"The racing world has lost one of the best. Harry Macy, Kenmore, NY,
Original Founding Member, Racer of TQ #9, and former President of the Can-Am
Midget Racing Club passed away last night. 'Brother Harry' will be missed. A
terrible loss for the Can-Am Midget Racing Club and all the TQ Midget racers
of the Northeast. He was an inspiration to us all. Our Deepest Sympathies
goes out to his wife, Gloria, and his entire family.
Our hearts are heavy, RIP Harry." ...Ken Lorenz, President,
Can-Am Midget Racing Club Inc.
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
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.
The Lucas Oil Can-Am
Midgets have the next weekend off and return to Flamboro Speedway on
ROB NEELY WINS ON 'OPENING DAY'
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."
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
2012 championship protagonists Rob Neely left and Darren McLennan right
2013 TO BE BANNER YEAR
FOR LUCAS OIL CAN-AM MIDGETS
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
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