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The following have been elected for Officers and Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 Can-Am Midget Racing Club Inc.

 

President....Ken Lorenz

Vice President...David Balych

Secretary...Cindy Lorenz

Treasurer...Yvonne Neely

 

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Wayne Gray

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Larry McLennan

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Daniel Bois


Gray Wins Race, Neely/Lorenz Win Championship

 

A Feature Winner - James Gray                                    2010 Champion - Rob Neely

James Gray won the final race of the 2010 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway (Ont), and the Rob Neely/Ken & Cindy Lorenz team won the Championship. It was the first time in the 45 year history of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club that an 'official' Can-Am Championship was won. Neely, the Canadian driver, and Ken & Cindy Lorenz, the American owners won their first title. The last time an American car won the title was 1983. Lorenz had finished twice in second place as a driver and Neely had finished in second place twice driving for Lorenz. Their theme all season was "In it to Win it".

Neely lead the series points from the very first race even with James Gray's six wins this season. Neely, taking five wins, won by 61 points at the end of the night and the celebration last well into the next morning.

The evening started out with 8 year old Hailey Aguadalto (part of the Gray racing team) singing both the Canadian and American national anthems. Twenty-two Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets were on hand as the green flag was dropped.

Todd Cresswell took the lead for one lap. The first of only two caution flags came out as Paul Smith spun in turn one.   Daniel Bois motored around Cresswell at the restart and shot out in front of the field as Cresswell and Tom Kyle now battled for second. Chris Holman was fourth and the very fast Darren McLennan rounded the top five. Cresswell continued to hold off Kyle and then Holman took over third. Kyle faded to fourth and couldn't stop McLennan from moving around him in lap five. Bois was walking away from the field as Cresswell, Holman and McLennan all fought for that second spot. One lap later Neely grabbed the top five from his ninth starting spot by passing McLennan in turn three.  Hard charging Gray caught McLennan and set his sites on Neely.

Neely passed Cresswell for third but in one quick move Gray passed both Cresswell and Neely and took over the third spot. The second and final yellow was throw on lap 18 as Kyle spun on the backstraight. Neely's motor went sour before the restart and he pulled off the track.

When the green came out Gray powered around Holman for second as Bois again opened up a four car lead. It only took one more lap for Gray to catch Bois and take command. Holman, McLennan and Cresswell held their positions until the checkered flag.

Final finish for the final race of the 2010 Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets was... 1. JAMES GRAY,  2. Daniel Bois,  3. Chris Holman,  4. Darren McLennan,  5. Todd Cresswell,  6. Dan May,  7. Greg Smulders,  8. Barry Dunn,  9. Corey Moesker,  10. Lucas Smith,  11. David Balych,  12. Rob Divenanzo,  13. Justin Fraser,  14. Mike Westwood,  15. Earl Caine,  16. Andy Mackereth,  17. Rob Neely,  18. Tom Kyle,  19. Kent Turnbull,  20. Carey Hickson,  21. Paul Smith,  DNS..Mackie DeMan

Heats were won by Darren McLennan, Chris Holman, and James Gray.

The final points for the top twelve in the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget series for 2010 are...1. ROB NEELY...2259,  2. James Gray...2198,  3. Darren McLennan...2006,  4. Barry Dunn...1996,  5. Greg Smulders...1992,  6. Chris Holman...1978,  7. Daniel Bois...1010,  8. Todd Cresswell...1869,  9. Corey Moesker...1750,  10. Tom Kyle...1692,  11. David Balych...1652,  12. Mack DeMan...1337.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets now prepare for their 45th Annual Awards Banquet to be held on November 6, 2010 at the Best Western Cairn Croft Inn on Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ont. Tickets can be bought by contacting Kim Banyard at 905-318-5072.

Story courtesy of Cindy Lorenz

Pictures courtesy of Ralph Webb

Race Results

 


Gray Takes Win, Neely becomes "Boss of the Beach"

A Feature winner : James Gray

James Gray took the win Sunday night as the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets ran only one race of their scheduled double-header weekend at Sauble Speedway (Ont). Rain cancelled Saturday nights race and that set up a shoot out for the final points in the Home Hardware Series for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets.  Rob Neely was crowned 'Boss of The Beach' after finishing in second place Sunday night in the final race of this 7 race series. Gray, 2009 'Boss of The Beach' winner shook hands with Neely after the race and passed on the surfboard award to him. Ken Smith of Smith and Hladil Home Hardware was on hand for the driver introductions before the race and photos with the winners after the 25 lap feature was run.

Todd Cresswell, starting on the point, took the lead on lap one with Tom Kyle and Craig Mackereth fighting for second. Darren McLennan was 4th and Daniel Bois rounded the top five. Mackereth began to fade and a hard charging Chris Holman grabbed 5th place. Kyle was passed by both McLennan and Bois and Bois motored up to second place as Cresswell opened up a good lead on the field. Holman was fourth and Kyle hung on to fifth place. Corey Moesker, returning to the track after a hard crash two weeks ago at Grand Bend was very strong in the 6th spot. Gray, moving through the field from his 12th starting spot, was now 7th.

With 10 laps in Cresswell was out in front as Bois and McLennan ran side by side. Holman was now 4th and Gray was in the top five. Neely passed Moesker and set his sites on Gray. The red flag came out one lap later as Bois made contact with the wall coming out of turn four, broke a rear axle, pirouetted on the fence, taking him out of the race. 

At the restart Cresswell again took command and McLennan tried to fight off Gray to no avail. Gray took over second place with Holman fourth and Neely fifth. Charging through the field, winner of his first race last week, Barry Dunn was on Neely's tail. Neely dove under Holman for the spot as Gray closed up on Cresswell. Lap 16 had Gray take the lead with Cresswell staying close behind. Two laps later a caution was thrown as McLennan and Holman made contact and McLennan spun putting them both to the back for the restart.

Gray pulled away at the restart as Neely set his sites on Cresswell passing him one lap later. Dunn, now in fourth, held off the challenges of Smulders. The checkered flag flew for Gray followed by Neely, Cresswell, Dunn and Smulders.  Heats were won by Cresswell and Neely. 

    

Heat 1: Todd Cresswell                                                  Heat 2: Rob Neely

Rookie Justin Fraser, driving the #97 TQ owned by Yvonne Neely finished in twelfth spot in his first time ever in a midget.

The Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets are off until September 25th as they run their final race of their 45th Anniversary Year at Flamboro Speedway (Ont). The 2010 Champion will be crowned that night.

Final Finish for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets at Sauble Speedway on 9/5/10 was...1. JAMES GRAY... 2. Rob Neely,  3. Todd Cresswell,  4. Barry Dunn,  5. Greg Smulders,  6. Corey Moesker,  7. Craig Mackereth,  8. Michael McCann,  9. Darren McLennan,  10. Chris Holman,  11. Rob Divenanzo,  12. Justin Fraser,  13. Tom Kyle,  14. Jeff Blackburn,  15. Daniel Bois,  16. Carey Hickson.

Top Ten In Points for the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midgets as of 9/5/10 are...1...ROB NEELY...2164,  2. James Gray...2018,  3. Barry Dunn...1866,  4. Greg Smulders...1857,  5. Darren McLennan...1849  6. Chris Holman...1815,  7. Daniel Bois...1752,  8. Todd Cresswell...1723,  9. Corey Moesker...1623,  10. Tom Kyle...1604.

Story courtesy of Cindy Lorenz

Pictures courtesy of Ralph Webb

Race Results