennan on the same lap and was now in third place. Holman held on to the top five. The final laps ran off with Moesker holding a commanding lead and taking the checkered flag followed by DeMan, Balych, McLennan and Holman.

Heats were won by DeMan and McLennan and the 'B' race was won by Rob Neely.

Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sunset Speedway on May 19, 2013 was...1. COREY MOESKER, 2. Mack DeMan, 3. David Balych, 4. Darren McLennan, 5. Chris Holman, 6. Adrian Stahle, 7. Barry Dunn, 8. Rob Neely, 9. Todd Cresswell, 10. Tom Kyle, 11. Rob DiVenanzo, 12. Adam Racine (R), 13. Tyler Turnbull (R), 14. Cody Winn (R), 15. Dylon Smith (R), 16. Chris Bauman.

Unofficial points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of May 19, 2013 are...1. COREY MOESKER...317, 2. David Balych...313, 3. Rob Neely...302, 4. Chris Holman...292, 5. Todd Cresswell...290, 6. Adrian Stahle...271, 7. Mack DeMan...268, 8. Rob DiVenanzo...265, 9. Darren McLennan...252, 10. Barry Dunn...244, 11. Adam Racine (R)...232, 12. Tyler Turnbull (R)...223, 13. Cody Winn (R)...202, 14. Chris Bauman...190, 15. Dylon Smith (R)...177, 16. Tom Kyle...165, 17. Jeff Blackburn...115, 18. Greg Smulders...109, 19. AJ Emms (R)...95, 20. Daniel Bois...91.

4 abreast sunset

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets have the next weekend off and return to Flamboro Speedway on June 1st.





ROB NEELY WINS ON 'OPENING DAY'
 
Defending Champion, Rob Neely, won the first race of the 2013 season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway (ON) on Saturday night. Twenty midgets, including 5  rookies, took the green flag for the beginning of the 48th season for the Can-Am Midget Racing Club. Starting 7th, Neely took over the lead on lap 10 and held on until the checkered flag waved in this 25 lap feature. Thanking car owner and crew chief, Ken and Cindy Lorenz, Neely said "The car was strong tonight and I couldn't wait to get back in it after this long winter. Thanks also goes to our series sponsor, Lucas Oil, for all their support, Hoosier tires, Neely Auto and Lincoln Welders."

Flamboro Top 3
3rd David Balych, 1st Rob Neely, 2nd, Todd Cresswell
 
The green flag was thrown by starter Dale Shunamon as Rob DiVenanzo, driving for David Balych, took the lead. The caution flag came out as Jeff Blackburn spun in turn one. At the restart Darren McLennan moved to the lead but had fuel pump problems and he went into the pits. DiVenanzo began to fade in the field. Todd Cresswell took the lead as the green again was thrown with Mack DeMan and Chris Holman on his tail. Adrian Stahle was in fourth as Greg Smulders rounded out the top five.
 
One lap later Smulders spun and reset the field once more. DeMan now had the point followed by Cresswell and Holman. Stahle battled Corey Moesker for the fourth spot. Neely was knocking on the top five spot while on the back of Moesker. Holman and Stahle made contact in turn three, bringing out the yellow. DeMan shot out to the lead at the restart over Cresswell and Moesker. Neely was now in 4th with DiVenanzo holding onto the top five.
 
Moesker motored around Cresswell and set sights on DeMan. Going into turn 4 on the next lap Moesker and DeMan fought for the spot and Moesker went into the wall. DeMan broke the right rear hub and he went out of the race. Moesker continued on at the back of the field at the restart. Neely now had the lead with Cresswell close behind battling for that top spot. Barry Dunn had been making his way through the field and was now in third place. DiVenanzo was fourth and David Balych was now in the top five.
 
Balych passed DiVenanzo and Smulders, after an earlier spin, was back with the top runners. Neely now had a large lead over Cresswell as the laps ticked off. With three laps to go Daniel Bois pulled off for mechanical issues and rookie AJ Emms blew the motor on the Westwood #46, bringing out a caution and a cleanup crew.
 
When the green was thrown, Neely held the lead followed by Cresswell, Balych, Dunn, and Smulders. As Neely was taking the checkered flag, Dunn and Smulders made contact in turn four ending the race under caution.
 
Heat were won by DeMan and McLennan. The 'B' race was won by Blackburn. The new rookies had a great showing in their 1st race with the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets. Adam Racine, driving the #97 for Yvonne Neely finished in 8th place and Tyler Turnbull, driving the #84 finished 9th. Cody Winn in the #02 finished 13th, AJ Emms in the #46 went out with a blown motor and finished 15th and Dylon Smith in the #14 finished 19th. Veteran drivers remarked on the talents of these rookies this year.
 
Final finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on may 11, 2013 was...1. ROB NEELY, 2. Todd Cresswell, 3. David Balych, 4. Rob DiVenanzo, 5. Chris Holman, 6. Corey Moesker, 7. Adrian Stahle, 8. Adam Racine (R), 9. Tyler Turnbull (R), 10. Jeff Blackburn, 11. Barry Dunn, 12. Greg Smulders, 13. Cody Winn (R), 14. Chris Bauman, 15. AJ Emms (R), 16. Daniel Bois, 17. Mack DeMan, 18. Darren McLennan, 19. Dylon Smith (R). Tom Kyle blew a motor and did not start.
 
Unofficial points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of May 11, 2013 are...1...ROB NEELY...177,  2. Todd Cresswell..165, 3. David Balych..155,  4. Rob DiVenanzo..154,  5. Chris Holman..144,  6. Corey Moesker..140,  7. Adrian Stahle..133,  8. Adam Racine (R)..125,  9. Tyler Turnbull (R)..120, 10. Jeff Blackburn..115, 11. Barry Dunn..111, 12. Greg Smulders..109,  13. Cody Winn (R)..103,  14. Chris Bauman..99,  15. AJ Emms (R)..95,  16. Daniel Bois..91,  17. Mack DeMan..98,  18. Darren McLennan..95, 19. Dylon Smith (R)..82, 20. Tom Kyle..50.
 
The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets head north to Sunset Speedway for a Sunday night race on the Canadian Holiday weekend on May 19th.

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LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS SET FOR 48TH SEASON

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets held their practice/tech day at Sunset Speedway (Stroud, ON) on Saturday to get ready for their 48th season of open-wheel competition. This will be their 9th year under the Lucas Oil banner and they have seen a large growth in their roster for this upcoming year.

Seventeen cars, including 4 new rookies hit the track for practice day. Third generation Tyler Turnbull (#01), Ryan Fraser (#94), driving for Rob Neely, Cody Winn (#02), cousin of #48 Darren McLennan, and Dylon Smith (#14), in a midget he bought from #44 Tom Kyle all showed their talents on the tracks.

Top drivers from 2012 returned to also put down some quick laps as they look forward to the first race of 2013 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, May 11th.

Times in the low 13 second range were turned in by Rob Neely, 2012 Champion, Darren McLennan, Mack DeMan, James Gray, Chris Holman and 2012 Rookie of the Year Adrian Stahle. Todd Cresswell has a new look on the #3 midget as well as a new Suzuki powerplant and was also quick. Rob DiVenanzo, now driving for David Balych in the #20, hopes to put the 'Buffalo Air Wear' sponsored midget into Victory Circle in 2013. Balych returned in his #12 TQ and will challenge the field in his 26th year with the Can-Am Midgets.

Chris Bauman (#22) showed up with 2 cars to shake down and Daniel Bois returned to drive the #49 for Cliff Walsh. Andy Mackereth jumped into TQ #4, owned by Peter DeMan for some quick laps as well.

The 2013 season for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets will include 16 races at 7 different tracks. The very anticipated special show at Sunset Speedway with the ISMA Supermodifieds will take place on Sunday, August 18th. Mark your calendars.

A long line for tech, a very good sign for the season ahead

   

2012 championship protagonists Rob Neely left and Darren McLennan right

 

2013 TO BE BANNER YEAR FOR LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS

 

The Can-Am Midget Racing Club is proud to announce the continued partnership with Lucas Oil Products for 2013.  This is the 9th year with Lucas Oil as their series sponsor. "I am honored that we have been included in the Lucas Oil 'Family' for almost a decade," said Ken Lorenz, President of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club. "Lucas Oil is a highly respected name in the racing community and they provide instant recognition to the fans and excellent support to the racers."

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets begin their 48th year at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday, May 11th and end the season there on Saturday, September 21st. There will be five races at Sauble Speedway, four at Flamboro, two each at Grand Bend and Sunset Speedways and one each at Peterborough Speedway, Varney Speedway and Barrie Speedway. The highlight of the season will be Sunday, August 18th at Sunset Speedway for a very special event with the ISMA Supermodifieds. "When Mark Dilley called to ask if we would be interested in running with the Supermodifieds, I knew our reputation for providing exciting open wheel racing for the fans put us in this position. They will be in for a treat that Sunday afternoon," said Lorenz. The TQ Midgets will also be at Sunset Speedway on Sunday, May 19th with the OSCAAR Super Late Models and OSCAAR Modifieds.

As of early January, the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets have four 'Rookies' lined up for 2013. Defending Champion Rob Neely, again driving for Ken and Cindy Lorenz in #74 will also field 2 cars with rookie drivers. 2012 Hurricane Midget Champion Ryan Fraser will drive #94 and six time WRKC Champion Adam Racine will drive #97. Hurricane Midget racer AJ Emms will be driving a newly built car by/for Mike Westwood as well as #44 Tommy Kyle's son Cody Kyle will be joining the field. It looks to be an banner year.

Drivers to watch out for in 2013 include Darren McLennan, 2012 Rookie of the Year Adrian Stahle, Chris Holman, who won his first feature at the last race of 2012, Mack DeMan, Jeff Blackburn, and Todd Cresswell in a new powerplant. Neely will have his work cut out for him to get a back to back championship but he will be up to the task.

2013 Schedule

Date

Speedway

Location

Practice/Tech Day

Sat. April 27

Sunset Speedway

Stroud, Ontario

     

Sat. May 11

Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro, Ontario

Sun. May 19

Sunset Speedway

Stroud, Ontario

Sat. June 1

Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro, Ontario

Sat. June 15

Peterborough

Peterborough, Ontario

Sat. June 29

Sauble

Sauble Beach, Ontario

Sun. June 30

Varney Speedway

Durham, Ontario

Sat July 6

(Sunday rain date)

Grand Bend

Grand Bend, Ontario

Sat. July 13

Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro, Ontario

Sat. July 20

Barrie Speedway

Barrie, Ontario

Sat. August 3

Sauble

Sauble Beach, Ontario

Sun. August 4

Sauble

Sauble Beach, Ontario

Sun. August 18

Sunset Speedway

Stroud, Ontario

Sat August 24

(Sunday rain date)

Grand Bend

Grand Bend, Ontario

Sat. August 31

Sauble

Sauble Beach, Ontario

Sun. September 1

Sauble

Sauble Beach, Ontario

Sat. September 21

Flamboro Speedway

Flamboro, Ontario

     


 

 

2013 Champion

Mack DeMan

 

 

    
 

Classifieds updated May17th

Upcoming Dates

Race #5

Saturday July 12th

Sunset Speedway